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Hunt under pressure of coup fallout Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au JULIA Banks finally broke cover on Thursday last week with an “announcement” that had been rumoured for weeks: she will stand as an independent candidate for Flinders at the May federal election. In doing so, Ms Banks will campaign against her former Liberal colleague, Greg Hunt, who has held the seat since 2001. Adding fuel to the Flinders electoral ire, it was leaked Friday afternoon that Labor’s candidate would be broadcaster and head of journalism at the Australian College of the Arts, Rosebud-born, Tracee Hutchison. Labor sources would not confirm her candidature, but said the party’s administrative committee would make an announcement Friday (February 8). Statistically, it seems an uphill battle for Ms Banks as Mr Hunt won more than 50 per cent of the primary votes at the 2016 election. Ms Banks says she has yet to determine where her preferences would go, but it would be a strange move to allocate them towards her main adversary, Mr Hunt. Ms Banks – an outsider who won the former Labor stronghold of Chisholm for the Liberals at the 2016 election – believes Mr Hunt has lost support because of his role in last August’s coup that saw Malcolm Turnbull lose his prime ministership. Mr Hunt sought the deputy leadership in the failed bid led by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to become prime minister. Ms Banks has dubbed Mr Hunt as Mr Dutton’s wingman. A second round of voting saw Scott Morrison take the helm and keep Mr Hunt as Health Minister and Mr Dutton as Home Affairs Minister. In November, Ms Banks renounced her Liberal credentials and moved to the crossbench, further destabilising the Morrison-led government. On Friday last week, several of Ms Banks’s former parliamentary colleagues were accusing her of betrayal and “seat shopping”. It was also re-

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vealed that Malcolm Turnbull’s son Alex was “involved” in her bid to oust Mr Hunt, who holds Flinders with a comfortable margin of 7.8 per cent. It is Mr Hunt’s support for Mr Dutton that Julia Banks believes will give her the votes she needs to win Flinders as well as changes in electorate boundaries and the fact that she’s “not a member of any political elite”. More uncertainty about Mr Hunt’s popularity with voters follows the November state election Labor landslide that saw the Liberals lose the southern peninsula seat of Nepean, which provides a large part of his support base. However, Ms Banks says she is not underestimating the number of Mr Hunt’s supporters and the Liberal Party’s willingness to “put a lot of money in” to ensure his political survival. Mr Morrison on Friday reportedly “laughed off” the threat by independents like Ms Banks while asserting that Mr Hunt had “worked like a Trojan for his community”. “People in their communities back people who’ve worked for their communities, worked in their communities, ” Mr Morrison said. Mr Hunt’s message on the day, repeated on radio, television and in newspapers, was summed up by the first sentence of a statement issued by his office: “I will continue to work hard delivering for the people of Flinders.” His statement did not mention Ms Banks or why he felt the need to even make a statement. Mr Hunt and Ms Banks (who says Mr Hunt has not spoken to her since September) have both been emphasising their “local” credentials when interviewed by the media. Mr Hunt was born and educated on the peninsula; his children were born at the hospital where his wife had worked and now attend local schools. Ms Banks and her husband Michael have owned a house at Red Hill for over 20 years. Her parents lived in Mornington for many years: her father until his death in 2007, and her mother until only a couple of years ago. When announcing her departure from Liberal ranks in November, Ms Banks was scathing of “members of

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the [Liberals’] reactionary right wing” claiming “the coup was aided by many MPs trading their vote for a leadership change in exchange for their individual promotion”. “Their actions were undeniably for themselves, for their position in the party, their power, their personal ambition, not for the Australian people who we represent, not for what people voted for in the 2016 election, not for stability, and disregarding that teamwork and unity delivers success. “The Liberal Party has changed.

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Ms Banks says the plotters have never explained their reasons for the coup. “It was all about ambition and selfinterest, there was no business case for it. There are still no answers as to why they got rid of Turnbull.” A former corporate lawyer, Ms Banks opposes Labor’s proposed changes to dividend tax policy and negative gearing. She is critical of her former party’s about-face on climate change issues. Ms Banks is certain “traditional Liberal voters are fed up; too many politicians take people for fools”.

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All aboard: Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor David Gill, left, and Cr Julie Moirris were among the passengers out for a twilight cruise on Western Port to mark World Wetlands Day. Pictures: Supplied

Twilight cruise toast to World Wetlands Day CRUISING while eating canapes and drinking holding while spotting waders was all part of a twilight cruise on Western Port last Friday to “celebrate” the following day’s World Wetlands Day (Saturday 2 February). The 90 or so paying passengers aboard the Kasey Lee were also kept mindful of the efforts by the Save Westernport group to stop power company AGL processing imported natural gas at Crib Point and plans by successive state governments for a container port at Hastings. World Wetlands Day marks the

signing of the International Wetlands Treaty in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971. Western Port was listed under the treaty in 1981. The treaty recognises wetlands as being of international importance if they hold up to 20,000 waterbirds (such as ducks, swans and herons) and up to 10,000 migratory waterbirds (including curlews and sandpipers). “Western Port easily meets these criteria and also hosts more than one per cent of the migratory population of six wader species, including eastern curlews, common greenshanks and

red-necked stint, which is another criterion for being added to the list of Ramsar wetlands,” Save Westernport organiser Chris Chandler said. “The mudflats of Western Port are a summer home to thousands of black swans, ducks, herons and ibis, as well as 30 species of migratory waders which breed in Siberia.” As passengers filled their wine glasses, the cruise sailed from Stony Point north past the Crib Point jetty, where AGL plans to berth a more than 300-metre-long floating gas processing vessel.

“The twilight tour then past the Esso and BlueScope jetties, along the coastline that some politicians hope will one day be lined with the huge cranes of Australia’s biggest container port,” Mr Chandler said. “Canapes were served as we headed east to Barrallier Island, off the northwest corner of French Island. Barrallier is an important high tide roost for up to 3000 migratory waders.” The Kasey Lee headed south along the west coast of French Island, to Tortoise Head. “Those on board remarked at the

remoteness of the mangrove-lined French Island coast, with no buildings in sight for most of the coast, and a real wilderness feel about it,” Mr Chandler said. “From Tortoise Head, we headed west again into the setting sun, towards HMAS Cerberus, admiring the sunset and the first flights of short-tailed shearwaters, or mutton birds, returning to their nesting burrows on French Island from their feeding grounds in Bass Strait.” Save Westernport is planning another cruise in March. Details: savewesternport.org Keith Platt

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COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR Sponsored by Balnarring & District Community Bank® Branch adult volunteers to assist, either if wishing to become a leader/assistant leader or Helper for the Girl Guides. If you are interested in volunteering your time on Wednesday nights, by assisting the unit leader in mentoring, supporting the Guides or helping out practically; please give the unit leader a call on 0414612715. 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 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 Balnarring & District Community Bank Staff members

FEBRUARY Frankston North Men’s Forum. First monthly meeting: Wed 6 Feb, 6 – 8pm. Frankston North Community Centre, 26 Mahogany Avenue. Pizza night and light video. Plus coffee, “chat & chew”, Q & A.More info: 8773 9545. 50th Anniversary of Western Port Festival Thurs 14 Feb, 10.15 am – 12pm Speaker Ian Hales, talking about his time when the Festival was called Hastings Day. Hastings Museum, cnr Marine Pde & Skinner St, Hastings. $5. Entrance fee. Small door prize, lucky dip raffle & refreshments. All welcome. Bookings phone 0490 132 011 or email: hwphs@outlook.com Somerville Saturday Market Feb 9, 8:30am - 12:30 pm. The first for 2019 St Andrew’s Church, Eramosa Road West, Somerville, Contact: Graeme: 59776980 Balnarring Skate Park Sat 9 Feb - Free skate & scoot clinics. Clinic 1: 4pm – 5pm. Clinic 2: 5pm – 6pm Sun 17 Feb Competition Scooter 11am, BMX 12.30pm, skate 1.30pm Free entry, all abilities welcome. 2 – 8 Civic Ct, Balnarring Crib Point Community Market Sat 9 Feb, 9am - 1pm. Crib Point Community House, 7 Park Road Crib Point Variety of stalls: handcrafted products, upcycled goods, candles, jewellery, Devonshire teas, plus kids Cribby Koala treasure hunt. Enquiries and stall bookings ph 5983 9888 or email market@cpch.org.au Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club Sun 10 Feb. 10am - 2:30pm Registration Day at the Peninsula Hockey Centre, Monash University, Frankston Campus. Parking at the end of Bloom Street. We are a friendly inclusive family club, that caters for all ages, from 5 years upwards providing teams

for all levels of skill and experience women, men, masters and juniors. Everyone is very welcome. Hastings Cricket Club Major Fundraising Auction Saturday 23 Feb, 7.30pm Hastings Club Members Bar, 155 Marine Parade, Hastings Numerous items up for auction including high quality carpet rug, wine package, cricket club merchandising pack, workshop equipment, massage voucher. Come along for a fun night. For details contact Graeme 5979 1740 Unveiling of Annie Sage’s Portrait Sat 23 Feb, 10am. Come and celebrate the life of this remarkable Somerville woman who served as a nurse in WW2 and rose to the rank of Colonel in the AIF. Somerville Community House, 21 Blacks Camp Road, Somerville. Light refreshments will be served, RSVP for catering purposes to 5977 8330 or 0438 241 134, email: kim@somervillecommunityhouse.com.au JP locations National & International documents inc affadavits, stat decs & cert copies signed FREE of charge at police stations on the Peninsula. Frankston weekdays 10am to 3pm. Mornington: Mondays & Thursdays 11am to 2pm. Rosebud: Mondays & Thursdays 11am to 2pm. Carrum Downs: Mondays & Thursdays 5pm to 7pm. Hastings: Wednesdays 5pm to 7pm or Google find a JP Victoria or Ph1300365567. 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 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) 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 Al-Anon Family Groups If your loved one drinks too much and you don’t know where to turn, Al-Anon Family Groups can help! Confidential meetings are held in Chelsea every Tues. 7.30 - 9.00pm at Longbeach Place, 15 Chelsea Road. No appointment necessary. New members welcome. Foster carer Every child deserves to smile. Make 2018 the year you make a difference. Become a Foster Carer with VACCA Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency. Express your interest by visiting www.vacca.org or calling 9480 7300. Information sessions every month held in your area. 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/ Better Breathers Respiratory Support Group Every 4th Monday of the month Better Breathers support group meet in the meeting room at the Mornington Information Centre, cnr Elizabeth and Main Sts from 2.00 to 4.00pm. We offer education and support for patients and carers coping with chronic lung disease with the aim of leading an improved quality of life. Details Christine 0419 314 587 Girl Guides The Overport Frankston Girl Guide Unit is looking for

Peninsula Activities Group We welcome visitors to join in outings & trips. Meets in High Street Frankston for a cuppa and nibbles, book future activities and hear a speaker of interest. Joana 9775-2304 Weight Loss Support Group FInding it a struggle to lose weight? Is it difficult to maintain your weight loss. Do you need support from others who have achieved what they set out to do or are still forging alongthe healthier lifestyle treck? Come to your local TOWN clowb. Senior Citizens Hall, Herring St, Hastings 9am - 10.30am Wednesdays. $48 membership fee then $6 per week. You are wecome to attend two meetings for free. Further info Tira 0433 509 487 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 Living with Autism Spectrum Resource support group, Monthly meetings Mondays, No cost. Phone for dates. Wallaroo Community Centre, Hastings. Contact Gaye Hart 0439 576 690 or gaye.hart@ goodshep.org.au 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. 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. Hastings Combined Probus Club Meets the 1st of the month at the Hastings Sports Club. Retired men and women are invited. Outstanding guest speakers at each meeting, day trips, sea cruise, discussion groups, luncheons. Visitors welcome. Contact Dulcie 0417 1306 43. Duplicate Bridge Every Monday at 9.00am. The Flinders Bridge Group meets every Monday for Duplicate Bridge at the Flinders Golf Club. All players welcome (partner required). Cost is $5.00 oer person. Please email Peter on thelains@live.com.au. Social Bridge Each Wednesday 1.30pm-3.30pm. Come along to Social Bridge held in the Flinders Golf Club. All players are welcome and assistance is available for notvice palyers. Cost is $5.00 per person. Please contact Candy 0409 417 724 or email: candace.ormerod@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 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 Mornington Peninsula Community Dog Club Come and have fun with your dog while training it. We welcome dogs of any age. Every Saturday morning at Citation Oval, Mt Martha. Beginners class is at 10.15am. We help you to train your dog to listen to you and be obedient using positive reinforcement, through fun and games and everyday life experiences. For more info contact June 0407846991 or www.dogclub.org.au. 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. Mornington Peninsula Veterans Cricket Calling former and current cricketers over 60 wishing to re-establish their cricketing prowess to join us at the RM Hooper Oval, Graydens Road Tuerong on each Friday at 3 pm for a hit/training. Register your interest or for more information call Michael 0407 823 619 or Ian 0477 713 614 or email: mbou2030@bigpond.net.au Western Port Uniting Church Opportunity Shop Monster Book Sale: Sat 20 April, 9am – 1pm With plants and sundry items, at Crib Point Uniting Church, Stony Point Road - next door to United Petroleum. On sale at bargain basement prices

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Parking protest over care centre’s plans BALNARRING residents opposed to the building of an aged care home in their street “will most definitely” fight the bid when it goes before the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal. The planning application by developer Arcare will be determined by VCAT because Mornington Peninsula Shire was unable to process it within the required 60 days. Jan Eyles, of Brooksby Square, said VCAT “will be the decision maker in the process”. The shire’s team leader planning services Lucas Gardiner confirmed the planning application was heading to VCAT as the shire was unable to make a decision within the 60day statutory time limit “due to the significance of the application, and in the interests of proper and consultative decision making, and to accommodate the requirement for multiple external referrals”. “VCAT will hear submissions from council, objectors and the applicant regarding the merits of the proposal,” Mr Gardiner said. A practice day hearing is scheduled for 1 March, a compulsory conference is on 29 April and the hearing is on 12 June. The deadline to lodge a statement of grounds with the tribunal is 19 February. “We most definitely are going to VCAT,” Ms Eyles said. “I will have to start finding out all the information that is needed to do this: we will probably need to engage an advocate or someone with knowledge of how

to approach it. It’s all new territory for us, but we know this is the right thing to do.” Brooksby Square residents most affected by the proposed 75-bed age care home last week parked their cars to show the effect of traffic congestion from the home’s driveways opening onto their narrow street. The parking demonstration followed several information meetings and an informal conference held with council officers on 18 December at which Arcare officers also put their views. “We would like to think that we have a fair chance at VCAT but, with the state government giving the green light to developers, and the emotional feelings about nursing homes, we are not sure what the outcome will be,” Ms Eyles said. “I hope people can see our view and not think that we are protesting unnecessarily, because, after all, this will be a commercial facility running 24/7 with high traffic flows, at least three changes of workers’ shifts daily, and service and garbage truck vehicles constantly coming and going. “Can anyone honestly say that they would like this to happen in their street?” Members of the protesters received a blow last week when a VicRoads officer said the authority favoured access and egress into Brooksby Square – rather than busier Balnarring Road – and generally supported the development. “This will not deter us from continuing the fight to retain Brooksby Square as the street it was designed to be,” Ms Eyles said. Arcare was contacted for comment.

Tight fit: Residents parked cars to show the difficulty of navigating Brooksby Square, Balnarring if an aged care centre is allowed to use it as an entrance. Pictures: Supplied

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Dam drowning A FRANKSTON man drowned at Baxter Park, Sunday 3 February. Police media advisor Belinda Batty said the 19-year-old failed to surface after swimming with others in a dam just after 3pm. The dam is near Moorooduc Highway in the South Frankston park bordered by FrankstonFlinders and Sages roads. Emergency services crews searched the area for several hours before finding the man’s body in the water just after 6pm. Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

The shipping news MOVEMENTS of ships to and from the Port of Hastings over a fortnight reflect the steady use of the port. In the fortnight from 4 February the Victorian Channels Authority lists seven arrivals and departures, including two from the cruise ship Seabourne Encore, which anchors off Phillip Island; two vessels taking aboard liquid petroleum gas (LPG) from Long Island Point; a ship delivering and picking up steel products at BlueScope, Hastings; a tanker discharging petrol or diesel at Crib Point; and a workboat at Stony Point. The ships loading LPG will take their cargoes to Suva in Fiji and Baie de Prony, a port in New Caledonia.

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On location: Peter Woods painting undisturbed at the St Paul hospital, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France. Picture: Supplied

Art eviction in plein air ARTISTS, especially when spotted at their easels in the open air, can be seen as adding a bit of interest to the landscape. But that feeling is not universal, Bittern artist Peter Woods has found out, especially in the home of what many regard as “must make” destination for artists – southern France. While working at his easel outside the picturescue village of Lourmarin, Woods was confronted by a woman who drove up in a car and “started to talk vigorously and gesticulate”. It was not until after hearing the word ‘’out” that he realised that he was being kicked off her land. “I was only two metres off the path, but I was in the field of someone not fond of artists,” Woods recalls when describing the creation of his painting of the village and its vineyard foreground. “Apologetic but amused”, he moved back onto the path, but within five minutes was confronted by the woman’s daughter on a quad bike, which she rode “furiously in circles for a while to express her Gallic displeasure”.

The encounter took place when Woods and his wife Jeanette spent five weeks last year in Lourmarin and Saint-Remy-de-Provence. The couple toured the area by car and shopped at markets and savoured being in “the steps of Vincent van Gogh” who had spent a “productive but difficult year” in Saint-Remy towards the end of his life. The results of Woods’s efforts have been combined with other works depicting scenes from Woolleys Beach Reserve, Jack’s Beach, Main Ridge, Merricks, Flinders and Red Hill in his “Peninsula to Provence” exhibition at the gallery at The Red Hill Bakery and Cafe, Balnarring. Woods sees his Western Port scenes “as part of my advocacy for the bay in light of the current battles with AGL” which wants to use Crib Point as a base to import liquefied natural gas. “Peninsula to Provence”, an art exhibition by Peter Woods, is at the at the gallery at The Red Hill Bakery and Cafe, 3000 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring, until 14 February. Keith Platt

DETECTIVES from the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston have charged 26 people as part of Operation Pandora which targets vehicle crime. Seventeen of those charged since the operation began on 7 January have been remanded in custody and several stolen cars and large amounts of property recovered. Charges include aggravated burglary, burglary, theft of a motor car, theft from a motor car, reckless conduct endangering life, and obtaining property by deception. Those charged will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date. They include a Frankston North man, 25, on 40 counts, a Hastings man, 27 (10 counts), a Langwarrin man, 29 (30 counts), and a Baxter man, 23 (16 counts). High-end cars stolen on the peninsula over the Christmas and New Year period included a Range Rover from Mt Martha and a Porsche from Safety Beach. Both cars had been left unlocked with the keys inside. Detective Senior Sergeant Stephen McKenzie, of Frankston CIU, said the operation was started to “combat a large spike in vehicle crime”. “The term vehicle crime does not adequately explain the danger and cost to the local community,” he said. “In the holiday period we have had criminals entering houses in the middle of the night to steal car keys and being confronted by half-asleep occupants, causing emotional and occasionally physical harm.

“Police have been working extremely hard to identify and lock up those responsible, but need the public to help prevent it in the first place. We can forgive the forgetfulness, but we need to work harder together to minimise the harm. “I ask the public to lock vehicles, not leave spare keys in vehicles parked at the same location, not leave valuables in vehicles, lock house doors and windows at night, and not leave car keys in obvious places.” Detective McKenzie said stolen vehicles had been used in numerous crimes, such as ram raids, and were often found later “dumped and burnt out.” “The majority of stolen vehicles are driven by criminals recklessly at high speeds, running red lights and often ramming police to evade capture,” he said. “We’ve had criminals walking along an entire street, opening every unlocked vehicle and stealing cash, electronics, wallets and identification. They use stolen credit cards to buy goods before the owner even knows the card is stolen. “They will use stolen identification to steal hire cars. They often steal registration plates and use them to avoid detection or commit petrol drive offs.” Detective McKenzie said that while “prevention is largely the responsibility of the community, if the police need to be the cure then the criminals need to know we are active 24 hours a day”. “We will find you, arrest you, and most likely find a prison cell to house you,” he said. With Stephen Taylor

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Search for ‘young people’ after rock thrown at train THE driver of a freight train was taken to hospital after being hit on the upper body by a rock thrown by “young people”, 9pm, Wednesday 30 January. Hastings police said the train was travelling south from Leawarra station towards Baxter when the incident occurred. The driver continued on to Tyabb train station from where he was taken to Frankston Hospital in a stable condition. Rail, Tram and Bus Union secretary Luba Grigorovitch said on Radio 3AW the unprovoked attack was unacceptable and put the safety of both the train’s driver and its passengers at risk. “No one goes to work to be in harm’s way. It’s completely unacceptable,” she said.

Amity gets results THE Australia Day Long Weekend was a busy one for police in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula, with Operation Amity focusing on speed, fatigue, impaired driving, distraction offences and seatbelt compliance. Over the four days – Friday 25 January to Monday 28 January – police breath-tested 1161 drivers and drug-tested 38 drivers. Of these, 14 drink drivers and six drug drivers were charged.

Police also detected 23 disqualified or unlicensed drivers and fined 116 drivers for speeding. Twelve drivers were charged with disobeying traffic lights and 33 were caught driving unregistered vehicles. Three vehicles were impounded. Police also focused on boats and jet skis breaking speed limits and entering no-go zones, as well as checking on safety equipment and boat licences. Leading Senior Constable Greg Wolfe, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said two serious injury collisions included one in which an L-plater changed lanes on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Dromana, causing another vehicle to “take evasive action, lose control and overturn”, 5.45pm, Saturday 26 January. In the other serious incident a motorcyclist ran into a tree which had fallen across Coolart Road, Somerville, 10.30pm, Saturday 26 January. Police also targeted those drinking alcohol on the beach and littering and behaving offensively. They were also on the lookout for hoon and roadrage incidents, drivers using mobile phones, drink drivers and parking offences. Fines are $100 for having an open container of alcohol, $645 for being drunk in a public place and $806 for being drunk and disorderly – with the possibility of offenders spending time in the cells to sober up. Jet ski riders can be fined $317 for

breaching speed and distance rules on the water, and $793 for riding unregistered or unlicensed on the water.

Drunk, disorderly TWO girls aged 17 were capsicum sprayed by police at Mothers Beach, Mornington and charged with being drunk and disorderly at 8.15pm on Australia Day, Saturday 26 January. The girls, of Mornington and Bittern, were taken back to Mornington police station and their parents called to collect them. They will be summonsed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court. Sergeant Chris Stock said up to half a dozen girls drinking on the foreshore became belligerent when ordered to hand over their alcohol by police. The foreshore is an alcohol-free zone. He said an officer had a radio wrenched off a jacket by one of the girls before the arrests. “We pushed about two dozen young people off the beach who were there to party,” he said. “They like to get it on early while nearby families were just trying to have a good time.” In another Australia Day incident, four men aged 17 to 25 were charged with being drunk and disorderly at nearby Mills Beach, 5-8pm. They were each issued $700 infringement notices. Senior Sergeant Paul Edwards said police enforcing alcohol bans along

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the Mornington foreshore later confiscated cans from another group of young men and tipped the beer out. “They were not charged with any offence; it was punishment enough for them seeing their beer go down the drain,” he said.

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Blow hole break-ins POLICE would like to speak to any visitors to the Flinders blow hole and other back beach areas who saw a suspicious man loitering on Australia Day. He is believed to have broken into cars in the area. Police particularly want to speak to those who saw the man at the blow hole car park, 11.30am12.30pm, Saturday 26 January, and who reported his behaviour to the park ranger. Anyone who saw a suspicious man at the Bushrangers Bay, Ti Tree Creek or Flinders Ocean Beach car parks on that day should also contact police. Leading Senior Constable Greg Wolfe, of Somerville Highway Patrol, urges visitors not to leave valuables in the car. “Leave them at home or take them with you,” he said. Anyone with information – particularly the person who called the rangers – is urged to contact Senior Detective Clayton Beckhouse, at Mornington Peninsula CIU, 5978 1400, or Leading Senior Constable Ian Huxtable, at Rosebud Police Station, 5986 0444.

Cigs, alcohol theft FOUR men who used a jemmy bar to force their way into the Bittern IGA supermarket stole a large quantity of cigarettes, 3am, Sunday 27 January. Detectives from Somerville CIU said CCTV showed the men struggling to open the cigarette cabinet before wrenching it from the wall and loading it onto a utility. It was later found opened at Devon Meadows. The men also stole six bottles of alcohol and some beer.

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Smoke bad for chef ’s health A CHEF at a Mornington nursing home suffered minor smoke inhalation when part of a barbecue area caught fire, 2am, Sunday 27 January. Mornrobbed of cigarettes valued at $600, 3.40am, Wednesday 30 January. It was the second attack on a Western Port United outlet, after the Tyabb United was ram-raided and extensively damaged at 4.30am the day before. Sergeant Peter Drake, of Somerville CIU, said a witness reported a loud bang before the service station’s alarm sounded. A white dual cab ute was then seen driving off.

Centre break in OFFENDERS broke through the roof of the Mt Martha Community Centre, overnight, Tuesday 29 January. They kicked holes in plaster walls and entered several rooms but nothing was stolen at the building on The Esplanade.

ington fire brigade crews and police attended what turned out to be a hazmat incident at the home in Dorothy Crescent. POLICE said the 40-year-old man was overcome by fumes and treated at the scene.

Hide the car keys HIDE your car keys from thieves: that’s the message from Crime Stoppers, with statistics showing that seven out of 10 cars are stolen using their own keys. The Consideration is Key campaign aims to raise awareness and highlight the high percentage of car thefts that are opportunistic. Thieves simply enter through an unlocked door or open window and see the keys and then steal the car. The homeowner often doesn’t even realise the theft has occurred. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestoppers.com.au and remain anonymous.

THE highly regarded Mornington Peninsula footballer Alan Hayes, died on 30 January. He was 79. His death comes just weeks after that of his formwer teammate, Richard Everest (“Death of Hastings footy ‘legend’” The News 23/1/19). Mr Hayes could be described as a football journeyman, with a career spanning four decades over which he played 410 games for eight different clubs. He played in four premierships and was seven times voted the club best and fairest. In 1953, Mr Hayes’s football career started with Sandringham juniors, playing in three premierships and winning three best and fairest awards. After 36 games with Hampton Rovers in 1957-58 he joined Richmond where he played 23 senior games and won the Reserves best and fairest in 1960. After four years he moved to South Australia to play Central Districts. Following a stint coaching Keysborough, Mr Hayes was appointed coach of Hastings in 1968. Although replaced as coach in 1970, he continued as a player and captained the team when it won the premiership in 1972. He played 111 games with Hastings, winning the best and fairest award in 1969 and 1972. Mr Hayes then became captain/coach of Mornington for a number of years, including 1977 when Hastings defeated Mornington in the grand final. He was named half-forward in Hastings Football Club’s Team of the Century and in 2018 he was inducted into the club’s hall of fame. A funeral for Mr Hayes is being held on Thursday (7 February) at Tobin Brothers Chapel, Mt Martha. Peter McCullough

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Mornington art show ‘the best yet’ THIS year’s Mornington Art show, presented by the Rotary Club of Mornington and ending on Australia Day, is being seen as the best show in its 47-year history with 15 per cent of works being sold. More than 860 art works, including paintings and photographs, were hung for sale and public viewing. The paintings by Mornington Peninsula, Victorian and interstate artists covered a range of media and genre. Several of the 42 photographs and works by VCE and other students were also sold. Rotary club member and one the show’s organisers, John Renowden, said selling 15.2 per cent of works “is considered to be a very high level of sales for an art show and is indicative of the interest shown in quality art work by our lo-

cal community and those visiting the peninsula”. Mr Renowden said more than 350 attended the show’s opening night, including politicians from all three levels of government. An estimated 1600 people visited the show after the opening. Rotary president Libby Paterson opened the show with art show chair Victor Sullivan. Mr Renowden said large paintings and glasswork by Leisa Wharington decorated the stage at the Peninsula Community Theatre while a “large colourful bathing box below the stage gave the art show a distinctly local beachside flavour”. The works on display included those by feature artists David Brayshaw and Cathy Van Ee and art show judge, Lyn Mellady. John Bredl’s “ Reflections 1” was chosen as their people’s choice.

The raffle drawn on Australia Day was won by Isobel Hamill. Second prize went to Wendy McKeown and third to Glenis Maconachie. Mr Renowden said the $50,000 raised for Rotary by the art show will be spent on local and International humanitarian projects, including a new Intensive care bed for The Bays Hospital and clean water for two schools in Bhutan (in partnership with Mornington Secondary School students). Mr Renowden said the Bays Hospital, Mornington Secondary College students and Mornington Men’s Shed helped the club. Mornington Rotary Club president Libby Paterson cuts a ribbon to open this year’s Mornington Art Show. Picture: Yanni

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adorns a wall. Brayne has met with Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill and says he is across major local issues, such as the shire’s opposition to the state government’s removal of local planning controls aimed at protecting coastal villages and townships. He says he is also abreast of shire plans – promoted by Joseph – to use recycled water for agriculture and to fight bushfires. He had also spoken with Dromana Secondary College principal Alan Marr, toured Point Nepean National Park with long time campaigner for its preservation Kate Baillieu and says he welcomes contact with a special interest transport group advocating for an extension of the Stony Point railway line to Rosebud (Ribbon cut ‘opens’ Rosebud station The News 23/1/2019). He had met with energy company AGL to discuss the gas pipeline at Crib Point and the mooring of a regasification ship to process imported gas which would then be distributed through existing and new pipeline networks. He is aware of strong local opposition to the project. “I will be putting all that to [Energy, Environment and Climate Change minister] Lily D’Ambrosio and [Planning Minister] Richard Wynne, who has ordered an environmental effects statement to assess the project,” he said. “I will see that the opposition groups are heard. There is a lot of concern about the way the project has been handled.” Continued Page 12

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Civic buildings go solar to save money SOLAR power to be installed on some of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s largest buildings is aimed at cutting carbon emissions and saving on power bills. In the second stage of the shire’s Solar PV project 584 panels will be installed at Rosebud Library, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and Pelican Park. This is tipped to provide annual savings of more than $30,000 while cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 250 tonnes. In stage 1 of the project last year, Rosebud Municipal Office, Civic Reserve Recreation Centre and Hastings Library went solar with 822 panels generating 250 kW. When the rooftop Solar PV rollout is complete, about 707 kW or 2440 panels, will sit atop shire owned and run buildings – expected to harness savings of more than $132,000 a year and cutting carbon emissions by 15 per cent. The mayor Cr David Gill said the shire was working towards having “carbon neutrality” by 2021. This included “innovative renewable energy, waste recovery and recycling activities, and assisting local businesses to make environmental upgrades that will reduce the carbon footprint of the entire region”. Last year the shire helped install 50kW of solar at clubs, including Mt Eliza Cricket Club and Sorrento Community Centre.

Power to the people: The 99.73 kW solar system at Civic Reserve Recreation Centre, Mornington, is part of the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Solar PV project. Picture: Supplied

Back-up generators have day in the sun HOT weather on Friday 25 January was the catalyst for 11 generators at five sites on the Mornington Peninsula being switched on to provide back-up power to the energy grid. It was the first time the “temporary” generators, all on private properties, had been used. Their contribution, described by Community Grid Project co-provider GreenSync as “modest”, reportedly enabled 3000 United Energy customers

to stay connected to the grid on a day of rolling blackouts in parts of Mornington, Dromana and Frankston and 28 other suburbs. The demand-response project, codeveloped by United Energy in 2016, helped the company defer a planned $30 million upgrade of poles and wires on the peninsula “while maintaining supply reliability” on peak demand days. This typically occurs on one to five days a year – such as Friday – when

everyone switches on their air conditioners. As part of the project, some of United Energy’s commercial customers have agreed to cut their power use when notified and be financially compensated. The Community Grid Project’s Jess Christiansen said as solar and battery storage uptake increased on the peninsula, the “need for generators will be reduced until ideally they are no longer used”. Stephen Taylor

Labor’s new MP Continued from Page 11 Although Brayne says he “loves the ALP, [his] allegiance is to the people of the peninsula”. “Someone asked me how I liked having Daniel Andrews for a boss and I told them the people of the electorate were my bosses – although getting recognised on the street still comes as a surprise.” Brayne says he is “more centre than the Greens” and will “work to support and protect the environment”. “I could only support a government that supports action on climate change,” he said. Admitting he was lucky not to have made “big promises” on the hustings, he says he will work to deliver a Headspace centre on the peninsula. “It’s just unacceptable that youth in places like Rye, Rosebud and Dromana should have to travel to Frankston to get the help they need in their time of need,” he said. Another goal is to improve the peninsula’s bus services – which he says are unreliable. It’s an issue close to his heart. “I caught buses all through university and it is unacceptable that it takes one-and-a-half hours to go from Balnarring to Frankston,” he said. “If we’d made investments in bus services years ago people would now be seeing public transport as a viable alternative to cars. They don’t.” The rejuvenation of Portsea front beach is another goal, as is the retention of the peninsula’s green wedgezoned land. Asked how politics might change him, Brayne said: “I know who I am; I hope I can be true to myself and fundamentally stay the same.”

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Reckless abuse of the environment must stop Some 250 non-native marine species have been introduced into Australian waters. Many are highly invasive marine pests that present a significant threat to the biodiversity of our marine environment through rapid reproduction and competition with native species. More than 100 of these non-native species have been introduced into Port Phillip as a result of fouling on hulls and discharges of contaminated ballast water. Noting that that once a marine pest becomes established in a new location it can rarely be eradicated, it is entirely appropriate that Parks Victoria chief conservation scientist, Dr Mark Norman, recommended that boat owners using Port Phillip and Western Port should ensure the hulls of their boats are cleaned with fresh water and dried to minimise the risk of spread of marine pests (“Bay users warned of ‘marine pests’” The News 15/1/19). The Victorian government through Parks Victoria recognises that Victoria’s marine national parks and sanctuaries have been established to protect the diversity of our marine environment, after its habitats and associated plants and animals, and that more than 90 per cent of the plants and animals living in Australia’s southern waters are found nowhere else in the world. Given marine pests spread on ships hulls and in ballast water and given the high social and environmental amenity of Western Port with its internationally recognised wetlands and marine reserves, it defies comprehension that the same government that is advocating the cleaning of hulls of local boats to prevent the spread of marine pests should even be considering the proposal to allow entry into Western Port of up to 40 LNG transport ships a year from undisclosed locations world-wide. Rupert Steiner is

correct (“MPs selling out” Letters 23/1/19). The reckless abuse of our natural environment has to stop right now. Ignorance and corporate greed must not dictate government policy. John Humphrey, Bittern

posed Kaufland supermarket development in Nepean Highway, Mornington, will be held at the Mornington shire offices, 4-5pm, Thursday 14 February. Those attending will be briefed on the council’s submission to the state government’s Kaufland Stores in Victoria Advisory Committee as well as the proposal itself. To register to attend email Strategic.Admin@ mornpen.vic.gov.au or call 5950 1010 The shire offices are at 2 Queen Street.

Ferry’s terminal problem

My concern is that of being able to use the Western Port ferry service. I have no complaint with the service in itself, an excellent public transport The Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr service well above the normal PTV services. David Gill, in lieu of challenging the state govMy complaint is that there is no facilities ernment on its issue to remove the decision re at any of the terminals that the ferry uses for the Kaufland proposal to build a supermarket in handicapped. Mornington on industrial land set aside as such, In this time of equal opportunity, the thought many decades ago, should see the positives in of anyone with even the slightest physical this for the locals. handicap being able to negotiate the several sets There is first the particular advantage of the of steep steps to get to the ferry is nothing short additional competition that it brings. No one of ridiculous and dangerous. Not only those with would argue about the benefits Aldi brought a physical handicap are restricted, but it is also when it came onto the market and especially dangerous for the elderly. down here. The competition has been tremenThe silliest thing is that the boat itself is handidous and a boon for us residents. cap compliant, you just can’t get on it. What of the additional job opportunities? Surely the government departments involved In addition, there is the use of land set aside a could come up with a solution that would rectify long time ago but never used industrially which this extremely poor, dangerous and restricted will now pay a significantly higher rates return. for those in our community that just want Aaccess la Natural The decision to remove this from the shires a day out and travel on a wonderful waterway to responsibility will avoid all the previous inbuilt Lashes - Full set one of the beautiful islands. What a disgrace this biases which emerge when councillors have to is and what a shame. make such decisions each with their vested and From my reading of the law this is a clear or local biases. violation, but what is the use of complaining, it Our swimming pool must surely be the best would be one government department against example of that. The pool would have been build another, and this would be swept under the mat 10 years ago and on the [Rosebud] foreshore and forgotten. where it makes much more sense. Once again the minority and worse affected in Think of the lost revenues from the summer our community are biased against. visitors for the past 10 years. We would probably Chris Antony, Mornington have a debt free pool now for use all year round by the locals. Ken Norris, McCrae

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On the right path As a resident of Sorrento, I was so pleased to read that the footpath, in Coppin Road is finally to be constructed (“Footpath costs” Letters 29/1/19). I walk up this road almost every day with my small dog and it has been a nightmare. Such a dangerous road with the bus and cars coming towards you, and nowhere to go. Children going to the school in Kerferd Road will be much safer. I for one, look forward to the day it is started. Erica Bryan, Sorrento

Eyesore barrier The recent installation of the concrete barriers and screen ruins Anthonys Nose at Dromana, which must surely rate as the best view of all Port Phillip foreshores. Yes, the concrete barriers are necessary to stop rocks falling onto the beach road but, for heaven’s sake, why weren’t the concrete barriers and screens painted before they were installed? Preferably a sand colour which would blend the barriers with the cliff and shoreline. The concrete barriers on Peninsula Link near Frankston are painted and give a pleasing look while driving down the link. Gerry Shepherd, Dromana

Hunt should go The way Prime Minister Scott Morrison is losing members in his government, he’ll be lucky to have enough people to fill positions by the time the May election comes around. After what I regard as [Flinders MP] Greg

Hunt’s disgraceful display of disloyalty to [former prime minister Malcolm] Turnbull, I was surprised that he kept his current [health] portfolio after trailing on the coat tails of Peter Dutton. Now, thanks to Greg and his cohorts, we’ve got Scott Morrison and a very unstable government. Mr Hunt appears to have been blinded by ambition. Perhaps the Flinders electors should give him a nudge and vote him out. He’s been in the seat long enough and has been less than dynamic in all the portfolios he has held. Perhaps it’s time to say goodbye to Greg Hunt. The election is only four months away, have a good think about it. John Cain, McCrae

Hunt should act What is wrong with our foreign minister [Marise Payne] and the federal government? First our federal police offer Hakeem Al-Arabi [a Bahraini refugee living in Australia]as a sacrificial offering to the Thai government, completely disregarding the fact that the Interpol arrest warrant against him was not active anymore, and now this poor man has been in prison ever since. And our government and foreign minister are still procrastinating about some strong and unambiguous demands for his release and return to Australia. If the Thai government wants to ingratiate itself with the Bahrainian government, it should do this in some other way, not with the life of an Australian resident. Shame on both of these governments. How about [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt, our much threatened local member, for once showing some spine and making a little noise for the just cause of getting Hakeem back to Australia. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring Beach

Power a hot topic On that hot Friday 25 January I heard a news item on radio: a government energy spokeswoman said that we may need an extra 250 megawatts (250 million watts) of electricity to get through this hot day. We had reserves of (only) 180 mw, Alcoa had “agreed” to shut down its aluminium smelter if necessary - releasing another 400 mw - and the predicted high winds should enable wind power to generate an extra 700 mw. It eventuated that rolling blackouts were imposed on 160,000 premises. February will be a lot hotter. What child-like creatures are running this la la land? I will state, yet again, that a standard, single 625 mw coal-powered generator is equivalent to 1500 standard windmill generators wobbling along when, and if, the wind blows; and the 625 mw generator runs all night too, long after sun power recedes in the afternoon. Those wind generators cost a couple of million dollars or three each, including foundations. Some crazy green people, notably economists, are saying that all petrol cars will be finished in the near future, to “save the planet”. We would have to triple our electricity generation and rebuild a stronger grid to power them. Where would the lost petrol tax revenue be recouped? The climate on this planet has varied, considerably and naturally, over the past 1000 years or more. It is recorded. There is evidence for the reality deniers. We must rebuild Hazelwood power station immediately, using modern technology. Or (gasp) go nuclear, using our own abundant uranium. Nuclear is, in 2019, reliable, cheap and safe. They use it in submarines. If you want, we could locate the plants in any nearby desert. But, most importantly, we must first put our deranged adults into asylums, not governments. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

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INSPECT THURSDAY & SATURDAY 11:30-12:00PM

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

$595,000 - $650,000

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$825,000

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$695,000

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IMMACULATE FINISH AND DESIGN • Three bedrooms; master bedroom with WIR & FES • Kitchen with stainless steel stove, stone bench tops • Spacious open plan living and dining area • Outdoor and alfresco area • Landscaped rear yard • Ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning

LUXURY WATER SIDE LOCATION • Immaculate sun drenched 4 bedroom family home • Three separate living zones • Large kitchen with breakfast bar and walk in pantry • Master with walk in robe & ensuite • Undercover alfresco with BBQ on natural gas • 29 solar panels, ducted heating and cooling • Double remote garage + in ground heated pool

JEWEL IN CRIB POINT • 3 bedroom family home set on a 1011m2 lot • Front lounge room with gas log fire • Central kitchen with s/steel appliances + pantry • Alfresco deck with wood fire, BBQ and café blinds • Master bedroom with WIR & ensuite • Air-conditioning and a gas space heater

9 COLIN PARADE

12 WARRANQITE CRESCENT

351 STONY POINT ROAD

INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT

INSPECT SATURDAY 1:30 – 2:00 PM

INSPECT THURSDAY & SATURDAY 12:30-1:00PM

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

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HASTINGS 94 Salmon Street $495,000 - $540,000 open to view By Appointment n Well maintained, light filled renovated home n Open plan living extends through to a new kitchen incorporating a dishwasher n Three good sized bedrooms are serviced by the newly renovated bathroom n Ducted heating, split system air conditioning and ceiling fan

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HASTINGS 5 Teal Court $420,000 - $450,000 open to view By Appointment n 3 bedrooms; master with ensuite and walk in robe n Two living areas with air-conditioning and Coonara woodheater n Main bathroom with separate bath & shower n 627m2 approx block with single garage

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HASTINGS 6 Cool Store Road $480,000 - $520,000 open to view By Appointment n Master bedroom with full ensuite and walk in robe n Large living area n Separate light filled living/study area n Walking distance to all amenities

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HASTINGS 5 Beilby Court $585,000 - $625,000 open to view By Appointment n Well presented 4 bedroom home that has been freshly painted n Modern kitchen with island bench, 900mm gas oven and a dishwasher n Master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite n Undercover entertainment area, double remote garage Nigel Evans| 0439 540 055

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BALNARRING 67 Warrawee Road $775,000 - $795,000 Matthew Challenger| 0438 773 627 open to view By Appointment n 4-bedroom residence set on 864m2(approx.) n Sunken lounge area with Coonara n Updated and well-appointed kitchen with stainless steel apliances n Main bedroom features a beautiful light filled ensuite and walk in robe

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5979 2489

64 High Street, Hastings www.robertsandgreen.com.au

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CRIB POINT 8/113 Disney Street

BITTERN 419 Stony Point Road

‘LOCK & LEAVE’ AT SOUGHT-AFTER ADDRESS - Evoking a sense of timeless style and generous proportions, this beautiful unit offers the utmost convenience for retirees and downsizers. n Securely positioned in a gated complex, offering a ‘lock & leave’ lifestyle. n Master bedroom with a walk-in-robe, ceiling fan and ensuite. n Spacious, light filled dining and living space. n Modern kitchen with stone benchtops, Blanco dishwasher and a 5-burner oven. n Plantation shutters, a double garage and a garden shed.

LUXURY FAMILY LIVING ON 2000SQM (APPROX.) - Instantly appealing, this recently renovated home provides an outstanding floorplan with multiple living zones. Immaculately presented, heart-warming and modern; this is what families dream of.

For Sale: $469,000

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Three bedrooms; master features ensuite, WIR plus split-system heating & cooling. Kitchen features plenty of cupboard space, pantry, twin oven and gas cooktop. n Three separate living zones offer relaxed family living. n Enclosed decked outdoor entertaining area with access from kitchen and dining. n Double garage and separate 4 car workshop with power. n Circular driveway offering ample parking for caravan, boats and trailers. n Generous rear yard with beautiful landscaped gardens surrounding the property. n n

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BITTERN 3 Warringine Creek Lane PICTURESQUE HOMESTEAD ON 1.45 ACRES (APPROX.) - Welcome to a home of epic proportions and enormous versatility on approximately 1.45 acres in the highly sought after Kinfauns Estate. Amongst the gently rolling hills of this private community, you can relax and enjoy all the peace and serenity of country life, whilst being only a short drive to shops, transport and leading schools. Five bedrooms; master suite consists of a walk-in-robe, split system heating & cooling, ceiling fan and ensuite with a corner spa bath. Open plan lounge, dining and games room offers a huge, versatile space for growing families. n The kitchen comes equipped with a Bosch dishwasher, DeLonghi oven, ample storage and adjoining meals area. n Ducted heating and evaporative cooling throughout. n Each living space has a set of French doors opening out to an enclosed alfresco with revolving exterior blinds, built-in bar and stainless steel rangehood. n An entertainer’s wonderland is the beautifully designed backyard, where a solar heated pool, gazebo and child-friendly lawns all come together. n n

For Sale: $1,200,000 - $1,300,000

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Wilma Green

Ruby Smith

Paige Gibson

Ronelle Kraulis

Gail Miles

Anna Puszka

John Woolley

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Mornington 1/19 Bedford Place

A3 B2 C 1

Bay Views and Fully Renovated

Contemporary Living with Industrial Vibe

• Stand alone, two storey home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, will be sure to impress • Upstairs are 3 BR’s all accessing the wrap around balcony, main bathroom & expansive bay view • Downstairs - kitchen, living/dining + 2nd bathroom

For Sale $690,000-$750,000

• Brand new 4 BR townhouse (currently under construction), spread across two levels • Kitchen with stone bench tops, Butler’s pantry and Miele appliances • Exposed brick entry and polished concrete floors Mandy Castle 0407 855 585

inspect OFI or by appointment

Mornington 2/29 Kooyonga Grove A4 B2 C 2

For Sale $1,430,000

Mandy Castle 0407 855 585

inspect By appointment

D L So Mount Martha 1 & 2, 20 Bentons Road A3 B2 C 2

Mount Martha 49 Bradford Road

Choice of 2 Stunning Residences

The True Essence of Seaside Living

• One of the most sought after addresses in Mount Martha • Design & build your dream home on this fully fenced lot of 658m2 • Potential to capture bay views from 2nd storey

• Designed by ‘The Little Brick Studio’ and constructed by the ‘The Stellice Building Group’ • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + powder room, a ground floor master bedroom and living areas on both levels

For Sale $1,100,000-$1,200,000 inspect By appointment

Stuart Cox 0417 124 707

Mornington 5976 5900 mpnews.com.au

Stuart Cox 0417 124 707

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D L So Mornington 4/31 Wilsons Road

A3 B2 C 2

‘Parkside’

Mornington 48 Wandella Road

A3 B1 C 2

It Doesn’t Get More Affordable Than This!

• Affordable 3 BR home is located within walking distance to Bentons Square shops • Also features R/C air con, paved entertaining area, carport & garage/workshop • On a block size of 600m2 approx

• Lovely, private unit at the rear of the complex • 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite • Generous living spaces and open-plan dining • Fully equipped, solid timber kitchen • Ducted gas heating & evaporative A/C

Mandy Castle 0407 855 585

Cameron McDonald 0418 330 916

For Sale $700,000-$740,000 inspect OFI or by appointment

Stuart Cox 0417 124 707

D L So Safety Beach 38 Golf Course Lane

A3 B2 C 2

‘Ningaloo’ ‘Villa Rosa’- 5Ac (approx)

• Private solid brick residence set amongst a native tree oasis in quiet Tuerong surrounds • Cool in summer and warm in winter, the home features 3 BR, 2 bath & generous living spaces • Devilbend Reserve trail is approx. 400m away Mandy Castle 0407 855 585

Stuart Cox 0417 124 707

Mornington 5976 5900 mpnews.com.au

A3 B2 C 2

‘Ningaloo’ - 5Ac (approx)

• This exquisite 3 BR Hamptons style home exudes character, quality and ambiance • Showcase gardens include a stunning (5m x 5m) pergola draped in Boston ivy • Direct access to the freeway, short walk to the bay

For Sale $1,195,000

tuerong 680 Stumpy Gully Road

Cameron McDonald 0418 330 916

For Sale $1,195,000 inspect OFI or by appointment

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9 Fethers Road, Balnarring Beach

Mornington 5976 5900

Contact John Hanna today 0408 374 334

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Crib Point 49 Milne Street

Wow factor inside.

For sale.

$560,000 - $605,000 Features Include This gorgeous home is set in a family-friendly pocket and comprises of a generous Master bedroom with BIR & direct access to the rear deck with spa, 2 additional bedrooms, beautiful family bathroom & an equally impressive en-suite, functional kitchen with stone benchtops and an inviting alfresco area.

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5979 8833

4/82 High Street, Hastings obrienrealestate.com.au Simon Murphy 0431 059 908

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Hastings 43 Georgia Way

Everything you need & more.

For sale.

5979 8833

$560,000 - $600,000

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

This quality built three-bedroom brick veneer home is set on a 365m2 block (approx.) and comprises of the following features: • Generous Master bedroom complete with walk-in robe and ensuite • Two further bedrooms with double built-in robes • Fully appointed kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances incl 900mm freestanding gas cooktop, an enviable butler’s pantry, Caesar stone benchtops & ample cupboard space.

Katie Oliver 0437 284 449

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168 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Mornington

Auction

132 Maxwell Street, Mornington A brilliant start for a family, first home or downsize option, this renovated single-level three bedroom residence enjoys a celebrated address on the edge of Civic Reserve and within minutes of Bentons Square, schools and buses. Freshly renovated interiors enhance a fine design that features streaming natural light, timeless contemporary tones, separate living and dining rooms, sunroom and low maintenance gardens with undercover dining. Featuring a remote garage, stylish two-way bathroom, split system air conditioning unit and wall heating, this welcoming home offers immediate lifestyle enjoyment within striking distance of Main Street’s cafes, Peninsula Homemaker Centre and the beachfront.

Auction 16th February at 1.00pm Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

A3 B1 C1

Mornington

Auction

6 George Street, Mornington The sun, the sea, the sand… in a location synonymous with the beach, the bay and good times, these two dynamic brand new three bedroom, two bathroom residences offer a lifestyle of privilege and exclusivity. In a prized beachside setting, each single-level residence is fitted with high end appointments from stunning stone benchtops to quality flooring, double garages and generous alfresco entertaining areas. Each residence features two light-filled living zones extending to decking, sleek stone and Smeg kitchen and luxurious master suite with WIR and elegant ensuite. Spoil yourself close to Fossil Beach, Main Street’s vibrant cafes and shops, schools and transport.

Auction 23rd February at 11.00am Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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168 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Mornington

Auction

2/34 Darcy Street, Mornington Close to Bentons Square shopping, Civic Reserve, beaches and cosmopolitan Main Street, this brand new boutique single-level north-facing 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence epitomises a relaxed Peninsula lifestyle and represents great value for Mornington. This smart and well-proportioned home is highlighted with a stylish open plan stone kitchen and spacious living/dining room linking to alfresco entertaining and the landscaped garden, a generous master suite, stylish finishes and double garage with internal access. Features include gas ducted heating, split system air conditioning, LED lighting and main bathroom with freestanding bath.

Auction 23rd February at 12.30 pm Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

A3 B2 C2 Mount Martha

3A Melaleuca Road, Mount Martha Are you ready for the good life? Currently under construction this single evel residence is designed for low maintenance executive living convenient to in a location that puts the Peninsula’s best lifestyle attractions within close reach. The three bedroom accommodation is treated to spacious open plan living and dining flooded with north and west light and landscaped low maintenance gardens with entertaining deck. A host of features includes a stone kitchen with island, stone ensuite, main bathroom with freestanding bath, double remote garage, central heating and split system air conditioning. Bentons Square, schools, Main Street’s cafes scene, beautiful beaches and buses are all nearby.

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

A3 B2 C2 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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FOR LEASE

FOR LEASE

Safety Beach 66a Helm Avenue Peninsula Lifestyle Stunning 3 level townhouse within the Martha Cove complex offering 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder room, double remote garage with internal access. The kitchen/living zone on the second level is open

plan, flooded with natural light and features expansive views over the marina to Arthurs Seat and nearby hills. Kitchen has gas cooktop, electric underbench oven, dishwasher and extensive bench space.

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For Lease $550 per week View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 hastings@harcourts.com.au Harcourts JT & Co 10/14 High Street

This modern 3-bedroom unit is one of only two on the block and comprises a spacious kitchen with gas cooking and pantry, an adjoining dining area and large lounge that overlooks the front garden and receives

plenty of natural light. Other features include air conditioning, BIR’s, separate bathroom and laundry and a single garage with additional car space. Located close to transport, shops and schools.

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Harcourts JT & Co 10/14 High Street

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Bittern 8 Peddle Street

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Prime On Peddle This lovely weatherboard home is one not to be missed. Tiled entry hall leads to light filled open plan kitchen, meals and dining area. There are three bedrooms, master with ensuite, the main bathroom and a

Crib Point 2/50 Peterson Street

separate laundry. Outside is a courtyard and low maintenance garden. Rent is to be paid monthly, and is to remain one month in advance at all times. Strictly no pets

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For Lease $420 per week View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 hastings@harcourts.com.au Harcourts JT & Co 10/14 High Street

Somerville 2/4 Rochester Road

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Stylish Townhouse This stunning townhouse features powder room, main living area opening to a modern kitchen completed with stone bench tops and stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom has WIR and ensuite, two more

bedrooms upstairs have BIR’s and share the main bathroom. Other features include a private courtyard and an undercover entertaining area. Strictly no Pets.

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For Lease $425 per week View By Appointment www.harcourts.com.au Hastings Office P 03 5970 7333 hastings@harcourts.com.au Harcourts JT & Co 10/14 High Street

When it comes to managing your property, we have an unwavering commitment to place the best tenants into your number one asset. For outstanding service, knowledge and a property management experience that exceeds your expectations, talk to us. Contact Jason, Liane, Ruth or Britt on 5970 7333 for all your property management needs, to them it’s not just a job, it’s a passion. jtandco.harcourts.com.au mpnews.com.au

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177 SOUTH BEACH ROAD, BITTERN

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SOLID START IN LOVELY LOCALE A solid start in a lovely location just moments to Bittern Primary School, Bitternfields Shopping Centre and the railway station, this well preserved circa1970s home on a flat quarter acre parcel (approx) overflows with opportunity and appeal. Just a short zip to Balnarring, Hastings and beaches, the property includes a light-filled living and dining room, original kitchen with gas stove, family bathroom with 2-way access, long pergola flanked by fernery, 2 bedrooms with built-in robe, study/potential 3rd bedroom, gas log burner, split-system and 9x6 metre lock-up garage.

AUCTION: TERMS: PRICE GUIDE: INSPECT: CONTACT:

Saturday 23rd February at 11:00am 10% deposit, balance 60 days $500,000 - $550,000 Saturday 11:00 – 11:30am Ben Crowder 0407 557 758

Thinking of leasing your property? LET THE TEAM AT COMMUNITY REAL ESTATE TAKE THE HASSLE OUT OF MANAGING YOUR VALUABLE ASSET. We understand the importance for each property to be tailored to the specific needs and goals of our landlords and their tenants. We excel in property management, as well as maximising the full utilization of your property’s potential. With extensive experience between them, Amy and Abbey would love to look after your investment property for you.

Call today to discuss the future management of your property. AMY LAWSON

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/ Commercial jacobsandlowe.com.au/commercial

Mornington

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27 Main Street

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION This is your rare opportunity to take up position on the beach end of Main Street. Features include: 67m2 approximately with car parking at rear High level of foot traffic n Quality fit out available n Fit out sale only - $55,000 + GST n

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Michelle Adams

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Red Hill

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Approximately 37m2 n Great main road exposure n Kitchenette facilities

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81 Arthurs Seat Road n

FOR leAse $1,100 pcm + Ogs

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

FOR leAse $1,500 pcm + gst + Ogs

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

411 McClelland Drive

356 Shands Road

FOR leAse $6,250 pcm + gst + Ogs

Michelle Adams

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FOR leAse From $300 pcm + gst + Ogs

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

Mornington

Ground Floor 3/315 Main Street OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE Perfectly located on Main Street, in the heart of Mornington, this ground floor office of approx 128m2 is now for lease. n Secure basement parking, 4 car spaces n Courtyard, air con & swipe card entry n Estimated outgoings of $8,716 pa

FOR leAse $3,200 pcm + gst + Ogs

Mornington

Mornington

Mornington

Mount eliza

Office 3A – 34m2 (approx) $920 pcm + GST n Office 3B - 34m2 (approx) $850 pcm + GST n Both offices have shared kitchen & toilet facilities

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3/19 Bruce Street

1/3 Torca Terrace

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Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

FOR leAse $1,788.80 pcm + gst + Ogs

14-20 Mornington-Tyabb Road

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

FOR leAse $4,584 pcm + gst + Ogs

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

Mornington 5976 5900 mpnews.com.au

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

7 Village Lane

Located in the heart of Mt Eliza village Building: 120m2 approx + 9 car parks n 4 Cons rooms, waiting area, reception, storage n

FOR leAse $3,800 pcm + gst + Ogs

Michelle Adams

0407 743 858

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Influenza epedemic - shire council acts - local cases quarantined Compiled by Brodie Cowburn A SPECIAL meeting of the Frankston and Hastings Shire Council was held on Tuesday night last, when there were present Crs. Murray (president), J. Unthank, Oates, Mason, Hoare and Hoban. The president explained that the Council had been called together to consider the best means to adopt to combat the influenza epidemic. The real article was not in the district yet, and he hoped it would not come. Still, they must be prepared for it, and have everything in readiness in the event of a serious outbreak. The secretary (Mr. John E. Jones) read a communication from the Public Health Department asking what action had been taken by the Council to fight the disease. A reply had been forwarded to the effect that the local health officer, was carrying out inoculation at the various centres throughout the shire, and taking other precautions. Cr. Mason said in sending out the notices convening the present meeting there had been very little time to.spare, and he had done the best under the: circumstances. It was highly necessary that the Council should take definite action in view of the seriousness of the position. He, in company with the local health officer (Dr. Griffeths), had the previous day made numerous visits to various houses in and around Frankston, where it was rumoured that cases of influenza existed, but nothing serious had been discovered. There were other cases, however, of which he had a list, and these were being treated as pneumonic influenza. Cr. Mason then gave details of

the cases, which included several in Frankston (including three at the private hospital, and one each at Carrum and Somerville). Dr. Griffeths, the health-officer of the shire, at the invitation of the Council, then expressed. his views concerning the position. He said he had inoculated at Frankston, Somerville, and Hastings, and also at Balnarring, where 50 men were employed on the Water works. At Frankston on Monday he had inoculated 72 persons, 24 for the second time, and not one had shown any ill effects. It was a prevalent idea, said Dr. Griffeths, that bad effects followed inoculation. Such was not the fact. Damage to health did not follow inoculation, and the serum was the only thing to rely on in the present outbreak. Every effort should be made to effect isolation in every case.of pneumonic influenza. Ally mild case might cause infection, with serious results. No form of the disease, no matter how slight, should be regarded lightly. Inoculation would not give complete immnunity, from the disease, but if an inoculated person contracted it, the attack would be in a much milder form. The pneumonic phase of the disease was its great danger, for pneumonia was the captain of all acute diseases. He had seen mild cases in this shire, and it had to be remembered that the mild develops into the serious. The only safeguard was inoculation. People should be prevented from congregating together in large numbers. Race meetings, theatres, picture shows, etc., should all be prohibited. For local requirements he considered a suitable building should be secured as an isolation hospital in case of need.

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President - Is inoculation sufficient in case of contacts? Dr. Griffeths replied: No; not in the case of contacts. Separation and isolation were most essential. Continuing, Dr. Griffeths said he met a man the other day who said he would wait till the disease came to his district before he would get inoculated. That man, said the doctor, would look pretty foolish if he happened to be the first man to contract the complaint. Dr. Griffeths said he had not seen a bad case yet; but Dr. Atkinson, of Frankston, had told him that there were three in Frankston, and that they were in the private hospital. Dr. Griffeths then explained that he had informed Dr. Atkinson that the cases, being infectious, should not have been admitted to the private hospital, and that it would be necessary to quarantine the institution. He also protested to Dr. Atkinson against the practice of allowing the patients to be visited by people outside. He was told that each patient was allowed one visitor. Dr. Atkinson had replied that visitors were allowed to see patients in the Melbourne Hospital. He (Dr. Griffeths) had replied that two wrongs did not make a right, and that the practice of allowing visitors at the Frankston Hospital must be stopped. Cr. Oates: Quite right. Dr. Griffeths: I told Dr. Atkinson if any persons went into that hospital they would have to stay there. Tradespeople could leave their goods at the gate, but should not have contact with any person inside. The Council, said Dr. Griffeths, should pass a resolution for bidding

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access to the private hospital, except to sick people. Dr Griffeths said the Council should make immediate provision to provide accommodation for patients, and secure nurses. He believed there were plenty of V.D.N. women who would willingly offer their services. He thought the Recreation Park at Frankston would be an excellent place as a depot, and there should be plenty of tents available. The military authorities, no doubt, would be willing to supply tents or marquees, and perhaps the Defence department would supply beds. In conclusion, Dr. Griffeths expressed the hope that as the result of this meeting immediate action would be taken. President: How would you treat a mild case? Dr. Griffeths: Quarantine it at once, and a severe penalty is provided for breaking quarantine. Cr. Oates: If masks are worn can infection be taken through the eyes? Dr. Griffeths: I can’t say, but should think not. The affinity of the pneumonic influenza germ is for the lungs. Cr. J Unthank asked if the cases which had come under notice had been isolated. Dr. Griffeths: Yes. Cr. Hoare inquired if the butcher at Carrum, who was suffering from the complaint, had closed his establishment. Dr Griffeths: Oh, yes; I think so. Cr Mason said the position of the private hospital in Frankston was one demanding attention. The institution had only received its charter on the understanding that infectious cases, were not to be taken in. The cases now in the hospital had been diagnosed as pneu-

monic influenza in private houses, and then removed to the hospital. Cr. Oates said it was on account of the rumours floating about that he set out to make serious inquiry, with the result that he had obtained the list of cases just read to the meeting. It seemed to him that unless the Council took a strong stand they would have trouble. Preventative measures might seem severe, but it was the only way to stamp out the disease. Dr. Atkinson, of Frankston, should be asked to give firsthand information to Dr. Griffeths (the shire’s health officer) of all cases coming under his care. This would avoid the present unnecessary delay. The private hospital should be quarantined, as there were three serious cases there. He then moved that the St. Pancras Hospital, at Frankston, be brought under the quarantine regulations. Cr. Mason seconded the resolution, which was carried unanimously. Dr. Griffeth - If any person goes into the private hospital now, they will stop in. Cr. Mason - Is there any way of notifying the public that the place is quarantined. Dr. Griffeth—Yes, By written notice on the gate or by flying the yellow flag, but the public will soon get to know. Cr Oates moved, that all private houses where cases of pnueumnoic influenza exist be brought under the quarantine regulations. Cr J. Unthank seconded He thought there were aspects of the position which were more serious to Frankston than to other parts of the shire. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 8 February 1919

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Dentures and Dentistry FOR over 30 years, Dr John Albery has been putting smiles on the faces of clients across the Mornington Peninsula, and continues with his boutique clinic, Dental Studio 2-Twenty. “With a combination of professional experience and the latest technology, we pride ourselves on providing each and every one of our customers with excellence in restorative and cosmetic dentistry,” says Dr Albery. “With very few exceptions, we can handle all of your dental needs in-house. We provide everything you need in our modern practice and at an affordable price.” Dr Albery has undertaken advanced training in crown, bridge and implants dentistry, and completed his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy in Myofascial Acupuncture. He is a founding member of the Australian Society of Dental Aesthetics and a founding member of the Peninsula Headache Clinic. Dental Studio 2-Twenty can help with everything from restoring worn and broken down teeth to replacing missing teeth with dentures, crowns, bridges or dental implants. “As a professional team, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. When you come to Dental Studio 2-Twenty, you don’t just get the very best in restorative and cosmetic dentistry – you get friendly

service, personalised to suit your needs and budget,” says Dr Albery. Magdalena (Maggie), the owner of DenturePoint holds a Master’s degree in Dental Prosthetics and is a registered dental prosthetist. She has over 20 years experience working within dentistry. She has worked at the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital in London, Golbourn Valley Health Health Hospital Shepparton, a boutique private practice in Glen Iris Melbourne along with Dr Anthony Dickinson, Dr John Pearson and Dr Kip Homewood and at Griffith University Gold Coast. Working in large health care services and in a boutique practice in Melbourne allowed her to work with a wide range of highly qualified professionals including many specialists. It also allowed her service a broad and diverse client base as well as develop strong communication and relationship skills with other dental professionals. Her recent clinical experience as a dental prosthetist comes from Griffith University where she received Master’s degree in Dental Prosthetics. She has always been actively involved with the clinical and technical aspects of her job. . She continues to master her skills in making dentures: this year she will be meeting Dr Abe in Japan to learn the newest techniques on suction on

Providing specialist care: Dr. John Albery and Maggie. lower dentures, which is very difficult to obtain. Full dentures are her forte and she puts a strong emphasis to make sure they are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Maggie started DenturePoint about three years ago and works together

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Health care that cares OUR patients matter to us at Atticus Health and we want you to feel that throughout each aspect of your experience, from how you feel walking through the door and being greeted at reception, to that relaxed feeling when you sit down with your doctor, who remembers your name and history, listens to your concerns, and helps you find an appropriate health care solution that suits your needs and lifestyle. We want you to experience the Atticus Health passion, for health and wellbeing. Too many times, patients can feel like another number, rushed in and rushed out. We genuinely care here at Atticus, and we want our patients to see and feel that. There are patients that view a visit to the doctor as another time consuming errand on a to-do list, and there are patients that arrive early to their appointment to have a catch-up with the staff at reception. Whatever a visit to the doctor means to you, we are here to ensure you are receiving a high quality standard of health care, alongside the genuine care we provide.

We love the catch-ups and we love those rushing in and rushing out. We are part of the local community and we are here to help you, to suit your needs and those of the community. This mind-set made us want to provide more flexibility for our patients and our community, leading to the increase of our operating hours for our Hastings location, as no one should have to worry about not being able to see their doctor We are now open Monday to Friday, from 7am to 11pm, as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 8pm. Community health care is not a 9-5 weekday event that takes holidays. You can be sick and need health care at any time, through any point of the week and we want to be there to help. It is our vision to assist in providing the local community with what really matters. So come visit us at Hastings, have a chat with our staff, get to know our doctors, take a walk around the flower beds, use the gym, play in the cubby house and experience what it means to be an Atticus patient. Patients Matter: New extended hours at the Atticus Health’s Hastings clinic.

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Featuring performances in major capital cities and regional centres around Australia and with a cast of incredible international performers, Nashville Live is the closest you can get down under to the bright lights, the sights and the sounds of the world’s most famous musical city, the home of country music, Nashville! With 44 timeless hit songs including Folsom Prison Blues, Crazy, Jolene, The Gambler, Walk The Line, Stand By Your Man, Islands In The Stream, Man I Feel Like A Woman and If Tomorrow Never Comes to name but a few, this trip through country music’s greatest moments is a night that will reaffirm the fact that there really are only two types of music, Country and Western! Nashville Live will be performed at Frankston Arts Centre on Tuesday 26 March. Bookings can be made online on thefac.com. au, over the phone on 03 9784 1060 or in person at Frankston Arts Centre.

cuppa. Story-telling, a major component of the performance, gives historical context and personal experiences into the tunes sung from the missions era, making the show warm, humorous and heartfelt. Mission Songs Project faithfully explores the musical journey of Indigenous Australian music and connects the traditional contemporary, revealing the continuation of cultural practice and song traditions into the 21st century. Mission Songs Project will be performed at Frankston Arts Centre on Friday 22 March, 7.30pm. Tickets are $27-$59. Bookings can be made online on thefac.com.au, over the phone on 03 9784 1060 or in person at Frankston Arts Centre. Western Port News

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RED Hill have worked hard to surpass their target of 200, as they took on Moorooduc in the second day of their two-day clash. Having finished day one on a high and restarting at 0/43, Red Hill quickly lost their first two wickets and were sitting a little more uncomfortable at 2/52. Simon Dart was their best batsman, as he scored 59 runs batting at number 4 to help guide the Hillmen to a three wicket win. At Ballam Park East, a pitiful Pines performance saw them waste a golden opportunity to defeat Long Island. Chasing just 110 runs to claim a first innings win, no Pines batsman could make an impact, with their top scorer putting just 17 runs on the board. They were bowled all out for a lowly 61. Long Island came in to bat to close out a successful day, scoring 2/32. At Ditterich Reserve, Baden Powell suffered a scare as Main Ridge came close to knocking off their mammoth total. Baden Powell were dominant on day one, finishing at 6/336 at stumps. In reply, Main Ridge showed they had plenty of fight in them. Four of their batsmen registered scored of over 45, Shaun Foster top scoring with 65. Main Ridge came close, but fell short. They were bowled out after 75 overs for 289.

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A BRILLIANT spell of bowling for Heatherhill has seen then scrape out a narrow first innings win over Delacombe Park. Defending a weak total of 112, Heatherhill had their work cut out for them. Things got off to a brilliant start for them as they dismissed Delacombe Park’s opening three batsmen for single digit scores, with Jake Theobald doing the damage. Theobald would go on to take 6 wickets off his 19 overs. He clean bowled their final batsman to knock them all over for 89. Coming in to bat to close out the day, Heatherhill continued their positive play by finishing at 4/127 at stumps. At Roy Dore Reserve, a well batted innings of 80 from Scott Manders was not enough to help Seaford reach their target against Carrum. Manders had batting partners fall all around him, with the other top and middle order batsmen combining for just 22. They finished all out for 146. Despite some good bowling from Isuru Dias, Hastings were not able to defend a target of 120 against Mt Martha. Dias dismissed the opening four batsmen, but his efforts were not quite enough. Mt Martha held on and ended up getting over the line with five wickets to spare. A half century from Billy Quigley

proved the difference between Rosebud and Seaford Tigers, as Rosebud ended up being bowled out with a 41 run lead. The ‘Buds finished at 165 at stumps.

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TOOTGAROOK battled hard to try and reach their target of 287 against Boneo, but ended up falling short in their two-day clash. Things started well as opener Robert French smacked three 6s on his way to a fantastic innings of 70 runs. Middle order batsman Travis French also contributed with a half century, but ultimately they could not drag their side over the line. With eight overs left to play, Tootgarook were bowled out for 225. Skye had a tough afternoon away from home at Carrum Downs, failing to defend their total of 152. Things looked as if they would be competitive, before Ryan Lynch came in for Carrum Downs and put the game to bed. He smacked 11 boundaries on his way to 79. Carrum Downs declared for 164, wanting a chance to bowl before the day was done. Skye fared worse in their second innings, and finished the day at 8/56. Balnarring have let a good chance at defeating Dromana go begging, as they could not chase down an attainable target of 130 at Dromana Reserve. Balnarring were rattled to start their

innings and struggling badly at 3 wickets for 5 runs. They recovered slightly from there but lost their last wickets quickly, going from 3/78 to all out for 112. Zacc Klan took 5 wickets for Dromana. Tyabb performed well against Rye at Bunguyan Reserve to secure a win, surpassing their target off just 52 overs with six wickets to spare. Frankston YCW had a bye.

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BAXTER have claimed a rare and comprehensive outright win over Pearcedale, besting them over two innings to claim maximum points. Having declared four runs ahead on day one, Baxter would need to work quickly to dismiss Pearcedale on day two to get a second crack at batting. A middle order innings of 41 from Luke Lowry helped put Pearcedale in with a shot of avoiding the double innings defeat. His side were bowled out for 152. Baxter lost two early wickets in their second innings, and would have to work hard from 2/8. From there they wasted little time, smashing boundaries to reach their target off just 34 overs. Chris Brittain was at his usual best for his side, hitting two 6s on his way to 68. A good partnership between Blake Hogan-Keogh and Neil Barfuss has

helped Flinders claim victory over Mornington. The two put on a near 100 run stand to help Flinders reach their target of 166 with 6 wickets and 7 overs to spare. Langwarrin were almost subjected to an outright double innings loss as well, as Sorrento dominated them at David Macfarlane Reserve. Having set a target of 255 for victory on day one, the Sharks were in a good position. Langwarrin came in and were quickly at 3/11, and things never got much better. Jake Prosser top scored with 21, as his side collapsed for just 64 runs off 27 overs. Adeel Hussain has ruthless with ball in hand, posting career best figures of 8/33 off 14 overs. The Sharks could smell the blood in the water, and sent Langwarrin in again by enforcing the follow on. Hussain again ran rampant with 4 wickets, taking his total to 12 for the day, but Langwarrin held on. At close of play they still had 5 wickets in hand, avoiding a truly nasty defeat. At Harry MacDonald Oval, Peninsula OB were able to defend their total of 267 with relative ease. Their Mt Eliza opponents got off on the wrong foot and lost both openers for just 4 runs combined. They finished all out for 137 off 57 overs. James La Brooy took 6 wickets.

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Rosebud joins State 5 South SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie ROSEBUD has had its application to join State League 5 accepted by Football Victoria and it will compete in the South division in 2019. And club president Melissa Osorio confirmed last weekend that merger talks with neighbouring Rosebud Heart are ongoing. “At the moment we’re going through the 2019 season ticking all the boxes and working with Football Victoria and Rosebud Heart and looking to the 2020 season (to merge),” Osorio said. Rosebud returned to competition under the state federation’s banner last year finishing second in Metropolitan 2 South-East. The previous time the club played under the controlling body was in 1984 when it finished last in Metropolitan 4 with just five points from 26 games. Langwarrin finished third-bottom in the same division that season narrowly avoiding relegation on goal difference. Rosebud hopes to consolidate its State 5 status this year and the aim of the merger is to marry Rosebud’s senior setup with Heart’s junior setup. “If the merger comes off we’ll have a very big club with around 400 to 500 members,” Osorio said. “Right now Rosebud has about 35 senior players and last year we had our first successful year with our juniors where we started off with three teams and ended up with six by the end of the season. “The amount of interest that we’ve had makes me think we’ll have more teams this year. “We’re thinking of starting an under-15s or under-16s girls team and our senior women are going to be playing in State 4 for the very first time.” The senior and reserves men’s squads will use both Olympic Park in Besgrove Street and Boneo Recreation Reserve as home venues this year and late last week Rosebud announced that Pat Sabatino had been appointed head coach. “We wanted to wait until we were sure we were in State 5 before making an appointment,” Osorio added. Sabatino, 50, has coached at Keilor Park and Western Suburbs and in 2014 he coached Avondale’s under-20s. His arrival comes after other clubs in State 5 have appointed a coach

High five: Rosebud’s dressing room in pre-match mode. The club aims to consolidate its State 5 South status this year.

and have started pre-season training. “It makes it very difficult,” Sabatino said. When Langwarrin first entered the NPL it faced a similar scenario due to the tardiness of FV in ratifying its inclusion and it was still holding trials when many of its opponents had settled on most positions in their senior squads. As we went to press Sabatino had only held three training sessions and was still in the process of sifting through the players to identify the ones to include in his squad. He also is on the lookout for an assistant and has spoken to two possible candidates. “This Tuesday night we’ll have an intraclub practice match and this will bring us closer to working out who the senior players are,” he said. “Look I’ll be honest with you. We’re miles behind the other clubs.” Sabatino is in talks with State 3 North-West club Essendon United about arranging a friendly and is particular about who his side should play in preparation for its league campaign. “We hope to hear back from them this week and I’m trying to get a feel about who to play in these practice games. “We’re trying to find our feet so you have to be a little bit cautious about who you play.” Luring players to Rosebud will be a major task for Sabatino and the club took to social media last weekend advertising for senior players for both the men’s and women’s teams. “Attracting players down this neck of the woods is a definite problem,

even with the juniors.” Rosebud doesn’t pay any players so it’s hoping to put networking to good use. “Players have been ringing around any other players they know and maybe they’ll be more interested now in coming to a State 5 club.” Another task Sabatino faces is trying to tweak the culture at the club by making the senior squad more competitive. “It’s not a one-season fix. “We need to survive this season and try and attract more players down here.” Sabatino forms a strong link between Rosebud and Rosebud Heart as he is a committee member at Heart and coaches its under-15s. He’s hopeful that the 2019 season can sort out any teething problems between the two clubs and that the merger can proceed. Rosebud has to wait until Saturday 18 May for its much anticipated local derby against State 5 title hopeful Somerville Eagles. Somerville’s co-coaches Scott Morrison and Dave Greening were pivotal figures in Rosebud Heart’s brief time in senior soccer and Morrison is a life member of Rosebud. The clash is scheduled for 3pm at Olympic Park. Meanwhile Football Victoria released its State League fixtures last week. Ground availability issues have wrecked the opening round of the State 3 South-East season with just one match scheduled. Frankston Pines’ league season starts in round 2 on Saturday 30

March against Bayside Argonauts at Monterey Reserve while Skye United’s season starts with a round 3 away clash against Ashburton United on Saturday 6 April. FV has contacted Pines in relation to its request to play home games on Friday nights and the club expects to gain approval subject to a lighting audit to be conducted before 14 March. Whether or not Luke Murray, Tapiwanashe Munyanyiwa and Tuach Ter play for Pines this season is unclear. Murray committed himself to Pines last November but has decided he wants to try and play at a higher level, “Tapsy” is taking time off to deal with personal issues while Ter hasn’t been sighted and is rumoured to be on Springvale City’s radar. The opening round fixtures on Saturday 23 March for local clubs are: Mornington v Malvern City, Dallas Brooks Park, 8pm; Peninsula Strikers v Old Scotch, Centenary Park, 3pm; Dandenong South v Seaford Utd, Tatterson Park, 3pm; Chelsea v Baxter, Edithvale Recreation Reserve, 3pm; Bunyip District v Rosebud, Bunyip Recreation Reserve, 3pm; Old Mentonians v Aspendale, Mentone Grammar, 3pm; Endeavour Hills Fire v Somerville Eagles, Power Reserve, 3pm. Langwarrin starts its NPL2 campaign on Saturday 16 February against Melbourne City at Lawton Park at 3pm while Southern United’s NPLW season gets underway on the same day at Monterey Reserve with a 3pm clash against South Melbourne. In State 5 South news Somerville Eagles announced two new signings

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last week. Charlie Conrath, 26, who arrived in Melbourne recently from Brighton in England has played with Ringmer FC and AFC Ringmer as a left winger and central midfielder but in recent seasons has played as a full back. James Liddle, 27, ex-Langwarrin, Barwon and Rosebud Heart, has also joined Somerville and can play in a variety of positions. Liddle was part of the Heart senior team that won every league game in 2016. Fellow State 5 South outfit Aspendale Stingrays drew 2-2 with Dingley Stars at Kingston Heath on Saturday. Playing on an artificial pitch exacerbated already oppressive weather conditions and drinks breaks were required throughout the clash. Triallist Luiz Dobre scored both goals for Aspendale whose best were Sonny Lindsay, Noah Berends and Jack Lindsay. In the earlier match Aspendale under-18s took on Aspendale’s reserves and won 5-0. Meanwhile the seventh staging of the Steve Wallace Memorial Cup was the highlight of last weekend. Moreland Zebras became the first side from north of the Yarra to win the annual event after the final against Langwarrin ended in a scoreless draw, Moreland winning 5-4 on penalties. However it’s unlikely that the Zebras will return to defend their title as Somerville is expected to compete in the 2020 Wallace Cup. Somerville drew 2-2 on Saturday in a friendly against Philip Island in Newhaven with the visitors’ goals coming from Dave Greening and Mark Pagliarulo. This week’s pre-season games: THURSDAY: Langwarrin v Doveton, Lawton Park, 7pm. SATURDAY: Frankston Pines v East Bentleigh, Monterey Reserve, 1pm & 3pm; Somerville Eagles v Chelsea, Somerville Secondary College, 1pm & 3pm. SUNDAY: Peninsula Strikers v Collingwood City, Centenary Park, 3pm & 5pm; Skye Utd v Endeavour Utd, Reema Reserve, 1pm & 3pm; Seaford v. Aspendale Stingrays, North Seaford Reserve, 1pm & 3pm.


WESTERN PORT scoreboard Aussie, Aussie, Aussie: Wez Hunter-trained galloper Curra Kid wins race five at Balnarring on Australia Day. Picture: Picnic Races

Cup day a success at Balnarring THOUSANDS of spectators flocked to the Emu Plains Reserve, Balnarring on Saturday 26 January for the Balnarring Picnic Racing Club’s traditional Australia Day meeting. A field of seven took to the track for the highlight of the club’s season, the Balnarring Cup, where Cranbourne-based trainer Cindy Alderson took out the main event with her lowflying mare My Clementina. Ridden by Maddison Morris, My Clementina scooped the prize to become the new ‘star of the picnics’, winning five straight picnic races - a maiden, Trophy 1, Trophy 2 and two Open Cups, which included the Healesville Cup at her previous start. Overall, Balnarring Picnic Racing Club president Terry Mulcahy said their major day was a raging success and a brilliant day out for all involved. “It was sensational,” Mulcahy said.

“It was an outstanding success. Weather wise it was perfect. It was 24 degrees, sunny all afternoon and you couldn’t ask for better conditions. “We had 4,500 people there and a really well behaved crowd with plenty of families.” Other highlights from the day included three odds-on favourites consecutively saluting from race 3 to race five, kicking off with the Colin Little-trained galloper Plum Pudding ($1.65) who won by a commanding six-length margin. The iconic Australia Day silks were also worn to victory during the successful run of favourites, with the Don Dwyer-trained Sheer Force and the Wez Hunter-trained Curra Kid taking out races four and five. Racing is set to return to Balnarring on Sunday 10 March (Labour Day long weekend) for their next picnic meeting.

Peninsula Boxing set to make an impact PENINSULA Boxing will be out to kick off the year in style when they line up in the inaugural Wild Fighter promotions card held at new boxing venue The Timber Yard, Port Melbourne on Saturday 23 March. Commonwealth Games silver medallist and unbeaten cruiserweight boxer, Jason Whateley (2-0, 1 KO), is set to headline the card in his third career fight as a professional. His opponent is yet to be determined but it’ll be Whateley’s first time entering an eight round match-up. Fellow Peninsula Boxer, Lochie ‘Bubba’ Higgins (4-2, 2 KO), is also locked in to fight the “tough as nails” Mark Smith (5-4-2) in a six round battle in the super middleweight division. Higgins will step up into the super middleweight division for the first time but it has been a move which Peninsula Boxing head coach Marcos Amado has planned on making for a long time. Amado said this year will again be an improvement on the last with more targets set to be hit this time around.

“Everyone is flying,” Amado said. “2019 is going to be a big step up year and we are going to try and get six fights in for each of our professionals. “A couple of them only had the two fights last year which is a lot of time between outings so we’re looking to step it up this year.” Following the inaugural Wild Fighters card, Peninsula Boxing looks set for a massive night on Saturday 27 April where Whateley, Higgins and Jai Alexander will compete on the same card for the first time. To add to the occasion, undefeated professional boxers, Alexander (9-0, 6 KO) and Whateley, are both set to fight for titles on the Kings of Kombat card. Whateley will fight for the WBF Australasian Cruiserweight title against Fijian boxer Filimon Naliva Jr (5-0, 4 KO), while Alexander will lock horns with another Fijian, Shamal Ram Anuj (7-1, 6 KO) for the WBF Australasian Featherweight title. Higgins’ opponent is yet to be confirmed.

Big year ahead: Peninsula Boxers Lochie Higgins (left), Jai Alexander and Jason Whateley prepare for their upcoming fights alongside head coach Marcos Amado. Picture: Supplied

Siblings serve it up at Melbourne Open

Happy with that: Georgia Hollow, 7, practises her table tennis prior to the Melbourne Open. Eyes on the prize: Charlie Hollow, 10, gets ready for the National Hopes Challenge and the Melbourne Open. Pictures: Supplied

UP-AND-COMING table tennis siblings, Georgia and Charlie Hollow, headed into Melbourne for the Melbourne Junior Open and the National Hopes Challenge on Monday 21 January. The Mornington Peninsula table tennis juniors competed in the under11s singles and doubles competitions at the Melbourne Open where they returned with some top results. Georgia, who is just seven-yearsold, finished third in the under-11s Girls singles while her brother, Charlie, also landed third prize in the under-11s Boy’s singles. The brother-sister combination then paired up in the under-11s doubles where they finished runners-up. Their father, Scott Hollow, couldn’t be happier to see his kids do so well. “[Charlie’s] improving all the

time,” he said. “He’s now third in Victoria and top 10 in the country. He’s playing in the second highest grade of pennant and he’s almost up to getting me and he’s only 10-years-old. “[Georgia’s] only seven and competing in the under-11s so she’s doing a remarkable job for someone who’s only just started.” Charlie also participated in the National Hopes Challenge where 30 juniors from across Australia were given the opportunity to gain coaching from some of the best coaches in the country. As part of the challenge, Charlie did 26 hours of training with the elite coaches across four days before competing in a round robin on the fifth and final day. The winner of the round robin was given the chance

to represent Australia at the Oceania Hopes Challenge in New Zealand. Overall, Charlie finished seventh in the round robin but had a lot of fun meeting and playing with some of the top table tennis players in Australia. Charlie and Georgia will continue to compete in their Mornington Peninsula pennant leagues at Civic Reserve as well as playing in a couple of other junior groups on Friday nights. Charlie will be playing in the new Friday Night Junior Pennant league which will kick off on Friday 22 March, while Georgia will continue to take part in the ‘Spinkids’ group which started up again on Friday 1 March. For more information on either of the junior groups email: mptta88@ gmail.com.

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