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A marathon that’s been running for 40 years

ROHAN Abbey, 9, is doing the MS Readathon for his mother, Susan Abbey. Picture: Gary Sissons

MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer Susan Abbey has been an MS Readathon Ambassador for four years. The Tyabb resident is a frequent visitor to Mornington Peninsula schools where she talks about her condition and encourages children to read more. This year the MS Readathon is raising money for families to attend special MS Camps which Ms Abbey says give those living with MS timeout and a chance to meet others. Pupils raise money for MS by seeking sponsorship for reading as many books as they can during August. “We appreciate the efforts of the young readers and their teachers and families that participate each year,” Multiple Sclerosis Limited’s head of individual giving Natasha Duncan said. “The good news is that all kinds of reading counts: even blogs and magazines, and this year the more you read, and the more you fundraise, the more you are rewarded.” MS Readathon ambassador and children’s book expert Lucinda Dodds said “books can take kids on an adventure, make them laugh and help them learn.” The current MS Readathon offers an interactive website-based challenge for primary and junior secondary school-aged children to read whatever they like during August. The new website gives children the opportunity to rate and review books as well as collect reward badges online.

Sports fixtures finals fiasco Brodie Cowburn team@mpnews.com.au A DECISION by the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League to play its finals on Saturdays is forcing some players to choose between playing basketball or football. Clubs in the MPJFL usually play on Sundays, allowing many team members to play other sports on a Saturday without fear of a scheduling conflict. “Many children play basketball on a Saturday, so now we're in a position where the finals fixtures clash with us

because they're played on a Saturday too," Mornington District Basketball Association general manager Samantha Browne said. "When the children signed up to play football they were of the understanding they would be playing on a Sunday.” Ms Browne said the basketball association was unable to change its fixture this late in the season, leaving children “in a position where they'll have to either forfeit their football matches or their basketball matches”. "We should be able to work together to avoid these situations, because we

know that having children play multiple sports is really healthy. All this is doing is making children choose and putting kids in really difficult positions," she said. The full junior football finals fixture for 2018 was released on 22 July. All finals last year outside of the junior, intermediate and youth girls' games were played on a Sunday. MPJFL senior vice-president Paul Lonsdale said the league tried its best to find a ground for all finals on a Sunday, but the lack of availability made Saturday finals a "last resort". “Junior football is growing so much

it's just so hard to hold finals all on the same day,” he said. “We don't have the grounds and the time, it's very difficult. We would have loved to have a three or four ground facility, we approached Mt Eliza but with their seniors teams playing finals they shot us down. “There are 28 finals to be played and we can only realistically fit 13 in one day on a two-oval set up. We know it was late timing, but we tried finding a three-oval setup and this was our last resort, it wasn't that we were trying upset anybody, we were just trying to find another avenue to

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stop this from happening.” Mr Lonsdale said the MPJFL was “working really hard” to avoid a repeat of the problem next year. “There's a decision to be made for players and now we're going to lose players back to netball and basketball too; it's hard to try and please everyone but we were working hard to get everything on a Sunday. "We thought long and hard about it and we had no other options. We want to make sure we get on with all codes, but the size of our league and the ground availability is making it harder and harder."

Reviewing our plan for the peninsula

The peninsula is a special place in Victoria, and this fact is reflected by long-standing provisions within the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme that seek to protect the values and unique character of our region. As a result of the peninsula’s diverse planning issues, the Scheme is often characterised as one of the most comprehensive in the state. We have recently conducted a review of the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme, as is required every four years under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, and are inviting our community to provide feedback on its findings and recommendations from 27 August – 21 September. The Planning Scheme Review 2018 outlines a program for continuous review and further strategic work, including a suite of overall recommendations and an implementation plan to reduce red tape and identify and prioritise a program for future strategic planning work to improve the performance, effectiveness and operation of the scheme. We encourage you to view and provide your thoughts on the draft review by visiting us online or at any Shire office. mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

Disability Inclusion Plan (15 Aug – 14 Sept) Developed in consultation with our community and the Shire’s All Abilities Consultative Committee (AACC), our Disability Inclusion Plan aims to create an inclusive and accessible peninsula for all. Community Capital Infrastructure Policy (25 Aug) We’re seeking feedback on our draft Community Capital Infrastructure Policy, designed to provide guidance for community groups seeking to develop projects and works on Council land or assets. The policy aims to simplify the process, streamline procedures, minimise risk, build community capacity and support placemaking.

Wastewater Management Plan (15 Aug – 14 Sept) With the highest number of septic systems of any Victorian municipality, wastewater disposal is a key environmental issue on the peninsula. We’re inviting community input on our Draft Wastewater Management Plan 2018-2023, which addresses the environmental and public health risks posed by wastewater.

Walk with us On 9 September, we’re walking for suicide prevention. Join your community to share stories, support and to raise awareness about mental health. Hosted with Chasing Change, the World Suicide Day Prevention Walk will set off from Mornington Park at 10am, with activities from 9am. mornpen.vic.gov.au/wspd

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Seawinds: Crs Simon Brooks, Antonella Celi, Frank Martin

Briars: Crs Bev Colomb, Rosie Clark, Sam Hearn

The Seawinds Community Hub continues to offer maternal and child health care, along with highly regarded kindergarten, early learning programs, playgroups, and social activities that allow residents in our community to connect. A new Men’s Shed is currently being constructed on site, and the Shire is very pleased to have offered much needed support for this project, which will provide a meeting place for many new activities.

Our priority is to ensure our community has access to vital services and facilities. We’re thrilled to reassure Mornington Community House users that the key services it offers, including childcare, will continue under the Shire’s support, with a coordinator in place for programs. Stop by the House for a drop-in session (9–11am or 2–4pm) on 27 August to provide your feedback on its current use and ideas for the future.

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Nepean Ward With much exciting activity underway, we’re hosting a drop-in session for residents interested in learning more about the key projects. Join us from 4–6pm on 16 August at Rye Hotel (Blue Waters room) to chat with members of the Shire and DELWP, there to answer questions and offer any assistance.


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It’s wonderful to see the Tyabb Airfield Community Reference Group now in full flight. After being established in May, the CRG held its second meeting at the beginning of August, agreeing upon its Terms of Reference and the importance of focussing on the preparation of the Airfield Master Plan.

Our rural areas are under threat

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Red Hill: Cr David Gill

Cerberus: Cr Kate Roper

Melbourne’s population is projected to increase from four to eight million people by 2051. The Red Hill ward Green Wedge contains much of the Shire’s $1.1b agricultural food bowl for Melbourne, yet unproductive developments and alienation of farm land continues to be allowed by the state government, which has declared the peninsula to be part of the metropolitan planning area.

Following the launch of the first Buddy Bench at Mornington Park Primary, the terrific initiative will soon be coming to Crib Point Primary School. The Buddy Bench provides a place for students to go when they are lonely or without somebody to sit or play with — letting others know to reach out and offer friendship, and promoting a caring atmosphere for kids in our community.

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Enhancements to Rye’s foreshore and boat ramp are part of our commitment to improving the overall coastal experience across the peninsula.

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If you share our passion for protecting and enhancing the peninsula’s biodiversity and coastal experience, join us for our Community Coastal Forum on 8 September, 9.30am–2pm at Mornington Yacht Club. With talks from guest speakers, including ABC’s ‘War on Waste’ host Craig Reucassel, entry is free but tickets are required. RSVP online or by phone. mornpen.vic.gov.au/coastalforum 5950 1966

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Volunteering Information Hubs Want to volunteer but don’t know where to start? Our Volunteering Information Hubs are the ideal place to find information about groups and organisations seeking volunteers. Stop by the Mornington Community Information & Support Centre (Tue 10am–1pm) or our Westernport Community Support Centre (Thu 1–4pm) to chat with a Volunteering Ambassador about a role that’s right for you. volmornpen.com.au

2018 National Works on Paper 20 July – 9 September 2018 National Works on Paper is one of the most prestigious acquisitive prize exhibitions of its type in Australia. The 2018 National Works on Paper showcases recent work by some of Australia’s leading artists working in the field of drawing, print-making and digital media. This diverse and exciting exhibition provides a survey of contemporary practice across Australia today. Visit us online to find out more about exhibitions and events, including the Gallery’s pre-schooler program Young at Art, and to listen to podcasts with artists from the 2018 National Works on Paper. mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au

Events 19 August

Southern Masters Cycling Club Inc. Main Ridge and surrounds 26 August 47th Annual Frankston & South Eastern Wine Show The Barn at The Briars 9 –10 September Southern Masters Cycling Club Inc. Crib Point Foreshore and surrounds 9 September World Suicide Prevention Day Walk Mornington Park 22 – 23 September Mornington Running Festival and Expo, Mornington Park 30 September The 2018 Melbourne Dirty Dozen Dromana Recreation Reserve For a full list of all Shire events including community markets and local music please see our website mornpen.vic.gov.au/events Information is correct at time of printing.

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A GRANT of $33,000 will pay for veranda extensions and weather proofing at Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association’s building in Pound Road, Hastings. Willum Warrain provides a culturally safe space for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Natalie Hutchins said $50,000 would also go to the Aboriginal Corporation for Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Indigenous Artists, in Bruce Street, Mornington, home of Baluk Arts. The money will go towards preparing a business case to explore building a cultural centre with galleries, offices and studio spaces. Ms Hutchins said the grants were “fundamental to the pursuit of selfdetermination and social and economic development for Aboriginal Victorians”. “These organisations are doing a great job delivering front line services and the program will support them to grow and flourish,” she said. “Improving facilities helps these groups control and plan for their own futures. This goes to the heart of self-determination.” Details: visit vic.gov.au/aboriginalvictoria

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Vietnam tribute to victims of ‘friendly-fire’ attack Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A RYE man and former sailor who served in waters off Vietnam feels honoured to have been allowed to perform his own memorial service at the site of a deadly “friendly-fire” attack on HMAS Hobart. The mysterious Sparrow-type, three-missile attack, made in error during the Vietnam war by US Phantom jets on 17 June 1968, left two Australian seamen dead and seven injured and the guided missile destroyer badly damaged. A US Navy board of inquiry investigating the Hobart “incident” for the Australian government later found shortcomings with the F4 Phantom jet’s radar system were partly to blame. Wayne Bastow, a member of Rye RSL, Rye Lions and the Rye Historical Society, says the event is notable because this Saturday, 18 August, is Vietnam Veterans Day and 2018 is the Hobart’s 50th anniversary. Earlier this year, Mr Bastow and his son, Andrew, 40, were given permission by Vietnamese authorities to return by ferry to the spot eight kilometres offshore from the demilitarised zone on the 17th parallel which once separated North Vietnam from the former South Vietnam. The ferry – which runs from Dong Ha to Tiger Island – stopped for 15 minutes to allow Mr Bastow to pay his respects to the dead. “I laid the three wreaths where HMAS Hobart was attacked by

Story of a tragedy: Wayne Bastow pays tribute to the lives lost on HMAS Hobart 50 years ago in the lead up to Saturday’s Vietnam Veterans Day. Picture: Yanni

friendly fire,” he said. “I am the only Vietnam RAN person to be given permission to return to the battle scene at sea to conduct my own memorial service. “Unfortunately, this is an untold story of the Vietnam War and no one generally knows of the events that led to the ‘friendly fire’ missile attack on the Hobart. “During the four hours of the battle, around 3am, 16-17 June, [some sources in the US Navy] claimed

30 Russian-made helicopters were involved and that 12 were shot down. This proved to be false. There were no helicopters. “The pilots of the Phantoms were mistakenly seeing pings on their radars which they mistook for helicopters but which were actually ships – their own ships. “We could not have been helicopters because we were too big, the explosions [the missiles were causing] were too big, and we were returning heavy fire.”

Mr Bastow was in the position to know: He was in a gunner on the Hobart which fired five rounds at what they presumed was an enemy aircraft – because it was firing them. He said that despite the two deaths the ship was lucky as one of the live missiles buried deep near the magazine failed to detonate. “If it had exploded the whole ship would have gone up and I wouldn’t be talking to you now.” So, the largest combined land, sea

and air battle of the war after the US Marines, Air Force, Navy and the US Coast Guard became involved was not really a battle at all – more of a tragic chain of events. “One US patrol boat was sunk with five [seamen] killed and two injured and another patrol boat claimed it was engaged in a cat-and-mouse fight with two Russian-made helicopters and they shot one down. This was never verified,” Mr Bastow said. He said the heavy cruiser USS Boston was hit by two missiles and the destroyer USS Edson had two missiles fired at it but both missed. The Hobart limped back to the US naval base at Subic Bay in the Philippines. After 35 days of repairs the crew sailed it back to the so-called “Gunline” off Vietnam. A furious Australia Prime Minister John Gorton was said to have ordered the head of the US Pacific Fleet, Admiral J J Hyland, to repair the Hobart with the US to pay all damages. He ordered a full inquiry by the end of June of that year with the findings to be published by mid-July. “All that happened,” Mr Bastow said. “However, the supposedly 30 Russian-made helicopters were put down as possibly unidentified flying objects.” Mr Bastow said the incident, although not a secret, was “an embarrassment to the US – and our government does not want the story told”. “The story belongs to all Australia as the RAN ship was flying an Australian flag and doing its duty in Vietnam.”


AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2018 Upcoming changes to the Frankston Line

Works along the Frankston line are progressing with major works taking place on Seaford Road, and Skye/Overton Road through August and September 2018. To allow for these works, changes will be in place that will affect the way you travel.

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On the Frankston line between Carrum and Frankston, and Frankston and Stony Point:

• Skye/Overton Road intersection will be closed on Monday 13 August and Tuesday 14 August from 6am to 6pm. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

• 12.30am Saturday 18 August to last service Sunday 19 August

• Overton Road will be closed on Monday 20 August to Saturday 25 August from 7am to 6pm. Traffic detours will be in place and access will be maintained for residents and local traders.

• 8.15pm Saturday 8 September until 6am Sunday 16 September.

• Seaford Road (between Bayside Grove and Elsie Avenue) and Railway Parade (from Seaford Road to Johnstone Street) will be closed from 9pm Friday 17 August until Friday 28 September.

Traffic detours will be in place during these works, please allow extra travel time.

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Guards lowered, Defence Road open DEFENCE Road in Point Nepean National Park has been reopened after being closed for nineweeks. Parks Victoria says the road repairs which caused the closure were part of the state government’s “commitment towards activating the Point Nepean Master Plan”. “The road foundations have been upgraded and strengthened to help future-proof the park and improve overall access for its growing visitation,” district manager south east Melbourne Libby Jude said. Defence Road is the main access road into the park and connects the Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean for vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and the shuttle bus. The roadworks included reconstructing 3.6 kilometres of the road from Danson Drive to Fort

Nepean, as well as drainage works, vegetation trimming and widening of the section of road on approach to Gunners Cottage. The Point Nepean Shuttle Bus has resumed its normal daily services and visitors are again being allowed to visit Gunners Cottage, Cheviot Hill, the Range Area, Fort Pearce and Fort Nepean. The Point Nepean master plan received an excellence award in the cultural heritage section of this year’s Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards. The master plan was submitted to the awards under TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean) and Parks Victoria. The plan was recognised for its “leading strategic thinking, community consultation and cultural focus” in a complex location. Keith Platt

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Alert sounded after Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A MT MARTHA pet owner whose dog managed to avoid being poisoned is warning her neighbours to watch out. Maria (who asked that her surname be withheld), of Cornwell Crescent, was minding her parents’ West Highland terrier pup Bella when it came inside with a piece of meat in its mouth just after 8am on Monday 6 August. The nine-month-old dropped the meat, which was about the size of a tennis ball, revealing six mysterious blue pellets embedded inside. “I had no idea what it was, it was bizarre,” Maria said. “It looked like a child’s meatball with vitamins and I took pictures of it. Then I found another meatball on the deck and realised there was something serious going on. “I took them to work and was told the dog had been baited.” She took the dog to the vet for a blood test and was relieved when told it was showing no ill-effects. Maria, who has two older dogs, has distributed a flyer to spread the word about the poisoning attempt to her neighbours in Cornwall Crescent, Hall and Hove roads and Somerset Drive, Mt Martha. Mornington police, who are investigating the incident, said the suspected poison had not been identified late last week. A la Natural“Anyone with a problem, such as a dog’s barking, Lashes - Fullshould set come to your door and talk about it,” Maria said. “There’s no face-to-face conversation anymore because people are always staring at their computer screens.” She said the sinister incident was unsettling. “Why try to poison a dog and then make me suffer while watching it suffer,” she asked. “What if a child had picked up the bait and tried to eat it?” Police urge pet owners to be alert for any suspicious substances in their yards. Pets that appear to have been poisoned should be taken immediately to a vet. Anyone with information is urged to call Mornington police 5970 4900 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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NATIONAL recruitment firm McArthur has been hired to find suitable candidates for the CEO’s job at Mornington Peninsula Shire. The nearly $400,000 a year position has been held by Carl Cowie for the past four years. When council decided in June to advertise the CEO’s position Mr Cowie said he had “been strongly encouraged to reapply and I have advised that I will be doing that” (“Market test for CEO’s job” The News 19/6/18). Mr Cowie’s predecessor, Michael Kennedy, held the position for nearly 16 years, but did not make the sort list of applicants when the job was advertised in 2014. Details of the terms under which South Yarrabased McArthur has been hired have not been released, but the company will be paid between $30,000 and $40,000 to find suitable candidates.



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Psychiatric tests after house fire A SOMERVILLE woman, 34, was taken to Frankston Hospital for psychiatric assessment after the house she lived in with her 12-year-old son caught fire yesterday, Monday 13 August. The Deanswood Drive house was “partially alight” when police and Somerville CFA units arrived at 9am, Sergeant John Coburn, of

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LAST week’s storms saw waves crashing over the rock wall at Safety Beach. Loss of sand is also causing headaches for authorities at Portsea and Mt Martha North in Port Phillip and Somers and Balnarring in Western Port

THE main speaker might be there to talk about waste, but the threats of climate change and erosion of beaches are also certain to feature in next month’s “community coastal forum”. Orgainsed by Mornington Peninsula Shire, the forum is open to those “with a passion for the protection, future development and enhancement of our coastal areas”. Guest speakers include ABC TV’s documentary War On Waste host Craig Reucassel looking at future challenges for councils in dealing with waste mitigation and reduction.

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$15 per person Saturday 18 August, 10am – 12pm

Suitable for novices and those who want to expand their bread making repertoire. Eco Living Display Centre at The Briars, 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha Please bring: • A medium sized bowl (e.g. Pyrex 2L or 3L) • A small container or jar with a lid to store sourdough starter to take home

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encourage community members to join us at this event to learn more about how we can further protect our coastline”. Tickets are free and must be reserved at mornpen.vic.gov.au/coastalforum or by calling coastal Planners Jeska Dee or Bridie Ryan on 5950 1966. The coastal forum runs 9.30am –2pm on Saturday 8 September at Mornington Yacht Club where a light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Keith Platt

Attention Schools, sporting clubs

Sourdough bread making This fun workshop will cover basic theory as well as the tactile pleasure of making bread from milled flour.

With more than 190 kilometres of coastline, including along Port Phillip and Western Port bays, the shire sees itself as having “a strong interest and long-standing commitment to being leaders in coastal planning and management”. “This forum is part of the shire’s commitment to protect and enhance the peninsula’s biodiversity and coastal experience,” the mayor Cr Bryan Payne said. “Our coastline is one of the peninsula’s greatest assets and most-loved aspects by locals and visitors. We

From the workshop you will take home: • A piece of dough which can be baked at home • A sourdough starter Topics covered: • The essential ingredients and tools of the trade • The principle steps of bread making • Baker’s percentage and hydration • Mixing, kneading and folding dough • Shaping loaves, scoring and baking • Maintaining a starter

Free advertising listings Each month the Western Port News will run a Community Events page, where your school or organisation can promote upcoming events, fund raisers, social events, etc. at no charge. This page is sponsored by the Balnarring & District Community Bank and listings are completely free. Listing should be about 40 words and include event name, date, time & address.

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‘Unhappy’ wife collects husband A DRIVER pulled over by police in Mornington early Thursday morning last week for having false plates “smelt like a brewery”, police said. He later admitted to losing his licence for drink-driving in 2011 and his car was unregistered. The 44-year-old Mornington man allegedly blew 0.176 per cent when breath-tested. He also tested positive for the drugs ecstasy and ice. Before the man’s blue Honda Civic was impounded and towed away he allegedly kicked dents into every side panel. He was collected by his “none too happy” wife and will appear in court at a later date. Two other drug-drivers were picked up by police during the same shift: A 38-year-old Mt Martha man near Mornington Racecourse at 1am, and a 40-year-old Endeavour Hills man on Thompsons Road, near Western Port Highway, at 11pm. Drug drivers were involved in 42 collisions in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula last year. One resulted in a fatality and 16 in serious injuries.

Avoiding booze bus A MT MARTHA man made a series of bad and likely to be expensive decisions on Saturday night 4 August. At about 10pm, the 23-year-old was directed to pull into the testing line at a booze bus on Nepean Highway, Frankston. Instead, he drove off into the Frankston CBD where he was

The damaged fence and bumper bar in left behind by a motorist Mornington.

pulled over by a Somerville Highway Patrol unit that was working with the booze bus. After blowing 0.136 per cent the driver had his licence suspended and his car impounded for a month – with a $1038 release fee. He will be summonsed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on charges of failing to stop on police direction and drink-driving. He will have to fit an alcohol interlock device to his car when he regains his licence.

No stopping POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a silver Commodore, possibly a VY model, was driven through the front fence of a property on Boormani Drive, Mornington, 6.30pm, Friday 3 August (pictured). The car lost its bumper bar in the incident near Benton’s Square shopping centre. The driver reversed and sped off without notifying the property owner.

Anyone knowing the driver is asked to call Leading Senior Constable Ryan Fraser, of Mornington police, 5970 4900.

Early warning ROSEBUD police are urging school leavers to celebrate safely and responsibly this Schoolies Week, which kicks off later this year. “The majority of school leavers had a good time without any trouble last year, but, unfortunately, there were a small number who took celebrations too far,” Mornington Peninsula inspector Janene Denton said. “We know that Rosebud is a popular destination for schoolies and, every year, police will be out and about to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time. “We’ll be boosting our patrols during schoolies this year to keep partygoers safe. We will target disruptive parties, alcohol-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour, especially

along the foreshore.” Inspector Denton urged young revellers not to ruin celebrations for everyone else by getting “carried away and engaging in risk-taking or criminal behaviour”. “You may end up hurting yourselves, someone else or get arrested – it’s simply not worth it,” she said. “Be mindful of noise, respectful to neighbours and the community, look out for your mates and don’t be afraid to call out your friends if they’re taking things too far. “Like every year, we will be working with our partner agencies to make sure everyone has a safe well-earned break.” Inspector Denton said no official schoolies events were planned for the Mornington Peninsula this year. “School leavers are encouraged to keep this in mind when visiting the area,” she said.

Boy injured in fall A DROMANA Secondary College student was seriously injured after falling through the roof of a shed at Dromana reservoir, 2pm, Friday 10 August. The 14-year-old was playing with mates on the roof of the South East Water pumping station when he fell through a skylight. The boy was airlifted to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a serious condition. Police described the incident as “misadventure”.

A $500,000 grant is being promised for a car park next to Tyabb Primary School if the Liberal-Nationals win the November poll. Opposition environment spokesperson Nick Wakeling said a car park would mean parents did not have to park “in the middle of MorningtonTyabb Road during peak drop off and pick up times”. He said the one-lane road carried high volumes of traffic, including cars, tankers and B-doubles – “passing just feet from parents’ waiting cars”. “Families should not be forced to wait in their cars, on a busy, dangerous and narrow road, when dropping off or picking up their children from school,” he said. “If this situation is left as it is, it’s just a matter of time before there is a serious accident.” Hastings MP Neale Burgess said he had secured funding to investigate a solution to this dangerous situation, but that nothing had eventuated. “All school communities should be able to enter and exit school grounds safely.”

Feeding the hungry A CHARITY garage sale next week will help raise money for Peninsula City Church’s new kitchen and hall refurbishment of its hall. The sale will be held 8.30am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday, 18-19 August, at 7/22a Green Island Avenue, Mt Martha. A sausage sizzle will run 11am-1pm and parking on the nature strip at the top of the driveway is preferred. There are 60 meals handed out each fortnight and a bigger kitchen will enable more meals to be prepared.

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‘Buz’ behind wingsail that changed course of sailing OBITUARY

John Houston Buzaglo OAM 11 July 1924 – 4 August 2018 Naval officer, advertising manager, boat-builder, international yachtsman, sailing instructor By Mike Hast JOHN “Buz” Buzaglo was perhaps destined to co-create a radical racing yacht in the 1970s because as a child in the 1930s he built his own glider and model boats and later a land yacht that he crashed on a busy road in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Buzaglo, who has died at age 94, was co-founder of the syndicate that designed, built and raced the world’s first viable “wingsail” racing yacht – a C class catamaran that appeared to have a plane’s wing where the mast and sail should be. Sponsored by Australian plastics manufacturer Nylex Corporation, the catamaran Miss Nylex was the fastest cat in Australia (arguably the world) in the early 1970s and successfully defended the Little America’s Cup in 1974 against New Zealand. The wingsailed cat was devised by syndicate member and Melbourne yacht designer and automotive engineer Roy Martin, who worked for General Motors-Holden for 35 years. Other syndicate members included prominent sailors Frank Strange, Bill Gash and Chris Wilson as well as Leon Ward and John Taylor. Last week, Wilson said one of Buzaglo’s great strengths was his ability to bring people together to work as a team. “And John saw the potential of Roy’s

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wingsail design well before others,” he said. The catamaran was built in 1971 in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Parkdale by professional boat-builder Len Dobson and syndicate members. A second, more sophisticated Miss Nylex was built in 1975 at the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation in Fishermans Bend. Miss Nylex wasn’t the first yacht in the world with a wingsail, but it was the first one that worked properly and became the inspiration for racing yacht designers around the world, including America’s Cup designers. John Buzaglo was born in Sassafras

in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne on 11 July 1924 to Fred and Ruth (nee Thomas) Buzaglo. Brothers Bruce and Noel followed in 1928 and 1932. Sassafras was a paradise for youngsters, Buzaglo wrote in his 2017 autobiography A Wing and a Prayer. “We explored the forest, fished in creeks, made slingshots and spears in vain attempts to catch rabbits, built treehouses, and smuggled baby possums into the classroom inside our shirts,” he wrote. When Buzaglo reached high school age he was sent to Camberwell Grammar and the family moved to nearby Surrey Hills in 1937 when a polio epidemic forced health authorities to close public places such as guest houses. War was declared in September 1939. By this time he was at Taylors College in the city where he met lifelong mate John “Jock” Scrivenor, who taught Buzaglo to sail when he stayed with Jock’s family at Frankston. In December 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbour and invaded Thailand and Malaya (now Malaysia). Singapore fell 70 days later. Japan bombed Darwin in February 1941. The war was on Australia’s doorstep. Buzaglo convinced his parents to sign papers so he could join the Royal Australian Navy. It was June 1942, just a few weeks before his 18th birthday. He served on corvettes in the Indian and Pacific oceans and rose to the rank of sub-lieutenant. He was discharged in March 1946 and found a job at a Melbourne plastics manufacturer that later became

Nylex Corporation. Here he met the founder’s son Peter Derham who as managing director would sponsor Miss Nylex in 1971. Later that year Buzaglo met his future wife, Kathleen Wood, and the couple married in September 1947. First-born Robyn arrived the following year and Lynne was born just before the family moved to a new home in Cheltenham in 1951. By this time he moved to Nylex’s Mentone factory. Buzaglo saw his first catamaran in the 1950s at Blairgowrie and bought a cat kit from the “father” of catamaran design in Australia, Charlie Cunningham, who was based at Mordialloc with his son Lindsay. Buzaglo joined the Cunningham team on its C class cat Quest in the 1960s and with Lindsay had success in the United States and nearly won the Little America’s Cup in the United Kingdom in 1965, capsizing when hit by a squall in sight of the finishing line. The Cunninghams finally won the coveted cup in 1970 when they defeated Denmark. The next year Buzaglo and his sailing mates Frank Strange, first president of the Australian Catamaran Association, and Australian catamaran champion Chris Wilson founded a syndicate to take on Quest at trials to pick an Australian defender for the 1972 cup. Miss Nylex defeated Quest but selectors were worried about the wingsail and chose Quest, which retained the cup by beating American cat Weathercock. Miss Nylex won the right to defend the cup in 1974 and trounced New

Zealand’s Miss Stars 4-0. Light winds ruined the 1976 defence off Sorrento and Miss Nylex was pipped 3-4 by a lighter boat, Aquarius from the US. After the syndicate disbanded in late 1974, Buzaglo finished his 32-year career with Nylex, where he was advertising manager, and in 1978 he and Kath bought a property on Hunts Road, Bittern, built a lake and started Linden Lake Sailing School, teaching thousands of children in a safe and controlled environment. The couple retired and moved to a townhouse in Mornington in 1995. In the late 1990s, Kath was diagnosed with mild dementia, which restricted and then ended frequent camping and sailing trips. Her illness became worse and she died in 2008, a year after their 60th wedding anniversary. In the following decade, Buzaglo maintained his keen interest in sailing. Between 2014 and 2017 he wrote his autobiography, which contained Miss Nylex and Little America’s Cup history. On Australia Day 2016, Buzaglo was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for “services to sailing as a yachtsman and [sailing] instructor”. Later that year he moved to the war veterans’ village RSL Park in Frankston South. John Buzaglo suffered a stroke in July and died in the early hours of Saturday 4 August. He is survived by his daughters Robyn and Lynne and his grandchildren Briony, Emily, Jay, Simon and Katherine, and greatgrandchildren Thomas, Charlotte, Jack, Mackenzie and Polly. Mike Hast helped John Buzaglo write A Wing and a Prayer.

Milo helps children read, have fun A LEARNING partnership between schools, parents, Rotary and a Hastings book store has benefitted pupils at three Western Port primary schools. The children, at St Mary’s, Hastings and Wallaroo primary schools, are learning to read more quickly – and having fun at the same time. The foundation of the program is a Get Ready for School pack which aims to support children and their families when starting school. Natalie Petersen, owner of Petersen’s Book Store in Hastings and a member of the Linking Schools and Early Years network (LSEY), came up with the idea of the pack and got together with prep/foundation teachers from all three Hastings primary schools. Hastings Rotary Club members joined in and received the support of 74 sponsors of the Hastings

Chamber of Commerce, who each donated a copy of the picture story book Milo’s Birthday Surprise. Prep pupils and families of St Mary’s received the Get Ready for School pack at their parent information night at the end of last year, along with advice on how best to use it to help prepare their child to start school this year. Last week, St Mary’s prep pupils celebrated the birthday of Milo the Monkey as told in the story. After learning all 26 alphabet letters and their sounds the children are eager to celebrate their learning along with Milo’s friends – the alphabet characters from the story. “The children have enjoyed this approach to learning the alphabet and each child treasures their copy of the book,” Christine Freshwater, of St

Mary’s, said. “They have been coming to school eachMonday telling their teacher what letter and sound they will be investigating each week. “Parents have reinforced what has been taught at school by reading the book with their children and using the language from the story at home to enhance their child’s learning.” By having their own copies of the book parents have been able to focus on the relevant letters each week. They can consolidate at home what will be the focus in the classroom each week. Other resources provided in the pack were said to be useful, too, especially during the holidays. The children are said to be better prepared for prep and feel more familiar with the alphabet. Stephen Taylor

Surprise, surprise: St Mary’s Primary School prep pupils Reid, Riley and Indi celebrate Milo’s birthday. Picture: Gary Sissons

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Expressions of Interest Lease opportunity in Capel Sound for a solar farm development Mornington Peninsula Shire is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from parties wishing to lease the Proposed Solar Farm Site (119 Truemans Road, Capel Sound) for the design, construction and operation of an approximate 5MW solar farm.

The land area available for the lease is approximately 10 hectares (25 acres) and falls within a Public Park Recreation Zone. Submissions received will be brought back to Council for consideration following the evaluation assessment.

Applications close 4pm, Monday 8 October 2018. EOI documents are available at tenderlink.com/mornpen Enquiries regarding this EOI must be submitted via the online forum on Tenderlink.

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MELINDA Lampard and daughter Dakota who was kept warn at Frankston Hospital thanks to equipment bought with money raised bylast year’s Kids’ Fun Run with K163.

Fun run a warm-up for Dakota AFTER being born five weeks premature, Dakota Lampard is now thriving after spending time in a“baby warmer” at Frankston Hospital’s special care nursery. Nurse unit manager Alison Conroy-Joyce said the warmer was bought last year with money raised from the annual Kids’ Fun Run with K163. Mt Eliza Rotary Club and Peninsula Health hold the annual event where children race the historic steam train K163 at Moorooduc Railway Station on 18 November. Last year the run raised $15,000, which was used to buy the CosyTherm baby warmer as well as a phototherapy light to treat jaundice in infants, six cots and oxygen and heart rate probes. “Management of body temperature in premature babies is often challenging as they can get cold very quickly, which potentially can have serious implications,” Ms Conroy-Joyce said.

Dakota’s mother Melinda Lampard said her daughter was born premature, weighing 1.9kg. “After I suddenly went into labour on 23 June, everything was going well and then unfortunately we had a couple of setbacks,” Ms Lampard said. “She got a stuffy nose and was very sluggish and that’s when she needed the CosyTherm. It helped her regulate her temperature and start breastfeeding again – it really worked wonders. “She’s [at home now] kicking goals, gaining weight every day. We’re so proud of her.” Ms Lampard said the doctors and nurses at the special care nursery were “amazing”. “Any question or concern I’d have, they were always there to help and give advice. I wish I could have taken the nurses home with me.” Registrations are now open for the 18 November Kids’ Fun Run with K163 at k163funrun. org.au

Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project Drop-in information sessions At AGL we’re in the middle of planning a project that will source gas from domestic and international suppliers to supply customers in south-eastern Australia. With the existing Crib Point jetty having been identified as the preferred location for the project, a feasibility study is now underway. If this project goes ahead, liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be delivered by ship from interstate and overseas to a ship known as a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), moored at the existing Crib Point jetty. The FSRU can store LNG and convert it back into gas as required by the market. To deliver this gas into the domestic gas transmission network, the project also requires construction of a new underground pipeline between Crib Point and Pakenham that will pass through Hastings. To help share information and hear your feedback, we’re hosting project information sessions at five different locations in September. At these informal sessions, members of the community can stop by and speak with the AGL team, plus representatives from our partners in this project – including: •

APA – Pipeline partner

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These experts can help cover off and speak to you about: •

Environmental technical reports for the FSRU and pipeline

Ship classification, LNG safety, and the risk assessment process

Shipping and mooring arrangements within Western Port

Australian regulation of shipping

The pipeline route including detailed assessments of route options and construction impacts

Locations Flinders

Friday 7 September 7pm - 9pm at Flinders Hall, 54-56 Cook Street, Flinders


Saturday 15 September 12pm - 2pm at RW Stone Pavilion, 68 Camp Hill Road, Somers


Tuesday 18 September 7pm - 9pm at Hastings Hall, 3 High Street, Hastings


Friday 21 September 7pm - 9pm at Tooradin Public Hall, 11 Tooradin Station Road, Tooradin

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Tuesday 25 September 7pm - 9pm at Crib Point Community Hall, 7 Park Road, Crib Point

Can’t attend but want to learn more? Visit agl.com.au/cribpoint or call Jay Gleeson, AGL Community Relations Manager, on 0499 027 630.

Sand sculpting heads back to the peninsula Neil Walker neil@mpnews.com.au THE high-profile sand sculpting exhibition that lured millions of visitors to Frankston is moving back to the Mornington Peninsula. The annual sand sculpting exhibition, hosted at the Frankston waterfront for the past decade, will not return next summer. Failed negotiations between commercial event organiser Sandstorm Events and Frankston Council about making the sculptures exhibition an all-year round event are believed to be partly behind the decision for the event to leave Frankston. Sandstorm Events did not return calls from The News before publication but council did confirm the sand sculpting exhibition’s exit. “The end of the major event contract with council coincided with a change in management structure, which unfortunately means that the exhibition as we know it is not returning to Frankston next summer,” council stated on the Frankston & Peninsula District Ratepayers Page & Regional Political Forum page on Facebook, where news of the event’s exit first appeared. The statement was made by “Frank Stone”, a council Facebook account verified by The News as being legitimate, and it also said: “We worked collaboratively with Sandstorm Events over the past three years to support their bid for a year-round permanent attraction, which unfortunately was

Nothing lasts forever: Construction on last year’s sand sculpting exhibition at Frankston. Picture: Gary Sissons

not able to be realised. “Council appreciates the great attraction they brought to our waterfront every year. The sand sculpting exhibition was hugely popular and over the 11 years that Frankston’s waterfront was the home of sand sculpting over 1.2 million visitors enjoyed their magnificent and detailed carved artworks.” An announcement on Sand Sculpting Australia’s website says Boneo Maze near Rye will be “the new home

of Sand Sculpting Australia” from December this year. The move to Fingal on the southern peninsula is a return home of sorts for the sand sculpting exhibition. Frankston snared the event from Rye 11 years ago. Former federal Dunkley Liberal MP Bruce Billson announced in February 2016 that a $750,000 federal grant would go towards building “a weatherproof structure” including a roof to

potentially make the sand sculpting exhibition an all-year round event at Frankston. However, the grant was dependent on matched “like for like” funding. Sandstorm Events managing director Sharon Redmond at the time said the company would match the funding bringing the total to $1.5 million. Frankston Council stated any structure at the waterfront site would need to comply with planning regulations.

Council last week said it remains “committed to supporting unique events and tourism experiences which attract visitors to our city”. A Food Truck Park festival at the waterfront in October was announced as part of the 2018-19 tourism attraction program and Australian Beach Games will also be held at the waterfront in March next year. Full details of tourism events can be found at visitfrankston.com online.



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There’s nothing ‘domestic’ about ‘family violence’ More than 40 women so far this year have died at the hands of partners or former partners through family violence. This must stop. For some time I have been urging anyone who is willing to listen to my rants of inappropriate language that “domestic violence” when it is reported, it is in fact murder or criminal assault by a partner or former partner. Some of the definitions of “domestic” in the Macquarie Dictionary state “enjoying home life or matters”, it also states “living with humans”. So my point is that when these tragic, preventable occurrences happen, please use the appropriate language: murder, criminal assault or family violence, and not domestic violence. These acts are totally inhuman. I believe that using “domestic violence” understates the enormity of the situation and ask, please, that it be not used in reporting these tragedies. Denise Hassett, Mt Martha

‘Random’ kindness I am writing to publicly thank Melanie from Crib Point who found my wife’s wallet at the Balnarring shops on [a recent] Saturday afternoon and took the trouble to return it to us in Somers. She would not hear of a reward for her trouble, which saved us a lot of inconvenience, saying it was about karma. Such random acts of kindness make the world a better place. Thanks Melanie, people like you sustain our faith in the basic goodness of human nature. Ian and Loie Sharp, Somers

Need more buses The current weekday frequency of 45 minutes for bus services on the southern Mornington Peninsula ideally needs to be updated to at least to 30 minutes, Monday to Friday. As the high usage appears to be between 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm when overcrowding can occur, it would seem logical to increase the frequency of these services as a first priority. From my observations the loadings appear to be light on many services beyond Rye and even more so Sorrento. A 30 minute frequency south of Rye or Sorrento, while ideal, may not be viable at present. An alternative solution would be to short run additional services terminating at Rye or Sorrento during peak times with a frequency of 30 minutes on weekdays. In addition, consideration needs to be given to introducing a peak period express bus service from the southern peninsula along Peninsula Link to Frankston station, if it can be proved viable. Bruce Jordan, Caple Sound

‘Haunted’ by jet ski The acceptance of a tender to refurbish and widen the three existing lanes and add an extra lane at Rye beach compliments of the Rye Recreational Boating Precinct Plan, according to Mornington Peninsula Shire’s infrastructure manager Christo-

pher Lyne, “had received positive majority feedback after a comprehensive community engagement process”. Fine sounding words, basically over the top and, I think, made to suit the process. Ports Minister Luke Donnelley: “While most jet ski riders do the right thing, there remains a small, reckless group who ignore the law. We’ll find you, we’ll fine you and if necessary we’ll take you off the water.” And I’m a monkey’s uncle. Cr Antonella Celi feared targeting the Rye hoons would only move the problem elsewhere. To Dromana? Who can blame her? Who cares about Rye, who cares about the majority of Rye residents (devoid of any “positive” feedback nonsense) against the jet ski mobsters? These jet ski riders haunt and disturb our daylight hours, our “serenity”, during January and February. Cliff Ellen, Rye

Saving the reef One really has to ask how genuine our prime minister is in saving the Great Barrier Reef by forcing a little known not-for-profit organisation to take a cool $440 million to look into the possibility of doing something to reverse the decline and death of this great world heritage structure? I’m sure there would have been many qualified organisations around our wide brown land that have considerable expertise in the field of reef and coral sciences. It smacks of the unrelenting attempts by this government to never talk about climate change and the causes of it by well-informed scientists in Australia and around the world. The fact that this rather substantial amount of our money was given away by our PM, without any qualified body overseeing the process, is breathtakingly cavalier. But it makes sense if taken in conjunction with the governments religious believe in coal and gas extraction and use in our energy market. Farmers and tourist operators are the people who will bear the cost first, of the ever dryer conditions for agriculture and the ever shrinking supplies of water in our food producing regions, while the reef slowly becomes a dead calcium desert that no one will come to see. Next will be the general population in our biggest cities who will end up with ever greater heat stress and diminishing availability of food and water resources to sustain them, while the sea is eating away at our once great cities real estate. So Mr Turnbull, please show some leadership for once and stop the sure destruction of our society by going renewable all the way and protecting our biodiversity into the future. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring

Need for nuclear, coal Bravo to BlueScope [at Hastings] for its increasing exports of manufactured steel (“Jobs growth as steel exports surge” The News 7/8/18). Greenies, councillors and dreamers should note that these are real jobs, 40 hours, with proper wages, holidays, sick leave and security for

THE best free show in town: Last Friday’s winds brought the waves back to Mornington pier. The Schnapper Point lookout provided the best overall view, but some people just could not resist getting close to the spray and testing their wet weather clothes. Picture: Gary Sissons

skilled, intelligent people. Note also that the blocks of steel processed here are smelted and manufactured elsewhere in Australia, providing more jobs.These plants also buy in lots of engineering supplies, sourced locally, almost every day of the week. A steel mill such as this cannot run on bits of electricity generated from all over the place by the sun, if it is shining, or the wind when it blows. You can’t ask a steel mill to shut down today because there isn’t enough electricity to go around. Australia needs more industry on the scale of BlueScope and to attract it we must have a source of cheap, reliable electricity, such as coal or nuclear powered generators in centralised power stations of 2000 megawatt or however much power is needed. Parasitic profit-taking retailers, wholesalers and distributors need to be kept out of the system as they only increase the price of electricity. Meantime, Mornington Peninsula shire wants to build a solar farm (“Plan for Capel Sound solar farm” The News 7/8/18) of 5mw (when and if the sun shines brightly). What a waste of 10 hectares of “public park recreation zone” land. Surely their endeavours should be directed more to solving waste disposal problems than to power generation fantasies? We should increase power consumption mightily with much more manufacturing industry, not decrease it. To make and export cars would be fantastic. Otherwise Australia will continue its subservient degeneration into a tourism banana republic, eventually with Australian economic refugees taking boats to Asia. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Patriotism supported In defence of John cain (“Nationalised racism” Letters 31/7/18): “The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war,” Sydney J Harris. “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to op-

pose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else,” Theodore Roosevelt. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

No answer in leaving Well, what a simplistic, insular solution Michael Long has to the racism problem (“Free to leave” Letters 6/8/18). All we have to do is deport all those people who can actually get on with their fellow man to another country. All I have done is point out the nasty fact that there is blatant racism starting from the present federal government to right down to the bottom of the food chain and for that he suggests that I leave the country I was born in. Really Mr Long, it’s not me that needs to leave Australia. It’s the racists who need to learn to get along with people from all walks of life. John Cain, McCrae

Animal-linked drought State and federal governments are handing out hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to farmers to feed animals dying in the drought, while ignoring the real problem: climate change, largely caused by animal agriculture, is making droughts, fires and floods more frequent and more severe. The animals dying on the cracked earth are motivating floods of hypocritical tears from those who would rather they die in the slaughterhouse, profitably. Raising animals for flesh, milk or eggs is responsible for over half of global greenhouse emissions, as well as supplying products which cause consumers to suffer from obesity, coronary heart disease, strokes and various cancers. They also cause the most appalling suffering to billions of innocent, sentient animals every year: dehorning, beak trimming, mulesing, branding, castration without pain relief – the list of atrocities goes on and on. If farmers want assistance with the costs of the drought, they should demand a meat tax, which will ensure only those who consume their deadly products pay for its production. Meanwhile, those who repeatedly keep animals on land known to be prone to drought should be charged with animal cruelty, just as you or I would be if we let our dog or cat starve. Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia

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OLD TYABB TREASURE THIS handsome ranch-style home in the popular Old Tyabb area of town is set on a flat 2000 square metre block that features a colourful array of established trees and gardens. There is a great sense of space throughout with wide archways and light-filled formal and casual living areas. A formal lounge has a Coonara wood heater set into a feature brick hearth and to the open-plan family area is a timber kitchen with plenty of bench and cupboard space, a stainless-steel dishwasher and gas hotplates. The lovely dining area is set into a large bay window that affords a view of the garden and the comfortable lounge has carpeted floors and a gas wall heater. The large master bedroom boasts an ensuite and built in robes with three more bedrooms – also with built-in robes - sharing the main bathroom. From the street, a gravel drive leads up to a double garage under the roof line of the home, which in turn opens through to the enormous backyard perfect for any game of football or cricket. There is a fantastic workshop and a second double garage plus an established vegetable garden ably served by two 10,000 litre water tanks.n



ADDRESS: 30 Lyall Street, HASTINGS FOR SALE $935,000 DESCRIPTION: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car INSPECT: Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm AGENT: Don McKenzie, 0419 955 177 Baywest Real Estate Hastings, 1/109 High Street, hastings, 5979 4412 mpnews.com.au

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$500,000 - $550,000



IDEAL FOR FIRST HOME BUYERS AND INVESTORS • Solid first home or investment property on 650sqm block • 3 bedrooms with built in robes • Huge open plan living and dining areas • Kitchen with ample bench/cupboard space • Original bathroom with separate bath and shower • Single carport

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION • 4 bedroom brick veneer home on 2000sqm block • Large open plan kitchen with dishwasher • Family room with air-conditioning and Coonara • Double garage with fully equipped work shop • 2 x 10,000 litre water tanks • Extensive gardens with veggie patch





$390,000 - $420,000


$745,000 - $765,000


0419 955 177

$675,000 - $700,000






SPACIOUS, STYLISH AND WELL- PRESENTED • Spacious kitchen with Smeg appliances • 2 spacious bedrooms with built in robes • Combined laundry and bathroom • Established gardens • Single carport

WOW – WHAT A HOME! • Open plan kitchen, dining and family room • Extra rumpus room • Outdoor undercover entertainment area • Double garage and single garage • Ducted heating and evaporative cooling • Kitchen with s/steel appliances inc. dishwasher

ROOM TO MOVE / 5 BEDROOMS • 5 bedrooms; master with en suite and walk in robe • Open plan family room and meals area • Kitchen with stainless steel dishwasher • Gas ducted heating, Coonara & evaporative cooling • Large outdoor undercover area • Ultimate shed with power and concrete floor.







SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177


$325,000 -335,000


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - REAR BLOCK • 620 sqm (approx.) allotment • Rear access • Build your dream home and secure your future • Plans and permits available




IN LIS T NE W FAMILY HOME ON SPACIOUS BLOCK! • 4 bedrooms, master with WIR and ensuite • Separate living areas • Open plan dining area opening to alfresco • Ducted Heating • Side and rear access for boats and trailers • 781 sqm block



$600,000 - $650,000



SOLID BONES AND A MASSIVE SHED • 3 Bedrooms with built in robes • Huge living area, open plan dining area • Updated galley style kitchen with dishwasher • Outdoor undercover area • Gas heating and evaporative cooling







SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

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Shop 1/34 High Street, Hastings

5979 8003

www.btre.com.au BITTERN - 31 SKINNER STREET


$690,000 - $750,000


$580,000 - $630,000

Inspect Saturday 1:30-2:00pm





Set in a quiet court location on a 1,023m2 block, this home offers versatile living options with an adaptable floor plan consisting of large dining room, separate family meals area with gas log fire and air-conditioning plus a huge parents retreat. With 5 generous bedrooms plus study there are enough options to accommodate everyone. Ceiling fans and BIR feature in all rooms, plus WIR and ensuite in master bedroom. Entertaining is made easy with a modern kitchen featuring stainless steel dishwasher opening to an outdoor entertaining area complete with huge swim spa. A double carport set behind secure fencing and ornate iron gates grants plenty of off street parking. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836


$450,000 - $490,000





Situated amongst flourishing gardens this original weatherboard home embraces the characteristics of years gone by. With genuine features including amazing art deco ceiling roses, double hung windows and beautiful floor boards, this charming property is bursting with potential. A versatile floor plan offers a formal dining room, cosy front lounge and large family room with wood fire. From the main living area, French doors open to an inviting alfresco deck and garden. An updated kitchen has plenty of cupboard space and stainless steel appliances include a dishwasher. Two bedrooms have built in robes with the larger master bedroom featuring an ensuite. Four car garage with panel lift door. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836


$1,600,000 - $1,750,000

Inspect Saturday 12:30-1:00pm





Centrally located in the heart of Bittern, this neat 2 to 3 bedroom home has a fresh décor and oodles of storage features. An open plan living area includes kitchen with gas cook top, electric oven and generous pantry, there is a cosy lounge and dining area that opens to a huge outdoor entertaining area that can be utilised all year round. Other features include gas heating, reverse cycle air conditioning, alarm system and an oversized single lock up garage with remote roller door. Set on a neat 424m2 block with plenty of shedding and rear side entrance for trailer, this property is within walking distance to primary school, shops and transport. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836

$380,000 - $410,000




Located in the prestigious Kinfauns Estate on approximately 1.3 acres, you will experience absolute pleasure and pure tranquillity with what this property offers. Positioned across from Warringine Reserve, you will not surpass the outlook… exceptional gardens with a backdrop of protected parklands. Large windows throughout the home give rise to plenty of natural light and garden views delight every room. Ornate cornices, ceiling roses, 9ft ceilings and chandeliers provide an extra layer of charm. Any chef or cook will relish in the well appointed Blackwood kitchen. Features include granite bench tops, pantry, appliance cupboard, dishwasher, 6-burner stove top, 900mm oven, plenty of bench space and large island bench with breakfast bar. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836


$155,000 - $170,000 CRIB POINT

$430,000 - $470,000




Inspect Saturday 10:00-10:30am





If you are an astute investor, renovator or first home buyer looking for an affordable project, this weatherboard cottage presents huge potential. The solar powered home offers three bedrooms; lounge with wood fire; practical kitchen and adjoining meals area; central bathroom; gas heating and air conditioning. Set on approximately 636m2 of land, a generous fully fenced front and rear yard provide plenty of room for the kids and pets to run around. Other features include a front veranda, rear deck, double lock up garage and garden shed. Within a short walk to local schools, public transport and shops, this property holds huge potential. Contact: Wendy Tallon 0419 135 836



With limited land available, this conveniently located block situated in the centre of town is available with plans and permits for a 2 bedroom townhouse. Approx 185m2 and set in a quiet street close to foreshore, schools, shopping and transport. This property offers the perfect opportunity for retirees, investors or first home owners wanting something new, affordable with savings on stamp duty.

GREAT ALL-ROUNDER Your peaceful lifestyle is assured in this quaint 3 bedroom home set right in the heart of Crib Point. Fresh neutral tones inside complement floating timber floors to an open floor plan featuring a generous lounge with reverse cycle heating and cooling, kitchen with gas cooking and three huge bedrooms all with built in robes.

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Pearcedale 17 Ellwood Drive





Beautifully Presented Home This beautifully presented home, one of two on the block, located at the front , would make you the envy of your family and friends. Located in the heart of the Pearcedale, you will not find a better home in this fantastic location. Be greeted by the warmth of timber flooring in the light & bright, open plan living zones with split system heating & cooling, dining and centrally located kitchen with ample cabinetry, electric cooking & dishwasher. Consisting of three bedrooms, all carpeted & containing built in robes, centrally located laundry & bathroom with separate shower and bath. Beautiful French doors open out to the undercover alfresco area/covered terrace & landscaped with established, easy to maintain garden beds. Linking the terrace area is access to the double garage at the rear of the property. No pets - Rent to be paid monthly and remain one month in advance

For Lease

Price $420 per week View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

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Mornington 8 Bareena Court






Grand Opportunity

Saturday 25th August at 2:30pm View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754 P 03 5970 7333 jason.dowler@harcourts.com.au Jacqui Robinson M 0409 919 419 P 03 5970 7333 jacqui.robinson@harcourts.com.au

This extraordinary 5 bedroom family residence is situated on a 2,989sqm (approx.) block and is a fabulous opportunity to secure a slice of peninsula paradise with room for it all. You will be in awe of the space and natural light this home exudes with stunning timber hardwood floors throughout a main living area and the spacious formal lounge located downstairs as your enter. Also comprising an open plan kitchen with stone bench tops and stainless steel appliances, there is also a theatre room and two timber decked entertaining areas. Downstairs are three bedrooms including a large guest bedroom with WIR & ensuite. The entire upstairs is dedicated to a superb master suite with balcony, walk in robe and ensuite with separate toilet. This property has ample backyard, complete with various fruit trees and built in veggie gardens, the outdoor haven is complete with a shed of fantastic proportions (15m X 9m), offering 3 phase power that is sure to please the tradesman or hobbyist in the family.

Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street


Crib Point 15 Howell Street





For Sale

Fantastic Family Home

Price $490,000 - $539,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754 P 03 5970 7333 jason.dowler@harcourts.com.au Jacqui Robinson M 0409 919 419 P 03 5970 7333 jacqui.robinson@harcourts.com.au

Positioned centrally on a generous allotment of approximately 996m2, this well-presented, original family home offers an exciting array of future options for those seeking to renovate or extend or simply enjoy the good life in a quiet leafy location. This substantial family home comprises of three sizeable bedrooms all with built in robes, main family bathroom, a central and updated kitchen which offers gas & electric appliances and adjoins to the L-shaped lounge room and overlooks the separate dining zone. Complete with ducted heating and air conditioning unit, this home presents as the perfect package. Aspiring entertainers will be delighted by the large backyard with established gardens, playground, chicken coop and the ultimate ‘Man Cave’ adjoining the large free standing shed to the rear. The separate shedding zone offers a wood fire coonara and powder room, the ideal cosy hideaway for entertaining or relaxing.

Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

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64 High Street, Hastings 03 5979 2489 www.robertsandgreen.com.au




CRIB POINT 8 Murray Street TRADIES DELIGHT ON 1/4 ACRE (APPROX.) - Peacefully set on a leafy street, this immaculate home is ready to live in now, yet offers a tantalising proposition for those looking to fulfill their renovation dream! n Three spacious bedrooms; master with built-in-robe, split system heating & cooling and dual-access to the updated main bathroom. n Functional kitchen with gas cooking and a Delonghi dishwasher. n Rinnai gas heater and split system heating & cooling unit in the living room. n Enclosed outdoor alfresco with plenty of space for entertaining and relaxation. n Side access to a triple carport and two double garages with power and concrete flooring. FF

For Sale: $545,000-$590,000 Inspect: By Appointment

Lisa Roberts 0488 910 368 Wilma Green 0407 833 996





SET amongst lush coastal surrounds, close to Hawker Beach foreshore, this retro cottage is an exciting opportunity to secure a beach side property with limitless potential to extend or redevelop (STCA). Long held as one of Mount Martha’s most cherished seaside pockets, the location suits both permanent residents and holiday makers who are looking to lap up the laid back peninsula lifestyle. Brimming with old-school chic, the two-bedroom cottage enjoys an 877 square metre block and has timber floors through a cosy lounge which also has an open fireplace and French windows. An original kitchen and combined bathroom and laundry have all the essentials covered for breezy weekend escapes and a handy shed will comfortable store all the beach toys, even a boat. Renovate or re-develop, the options are here to capitalise on this great location.n





ADDRESS: 11 Inga Parade, MOUNT MARTHA FOR SALE: $850,000 - $920,000 DESCRIPTION: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 2 car AGENT: Amanda Haimona 0419 387 682 Bonaccorde, 4/42 Lochiel Avenue, Mount Martha, 5974 8900


Somerville 182 Eramosa Road East





For Sale

Rural Oasis Awaits

Price $1,550,000 - $1,700,000 View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754 P 03 5970 7333 jason.dowler@harcourts.com.au Jacqui Robinson M 0409 919 419 P 03 5970 7333 jacqui.robinson@harcourts.com.au

Situated on 10 acres (4 hectares approx.), this impressive and fully renovated five bedroom family home has something for everyone. Set down a long drive, behind a screen of mature trees and overlooking its very own dam, this property offers an ambiance like none other. The raked ceiling and natural light that beams through the skylights into the kitchen, meals and living area is a breathtaking feature of the home, with the kitchen, a statement in itself, comprisong stone benchtops with waterfall edges, freestanding oven and fully equipped butler’s pantry. With a total of five bedrooms plus study & dual living zones including theatre room, this magnificent home would allow space for growing families or offer endless options for family accommodation, with dual master bedrooms located on the ground and upper level. For climate control, you will find the home has multiple split systems throughout for heating and cooling, plus a total of three bathrooms, plus powder room and ample storage solutions.

Harcourts Hastings 10/14 High Street

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Tyabb 46 Island View Drive

‘Windella’ $1,325,000-1,395,000 This exceptional family residence sits high and proud on approximately 1.25 acres. Comprising of; 5 bedrooms plus study, kitchen with ample cupboard and bench space, utility cupboard, dishwasher and gas cook-top, formal lounge and dining room, open plan meals and family room plus enormous rumpus. The master features walk-in robe and full en suite, all the bedrooms have multiple builtin cupboards and there is loads of storage through-out. There is ducted vacuum, Coonara and split system cooling.




5977 8877 3/1065 Frankston Flinders Road Somerville obrienrealestate.com.au Inspect By Appointment Shelly Brown 0431 188 166 Chrissy Kouvaras 0418 570 521

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Hastings 27 Lantons Way

Neat as a pin with rear access.

For sale.

5979 8833

$660,000 - $695,000 Set on a large 729m block (approx) This 4 bedroom home has everything a family will need. With double gates for side rear access and a huge undercover entertainment area. 2

4/82 High Street, Hastings obrienrealestate.com.au

Katie Oliver 0437 284 449 • 4 double bedrooms, mater with walk in robe Natalie Caterson and ensuite, the other 3 bedrooms with 0438 197 910 mirrored built in robes

• Central kitchen with s/s appliance and dishwasher • 2 separate living areas, consisting of a large carpeted formal lounge and an open plan living and dining room

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Tyabb 44 Bettina Street

When size meets elegance.

For sale.

5979 8833

$980,000 - $1,020,000

4/82 High Street, Hastings obrienrealestate.com.au

Set on a huge 1,203m2 block (appox) this 33 square home has everything the growing family could need. Offering 4 spacious bedrooms and 4 separate living zones, the opportunities are endless. Featuring high end appliances and quality finishes such as 2.7m high ceilings and doors, caesar stone bench tops to kitchen and bathrooms, porcelain tiles to wet areas, ducted heating and evaporative cooling throughout, side access to the rear yard, just to name a few.

Katie Oliver 0437 284 449 Natalie Caterson 0438 197 910

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Some of our recent happy vendors. 4/120 Marine Parade, Hastings

2/32 Victoria Street, Hastings






Sold in 33 days. $815,000

46 Michelle Drive, Hastings




Sold in 4 days. $253,000


2 Flinders Street, Bittern





Sold in 34 days. $815,000




Sold in 21 days. $620,000

For premium results and a faster sale, contact us today. Hastings 4/82 High Street 5979 8833 obrienrealestate.com.au mpnews.com.au

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“The difference between a good price and a great price is a great estate agent”




TYABB 36 Denham Road $2,500,000 Open To View By Appointment





Western Port Coolstores for sale for the first time, appros. 5 acres of land Coolstore building measures approx 6000m2 n Currently leased for $11,000 pcm+GST+ Ogs n Five bedroom home on the property has 2 bathrooms and an in ground pool. n n

Dominic Tallon| 0408 528 857

TYABB 24a & 26 Thornells Road $380,000 - $415,000 Open To View By Appointment n n

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Vacant Land – 5 acres 2 separate titles for sale (to be sold together) 24A Thornells Road, Tyabb 26 Thornells Road, Tyabb


BITTERN 19 Ostend Street $1,150,000 - $1,260,000 Open To View By Appointment

Zoning- Special Use Zone 1


Perfect for farming use, equestrian land banking and similar uses where a permit is not required. All other uses (STCA)

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South Australian Limestone 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home Master bedroom with WIR & FES including a Spa bath Tasmanian Ash timber kitchen with butler pantry and ample bench space Evaporative cooling, ducted heating and split-system air conditioning.

Dominic Tallon| 0408 528 857

Nigel Evans| 0439 540 055


Call into our High Street, Hastings office and collect your free enviro bag today!


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149 Clarendon Drive, SOMERVILLE

20/10 Queen Street, HASTINGS Luxurious design with effortless functionality


Offering a generous floorplan with 4 bedrooms plus study and 3 separate living zones, this beautiful home provides all the essentials and more to cater to a large or growing family. Highlights include a stunningly detailed kitchen with butler’s pantry and s/steel appliances, ornate gas fire, triple sliding doors to the undercover alfresco and a detached outdoor pavilion with built-in pizza oven and BBQ. and a lavish master bedroom complete with a large WIR and ensuite. An inspection is essential to view all that this home has to offer.

This lovely brand-new apartment is not to be missed. Comprising of two bedrooms with walk through robe from master to central bathroom with separate shower and bath. Good sized kitchen with electric cooking and plenty of cupboard space. Large open plan living/dining and European laundry, split system heating and cooling and sliding doors to your private balcony.

CT RA T N CO R DE UN for sale

for lease 2

4 3 2 PRICE $885,000 - $930,000 INSPECT By appointment CONTACT Leonie Worrall 0420 979 956 leonie.worrall@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings


three bedroom family home Three-bedroom home on large corner block, all bedrooms complete with BIR’s and a central bathroom, this home boasts an updated kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, a large living area with brand new split system and an adjoining formal lounge / study. Outside features a double carport, garden shed and a paved entertaining area with a shaded pergola perfect for summer.

If you have a proven sales history, have a can-do attitude, effective communication skills and goal driven then we would like to hear from you! We offer a respected brand, flexible working environment, expansive farm area, extensive training and support all within a fantastic team environment that has an honest and ethical approach to Real Estate.

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RENT $345 per week BOND: $1,499.00 CONTACT Danielle Hanvin 0434 744 744 rentals.hastings@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings

13 Michelle Drive, HASTINGS Large 810m2 (approx.) Block This exceptional family home comprises of 3 bedrooms all with built in robes and master which adjoins the functional walk-through bathroom with separate bath, shower & toilet, lounge with gas wall heater and split system, kitchen & dining area, laundry with external access to backyard, ceiling fans, near new carpets and flooring throughout. Outdoors offers an undercover entertaining area, large secure backyard and single carport with rear access to the large shed with 3 phase power.


Please email your Resume and Cover Letter to leonie.worrall@stockdaleleggo.com.au or if you would like to discuss further contact Leonie directly on 0420 979 956.




RENT $400 per week BOND: $1,738.00 CONTACT Danielle Hanvin 0434 744 744 rentals.hastings@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings

Be assured that all applications are kept private and confidential.

5 Hector Close, BITTERN


74 James Street, HASTINGS

We are looking for a motivated and experienced agent to join our team.

Requirements; - Current driver’s license - Agents Representative Certificate - Passion for the Real Estate Industry - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Self-motivated and able to work independently - Positive energy and willingness to learn - Excellent personal presentation


RENT $335 per week BOND: $1,456.00 CONTACT Danielle Hanvin 0434 744 744 rentals.hastings@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings

5 Lomica Drive, HASTINGS Contemporary Family Home

Walking distance to TOWN

Situated in the ever-popular suburb of Bittern and only a short drive to all that the peninsula has on offer, this well-designed family home features an exceptional layout with neutral tones throughout. Additional highlights include substantial WIR and FES to the Master bedroom, alfresco area, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, BIR’s to remaining bedrooms, double garage with extra room for storage and roller-door access to an additional 7x10m (approx.) garage/workshop.

Situated on a neat 792m2 (approx.) allotment this brick veneer home features 3 bedrooms, master with en-suite and walk in robe, lounge with split system and kitchen including near new oven and meals zone. Outside offers a large double lock up garage and workshop, well-manicured and low maintenance gardens and long driveway with access to the backyard and extensive space for additional cars, a boat or caravan.

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CONTACT Leonie Worrall 0420 979 956 leonie.worrall@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings




CONTACT Danielle Hanvin 0434 744 744 rentals.hastings@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings

5979 4177 69 High Street, Hastings, 3915 mpnews.com.au

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9 Diane Court, SOMERVILLE

136 Clarendon Drive, SOMERVILLE Charming Family Home

Feeling the squeeze?

Set on a generous 905sqm (approx.) allotment, this family orientated home presents classic charm with a modern twist. Cleverley designed to cater to growing families, this beautiful home comprises of 4 bedrooms plus a study, master bedroom with WIR and en-suite with spa bath, 3 separate living zones including formal living room, rumpus room and an open-plan living consisting of a timber kitchen with stone bench tops, meals and sitting area with a gas log fire. Outdoors offers a detached double garage, an undercover decked area with BBQ and outdoor kitchen.

If you’ve outgrown your home and need extra space, this generous family home features 5 bedrooms, en-suite and WIR in master, formal lounge and openplan living comprising of kitchen, meals, family and dining area. Other features include ducted heating, split system air conditioning, large covered pergola with spa, double garage and parking for a boat or caravan. All situated on (approx.) 756m2 and within walking distance to local schools.


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$820,000-$895,000 By appointment Leonie Worrall 0420 979 956 leonie.worrall@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings

5 Autumn Court, HASTINGS





2 $695,000 - $730,000 By appointment Leonie Worrall 0420 979 956 leonie.worrall@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings

4/34 Eramosa Road East, SOMERVILLE Renovate or Development?

Ultimate Convenient Lifestyle

Conveniently located close to Hastings CBD and set on 601m2 (approx.), this home comprises of 3 bedrooms with BIR’s, lounge room with floorboards, galley style kitchen, family bathroom and laundry. Additional features include gas heating, split-system air conditioner, tandem carport, fully fenced yard with front gate, garden shed and a beautiful back yard. Whether your interest lies in updating, expanding the existing home or building your dream home (STCA), this is a great opportunity to purchase a property with plenty of potential.

Ideally situated in the heart of the Somerville and positioned at the rear of a cluster of 4 units, this single-level floor plan offers open-plan living, a well-appointed kitchen, 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an undercover outdoor living area. Features include quality stainless steel appliances and glass splash backs, ensuite & WIR to master bedroom, ducted heating, double garage, additional open car space and gated side access to backyard.

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PRICE $430,000 - $470,000 INSPECT By appointment CONTACT Leonie Worrall 0420 979 956 leonie.worrall@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings

143 Miramar Road, SOMERS



2 $540,000 - $590,000 By appointment Leonie Worrall 0420 979 956 leonie.worrall@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings

91/2034 Frankston-Flinders Rd, HASTINGS Thinking of a Sea Change?

Hastings Cove

This beautiful block is on the market for the first time in 40 years and is ideally located on the south-eastern point of the Mornington Peninsula in the relaxed coastal town of Somers. The block is only 300m (approx.) to the beach and is set on generous 790m2 (approx.) allotment that backs onto a reserve with leafy surrounds. Whether it’s a home away from home or a permanent seaside residence, contact Christine today to secure one of the last remaining vacant blocks in Somers and start living the exclusive beach lifestyle!

This immaculate 2-bedroom unit is situated within the Hastings Cove Retirement Village and comprises of a full sized and functional kitchen with plenty of cupboards, gas oven and induction cooktop, 2 living areas with Foxtel, ducted heating and evaporative cooling, ceiling fans and BIR’s to both bedrooms, bathroom with large shower and separate laundry. Outside includes a covered pergola, single garage and workshop perfect for storage or tinkering!

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3 PRICE $750,000 - $820,000 INSPECT By appointment CONTACT Leonie Worrall 0420 979 956 leonie.worrall@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings


2 $345,000 - $375,000 By appointment Leonie Worrall 0420 979 956 leonie.worrall@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings

4 Stanley Street, SOMERVILLE

Site 29, 6 Lumeah Road, SOMERVILLE Western Port Caravan Park – Seniors Park

Great Position with Renovation or Development Potential!

Time to scale down? Looking for a stress-free rural lifestyle? If you’re mature aged with a small budget this one-bedroom cabin could be just what you’re looking for. Situated at the side of the Park with a lovely rural outlook the cabin consists of a full-sized kitchen with convection oven, spacious lounge room with split system heating & cooling, separate sunroom, BIR to master bedroom, Combined laundry and bathroom, covered verandah with awnings and single carport.

Update the existing home or build another on the back half of the block (STCA); The choice is yours. Presenting the perfect opportunity for savvy investors, keen renovators or first-time buyers, this home comprises of 3 bedrooms, family bathroom with separate toilet, spacious lounge room, kitchen and meals that leads out to the rear yard. Outside includes a covered entertaining area, great-sized backyard with 2 garden sheds and a double carport.

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PRICE $125,000 INSPECT By appointment CONTACT Leonie Worrall 0420 979 956 leonie.worrall@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings



2 $575,000 - $600,000 By appointment Leonie Worrall 0420 979 956 leonie.worrall@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/hastings

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7/2 Satu Way

COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT Building - 400m2 approx Rent $48,204 per annum + GST + Ogs n Lease term: 5 + 5 Years comm Oct 2014 n Excellent freehold investment



FOR sAle $1,000,000

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858



Mornington 22 Butler Avenue A Family Favourite in Prime Beleura Hill!

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A3 B3 C 2

Invest or Owner Occupy Industrial 3 Zone n 144m2 approx n Front office and clear span warehouse n Excellent exposure on high traffic road n n

Beautifully presented 3 bedroom home on a privately secluded 1/4 acre block Single level living with recent refurbishment and feature timber flooring Stunning kitchen with marble benchtops and 900mm s/s Ilve appliances Gas ducted heating, ducted cooling, ducted vacuum and an abundance of car, boat & trailer storage Solar heated in-ground pool with extensive decking

For Sale $1,245,000-$1,355,000

Stuart Cox Michelle Adams 858 04170407 124743707

FOR sAle $380,000

inspect OFI or by appointment


61a Main Street

MAIN STREET LOCATION Ideally located office space available in the highly sought after beach end of Main Street n Lower level has office/reception area & kitchen facilities n Upper level has 4 offices and bathroom facilities n Enter from Main Street or rear lane n 130m2 approx total floor space n


Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

As your Residential, Rural and Commercial experts, the team at Jacobs Mornington Lot 3/20 Napier Streetand Lowe know Real Estate. A2 B2 C 2 Well Worth a Look! To all our clients past and present, we Mornington thank you for your continued support. Mornington Mornington Mornington • Spacious beachside unit with open plan living Level 2, 2/315 Main Street 3B/19 Bruce Street •n 140m2 Gourmet & s/sapprox appliances n 34m2 approxkitchen with stone benchtops - Available Aug 2018 office spacesheating with reception Shared kitchen/toilets •n Executive Hydronic floor & reverse cyclenair conditioner n Lift from basement carpark n Rent inclusive of Ogs • Double garage, decked alfresco area & fully enclosed garden FOR leAse FOR leAse Michelle Adams Michelle Adams • A few minutes walk to Fishermans 0407 743 858 Beach & Main Street 0407 743 858

4/3 Torca Terrace

4/2A Carbine Way

190m2 n Ground floor and 1st floor office space n Kitchen and toilet facilities



191m2 approximately 2 levels of dining n Views over the Mornington Racecourse

For exceptional service contact our team today

$3200pcm + gst + Ogs

$880pcm + gst

FOR leAse $2400pcm + gst + Ogs

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858



FOR leAse $2995pcm + gst + Ogs

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

Vivienne Spencer 0409 558 330

For Sale $675,000

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Bentons Square 5976 8899


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A3 B2 C 2

Mount Martha 17 Hutson Way Home on Hutson

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Single level home conveniently located in Mount Martha Master bedroom with ensuite & WIR, and BIR’s in other bedrooms Open plan living and dining, & undercover alfresco dining Other features include ducted gas heating, split system air con and double garage with internal access Low maintenance block close to schools, parks & public transport

Mandy Castle 0407 855 585

For Sale $640,000-$680,000

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Balnarring Beach 9 Fethers Road ‘Lay Ploom’ Built in the late 1920’s for the Fethers family, ‘Lay Ploom’ has been loved and lived in by five generations of the same family. The home has hosted family beach holidays, quiet romantic weekends and numerous celebrations for over 80 years. It’s now time for another family to enjoy everything that this wonderful position has to offer. This sought after secluded location is adjacent to creek reserve. A rear laneway (ROW) provides easy access to the beach and yacht club, while the local cafe is only a few minutes stroll away.

Auction Saturday 18th August at 12.00pm

John Hanna 0408 374 334

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Balnarring 83 Warrawee Road Outstanding ‘Lay Ploom’ Opportunity to Buy in Balnarring • • • • •

True family home set on 900m2 allotment 3 generous living areas with choice of heating & cooling options Main bedroom with ensuite and WIR Other 2 bedrooms with built-in robes Excellent shedding, car/boat/caravan accommodation

John Hanna 0408 374 334

For Auction Sale $795,000-$845,000 Saturday 18th August at 12.00pm inspect OFI or by appointment

Jacobs and lowe Talk to our residential Property Management team today about leasing your biggest investment. contact Phillip Omann 0428 811 832

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For Lease - Rosebud

Business Sale- Somerville

An Opportunity Not To Be Missed

Family Retreat Café


• Brilliant business catering to the enjoyment for children • Parents relax whilst children play • Located next door to major retailer • Solid bookings for children’s parties • Growing business in high growth residential region


Sale Price: $70,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale- Rye For Sale – Mornington

Rowees Café and Bar

Key To The Door

• Highly successful business with excellent takings • Situated directly opposite beach on highly visible corner location • Established regular clientele supporting the business throughout the year • Licensed to 10 pm with indoor and outdoor seating - ability to extend current daytime trading hours • Excellent lease package available

• Prime Main Street Location • Large shop of approx. 187sqm including storage at rear • Car parking with rear roller door access • Long Term Lease Package • Fit out sale only

Sale Price: $59,000 (Fit Out Only) Lease Price: $5,050pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale - McCrae

Business Sale - Balnarring

Cafe By The Bay

Balnarring Produce • Well established business of over 20 years with loyal customer base. • Great potential for further expansion • Specialising in stockfeeds, pet supplies and garden products • Located in an area with rich agricultural heritage and an abundance of small farms, hobby farms, keen gardeners and pet owners. • Ideally suited to owner/operator or business owner in related field.


• Brilliant café in McCrae • Busy vibrant atmosphere • Licenced venue with inside and outside dining • Extremely well known iconic venue • Excellent rent and lease package available


Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Fit Out Sale - Mornington

Sale Price: $230,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price $295,000+SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169

Sale Price: $295,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale - Frankston

For Sale or Lease - Mornington


Business Sale - Rosebud






Business Sale – Mornington

• Café and restaurant space for lease in prime beachfront location • Ideal location in huge summer foot traffic area 15m from Rosebud Foreshore • Reasonable rent with great lease packages available • Fantastic opportunity to establish your business in time for the summer trade. Restaurant - 158sqm - $87,000pa+GST+OG Cafe 1- 71sqm- $39,600pa +GST+OG Cafe 2- 79.6sqm- $44,000pa +GST+OG Cafe 3- 103sqm- $55,000pa +GST+OG

Zumay - A Household Name

Fresh Fish Shop

A Cut Above The Rest At A Bargain Price


Sale Price: $300,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $175,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $45,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Lease: $480pcm / Sale Price: $79,950 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

• Thriving reputation in local area • Strong social media presence • Elegant 80sqm salon with 10 stations and 3 basins • Highly effective systems to ensure ongoing profitability and off site management

Business Sale - Mornington

• Established business of nearly 10 years • Fantastic turnover in excess of $400,000 • Purpose built fit out for business • Excellent rent of $3,000 per month approximate • Quality business showing great returns for short hours

Business Sale- Rye

• Popular hairdresser in busy shopping centre • High foot traffic area in Shannon Street Mall • 8 workstations and 2 wash basins • Operates at ‘No Appointment Necessary’ salon • Attractive lease package available

• Smack in the middle of Mornington CBD • Drive your car directly to Storage unit door. • Unload from your own loading bay • Approx 7.5mx2.3m with high ceiling • Ideal for Real Estate Agents, Accountants, Solicitors etc

Properties For Lease

For Sale or Lease - Mornington

Bar and Home Brewing Equipment

• Bar shop specialising in home brewing supplies and everything to decorate your man cave • Located on busy Tyabb Road • Extensive customer base. • Huge potential to expand this business

Sale Price: $40,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

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OFFICES FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified)

Sushi and Noodle Takeaway

• Great takings with low rent • Popular business with regular customers • Sushi wholesale to schools, cafes and restaurants • Trading 7 days for lunch and dinner • Large commercial kitchen with walk-in coolroom

Sale Price: $85,000 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Brand new Medical suites

2/10 Blamey Place - varying sizes

From $195pw

6/356 Main Street - 105sqm

From $195pw

11 Railway Grove - varying sizes


4/15 Carbine Way - From 12sqm

From $750pcm + GST

Suite 2, Level 3/28 Main Street - 14sqm

$1300pcm + GST + SF From $195pw

1/26 McLaren Place - 10sqm SHOPS FOR LEASE (Mornington unless specified)

1A - 1D Jetty Rd, Rosebud - From 70sqm From $3300pcm + GST + OG $4870pcm + GST + OG

176 Main Street - 60sqm

• Opposite Beluera Hill Hospital, these are a great investment opportunity for a super fund • Built to top medical standards with medical permit for 2 practitioners at any one time

897 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud - 180sqm

$3300pcm + GST + OG

Main Street - 210sqm

$5500pcm + GST + OG

Lease & Sale Price available upon application Contact: Alisha Maestrale 0400 700 169 Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

MEDICAL (Mornington unless specified)


STORAGE (Mornington unless specified) $480pcm + GST

18/10 Blamey Place - 17.5sqm 1052 Nepean Hwy

$7084pcm + GST + OG

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Treat Dad with a trip to the theatre this Father’s Day TYPICALLY, Father’s Day consists of spending the day with your father or a father figure. On this day, it’s a gesture of love to buy him a card and present, like underwear and socks, gift vouchers to their favourite shops, tools for the shed or even equipment for the kitchen. But this year, go all out for something that probably wouldn’t cross your mind as a present for dad – a trip to the theatre! Albeit with good intentions, the joy of giving and receiving cliché gifts soon fades whereas the gift of giving dad an experience he’ll love can last a lifetime, particularly for a father who enjoys activities with his children over materialistic items. Whether your father is well-versed in performing arts or has experienced live shows only a handful of times, a trip to the theatre can evoke a special feeling, regardless of age or background, and create memories. And with a trip to the right show, he may even stay awake the whole time! A little birdie tells us that Frankston Arts Centre has specially selected shows that dad would love, just head to their website and look for the Father’s Day Gift Idea filter in the What’s On section! www.thefac.com.au

Sail away for Father’s Day Tucked away in the Tyabb Packing House antiques complex is "The Hart of Tyabb" Restaurant and Coffee Lounge. We offer delicious nourishing meals, and freshly brewed coffee.





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BOATS, beers, meats and sweets – what more could a Dad want this Father’s Day! Searoad Ferries is giving you the chance to treat your special Dad to all of these things at our Blokes High Tea. Taking place on Father’s Day, Sunday 2 September, Head Chef, Brent Love, will be serving up tasty delights with Dad’s in mind – everything from pork sliders and lamb pies, to maple bacon pannacotta and mini donughts. Throw in a paddle of locally produced craft beers for Dad and it truly will be a feast fit for a king! Departing Queenscliff & Sorrento at 11am and 2pm, the Blokes High Tea includes food, beer sampler paddle, tea, coffee and a two hour sailing across Port Phillip Bay. High Tea will be served in the nautical surrounds of the Lonsdale Lounge & Portsea Lounge onboard the Ferries. Cost per person is $65 and bookings are essential. To book, or for further information, please visit: www.searoad.com.au/dadsday/

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Captain Grice appointed to Order of the British Empire Compiled by Boronica King CAPTAIN Geoffrey Grice, son of Mr James Grice, of Frankston, who was recently awarded the Military Cross, has since been appointed a member of the Order of the British Empire. Captain Grice, who received the distinction for gallantry, is a member of the British Forces. *** MEMBERS of the local branch of the National Federation are reminded of meeting to be held in Mechanics’ on Wednesday evening next. A full attendance is particularly requested. *** MR Robt. Cairns, of Rosebud, topped the market at Dandenong this week for springers with a pen of seven very nice quality cows, which averaged £23 15s each. *** IN our report last week of a meeting of the Honor Avenue committee it was stated that Dr Plowman (the hon treasurer) reported that he had had several promises of donation but no cash. It should have been that he had received a substantial amount in cash and in addition several promises of support. *** NO charge was made by the Peninsula Motor Garage for motoring the artists back to Mornington in connection with Constable Ryan’s send off and the liberality of the directors of the company was much appreciated by the members of the Ryan farewell committee. *** THE general meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers’ Association will be held on Monday Aug 11 at 8pm

in the local hall. Business - Agenda paper annual conference, delegates to conference; nomination of officers for ensuing year; and other. *** THE attention of our readers is directed to advertisements in our columns from various district poultry breeders from which it ought not to be difficult for those seeking to be suited with fowls or eggs to make a selection. *** FOR SALE - 3 Yorkshire Sows, in Pig - Mrs F. Gold, Hastings. *** THE anniversary rally of the Christian Endeavour District Union will be held in the Frankston Methodist Church on Monday next. At the afternoon session the speakers will be Revs. F. C. Boundy (Mornington) and E. Tonkin. At the evening sessions addresses will be given by Rev. Dr. C. W, Atkinson M.A (Fitzroy) and Mr T. Hopkins secretary of Victorian Christian Endeavour Union. The public are invited and will receive cordial welcome. *** READERS are reminded of the concert in aid of the local branch of the Red Cross Society, to be given in the Mechanics’ Hall, Frankston, this evening. The cause is a most deserving one, and each ticket sold serves to swell the Red Cross funds which go to provide the little comforts so appreciated by the soldiers. This concert, we understand, is the last of the series promised by the promoters, and may be the last opportunity for locals to hear expert professional artists locally for a long time to come. ***

THE following letter of appreciation was received by Mrs Dalman, who regularly contributes to the Tobacco Fund, from a thankful warrior, Corporal Tom Cockran, who was among the lucky ones “in the field” to get some good “Aussie” smokes: - This is to thank you ever so much for the cigs. we got a couple of days ago, in which your name was on a small card, and all the boys in the 8th Field Engineers send their best wishes to you and all at home. We are always getting some sort of goods from “Aussie” but there is never any address in them, so we can’t thank them. My home is at “Bellow” Wilson Grove, Aspendale, so it is very close to your home. I used to always be at the New Year’s Day Sports at Frankston as I used to be running there. Do you happen to know Mr Mark Williams from your town? He has a lot do with the sports. Again thanking you for the cigs. so will close with all best wishes to all the folk at home. *** FIFTH year of war. “We cannot seek to escape the horrors of war for ourselves by laying them up for our children”, The words quoted were the most noteworthy in Lloyd George’s message to the people of Greater Britain. Only once before since war was declared have the prospects of the Allies seemed bright as they are today. And than all who thought at all seriously, thought that the Russian court was a danger spot. Men held their peace on the subject, or exchanged whispered confidences with intimate friends, they could not voice their thoughts

aloud, for to do so was to belittle an ally and might seek to induce the very evil feared. However, it was clear that a word the government could not be healthy with foreign countries in a fight to the finish. The whole aim of which was to make end of militarism and the despotism, of which it is the support. Today, the United States have taken the place Russia held and the American people have flung themselves heart and soul into the battle for the world’s freedom. It is because the fight may still be long, and because the many are always weak, whilst even the strong have moments of weakness, the words such as those of Lloyd George are to be stressed. Kaiser and the military going or surrounds him realise that the sword has been drawn in for that frightfulness has served only to bring contempt on the Hun, there will be a resort at the low point by the name of department. Now Allies have no quarrel with the German people, such as the German people are the dupe of brutal military clique. The local communities know that the great many of Germans, Austrians and Turks will enjoy far more money, far more comfort, when military control is crushed, than they will enjoy putting pacifists in for stalemate for which would have to should Mr Lloyd George declare for those children and our countires children for the toiling man to own your nicely governed lands, as well as for our own sakes. So make us submit to the painful sacrifice which spirited enemies of the world involves, to hear the change

of taxation and to give as freely as we can to the new War Loans. And whilst doing all that implies to win the war, we have to remember that the end may come suddenly as did the declaration of war; suddenly as did Russia’s declaration. This has to be clear in mind not as an excuse for inaction, for the withholding of men or of money, but as an incentive to more earnest effort to shape our repatriation scheme to prepare for the induction war which must be waged. So far little effort has been put into the repatriation business. Nothing big is being done, nothing big is being attempted. Victoria Mr Bowser did talk as statesman, but he was speedily silenced, and the ordinary peddling methods of State land purchases is being pursued much as though the world were at peace, and it was a matter of settling a few immigrants painfully got together by well paid agents. In this matter responsibility is on the shoulders of the Federal and State Government, and if when the soldiers return in hundreds of thousands there is a glutting of the labor market, if the land is not ready, if technical schools are not adequately staffed, those Governments will be swept away. Thus profound patriotism and deep rooted mistrust of all extremists of the Labor party allies should lead all Nationalists to insist that Ministers shall act in this fifth year of the war as though certain that it will be the last. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 17 August 1918

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Things Owning a Really Large Dog Has Taught Me By Stuart McCullough THIS week, my dog turned three. The celebrations were pretty low key because, put simply, that’s the way she rolls. The occasional bone, a walk to the park and some time hanging out on the back verandah are all she needs to keep her happy. And a plentiful supply of dog snacks. We named her Fozzie; an acknowledgement of her bear-like appearance and because my original suggestion of ‘Beyonce’ was vetoed. In three years, she’s gone from being a visitor to the heart and soul of our house. Back when she first arrived, I wouldn’t have thought that was possible. I’m better off, I think, for knowing her. Having now lived together for a time, it’s appropriate to reflect on the things I’ve learned from living with a really large dog. We’ve learned to understand each other, to a point. Not all the time, but often enough to get along. That dogs and humans can’t speak the same language doesn’t stop us from communicating with each other, at least on the truly important matters. I know when she wants to go outside and when she’s hungry. I know that when she picks up an item of mine between her teeth, she wants me to chase her out into the backyard. She has a particular bark to tell me something of hers has rolled under a piece of furniture (and would I mind coming to retrieve it?), which is completely different to the bark she uses to talk to the neighbor’s dog. For her part, she knows when to come, when to sit and when to wait. Not always, but most of the time. She likes the piano. This has been

a most surprising development. When I sit down to play, the dog will appear from wherever it is she’s been hanging out and lie on the floor somewhere behind me. It seems to relax her. This has proved especially

useful on windy days (she can’t stand the wind) and – truth be told - I’ve enjoyed having an audience of one when I play. That said, she despises the guitar. It could be because the metal strings are irritating or a com-

ment on my level of proficiency. I choose to believe it’s the former. The dog is a far more social animal than I am. I’d never met half my neighbors before having Fozzie. I don’t know what I was doing before – whether I never left the house or simply refused to speak to people – but having a dog has connected me to others. It has to be said that our dog is a very large creature, which makes her look like a gigantic Muppet. Which helps. Having an inside dog takes some getting used to. When I grew up, dogs lived outdoors. Pets were never tolerated inside the house. Not for an instant. I couldn’t say why my father took such a strict approach. The only time he ever relaxed his ‘no animals inside’ rule was to allow my youngest brother to keep a mouse in his room. Which may well have taught him something about being responsible but also made his entire room smell like a gigantic mouse. In mysterious circumstances ‘Manceton’ the mouse escaped his cage and vanished into the ether. My father’s resolve hardened at that point. Manceton eventually turned up in skeleton form years later in the curtain rod. Poor thing. On the occasions we’ve taken Fozzie to visit my father, she’s always made a point of running inside. Just to show my father who’s in charge, I think. Every time she does it, there’s an explosion of chaos. Which, secretly, I like. Despite my upbringing, I like to hear her moving around the house. Especially at night. She moves into position, hits the floor and exhales loudly. It’s strangely comforting.

I’ve even become accustomed to the sound of her snoring that, at times, is nothing short of colossal. I like driving with her. She’s pretty good company in the car. When we drive together, we generally tune the radio to ‘Classic FM’. There’s a lake not far from our place and, whenever we can, the dog and I drive around it with the windows down, the music blaring. Fozzie loves the breeze in her face and she makes a pretty compelling sight as we cruise around to the sound of ‘The Ride of the Valkyries’. I never realized it before, but I think I resent possums. For years, I was oblivious to the fact that these creatures were marauding in my backyard. Fozzie has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to marsupials. She simply refuses to put up with their shenanigans. Frankly, she loses her mind when a possum dares set foot (or, for that matter, claw) in our yard. She lets them know exactly what she’s thinking. I’m giving serious consideration to joining in. Cleaning up after a dog is good for you. Plastic bag in hand, it really puts you in your place and, secretly, I’m just glad that it’s happened outside and not inside. She knows, I think, that I have her best interests at heart. And coming home is now a different experience. Even before I slide the key into the lock, I can hear her running to the front door. It sounds like a small horse coming to greet me. It makes me happy in a way I wouldn’t have expected. These are just some of the things I’ve learned since owning the Fozz. I’m better for it. So happy birthday, Fozzie. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Stonecats seal top five spot DIVISION ONE

By Brodie Cowburn FRANKSTON YCW have secured their place in the upcoming finals series with a convincing win over Rosebud at John Coburn Oval. Both sides got off to a scrappy start in wet conditions, with only five goals scored between the two sides by half time. The Stonecats held the lead at the main break, but only by an eight point margin. The game again failed to open up in the third term, as Frankston YCW scored the only goal of the term to stretch their lead to 12 points. The final term wasn’t much prettier, but the Stonecats got the job done with a gritty win over Rosebud 7.8 (50) to 2.7 (19). The win confirms that the Stonecats will play finals, but they cannot move any higher than fifth in the final round next weekend. They will have to play in an elimination final first up, and will have no double chance to fall back on should they slip up. Frankston YCW Coach Wayne Capp said he was “rapt” to have secured a top five spot. “We’re absolutely rapt to make finals, and we were pretty lucky that the other games went our way this weekend as well. We always thought we’d be in finals, obviously we had a lean patch with injuries and some guys unavailable but we were always confident of getting there,” he said.

“It definitely was a hard fought win against Rosebud, but now we’re there we’ve got the belief we can do anything. It’s such an even competition this year so we believe we can go all the way.” The Stonecats’ most likely opponent in the elimination final will be Pines, who couldn’t progress up the ladder despite beating Mornington at Alexandra Park. Their game got off to a thrilling start, as both sides traded goals in

the first half. By the time the half time break came along, Pines found themselves ahead by three points, but the Bulldogs were showing plenty of bite. In the second half, Pines showed the quality that has made them a genuine premiership contender this season, as they opened up a more comfortable lead over the plucky Bulldogs. It wasn’t easy, but Pines got the job done over Mornington in the

end, with the final score reading 13.9 (87) to 16.9 (105). Aaron Edwards put four goals on the board for the winning side, while Nick Boswell and Shaun White also performed well. Pines could escape that dreaded elimination final should other results go their way next week. Another game with finals implications took place at Emil Madsen Reserve, as Mt Eliza leapfrogged Edithvale-Aspendale to claim second spot on the ladder. Up against an under strength EdiAsp, the Redlegs got off to a red hot start. They kicked the opening three goals of the game and held their opponents scoreless in the first term. The Eagles’ cause wasn’t helped by an injury to Charlie Martello in the first term, which would rule him out for the rest of the game. Edi-Asp responded well in the second term to wrestle back the lead, but after half time it was all Mt Eliza. The Redlegs kicked eight goals to Edi-Asp’s three in the second half, which ensured they would run away to a comfortable win 11.11 (77) to 8.7 (55). Robbie Turnbull was Mt Eliza’s best on ground, as he helped his side dominate in the midfield. With Edi-Asp slipping up, Sorrento had a chance to go a match clear on top of the ladder if they could beat Frankston Bombers. The typically slow starting Sharks were sure to make certain that the

over the line in a nail biting clash against Chelsea, a result that would have put them in the top five had the Kangaroos slipped up. Hastings endured a difficult start, as Chelsea held them goalless in the first term. They quickly got things back on track though, as they took the lead over the Seagulls going into the second half. Chelsea weren’t content to be second best however, as they kept touch with Hastings throughout the whole afternoon. The lead stood at just two points at three-quarter time, with the game looking likely to go down to the wire. Both sides traded blows in a thrilling final term, but ultimately it was Hastings who took the four points in a 9.19 (73) to 11.10 (76) win. With Chelsea’s loss, the door opened for Karingal to snatch third place and a double chance from the Seagulls if they could beat bottom of the ladder Crib Point. Despite a good first term, the Bulls were not clinical enough to drive the final nail in the Magpies’ coffin, only holding a 20 point lead at half time. The Bulls’ frustrating afternoon didn’t get much better, although they were still able to keep Crib Point at bay. Karingal held on to claim a less than inspiring victory, but more importantly the win meant they jumped up to third spot and claimed a double chance for finals. The final score read 2.8 (20) to 8.10 (58). Karingal will now face Red Hill, while Chelsea will have to do it the hard way next week in an elimination final clash against Langwarrin Tyabb finished their year off with a bang, capitalising on their good run of form to claim a win over Somerville.

The Yabbies have improved with each game this season, which finally culminated in an impressive win at Bunguyan Reserve. Somerville let Tyabb get the jump on them in the first term, and were left playing catch up throughout the rest of the game. Although they were able to whittle down a 26 point margin to three points at half time, Tyabb quickly regained control of the contest. The final siren sounded with the Yabbies ahead, as they claimed the win 12.20 (92) to 12.10 (82). Tyabb also announced during the week they had re-signed head coach Aaron Pacey for 2019. The final match of the round saw Red Hill cement their spot in second place with a thumping win over Devon Meadows. Red Hill raced out to a stunning 71 point lead in the first quarter, kicking a remarkable 12 goals and no behinds to kill the contest early. Devon Meadows were left shell shocked, and although they were a little better in the second half, they still fell short by 95 points. The final score read 20.9 (129) to 5.4 (34). Red Hill remains the only team to have beaten Dromana this season, and may yet be their biggest threat in finals. Next week’s finals matches will be as follows: Qualifying Final - Red Hill v Karingal at Somerville Recreation Reserve - Saturday 18 August 2pm Elimination Final - Chelsea v Langwarrin at RJ Rowley Reserve - Sunday 19 August 2pm The Division Two Grand Final will be played at Frankston Park on Saturday 18 September 2.30pm

On the up: Mt Eliza were victors against Edithvale-Aspendale in their Division One clash. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Changing places: Mt Eliza got to grips with Edithvale-Aspendale to jump above the Eagles to second place on the ladder. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Bombers didn’t get the early jump on them. They held a 9 point lead at the first break, which they stretched to 42 by half time. With Chris Dawes sidelined, Sorrento needed someone to step up and help in front of goal. It was Leigh Poholke who would prove the difference, kicking six majors to put Frankston to the sword. Despite their season being on the line, the Bombers could do nothing to get the game back on track, as they eventually fell to the Sharks 15.15 (105) to 6.13 (49). The result ruled the Bombers out of finals contention. With one round to play, Sorrento have put themselves in pole position to finish first and enjoy a week off in the first week of finals. The final match of the weekend saw Bonbeach’s finals hopes dashed after a shock loss to bottom of the ladder Seaford. Bonbeach got off to a slow start, but still found themselves level with the Tigers at the half time break. Although a win would’ve kept them in contention for a finals spot, Bonbeach were woeful in the second half, kicking no goals and eight behinds. Seaford capitalised on the goalkicking woes of their opposition to run away with a fairly comfortable win over Bonbeach, with the final score reading 10.5 (65) to 4.15 (39).

Tigers close out season in style DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn DROMANA will go into the finals with momentum on their side after claiming a comprehensive win over Rye in their final game of the home and away season. Although already eliminated from finals contention, the Demons showed plenty of fight in the first half, battling hard to keep the margin at just five points at the main break. In the second half though, Dromana were simply too strong. They kicked 11 goals to two to put the contest to bed. Although it looked as if it may be a close game early on, the Tigers quickly ran away to an easy win 9.11 (65) to 18.17 (125). Dromana had 11 individual goalkickers for the afternoon, and will go into finals having only lost one game for the year. With fifth place still to play for, Langwarrin had to win their match against Pearcedale to hold onto their finals spot. With their season on the line, the Kangaroos played like a team possessed in the first half, holding Pearcedale scoreless on their way to gaining an 80 point lead at the half time break. From there it didn’t get much better for the helpless Pearcedale, as Langwarrin secured their finals spot in the most convincing fashion possible with a 21.19 (145) to 5.8 (38) win. Jesse Murphy kicked seven goals for the Kangaroos, which ensured he finished on top of goalkicking leaderboard. His final tally for the year stood at 72. Murphy will play on for the Kangaroos in 2019. Langwarrin’s win made all the more important by the fact that Hastings got

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Strikers, Baxter fight for survival SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie PENINSULA Strikers and Baxter defied the odds last weekend to claim vital points as they ramp up their battle to avoid relegation. Strikers caused a minor upset by holding champion elect Doveton to a thrilling 2-2 draw in their State 2 South-East clash at Centenary Park while Mark Pagliarulo made his comeback for Baxter in its 2-0 away win over State 4 South rival Harrisfield Hurricanes. Strikers stunned the visitors in the 8th minute. Nathan Smith got free on the left and his shot was parried by Doveton keeper Stuart Webster only to fall to John Prescott but his strike was blocked. Doveton failed to clear from the ensuing corner and big George Whiteoak smacked the ball home from close range to make it 1-0. Strikers recently signed winger Alpha Turay from Morwell Pegasus and he should have increased the lead in the 40th minute. Alex van Heerwarden, Smith and Prescott combined in a sweeping interpassing move that set up Turay but he decided to cut inside a defender before curling a left-foot shot wide of the post. A Simon Mur header in the 45th minute proved easy pickings for Strikers’ keeper Dilan Mery but it was a reminder of the threat posed by Mur and a sign of what was to come. Doveton bossed the second half and Strikers struggled to keep possession and get forward. In the 56th minute Doveton’s Matthew-Michael Gyarmati got clear on the left and his cutback was laid off by Wayne Gordon for Mur to pick his spot and scores were level. A Mur classic in the 83rd minute put the Doves ahead after the winger cut in from the left then curled the ball past Mery into the far corner. But three minutes later it was 2-2 after Strikers’ midfielder Danny Brookes connected perfectly with a free-kick from just outside the area sending the ball just out of reach of Webster’s despairing dive. Doveton would have grabbed all three points in the 89th minute had Josh Frame’s strike not struck the bar with the rebound being hurriedly cleared. The hero and the villain of Baxter’s win over Harrisfield was Liam Kilner who scored both goals then received a second yellow card in the second half, his second successive send-off. Harrisfield had no answer to the striking combination of Kilner and Baxter fan favourite Pagliarulo and the visitors controlled the contest for long periods.

Basement battle: Sam Luxford in action for relegationthreatened Peninsula Strikers. Picture: John Punshon

Ben Meiklem hit the bar with a longrange strike in the 8th minute and Pagliarulo shot wide in the 12th minute. A great run by Pagliarulo down the left in the 16th minute saw the big Scot cross to the far post for a tap-in by Kilner. Baxter went further ahead in the 26th minute after a fine through ball by Alan Lipsett sent Kilner clear and he calmly slotted the ball past Harrisfield keeper Bobby Pejkovic to make it 2-0. Just before the break Harrisfield’s Con Bandis was given a straight red and when Pagliarulo was felled inside the box 10 minutes into the second half referee Mark Wajs pointed to the spot. But Kilner smacked the ball onto the bar and Meiklem hit the rebound off the post. The ball ended up near the touchline with Pagliarulo in possession and former Baxter player Edin Ali’s lunging tackle earned him a second yellow with the home team now down to nine men. Kilner’s departure 10 minutes later didn’t change the course of the contest as Baxter kept alive its hopes of climbing to safety. In NPL2 news Langwarrin lost 3-0 to Murray United in Wodonga on Saturday. Former Socceroo and Melbourne Victory legend Archie Thompson played for Murray but the first half was a drab affair on a heavy pitch. Sean Pye broke the deadlock in the 55th minute with a shot from 12 metres after Mehdi Sarwari lost possession in midfield and the home side broke quickly. Another quick break in the 87th minute allowed Zac Walker to make it 2-0 and five minutes into injury time Ash Dunn was too quick for a tiring Langy defence and he angled the ball past Langy keeper Robbie Acs.





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In State 1 South-East news Mornington had to settle for a share of the spoils after its 2-2 away draw with Warragul United on Saturday. Keegan Ziada and Andre Bennett scored for the visitors who twice came from behind. Frankston Pines lost 4-1 at home to Mooroolbark on Saturday and is embroiled in the State 2 South-East relegation battle. Sean Perrin, Dan Burrows, Max Solovyev and Sam Klepac scored for the visitors who led 2-0 at half-time with Pines’ response coming via an own goal from Geogi Didumo. Grant Madden has joined Pines and played for 60 minutes in Saturday’s reserves match then came off the bench for the last 10 minutes of the senior match. The Queensland midfielder walked in to the club last week asking for a game and immediately impressed the coaching staff with how comfortable he was on the ball. In State 3 South-East news Skye United travelled to Cheltenham on Saturday to face Bayside Argonauts in another door-die clash in the race for second spot. Following Monbulk’s 4-2 win against Collingwood the night before, a win was a must to stay in the promotion race. In tough conditions Bayside took the lead in the 35th minute when Nanton McGee’s forward pressure forced the ball into the Skye net. However four minutes before half time, Jack Gallagher’s left-foot strike found the back of the net to make it 1-1 at the interval. Teenager Gallagher is a midfielder but in a move that proved to be a masterstroke had been thrown into the forward line alongside Caleb Nicholes in the absence of strikers Mitch Blake (unavail-


able) and Daniel Attard (injured). Rain, hail and a strong wind plagued the second half and turned the contest into a slogging affair. Skye hit the lead courtesy of a smart finish by Nicholes but Bayside’s Nic Milaresis equalised minutes later to cut short Skye’s celebration. And just when the game seemed certain to end in a draw Gallagher was put through by Nicholes into a one-on-one and his cool finish made it 3-2 to give Skye a precious three points. Harry McCartney reports that Seaford United’s battle to avoid the drop from State 3 South-East continued with a 2-1 home loss to league champion Boroondara-Carey Eagles last weekend but the severely depleted Seaford lineup stretched the titleholder for most of the contest. Two goals in the last five minutes of the first half proved to be Seaford’s undoing, the first from Josh Stadnicki who broke clear and dinked the ball over Seaford keeper Patrick Bretherton and the second from Lachlan Nicholls. In the 86th minute a defensive header cannoned off Seaford striker Conor McFall and fell to LiNam Wang who tapped in from close range to set up an interesting final five minutes but in the end the visitors’ class shone through. Seaford has three matches remaining and two of them are against fellow relegation candidates Noble Park United and Dingley Stars so all is not lost for the local club. Meanwhile Somerville’s State 5 South title charge was put on hold when Saturday’s home clash with Knox United was called off due to the pitch condition. The game will now be played this Saturday and although Somerville’s preference is to play at Tyabb Central Recrea-

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tion Reserve the match may be played at Somerville Secondary College depending on the weather. Somerville player-coach Dave Greening is aiming for his ninth straight league Golden Boot award and is locked in an intriguing battle with Rowville Eagles goal king Daniel Grigoruta. Their duel took a remarkable twist last weekend when Rowville trounced Drouin Dragons 12-2 but Grigoruta only scored once putting him on 26 goals with Greening on 25. Fellow State 5 South outfit Aspendale Stingrays lost 2-0 away to White Star Dandenong last weekend. Goals in the 6th and 38th minutes to White Star’s Dwane Heerah proved decisive. Aspendale held its own in the second half against a more skilful and experienced opponent and Aspendale’s best were Pal Calvino, Dan Barbour and Pat Diakogeorgiou. In NPLW news Southern United was hosting Heidelberg United at Monterey Reserve on Sunday afternoon as we went to print. Earlier in the day Southern’s under12s won 7-0 with goals from Eden McKeown (3), Taylen Wulf (2), Lauren Riha and Emilia Ingles. FFV does not keep a league table at this underage level but if it did it seems certain that Southern would be one of the strongest sides in the competition having recorded 16 wins, three draws and three losses. Southern’s under-14s maintained their five-point lead on top of the table with a 2-0 victory over Heidelberg United. The sides were locked at 0-0 at halftime but two minutes into the second period Ezel Duyar made a driving run into the area and was brought down. Candy Kilderry’s sweetly struck penalty conversion made it 1-0. The contest was decided five minutes from time with a stunning solo goal from midfield maestro Alessandra Davis. The diminutive dynamo weaved past a host of players as she charged into the Heidelberg area and rounded the keeper before stroking the ball into the unguarded net. Southern’s under-16s won 4-1 with doubles to Belinda Stojcevski and under-14s star Kilderry. Next weekend is a catch-up round featuring just three local matches: SATURDAY 3pm: Baxter v Dandenong Warriors (Baxter Park), Somerville Eagles v Knox Utd (TBC). SUNDAY 3.15pm: Southern Utd v Bayside Utd (Monterey Reserve, U12s 9am, U14s 10.15am, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.15pm).

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Athletes on track for worthy cause Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au MT ELIZA athletes Tilly Watts and Liam Hemingway are training for a cause close to their hearts. The pair – who live, went to school and work in Mt Eliza – plan to run in the Melbourne half and full marathons in October and are already on their way to raising their target amount of $10,000 for mental health support, awareness and acceptance. So far they have collected is $4400. They are “determined to provide mental health organisation beyondblue with funds to combat mental illness in Australia”. Watts says since re-meeting during their gap year and working for an educational and training company, they have found a shared passion in contributing to the cause and to those who need it most. They make an ideal team: Hemingway is a former state swimmer and lifesaver, and state and national athletics and cross county competitor. He has cycled in the Around the Bay in a Day race and is a triathlete podium finisher and half marathon and full marathon podium finisher – all before he turned 20. Through all this he understands

the importance of physical exercise for mental clarity. “I’m inspired by the work of beyondblue and want to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival 2018.” Watts suffered from clinical depression and, as a patient, was involved in beyondblue suicide prevention research. She is equally determined to work on the cause that “affects so many people”. “The money we raise will go to beyondblue to help establish hospital beds in emergency departments, as well as in psychiatric wards for suicidal patients,” Watts said. “It will go to creating preventative apps and programs, delivering education, commercial advertising, running courses to train counsellors, and establishing more Lifeline suicide hotline and online service centres.” While promoting themselves and their fundraising, the pair is also spreading the “much needed awareness for the still stigmatised and trivialised topic that is mental health”. Their marathon festival training and fundraising is on their social media @ Raising10k. Donations can be made at melbournemarathon2018.everydayhero. com/au/liam-1

On track: Tilly Watts and Liam Hemingway are running to support beyondblue. Pic: Supplied

Mornington Pirates field state teams THE MORNINGTON Pirates Baseball Club was represented by 13 of their baseballers at the State Winter Championships over the past month. The Pirates had a representative in every age group of the competition, from under-12s through to seniors, with a staggering seven of their under-12s players filling almost half of the Dandenong Baseball League’s under-12s side. The championships were held over several weekends and played in Mildura (under-12s), Morwell (under-16s and under-18s) and Geelong (seniors). Mornington Pirates Baseball Club president Matt Hardie said it was an amazing achievement for the juniors and a great feeling for the club to have so many players competing. “At the beginning of the year we

were scratching for numbers of our own in the under-12s so to have eight new players in our own team and for four of them to make the representative side is fantastic,” Hardie said. “It just shows the development that they’ve made in such a short period and I think it speaks volumes of the junior program that we have here.” While none of the sides walked away as state champions, they were all still extremely competitive with the under-16s team outperforming expectations and making it through to an entertaining semi-final. Under-12s baseballer Sam Walsh was also awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award after performing exceptionally well at the state championships. Hardie said that having the club’s

senior players coming to training has been of real benefit to their juniors. “You’re only as strong as your juniors, and having the seniors there at training I think has definitely helped them improve their skills,” he said. “This is probably the biggest representation that our club has had, that I can remember. “They all love baseball to begin with, but they all absolutely loved playing rep and the extra competitiveness that came with it.”

Aiming high: Mornington Pirates have seven of the 15 baseballers playing in the under-12s Dandenong League state team. Picture: Supplied

Speedy Pippie impresses in town PROMISING filly, Pippie, has more than exceeded expectations of trainer Chris Meagher after taking the step up to metropolitan grade on Saturday 4 August. Following Pippie’s dominant five length maiden win at Cranbourne on Thursday 5 July, Meagher decided to test the three-year-old filly against a handy field at Moonee Valley, which included five last start winners. Meagher thought that off her debut victory, she would be able to make the step up in class, with a top three finish being the “pass mark”. “She won exceptionally well at her first start so we wanted to see how she would handle the step up to that grade,” he said. “Going off that first run we thought she’d measure up but to run second it showed that she is well above average.

“I thought it was a very good run.” Pippie was slow out of the barriers, as Meagher had expected, and was caught wide for the majority of the race which Meagher believes would have taken away from her finish. “She drew a sticky gate and while she took up a forward position at her first start we thought she’d be a bit tardy out,” he said. “The winner (Multaja) sat behind us and took over down the straight and raced away, and while I don’t think we could have beaten it, we could have finished closer to it. “Noel [Callow] got off her after the race and said that ‘she’s the real deal’, so there looks to be positive signs ahead.” The daughter of Written Tycoon is likely to return to the races this Saturday 18 August in the Group Three Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield,

depending on how she pulls up from her last run. “She’ll gallop on Wednesday with [Ben] Melham aboard and if all is going well then we’ll be back at the races Saturday,” he said. “I’d be surprised if she wasn’t there as she’s pulled up exceptionally well, but the gallop will tell us more.”. Ben Triandafillou

Zippy Pippie: Chris Meagher trained filly, Pippie, wins on debut by five lengths. Picture: Supplied Western Port News

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Gulls, Steelers clash in semi-final series BASKETBALL

By Ben Triandafillou THE Western Port Steelers will take on top-ranked side, Chelsea Gulls, in the semi-final series of the division one Big V competition on Saturday 11 August. Both of the Mornington Peninsula sides come into the best-of-three series in hot form, with the Gulls winning their past 14 matches and the Steelers having won 10 of their last 11 games. While the Gulls enjoyed a bye through the opening round of the finals, the Steelers faced, and convincingly defeated the Warrnambool Seahawks (97-71) by 26 points at home. The Steelers look to continue their winning momentum into their next home game against the Gulls, before heading to the Gulls’ home for the remaining two matches. Western Port Steelers basketball operations manager, Tyler Molloy, said he was looking forward to seeing “two of the most inform teams” in the league battle it out in the semi’s. “It’s just a shame we couldn’t face them in the grand final,” Molloy said. “We’re pretty confident heading into the match. Hopefully we can make the most of our home game and kick off the series with a 1-0 start and put the pressure back on them.” The sides have faced each other twice, with the Gulls getting the upper-hand on both occasions. How-

ever, both games were played in the first half of the season and Molloy said the sides have “changed a fair bit since then”. Chelsea Gulls head coach Peter Caspersz is still confident his side can take the semi-final series. “Finishing on top [of the ladder] and having lost just the three games for the season, you’d have to have confidence heading into the game,” he said. “But, in saying that we’ve got to be wary of them and stay on our toes.” Caspersz said that while they did have a bye through the opening round, they certainly didn’t rest. “Instead of playing like usual we had another training session on the Saturday and while we could have used it to rest, I think if we needed rest before the finals then it could be a bit worrying,” he said. “I think they’re all feeling great and when I offered the Saturday training, they all jumped at it.” The Southern Sharks women’s championship side also made their way into the semi-finals after turning around their three-point loss to Hume City Broncos in round 17, and defeating them in the opening round of finals by six points (90-84). Southern Peninsula Sharks basketball operations manager Lucas Allen said that “they got the deserved win at a time which is quite important”. The Sharks will now face Waverly Falcons who have lost their last two games to the Hume City Broncos (70-78), and the Sunbury Jets (6174) in the opening round of finals.

“They’re prepared for them and by no means intimated,” Allen said. “They definitely have an opportunity against them and everyone from the club has jumped behind them, so I’m sure there’ll be a strong crowd supporting them.” The Sharks’ division two men’s side weren’t as fortunate in their finals match against the Melton Thoroughbreds, again suffering a narrow three-point loss. Allen said that it was just the “little things” that cost them the game. “We missed 11 free throws and lost by three points,” he said. “That was the difference in the game.” “It all just adds up to the bigger picture and it’s those things that cost you.” Allen said the Sharks are now getting behind their women’s team and will start to prepare for their upcoming season shortly.

Flying high: Corey Standerfer continues the Chelsea Gulls’ charge through the Big V finals series. Picture: Big V

Waves’ finals dreams all but over NETBALL

By Ben Triandafillou HOPE OF finals isn’t completely lost for the Peninsula Waves under-19s side despite losing their fourth place on the ladder to fifth ranked City West Falcons on Wednesday 8 August. In their second last round of the normal season, the Waves lost to the Falcons (49-56) by seven goals as they tried to keep their finals dreams alive. While the Falcons gained the crucial points needed to jump into fourth place, they’ll still need to score a victory over second-placed DC North East Blaze in round 18 to ensure that the Waves can’t reclaim their top four position. The Waves will also have to score a win over the 10th placed Melbourne University Lightning in the final round of the season in order to progress to the semi-finals on Wednesday 22 August. While the rest of the Waves and Southern Saints sides are unable to make the finals, there were still some positive signs for both clubs on Wednesday night. In the championship game, the Waves competed in a hot contest against the City West Falcons but were eventually worn down as the Falcons (48-73) continue to fight for the final spot in the semis. Victorian Fury teammates Jacqui Newton and Rahni Samason went head to head against each other, while former shooter Maddie Morrison was faced with the tough task of defending Falcons’ star goaler Jane Cook. Morrison gained three consecutive intercepts against Cook, despite the shooter’s noticeable height advantage. However, the Falcons came back fighting as Cook singlehandedly scored 21 goals for the Falcons in the final quarter. Waves Shooter, Rahni Samason, was also called up to play for the Melbourne Vixens in the Suncorp Super Netball League two weeks ago. The young netballer was filling in for Vixen’s shooter, Mwai Kumwenda, who tore her ACL the week prior.


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For the Southern Saints championship side, they competed in an exciting game against the Geelong Cougars and despite the known strength of the Geelong lineup, the Southern Saints weren’t intimidated and forced the Cougars to fight for possession throughout the game. The Cougars eventually claimed a 13-goal victory (66-53) over the young Southern Saints side. In division one, Peninsula Waves are determined to finish their season on a high, defeating City West Falcons by a convincing 18 goals (55-37). The Waves took a 12-goal lead after just one quarter and continued to flaunt their improvement through the season. Waves captain Bridgette Barry Murphy was thrilled with her team’s performance, and said that it was great to be able to “put everything together and flow well” throughout the game. For the Southern Saints division one side, the 2017 premiers Geelong Cougars were too strong in the mid-section of the match and claimed the victory by eight-goals (54-46). The Southern Saints were able to control the court in the first quarter and lead the Cougars by three goals at quarter time but the Cougars quickly made amends for their slow start. The Southern Saints remained consistent throughout the game and managed to match the Cougars’ 14 goals in the final quarter. For the Southern Saints under-19s side, they suffered a 20-goal loss (56-36) to the reigning premiers, Geelong Cougars, who are looking to make it back to back premierships, but had Melissa Webster back on court after sustaining an injury earlier this year. The division one and championship sides for the Peninsula Waves, and the senior sides for the Southern Saints will compete in their final game for the season on Wednesday night while the under-19s Peninsula Waves team will attempt to jump back into fourth place. Peninsula Waves will verse Melbourne University Lightning while the Southern Saints will face the Selkirk Sovereigns.



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