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WIPEOUT Voters clean out councils

By Brad Lester NEW councillors have vowed not to ignore Leongatha, Korumburra and Foster in the wake of no councillors residing in those towns being voted to South Gippsland council. In the previous council, Jim Fawcett lived in Leongatha, Bob Newton in Korumburra and Mohya Davies in Foster.

Voters returned just three councillors – Lorraine Brunt, Don Hill and Andrew McEwen – with long term councillors Newton, Fawcett, Davies, Jeanette Harding and Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks missing out in the 2016 election.. That was despite Mr Newton earning 1192 primary votes, second only to Mr McEwen on 1679 in Strzelecki Ward – the highest total of first preference votes of any councillor. Preferences helped get Aaron Brown over the line in Strzelecki. He received 749 first preferences. The new council comprises Maxine Kiel, Don Hill and Meg Edwards in Tarwin Valley Ward; Andrew McE-

wen, Lorraine Brunt and Aaron Brown in Strzelecki Ward; and Ray Argento, Jeremy Rich and Alyson Skinner in Coastal-Promontory Ward. In Bass Coast, the only councillor to be returned was Clare Le Serve. She will join fellow Western Port Ward councillorselect Bruce Kent and Geoff Ellis, Bunurong Ward representatives Les Larke, Brett Tessari and Julian Brown, and in the Island Ward, Pamela Rothfield, Stephen Fullarton and Michael Whelan.

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United front: from left, new South Gippsland Shire Council councillors-elect Ray Argento, Meg Edwards, Jeremy Rich, Maxine Kiel and Don Hill are determined to work together and deliver positive results for the shire over the next four years.

    

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Councillors booted out New Bass Coast council may review ‘poor’ decisions

By Brad Lester and Tayla Kershaw THE Bass Coast Shire Council may review controversial decisions made by the previous council, including the closure of the Inverloch transfer station and Wonthaggi visitor information centre. Those prospects come as voters returned just one councillor: Clare Le Serve. She will serve with fellow Western Port Ward councillors-elect Bruce Kent and Geoff Ellis, Bunurong Ward’s Les Larke, Brett Tessari and Julian Brown, and Island Ward’s Pamela Rothfield, Stephen Fullarton and Michael Whelan. Ms Rothfield and Mr Fullarton are members of the Phillip Island Stand Alone movement. Mr Larke said voters believed council had wasted money “at the top” and had lost faith in council. “The mutual trust and respect between council and the community had completely broken down,” he said. He said the Wonthaggi visitor information cen-

“I want to revamp the finances so we can streamline and rationalise head office and corporate services expenses to get savings from that area and transfer those to capital works expenditure for infrastructure,” he said. Ms Le Serve said the election outcome was “democracy at its best”. Ms Le Serve said the community had opposed some of the previous council’s decisions and the new council may review those. Mr Brown, the son of former Borough of Wonthaggi mayor Alan Brown, said he would fight to keep the Inverloch transfer station open. Mr Ellis said the new council would work with ratepayers, and he would work to support farmers New faces: from left, Brett Tessari, Les Larke, Stephen Fullarton, Bruce Kent, Clare Le and tourism operators in his ward, and lobby for imServe, Geoff Ellis and Pamela Rothfield were elected to Bass Coast Shire Council on proved internet in the Kernot area. Mr Fullarton said Phillip Island had been ignored Saturday night. Not pictured, Julian Brown and Michael Whelan were also elected. for 22 years. “In some ways, we have been presented like a tre was closed without community consultation, loch transfer station and dogs on Inverloch beaches third world country,” he said. and council had wasted money on preparing special debacle were other sore points, he said. Mr Larke said would he would support a review charge schemes at Cape Paterson and Phillip Island “Our aim is to provide significant facilities and of the transfer station and information centre clo- infrastructure for Phillip Island.” that were later abandoned after public outrage. The controversy over the closure of the Inver- sures. Mr Fullarton said the immediate priority was to develop a transfer station for Phillip Island and review the waste management strategy to recognise Phillip Island as tourism destination. “We need to overturn council’s decision develop a for ‘progressive reform’ - were elected with a high and Mrs Kiel said they would not contest the may- swimming pool on the condition that the community raises $5-7 million – half the overall cost – to fund proportion of first preference votes, with Mr Hill oral election in two weeks. it,” he said. second in Tarwin Valley Ward with 1263 votes and Mr McEwen, Mr Newton and Mrs Brunt did not Mr McEwen winning the Strzelecki count. The pair return messages from The Star before going to print. also attracted the second preferences of many other The election result will be formally declared tocandidates to help them secure victory. morrow (Wednesday). Mr Hill said ratepayers wanted independent TWO sons of former Borough of Woncouncillors and voted out what he perceived to be thaggi mayor Alan Brown, who went the “majority bloc”. on to become a local MP, were voted “That’s the biggest win for the community: they to councils at the weekend. will now have nine independent councillors who will not vote as a bloc,” he said. Aaron Brown will represent Strzelecki Ward COUNCILLOR-ELECT Don Hill indicated Mr Fawcett was “disappointed” by his loss, but the new South Gippsland council may re- in South Gippsland Shire and Julian Brown is said the result indicated the community wanted view the long term municipal precinct proj- a councillor-elect for Bunurong Ward in Bass change. Coast Shire. “Certainly the result is not a reflection on what ect, featuring new council offices in Leoncouncil did. The previous council has a lot to be gatha, and review council’s staffing, saying management was 30 percent higher than proud of,” he said. LEONGATHA Mrs Kiel, the current shire Citizen of the Year, similar councils. received 1385 first preference votes, the highest in Councillor-elect Maxine Kiel said the new council CHEMIST ON DUTY Tarwin Valley. needed to thoroughly debate such issues before making Mr McEwen could be a chance of being the new a decision. mayor, should he stand, given his previous experiCEO Tim Tamlin said council did not have authorence as a councillor and director at council. Mr Hill ity to reduce management levels without reducing ser-

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Continued from page 1. Ms Rothfield and Mr Fullarton are members of the Phillip Island Standalone movement and have pledged to get a better deal for Phillip Island. Councillor-elect Mr Hill said, “There is noise going around from some people in Leongatha saying they will not be represented. I find that offensive. All the councillors should represent all the ratepayers in the shire..” Mrs Kiel of Mirboo North vowed to represent the whole shire. Unsuccessful candidate Mr Fawcett said he was surprised a candidate from the three major towns was not elected, but said that would not hinder councillors’ ability to serve the towns. The previous council was plagued by personality clashes, with councillors Hill, McEwen and the retired Kieran Kennedy often battling with other councillors. Mr Hill said, “One of the first things we have to do as a new council is to heal the rift between the council and the community that was left over from the previous council.” Messrs Hill and McEwen – who share an agenda


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COAL Creek was overrun by all things range of fun and scary costumes. Running until 10.30pm, Coal Creek spooky during its annual Halloween celprovided a number of fun activities for ebration on Saturday night. families to enjoy throughout the night, Exceeding last year’s numbers, visitors got into the spirit of the event and dressed up in a

including trick or treating, apple bobbing, Snake Busters and a fire twirler. Coal Creek coordinator Rowena Ashley said Halloween remained the park’s biggest event of the year. “It was a great fun night for families and perfect weather. There were a lot of

new people and a lot of peoplee returnedd too,” she said. Some visitors celebrated birthdayy parties at the event and three generations nerationss of some families attended, enjoying ying new w attractions such as a fire twirler and dragg queen show. “It is an affordable family event vent and a safe environment for children to o do trickk and treating and get dressed up,” Mss Ashley said.

Awesome effort: Leongatha’s Cody Cridge was an apple bobbing champion at Coal Creek’s Halloween on Saturday night.

Very cute: from left, Korumburra’s Naiah Gow and Leongatha South’s Mackenzie White, Lacey White and Indie Hulls made adorable fairy princesses at Coal Creek’s Halloween on Saturday night.

Trick or treat: from left, Josie Allen, Ruby Hussey and Sophie Cronin from Loch were excited to fill their buckets up with sweet treats at Coal Creek’s Halloween on Saturday night.

Friends and family: from left, Piper Goldsmith, Grace Guy, Jack Great costumes: from left, Korumburra’s Harry Greenwood, Ky Guy, Sienna Goldsmith, Jud Goldsmith, Keely Price and Lucy Guy Gow and Max Greenwood had some fun costume ideas for Coal (front) from Leongatha spent Halloween together at Coal Creek on Creek’s Halloween on Saturday night. Saturday night.

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Beach danger Life savers fight to save patrol tower By Tayla Kershaw and Brad Lester

By Sarah Vella and Brad Lester THE Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club is DAIRY farmers will enjoy a temporary hoping Bass Coast Shire Council will alreprieve after Murray Goulburn delayed low the club’s patrol tower to remain for repayments on its controversial clawback the looming summer season. The plea comes after council ordered the tower to packages and joined with rival Fonterra be removed within the next month, saying it was unto announce small step-ups. safe after erosion undermined the surrounding beach

MG struggled to retain suppliers in the wake of demanding they pay back money under its Milk Supply Support Package while farmers also received a low milk price. The company last Thursday suspended repayments this financial year, effective from October 1, 2016 “in recognition of climatic conditions” and a low farmgate price. The recoupment period for the support package has been extended from three years to six years - the 2021-22 financial year. Annual recoupment has been reduced to one centre a litre plus interest from July 1, 2017, but MG expects this impact to be offset by cost savings. However the company said it would retain the right to accelerate recoupment in years when the milk price was high. Step-up payments this financial year will total about $0.26 per kilogram of milk solids or two cents a litre, bringing the forecast milk price by June 30, 2017 to $4.95kg/MS. MG chairman Philip Tracy said, “The annual MSSP (support package) recoupment has essentially been halved, and no supplier will repay more than the support they originally received. This should contribute to confidence for suppliers.” MG’s decision came after announcing the previous week it would suspend the support package until June 30 next year, as it faced a 20 percent reduction in the season’s milk production. Retirements, supplier departures and wet seasonal conditions were being blamed for a net milk loss of around 350 million litres this season. Leongatha South MG supplier Gordon Vagg welcomed the suspension of the milk supply support package. “It wasn’t a good proposal in the first place, but they got it wrong and have admitted it,” he said. Matt Harms from On Farm Consulting said while the suspension of the support package was positive for cash flow, he said farmers would be concerned it was not removed. He said the increase of $0.14kg/MS translates to around 10 to 11 cents for the full year, because it was not being back paid. “It puts the spring price at just under 30 cents for a standard litre, which is still not good by any means,” he said. “Because it is only a suspension, people are concerned about it continuing on.” Mr Harms welcomed Burra Foods’ recent step up of $0.10kg/MS and said sentiment around South Gippsland was rising. “We aren’t seeing it transpire into greater cash flow yet, but there is a definite lift,” he said. “While we have been wet, we haven’t had floods the north has had. However, pasture growth rates are well down for October and the spring surplus hasn’t kicked in yet.” At MG’s annual general meeting on Friday, Mr Tracy was re-elected as chairman and said he planned to retire from the board once a new chairman was in the seat.

just two years after it was built. But surf club president Fiona Hughes said a building surveyor’s report found the tower was safe and the club is now obtaining a second report by a coastal engineer in a bid to strengthen its case to keep the tower. Club volunteers met with council officers yesterday (Monday). “We would like the tower to remain this season and discuss a long term plan,” Ms Hughes said. With the patrol season starting on November 26, Ms Hughes said removing the tower would hinder patrols. “We need to have that visual of the whole beach from Point Smythe to Flat Rocks because over 90 per cent of rescues happen outside the flags,” she said. The club may formally appeal council’s instruction. Council is discussing with the club about improving access to the beach, as there is now a two metre drop from the track to the beach due to erosion. Council’s manager sustainable environment Deirdre Griepsma said discussions about the future of the tower had been ongoing between council and the surf club for the past year and a half. “The previous tower was removed due to erosion and this tower was built to be removable were it to happen again,” she said. “We had discussions with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning about how we can start to make the tower safe again, but unfortunately it poses a public risk.” The footing of the structure is eroded, exposing its concrete pillars and telecommunication cables. Although Ms Griepsma said while the tower was not at risk of imminent collapse, a municipal building surveyor had reported the tower was not safe for people to be in. “The surf lifesaving club doesn’t have insurance, so if there is an accident council would be libel,” she said. “If someone is swimming and is washed too far up the beach, they may hit one of the exposed pillars

and be seriously injured. There is also a significant risk someone – particularly children – may fall from a great height along the eroded areas.” Ms Griepsma said the club would bring a portable tower onto the beach. “We seek the cooperation and understanding from the public while we sort out these erosion issues,” she said.

Unsafe: Bass Coast Shire Council’s manager sustainable environment Deirdre Griepsma said the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club patrol tower will be removed within the next month as it was risk to public safety.

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Children take on muddy challenge WONTHAGGI was full of excitement as children competed in the Kidz Mini Mudda on Saturday. Held at Wonthaggi Primary School, the event attracted 265 children – a 10 percent increase on last year. The event has now been running for three

years and its popularity continues to grow. Children love stepping up to the challenge of running through the one kilometre long obstacle, getting extremely muddy along the way. Some children managed to complete the course up to eight times. Wonthaggi Primary School’s deputy principal Vin Hally said the school reached out to many

other schools to alert families who might be interested in the Mini Mudda, and the event was well publicised locally, which helped to attract the growing numbers. Mr Hally said the event was once again well supported by the local community. Farmers, Scouts, Tyrepower, CFA, South Gippsland Water and Bass Coast Shire Council provided the equipment that made up the obstacle course, and sponsors helped make the day possible. “We had beautiful weather and it was a lot of fun for the families who came along,” Mr Hally said. “This is an annual event, and we will review it and have a much bigger and exciting event next year.”

Good job: from left, Wonthaggi’s Callum Verboon and Harvey Smith made it through the Kidz Mini Mudda challenge on Saturday.

Artistic garden: Meeniyan’s Doug Merrit said he and his wife Sharon have enjoyed creating their garden together, which they opened to the public during Meeniyan Progress As- Over the line: from left, Wonthaggi’s Archer and Jaxon Wood completed the Kidz Mini sociation’s farm and garden open day on Saturday. Mudda challenge on Saturday. This was Archer’s first attempt at the course, while Jaxon has competed every year.

Farm tour attracts visitors

STUNNING weather made for early interest in Meeniyan Progress Association’s farm and garden open day on Saturday. Four unique properties in Meeniyan and Stony Creek – and the Meeniyan community garden – were opened to visitors throughout the day and 123 visitors had registered by 12pm. On show was a flourishing olive grove and award winning apiary owned by Peter and Helen Wright of Stony Creek, a tidy low maintenance weekender in Stony Creek, and a modern artistic garden created by Meeniyan’s Doug and Sharon Merrit. A new addition to the schedule was a dairy farm tour in Stony Creek, which allowed visitors to experience milking time, see calves and look at tractors. Organiser Robin Nottage said all properties looked fantastic and she was impressed with the

work that has been put into the Meeniyan community garden. Meeniyan Progress Association’s Clive Hope commended Robin on her work and endorsed the inclusion of the farm tour this year. “The open farm idea is fantastic. It gives publicity to the farmers in our local community during this changing climate,” he said. “It gives people more understanding of the importance of farmers in our community and in our country. It also enhances South Gippsland’s ongoing reputation as a food producer.” Robin said the progress association was looking to continue to run the event next year. “People just love to wander and see the beautiful gardens and get some new ideas,” she said. “I think people are really interested in the food production side. They like to see how things work and where their food comes from.” All proceeds from the open day will go towards the Meeniyan Progress Association.

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Superstars: from left, Wonthaggi’s Hayley Richards, Lily Ray and Jye Lavell-Christie were strong competitors in the Kidz Mini Mudda challenge on Saturday.


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Teens tick off exams TEENAGERS across South Gippsland have their heads in books as they plough through VCE exams. Students began their end of school tests last Wednesday with the VCE English exam. The examination period will continue until November 16. Leongatha Secondary College student Lisa Clarke said teachers had prepared students well for the exam, just minutes after she left the test at Mesley Hall. Her friend Evy Nye said, “It was stressful but I feel like I did OK.” Another friend Chloe Macri added, “It was one of the exams I was most nervous about but that’s done now.” Year 12 coordinator David McGillivray said LSC students had enjoyed a successful year. “They have been supporting each other all year and work well

as a group,” he said. The Department of Education has partnered with youth mental health organisation headspace to create resources to support students during their VCE exams. The website includes tips on managing exams and study stress including: • preparing a well-balanced study plan and goals; • taking time out for activities that bring stress levels down, such as exercise; • establishing a routine around meals so you don’t get hungry before or while studying; • relaxing before bed time to slow the brain activity down; and • asking for help from teachers, family, or friends and seeking professional help if the stress is too great. There’s more information available at http://headspace.org. au/get-info/school-stress-and-exam-survival

Car stolen POLICE are searching for a car stolen from a driveway in Korumburra on Friday. The owners left their home in King Street for half an hour and returned home to find the black Holden Commodore gone. Police believe the offender entered the house through a front window, found the car keys and took the vehicle from the driveway. The VE 2005 model Commodore has the registration plate TPN 593.

Hit tree A WOMAN was taken to hospital after crashing her car at Nyora on Friday. The driver, in her thirties, ran off Yannathan Road and careered into a tree about 6am. She struck the windscreen and injured her head. She was taken to Casey Hospital at Berwick for observation and released. Korumburra Police said alcohol was not involved and are investigating the matter further.

Job done: from left, Leongatha Secondary College students Lisa Clark, Evy Nye and Chloe Macri were delighted with their VCE English exam outside Mesley Hall last Wednesday.

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Lock homes, cars POLICE are pleading with the public to lock their houses and cars to reduce the risk of theft after a spate of such incidences across the region. Acting Senior Sergeant Andy O’Brien said 73 percent of all vehicles burgled had been unlocked. He urged people not to leave valuables in their vehicles to avoid enticing thieves.

Jonas Black jailed over attempted murders COUNCILS could be recommended to improve the safety of staff after a man was sentenced to jail for the attempted murder of two South Gippsland Shire Council staff last week. Jonas Black of Turtons Creek was sentenced to 11 years and six months’ imprisonment in the Supreme Court in Melbourne on October 24 for the attempted murder of council officers Justin Eades and Matthew Patterson. The state’s peak local government body, the Municipal Association of Victoria, would review the court findings and may make recommendations to councils to consider the risks of entering potentially dangerous environments. MAV chief executive officer Rob Spence said, “This will stay with the officers involved forever. It was such a scary incident and like something you’d see in a movie. “We know that in a lot of incidences where there is a risk to council staff they will work in pairs, as the staff did in South Gippsland. “The council officers were just doing their job and the law is the law, and when it ends up in situation like this one, it is extraordinary.” Mr Black received eight years’ imprisonment on each charge, as well three months’ jail for attempting to pervert the course of public justice. He will serve concurrent sentences, which reduced his overall term of imprisonment, as having served 518 days of pre-sentence detention.

Mr Black was found guilty of attempted murder at the Supreme Court on June 24. His charges relate to an altercation on his property where he attacked council’s manager regulatory services Mr Patterson and local laws officer Mr Eades on May 25, 2015. The council officers were inspecting the property after Mr Black failed to comply with council’s request to demolish unpermitted buildings on his land. Mr Black attacked Mr Eades, then Mr Patterson, with a piece of scaffolding pipe before threatening to kill them when they ran from the scene. Mr Patterson sustained lacerations to his head while Mr Eades sustained more substantial damage to his skull, which included concussion. Mr Black was found guilty of the attacks in which he was believed to have intended to kill both council workers. His other charges, for perverting the court of justice, relate to his attempts to dispose of his work boots during the investigation. Mr Black made a number of calls to his girlfriend while in custody last year, during which he asked her to dispose of his work boots while she was on a trip in Melbourne. It is believed Mr Black may have worn the boots while he dug a large hole near his property before the attack. Jurors came to the conclusion Mr Black had presumably intended to use the hole as a grave for the victims. In June this year, Mr Patterson told the jury at the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court he saw Mr

Eades being hit in the back of the head with the pipe before Mr Black turned on him. “I was in shock. I tried to get away from the initial swings of the object from Mr Black,” he said. “After I got hit in the ribs, shortly after that, I felt an arm around my neck from behind and I suppose Jonas was either trying to choke me or crush my neck. “At that moment I was, I think, in shock, dazed. I just could not believe what I had been through.” Mr Eades sustained head injuries from the assault and has since quit his job as an enforcement officer at the shire. “I was hit in the back of the head with what I believe to be a scaffolding pipe,” he said of the alleged attack in the Latrobe Valley court. “I didn’t lose consciousness fully, but I blacked out enough to drop down to one knee.” Both Mr Eades and Mr Patterson escaped Mr Black’s attack and ran from the property. “I thought ‘Well, this is serious’, you know, ‘this is life and death’,” Mr Patterson told the court in June. “(Jonas said) You can’t get away. I’ve got a gun in my car. I’m gonna go get my gun and shoot you both.” Upon further investigation, police found a hole dug at a campsite attended by Mr Black on the weekend prior to the attack. It is believed Mr Black dug the hole as a grave for the council workers’ bodies. Council did not wish to comment.

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Fishy bazaar draws tourists FISH CREEK was abuzz on the Melbourne Cup long weekend and the second Fish Creek Collective Bazaar was a drawcard. Some 15 stalls sold a range of goods, from clothing and cards, to books, bric-a-brac and furniture at Fish Creek Memorial Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Craft and sewing enthusiasts searched through a sale of

hundreds of samples of materials. Proceeds went to the upkeep of the hall. Julie Thomas, who organised the bazaar with Helen Ritt, was pleased with the event. “It was a busy two days. A lot of people came. The town was busy and the Foster market was on and so Foster busy and we got the overflow,� Ms Thomas said.

Truck rollover at Meeniyan A LEONGATHA truck driver sustained minor injuries after his cement truck rolled at Meeniyan on Friday.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Tarwin Lower Road and the South Gippsland Highway. The driver, 45, was assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital after the in-

cident occurred while he was making a right hand turn. The highway remained open while emergency services attended the scene.

Right, International effort: Jan Hewitt of Korumburra sold goods at the Fish Creek Collective Bazaar to raise money for projects in Cambodia.

Call for tip review BASS Coast Shire Council candidates received a final plea to rescind the decision to close the Inverloch transfer station, prior to the election. Former Shire of Woorayl shire engineer Keith Godridge called for a complete review of the former council’s decision to close the facility before the closure is finalised in September, 2017. “The Inverloch transfer station is a key asset for the ratepayers of the Bunurong Ward,� he said. “The population of Inverloch has increased dramatically and the transfer station is an essential facility. The station is well run with professional and friendly staff, and the removal of the station will require a one way trip between 13 kilometres and 24 kilometres for ratepayers to go to the Wonthaggi transfer station. “This trip would involve navigation through three congested roundabouts in Wonthaggi, travel through the main street and a difficult right turn back onto Graham Street and through the roundabouts on the return journey.� Council’s decision to close the transfer station was made because the former councillors believed it was not operating to the best practice

standards, had the potential for stormwater discharge, was a threat to flora and fauna, and was not turning over any profit. “The report to council states ‘the facility’s location poses potential impacts to the environment, in particular relating to stormwater discharge and fire, and aesthetic impacts to the community due to the continued encroachment of residential development’. After 30 years, the transfer station has not produced any stormwater adverse impacts. There has never been a fire at the site,� Mr Godridge said. “The transfer station is a well used and necessary facility. Its removal on the basis of a deeply flawed and inadequate report adopted by the previous council must be reviewed and rescinded by the incoming council. “As a resident of Inverloch for the past 19 years, I am aware of wide spread dissatisfaction with the Bass Coast Shire Council on many of its decisions and its financial performances. I hope the new council succeeds in restoring its credibility.� The incoming councillors were made public on the weekend, and will be announced officially tomorrow (November 2) at council chambers.

Free Green Waste Disposal South Gippsland residents are now able to take advantage of Council’s annual green waste amnesty period.  

             charged when disposing of green waste at any of Council’s transfer stations. The amnesty period is now open and will run until the end of December. For more information on transfer stations and operating hours please visit www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au.


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Crash waiting to happen By Brad Lester

a bad spot till people realise the give ways are in place and now effective.” DRIVERS are concerned Andrew Wood said, an accident will happen “Nightmare as a truck driver. Hate to see how many crashes the sooner rather than later at change will cause.” a new intersection in LeAngie Ford observed, “Can ongatha. see it causing a lot of accidents The junction of South and like others I am interested to Gippsland Highway, and Mcknow how trucks go to Inverloch? Cartin and Roughead streets was Also a give way sign that close to changed as part of the Leongatha a roundabout surely has to cause Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route the roundabout to get blocked last week. up?” Drivers entering the intersecFaye Harris said, “How to tion from McCartin Street now save a dollar and stuff up a town. have to give way to traffic apCorrectly done, would have been proaching from the highway and good.” Waiting game: traffi c banks up at the give way sign in McCartin Street, Leongatha on Friday afternoon (left), leading to also Roughead Street, but some Not everyone was unhappy, motorists drove straight through further traffic delays on the other side of the roundabout (right) and causing traffic to queue all the way to the roundabout at however. the junction, forcing oncoming Bruce and Peart streets. Morgan Fisher said, “I find drivers to hit their brakes to avoid ing traffic delays in McCartin Street, with traffic and I think it’s wrong and I feel sorry for the it works quite well, just not as well as it could if it trucks.” a bingle. banked up as far as Bruce/Peart streets on Friday Wayne Mathieson commented, “Ridiculous like went up Hughes Street. It certainly has helped the The Star has been told of numerous near misses afternoon. highway/Ogilvy St intersection, both in flow and in the days after the intersection was altered and has Star Facebook followers voiced their concerns the lights at the other end. How many accidents or safety.” observed more drivers avoiding the intersection by about safety at the intersection, with some saying near misses. I nearly got ran down twice crossing VicRoads Eastern Region operations manager with the green lights.” travelling down Michael Place. traffic lights should have been installed. Henry lam said drivers would get used to the new Michelle Boyle noted, “I think it’s going to be Traffic waiting at the give way sign is also causMargie Denbrok said, “Honestly very annoying arrangements over time. “We ask that everyone using these intersections take care and be aware of the changed traffic conditions. We thank the community for its patience throughout the construction phase,” he said. Mr Iam said construction of the route was nearing council owned, the community was happy for council completion. THE Mirboo North and Foster commu- community also allocated $100,000 to footpaths. Long bay parking may be addressed as part of the to pursue the library project. “The first coat of linemarking has been completed nities last week told South Gippsland Baromi Park works. A session will be held at Venus Bay Community with a second coat to follow once weather conditions Shire Council how they want council to At Foster, 18 people voted to support a recycled waCentre tomorrow (Wednesday) and at the Korumburra improve,” he said. ter project as their first preference, followed by improvItalian Social Club on Thursday. “The completed intersection upgrades will spend $400,000 in their towns. Registration for each event opens at 5.30pm. Ses- provide increased safety, amenity and economic Council held sessions in the towns on Wednesday ing Foster library, upgrading the town’s stadium, more connectivity between the rail trail and town centre, and sions will start at 6pm and run until 8pm at the latest. and Thursday as part of the Community Capital Works benefits to Leongatha by removing more than 600 enhancing the Foster lookout. People wishing to attend can register online at heavy vehicles from the CBD each day.” Allocation project. The recycled water project would allow Foster www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/communityworkshops Revamping Baromi Park topped the priorities of At the other end of the alternate route, trucks have Showgrounds and Foster Golf Club to use recycled or by contacting council on 5662 9200. the 20 people at the Mirboo North session, followed been driving down Ogilvy and then Horn streets to water from the waste water treatment plant south of The results of the online forums are still available avoid the alternate route, but by doing so have been by more footpaths to the town centre, improvements to Foster. Both groups now use potable water at consider- for view at www.oursay.org.southgippsland. Mirboo North pool and long bay parking. driving through residential and school zones. able cost. Recommendations will go to the December meeting The Baromi Park project will entail master planning Drivers have also been zooming through red lights.

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MURRAY Goulburn is helping to keep drivers safe on South Gippsland’s roads.

The dairy cooperative has been supplying free UHT milk to the State Emergency Service’s Driver Reviver site in Leongatha for some 20 years. SES volunteers give free tea, coffee and biscuits to drivers on long weekends in a bid to encourage them to have a break during long trips. Children even receive free colouring in packs, pencils included. MG’s operations manager at the Leongatha and Maffra factories, Steve Dyason, said, “The SES is part of the local community and half of the members are

ex-MG employees.” Leongatha unit controller Matt Saario said MG supplies up to 70 litres of milk to the SES each year – and all of it is made at the Leongatha factory. “It’s a good opportunity for people to taste the local produce that is being made by the local factory and the local farmers,” he said. A new sign on the SES van recognises MG’s contribution. Arnotts donates biscuits and Bushells gives tea and coffee. SES volunteers staffed the Driver Reviver site at Centenary Park, opposite the police station in Leongatha, until late Friday evening and also Saturday morning.

encouraging drivers to take a break at the State Emergency Service’s Driver Reviver site on Friday were, front, from left, SES unit controller Matt Saario and Murray Goulburn’s Steve Dyason, back, from left, SES members Val Bremner, Peter Maurier and Tony Lindhard.

KORUMBURRA Primary School was a scary place to be last Friday, when canteen staff made about 200 Halloween cupcakes for children to buy. The cupcakes were delicious but scary.

Christmas tree keeps on giving Although retiring at the end of 2015 after a 47 year teaching career, the last 18 of which were at Newhaven College, John holds true to his own wise advice he always gave to students, “You should not go through life with a catcher’s mitt on each hand. You need one hand free so that you are able to throw something back to others.” Each year John is overwhelmed by the generosity of

CONGRATULATIONS to the staff and students of Bass Valley Primary School, Corinella, on their second place in the Cowes Create Careers Conference at Warragul recently. Mrs Luff accompanied students Georgia Dakin, Jessica Hall, Nicole West and Victoria Jaskula to the event. CHILDREN from Inverloch and District Preschool visited Inverloch Primary School last Wednesday as part of their orientation program ahead of becoming Prep students next year.

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NOW in its seventeenth year, Wardy’s Christmas Tree is a Newhaven College giving tradition started by kind hearted teacher, John Ward.

SOUTH Gippslanders are invited to attend Carols in the Drome in Leongatha on Saturday, December 10. The event, at the Leongatha Velodrome, will feature music by guest artists, including Kerryn Lockhart of Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Mary Poppins show this year, plus the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band. There will be children’s games and food stalls before the show, which will also feature a choir, dancing and singing by the children of the Leongatha Children’s Centre. The concert will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display.

families who place gifts under the tree. “When I arrived at Newhaven College I was amazed at how many families were in need”, he said. “It reminded me of my own childhood when Christmas could be a tough time, so I decided to do something to help. It brings me so much joy to deliver the gifts to the Salvation Army in Wonthaggi and think of all the local children who will have a smile on their face on Christmas Day.” The number of families donating gifts increases each year and members of the public also come in to place gifts under the tree. Each Newhaven College campus has its own tree and the students love checking the presents to see what has been donated. “Learning about the giving tree encourages our students to think of others”, John said. “It is a living example of our college values of respect, empathy and responsibility they can relate to.” John invites you to drop in to Newhaven College to ‘throw something back to others’ this Christmas. The trees will be in place until early December at both the Phillip Island Road and Boys Home Road campuses.

Leaving legacy: kind hearted retired teacher John Ward and students Kristos Kossena, Hunter van der Zwet, Maddison Lethbridge and Saffi Campbell-Walker can’t wait for the Newhaven College’s Christmas trees to be surrounded by gifts. The gifts will be distributed by the Wonthaggi Salvation Army to local families in need this Christmas.

THE newly renovated, period style Moonee Ponds home of Essendon Football Club mid fielder Dyson Heppell, former Leongatha footballer, will go under the hammer on November 19. The property is expected to fetch between $2.5 million and $2.65 million. Mr Heppell purchased the home at auction last September from vendors who had owned it for more than 60 years. GIPPSLAND Historical Automobile Club members will be driving their vehicles to Viplus Dairy’s factory in Toora on Thursday, November 10, arriving about 1pm. Vehicles will be on display and information about the clubs will be available to the public.

Carers cruise Prom CARERS enjoyed a cruise to Wilsons Promontory courtesy of South Gippsland Shire during National Carers Week recently. The week celebrates the contribution unpaid carers make to the nation. Council arranged the cruise to give carers time out. Sara Cox, from council’s aged and disability services unit, said, “The day was a great success despite colder than expected weather conditions. “Carers enjoyed a leisurely cruise, tasty refreshments and the opportunity to chat to other carers. It was their chance to sit back and relax whilst taking in the amazing Prom views.”

OUT, ABOUT: Paul and Christine Redmayne enjoyed the Wilsons Promontory cruise as part of National Carers Week.

Hear the call to heal THE public is urged to help people heal. The Leongatha Healing Rooms will host a training day at the Christian Revival Church in Hughes Street, Leongatha, on Saturday, November 5. The Healing Rooms is a quiet and soothing place for people to go and pray for health, and the team is looking for more members to help those in need.

This session will qualify people to turn to prayer and help heal those who are sick or in pain. The cost of the training day is $65 for newcomers and is free for those upgrading their qualifications. The session runs from 9am to 7pm, morning tea is provided and bring your own lunch. To register, head online to www.healingrooms.com. au/eventbooking/?action=PublicEventArchive

MOTORING FOR A CAUSE: Camp Quality’s esCarpade motoring adventure for kids with cancer saw 70 colourful, themed cars travel through South Gippsland, en route to Phillip Island, last Tuesday, October 25. The rally stopped at the island on Wednesday before departing on Thursday. Drivers travelled 2000km from Bateman’s Bay in New South Wales to Lakes Entrance, the island, Geelong, Ballarat, Deniliquin and then finished in Griffith, NSW on Saturday. Among those taking part at Cowes were, from left, Keith Buckle, Graeme McMahon, Craig Watson and Craig Illing.


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PROM COUNTRY LOCAL DISH November only! 10 participating eateries. 10 local dishes. Each dish created using 60% or more South Gippsland produce.

Cafe Escargot Strong campaign: from left, Foster Primary School council president Matt Wallis, principal Lorraine Gurnett and Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien discuss seeking funding for a new school.

Foster misses out SCHOOLS across South Gippsland will share in $327,000 of funding to assist with maintenance, Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien announced recently. But Foster Primary School, which is in urgent need of funding, has missed out. “Well maintained facilities are crucial to providing a well rounded education and a number of schools across our electorate are in desperate need of funding to be able to provide this,� he said. “Our local schools are great schools but our teachers and students need decent, modern surrounds if our children are to learn and prosper. “I am pleased these schools will be able to benefit from this funding but for many of these schools this is only a drop in the bucket and more funding will need to be secured for the future.� Schools to benefit will be: Fish Creek and District Primary, $26,000; Korumburra Primary, $18,000; Leongatha Primary, $104,000; Leongatha

Secondary College, $99,000; Tarwin Lower Primary, $6000; and Tarwin Valley Primary, $37,000. Leongatha Primary School principal Rob Higgins is seeking more detail but believed most of the funding would be used to repair the roof and windows in Building B which leaks during rain and most windows are unable to be opened. Leongatha Secondary College principal Wayne Chester is awaiting further information before deciding how the funding will be spent. Mr O’Brien said Foster Primary School, which has not received funding in this round, is in desperate need of attention. “I’ve begun a campaign for an entire new school for Foster. It was built in 1965 and has leaking roofs and other problems. The school has had to spend quite a lot of money to try and patch them up,� he said. “There’s no doubt the school is in need of a rebuild and I will now be campaigning with the local community to have funding included in next year’s State Budget.�

Prom Country Local Dish food competition starts SOUTH Gippsland eateries and produce will be showcased this month as part of a new food competition called Prom Country Local Dish. The event involves local eateries creating a dish using 60 percent or more local produce. Dishes are then placed on the menu at each participating venue for the month of November so people can try the dishes and vote for their favourite. At the end of the month, the eatery with the most votes will be presented with a People’s Choice award. Prizes will also be randomly awarded to four lucky voters. “Prom Country is an amazing food bowl,� said Christine Legg, executive officer, Prom Country Regional Tourism. “The area is bursting with different types of produce as well as an enthusiastic and creative food industry. “Prom Country Local Dish fuses local produce and culinary skill together to create dishes that we can taste and enjoy.� Ten local eateries from across South Gippsland are participating in the Local Dish competition. “The range of venues and the use of local produce used in the dishes has been terrific,� Ms Legg said. “It’s great to read about the dishes and to see where

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OPINIONS

Hill says thanks

ALTHOUGH the last six months especially have been a difficult time for me at council, it has all been worth the effort to see such a positive result at last week’s election. I would like to thank all my supporters who have worked hard to assist my campaign over the last year and to those who offered support against the pressure directed at me over that time. We put forward a policy platform that I am sure does not normally get seen at most council elections. In this election, voters could read about policies that would make a difference and decide whether or not to support those ideas in how they placed their

vote. There was much debate within the community about this election and the record number of candidates who chose to stand and contest this election. I believe all councillors elected included in their platform a desire to work together in a collegiate way and I endorse that approach. I have high hopes for what can be achieved by this new council for the ratepayers over the coming years. I would like to say a special thanks to all the individuals who made the decision to stand. Democracy was the winner and I feel we have ended up with a wide range of skills within the new council body that should have a direct influence on making things

E D I T O R I A L Faults in voting system VOTERS have delivered blows to the former councils in South Gippsland and Bass Coast. Just three South Gippsland councillors were returned –Andrew McEwen, Don Hill and Lorraine Brunt – and one in Bass Coast, being Clare Le Serve. The cleanout of councils comes after persistent battles around the South Gippsland council table, with councillors Hill and McEwen, often joined by retired councillor Kieran Kennedy, claiming they were the victims of a majority bloc that opposed every idea they came up with. The result was personal politics that consumed considerable time and energy around the council table, as well as money, with councillors calling for panel hearings against their colleagues. At Bass Coast, a run of controversial decisions tarnished council’s reputation, including the Inverloch dogs on beaches matter, and most recently closure of the visitor information centre at Wonthaggi and the proposed closure of the Inverloch transfer station. The election of so many new councillors clearly indicated the cultures at both councils will change. South Gippsland councillor-elect Jeremy Rich said he would be looking to reinvigorate the shire’s regional centres. “It’s a long weekend and on a Saturday evening, Leongatha is practically empty,” he said on Saturday at the declaration of councillors. “We need to engage with the community and consider the future of employment in these areas. One person can’t do it all, so we as a council need to work together and bring a new culture to the shire.” Another councillor-elect, Meg Edwards, said she wanted to encourage entrepreneurism and work as a united front to make projects happen. Her new colleague, Maxine Kiel, said she encouraged her fellow councillors to listen to the community. “If we really listen, we will be able to support businesses and the local community. This is what I’m hoping to bring to the table,” she said. “There has been a lot of disunity in the past. I’m hoping we can push forward and receive some rewarding results.” Councillor-elect Ray Argento thanked the former councillors for their contribution to the shire. “Particularly I’d like to thank Jeanette Harding, who has been a great public figure over the years,” he said. “I am elated by this result and I’ll be looking to create a united front in council and deliver actions.” What must also change is the use of the preferential voting system in council elections, as although the State Government tried to avoid the use of dummy candidates this year, preferences clearly played a major role in determining the outcome of the election. In South Gippsland, former mayor Bob Newton received 1192 first preference votes to place second based on primary votes alone. However he was not elected and instead replaced by Aaron Brown, who earned 749 first preference votes. Former councillor Mohya Davies received 918 votes, behind Vincent Morfuni on 976 votes, but yet they both lost out to Jeremy Rich who scored 858 votes. The results, while no reflection on the capability of the candidates elected, do not truly reflect the views of voters, which is ultimately what an election should do.

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better in the shire. I would also like to thank my family and close friends for the efforts and understanding of the long hours and hectic work schedule leading into this election period. A special thanks to the 86 year old lady who left a message on my phone all those months ago after a particular nasty newspaper attack on me encouraging me to keep up the good work and get council changed. I also must thank Mary Baker who worked tirelessly on the campaign trail towards getting me reelected. Thank you Mary. I feel I made many new acquaintances and friendships during this period and I look forward to continuing those into the future. I look forward now to getting to know the new councillors and working towards implementing a new direction and culture at council, and improving so many areas of concern that were expressed to me during the 16 weeks I spent doorknocking. For the record, I did cover more than 90 percent of the ward’s roads and knocked on most doors unless locked gate or large dog prevented access. Councillor elect Don Hill, Wild Dog Valley.

Hopes for new council THE results are in and I would like to offer my congratulations to all the successful candidates taking up their positions as South Gippsland Shire councillors. Mirboo North residents will be especially pleased to see Maxine Kiel topping the first preferences in the Tarwin Valley Ward. We can rest assured Maxine will be keeping a close eye on any policy that could impact on our town and surrounding areas. As a result of this election let us all hope we can now see some new directions emerging for our shire and an end to this ridiculous squabbling that has made shire council meetings a joke over recent months. Surely we deserve better. I am saddened to see the degradation of infrastructure and services this shire has suffered under the present administration. Whilst we all see evidence of

reduced maintenance and manpower working on our roads and recreational areas, we have also witnessed the astonishing growth of an administration team that should be capable of running a small country. Maybe now we can expect some action on improving our roads and roadside drains instead of the seemingly never ending blame game that keeps referring to funding that never seems to appear. For the sake of our newly elected councillors, I just hope they are allowed to be guided by common sense and their ability to prioritise ratepayers requirements, and they are not stymied in their efforts by the bureaucracy that has developed with the growth of the shire’s administrative team. Good luck you all. I’m sure we all appreciate the effort and commitment you have made to become our representatives in the South Gippsland Shire. Ian Bristow, Mirboo North.

Tree love INTERESTED to read Richard Lester’s letter in The Star, October 25, against the indiscriminate removal of one of South Gippsland’s most distinctive plants, Pittosporum undulatum. I have been a fan of the tree (also known as sweet pittosporum and yellow wood) since we sold it at the plant nursery I worked at more than 30 years ago. Of interest was the native nurseryman and CFA volunteer Richard records, who praises pittosporum for saving his house during a wildfire and also research proving pittosporum undulatum as native to the Strzelecki Ranges, when we have been told it is an East Gippsland “invader”. Yes it is a free seeding species as are other natives like wattles, kangaroo apples and lilly pillies, but just because these trees are successful and common doesn’t mean they should be seen as weeds. As Richard says the pittosporum is easily controlled and our shire and others should concentrate their efforts on removing introduced plant weeds. Steve Finlay, Leongatha.

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Infamous intersection LEONGATHA has a new claim to fame - we are home of the worst and most perplexing and ineptly designed intersection in Australia if not the world. I have driven heavy vehicles and cars for years, and have honestly never seen a worse intersection. On the first night of the intersections opening I travelled up Roughead Street and noticed the new give way sign at the post office northbound was open. I got to the roundabout and said to myself “Hell, was I supposed to give way to the traffic from the highway turning right to head to the main street?” I have driven through the intersection several times and still cannot work it out. If traffic from two directions are not facing a give way sign, they must collide. I predict five accidents per week, minimum. It just cannot work. Allen Riseley, Leongatha.

Time for council cuts AN excellent letter to The Star, October 18, by aspiring councillor Phillip Murphy regarding how rates sneak up more than people’s wages do. Shame Phillip didn’t make it to council. In the last 10 years our rates have more than doubled. My salary sure as hell hasn’t. Since I was a child living in the shire, I’ve personally witnessed the internal office size of council mushroom (maybe explode is a more appropriate description) to an enormous size with dozens and dozens of well meaning people staring at computer screens. Doing what? In the meantime roads teams struggle to clean roadside gutters, patch up potholes from poorly constructed roads and repair basic infrastructure. Roadsides seem to lack the care other shires locally provide to enhance tourism. As Mr Murphy rightly states, a decade ago we had two music shops in Leongatha. Two decades ago, communities arranged their own regular dances. Now, we have pressure groups trying to add more staff for such matters and events, yet many

shops in the main street of Leongatha stare at passers-by empty. The biggest and fastest growing business in the region is our top heavy bloated bureaucratic council with an extremely highly paid CEO. It’s timely to remind and maybe warn our new incoming councillors that the rate rises have to not only stop, but reduce. There is no profit, only cost. There is no justification for rates to outgrow struggling families’ salaries. Non whatsoever. If the Leongatha region is to remain prosperous, that prosperity needs to come primarily from farms and small businesses. We run a tourist rental small business and note each year bureaucracy gobbles more of our ever decreasing incomings. We don’t even think about breaking even let alone make a profit, yet we have a vast financial outlay. I never see or hear council, the CEO or councillors for that matter contact us to determine what are the issues. Why not? We pay enough to keep them living a comfortable life. We want to see a chainsaw taken to trimming council fat cat salaries, staff numbers (roadside crews excepted), get more people out from behind computers and onto our poorly maintained roadsides, as well keep the basic community infrastructure in a reasonable state. Halving the huge $300,000plus salary of the CEO would be a good example to start from. Tony Griggs, Hallston.

Thanks for helping kids IT is with congratulations and gratitude I write to acknowledge the incredible contribution of the Inverloch Lotto to the Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal. Inverloch Lotto raised $7,331.30 for the appeal, a part of the $1,043,697 total raised by the Victorian community to help families caring for children with life threatening conditions. The funding will help Very Special Kids support 41 families in the Gippsland region. Sister Margaret Noone, patron of Very Special Kids.

VOXPOP! VOX Why are community centres important? Dumbalk opened a grand new centre last Wednesday.

“We’ve got to have these places – the bigger, the better. You can have things like dances and activities for the children. Community centres should be natural. They bring everyone together.” John Abbott, Walkerville.

“Wendy (Don) and I belong to the Tarwin Lower Community Health Centre and we know the community needs every bit of help it can get, which community centres can provide.” Doug Don, Venus Bay.

“I did a course at a community centre and it’s good to be able to go to these sorts of places for that kind of thing. There are also opportunities for medical consultants to be available for the community in the centres.” Wendy Don, Venus Bay.

“Community centres help with social connections that are essential to our wellbeing. They provide access to resources and a lot of mental health benefits.” Rebecca Matthews, Foster.


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Driving force: from left, Harry Cashin was honoured for his Big step: from left, Neil Smith, captain Peter Vanzuyden and Milestone: from left, David Walker and Greg Frank have 45 year commitment to the Pound Creek CFA by CFA opera- Alan Price were thrilled to celebrate Pound Creek’s 50th antions officer Simon Bloink. served 25 years with the Pound Creek CFA. niversary on Sunday.

Pound Creek CFA celebrates 50 years THE Pound Creek CFA has prided itself on being a community minded brigade for the past 50 years. This community spirit certainly rang true at its 50th anniversary celebrations on Sunday, with a full house enjoying lunch at the station. On average, the brigade responds to around 60 to 80 calls each year to assist with incidents including fires, vehicle accidents and chemical spills. Currently, there are 43 members – 20 of whom are active members, 14 are members of the ladies’ auxiliary and nine are elderly members who still show fantastic support. Pound Creek CFA’s Alan Price said the ladies’ auxiliary had been a valued part of the brigade for 30

years. “They are the stalwarts of the brigade. We have one of the best ladies’ auxiliaries,” he said. “They have served continuously and whenever there is a community event they always have their hands up first to cater it.” Several members were honoured for their long service to the CFA, including the late Max Jelbart, who served 30 years with the Pound Creek CFA and exhibited outstanding hard work and dedication. Foundation members and their families joined in on the celebration, and most families within driving distance made themselves available to share the wonderful occasion. The community built station was reconstructed in its current lo-

cation in 1991, and has been well loved ever since. It is now used to host 21st birthday parties, the Red Cross, Landcare, and any other public events. “The camaraderie here is fantastic,” current captain Peter Vanzuyden said. “This brigade is unique in the way it puts the community first.” Mr Price agreed with this statement and said the evidence of the strong community bond sprang from the atmosphere at the anniversary celebration. Further proof is the number of the donations the Pound Creek CFA receives from its community every year – some donations even around the $1000 mark. More photos online at www. thestar.com.au

Contribution: from left, Jill Price, John Payne, Evelyn Harris and Carol Cashin have given 30 years to the Pound Creek CFA.


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Kids’ expo fun AFTER being postponed due to the weather, the Bass Coast Children’s Expo was a great success on Saturday. The event was moved from the State Coal Mine to Wonthaggi Primary School, running in conjunction with Kidz Mini Mudda. After hitting the Mini Mudda course, children enjoyed activities and treats from food vendors. The activities included a play area, face painting and an interview show. “The day was entertaining and the parents enjoyed the day as well,” YMCA community development officer Fiona Passarin said. “This is the sixth year we have run this event, and it’s all about giving families an idea about the services available in Bass Coast for early years Yum yum: from left, Wonthaggi’s Shaylee and Montanna Campbell Great day: from left, Wonthaggi’s Whitney Simon and Lily Sang education, health and wellbeing. The children enjoyed popcorn and fairy floss at the Bass Coast Children’s Expo checked out activities such as face painting at the Bass Coast Chil- have a fun day and the parents receive important on Saturday. dren’s Expo after tackling the Kidz Mini Mudda course on Saturday. information in a fun filled environment.” The children’s expo was made possible with the support of Bass Coast Shire Council, Bass Coast Health, YMCA, Interchange Gippsland, Wonthaggi Primary School, Kit McGrath and the State Coal Mine. Ms Passarin and council’s community strengthening project officer Shirley Egan thanked council and the Department of Education for the grants that funded the expo, as well as the Inverloch RoTOP-TO-BOTTOM WINDOW FLYING EASTERN SPINEBILL ROLLING COLOUR EFFECT tary Club for auspicing the event.

Happy faces: from left, Wonthaggi’s Lola Murray-White, April Collis, Vu Montgomery and Khiana French had a great time exploring the Bass Coast Children’s Expo after the Kidz Mini Mudda on Saturday.

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Lots of fun: Wonthaggi’s Jayson Lovell and Kaitlyn Richards had a ball at the Bass Coast Children’s Expo on Saturday.


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Trucking industry toasts Merv By Brad Lester WHAT does a truckie do once his name is listed on the National Road Transport Hall of Fame? Why, keep on trucking. That’s what Merv Forrester’s plan after driving big rigs for 66 years without a mark on his licence. The renowned cattle carrier from Wooreen was sitting in the crowd at The Road Transport Historical Society in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, applauding the 80 inductees into the hall when wife Jill told him they’d just read out his name. He could not believe it. Jill could. After all, she and others had nominated their favourite truckie. “It was embarrassing, really,” Merv said. “It’s just a job that I have to do and I do it.” Jill said, “We had to send all the information and photos up there to see if he was eligible. He’s been driving more than 60 years so if he wasn’t

eligible now, he was never going to be eligible.” Merv has driven single doubles and went back to a tray truck to cart cattle for local farmers, as well his own stock. These days he travels mainly to saleyards at Koonwarra, Pakenham and Bairnsdale, with a rare trip as far away as Bega in New South Wales. He spent 50 years carting bobby calves as far as Portland and Warrnambool in western Victoria, often doing two trips to Portland a week after loading up to 400 calves by hand in Leongatha and then driving through the night. Today Merv drives a Nissan UD tray truck and reflects fondly on the rigs he has steered: his first Bedford as an 18 year old, then a Commer, Dodge, Mercedes and two Scanias. As Merv picked up truck driving from his father Reg, Merv’s own children, Dan, Gary and Jenny, have all driven trucks. Dan still travels interstate. “I’ll keep driving for as long as I Trucking icon: Merv and Jill Forrester of Wooreen reflect on Merv’s listing on the National Road Transport Hall of Fame at Alice Springs, Northern Territory. can,” Merv said.

No commitment on fire stations

Summer awaits at caravan parks THE Yanakie and Long Jetty Foreshore Caravan Parks are gearing up for a busy summer period, as bookings begin to fill ahead of the peak season. South Gippsland Shire Council’s caravan parks coordinator Jock Wilson said the caravan parks team had been busy preparing the parks for an expected influx of visitors, over winter and spring. “Our peak season began last week with the Melbourne Cup public holiday and we are expecting to see both parks well attended,” he said. Mr Wilson said the parks had undergone rejuvenation during the quieter months. “The Yanakie and Long Jetty Foreshore caravan parks are both located on Crown Land, in the spectacular Corner Inlet area of our shire,” he said.

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien is calling on the State Government to commit to a timeline or “Council is very much aware the budget funding for badly opportunity to experience the beauty of needed upgrades to local the natural environment at an affordable fire stations. cost is a key attractor for our visitors. “The recent spring weather conditions have spurred on new growth within the parks, so we are working hard to make sure the parks look the best they can before the busy period commences. “Council has also expanded the product mix offered by the parks and with a number of short stay and seasonal permit opportunities available, and we are receiving strong interest from travellers.” For further information and booking enquiries, please contact either of the parks: Yanakie Caravan Park 03 5687 1295 or yanakiecp@southgippsland. vic.gov.au, or Long Jetty Caravan Park 03 5688 1233 or longjettycp@southgippsland.vic.gov.au

Following the appointment of new Emergency Services Minister, James Merlino, Mr O’Brien again raised in Parliament the urgent need for upgrades of Country Fire Authority (CFA) stations in his electorate. Mr O’Brien said the stations at Foster, Mirboo North and Yarram were in particular need of upgrades, with inadequate room for volunteers to get changed for a fire and little room to house the trucks. Mr O’Brien had previously written to the former Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett, seeking funding to upgrade Mirboo North and Foster bridges and raised in Parliament the need for Yarram’s station to be upgraded. “The response is just as disappointing as that received from the

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Urgent need: Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien discusses the need for a new fire station at Foster with brigade captain David Jones.


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Ruby’s film wins national fame

AN ANIMATION about a couple breaking through the Berlin Wall has brought national acclaim for a Leongatha Secondary College student.

Ruby Box, of Year 8, was named a finalist in the Screen It competition run by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The contest is Australia’s largest moving image competition for school-aged filmmakers, animators and game-makers. This year’s competition received entries from 2521 budding filmmakers, animators and game designers from across Australia, all based around the theme ‘mystery’. Ruby was named a finalist in the Middle (Year 5-8) Animation category for her entry, Escape from the East. Originally completed as a history project, the Major issues: Korumburra Lions Club president June Ramsay and Black Dog Ride Victo-

rian coordinator Ric Raftis join with motorcyclists at the Korumburra RSL last Thursday to talk depression and suicide prevention. Rider Shane ‘Shaggs’ Taylor (left) shakes his tail.

animation tells how a man and woman drive under a boom gate in the wall in search of a life free of communism in West Berlin, Germany. “I did not know much about the wall and it was an important topic so I wanted to find out more,” she said. Her entry was a stop motion animation made from paper drawings and hundreds of photos. Finalist entries came from schools and independent students in capital cities and regional communities across Australia. Ruby was one of many Leongatha students who gave up their lunchtimes to produce a short film for the competition. The students met with teachers Marty Box (Ruby’s father) and Kate Lafferty to film and edit their short films for entry. See Ruby’s entry online: http://leonsec.vic. edu.au/ruby-box-screen-finalist/

Cows on bikes fly flag for depression MOTORCYCLISTS dressed in cow suits spread awareness of depression and suicide prevention when they passed through South Gippsland last Thursday. The Black Dog Ride is an annual event, and 60 riders stopped at Korumburra RSL and Foster to talk about the risk of depression and suicide among the dairying community during the current tough times. They were hosted by Korumburra and Foster Lions clubs before continuing to Bairnsdale. The ridge began in Bendigo on Sunday, October 23 and ended in Shepparton on Saturday, taking in Swan Hill, Halls Gap, Warrnambool and Wodonga. Black Dog Ride Victorian coordinator Ric Raftis said, “We’ve been getting a great reception and have been highlighting the issues faced by dairying communities. “Creating conversation is our first priority and we’re always raising funds for Lifeline’s online chat service and a mental health first aid program to be delivered in schools.” Korumburra Lions Club president June Ram-

say said, the club was happy to provide morning tea. “Lions always jump on board. They get the call and they’re on,” she said. The event also lifted the profile of another Lions project, Need for Feed Disaster Relief. Initiated by Pakenham Lions, the project sources fodder for farmers in times of natural disaster such as bushfire and drought. Project coordinator Graham Cockerell said the project also initiated food vouchers for dairy farmers in association with IGA supermarkets, beginning with Michael’s Supa IGA in Korumburra. The vouchers are distributed by the Rural Financial Counselling Service. “We’ve raised $200,000 so far between IGA and Lions,” he said. “Lions put in $10,000 and Michael’s matched it, and it’s grown from there.” Korumburra Lions Club and Korumburra Leo Club will host a barbecue for dairy farmers at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum on Sunday, December 11 from 10am to 2pm, with children’s activities.

Creative mind: Leongatha Secondary College student Ruby Box was a finalist in an Australia-wide film competition with her animation about the Berlin Wall.

Superfast broadband for Inverloch SUPERFAST broadband has arrived in Inverloch as the nbn makes services available to 2544 homes and businesses. Residents in the area can now start ordering their nbn service from a retail service provider. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent said residents in Inverloch should take full advantage of the opportunities available in Australia’s new high-speed broadband era. “The Australian Government’s National Broadband Network will boost productivity and provide a platform for innovation to ensure the economic and social benefits of the internet are available to every Australian,” he said. “The development of digital technologies has reduced business costs, changed how our children study and learn, and created many more ways to engage socially.” The nbn’s next generation connectivity is fast and reliable, enabling households and small businesses to be

more productive and better connected for years to come. Mr Broadbent said the rollout in McMillan was gathering pace thanks to nbn’s simplified network construction and the company’s strong relationship with local contractors. Under the Coalition, there are more than 3.2 million homes and businesses able to order an nbn service, and more than 1.3 million paying customers have connected. It typically takes a couple of weeks to connect up to the nbn after placing an order, and all residents will require new in-home equipment that is compatible with the faster nbn service. Under the Coalition Government’s broadband policy, nbn has shaved years off construction time which will see the nbn connect to three out of every four homes and businesses in Australia in 2018. More information on how to connect to the nbn is available at www.nbnco.com.au

Council sprays threaten organic farm

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Rosemary Cousin of Allambee South said council’s No Spray Register provides no guarantee that toxic spraying will not occur. Ms Cousin, an unsuccessful candidate in the current council election, said her property was twice affected by sprays: the first time in November last year when council sprayed along Mirboo-Yarragon Road and the second time this month. “I received a hefty dose of those chemicals because there was a breeze blowing in my direction. I immediately asked the shire’s works department to stop spraying and lodged a complaint with the shire’s director of sustainability, communities and infrastructure; and asked to speak with the CEO and mayor about the incident,” she said. After the 2015 incident, Ms Cousin said a council works manager visited her farm a week later and told her about council’s No Spray Register, which she said was not shown on council’s website or listed in any other council information booklets. “I had our property details recorded on the register by the end of 2015,” she said. “Just two days ago, I found our roadsides have again been sprayed by the shire.” Ms Cousin said residents do not receive notice of council’s intention to spray roadsides and nor do they know what sprays are being used. “The shire works manager and the health officer, as

well as the shire staff doing the spraying, have all refused to even let me know what chemicals were being sprayed on me,” she said. “The South Gippsland Shire’s actions and policies are threatening our commercial viability as certified organic farmers. For both residents and workers the shire is jeopardising our health and our natural environment by their reckless use of toxic chemicals. “This is completely unacceptable when practical and cost efficient non-toxic methods of managing roadside ‘weeds’ are available.” A council spokesperson said council inadvertently sprayed Ms Cousin’s verge while spraying neighbouring properties. “We acknowledge this was an error on the part of the operator,” the spokesperson said. “In the future the properties of people who have opted out of council’s roadside spraying program will be linked to council’s GPS system to ensure that such errors are avoided.” The council spokesperson said the Do Not Spray register cannot be listed on council’s website as it contains private information. “Contrary to Ms Cousin’s claims that she has not been contacted by council officers, she has in fact spoken to two team leaders from the depot, the depot manager and has a meeting scheduled with the CEO this week,” the spokesperson said. The spokesperson said council uses a herbicide that is wildlife/livestock safe. Ms Cousin said stopping the abuse of toxic sprays by council was one of the reasons she is running for council.


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Stars spread message of peace By Brad Lester ONE star at a time, Penny Duffield is raising awareness about ending violence through craft. The Leongatha woman coordinates the Gippsland Star Weaving Community, a group that has pledged to create 10,000 stars from ribbon as part of the One Million Stars to End Violence international weaving project. The stars will be part of the One Million Star installation at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 and so far, Gippsland weavers have created 8500 stars. The project was instigated by artist weaver Maryann Talia Pau of Brunswick in 2012 in response to the murder of Jill Meagher in Melbourne, and now targets the elimination of domestic violence, racism, harassment, bullying and other forms of violence. “We can all relate to experiences of harassment and bullying, and this is a way of getting together. It’s about solidarity really,” Penny said. “This project is just making people aware they should be mindful and take care. Violence is not just about physical actions, it’s about words as well.” She has coordinated community weaving events from Leongatha through to Dumbalk and Mirboo North, involving people from age five to 85 years. Participants so far have included Artspace Mirboo North, Dumbalk Community Centre, Mirboo

North Playgroup, Mirboo North Primary School, Mirboo North Scouts, Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Mums Groups at Chairo Christian School in Leongatha, Station Art Galleries at Yarragon and Trafalgar, Stay Creative After School Program at Leongatha Primary School, St Peter’s Church community of Leongatha, and St Peter’s Church car making group, as well as Penny’s family, friends and work colleagues. “It’s a good de-stresser. People think they will do a few but they get hooked on it,” Penny said. She became involved in 2014 while looking for a meaningful way of contributing to the community. Penny discovered the project online and became a local contact, establishing a stand at the Leongatha Daffodil Festival that year. The project has evolved to the point she has conducted many presentations and workshops. Star kits are available from Artspace, Mirboo North for $2.50 including ribbon to make five stars. Penny forwards completed stars to Maryann. Her late husband George made 3000 stars. To find out more, including tips about how to weave, email Penny: pennyduffield1@bigpond.com or for a tutorial see the website: http://www.onemillionstars.net Artspace in Mirboo North will be holding Star Weave workshops at 2pm on Thursdays, November 3, 10 and 24, and Sundays, November 6 and 13 from 11am. All stars woven at the Mirboo North schools,

Creative for a cause: crafters weave stars at a workshop at St Peter’s Church Hall, Leongatha, for the One Million Stars to End Violence international weaving project, and inset, the finished goods. Scouts and Artspace will be displayed before Christmas in Mirboo North. The Boolarra Community Against Domestic Violence hosted a Star Weave workshop on October 24 and the 1st Yinnar Scout Troop will stage a workshop on November 8 at 6.30pm at Yinnar Scout Hall.

From Austria to Australia THE Rotary Club of Leongatha is pleased to welcome Max Sutterluety from Austria.

New experience: Leongatha Rotarian Mary Dortmans welcomed Max Sutterluety to Leongatha. Max has travelled from Austria as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

Max is a Rotary Youth Exchange student who will be living in South Gippsland for 12 months. Max gave a presentation to Leongatha Rotarians recently about his family and his life in the small rural town of Egg where his father is the mayor. Egg is near Switzerland and the beautiful Swiss Alps are visible from the town. Max is 16 and in Year 10 at Mary MacKillop College. He enjoys drama, playing guitar, singing and break dancing. Max played Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream recently, performed by Lyric Theatre in Leongatha, and would like to thank Bernadette Grainger for casting him in the play. He really enjoyed performing Shakespeare’s play even though it was challenging speaking in English. “Performing in German would have been much easier,” Max said. He appreciates the support and encouragement all the cast and crew gave him. Max has been hosted by Sue Fleming

and Trevor Walder, and Sarah and Harrison. They have helped him settle into Leongatha and made the transition as easy as possible. They have taken him to the Melbourne Cricket Ground to see a football match, shown him the city, and visited Wilsons Promontory and surrounding areas in South Gippsland. Max is playing netball in a mixed team and enjoying that too. He would like to play volleyball and learn to surf. Max is grateful to Sue, Trevor, Sarah and Harrison for welcoming him into their home, showing him around, meeting new people and feeding him. The Keily family are now hosting Max for the next 10 weeks in Inverloch. Rotary appreciate both families for their generous hospitality and care they are giving Max. Rotary Youth Exchange students attend camps at Forest Edge in Neerim East every three months to have time with each other, share experiences and plan activities. The camps are for students leaving

Australia going on exchange overseas (outbound students) and for the students on exchange from overseas (inbound students). Rotary youth counselors are at the camp to supervise the students and help them integrate into Youth Exchange so each person has a wonderful, supportive experience. Max will attend the Rotary Conference in Tasmania in March next year along with other Rotary Youth Exchange students. They will then head off on their Australian Rock to Reef Tour, travelling to Uluru and across to the Great Barrier Reef for three weeks. “You only get an opportunity like this once in a lifetime, and if you get the chance you should take it because you will never get another experience like this,” Max said. Rotary Youth Exchange Program is for students aged 15 to 18 years. The Youth Exchange is for 12 months. For more information www.ryea.org. au or ask a Rotarian. Mary Dortmans, Shirley Seabrook and Nick Dudley are the Leongatha Rotary Youth Exchange Team.

Cyclist pedals for cancer cure SOME people ride cycle for health. Jacquelyn Beckett is cycling to help beat cancer. The part-time Inverloch resident is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money to support staff at Children’s Medical Research Institute develop treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer. She aimed to ride 400km throughout October and is seeking to boost her sponsorship tally of $1195, as of last week. Jacquelyn was inspired to act after her the death of her godmother Judi Sheehan from cancer in June. “Her death had affected me emotionally as I was close to her. I wanted to contribute to something that will help me keep her memory alive,” she said. “As Judi didn’t want a funeral, I wasn’t able to move on, so found this Great Cycle Challenge through Face-

book so I signed up on the spot. “I’m doing this in memory of Judi. It’s also a good motivator to lose some weight and get fit again.” Jacquelyn has been cycling on the road and on a spin bike in wet weather, as she is deaf and relies on hearing aids and cochlea implants that are not waterproof. “I used to cycle so much in the past before I had children. My childhood years have been on the bike. I had a dream that I would like to ride from Warrnambool to Melbourne when I was a child. I never achieved that dream,” she said. “I have done the HBA bike ride and triathlons. Last year I got back on the bike and realised how much I have missed riding.” To sponsor Jacquelyn, go to: https:// greatcyclechallenge.com.au/Riders/JacquelynBeckett

Riding for a cause: Jacquelyn Beckett is clocking up kilometres on two wheels to raise money for cancer research.


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Businesses support community centre THE support of businesses and locals alike resulted in the completion and grand opening of the Dumbalk Community Centre.

Achievement: from left, John and Glenda Xuereb, Bev and Ed Hanley, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, Dumbalk and District Progress Association president Toine Bovill and project manager Walter Aich were thrilled to open the Dumbalk Community Centre on Wednesday. Glenda is the daughter of former shire president Arthur Ashenden, who opened the former kindergarten in 1971.

David Trease of David Trease Design and Drafting Solutions attended several community meetings and put together a building design based on the needs of the community. The designs brought the building to a modern standard and included several upgrades, including an improved disabled toilet. Mr Trease said working with the community was a wonderful experience and it was greatly fulfilling to see the end result at the opening of the centre last Wednesday. “It was great to see the joy it brought the community –that’s the reason I love what I do,” he said. “It’s always rewarding to be part of a community project like this. It was an absolute pleasure.” Once a concept design had been settled and gone through the tender process, it was time to select a builder. Considine and Johnston was brought onto the project, which Mr Trease praised highly. “My full compliments go to Considine and Johnston for the way this project was handled. They put their heart and soul into it, which is a real credit to the team,” he said. Considine and Johnston’s Gary Bullen said a fantastic community effort was involved in the redevelopment, with locals volunteering their labour. Considine and Johnston handled the redevelopment of the internal works. Mr Bullen said the work ran smoothly. “The community is strong out there and we wanted to give it the best value for money,” he said. “The centre is an excellent asset and it was

a pleasure to work with the community and the he committee.” One challenge that arose was the discovery off asbestos under the vinyl floor tiles. The removal of the asbestos was handled by Fibre Check. Fibre Check is a family operated business in Korumburra. Fully ensured, Fibre Check handles asbestos removal from Yarram right through to Phillip Island. The removal of the asbestos took two days to complete. “The centre looks really good and will be a benefit to the community,” Fibre Check’s Rick Staples said. His daughter Brittany is also a registered removalist, and was involved in the community centre project. Mr Staples said Fibre Check is available for any community projects, and has completed works for organisations such as Murray Goulburn and the South Gippsland quarries. The electrical work was handled by Strzelectics. Electrician Doug Bovill rewired the wholeN building, replaced the switchboards and cables, and installed a generator which will keep the centre operating if the town was to lose power. Mr Bovill also has a plan in mind for when theb hot weather strikes. “We have installed air conditioning, which some houses in Dumbalk don’t have,” he said. “It’s just an idea at the moment, but we could open the centre on hot days to give the community somewhere cool to stay.” LED lights have been installed right through the building, as well as extra power points. A shed could also be connected to the power if one needed to be built in the future. “This was a good community project. It brought people together, helped us get to know more people, and everyone pitched in to do odd jobs,” he said.

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Local support: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council building coordinator Alister Fixp ter, Considine and Johnston’s Gary Bullen, Dumbalk and District Progress Association president Toine Bovill and David Trease of David Trease Design and Drafting Solutions put in the hard work to refurbish the Dumbalk Community Centre.


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Strong willed Dumbalk opens community centre A SENSE of pride was felt across Dumbalk and the wider district as the town opened its community centre last week. The commitment to bring the project together was tireless among locals and businesses and the result will undoubtedly benefit the community. A large crowd from across South Gippsland turned out for the opening on Wednesday, including guests McMillan MP Russell Broadbent and South Gippsland Shire Council candidates. The building was the original kindergarten, opened in 1971. It was closed 10 years ago, and the community has worked hard to build it back up into a fabulous town asset. The refurbishment – which cost around $120,000 – was made possible by significant grants from Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal, South Gippsland Shire Council, Mirboo North District Community Foundation, Gardiner Foundation and the Foster branch of Bendigo Bank, as well as generous private donations. Many locals also donated their time and laboured to see the project come to fruition, which helped tackle the cost and made the project a true community effort. “We aimed high and the in-kind labour was remarkable,” Dumbalk and District Progress Association president Toine Bovill said. “The kindness and generosity was amazing.” A special donation was the inclusion of the Dumbalk grown Banksia Wood slabs that were sanded and polished with love and now feature in the main building. Now that the paint is dry, the building is ready to service the community. The main room can be used for group meetings and education purposes. Although Dumbalk can access the National Broadband Network, the centre is yet to be connected. Once there is internet access, people will be able to go in for courses. A private consultation area may be used for a range of people including medics, nurses, tax accountants, music teachers or massage therapists. The progress association is also looking for management so the centre can be opened during regular hours. “I would like to say thank you to everyone who contributed. The building needed attention and the outcome is truly fantastic,” Ms Bovill said. Mr Broadbent commended the community on its exceptional achievement, impressed by the many numbers of people willing to see the project through. “The rebirth of a building is very special. This model was perfect for its time but it needed to be redeveloped,” he said. “It’s a pleasure to open this building. It’s been a real community effort and it’s terrific to see people who have the drive and the forethought to go after funding. I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s going to be in the future.”

Pride: from left, Bev Hanley and Norma Sellings were delighted with the refurbishment of the Dumbalk Community Centre. The pair – along with Ed Hanley, John Sellings, Barb and Bill Fuller, Don Cooper and Ken Callister – helped drive the need for a kindergarten in the town, surveying whether there were enough children and in the district and lobbying for its development.

Out, about: South Gippsland Shire’s citizen of the year Maxine Kiel was among the peoOpened: from left, Ed Hanley and Bev Hanley, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, Dumbalk ple wishing the Dumbalk community well on and District Progress Association president Toine Bovill and project manager Walter Aich cut the opening of the centre. the ribbon and opened the Dumbalk Community Centre on Wednesday.


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Auction backs Rotary’s efforts THE Rotary Club of Korumburra raised about $25,000 at its Annual Dinner Auction at the Italian Social Club in Korumburra on October 22 and with all 200 tickets sold, it was a wonderful evening.

Crowd pleaser: Kaylah Thomas, 14, entertains the crowd at the Rotary Club of Korumburra’s Annual Dinner Auction.

The club thanked all the people and businesses who donated goods and services to the event, which is the club’s major fundraiser for the year. There was competition for many items, especially the 20 envelopes for the $3000 shopping spree at Hartley Wells Furniture and Betta Home Living in Leongatha. Bill O’Neill bought the envelope with the winning voucher. Frank Preston won the raffle prize of a fully stocked bar fridge. The evening got off to an amazing start when local singing sensation, Kaylah Thomas, entertained the crowd with two songs, followed by two more half way through the night. Kaylah is only 14 years of age and showed great poise and maturity during her performance in front of an appreciative crowd. The club thanked auctioneers Eddie Hams and Brian McCormack, along with ‘pencillor’ Stan Alger. They worked hard during the evening and their skill ensured the club received a great result. The club also thanked three exchange students, Lola Vos, Bridget Keily and Natasha Turton, who did a fabulous job displaying items as these were auctioned. Most of the funds raised will be directed to the Robyn Holmes Foundation, whereby the Rotary Club can distribute

to needy causes in the community. A major project is being planned with board members from the Karmai Community Children’s Centre, which will come to fruition by the time the new facility opens at the start of 2017. The club also thanked George Auddino and Mark Holmes, who capably led the auction organising committee, and all of the members of Rotary and others, who helped in any way with the running of the great community event.

Have a go: exchange students Lola Vos and Natasha Turton hold up a water pump as bidding gets underway at the Rotary auction.

Phillip Island charity Deadline looming to shape region raises $1 million THERE is still time for Gippslanders to say what’s bugging them, or what innovative plans they may have, for the next month’s Regional Partnership Assembly.

THE Australian Grand Prix Corporation is thrilled to announce the longstanding charity partner of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, the You Are My Sunshine Foundation (YAMS), has reached its fundraising target of $1 million dollars with the help of generous motorsport fans over five years. The Phillip Island not for profit charity, which has been the official charity partner since 2012, aims to find a cure for the rare and deadly childhood cancer Neuroblastoma. YAMS Foundation chairperson Jude Donahoo, who established the charity in memory of her late granddaughter, Khalilla, is over the moon to reach the fundraising goal she set just seven years ago. “When we began in 2009 our goal was to reach $1 million, however never in our wildest dreams did we think it would happen in seven short years,” she said. “Leading into this year’s event we were only $52,000 short of our target so it is very fitting that we reach the seven figure milestone at this year’s Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. “It is now time for me to hang up the fundraising boots, however rest assured I’ll be staying in touch with all of the amazing people we have met along the You Are My Sunshine Foundation journey and we look forward to hopefully one day, find-

Deputy chair of the Gippsland Regional Partnership, Paul Ford said today submissions would be closing this Thursday, November 3. “The submissions will form the basis of discussions at the Regional Assembly on November 17, so we want to hear from you now,” he said. So far 120 Gippslanders have taken up the opportunity to help shape the region’s future with proposals including improved public transport links, creating sustainable industries and turning the Latrobe Valley into a technology hub. Balancing the spread of urban development with agriculture, lifestyle and

tourism is also high on the agenda of many of the submissions. More input from South Gippsland is needed. “The regional assembly is the first of a series that will be delivered in different locations in Gippsland in coming years,” Mr Ford said. “The Engage Regions forum www. engage.vic.gov.au/regions is a chance for the community to guide the focus of the assembly this year and to shape and engage in the thinking on an ongoing basis. “We want to support local small communities and build on the opportunities they present, whether it be the tourism potential of South Gippsland towns or the growth of the already flourishing food and fibre industries in the region.” The assembly will take place in Moe on November 17.

Don’t miss out on your $1000 of Child Dental Care Milestone reached: from left, You Are My Sunshine Foundation chairperson Jude Donahoo celebrates the foundation reaching its fundraising goal of $1 million with Australian rider and YAMS ambassador,Jack Miller. ing a cure for Neuroblastoma.” Australian rider and YAMS ambassador, Jack Miller, said, “I’m so proud of Jude and all the YAMS volunteers who have worked hard over the years raising the $1 million for this worthy cause.” Equally as delighted is grand prix CEO Andrew Westacott, who is pleased to have helped Jude in a cause that has become close to the hearts of the Australian motorsport community. “We are immensely proud of the You Are My Sunshine Foundation and

Jude Donahoo for reaching their target of $1 million dollars for research into Neuroblastoma,” he said. “The fans who have attended the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix for the last five years have generously emptied their pockets and we thank you all for your support of this local Phillip Island charity. “Jude and her team are part of the grand prix family. Every single person involved in their charity is a volunteer who contributes their time to ensure that 100 percent of every

dollar donated helps find a cure for this horrible disease.” Since 2012, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and fans at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix have contributed approximately $430,000 of the fundraising total. All proceeds of the YAMS fundraising efforts have been donated toward Neuroblastoma research being undertaken at the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre. For more information please visit www.motogp. com.au and www.yamsfoundation.org.au.

SOUTH Gippsland families have been reminded to make the most of a generous $1000 government dental grant for eligible children while it still lasts. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule, delivered by Medicare, allows eligible children between the ages of two to 17 to receive up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years. However with the current Federal Government moving to abolish the grant, it’s possible the fund will not be renewed beyond the end of 2016. Inverloch Family Dental practice director Taehee Lee said the while scheme had been popular since it first launched in 2014, he feared many families were going to miss out on important dental care opportunities. “Based on our observations here at the clinic, I would estimate only about 25 percent of eligible families have taken advantage of this funding,” Dr Lee said. Through the CDBS, every eligible child is entitled to $1000 worth of common check-ups and treatments, including examinations, cleaning, extractions, Xrays and fillings. “At Inverloch Family Dental, we are authorised to check a patient’s CDBS balances and eligibility, and offer top quality dental care without any out of pocket cost,” Dr Lee said.

“But the current government has considered cutting the service. One of its main arguments for this is not enough families utilising the available funding, so we strongly encourage people to keep their children’s examinations regular and ensure they make the most of the service.” Dr Lee advised all existing patients and potential newcomers to check their entitlements, as CDBS funding was allocated to different families in different funding cycles, with the current instalment set to expire on December 31 for many families. “Knowing the fund’s future is far from guaranteed, now is a good time to make sure all check-ups are up to date so you can make the most of the funding that is still available,” Dr Lee said. “The Child Dental Benefits Schedule gives parents a great opportunity to seek and obtain the dental treatments their children need.” Inverloch Family Dental is equipped with a specially designed clinic for children, offering a wide range of services for all CDBS appointments at 2a High Street, Inverloch. “For those families who are not eligible for the CDBS, we have special family rates on check-ups, cleans and a range of other services at our friendly clinic,” Dr Lee said. For more information call (03) 5674 2691 or visit www.inverlochfamilydental. com.au


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Super Saturday Sale at Marriotts MARRIOTTS Marriotts Motorcycles and Power Equipment in Leongatha offered spring discounts during the Super Saturday Sale on October 22.

All mown up: Robert and Sharon Fisher from Dumbalk and Jim Welsh from Marriotts Motorcycles and Power Equipment at the super sale held at the Leongatha store on October 22.

Customers enjoyed amazing deals across the store, with first class equipment from reputable manufacturers Stihl, Toro, Cub Cadet, Greenfield, Rover and Masport. Specials were offered on push mowers, compost shredders and gardening tools, including battery powered garden shears.

Happy to help: Neil Busacco from MTD and Luke Rudling from Toro were on hand at Marriotts Motorcycles and Power Equipment on October 22, to offer advice on their products during the store’s super sale.

Toora factory on the rise NUTRITIONAL milk powder company Viplus Dairy, based in Toora, recently announced it was working with China’s top sports university to begin clinical trials on a new sports drink. The factory has also announced several new products, including a low GI milk powder and postnatal milk formula for lactating mothers and the near completion of its second stage of development. A Viplus spokesperson said the factory has neared completion of it’s “latest and to date greatest upgrade”, with robotics and cutting edge technology giving Viplus a competitive edge with both products and volumes that can be produced. “Viplus continues to grow with the adoption of such new technologies and this growth will create job opportunities for both skilled and unskilled workers,” the spokesperson said.

Regional visit: the Viplus factory in Toora recently hosted a delegation of people from Asia, who were participating in a food and beverage trade week program. From left, Nicki Marks, senior market analyst from Regional Development Victoria, Chris McKiernan from Viplus and tour organiser Graham Scott from Regional Development Victoria. “Our good relationship with Regional Development Victoria will ensure job creation will continue into the future.” The spokesperson said demand for milk powder from China has not decreased. “Due to Chinese government restrictions on brands

entering the country, people still need to feed their children, if anything it has made the Australian made product more desirable.” Viplus chief operating officer Peter Cunningham said innovation is at the heart of everything Viplus does. “We continue as an in-

dustry leader in developing new products to service new markets and look after our important existing clients,” he said. “We are proud of the achievements at Viplus, the jobs created in Gippsland coupled with the strong economic growth in the company.”

At the 2016 Australia Agri-Food Innovation Summit held in Melbourne in September, Viplus announced Beijing Sports University would begin trials on a new sports drink in October. Viplus has jointly engineered the sports product range to include dairy based proteins rather than vegetable or soy based proteins used in most sports recovery drinks. Clinical trials will test how this new formulation maximises benefits to athletes. Other new innovations announced by Viplus at the summit include a new low glyceamic index milk powder and the first postnatal milk formula for lactating mothers. Significantly, Viplus is also partnering with Sydney University on clinical trials of the new low GI milk formula with the first results due last month. The postnatal milk formula for lactating mothers is the first product of its type released in Australia and is expected to attract a significant consumer interest both

in Australia and on the export market. Viplus also recently hosted a delegation of around 20 overseas business leaders at its Toora factory, in a visit

facilitated by Austrade and the Victorian Department of Agriculture. The visit was a part of Australia’s premier inbound trade mission program.

Locals sought for medical trial SOUTH Gippsland residents are being asked to contribute to a world first medical trial into whether a widely used anti-cholesterol drug could hold the key to prevent heart attacks, strokes and even dementia. The study is run by The School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University and Monash Rural Health East and South Gippsland. Study organisers need to recruit 100 general practitioners from South Gippsland and East Gippsland, and volunteer participants. The study, called the STAtin therapy for Reducing Events in the Elderly (STAREE), looks at whether statins – used to lower cholesterol - can help people live longer, healthier lives. STAREE is studying the effectiveness of statin use in prolonging overall survival and reducing disability in healthy people over the age of 70 years. The research will look at whether a daily dose of the therapy can prolong good health and assist in maintaining independence in people aged over 70, including preventing heart attacks, dementia and disability. If you would like more information, call 1800 770 664 or visit www.staree.org.au

Free plants for gardeners Tidy honour for Coal Creek SPRING has arrived and, with the rains, so have the weeds. Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging urban landowners to control weeds this spring by running the ‘Weed ‘em and Reap’ program from October 31 to November 28. People who remove noxious weeds from their gardens can receive free indigenous plants as a thank you. Council’s general manager sustainable development and growth Allison Jones said council and volunteer groups work all year round to remove and control environmental weeds in natural reserves. “The weed outbreaks that occur in our coastal and bushland reserves originate from private gardens,” Ms Jones said. “Residents and landholders can make a real difference towards the eradication of these weeds that have a massive impact on our natural environment. “Weeds invade native plant communities and over run them. In the worst case scenario, this can

mean the loss of plant species and habitat for our native animals. “Join us in the battle to protect our unique natural environment and receive free indigenous plants as our thanks to you.” This offer is only open to urban property owners. Information and application forms are available at your local library and council’s customer service centres in Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Grantville and Cowes. Remember to pick up a copy of the Common Weeds of Gippsland – Weed Identification booklet or download it at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/weeds, and become an expert on the weeds in your area. Please note that weeds cannot be disposed of as green waste, but they can be disposed with general waste at transfer stations. For more details of the ‘Weed ‘em and Reap’ offer, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/weedem or contact the sustainable environment department on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 5672 2211.

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council would like to congratulate Coal Creek Community Park and Museum for its recognition as a finalist in the Keep Victoria Beautiful 2016 Tidy Towns – Sustainable Community Awards. Coal Creek was named a finalist in the categories of Community Government Partnerships, Cultural Heritage and Environment Sustainability. With Coal Creek entering six applications, it produced a high scoring application, therefore recognising Korumburra as a town finalist for Tidy Town of the Year. This year’s Tidy Town of the Year was awarded to Horsham following its success as 2015 Tidy Town of the Year. Council’s Coal Creek Community Park and Museum coordinator Rowena Ashley was pleased Coal Creek had been recognised for the great work undertaken in the area.

“Being a finalist for the Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards and seeing our contribution to protecting our environment and making Victoria cleaner and more sustainable appreciated has been an honour,” Mrs Ashley said. “Although we weren’t successful in taking out the award in each category, we were still extremely proud to be recognised for the prestigious awards. “A big thank you and congratulations is to be sent out to our volunteers at Coal Creek who dedicate their time and effort in making Korumburra and the park thrive. Without their assistance we would not be capable of participating in these projects that make a difference.” People wanting to make sustainable changes to their community are urged to visit the Keep Victoria Beautiful website at www. kvb.org.au for ideas on how to make a difference in your area.


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Mirboo teens conquer Kokoda FOUR teenage boys, one teacher, 96 kilometres of mountainous terrain and nine days later, this trekking troop from Mirboo North felt accomplished, writes Sarah Vella. FOUR Mirboo North Year 12 VCAL students were studying the Kokoda Trail in English when they decided they wanted to experience the trail first hand. Great experience: from left, Mirboo North Secondary College Year 12 students Matt Powell, Heath Ferguson, teacher Andrew McGrath, and students Brock Thomson and Jason Fahey conquered the Kokoda Trail recently, as part of their VCAL studies. They visited war graves and memorials along the trek.

Heath Ferguson, Matt Powell, Brock Thomson and Jason Fahey were intrigued by Kokoda and wanted to extend their knowledge past the pages of a book. They recently travelled to Papua New Guinea to walk the trail for themselves and to develop a deeper understanding of its significance to World War Two. They were accompanied by teacher, Andrew McGrath. Jason said the 96 kilometre journey was physically and emotionally difficult. Aside from lugging their own packs along the trail, Jason said the heat and humidity presented a challenge, as did trekking downhill. “We had to concentrate really hard where we were stepping when going downhill,” he said. For Jason, one of the standout experiences of the trip was stopping at Brigade Hill, the site of a three day battle in September 1942, which claimed the lives of many Australian soldiers. Brigade Hill is an impressive mountain ridge roughly halfway along the track. “We did a service up there. It was pretty overwhelming,” Jason said. After four hours of walking up a relentless hill, the service at the top of Brigade Hill gave the boys a “bit of a shakeup”. Jason said completing the trail was a great learning experience. “I learnt it was more than just a walk. Looking back on it and the places we saw, it gives me a sense of accomplishment,” he said. “Only one percent of Australians have completed the trail and even less have done it carrying their own pack.” Heath said the boys did not know what they were in for until they got to the start of the trail at Ower’s Corner. “It was steep at the start, then there was a lot of downhill and the knees started to hurt a bit. It was definitely better going uphill by the end of it,” he said. Heath said whenever the going got tough, he would think of the soldiers who were fighting the war along the trail in 1942. “They were going through a whole lot more than we were. They had to navigate the terrain and keep an eye out for Japanese sol-

diers at the same time,” he said. “I thought about that when it got hard. Thinking about what they went through got us through.” Heath, Jason and Matt carried their 17 kilogram packs for the full 96 kilometres, while Brock suffered from a knee injury and heat stroke just two days in, so he was unable to carry his. “It was either give up trying to carry the pack and finish the trail, or not complete it at all,” he said. Brock also found the trail a mental challenge. “Because you spend so much time looking at the ground, you get stuck in your head, all you can do is think. Sometimes, that is not fun,” he said. “We had to work out ways to block it out, which was hard at the start but became easier at the end.” Of the experience, Brock said being there and seeing it for himself was a real eye opener. “From seeing it in pictures to standing in front of it for real was a big deal,” he said. Matt said completing the trail was the most rewarding aspect of the journey. “We underestimated it at the start, but by day two, reality had struck that it was not something to take lightly,” he said. “Personally, seeing the weapons from Japanese and Australian soldiers, seeing live mortars, grenades and heavy artillery bullets and picking them up, that was incredible.” Matt said the small museum at Myola was also an incredible experience. “We saw shoes with the bones still in them. That was a bit tough,” he said. For all four boys, they discovered the Kokoda Trail is more than just a walk and the strain on the body was often more mental than physical. They were up at 5am, followed by a full day of walking to set up camp again at about 4pm every day, for nine days straight. “When we got to camp all we wanted to do was sit down, but we couldn’t. It was just constant,” Matt said. “We travelled fairly well; we pushed forward to a new village each day. Some days, it was worth pushing on.” The boys are the first Mirboo North Secondary College students to complete the trail and said they would recommend the journey to others.


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A room full of ladies gathered at the Cape Kitchen on Phillip Island where the floor to ceiling windows made the most of the spectacular view, the weather was incredibly kind, the sunset sublime and the shared plates a huge hit. Guest speaker was Judi Fallon, eSmart manager with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and as with so many of the SBWN’s speakers, the audience could have listened for a whole lot longer. Judi travelled from Melbourne and was a warm and engaging speaker. She spoke about the foundation, with a main focus on her role within schools. Judi is responsible for the programs that run in some 10,000 schools across Australia and given her knowledge on the eSmart topic, she shared startling and slightly unnerving statistics on children’s safety on-line. Many in the audience had questions around what else the community can do to protect children. Topics included checking privacy settings on all social media accounts; warning children of all ages about the risks of everything that they post, text, or message staying around forever; teaching them that if they wouldn’t say something to someone’s face, don’t say it on line; and, keeping open lines of communication with children. Next month the Southern Business Women’s Network welcomes 2016 Bass Coast Young Citizen of the Year, Rebecca Slavin to speak about her experiences, addiction and how she is giving back to the community that supported her. This will be yet another important topic which the network believes is too important not to share as the impacts of ice on the community, families and businesses continue to be of great concern. The event will on November 17 at Leongatha Golf Club, overlooking the beautiful golf course. Registrations will be open to soon and tickets can be purchased at www.sbwn.com.au All welcome.

Don’t delay on breast screening WOMEN are urged to have a regular breast cancer check, with new data revealing participation rates in Victoria’s free screening program are remaining relatively unchanged, even though the service is free. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing last week released BreastScreen Victoria’s report card for Gippsland that shows local participation rates of women aged 50 to 74 in the free breast cancer screening service. Every year, more than 4000 women in Victoria are diagnosed with breast cancer and 700 die from the disease. Finding breast cancer early, before it is even felt or noticed, gives women the best chance of successful treatment and survival. BreastScreen Victoria’s report cards help raise awareness of the lifesaving screening service, and are a timely reminder there is more work to do to reduce the burden of breast cancer.

The Victorian state wide participation rate is 52 percent, still well below the national target of 70 percent. In Gippsland the participation rate is 53 percent which, while being above the state average, still needs to increase. It is estimated 22,803 eligible women in Gippsland were not screened in 2013-15. BreastScreen Victoria screened a record of more than 246,000 Victorian women in 2015 and 2016, with this number expected to grow to more than 252,000 this financial year. The service has clinics located all around Gippsland A regular breast screen every two years is the best way to find cancer early. The biggest risk factor is being a woman aged over 50 years. BreastScreen Victoria is jointly funded by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments and provides services at 40 fixed screening clinics and two mobile screening vans visiting 29 locations every two years. For more information or to book a scan visit www.breastscreen.org.au or call 13 20 50.


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Riding camp a hit with Girl Guides THIRTY-FIVE Girl Guides from Leongatha, Wonthaggi and Phillip Island enjoyed a horse riding camp at Tynong North recently.

In her stride: Savannah Interlandi enjoys her time up high on her mount at the Girl Guides horse riding camp at Tynong North.

After travelling to camp on a Friday evening, Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny and there was a buzz of excitement as the girls prepared breakfast, organised the campsite and prepared for riding. They headed to Ryders horse riding establishment, donned helmets, mounted up and organised stirrups. Eventually the first group headed off on its ride with grins aplenty and a little bit of nervousness from some. While the first group was riding the second group undertook jobs around Ryders and enjoyed games. Eventually their turn came, and

everyone mounted up. After the ride the comments from the girls were “Best ever!”, “Let’s do it again” and “So much fun!” After a barbecue lunch, the girls returned to camp for more fun and games. Saturday night was topped off with the traditional Girl Guide campfire. The girls performed skits, sang songs and toasted marshmallows. On Sunday morning, the girls explored the wonderful campsite. Anyone interested in joining the fun to be had at Girl Guides should contact Chris Oliver at coliver@guidesvic.org.au

In control: Olivia Helps finds fun on four legs during the Girl Guides horse riding camp.

Pianist and singer to entertain A RENOWNED pianist and a rising singer will perform at Wonthaggi Baptist Church this Saturday, November 5.

Looking fierce: Maria Azzopardi and Nada Grbin dressed up for the occasion at the Anderson Inlet Angling Club’s Pirates Night.

Pirates walk plank at Inverloch PIRATES invaded the Anderson Inlet Angling Clubrooms at Inverloch recently, all in hot pursuit of toilet treasure. The club’s Pirates Night was held as a fundraiser towards upgrading the club’s toilets, which have been in use since the clubrooms were placed on site in 1962.

The evening raised $1000. Best dressed pirates Charlie Studd and Elaine Cooper stood out in their dazzling costumes. Fundraising activities were held throughout the night, with a game of rum toss and raffles were drawn. The jukebox rang out with music for the pirates to dance to and a darn good plank walking night was had by all.

Joshua Hooke and Maria Rosa Gatto, both of Wonthaggi, will appear in concert from 2pm. Classical pianist Joshua achieved his BA Music degree in 2015 and is now studying for his Masters of Music at the University of Melbourne with Professor Ian Holtham. Earlier this year, Joshua studied in Vienna, Austria, with Paul Badura-Skoda. Josh competed in the 2016 Australian National Piano Awards in September, achieving a position in the semi finals and winning the Peoples’ Choice Award. Maria Rosa, 17, has been singing for six years under the tuition of Kirk Skinner. She was in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s Oliver as a member of the ensemble, played Cassie in 13, Wendy in Peter Pan, and also played in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. This year she played Cinderella’s Mother in Into The Woods. As a soloist, she has performed in the Wonthaggi Carols by Candlelight in 2013 and 2014, and Serenade at Sunset in 2014 and 2015. Entry to the performance is $20.

Inspirational player: classical pianist Joshua Hooke (above) and singer Maria Rosa Gatto will entertain at the Wonthaggi Baptist Church this Saturday, November 5.

Udderly awesome dress up day STAFF and students at Tarwin Lower Primary School came to school dressed in the cow colours of brown, black and white on October 21 to raise funds to support dairy farmers doing it tough.

Having a ball: from left, Tony Ciaci, June Laycock and Rob Howard enjoyed the Anderson Inlet Angling Club’s Pirates Night at Inverloch.

Milpara Community House news CROCHET for beginners and beyond is an evening class that will run over five Mondays commencing November 7. It really is amazing what you can create with a stick with a hook, and a ball of yarn. If you’d like to learn how or extend your crochet skills this is the course for you. Settlers of Catan is an award winning multiplayer board game. In this legendary game of strategy, which will appeal to adults, try to be the dominant force on the Island of Catan. Assume the role of a settler to trade, build and expand your colony. Learn to play over four Tuesday evenings commencing Tuesday, November 8. Sourdough bread is an ancient method

of bread making using wild yeasts. Many people love its distinctive ‘sour’ yet yummy flavour. Why not learn how to make your own at home? We have a workshop on Tuesday, November 8. Share a bowl of soup and sample some premade bread. At the end of the day take home your own loaf to bake the next day. Apply First Aid Level 2 and CPR is coming up on Saturday, November 12. Still to come this term: Flower Arranging, Photo Editing, Cup Cake Decorating, Rug Making, Reckon Accounts, RSA and Food Safety Level 1 and supervisors. If you have any questions regarding any of the courses we are running, please do not hesitate to call our friendly staff on 5655 2524.

Tarwin Lower Primary is surrounded by farms, and the students really connected with the plight of the farmers. Most students know of at least one family that is on a farm and realise the issue is happening on their doosteps. There were smiles all round as people watched the parade of studets, knowing their gold coin donation was going to the Need for Feed Disaster Relief Dairy Farmer Support Program.

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Moo, moo: from left, Luci, Grace and Kody had a ball in cow attire at Tarwin Lower Primary School. Creative costumes: from left, Aiden and Hayden joined in the fun of a fancy dress day with a dairy theme at Tarwin Lower Primary School.


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Taste the fun of Hairspray A HIT musical from the sixties will be presented by Leongatha Lyric Theatre in July next year. But for now, director Louise Adkins is seeking a fun loving cast to bring the show of Hairspray to life. Lyric is particularly in need of non-Caucasian performers to help tell the story of racial tension and inequality as people of diverse backgrounds try to find themselves in the 1960s. An information session will be held on Sunday, November 13 at 5pm at the Eagger Studio, Watson Road, Leongatha, and prospective cast members are urged to come along. Workshops will be held at 6pm and 7pm that Sunday, and also at 6pm and 7pm on Monday, November 14. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 16, 17 and 18 from 6pm, with callbacks on Saturday, November 19 from 1pm. “It’s a huge show, it’s great fun, and it’s got lots of lead and support roles,” Ms Adkins of Inverloch said.

“There is a buzz in the schools about it at the moment. We’re just trying to ensure we can get the diverse cast together.” People with dancing and singing skills are welcome, but Lyric is also willing to instruct people who are new to stagecraft. Ms Adkins will direct the show, drawing on previous experience acting in Lyric’s Gypsy, and as codirector and choreographer of Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s State award winning Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as various onstage and off stage roles at both local theatre companies. Her daughters Rachel, Sophie and Katelyn will choreograph, and the amazingly talented Colin Mitchell will design the set. “This production is bringing together a fun and energetic production team ready to put on a fantastic show for Lyric,” Ms Adkins said. “This high energy comedy shows that when big hair meets big dreams anything can happen and you Family contribution: from left, Inverloch’s Louise Adkins will direct Leongatha Lyric don’t have to fit in to win.” Hairspray will be Lyric’s major show for 2017 Theatre’s Hairspray, and her daughters Rachel, Sophie and Katelyn will choreograph the and will be performed in July. production.

Roses bloom in Leongatha THE 45th annual Leongatha Rose Spectacular will be held on November 11 and 12. All proceeds from the event will go to Vision Australia. Opening from 12 noon on Friday, November 11, all roses in the show will be judged by four professionals. Three judges are journeying from Melbourne and one is from Neerim South. All are qualified rose judges. The showcase in Leongatha’s Memorial Hall will also include the fourth feature rose. This year’s feature rose is Countrywoman, a tribute to the valued Country Women’s Association. The association has many active members who support the rose show year after year. Countrywoman was bred by Bunyip’s successful amateur breeder Greg Dawson. It has large, pale yellow flowers with a strong fragrance. The Red Cross will be on hand during the show providing refreshments. Another exciting feature of this year’s show is the open garden. Glenys and Barry Paterson of Leongatha will be opening their Parr Street garden for visitors to explore on both days from 10am to 4pm. The Patersons have lived in Parr Street for 37 years, but have discovered their gardening passion in the last

20 years. The garden is two acres and is filled with character. With nearly 300 roses, the garden is a must see. As you wander around you will see stunning water features, Japanese maples, pathways, nice seating, a touch of colour, and lovely mature trees.

“Barry and I have shared the work and have worked well as a team. Gardening has become one of our favourite hobbies,” Glenys said. Visitors are encouraged to park in Parr Street and look out for a dog-shaped mailbox, which will lead the way to the garden.

Stunning: visit Glenys and Barry Paterson’s Leongatha open garden during the Leongatha Rose Spectacular.

Access to the hall and to the gardens will cost $5 each. Community groups are encouraged to become involved in the show and set up their own arrangements for judging. Entry is easy and participants may enter their arrangements on the day. Simply pick your flowers, bring them to the hall, and a friendly committee member will show you how to enter, stage them and put them on the bench. Don’t forget to pick up a schedule for this year’s rose show at either The Star office, Hays Jewellers or Harvest Laneway.


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Trivia launches cancer relay THE South Gippsland 2017 Relay For Life campaign was launched at Fish Creek’s KO’s Bar and Grill with a crowd of 70 joining a trivia night recently. Twelve teams have already signed up for the March 18 and 19 weekend event and nearly $4000 has been raised through registrations and early fundraising. Last year the Fish Creek relay raised $78,000 for cancer research, an incredible effort given the original target was less than half that amount. Foster Exchange Hotel kicked off the campaign with a $1 per meal donation from Friday night’s counter meals. The Foster Golf Club joined last Friday with the same deal, followed up by Fish Creek Hotel offering the same contribution on November 18.

Other clubs are welcome to join in the fundraising. Other fundraising events included Halloween Night at the Fish Creek Park on October 29, a car rally on November 20 and a movie night on November 27. Anyone wishing to join a team or make a donation can contact president Irene Gale on 0428 391 495 or teams manager Claire Buckland on 0429 302 778. The relay’s first team meeting is on November 16 and organisers are hoping for a great turnout from interested participants.

Smart cookies: the Waratah Warriors won the trivia competition that launched the South Gippsland 2017 Relay For Life.


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Terry’s ready to work TERRY Pennycuick prides himself on a job well done. As the man behind TR Pennycuick Excavations, Terry has worked in the field since 1994 and has been keeping clients happy since then. “I do work for dairy farmers, as well as some local government work and forestry work for HPV,” he said. Based in Mirboo North, he travels from Woodside to Phillip Island, continuing his proven track record in expert excavation services. With more than 15 years of experience in all types of excavation work from domestic and commercial to large industrial and civil engineering works, his experience is second to none. Terry offers a diversity of services with his long reach excavator that has 50 foot reach and is able to better meet clients’ needs. “For dam cleaning and river work it’s excelMany strings to bow: Terry lent because you can stay on the bank. It’s the Pennycuick of TR Pennycuick same with cleaning out effluent ponds. You just Excavations caters for a diversity can’t do that with a normal machine,” he said. of earthmoving jobs. TR Pennycuick Excavations offers tree and stump removal, cleaning of effluent ponds, new dams and repairs, shed and house sites, drainage repairs, in-stream environmental works, land cuts, site preparations, firebreaks, and services clearing, land development, site clean-ups, site to commercial, civil, industrial and residential projects. “Our value for money excavation services are all supplied by highly trained and experienced operators who will ensure your project is carried out quickly, safely, and correctly,” Terry said.

“We have a reputation to uphold, and we know the best way to ensure it stays intact is to continue to provide only the very best in customer care.” TR Pennycuick Excavations’ equipment includes: 21-tonne long reach and standard excavators, 36k Caterpillar dozer, John Deere 672ch grad-

er, Bolbo 35 tonne dump truck and a low loader. “With free quotes, onsite inspections, and an after hours service all being a part of the TR Pennycuick Excavations package, you are assured of the highest levels of customer satisfaction,” Terry said. Call Terry on 0417 149 735 to find out more.

Earthmoving with ease COL Smith has been in the business for more than 30 years and continues to provide quality excavating services across South Gippsland. Col Smith Earthmoving in Fish Creek offers excavators ranging from two to 30 tonnes, and so the team has the equipment for work of every scale. “We have equipment for all conditions, including a skid-free loader, grading machines and a track loader,” Mr Smith said. Col Smith Earthmoving also provides local rocks and gravel for tracks and gardens, further helping the local community and other businesses while assisting clients with everything they need. “We have a team of locals from Fish Creek that has been in the business for a long time. A lot of people recognise us and can rely on our reliable, familiar service,” Mr Smith said. Furthermore, Col Smith Earthmoving provides assistance in tree removal, with the ability to remove large trees from properties with ease. “We cover everything our clients may need help with. We provide the service and support with state of the art equipment,” Mr Smith said. If you need any earthmoving done this year, now is the time to contact Col and the team at Col Helping farmers: Col Smith Earthmoving at Fish Creek has the expertise to upgrade farm Smith Earthmoving on 0428 595 627. tracks across South Gippsland.


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Quality tracks help beat lameness AROUND 10 percent of Australia’s dairy cows suffer from lameness each year, according to Jakob Malmo of Maffra Veterinary Centre. Economically, the results of foot disease are much greater than the treatment costs. Reduced milk yield, lower reproductive performance, increased involuntary cull rates, discarded milk, and the additional labour costs to manage these cows account for the largest monetary loss. Poor track maintenance and design can be a contributing factor to lameness, Mr Malmo said. Cows prefer to walk along the soft, muddy edge of a track rather than walking along the harder centre of the track. “While such studies have demonstrated the advantages in terms of cow comfort of using material such as woodchips as a track surface, as a producer I am not convinced such surfaces would be practical in large herd situations on large sections of farm track,” Mr Malmo said. “Unfortunately, sawdust tends to get boggy in high rainfall areas and can be washed away on reasonable slopes.” When designing the layout of farm tracks, Mr Malmo said care should be taken to avoid right angle bends as these tend to slow cow movement. Similarly, gateways through which cows must pass, or culverts over which they must cross, must be of sufficient

Plan ahead: thoughtful farm track design will reduce the likelihood of lameness in dairy herds. width to minimise any disruption with cow flow. Steep gradients reduce the pace of stock movement. Excessive gradients also complicate design and construction of laneways, and increase the cost of construction and maintenance.

The track should be laid out to avoid trees shading the track as drying will not occur and track breakdown is more likely to result. Consider table drains, culverts and bridges to isolate the road surface from water flows to improve watershed.

Drains are vital along either side of the farm track to prevent water seeping into the base from the surrounding ground. Drains must be correctly graded and the water must have somewhere to flow if the drains are to function

correctly. Where possible the water table should be kept about 600mm below the track surface. This may mean material has to be bought in to form the track base. Alternatively, effluent dams or reuse ponds can be constructed and they serve as a quarry to provide material for the track base. It has been normal practice to fence along the outside edge of the drain. The problem here is that cows tend to walk in the drains on the softer base. This destroys the drain, leaves the cows very muddy and does not allow the track to function properly. A solution may be to run to electric wires along the edge of the fence suspended on outriggers from the fence posts along the drain. This permits the drain to be cleaned and allows any build up of sludge at the edge to be removed easily. Features of a well shaped race are a well compacted, shaped or crowned surface which is above the surrounding ground and has drainage provided on either side. The base of the track should be sufficiently crowned to shed water, but not to make walking difficult for stock. The track should be crowned to shed water, with an average cross fall between three and six percent and a suggested maximum of 10 percent. As for track width, guidelines for race width as a function of herd size are: less than 120 cows, 5m; 120-250 cows, 5.5m; 260-350 cows, 6m; and 350-450 cows, 6.5m.


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Simon digs up results SIMON Hughes is a man of many talents.

Talent of the trade: Simon Hughes of Hughes Trenching has a diversity of equipment and services ready to tackle any earthmoving job.

From digging trenches to building house sites and removing trees, he is making life easier for clients across South Gippsland. His business, Hughes Trenching, provides trenching services for a diversity of jobs, from digging for water pipes in town to large scale excavation works, such as site cuts, and cleaning and construction of dams. He will dig holes for stump work and retaining walls, as well as bored pier holes for when slabs are built on fill. Simon works largely by himself and is equipped with a 12 tonne excavator, 10m tipper truck and flat bed trailer, and a five tonne excavator. He has a tree grab that once fixed to an excavator will make short work of removing trees. “You have got to cover all bases. At different times of the year there is always something different going on,” he said. Based at Wattle Bank, Simon covers from Phillip Island to Foster, and beyond. He has worked in the field for 11 years and while he is self employed, Simon has many connections to other contractors to ensure the clients receive the best job possible, when they need it. To find out how Simon can help you, contact him on 0409 807 925.

Monitor farm dams FARM dams require regular inspection and maintenance to keep them in good order. Neglecting these points could result in extensive repair work being required. The following points are provided to help maintain dams. • vegetative cover. A layer of topsoil over the bank (to a depth of 150mm minimum) is essential to keep a contiguous vegetative cover. Only low growing plants should be planted and allowed to remain on the bank. Larger plants are undesirable as they may drive roots into the core of the dam wall, and both dry it out and open up potential routes for seepage. Add topsoil to poorly covered or damaged areas. Seed or sod as appropriate. • stock traffic damage. The bank is a relatively harsh environment for plant growth. Grazing stock will readily remove plant cover by grazing and trafficking. Further, they are likely to cause structural damage as they follow preferred routes. Fencing-out of the dam (along with a reticulation system) should be considered. If this is not an option, short lengths of fence could be used to deflect stock; • settlement. Even well compacted dams will settle a little. An allowance of five percent of bank height is common for farm dams. Poorly compacted dams will settle over 10 percent. Check the amount of freeboard as the dam fills. Top-up where necessary (or alternatively lower spillway inlet). Cracks through the bank may indicate uneven settlement; • slumping. Cracks along the length of the

One to watch: excavating contractors can help farmers maintain dams. wall may point to future slumping. The primary cause is a combination of poor compaction, excessive seepage and excessive steepness of bank. Seek professional advice; • seepage. Wet spots in wall or at the toe of the bank indicate water is moving through the bank. Check the upstream face. Encourage the pasture cover right to the water level. Dig out and repack soil spots on the upstream face which may be inlet sites for a seepage into the bank; and • spillway. The spillway has to be capable of safely carrying flood flows of water from the full supply level of the dam back to the drainage line. A good vegetative cover along the spillway is essential for this. It needs to be actively growing, robust and relatively uniform. Fertilise, reseed and trim as appropriate. Do not let it become ‘clumpy’ or ‘weedy’. Information courtesy of Victorian Government.


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Call Fish Creek Quarries for service across the region FISH Creek Quarries is a family owned business established in 1990.

Plan your home site CHOOSING a site to build your new home can be a daunting task. The Federal Government’s website yourhome. gov.au recommends the following tips for evaluating suitable home sites: • planning controls can have a major influence over your design. Check with the local council for easements, setbacks and building restrictions; • decide which climatic features need to be taken into account, in order of priority, and assess the impact these features will have on your planning. Determine which climatic features to enhance and which to mitigate in order to increase comfort and decrease energy use. Decide whether solar access or access to cooling breezes takes priority. Is one or the other more important in your climate?; • note the size, orientation and slope of the site. Ensure the opportunities for solar access are appropriate to the climate; • assess the microclimate (eg. seasonal temperatures, humidity levels, prevailing winds). Observe how the site terrain and vegetation modify air movement and solar access; • observe the potential for overshadowing, loss of privacy and noise from neighbouring areas. Shadow impact is influenced by latitude, height and spread of trees, and may affect the way the house is sited; • identify vegetation that can be incorporated

into open space, used for wind protection or used as part of the site drainage system. Make it a priority to retain native vegetation where possible; • identify rare or endangered plant and animal species associated with the site. Your local field naturalist society will be able to help; • investigate the geology and topography of the site. Is there a threat of landslide, soil slip or creep?; • assess potential natural hazards such as bushfire risk and flooding; and • identify any natural site drainage patterns and determine how they can be maintained. Steeper sites usually generate more stormwater runoff.

Think ahead: preparing a site for your new home can be made easier by following guidelines from the Federal Government.

The company supplies material across the region from Yarram in the east, to Phillip Island in the west as well as to Mirboo North. The business is operated by father and son, Lindsay and Simon Williams from a quarry on the family farm on the Promontory Road at Fish Creek. With material supplied from the quarry proving itself to be ideal for dairy farms, Fish Creek Quarries has grown and now employs up to seven people at busy times of the year. More than 40 different contractors, operating at various times of the year, service orders and make the quarry a site of constant industry. Customers simply need contact their local contractor for service from the quarry. The quarry offers many different grades of materials and also stocks concrete pipes with sizes from 225/9” to 2100/7’ to satisfy all demands,

Got the lot: Simon and Lindsay Williams and the team at Fish Creek Quarries continues to provide a diversity of quarry material across South Gippsland. available at low prices. Call Lindsay on 0428 513 373 or Simon on 0428 372 684. Either of them is always happy to be of assistance.


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Farming Insight

Above Seeking offers: Damien Minogue from Rodwells works hard to sell this pen of steers at the store sale at VLE Leongatha last Thursday.

Above left

Busy season: cattle truck contractors are always busy at the front and back ends of the cattle sales. Waiting for the sale to progress at VLE Leongatha last Thursday were, from left, Leon James, Mick Debenham, Mervyn Forrester and Tubby Edyvane.

Left Holding up: Geoff Douglas, left, and Alex Miller both of Poowong thought prices were holding up well at the store sale at VLE Leongatha last Thursday.

Price interest: farmer Glen Smith and daughter Grace of Boolarra keenly await the sale of their steers they are selling at last Thursday’s store sale at VLE Leongatha.

Cows dominate yarding THERE were approximately 1400 export and 250 young cattle penned representing an increase of 380 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a generally firm market. Quality was mixed with fewer prime cattle on offer and cows making up almost half of the yarding. The more limited selection of young cattle suited to the trade sold up to 8c/kg dearer. Grown steers and bullocks sold from firm to mostly 7c/kg dearer. Heavy weight grown heifers sold 15c/kg

dearer for a better quality selection. Manufacturing steers sold firm. Cows sold from firm to 5c/kg cheaper with a greater proportion of dairy cows in the larger offering. Heavy weight bulls slipped 7c to 15c/kg. Heavy weight vealers suited to butchers sold from 360c to 395c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade made mostly between 305c and 342c after a top of 392c/kg. Grown steers sold between 305c and 329c/ kg. Bullocks made from 298c to 330c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers showing good finish sold from 300c to 323c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers made between 265c and 278c with the crossbred portion between 280c and 309c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows sold between 170c and 253c/kg. Heavy weight cows made mostly from 206c to 272c/kg. Heavy weight beef bulls sold from 253c to 300c with the dairy lots from 223c to 262c/kg. The next sale draw - November 2: 1. SEJ, 2. Landmark, 3. Phelan & Henderson & Co, 4. Elders. 5. Rodwells, 6. Alex Scott & Staff.

Prime Sale - Wednesday, October 26 BULLOCKS 18 9 6 12 12 5

R.M. Missen, Gormandale J.M. McFee, Cowes Rumridge Pty Ltd, Mt Eliza Holt & Perry W. Bartlett, Warragul N.B. & L.J. Smith, Pound Creek

640.3kg 605.6kg 727.5kg 720.4kg 620.4kg 645.0kg

329.6 324.0 320.0 320.0 318.0 315.6

$2110.36 $1962.00 $2328.00 $2305.33 $1972.93 $2035.62

STEERS 1 G. & R. Jarvie, Hazelwood 1 W.J. Rees, Kongwak 1 P.P.C. Athanasopoulos, Jeetho West 1 S.R. & M.K. Greaves, Nerrena 1 Sunny Wilson, Wattle Bank 2 G.L. & M.L. Tuckett, Leongatha

415.0kg 400.0kg 320.0kg 295.0kg 400.0kg 357.5kg

394.6 390.0 386.6 383.6 382.6 367.6

$1637.59 $1560.00 $1237.12 $1131.62 $1530.40 $1314.17

HEIFERS 2 S.R. & M.K. Greaves, Nerrena

307.5kg 394.6 $1213.40

1 1 1 2 1

The Firs (Vic) Pty Ltd, Korumburra Horsfield Farms, Thorpdale B. Hinson, Traralgon G. & R. Jarvie, Hazelwood G.T. Cummaudo, Mirboo North

385.0kg 300.0kg 360.0kg 412.5kg 330.0kg

391.6 389.6 382.6 380.6 378.6

$1507.66 $1168.80 $1377.36 $1569.98 $1249.38

COWS 1 B. Hinson, Traralgon 9 Horsfield Farms, Thorpdale 1 J.D. & K.L. Paterson, Woodside 3 M. Selling, Sale 1 M. & C. Russell, Glen Forbes 8 M. Breen, Buffalo

525.0kg 534.4kg 630.0kg 566.7kg 630.0kg 616.3kg

271.6 262.6 260.0 260.0 260.0 260.0

$1425.90 $1403.45 $1638.00 $1473.33 $1638.00 $1602.25

BULLS 1 G.L. & W.J. Price, Yarram 1 Conisbee & Co, Glengarry 1 V.R. Love, Boolarra South 1 J. & A.M. Jefferis P/L, Poowong 1 B. Hinson, Traralgon 1 G. & V. Lane, Willung South

910.0kg 1180.0kg 555.0kg 890.0kg 720.0kg 775.0kg

299.6 295.6 294.6 287.6 278.6 274.6

$2726.36 $3488.08 $1635.03 $2559.64 $2005.92 $2128.15

Store sale Thursday, October 27 Steers: B.J. & E.M. McKay, Rosedale, 12 x $1880; John Aynsley, 9 x $1750; J.a. & L.M. Manicaro, Kardella South, 10 x $1730; Providence Ridge, Hazelwood North, 1 x $1730; J. Dunne, Hazelwood, 1 x $1700; D.J. & K.M. Kuch, Darriman, 18 x $1690. Heifers: Arcady Park Pty Ltd, Wonthaggi, 14 x $1510; Netherwood Pastoral, Burwood, 24 x $1420; S.I. & C.A. Harrison, Giffard West via Sale, 14 x $1400; D.J. & K.M. Kuch, Darriman, 25 x $1400; J. Fortune, Nilma, 14 x $1350; Adam Scott, 2 x $1340. Cows and calves: B.M. & G.H. Missen, Woodside, 3 x $2500; P.J. & N.C. O’Loughlin, Berrys Creek, 3 x $1930; B.M. & G.H. Missen, Woodside, 2 x $1825; James Raymond Tovey, 2 x $1675; S. & C. Jones, Kernot, 1 x $1650; G. Robb, Mardan, 10 x $1590.


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Farming Insight

Health check: having his blood pressure checked by registered nurse Corinne Kelly was Serving the farmers: from left, taking advantage of the free health checks was farmer Roy Franklin, left, with Dr Fred Edwards of Long Street Family Medicine and receptionist Heidi farmer Robert Gray of Mardan at VLE Leongatha last Thursday. Johnston at VLE Leongatha last Thursday.

Health checks well received LONG Street Family Medicine conducted another successful day at VLE Leongatha saleyards last Thursday; the second visit by the group. As well as conducting a Q Fever clinic for vaccinations on site, farmers were also offered free men’s health checks.

Showbags containing information about a range of men’s health issues such as depression, smoking, cancer risks, blood pressure and stroke were also handed out. These showbags included coverage of women’s health issues as well. Practice manager Katrina Benson said while it took a lot of resources to have a presence at the VLE market it was well worth it.

“Rather than stay in the clinic and wait for patients, it is great to be able to go out to farming community and talk directly with them about a range of issues,” Mrs Benson said. There will be a third visit by the clinic later in November. Q Fever is an infectious disease that can cause severe illness in some people.

People usually get Q Fever from farm animals and people who work with animals such as cattle, sheep and goats are most at risk. Everyone at risk should have a test to see if they are protected from the disease which is prevalent not only in the northern half of Australia but in Victoria too. For more information visit the Q Fever website www.qfever.org or speak to your doctor.

Kaye’s cheese adds dairy value WHEN you live on a dairy farm located adjacent to one of Australia’s busiest tourist roads, you can either complain about the noise or make the most of the passing traffic. Bass farmer Kaye Courtney could always see the potential customer base that went right past the front door of her family’s dairy farm on the South Gippsland Highway near Phillip Island, but it wasn’t until she fell in love with cheese-making that she was able to take advantage of it. “To be truthful, it was the noisiest dairy farm that I’ve ever been on. They are usually such peaceful places, but when I first got here in 2006 they were doing road duplication and we were under the helicopter flight path for Bass Strait,” she said. “But that has turned around to our benefit, because we front such a busy tourist route, the traffic can come right in.” And come right in they do. From a hobby that Kaye hoped would earn enough to replace her time on the dairy farm, Bassine Specialty Cheeses has grown into a small business success story that is value-adding to the local economy. Milk produced by Kaye’s partner, second generation dairy farmer Glen Bisognin and his son Luke, is used to produce a variety of soft cheeses, creams and even their own brand of milk. Much of their trade is based around the tourist traffic passing through the tiny town of Bass. With a herd size of only 150 cows – down by 50 because of last season’s dry conditions – the farm is smaller than the average dairy business. But what they lack in quantity of milk, they make up for in quality. Kaye, 57, believed their Friesian herd produces milk that is intrinsic to the cheese making process. “It’s extremely important. The milk is make-or-break from a cheese

End of era: celebrating the success of the clearing sale at the Arrott-Watt property at Arawata were, from left, Elders auctioneer Rohan McRae, Steph Arrott-Watt, Janet Arrott-Watt, auctioneer Alex Dixon and livestock agent Michael Foote.

Clearing sale success at Arawata THE Elders livestock and real estate team has conducted a very successful clearing sale at the Arawata property on October 14 owned by Janet Arrott-Watt. Having been in the Arrott-Watt family for deHobby turned business: Kaye Courtney with her Bassine cades, the property has more recently been farmed Speciality Cheese range on the family dairy farm at Bass. quality point of view,” she said. “Luke is doing a really good job producing high quality milk and that quality really comes through in the cheese. “We also bottle some of our own milk here and once people have tasted it, they are hooked. “We handle the milk as gently as possible. We only pasteurise, we don’t homogenise, which leaves an old fashioned type of milk where the cream rises to the top.” Kaye’s passion for cheese started when she was gifted a cheese-making course in 2002. Starting as a hobby to be shared with family and friends, it morphed into the current thriving

business about five years ago. While Bassine Specialty Cheese is now making money and is an important part of the farm finances, it’s the love of cheese that drives the business, rather than a desire for profits. “There’s a lot of art to it and there’s a lot of science behind it as well,” Kaye said. “It’s also a very nurturing job, you are looking after what the cheese-makers call their little babies. We look after them and we nurture them along, which is what is so rewarding about it. “The more love and attention you give the cheese, the better the outcome.”

by Andrew (now deceased), his wife Janet and two children Tom and Steph. Producing quality vealer calves and fattening steers and heifers, agent Michael Foote who has a long standing association with the family has remarked on the farms ability to turn off outstanding cattle. The property has recently been sold by Elders and all items of machinery plus farm equipment were offered for sale. A host of antique tools and items that have been stored in the shed, also created huge amount of interest. All though parking was a bit restricted, 184 buyers registered to bid. Some items of note were a John Deere 1850 four wheel driver tractor sold for $9800, an eight foot hydraulic grader blade for $3700 and a Munro post driver for $9800. Other items of interest were a one metre anvil for $2000, blacksmith’s swage block for $1000, and a Swallow Gadabout scooter, for restoration, at $1150.


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public notice

public notice

SHEEP DOG TRIALS November 7, 8 & 9 7.30am start KORUMBURRA SHOWGROUNDS Luncheon and light refreshments available Admission by donation Enq. Louise Rielly 0409 170 964

FIREWORKS DISPLAY NOTICE TO ALL ANIMAL OWNERS IN BERRYS CREEK

A fireworks display will be held on 4th NOVEMBER 2016 at the Mossvale Park reserve Approx. 8.30pm Further info contact 0430 021 100

LEONGATHA & DISTRICT NETBALL ASSOCIATION is now taking names for

MARCH 2017 Debutante Balls To register please contact Narelle between 6pm and 9pm on 5668 6246 Provide your name, age and contact details of yourself and your partner Cut off date for registration is Sunday 27.11.2016 Registration will be on a first in basis

public notice

OPEN GARDENS

& Plant Stall Saturday, November 5 10am to 4pm Entry $10 per person

Includes Morning or Afternoon Tea MAP available from Inverloch Uniting Church, Williams Street. (Opposite Post Office)

situations vacant

public notice

Notice is hereby given that Optus Pty Ltd has applied for a lease pursuant to Section 134 of the Land Act 1958 for a term of twenty-one (21) years in respect of part of Allotment 2011, Parish of Tarwin, Country of Buln Buln containing approximately 0.0050 hectares as a site for “Construction, maintenance and operation of a telecommunications network and telecommunications service.” Ref No: 2022782: Traralgon:”

WEST GIPPSLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY CORPORATION

is holding an

AUCTION ON NOVEMBER 19 at 10am at 13 A’Beckett Street Inverloch Items include café fittings and fixtures, antiques, secondhand materials and collectable items For further information phone: 0429 636 288

situations vacant

• Regional Support Centre, 65 Victoria St, Warragul (Monday – Friday 9 – 5 pm) • Library Branches • Northern & South Coast mobile libraries • Our website – www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au The Board has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the 2015/16 Annual Report on Friday 2nd December, 10.30am, at the Bass Coast Shire Council, Wonthaggi. Members of the community are invited to attend. Janet Aumann Acting Chief Executive Officer

BASS HIGHWAY PAVEMENT REHABILITATION WORKS QR CONSTRUCTION (GIPPSLAND) Pty Ltd advises roadworks will be carried out on behalf of VicRoads during the following time period:

Commencing the week of 7 November 2016 for approximately 4 weeks (weather permitting) on the:

Bass Highway, Inverloch Between Stuchberrys Road and Wallis Road Motorists can expect minor delays. QR CONSTRUCTION (GIPPSLAND) PTY LTD apologises for any inconvenience. Any queries can be directed to Project Manager Andrew Cumming on 0413 702 571

UnitingCare Gippsland is a quality accredited community service agency. The Agency has a vision of a healthy Gippsland, where disadvantage and inequity are challenged. UnitingCare Gippsland are looking for:

Child FIRST Intake Worker Full Time (Part time negotiable) Based in Leongatha UnitingCare Gippsland is a leading provider in the children’s and family services field. We are currently seeking a highly committed and skilled professional to join our Child FIRST intake team at our Leongatha office. The role assists vulnerable families to find the right supports. Further information is available at: www.ucgipps.org.au or call Carrie Jagusch on 5662 5150 Applications close Wednesday 9 November at 900am UnitingCare Gippsland interviews in the interests of safety and wellbeing of children and young people

UnitingCare Gippsland is a quality accredited community service agency. The Agency has a vision of a healthy Gippsland, where disadvantage and inequity are challenged. UnitingCare Gippsland are looking for a:

Family Violence Counsellor Full Time (Part time negotiable) short term contract until June 30 2017 One ongoing part time position (0.6 EFT) Both positions are based in Leongatha UnitingCare Gippsland is a leading provider in the children’s and family services field. We are currently seeking highly committed and skilled professionals for the positions above. Further information is available at: www.ucgipps.org.au or call Carrie Jagusch on 5662 5150 UnitingCare Gippsland interviews in the interests of safety and wellbeing of children and young people

ANNUAL REPORT The Corporation advises that a copy of the 2015/16 Auditor General’s report on the Financial Statements of the Corporation, together with the Boards 2015/16 Annual Report, are available for inspection at:

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Sandsford Antiques and Café

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

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Family Services Case Manager Community Support Services 22.8 hours per week (0.6EFT) Ongoing position Applications are invited for an experienced Social Worker / Welfare Worker with extensive experience, with assessment and case management skills to work in the Integrated Family Services team. This position requires in-home support and counselling for families in the Bass Coast Shire. This team is a member of the South Coast Child First and Integrated Family Services alliance and works closely with Community Child Protection. Attendance at multidisciplinary team meetings is required. Competence in family and child wellbeing assessment, counselling, family conferencing and group work is a requirement. Enquiries and requests for Position Description can be directed to the Community Support Services Manager, Noel Sibly on 5671 3278. The Position Description is also available on BCH website. Applications must include: a cover letter; current CV, including the name and contact details of at least two recent professional referees; a separate statement addressing each selection criterion. This can be emailed to: noel.sibly@basscoasthealth.org.au Applications close COB Tuesday 15 November 2016

Bass Coast Children’s Centre Inc invites applications for the following position:

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER Permanent Part-Time (22.5 hours) to Full-Time Commencing Term One 2017 VECTEA entitlements Bass Coast Children’s Centre is a long established not-for-profit organisation with a strong commitment to the community. We provide a fully funded Kindergarten Program which is integrated into our Long Day Care service structure. Within this unique environment you will have the opportunity to build on relationships with children and families and collaborate with a friendly team of supportive and dedicated educators. The service is supported by a Coordinator and administrative staff to ensure that Early Childhood Teachers are provided with extensive opportunities to focus on creating a vibrant learning and supportive environment for the children. We support ongoing professional development and provide mentoring, leadership and an open and collaborative team and management structure. Our Centre prides itself on providing outstanding learning opportunities through our emergent curriculum. We are committed to sustainable practices which are exemplified through beautiful outdoor spaces with natural timber equipment and well resourced, wholesome and inspiring environments. Bring your passion for nature, the arts and community to our team, don’t miss this amazing opportunity! Mandatory requirements: • An Early Childhood teaching qualification. • Engagement and working knowledge of the National Quality Framework (NQF). • Knowledge and practice with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). • Current First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma training. The service has a commitment to providing an exceptional level of quality education and care in a safe and nurturing environment. Detailed position descriptions are available on request. Applications close Friday 11th November 2016. Enquiries welcome (between 10 am & 4 pm) to: Ms Dina McMaster—Coordinator Bass Coast Children’s Centre Inc 244 White Road WONTHAGGI VIC 3995 Ph: (03) 5672 5151 bass.coast.cc@kindergarten.vic.gov.au


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Qualified Motor Vehicle Mechanic

PROPERTY MANAGER Mary MacKillop College South Gippsland

Deputy Principal Wellbeing and Organisation Commencing January 2017 Applications Close: Wednesday 9 November 2016 Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for this position. Intending applicants must: • Be fully supportive of the ethos of Catholic Education • Relevant leadership experience • Postgraduate qualifications are desirable • Understand the pastoral needs of students • Excellent communication skills • Be fully committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation • Be registered or be eligible to register with Victorian Institute of Teaching visit www.mackillopleongatha.catholic.edu.au for more information Written applications (addressed to the Principal Mr David Leslie), including the names of three referees, should be included on the application form and emailed to the Principal’s Secretary (jdamon@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au)

Our Inverloch office is expanding rapidly and we wish to appoint a dynamic experienced Property Manager to become a full time or part time member of our progressive rental department. You should possess excellent customer service and communication skills, as well as qualification and experience in property and real estate management. Proficient computer skills, the ability to multi-task, and a passion to grow the business are essential. Excellent package and above award remuneration. All enquiries strictly confidential. APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL TO: joginn@alexscott.com.au or contact Jo Ginn on 0417 552 642. 7 a’Beckett Street, Inverloch, 3996

within Australia (formerly SNAP Gippsland) delivers innovative, person centred Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery programs, Homelessness programs, Respite, Support Facilitation (Care Co-ordination) through the Partners in Recovery program, the East Gippsland Mental Health Initiative, and Recovery services to adults with a severe and persistent mental illness, their families and carers. Our programs and services support individuals to self-manage, live well with their symptoms and are founded on the principle that living with a mental illness should not preclude a person from leading a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Team Leader (Full-time 38 hours per week) within Australia has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified person to lead our team in the Shires of South Gippsland / Bass Coast To succeed in the role you will be highly motivated and have tertiary qualifications and experience in either mental health, health care and/or social work. The role will include: • Undertaking the comprehensive assessment of client need inviting and including carers and families in the development and review of Individualized Client Support Packages (ICSP) and Care Co-ordination. • Promotion and maintenance of the integrity and fidelity of within Australia chosen models of service and care and outcome measurements • Ensure that risks are assessed and managed appropriately • Promote care co-ordination and collaborative practice • Effective management of workloads through caseload review, file audits and other processes Position description are available from our website or call Chris McNamara (CEO) on 1300 737 412 for more information. Applications addressing the key selection criteria including a resumé and referees should be submitted to within Australia Inc., P.O. Box 635, Bairnsdale, VIC 3875, or via email to businessservices@ withinaustralia.org.au by 5pm Wednesday 9th November, 2016. We are an equal opportunity employer. www.withinaustralia.org.au

KNIGHT’S OF LEONGATHA P/L Trading as Knights Mitsubishi, Knights Honda, Westaway Ford and Knights Toyota

Early Childhood Educators Enrolled Nurse - Division 2 Multi-Function Ward – Korumburra Campus 0.7 EFT Permanent Part Time (Job Ref # ND1005)

Registered Nurse – Gr 2 Multi-Function Ward – Korumburra Campus 0.8 EFT Limited Tenure from 14/11/16 to 5/11/2017 (Job Ref # ND1004) Contact: Glenis Le Masurier, NUM – Multi-Function Ward PH: 5654 2751 or glenis.lemasurier@gshs.com.au

Team Leader positions South Gippsland Bass Coast (Full-time)

An opportunity exists for a qualified mechanic to join our modern multi-franchise motor vehicle dealership. Applicants should be self-motivated, conscientious and have a good work ethic. The successful applicant will be required to work in a team environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. A licence is essential for this position. Applications close November 25, 2016. Please apply in writing via email: b.westaway@wide.net.au or enquire by phone to: Bradley Westaway Knights Toyota Hughes Street, Leongatha Ph: 5662 2302 Email knights@wide.net.au

Full details, including the position description is available at www.gshs.com.au. Email applications, quoting reference number to jobs@gshs.com.au no later than Thursday, 10th November 2016.

Opening in January 2017, Inverloch Childcare will provide high quality education and care to children and families in the Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shires. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced applicants for the following positions:

Assistant Manager/2IC Early Childhood Teacher Diploma Qualified Educators Assistant Educators If you are a dedicated, passionate early childhood professional, and would like to play a key role in the establishment of this exciting new service, email your resumé to inverlochchildcare@gmail. com along with the position you are applying for by 14/11/2016.

$113,390 total salary package (vehicle will be available) Fortnightly rostered day off available Lead a high performing team Enquiries to Bart Ruyter, Manager Community Services on (03) 5662-9200.

Planning Administration Officer

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

CUBBY HOUSE, well made. Ph: 5664-2443. 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.

situations vacant EXPERIENCED MILKER required for every second weekend, 280 cows, 20 s/o with ACR. Flat, easy farm, Koonwarra. Ph: 0419113496. MANAGER, small busy post office South Gippsland. Minimum 5 years experience and current Auspost training, $26/hr. Closes November 14. Email resume cover letter mylocalpostoffice1@ gmail.com

BAIRS HOTEL

CHEF/COOK CASUAL POSITION

15-20 hours per week Some Saturdays

TEMPORARY HOUSEKEEPER

Shire Council

Temporary Full Time - 18 months tenure

for sale

Call Chris 5662 2017

South Gippsland

Coordinator Aged & Disability Services

for sale BILLIARD TABLE ¾ - 9’x4½’ slate based Harry Evans, complete set of equipment and light hood. Excellent condition. 5674-2929 or 0427-742929.

SENIOR FACILITATOR - MEN’S BEHAVIOUR CHANGE PROGRAM FULL TIME Fixed Term – Leongatha We are seeking an experienced facilitator to provide support and education to assist men to develop non-abusive, respectful behaviours and attitudes. You will offer assessment to determine their needs, readiness to change and suitability for the group program. Visit www.sarmy.org.au/divisions/evd for further information, position description and to apply.

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for approximately 5 hours per week (preferably on one day) This position may become permanent For a description of duties please contact Ann Hemming at St Laurence’s Parish 5662 2020 laurleongatha@vtown. com.au

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Casual

Enquiries to Paul Stampton, Manager Planning on (03) 5662-9200.

Building Administration Officer Ongoing Full Time $65k total salary package Fortnightly rostered day off available Enquiries to Matthew Patterson, Manager Regulatory Services on (03) 5662-9200. Please refer to our website www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au for further information. Applicants must apply through our website to be considered. All applications close Friday 11 November 2016 at 5pm.

www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au

R E C TA N G U L A R wooden table and 6 chairs. Good condition, $150 ONO. Ph: 0419795660, a/h 5662-3170. 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. TIMBER Kiln dried blackwood, silver wattle, cypress, celery top pine, most sizes for furniture and craft, also slabs and structural pine. Ph: 5681-2261.

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

MOTORCYCLES & POWER EQUIPMENT

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

Ph: 5662 2028

www.marriottsmpe.com.au

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AGISTMENT AVAILABLE GOOD WATER, FEED & FACILITIES Contact DAMIEN MINOGUE Rodwells Leongatha 0427 507 369

$37 per hour Great team environment

NEW HOLLAND 317 square baler in working condition, $5,000; 2 round hay rings $300 each; front end loader Burder soft hands, $1,000. Ph: 0447580155.

Performance and Planning Strategic Advisor Gippsland Region • Add strategic value through delivering high quality performance and planning initiatives • Full-time, fixed-term role until 31 December 2017 located in Morwell • Salary range $89,327 - $108,078 plus superannuation The Department of Justice and Regulation’s Gippsland Region employs approximately 120 staff, delivering a wide range of justice services across five locations. As the Performance and Planning Strategic Advisor, you will lead the development of performance measures and business goals for regional program areas to ensure delivery of regional and departmental business objectives. As a key senior position within the region, you will provide advice and guidance on performance reporting to regional program area leaders and support the Regional Director in regional planning. Key to your success in this role will be your: • experience in data analysis, performance reporting and data presentation • ability to undertake service delivery planning and regional planning, and provide advice on performance and strategic business issues • developed analytical skills to gather relevant information and test a range of solutions to solve complex problems • excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. For further information and to submit your application, please visit careers.vic.gov.au by Sunday 6 November 2016. ZO670506

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

wanted to buy ANY OLD farm four wheelers, good or bad, 4WDs or trucks. Will pay cash. Phone Matt 0401194601. FRIESIAN heifer calves, minimum six weeks old. Ph: 0447-398822. QUAD BIKES, going or not. Try me before you trade. Cash buyer. Ph: 0427-554174.

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GARAGE SALE

3 Arcadia Crescent Leongatha

Saturday November 5 8am to 4pm

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

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TREASE - BUICK Gil and Karen Trease announce with great pleasure the engagement of their daughter Amelia to Thomas, the only son of Julie and the late Paul Buick. Both families wish them every happiness as they plan their wedding day.

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

Jo Fennell 0437 465 399

johanne4@bigpond.com

in memoriam RAYSON - Dawn. 31.10.2016. 12 months ago you left us to join Dad. Not a day goes by that we don’t think about you. Love and miss you. Sue, Gary, Janene and family.

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

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$27.50 GARAGE SALE KIT

The Annual General Meeting

KIT INCLUDES 5cm x S/C advert (valued at $33.00)

of the South Gippsland Umpires Association

• 2 x A4 Garage Sale Signs • Garage Sale Tips (dos and don’ts) • Sheet of Price Stickers • Star Carry Bag

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

will be held

Monday 14th November 2016 at the Leongatha RSL from 7.30pm (Cnr Smith Street & Michael Place)

The SGUA currently have applications open for President, Vice President and General Committee members. Please address all expressions of interest to nick.cullis@aflgippsland.com.au For any further information please contact Nick Cullis on 5134 8733

Annual General MEETING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 6.30pm at LEONGATHA RSL

2ND LEONGATHA SCOUT GROUP

Carboot Sale SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 13 Alison Street, Leongatha 9.30am until 2pm COST: $15 outside stall $20 inside stall Setup from 8.30am Food - Sausage Sizzle Cake stall Hot and cold drinks Bookings contact Tania Frank 0437 376 172

Contact Nella Mitchelson 0402 485 067 or Beck Stoops 0478 106 261 Everyone welcome

Annual General Meeting Bass Coast Health BCH invites members of the public to attend the Annual General Meeting of Bass Coast Health. Venue: Allied Health Building Wonthaggi Hospital Thursday 24 November 2016 at 4pm Guest Speaker: Prof Bruce Waxman, Executive Director of Medical Services, Bass Coast Health

GARAGE SALE

Start 8am Finish 12pm

STONY CREEK FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB

AGM

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 At theStony Creek Dining rooms from 7.30pm All welcome

Nelson: Mathers Roger and Margaret are pleased to announce the 60th Anniversary of their Marriage which was celebrated on Saturday, November 10, 1956 at the Methodist Church, Bruce Street, Leongatha. Congratulations and much love from all the family: Timothy and Janine, Christopher and Alison, Andrew and Maryanne, Robyn and Jeremy, and grandchildren Zachary, Grace, Edward, Jennifer, Samuel, Arabella, Lachlan and Harry.

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

bereavement thanks COPE - Jim. Graeme and Jenny, Carol and Ernie, Geoff and Tamara, Rod and Lyndell, Andrew and Jo-Anna, Neil and Jo, Dorothy and Justin and their families would like to thank everybody for their condolences, cards and flowers after the sudden loss of Dad (Jim). Also the doctors and nurses at the Leongatha Medical Centre, the caring staff at Seahaven, Inverloch, the home help team and the district nursing staff. Please accept this as our personal thanks. KEWMING - Dorothy. Bryan, Les, Greg, Sue and Tim would sincerely like to thank family and friends for their kindness and love shown after the passing of our dear mum. A special thank you to the staff and volunteers of Koorooman House who have loved and cared for mum over the past five years.

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DIAMOND WEDDING

Please know your generosity and thoughtfulness have touched us greatly.

1 Mary Rogers Crescent LEONGATHA

Assorted goods, clothing, toys, general bric-a-brac

anniversaries

24th Annual General Meeting Members of the public are invited to attend the 24th Annual General Meeting of Gippsland Southern Health Service. The meeting will be held at Korumburra at the Hillside Leisure Centre Room, Hillside Lodge in Bridge Street on Thursday 24th November 2016 commencing at 4pm. The President of the Board of Management, Mr Mark Holmes, will report on the 24th year of operation of GSHS, and release the Quality of Care Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30th June 2016. 14 days notice must be given for any resolution to be considered. If you wish to attend, please contact Dianna Mollica, Executive Assistant on 5667 5504 or email execassi@gshs.com.au. Light refreshments will be available.

GRABHAM - Thelma May. 5.6.1924 - 29.10.2016. My loved wife of 70 years. You are in my heart, I love you still, with every thought, there is a tear, for a wife I lost and loved so dear, you have left a gap no-one can fill. I love you and always will. Ted. GRABHAM (nee Dowel) - Thelma May. 5.6.1924 - 29.10.2016. A woman of substance. Daughter of Henry and Doris Dowel (dec), sister to Alby (dec), Mavis (dec), Wal (dec), Ken (dec), Muriel (McLean). Love follows us matter how far.

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GRABHAM - Thelma May. Loved mother of Russell and Maureen, grandmother to Michael and Caz, Kylie and Grant, Ben and Dayna, Kristy and Michael. Great grandmother to Jordan and Jemayar, Kodie, TK and Dallas, Belle, Beau, Anika and Danay, Asha, Nichiolas (dec), Myka and Poppy. It’s not what we write, It’s not what we say, It’s how we remember you, In our own special way.

HARRIS - Harvey. Loved brother-in-law to Henry and Doris. Dear uncle to Evelyn and Ron and their families. Harvey was one of the best. Back with Olive again. May they both be resting peacefully. MIDDLETON (nee Page) Margaret Annette. 06.12.1945 - 27.10.2016. Passed away peacefully at Leongatha Hospital comforted by her loving family and friends. Much loved third daughter of Alan and Alice Page (both dec). Loyal wife of John (dec) Loving and proud mum of Nicole and Tony, and partners Rob and Kat. Adored Nanna of Ella and Alex. An inspiration to all who knew her. MIDDLETON Margaret. 27.10.2016 Cherished friend, much loved, so brave and inspirational. She will be in our hearts forever. Joan, Mel and Rita.

Forever in our hearts. GRABHAM - Thelma May. A cherished mother you will always be. In my heart you will forever be. Rest in peace my beautiful and much loved mother. Col. A dearly loved and wonderful mother-inlaw. Kaye. A cherished Nana and Old Nana. Rest in peace. Love always Troy, Lynn, Abby and Zac. xxx Cherished Old Nana. We will look after Old Pa and make sure he doesn’t eat too many cakes, chocolates and lollies. Love Shay, Jamie, Byron, Charlee and Tanner. xxx GRABHAM - Thelma May. Passed away Saturday, October 29. Loved mother and nana and great nana of Barry, Elaine, Clint, Cynthia and Charlotte, Jayson and Karen, Kurt and Makayla, Ashley, Renae and Adam. Resting peacefully. GRABHAM - Thelma May. Loved and cherished mother of Heather and Russell. Special nana to Mark and Carrissa, Cherie and Macka, Justin and Zel. Nana Thel to Tara, Braesyn and Ivy, Joel and Ella, Archie and Alby. We can only have one mother, patient, kind and true. No other friend in all the world, will be the same as you. GRABHAM - Thelma. The sun goes down but gentle warmth still lingers. Dearly loved neighbour for almost 50 years. Pat, Ted, Brad, Liss and family. HARRIS William Harvey (Harvey). Passed away peacefully at Woorayl Lodge, Leongatha on October 29, 2016, two weeks short of his 97th birthday. Loved husband of Olive (dec) for 72 years. Dearly loved dad of Margaret, Adrian and Pat, Caryle, Ken and Faye. Special grandpa of 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. A hardworking, generous family and community man. Loved by all.

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Middleton (nee Page) – Margaret Annette 06/12/1945 - 27/10/2016 Much loved elder sister of Colleen, sister-in-law of Mike, dearly loved Aunty Marg of Denise and Sharon and Tom. Deepest sympathy to Nicole, Tony, Rob and Kat, Ella and Alex. We will miss you so much, no more cuppas or walks around the garden after golf. A Very Special Sister For many years we’ve shared our lives One roof we once lived under Sometimes we laughed, sometimes we cried Through winter storms and thunder The younger years have faded fast We’ve gone our separate ways But through all time our friendship lasts Our bond in life remains As summer brings the happy times The Autumn winds will whisper A closer friend I’d never find Than one I call my sister

Paul & Margaret Beck Proprietors

funerals GRABHAM A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Mrs Thelma May Grabham will be held at the Uniting Church, Bridge Street, Korumburra on Friday, November 4, 2016 commencing at 11am. A private family service for burial will precede the above service.

HARRIS - A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Mr William Harvey (Harvey) Harris will be held at the Uniting Church, Geale Street, Meeniyan on Thursday, November 3, 2016 commencing at 1pm. A private family interment will precede the above service.

Caring for our Community, personal dignified service to all areas 5662 2717 Pre-need Funeral Plans available Office and Chapel: 24 Anderson Street, Leongatha hfs1@vic.australis.com.au MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

Scott and Sharon Anderson With care & dignity we serve South Gippsland and Phillip Island Main Office: WONTHAGGI / INVERLOCH 5672 1074 176-178 Graham Street, Wonthaggi 3995 Fax: 5672 1747 email: randm33@bigpond.net.au PHILLIP ISLAND 5952 5171 15 Warley Avenue, Cowes 3922 (by appointment only)

MIDDLETON (nee Page) - A Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Margaret Annette Middleton will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Leongatha on Friday, November 4, 2016 commencing at 1.30pm.

Pre-paid & pre-arranged funeral plans available CARING & PERSONAL 24 HOUR SERVICE www.handleyandandersonfunerals.com.au MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

Private cremation.

Free green waste

In lieu of flowers, donations to Cancer Council Victoria would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the service.

BASS Coast Shire Council will once again offer its Green Waste Amnesty fee free disposal period from October 28 until December 14. During these six weeks, residents and visitors will be able to dispose of domestic sized loads of green waste free of charge at Grantville landfill, Wonthaggi and Inverloch transfer stations, and Cowes Recycling Bank. Council offers this service to encourage residents and holiday homeowners to get ready for the fire season each year by removing overhanging limbs, dry leaves and cutting long grass, of which they can dispose of for free at the local facilities. Weed species that cannot be physically mulched – such as palm fronds – will not be accepted in the green waste disposal, and fees will apply.


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Archers hit silver BOOLARRA archer Tammy Richards continues to hit the target, most recently earning silver at the World Field Championships in New South Wales. She also placed ninth overall in the event, held at Wagga Wagga, contested by 621 archers from 16 nations. Her fiancé Adam Murray, also of Boolarra, earned a silver and finished 15th overall. “We were both a little shocked at how well we did. A lot of the people we were competing against have been shooting longbow for a lot longer than

us,” Richards said. “Competition was surprisingly relaxed and happy. It was our first world event and we expected everyone to be very quiet and serious but instead it was a lot of fun.” She and Murray shot new personal best scores. “We felt very proud to be representing Australia and if we can get the money together we’d love to compete in the next World Field Championships in 2018 in South Africa,” Richards said. Richards said the Wagga Wagga courses were steep and tricky, with competitors made to work hard to hit targets. The couple has been competing in

archery for many years and until January this year had shot compound bows. “We decided to go back to basics with longbows - no sights or weights - which are quite hard to shoot,” Richards said. “We did as many archery tournaments we could leading up to Wagga, including the IFAA Nationals in Mudgee, NSW, and we have a target in our paddock that we use to train as well.” They are members of West Gippsland Field Archers in Drouin.

Taking aim: Boolarra archers Adam Murray and Tammy Richards returned from the World Field Championships in New South Wales with silver medals.

• Wonthaggi Table Tennis

Allambee Mirboo & District tennis Gold to Wonthaggi table tennis veterans THE weather was versus Hallston there were won all seven sets against 7.66 d Korumburra 2.30, good again and it was a great day to be at the courts out of the towns, Koonwarra, Leongatha North, Hallston and Mardan Clear Creek Road. In Section 1 Phillip Island has a steady team and won the match 6/3 and a number of games. Good to see the Langstaff family and Wendy Wyhoon all playing. A very close match between Leongatha and Koony with three tiebreakers and Leongatha won the match by a game and Koony won five sets. All Section 2 matches were 7/2. Berrys Creek

three tiebreakers, Hallston won two and other sets went Berrys Creek way. Both tiebreakers went Koony’s way and Jeanie Dekker played her first game for the season. Koony was too experienced for the younger players. Gold boys did well to win a set and lose a tiebreaker against the wiser Outtrim men and Outtrim were the winners of the match. Baromi won well against Korumburra and the young players from Korumburra have certainly become a better team with the experience of the last few seasons. In Section 3 Parrots

Hawks with the bye team helping out between the Leongatha teams. Mardan won the game against Baromi by 16 games. We are now into November with the men’s and ladies tournament on Sunday, November 20, so talk between your players and make this a successful day with lots of tennis and family fun.

Results Section 1: Phillip Island 6/67 d Leongatha North 3.36, Leongatha 4.57 d Koonwarra 5.56, Inverloch - bye. Section 2: Koonwarra 7.68 d Leongatha Green 2.47, Berrys Creek 7.70 d Hallston 2.44, Baromi

Outtrim 7.68 d Leongatha Gold 2.48. Section 3: Parrots 7.52 d Hawks 0.26, Mardan 5.51 d Baromi 2.35, Eagles - bye.

Ladders Section 1 Phillip Island.......................31.5 Inverloch .............................28.5 Koonwarra ..........................18.0 Leongatha North ................16.5 Leongatha.............................15.5 Section 2 Baromi .................................34.0 Berrys Creek.......................32.0 Outtrim ...............................31.5 Koonwarra ..........................24.5 Hallston ................................21.0 Korumburra ..........................14.0 Leongatha Green ..................12.5 Leongatha Gold......................5.0 Section 3 Parrots .................................26.5 Mardan................................22.5 Eagles ..................................17.5 Baromi .................................14.0 Hawks ..................................13.5

Mirboo North and district junior tennis association Results and ladders from round four – October 29: IT was nice to see all the young players get onto the courts with the fine weather returning. There were some close results in B and C Grades with a draw in each grade this week. Could all team managers please make sure that players’ surnames are also included on the scoresheets.

A Grade Mardan 6 sets, 36 games defeated Djokovic-Leongatha 0 sets, 10 games; Fish Creek 4 sets, 34 games defeated Wawrinka-Leongatha 2 sets, 26 games; Leongatha North bye. Ladder Fish Creek ..................... 17.5 Mardan............................. 16 Leongatha North ............. 15 Wawrinka-Leongatha .. 11.5 Djokovic-Leongatha ......... 10

B Grade Baromi-Black 4 sets, 33 games defeated Baromi-Yellow 2 sets, 18

games; Mardan 6 sets, 36 games defeated Williams-Leongatha 0 sets, 15 games; Fish Creek 6 sets, 36 games defeated Barty-Leongatha 0 sets, 11 games; Federer-Leongatha 3 sets, 29 games drew Kerber-Leongatha 3 sets, 29 games; Nadal-Leongatha bye. Ladder Mardan............................. 19 Fish Creek ........................ 18 Baromi-Black................ 15.5 Nadal-Leongatha ............. 15 Kerber-Leongatha ............. 14 Barty-Leongatha ............ 13.5 Williams-Leongatha .......... 12

Federer-Leongatha ......... 11.5 Baromi-Yellow ................. 7.5

C Grade Fish Creek 6 sets, 28 games defeated TsongaLeongatha 0 sets 2 games; Mardan 3 sets, 21 games defeated Berdych-Leongatha 3 sets 20 games; Murray-Leongatha 3 sets, 18 games drew Tomic-Leongatha 3 sets, 18 games. Ladder Fish Creek ........................ 27 Murray-Leongatha ......... 13 Tsonga-Leongatha ........... 12 Berdych-Leongatha...... 11.5 Tomic-Leongatha .............. 11 Mardan ............................. 9.5

THREE Wonthaggi veteran table tennis players – Case deBondt, Michael Ede and Mick Wright – won a total of 13 medals at the recent Australian Veteran Table Tennis Championships in Sydney.

There were eight gold, two silver and three bronze medals included in this tally. They all won gold for Victoria in the teams events (over 75 and over 70) and had brilliant results in individual events. Three other Wonthaggi players participated in the week long event – Averil Roberts, Patricia Denier and Nancy Pattinson. Averil was the Victorian team manager. Patricia competed in a Victorian over 60 team and Nancy competed in a Victorian over 70 team. deBondt, Ede and Wright were also recipients of Order of Merit Awards for top players in their age groups. Around 400 players represented all states of Australia with other teams from New Zealand and China.

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Cheetahs capitulate OR was it finals nerves? As reported last week, MTM was probably the only threat to the Cheetahs team. MTM can now bask in the knowledge that it will be in the grand final in a fortnight’s time after a convincing creaming of the highly fancied Cheetahs who not only lost the second semi final six to four, but only took one of the rubbers past the three games. That was the first doubles in which Cam Dowling and Allan Robic went down 11-8, 10-12, 8-11, 11-4, 9-11 to Michael Grist and Trish Denier. Surprisingly, had they won that rubber the result probably would have gone the other way.

IT has been a busy 10 days for the Mardan Bowls Club. First it was the annual general meeting with Ann Plowman being elected president for the New Year, Denyse Menzies as vice president and Ian Hasty continues on as secretary. The treasurer is Vito Serafino who replaces the now past member Tony Allen Clay who has gone to live in the suburbs of Melbourne. Russell Grady will take up his job of writing results under the sign of RG. Next it was the return visit to Wonthaggi for the 58th time. The club had a great night and travelled back home full of their supper. Cliff Smith was the skip of the winning team of the night that included Jeanie Baker. The usual Wednesday night bowls this week was a bit short

The big question is whether or not they can regroup and defeat MBN in the preliminary final. In the first semi final, MBN showed how important it is to win the doubles, especially when DKM’s Phil Munro won his three singles, but he could not guide his team to win at least one of the doubles which would have kept them in the match. DKM now join the mothball group while MBN has at least one more match to play. The presentation night is on Tuesday, November 15, at 6.30pm at the Leongatha RSL. Please let president Kevin know if you wish to attend.

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deBondt won the very prestigious Ken Cole Trophy for Australian Veteran Player of the Year. This is only the second time the award has been presented and is a great honour. On the home front, B Grade semis and finals will be played on Thursday, November 10. Top four teams were as follows: The Ones: Jake Stivic and Charley Donohue Indestructible: Malachy O’Flynn and Kindilan Hallett Fury: Ben Kent and Callum Martin Butterfly: Jack and Poppy Duff Reserve semi finals will be played on Wednesday, November 16. Top four teams were as follows: Better than the Best: Archie Paxton, Malachy O’Flynn and Jack Duff Dmack: Kenzi Gardner, Dale Orchard and Matthew Wang The Best: Max Duff, Blake Richards and Jesse Orchard Incredibles: Daniel Chetland, Rowan Keating and Leanne Costello

on players but there was enough for two mats and two games of 10 ends were played. All players started out strongly but the wheels seemed to come off the play on the changeover. Nick Rutjens had the shot of the night but he just past it off nonchalantly. The runners up with one win and 11 ends was Kristy Rutjens lead and Russell Grady as second, skipped by Vito Serafino. The winning team comprised of two bowlers Denyse Menzies and Cliff Smith, who did the job as skipper. Their score was two wins and 11 ends. On Friday the club had a farewell for Tony and Connie at the Mirboo North hotel. This week the club had two games of 10 ends. The runners up with one win and 12 ends were Therasa Bateman as lead John Mcoll, second and ably skipped by

Cliff Smith. The winners with two wins and 11 ends were Jeanie Baker lead Denyse Menzies second Russell Grady third and well skipped with a solid performance by Nick Rutjens till next keep on the kitty.

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Glenys continue on their winning way with a 12-4 win over Bill and Carolyn. There was a close tussle before Charlie and Joyce were victors over Joe and Mary 8-7. In the third game Toni and Glenys had their third win beating Joe and Mary 12-7. On mat one Bill and Carolyn

were no match for Charlie and Joyce, losing 2-16. Charlie and Joyce scored the maximum of six on the second end and continued to bowl well for the eight ends. Winners for the night were Toni and Glenys (WWW) 17 ends, next Charlie and Joyce (LWW) 13 ends, then Joe and

Mary (WLL) 11 ends and fourth, Bill and Carolyn (LLL) seven ends.

Social bowls at Buffalo hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday, October 26 ON a mild night bowlers enjoyed bowls at Buffalo. Four pairs were chosen and three games of eight ends began. In the first game Toni Heldens and Glenys Pilkington won five of the eight ends defeating Charlie Tumino and Joyce Occhipinti 9-2, and on mat two Joe Occhipinti and Mary Tumino also won five of the eight ends but scores were closer with a 10-7 win to Joe and Mary over Bill Wolswinkel and Carolyn Benson. Mats were swapped and the second game saw Toni and

Laugh a minute: Leongatha Bowls Club’s Brian Turner (left) shares a yarn with Ken Cecil of Ko- Eye on the jack: Leongatha’s Harry Forrester was rumburra Bowls Club on the sidelines at monthly a picture of concentration on the Leongatha greens last Wednesday. triples at Leongatha last Wednesday.


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Mud runners Inverloch duo carve up mountain bike circuit By Brad Lester INVERLOCH mountain bike racers Scott Hogan and David Creed have proved their worth on two wheels.

Two wheeled duo: Scott Hogan (left) and David Creed of Inverloch celebrate their success in the 50km mountain bike race at the Australian Adventure Festival.

The pair succeeded at the Australian Adventure Festival near Lakes Entrance, with Hogan placing ninth and Creed 11th in a field of 22 riders in the 50km mountain bike race through the stunning Colquhoun State Forest. “We were both very happy to finish as the conditions were very wet, muddy and slippery, adding to a very challenging ride,” Hogan said. “It was two laps of a course which is a mix of flowing single track, up-hill challenges and quick downhill runs through the Colquhoun State Forest. Descending roller coaster dips and rises, log jumps, natural stump holes, a and b line jumps, bermed corners and timber bridges were all part of the

single track. “The course was also made up of some fire trails and rail trail.” Hogan entered the race hoping to make the top 10 and beat his time from last year, which he did despite the tough conditions. “The only strategy was to try and be in front of as many riders as possible going into the first technical section to get a clear run, however a stick got caught in my rear gears shortly after the start, forcing me to stop and fix it,” he said. “Then it was a bit of catch-up without burning out the legs before the end.” Hogan has been training most weeks for 12 months, undertaking long rail trail rides, short fast rides around Inverloch, including the BMX track, and riding purpose built trails at Forest, Lysterfield, Blores Hill and Colquhoun. Hogan and Creed work for Evans

Petroleum, based in Leongatha, which has sponsored the festival for the past two years. “Neither of us had competed until last year’s event however we both have a mutual interest in riding mountain bikes on purpose built trails,” Hogan said. Hogan said he loves the outdoors and gets into the bush as much as possible. “Mountain biking is one way of doing that. I normally prefer to ride with family and mates without the pressure of racing, however entering the Australian Adventure Festival race was a way of setting a fitness goal,” he said. “It also has a very relaxed and supportive feel about it, and being relatively new to the sport, I have learnt a lot from other competitors.” Creed was unavailable for comment before going to press.

Stony track ready to race By Sarah Vella STONY Creek Racing Club has five race meetings this season, starting on Tuesday, December 27, a day

which will feature author Alison Lester and Noni the Pony. Racing club chief executive officer Sarah Wolf said the day will provide plenty of children’s entertainment, with showbags

TIDES Here is an easy guide to tides in your area. To determine tides for a particular area, add or subtract periods of times as shown below. Earlier Minutes Apollo Bay ...........................25 King Island (Grassy) ...........10 King Island (Surprise Bay)....40 King Island (Franklin) ...........40 Lakes Entrance .................... 170 Lorne ...................................... 20 Mallacoota Inlet.................... 158 Rip Bank ................................ 15 Snowy River Entrance ......... 170 _______________________ Cape Schanck, Flinders, Mornington Ocean Beaches, Seal Rocks, Venus Bay, Waratah Bay, Woolamai ....... nil _________________________ Later Minutes Altona ................................... 195 Barwon Heads Bridge ........... 15 Carrum ................................. 195 Corinella ................................. 68 Cowes Pier............................. 50 Dromana .............................. 195 Frankston ............................. 195 Geelong ............................... 210 Hastings ................................. 66 Hovell Pile ............................ 195 Inverloch Pier ......................... 15 Melbourne ............................ 200 Mornington ........................... 195 Newhaven Jetty ..................... 30 No. 1 West Channel (Annulus)........................... 50 No. 2 South Channel Light .... 70 No. 8 South Channel Light .. 150 Port Albert Pier ...................... 90 Portarlington Pier ................. 190 Portsea Pier ........................... 80 Port Welshpool (Rabbit Island .................... 10 Queenscliffe Pier ................... 30 Rhyll ....................................... 60 Rosebud............................... 195 Rye Pier ............................... 170 St. Leonards Pier ................. 190 Sandringham ....................... 195 Sorrento Pier........................ 130 Stony Point ............................. 40 South Channel Pile Light ..... 190 Swan Island Dock ................ 120 Tooradin ............................... 105 Warneet.................................. 84 Williamstown ........................ 200 Welshpool Pier....................... 90

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available and Kelly’s Sports back again. “It will be a fantastic family day out. In the coming weeks, early bird tickets will be available online,” she said. The race meeting on Tuesday, January 3 is the girl’s day out and Wild Action family day. “For this one, we have been lucky enough to get State Government funding and will include a visit from Chris Humfrey and his animal friends from the ABC’s Wild Action Zoo television program,” Ms Wolf said. “The Pink Roses Ladies Marquee is back again for the day as well. It is an all inclusive marquee for ladies to enjoy a luxurious day at races.” Minister for Racing Martin Pakula said, “The government is proud to support the Wild Action Day and Ladies Day at Stony Creek which will be a great way to celebrate the start of 2017.” “This is a great example of the role country racing plays in building partnerships with the community while providing locals and visitors alike with a wonderful day of relaxed racing and on-course entertainment.” The Ladbrokes Stony Creek Cup day will be held on Sunday, March 12. “Ladbrokes has come on board with a three year sponsorship deal, which we are really excited about,” Ms Wolf said. Racing on Monday, March 27 will see the return of the publican’s day, which proved to be a great success last year. “We are currently in the process of designing our last race meeting on Mon-

day, April 10. It is during the school holidays, so will feature children’s entertainment,” Ms Wolf said. South Gippsland’s wet conditions have not been avoided by the racetrack, however Ms Wolf said apart from being wet, the track has held up well. “The draining works we had done around six years ago have paid off. The track has held up better than public grassed area,” she said. The club received a grant from the State Government to replace the running rail around the track, as well as perform upgrades to the stalls and mounting yard. Minister Pakula said a safe and secure racecourse is essential to the welfare and safety of horses, jockeys and the public. The racing club is again calling for members this year, with a strong focus to increase its membership base. “For $55 it really is great value for money. Members receive discounted race books and beverages in the member’s area, as well as the benefits of the landmark arrangement between a number of Gippsland racing clubs,” Ms Wolf said. “Our members also have access to most race meetings at Sale, Bairnsdale, Moe and Traralgon, including access to their members’ areas. “It is the first time ever been such an agreement put in place between so many clubs. It is such a fantastic arrangement to have set up.”

Improvements: Stony Creek Racing Club received a grant from the State Government to replace the running rail around the track, as well as perform upgrades to the stalls and mounting yard. Mark Lobley, left, and Wayne Rowley of BRF Rural Fencing work on the mounting yard fence. • WONTHAGGI LITTLE ATHLETICS

New records achieved SATURDAY’S meet was a great day out in the sunshine. The track was still boggy so the program had to be modified for some races. As it was only the second official meet there were very few personal bests recorded. Rachel Aitken started the season well by breaking the Under 15 girls high jump record with a height of 1.45m. Tevuro Ihomana Mont-

gomery broke the Under 12 girls javelin record with a throw of 28.37m. She also broke the Under 12 Girls 60m Hurdles record with a time of 10.90 seconds. Cruz Bettles broke the Under 6 Boys turbo javelin record with a throw of 15.65m. Athletes need to have their online registrations done if they wish to have their results recorded and tallied. Personal Bests U6 Boys: Jaedon Kin-

dom and Jude Rigby, long jump. U6 Girls: Daisy Marotta and Molly Munday, long jump. U8 Boys: Jack Howell, 70m. U8 Girls: Sara Hynd and Zarah Duscher, 70m. U13 Boys: Jarvis Atkinson, 200m. U14 Girls: Harriet Fallaw and Lauren Kent, 200m. U15 Girls: Elin Gray, 200m.

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Lions celebrate 2016 season STONY Creek Football Netball Club held its Senior presentations on Saturday, October 15. The event was held at the Dakers Centre in Leongatha. Footballers and netballers were congratulated on a successful season. Star players and club representatives were awarded on the night.

Best players: from left, Abbi Taylor was presented the coach’s award, Corinne Hoddinott was the best and fairest, and Kristie Moore was runner up best and fairest in B Grade. C Grade: from left, Lauren Rawson received the coach’s award, Lisa Burge was the runner up best and fairest, and Emily Duncan was awarded best and fairest. Superstars: Stony Creek’s top A Grade players were, from left, Holly Monaghan (best and fairest), Olivia Cope (runner up best and fairest) and Kelsie Schelling (coach’s award). They are pictured with coach Rebecca Browne.

Honoured: Cindy Winkler received the best club person award from club president Steve Martin.

Reserves: coach Michael Dyer (second left) congratulated Daniel Preston (runner up best and fairest), Tom Gordon (best and fairest) and Brett McKnight (most consistent) on their season. Absent: Tyrone Zukovskis (most determined) and Richie McGrath (coach’s award).

Milestones: from left, Kayla Byrnes reached her 150th game this season and Cindy Winkler made it to 100.

Family affair: Sarah and Trisha Joyce from Jumbunna were competing at the Gippsland Dressage Series event held at Wonthaggi on the weekend. Sarah was riding LH Albert for the Wagga and District Riding Club, and Trisha was riding LH Lily Puss for the Leongatha and District Equestrian Club. See story page 52.

Achievements: from left, Dylan Zuidema played his 250th game, Shaun Cope played his 100th game, Josh Brown played his 100th game and Troy Sinclair played his 100th game during the 2016 season. Absent: Andrew Byrne (150 games) and Luke Minns (100 games).

Leongatha small bore rifle results RESULTS for 2016 TRV 50m Bench Pennant, Section E: Round five: Ballarat East B 737.028 (Bye); Kyabram B 736.027 defeated Lake Gillear 709.023; Leongatha B 677.010 defeated by Wangaratta 707.018. Best Shooter for round five was Jesse Bollen (Ballarat East B) with 250.010.

Ladder Ballarat East B...................20 Kyabram B........................16 Wangaratta.........................12 Lake Gillear........................8 Leongatha...........................4 The Leongatha club shoots on Wednesday nights at 8pm at the rifle club on the recreation reserve. Any inquiries, please call Rob Spratt 5664 2358.

Top Seniors: coach Steve Coats (second left) presented, from left, Julian Stone with best and fairest, Will Collins with the Young Lion award and Josh Schelling with the runner up best and fairest at Stony Creek Football Netball Club’s recent presentation evening. Absent: Jack Stuart (most consistent), Jacob Brydon (coach’s award) and Jarrad Byrnes (best utility).

Great effort: Shirley Smith and her horse Keeta from the Wonthaggi Adult Riding Club was the level five jackpot winner on day two of the Gippsland Dressage Series, held at Wonthaggi across the weekend.

Korumburra volleyball ROUND 14 results: A Grade: Golliwogs defeated Saints (3:0) 25:17, 25:15, 25:16; Nads defeated Bugs (2:1) 15:25, 25:21, 25:21, 4:5; Giants defeated Champions (2:1) 23:25, 25:21, 20:10. B Grade: Falcons defeated Knights (3:0) 25:18, 25:8, 25:14; Gems defeated Orsum (3:0) 25:14, 25:17, 25:14; HELP defeated Al-

batross (3:0) 25:11, 25:10, 25:21; Panthers defeated Hulls Angels (2:1) 13:25, 25:13, 25:11. Juniors: Embers defeated Blue Tongues 27:25, 3:1; Clouds defeated Blueberries 25:13, 7:9.

Junior ladder: Clouds ............................ 26 Blue Tongues.................... 4 Embers ........................... 24 Blueberries ..................... 22

Great test: Bennison Adult Riding Club member Wendy Whelan, from Agnes rode Sandy Creek Oasis at the weekend’s Gippsland Dressage Series event, held at Wonthaggi.


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SPORT | GOLF Leongatha golf ON Saturday, the third and final round of the Club Championship was completed after being postponed the previous week. Congratulations to Tom Sorrell, who won the A Grade Championship with a three round total of 244. Tom won by eight shots from Russell Williams and also took out the J E Cameron Trophy for the best net score over the three days of 226, two ahead of Russell Williams. Nathan Wardle took out the B Grade title with a gross three round total of 262, eight strokes clear of John Smith.

All the seeded players fell by the wayside in C Grade which allowed Kevin Castwood to come from behind and snatch the title with a 93 in the final round for a three round total of 291, one shot clear of the unlucky Merv Stubbs. D Grade was taken out by Hugh Goodman with a 3 round total of 79 points, three clear of Nick Shaw. The honour of Junior Champion went to Ryan Thomas who had a very consistent Championship to finish 11th in B Grade and win the title with a three round total of 282. In the daily competition on

thestar.com.au Saturday Nathan Wardle won A Grade and the Super Comp in a countback with net 72. B Grade was taken out by Colin Martin with a net 73 and John Eabry won C Grade with a net 72. DTL Balls were awarded to Tom Sorrell, Philippe du Plessis, Anthony Sparkes, Pewter Walsh, Kevin Castwood, Russell Williams, Rod Hopcraft, Alan Kuhne, Andrew Smith, John Fraser, Merv Stubbs, Matthew Bowey, Jason Dennerley, Peter Hart, Jon Smith and Fred de Bondt. NTPs were John Moor on the fourth hole, Ryan Thomas

on the seventh, Peter Walsh on the 14th and Andrew Henley. On Tuesday, 61 golfers contested a Stableford Competition with John Eabry carding the best score of the day of 39 points to win C Grade. A Grade was taken out by Colin Bear with 36 points and Will Norden won B Grade also with 36 points. Balls were awarded to Ian Baker, Jim Arnott, Frank Gill, Bert Borg, John McLennan, Gary Sharrock, Mike Street, Peter Waters, Peter Horman, David Forbes, Wendy-Anne Parker, Russell Williams, Geoff Maher and David Child.

Tradies back men’s shed THE Leongatha Men’s Shed is $500 richer thanks to Considine and Johnston’s tradesmen’s golf day at Leongatha Golf Club on Friday. The Ambrose event was contested by a field of 76 play-

ers and featured a competition on the first hole, with donations of $10 per player going towards the men’s shed. That competition, for the second nearest shot to the hole, was won by Chris Marinou. His prize was a bar fridge.

Handicap winners: Chris Indian, Brett McKenzie, Rowen McLennan and Andrew Meyer with a net score of 51.875. Scratch winners: Brett Stubbs, Ash Peters, Michael Turner and Chris Marinou, with a net score of 64. Longest drive on the 18th hole: Julian Wintle. Nearest the pin 4th: Gary

Young. Nearest the pin 7th: Luke Todd. Nearest the pin 14th: Tom Williamson. Nearest the pin 16th: Tom Williamson. The competition was held by Leongatha construction firm Considine and Johnston to thank tradespeople and suppliers for their support.

Across generations: Apprenticeships Group Australia’s Anthony Magnuson (left) and Michael Dixon (right) with Max Wood of Leongatha Men’s Shed, a beneficiary of fundraising at Considine and Johnston’s tradesmen’s golf day at Leongatha Golf Club.

NTPs were Bo Fiek on the 14th hole and Keith Godridge on the 16th. Josh Hall took the A Grade honours on Thursday with 37 points, Mark Anderson won B Grade with 38 points and Mike Street took out C Grade also with 38 points. DTL balls were won by Bruce Hutton, John Payne, Ray Burton, Peter Hartigan, Peter Horman, Doug Clemann, Peter Brownlie, Frank Smedley, James Mitchell, Peter Waters, Hugh Goodman, Fred de Bondt and Merv Stubbs. NTPs were Jon Smith on the 14th hole and John Payne on the 16th.

Leongatha ladies FORTY women competed in the 4BBB Par annual board event, sponsored by life member Nancy Sperling. Marea Maher and Karen Orford won the day with +7 closely followed by Shirley Welsford and Barb Miller +6. Down the line balls were awarded to last minute replacement Gwen Chapman and partner Fay Quilford +5, followed by Marg Berry and Rita de Bondt +4, Libby Seebeck and Jill Steer +4, Wendy Parker and Wendy Brown +4 and event sponsor Nancy Sperling and Sue Woods +3. Nearest the pin winners on the 14th were Toni West and Marie Sands (second shot) and Marg Berry and Pam Christensen (second shot) on the 16th. Noreen Williams won the nine hole competition with 18 points followed by Marion Chalmers with 16 points. Saturday, October 30: It was the final round of the Saturday Stableford Championships, a new event in which the winner was decided on the best two scores over three rounds. The winner of this inaugu-

ral event was Anna de Bondt with an excellent first round score of 36, putting her in a strong position to ultimately win with a final round of 31. Marg Berry won the days’ event with 35 points, followed by Marea Maher and Anna de Bondt on 31, Dot Stubbs 30 and Mandy Moyle 26 on a count back.

Woorayl golf AT last a fine day and 42 players ventured out to play the last Monthly Medal of the year before the Star Medallist playoff is decided next week. Thanks to Paul Zuidema for his sponsorship. Perhaps a few of the favourites for the club championships were playing their cards close to their chest this week looking at the scores, but the A Grade winner this week put his ambitions right out there, unlucky to lose the medal on a countback with the equal best score of the day on 69 net was Peter Rayson. B Grade winner today was new member John Hermens on a countback from Tyler Hogan and Gavin Price with 72 net. The C Grade winner and monthly medallist on a countback was reigning D Grade champion John Hassett. John is obviously going for back to back if his form holds up over the next couple of weeks. NTP: eighth Dale Burge and 17th J Hermens. DTL: 70 R. Gourlay, 72 I. Balfour, T. Hogan, G. Price, 73 R. Beilby, B. Stubbs, R. Winkler and T. Lund. Next Saturday is the first round of the club championships for 2016. If possible, put your names on the time sheet ASAP so the club can work out the grades and do the board before next Saturday.

Teeing off: Bob Wintle of Wonthaggi.

Woorayl ladies THE wet weather finally let up this week, allowing play to take place. The first round of the Ladies Championships on was played on Wednesday, October 26. The A Grade winner on a countback from Shirley Thomas was Pauline Lancaster (22) 76 net. Elly Berryman was the winner in B Grade (24) 76 net with Jo Fennell the C Grade winner (33) 83 net on a countback from Lois Young. NTP: eighth E. Berryman, 11th M. Tuckett, 17th S. Rayson. DTL balls: S. Thomas (16) 76 net, M. Tuckett (24) 79 net, A. Poole (21) 80 net and F. Maynard (29) 80 net. Next week will be the second round of the Ladies Championships. The ladies were saddened by the news this week of the passing of Pam Byatt. Pam was a past president, captain and a great member of the club since joining in the late ‘70’s.

Korumburra THERE were 39 players on Saturday, October 29 for a two man Ambrose guest day, with trophies supplied by Korumburra Golf Club. Member and guest: Brian Pope, Alan Winford 64 net; Don Van Rooye, Michael Hopkins 66. Member and member: Bill Hessels, Rod Spokes 62 net; Bill Hessels; Peter Van Agtmaal 62¾; Michael Foote, Clint Newcombe 65½. Nearest the pin: 1st Peter Van Agtmaal, 7th Clint Newcombe, 10th John Stein, 13th Chris Corr. Tuesday’s winner was N. Ladgrove 34 pts and Thursday’s winner P. Vanagtmaal 37 pts.

Life memberships to women’s golf stalwarts AT the recent annual general meeting of the South Gippsland Women’s Golf Association, life memberships were awarded to three of the association’s most deserving and dedicated stalwarts.

Playing it straight: Apprenticeships Group Australia’s Anthony Magnuson shows his style at Considine and Johnston’s tradesmen’s golf day at Leongatha Golf Club.

Good shot: Bill Wintle of San Remo. Left, Team work: Considine and Johnston (C&J) directors with sponsors of the construction company’s tradesmen’s golf day at Leongatha Golf Club on Friday. From left, Tony Smith of C&J, Phillip Johnston of C&J, Tim Renwick of IBN, Ross Considine of C&J, Max Wood of Leongatha Men’s Shed, and Vic Properties’ Livio Cellante, Massimo Cellante and Romano Cellante. Vic Properties developed Daisybank Estate in Korumburra.

Right, All the way: from left, among the sponsors of Considine and Johnston’s tradesmen’s golf day at Leongatha Golf Club on Friday were Steve Edwards of Tradelink, Anthony Magnuson of Apprenticeships Group Australia, Ray Evison of South Gippsland Mini Skips, Michael Dixon of Apprenticeships Group Australia, Chris Henderson and Rob Guarascio of Valley Windows, and Phillip Johnston of C&J.

Gale Tyers from Foster Golf Club, and Anne Walker and Maree Anderson from Wonthaggi Golf Club have all served with distinction over long periods of time in a wide variety of committee, executive and administrative positions. All have been central to, and instrumental in, steering the association towards a stable and prominent position in women’s golf today. Gale Tyers was nominated for association life membership on the strength of some 22 years of administrative duties. These included stints as president, vice president, match committee membership, country teams’ management and some 16 years of involvement in the All Gippsland Standing Committee. Gale is also a successful player and has represented the district in Country Teams squads for many years and her nominees speak highly of both her golfing ability and her penchant for setting goals and then working hard to achieve them. Anne Walker was nominated by members of the Wonthaggi Golf Club. Anne’s knowledge of golf administration and her playing ability during the

past 30 odd years has been of marked benefit to all committee members of South Gippsland during that time. She has served the SGWGA as vice president, then president and as South Gippsland’s representative on the All Gippsland Standing Committee and the SGWGA Match Committee. She has also served as Country Teams manager, excelling also as a player in that event. Her playing achievements at South Gippsland and All Gippsland levels were also cited by her nominees. Maree Anderson was nominated for life membership by the executive of the South Gippsland Women’s Golf Association in recognition of her 12 years in administrative roles. The citation that accompanied her nomination emphasised these years of service as both secretary and treasurer; a position now filled by two people. The nomination also noted her role on the All Gippsland Standing Committee, her role

in the provision of sponsorship, the many years she caddied for players at Country Teams and her willingness to render assistance to incoming office bearers. The life memberships were presented by association president Maxine Eabry and took the form of framed, attractively mounted certificates, flowers and coveted life membership badges.

Honoured: Gale Tyers was presented her life membership of South Gippsland Women’s Golf Association at Foster Golf Club.

Deserving pair: Wonthaggi’s Maree Anderson and Anne Walker are now life members of the South Gippsland Women’s Golf Association. This was presented at the Leongatha Golf Club.

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thestar.com.au Lang Lang ON Saturday, October 29, Stableford was the competition of the day with a field of 132 players. Although the greens had only just been cored they were a great credit to the grounds staff and running remarkably true. Winner A Grade: Charlie May (12) 39. Runner-up A Grade: Daniel Cameron (4) 37. Winner B Grade: Michael Colley (19) 39 C/B. Runner-up B Grade: Noel Welsh (15) 39.

Wonthaggi ladies FOR once the rain deity decided to give the lady golfers a good day and golf was able to be played last Wednesday by 21 players in a Stableford event. At the same time the final of the 4BBB Knockout match was being played.

Winner C Grade: Geoff Barns (23) 37 C/B. Runner-up C Grade. Will Christensen (22) 37. NTP: 5th Brad Lovitt 218cm, 9th Bill Tucker 61cm, 12th Kurt Batt 351cm, 15th Jason Filip 155cm, 18th Steve Dorning 71cm. Ladies results. Winner: Catherine Briant (29) 42. Runner-up: Kerrie Davey (21) 39 NTP: 5th Catherine Briant 630cm, 15th Paula Sweeney 380cm. BDTL: Michael Garrett 38, Steve Dorning 36, PatriIn the Stableford event, two grades were made and Marg Johnson (14) 34 points won that section and the NTP on the 17th. B Grade was won by Pam Hanley (26) 30 on c/b from Anne Poulton. NTP eighth was won by Delores Harvey, Anne Tschiderer has a birdie, and

Stableford champs: A Grade winner Marg Johnson with B Grade winner Pam Hanley.

cia Randall 36, Peter Hookem 36, Gehan Peiris 36, Jamie Khan 36, Marianne Hall 36, David Preston 35, Kurt Batt 35, Colin Rangitonga 35, Neal Birrell 35, Steve Fuller 35, Tony Cheles 35, Tony Ambrus 34, Ray Zammit 34, Perry O’ Connor 34, James Hedrick 34, Bob West 34, Phil Conroy 33, Peter Colgan 33. Thursday’s competition was a combined 2B Aggregate and Individual Stableford with a field of 49 players. Winner: Roger FoeHeather Wintle had a chip in three on the second hole for four points. BDL went to Irene Walsh 33, Anne Tschiderer 32, Anne Poulton 30, Catherine Bolding 28, Sara Beale 28, Heather Wintle 28 and Delores Harvey 27. The Knockout final between Leonie Bentick and Allison Adams playing Christine Hamilton and Ivy Ruby turned into a marathon finishing on the 21st hole with Allison and Leonie clawing their way to the win. It was a demanding day for the girls as the weather turned after the 18 hole and the last three holes had players in chilly wet conditions. Congratulations to all the girls. Also congratulations to two members Anne Walker and Maree Anderson who were given the honour of life membership of the South Gippsland Women’s golf Association for their tireless contributions .

Golfers hone their skills SEVEN brave participants defied the weather and gave golf a go at Meeniyan Golf Club last Wednesday. The rain came at 4pm, but the golf beginners were keen to test out their skills. The session was moved indoors and was underway after a reshuffle of the furniture. Under the guidance of golf professional Darren Cole, the group went through several warm ups. Darren brought in some adult sized Snag golf clubs to allow them to practice indoors. Finally, the weather fined up and the group moved outside to put what they had learned into practice on the course. A few terrific shots were accomplished and the club was happy with the turn out. There is one more Meeniyan ‘Give Golf a Go’ session left, which will be held this Wednesday (November 2).

nander (12) 37 C/B. Runner-up: Bill Taberer 37. 2B Aggregate winners: Grant Johnson and Chris Kelsall, 72. NTP: 5th James Hedrick, 9th Henk Mauriks, 12th

Korumburra ladies ON Wednesday, there was a good field for the first round of Gloria Burgess Trophy. Joan Peters was the generous sponsor for the day. The results were: A Grade (0-21) Lynete McIvor (18) 35 points and runner up Lee Clements (12) 31points. B Grade’s winner was (22-32) Merrissa Cosson (30) 38 points, and runner up Betty Thomson (31) 31points. C Grade’s winner was (32+) Pam Eyers (40) 31 points c/b Lyn Perks (33) Balls down the line went

THE day’s forecast enticed 15 women to come out and play golf on Wednesday, October 26. Stableford was the game and the ladies played the front nine twice. The A Grade winner was Jan Trease with 31 points and Jenny Cope took out B Grade with 31 points. Belinda (BJ) Angwin was the winner of the best nine with 19 points.

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Rug up: warmth and food was enjoyed after a the Give Golf a Go session in Meeniyan on Wednesday.

Participants: despite the weather, several people turned out to Meeniyan Golf Club to practice their skills on Wednesday.

to Heather Grist and Judy Webb 27 points, and Sharon Adams 26 points. The nearest the pin winners were Betty Thomson first and Lee Clements seventh (second shot). The Ruby Stephens Ambrose was held on Friday in perfect golfing weather. Twenty-two teams competed and all players hopefully enjoyed their day in the sunshine. Given the huge amount of rain the course has endured this month, the curator Chris and his assistant David deserve congratulations on its presentation.

Ambrose winners: Janine Williams (Warragul Golf and Country Club), Lee Clements (Korumburra) and Kerri Ahearn (also Warragul) off a combined handicap of 5 ½ they had 70 gross and 64 ½ net to win the Ruby Stephens event on Friday.

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Swing: golf beginners moved onto the course and took a few shots during a Give Golf a Go session in Meeniyan on Wednesday.

Leslie Anderson, 15th Noel Welsh. BDTL: Noel Bradford 37, Grant Johnson 37, David Chadwick 36, Chris Kelsall 35, Brian Smith 35, Ron Baker 35, Michael Colley 35.

MIXED weather throughout the week, but good fields came out to play at Meeniyan this week. Players welcomed the better conditions and this was reflected in the scores throughout the week. Tuesday saw Reg Hannay back after his bout of illness last week, and he cleaned up the field on Tuesday with 43 points, and taking a ball down the line on Saturday when he partnered up with Bob McGeary in the two person

Tuesday – course closed for coring. Ladies results. On Wednesday the ladies held their annual meeting and a Stableford competition followed. Thank you to the many loyal members who helped out in a variety of ways to make the event very successful. The winners were a mixed team of Janine Williams (Warragul Golf and Country Club), Lee Clements and Kerri Ahearn (also Warragul) off a combined handicap of five 1/2 they had 70 gross and won the trophies with 64 1/2 net. The runners up also featured a Warragul player Helen Coghlan and Jenny Blackmore and Lorraine Knox from Korumburra; they were close behind with 65 2/3 net. Nearest the pins went to Shirley Welsford (Leongatha) first, Robyn Galloway (Foster) 10th and 13th Kerri Ahearn (nearly in the hole). Balls down the line were awarded to: 67 1/4 Robyn Galloway, Beth and Fiona Curram (all from Foster), 68 5/6 Beryl Brown, and from Leongatha Dot Stubbs and Shirley Welsford, 69 1/2 Sue

18 hole winner: Sue Van Gaal (28) 33 C/B. 18 hole runner-up: Mary Dwyer (24) 33. 9 hole winner: Jean Wallace (39) 18.

Hoskin, Faye LePage, Jan Trease (all from Meeniyan), 69 5/6 Veronica Park (Meeniyan), Judy Webb (Kor), Maureen Masterman(Wonthaggi) Longest Drive: A Grade Kerri Ahearn and B Grade Elly Berryman. Longest Putt: Heather Sullivan. On Saturday, three girls played a Stableford round with Debbie Wrigley (27) having the best score of 31points and gaining nearest the pin on the first hole. The year is quickly coming to an end with the November Monthly Medal on November 9, Star Medallist playoff on November 16 then RB Four BBB Stroke will be on November 23. The tournament entry forms are out so members have plenty of time to ask visitors for the Shirley Johnson Memorial Fourball which will be on Friday, December 2.

Gloria Burgess Trophy: the Wednesday winners at Korumburra Golf Club were Pam Eyers (C Grade), Joan Peters (sponsor) and Lynete McIvor (A Grade). Absent: Merrissa Cosson (B Grade).

Down the line balls went to Irene Holm 30, Lyn Jennison 30 and Veronica Park also 30 points It was fantastic to see four fellows on the mowers going hard at it. The course is looking great.

Winners: Jenny Cope and Jan Trease and were the B and A Grade champions at Meeniyan Golf Club.

Ambrose event. Daryle Gregg continues to be the member who hits the green consistently to take out the nearest the pin; he did it again on Tuesday on the eighth and the second on Thursday. Daryle also partnered with captain Peter Riddle on Saturday and was runner up to president Paul, back from Lakes Entrance and Lloyd Hemphill. John Hyett just missed out again on a win with his runner up to Will Bullock on Thursday.

Saturday winners: Paul Robinson and Lloyd Hemphill won Meeniyan Golf Club’s Two Man Ambrose.

Saturday was a brilliant day for golf in Meeniyan with the sun shining and little wind. Twenty six players came out and the club wishes to thank Lloyd Hemphill for his generous sponsorship of the two person Ambrose event. There were some excellent scores. Week’s results: Tuesday, October 25: Single Stableford Winner: Reg Hannay (28) 43 points. Runner up: Brian Dewar (17) 41 points. Nearest the pin: eighth Daryle Gregg and second Brian Dewar. Best nine: Alan Khune (17) 23 points. Thursday, October 27: Single Stableford. Winner: Will Bullock (15) 36 points. Runner up: John Hyett (36) 34 points. Nearest the pin: second Daryle Gregg and eighth Will Bullock. Best nine: Daryle Gregg 18 on a countback from Nereda Scholte. Saturday, October 29: Two Man Ambrose. Winners: Lloyd Hemphill/

Paul Robinson (10.5) 63.5 points. Runners up: Peter Riddle/ Daryle Gregg (12) 64 points. Nearest the pin: eighth Michael Darmanin. Pro pin: second Peter Riddle. Down the line balls: Col Graeme/Phil Hutcheson (8.75) 65.25, and Bob McGeary/Reg Hannay (10.5) 68.5. Members draw: Peter Wilson, who sadly left 10 minutes too early so jackpot to next week.

Single Stableford: Reg Hannay celebrated a win at Meeniyan Golf Club on Tuesday.


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SPORT | BOWLS SGBD Tuesday pennant bowls ROUND 5 – October 25 Division 1: Inverloch 13/74 (1 shot) defeated Leongatha 3/73. (J. Brown 30 defeated M. Pearson 19; C. Hughes 22 drew R. James 22; L. Dowson 22 lost to J. Miller 32.) Corinella 14/73 (26 shots) defeated San Remo 2/47(J. Carter 33 defeated J. Cohen 12; C. Lincoln 20 defeated M. Forrest 14; M. Hoy 20 lost to S. Carvosso 21.) Foster 7/67 drew Phillip Is-

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land 9/67 (B. Tyers 26 defeated D. Wagner 22; M. Climas 20 lost to R. Eames.23; G. Facey 21 lost to P. Francis 22.) Korumburra 14/76 (13 shots) defeated Wonthaggi 2/63 (M. Goad 27 defeated P. Wintrup 19; J. McVeigh 31 defeated K. Simpson 9; J. Nicholl 18 lost to M. McBain 35.) Division 2: Lang Lang 14/69 (16 shots) defeated Inverloch 2/53 (J. Prowd 26 defeated N. Martin 18; R. Geyer.26 defeated M. Flett 14; B. Kitchin.17 lost to L. Marsh 21.) Wonthaggi 14/71 (5 shots)

defeated San Remo 2/66 (J. Kellow 28 defeated J. Blackwell 20; S. Hamilton 20 defeated J. Farquhar 17; S.O’Donnell.23 lost to J. Grindlay 29.) Port Welshpool 16/105(56 shots) defeated Meeniyan -/49(L. McLaine 29 defeated B. Dyke 16; B. Crawford 34 defeated B. Scott 16; M. McDonald 42 defeated A. Maruzza 17.) Toora 14/64 (9 shots) defeated Tarwin Lower 2/55 (B. Curram 26 defeated H. Twite 21; R. Richardson 21 defeated S. Browne 14; K. Barwick 17

Top trio: the winners of the Wednesday social bowls held at Inverloch were Nell Van Grunsven, Carol Hughes and Chris Gillman.

Inverloch bowls A SMALL but determined group attended Wednesday social bowls. Two games were played with the second game being shorten due to increasingly terrible weather. There were two teams that won both games. Both teams were on 30 points so it was shots up that determined the winner. Runners up with 12 shots up were Laurel Lee, Pat Stoneham and Maureen Paynting. Congratulations to the winners with 14 shots up, Nell Van Grunsven, Chris Gillman and Carol Hughes. There will be no social bowls next week as the Pennant will be played on Wednesday due to the Melbourne Cup holiday. Friday, November 4, is the Guest Day starting at 10am. Please nominate either savoury or sweet for your contribution to the lunch for the guests on the sheet in the clubhouse. The next Monthly Triples will be held on Wednesday, November 9. Bowling starts at 10am. Please write your team on the sheet provided near the noticeboard. Thursday social bowls attracted 20 odd players, contesting 26 ends of three bowl triples. Two teams scored 37 points and the result was declared a draw, therefore joint winners. The winning pairs were Doug Muir with Brian Growse and Bob Davis with Chris Nevill. Thursday Social Bowls will be played again on November 3. Saturday Pennant, round four: Division One: Inverloch Blue 84 defeated Inverloch White 58. Best winning rinks for Inverloch Blues: Frank Seaton, Mick Bowman, Wayne Parks

and Doug Muir. For Inverloch Whites: Gavan Butler, Andrew Rowe, Nic Van Grunsven and Paul Davis. Division Three: San Remo 77 defeated Inverloch 59. Inverloch best winning rink was Trevor Scott, John Turner, Rob Howard and Steve Snelling. Division Four: Leongatha 82 defeated Inverloch 52. Inverloch best winningrRink was Huie Nation, John Arnold, Ron Kee and Allan Johnstone Division Five: Inverloch 64 defeated Lang Lang 56. Inverloch best winning rink was Keith Cousens, Carol Hughes, Bob Pritchard and Brian Growse This week sees the return of Friday night meals. Put your names on the board if you are interested. Have you considered being an introductory coach? The introductory coach accreditation is ideally suited to coaches working with schools, social bowlers and those introducing new bowlers to the game. This accreditation is perfect for the coach who is assigned a group of bowlers celebrating an event (e.g. Christmas party). The course takes coaches through the safety aspects of organising a group on the green and a plethora of activities designed to engage new participants instantly. This course will be held at Wonthaggi Bowling Club on Monday, November 7 from 1pm-5.30pm. The cost is $20 per person which is covers the cost of the manual provided. This is a saving of $30 off the normal course cost as the Try Bowls Day was registered with Bowls Vic. The application form can be found on the Bowls Vic website or by contacting Scott Nicholson from Bowls Vic.

Victors: from left, Wayne Parks, Mick Bowman, Mick Coram and Glen Scott from Inverloch won the 18 end knockout.

Inverloch win South Gippsland fours WITH the 2016-17 bowling season in play, the state events are now up and running. The Fours were held at Phillip Island on Sunday 30/10. A very disappointing small field entered from SGBD member clubs with only a total of four entries received by the match committee; one from Wonthaggi, two from Inverloch and the defending SGBD title holders from Phillip Island. Because of the limited number, the event went from a 15 end sectional games to a straight 18 end knockout. The semi finals in the morning saw the Inverloch rink of Mick Coram (Skip), Glen Scott, Mick Bowman and Wayne Parks defeat the team from Wonthaggi, Rob Aitken (Skip), Noel Jackson, Graeme Jackson and Trevor Tier 22 - 13. In the other semi final Phillip Island Daryl Major (Skip), John Newcombe, Peter Forrest

and Graeme Cornells defeated Ron Burge (Skip), Frank Seaton, Ross Gabb and Gary Hardy 18 - 8. The final in the afternoon was played in testing conditions with a strong breeze playing havoc, however the Inverloch team handled the conditions better and with scoring seven shots in the fourth end raced away to a comfortable victory 26 - 4. They now play the West Gippsland winners in February for the Strezlecki Fours Championship. A reminder for all South Gippsland Bowling Clubs that upcoming events are the Novice Singles, being held at San Remo 13/11, entries are still be received. It’s a great way for new bowlers to meet each other and build up the camaraderie that bowls is so well known. Also the mixed pairs is being held at Korumburra on the November 20 so get your entries in.

lost to H. Marshall 20.) Division 3: Mirboo North 14/73 (8 shots) defeated Leongatha 2/65( L.Roberts 33 defeated M. Rayson 16; A. Plowman 24 defeated B. Thompson 20; M. Briscoe 16 lost to M. Jepson 29.) Phillip Island 16/98 (61shots) defeated Fish Creek -/37(L. Waters 29 defeated N. Van Dyk 15; D. Reynolds 28 defeated N. McKenzie 15; C. Hoffman 41 defeated M. Bath 7.) Loch.12/73 (18 shots) defeated Korumburra 4/55 (M.Cochrane.32 defeated M. Brown 11; V. Kennedy 21 lost to M. Hams 22; H. Garnham. 20 lost to S. Martin 22.) Division 4: Inverloch 14/49 (13 shots) defeated Foster -/36. (V. Muir 27 defeated R. Riati 15; M. Paynting 22 defeated G. Giaccherini 21.) Tarwin Lower 14/75 (41shots) defeated Wonthaggi -/34 (V. Martin 31 defeated G. Mitford 21; J. Coates 44 defeated L. Stanes 13.) Corinella 14/63 (29 shots) defeated Phillip Island-/34 (E. Johnston 26 defeated I. Vezis. 20; J. Brown 37 defeated D. Bateman. 14.)

Ladder Division 1 Korumburra............................51-8 Inverloch. ................................44+1 Leongatha .............................43+42 Foster ......................................39-13 Wonthaggi ..............................38+53 Corinella .................................37+34 Phillip Island ...........................36-38 San Remo ................................32-71 Division 2 Port Welshpool .....................58+76 Lang Lang................................50-5 San Remo ..............................47+80 Wonthaggi .............................46+53 Toora ........................................43-21 Inverloch..................................29-47 Meeniyan.................................28-65 Tarwin Lower..........................19-71 Division 3 Phillip Island.......................50+128 Leongatha .............................50+26 Mirboo North .........................46+4 Korumburra............................36-6 Loch .........................................32-69 Fish Creek ...............................26-83 Division 4 Inverloch ...............................42+20 Tarwin Lower........................42 +4 Corinella................................37+34 Wonthaggi ...............................35+1 Phillip Island ...........................28-37 Foster .......................................26-22

SGBD Saturday pennant bowls ROUND four – October 29 Division1: Inverloch (B) 14/84 (26 shots) defeated Inverloch (W) 2/58(R. Burge 29 defeated M.Yates16; F. Seaton 30 defeated R. Davis 16; M. Coram 25 lost to G. Butler 26.) Wonthaggi 14/66(6 shots) defeated Leongatha 2/60 (G. Jackson 25 defeated R. Trotman 21; R.Aitken 27 defeated A. Easterbrook 16; R. Hogan 14 lost to J. Hall 23.) Phillip Island (W) 14/89 (4 shots) defeated Korumburra 2/85 (S. Cunningham 34 defeated R. Snooks 22; J. Van Zanen 32 defeated S. O’Loughlin 29; R. Poole 23 lost to B. Dilg 34.) Phillip Island (B) 16/98(51 shots) defeated Lang Lang -/47 (D. Hanlon 41 defeated J. Williams 10; D. Major 32 defeated G. Cobbett 22; J. Newcombe 25 defeated S. Bencraft 15.) Division 2: Toora 14/76(8 shots) defeated Tarwin Lower 2/68(A. Spooner 25 defeated S. Graham 19; T. Corcoran 36 defeated R. Griffiths 16; D. Galloway 15 lost to R. Saunders 33.) San Remo 15/78 (23 shots) defeated Mirboo North 1/55(R. Naylor 27 defeated T. Henn 12; B. Anketell 32 defeated A. Plowman 24; G.Cohen19 drew N. Whitelaw 19.) Corinella 14/78 (11 shots) defeated Wonthaggi 2/67(S. Holmes 26 defeated A. Sartori. 22; B. Edwards 34 defeated P. McBain 16; A. Hughes 18 lost to A. Bolding 29).

Fish Creek 12/71 (1 shot) defeated Loch 4/70. (T. McLean. 29 defeated G. Hodge 23; R. Mortlock 23 lost to A. Center 26; D. Christie 19 lost to F. Byrne 21.) 91 Division 3: Meeniyan 16/92(35 shots) defeated Port Welshpool -/57(A. Hanks 29 defeated P.McPhail 18; M. Brown 33 defeated R. Greaves 21; D.Kuhne 30. defeated M. McDonald. 18.) Foster 14/71(9 shots) defeated Phillip Island 2/62 (P. Facey 22 defeated N. Waters 20; F. Riati 32 defeated S.Farelley 19; I. Park 17 lost to K. Gill 23.) San Remo 14/77 (18 shots) defeated Inverloch 2/59(G. Ryan 24 defeated J. Miller 23; D.Mulcahy 35 defeated N. Everitt 8; P.McWilliams18 lost to T. Scott 28.) Wonthaggi 14/68 (19 shots) defeated Leongatha 2/49 (G. Clarkson 28 defeated A. Rayson 15; R. Snooks 24 defeated J. Pendergast 16; R. Thorn 16 lost to L. Wilson 18.) Division 4: Wonthaggi 14/66 (5 shots) defeated Corinella 2/61 (J. Hedley 28 defeated G. Rigby 19; L.Beaumont 23 defeated M. Hoy 18; H. Woolfe 15 lost to P.Wright 24.) Korumburra (M) 16/80 (18 shots) defeated Tarwin Lower-/62 (L.Eastman.30 defeated P.Henwood 21; R. Lomagno 22 defeated J.Fedley 14; C.Underwood 28 defeated T.Biddulph 27.) Leongatha 14/82 (30 shots) defeated Inverloch 2/52 (M. Carnell 40 defeated M. Marshall 14; L. Lancaster 19 defeated R. Paynting 13; R. Symmons 23 lost to N.Nation 25.) Phillip Island 12/77(16 shots) defeated Korumburra (G) 4/61 (D. Hoffman 38 defeated R. Sund 15; T. Breasley 20 lost to J. Coulson 24; K. Lacco 19 lost to T. Kealy 22.) Division 5: Foster 14/74 (8 shots) defeated San Remo 2/66 (R. Parsons 24 defeated R. Hill 15; B. Roffey 32 defeated J. Cohen 26; W.Thorne 18 lost to C. Thorn 25.) Inverloch 14/64 (8 shots) defeated Lang Lang 2/56 (M. Scott 21 defeated B. Kitchin 20; K. Cousens 31defeated C. Graham 10; D.Turnbull 12 lost to I.Worthington 26.) Loch 12/67 (5 shots) defeated Toora 4/62 (G. Barber 32 defeated D. Pulman 12; J. Garnham 19 lost to D. Lawson 25; J. Kennedy 16 lost to N. Curram 25.) Meeniyan 14/85 (19 shots) defeated Phillip Island 2/66 (M. Scott 32 defeated L. Waters 18; G. Fairweather 32 defeated B. Foreman 26; D. Harrison 21 lost to K. Gray 22.) Mirboo North 9/69 drew Fish Creek 7/69 (I. Potter 22 defeated R. Barham 21; B. Bright 34 defeated J.Lindeman 16; B. Harriage 13 lost to K. Flanders 32.)

Ladder Division 1 Leongatha .............................49+83 Phillip Island (B) ..................48+68 Wonthaggi .............................44+13 Phillip Island (W) ...................33-4 Inverloch (B) ..........................30+13 Korumburra.............................21-16 Inverloch (W)..........................17-67 Lang Lang ...............................14-90 Division 2 Corinella................................54+70 Toora ......................................47+86 Fish Creek ...............................45+5 San Remo ..............................36+20 Tarwin Lower..........................30-12 Loch .........................................19-38 Wonthaggi ...............................18-40 Mirboo North ..................................7 Division 3 Meeniyan...............................46+61 Foster .....................................44+21 San Remo ..............................32+19 Phillip Island................................32 Inverloch..................................27-35 Port Welshpool........................27-39 Wonthaggi .................................26-2 Leongatha................................22-25

Division 4 Korumburra (M) .................46+48 Wonthaggi ....................................44 Phillip Island.........................42+30 Leongatha ...............................34+8 Corinella ....................................32-9 Korumburra (G) .......................31+5 Tarwin Lower..........................19-21 Inverloch....................................8-61 Division 5 Toora ....................................52+127 Foster .....................................48+23 San Remo ..............................44+33 Meeniyan...............................42+25 Fish Creek ..............................39+53 Inverloch.................................32+21 Phillip Island ...........................20-23 Lang Lang ..............................18-44 Loch .........................................14-86 Mirboo Nth............................11-129

Tarwin Lower bowls OUR thoughts are with two of our bowlers, Jeff Hartshorn who is recovering in hospital after a hip operation and our lovely Mavis Cridge who is home recovering from her operation. We are thinking of you both and wish you a speedy recovery. We couldn’t believe our eyes on Tuesday because we were able to finally wear our shorts and t-shirts instead of being dressed as penguins! A great day for bowling at ‘sunny’ Tarwin Lower saw our Division 4 winners against Wonthaggi but unfortunately our Division 2 team went down to Toora at their green. It was a lovely day for bowls on Saturday at Tarwin Lower. The spectators enjoyed the sun while viewing some very good ends but unfortunately we were not winners or even grinners. Division 2 went down to Toora and Division 4 to Korumburra Maroon. Tuesday Division 4 was our saving grace this week. As this is going to print, our club is preparing for our Melbourne Cup Gala Day. This is a big day on our bowling calendar and this week we are preparing to wine and dine approximately 76 punters. The table decorations are ready, the wine and beer is cold, the huge screen is set from which to view the races, the punters are cashed up and the ladies have their finery all prepared. A wonderful day is expected regardless of the weather. Good luck all. Barefoot bowls will start on Tuesday, November 8. If you are still thinking of entering a team please ring Jamie on 0412749468ASAP as the teams are being finalised this week. Hope your horse is a winner.

Leongatha TUESDAY, October 25 saw our Division 1 ladies at home to Inverloch but went down by one shot, 73 to 74 shots: J. Miller (s) won 32 to 22 shots, M. Pearson (s) lost 19 to 30 shots and R. James (s) drew 22 to 22 shots. Division 3 was away to Mirboo North and also were unable to gain the overall win, losing 65 to 73 shots: B. Thompson (s) lost 20 to 24 shots, M. Rayson (s) lost 16 to 33 shots and M. Jepson (s) won 29 to 16 shots. The next round, Wednesday, November 2 sees Division 1 at home to Wonthaggi and Division 3 away to Loch & District. Wednesday, October 26 saw the monthly triples in action and the winners were Peter Spark (s), B. Snooks and Ken Cecil with four wins plus 30 over 29 ends. Runners-up were B. Anderson (s), J. Stevenson and K. Williams with four wins plus 30 over 28 ends. The best last game went to Rosa James (s), Lloyd Hemphill and Raleigh Soderland with plus 11. Saturday, October 29 saw Division 1 men’s pennant away to Wonthaggi and lost overall 60 to 66 shots: A. Eastbrook (s) lost 16 to 27 shots, J. Hall (s) won 23 to 14 shots and R. Trot-

man (s) lost 21 to 25 shots. Division 3 also away to the Miners went down by three shots, 69 to 66: A. Rayson (s) won 23 to 20 shots, J. Pendergast (s) won 29 to 19 shots and L. Wilson (s) lost 14 to 30 shots. Division 4 travelled to Inverloch and won the day 82 to 52 shots: R. Symmons (s) lost 23 to 25 shots, L. Lancaster (s) won 19 to 13 shots and M. Carnell (s) won 40 to 14 shots. The next round of men’s pennant will be played on November 12, with Division 1 at home to Inverloch Blue, Division 3 home to San Remo and Division 4 at home to Corinella. Saturday social bowls saw the winner being Clarrie Nash (s) and Jeanette Chalmers. Tuesday, November 1 social bowls cup day, 12 noon start and Sunday, November 6 sees the Evans Petroleum mixed triples event in action with a 9.30am start. Friday, November 4 the next Kitty Club tea will be held at 6pm. Until the next report, good bowling - ‘Jackhigh’.

Meeniyan bowls PLAYING away at Port Welshpool last Tuesday was not a happy event for the division two team with all rinks going down. This week they play Toora at home with play on the Wednesday due to the Cup weekend. Both division three and five were at home on Saturday. Playing in ideal weather (a contrast to the previous week) both teams had a win. Threes played Port Welshpool and won all three rinks- 92 shots to 57. Fives played Phillip Island and had two winning rinks- 85 shots to 66. Next week there is no pennant but the first round of men’s singles championship must be completed during the weekend. Tuesday there was Cup Day bowls and lunch and Thursday, November 3, is the monthly triples. Upshot 2.

Fish Creek bowls SATURDAY pennant, Division 2 managed a thrilling win against Loch, scraping home with one point off the last bowl of the last end. Division 5 drew its game against Mirboo North. Pennant players are advised there will be no pennant games this weekend due to the Victorian Open being held. All members however, are invited to the club to make up teams amongst themselves for a social game. Meet at the club rooms at 1pm. Nicole has once again proved herself, having been called on to substitute for an injured player in the final of the Victorian Ladies Triples. They won the game. The monthly casserole evening will be held this Friday, November 4. Please note, the ladies meeting has been deferred to November 16. Once again, a reminder that the Christmas dinner will be held at the Fish Creek Club on Saturday, December 10, and will take the place of the December casserole evening. A two course meal will be served and to facilitate catering and, due to limited seating, admission will be per tickets sold in advance only. For further information or the purchase of tickets, kindly contact Chris McLean or Eileen Bell.


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Dogs star at Beloka AUSSIE Dogs’ Got Talent returned to Beloka Kelpie Stud last Saturday. The reinvented fun competition attracted more entries than usual to compete in the 20th annual dog championship over two big days. With perfect weather, dog owners from all over travelled to Welshpool to watch their dogs work through a series of working dog tests. Trials ranged from agility and high jumping, to rounding up cattle and sheep. There were a range of categories for people to compete in including open and novice trials, and a city slicker trial for beginners. A puppy race was also held for puppies from four to six months old. “The trials continue to be very popular. People like to come down with their dogs and give them a bit of a workout,” Beloka’s Paul McPhail said. “We get a lot of people from the city who like to come down and give their dogs a bit of a run. We also have regulars from Tasmania, the western district and East Gippsland.” Paul was happy to have the Aussie Dogs’ Got Competitor: Poowong’s Malcolm Sheedy Talent competition back on the agenda, which Cuddles: from left, Walkerville’s Bec Taylor and Welshpool’s Chloe McPhail befriended and his kelpie Basil worked through the trigave people the opportunity to show off a two some puppies at Beloka Kelpie Stud on Saturday. als at Beloka Kelpie Stud on Saturday. minute act with their dog to wrap up the first night of the trials.

In form: from left, Nyora’s Grace Lording and Beau, Bec Griffin and Indy, and Tayor Ready to run: Anna Coverdale from Cal- Griffin and Max were ready to compete in lignee South had her dog Nellie all set to com- the 20th annual dog championship at Beloka Break time: from left, Lang Lang’s Greg Mackay, Seaview’s Matilda and Aaron Thiege, pete in the dog trials at Beloka Stud Farm. Kelpie Stud on Saturday. and Barmah’s Macca McLennan found a spot to watch the kelpie trials on Saturday.

Sailing season away THE South Gippsland Yacht Club could not open its 2016-17 season with a race due to high wins, but it did not stop the members from enjoying lunch and the sunshine on Sunday. The season was officially opened by long term club sponsor Ian Debenham and new commodore Rob McNair. Each year the club has continued to grow, and now has 90 people involved. A refreshing change around the club is the steady increase of young families joining, and the growing interest from children to have a go at sailing. “Little by little, more children are becoming more capable and knowledgeable about sailing,”

Rob said. “One of our members Folkert Janssen spent time training the juniors last year, which was terrific.” The Australia Day wooden dinghy regatta has continued to attract interest, and promises to be a big event this year. Last season, the yacht club also teamed up with the windsurfers for the Tarwin River Marathon, and there has been some interest in another joint effort this season. Next year is the yacht club’s 50th anniversary and the members will be celebrating the occasion. This will be held on February 11 and will include a lunch and a special race. In the meantime, the yacht club will be out sailing every Sunday from now until the end of the season in April.

New season: from left, former commodore Allan Driver, rear commodore Ivan Abbott, long term sponsor Ian Debenham, and commodore Rob McNair welcomed the South Gippsland Yacht Club members to the 201617 season on Sunday at Inverloch.

Young sailors: brothers Rowan (left) and Gus Fairlie are looking forward to learning to sail In action: Pete Kiely opened South Gippsland with their dad George during this year’s season in Inverloch. Yacht Club’s 2016-17 season out on the water.


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• LDCA C GRADE DIVISION ONE

Riley spoils Town’s chances SIX wickets – taken by MDU’s Steven Riley – caused Town to go home nine runs short of a win. Opening batsman Tim Bright set MDU on a positive path with 40 runs before he was caught by Town’s Tim Cashin. Riley also made 40 runs, and was not out by the end of the innings. Town’s Michael Warren took out three wickets and MDU ended its run 4/181 after 40 overs. Cashin stepped up to bat and put 56 early runs on the scoreboard. Nigel Hodges also performed well, making 31 runs. Hodges was caught by Connor Brown and Cashin was caught by Levi Cocksedge. However, Riley stepped up and, six wickets later,

brought Town’s game to a grinding halt. Town ended its innings 9/173. OMK secured a comfortable win over Phillip Island in Saturday’s C1 match. Opening batman Mark Blackburn played a steady game, batting 22 runs not out. Top performing batsmen were Paul Harper (40 runs) Murray Gow (39 runs), who was also not out by the end of the innings. Phillip Island batsman Brad Fullarton put the pressure on with three wickets, and catches were taken by Peter Francis and Mark Christopher. OMK finished the innings with an unstoppable 5/234 after 40 overs. Phillip Island started its innings strong with an impressive 88 runs from Russell Cleeland. However, Cleeland was

forced to retire due to injury. Peter Cleary was the second top scoring batsman with 23 runs OMK’s Hayden James, Rhys Dixon, Justin Greenwood and Adam Busana each took out a wicket and put an end to Phillip Island’s chances of catching up. Phillip Island ended its innings with 4/184 after 40 overs. A tight match was played out between Nerrena and Korumburra, with Nerrena ultimately coming out on top. Korumburra batted first and the top scoring batsman was Peter Churchill with 59 runs before he was caught out by Gavin Giliam. Nerrena bowler Michael Collins took out three wickets and Giliam took two catches, challenging Korumburra. After 40 overs, Korumburra was 7/178. Ben Croatto was Nerrena’s opening batsman and

was just three runs off triple digits. Satish Gaddam also performed well, making 43 runs. Harry McNeill bowled well for Korumburra, assisting in the dismissal of a number of Nerrena’s batsmen. However, Nerrena maintained the upper hand and finished the game off with a score of 7/182 after 36 overs. Inverloch forfeited its match to the Wonthaggi Workmens. MDU d TOWN 1st innings MDU T. Bright c. T. Cashin b. M. Warren ........................40 G. Jones b. C. Dowling ............18 D. Thomas n.o. .........................33 M. Hoober c. A. Hanily b. M. Warren ........................13 W. Cocksedge b. M. Warren ......1 S. Riley n.o...............................40 Extras ......................................36 Total .............................4/181 (cc) Bowling: M. Kreutzberger 0/17, A. Hanily 0/22, J. Goss 0/33, C. Dowling 1/12, M. Warren 3/29, R. Shields 0/25, T. Cashin 0/26, L.

Kleinert 0/12. 1st innings Town T. Cashin c. L. Cocksedge b. S. Riley.............................56 L. Kleinert c. T. Bright ............. 11 N. Hodges c. C. Brown b. J. Bright ............................31 M. Warren lbw. b. S. Riley.............................29 M. Kreutzberger b. S. Riley .....13 J. Goss lbw. b. S. Riley...............................4 C. Dowling b. S. Riley ...............5 M. Luscombe r.o. .......................0 A. Hanily stp. W. Cocksedge b. S. Riley...............................4 R. Shields n.o. ............................7 M. Harry n.o...............................0 Extras ......................................14 Total .............................9/173 (cc) Bowling: S. Benra 1/21, J. Bright 1/45, M. Hoober 0/29, B. Cantwell 0/40, C. Brown 0/6, S. Riley 6/29. WON CLUB d INVERLOCH Won Club won on forfeit OMK d PHILLIP ISLAND 1st innings OMK M. Blackburn n.o. ....................22 A. Busana b. R. Cleeland .........32 M. Gow n.o. .............................39 J. Greenwood b. B. Fullarton ...24 P. Harper c. P. Francis

b. B. Fullarton ......................40 J. Lamers c. M. Christopher b. B. Fullarton ......................22 A. McKinnon stp. M. Christopher b. P. Francis ..........................34 Extras ......................................21 Total .............................5/234 (cc) Bowling: P. Cleary 0/59, A. Thompson 0/18, R. Cleeland 1/8, P. Francis 1/19, J. Johnston 0/27, J. Grace 0/36, B. Fullarton 3/57. 1st innings Phillip Island R. Cleeland ret. hurt .................88 M. Christopher lbw. b. R. Dixon .............................8 G. Grace c&b. J. Greenwood .....6 P. Francis c. P. Harper b. A. Busana .........................20 M. Cleary b. H. James..............14 P. Cleary n.o. ............................23 J. Johnston n.o. ...........................1 Extras ......................................24 Total .............................4/184 (cc) Bowling: P. Green 0/12, H. James 1/42, R. Dixon 1/23, J. Greenwood 1/29, D. Wylie 0/37, A. Busana 1/22. NERRENA d KORUMBURRA 1st innings Korumburra B.Kerr c. P. Joseph b. B. Croatto ......................... 11 I. Riddell lbw.

b. D. Grigg .............................2 J. Petrie c. M. Collins b. P. Joseph .............................6 P. Churchill c. G. Giliam b. M. Waltom........................59 A. Balfour b. M. Collins ..........20 M. Wrigley c. M. Patterson b. M. Collins ........................27 T. Morrison n.o.........................18 D. Telfer c. G. Giliam b. R. Baudinette....................24 Extras ...................................... 11 Total .............................7/178 (cc) Bowling: D. Grigg 0/19, M. Collins 3/26, P. Joseph 1/10, B. Croatto 1/9, C. Marinou 0/33, S. Gaddam 0/31, M. Waltom 1/32, R. Baudinette 1/15. 1st innings Nerrena B. Croatto lbw. b. H. McNeill .......................97 B. Gannon lbw. b. D. Telfer .............................7 G. Giliam b. H. McNeill ............3 M. Patterson c. P. Churchill b. H. McNeil ..........................0 M. Waltom r.o. .........................16 S. Gaddam c. M. Wrigley b. I. Riddell ..........................43 M. Collins c. A. Balfour b. H. McNeill .........................0 C. Marinou n.o. ..........................2 Extras ......................................14 Total ....................................7/182

• LDCA C GRADE DIVISION TWO

Workers under pressure KOONWARRA L/ RSL secured a rare win on the weekend, but the Wonthaggi Workmens are yet to topple from third place. Workers won the toss and batted first. The stand out batsman was Justin Licis with 57 runs. Young Koonwarra L/RSL leg spinner Callum Buckland, 13, upped the pressure taking four of the Workers’ wickets for only 11 runs. After 34.2 overs, the Workers were all out for 107. Geoff Clarkson on debut belted 47 not out for the Cougars, securing a rare victory for his side. Workers’ Emmet Dempsey and Sam Liddle did not let them have it easily – taking five wickets between them – but Koonwarra L/RSL was too strong on the day. After 40 overs, Koonwarra L/RSL had the game with 6/140. Poowong Loch triumphed over Kilcunda Bass. Kilcunda Bass batted first and set the pace. Top batsmen were Gary Burchell (33 runs) and Heath Grace (27 runs).

Poowong Loch opening bowler Shaun McKinnon took out three wickets, and fielders Brian Knight and Aiden Johnson shared the glory with two catches each. Kilcunda Bass was all out for 111 after 38 overs. Poowong Loch batsmen Brady Nicholls (42 runs) and Peter Regan (39 runs) amped up the final tally. Kilcunda Bass bowlers Ryley Duff and Tony Sorace took five wickets between them, but the game was out of their hands. Poowong Loch’s final score was 6/133 after 40 overs. By a small margin, Korumburra took out a win against Glen Alvie. Glen Alvie won the toss and opening batsmen Matthew Hull set the standard, batting 25 runs. Korumburra bowlers Evan Allaway and Glen Barrett performed well, taking three wickets each and causing Glen Alvie’s score to remain in the double digits After 40 overs, Glen Alvie was 9/79. With a manageable goal, Korumburra stepped up to bat. Allaway and Darcy Kemp got the team over the line,

making 20 and 47 runs respectively. Glen Alvie bowlers David Hynes and Andrew Newsome took one wicket each but at just 27 overs Korumburra had reached 2/88 and had the game. OMK forfeited its match against Phillip Island. KORUMBURRA d GLEN ALVIE 1st innings Glen Alvie M. Hull c. b. E. Allaway ........................25 F. Homer b. E. Allaway ..............2 D. Hynes c. b. G. Barrett..........................15 M. Grieve b. E. Allaway ............0 J. Standish c. P. Whelan b. A. Sinclair ........................ 11 K. Hull b. G. Barrett...................4 A. Newsome c. V. Gopal b. S. Hall ................................2 J. Lindsay c. T. Sorrell b. G. Barrett............................3 G. Hynes n.o. .............................0 G. McRae n.o. ............................0 Extras ......................................16 Total ...............................9/79 (cc) Bowling: S. Hall 1/17, E. Allaway 3/8, M. Rowe 0/8, A. Brinksma 1/18, G. Barrett 3/8, D. Kemp 0/3, T. Sorrell 0/1, A. Allaway 0/8, A. Sinclair 1/3. 1st innings Korumburra A. Brinksma c. b. D. Hynes ............................2 S. Hall c. b. A. Newsome .......................5 D. Kemp n.o. ............................47 E. Allaway n.o. .........................20 Extras ......................................14

Unlucky: Workmens’ opening bowler Luke Borne conceeded a miserly eight runs from his eight overs on Saturday and was unlucky not to snare a couple of wickets.

Swish: Koonwarra/LRSL C Grade captain Paris Buckley is clean bowled attempting to increase his team’s run rate. Photos by Mark Drury. Total ......................................2/88 Bowling: D. Hynes 1/19, J. Lindsay 0/22, A. Newsome 1/11, K. Hull 0/16, F. Homer 0/13, M. Hull 0/4, G. Hynes 0/2. KILCUNDA-BASS def by POOWONG-LOCH 1st innings Kilcunda-Bass S. Quaife c. b. H. Hancock ......................10 R. Duff c. b. S. McKinnon ......................3 P. De Rubeis b. S. McKinnon ....1 T. Duff c. b. H. Hancock ........................0 B. Noble b. B. Regan ...............14 T. Sorace c&b. B. Knight ...........5 K. Duff c. b. J. Hamilton .........................3 G. Burchell c. b. S. McKinnon ....................33 J. Reilly b. G. Poynton ...............1 H. Grace n.o. ............................27 Extras ......................................14 Total ....................................... 111 Bowling: S. McKinnon 3/17, N. Hancock 2/14, B. Knight 1/21, J. Hamilton 1/2, B. Regan 1/8, G. Poynton 1/34, J. Knox 0/13. 1st innings Poowong-Loch A. Johnson r.o. ...........................4 P. Regan c. b. R. Duff .............................39 N. Hancock lbw. b. R. Duff ...............................1 B. Knight b. T. Sorace ..............20 B. Nicholls lbw. b. T. Sorace...........................42 J. Hamilton c. P. De Rubeis b. R. Duff ...............................3 G. Poynton n.o. ..........................7 B. Ruyter n.o. .............................4 Extras ......................................13

Total ....................................6/133 Bowling: B. Noble 0/16, R. Duff 3/18, H. Grace 0/15, T. Sorace 2/33, T. Duff 0/23, P. De Rubeis 0/16, G. Burchell 0/5, K. Duff 0/4. WON CLUB def by KOONWARRA-L/RSL 1st innings Won Club K. Dutchman lbw. b. P. Buckley ........................ 11 J. Schulz c. I. Smith b. G. Clarkson ........................0 D. McGuirk b. G. Clarkson........2 J. Licis b. P. Buckley ................57 J. Dempsey c. D. Van Puyenbroek b. C. Buckland........................7 S. Roche c. S. Moore b. C. Buckland........................1 L. Borne c. A. Stanley b. C. Buckland........................4 S. Joma stp. M. Scrimshaw b. C. Buckland........................8 S. Liddle b. B. Manicaro ............4 E. Dempsey n.o. .........................2 H. Dobbie c. A. Piksons b. B. Manicaro........................1 Extras ......................................10 Total .......................................107 Bowling: A. Drury 0/28, G. Clarkson 2/25, P. Buckley 2/36, C. Buckland 4/11, A. Stanley 0/4, B. Manicaro 2/1. 1st innings Koonwarra-L/RSL A. Stanley b. S. Liddle .............19 A. Piksons r.o. ............................4 P. Buckley b. E. Dempsey ........19 M. Scrimshaw b. E. Dempsey....4 S. Moore c. b. E. Dempsey ........................0 B. Manicaro n.o........................18 I. Smith b. S. Liddle ...................5

G. Clarkson n.o. .......................47 Extras ......................................24 Total .............................6/140 (cc) Bowling: L. Borne 0/8, S. Roche 0/20, E. Dempsey 3/21,

S. Liddle 2/26, J. Depsey 0/8, H. Dobbie 0/8, K. Dutchman 0/14, D. McGuirk 0/12, J. Licis 0/13. PHILLIP ISLAND d OMK Phillip Island won on forfeit

LDCA ladders A Grade Division 1 Korumburra ...........................36 Kilcunda-Bass.........................30 Inverloch .................................30 Town ........................................30 OMK ........................................30 Won Club .................................18 Nerrena .....................................12 Phillip Island ..............................6 A Grade Division 2 Poowong-Loch ........................36 Koonwarra-L/RSL .................30 Glen Alvie................................30 MDU ........................................18 Imperials ..................................18 Foster..........................................6 Won Miners ................................6 B Grade Division 1 Phillip Island...........................42 Won Club ................................36 OMK........................................30 MDU ........................................24 Town.........................................24 Nerrena .....................................18 Inverloch ..................................12 Kilcunda-Bass ............................6 B Grade Division 2 Korumburra ...........................42 Poowong-Loch ........................30 Koonwarra-L/RSL .................18 Glen Alvie................................18 Foster........................................18 Imperials ..................................12 Won Miners ................................6

C Grade Division 1 Won Club ................................36 MDU ........................................30 OMK........................................30 Korumburra ...........................24 Nerrena .....................................24 Phillip Island ............................18 Town.........................................18 Inverloch ..................................12 C Grade Division 2 Poowong-Loch ........................36 Phillip Island...........................36 Won Club ................................24 Koonwarra L/RSL .................24 Glen Alvie ................................24 Korumburra ..............................24 Kilcunda-Bass ..........................12 OMK ........................................12 Town...........................................0 Under 16 East Zone MDU ........................................24 OMK........................................24 Nerrena ...................................12 Town ........................................12 Korumburra ................................0 Koonwarra L/RSL......................0 Under 16 West Zone Glen Alvie................................24 Inverloch .................................12 Poowong-Loch ........................12 Won Club ................................12 Phillip Island ..............................4


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Nerrena fight for a win NERRENA defeated MDU in a close B1 match on Saturday. Some outstanding batting by Mark Le Page – 53 runs – and Tyrone Zukovskis and Craig Hoober – 32 and 39 runs respectively – MDU was sitting pretty comfortably by the end of its innings. However, two wickets from bowler James Kelly and exceptional fielding from his teammates Ashley Harrison, Cameron Baudinette, Jacob Beckwith and Jayden Battersby kept Nerrena in the game. MDU left the ground 5/154 after 40 overs. Baudinette (52) and Battersby (40) were a force to be reckoned with when Nerrena stepped up to bat, setting the team up nicely for the win. Two wickets from MDU’s Cooper Cary and great fielding by Zukovskis and Troy Sinclair kept the game tight, but

Nerrena ran over the line and were 6/165 after 40 overs. Phillip Island continued its fine form, defeating Town. Town stepped up to bat first, exhibiting great performances from Jack Hume and Jordan Bolge. Both batsmen made over 30 runs each. However, Phillip Island’s Michael Young was unstoppable, taking four wickets and four catches. Town was all out for 133 after 39 overs. Phillip Island’s opening batsman Liam Keating stole the show, making 41 runs before he was run out. However, Clint Wilson was the top batsman on the day, making 48 runs. Town bowlers Hume, Sam Clark and Zack Trease each took out a wicket, but it was Phillip Island’s day. Phillip Island was 5/145 after 40 overs. The Wonthaggi Work-

mens won the toss and continued on to have a win over Kilcunda Bass. Opening batsman Rob Geyer set the standard for the Workers, making 18 runs. This was complemented by an additional 29 runs from Liam Sawyer later in the innings. Kilcunda Bass bowler Rohan Duff worked hard and took four wickets. Fielder Daniel Bettles took two catches, and the Workers finished its innings 9/114 after 40 overs. Kilcunda Bass’ Shaun Tapscott made a strong impression by making 30 runs, but the Workers fought back out on the field. Three wickets from Wonthaggi bowler Luke McGuirk and two wickets from Geyer helped end the game in their favour. Kilcunda Bass finished its innings 7/72 after 40 overs.

Inverloch forfeited game against OMK.

its

TOWN def by PHILLIP ISLAND 1st innings Town W. Turner c&b. M. Young ..........4 M. Davies c. J. Asbury b. M. Young..........................16 J. Hume c. M. Young b. T. Hornsby ........................38 J. Hume b. M. Young .................0 Z. Trease lbw. b. M. Young............................0 J. Bolge c. M. Young b. B. Christopher ..................35 S. Clark c. M. Young b. B. Christopher ....................5 A. Fixter n.o. ............................ 11 R. Edwards r.o. ...........................2 M. Luscombe b. C. Wilson ........8 D. Goss r.o..................................1 Extras ......................................13 Total .......................................133 Bowling: B. Christopher 2/27, M. Young 4/23, C. Andrews 0/7, S. Cox 0/32, C. Wilson 1/14, T. Hornsby 1/16, J. Excell 0/13. 1st innings Phillip Island L. Keating r.o. ..........................41 C. Epifano r.o. ..........................17 T. Hornsby c. S. Clark b. J. Hume ..............................0 A. Finlayson b. S. Clark ...........23

C. Wilson n.o............................48 M. Young c. M. Davies b. Z. Trease.............................4 J. Asbury n.o. .............................4 Extras ........................................8 Total ....................................5/145 Bowling: S. Clark 1/23, A. Fixter 0/23, M. Luscombe 0/14, M. Davies 0/9, J. Hume 1/16, Z. Trease 1/17, W. Turner 0/19, J. Bolge 0/11, R. Edwards 0/9. KILCUNDA-BASS def by WON CLUB 1st innings Won Club R. Geyer c. D. Bettles b. R. Duff .............................18 A. Geyer c. D. Bettles b. D. Blackney........................0 L. Sawyer lbw. b. R. Duff .............................29 B. Osborne c&b. R. Duff ...........5 J. Sheerin lbw. b. C. Elliott .............................6 S. Williams b. R. Duff ................6 M. McCall lbw. b. C. Elliott .............................2 D. Herbert r.o. ..........................10 B. Evans c. R. Gardiner b. S. Tapscott ..........................7 M. Davey n.o............................14 L. McGuirk n.o. .........................5 Extras ......................................12 Total .............................9/114 (cc)

Bowling: D. Blackney 1/17, D. Bettles 0/22, R. Duff 4/24, S. Leman 0/11, C. Elliott 2/26, S. Tapscott 1/12. 1st innings Kilcunda-Bass R. Gardiner c. M. McCall b. A. Geyer .............................3 S. Tapscott b. R. Geyer ............30 S. Leman c. J. Sheerin b. L. McGuirk ........................1 J. Rosenow c. B. Evans b. R. Geyer .............................2 S. Burchell b. L. McGuirk .......10 D. Blackney n.o........................13 R. Duff b. L. McGuirk ...............3 C. Elliott c. M. Davey b. S. Williams .........................4 Z. Crow n.o. ...............................2 Extras ........................................4 Total ...............................7/72 (cc) Bowling: M. McCall 0/9, S. Williams 1/15, L. McGuirk 3/10, A. Geyer 1/12, R. Geyer 2/7, B. Evans 0/17. OMK d INVERLOCH OMK won on forfeit MDU def by NERRENA 1st innings MDU T. Sinclair c. J. Battersby b. J. Kelly ...............................7 T. Zukovskis b. S. Helms .........32 M. Le Page c. J. Beckwith

b. J. Kelly .............................53 C. Hoober c. C. Baudinette b. C. Dougherty ....................39 T. Corry c. A. Harrison b. J. Beckwith.........................4 C. Olden n.o. ..............................4 P. Vine n.o. .................................0 Extras ......................................15 Total .............................5/154 (cc) Bowling: C. Dougherty 1/23, J. Beckwith 1/22, J. Kelly 2/22, S. Helms 1/46, C. Baudinette 0/24, S. Murphy 0/9. 1st innings Nerrena A. Harrison r.o..........................21 J. Beckwith lbw. b. M. Patching ........................0 W. Telfer c. T. Sinclair b. C. Cary .............................13 J. Kelly c. M. Le Page b. C. Cary ...............................0 S. Helms n.o. ............................52 C. Baudinette c. J. Brown b. P. Vine ..............................40 N. Battersby c. C. Cary b. T. Corry ............................ 11 C. Dougherty n.o. .....................10 Extras ......................................18 Total ....................................6/165 Bowling: M. Patching 1/19, P. Vine 1/39, C. Cary 2/15, T. Corry 0/16, C. Olden 1/29, C. Hoober 0/26, J. Brown 0/9.

• LDCA B GRADE DIVISION TWO

Imperials triumph in close battle A HIGH pressure B2 match between Koonwarra L/RSL and the

Imperials was played out on Saturday. Brett Moore was the

Yes!: Cougars opening batsman, Leo Enter calls for a single.

standout batsman for Koonwarra L/RSL, making 66 runs not out during the first innings. Daniel Baker also performed well, making 43 runs. Imperials’ bowler Peter McCaughan kept the intensity up with three wickets. Fielders Andrew Meyer and Dylan Westaway picked up two catches each. Koonwarra L/RSL finished its innings 8/170 after 40 overs. Meyer continued his successful run as he stepped up to bat for the Imperials. He opened the score with 56 runs before he was caught by Kevin Thorne Sam Vagg and Ricky O’Loughlin batted well, just short of 40 runs each. Koonwarra L/RSL bowlers Thorne, Jordi Geary, Brendon Tomata worked hard and took out seven wickets between them. Although they were all out after 39 runs, the Imperials made 173 runs and had the game. Ladder leaders Korumburra took a win over Foster.

In a spin: Imperials veteran, Peter McCaughan took three wickets with his ‘leggies’ against Koonwarra/LRSL on Saturday. Photos by Mark Drury.

Foster’s opening batsman Ray Dower made 33 runs and was the highest scoring batsman for the team. He was bowled out by Jeremy Oxlee. Oxlee, Darren Scott and Shayne Harland were in fine form for Korumburra, taking out three wickets each. Foster was all out for 109 after 39.5 overs. Harland and Adam Tagliaferro made short work of the game and pumped up Korumburra’s score, earning 64 and 42 runs respectively. Foster’s Greg Collis stepped up to take out three wickets and two catches, but this could not stop Korumburra. Korumburra was 5/166 after 40 overs. Glen Alvie had a win on its home turf against the Wonthaggi Miners. Winning the toss, Glen Alvie batted first. Peter Roberts was the stand out, batting 28 runs. However, four wickets bowled by Miners’ Leigh Granger, as well as several catches out on the field, put Glen Alvie in a tough position. Glen Alvie was all out for 98 after 38 over. Keen to keep control of the game, Glen Alvie stepped it up as the Miners went in to bat. Adam Zanella was the highest scoring batsman for the Miners, making 13 runs. Once again, four wickets – this time from Glen Alvie’s Joe Burke – and several catches from the fielders turned the game back into Glen Alvie’s favour. The Miners were all out for 49 after just 24 overs. Poowong Loch had the bye during round four. GLEN ALVIE d WON MINERS 1st innings Glen Alvie J. Burke c. S. Farrington b. J. Rumbold .........................0 P. Roberts c. S. Farrington b. A. Zanella .........................28 J. Tiziani c. B. Andrighetto b. G. Peters ...........................16 D. Williams c. A. Zanella b. L. Granger ..........................9 D. Tiziani c. L. Granger b. G. Peters .............................6 P. Gardiner b. L. Granger ...........7 R. Slade c. B. Andrighetto

b. L. Granger ..........................0 D. Gilbert c. S. Farrington b. L. Granger ........................19 B. Cox b. J. Rumbold .................2 B. McRae n.o. ............................2 L. McRae c. J. Andrighetto b. C. Gooch ............................0 Extras ........................................9 Total .........................................98 Bowling: J. Rumbold 2/23, J. Honeysett 0/21, G. Peters 2/25, A. Zanella 1/19, L. Granger 4/5, C. Gooch 1/3. 1st innings Won Miners J. Honeysett b. J. Burke .............8 A. Zanella c. D. Williams b. J. Burke ............................13 G. Peters c. D. Gilbert b. B. Cox ................................6 S. Farrington c. D. Gilbert b. J. Burke ..............................0 J. Rumbold c. D. Tiziani b. J. Burke ..............................0 C. Gooch n.o. .............................7 L. Granger c. D. Tiziani b. B. Cox ................................2 D. Hamilton c. P. Roberts b. B. McRae ...........................1 Extras ......................................12 Total .........................................49 Bowling: L. McRae 0/10, B. Cox 2/20, J. Burke 4/7, D. Williams 0/3, P. Gardiner 0/4, B. McRae 1/1. KORUMBURRA d FOSTER 1st innings Foster R. Dower b. J. Oxlee ................33 H. Buckland c. N. Arney b. S. Harland ........................14 W. Davy c. D. Scott b. S. Harland ........................25 D. Garlick c. A. Tagliaferro b. S. Harland ..........................2 D. Lacasa b. J. Oxlee .................4 T. McWilliams c&b. D. Scott.....0 D. Thornell b. J. Oxlee ...............8 G. Collis c. C. Mileto b. D. Scott ..............................3 G. Tanner n.o. .............................4 K. Davey b. D. Scott ..................0 B. Cripps r.o. ..............................0 Extras ......................................16 Total .......................................109 Bowling: C. Mileto 0/9, N. Arney 0/12, M. Olden 0/16, S. Harland 3/23, M. Patten 0/12, T. Gray 0/13, D. Scott 3/13, J. Oxlee 3/7. 1st innings Korumburra J. Celebrine c&b. G. Collis ........3 S. Harland n.o. .........................64 A. Tagliaferro b. G. Collis........42 D. Scott b. G. Collis ...................7 J. Oxlee c. G. Collis b. H. Buckland .......................4 T. Gray b. R. Dower .................12 Extras ......................................34 Total ....................................5/166 Bowling: D. Lacasa 0/33, G. Collis 3/24, G. Tanner 0/20, D. Garlick 0/23, T. McWilliams 0/27, H. Buckland 1/17, D. Thornell 0/12, K. Davy 0/4, R. Dower 1/1. KOONWARRA-L/RSL def by IMPERIALS 1st innings Koonwarra-L/RSL B. Anderson c. C. Mondal

b. P. McCaughan ....................4 L. Enter c. P. McCaughan ..........9 D. Baker c. A. Meyer b. M. Portelli ........................43 B. Tomada c. A. Meyer b. R. O’Loughlin ..................19 A. Rockall r.o. ............................1 B. Moore n.o. ...........................66 J. Rockall c. D. Westaway b. M. Portelli ..........................1 M. Boswell c. S. Vagg b. P. McCaughan ....................2 K. Thorne c. D. Westaway b. P. McCaughan ....................0 J. Geary n.o. .............................10 Extras ......................................15 Total .............................8/170 (cc) Bowling: P. McCaughan 1/26, H. McGannon n0/23, P. McCaughan 3/42, D. Westaway 0/22, M. Portelli 2/18, R. O’Loughlin 1/32. 1st innings Imperials A. Meyer c. K. Thorne

b. B. Tomada ........................56 P. McCaughan c. Ja. Pickersgill b. M. Boswell .........................1 S. Vagg c. B. Anderson b. K. Thorne .........................39 P. McCaughan lbw. b. K. Thomas ..........................0 R. O’Loughlin c. Ja. Pickersgill b. J. Geary ............................38 D. Westaway c. J. Rockall b. B. Tomada ..........................1 H. McGannon c. K. Thorne b. J. Geary ..............................8 C. Mondal c&b. J. Geary .........10 M. Wardle c. B. Anderson b. J. Rockall............................0 M. Morter r.o. .............................0 M. Portelli n.o. ...........................0 Extras ......................................20 Total .......................................173 Bowling: M. Boswell 1/16, J. Rockall 1/28, Ja. Pickersgill 0/27, B. Tomada 2/17, K. Thorne 2/34, J. Geary 3/27, A. Rockall 0/14.

Leongatha District Cricket Association Umpire Appointments EVANS PETROLEUM Round 5 - November 5 & 12 Home team Grade A1 Inverloch Town Phillip Island OMK Grade A2 Glen Alvie Foster Imperials Koon-L/RSL Grade B1 MDU Won Club Nerrena Kilcunda-Bass Grade B2 Poowong-Loch Korumburra Imperials Won Miners Grade C1 Town OMK Phillip Island MDU Grade C2 Glen Alvie Koon-L/RSL Won Club Korumburra

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G. Laird C. Salmon L. White T. Rogers

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Won Miners Butch W Poowong-Loch FGC MDU L Turf Bye

G. Goss A. Stride M. Heenan

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N. Grabham A. Jordan N. Barnes B. Bek

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• LDCA A GRADE DIVISION ONE

Tough battle ends all square A CLASH between Korumburra and Nerrena resulted in a tie – an outcome that has not been seen in local A Grade cricket for many years. Korumburra won the toss and sent Nerrena out to bat. David Trotman made 54 runs and Tim Wightman made 45. Trotman was caught by Kyle Dorman and Wightman was bowled by Dale Wyhoon. Wyhoon and Dorman worked well out on the field, taking three wickets and two catches respectively. The score to beat was 6/167, and Korumburra was fired up to reach the target. Opening batsman Ilan Osman contributed 32 runs, paired with Michael Giles who made 43. Osman was caught by David Baldi and Giles was caught by Josh Trease. Nerrena’s Ryan Clark and Jarrod Hoy kept the competition tight with two wickets each. Hayden Funnell took three catches. Drawing towards the close of the innings, Nerrena kept its bowling tight and Korumburra couldn’t get away. Korumburra needed five runs off the second last bowl. Nerrena dropped a catch and allowed two runs to get by. Three runs were required off the last bowl to secure a win for Korumburra. However, only two more runs were made and a tie was called. Another tight match was

played out between Phillip Island and Town. Phillip Island stepped up to bat first and top Mitchell Kinghorn made 59 runs before he was run out. Town bowlers Amila Ratnaike and Thinesh Sivatnanam took two wickets each. After the full 40 overs, Phillip Island’s score was 7/182. Ratnaike’s continued his great form when Town stepped up to bat, contributing 87 runs before he was caught by Eli Richards. Richards made two catches during the innings and Jack Cox took out three wickets. However, Town had the game after 38 overs with a score of 7/188. Inverloch secured a comfortable win over OMK. Brett Debono was Inverloch’s opening batsman and made 29 runs. Inverloch continued to exhibit fine form throughout the innings with 35 runs from Kit Rotthier and 43 runs from Will Rankin. OMK’s Nick Audino took out two wickets and Inverloch finished off the innings 5/151. Opening batsman Jamie Dewell performed well for OMK, making 27 runs before he was bowled out by Ryan Thomas. Thomas took out five of OMK’s wickets in total. OMK’s star batsmen were Alex Rose – 48 not out – and Jesse Van Rooye, who made 31 runs before he too was bowled out by Thomas. Inverloch’s Elijah Cousins also bowled well, taking two wickets. The combined

effort saw OMK all out for 130 after 39 overs. A strong opening from Kilcunda Bass’ batsman Daniel Mock step the team up for a win against Wonthaggi Workmens. Just shy of triple digits, Mock made 98 runs before he was caught by Lochlan McLean. Three wickets from Workers’ Jakeb Thomas and two catches from McLean kept their opponents challenged, however, and Kilcunda Bass was all out for 176 by the end of the innings. Some exceptional batting by Sam Huitema – 39 runs – and Koby Brann – 26 runs – kept the Workers in play, but Kilcunda Bass was focused on the win. Bowlers Ashley Wells and Todd Smith took out seven wickets between them and James Markland took three catches. The Workers were all out for 108 after 31 overs. PHILLIP ISLAND def by TOWN 1st innings Phillip Island L. Cleeland b. A. Ratnaike .........6 J. Keating c. M. Borschman b. M. Weerasinghe Silva 32’M. Kinghom r.o. ............................59 E. Richards b. A. Ratnaike .......32 G. Odgers c. B. Berry b. T. Sivatnanam...................10 B. Johnston n.o...........................3 J. Black lbw. b. T. Sivatnanam.....................0 C. Keerthisinghe stp. L. Smith b. N. Mahendrakumar ............4 Extras ......................................36 Total .............................7/182 (cc) Bowling: A. Ratnaike 2/32, M. Borschman 0/46, T. Sivatnanam 2/20, B. Berry 0/14, M. Weerasinghe Silva 1/21, N. Mahendrakumar 1/39. 1st innings Town

D. Burge r.o. ...............................0 N. Mahendrakumar b. J. Cox ...14 A. Ratnaike c. E. Richards b. G. Odgers .........................87 M. Weerasinghe Silva r.o. ........43 M. Smith b. J. Cox1 .................15 S. Browne c. J. Keating b. B. Johnston.........................0 T. Sivatnanam c. E. Richards b. J. Cox .................................2 M. Borschman n.o. ...................17 Extras ........................................9 Total ....................................7/188 Bowling: G. Odgers 1/42, J. Cox 3/24, S. Boyack 0/27, E. Richards 0/32, C. Keerthisinghe 0/26, B. Johnston 1/33. WON CLUB def by KILCUNDA-BASS 1st innings Kilcunda-Bass D. Mock c. L. McLean b. J. Thomas .........................98 W. Markland lbw. b. M. Thomas ....................... 11 A. Donohue b. Z. Macdermid ....6 A. Larcombe c. b. Z. Macdermid.....................1 J. Dakin c. b. M. Thomas .......................17 C. Davidson c. b. J. Thomas .........................10 J. Tregear b. J. Thomas ..............5 A. Wells n.o. ...............................4 T. Smith r.o. ................................3 J. Mahood n.o.............................1 Extras ......................................19 Total .......................................176 Bowling: R. Thomas 0/38, J. Thomas 3/26, M. Thomas 2/31, Z. Macdermid 2/23, J. Sheerin 0/28, R. Birkett 0/18, L. McLean 0/9. 1st innings Won Club D. Britt c. C. Peckett b. A. Wells ..............................5 S. Huitema b. T. Smith .............39 M. Thomas b. T. Smith...............1 R. Thomas c. C. Peckett b. T. Smith ..............................4 D. Turton b. A. Wells .................0 K. Brann c. D. Mock b. A. Wells ............................26 L. McLean c. A. Larcombe b. A. Donohue ......................10 J. Sheerin b. A. Wells .................3 R. Birkett c. C. Peckett b. A. Donohue ........................3 J. Thomas n.o. ............................1

In form: Kilcunda Bass’ Daniel Mock made 98 runs against the Wonthaggi Workmens. Photo by Mark Drury. Z. Macdermid b. D. Mock .........2 Extras ......................................14 Total .......................................108 Bowling: A. Wells 4/28, T. Smith 3/27, J. Mahood 0/12, C. Davidson 0/12, A. Donohue 2/10, D. Mock 1/17. INVERLOCH d OMK 1st innings Inverloch B. Debono lbw. b. D. Lloyd ...........................29 N. Brayley c. J. Dewell b. N. Cant ...............................0 D. Newman c. A. Rose b. J. Dewell ............................6 K. Rotthier c. J. Van Rooye b. N. Audino .........................35 L. Rankin c. K. Kerr b. N. Audino ...........................0 W. Rankin n.o...........................43 J. Smith n.o. ...............................9 Extras ......................................29 Total .............................5/151 (cc) Bowling: N. Cant 1/20, J. Dewell 1/25, J. Cochrane 0/25, N. Audino 2/24, D. Lloyd 1/11, T. Wyatt 0/13, P. Dell 0/26. 1st innings OMK J. Dewell b. R. Thomas ............27 K. Kerr c. D. Newman

b. L. Rankin............................2 A. Rose n.o...............................48 J. Cochrane b. R. Thomas ..........0 A. Miller c. E. Cousins b. B. Thomas ..........................0 T. Wyatt b. R. Thomas ...............2 D. Lloyd c. B. Debono b. E. Cousins ..........................0 P. Dell c. L. Rankin b. E. Cousins ..........................0 J. Van Rooye b. R. Thomas ......31 N. Cant r.o. .................................5 N. Audino lbw. b. R. Thomas ..........................0 Extras ......................................15 Total .......................................130 Bowling: K. Rotthier 0/21, L. Rankin 1/22, B. Thomas 1/20, R. Thomas 5/29, D. Newman 0/26, E. Cousins 2/9. NERRENA drew KORUMBURRA 1st innings Nerrena D. Symmons c. M. Giles b. D. Wyhoon .......................20 D. Trotman c. K. Dorman b. L. Zanchetta .....................54 T. Wightman b. D. Wyhoon .....45 D. Baldi b. D. Wyhoon...............1 R. Clark c. P. Edwards

b. S. Dole................................6 S. Lester b. S. Dole ....................1 J. Hoy n.o. ..................................7 J. Trease n.o................................2 Extras ......................................31 Total .............................6/167 (cc) Bowling: L. Zanchetta 1/21, B. Browne 0/56, D. Wyhoon 3/31, S. Dole 2/12, I. Osman 0/38. 1st innings Korumburra I. Osman c. D. Baldi b. J. Hoy ...............................32 M. Giles c. J. Trease b. J. Hoy ...............................43 D. Salmon c. H. Funnell b. R. Clark ............................16 S. Dole c. D. Symmons b. R. Clark ............................18 K. Dorman r.o. ......................... 11 P. Edwards c. H. Funnell b. J. Trease..............................2 L. Zanchetta n.o. ......................18 J. Richards r.o.............................4 D. Wyhoon n.o. ..........................4 Extras ......................................19 Total ....................................7/167 Bowling: J. Trease 1/33, R. Clark 2/27, A. Trotto 0/23, d. Symmons 0/17, T. Wightman 1/23, N. Trotto 0/23, J. Hoy 2/15.

• LDCA A GRADE DIVISION TWO

Close scrape for Glen Alvie COMING right down to the wire, Glen Alvie triumphed over Foster on the weekend. Foster’s opening batsman Graeme Watkins stole the show, making 75 runs not out. Glen Alvie bowlers Tim Brown and Jeff Reid each took out two wickets, and Foster set the target with a score of 1/152. Eager to meet the challenge, batsmen John Reid (25 runs), Steven Smith (63 runs) and Alex Hamilton (23 runs) drove Glen Alvie’s score towards Foster’s. Foster bowlers Owen Straw and Frazer Griggs delivered the same intensity and took out six wickets between them, but Glen Alvie was determined to secure a victory. By just two runs, Glen Alvie won 8/154. Koonwarra L/RSL took a huge victory over the Imperials. Opening batsmen Sam Hughes (36 runs) and Jake Guinan (90 runs) put the pressure on the Imperials to step up its fielding. Imperials’ Zac Price, Luke Rogers and Rowen McLennan took out one wicket each. At the end of the innings, Koonwarra L/RSL was far in front with 4/202. Imperials’ star batsman was Ryan Higgins, who made 32 runs. Koonwarra L/RSL’s bowlers proved two strong,

and Nick Arnup and Brock Hastings took out six wickets between them. After 36 overs, the Imperials were all out for 89. Poowong Loch defeated MDU by almost 50 runs. Batting first, Russell Greaves – 49 runs, not out – and Paul Dyer – 32 runs, bowled by Mark Kewming – posted some impressive score. MDU’s Kewming and Nick Eddy bowled five wickets between them. Poowong Loch reached 8/169 at the end of the innings. Kewming was MDU’s final batsman and picked up 25 late runs. Eddy made 18 runs and Jack Mason made 19. Poowong Loch bowlers Jacob Bardwell and Colin Knox finished off the match with six wickets between them. After 38 overs, MDU was all out for 120. Wonthaggi Miners had the bye this round. POOWONG-LOCH d MDU 1st innings Poowong-Loch C. Knox c. C. Harris b. J. Mason ...........................12 A. Bardwell c. b. S. McRae ..........................21 W. Pollock b. N. Eddy..............12 J. Bardwell lbw. b. N. Eddy ..............................0 P. Dyer b. M. Kewming ...........32 K. Miller lbw. b. N. Eddy ..............................0 R. Greaves n.o. .........................49 A. Fisher c. b. C. Harris .............................1 A. Jenkins b. M. Kewming ........9 M. Hancock n.o. .........................3 Extras ......................................31 Total .............................8/169 (cc) Bowling: J. Mason 1/8, C.

b. J.R. Reid ...........................20 N. Clarke c. J. Hull b. J.R. Reid .............................0 F. Griggs n.o. ..............................9 Extras ......................................23 Total .............................5/152 (cc) Bowling: D. Hales 1/21, T. Brown 2/20, W. Luke 0/31, J. Thomas 0/23, J.R. Reid 2/29, J.A. Reid 0/22.

Young gun: Imperials’ Tim Sauvarin sends one down to Koonwarra/LRSL captain/coach, Jake Guinan. Photo by Mark Drury. Harris 1/31, M. Olden 0/40, N. Eddy 3/26, S. McRae 1/17, T. Hams 0/16, M. Kewming 2/28. 1st innings MDU W. Prosser c. K. Miller b. A. Jenkins ...........................0 M. Olden c. J. Poynton b. M. Hancock ......................13 M. Olden lbw. b. J. Bardwell .......................15 T. Harris c. K. Miller b. J. Bardwell .........................0 N. Eddy c. P. Dyer b. C. Knox ............................18 S. Arnup b. C. Knox ...................2

M. Martin r.o. .............................2 S. McRae c. K. Miller b. C. Knox ..............................0 J. Mason n.o. ............................19 C. Harris stp. K. Miller b. J. Bardwell .........................5 M. Kewming c. K. Miller b. A. Jenkins .........................25 Extras ......................................22 Total .......................................120 Bowling: A. Jenkins 2/21, M. Hancock 1/20, J. Poynton 0/23, J. Bardwell 3/20, C. Knox 3/33. FOSTER def by GLEN ALVIE 1st innings Glen Alvie

J.A. Reid c. M. Lynch b. O. Straw ...........................25 S. Smith c. M. Jones b. O. Straw ...........................63 A. Hamilton r.o. .......................23 J.R. Reid c. M. Jones b. F. Griggs .............................8 D. Hales c. J. Weston b. O. Straw .............................0 R. Slade c. R. Johnston b. F. Griggs .............................0 W. Luke c. H. Griggs b. O. Straw .............................7 S. Watson n.o..............................4 J. Hull b. N. Clarke ....................2

J. Thomas n.o. ............................1 Extras ......................................21 Total .............................8/154 (cc) Bowling: F. Griggs 2/22, N. Clarke 1/31, D. Walker 0/23, J. Weston 0/19, H. Griggs 0/36, O. Straw 4/22. 1st innings Foster G. Watkins n.o. .........................75 M. Jones b. T. Brown .................0 M. Lynch b. D. Hales ...............17 O. Straw c. R. Slade b. T. Brown.............................1 R. Johnston ret. hurt ...................7 J. Chaseling c. T. Brown

IMPERIALS def by KOONWARRA-L/RSL 1st innings Koonwarra-L/RSL S. Hughes c. L. Rogers b. R. McLennan....................36 J. Guinan c. T. Sauvarin b. Z. Price .............................90 B. Perry r.o. ..............................17 J. Hale c. T. Sauvarin b. L. Rogers ............................6 J. Moore n.o. ..............................5 J. Kennedy n.o............................7 Extras ......................................41 Total .............................4/202 (cc) Bowling: J. Ginnane 0/41, Z. Price 1/29, L. Wright 0/19, T. Sauvarin 0/37, L. Rogers 1/23, J. Forrester 0/13, R. McLennan 1/9, D. Ginnane 0/29. 1st innings Imperials G. Sauvarin c. B. Perry b. N. Arnup.............................2 L. Rogers b. N. Arnup ................7 T. Sauvarin b. B. Hastings..........0 J. Ginnane c. S. Hughes b. B. Hastings .........................0 R. Higgins c&b. J. Guinan .......32 R. McLennan c. J. Hoy b. N. Arnup.............................9 D. Ginnane c. J. Hale b. N. Arnup.............................0 K. Gray r.o..................................0 L. Wright b. J. Kennedy .............4 Z. Price c. J. Hale b. J. Hastings ........................21 J. Forrester n.o............................4 Extras ......................................10 Total .........................................89 Bowling: N. Arnup 4/20, B. Hastings 2/12, J. Kennedy 1/22, J. Hoy 0/17, J. Guinan 1/7, J. Hastings 1/8.


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Youth to win from cycle challenge ROAD safety touches everyone and thanks to a popular cycling event, more than 1000 students from South Gippsland the Bass Coast have had access to intensive road safety education courses that work towards saving lives on roads. The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge and Family Festival on November 12 at Inverloch will attract hundreds of participants. They will come from all parts of Victoria to compete in one of the cornerstone rides (121km, 85km, 53km, 40km, 5km kids ride) which take in the rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges and the beautiful coastline heading back into Inverloch. Proceeds from the event will fund road safety courses in local schools. Event director Gavin Slavin believes this is a driving force behind the events success and ongoing support from the local community. “For five years, proceeds from the event have provided the opportunity for school students to receive a fantastic driver education awareness program called RYDA, run by the not for profit organisation Road Safety Education Limited,� he said. “Support for the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge has enabled us to put 1144 secondary school students from the South Gippsland and Bass Coast areas through the RYDA Road Safety Education program, where they learn knowledge and skills which they will retain

Impressive result for local rider LEONGATHA’S Elley Hulls competed in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association All Around Cowgirl national finals last week. Competing in the breakaway rope category, Elley received third place with a score of 4.8. The event was held at the Warwick Showgrounds in Queensland.

for life, and pass onto others too.� Early education has contributed to the number of young people killed in road crashes falling by 48 percent over the past decade. According to the statistics, the number of young people aged 17-25 years killed in road crashes has decreased in the past decade by an amazing 47 per cent, significantly more than the overall road toll that has fallen by around 29 per cent over the same period. “RYDA targets 16 to18 year old students who are approaching that crucial time in their lives when they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers,� Catherine Smith from Road Safety Education Limited said. “As part of an interactive one day experience, students experience braking at different speeds, devise travel strategies that will work for them in the real world and get tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family. Perhaps the most impactful moments come from the personal stories of loss and survival. “In one session, students watch a powerful and emotional video on the life and tragic death of and 18 year old provisional driver and her best friend. And in another, they sit with a crash survivor and hear first-hand how one poor choice can change a life forever.� In 2016, proceeds from the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge will support RYDA, and also support a broader suite of driver education programs in school across the Bass Coast and South Gippsland regions. Students from years 10, 11 and 12 will now benefit, with funds supporting the Keys Please Vic Roads education program (Year 10), the RYDA program (Year 11) and VicRoads MukUpday program (Year 12). “Having a diverse range of programs in every secondary school in the region provides the best opportunity to promote safer driving and hopefully reduce the road toll,� Mr Slavin said. In addition to these programs, the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge will support the L2P program which moves the education from the class room environ-

Making a difference: Leongatha Cycling Club members unite for safer roads by supporting the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge. Credit: Lynton Clay. ment to the open road. “It not only supports first time drivers through their first 120 hours of driving with a qualified mentor or parent until they are ready to sit their P plate licence, but also educates parents/carers to become driving education mentors,� Mr Slavin said. This ongoing education of students’ - which lies at the heart of the event - is seeing record numbers register to participate in 2016 and according to Mr

Slavin, more entrants means more students can take part in this program. “We are seeing a raft of new entrants including sports clubs, teams, senior citizens and children, plus a swathe of returning entrants from previous years, which is great because the more entries we receive, the more students we can involve in this course and the safer our roads can be,� he said. This year the Bass Coast Cycle

Challenge and Family Festival has expanded again, now offering six rides (121km, 85km, 53km, 40km, 5km kids ride and a school safety challenge), plus the Lions Club festival activities including three fun runs (10km, 5km, 1.8km), billy cart races, BMX and skateboarding competitions and a raft of festival fun in Inverloch main street. Enter a ride or a fun run now at www.basscoastcyclechallenge.com

Off, racing: the fun run is a popular attraction at the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge. Credit: Lynton Clay.

6 EVENTS FOR $5 Kids enter these 6 events for $5 ...

        

+ Billy carts + Fun run + Skateboard/BMX comp + Safety bike challenge + Tug of War + Bike decorating

More fes elect tival fun: ric Jump go carts ing Face castle pai + mor nting e ...

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Saddling up for success

DRESSAGE competitors Shirley Smith, Wonthaggi Adult Riding Club, Trisha Joyce and Dianna Reardon, Leongatha and District Equestrian Club were some of the winners from the first two competitions of the weekend’s Gippsland Dressage Series Wonthaggi Pony Club grounds. Shirley Smith was the winner of the day two level five jackpot, Trisha Joyce winner of Karen Powell Memorial from day one and Dianna Reardon, winner day one level five jackpot. Saturday’s

event was hosted by the Leongatha and District Equestrian Club and Sunday’s by the Wonthaggi Adult Riding Club. There was a an excellent number of entries for both days of competiton with more than 85 entries on both Saturday and Sunday that made for a great competition. The final two events of the series will be held at Bennison Recreation Reserve on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4. Saturday will be hosted by the Stony Creek Riding Club and Sunday by the Bennison Adult Riding Club.

Sailing season opens THE South Gippsland Yacht Club opened its 2016-17 season on Sunday. Although the opening race had to be called due to the weather, members still enjoyed a catch up and a nice lunch together. Matt Kiely (pictured) was one of the three members who braved the high winds in Inverloch on Sunday and celebrated the start of the season on the water. See page 47.

Fun and horses: riding for the Bennison Adult Riding Club on the weekend was Korumburra’s Kerrie Osman and her horse Ruby. They competed in level three as part of the Gippsland Dressage Series held at Wonthaggi on the weekend.

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