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Stop it: Kings Creek Hotel’s Jet Nye in front of a promotional sign ruined by graffiti vandals. Picture: Gary Sissons

KINGS Creek Hotel Hastings is fighting back against graffiti vandals by offering a $1000 cash reward to find the perpetrators. The hotel’s marketing manager Jet Nye said: “We have recently had a massive surge in graffiti here and are reaching out to the Hastings community to help us identify the vandal who has tagged our property.” Mr Nye said seven or eight graffiti incidents had been carried out possibly by more than one vandal. CCTV had failed to establish their identities. “We are waiting on the police now to identify whether a tip off for the culprit is accurate,” he said. The hotel’s Facebook post calling for public help has reached over 6,500 people. “The community has really gotten around this story as it seems the whole area has been negatively affected by the tagging,” Mr Nye said. “We have already begun to receive some messages regarding a perpetrator’s identity and the hotel is working with Hastings police to identify them and stop them defacing community property.” Mr Nye said management had been putting off installing a large billboard adjacent to the hotel over fears it would be targeted by vandals. The glass front would have to be rock-proof to prevent it being damaged. “It’s us having to work around them which it shouldn’t be,” Mr Nye said. Anyone with information can message the hotel on Facebook or call Hastings police 5970 7800.

Council’s business move ‘curious’ Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A PENINSULA business group says it hopes Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s move to become Small Business Friendly will “herald a change in its approach” to small business. The council last week announced it had “officially become a Small Business Friendly Council, committed to giving small businesses in the region more support”.

The council said it was becoming a partner in the Victorian Small Business Commission initiative to “make it a lot easier for small business owners to get started and develop their businesses”. Commissioner Judy O’Connell met with the mayor, Cr David Gill and CEO John Baker at Rosebud to sign the initiative’s charter. However, local businesses are furious with the council for being anything but business-friendly by ramping up food registration fee renewals

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and “lacking clarity in the reasons behind fee hikes”. One café owner at Hastings said small hospitality businesses were “being gouged by the council”. (See “Fast food fee rises hard to swallow” The News 30/10/19). Committee for Mornington Peninsula (C4MP) led by former federal minister for small business Bruce Billson, of Mornington – which had called on the shire to join the business commission – was surprised to learn of its membership “only via social media”.

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This was on the day C4MP hosted a luncheon at Mornington Racing Club to hear from the Victorian Small Business Commissioner about “what such a commitment involves”. C4MP says it represents 40 peninsula businesses. Mr Billson said he welcomed the council’s move to “become business friendly” and that he “looked forward to tangible action to demonstrate commitment to its pledge ‘to make it a lot easier for small business owners to get started and develop their businesses’”.

“Learning about the council’s positive response via social media was a curious way to signal improved support … but it is a step in the right direction,” he said. Mr Billson cited “practical action other councils have taken, such as having concierge services and facilitation support to help small business navigate extensive permit requirements and one-stop-shop application processes” as “examples we hope our shire will follow”. Continued Page 5


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NOVEMBER Somerville Saturday Market Sat 9 Nov, 8.30am – 12.30pm St Andrew’s Church, Eramosa Road West, Somerville. Variety of stalls, crafts, plants, fresh produce, tools, bric-a-brac, morning tea and coffee and much more. Contact Graeme 59776980 Crib Point Community Market Sat 9 Nov, 9am - 1pm. Crib Point Community House, 7 Park Road, Crib Point Take your kids’/fur babies’ photo free with Santa 10 – 11, 11.30 – 12.30. Christmas hamper raffle, food van, Cribby Koala treasure hunt, stalls, jewellery, art and craft, bric a brac, plants and lots more. Enquiries and stall bookings ph 5983 9888 or email market@cpch.org.au Richfield Art Show Thurs 14 - Sun 17 November 11.00am - 4.00pm Thur to Sat. 11.00am - 2,00pm Sun Richfield Village 317 Wells Rd, Aspendale. Free entry. Showcasing the creative talents of local artists. Morning Coffee Thurs 14 Nov, 10.15am - noon The Hastings-Western Port Historical Society invites you to ‘Morning Coffee’ with Guest Speaker Ian Thomson of the Peninsula Ship Society talking about the “Paddle Steamers of Port Phillip Bay”. Hastings Museum, Cnr. Marine Pde & Skinner St., Hastings. Entrance fee $5, small door prize, lucky dip raffle, refreshments. All welcome. Enquiries to Museum 0490 132 011 or email: hwphs@outlook.com Western Port Uniting Church Op Shop Sat 16 Nov, 9.30am – 3pm Super Saturday Sale and BBQ. 149 Disney Street Crib Point. Most shop items half price. A sausage BBQ also available during the day.Join us for a friendly shopping experience and a scrumptious sausage. Homeless Forum Sunday 17 Nov, 3pm – 5pm All Welcome. St Marks Anglican Church. Balnarring Rd, Balnarring. Please RSVP for catering purposes, phone Jan 5989 1159 (Wed, Thurs, Fri 8.30am – 1.30pm)

Respectful Relationships Event Fri 22 Nov at Hastings Hall Hastings Community House invites people wanting to share empowering anonymous stories of overcoming family violence. Contributions will be displayed at the library for this annual event. Anyone willing to share a story please email hastingsch@bigpond.com Bittern Primary School Fete 10 Portsmouth Road, Bittern. Thurs 5 Dec, 3:30pm - 7pm. Rides, games, class stalls, food trucks, cake stall, Devonshire Tea, strike bowling, inflatable agility courses and more! Lots of prizes to be won. Everyone is welcome. For more info call 59839590 Free Community Christmas Dinner Auspiced by Hastings Community House. 25 Dec at Hastings Bowls Club. Registrations from 6 Nov to 13 Dec at Reception B Peninsula Health Bldg 185 High Street Hastings. Hastings Bowls Club Every Wed starting 6pm. Everyone is welcome to try lawn bowls by starting with barefoot bowls, followed by a BBQ. Located at Marine Pde, Hastings. Ph 5979 1723 or 0448 023 287 Mornington Peninsula Veterans Cricket Missing active cricket & looking for some exercise? The bowlers are getting quicker and your reflexes slower? Join the growing trend of former and current cricketers, now over 60, who are re-establishing their cricketing skills? We play matches every Sunday and mid week so there are plenty of opportunities to have a game of cricket in a wonderful social atmosphere. For more info please call Michael 0407 823619 or Ian 59751683 or email mbou2030@bigpond.net Charity Sewing Every third Tues each month If you love sewing, you’d be most welcome to come to the next Sewing afternoon for the Dress-a-Girl-aroundthe-World project when we sew dresses for young girls living in poverty in third world countries. Bring your own machine but fabric, simple patterns, thread and trims are supplied. Venue is Hastings Uniting Church hall beginning at 1.30pm. Enquiries to Sandra 5979 1237. Hastings Day Club Meets at the Hastings RSL each Thurs (except the 1st) at 10.30am. A very friendly social club with entertainment, outings, speakers on a regular basis, lunch $5. Come along & enjoy. Contact Sheila 0447 415 889

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Frankston Parkinson’s Peer Support Group Meets in the Bridget Clancy room at St John of God hospital, from 10 am on the 3rd Monday of each month to listen to speakers, share information and socialise. More info available from Karen 0412 979 902 or Glenys 0437 956 305. Frankston & District Stamp Club Not sure what to do with your old stamp collection? Come along and meet our friendly club members, always available for help and advice. We meet at 7.00 pm on the third Thursday each month at Belvedere Community Centre, 36 Belvedere Road, Seaford. Enquiries 5996 3745. Hastings Combined Probus Club Meetings held 1st Monday of each month starting at 10am at The Hastings Sports Club. All retirees welcome. Outstanding guest speakers at each meeting, day trips and cruises, morning tea and lunch outings at various venues. Visitors welcome. Contact Secretary – Dulcie on 0417130643 Mornington Peninsula Writers Every 2nd and 4th Sat, 10am – 1pm Somerville Community House, Blacks Camp Road Somerville. Email info@mornpenwriters.org Weight Loss Support Group Do you need help to lose some of that extra weight you are carrying about? Finding it difficult to keep the weight off? Come to Meeting Room 1 at the Hastings Community Hub, 1973 Frankston Flinders Road, Hastings, 9-11am every Wednesday. The first two visits are free to see if our club is what you want, then a oneoff fee of $50 and just $6 per week to join our friendly, supportive group. For further information call Rita on 0433 509 487. Petanque Come and enjoy the fun playing petanque on Wednesday and Sundays at Moorooduc Recreation Reserve, Derril Road Moorooduc from 1.45pm-4pm. All are welcome . Further info please contact Jim: 0458548491 or Jan: 0409132761 www.mornpenpetanque.org.au or emai: morningtonpeninsulapetanque@gmail.com Hastings Tennis Club Juniors coaching $15: Tues 4pm - 7pm, Thurs 4pm - 6pm, 45 minute lessons group max 6 children. Beginners to advanced. Modified balls and racquets for beginners. Cardio tennis Thurs 6pm. 45 minutes $15 Ray Turnham 0409 419 264

Mornington Dutch Australian Seniors Club Inviting you for a social get together, every Monday from 10.30am - 2pm. Join us in a Dutch card game, “Klaverjas” and a social game of Rummicub. Coffee and tea supplied. New members welcome. For more information ring Nel 59775680 or Elly 0432933292 Tyabb Hall - Frankston Flinders Rd, Tyabb. Free parking Boomerang Bags There are fifteen Boomerang Bags groups across the Peninsula. Volunteers repurpose fabric destined for landfill into reusable bags to replace plastic bags. The Balnarring group meets on Thursdays 1-3pm at BPS in Civic Crt. Cheryl 0438633971. Find other groups at Boomerangbags.org Reclink Art Therapy Visual Arts course for adults Basic introduction to art making for health and wellbeing. During term times. Friday mornings 10am – noon. Wallaroo Community Centre, 6 Wallaroo Place, Hastings. Contact Gaye 0409174128 to book and enrol. JP locations National & International documents inc affadavits, stat decs & cert copies signed FREE of charge at police stations on the Peninsula. Hastings: Wednesdays 5pm to 7pm or Google find a JP Victoria or Ph1300365567. Mornington Peninsula Family History Society Internet access to Ancestry, Find My Past & British newspaper archives. Also Aust BDM’s on CD’s. Library open Tues & Thurs 10.30-2.30pm & Sun 2-5pm. $10 Non Members Details 9783 7058. Frankston South Recreation Centre, Towerhill Rd, Frankston Alcoholics Anonymous - Mornington Peninsula Do you need help to stop drinking? You’re not alone, contact us now on our 24 hour helpline 1300 880 390 or find a local meeting at www.aatimes.org.au/meetings Polio Have you or do you know anyone who had polio or is now experiencing after effects of polio? Please come to our support group meeting held at 11am on the second Saturday of each month at the Information Centre, Main St, Mornington. Enquiries: 5981 2540 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 Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society Public Stargazing Hear inspiring talks, view stars, planets, clusters and galaxies through our powerful telescopes every Friday in January, and then 8pm on the 1st Friday of every month at The Briars dark-sky observatory. Melways ref 151 E1. Bookings are essential. Small fee payable. Details www.mpas.asn.au or phone 0419 253 252. Find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/mpas0/ Frankston Prostate Support Group The support group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 10am in the King Close Community Hall in Frankston North. Men with prostate health issues and their partners are invited to attend the support group for discussion on prostate health issues and some friendly banter. Details: 0407817996 (Gordon)

Mornington Peninsula Welsh Ladies Choir We warmly welcome new choristers to join a happy and supportive group of women who love singing together. No, you don’t have to be Welsh. No Welsh speaking skills are needed and no auditions are required. We rehearse on Sunday evenings in the comfort of the Frankston Uniting Church, High Street, Frankston. For more information contact Helen 0424719291 or email our secretary: secretarympwlchoir@gmail.com Dog Lovers Walking Group Join us for friendship, fun and exercise for dogs and owners. Baxter Park (Near Tennis Courts). Tuesdays at 8:30 am & 9:30 am & Thursdays at 9:30 am. Great for puppies. Regular social events as well. Contact Suzanne on 9789 8475 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: 5970 7000 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 Senior Citizens Club Over 55? Have a cuppa and join us Mon-Fri 1-3pm Monday–bingo snooker & craft Tuesday–carpet bowls Wednesday–art or cards Thursday–cards Friday–board games Saturday–bingo fortnightly. Located at Herring St, Hastings Are you a Breast Cancer survivor? If so come and join us for a paddle in our Dragon Boat. We offer 3 ‘come and trys’ before joining our club. The 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at Patterson Lakes, Carrum For fun, fitness and friendship. Call Marilyn 0433 114 338 or Lyndsay 0425 743 455.

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Burglars hit men’s shed – again Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au WESTERN Port Men’s Shed can’t take a trick. The club is reeling for the second time in months after another callous robbery at their clubhouse in FrankstonFlinders Road. This time burglars stole the $6000 in tools generously donated

to replace the last lot stolen. Shed president Colin Proud said this latest robbery, overnight Sunday 27 October, came at an especially bad time as members had several community projects in the pipeline. “It’s a real kick in the guts,” he said. “I got a hell of a shock when I got here yesterday and saw they’d knocked off another load of tools. “They were probably professionals

because they left no fingerprints. “It appears they waited a couple of months for us to get a full complement of tools after their last visit.” The burglars bent security locks and levered their way through doors to gain entry. Their haul included a new welder, cordless drills, nail guns, sanders, planers and routers. “I’ve just put in the claim to the insurance company,” Mr Proud said. “It

will be for a little bit more this time.” One lucky break was that the shed’s laptop computer was with Mr Proud at the time or it would probably have gone, too. Mr Proud said he would look into buying security cameras that could be relocated when the shed’s new home at Sudholz Street, Bittern is complete. Work is due to start at the end of January.

Thieves steal four water meters

FOUR water meters have been stolen from Hastings businesses, 20-22 October. Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Peter Drake, of Somerville CIU, said offenders unscrewed and hacked off the meters with a hacksaw. They are valued at about $1000 each. Detectives are reviewing CCTV footage of the thefts. Anyone with information is urged to call to Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

College wins outstanding school improvement award WESTERN Port Secondary College won a prestigious award at the Victorian Education Excellence Awards at the Plaza Ballroom, Friday 25 October. It comes after the school’s leadership team implemented ambitious education improvements over the past few years driven by a vision of delivering learning growth for every student. Principal Chris Quinn said the college had embarked on a targeted program of whole-school professional learning, beginning with the development of an instructional framework grounded in the Department’s Pedagogical Model. The performance and development process was also revised, with teachers working collaboratively to collect and analyse a variety of student learning data to design learning programs that meet each student’s needs. The team also worked closely with the local community and system-level organisations to support positive outcomes for students, he said. “An example of this is the Learning Guarantee Project which delivers academic support to students in two of the college’s feeder primary schools to ensure they meet the age-expected

level when they are in Year 10.” Mr Quinn said: “The team’s work has produced outstanding results. In 2018, the school announced significant improvements in Year 9 numeracy, reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Attitudinal survey results showed an average improvement of more than 10 per cent across all factors.” It also worked closely with the local community and system-level organisations to support positive outcomes for students, he said. “An example of this is the Learning Guarantee Project which delivers academic support to students in two of the college’s feeder primary schools to ensure they meet the age-expected level when they are in Year 10.”

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Business move ‘curious’ Continued from Page 1 “Too often local businesses speak of experiences where [our] council seems to adopt an adversarial approach and aggressively enforces compliance, when a culture of the council as an ally, providing assistance and adopting an educative approach, would be far more supportive of local small businesses,” he said. Other “strong feedback from local businesses [was] that the council was ‘prickly and combative’ to deal with”. “It is encouraging that just weeks after calling on the shire to join the Small Business Friendly Council initiative it has done so,” Mr Billson said. “C4MP is happy to provide this thought-leadership, just as we have done with the question of a ‘re-

gional’ designation for the Mornington Peninsula.” The mayor Cr David Gill said proof the council backed small business was its membership of the Victorian Small Business Commission. “In this case there was no time to notify every business in the shire of our membership,” he said. “We were asked to join and were pleased to do so. We studied their charter and are doing virtually everything mentioned in it.” Cr Gill said a reason for the fee hikes was that the council was under “onerous obligations to the state Health Department” to ensure businesses complied with standards set by the state government. “We don’t want to be prickly with anyone,” he said. “If there’s a problem people should come and talk to us.”

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PENINSULA branch of the Victorian Farmers’ Federation is holding a Hay: Thank-you Barbecue to acknowledge the generosity of farmers who contributed to the recent and ongoing 2017-19 hay, fodder and feed drive to help Gippsland farmers. The free barbecue is being held at Main Ridge CFA Fire Station, Main Ridge, 1pm, Sunday 10 November. BYO chairs and drinks. Please RSVP to 0433 501 051 for catering purposes. Organiser Ian Troutbeck said the 2019-20 season was expected to be worse than last year. The branch is calling for farmers to get on board this summer’s call out for the 2020 Hay, Fodder and Feed Drive under the catchcry “We Need Your Feed!” Details: Mr Troutbeck 0418 591 280 or Chris Jones 0438 896 018.

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Dignity vending machine at Hastings Hub A DIGNITY Vending Machine at Hastings Community Hub will offer “dignity” to women in need. The machines, known as Pinkboxes, dispense period packs allowing girls and women access to free sanitary products to manage their period. Organiser Share the Dignity formed a partnership in March with Woolworths to help women who experience what’s described a “period poverty” each month – meaning they are unable to afford necessary sanitary products. Since then, Woolworths has donated five cents from every pack sold, in-

cluding pads, tampons, liners or period briefs, across its stores nationally. Funds donated will buy 30 new Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines across Australia. Hastings Community Hub events co-ordinator Bek Mantell said: “We have had so many people use this amazing addition to the Hastings Hub and comment on how fantastic the initiative is. It was restocked within two weeks of installation. It is great to have this service available to clients using the facilities”. Woolworths Hastings store manager Kris Tatt said: “We know that small dignities can

make a big difference and we are so pleased to have been able to work with Share the Dignity to fund the Pinkbox at Hastings Hub to help local women in need.” Share the Dignity volunteer Pauline Bignell added: “At Share the Dignity we believe that access to pads and tampons is a right, not a privilege, and that no woman should ever have to choose between eating and living with dignity. “This is where our wonderful Pinkboxes can make such a difference in a girl or woman’s life and make managing their period one less thing that they have to worry about.”

Please join us at our Annual General Meeting and Community Forum The 2019 AGM and Community Forum is an opportunity for everyone to provide feedback on our services and identify priorities for change. Our Board, senior staff and community members will attend, as we celebrate the achievements of the last year, invite feedback, comments and suggestions and look ahead to our exciting future.

Caring, considerate: Woolworths staff members Tomasz Grabrowski and Steph Long with Hastings Community Hub events co-ordinator Bek Mantell and Share the Dignity volunteer Pauline Bignell. Picture: Supplied

Backing for Better Buses push MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council has received letters of support from businesses and community associations for its Better Buses campaign – adding to the 1200 written responses received since the launch in August. As well, 68,000 people have posted content on Facebook and watched videos of peninsula people complaining about the lack of public transport on the peninsula. The campaign, backed by Mornington Chamber of Commerce, confirms why funding better bus routes and increasing the frequency of buses would benefit residents, businesses and visitors.

A better service would bring more people from the wider Melbourne community to the peninsula’s major precincts for shopping and experiences and u stimulate the local economy. Job applicants without a licence or car would be able to get to the peninsula more easily. The mayor Cr David Gill said inefficient public transport connections on the peninsula were creating barriers to meaningful employment for many and putting a strain on local businesses. “Having access to reliable, consistent and direct transport could lead to better employment outcomes.” Business, community and ratepay-

er groups, including the Dromana Industrial Association, Tyabb and District Ratepayers Group, Nepean Ratepayers Association and Flinders Community Association are among those who have written to support the push for Better Buses. “A regular cross peninsula bus service would assist the Tyabb community,” Tyabb & District Ratepayers Group secretary Katrina Chalke said. “Currently, travelling to the western side of the peninsula, all bus travel must be via Frankston.” Nepean Ratepayers Association president Colin Watson said: “Taking a bus instead of driving is currently not an option, as available

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A DEDICATION service at Balnarring Uniting Church celebrated the refurbishment of the church and the establishment of a new community centre, Sunday 27 October. Uniting Church congregations from Hastings and Crib Point joined with Balnarring Uniting Church members at the opening of the restored church and new community centre. The former Balnarring Methodist Church was established about 100 years ago with services held initially at the old Mechanics Institute in Balnarring Road, then Warrawee Homestead, as well as combined services

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with St Marks Church of England. A hectare of land bought at Balnarring Beach Road in 1924 became the site of the existing church in 1936. Then, in 1950, the Merricks North Methodist Church, built in 1882, was moved to Balnarring to provide a detached hall at the rear. The space between the buildings was enclosed in 1962. The hall provided a change room for players when a basketball and netball court was laid in 1953. During the 1980s Beach Missions were held each year over the Christmas-New Year period led by the church youth

group and family members. Since 1989 they have been conducted by Scripture Union Family Beach Mission. A new ablution block was built to support their activities. Several years ago vacant land was sold off and the funds used to renovate the church. It has been restumped and recarpeted, with a new roof, new lighting and new solar panel installed. The building has been repainted inside and out. The hall and ablution block were demolished and replaced with a community centre with kitchen and toilet facilities.

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Climate change the focus at hearings THE Legislative Assembly’s Environment and Planning Committee will meet at Mornington this week to look into community initiatives to tackle climate change. The public hearing at the Council Chambers, 2 Queen Street, 12.30-3.30pm, Thursday 7 November, is one of a series being held in regional Victoria during November. The committee will hear from the Port Phillip Eco Centre, Bayside Climate Action Group, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and South East Councils Climate Change Alliance. “We’re interested in finding out what’s happening at the local level to tackle climate change and what the Victorian Government can do to support communities take action,” committee chair Darren Cheeseman said. Ahead of the public hearing, the committee

will visit a sustainable living centre and a local business that has used environmental upgrade finance to fund energy efficiency initiatives. “Seeing firsthand some of the community initiatives that are being rolled out will help the committee as it determines the recommendations it can make to help support communities in dealing with and mitigating the impact of climate change,” Mr Cheeseman said. Later public hearings will be held at Geelong and Warrnambool followed by Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton and Wangaratta. The committee has received more than 140 submissions to the inquiry which it posts on its website. A comments box welcomes public comments on issues raised in submissions or at the public hearings.

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Listen out for the frogs’ call CHILDREN on the Mornington Peninsula are invited to help find our missing frogs during FrogID Week, 8-17 November. The citizen-science project being run by the Australian Museum aims to collect audio of frog calls to monitor their populations and help save threatened frog species. So far, FrogID has identified more than 116,000 frog calls and identified 187 of the known 240 Australian frog species. Last year, more than nearly 7000 frogs from 95 species were recorded. The second annual FrogID Week aims to build on the critical data gathered from last year and find frog species missing from the museum’s audio database. Frog species being sought include the rockhole frog, tylers toadlet, wrinkled toadlet, northern spadefoot, shoemaker frog, peron’s tree frog and

the motorbike frog (so called because it’s call sounds like a motorbike engine). Amphibian and reptile conservation biologist Dr Jodi Rowley said the recorded calls were vital in understanding what species are where; and how they are being impacted by changes to their environments. “We need as many recorded frog calls as possible in order to build our database and compare year-on-year information,” she said. “Get outside at dusk or after rain to listen for frogs and send us their calls – it’s simple to do and you’ll be helping to save Australia’s frogs.” To take part, download the free FrogID app on your phone and head outside to listen for frogs. When you hear a frog, record the sound with the FrogID app and submit it to the FrogID program. Find out more at frogid.net.au

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Awards honour hard workers an inclusive community. Mr Phippen has worked closely with a range of community organisations, including growing a men’s shed that welcomes all ages; organising veggie boxes for a local primary school; promoting awareness of the environment and sustainability by making insect hotels and coordinating residents, businesses, CFA, schools, police and many others at the Billy Cart Derby, at Sorrento in March. Southern Women’s Action Network received two awards in the Age Friendly Communities category. For 21 years the network has provided a forum and meeting place for women of all ages, empowering members to become more involved in a wide range of social justice issues. The awards are named in honour of Delys Sargeant (OAM) who was the founding chair of the council’s official

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s older community has no plans of slowing down as shown at the annual Delys Sargeant Age-Friendly Awards. The awards held on Tuesday 22 October recognise individuals, clubs, services or businesses that contribute to building stronger communities for older people. The peninsula has the second highest older population in Victoria with more than 30 per cent of residents aged over 60 – compared to the metropolitan average of 17 per cent. The shire was one of the first councils in Victoria to develop a strategy to promote positive ageing and aims to continue leading the way by recognising the important contribution older people make to our community. Among the winners was Elder of the Year Terry Phippen who was recognised for his work in building

Still going strong: Age Friendly Awards winners show off their certificates. Picture: Supplied

community advisory committee on ageing: Peninsula Advisory Committee of Elders (PACE). Delys was integral in shaping council’s current approach to supporting residents to age well and remained a life member of PACE until her passing in 2017. Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor’s Senior Achiever Award n Mayor’s Elder of the Year: Terry Phippen n Mayor’s Senior Achiever: Tony Clarke Pace Age-Friendly Communities Awards n Age Friendly Local Business: Mina Tawadros, at Bittern Pharmacy (as an Individual) n Age Friendly Group: Blairgowrie Community Garden n Age Friendly Individual: Meredith Studdert n Age Friendly Community, for Arts and Culture: Mornington Peninsula, Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS MP) n Age-Friendly Community, Innovative Club for Older People: Hastings University of the Third Age (U3A) n Age-Friendly Community, Community Service or Program and Encouraging Indigenous or Multicultural Opportunities: Southern Women’s Action Network (SWAN) Promotion Of Inter-Generational Opportunities n Promotion of Intergenerational Opportunities, Group: Point Nepean Men’s Shed Association n Promotion of Intergenerational Opportunities, Group: New Peninsula Men’s Shed

What a surprise: Terry Phippin was named Elder of the Year. Picture: Yanni

Terry nabs Elder award ELDER of the Year Terry Phippen says his Delys Sargeant Age-Friendly Award win is a “real surprise”. “I knew I had been nominated but did not expect to be named Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Elder of the Year,” he said. “It is an honour to be selected from many of the volunteers on the peninsula. I think we all enjoy getting involved in so many activities but it’s always nice to be recognised, if not a little embarrassing.” Mr Phippen said his three “real highlights” this year came about through working with “passionate people in our community”. “It was great helping two ladies realise a dream of buying disability chairs to enable less able people to be taken out onto the water at our fabulous beaches,” he said. “We had a ball raising the money for the chairs and are now working hard

to secure safe beach access in the Sorrento/Blairgowrie area. “Point Nepean Men’s Shed came about through conversations at a dinner party. I didn’t realise there would be so much support for it and how this has grown. There is a great sense of achievement when it all falls into place.” When the opportunity came to recreate an old favourite – billy cart races to raise money for drought relief – Mr Phippen jumped at it. “This year, we tried to keep it simple as we weren’t sure how it would work,” he said. “Again, I enjoyed involving all sorts of people and organisations in coming together for the fun. It was great to be involved with people of all ages.” The best part came afterwards when Mr Phippen was able to send two cheques to farmers’ charities in support of drought relief.

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Woman hit, killed at Moorooduc A WOMAN died when she was struck by a car at Moorooduc, Friday 1 November. It is believed several cars pulled up on the side of Mornington-Peninsula Link about 9pm after colliding with debris on the road. The 64-yearold Safety Beach woman had got out of her car when she was struck and died at the scene. The driver of the other car stopped at the scene and is assisting police. Three other people from separate vehicles, a 45-year-old Rosebud man, 67-year-old Dromana woman and 43-year-old Elsternwick woman, were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Anyone with information or dash-cam footage

is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a report at crimestoppersvic.com. au

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AN unlicensed driver at the wheel of an unregistered car pulled over on Frankston-Flinders Road, Tyabb, 7.19pm, Thursday 24 October, also tested positive to cannabis. Somerville Highway Patrol members said the Seaford 36-year-old’s T-shirt, which read: “I Get Enough Exercise Pushing My Luck”, ironically fitted his situation. The driver denied any recent illicit drug use,

but will receive a summons to attend court at a later date. Senior Constable Gregg Wolf, of Somerville CIU, said many drivers who tested positive to drugs thought it would be out of their systems by the time they were being tested. “It is an offence for illicit drugs to be detected at any level in your system,” he said.

A MAN was stabbed outside a house on Point Nepean Road, Dromana, 7pm, Saturday 26 October. He was assisted by witnesses as he made his way to Dromana police station and then taken by ambulance to the Alfred Hospital in a “serious but stable condition”. A 37-yearold Dromana man later surrendered himself to Frankston police. He was charged with recklessly causing injury and remanded to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

Cars broken into

OFFENDERS have been accessing unlocked cars and stealing personal items at Rosebud, Dromana and McCrae over the past week. Police urge members of the public to lock their vehicles at all times. Anyone with information is asked to call to Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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TWO people are being sought over the theft of a pressure washer from a supermarket on Queen Street, Hastings, 1.50pm, Sunday 18 August. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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A WOMAN who stole chocolates, lollies and canned soft drinks from a Dromana service station on Sunday 22 September is being sought by police. The woman is said to have perused the aisles before selecting the items and walking out of the servo on the corner of Marine Drive and Nepean Highway, at 3am. She was last seen by staff running towards the foreshore. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Cars, tyres damaged

SEVERAL tyres have been slashed in overnight attacks on vehicles at Mt Martha. Areas affected over the week commencing 28 September were Dominion Road, Glen Isla Drive, Ferne Place and Marguerita Place. Members of the public also reported criminal damage to eight cars in Mornington, including large ‘X’ marks being scratched onto side panels, Saturday 12 October. Areas affected are Nepean Place, Fulton Avenue and Strachans Road. Anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in either of these areas, has CCTV of suspicious behaviour, or has details of those involved, is urged to call Senior Constable Megan Morgan, of Mornington police, 5970 4900, or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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On the trail: Jennifer Buntine, Jennifer Fletcher and Lisa O’Keefe with the new banners that will make artists’ studios easier to find. Picture: Supplied

Exhibition over, artists gear for studio trail THE Peninsula Studio Trail Exhibition attracted a good crowd of art lovers to Southern Buoy Studios last month. Organiser John Trebilco said: “The sales were good, with many small-to-medium-sized works sold, so we were pretty happy. “We now have the Open Studio Weekends coming up on 16-17 and 23-24 November when the 20 artists in the group will have their personal studios and display areas open to the public.” Peninsula Studio Trail has been running this

annual event for 11 years. Members of the public are invited to visit the various studios over the two weekends to speak to the artists, see the way they work, ask questions and buy artwork. Studio visits can be arranged on the Plan Your Trip page at peninsulastudiotrail.org The map shows the locations of each open studio and also the artists’ pages and addresses. “Each studio will have easily seen front signage to look out for – like finding the clues on a treasure map and the treasure is the art,” Mr Trebilco said.

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Chipping in for the needy SOUTHERN Peninsula Food For All is seeking community support for its 2019 Christmas Appeal. The group had raised $6195.10 by last Wednesday but needs more to reach its $50,000 target. With generous help from the community last year Food For All provided 480 Christmas hampers and gave toys to 492 children. Hampers and toys will again be distributed

this year to those most in need within the community. Collection bins for non-perishable goods are at Woolworths Rosebud, Capel Sound and Rye, Coles Rosebud and McCrae, and Ritchies Dromana. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. They can be sent to Food For All, PO Box 440, Rosebud 3939. Details: Diane Falconer 5988 4353.

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Bass & Flinders Distillery celebrates 10th anniversary with limited-edition brandy blend

C el ebr ating 10 Ye ar s of Disti l ling on the Morning ton Pen i nsu l a

Bass & Flinders invite you to attend our Anniversary Soirée, celebrating 10 years of distilling on the Mornington Peninsula. Hosted at our distillery on Saturday evening, 16th November 6:30-9pm. Live Music / Four perfectly curated cocktails paired with matching canapés / Anniversary Cuvée launch event – a world-first brandy blend, produced in collaboration with renowned cognac house Normandin-Mercier. Visit https://www.bassandflindersdistillery.com/collections/ events for more information and to book tickets, $85pp.

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ity - making the collaboration a match made in heaven. Usually, when blending, a distiller will reference from past blends and batches to draw inspiration from, but in this instance, they were working from a blank canvas and an idea. Before the two set to work, they established a few goals: the product would represent both styles equally, would only use natural elements (nothing artificial) and would achieve a full and broad reaching aroma. The creation was an iterative process of trial and error, working predominately with their noses to sort through the various layers and aromas that could meld together for the perfect blend. Holly brought several barrel samples with her to trial in various blends with the N-M cognac, and the pair selected their favourite of the B&F - N-M samples to create the base of the Anniversary Cuvée. “We went through barrel after barrel to nose each and every character and layer until we found some common threads that we felt would marry nicely in the collaborative blend, before settling on 2014 Petite Champagne cognac,” Holly said. Those lucky enough to nab a bottle of the single-release can expect a refined combination of aromatically sweet, expressive Chardonnaybased brandy, with the silky smoothness and floral delicacy of the Petite Champagne cognac on the palette. “It’s not too heavily oaked and will let the B&F brandy character and fruitiness shine through on the nose but has a floral bouquet that adds a unique accent to the blend,” Edouard said. Anniversary Cuvée is retailing for $250 for the 700ml bottles in market and will be available for purchase on the Bass & Flinders Distillery website.

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Picnic in the Park Soak up the fresh air & beautiful country property for a day of food & wine, gardens & koalas. Grab a picnic blanket, dine alfresco, meet local producers at the pop-up providores store or taste the wines from French Island Vineyard. Ticket includes ferry sailing from Mornington Peninsula, 4WD transfer to Mandalaye Park, picnic platter & BBQ voucher.

TO mark the 10th anniversary, revered artisanal distillery Bass & Flinders Distillery (B&F) is launching a limited-edition FrenchAustralian brandy blend, in collaboration with renowned French Cognac house, NormandinMercier (N-M). Described as old-world tradition meets new world Australian creativity, ‘Anniversary Cuvée’ will be a specially curated blend of B&F Chardonnay-based brandy with N-M Petite Champagne cognac. The 330-bottle, single-release will be the world’s first French-Australian brandy blend. B&F Managing Director and second-generation Head Distiller, Holly Klintworth, has been working side-by-side with fifth-generation N-M Cellar Master, Edouard Normandin to bring this creation to life. The collaboration came to fruition after Holly connected with Edouard back in 2017 during a research visit to Cognac to explore the Charentaise distillation method (the method of producing grape based eau de vie through double distillation using an alembic pot still and open flame) – a technique which has inspired B&F’s distillation process since its inception in 2009. “As we approached the 10-year mark, I felt we had to do something special to commemorate the milestone, and what better way than with an exciting, limited-edition release like no other, an ‘old-world meets new’ brandy that encapsulates Bass & Flinders’ story and ethos,” Holly said. “I knew with Edouard’s family lineage, recognised as one of the most highly regarded cognac specialists in the region, that he would be the perfect craftsman to assist me executing my idea for this brandy blend, that honours the two worlds and family traditions.” Both distilleries have the same philosophy: nothing artificial, small volume and high qual-

MARK your diaries and make space on Sunday 8 December for a special new event coming to Mandalaye Park on French Island. Picnic in the Park promises to be a magnificent day of food, wine, gardens and music, so prepare your picnic blanket for an afternoon of alfresco dining in the grounds of this beautiful country property. The picnic will be set in and around Mandalaye Park Homestead & Gardens from 10am – 4.30pm. Western Port Ferries will be transporting guests to and from Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula and Cowes, Phillip Island to experience a taste of life on this off the grid eco island. Once on French Island, transfers to Mandalaye Park will be provided by Naturaliste Tours, or guests can bring their bikes on board Western Port Ferries and ride the 3km to the venue. Once at Mandalaye Park, you will meet local makers, growers and producers at the pop-up providores stores and taste local wines produced

on the island. The Cellar Door Manager from French Island Vineyard will be on hand to discuss the fine art of winemaking with tastings of their boutique wines And local makers and producers will be showcasing delicious organic Island produce for purchase and tastings. Mandalaye Park Picnic Packs can be pre ordered when booking and there will be a bbq sausage sizzle from 2.30-3.30pm. Picnic in the Park all inclusive packages include return ferry transfers to and from Stony Point or Cowes, transfer to Mandalaye Park, picnic pack and bbq voucher. Priced from $56 for adults and $30 for seniors. Picnic in the Park bike package includes return ferry transfers to and from Stony Point or Cowes for passenger and bike, transfer to Mandalaye Park, picnic pack and bbq voucher. Priced from $54 for adults and $28 for seniors. To book online visit www.westernportferries. com.au/picnic


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INSPECT THURSDAY & SATURDAY 1:30-2:00PM

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

WENDY COSGRIFF 0412 932 883

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

PRACTICAL, SPACIOUS AND PRESENTABLE • Three bedrooms; master with WIR & en-suite • Light and bright open plan living and dining area • Kitchen with plenty of bench/cupboard space • Gas ducted heating, reverse cycle cooling • Outdoor patio • Double lock up garage

$599,000 - $639,0000

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GREAT FAMILY HOME WITH THREE LIVING AREAS • 4 bedrooms; master with ensuite and WIR • Kitchen with dishwasher and pantry • Alfresco entertaining area • 631 sqm (approx) block, fenced front & back • Double roller door garage with concrete drive • Leased until March 2020.

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SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

• 4BR family home; all bedrooms with walk-in robes • Master bedroom with ensuite • Two seperate living areas • Kitchen with gas cook top and dishwasher • Entertainment area and spacious backyard • Gas ducted heating and air-conditioning

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5979 2489

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

CRIB POINT Lots 1, 2, 3 & 5/ 33 Lorimer Street EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! Lot 1 – 575sqm (approx.) n Lot 2 – 571sqm (approx.) n Lot 3 – 724sqm (approx.) n Lot 5 – 666sqm (approx.)

Lots 4 & 6 – SOLD. n All services are available. n Individually titled. n Walking to shops, schools & transport.

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Lisa Roberts

Wilma Green

Paige Gibson

Richard Whitehead

Ronelle Kraulis

Gail Miles

Celeste Little

Brittany Ellis

BUSINESS OWNER

BUSINESS OWNER

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SALES EXECUTIVE

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5979 2489

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

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SOMERS 26 Wills Road

BALNARRING 26 Balnarring Beach Road

PEACEFUL SURROUNDINGS ON WESTERN PORT BAY

LUXURIOUS COASTAL RETREAT WITH BAY VIEWS

Three bedroom home; generous master bedroom with air-con and built in robes. Lounge room also with air-con plus Rinnai wall heater and wood fire. n Galley kitchen with electric oven and cooktop. n Undercover outdoor entertaining area overlooking the established gardens. n Two garden sheds, woodshed, 21,000L water between two tanks with pump. n Separate studio / third bedroom featuring skylights, two ceiling fans plus air-con. n Large carport and two double gate entrances into the yard for boat and trailer.

Four spacious bedrooms, upstairs master with WIR and air-con. Spacious lounge room flows out to the entertainer’s deck with outdoor shower. n Renovated bathroom with a separate bath and shower. n Split system heating & cooling and ducted heating. n Free-flowing living and dining area seamlessly extend through to a balcony. n Impressive chef’s kitchen with oven, dishwasher and stainless steel benchtops.

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CHARACTER, HISTORY AND CHARM ON 1,648SQM (APPROX.) n Four bedrooms; master bedroom with built-in robe and an ornamental fireplace (not in working order.) n Central main bathroom offering a claw foot bathtub, separate shower and double vanity. n Open plan living and dining area with ducted heating and cooling, as well as Coonara wood fire. n Country-inspired kitchen features a freestanding Smeg oven and cooktop plus walk in pantry. n Large undercover entertaining area, complete with lighting and 4 seater spa, overlooks the immaculate gardens and backyard.

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Auction: Saturday November 23rd at 11:30am Terms: 10% Deposit, Settlement 60 or 90 days Inspect: Saturday 11:00-11:30am

Lisa Roberts

Wilma Green

Paige Gibson

Richard Whitehead

Ronelle Kraulis

Gail Miles

Celeste Little

Brittany Ellis

BUSINESS OWNER

BUSINESS OWNER

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

SALES EXECUTIVE

PROPERTY MANAGER

PROPERTY MANAGER

SALES ASSISTANT

ADMINISTRATION

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T. 03 5975 6888

Mornington Auction this Saturday

Auction

210 Bungower Road, Mornington Auction Saturday 9th November 11.00 am Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103

Step into your very own country fairytale with this serene lifestyle property set on 2.5 acres (approx.) in the heart of Mornington. Appointed to enjoy all the beneďŹ ts of living on acreage, you will relish the fresh air, endless space and having your pony at the back door while being only ten minutes from the beach, schools and cosmopolitan Main Street. Set well back for privacy, the single-level residence offers spacious three bedroom, three bathroom plus a study accommodation with zoned living including an enormous entertaining room with spa. Filled with character, the property features a tennis court, 2nd driveway, large machinery shed, two fenced paddocks and an array of entertaining decks.

A3 B3 C6 bowmanandcompany.com.au

Auction

Deceased Estate Auction 410 Robinsons Road (Cnr Warrandyte Rd), Langwarrin South

241 Beach Street, Frankston Friday 22nd November 2019 at 12 noon on site

Renovate - Occupy - Subdivide

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Substantial 3-bedroom home with self-contained 1-bedroom unit attached 3.8 HA* capable of 3 Lot Subdivision (STCA)** Open for inspection Wednesday & Saturdays 12–12:30pm or by appointment

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David Olding 0408 358 891 Geoffrey Crowder 0418 531 611 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs 3201

Secure tenancy on lease Long trading history 30 + years

Freehold Title in popular group Land area 119sqm*

Returning $28,971 PA Net

Building area 75sqm*

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Linda Ellis 0438 670 300 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs 3201 WESTERN PORT NEWS

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INTRODUCING

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

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

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

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

From$599,000

Display suite located at 69 Hove Road, Rosebud Open Wed Thurs Saturday

5 - 5.30pm 5 - 5.30pm As advertised or By Appointment

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

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

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

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Electrification of the Frankston line in doubt Compiled by Cameron McCullough THE original intention of the authorities was to include the line to Frankston among the first railways to be electrified. That was before the commencement of the war. During the last five years the scheme naturally hung fire, and no one wondered very much, believing that with the cessation of hostilities the long-delayed work would be proceeded with on the plans already formulated. It will come as a rude surprise to many to learn that it is now suggested to hang up the electrification of the Frankston line in favour of what is described as the outer suburban system. The Progress Associations from Mordialloc to Frankston are strongly protesting against this breach of faith, and at Seaford’s last monthly meeting a circular from the combined associations was read setting out the position and asking that delegates be appointed to attend a conference to be held at Caulfield at an early date to discuss the matter. All the shire councils interested will also send delegates. The Seaford association appointed Messrs. Hunter, McCulloch and Moffatt as its representatives. Mr. McCulloch remarked that his company would be a large user of electric power in connection with the working of the sand pits, and it is believed that many other private users could be named. Apart from any advantage the department would gain in this respect, it is to be remembered that Frankston is

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quite the most important seaside line in the State, and its claim to first recognition cannot be justly overlooked. *** THE public meeting held on Wednesday evening to re-organise the Frankston Brass Band proved very successful, an encouraging feature being the large attendance of playing members. The general public was not largely represented, but the assurance was given that the towns people were solidly behind the movement, and Mrs M. R. Deane, who was the only representative of the ladies present, said she was sure that the ladies of the district could be relied on for solid support. Mrs Deane gave evidence of her own sympathy with the object by subscribing £1 1s for which she was accorded a hearty vote of thanks, carried by acclamation. Mr Mark Brody donated 10s 6d and received similar acknowledgment. Mr A. Wilcox was voted to the chair and the following, were present in addition to those already named, Messrs Blaskett, Chittenden, Johns, Clements, Petrie, Aitken, Gummes, L. Prosser, Lunn, C. Taylor, C. Lawrey, A. G. Pollock, C. Willox and W. C. Young. Mr Willox as secretary of the band produced the books and balance sheet showing the financial position 5 years ago, when it was found necessary to discontinue owing to the war. At that time there were 23 playing members, more than half of whom enlisted; the others were either too young or ineligible. The balance sheet at that period

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showed a debit of £26 11s 0d while the assets included instruments and uniforms valued at £147. This asset was still available with the exception of the big drum £6 and double bass instrument £15 which had bad been sold to meet the liability referred to. A general desire had been expressed in favor of reforming the band but some difficulty had been experienced in arranging for a “bandmaster”. At last they had been fortunate, said Mr Willox, in securing the services of Mr Blaskett, who had recently settled in the district. There were plenty of playing members available and no difficulty should be experienced in making a start. The public had always supported the band freely and he felt sure would do so again. Mr D. Petrie agreed that there seemed no reason why another start should not be made and this view was unanimously adopted. The election of office-bearers resulted as follows: – President – Mr A. Wilcox, Vice-President – Mr Mark Brody, Secretary and Treasurer – Mr C. Willox, Committee – Messrs A. Aitken, W. Clements, D. Petrie, and R. Lunn. Auditors – Messrs C. Dalman and A. Tasker. It was resolved unanimously on the motion of Mr Willox seconded by Mr Aitken that Mr Blaskett be appointed band-master. Members initiation fee was fixed at 2s 6d. It was decided that members meet for practice on Wednesday nights, the first practice to take place on the 12th inst.

The secretary was directed to arrange for practice hall and to secure the drill room if possible. The important question of finance was discussed and the committee directed to arrange for the collection of subscriptions. Mr M. Brody was appointed to collect in the town and the services of lady canvassers are to be utilised in gathering in funds. The newly appointed bandmaster, expressed his willingness to help players in every way possible. He would be willing, he said, to instruct a class in the playing of reed instruments the only stipulation being that members should join the band when qualified to do so. *** REV. T. W. Butcher of Elsternwick will conduct the Anniversary Services of the Frankston Methodist Sunday School at 11, 3 & 7 on Sunday next. There will be special singing by the children. On the following Monday at 8pm there will be a public entertainment in the Church. Rev. E. Tonkin will give a Lantern Talk on “Tasmania Past and Present” – touching on the Aboriginal, the Convict System, the Scenery Resources, and general Progress of the Island State, in which he laboured as a minister for 11 years. There will be a short programme and distribution of prizes. The admission will be sixpence only. *** ON Wednesday and Thursday last Inspector Cross visited the Frankston State School and conducted the annual examinations. ***

There seems to be a growing disposition on the part of parents to evade the provisions of the Vaccination Act. At the Frankston Court on Monday before Capt S. Sherlock (chairman) and Mr C. W. Grant J’s.P., four defendants entered the plea of guilty to the charge of failing to have their children vaccinated. In each case a fine of £2, in default distress was imposed. *** ON Wednesday afternoon the spectacle of a bolting horse attached to a jinker containing a lady and child caused consternation. The horse had slipped the bit and the woman was helpless. The runaway was dashing wildly past the market place when Constable Diaball threw himself at the horse and brought it to a standstill. His plucky action earned the warm admiration of all who witnessed it and the undying gratitude of the distressed woman (Mrs Ross). Constable Diaball was considerably bruised as the result of his adventure and one of his hands rather severely lacerated. *** WITH the approach of hot weather, snakes are becoming plentiful in the bush around Frankston. During the past few days Mr Hartland, superintendent of the Government Plantation has dispatched upwards of a dozen of the reptiles. A couple he brought into town recently measured 4ft 8in and 4ft respectively. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 7 November 1919


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

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

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

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

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

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THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

If A Picture Says a Thousand Words, A T-shirt Says One Thousand and One By Stuart McCullough SOMETIMES a t-shirt is just a t-shirt. Sometimes it’s a whole lot more than a piece of clothing – it can be a billboard, a declaration of undying love or a pledge of undying allegiance. You can say things with a t-shirt that are very hard to say with a pair of trousers or, for example, a belt. Only hats come anywhere close, although they suffer from a comparative lack of real estate. T-shirts can do and say quite a lot but often squander the opportunity. I, for one, never saw the point in a t-shirt that simply declared who made it. That’s what the label at the back is for. There’s little benefit in having a piece of clothing made by Calvin Klein that simply says ‘Calvin Klein’ in giant letters on the front. It takes all the mystery out it. Granted, it may be an act of genius to get you to pay him to advertise his product, but I personally feel that Calvin should stump up and buy his own adverts. Sometimes they’re a declaration – a statement that says something about your personality and world view. A joke, a pun or something to think about – you see them as they float by and, often, the meaning strikes you only once the owner has already vanished. I had a fondness for them at one time. My favourite was featured a large illustration of Mr T and the words ‘I Aint’ Getting On No Plane, Sucka’ emblazoned below. It was especially poignant in that I’m both fond of gravity and disinclined towards flight. And I like Mr. T. Then again, who doesn’t? But my favourite kind of t-shirt is the band t-shirt. I have many. Mostly

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they’re souvenirs from a great night out; purchased at some sweaty pub or other venue. I have a ‘Flaming Lips’ t-shirt that I bought when I took my nephew Jake to his first grown up rock gig. I have a Nick Cave t-shirt from the brief period during which he sported a mid-seventies pool-cleaner

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moustache. I also have one celebrating the ‘Fleet Foxes’ that looks as though it was made by a child and exhibits a lack of quality control and somehow explains why their subsequent albums weren’t nearly as good as their debut. And then there’s Daniel Johnston.

If you’ve never heard of Daniel Johnston, I can’t say I blame you. His early albums weren’t recorded in some fancy studio but, rather, the basement of his parent’s house. He recorded the songs directly to cassette. They’re wobbly, with stops and starts, missed notes and squeaks and pops and random noises. In fact, they’re about as far from a professional recording as you can possibly imagine. But the songs…. the songs were glorious. He gave away cassettes to anyone who’d take them. He was also an artist and he hand-drew the covers of his home-recorded cassettes. Incredibly, his reputation as a songwriter began to develop through the 1980s until he began to struggle with mental illness. From there, his story is harrowing. There’s a film – ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’. It follows Daniel from boyhood through to troubled young man inside a mental institution. Despite his troubles, large record companies wanted to sign him after Kurt Cobain from the band Nirvana started wearing one of his t-shirts. Legend has it that he rejected an offer from Elektra Records because the label was home to Metallica and Daniel believed Metallica were in league with Satan. Which, to be fair, is an easy mistake to make. Perhaps the most harrowing part of the movie comes when Daniel performs at a festival. The performance is intense and rapturously received. It’s then revealed that Daniel has been avoiding his medication in the hope of a better performance. On the flight back home, Daniel’s father is

piloting a small aircraft when Daniel decides that he’s Caspar the Ghost and removes the keys to the plane, throwing them out the window midflight. His father, who’d flown in World War Two, managed to bring down the aircraft without injuring them. I first came across him when a tribute album was released in 2004. It featured recordings of his songs by artists like Beck, the Flaming Lips, Sparklehorse and Death Cab for Cutie. Trust me, those are all real bands. Highly regarded, too. They took those scratchy songs and polished them up. They were wonderful. I even had a chance to see him play at the Prince of Wales in St Kilda. That he was able to tour at all was something of a miracle given all he’d been through. I was proud to own a couple of Daniel Johnston t-shirts. Over the years, they took something of a beating and, as I grew older, they didn’t fit as well as they used to. It’s telling, I think, when a t-shirt that once fit you perfectly now feels more like a sausage casing. They lived at the bottom of my drawer, in the unlikely event I could ever squeeze into them again. Daniel Johnston died last month. I found myself listening to those songs – even the ones that had been recorded on a tape deck in his parent’s house. Then I ordered a couple of t-shirts. Naturally, I chose a larger size this time. I feel happy wearing them – declaring my allegiance and appreciation all at once. Thanks Daniel. stuart@stuartmccullough.com


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Japanese import takes out Peninsula Cup HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou THE Japanese-bred thoroughbreds continued their dominance of this year’s Spring Racing Carnival with a narrow victory in the 2019 Peninsula Cup at Mornington on Sunday 3 November. Formerly trained in Japan and now under the care of Mornington-based trainer, Anthony Freedman, Danon Roman relished a hot speed to land the days $60,000 feature race and score his first win in Australia in a tight photo finish. The Kevin Corstens-trained Surreal Image went straight to his customary role of leading at a good gallop for young Mornington-based apprentice jockey, Campbell Rawiller, before the swoopers took over the running turning for home. The Mick Price/Mick Kent Jrtrained Heptagon made a real race of it, going neck and neck with Danon Roman down the straight but jockey Damien Thornton wasn’t letting another Peninsula Cup slip through his fingers after being narrowly beaten in last year’s contest. Thornton claimed the victory aboard Danon Roman and defeated the racefavourite, Heptagon, by a short head with the David Brideoake-trained Strategic Phil running into third. More than 7,500 people packed the course for this year’s edition of the

Photo finish: The Anthony Freedman-trained Danon Roman narrowly wins the 2019 Peninsula Cup over the race favourite, Heptagon. Picture: Melbourne Racing Club

Peninsula Cup, and jockey Damien Thornton said it was a great feeling to land the day’s main event. “I was having flashbacks to last year when I hung in [on Black Sail], had the race won, but got beat. It was nice to turn that around and win it this year,” Thornton said. “He was very good today and there’s definitely still improvement in him. Anthony’s team do a good job at pick-

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By Craig MacKenzie FRANKSTON Pines is on the verge of the biggest off-field restructure in the club’s history as it closes in on a partnership agreement with the Victorian Multicultural Sports Association. The VMSA is a Fijian community group and hopes to base itself at Monterey Reserve and hold tournaments and functions there on a regular basis. Last week members of the VMSA executive met with Nick Hatzoglou, Football Victoria’s Head of Community Projects and the state federation has given the green light for the partnership to go ahead. “The CEO of Football Victoria (Peter Filopoulos) is aware of our plans and is very happy with what we propose,” VMSA president Victor Kumar said. The VMSA has strong ties with the Fiji Football Association and Fiji prime minister Frank Bainimarama. Kumar hosted a business event for Bainimarama in 2018 attended by former Pines vice-president Daniel Plaiche and met with the Fijian PM in September this year on his first official visit to Australia. The VMSA is the fourth ethnic community group to become involved with Pines this century following Chilean, Mauritian and Bosnian groups and although these relationships didn’t last Pines president Lee Davies is hopeful of a much more positive outcome. Pines and the VMSA are likely to enter into a binding agreement ratifying the terms of their partnership. “The VMSA has suggested signing a formal agreement that protects both parties from takeover,” Davies said. “I think there is a clause in our constitution that says you have to be a member of the club for a specified period, something like five years, before you can nominate for president and if any VMSA member is a member of our club for five years then they have every right to nominate for president if they wish.” Kumar and Davies favour a 50:50 committee set-up maintaining the president’s casting vote power and Kumar was at pains during a meeting between both parties last Friday to stress the need for a working partnership. “We have no intentions of taking over Frankston Pines but we want this club to become a sister club of the Fiji Football Association and provide a path to professionalism for

Prospective partnership: Frankston Pines president Lee Davies (left) and VMSA president Victor Kumar after Friday’s meeting at Monterey Reserve. Picture supplied.

the most promising young players in Fiji,” Kumar added. Pines coaching staff Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor, Paulo Pinheiro and Linam Wang all have B licences – more than the number of B licenced coaches throughout Fiji – and plans are already underway for them to hold clinics in the South Pacific nation. Davies holds a C licence as a goalkeeping coach. Taylor will coach the VMSA squad that will compete in the 2019 Pacific Cup in New Zealand later this month and he is confident that CJ Hodgson and Cedric Benza (Pines), John Kuol (Bulleen), James Burgess (Springvale White Eagles), Marinos Panayi (Beaumaris) and Darcy Pawlik (Murray United) will be guest players. Taylor also expects Chris Swain to be in the VMSA squad. Swain is a forward or midfielder who joined Langwarrin last year from Queensland club Sunshine Coast Fire. He switched to Altona City then Altona North and was a key player in the latter’s State 4 West title triumph last season. Swain currently is in NSW playing in the fourth staging of the National Indigenous Football Championships. Taylor tried but failed to get Ryan

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age internationals in Fiji have been selected and the pick of the crop could head to Monterey Reserve. One of those players could be 19-year-old Kishan Sami, a defender or midfielder who plays for premier division club Ba and made his full international debut last year. “I’ve seen a few videos of him and he looks very quick with good feet but he’s not the finished product yet,” Taylor said. “However he definitely has the potential to be an NPL player.” The Fijian players hope to follow in the footsteps of striker Esala Masi who played for Pines in 2008 and made 52 appearances for Fiji. There already have been changes to Pines senior squad with news that Cam Bryden and Lewis Potter have joined keeper Alfonso Cardinale in retirement. And doubts persist about the availability of Callum Khiath and Serge Yanez whose 2019 seasons were curtailed due to work commitments. But the Pines-VMSA link is not the only change planned for the local soccer outfit. “As well as our seniors and reserves we’re looking at having an under-16 side next season, over-35s and over50s and we are well down the track of arranging an all abilities program,”

Davies said. “We’re also in talks with a women’s team.” The all-abilities program already has a major sponsor and Pines will approach local schools this month as it rolls out the program. Both Taylor and Davies are upbeat about the planned changes which they believe could provide the club with a stable financial future. “For the first time in a long, long time I think we are on the brink of having a business model that will make the club self-sustaining and not reliant on people having to put their hands in their pockets,” Taylor said. In NPL2 news Langwarrin last week announced the signings of striker George Howard from Hume City and winger Delarno Pharoe from Box Hill United. Howard, 23, has been on the books of Eastern Lions, Box Hill United, Melbourne Victory, APIA Leichhardt and South Melbourne. “George fits the profile of the type of player we were interested in. Even though he has his career ahead of him he’s been in the system for a while and worked under people I know like Jean Paul (de Marigny),” Langy gaffer Scott Miller said. Pharoe played for Springvale White Eagles in 2018. “I watched Delarno at the back end of last year and stayed in touch,” Miller added. “He’s similar to Jordan Templin in terms of a one-on-one dribbler and he’s quick and intelligent and takes things onboard really quickly.” In State 1 news Liam Baxter won’t be playing with Mornington next season. We reported two weeks ago that Baxter had agreed terms with Mornington and was hopeful of being granted permanent residency early next year. However the Scottish striker has since been offered a visa spot with NPL3 club Box Hill United and has accepted. In State 4 news Seaford United has identified the players it wants to sign for next season and will start approaching them and arranging interviews this week. The club refused to release the names of any targets and confirmed that it has not lost any players from last season’s senior squad. Seaford will not start pre-season training until mid-January.

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