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THE offer of a prime role in the Young Australian Broadway Chorus production of Cats is a dream come true for Nathan Derix-Brown, of Somers. The former Padua College student, 18, plays the naughty Macavity in the National Theatre Melbourne production running for 10 shows, 17-25 January. The new interpretation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is set in a crumbling English Music Hall during the Great Depression. It honours the era when T S Eliot wrote the original poems for his children in the 1930s. Derix-Brown, who has trained with the Peninsula Ballet Ensemble, Somerville, under Sharyn Peters, for four years, says the dance-based musical has always been a family favourite. “It’s all character work, with dance and song; I love the passion and the movement,” he said. “I must have seen it at least 20 times – ever since I was a little kid. It meant a lot to my family as it was the only musical my grandmother ever saw on stage.” Derix-Brown says he loves playing Macavity. “He’s the bad cat who commits all the crimes ... He’s never actually caught because he’s never there but you just know he did it.” Derix-Brown was enticed into dance by a friend at the end of Year 8. “I was told they were looking for male dancers at PBE and I’d always liked dancing,” he said. “They were all so welcoming and took me in. I had no experience but I was able to work my way up to their level.” Up until then he had performed only in Padua College plays Beauty and the Beast and Annie. A performer for now, Derix-Brown has his sights set on a future in directing. He completed his VCE last year and has enrolled in a film and television degree course at Swinburne. Stephen Taylor Showtime: Nathan Derix-Brown plays the naughty Macavity in the National Theatre production of Cats. Picture: Supplied

Decades of decisions being checked Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire officers are “reviewing decisions” made over the past seven years involving three companies at the centre of investigations by the Independent Broadbased Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC). However, the review involving hundreds of files will be extended back

decades, if necessary, according to the mayor Cr Sam Hearn. “We want to look at everything, not just back to an arbitrary date,” he said. “Three decades is quite a lot to look into and we want enough external involvement so it doesn’t just appear to be council looking at itself.” Cr Hearn said council “intends to make [the review findings] public” but could be asked to withhold information by IBAC or the police.

The review by shire officers of any council decisions made involving Mornington-based Watsons Pty Ltd, Schutz Consulting Pty Ltd and Wolfdene Built Pty Ltd announced in December followed three weeks of hearings by IBAC which revealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations being made to local councillors, MPs (Labor and Liberal) and political parties; bags of cash delivered to one councillor by a former mayor and state

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Western Port welcome for fire evacuees Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire staff and relief agencies have continued their support for Mallacoota bushfire evacuees. They were again on hand mid-last week when HMAS Choules arrived with another 274 people and 40 pets from Mallacoota. The previous weekend they had welcomed 1060 arrivals aboard both MV Sycamore and HMAS Choules in the initial largescale first evacuation, Saturday 4 January. The ship docked at HMAS Cerberus at 6.30pm, Wednesday 8 January, where it was met by shire staff and other agencies at the Emergency Relief Centre. The mayor Cr Sam Hearn said: “We worked in collaboration with state and emergency services to ensure evacuees were reunited with their families and friends safely and quickly.” Cr Hearn thanked residents, businesses, sporting clubs and community groups for “their generous offers of support for the Mallacoota evacuations and bushfire relief”. “At this stage we’re supporting state government agencies by providing support with the Emergency Relief Centres,” he said. “The state government emergency agencies do not require additional support by way of goods or accommodation.” To ease the repatriation of the evacuees, Cr Hearn urged residents to avoid the areas around HMAS Cerberus and the Port of Hastings, as well as observe traffic management restrictions. He recommended donations be sent to the state government bushfire appeal: vic. gov.au/bushfireappeal, Red Cross, Salvation Army or Foodbank Victoria. The Red Cross is un able to receive goods.

Homeward bound: Bushfire evacuees move to their pick-up point last week after being brought ashore at HMAS Cerberus. Below, a group of Maffra residents waiting to be airlifted home from Mallacoota were instead evacuated to Crib Point on HMAS Choules. Relatives borrowed the shuttle bus from the Farmers Arms Hotel at Newry and drove to HMAS Cerberus to pick them up. Below left: Landing craft bringing evacuees ashore. Pictures: Supplied

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Third break-in leaves men’s shed at a loss Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au “OTHER than by connecting the doorknobs to a 240-volt charge I can’t see how we are going to keep them out.” Western Port Men’s Shed president Colin Proud was joking, but he was clearly upset after the club’s third costly break-in at its FrankstonFlinders Road headquarters in the past five months. The latest raid, on Friday 27 December, followed another overnight Sunday 27 October, when tools valued at $6000 were stolen, and an earlier robbery a few months before that. “It’s getting ridiculous,” Mr Proud said. “This time they came in through the front door, whereas the past two times they got in via the back door. “They used the same method of entry though: bending back the cover over the lock and levering the door open. Before that they had pushed up the front CCTV camera so it was pointing skywards and ripped off the rear CCTV camera. “Once inside they turned the power off and stole the unit that runs the

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Lions turn out to help fire losses TWO community groups have been busy in the background raising money for bushfire relief. Red Hill Lions and Flinders District Lions collected $11,500 from parking cars at the January Red Hill market. The money would normally go to peninsula-based charities and projects, but will this time go to the victims of the East Gippsland fires. Both clubs are in a district that stretches to Mallacoota, so there are close friends, family and communities that need assistance.

As well as Lions club members, volunteers at the market came from the Red Hill CFA, schools, kindergartens and the wider community. “It was an exceptionally busy day, and the public filled all the available parking spots,” Red Hill Lion Merrin Munroe said. “There were several very generous donations and lots of people donated more than the $5 entrance fee. “There were lots of compliments from the public on how well things were managed and how smoothly

everything ran.” Ms Munroe said parking duties at the market were usually conducted by the clubs on a voluntary roster basis, but that Saturday many volunteers stayed longer than their allotted time. Volunteers, or donors, can contact their local Lions club or the Australian Lions Foundation. Donations are tax deductible. “Lots of help will be required in the upcoming months and more hands would be very welcome,” Ms Munroe said.

CCTV camera. “Then they went through and took all the hand tools they could carry, including batteries and chargers, valued at $10,000 to $11,000.” Many of the tools had been taken to the shed by Mr Proud to replace those stolen in previous raids. “They took some really good ones, including AEG,” he said. The losers include needy members of the Hastings community waiting for items to be made by the shed members. Mr Proud said he was getting advice on having CCTV images stored in the cloud rather than on hard drives, which can be stolen. “That’s giving me some heart,” he said. He said a pending conversation with the club’s insurer about this third robbery in five months would be “interesting”. Detectives from Somerville CIU are studying images caught on CCTV earlier in December which may feature two men “casing” the club. The shed is moving into new premises in Sudholz Street, Bittern. Work is due to start at the end of January.

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Bank grants top $500,000 mark AT the recent annual meeting of the Hastings branch of the Bendigo Bank shareholders were advised that the reduction of interest rates had limited the growth of the bank. However, a profit was recorded and the previous level of dividend was maintained. The bank continued to support a variety of organisations in the local community and the total of grants made now exceeds $500,000. The Alf Tallon Community Service Trophy for 2019 was awarded to John Watson for his contribution to both the Hastings Fire Brigade and the Hastings Football Club. Mr Watson was recently presented with a 60-year service medal by the former and the John Coleman Coterie at the latter has awarded him legend status.

Bank manager Scott Kruger presenting the trophy to John Watson, with Mr Watson’s daughters on either side.

Shire probes past planning decisions Continued from Page 1 Cr Gill said the review was “a great opportunity for all councillors to see if anything should be investigated”. “I’ve been concerned for a long time about the involvement of politicians, and planning ministers in particular [in making planning decisions]. It often comes down to a decision by one person, and who knows who’s been making donations to political parties? “One member of VCAT (Victorian Civic and Administrative Tribunal) makes a decision and who questions it? That’s just the way it works. “We now need to show people that you don’t always get away with it.”

The review will also look at councillors’ voting patterns and possible involvement of past shire officers Shire CEO John Baker said that due to “the extended time period” it would take “take a number of weeks before the review is complete”. Engineers, planners and developers associated with the most prominent of three companies, Mornington-based Watsons Pty Ltd, have for decades been involved in hundreds of developments on the peninsula. IBAC has been sent information about the $650 million (a 2002 estimate by one-time developer City Pacific) Martha Cove marina and resi-

dential development at Safety Beach, which underwent several major planning changes well outside a seven-year review. Mr Baker said councillors would be given a brief report on the approach [to the review] “seeking support for a transparent and open process to be undertaken by management”. “Council may not be in a position to lawfully disclose the outcome of any review,” he said. Mr Baker said he was not aware if any shire officers had been contacted by IBAC or whether any would be called to testify at the IBAC hearings which re-start in February.

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Surfers, volunteers off to the beach HUNDREDS of surfers and volunteers are expected at Point Leo beach on Saturday (18 January) for the first event of the year held by the Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula (DSAMP). Registration for surfers and volunteers starts from 10am near the Point Leo Surf Lifesaving Cub. The first surfers will be in the water by 11am with the event finishing at 3 pm. “You don’t have to be an experienced surfer to help, we have volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who help at our events,” DSAMP president John Bowers said. “And we have all sorts of things for our volunteers to do, from being in the water to cooking a barbecue. “At one of last year’s events we were short of people at the registration table and a very kind lady did a great job helping us out, so there Is plenty to do.” Mr Bowers said volunteers wanting to help in the water should take along bathers and a towel

“and, if they have a wetsuit, that’s great”. Wetsuits could also be provided if needed. He said the DSAMP provided barbecued food, water and drinks. Merchandise sold to raise money for the DSAMP now included a new DSAMP drink bottle. Last year’s event in January had more than 200 volunteers and 100 participants. For more details or to pre-register visit Facebook DSAMP or call John Bowers on 0409 945 064.

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sive towards CFA crews when they attempted to extinguish the fire. On Saturday 4 January, a 21-year-old Narre Warren man was interviewed for lighting a fire to cook a meal at a campsite at Paradise Beach during a period of total fire ban. All four were released and are expected to be charged at a later date. Under the CFA Act 1958 it is an offence to light a fire during a total fire ban day without a permit. Penalties include a maximum two years jail or a large fine.

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Four on fire charges A DROMANA man is among four people interviewed for allegedly lighting fires during a period of total fire ban, Friday 10 January. The 37-year-old allegedly lit a fire to cook a meal in a camping area at Clydebank. Also facing charges is a 70-year-old Longford woman who allegedly lit a fire in a paddock to burn rubbish, and a 50-year-old Golden Beach man who allegedly lit a fire in a fire pit at Golden Beach. It’s alleged the man became abu-

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A MT MARTHA man allegedly clocked at 124kph over the speed limit on Christmas day is expected to be charged on summons with serious driving offences. The 69-year-old was behind the wheel of a silver 2015 Ford Falcon FGX Turbo sedan allegedly detected by a speed camera at 224kph going southbound on Moorooduc Highway, between Bentons and Craigie roads, 9.20pm, Wednesday 25 December. And he isn’t the owner of the car: It’s in the name of a 31-year-old Mt Martha man who has been issued with a notice to surrender his vehicle to the impound yard for 30 days. “In a year when 18 people lost their lives on Mornington Peninsula and Frankston roads, and more particularly on a day when people are driving to/from gatherings with loved ones, this behaviour is blatant stupidity,” Senior Constable Gregg Wolfe, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said. “It’s a pity that when a driver starts the engine to their car they also don’t start their brain.”

Walking speed A ROSEBUD man is walking into 2020 after allegedly driving at 106kph in a 50kph zone along Point Nepean Road through Dromana, 3.30am, Tuesday 31 December. Rosebud police

impounded the car for 30 days with a release fee of $1010. The 35-year-old is expected to be charged on summons with driving at a speed dangerous and exceeding the speed limit. All police vehicles have speed measuring devices and officers are authorised take action as required.

Injuries investigated A CAPE Schanck man was taken to The Alfred hospital with “significant injuries” after an incident at Rosebud, overnight Tuesday 7 January. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said the 28-year-old had been at the Rosebud Hotel earlier in the evening and may have attended other venues afterwards. Details of his whereabouts are sketchy. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Detective Majstorovic, 59781 300.

Police out in force MORE police are out on Main Street, Mornington in a bid to stop potential antisocial behaviour and alcohol-fuelled violence near pubs, clubs and restaurants. Mornington police say they will conduct more foot patrols, more venue walkthroughs, and more engagement with the public to “ensure patron and venue staff safety”. They will focus on Uber pick-up points and take a zero-tolerance approach to any anti-social behaviour. Anyone involved in alcohol-fuelled violence will be banned from licensed premises under the Mornington Safe City Liquor Accord and Court Sanctioned Alcohol Exclusion Orders. Liquor Accord bans are a collaborative approach between venues in Mornington and police. They can extend for a lifetime and apply anytime day or night. Three patrons have been banned from venues in the past month.

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Ambassadors for A-Day celebrations SEVEN high achievers have been chosen as Australia Day ambassadors for the Mornington Peninsula. The honour reflects their “significant contributions to the community” in areas as diverse as computer programming, community volunteering, army veterans and media and entertainment. The ambassadors are volunteer health awareness campaigner Roy Francis, of Mornington; mathematics and computer science pioneer Alison Harcourt AO; entertainment industry veteran Lisa Edwards; food company managing director Joseph Cannatelli; interpreter and community volunteer Sabihe McDonald; former RSL state president Major General David McLachlan AO; and television presenter George Donikian. They will join official proceedings and celebrations across the peninsula giving members of the community an opportunity to hear their life stories. Australia Day venues are Sorrento Bowls Club, Dromana foreshore, Mornington Park, Sorrento-Portsea RSL, Hastings foreshore, Mount Eliza Village Green and Rosebud Village Green and Rye foreshore. The mayor Cr Sam Hearn said he was looking forward to a “great day” with the community this Australia Day, 26 January. “I am excited to be welcoming these inspirational Australians to the peninsula and recognising their important contribution to making Australia a better place,” he said. “They bring their experiences and life stories to our communities, share their passion and commitment to

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achievement, and showcase the values that we all share. “Australia Day really is a time to acknowledge and celebrate all our people. I encourage everyone to join together with family and friends and take part in our festivities.” The ambassador program sends

high achievers to about 300 community celebrations each Australia Day, helping to build on the excitement of their events. Details of all Australia Day events across the Mornington Peninsula are available at mornpen.vic.gov.au/ australiaday.

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s Australia Day celebrations will include live music, entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks and lots of delicious food. Events will be held at Mornington Park, Dromana, Hastings and Rye foreshores, Mount Eliza and Rosebud villages greens, Sorrento Bowls Club and Sorrento-Portsea RSL, each with its own flavour and attractions. The shire-run event at Mornington Park will feature Kate Ceberano live on stage, while the kids will enjoy Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol, featuring appearances by Marshall, Chase, Skye and Rubble. The mayor Cr Sam Hearn said Australia Day was a time to reflect on what it meant to be Australian and to recognise and celebrate the values we share. “We celebrate the things we love about our country and recognise the contributions of all Australians,” he said. “It’s also a day to acknowledge our country’s history: from the recent past to the ancient traditions and culture of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”

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JANUARY Australia Day Picnic Sun 26 Jan. St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 2 Eramosa Rd West, Somerville. 10am thanksgiving and prayer service for Australia, for fire-fighters and communities impacted. 11am – 2.00pm community picnic on our grounds, with jumping castle, games, music, coffee cart, Aussie made market stalls and more. We will have sausage sizzle give away, ‘make your own’ sandwiches (gold coin), or BYO and enjoy the time. Inquiries Phil 0431236500. World Wetlands Day Sun 2 Feb. Come and celebrate at Boneo Park, 312 Boneo Road, Boneo. Tickets $5, under 13 free. Many events include birdlife walks, lake walks, nature walk, puppet shows, Bunurong workshop, swamp & scrub walk plus more. Book: https://worldwetlandsday.eventbrite.com.au Somerville Family Day Mon 9 March. A family friendly event. Over 90 market stalls, car show, rides, food trucks, scouts, SES & CFA displays, football and soccer club activities, mini golf, machinery shed display, free kids activity tent, fly overs, and lots more. Free entry. Fruit Growers Reserve Somerville. Angling Club Snapper Point Angling Club is looking for new members. For a short time all joining fees will be waivered so why not come along to one of our monthly meetings, fishing comps or just an excursion. Experience the friendly comradery between like-minded fishos and swap some of those legendary stories. Website spac.org.au or call Russ on 0418320314 Hastings Bowls Club Every Wed starting 6pm. Everyone is welcome to try lawn bowls by starting with barefoot bowls, followed by a BBQ. Located at Marine Pde, Hastings. Ph 5979 1723 or 0448 023 287 Hastings Day Club Meets at the Hastings RSL each Thurs (except the 1st) at 10.30am. A very friendly social club with entertainment, outings, speakers on a regular basis, lunch $5. Come along & enjoy. Contact Sheila 0447 415 889

Mornington Peninsula Veterans Cricket Missing active cricket & looking for some exercise? The bowlers are getting quicker and your reflexes slower? Join the growing trend of former and current cricketers, now over 60, who are reestablishing their cricketing skills? We play matches every Sunday and mid week so there are plenty of opportunities to have a game of cricket in a wonderful social atmosphere. For more info please call Michael 0407 823619 or Ian 59751683 or email mbou2030@bigpond.net Charity Sewing Every third Tues each month If you love sewing, you’d be most welcome to come to the next Sewing afternoon for the Dress-a-Girlaround-the-World project when we sew dresses for young girls living in poverty in third world countries. Bring your own machine but fabric, simple patterns, thread and trims are supplied. Venue is Hastings Uniting Church hall beginning at 1.30pm. Enquiries to Sandra 5979 1237. Frankston Parkinson’s Peer Support Group Meets in the Bridget Clancy room at St John of God hospital, from 10 am on the 3rd Monday of each month to listen to speakers, share information and socialise. More info available from Karen 0412 979 902 or Glenys 0437 956 305. Hastings Combined Probus Club Meetings held 1st Monday of each month starting at 10am at The Hastings Sports Club. All retirees welcome. Outstanding guest speakers at each meeting, day trips and cruises, morning tea and lunch outings at various venues. Visitors welcome. Contact Secretary – Dulcie on 0417130643 Mornington Peninsula Writers Every 2nd and 4th Sat, 10am – 1pm Somerville Community House, Blacks Camp Road Somerville. Email info@mornpenwriters.org Weight Loss Support Group Do you need help to lose some of that extra weight you are carrying about? Finding it difficult to keep the weight off? Come to Meeting Room 1 at the Hastings Community Hub, 1973 Frankston Flinders Road, Hastings, 9-11am every Wednesday. The first two visits are free to see if our club is what you want, then a one-off fee of $50 and just $6 per week to join our friendly, supportive group. For further information call Rita on 0433 509 487.

Petanque Come and enjoy the fun playing petanque on Wednesday and Sundays at Moorooduc Recreation Reserve, Derril Road Moorooduc from 1.45pm-4pm. All are welcome . Further info please contact Jim: 0458548491 or Jan: 0409132761 www.mornpenpetanque.org.au or emai: morningtonpeninsulapetanque@gmail.com Hastings Tennis Club Juniors coaching $15: Tues 4pm - 7pm, Thurs 4pm - 6pm, 45 minute lessons group max 6 children. Beginners to advanced. Modified balls and racquets for beginners. Cardio tennis Thurs 6pm. 45 minutes $15 Ray Turnham 0409 419 264 Mornington Dutch Australian Seniors Club Inviting you for a social get together, every Monday from 10.30am - 2pm. Join us in a Dutch card game, “Klaverjas” and a social game of Rummicub. Coffee and tea supplied. New members welcome. For more information ring Nel 59775680 or Elly 0432933292 Tyabb Hall - Frankston Flinders Rd, Tyabb. Free parking Frankston & District Stamp Club Not sure what to do with your old stamp collection? Come along and meet our friendly club members, always available for help and advice. We meet at 7.00 pm on the third Thursday each month at Belvedere Community Centre, 36 Belvedere Road, Seaford. Enquiries 5996 3745. Boomerang Bags There are fifteen Boomerang Bags groups across the Peninsula. Volunteers repurpose fabric destined for landfill into reusable bags to replace plastic bags. The Balnarring group meets on Thursdays 1-3pm at BPS in Civic Crt. Cheryl 0438633971. Find other groups at Boomerangbags.org

Reclink Art Therapy Visual Arts course for adults Basic introduction to art making for health and wellbeing. During term times. Friday mornings 10am – noon. Wallaroo Community Centre, 6 Wallaroo Place, Hastings. Contact Gaye 0409174128 to book and enrol. Epilepsy Support Group Meet every 2nd Saturday at St Francis Xavier Parish, 60 Davey St, Frankston from 1pm – 3pm. Further details phone Sue 0407 509 519 or Cris 0437 386 867 P locations National & International documents inc affadavits, stat decs & cert copies signed FREE of charge at police stations on the Peninsula. Hastings: Wednesdays 5pm to 7pm or Google find a JP Victoria or Ph1300365567. Mornington Peninsula Family History Society Internet access to Ancestry, Find My Past & British newspaper archives. Also Aust BDM’s on CD’s. Library open Tues & Thurs 10.30-2.30pm & Sun 2-5pm. $10 Non Members Details 9783 7058. Frankston South Recreation Centre, Towerhill Rd, Frankston Alcoholics Anonymous - Mornington Peninsula Do you need help to stop drinking? You’re not alone, contact us now on our 24 hour helpline 1300 880 390 or find a local meeting at www.aatimes.org.au/meetings Polio Have you or do you know anyone who had polio or is now experiencing after effects of polio? Please come to our support group meeting held at 11am on the second Saturday of each month at the Information Centre, Main St, Mornington. Enquiries: 5981 2540 Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society Public Stargazing Hear inspiring talks, view stars, planets, clusters and galaxies through our powerful telescopes every Friday in January, and then 8pm on the 1st Friday of every month at The Briars dark-sky observatory. Melways ref 151 E1. Bookings are essential. Small fee payable. Details www.mpas.asn.au or phone 0419 253 252. Find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/mpas0/ Frankston Prostate Support Group The support group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 10am in the King Close Community Hall in Frankston North. Men with prostate health issues and their partners are invited to attend the support group for discussion on prostate health issues and some friendly banter. Details: 0407817996 (Gordon) Combined Probus Club of Balnarring Third Friday of each month at 10am. Held at the Balnarring Community Hall Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring. Guest speakers each month covering a wide range of subjects. The club has a diverse range of interest groups, outings and travel, Visitors and prospective new members are welcome. Contact Patsy Wilson on 5983 9949.

Mornington Peninsula Welsh Ladies Choir We warmly welcome new choristers to join a happy and supportive group of women who love singing together. No, you don’t have to be Welsh. No Welsh speaking skills are needed and no auditions are required. We rehearse on Sunday evenings in the comfort of the Frankston Uniting Church, High Street, Frankston. For more information contact Helen 0424719291 or email our secretary: secretarympwlchoir@gmail.com Dog Lovers Walking Group Join us for friendship, fun and exercise for dogs and owners. Baxter Park (Near Tennis Courts). Tuesdays at 8:30 am & 9:30 am & Thursdays at 9:30 am. Great for puppies. Regular social events as well. Contact Suzanne on 9789 8475 Living with Autism Spectrum Resource support group, Monthly meetings Mondays, No cost. Phone for dates. Wallaroo Community Centre, Hastings. Contact: 5970 7000 Balnarring Bowls & Social Club Come join us to maintain fitness & good health, make new friends and have a laugh, enjoy social days and compete if you like. Located at Bruce St Reserve, Balnarring. 5983 1655 or info@balnarringbowls.com.au Holy Trinity Anglican Church Op Shop 2nd Saturday of each month Jumble sale inluding furniture, plants, larger items, along with bric a brac. The Op Shop (benhind Coles) in Churst St, Hastings. Any inquiries: Judy 0425 848 957 Probus Club of Somerville 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9.45am St Andrews Church Hall, Eramosa Rd West. Activities, guest speakers, trips. All welcome. Contact Val 5977 6686. Hastings View Club Voice Interest Education of Women Raising funds for the Learning for Life Program. Meeting 3rd Friday of the month at 12noon at The Hastings Club, Marine Parade, Hastings. Contact Janet 0403 786 069. Hastings Senior Citizens Club Over 55? Have a cuppa and join us Mon-Fri 1-3pm Monday–bingo snooker & craft Tuesday–carpet bowls Wednesday–art or cards Thursday–cards Friday–board games Saturday–bingo fortnightly. Located at Herring St, Hastings Are you a Breast Cancer survivor? If so come and join us for a paddle in our Dragon Boat. We offer 3 ‘come and trys’ before joining our club. The 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at Patterson Lakes, Carrum For fun, fitness and friendship. Call Marilyn 0433 114 338 or Lyndsay 0425 743 455.

COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR The next Community Event calendar will be published 5th February 2020 Email your free listing to communityevents@mpnews.com.au by 29th January 2020.

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LAID BACK LIVING WITH PLENTY OF FLAIR SHOWCASING generous proportions designed to inspire and impress, this luxurious entertainer enjoys a nautical setting near Martha Cove and the beach. Raising the bar for low-maintenance living on a permanent or holiday basis, owners can relax with sea breezes enhancing the already great coastal vibe and a stylish interior that promotes a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living. Making full use of a 648 square metre block, the home is magnificently well-appointed with three living zones and two excellent outdoor spaces. Four bedrooms include a spacious master with huge spa ensuite and dressing room; there is an equally lovely guest suite also with bathroom and walk-in robe and the two remaining bedrooms share the main bathroom and a handy powder room. Interspersed between the bedrooms is a formal lounge, then the polished timber hallway continues on to the grand family zone incorporating a splendid kitchen and dining area. The modern kitchen offers a nice contrast with stainless-steel appliances – including a dishwasher and an underbench Miele oven with gas cooktop - complementing a neutral colour scheme nicely. From the dining area there is a pleasant outlook to the timber alfresco deck with built-in bench seating and opening from the casual living zone is the fantastic, fully-tiled undercover patio with ceiling fan and outdoor kitchen with sink and mains gas barbecue. Ensconced in a private leafy setting, there is even a third quaint little patio amongst the established gardens. Adding to the appeal of the property is a host of extra features including a rumpus room, ducted gas heating and evaporative cooling, alarm system and ducted vacuum. From the street, an electric gate flanks the driveway which leads up to a three car garage under the roof line.n

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ADDRESS: 34 Patterson Street, SAFETY BEACH FOR SALE: $1,095,000 - $1,195,000 DESCRIPTION: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car AGENT: Michael Stylman 0417 019 338, Granger Estate Agents, 683 Point Nepean Road, McCrae, 1300 472 6437 mpnews.com.au

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MODERN LIVING AT ITS BEST

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• 4 bedrooms; master with large walk in robe and ensuite • 3 living areas including formal lounge • Ducted heating plus two split system air-conditioning units • Large modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances • Large undercover alfresco entertainment area • Double garage

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THE ULTIMATE LIFESTYLE PROPERTY • Massive 43 square home on 3.3 acres (approx) • Two ensuite bathrooms + powder room • Open-plan family meals area opening to alfresco • Floating floors, carpets to bedrooms and tiled bathrooms and laundry. • 9” vaulted ceilings in foyer

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LUXURY VILLA IN THE HEART OF BITTERN • 3 bedrooms, main with FES & WIR • Caesarstone bench tops & s/steel appliances • Ducted heating & refrigerated cooling • Undercover alfresco area • Timber decking overlooking landscaped gardens • Spotted Gum timber floors & wool blend carpets • Close to shops and transport

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CRIB POINT Lots 4,5 & 6/ 73 Lorimer Street HOUSE AND LAND PACKAGES STAMP DUTY SAVINGS Lot 1 – SOLD n Lot 2 – SOLD n Lot 3 – SOLD

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BITTERN 3 Beatty Avenue ECO RETREAT ON 2.5 ACRES (APPROX.) This one of a kind home sits perfectly among a quintessential bush landscape. n Three bedrooms with leafy green outlooks offering private sanctuaries for rest. n Dining and lounge area with wood heater and split system air conditioning. n Spacious kitchen offers electric cooking and ample storage space. n

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ADDRESS: 107 Stanley’s Road, RED HILL FOR SALE: Contact Agent AGENT: Ian Johnson 0490 042 458, Paton Estate Agents, 2996 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring, 5931 4333

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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL

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ALLO’ ALLO’ THIS cute little French themed restaurant is situated opposite the beach along Point Nepean Road and would be a great lifestyle business for any new or experienced cafe operators looking for the peninsula sea change. A liquor licence is in place, from 10am to 11pm, and extends to the outdoor seating area. Attractive rent and lease terms are available and there is plenty of potential to increase business with evening trade. Current turnover is $300,000 per year.n

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28-40 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs

The Best and Last Industrial Land in Carrum Downs

Cafe, RYE FOR SALE: $120,000 WIWO AGENT: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353, Kevin Wright Commercial, 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255

SPARKS WILL FLY WELL established on the Mornington Peninsula, this electrical company is a rare opportunity for any electrician to start their own business. A social media presence has been established and their is comprehensive operating software for accounts, price lists and customer data base. The sale of the business also includes a fully-fitted motor vehicle and all associated plant and equipment.n

Electrical Business, PENINSULA BASED FOR SALE: $65,000 AGENT: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454, Kevin Wright Commercial, 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255

1 Merricks Beach Road

Merricks Beach

Private Sale A classic coast and country lifestyle awaits with this superb 20 acre property moments from the beach offering a four-bedroom home for refined rural living and pristine pastures for horses or cattle. With Hanns Creek flowing peacefully along the rear boundary and sandy Merricks Beach just down the road, this private rural tranquility can be yours. With six main paddocks, this manageable holding is perfectly suited to small scale grazing or equestrian pursuits - all just moments from beaches, wineries and charming towns.

178a Pearcedale Road

Pearcedale

Private Sale A private enclave of epic proportions with 10 manicured acres, a sprawling six-bedroom manor home complete with flood-lit tennis court all affording a life of luxury and serenity. This remarkable oasis includes three vast living zones, an incredible kitchen featuring granite benches, Smeg oven and induction cooktop, three bedrooms set near a large rumpus room and there is a sumptuous formal lounge and dining room which connects to the master bedroom and study.

A very rare opportunity whether you are an owner occupier, developer or investor to buy land in Carrum Downs most recent, modern and LAST industrial subdivision Allotments range from 1000sqm* - 2940sqm* Each allotment is fully serviced, flat, well-proportioned and comes with a Town Planning to build at a site coverage that will never be seen again Get in quick, Stage 1 already sold, Stage 2 50% sold *approx.

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New starts at Crib Point Can you believe its 2020; another new year that will probably fly by as fast as last year. Unfortunately it hasn’t been a very good start to the year with all the bush fires across the country. Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected by the fires and our undying gratitude to all the emergency services and volunteers who have been fighting the fires and helping those affected. We ended 2019 with our Community Market and raised $1,500.00 for the Bush Fire Appeal. We will be starting 2020 with our January market and again the funds raised will go to the Bush Fire Appeal. Thank you to the Community for your support of our fundraising efforts.

We have a few new classes, workshops & support groups this term. One that I think is most important is the Wills & Power of Attorney talk Monday 17th February, 1-3pm and is FREE. Peninsula Community Legal Service will answer all your questions and give you up to date information about Power of Attorney laws which recently changed. Bookings are essential for this and all classes, so don’t miss out, book early. You can ring us on 59839888 or email info@cpch.org.au or call in, we’d love to see you. The office reopens on Tuesday 28th January so give us a call or drop in to enroll. Some groups start that week and most classes begin from 3rd February. New groups and classes include: Wills & Power of Attorney talk, iPad & iPhone classes, Salsa for Fun, Anxiety Support group, Present Yourself to Advantage, new Overlocker workshop & Decoupage workshop. Trips to Mornington Op shops and Como House tour.

Crib Point Community House Inc. Inc. 7 Park Road, Crib Point. Vic 3919 Office: 5983 9888 Reg No. A0005121C

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Groups and classes for Term 1 Yoga

Judy’s Crafterena

Café Chat

Wills & Power of Attorney

Meditate

Easy Walking

Jivin’ Joeys

Salsa for Fun

Material Girls

Square Dancing

Family Tree Circle

Anxiety Support group

Cackle ‘n’ Craft

Present Yourself to Advantage

Beginners Sewing Como House Trip Book Club

Little People Playgroup Ladies’ Woodwork iPad/ iPhone Sheer Art Attack Overlocker Workshop Children’s Dancing Knitters ‘n’ Hookers

Stitchin’ Sisters

Op Shop Trip

Decoupage Workshop

Photo Scrapbooking

Call in 9-3 Monday to Thursday, 9-12 Friday, during school terms. www.cpch.org.au email: info@cpch.org.au Ph: 59839888 www.facebook.com/cribpointcommunityhouse Overlocker Workshop

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SOMERVILLE COMMUNITY HOUSE Summer Holiday Program & Term 1, 2020

January Mosaic Adult Workshop – Themed Mosaic Indoor Piece For bookings contact Kelly – Email: quirkymuse7@gmail.com Wednesday 15th - 10.00am - 2.30pm OR Wednesday 22nd - 10.00am - 2.30pm Cost $125.00 All materials provided.

Adult Art Classes For bookings contact Michele 0417 425 116 Paint’n’Play – Sunday 19th - 10.00am - 5.00pm

February Adult Cheese & Yoghurt Making Classes Leave with the confidence to make beautiful cheese and yoghurt products over and over again in your own home! For bookings contact Lyn – Phone: 0402 978 820 or Email: mobilecheeseclass@gmail.com Saturday 1st - 1pm - 4.30pm OR Sunday 2nd - 9am—12.30pm $110.00 cost. $50.00 deposit required on booking. Balance due on the day.

New classes starting soon The Summer Holidays are well and truly here so if you are looking to do Adult acrylic art classes for a beginner contact Michele at www.colouryourworldart.com. Michele does an amazing job of guiding you through the process. If you have always wanted to learn about Mosaic art then email Kelly at quirkymuse7@gmail.com to sign up for a workshop on how to make an indoor butterfly or dragonfly piece. Kelly provides all the tiles, materials and great guidance. Our office re-opens on Monday 13th January and you can phone Kim on 5977 8330. The Program for Term 1 is due to commence Tuesday 28th of January with a huge variety of low cost classes.

New Classes include; How to Make Cheese and Yoghurt, Yin Yoga for all levels of fitness, an Aromatherapy Workshop & Conversational Italian for Travelers’ – something for everyone. Join us outside for Community Gardening. Take a lovely walk around the Somerville township with a friendly group of people. We have a new combined drawing & painting group that meets on a Wednesday. We will also continue to offer Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi & Social Dancing where you can learn street Latin, waltz or rock ‘n roll. Our Summer and Term 1 program is available to view on our website at www.somervillecommunityhouse.com.au. Give us a call or drop by for a quick tour.

The Somerville Stitchers made a patch-work quilt that they kindly donated to the Occassional Childcare room at the Somerville Recreation Centre. We have a morning ‘Patchwork’ group and an afternoon ‘All Crafts & Beginner Sewing’ group that meet every Wednesday. If you would like to know what classes we are holding during Term 1, 2020 please go to our website www.somervillecommunityhouse.com.au for details. Our office will re-open on Monday 13th January, 2020 Phone: 5977 8330

Annie Sage Community Centre – Home of the Somerville Community House 21 Blacks Camp Rd, Somerville

Somerville CFA collected over 200 toys made by our Knitters and Crocheters for their Annual Christmas drop off

Annie Sage Community Centre at 21 Blacks Camp Road.

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Healthy feet for 2020 EVERY New Year we tend to promise ourselves that we will focus on improving our quality of health and reduce our daily stresses in life to be happier. Health and well being is the new trend that we hear a lot about, but it tends to primarily focus on diet, sleep patterns and exercise as the critical issues for a better quality of life. The simple health & well being solution that is often ignored is the need for good fitting shoes with arch support that will support your body and take the stress off your feet, ankles, knees, hips and back. Bayside Shoes specializes in offering preventative as well as solutions to rehabilitate painful feet across all age ranges and foot conditions. We work closely with podiatrists, physiotherapists and orthopedic specialists to find an effective shoe solution that offers foot support, shoe quality and affordability. We have focused on quality shoes with supportive foot beds whether as a First Walker for infants, through youth school shoe growth periods as well as support for ageing feet as our bone structure changes with maturity. There is no perfect shoe or foot, so we endeavour to carry a wide range of orthotic friendly shoe brands that can help resolve your specific foot

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Finally, Relief From Your Hip Pain DOES this describe YOU? • You get hip pain laying on your side in bed, and just can’t get to sleep. • You place a pillow between your legs to help you get to sleep but laying on the painful side is still waking you. • You find yourself standing on one leg with your other hip hanging lower, or you sitting with crossed legs causes the pain • You are a runner worried your hip pain will get worse and stop you from exercising. If so then read on. The pain on the outside of the hip can be due to inflammation of the gluteal tendon, of Gluteus Medius and Minimus, where the gluteal muscles attach. It can also be where a bursa (a fat pad called the trochanteric bursa) can become inflamed. The hip pain may be associated with a stiff back. Physiotherapist May Wan, says that it is an injury affected by hip weakness and postural habits that place the tendons under stress. It requires a full analysis of the hip and lower limb, looking from the foot to the back biomechanics. It can require massage, and specific strengthening exercises for the gluteal muscles as well as improving core stability to control pelvic movement. In addition to the above solutions, there is a recent healing technology that is making a profound difference to outside of the hip pain sufferers. Practice owner, Paul Rowson says

Physiotherapist, May Wan. “Shockwave Therapy is often useful, because the gluteal tendons are a connective tissue, not a muscle. It puts a significant shockwave through the tissues you apply it to. It is a pressure wave which brings blood flow to the area. Tendons and connective tissue do not have much blood supply and can take a long time to heal. Shockwave artificially stimulates the healing of the tendon.” Shockwave therapy can also be used on Achilles tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, golfer’s and tennis elbow, and rotator cuff tendon problems,

and is usually most effective on long term chronic problems, rather than acute injuries. Shockwave is not the first line of treatment for injured patients. Physiotherapy and graded exercise are more likely in the first instance. But for more stubborn conditions, shockwave has shown good results. “The evidence at the moment suggests between three to five treatments are required, but most people should see an improvement within three sessions. It has a success rate up to 90%” May says. The Shockwave therapy is administered for a three-minute period

to the affected area during consecutive weekly appointments. “It is a bit of an uncomfortable sensation” May says, “like most physio hands-on treatments, with a little discomfort during the treatment.” Paul says, “After each session, most people get a significant reduction of pain and symptoms. Long term it stimulates healing, short term it reduces pain. The best thing is, the effects are long lasting. It prevents a lot of people having more invasive things like surgery or injections. The treatment is considered safe, but can produce skin reddening or bruising, short term pain, and

cannot be used on people taking blood thinning medications or with bleeding disorders. “ “It is important to know that Shockwave has a long-term effect. Most of the time you have good outcomes, without having to have further treatments.” Shockwave is now available in Balnarring. Call the practice now and speak to one of our physios to see if Shockwave suits your condition. Back in Motion is at 6/2-8 Russell Street, Balnarring. Phone 03 5983 1021.www.backinmotion.com.au/ balnarring

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LETTERS

Letters - 300 words maximum and including full name, address and contact number - can be sent to The News, PO Box 588, Hastings 3915 or emailed to: team@mpnews.com.au

Use a renewable way to make hydrogen, not brown coal Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas must have rocks, or coal dust, in his head if he thinks the brown coal to hydrogen project has any claim to be “clean energy” (“Ship another link in hydrogen chain” The News 17/12/19). The pilot project will release CO2 directly into the Australian atmosphere and produce quantities of waste solid material, while giving Japan a free ride with pollution-free hydrogen. The gas will be transported to Japan in a giant ship powered by oil-based fuel. Down the track, the CO2 is supposed to be captured and stored in an unspecified location by unproven technology. Not much chance of that. The only route to clean hydrogen is to have it produced entirely by renewable energy. Developing this technology to the stage where it is economic will also mean we could use it as a means of storing backup power to the grid that is far superior to batteries. That is the research smart governments would be investing in. Simon Westfold, Bittern

Hydrogen packs a punch Australia has again been “sucker punched”, this time by Japan, one of the biggest purchasers of coal from Australia (“Ship another link in hydrogen chain” The News 17/12/19). Coal combustion releases nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, mercury, and dozens of other substances hazardous to human health and, while Australia continues to mine and burn coal, Japan will continue its course to rid itself of dependence on poisonous emissions moving to hydrogen. Japan is also turning abandoned golf courses into solar farms. Monash University’s alternative energy expert Dr Patrick Moriarty has said [the hydrogen process being used in the Latrobe Valley] “is just a way of making brown coal look green … that would do nothing for the climate”. The pilot project, which is quite small, will use 160 tonnes of coal, produce 100 tonnes of CO2, and produce just three tonnes of hydrogen. And then there are 108 tonnes of CO2 to provide the new electricity demand into the grid and the CO2 for transmission of gas to be converted to liquid and then the CO2 to get the liquid from Australia to Japan. Simon Holmes à Court, senior energy adviser to the Energy Transition Hub at Melbourne University: “While hydrogen itself is a clean fuel, using brown coal to produce hydrogen fuel is highly polluting.” There are much better solutions to producing hydrogen, such as pure water splitting including electrolysis, or through solar thermochemical and photoelectrochemical technologies, to name a few. But that wouldn’t work for Australia. We must protect our dying coal industry at all costs. Australia burns more coal producing poison into the atmosphere while Japan gets cheap clean energy. Everyone is smarter than Australian governments. But not to worry, I have been told by an impeachable reliable source that the Liberal gov-

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ernment is holding top secret meetings to enact legislation that as of 2023 automobiles exported to Australia must be steam driven and powered by coal. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Acceptable minimalism OUR Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes pride in the dubious claim that Australia is meeting its obligations under the Paris agreement. In the “clever country” one would expect that any caring parent would wish his offspring to aspire to gain high distinctions rather than just scrape thro ugh. Kevin Sack, Somers

Scomo [Prime Minister Scott Morrison], there is nothing to panic about. Even if there where, he won’t be taking any extra measures to address climate change. His paltry gist to the fire emergency around Australia is to give public servants an extra month of paid leave, so even they may, exhausted from weeks of fire fighting, go and keep the inferno from the doorsteps of towns from Queensland to Perth. I salute all the hard work done by our volunteers and professional fire fighters, but I fear they must be getting fairly exhausted by now. And we’re just at the start of our “normal” fire season. Australians deserve a lot better from our government when it comes to support for action on climate change. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring

Burning question “A Shorten Labor government will stop the federal government’s reduction in funding for our fire fighting capabilities by returning to a 50-50 funding split between the states and territories and the Commonwealth to ease the burden on state and territory governments, develop new national programs including a national risk management model, and national research and development programs including trials of new aircraft and night fire fighting activities.” One wonders how those who voted against Billy [then Labor leader Bill Shorten] (on instinct) are feeling now. Coupled with our luau [traditional Hawaiian party or feast] prime minister [Scott Morrison], who surely got it the wrong way around about with this one: “Those confronting the terrifyingly destructive and deadly fires will be inspired by the great feats of our cricketers from both sides of the Tasman’.” Cliff Ellen, Rye

State, federal reactions

ington Peninsula Freeway is so busy. Sometimes the traffic is backed up to the Bayview Road roundabout. At the other end of my estate, Boneo Road is a take-your-life-inyour-hands situation with cars coming off the Boneo Road end of the freeway thinking it is still 90kph. Something must happen to prevent these problems before a life is lost. Barbara Piers, Rosebud

Under exposed In my haste to submit an article I failed to acknowledge the name of the photographer who took the accompanying photo back in the 1950s (“Scouting for memories in a cardboard box” The News 24/12/19). He is Roger Whittaker, the strapping young man on the right. He set up his camera and dashed around to be in the picture. Sometimes photos help to illustrate a news story – at other times the picture is the story. This was the early days of Roger’s photographic career and he went on to take many pictures that were the story in Australia and overseas. Barry Morris, Mt Martha

Consultation, clarification

Picture: Yanni

Ban bay jet skis

It has been so heart-warming to see the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews’ response to the bushfires in Victoria. He has been at the briefings, making sure people know what they need to do and where they can go to get help. He and his ministers have been visiting the affected areas to offer comfort and solace. On the other hand, our prime minister [Scott Morrison] was first missing in action completely while he holidayed in Hawaii, then he came back and celebrated at Kirribilli watching the fireworks while communities were experiencing extreme bushfires. When he finally got around to making an announcement about additional support he turns the announcement into a political advertisement for the Liberal Party, with the Liberal Party website talking about “our response to the bushfires”. One has to ask if Scotty from Marketing is governing for the country or for his Liberal Party mates? Marg D’Arcy, Rye

Another summer and families, swimmers, boaties, yachties, sailboard riders and divers are all out and about on our beautiful bay. By and large the noise is the noise of people having a good time. I for one am often in the garden at home which is two kilometres from Mt Martha beach. Today, the peace and quiet for beachgoers, gardeners and people having a coffee at Mt Martha village is being destroyed by the scream and roar of jet skis. From kilometres away their screaming destroys the enjoyment most people get from beautiful outdoorsy summer days. They are only fit for one thing: going fast in circles, fast in straight lines and racing each other. Right now I am inside my house in Mt Martha and their noise is loud and clear. Trail bikers go bush, but jet skiers stay right in our laps. They must be banned altogether and not just for safety reasons. Ken Anderson, Mt Martha

Christmas on the nose

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This Christmas Day we awoke to the smell of burnt wildlife and forests. Not really what we wished for from Santa. Apparently, according to

Help. I am being held captive in my neighbourhood. On Jetty Road, Rosebud it is impossible to get through oncoming traffic when the Morn-

Ryman Health Care has had minimal community consultation with the stakeholders along Kunyung Road [Mt Eliza, who are] most likely to be impacted by increased commercial traffic (ambulance, food supplies and staff transport) and, more importantly, the impact upon ratepayers and property owners’ asset values (“Retirement village bid lodged with shire” The News 24/12/19). Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be lost by allowing this suburban [development] out of the urban growth zone onto green wedge land for a New Zealand property developer. Many Auckland homeowners [have] complained about [the] impact upon their assets as well as the obvious environmental out of neighbourhood character of such multi-storey institutional buildings. Locally, the ratepayers of Craigie Road, Mt Martha are angry at Ryman’s purchase of prime residential land that has provided rural views. While the article mentions a former councillor and twice rejected candidate since, Leigh Eustace, as being the main contributor to opposing Ryman, your report has got it wrong: Mr Eustace was never shire president, or mayor, which is the correct title of the Mornington [Peninsula] shire. He was not a president and neither is Cr Rosemary Clark the deputy mayor. Please check your sources before giving credence to such supposedly representative voices for those opposing Ryman. Indeed, the admission that Cr Clark received money from [developers and planners] Watsons Pty Ltd for election purposes may help explain how she gained the Briars Ward position (“Shire probe into permits” The News 24/12/19). IBAC has exposed the developer in question and I believe anyone associated with him must now have their credentials checked. Under these circumstances, I am calling for the immediate resignation of Cr Rosemary Clark and that [her] shire council position [be] left vacant until the next municipal elections. Ian Morrison, Mt Eliza Community Alliance


SOUTH AMERICAN FLAIR ORQUESTA Bombon and Ventana Fiesta present Postcards of Tango, a musical and cultural voyage at the Frankston Arts Centre. Be transported back in time to the ports of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, where thousands of migrants arrived accompanied by their own unique rhythms and sounds. Through this musical, dance and visual arts journey from 1840 to 2020, you will witness

how costumes and customs converged and harmonised to create the modern tango. A cast of 12 musicians, six dancers and two visual artists will powerfully bring the story of tango from South America to life for the first time in Melbourne. Feel the rhythm on Thursday, February 27 at 8pm. Tickets: $30-$45 Bookings: 9784 1060 or thefac.com.au.

IMMERSE IN THE ART OF SUBLIME SEA AT MPRG - 14 DEC – 23 FEB A SPECTACULAR, immersive exhibition about the power of the sea in human imagination, Sublime Sea: rapture and reality comes to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from 14 December- 23 February. With more than 100 superb examples of paintings, sculpture, photography, film and the decorative arts, the major summer exhibition reveals how the sense of wonder and awe that has driven artists across the centuries is heightened today as the sea itself is under threat. Featuring loans from major galleries and museums around Australia –including NGV, NGA, Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery, Australian National Maritime Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Museum Victoria and various private galleries - Sublime Sea: rapture and reality evokes the overwhelming experience of nature, from intrepid journeys and mysterious grottos to the infinite space of the ocean. Curator Dr Vivien Gaston says: “The exhibition shows how a sublime vision evokes intense beauty that transports the viewer beyond the everyday, as well as overwhelming fear that emphasises human insignificance and often a combination of both. “Outstanding works that demonstrate these extremes include Rupert Bunny’s dreamy Sea Idyll, Tamara Dean’s exhilarating Endangered, Oswald Brierly’s daunting Amateur Whaling or Greg Semu’s challenging The Raft.” The stars of the sea are also not forgotten – the exhibition includes video footage of the underwater ballet prowess of Australian swimmer and vaudeville/film performer Annette Kellerman, the first woman to defy conservatism and get arrested for sporting a one-piece bathing suit in 1907. Her famous mermaid costume also features in Sublime Sea. Contemporary works – including photographic works by Todd McMillan, Anne

Zahlaka, Petrina Hicks and Tamara Dean’s Endangered, winner of the 2019 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - reflect new realities and insights into human interaction with the sea, the tragic voyages of refugees, threat of plastic pollution and alienation from natural forces. Evoking both exhilarating awe and disruptive challenge, Sublime Sea seeks a new understanding of our relationship with the beauty and power of natural forces. The exhibition creates a new ‘cabinet of curiosities’, combining art and the natural sciences, with spectacular and beautiful examples of marine creatures from Museum Victoria, including a polar bear – paying homage to their individual lives, evoking their loss and signalling threats to their environment.

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“Sublime Sea crosses historical and museum boundaries and brings together art works, material objects and scientific specimens in a rich display that seeks to reinterpret how humans relate to the sea,” says Vivien. The Sublime Sea: Rapture and Reality has been years in the making, and builds on the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s rich history of developing and presenting outstanding exhibitions that focus on their coastal location, stories and relationship with the sea. Sublime Sea: rapture and reality Mornington Peninsula Gallery Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm Entry: $4 adults / $2 concession More information: 5950 1580 or mprg. mornpen.vic.gov.au

mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au Tamara Dean, Endangered 1 2018 (detail), archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, Image courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

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Aeroplane fatality - tribute to brave spirit The pall-bearers, were Messrs. Colin Wood, J. Miller, J. M. Roberts, K. M. Roberts, J. Roff Smith, and Victor Bindley. Before reading the impressive words of the burial service, Canon Langley said that the fact that such a large number had congregated at the graveside was ample testimony to the esteem in which Mr. and Mrs. Nunn and their gallant lad were held, and a striking evidence of the sympathy felt for one of the prominent families of Melbourne in the disaster which had fallen upon it. Accidents such as these were inevitably associated with the progress of the world, as seen in the development of the aeroplane. There were some people who might be inclined to discourage this adventurous spirit, and to check the impulse of their sons from taking such risks as were inseparable from the development of aviation. But the qualities of courage and daring had made Australia worldfamous during the war, and in a brief space of time had constituted it a great nation. The Australian ‘love’ of adventure had brought forth what we were proud to call the Anzac spirit, which our lads had displayed so nobly on the battlefields of the world. “Let us pray God that we may have the same courageous spirit that was given to this brave lad,” concluded Canon Langley. *** A MEETING of the Frankston Show Committee will be held next Monday night.

Compiled by Cameron McCullough MANY of the leading business people of Melbourne attended the funeral on Tuesday of Mr. Philip Roff Nunn, who was fatally injured in the aeroplane accident at Mornington on Friday. Canon H. T. Langley of St. Mary’s Church of England, Caulfield, conducted the burial service. The funeral left the residence of Mr. P. W. Nunn, Elizabeth Street, Elsternwick, shortly after 11am, for the Melbourne General Cemetery. Several mourning coaches and a large number of motor cars followed the hearse, which was covered with beautiful wreaths. Flowers also covered the silver mounted coffin, and immediately in rear of the mourning coaches was a motor car from the “Herald” office filled almost to overflowing with floral expressions of sympathy. Among the 45 wreaths conveyed to the cemetery were many from relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Nunn, and others from Messrs. Buckley and Nunn Ltd. and members of the staff; Messrs. Duerdin and Sainsbury (where the late Mr. Nunn had been employed) and the staff; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bayles; directors and staff of the “Herald” and “Weekly Times” Ltd., who expressed their deepest sympathy with the bereaved parents; and the Larkin-Sopwith Aviation Company. The cortege passed through the cemetery gates shortly after midday, and there was a large assemblage at the graveside while the burial service was being read.

*** A GRAND Garden Fete and Queen Carnival was opened at Hastings today and will be continued tomorrow, when the successful Queen will be crowned by His Grace, Dr Mannix, at 3.30. *** ONCE again we must ask contributors to send in their “copy” early in the week – not later than Tuesday afternoon. A large quantity of interesting matter reached us yesterday afternoon and we have been reluctantly compelled to hold over same till next issue. *** ATTENTION is directed to an important property sale at Frankston on the 10th January, comprising seaside villas and building allotments. Particulars are advertised. The auctioneers are Messrs Brody and Mason, in conjunction with Mr J. Nott Marsh. *** THE Wattle Club entertained a number of soldiers from the Caulfield Hospital at Frankston on Sunday. last. The visitors were welcomed by the Club’s President, Miss D. Gregory, and the Hon. Secretary, Mrs Wilcox. Afternoon tea was served in the Mechanics’ Hall, when a willing band of Wattle Club members ministered to the requirements of the honored guests. An attractive programme of musical items was rendered and the men spent a really enjoyable time. ***

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district. He leaves a widow and daughter, (Miss Kitty Feldmann) to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the remains being interred in the Frankston cemetery. *** THE friends of Mr C. E. Wood, of Mt. Eliza, will regret to learn of his bereavement, in the death of his father, which sad event took place this week. *** THE late Frederick Augustus Hunt, of the Tanti Hotel, Mornington was well known in Frankston. He was a veteran of the Zulu war, and died, at the age of 59 years, on Saturday evening, in Melbourne Hospital. Deceased, who was born on 6th April, 1860, in London, enlisted there in the 16th Lancers, and was one of the party which set out to search for the French Prince Imperial, who was killed in the Zulu campaign. After sustaining wounds.at Ulundi, Mr. Hunt came to Australia, joined the Victorian Mounted Police on 6th April, 1883, and for some time was instructor at the Police Depot. In 1893 he was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Branch, and in 1914 he resigned. He leaves a widow and six children, one son being Constable C. F. Hunt, of Victorian Police Force. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 9 January 1920

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Pines fall, Carrum set Seaford Tigers a big total, Baron blitzes with hat trick By Brodie Cowburn

Eyes on the prize: Somerville made quick work of Pines’ target, achieving it in just 35 overs. Picture: Andrew Hurst

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PINES have fallen to a first day defeat in their two day clash against Somerville. Pines were sent in to bat first and struggled from the outset. None of their top order batsmen managed to reach double digit figures, and they were rolled for a disappointing total of 94. Star bowler Jayde Herrick was in fine from once again for Somerville, posting figures of 5/28 in their first innings. Somerville made quick work of their target, and finished the day at 3/103 from 35 overs. At Ballam Park, Red Hill are on the verge of securing victory in their match against Long Island. Long Island chose to bat first and got off to a decent start. They were in a good position at 2/86, but soon completely collapsed to be all out for 112. Red Hill finished at 2/80 at stumps, in pole position to get the win. A brilliant century from Sam Mullavey helped Heatherhill to a big first innings total against Pearcedale. Mullavey made 105 runs before being dismissed. Heatherhill ended up setting Pearcedale a target of 250 to chase down. Pearcedale struggled with the bat before stumps was called, and will restart on day two from 3/28. At Ditterich Reserve Moorooduc finished their first innings at 8/252.

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combe Park ended up all out for 170 off just under 60 overs. Mt Martha’s run chase got off to a positive start, and they will start day two from 0/40. Playing host to Dromana, Hastings chose to bat first on their home turf and were sent packing for 141. A tail order collapse did the home team no favours. They were in a decent spot at 6/132 before losing 4/9 and being dismissed. Dromana’s run chase didn’t get off to the smoothest start. They made 2/17 off 20 overs before the close of play. At Cyril Fox Reserve, Crib Point elected to bat first on day one and made 180 runs. Rosebud batted for three overs before stumps, making a quick 18 runs.

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first innings against Carrum Downs. McQueen made the Kananook Reserve pitch his own with a phenomenal knock of 111 runs. Seaford were dominant, setting Carrum Downs a mammoth target of 302 to have to chase down on the second day of play. Shane Smith worked hard and was the best of the bowlers for the afternoon, taking 5/110 off 33 overs. Skye had a tough day at home as they played host to Tyabb. Skye were sent in to bat first and had trouble. They ended up all out for just 93 off 44 overs. Tyabb bowler Heath Straughair was impressive with the ball, taking 5/19 off 12 overs. The away side made quick work of their target, and finished the day at 3/135 off just 26 overs. Openers Nick Taranto and Michael Edwards each reached their half centuries for Tyabb, putting together a 118 run opening

stand. Tyabb declared and Skye made 3/38 in their second innings before stumps. A bad start on day two puts them at risk of an outright loss. At Truemans Road Reserve, Tootgarook made quick work of Rye’s paltry first innings total of 54. Tootgarook declared at 7/129 with their sights firmly set on an outright win. Rye will restart on day two from 1/ 8. Ballam Park made 150 runs before being dismissed in their clash against Balnarring. Balnarring look set to claim victory on day two. They will restart from 2/88.

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A HAT trick from Mt Eliza bowler Nicholas Baron was the highlight of day one in his side’s clash against

Baxter. Playing at Emil Madsen Reserve, Baxter struggled badly with the bat. Baxter chose to bat first, and the decision didn’t pay off. They were dismissed for 98 runs. Baron’s hat trick helped him reach his best ever bowling figures for his club. He finished with 6/24 off 25 overs, including 12 maidens. Mt Eliza restart on day two from 0/16. Flinders will have their work cut out for them on day two to chase down a formidable target set by Baden Powell at BA Cairns Reserve. Rhys Elmi had an excellent day, putting 81 runs on the board for Baden Powell off 100 deliveries. His innings included 11 fours and 2 sixes. Baden Powell were eventually bowled out for 249. Flinders made a good start to their run chase, sprinting away to 0/45 off their five overs played before stumps. Morrnington played host to Sorrento on Saturday and managed to put 180 runs on the scoreboard before being sent packing. Sorrento batted for nine overs before the end of play for the day, and made 0/26. At Lloyd Park, Langwarrin made 186 runs in their first innings against Peninsula OB. Old Boys bowler John Forrest was their best performer for the day, posting figures of 4/46.


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Portelli, Maclaren leave Langy SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LUCAS Portelli signed with NPL heavyweight Oakleigh Cannons last weekend while Fraser Maclaren could return to former club Beaumaris. Ex-Melbourne City teenager Portelli agreed terms in October for a second season with Langy but attracted the interest of Cannons and played against Melbourne Victory in a practice match on Saturday. Oakleigh won 4-0 and Portelli had a 30-minute hitout. “He’s come under my radar quite a while ago and I wanted to know what the boy was like so we had a meeting with him and his dad and invited him down to a training session,” Cannons boss Chris Taylor said. “We were very keen on him, no doubt about it and from what I’ve seen of him I think he could do a good job for us.” Langwarrin was loathe to lose Portelli but Taylor defended his approach to the youngster. “I can understand Langwarrin not being happy but that’s just a part of the game and I believe that Lucas should be playing at a higher level,” he said. “Once we got the right reaction from Lucas (at the meeting) I said to him ‘the first thing you need to do is speak to Langwarrin and tell them what’s going on’. “He did that and I spoke to (Langy head coach) Scott Miller last Thursday.” Langwarrin players are not contracted so there was little Miller could do to retain Portelli or Maclaren. Miller and Maclaren spoke last weekend and the talented keeper confirmed that work commitments had forced him to step away from the NPL. “Work issues have become pressing for Fraser and he faced the prospect of missing four to six sessions a month and perhaps 10 games which simply wasn’t feasible,” Miller said. “He’s effectively been forced to put his football career on hold at the age of 24.” Despite losing two vital elements of his senior squad Miller was unperturbed. His immediate task is to decide how he wants to use the money budgeted for these two players. He’s definitely in the market for a first-class goalkeeper but he could choose to add another striker to his squad rather than a like-for-like replacement for Portelli. “It’s all good. We’ll get it sorted,” he said. In other Langwarrin news club president Tanya Wallace emailed the competing clubs last week confirming the draw and venue for the 2020 Wallace Cup. The eighth staging of the tournament takes place at Centenary Park on Saturday 1 February and will be a straight knockout format. Here is the schedule: 11am Langwarrin v Peninsula Strikers, Rosebud v Seaford United; 12 noon Mornington v Frankston Pines, Skye United v Baxter. The semi-finals are at 1.15pm and 2.15pm and the final is at 3.30pm. Losing clubs in the knockout stage will play a second match during the

Unexpected exit: Top keeper Fraser Maclaren (left) and towering defender Lucas Portelli have left Langwarrin. Picture: John Punshon

semi-finals. The annual charity event is a celebration of the local game and honours Stephen William Wallace, Langwarrin life-member and former club president, committeeman, coach, player and Bayside League referee who died on 19 July 2011 at the age of 54. Meanwhile the coaching spotlight during the festive season fell on Scott Morrison and Billy Rae as both were appointed to new roles at local clubs. Morrison had stepped down as senior coach of State 4 side Somerville Eagles in late November and was appointed senior assistant to Paul Williams at State 2 club Peninsula Strikers on 29 December. Morrison’s coaching career kicked off at Rosebud a few years ago and he replaced Ray Vaughan at Rosebud Heart in late 2015. He entered the record books in 2016 in charge of the Heart senior team that won every league game. That year Heart strolled away with the State 5 South championship with 18 wins, 76 goals for and 11 against and became only the second Victorian senior team in more than 50 years to achieve such a feat. Morrison won the State 5 South title again last year with Somerville. He was contacted by State 4 side Noble Park United after leaving Somerville but chose to join Strikers instead. “Experience and exposure at a higher level were important factors,” Morrison said. “It’s pretty exciting what they want to do and it’s fair to say it’s not the Strikers of old. “There are a lot of talented youngsters down there and I think we’ll be more than competitive. “I think Paul would agree that we’d be looking to push into the top four.”

On Saturday morning Morrison and Williams watched intently as an intraclub match took place at Centenary Park with Robbie Acs in goal for the senior squad and ex-Mornington and Frankston Pines striker Jason Bradbury scoring twice. Among the onlookers were Oscar Marsden and John Prescott. Strikers are keen to hold onto Marsden despite Berwick City’s interest in the defender while striker Prescott is training with Langwarrin this week. The future of midfielder Danny Brooks is uncertain. He took part in Saturday’s match but remains on Mornington’s radar. So far Strikers have locked in a number of preseason fixtures. They play Endeavour United at Centenary Park at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 18 January; Frankston Pines at Monterey Reserve at 7.15pm on Thursday 23 January (reserves v Pines at Centenary Park at 6.30pm on same day); Spring Hills at Centenary Park at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 8 February; Mazenod at Mazenod College at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 15 February; and South Springvale at Centenary Park at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 29 February. Veteran coach Rae was another on the coaching merry-go-round as he was announced as assistant to Billy Armour at Endeavour United on 3 December and 27 days later was named new senior coach of State 4 rival Somerville Eagles. The short term of his stay at Endeavour caught observers by surprise but before giving Somerville the thumbs up Rae phoned Armour who was holidaying in New York and they enjoyed a friendly exchange: “I phoned Billy to tell him about Somerville and the first thing he said was ‘I’m happy for you but I’m so disappointed’ then he went quiet for a second and said ‘hang on a minute you’re in the

same league as us!’ “I said ‘Billy that’s the next problem’ and his reply was ‘I’ll have to get my handbag out because we’ll be having handbag fights at 10 paces.’ “I thanked him because had he said that he’d prefer if I didn’t take the job I would have had a total rethink.” Rae wants local goalscoring legend David Greening to assist him at Somerville but Greening is currently holidaying overseas and the pair need to sit down and discuss Rae’s plans for the veteran striker. “I’d like David to become my assistant and I can step away down the track and hand the reins over to him,” Rae said. Rae, 70, views the Somerville job as likely his last in a senior coaching role and he sees Greening as an important part of his onfield plans. “My idea about football is pretty simple – it’s all about scoring goals,” Rae said. “How the goalkeeper plays and the defence and the midfield and the guys up front are all important but we have to score goals. “That is what the game’s all about.” In other local news Mount Martha resident Gavin O’Reilly flew out of Melbourne yesterday (Monday) to trial with A-League giant Sydney FC. The 16-year-old midfielder is a former Mornington and Langwarrin junior who has been training with Bentleigh Greens senior squad. In State 1 news Mornington may have lost Andre Bennett. The English import and partner Shauni Mankin returned to Melbourne last week after spending Christmas and New Year overseas but Mankin had an issue with her visa and the couple was forced to return to the UK. Losing Bennett will be a blow to the local club as he was expected to play an important role at right back in a change to the club’s playing style. Mornington also may have to play this year’s opening two league fixtures away from home as work started this week on a resurfacing project at Dallas Brooks Park. In State 3 news five Fijian players are expected to join Frankston Pines next month. They are Ba midfielder Kishan Sami, Nasinu goalkeeper Mohammed Alzaar Alam, Rewa midfielder Savenaca Baledrokadroka, Lautoka midfielder Shivam Naidu and Nadi striker Tito Vodowaqa. All of them played last year in the OFC Olympic qualifying tournament held in Fiji. Pines kick-off their pre-season schedule with a friendly on Saturday at Monterey Reserve against Bunyip District at 5pm and 7pm. In State 5 news Aspendale Stingrays have confirmed practice matches against Endeavour United at Reema Reserve at 7pm on Thursday 23 January; Seaford United at North Seaford Reserve at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 8 February; and Lyndale United at Lyndale Secondary College at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 7 March.

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