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Happy at home: Miranda Cayless, second from left, in her new house at Bittern, with Frankston Peninsula Carers secretary Leon Black, Marg Ross and her mother, Jan Earls. Picture: Yanni

A CHARITABLE service providing housing for adults with intellectual disabilities has opened its third property on the Mornington Peninsula. Bittern House on Frankston-Flinders Road, built by Frankston Peninsula Carers, is 150 metres from Bittern Fields shopping centre, with its supermarket, restaurant, pharmacy and medical clinic, and near Bittern train station. The residents will be looked after by genU – which provides disability services, including individual support, accommodation and recreation activities, to its members. Frankston Peninsula Carers secretary Leon Black said: “It was lovely having the families at the opening whose children will live there. “We have spent five years fundraising $1.8 million for the houses and one year building them.” The supported accommodation provides respite for ageing parents, many of whom have devoted their lives to caring for adult disabled children. The three-bedroom home offering full-time care has a staff sleepover area, shared living, dining and kitchen area, large and small bathroom and extra toilet. The bedrooms will have their own outdoor patio and garden areas. Two one-bedroom villa units will have their own private outdoor living spaces. Fire sprinkler systems protect all areas, and there’s onsite parking for four cars, and weather protected entry porches. Frankston Peninsula Carers has two more projects in the pipeline: at McCrae and Balnarring.

Planning change to ease airfield woes Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors were last night (Monday) considering asking planning minister Richard Wynne to amend the planning scheme covering Tyabb Airfield. If given the go ahead, changes could then be made to the special use zone that covers development at the airfield and other properties identified in a pro-

posed design and development overlay. Current approvals only allow Peninsula Aero Club to use the site as an authorised landing ground, not as an airport, airfield, flying school, transport terminal (or heliport) or place of assembly/major sports and recreational facility. There is no existing approval for the east-west landing strip. Strategic projects manager Allan Cowley, in a report to Monday night’s planning services committee meeting, said the proposed amendment could be

seen as an “important step in establishing a fair and reasonable framework for the use and development of the Tyabb Airfield into the future”. “Council’s most recent actions have also sought to resolve some of the long-standing uncertainties regarding the range of use conducted at the airfield and the interpretation of the conditions contained in previous planning permits,” he said. Mr Cowley said discussions were being held to allow the club to apply

for currently unauthorised uses and clarifying and modernising the conditions under which the airfield operates. “It is also proposed to implement a number of recommendations from the adopted Tyabb Airfield Precinct Plan, which are to provide greater protection for the airfield and ensure a balanced long term planning approach is put in place for both the airfield and the community.” Mr Cowley said “anomalies in the zone’s provisions [could] prevent the

consideration of applications to consolidate and improve the existing permits for the site”. Existing planning provisions did not address the need for development controls on land near the airfield, including noise, buildings that may create obstacles, and minimising risks of accidents during take-off and landing. The aim of the precinct plan was to achieve “sustainable co-existence” between the airfield and the Tyabb township and residential areas.


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FREQUENT attacks by vandals on toilets at the Jacks Beach picnic area – the first on the day they opened – has members of the Crib Point Stony Point foreshore management committee of tearing their hair out. “We can’t understand what makes the block a target for repeated vandalism attacks,” secretary Cecelia Witton said. In September, the volunteer community group replaced the old toilets with mon they raised themselves. “Since they were opened – in fact on the very day they were to open – vandals struck [by] spraying graffiti over the building,” she said. “Since then they have been the target of vandalism, including graffiti and damage to the building, on six occasions.” The committee, which manages the foreshore reserve from Jacks Beach to Stony Point, says it can’t afford to maintain the buildings which are used by residents and visitors year-round. Rubbish dumping is another problem, Ms Witton said. “We ask the community to be alert and help identify those responsible. “We are investigating installing CCTV cameras in the reserve which, although they may not stop vandals and the dumpers, may help identify the culprits.

Ramp upgrades A DROP-IN session for members of the boating community on Thursday 27 February will provide information on upgrades to Hastings boat launching facilities. This comes as the state government funds upgrades at six locations across the state, including Hastings, as part of its Better Boating initiatives. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, which is

Forced entry: The toilet block door after another vandal attack. Picture: Supplied

managing the project, is in the process of gaining permit approvals for the works. Hastings boat ramp is one of the busiest on the peninsula. Upgrades are needed to service the increasing numbers of people wanting to go out on Western Port. The drop-in session will be at the shire office, 21 Marine Parade, Hastings, 4-6pm. “The upgrade will improve access for boaters to Western Port by providing an all-tide boating facility,” the mayor Cr Sam Hearn said. “We welcome anyone interested in learning more about this essential upgrade to come along and have your questions answered.”

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Supporters sign up to save Centrelink Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au NAMES are rapidly being added to a petition aimed at stopping the closure of Mornington Centrelink and Medicare offices. By last Friday (14 February) the petition had in less than a week attracted 970 signatures and 291 “shares” on social media. The petition followed the federal government’s shock decision to close the Main Street offices on 27 March (“Centrelink shutdown” The News 11/2/20). Clients would be expected to access services at either Frankston, Rosebud or Hastings offices from then on. Mornington Community Information and Support Centre manager Stuart Davis-Meehan organised the petition to be presented to Health Minister and Flinders MP Greg Hunt and NDIS and Government Services Minister Stuart Robert, who made the contentious decision. “[The closure] will have a significant negative impact on those most vulnerable in our community that often need the face-to-face support provided by the office,” the petition says. “In particular, this includes those living in poverty, those living with disability, those experiencing mental ill health and the aged.”

For the farmers: Children Rosie, Eva and Jack with Cr Bev Colomb and the mayor Cr Sam Hearn, holding Donovan, Cr Rosie Clark and Don Petty at the Australia Day hay donations at The Briars. Picture: Supplied

Shine makes hay donation MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s conservation park The Briars has donated 950 bales of hay to the Need for Feed disaster relief program. Need for Feed provides fodder to farmers affected by drought, fire and flood emergencies. In 2018, 800 bales of hay from The Briars broad-acre paddocks were do-

nated to farmers hit by drought. Last year 950 bales were donated. The mayor Cr Sam Hearn said the small gesture would give some relief to bushfire affected communities and farmers. The Lions Club project the Need for Feed coordinates the pick-up and delivery of hay. See needforfeed.org.

Mr Davis-Meehan said: “The added burden for those attending a Centrelink office, of having to travel to Frankston or Rosebud, is of great concern at a time when what is needed is more support – not less. “This will include added time, money and inconvenience to get the support they need.” Mr Davis-Meehan estimated 10 per cent of Mornington, Mount Martha and Mount Eliza residents are “living in poverty”. “The closure will also reduce the ability of local agencies to respond in a timely manner to emergency situations for these clients,” he said. Mr Davis-Meehan said his centre assisted 15,100 needy clients in 2018-19, with 90 per cent of its emergency relief clients receiving a Centrelink benefit. “It is an essential service for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the community,” he said. “Having the office just up the road is of great assistance to those requiring face-toface contact.” Dunkley Labor MP Peta Murphy said existing customers would have to travel much further to access the services they need. “This is an example of [the government] failing to consult the community about the closure of a significant service,” she said. “The federal Liberal government needs to tell vulnerable and elderly

residents how they will be able to access help once their service centre is gone. “Residents in my community are worried that they will be left struggling to access support and services.” Peninsula-based journalist Debbie Lee said making clients go elsewhere by bus was “ridiculous”. “To get to Hastings is a three-hour round trip - not including waiting for the bus at either end - via Frankston; Rosebud is a little over a two-hour round trip, excluding wait time, and Frankston at best is an hour and a half round trip without wait time for the bus,” she said. “This is all before the actual wait time to get serviced in any of those sites and Frankston is beyond bad now, so it will be a full day out for some customers.” Ms Lee said empty shops at Benton’s Square shopping centre would be an “excellent option” for a new Centrelink/Medicare branch. In a letter to Services Australia Mr Hunt said he was “profoundly disappointed that neither I nor the community were informed or consulted prior to this decision being made”. He reiterated that the Mornington Community Information and Support Centre could host satellite services “to allow Centrelink and Medicare services to continue to be provided in Mornington”.

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The board that only a brother could love Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au SURFBOARD manufacturers Paul and Phil trigger are riding a wave of nostalgia. Mostly used to designing and liaising with clients over the shape and size of a custom surfboard, the two brothers are increasingly involved in restoring boards that have historical or sentimental value. In some instances, surfboards have become family heirlooms. One of the more interesting restoration jobs to come the Triggers’ way in recent months was brought in by their long time friend, former Peninsula Surf Centre proprietor, Ted Bainbridge. When shown the board Bainbridge wanted to refurbish, both in looks and function, Phil Trigger’s advice was to “bin it”. Which was something Bainbridge contemplated as he passed a builder’s skip on his way home across the Mornington Peninsula from the Trigger brothers’ Point Leo base. However, sentiment won out, and Bainbridge kept the board made more than 50 years previously by his older brother Austin, or Ocka. Later that night Phil Trigger rethought his spur-of-the-moment advice and called Bainbridge the next day: “Bring Ocka’s board back Ted, we’ll give it a go.” Ten years older than his younger brother, Austin “Ocka” Bainbridge heard the news about polyurethane blanks in 1963 and bought one home to be shaped and covered in fibreglass in the garden shed of their parents’ Noble Park home. “Mum’s best dress making scissors got covered in resin during the process and there was hell to pay, [but] it was the best thing this stoked little gremmie had ever seen,” Ted remembers. “Ocka’s okanui board was 9 foot 9 inches

long, 23.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches thick. Initially I was not allowed to use it as the epoxy beast [Ocka’s first attempt at board making] was always available. But, gradually, I was given permission to give it a go, and I have fond memories of catching my first waves on it. “The board eventually lost favour, but did get a colour change to blue at some stage, before being relegated to the top of the wood stack beside the shed.” The board eventually made its way to the family’s Sorrento “holiday shack” before “languishing” for the past 30 years in Ted Bainbridge’s work shed at Rye. After 56 years the board had yellowed with age and the fibreglass was delaminating, or lifting off the polyurethane core. “It was basically unusable and despite numerous attempts, I could never quite take it to the tip,” Ted said. He managed to break off the board’s tail while attempting to remove the original “D” fin, but

was happy to see “crisp white foam”. After sawing the board in half and contemplating replacing the rotted wooden stringer (running up the centre of the board for strength), he received a call from Phil Trigger: “Ted, I’ve been thinking about Austin’s old board. Bring it over and we’ll replace the stringer, glue the tail back on and see what Paul can shape out of it. “Bring an old tyre inner tube to cut up into large rubber bands to hold the blank together when we glue-up the stringer.” It all sounded so simple. What could go wrong? “Without a doubt Ted’s brother’s old board is the most difficult restoration we have ever undertaken,” Paul Trigger said. “In pulling out an accurate shape we had to lose a little of the old decayed foam with its partial coating of caramelised resin left behind when Ted skinned the board. “This was particularly hard to remove and I resorted to using a sander then flaking it off with a mini surf planer. “Phil has taken on hundreds of restorations and the secret is not to make them to perfect, but try and maintain the rich history the surfboard has for its owner.” Paul Trigger suggested making a feature of the “1960s inferior foam” by lightly tinting the bottom to highlight inconsistencies, watermarks and scars accumulated over the years. Ted Bainbridge saw the logic of making a watertight, useable board that embraced, rather than made apologies or tried to disguise its history. “The end result is a 9 foot 8 inch by 21.5 inch modern take on the old clunker that it once was,” he said. “Purists may think a board of that age should have its entire provenance retained in a restoration. I agree if it’s been made by one of our surfing legends, but for a backyard board with years of neglect, this makeover was the right thing.”

TED Bainbridge, above and the end result of the restoration of his older brother Austin’s homemade surfboard. Phil Trigger, centre, starts work on the delaminated, broken and waterstained foam blank.

But does it surf? “I’ve had a couple of waves on it at Rye and Shoreham. It has very little rocker and tends to track in a straight line, but I’ll get it worked out eventually,” Ted said. “It’s a lovely feeling to paddle into waves on the board that gave me the initial surf stoke.” Big brother Austin is “chuffed that his old creation has a new lease of life”.

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Charges follow search for concrete dumper A TARNEIT man will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 8 July over a series of roadside concrete dumps on the Mornington Peninsula. The EPA’s southern metro regional acting manager Megan Vallas said the waste caused “serious road safety concerns and cost the community thousands of dollars to remove” (“Concrete dumper set on avoiding tip fees” The News 21/10/19). At the time, builders and plumbers across the peninsula were asked to help track down the alleged concrete dumper after at least eight solid clues were left on peninsula roadsides. Authorities believed the concrete was most likely leftovers from a building foundation pour dumped to avoid tipping costs.

The 25-year old was charged at the Footscray police station on 16 January with dumping industrial waste under the Environment Protection Act 1970. The authorities were alerted to the concrete in September with the Environment Protection Authority, Victorian Building Authority, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, and Department of Transport, launching the investigation. “EPA continues to investigate the involvement of other parties in these incidents and we urge members of the public, or those in the building and disposal industries, to come forward with any information by calling 1300 372 842,” Ms Vallas said.

Two levels for pool registrations OWNERS must register their swimming pools and spas with Mornington Peninsula Shire by 1 June. This is in line with tougher standards introduced by the state government to improve pool and spa barrier safety. To ensure safe and compliant pool or spa barriers, owners must register their pool or spa; have the barrier checked by a qualified surveyor; undertake required works to make it compliant and then have their pool or spa barrier certified. A one-off registration fee set by the state government is $79 for pools and spas built before 1 December 2019, and $31.80 for those built after that date. The shire’s director planning and building David Bergin said the higher fee was for councils to

undertake research for older pools and spas. Once registered, owners will receive a letter from the shire confirming the next step: getting their pool or spa barrier checked by a qualified surveyor. The letter will also include details of when it was constructed and the due date for lodgement of the compliance certificate. Owners will then be required to engage a registered building surveyor or building inspector to certify the compliance of their safety barrier every four years. The fee to lodge the Certificate of Compliance is $20.40. Failing to register a swimming pool and/or spa with the shire is an offence under the Building Regulations 2018 and carries a penalty of $330.44. For details and to register visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/poolregister

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after it was stolen from her Walkers Road house, Monday 10 February. Detective Acting Sergeant Steve Reidy, of Somerville CIU, said the jewellery was found at the home of a 28-year-old Frankston man, Thursday 13 February. The jewellery was returned to the woman – a widow – who was said to be “overjoyed”. The man appeared before Frankston Magistrates’ Court on Friday and remanded to reappear at a later date.

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Stolen card used Arthurs Seat hoons POLICE have charged 10 drivers on summons with a range of offences after a crackdown on hoon and anti-social behaviour at the summit car park at Arthurs Seat lookout, Thursday 6 February. The charges include reckless conduct endangering serious injury, criminal damage, drive in a manner dangerous, careless driving, improper use of vehicle involving loss of traction and drive vehicle causing undue noise and smoke. Two drivers have had their vehicles impounded for 30 days and a further seven have been issued with infringement and defect notices. Tyre marks, pictured, were all over the car park last week. Leading Senior Constable Barry Judge, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said: “If you come to Arthurs Seat and engage in hoon activity or anti-social behaviour, no matter where you are from, we will find

you, we will prosecute you, and where applicable we will impound your vehicle. “I encourage people to visit this magnificent attraction and enjoy the stunning views of the peninsula but we will not tolerate illegal risk-taking behaviours.”

Arrest for fake gun A SOMERVILLE man was arrested last week for allegedly walking around his front yard carrying a fake gun. Neighbours spotted the 34-year-old in Claredon Drive, 1.30pm, Thursday 6 February. He was apprehended by the Critical Incident Response Unit and Somerville CIU detectives and charged with being a prohibited person in possession of an imitation firearm. He was bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court in July.

Jewellery home A MT ELIZA woman has been reunited with jewellery valued at $35,000

A STOLEN credit card was used to buy $300 worth of goods from Foodworks, Coles, Dan Murphy’s and Woolworths stores at Mornington and Frankston, Friday 10 January. Detective Leading Senior Constable Shane Moodie, of Somerville CIU, said the owner, a 35-year-old woman, of Mount Martha, was in Mornington at the time the wallet was stolen by a man, pictured.

Check towbar DRIVERS using towbars are being urged to check that they are properly connected to their vehicles after one was found on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, McCrae, Wednesday 5 February. Officers on patrol found the towbar, pictured, in the middle of the outbound lanes. In December a tow bar on a road west of Melbourne was flicked up by a truck and smashed through an oncoming car’s windscreen killing a mother and injuring her baby son. Visit bddy.me/2Utbjog

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Friday 28th February 2020 at 10am A/c C. & L. Wright 108 Graydens Road, Hastings – Property Sold After a lifetime in the timber industry Charlie has retired Machinery/Engines/Vehicles: 2 x C1950 880 David Brown Tractor (restoration/ scrap), C1960 35 Massey Ferguson Tractor (restoration/scrap), Cummins 275 hp engine (restoration/scrap), Cummins M14, 240E Timber Jack, 225D Timber Jack, 7.5hp Mercury Outboard Motor, various Woodworking machinery items, 42” Robinson Band Saw, Petrol Bowser, Ride on Mower, C1937 Hudson Terra Plane sedan, C1936 Dodge sedan, C1950 Ford Prefect sedan, C1954 Rover 70, Mitsubishi 450MF truck complete with Abbey tower. Horse Drawn Vehicles: c1884 Wedding Buggy (restored), 2 x c1880’s Abbot Buggy, C1900 Coffee Brothers jinker, single & double harness.

SEAROAD Ferries carries more than 800,000 people across Port Phillip Bay every year, but did you know that it also offers some amazing food experiences on board its vessels? In-house chefs fill the menu offerings with local produce, wine, beers and spirits from the two bountiful food and wine regions of Mornington and The Bellarine Peninsulas. Dining is relaxed and scenic as guests sit back and enjoy the magnificent surrounds of the bay, sail past clifftop mansions and historic fortifications. Searoad Ferries offers a range of regular food experiences and some one-off gourmet events as well. Sunday Brunch, specialty high teas and Captain’s lunch are three highlights. Who doesn’t love a good Sunday brunch? Combine that with a couple of hours sailing the magnificent waters of Port Phillip Bay and it’s a match made in heaven. Expect a lavish two-tiered spread of assorted pastries, quiches, finger sandwiches and scones during this indulgent brunch departing Sundays from both

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The College’s Core Values are Community, Achievement, Respect and Engagement are fully embedded into programs, practices and student leadership structures. We take a very positive approach to student wellbeing and use our School Wide Positive Behaviour Framework (SWPBS) to ensure safe, inclusive, respectful and productive learning environments. Each and every student is known and has a place in our school. Our core business is Teaching and Learning with a focus on student learning growth. We ensure all students are explicitly taught at the level they are at in order to progress along the continuum. Our College was awarded the Victorian Education Excellence Award in 2019 for Outstanding School Improvement which reflects our relentless commitment to young people across our community. To

be ‘The Addams Family’ involving students from all year levels in what is sure to be a community event not to be missed. I am very proud to be the Principal of such a dynamic College and encourage all interested families and members of our community to attend our open night on Tuesday 24th March 2020 between 5.00pm – 7.00pm.

We were selected as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Catalyst school by the Department of Education. Our specially trained staff deliver a core STEM program including digital technologies, coding and robotics to year 7 and 8 students and elective programs at year 9 and into the senior school. Our select entry ‘Leaders in Training’ program along with a strong focus on extra-curricular activities including our Human Powered Vehicle team, provide a pathway through the college to develop leadership and sporting talents. The school maintains a strong music and performing arts program and regularly holds concerts and productions. Our 2020 College Production will

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It is a privilege to be the Principal of Dromana College and I delight in the opportunity to share with the wider community our success as a high performing school of academic excellence. I would like to begin by congratulating the whole college community on a fantastic 2019, with our students having achieved excellence in a diverse range of learning programs and co-curricular activities. Our students are challenged, motivated and engaged by interesting, exciting and relevant curriculum that caters for their needs.

INTRODUCING OUR

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A C H I E V E R S PATRICK MACDONALD, JESSICA LAZNER (DUX) AND SAMUEL MARR

Dromana College is extremely proud of the outstanding VCE results achieved by the 2019 Year 12 student cohort. Our excellent VCE results clearly position Dromana College as the college of academic excellence within the local community once again, bearing testament to the engaging, comprehensive and sequential learning program delivered throughout Years 7 to 12. Whilst we have great pride in our exceptional results and continue to set new benchmarks, our community can rest assured that we will strive for continuous improvement in our engaging and rigorous teaching and learning program. Dromana College gives first priority to Literacy and Numeracy as the core and essential building blocks which underpin all learning, and which enable students to excel so that they can achieve their personal best. Students thrive in our supportive culture of high expectations, where our excellent teachers are seen as the most important resource in facilitating student success. Our hard working and dedicated staff clearly understand their core business: focusing on effective teaching and learning and improving student outcomes. We also encourage and promote an extensive extra and co-curricula program to ensure that students have the right balance alongside their academic endeavors. This is further complemented by our outstanding college facilities, providing an environment which is conducive to learning whilst also promoting a safe and orderly school. Each graduating student in the Dromana College ‘Class of 2019’ can look forward, with great confidence, to a successful future as a well-rounded and high achieving young adult, ready and equipped to begin their post-school journey. For the overwhelming majority of our graduates, this includes admission into the university course of their first choice. At Dromana College we provide a steadfast guarantee to our community that we will work tirelessly to continue our impressive trend of outstanding results for all students. Congratulations and best wishes to our ‘Class of 2019’ who have further consolidated our position as the school of academic choice on the Mornington Peninsula. Simon Jones Assistant Principal – Senior School

As I contemplate the year ahead, I again return to the greatest strengths of our school, the relationships between staff and students and the sense of belonging that our community fosters. The learning relationship of our students with their teachers and vice versa is exemplary, built on the college values of respect, integrity, personal best and responsibility and underpinned by clear learning intentions. The college’s well established vision continues to deliver excellent outcomes for all our students. In 2019 Dromana College students out performed all other local secondary providers. More than 90% of our Year 12 students achieved above the state mean. An independent whole school review of the college programs, relationships and achievements, determined Dromana College to be a high performing school of academic excellence. The report also commended the expansion of our school’s extra curricula enhancement programs to include Athletics, Dance, Science and Technology, Design, Basketball, Football, Swimming, Sailing, Aerobics and Cycling which run adjacent to the school day. The outlook for 2020 is outstanding. Our focus, as always, is to deliver the best academic outcomes for all our students. At the same time, we have committed additional resources to the redevelopment of our Year 11 Learning Area to complement our continuous cycle of facilities upgrades. The college values are at the core of our commitments, and underpin the strong sense of wellbeing and community that our school enjoys

ALAN MARR PRINCIPAL DROMANA COLLEGE

110 Harrisons Road, Dromana, VIC 3936 Phone: 03 5987 2805 email: dromana.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au www.dsc.vic.edu.au

As the highest performing secondary school on the Mornington Peninsula, Dromana College will continue to work tirelessly to develop and consolidate the many exemplary educational programs on offer. With outstanding facilities, a committed professional staff and a caring school community, students are challenged to explore their interests and talents to achieve their personal best.

Open Night 110 Harrisons Road, Dromana, Victoria 3936 Entry via Old White Hill Road

T: 03 5987 2805 E: dromana.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au W: www.dsc.vic.edu.au

Tuesday 28 April 2020 at 6.00pm ‘Lessons come from the journey… not the destination’

Tours available Tuesday mornings at 9:30am. Please phone 03 5987 2805 for bookings.

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The Red Hill Show - Create your show experience ENTRIES are still open for the 92nd Red Hill Show to be held on Saturday the 7th of March. The Red Hill Showgrounds come alive with the festivities of one the State’s most popular agricultural shows. Kids and Adults can enjoy a full day of activities at this “Community Event of the Year 2019”, now in it’s 92nd year run by the Red Hill Agricultural & Horticultural Society. Visit our website and enter online: www. redhillshow.com.au/forms $10 Kids | $20 Adults | $60 Family | $10 Student & Pensioner Once you enter the showgrounds pavilions, activites, entertainment and RIDES FREE (with exception to a few) including mountainboards workshop, rock climbing, Cha Cha, mechanical bull ride, cup n saucer, pony rides, wildlife encounters, baby animal petting farm, face painting and so much more. Kids can enter the demo fuselage of a Royal Flying Doctors aeroplane or have fun with Red Hill Tennis activities. Kids and adults can win great prizes in the good old Bata Gumboot Toss at 11.30 or watch the amazing Fly Dogs perform all on the bottom oval. The Mornington Peninsula Paddock has some

The 92nd

of our finest producers so don’t forget to bring along your market bags for fresh produce, breads, jams and more. Join the Peninsula Wildflowers ‘Bouquet workshop’ at 1pm. Taste the awarded ciders in the 4th Cider Show and enjoy demonstrations on the MPP Stage with Australia’s Chef of the Year, Michael Cole, pasta making with Kobi Jacks and sausage making with Sonya from Woolumbi Farm. Aside from the remarkable array of animals including Clydesdales, cattle, sheep, alpacas, poultry, minature goats, pet fancy rats, working dogs and more, we are thrilled to have a sheep shearing showing us his trade. There will also be woodturning, spinning and weaving demonstrations and vintage farming equipment. And we are pleased to welcome you to Enjoy refreshments at the new Community Corner with Willum Warrain Indigenous kids caravan and other great community groups. Pavilions will be filled with flowers, fruit, vegetables, honey, cooking, craft, photography and art. For show enquiries: ph:5989 2357 e:info@redhillshow.com.au www.redhillshow.com.au

Poets take a turn in the backyard THE Poets’ Corner group is holding a day of “poetical mayhem to be presented live and loud in the backyard” to raise money for bushfire relief. The event is open to the public and people are being encouraged to take along food hampers, “favourite tipple”, picnic rugs or chairs. Barbeques will be available. As well as poets (pictured) - Barry Swayn, Kristy, Lee Swift, Julia Kaylock, Kris McGhee,

Martin Connolly and Jai Thoolen - entertainment will be provided by Celtic song group Suga Tree. The event will be held from 12.30pm on Sunday 1 March at 156 Weeroona Street, Rye. Entry is $10. Entertainment will be provided until 5pm. All proceeds will go to the Bendigo Bank Bushfire Disaster Appeal in partnership with the Salvation Army. Picture: Yanni

New Horizons talk to arts group

RED HILL SHOW

ANTIQUES Roadshow’s Paul Atterbury will be the first lecturer in 2020 of the Australian and Fine Arts Society’s Friday evening events, Friday 21 February. His lecture: New Horizons, will discuss paintings and drawings documenting the emigration – some forced, some voluntary – of more than 11 million subjects of Queen Victoria as they began a new life in distant lands, such as Australia and New Zealand. Mr Atterbury has been a familiar face on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow over 25 years. He specialises in the art, architecture and design of the 19th-20th centuries, with other interests reflected in the lectures he is offering. In addition to the New Horizons talk, he will also speak at Beleura House, 10am-12.30pm, Saturday 22 February, on the Golden Age of Travel. ADFAS lectures are held at the Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington, 5.30pm, Friday evenings. The illustrated hour-long talks are followed by light refresh-

Saturday, 7th March, 2020

Labour Day Weekend | 8.30am to 5pm

ments and an opportunity to meet the lecturer and fellow members. Booking secretary Glad Hungerford 97872092 will reserve a seat for first-time visitors at no cost. Details: call Vicky Davison 0407 810 877.

Lock thieves out THEFT of-and-from cars continues to be a problem on the Mornington Peninsula, police say. Opportunistic thieves take advantage of a lack of concentration on the part of car owners, but a few simple preventative measures may mean not giving crime the key. Lock the door when entering or leaving the house and place keys out of sight inside. Lock the door from the garage to the house as, in many cases, vehicles are only stolen when offenders get inside the house and take keys. Place valuables out of sight in the car, including tools of trade, and always lock the car. Fit one-way screws on number plates so they can’t be stolen and used in other crimes.

HOME CARE PACKAGES INFORMATION SESSION

If you are aged 65 and over, join us to learn how you can access government funding to help you with everyday tasks in your home. Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020

Red Hill Show Grounds - Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill For info visit: www.redhillshow.com.au

Time: 12.30pm- 1.30pm (includes light lunch)

Mornington Peninsula Paddock - Celeb Chef Michael Cole on stage - Local exhibitors & producers - Cider Show Australian Mountainboarders - Animals Galore - Fly Dogs - Sheep Shearing - Working Dogs - Woodchop - Music Wildlife Encounters - Community Activities - Tractors - Art & Craft Stalls - Carnival Rides and much more... Admission: Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children 6-17 yrs) $60; Adults $20; F (Entr REE RIDE y inc Children 6-17 yrs $10; 5 yrs & under free; Students/Pensioners $10. Free parking. lu & rid e

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Location: genU, 19/21 McDowell Street Rosebud VIC 3939 RSVP by Friday 28th February 2020 Email: contact@genu.org.au or call 1300 558 368

genU is a well respected not-for-profit community organisation, with over 65 years experience in providing supports to the aged and people with disability.


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BAXTER, SOMERVILLE, TYABB, HASTINGS, BITTERN, CRIB POINT, BALNARRING, BALNARRING BEACH, FLINDERS

Speak to your agent about listing on realestateview.com.au. Be seen everywhere.


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To arrange your site inspection contact David Nelli 0403 111 234 or at the office on 5979 2700 Email: david@peninsulaparklands.com.au mpnews.com.au

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‘TORNVILLA’ CIRCA 1877 ONE of the peninsula’s hidden gems, ‘Tornville’ is a property we have all flashed by on our drive down the freeway and for most of us probably never realised was there. An engaging step back in time, this charming heritage home will create an instant attraction for those with a genuine admiration for the grace of the Victorian era with the sturdy cottage, built in 1877, originally owned by the prominent Cairns family. Bestowing a peaceful, quaint atmosphere upon all who visit, the simple floorplan comprises two established bedrooms, the large master bedroom has a decorative fireplace and built-in robes, and a separate study can be a third bedroom if required. The formal lounge retains many period features with a mantle above the original fireplace which now houses a crackling wood heater and the high ceilings are adorned with ornate cornices. A combined dining room and kitchen has a pleasant outlook to a sea of green and a wall of windows fills the space with plenty of natural light. The kitchen has a healthy amount of cupboard space, there is a stainless-steel dual sink and set into the original hearth is an electric oven. It is the delightful outdoor zones however that typify this period of homes and here is no exception with verandahs to all sides and a brick pathway leading along to the old outhouse and dairy. The home does have a full bathroom and a separate laundry. The magnificent grounds measure about 3662 square metres and boast wondrous cottage gardens and majestic gums that combine to provide serene shady spaces for outdoor fun and relaxation. Set in a minimal local traffic area, the possibilities here include a full restoration of the original home or subdivide (STCA) to take full advantage of the fantastic location, close to the cafes and beaches of McCrae.n

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ADDRESS: 14-16 Morris Road, McCRAE FOR SALE: Expressions Of Interest Closing Monday 16th March DESCRIPTION: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1 car AGENT: Darren Sadler 0448 947 622, Granger Estate Agents, 2327 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 8800 mpnews.com.au

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INTRODUCING

W AT E R F A L L G A R D E N S ROSEBU D

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A boutique community of luxury, 3 bedroom single level homes. These residences, in the heart of an established neighbourhood in Rosebud, set the scene for a new enclave of luxurious living. Combining

All homes feature:

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Premium finishes including stone benchtops Quality appliances Master with WIR & ensuite 6 star energy rating Low maintenance living

cosmopolitan inner-city styling with a sublime coastal setting, located opposite Bay Views Golf Course and only a short drive to Rosebud beach. Development by:

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D is p l a y s u it e loc at e d a t 69 Hov e Roa d , Ro s e b u d Open Wednesday 5 - 5.30pm 5 - 5.30pm Thursday Saturday As Advertised or By Appointment

F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N P L E AS E C O N TAC T:

Robert Bowman: 0417 173 103 robert@bowmanandcompany.com.au

Darren Sadler: 0448 947 622 darren.sadler@granger.com.au

69-77 Hove Road & 59 Fairway Grove, Rosebud

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T. 03 5975 6888

Mornington

For Sale

2 & 3/9 Seaton Road, Mornington Luxury by the beach is yours for the taking in one of Mornington’s most keenly sought-after beachside locations within the Dava precinct with these three state-of-the-art residences currently under construction. Designed to reflect the demand for quality custom-built low-maintenance surroundings, the designer detail, expansive floorplans offering three bedroom two bathroom accommodation, seamless outdoor entertaining areas, zoned living, luxuriant stone and Smeg kitchen and deluxe ground-floor main bedroom suite provide exemplary comfort within a few minutes’ walk of Fossil Beach and close to Dave Drive Village, Main Street’s cafes, Bentons Square, Campbell Reserve, transport and schools.

Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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69A Hove Road, Rosebud This brand new single-level north-facing three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom residence has been custom designed for the downsizer who demands the best. Executed by one of Mornington Peninsula’s most experienced developers, the home is luxuriously appointed and considered. Low-maintenance in design and upkeep, this stylish home offers bright unrestricting north-facing open plan living and dining merging with a fabulous hardwood entertaining deck, sleek stone and Westinghouse kitchen, luxury master bedroom suite, hardwood flooring, climate control and double remote garage with internal access. Brilliantly located opposite Bay Views Golf Course and convenient to cafes, Rosebud shopping, buses and the beach.

Auction Saturday 7th March 11.00am Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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Steps to the station and 1 block to the High Street shops, this brick veneer home places convenient town living in the palm of your hand. Neat as a pin and original throughout, this is one for the future featuring a deep, flat 809sqm (approx) allotment with a huge back yard. There´s space for kids to play, room for a pool (STCA), off-street parking for the whole clan’s cars and scope to update in this laid-back setting minutes to Western Port Bay.

Inspection: Price Guide:

As advertised $495,000 - $544,500

Contact:

Malcolm Parkinson / 0421 704 246 malcolmparkinson@stonerealestate.com.au Sue Monaghan / 0400 481 862 suemonaghan@stonerealestate.com.au

> 300m to High Street > Large covered rear terrace > Generous off-street parking

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Gazing at nature and close to town, this sparkling unit with a private driveway sets the scene for modern living in a quiet coastal hamlet. Freestanding and commanding the front position in a quality development, this zoned home offers allure for first home dreamers, downsizers and investors seeking sanctuary from the hustle and bustle in a relaxed township by Western Port Bay.

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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL LIVE THE DREAM IF you have ever dreamed of owning your own cafe, then this is the time to make that dream come true. With an exceptional fit out, friendly well-trained staff and a menu to tempt all tastes, this café is rapidly becoming a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Situated in a high foot traffic area along Main Street, the cafe has seating inside and out and demonstrates excellent profits. An opportunity not to be missed.n Cafe, MORNINGTON FOR SALE: Price On Application AGENT: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454, Kevin Wright Commercial, 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255

THE BEST AND LAST LOTS AVAILABLE

CUTTING EDGE

VACANT land in the Carrum Downs industrial estate is rare at the best of times and with these final Stage 3 blocks, situated in the last industrial estate, marking an end to all available land in the estate, it is a significant moment in the history of the area. About 20 lots remain with sizes ranging from 1000 square metres to 2940 square metres. Well-proportioned, all sites are fully serviced and come with Town Planning permits allowing attractive site coverage ratios. As this part of Carrum Downs continues to become more popular with industries and businesses seeking easy access to key transport links, these last lots will attract interest from owner-occupiers, investors and developers.n

PROPERTY ESSENTIALS

OPERATING for 20 years, this established garden maintenance and lawn mowing business demonstrates good profits with low overheads. There is an existing customer base of about 21 regular clients plus casual jobs. As the vendor is looking to retire, this venture would be perfect for any larger garden maintenance business seeking to expand their customer base, or an ideal opportunity for a home gardener looking for an easy to manage start up business.n Garden Maintenance, PENINSULA BASED FOR SALE: $50,000 AGENT: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454, Kevin Wright Commercial, 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255

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28-40 Colemans Road, CARRUM DOWNS FOR SALE: Contact agent for prices AGENT: Josh Monks 0409 335 179, Nichols Crowder, 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs, 9775 1535

SOMERVILLE

1316 Frankston Flinders Road

EOI CLOSES

Wednesday 11th March at 5:00pm

STOCKTON’S COOLSTORE - A PENINSULA TOURIST ICON • Retail food premises in prominent location with endless opportunities for alternative use (S.T.C.A.) • Huge multi-function building of approx 300sqm with loading bay, plenty of refrigeration, high ceilings, plenty of parking and all the charm of yesteryear. • Certificate of Compliance for Retail Use recently issued by Mornington Peninsula Shire enables applications for almost any other use. The first time ever offered. • Land size: 1553 square metres

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TERMS

10% Deposit, Balance 60 days, subject to lease

5979 3555

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THE PENINSULA’S ONLY EXCLUSIVELY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT Business Sale - Mornington Peninsula

Business Sale - Mornington Peninsula Mowing and Maintenance Service

Stumpmen Stump Removal • Successful business operating for over 23 years • Servicing the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas • Specialising in all aspects of stump removal from residential and commercial properties • Up to two weeks training provided • Sole operator with few overheads

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Business Sale - Mornington

For Lease - Frankston

Main Street Cafe

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• Well known beach end café • Large takings with small overheads • Inside and outside seating • Extremely Profitable • Still time to get in and benefit from the summer trade. ACT NOW!

•Huge first floor office space of approx. 220sqm • Large outside area • Situated on busy Nepean Highway • Three separate entrances so could easily be split

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Unique Main Street Cafe

Retail / Office Space

Electrical Contracting Business

Prime Location - Fit-Out Only

Sale Price: $60,000 WIWO Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Lease Price: $2,865 pcm + GST + OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $55,000 Offers Considered Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $120,000 (Fit-out Only) Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

• Café offering breakfast, lunch, cakes & Keto menus • Huge Keto following; the only one supplying such products in Melbourne. • Suit ambitious chef or husband and wife team. • Great hours - Mon-Fri 6am-3pm & Sat 7am-2pm

• Ideal opportunity for someone looking to start their • Ideally located on busy Point Nepean Road own business as all the hard work has been done • Well-presented space of approx. 100sqm • Sale includes fitted out vehicle, tools, plant and • Adjoining laneway equipment, social media shout outs, pricelists, • Lots of natural light through the large front windows accounting software and data base.

For Lease - Mornington

Business Sale - Mornington

Business Sale - Rosebud

• Prominent Main St Mornington location • Well equipped full commercial kitchen • Fully licensed with indoor and outdoor seating • Upstairs residence ideally suited to owner operator • $350,000 spent on fit out

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Bang Bang Pizza - DRASTICALLY REDUCED

• Great location, opposite beach, plenty of foot traffic • Computerised with database of 4,000 customers • Excellent rent of $2,585pcm+GST+OG • Turnover of $400,000pa • Open 5pm-9pm seven days per week Sale Price: $60,000 WIWO Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

PH: (03) 5977 2255 mpnews.com.au

About Thyme - DRASTICALLY REDUCED

• Superb fitout in dining and kitchen areas • Excellent rent of $3,800 pcm + GST + OG • Great takings combined with excellent lease terms • Excellent location in Mornington with large customer base developed through theme nights & social media Sale Price: $145,000 Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

When Position Matters

• Main Street frontage with display windows. • Retail/Office space of approx 60sqm • Long term lease available • Includes optional underground storage unit of approx. 8x2.2m with own loading bay/carpark Lease Price: $4,870 pcm + GST + OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

www.kevinwrightre.com.au

LEASED

1/486 Nepean Hwy Frankston – 220sqm SHOPS FOR LEASE 176 Main Street - 60sqm 289 Pt Nepean Road, Dromana - 100sqm Main Street, Mornington - 67sqm

$4,874pcm+GST+OG $2,865pcm+GST+OG $4,304pcm+GST+OG

MEDICAL FOR LEASE 1537 Pt Nepean Rd Rosebud – 620sqm

Price On Application

WAREHOUSE / SHOWROOM 32/1140 Nepean Hwy - 200sqm

$2,800pcm+GST+OG

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Minister for non-services and bureaucrats to blame Who was the academic idiot bureaucrat and federal minister for human non-services that made the decision to close Mornington Centrelink and Medicare offices even without informing Flinders MP, Health Minister Greg Hunt (“Centrelink shutdown” The News 11/2/20). I note that [Government Services] Minister Stuart Robert is a close friend of the prime minister [Scott Morrison], even sharing a house while in Canberra, and is the Assistant Treasurer. Perhaps the motivation is to allow the federal treasurer to achieve his surplus, regardless of the inconvenience and cost to the local community of pensioners? So, what next? Are Rosebud, Frankston and Cranbourne also to be closed? These so-called bureaucrats expect us all to use the internet to deal with the department, regardless of age and experience with that procedure. From personal experience, being a very senior senior, I updated assets (with the help of family) on the system and was told I would be contacted by the department, as the figure was in excess to the “noffn”, whatever that is. However, I heard nothing further for a few weeks and had to contact Greg Hunt’s office to ascertain what they were seeking. His office advised that they required further documentation, which was immediately supplied in person to the Rosebud Centrelink office. Six months later I received an account for payment from Centrelink for a $100 overpayment of the age pension. It is about time these overpaid academic Idiots, bureaucrats and politicians spent more time and effort in improving the system, as opposed to reducing further inadequate services to the community. But we can only blame ourselves can’t we, as we elected them. Robert Troutbeck, Boneo

Callous closure After reeling at the lack of action on such things as climate change and sports rorts, I thought that at least we could rely on being looked after [by the federal government]. Not the case - front page news regarding the closure of Mornington Centrelink blew this dream to bits (“Centrelink shutdown” The News 11/2/20). What callous lack of thinking allowed the federal government to attack the most disadvantaged of our community by making it near impossible to keep appointments or conduct Centrelink business vital to their welfare? It is already an appalling state of affairs that allows Newstart recipients to attempt to survive on $275 a week without placing this hardship upon them. It would also be well advised to think of aged pensioners and people with disabilities among others and treat them with compassion, not callousness. I would urge [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt to urgently raise this matte in Parliament to prevent this astonishing action. Concerned members of the public can also contact their local member to urgently stop this abuse of our most vulnerable. Mel Farnbach, Balnarring

Shabby treatment [Flinders MP] MP Greg Hunt, and our whole Mornington Peninsula community, are being treated rather shabbily by the Morrison government. Closing Centrelink and Medicare access to a large portion of the peninsula is cavalier (“Centrelink shutdown” The News 11/2/20). Is this the first move towards privatisation of these services? Reducing staff numbers of a service already well understaffed, would make this an attractive proposition for some carpetbagger friends of our corruption-prone government. After raising my concerns about this with Mr Hunt, he assured me that he’s working terribly hard on a reversal of this sorry decision. It’s not that the peninsula is blessed with the greatest public transport system so people can access services many miles away. Which leads me to the question, where is our Liberal state MP for Mornington [David Morris] when you need him? Rupert Steiner, Balnarring

Pain and suffering Is [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt (also the Health Minister) willing to stand by while some faceless minister from Canberra closes Centrelink? Is he aware of the pain, the suffering, the inconvenience this causes? What does he care, he is a politician [and] they don’t listen to ordinary people. Maybe it is helping to balance the budget. Terry Catlow, Mornington

Robodebt extortion What a despicable act by our (so-called) Liberal government in closing the Mornington Centrelink and Medicare offices (“Centrelink shutdown” The News 11/2/20). Our seemingly ineffectual Flinders MP Greg Hunt, reckons he didn’t know. Tell that to the judge at the next election. We need to know who authorised this malicious act, and why. Or will it remain a state secret? Clearly, welfare recipients, be they aged or other pensioners, or desperately destitute Newstart recipients, are not worth taxpayers’ dollars for assistance at a Mornington office, whereas $100 million strategically spent for “sports grants” is a valuable investment to keep a few MPs in power. With private health insurance in rapid decline, any surreptitious injury possible to Medicare is beneficial. Thousands of our unworthy untouchables are homeless because they can’t afford rent, or penniless because they can. A great many of these don’t want or need a computer and internet plan to communicate with Centrelink and fill in forms. Too many can’t. Was our local office overwhelmed by the response to the illegal “robodebt” racket? Or by pensioners like me who, following due process, reported the death of a loved one and was subsequently unceremoniously directed to pay to Centrelink, the loved one’s $20,000 alleged debt, without evidence, statement or invoice? Just send the money. This would be criminal extortion in any other country, since I had no liability for this debt. Ignoring these people doesn’t work, you have to eyeball them and sort them out. Centrelink needs radical reform, a new start, from top to bottom, especially customer nonservice. Sack the incompetent and arrogant and keep our absolutely essential offices here (providing there are enough surviving employees). Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Distrust over airfield Having been embarrassed into allowing the Tyabb air show to proceed due to community pressure, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is now moving to restrict future airfield operations. The 17 February planning services committee meeting aims to restrict the airport, flying school and other businesses. Why? Is it because of complaints from a ratepayers group? Or to facilitate what I regard as the inappropriate Stuart Road high density development next to the airport on “rural residential” land. That’s 252 houses on 25 acres. This recent council agitation against the airport coincides with that lifestyle development proposal and with a change in council’s “openness” with respect to the airport. Council sought airport cooperation for a noise survey in February 2019, the report was to be made available to Peninsula Aero Club as a basis for it to formulate a voluntary unenforceable master plan. Council refused to release the report. Why? Did it show noise is not an issue and therefore ratepayer complaints are not justified, or did it reveal council should never have allowed the existing Stuart Road development? On the understanding the legal opinion would be shared, council sought and received assistance from PAC as council investigated airport permits and operations. PAC cooperated, council then refused to share the opinion. So much for trust and cooperation.

This attitude from council leads to mistrust. Now the air show is imminent council intends to recommence its attacks on the airport, flying school and airport businesses. This is a waste of community rates in what promise to be an expensive legal battle. It makes one wonder if these councillors deserve re-election, or is this attack coming from within the planning department for other undisclosed reasons? Maybe the state government should intervene. Ian Johnson, Somerville So Mornington Peninsula Shire wants more power under the planning laws (“Shire wants more power under planning laws” The News 5/2/20)). It would be inappropriate to grant this shire more powers because they do not wield the powers they already have in a responsible manner. One need only consider last year’s episode when the shire planning department issued written stop work notices to aviation-related businesses at Tyabb Airfield, including the flying school. Despite numerous requests for information from the shire, no valid reasons have been given for this action. Some commentators have speculated that the shire is trying to close down the airfield to enable property development that would otherwise be incompatible with the airfield. An obvious example is the current attempt to develop a retirement village on the airfield boundary. It is unfortunate that these activities by the shire are occurring at a time when the City of Casey is under the microscope for alleged corruption.One wonders if all councils need to be scrutinised more closely by an independent authority. Mornington Peninsula Shire must not be given additional planning powers. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Eric Collier, Somerville

Time to serve I do like to read the letters each week, but I am slowly being disillusioned by the names of John Cain, Rupert Steiner, Brian A Mitchelson and, occasionally, Joe Lenzo. I agree that we have our own disillusioned bias as being irrefutable, a Labor, Liberal or Greens philosophical follower, but I think it is about time that these participants in the letters furore call it a day on blaming one party or another party. They may claim we are not doing enough for the climate and they read what they want to read and interpret what suits their philosophy and do not seem to see there is another side. We are, as a nation/state/community, called upon to help. Help comes in many ways, donations of money, time and labour. I would like to know if the above named have made any such donations or just spend time criticising and making judgements on the merits and faults of others. I can find fault with a lot of things in my life, and I endeavour to correct them, without castigating myself or others that maybe involved. I think it’s about time these letter writers take a good look at themselves and, instead of criticising, decide that unless it is anything of benefit to the universe/globe/Australia/and the Mornington Peninsula, they stop their belly-aching and reconsider what they could do for Earth and the peninsula. They should cast aside their political values and think, not of themselves and their political ideology, and suggest what we can do to assist our planet and community, in a way that may benefit everybody, and just not themselves. David Lines, Tyabb

Ironic backlash Oh the irony of it! Graham Griffth announces that we need “pearls of wisdom and humour” in the letters page and need a break from the “loony lefties” that presently dominate (“Need writers with humour and pearls of wisdom” Letters 4/2/20). While he makes a valid point, surely he didn’t think that said loonies would simply sail off into the sunset and disappear? Opinionated people never do that. Politics 101 guidelines are clear: the best form of defense is attack. And boy, didn’t they all come out fighting? With vehement indignation they penned some of their best intellectual garbage (disguised as pearls of wisdom) to date (“Creative criticism”, “Hidden humour”,

“Misguided humour” and “Right name callers” Letters 12/2/20). So Graham, that idea backfired spectacularly didn’t it? Don’t be discouraged it’s all quite humorous really. Peter Evans, Mt. Martha

The right links There are many right wing equivalents (cantankerous conservatives, witless wits, reasonless righties) to the loony left. Here’s just a few of the many: The Collation, the True Blue Crew, the United Patriots Front, Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party, the Antipodean Resistance, Australian Defence League, Australia First Party, Hellenic Nationalists of Australia, Patriotic Youth League, Proud Boys, Reclaim Australia, Rise Up Australia Party, United Patriots Front and, of course, One Nation. The list goes on but I have a word limit on my thesis. Every extremist killing in the US in 2018 had a link to a right-wing extremism, according to a January 2019 report from the Anti-Defamation League’s Centre on Extremism. The findings are consistent with other recent research on rightwing extremism in the US, which shows it’s on the rise. The threat from extreme rightwing terrorism in Australia has increased, ASIO says And almost all of these are perpetuated by white people, many who use the Bible to justify their actions. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Continuing debate Geez, the holidays went quick. Michael G Free is back in print full of inaccuracies as usual (“Hidden humour” Letters 11/2/20). I used Tuvalu as an example of inundation however, other islands such as the Marshall Islands and Nauru are another couple to be going on with. He makes much of the display of children in a wading pool and I found his description of the woman very sexist by unnecessarily referring to her size. He probably thought that was humorous. That display was highlighting the threat of inundation. Michael would have seen film footage of water slowly creeping over the land and swallowing the beachfront of Pacific Islands. If there had been a threat of sea level rising while [Prime Minister] Scott [Morrison] was there, he would have been on the first plane out of there. What Morrison witnessed was a token of the islanders’ problem, much like the token he displayed when he came sashaying into Parliament hugging his lump of coal, declaring his love and devotion to the coal industry. I’m glad Michael was amused at the plight of Tuvaluans. My highlight was sometime back when Michael suggested all was well, regarding climate change with us, because it wasn’t happening in the Southern Hemisphere. A real belly laugh that one. John Cain, McCrae

Price of delivery I too want to share my concerns about the roundabout at the Jetty Road and freeway intersection (“Upgrade delay” Letters 11/2/20). I often avoid this intersection because of safety and congestion problems. I am also interested to know when {Flinders MP] Greg Hunt will honour his election promises. He promised to deliver the Jetty Road overpass. If he wants to win again, he needs to deliver on his promises. This is why [Premier Daniel] Andrews won the state election, because he promised to remove 50 level crossings and he actually kept his promise. It’s not rocket science. Eileen Lambert, Rosebud

Poo survey A 2019 Pets in Australia report tells us we live with more than five million companion dogs. That’s a whole lot of dog poo to deal with. I’m a PhD student at CQUniversity and a dog owner. I’m researching whether we can compost dog poo at home and make it safe for use in backyard vege gardens. An important part of my study is finding out how much poo dogs produce, whether their owners pick it up, what they use and what they do with it. My online survey is short, anonymous, and seeks dog owners’ views and habits around collection and disposal of dog poo. Any Australian dog owner over 13 can participate at www. surveymonkey.com/r/DogFaecesDisposal Emily Bryson, Lockleys, South Australia Western Port News

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Returned soldier dead after being thrown from horse Compiled by Cameron McCullough A SAD fatality took place on Sunday last, the victim being Mr Angus Sharkey, who was visiting at “Beachleigh,” the residence of Mrs Forster, Mornington Road. Deceased was riding on the road in the vicinity of the Mornington racecourse, when he was thrown from his horse, and falling on his head, received such injuries as to cause death to ensue very shortly after. Deceased, who was 21 years of age, was a returned soldier. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the interment taking place in the Frankston cemetery with military honors. The coffin was mounted on a gun-carriage and a large numbers of returned men headed the cortege. The following Returned Soldiers acted as pallbearers – Messrs J. C. Murphy, C. Bunney, Petrie, Anderson, Watson, and R. McKenzie. The Rev. A. P. McFarlane officiated at the graveside. *** THE modern plate glass windows, recently added to the premises of Messrs G. E. Rogers and Son, ironmongers, Playne street, attracted considerable attention during the week. More anon. *** IT is announced in our advertising columns that a grand Gymkhana will be held at Hastings on Easter Monday, under the auspices of the Hastings branch of the Returned Soldiers’ Association and the Brass Band. The programme will be adverDECKING T/Pine 70x22 KD ACQ ........................... $2.70mt T/Pine 90x22 KD ACQ ........................... $3.50mt T/Pine 140x22 KD ACQ ......................... $6.25mt Merbau 70x19 Random ........................ $4.75mt Merbau 90x19 Random ........................ $6.50mt Merbau 140x22 Random .................... $13.95mt

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tised later. Mr. J. Bickley is the hon. secretary. *** A SPLENDID line of preserving jars just arrived at G E Rogers & Son. *** A GRAND ball and supper to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day will be held in the Hastings Catholic School Hall on Friday, 19th March. Tickets will be sold at 3/-, 2/-, and 1/-. *** HOUSEWIVES will be interested in the new method of bottling fruit. Outfits now on view at G. E. Rogers and Son. *** MR. Percy Lyon announces that he has purchased the business lately carried on by Mr. A Shannon, of Frankston. Mr. Lyon, who is a returned soldier, is a practical baker and pastry cook, and is soliciting a share of public patronage. He undertakes to produce an article that will give entire satisfaction. *** LIEUT. H. W. James, who has seen service with the A.I.F., will give a lantern lecture entitled.”With the Fighting Forces Abroad,” in the Methodist Church, Frankston, on Thursday evening next, at 8 o’clock. *** CR. W. J Oates needs no introduction to the public of Frankston. It will give satisfaction to many to know, however, that he his entered into the business circle of the town, and will materially strengthen the ranks of the progressive commercial men who are endeavouring to push forward the

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away. Our genial V.P. No. 3, in a delightfully ethereal vein, returned thanks on behalf of the V.M.C and the boys. He must have more opportunities of disclosing his hidden treasures of speech. The return trip was made at 4.30, and it is pleasing to relate that tyre troubles were absent on both outward and homeward journeys. Twenty-two cars were present.” *** THE many friends of Cr H. E. Unthank, of Hastings, will regret to learn that he was the victim of a serious riding accident yesterday. From particulars to hand it appears he was rounding up sheep on horse back in one of his home paddocks, when the horse fell and rolled on him. Mr Unthank when discovered some hours later was suffering excruciating pain, and his agony was so great that his friends desisted in their efforts to remove him to the homestead. The sufferer was made as comfortable as possible pending the arrival of medical aid which had been summoned by telephone. Dr Maxwell was speedily in attendance, and affording what relief was possible had the patient removed to St Pancras Private Hospital. *** OUR LETTER BOX To the Editor, Sir, I am extremely glad to see by your last number that the Frankston Gas and Electric Co. comes in for some well merited criticism. Yours is not the only complaint that I have heard, and such occur-

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interests of the town. Mr. Oates announces in another column that he has purchased the business known as the “Frankston Dairy”, lately conducted by Messrs. Peebles and Strong. He intends to conduct the business on up-to-date lines, and guarantees an absolutely pure milk supply, direct from his own well-known dairy farm. *** We have been requested by. Mr. W. Minton, the Hon. Supt. of the Melbourne Ragged Boys’ Home, to acknowledge the receipt of a donation of £1 from Mr. R. R. Drake, the Treasurer of the “Seagull Swimming Club”, Long Island, Frankston, which amount has been accepted with many thanks, on behalf of the Boys’ Home on Oliver’s Hill, Frankston. *** LAST Sunday afternoon the Wattle Club entertained a number of invalid soldiers at Frankston. The following extract from the weekly report of the Red Cross V.M.C. speaks for itself: “Sunday was another ideal day for motoring, and the boys thoroughly enjoyed the run to Frankston, where they were entertained by the ladies of the “Wattle Club.” (The roads just past Moorabbin Station, until nearing Cheltenham, are fast falling into a very hard state, and a new track is being cut by the motorists on the south side. It is to be hoped that those responsible will take the repairs in hand quickly). The usual generous hospitality prevailed. There is always a special “personal touch” at Frankston – music and songs passed the afternoon

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rences as commented on, combined with the Company’s attitude towards extension of lighting facilities to Seaford, make it highly desirable that the Council should take some strong and definite steps in the direction of securing relief. No district can progress without modern conveniences, yet here at Seaford we are compelled to go about with tallow candles and kerosene lamps as if we were hundreds of miles from civilization. I am given to understand that the charter given to the Frankston Gas and Electric Co. provided for a continuous service, as well as for lighting up the contiguous districts, such as the Seaford Riding, yet neither of these things are being done. Councillors may be assured they will have the full support of their constituents in asking that full attention should be paid to these matters. Good lighting is an essential to progress, and a deterrent to fire risk. Why should these districts be kept back in the way they are? I might mention I have just returned from Sydney where seaside land (residential – not shop) thirty miles and more from the city is worth £15 upwards, a foot – and why ? Because conveniences, such as light, water, travelling facilities, are provided as a matter of course for the public. Yours &c., A. T. CARTHEW. “Lialeeta”, Seaford. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 13 February 1920

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Pearcedale pounded, Carrum fall short despite big total, Seaford miss by two runs By Brodie Cowburn

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PEARCEDALE have slumped to an outright loss against Long Island. Long Island put on an aggressive display on day one, replying to Pearcedale’s first innings score of 71 with 1/128. They declared after just 22 overs, sending Pearcedale back in to face the music again on day two. Adam Tweddle was the star of the show on day two, posting figures of 5/27 off 19 overs to inflict further misery onto Pearcedale. After 45 overs, Pearcedale were dismissed for 56. To lock in an outright win, Long Island came in for one over and put the final two runs needed on the board. Despite an impressive showing from their tail end, Main Ridge couldn’t get over the line against Pines at Eric Bell Reserve. Pines scored 261 on day one, leaving Main Ridge with a difficult task. Their run chase started on shaky ground, and at 7/73 they looked doomed to a loss. A late half century from number 10 batsman Nicholas Gage gave Main Ridge a late glimmer of hope, but it wasn’t enough to get a result. His side ended up all out for 162 off 47 overs, 100 runs short of a win.

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Red Hill had a good day at home, securing an easy win over Moorooduc. The Hillmen were defending their day one total of 266. Moorooduc’s run chase started on the wrong foot when opener Aaron Richards retired hurt. They ended up all out for 105, well and truly short of their target.

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A MASSIVE partnership between Shaun Foster and Jake D’Atri almost helped Carrum complete a massive run chase against Hastings. Hastings set their opponents a target of 268 to chase down on day one, thanks in part to a partnership of 148 between Matthew Foy and Jake Hewitt. Carrum showed on day two that they weren’t willing to take the result lying down, with Foster and D’Atri’s 143 run partnership the highlight. D’Atri ended up at 97 not out at the expiration of Carrum’s innings. Although Carrum worked hard, their run rate worked against them. They ended the day at 7/248, 29 runs short of a win. Delacombe Park had a tough day on Saturday, falling to a loss at home

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against Dromana. Chasing 179 to win, Dromana were helped by a huge individual performance from Kierran Voelkl. He scored 94 not out to help his side get over the line. Dromana wrapped up the win with four wickets to spare. At Belvedere Reserve, a slow run rate cost Rosebud the win over Seaford Tigers. Chasing an attainable total of 168 to win, Rosebud couldn’t gather any momentum on day two. They ended up at 9/147 at stumps. Luke Chevalier helped the Tigers get a result, bowling 13 maiden overs. At Ferrero Reserve, Mt Martha fell to a 103 run loss against Crib Point.

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SEAFORD fell agonisingly short of a win on Saturday, coming within two runs of victory. Up against Skye, Seaford needed 154 to secure the victory. Their run chase got off to a bad start when they lost their two openers and first drop batsmen for low scores. Seaford’s middle order steadied the ship a little bit, but none could go on to grab a big score. With their backs against the walls,

number 10 batsman Mathew Herbert nearly got his side over the line with a knock of 29, but it wasn’t quite enough. He was the last batsman to be dismissed, and Seaford ended up all out for 152. Frankston YCW had a good day on Saturday, defending their total of 237 against Carrum Downs. Carrum Downs started well, and at 2/96 they looked like they might be in with a shot. A complete collapse followed, and they ended up all out for 115. Liam Greenwood did most of the damage for the Stonecats, claiming a five wicket haul. Things looked up for Balnarring on Saturday, as they played well and defended their total of 163. Their Tootgarook opponents were poor with bat in hand on day two and ended their innings at 9/107. Rye had a tough day against Tyabb, being bowled out for just 76 runs, The poor showing doomed them to a 110 run loss.

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A FANTASTIC knock of 82 from Corey Harris has helped Sorrento claim victory in an entertaining, high scoring affair against Flinders.

Flinders played well on day one, setting a total of 246 for the Sharks to chase down. Harris came in as an opener and was excellent. He helped his side get off to a good start of 2/120. After Harris was dismissed, Sorrento needed another batsman to stand up to help get them over the line. Liam O’Connor put his hand up, scoring 70 not out to help his side score a narrow two wicket win. Matthew Gale was Flinders’ best performer on day two, taking six wickets. At Emil Madsen Reserve, Mt Eliza recorded a win over Langwarrin. Chasing 151 to win on day two, the Redlegs had to work hard for it. They ended up doing enough to grab the win, but with just three wickets left to spare. Baden Powell couldn’t defend their total of 108 at Overport Park, falling to defeat against Peninsula OB. Old Boys passed their target with six wickets in hand, and ended up at 8/177 at the close of play. Mornington had a frustrating afternoon against Baxter on Saturday, ending up all out for just 97 runs. Mornington were chasing 160 runs to win.


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Rosebud wins battle for ‘Pags’ SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie ROSEBUD agreed terms with Mark Pagliarulo last week breaking up the most prolific strike partnership in local ranks. Pagliarulo and goalscoring legend Dave Greening powered Somerville Eagles to the State 5 South championship last season but the dynamic duo are no more. Between them they nabbed 49 goals in 2019 as Somerville cruised to the title with a nine-point margin. Both fielded a number of offers recently with Greening deciding to remain at Somerville while “Pags” has flown the nest. Before settling on the switch to Olympic Park the big Scot turned down a lucrative offer to sign for rival State 5 South outfit White Star Dandenong. “It was hard to resist but I played for decent money back home at times and I never enjoyed it because I went to the clubs for cash,” he said. “Now I want to help develop younger players and help Rosebud achieve success. “I’ve been impressed with the club since one of my sons played there last season. “The hard part was telling the boys at Somerville because I loved my time there and I’m devastated to be leaving them.” Director of football Zach Peddersen echoed the general sentiment at the Eagles when saying goodbye to last year’s top scorer. “We know he’ll be back one day but for now Rosebud is a better fit for his family and we wish him all the best for the season ahead,” he said. Last week Rosebud also announced the signings of Eric Manhanong (also from Somerville), Hayden Hicks and Ryan McCann. Manhanong can play at the back or in midfield, Hicks is a goalkeeper who has had spells at Peninsula Strikers, Old Carey and Swinburne while McCann has been with Mooroolbark and East Brighton. In FFA Cup news no local State 5 clubs remain in this year’s knockout competition after Rosebud, Aspendale Stingrays and Mount Martha all lost on Saturday. “Pags” didn’t play in Rosebud’s 3-2 away loss to Barwon after injuring his right knee at training two days before the match. Rosebud was 3-0 down at half-time but a 64th minute goal from Chris Parry running onto a ball over the top and finishing well opened the visitors’ account.

Party’s over: Mark Pagliarulo (right) and David Greening celebrate a Somerville goal but they have probably played together for the last time. Picture: John Punshon

In the 81st minute Blake Hicks pressured Barwon keeper Kieran Ower in a 50/50 and Hicks was presented with a tap in to make it 3-2 and the home side was made to sweat through the final minutes of the contest. Aspendale Stingrays lost 4-3 on penalties to fellow State 5 rival White Star Dandenong at Kingston Heath after the sides were locked at 1-1 after normal time and extra time. Louis Palmire put White Star ahead in the 13th minute and the Stingrays equalised in the 59th minute. A Pete Dimopoulos corner fell to James Macnab and his deflected shot beat White Star keeper Bobby Pejkovic. Aspendale’s best were Tom Lonsing, Dylan Guedes, Kieran Hughes and Sam Timuska-Carr. Mount Martha’s senior soccer bow resulted in a 5-0 defeat against a much more seasoned Shepparton South at Padua College in Mornington. If the visitors from the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League were in State 5 South they’d be one of the pre-season title favourites and they had winners all over the pitch. Predominant among them were winger Remell Davis who started on the left, switched to the right and had a spell through the middle but was a constant threat and central midfielder Shaun Kane. Kane’s partner in the middle was Kabir Kareem whose possession stats were through the roof but time and

again he had to take extra touches when quick ball movement would have added to the pressure on the home team. Mount Martha never gave up and its ability to keep running and harassing the opposition will be one of its strong suits this season. As will the presence of one of its few experienced players in left back Adam Steele who has been on the books of Manningham United and Ashburton United. As if to validate his surname his scything challenge from behind on Davis in the second half forced referee Ellmir Asipi to brandish a yellow card. Shepparton hit the front in the 13th minute when the home team failed to clear and Kane’s cutback was hammered home by striker Joel Aitken despite Mount Martha keeper Alex Davies getting a hand to the shot. The Kane-Aitken combination struck again in the 36th minute when Kane’s free kick was headed home by Aitken to make it 2-0 and a minute later it was contest over after Kane pounced on a terrible defensive blunder and neatly shot low into the far corner. In the 61st minute Davis broke clear on the left of the area and his low shot past the advancing Davies made it 4-0. A minute later young Mount Martha striker Connor Mooney forced Shepparton keeper Robert Harmeston to parry at his near post and home fans reacted enthusiastically as it was Mount Martha’s most dangerous moment in

the contest. A howler from Davies in the 73rd minute when he got both hands to a shot but failed to hold on allowed Kareem to get his name on the scoresheet. For the record Mount Martha’s first ever senior matchday squad was: Davies, Jannes Kalkbrenner, Steele, Howie Anderson, Jack Ecuyer, Josh Smith, Seb Siegl, Darragh Fitzsimmons, Mooney, Ethan Sanderson, Alex Giordano. Substitutes: Harry Aylett, Ben Edward, Archie Thomas, Tom Brewster, Jack Woodhill. In NPL news Langwarrin’s search for a goalkeeper ended last week when it agreed terms with James Burgess from Springvale White Eagles. The 20-year-old has also been at Bentleigh Greens and played in Langy’s 4-1 friendly loss away to Preston Lions on Saturday with Tom Youngs scoring for Langy with a classy finish. In other practice match news Josh Hine was unstoppable in Mornington’s 4-2 away win over State 1 North-West outfit Banyule City. Hine’s four goals and the debut of 24-year-old midfielder Dylan Fairclough were highlights for Mornington. Australian-born Fairclough has recently returned from England and last year played with Fleetwood Hesketh in the Southport & District Amateur Football League. Injuries and unavailability hit Mornington’s matchday squad against Banyule and matters weren’t helped when

central defender Steve Elliott, who has been in good form since returning from Doveton, was forced off through injury. Peninsula Strikers recovered from an early setback to beat Mazenod 2-1 last weekend at Kingston Heath. Mazenod led after 13 minutes through an error by young keeper Nick Scialpi deputising for Robbie Acs who was at a wedding. Strikers hit back in the 38th minute when a superb through ball to former Seaford United and East Bentleigh striker Ben Doree saw him cut inside an opponent before coolly slotting it past the keeper in the 38th minute. Three minutes later a cracking through ball from Alex Whyte released Tuach Ter down the right and his firsttime cross was finished well by Jason Bradbury. Skye United beat Dandenong South 3-1 last Thursday night with Mitch Blake, Mikey Turner and Stephen Tsering scoring for Skye. On Saturday Skye added State 1 side Casey Comets to its pre-season scalps with a 1-0 win at John Paul College. A stunning long-range strike by 17-year-old Reilly Saffin settled the issue in what was a hard-fought win by a depleted Skye side. Saffin was with Mornington’s under18s last year. Frankston Pines beat Noble Park 4-0 on Saturday night at Monterey Reserve with goals from CJ Hodgson (2), Hamraz Zanoozi and Jason Tiso. Baxter lost 2-0 to Knox City last weekend while Seaford United drew 2-2 with North Melbourne Athletic thanks to a Dylan Waugh double. Queensland triallist Ryan Ramsden from Magpies Crusaders was in goal for Seaford in the first half and could sign this week. On Sunday Somerville Eagles won 4-3 against Mount Eliza at Somerville Secondary College with Sam Beadle (2), Bjorn Kutschera and Greening scoring for Somerville. This week’s pre-season friendlies: TUESDAY: Seaford reserves v Frankston Pines reserves, North Seaford Reserve, 7pm. THURSDAY: Frankston Pines v Skye Utd, Monterey Reserve, 7pm. SATURDAY: Doveton v Langwarrin, Waratah Reserve (venue to be confirmed), 11am (U18s), 1pm & 3pm; Bulleen v Mornington, Veneto Club, 10am & 12 noon; Peninsula Strikers v Chelsea, Centenary Park, 1pm & 3pm; Seaford Utd v Middle Park, North Seaford Reserve, 11am and 1pm; Baxter v Rosebud, Baxter Park, 1pm & 3pm; Somerville Eagles v Mount Martha, Somerville Secondary College, 1pm & 3pm.

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Galaxy Raider’s last lunge for All-Star Mile HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou THE Grahame Begg-trained Galaxy Raider made one final attempt to secure his spot in Australia’s richest mile race with a last to first victory at Flemington on Saturday 15 February. Prior to running on Saturday, the Pinecliff, Mt Eliza-based runner sat just outside the top 10 on the leaderboard for the $5 million All-Star Mile which is set to be run at Caulfield in March. With almost 2,500 votes to his name on Thursday night, the stable favourite didn’t leave anything on the track in his final bid to secure his spot in the multi-million dollar race by storming home from the rear to nail the Shane Nichols-trained, Streets of Avalon, just before the finishing post in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy (1400m). With a superb steer for young apprentice Teodore Nugent, the sevenyear-old son of Hard Spun ate up the ground in the concluding stages to made it back-to-back victories at Flemington. Trainer Grahame Begg said that they couldn’t do anymore than win on the weekend. “I’m really pleased, it’s very satisfying with the old boy. He’s a bit of a favourite in the stable down at Pinecliff,” Begg said. “To put two wins together is fantastic.” The back-to-back win was even more impressive when stacking up his time for the race against the other two 1400m races on the day. Galaxy Raider clocked the quickest 1400m time for the day, running the seven furlongs in 1:22.37 - quicker

than that of uber-talented three-yearsold’s Alligator Blood and Catalyst who raced earlier on the card. Begg said the way the race panned out was just perfect for his galloper to fly home late. “With the speed of the race today,

it was tailormade for him. With 52kg on his back and a month between runs and since we’ve put the blinkers back on him, he’s won his last two starts,” he said. “I think the thing with him is to keep him really well and keep him in a good frame of mind.”

Voting for the All-Star Mile has now closed with the final leaderboard set to be re-opened this week. The top 10 on the leaderboard will secure their place in the race.

Last leap: The Grahame Begg-trained Galaxy Raider wins the final race at Flemington in a final bid to gain votes for the $5 million All-Star Mile. Picture: Supplied

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