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Cost cut for time on bay A DAY’S fishing on Western Port will be cheaper from next month with the abolition of parking and launching fees at public boat ramps. Better Boating Victoria is overseeing the introduction of free parking and launching by 1 September, and upgrading and maintaining ramps at Hastings, Rhyll and Cowes jetty. The state government made a big splash about freeing up boating and fishing fees in the lead up to the November election, saying “every dollar of licence and registration revenue [will] go towards improving boating facilities and safety”. “Boat launching fees cost Victorian families hundreds of dollars a year – we said we’d abolish them and we’re delivering,” the Premier Daniel Andrews said on the weekend. “Free public boat ramps will make it cheaper and easier to get out on the water and enjoy everything our bays, lakes and rivers have to offer.”

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Public may decide ulcer study’s future THE future course of a Mornington Peninsula-based study into the causes of the flesh-eating Buruli ulcer could depend on the outcome of a public meeting next Saturday. Organisers are hoping for “a reasonably civilised event” to fully explain the Buruli study so “concerned groups and individuals can decide where to

take it from there”. In a letter to the mayor Cr David Gill last week, Flinders MP and Health Minister Greg Hunt said Mornington Peninsula Shire had “total control” over “mosquito control activities” and “a broader public health responsibility to its residents to ensure that all necessary actions are being taken to address the occurrence of Buruli ulcer”. Cr Gill on Sunday expressed surprise that the shire had control over the study – which he has criticised as

being a trial because of the chemical sprayings – noting that just one shire officer was involved, mainly attending meetings with the research scientists. In his letter (which The News has seen) Mr Hunt also describes the shire as a “cornerstone partner” in the study being conducted by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, the Doherty Institute, Barwon Health, Austin Health, the CSIRO, Agriculture Victoria and the University of Melbourne. 12404323-DJ46-18

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New deal to save recycling from tip SOLO Resource Recovery has been hired to collect Mornington Peninsula Shire’s household recycled waste. The new contract means recyclable waste collected for the shire will not go to landfill. The change comes after discredited former contractor SKM put a sudden stop on all incoming material late last week. The company was wound up by the Supreme Court last Friday (2 August). The signing with Solo means there will be no disruption to kerbside collections. The shire and 30 other municipalities was told on Thursday night 25 July that SKM would “cease accepting recyclable material effective immediately”. The mayor Cr David Gill described the shutdown as “devastating”. He said the council had “worked quickly to enact plans to engage a new provider”. Collected recyclable material started going to Solo the following Monday. “Council has been proactive in working with

the industry to source an alternate provider and minimise the impact to our community and the peninsula’s precious environment,” Cr Gill said. “We were prepared and have been able to contain the damage to just one day’s worth of collections [whereas] many other councils will be forced to landfill tonnes of recyclables.” In a slap at the state government, he said: “Advanced warning from the state government that further compliance matters at SKM were being addressed would have allowed us and other councils to minimise the environmental impact by bringing forward contingency plans for a potential shut down. “The state government has again failed to support our community by ensuring that the landfill levy [estimated at $500,000] collected from all tip users is used to fix this environmental crisis. “Now it’s more important than ever to recycle right and reduce the amount of waste we produce.” Stephen Taylor

Climate action is the project BERG Mt Martha member Sharon Rogers, pictured, will talk on her Climate Reality Project at Mt Martha House, 9.45am registration for a 10am start, Saturday 24 August. The premise for her presentation in Room 64 is that “Community by community, we are demanding action on climate change”. Ms Rogers, a teacher and Mt Martha resident, trained in Brisbane earlier this year with former US Vice President Al Gore as part of the Climate Reality Project. She will focus on the impacts and solutions to Climate Change, and discuss what residents can do to help drive action. The talk is free for BERG Mt Martha members and a gold coin donation for others. Morning tea will be provided. Bookings at Try Booking.

Family night out: Jac Jenkins and her sons August, 6, and Jonas, 11, from Mornington, were among the many people who raised money for the homeless on Saturday night by sleeping in their cars at Mornington Park. Picture: Supplied

Cold snap no dampner for park sleepers SATURDAY night’s Sleep in Your Car event at Mornington Park raised $22,100 and “still counting”, organisers said yesterday (Monday). “Event’s like that truly take a community effort and, just as Dorothy didn’t journey alone in the Wizard of Oz, we couldn’t have done it without the community,” Fusion’s Emma Woodcock said. “The synergy of the event was great, and the community spirit was high despite the wet

weather. But the bad weather drove us to truly appreciate the point of what we were raising money for - the vulnerable young people experiencing homelessness. “They don’t get to hide out from the bad weather or return home if it gets too cold. “The weather actually served to unite us in passion and purpose in building community and offering hope in our neighbourhoods.”

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Crowd against plastic straws A MORNINGTON Peninsula based social enterprise is on a mission to replace single-use plastic straws with reusable, ethically-sourced bamboo straws. Co-founders of theotherstraw Jamie-Lee Kay and Lennart Meijer, pictured, say most of the 10 million plastic straws used every day end up in landfill, Port Phillip and waterways, polluting the environment and jeopardising marine health. “We founded theotherstraw because we were shocked by the amount of plastic waste on the peninsula’s beaches, parks and just about everywhere else – we knew we had to do something about it,” Mr Meijer said.

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“Our tipping point was $10,000, which we exceeded in the third week of our campaign” Ms Kay said. “ING gave us $5000 and we crowdfunded more than $7000 via the public.” The pair see a better future in their new range called ‘theotheressentials’ which will replace single-use plastic items such as cutlery and bowls with reusable, sustainable alternatives. All contributions from their crowdfunding campaign will go towards producing this new range. To learn more about theotherstraw’s crowdfunding campaign visit: ingaus. me/theotherstraw Details: theotherstraw.com Stephen Taylor

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Call to reclassify peninsula Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au LEADERS of the newly formed business-backed Committee for Mornington Peninsula have told the state Opposition that the peninsula should be recognised by governments as “regional” rather than “metropolitan”. Opposition leader Michael O’Brien and members of the shadow cabinet meeting at Rosebud last week were told that classing the peninsula as metropolitan was hurting business, causing job shortages and lost government grants. The committee was launched in March and now has 50 members (“Business behind new lobby group” The News 10/4/19). Its president, former Liberal federal government MP for Dunkley, Bruce Billson, said the committee would pay for research to examine the “fors and againsts” of the peninsula being re-classified regional, “compared to pursuing the levels of services and support expected by a metropolitan community and what can realistically be achieved”. He hoped Mornington Peninsula Shire would contribute towards the cost of the “regional designation research project”. “We keep hearing time and time again that local employment, access to education and services and the opportunity for local businesses to compete, is being hindered by the peninsula being lumped in with Melbourne”, Mr Billson said. “Local businesses pay twice the rate

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ART historian Leslie Primo will explore how did artists who were not British have an impact on the art scene in London and their motivations at the August meeting of the Mornington Peninsula Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Friday 9 August. Primo, pictured, who has a Masters of Arts in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck, University College, London, has also worked at the National Gallery, London since 2000 and The Arts society since 2009. He has also taught courses at the Courtauld Institute. In his talk Primo will examine the contributions of artists such as Hans Holbein the younger, Isaac Oliver, Paulus van Somer, Anthony van Dyck, and many others, tracing foreign artists from the Tudor period through to the Renaissance and Baroque and assessing their legacy on British art. ADFAS lectures are held at the Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington, at 5.30pm on Friday evenings. Booking secretary Glad Hungerford 97872092 will reserve a seat for first-time visitors at no cost.

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Under guard after alleged ramming A MAN who allegedly twice rammed police patrol cars spent the night under guard in Frankston Hospital before fronting Frankston Magistrates’ Court last week. Police cornered the 21-year-old around 1.30am, Thursday 1 August, in a Moorooduc Highway service road near Humphries Road, Frankston South. They said he deliberately reversed the stolen car he was driving into them and attempted to run off but was caught after a brief chase. Police searched the vehicle and allegedly found a quantity of knives and stolen number plates. They said the man had earlier rammed a police car in Frankston South and attempted to ram two others in Mornington and Hastings earlier in the night. No police were injured in the incidents. The man, of no fixed address, was interviewed by Frankston CIU detectives on Thursday morning and on Friday was sent to Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for a filing hearing. He is facing 25 charges – most relating to the alleged ramming incidents – as well as theft of a car, three of theft from cars, unlicensed driving, reckless conduct endangering life, dangerous driving, possessing methyl-amphetamine, resisting arrest, breaching bail, intentionally ramming police, and dangerous driving.

Fatal at Tyabb A MAN who died when his car left the road and crashed into a tree at Tyabb, Thursday 24 July, was in the process of moving into a new house at Hastings. The man, in his 70s, was travelling along Frankston-Flinders Road about 2.30pm when he lost control of the car he had bought only an hour before.

The man’s wife, who was following a few cars behind, reportedly did not see the incident, 200-metres south of the entrance to Padua College. Acting Sergeant Anthony Deason, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said police at the scene comforted the woman while relatives made their way from Brighton. Emergency services were unable to save the man. Frankston-Flinders Road was closed between the Padua College entrance and the Western Port Highway for several hours, with parents on school pick-up having to come from the Tyabb township side.

Mother terrified A TERRIFIED mother and two young children were confronted by a man and a woman brandishing an axe and a cricket bat inside their Berry Court, Mornington, home, Thursday 25 July. Jewellery and other items were stolen in the 7.20pm incident. Detectives later arrested a man, 18, at another location. He was charged with aggravated burglary and remanded to appear vat court at later date. The woman has not been found.

Not talking A ROSEBUD man is “not cooperating” with police after presenting at Rosebud Hospital with stab wounds, 2.50am, Saturday 27 July. Detective Senior Sergeant Al Paxton, of Somerville CIU, said the man, 28, was taken by ambulance to The Alfred hospital with serious injuries. He is said to be in a stable condition. It is not known where or how the incident occurred.

Alarm alert A MT ELIZA man alerted by a silent alarm was able to watch on his phone from another location as two men wearing balaclavas tried to force the front door of his house, 5.33am, Saturday 27 July. Detective Senior Sergeant Al Paxton, of Somerville CIU, said the man called police who rushed to the Fulton Road house as the men sped off towards Nepean Highway in a grey 2000 Ford sedan. They were not able to apprehend them. Police canvassed houses in the street and found a neighbour had been robbed of cash and jewellery, another neighbour’s garage had been broken into and alcohol stolen and two cars opened and searched in the driveway next door. Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Reset safety values POLICE Operation Reset held over the weekend was aimed at encouraging drivers on the Mornington Peninsula to reset their attitudes towards road safety. Southern Metro Region Acting Commander Tony Silva said Operation Reset provided a “highly visible presence of police with a particular focus on known road trauma locations”. “We are incredibly saddened by how many lives have already been lost in Victoria’s south east this year, with 24 people not returning home to their families.” This is double the number of lives lost at this time last year. Acting Commander Silva said: “We are seeing reckless speed, failure to give way and impaired driving as they key contributing factors to fatal

collisions in the south east. “Not arriving at your destination isn’t worth the five minutes you gain from speeding or not driving to the conditions.” Police made sure they had a visible presence on the highways, backstreets and off-road locations to ensure motorists thought twice about their behaviour. “Every time a motorist sees police on the road it is a reminder to follow the road rules.”

Not wasting time THE female partner of a man who blew more than three times the legal limit blasted police for “wasting our time”. Somerville Highway Patrol members pulled over the 51-year-old Skye man in McClelland Drive, 9.15pm, Wednesday 31 July. After blowing positive he was asked to return to Carrum Downs police station for an evidential breath test. There the woman “became abusive towards the testing officer, setting a poor example for the young teenage girl in the back seat”, Senior Constable Greg Wolfe said. The man blew 0.159 per cent – or more than three times the limit – and had his licence immediately suspended. When they were leaving the station the woman “again started swearing and abusing the processing officer in the company of the teenage girl”. Senior Constable Wolfe said her philosophy “appeared to be that police were wasting their time doing this to them, and should be out catching criminals instead”. “The officer rightly pointed out that the highway patrol was specifically tasked to reduce road trauma, and that removing her drunk driver from the road was helping do just that.” The man’s new company car with only 300 kilometres on the speedo was impounded. He will be summonsed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

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Questions over mosquito study Continued from Page 1 Another round of chemical spraying is due in October. The August e-news from the Southern Peninsula Indigenous Flora & Fauna Association criticises the use of chemicals to control mosquitoes in the face of “ample evidence” that Buruli ulcers stem from lesions and scratches “in fact, anything but mosquito bites in the original Bairnsdale studies”. “There are political considerations and health ministers and others appear to want to be seen as doing something, even if it's scientifically and environmentally unsound,” the SPIFFA article states. Saturday’s forum may also provide a platform for a showdown between Cr Gill and Mr Hunt. Cr Gill has questioned Mr Hunt’s oversight of $1.5 million of taxpayers’ money provided to the Buruli study, while Mr Hunt has hit back, saying the shire knew all about the study and should consult “with the community in the near future to outline [its] plans within this research project and any impacts on the local community”. Mr Hunt provided “numerous statements” to

Cr Gill to show “this has been the shire’s project from the outset”. Cr Gill said while the Buruli ulcer was a major health issue “the solving of one problem should not lead to other possible health problems for residents and the environment”. “The widespread spraying of insects and the possible effect on birds and fish is a major environmental concern to residents,” Cr Gill said. “Council has not made a decision on a spraying and eradication project on public or private land. “If council were to undertake such an action it would seek public consultation after an evidencebased assessment, including the effect on people’s health and the environmental impact.” The public forum to discuss ways of controlling the spread of the Buruli ulcer will be held 2-4pm this Saturday (10 August) at Rye civic hall. Expected to speak at the forum are Flinders MP Greg Hunt, Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill, Nepean MP Chris Brayne, beekeeper Simon Mulvaney, scientists involved in the Buruli ulcer study, the Southern Peninsula Indigenous Flora & Fauna Association and ulcer sufferers.

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RESIDENTS have been invited to comment on Mornington Peninsula Shire’s draft local history development plan, which is on display until Monday 19 August. History includes stories and memories, many preserved and retained by historical societies, museums, landmarks and buildings. The draft plan aims to preserve the peninsula’s history and develop such opportunities as heritage tourism. This encourages people to visit places, see artefacts and partake in activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past. A key element of the plan is to create better online access to the peninsula’s history by digitising and cataloguing information to be published on a new dedicated local history website.

Surf Mermaid A CHARITY screening of the film Surf Mermaid will be shown at Sorrento Cinemas, Friday 16 August. The documentary tells the story of how environmental activist Josie Jones became a local warrior for change on the Mornington Peninsula. It tells the inspirational story of how she overcame adversity to create a legacy. Directed by Charlotte Rowson the fully licensed and catered event opens at 6pm for a 7pm screening with question-and-answer session afterwards. It is being presented by Steve Bastoni. Tickets at Eventbrite.

Garden and rural setting A “UNDERSTATED and simplistic” house in rural Dromana has been awarded the building design of the Year. Moat’s Corner was praised by the judges for its understated and simplistic design as well as its emphasis on ensuring views of the manicured gardens and natural vegetation can be seen from every angle. Results of the annual Building Design Awards - formerly known as the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) Building Design Awards - were announced on Saturday 27 July at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Designed by the Vibe Design Group, Moat's Corner is described as acting as a centrepiece within two hectares of manicured gardens on the 21.4ha property at the corner of White Hill and Dunns Creek roads. The house has “clean lines, a soft colour palette, and natural materials”. Award judges said they were impressed by the “understated simplicity of the design and its innovative use of space and superior finishes”. "Moat's Corner is an outstanding example of how thoughtful design can create a visually bold result, while crafting a functional home for

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Councillors cleared to share their opinions Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au ALTHOUGH the mayor is Mornington Peninsula Shire’s “lead spokesperson”, councillors have been cleared to “express their own independent views” in the media. The new media policy adopted by councillors earlier this year came nearly two years after they rejected moves by senior management to limit the release of information about the shire to three people, the mayor, CEO and the media and events manager (“Revolt over shire ‘muzzle’ bid” The News 19/6/19). The CEO at that time, Carl Cowie and the media and events manager, Mark Kestigian, are no longer with the shire. The media policy now followed by

for top design a growing family,” panel member Ingrid Hornung said. "Its elevated structure and floorto-ceiling windows offer exceptional views of the natural surrounds; it is a sleek and contemporary home, built to last." Vibe’s lead designer Michael O'Sullivan said the home's slim line roof, raised floor and entry on the west side offered a “transparent and picturesque outlook of the pool and surrounding gardens from every angle”.

"The site's gardens are close to 100 years old, so it was important our design embraced the views and brought these into the home,” he said. "The design for Moat's Corner is all about bringing a sense of ease and effortlessness - that modernist ethos - which we believe can change how people live, and that's what we are all about." All of the 2019 Building Design Award winners are at designmatters. org.au Keith Platt

the shire allows councillors to air their views, but cautions that they “make it clear that any unofficial comment … may not represent the position of council as a whole”. Councillors are also asked to tell the mayor and shire communications department of any comments made to the media “to ensure the team are across specific and/or developing issues”. The policy acknowledges that the media is entitled to “receive all information that is public information”. The communications team will seek approval for comments attributed to individual councillors before news releases are distributed to the media. The media policy says the turn around time for requests by the media for comment or information should be 24 hours “or sooner if possible”. When the previous media suggested

policy was dropped in June 2017, the then mayor Cr Bev Colomb described it as “a very early mock-up and [councillors] decided they wanted to create a media and communications policy from the ground up”. The then deputy mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the proposed media policy “treated councillors as employees” and failed to give them the “respect” deserved by elected representatives. He said the proposed policy inhibited the ability of the mayor Cr Colomb to speak with the media without first approaching communications manager Mr Kestigian or CEO Carl Cowie. Cr Payne said the shire’s public relations at that time was being handled “extremely poorly”. “And you don’t do it by handcuffing your [elected] people.”

New rules and costs for pools REGULATIONS being introduced in December mean backyard pool and spa owners must pay $37 registration fees to Mornington Peninsula Shire. The shire says it knows of about 17,000 combined pools and spas on the peninsula – the most of any municipality in Victoria. Under the state-wide rules, owners must shell out $20 for compliance certificates from qualified surveyors and

arrange three-yearly inspections of pool fences and safety barriers. Fines of up to $330 will be levied if pools are found to not comply. Owners will have 20 days to fix safety issues. The deadline for registrations is 14 April next year. The tougher rules come after a recent survey by the Victorian Municipal Building Surveyors’ Group found that up to 90 per cent of pools breached

safety rules. The state coroner also recommended a harder line on pool safety regulations after investigating several drowning cases. Drowning is the biggest cause of death among young people, with 27 children drowning in private pools and spas over the past 20 years.Planning and building director David Bergin said all peninsula residents would be told about the new pool and spa regulations.

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Honour board brings memories of home Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au FORMER Balnarring resident David Wisken thought he was seeing double when visiting The Sir John Monash Centre at Villers-Bretonneux, France, in April. Touring the museum and interpretative centre on Anzac Day he turned a corner only to come face to face with the Balnarring honour board. It looked exactly the same as the one he recalled hanging up in the old Balnarring Mechanics Institute back home. This new board – a painstaking constructed replica of the original now hanging at Balnarring hall – includes the names of the young men from the district who fought overseas in World War I. It is a feature of the museum which is adjacent to the Australian War Memorial opened in April last year to commemorate the Australian service men and women who served on the Western Front. The attendant was unable to tell Mr Wisken how the replica board came to be on display but, curiosity roused, Mr Wisken sent a photo of the board to his parents. They confirmed it was identical to the one at Balnarring. Balnarring Historical Society’s Ilma Hackett said a replica of the original honour board was made specifically for the Sir John Monash Centre. “The board was selected by the centre’s museum because of its Australian iconography and use of Australian timbers,” she said. Enhancing its credentials was that it was an “indication

Lest we forget: Historian Ilma Hackett with the original Balnarring honour board. Inset: The replica of the Balnarring honour board is on display at the Sir John Monash Centre at Villers-Bretonneux, France. Picture (main): Gary Sissons

of the sacrifice of small communities throughout Australia”. Ms Hackett said the original honour board ordered by the Balnarring Progress Association in 1920 was

the work of Robert Prenzel, of South Yarra. “One of the principal factors in its selection was its size and shape,” Ms Hackett said. “Most honour boards are horizontal

and quite large but Balnarring, being a small community, didn’t have a large number of men joining the AIF. “Balnarring Progress Association originally selected a design from a

Cox & Co. catalogue but was told the design of two panels and a scroll wasn’t suitable as there were too few names. “Cox & Co. suggested an alternate but the association went with a design submitted by Robert Prenzel, of South Yarra, who inscribed the names of 26 men onto a copper panel and carved gumnuts and gum leaves onto the board thought to be mountain ash. At the top is the Rising Sun Anzac emblem and across the bottom the words: “They Went at Duty’s Call”. Mr Prenzel’s quote for 30 pounds included “delivery to the nearest railway station” which at the time was Bittern. The line didn’t come through Balnarring until 1921. Money to pay for the original board was raised by Welcome Home functions honouring returning soldiers, and by subscriptions. It was unveiled in the hall in November 1920 by Major Balmain, who lived at Coolart. The replica board for VillersBretonneux was made by Ross Johnstone, who Ms Hackett says is one of the last carpenters in Victoria to make honour boards. He was assisted by Dean Smith, of Environmental Creators, who cast and recreated the original copper plate in silicone. Mr Johnstone discovered that the original board – which celebrates its centenary next year – is Victorian blackwood fiddleback – and not mountain ash. Blackwood fiddleback timber is said to be rare these days. “He was lucky to find a supply to make the replica board which is exact in every way,” Ms Hackett said.

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LETTERS

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

Spraying mosquitoes ‘just in case’ is ‘bonkers’ I’m sure the federal health department has gone completely mad, how else could one perceive the proposed blanked spraying of pesticides on parts of the Mornington Peninsula (“Ulcer study ‘now a trial’ - mayor” The News 31/7/19)? Has the chemical industry now taken over our public service? The proposal to spray large parts of the peninsula just in case it could help to prevent the spread of the Buruli ulcer is bonkers. Scientists are not even sure what the vector for this very serious condition is, but the health department decides to kill as many of our insect population as possible. The ecological impact on the whole flora and fauna of the southern peninsula is at stake here. As far as I’m concerned a proper education campaign of the population and the health professions would be of much greater benefit for the avoidance of this terrible condition. Every person presenting with a possible Buruli infection needs to be taken serious by doctors and other health workers and tested for the possibility of infection by this terrible (virus, bacteria), or whatever the cause is. Are we ignoring what happened when DDT was used for any and all prevention of diseases? We still find this compound in almost every living organism around the world. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring Beach

Bees or people I am amazed by Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill wanting to stop, instead of welcoming and supporting, the long overdue study by renowned scientists and institutions to understand and combat the flesh-eating disease (“Mayor wants brakes put on mossie battlers” The News 24/7/19). What is his expertise on this subject? What is more important to him, some bees which are potentially affected but will recover, or the health of the people in his constituency and of visitors to the peninsula? Reiner Scheibe, Mornington

Parking a camel Mornington Peninsula Shire’s shire response did not even address the issue of having tourrorists pay their own way (“End of year result for parking study” The News 23/7/19). The mayor [Cr David Gill] says “there is no simple solution”, but no solution could be more simple and cost effective than my proposal that takes advantage of state of the art technology already available. And a fee for foreshore parking? What about all those who park on side streets or in shopping centre parking lots? The only “range of [parking] issues” we have is a tourrorist problem for 1.5 months and now want to spend mega dollars to find more parking for them. Where? Five-storey parking garages on the foreshore? Get rid of all green space and turn it into parking? Really, there is no space to implement a “parking strategy” just to solve a 1.5 month problem. It has been said that a camel is a horse de-

signed by committee. i think we can say with confidence that when the shire is finished with its “parking strategies” it will have designed a horse with four humps, six legs, the ears of an elephant, and the beak of a platypus, requiring 265.76 litres of water a day to survive. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Power cut view As a resident of the Mt Martha Village community I find it abhorrent that one property owner can cause many of the Mt Martha shops and their employees to lose a day’s income/pay for the self-satisfaction of the aforesaid property owner. Also, several essential services such as doctors, dentists, physiotherapists and a veterinary surgeon had to turn away patients after being given very sort notice (“Power outage outrage” The News 30/7/19). I thought that it was the energy provider’s task to provide electricity, not take it away. We have contracts with these providers to supply electricity and, if they can’t, then they should provide either a back-up solution or compensation. To the best of my knowledge these businesses were told to get their own generators at their own cost. I, as a regular user of my local shopping precinct, had to make other arrangements due to the fact that as well as the shops being closed the Esplanade was also closed. Why was this all done? So the new resident could have views of the bay that were not compromised by the power lines. I am led to believe this is only to be used as a “holiday house”. Surely the shops and their employees affected are due for compensation from the landowner or the electricity supplier? My other concerns are the removal of the footpath in Dominion Road and the state of what is left of the footpath on the Esplanade. These issues have been with us for more than a year and the Mornington Peninsula Shire has done absolutely nothing. I also wonder what will happen should the native vegetation where the power lines were removed should grow to a height that causes this person’s view to be compromised. Terry Langley, Mt Martha

A matter of taste It is a pity that this developer did not join other millionaires and build his family dream home on the cliff tops of Portsea where he would have enjoyed uninterrupted views of the bay without the need to move a lamppost impeding his view from Mt Martha (“Power outage outrage” The News 30/7/19). We would not then have had our shopping village, local businesses and nearby residents inconvenienced for the day. We would also not have a building so out of character in its location, dwarfing and detracting from the heritage listed “Green Gables”. There is money and there is good taste, unfortunately the two do not necessarily go hand in hand. Beverley Treloar Mt Martha

THE noisy but revered Mustang on the ground at Tyabb. Picture: Gary Sissons

Recognising democracy Mornington Peninsula Shire Council at its meeting on 23 July discontinued special charge schemes which in surveys received no votes of 65 per cent and 75 per cent. In 2015, 89 per cent of Coppin Road, Sorrento property owners petitioned against a special charge scheme to have a footpath installed on their street. It appears that it has taken our council more than four years to recognise that democracy matters. Bill Holmes, Sorrento

Salute warbird How many times do I have to repeat myself in regard to the Chalke’s tiresome claims about the Peninsula Aero Club/Tyabb airfield issues (“Family ties to Tyabb” Letters 23/7/19)? Most of the aircraft based there are not controlled by PAC. Apart from an initial agreement between the PAC and each of their owners that allows them to be based and flown there and charges levied by it, they are free to be used as their owners wish. As for I am living in Mornington to avoid aircraft noise is not only absurdly wrong but insulting. There are many reasons one chooses to live in a particular place and in my case none of them have anything to do with aircraft noise. As for Mornington being free of it, nothing could be further from the truth. The township is within the Tyabb flying training area boundaries and is frequently overflown by all kinds of aircraft. The Chalkes also gripe about the Tyabb warbirds, obviously aimed at the Mustang. When it was restored, it was painted in the colours of a Mustang flown by one of the great heroes of the RAAF during WWII, Squadron Leader Murray Nash, some of whose family reside locally. Its engine, the famous Rolls Royce Merlin, also powered some of the other great warplanes that helped secure victory in 1945, including the Spitfire and the Lancaster bomber. The next time they see it flying, instead of disparaging it, the Chalkes should salute and thank

God it was there when it mattered, because it helped secure the peace we have all enjoyed for the last 74 years, and the obviously nice lifestyle they now have. As for my contention about the Lysaght runway, I saw drawings of it during my employment there during the 1970s. Cam Care, Mornington

Power politics What a great letter from Ann Renkin, six years of incarceration sounds like a sentence from hell (“Detention deterioration” Letters 23/7/19). Why, when boats are being intercepted all the time by our border patrols, is it seen as necessary to punish these refugees indefinitely? More like a display of power than of deterrence. Now the prime ministers of both New Zealand and Papua New Guinea are trying to have them released, it appears that acting like a bully is the prime reason for [Home Affairs Minister] Peter Dutton to exert his power. Six years is too many - release them now. As for the family from Bileola, send them home to Queensland now. Patricia Rayner, Capel Sound

Forgotten promises All (relatively) quiet here on our once fabulous Mornington Peninsula. Our Prime Minister [Scott Morrison] (bless him) has apparently instructed his followers to button their lips, obviously not including [Home Affairs Minister] Peter Dutton. Small shovels of earth to mark the start of the new Rosebud Aquatic Centre, destined to bloom after my demise. We excitedly await news from our own [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt, including a study of the ageing process at Monash University’s existing campus at Frankston. Those pre-election promises. Stupidly, I sent his colour brochures to the waste paper basket, assuming a Labor victory. Now I cannot recall his glorious set of promises. Old age. Cliff Ellen, Rye

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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%,’’ Ternes 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” Ternes says, “like most physio hands-on treatments with a little discomfort during the treatment. Rowson says “After each session, most people get a significant reduction of pain and symptoms.

Long term it stimulates healing, short term it reduces pain.” “Probably the best thing is, the effects are long lasting. It stops 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 in and speak to the physios to see if it suits your condition.

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IN THE

specialists HANDS

Have you ever wanted to test drive a new smile? DRIVEN by the images we see in fashion magazines; it has become the norm to seek out skilled dentists who can assist in creating a new smile. The success of modern-day Cosmetic Dentistry comes from clients being involved directly in the design of their new smile using revolutionary digital technology and design systems, so they can confidently create a blueprint of your new smile and seeing it directly in your own mouth before any treatment is carried out. The procedure is a 3-step process involving 2 appointments: Appt 1: State of the art photographic and imaging scans are taken to enable the digital design team to capture and analyse your current smile, taking into account how you talk, laugh as well as your cosmetic expectations so we can brief our designers to digitally create a new smile.

Photographic records and digital scans taken at 1st appointment Our international design team creates a 3D digital design that is reviewed and adjusted in order to meet your expectations and the functional requirements of your mouth and smile. When happy with the designs, the dental team will 3D print and create

a series of shells that fit over your existing teeth. Appt 2: These temporary shells are fitted over your existing teeth to enable you to see and test drive your new smile while it is being photographed.

These photographic and video records are provided to you in order for you to critique and confirm the design for your future smile Only then will treatment plans with full costings be provided prior to the commencement of treatment.

Our guarantee is that you will be involved directly in the design of your new smile and within the guidelines of your oral health, your new smile is created with from your input.

Design teams work-ups for review by dental team A series of free information evenings are being held on Tuesday Aug 14 and 21 at SouthBeach Project Mt Martha to understand the process and allow you to meet the dental team involved in assisting you to design and test drive your new smile Call 1300 011 234 to register your interest in this exciting technology (seating limited…attendance strictly by registration) Shells from 3D designs placed over existing smile with addition of lipstick to show options of new smile

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE BORN WITH A

Beautiful Smile

DESIGN YOUR OWN SMILE - LET US CREATE IT

TO HAVE ONE

Register for a FREE Evening Seminar

Wednesday 14 August Wednesday 21 August SOUTH BEACH PROJECT MT. MARTHA

‘How to test drive Call DR Institute your new smile’ for bookings 1300 011 234 (seating limited)

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COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR Sponsored by Balnarring & District Community Bank® Branch

AUGUST Longbeach Calisthenics Competition 2019 20 July – 31 August. Hosting calisthenics teams from across Victoria, we invite all community members to join us in this celebration of athleticism and artistry. Schedules, venue details and ticketing info available at longbeachcalcomp.com.au Open Day - Somerville Community House Sat 10 Aug, 10am – 2pm Join us at the Somerville Community House 21 Blacks Camp Rd, Somerville. We will showcase many of our activities. Something for everyone. Refreshments available & free entry. Somerville Saturday Market Sat 10 Aug, 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 Vic Dog Rescue’s Somerville Winter Stall Sat 10 Aug, 9am – 3pm Somerville Central 49 Eramosa Rd West, Somerville Dog & cat theme products, bric-a-brac and a raffle. Moon Landing Celebration Sat 17 Aug, 7.30pm The Southern Peninsula Concert band in collaboration with the Mornington Astronomical Society is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with a selection of space themed music woven together with informative space talks. Stargazing with the MPAS telescopes will follow, weather permitting. MPAS Observatory Site, The Briars Historic Park, Mt Martha. Tickets and more information is available via the SPCB website www.spcb.com.au\ Mornington Patchworkers Sat 24 Aug,10am-5pm & Sun 25 Aug,10am-3pm. Celebrate 36 years of Stitching @ Stitch Fest 2019. Wilsons Road, Mornington. Early bird tickets online $8 www.trybooking/497996 or at the door $10. Further information www.morningtonpatch.com.au Free Mens’ Breakfast Sat 24 Aug, 8am-9.30am Connect Church, 6 Bray St Hastings. Meet new friends bring your mates, there’s good food music and a word of encouragement. If you would like more info and a reminder closer to the day please email Ross at mcdees@bigpond .net.au

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. 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 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

Volunteer your skills MP Writers and Book festival are now in the process of working towards our 2nd writers and book festival to be held in October 2019 in Frankston. If you wish to volunteer your skills on the steering committee for this event, please contact Beverley – E: mpwritersfest@gmail.com www.mpwritersfest.org - FB & twitter 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 Mornington Peninsula Writers Every 2nd and 4th Sat, 10am – 1pm Somerville Community House, Blacks Camp Road Somerville. Email info@mornpenwriters.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

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 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. 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 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 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

COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR The next Community Event calendar will be published 4th September 2019. Email your free listing to communityevents@mpnews.com.au by 29th August 2019.

Move to a local bank. When you move your banking to Balnarring & District Community Bank® Branch you’ll have access to great banking products, premium customer service and a deeper satisfaction of knowing your banking is making great things happen within your community. Drop into your branch at Balnarring Shopping Centre, Balnarring or phone 5983 5543 to discover the impact your banking can have. Balnarring & District Community Bank® Branch Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237879. A232496-06 (460472_v2) (20/03/2019)

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

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


‘a lifestyle village for the over 50’s’ 249 High Street, Hastings, 3915 www.peninsulaparklands.com.au

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Kitchen/diner with bay window Lounge and main bedroom both with air-con Separate bathroom and laundry Front & rear verandahs, garage w/workshop

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

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ARCHITECT DESIGNED FOR THE BEST OF A PENINSULA LIFESTYLE A JEWEL in the Safety Beach landscape, this luxurious home combines premium privacy with a broad, all encompassing view across the Esplanade and foreshore to Port Phillip Bay. Custom designed to maximise waterside living whilst at the same time drawing on the delights on the peninsula hinterland with outlooks to both via feature windows, this idyllic home, or amazing holiday escape, is well set on a 783 square metre block behind a secure electronic gate. The ground floor begins with an excellent selection of double-sized bedrooms for family and guests. Three bedrooms all have built-in robes and share the downstairs bathroom and one of two powder rooms, whilst

to the larger guest bedroom is a walk-through robe and ensuite with double vanity. A great games room opens out to the eye-catching outdoor entertaining area which has plumbed gas for the barbecue, a wood heater and an outdoor sink. The eight-metre, dual-zone pool and spa is solar and gas heated, and one more undercover merbau deck upstairs with downlights and glass balustrades completes the entertaining allure. The sensational first floor is awash with natural light courtesy of spectacular floor to ceiling windows and a clean crisp neutral colour scheme. The richly polished Jarrah timber floors provide a nice contrast and there are bold splashes of red with feature

pendant lighting to the excellent kitchen; resplendent with striking stone bench tops and stainless steel appliances including a 900-millimetre stove with gas cooktop and rangehood. A huge lounge ensures space and comfort for all and the dining area is perfectly placed to enjoy the vista out on the bay. The staggering fifth bedroom also features an ensuite and walk-in robe. A host of modern appointments include ducted gas heating and evaporative cooling, there is a full alarm system and video intercom and a shared driveway leads up to a brilliant four-car garage with remote doors and internal entry.n

ADDRESS: 15a Dromana Parade, SAFETY BEACH FOR SALE: $1,400,000 - $1,495,000 DESCRIPTION: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 car INSPECT: By Appointment AGENT: Matt Carroll 0458 777 735 - Granger Estate Agents, 683 Point Nepean Road, McCrae

2 Seaview Avenue, Tuerong

$1,700,000 17 acres of pastural land and a four-bedroom plus study homestead, all superbly set up for any number of agricultural or horticultural pursuits. The home is flanked by a wraparound verandah that affords an outlook aross the rolling acreage, and inside are four living and dining zones, a timber kitchen with dishwasher and bathrooms on both levels. Well-maintained, the land comprises a 2M-litre dam with jetty, bore with gravity-fed water to the paddock troughs, threephase power in the machinery shed.

Auction

Friday 23rd August at 12pm onsite 233 Beach Street, Frankston

Cheers All Round

405 Stumpy Gully Rd Rural &, Balnarring Beach

$2,200,000 properties Spectacular 7-acre property with a beautifully renovated family home and a picturesque ornamental lake home to water birds and Pobblebonk It’sAgent a setting Licensedfrogs. Estate fine enough for any summer party or special occasion. The home features open plan living including a well-equipped kitchen with walk in pantry, there is a renovated family bathroom plus a guest bedroom with en-suite. The sunny master bedroom has a spacious parents retreat with wood heater, a walk-through robe and amazing ensuite.

Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson 0490 042 458

2996 Frankston-Flinders Road, BALNARRING mpnews.com.au

ian@patonestate.com.au

Fantastic well established tenant on lease Rental return of $21,818 pa net Building area: 67m2* Commercial 1 Zone Land area: 236m2* Very popular Beach Street group *approx.

9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au

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Linda Ellis 0400 480 397 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs, 3201 WESTERN PORT NEWS

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

Photo is indicative only.

A boutique community of luxury, 2 & 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.

All homes feature:

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

Combining 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 $539,000.

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

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

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

69-77 Hove Road & 59 Fairway Grove, Rosebud

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$479,000

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CENTRAL AND SPACIOUS WITH A HUGE SHED • 3 Bedrooms with built in robes • Large living area, separate open plan dining • Renovated kitchen with plenty of cupboard space • Ducted heating + reverse cycle heating and cooling • Polished timber floors • Spacious front and rear yards

NEW HAVEN BITTERN - LUXURY VILLA • 3 bedrooms, main with ensuite with large walk in robe • Separate lounge and spacious family dining room • Bamboo flooring and 9 feet ceilings • Ceasar Stone bench tops, quality stainless steel appliances • Butlers pantry, ducted heating, refrigerated cooling • Timber decking/landscaped gardens

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

4 KURRAJONG STREET

2/17 CRESWELL ROAD

INSPECT SATURDAY 10:00-10:30AM

INSPECT SATURDAY 12:30-1:00PM

$455,000 - $475,000

TYABB

$550,000 - $595,000

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SPACIOUS AND PRESENTABLE FAMILY HOME! • Well presented four bedroom home • Master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite • Kitchen with plenty of bench & cupboard space • Separate living and dining areas • Huge outdoor undercover alfresco lined and fitted with downlights

PRIME FIRST HOME OR INVESTMENT • Three bedrooms with built-in-robes • Combined dining room and updated kitchen • Spacious, air-conditioned living room • Main bathroom with bath and separate shower • Sunny entertaining area and backyard • Large workshop and free-standing storage room • Perfect addition to your investment portfolio

18 JAMES HIRD DRIVE

56 KATHLEEN CRESCENT

16 MADANG COURT

INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT

INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT

INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

PRIVATE, SPACIOUS & CENTRAL! • 3 bedroom home; master with WIR and ensuite • Open plan living and dining areas • Sunny rear courtyard • Kitchen with plenty of bench/cupboard space • Gas ducted heating, reverse cycle heating/cooling • Walking distance to foreshore and town centre

CRIB POINT

$429,000 - $449,000

BITTERN

$1,550,000 - $1,650,000

CRIB POINT

$755,000 - $770,000

LOW MAINTENANCE & SPACIOUS NO BODY CORPORATE • 3bedroom weatherboard home • Master bedroom with ensuite & BIR’s • Open plan living and dining areas • Kitchen with premium appliances & stone benchtop • Outdoor paved entertaining area • Single garage with rear access for trailer parking

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

THE PERFECT ANSWER • Six bedroom home on approx. 1600sqm block • Master with FES & WIR • Stylish kitchen with quality appliances • Ducted heating, evaporative cooling and air-con • Large outdoor entertaining area • Double garage • Large shed on concrete slab with power connected

4 DENMAN STREET

2368 FRANKSTON FLINDERS ROAD

79 CRESWELL STREET

INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT

INSPECT SATURDAY 2:30-3:00PM

INSPECT 11:30AM - 12:00PM

SEAN CRIMMINS 0411 734 814

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

DON McKENZIE 0419 955 177

1/109 High St, Hastings, VIC 3915 03 5979 4412 | enquiries@baywestrealestate.com.au baywestrealestate.com.au

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NEW LISTING

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Defence Housing Australia property FOR SALE Functional living with multiple living zones $550,000 - $575,000 Risk free investment, where your rent is always paid even if property is vacant Long term tenancy already in place. VIEW Current Lease ends Dec. 2021 with option of 2 x 36 By Appointment months (option at DHA discretion)

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Immaculate 3 bedroom home, master with WIR & dual-entry bathroom Large open plan living area with adjoining dining area opening to the backyard, Split system air conditioning to master bedroom and lounge High clearance tandem carport + side access to rear of property through double gates Minutes from High Street and schools Currently let at $1560 pcm until November

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VIEW Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm

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First time in 35 years this charming 1950’s, 4 bedroom home is offered for sale Zoned General Residential this is a unique property with development potential (STCA) Existing use rights for three driveways, horse shoe driveway and separate drive way to shed The beautiful home is meticulously maintained and is updated with all the mod cons Huge 8m x 16m shed with high clearance, plus double garage Land bank, develop (STCA) or just enjoy a gorgeous home on a huge block in the heart of Hastings

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E.O.I. Closing Friday 9th August @ 5pm

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10% Deposit Balance 90-180 days

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HASTINGS 2051-2053 Frankston Flinders Road • • • • • • •

Prominent main road site with 2 road frontages Zoned Industrial 3 in 3 titles available separately or in 1 line Single title of 1,172m² with small building fronting Frankston Flinders Road. Two smaller vacant allotments of 586m² each fronting Glendale Ave to rear. Ideally suited to business requiring drive through access or investor wanting smaller land holding Many uses including warehouse/showroom, Take away food, office, service station etc Offered with vacant possession

FOR SALE

E.O.I. Closing Friday 23rd August at 5pm

TERMS

10% Deposit Balance 60 days

VIEW

By Appointment

C H R I S WAT T

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Perfect rectangle site on prominent corner opposite foreshore reserve Situated right at the head of Hasting Bight with good sea views available from first floor. Fully serviced with bitumen road frontage off Thornhill Street Surrounded by recently constructed buildings, this is the last site at the very gateway to the town. Wide road reserve to front could be landscaped to accentuate architect designed office/showroom Aboriginal Heritage Survey already completed.

FOR SALE

E.O.I. Closing Friday 9th August @ 5pm

TERMS

10% Deposit Balance 60/90 days

VIEW

By Appointment

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MORE STOCK DED! URGENTLY NEE our y Call today for free appraisal

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

For Lease - Seaford Major Road Frontage

Bang Bang Pizza

• Prime Retail site of approx. 60sqm • Situated in main shopping strip with Nepean Highway exposure • Ample parking at rear • Currently used as a real estate office

• Highly visible location directly opposite beach in high foot traffic area • Fully computerised system with data base of 4,000 customers • Excellent rent of $2,585pcm+GST+OG • Turnover of $400,000pa • Open 5pm-9pm seven days per week

Sale Price: $170,000 WIWO Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

Lease Price: $2507 pcm + GST + OGS Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Business Sale - Hastings

Business Sale - Mornington David Prosser Seafoods

Storage Facility

• Significant corner location with great passing trade. • Great lease package available. • Rent at $3,830pcm+GST+OG • Quick sale required – Offers Invited • Long standing business with solid takings

• Comprises 18 containers and caravan and boat storage • Situated on main corner site of approx. 1900 sqm. • Runs at very close to 100% occupancy • Business only requires 2-3 hours per week to operate • Vendors keen to sell

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Mr. S. Lawrey recovering after operation Compiled by Cameron McCullough MR S. Lawrey took suddenly ill last Saturday. He was hurried to the Melbourne Hospital where an operation was performed and the patient is now progressing favorably. *** Frankston residents were delighted to welcome home this week Privates Cyril Twining, and Eddie Barton. Both soldiers had several years active service. *** Cr C. M Griffeths was not present at Thursday’s Council meeting. He is still ill suffering from gastric influenza. *** Mr W. J. F. Boake, L.D.S., B.D.Sc., dental surgeon, notifies in another column that he will visit Frankston every Wednesday, and may be consulted at Messrs Brody and Mason’s rooms. *** The Frankston Branch of the Protestant Federation will hold a public meeting and social on Friday, August 22nd in the Mechanics Hall. They have secured the services of Rev J. C. Farquhar, as well as local speakers to address the meeting. *** Attention is directed to an advertisement of the Manufacturers Bottle Company of Victoria Pty. Ltd., which appears in our advertising columns, giving notice to bottle dealers and others, that all bottles with the trade mark and brand “M.B. over C.V.” in a spade, moulded thereon are their sole property and when the contents are once used, the bottles must forthwith,

on demand, be returned to the company or its duly authorised agents. *** The monthly meeting of the Mechanics’ Institute Committee was held on Monday evening. There were present – Mr P. Wheeler (chairman) Crs Oates and Mason, Messrs W. W. Young, A. E. Lasslett, W. C. Young and the secretary (Mr C. Dalman). It was decided to accept the amended tender of Mr Stephens for repairs to hall, £35, subject to the approval of the architect, Mr Ward. An application was received from the “Welcome Home” Committee asking for a reduction on rent of hall on the occasion of the last social as the lights were turned off at 10.30, causing great inconvenience and disappointment. It was resolved that an allowance of 10s be made and that a demand be made on the Gas Company to refund the amount. The “Wattle” Club asked for a refund of portion of the amounts paid for hire of hall for social functions. The secretary was instructed to reply stating that the Committee could not make refunds. *** Today at 2.30pm Messrs Brody and Mason will conduct a sale on account of Mr G. W. Booth at the old iron garage, near the Frankston Railway station. The inventory includes a useful lot of sundries particulars of which are advertised in another column. ***

On Sunday last a large party of invalid soldiers from Caulfield Hospital were entertained at Frankston by the “Wattle” Club. The visitors arrived in motor cars kindly provided by the Melbourne Automobile Club, and were welcomed by Mrs C. Dalman, vice-president, in the absence of the president of the “Wattle” club, Miss Gregory. Afternoon tea was provided in the Mechanics’ Hall and an interesting musical program was rendered at intervals. The hall decorations were much admired, and altogether the soldiers were provided with a very pleasant outing. The Committee of the Wattle Club desire to thank all who so kindly contributed to the success of the gathering and particularly to those who made donations in cash and kind. *** The annual council elections take place on Thursday, 28th August. Nominations must be lodged on or before Thursday next, 14th August. Contests are practically certain in the two new Ridings – Frankston and Seaford. Cr Turner retires in the East Riding and Cr Longmuir in the Centre Riding. They both offer themselves for re-election and there is no present indication of opposition. In the Frankston Riding there are three seats to be filled, and in addition to Cr Oates and Mason, who are standing for re-election, Messrs F. H. Wells and J. Nott Marsh have announced their candidature. At present the definite contestants

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Allen (father of Hastings footballers of that name). Miss Romeo acted as accompanist in an accomplished manner. Great praise is due to all the above named, and also to Misses Unthank (3), Murray (2), and Grant (2). These ladies and gentlemen are continuously giving their services for patriotic movements. The Hastings football team, at the most critical time, are likely to lose the services of two of their best members, in Mollison and Foster. Efforts are being made to retain them. F. Jack, who has just returned from the front, played his first game since returning, and was a power in the team. Rumors of a big event in aid of The Local Soldiers’ Memorial on Boxing Day next. The final balance sheet and reports of Committee re Peace Day Celebrations show expenditure £9 14s. The day was devoted mainly to the entertainment of children, with a social at night for adults. A large number of helpers provided lunch, tea, and supper. Hastings young ladies are waking up. Something big in the way of concerts is coming along shortly. Miss Nellie Nichol has taken over the agency of “The Standard” in Hastings. Copies can be obtained at her dressmaking establishment on Friday evenings after arrival of train. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 9 August 1919

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Blindsided by a Christmas Cake Catastrophe By Stuart McCullough IT’S over. Despite my best efforts, there’s little left to do but concede defeat. As someone who is freshly vanquished, it’s never much fun to have to pull the white flag out of the second draw of the dresser, give it a quick iron before hoisting it high for all to see. As indignities pile up like sedans on the Monash in peak hour, I must feign graciousness as my brother steps forward to claim the glory that is now indisputably his for the taking. If only I‘d saved my Christmas cake a little longer. Each year, my brothers and sisters and I receive a Christmas cake. The challenge then is as to which of us can keep said cake the longest. I’ll admit the playing field if far from even – one of my sisters has four teenage children and her cake is unlikely to survive the trip home in the car. My brother Cam and I are especially competitive. He’s always had a gift for hoarding. At Easter, we’d inhale our eggs within the first three minutes, before spending the rest of the day in a near-catatonic state from the sugar. Six months later, he would produce an uneaten Easter egg from his room. The supply seemed endless. As a younger man, my Christmas cake never survived January. In fact, I can recall moments in my life when Christmas cake was all I ate in summer. This would then be a source for shame when my brother would casually enquire whether I had any left. When I conceded I didn’t, he’d respond provocatively by saying that he was yet to start his. As I was flooded with shame, I’d vow that next

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year would be different. Last year, I made it to March. Using super-human willpower, I ensured that I still had a piece when my brother made his customary enquiry. When I declared that I did, he sorrowfully informed me that his was gone. To celebrate, I immediately devoured

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the last piece before receiving a text message from my brother with a picture. It was, so he claimed, his last remaining piece of Christmas cake. It was a trap and I had been duped. This year I was determined. March came and went, and I still had cake to spare. April, May and June were

no different. For the first time ever, I reached July which, in cake-eating terms, is pretty much the equivalent of a gastronomic Mount Everest. Suddenly, making it through to the end of the year seemed possible. What I didn’t count on was the unexpected. Fate or, possibly, my mother in law, intervened. My mother in law sprained her ankle. Badly. After a trip to the emergency department, she returned to our house to convalesce for a week or so. I returned home from work one evening to find my wife, waiting, ashen-faced and asking, ‘Were you saving that last piece of Christmas cake?’ Somehow, the question made my decision to preserve a piece of cake as long as possible sound very important. Bigger. Suddenly, a polite contest with my brother was being recast as a decades-old rivalry between siblings so fierce that Romulus and Remus would consider it extreme. Yes, I answered. I was saving it. I’d left it in a plastic container on top of the fridge for months. By keeping it out of my line of sight and somewhat hidden, I had assumed it was safe. I was dead wrong. My mother in law had eaten it. How someone on crutches managed to find their way to the top of the fridge will forever remain a mystery. Not a crumb remained. It had been devoured, vaporized out of existence. All that was left was a small scorch mark where a piece of moist, fruity icing-laden Christmas cake had once stood. I immediately texted my brother to concede defeat. He immediately replied to claim victory.

I was beaten. But despite being totally vanquished, I had no plans whatsoever to mention any of this to my mother in law. There was no point. Besides, how was she to know? It’s not like I’d labeled it as ‘Private’. The fact that I give her a cake of her own each year so she doesn’t eat mine is irrelevant. Next year, I’d do things differently by increasing security. Within moments I was punching in my credit card details to purchase the state of the art CMI Security Cabinet 1500 with 6 millimetre steel plate door that appeared custom-made to keep mothers in law away from your Christmas cake. If nine hundred bucks seems a lot to outlay to protect a piece of cake, I can only say that it’s very nice cake. As a rule, I let sleeping dogs lie; unless, of course, I trip over them in the dark on the way to the bathroom. My wife and her sister, however, openly wondered whether the my mother in law’s consumption of the Christmas cake was not so much an honest mistake as it was some kind of ‘power play’. I’d rather not know. This week, my brother sent through a photo of his last remaining piece. I assume he was about to eat it. Next year, I’ll do better. I’ll lock my cake in my new safe that I’ll bury in the backyard before concreting over the top and moving house, to throw hungry relatives off the scent. You can’t be too careful. If that sounds over the top, I can only say that nothing tastes as sweet as success. Other than cake, of course. stuart@stuartmccullough.com


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The Best Father’s Day Gift OUR fathers play a special role in our lives and Father’s Day is their special day so show dad how much you appreciate all he does and has done in your life. So what do you get for the most important man in your life? It’s not always easy to figure what to get dad on Father’s Day – either he has everything or he doesn’t want anything! Show your appreciation of all that he means to you with the sweetest gift of all, your company. Have a lovely time out celebrating with a show of his liking, right here at Frankston Arts Centre. Bundle up all those great memories with dad into a thoughtful gift and see the smile on his face. Frankston Arts Centre has so many shows to choose from that you are sure to find something to his taste. And if you can’t pick just one show then you can choose a gift card so that dad can select a show of his choice to enjoy. Head to their website thefac.com.au or call 03 9784 1060 and the lovely staff will help you pick the perfect gift for dad.

Boats, beer and sliders for dad this Father’s Day IF you can’t think beyond the usual socks and cufflinks for Father’s Day gifts, why not try something outside the box and surprise dad with an awesome day of boutique beer, specialty pies and a few hours of sailing on Port Phillip Bay. Searoad Ferries is planning a Father’s Day extravaganza created by head chef Jason Bushell on Sunday 1 September. Departing from Sorrento at 11am, the whole family can enjoy a ‘Bloke’s High Tea’ with a specially created menu of sliders, pies and a

paddle of beer for dad from breweries on both sides of the bay. A selection of sweet dishes will complement the hearty affair. Served in the Portsea Lounge aboard Searoad Ferries, the Bloke’s High Tea sailings is sure to be a hit. Cost is adults $65, children (4-15) $35 and children (3 & under) $15 and bookings are essential. For more information visit: http://www. searoad.com.au/high-tea/

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By Brodie Cowburn PINES have slumped to their second consecutive loss after being defeated by Dromana on Saturday. The out of form reigning premiers played host to the Tigers in what would prove to be a tense afternoon. Dromana got the jump early in an even first quarter, and had established a handy three goal lead halfway through the second term. Tensions bubbled over just before half time when Pines defender Guy Hendry wiped out his opponent with a massive bump in a marking contest. The hit fired both teams up, and after a short scuffle Dromana continued to play with fire in their bellies. The Tigers continued to flex their muscles in the second half, and eventually ran away to a hard fought 28 point win 8.8 (56) to 12.12 (84). Ben Holmes booted six goals in his second match back for Dromana. Aaron Edwards booted four for Pines. The loss saw Pines slip further away from top of the ladder Sorrento, who defeated Bonbeach with ease. Star forward Leigh Poholke was at his best for the Sharks, piling on ten goals for the afternoon. Bonbeach didn’t have an answer for him all day. After a close first quarter, Sorrento stretched their lead in the second term

and didn’t look in danger of losing. Sorrento proved to the competition that they are the team to beat with a comfortable 56 point win. They defeated Bonbeach 19.7 (121) to 9.11 (65). At Regents Park, Frankston YCW cemented themselves in fifth place on the ladder with a win over EdithvaleAspendale. With just two weeks remaining in the home and away season, the victory puts the Stonecats in pole position for a finals berth. Both sides traded blows in a high scoring first term. Eleven goals were scored between both sides in the first quarter, but it was EdithvaleAspendale who went into the break with the narrow advantage. The Stonecats swiped back in the second quarter, establishing a 21 point lead heading into the second half of the match. Edi-Asp kept in touch with a big effort in the third quarter, but YCW proved just too good in the end. They ran away with the win after a five goals to two final quarter. The Stonecats had to work for it, but eventually claimed all four points with an entertaining 13.9 (87) to 18.14 (122) win. Luke Paynter scored four goals for the winning outfit, while Lachlan Wallace was also named among the best. Rosebud’s finals hopes were dealt a

major blow this weekend, as they were defeated by Mt Eliza. The Redlegs got the jump early in a scrappy first term, and heading into half time had a five goal lead. Rosebud had a frustrating time in the first half, only putting one goal on the board. Rosebud had further trouble in the third term, adding just two more behinds to their score. They improved in the final quarter but it was far too little, far too late. Mt Eliza looked the better side all day, and claimed the four points with a 4.7 (31) to 11.11 (77) win. Shane Tennant scored four majors for the Redlegs. At Greg Beck Oval, Frankston Bombers proved to be too good for bottom placed Mornington. The Bulldogs worked hard all day long, but were overrun in the final term. The final score read 12.10 (82) to 8.10 (58). With their percentage so far behind Edithvale-Aspendale, the Bulldogs will likely need to win their remaining two games for the year to avoid relegation.

Pines pipped: Dromana’s pressure resulted in Pines losing their second game in consecutive weeks. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Hastings save finals hopes DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn HASTINGS have kept their finals hopes alive with a thrilling come from behind win over Seaford. A win for the Tigers away from home at Thomas Barclay Oval would have put them two games ahead of Hastings and in a good position heading into the last games of the year. A loss for Hastings would have effectively ruled them out of finals contention. Seaford started strong with a three goals to zero first term, but Hastings fought back in the second. Seaford overturned the two point deficit in the third quarter, and were up by nine heading into the final term. Hastings had to claw their way back, but eventually secured the narrowest of wins over Seaford. The final siren sounded with Hastings up by just a point. The final score was 8.12 (60) to 8.11 (59). Brendan Fevola kicked two goals for the Blues. Another side battling hard for a finals position is Somerville, who secured an easy win this weekend over Crib Point. Somerville were impressive from the get go and booted 16 first half goals. The Magpies looked outclassed all day, and never got close. They eventually succumbed to a whopping 160 point loss to Somerville 3.7 (25) to 29.11 (185). Paul Fermanis booted six goals for Somerville, while Ryan Gillis scored five. Gillis now has 52 for the year. After this weekend’s games, just percentage separates Somerville, Seaford and Hastings in what will be a

thrilling battle for fifth place. All sides are equal with ten wins for the year. At the top end of the ladder, Red Hill put together another good defensive display and defeated Devon Meadows. The Panthers struggled and scored just two goals all afternoon. A five goals to zero final term sealed their fate, as the Hillmen got the win 2.5 (17) to 9.15 (69). Daniel Allsop was named best on ground, keeping up his stunning run of form. Karingal had a little more trouble as they took on Tyabb, but still secured a win to keep in touch with the top of the ladder position. Lowly Tyabb worked hard all day on the road against the Bulls, but just couldn’t do enough to get the job done. The final siren sounded with Karingal 28 points ahead 8.10 (58) to 4.6 (30). Marc Holt had another quiet day for the Bulls, kicking just the one goal. It was an easy day for premiership smokies Langwarrin, as they thrashed Pearcedale by over 100 points. Pearcedale could only manage two goals for the day, as the Kangaroos dominated them. Matthew Peyenborg booted six goals for Langwarrin while Zach Andrewartha scored five. Their side got the win 2.6 (18) to 23.15 (153). At RJ Rowley Reserve, Rye played host to Chelsea. The home side worked hard and the contest looked as if it might go down to the wire with both sides level at three-quarter-time. Chelsea got the job done in the final quarter, and claimed the win 6.9 (45) to 9.8 (62).

Yabbies nipped: Karingal cruised to a comfortable 28 point victory over Tyabb. Picture: Andrew Hurst Western Port News 7 August 2019

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Late Baird strike stuns Werribee SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie A SIZZLING injury-time winner from import John Baird gave Langwarrin its best win of the season against visitor Werribee City at Lawton Park on Saturday. The former Scottish professional let fly with a first-time left-foot volley from the left of the area that Werribee keeper Nikola Kostadinoski couldn’t stop from rocketing into the far corner of goal. Werribee came to the peninsula in third spot in NPL2 West just two points behind leader St Albans Saints but its promotion chances were dealt a bodyblow by Baird’s late winner. Langwarrin had lined up in a pink strip as part of the club’s promotion of the DonateLife movement to raise community awareness of the importance of registering as an organ and tissue donor. It created the best chance of the first half in the 37th minute with a slick interpassing movement involving Damir Stoilovic and Callum Goulding that ended with Wayne Wallace’s shot being deflected just wide of the near post. But the visitors broke the deadlock in the 54th minute with a stinging long-range strike from Tyler James after a Jake Butler lay-off on the left. Langy gaffer Scott Miller made a double substitution in the 62nd minute and struck gold. Six minutes later one of the subs, Luke Burgess, sent a firm low cross in behind the Werribee defence and Shaun Hodor sliding in to clear could only divert the ball past Kostadinoski for an own goal. The other Langy sub, David Stirton, set Lawton Park alight with a belter of a free kick four minutes later sending the ball crashing off the inside of the far post and giving Kostadinoski no chance. But Werribee levelled in the 79th minute when Alec Goodwin beat advancing Fraser Maclaren to a Lisandro Paz free kick from the left heading past the Langy keeper to make it 2-2. The stage was set for a dramatic winner and four minutes into injury time Baird stole the show and the Langy bench erupted. “It was an awesome win and I couldn’t be happier for the team,” Miller said. “That’s the best game of football we’ve been involved in all season.” In NPLW news Southern United lost 6-0 to finals-bound Alamein on Sunday. The match was played at Dorothy

Late, late show: Langwarrin striker John Baird broke Werribee’s heart in injury time on Saturday at Lawton Park. Picture: John Punshon

Laver West Reserve in Glen Iris on a substandard pitch sanctioned by Football Victoria in contravention of its own facility and playing standards. Southern’s under-19s lost 3-0 while the under-16s and under-14s both lost 1-0. Meanwhile the burgeoning career of striker Alana Murphy continues apace with news that the teenager has been included in the 23-player national under-17 squad that started a three-match Pacific tour this week. The former Langwarrin junior and current National Training Centre star turns 14 next month and is keen to forge a professional career in the women’s game. At least one leading English club is keeping tabs on the young prodigy. In State 1 news Mornington again fell foul of a late Richmond goal when it lost 3-2 at Kevin Bartlett Reserve last weekend. In the corresponding fixture at Dallas Brooks Park in the first half of the season 10-man Richmond stole a point with a 97th minute equaliser. Last Saturday a Julio Beltran goal in the 95th minute proved Mornington’s undoing after Liam Baxter and Sammy Orritt had given the visitors a 2-1 half-time lead. In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers lost 2-1 at home to Knox City last

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weekend, a result that makes promotion for the local outfit highly unlikely. This contest sprang into life in the last half-hour and one of the sparks was teenage Strikers’ substitute Matt Harrington who along with Jordan “Kaka” Avraham came off the bench in the 60th minute in an attempt to break the impasse. “Kaka” sent Harrington through in the 70th minute but the youngster’s shot was blocked by Knox keeper Enes Unai and Alpha Turay’s attempt from the rebound was blocked by a defender before the ball was scrambled clear. Two minutes later Grant Lane and Harrington combined down the right but Harrington’s cutback was completely mistimed by Turay when dead in front. Then in the 75th minute Ray Markley ghosted in at the far post to sidefoot home a delicately flighted chip from Knox substitute Aaron Porcaro to give the visitors a shock lead. In the 85th minute “Kaka” sent Harrington down the right again and this time his cutback was calmly slotted first time past Unai by John Prescott to make it 1-1. Strikers’ players and supporters barely had time to celebrate for straight from the restart Matt Kurceja unleashed a 25-metre piledriver that

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left Strikers’ keeper Colin McCormack clutching at thin air. Strikers’ had chances to put Unai under intense pressure but poor delivery from free-kicks and corners proved costly. In State 3 news Skye United’s promotion tilt took a massive hit with a 2-1 away loss to champion elect Collingwood City last Friday night. Privately Skye is seething with the standard of officiating that left it with nine men for the last hour of the contest but would not to comment for fear of Football Victoria reprisal. Skye scored first through a Daniel Walsh header following a Mark O’Connor free-kick in the 25th minute. Then Harrison Michaelis earned two yellow cards in two minutes for his only fouls of the match and Mikey Turner earned a second yellow for nudging a defender who was trying to shield the ball and run it out of play. Five minutes into the second half Collingwood’s Stephen Mahon bundled the ball over the goal line for the equaliser then the referee awarded a controversial penalty in the 67th minute ruling that Mitch Blake had handled. Matt Richardson converted what was to be the winner. To add insult to injury minutes after the restart Skye earned a rare second half corner and the delivery struck the hand of a Collingwood defender only for the referee to wave away Skye’s penalty appeals. The only upside to the weekend’s round of matches was the shock loss of second-placed Whitehorse United giving Skye the chance to leapfrog its promotion opponent when it plays a catch-up match at home against Elwood City on Thursday night. Frankston Pines also played last Friday night and was able to hold on in the final 10 minutes to record a 2-1 home win over Ashburton United. Pines coach Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor rejigged his defensive structure with Kevin Brown joining Cedric Benza in central defence, Connor McAndrews and Noah Green as full backs and the experienced Daniel Mota playing in centre midfield. Lachie McMinimee put Pines ahead 10 minutes into the second half when a long throw by McAndrews was flicked on by CJ Hodgson and McMinimee rolled his marker then shot truly from close range. Joe O’Connor pounced on a poor back pass in the 82nd minute to make it 2-0 but Ashburton’s Filip Dubljevic reacted quickly and made it 2-1 after

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Pines keeper Jarrod Nardino had parried a shot in the 88th minute. In State 4 news Baxter recorded a 2-1 home win over Keysborough last weekend thanks to a late own goal. A Nico Juric free-kick in the 12th minute was headed in by Stuart MacKenzie but Helder Garcia grabbed the equaliser in the 30th minute when Baxter was caught on the break. Juric rattled the bar with a free-kick in the second half and a stray back pass under pressure from McKenzie in the 81st minute settled the issue. Seaford and Noble Park United couldn’t resolve their arm wrestle at North Seaford Reserve on Saturday and the match ended in a scoreless draw. In State 5 news Somerville’s title tilt stayed on course thanks to a gritty 3-1 home win over White Star Dandenong last weekend. While Somie keeper Francis Beck was forced to make two quality saves at pivotal moments the home side took a 2-0 lead into the interval. The opener came from the spot thanks to a converted penalty from player-coach Dave Greening following a foul on strike partner Mark Pagliarulo and the second came from a Greening volley in the 42nd minute following a superb Pagliarulo cross. White Star’s Louis Palmire made it 2-1 in the 55th minute but Pagliarulo restored Somie’s two-goal cushion with a header eight minutes later. Aspendale Stingrays enjoyed a comfortable 4-1 home win over Hampton Park United last weekend. The home team led 2-0 at the interval thanks to Anthony Segavac and an own goal from Mohammad Changizi and second-half goals to Kieran Hughes and 16-year-old substitute Nathan Barnett completed the win. Hampton Park’s goal came from the penalty spot a minute into injury time. Rosebud lost 2-0 at home to Knox United on Saturday. Only five local clubs are in action this week as it’s a catch-up round: THURSDAY, 8.30pm: Skye Utd v Elwood City (Skye Recreation Reserve). SATURDAY, 3pm: Mazenod Victory v Mornington (Brandon Park Reserve), Rowville Eagles v Seaford United (Park Ridge Reserve), Rosebud v Endeavour Hills Fire (Olympic Park), Aspendale Stingrays v Old Mentonians (Jack Grut Reserve).


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Freedman’s stars get put through their paces HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou SOME of Anthony Freedman’s talented crop of thoroughbreds stepped out at the Mornington jumpouts on Wednesday 31 July as they begin their preparation for the upcoming Spring Racing Carnival. At the top of the list for the Pinecliff, Mount Eliza-based trainer was Group One Blue Diamond Stakes winner and Golden Slipper placegetter, Lyre, who was put through her paces in the opening heat of the morning. Similar to most of Freedman’s triallers, Lyre wasn’t asked to do much and was given a quiet time in her trial despite finishing a close third. Freedman said he was rapt with her after receiving some good feedback from jockey Luke Currie. “She wasn’t here to do a lot,” Freedman said. “She went around pretty much untouched. “She certainly looks bigger and more complete than she did as a twoyear-old and hopefully that transforms into an improvement on the track - which it generally does - so we’re happy in that respect.” With the Group One Thousand Guineas (1600m) one of a couple of possibilities for the now three-yearold daughter of Lonhro, Freedman said she’ll have another jumpout in a week to 10 days and then possibly head to Caulfield on Saturday 17 August for the Quezette Stakes. “She’ll head in that direction but if there is any concern at the mile, she’ll drop back in distance,” he said. “The first-up run will give us an in-

Put through her paces: Group One Blue Diamond winner Lyre stepped out at Mornington in preparation for her return to the races on Wednesday 31 July. Picture: Supplied

dication and certainly her second and third runs will tell us exactly where she’s at.” Talented three-year-olds Super Seth and Meuse also stepped out for a quiet trial in the second heat of the morning, where they camped at the rear before making late progress to finish fourth and fifth, respectively. Freedman said it was always the plan to not do too much with them. “Again, we got good feedback from the riders, so it sets us up for the next few weeks as to what we do with them

and where we head with them,” he said. “He (Super Seth) may not kick off until the end of August and the filly (Meuse) possibly at The Valley in the middle of August.” Another one of Freedman’s quality three-year-olds, I Am Immortal, entered the fourth trial of the morning where he rolled to the front and crossed the line in front alongside the Chris Meagher-trained My Bluewings. The dual Stakes winner will likely

tackle the older sprinters in races like the Group One Moir Stakes in the spring but is still a few weeks off resuming according to Freedman. “He had a very soft trial this morning and he got a bit tired, so we’ve got a bit of work to do with him over the next couple of weeks,” he said. “He’ll have another jumpout in the next 10 days or so and be put under a bit of pressure and he may run at Caulfield on the 17th.” Along with another couple of threeyear-old triallers such as Rockthe-

nightaway (fifth heat) and Warning (sixth heat), Freedman also stepped out one of their new arrivals to the stable, Aloisia. The 2017 Group One Thousand Guineas winner, who was sold and bought by a client of Freedman’s and moved into Pinecliff over six weeks ago, settled at the rear before making gradual improvement late in the third trial. Freedman said the brief with her is to get her up and going early. “If she’s in good form and racing well, she’ll race on. If not, she’ll head to stud,” he said. “She didn’t do a lot (this morning) and wasn’t asked to do a lot. We’re still learning about her but, at the moment, she’s fairly straightforward.”

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1906 and 1995: Almost a century apart – how good were they?

The greatest Hastings team of all time By Lance Hodgins Part One HASTINGS Football Club has an outstanding history. Since its founding in 1889, there have been many premierships - and some legends, such as the great John Coleman. The Blues won their first flag in organised competition in 1905; since then there have been seventeen more. This makes an average of one every six years! So ... which was the greatest side of all time? Measuring “greatness” I do not propose to open that age-old argument and put yesterday’s team on the field against one of today. Today’s footballers are taller and faster, train harder, have experienced coaches, use advanced tactics and would appear to have a decided advantage in what has become a very different modern game. A team’s greatness can only be judged fairly by putting it up against the opponents of its day. And that competition would have to be complete – that is, it should involve all of the best available teams in the region. Throughout history this has not always been the case. Nor does the greatest mean the most memorable. The passage of time can magnify past exploits – as in “the good old days”. On the other hand, time can make us dim the past and focus more on the legends of our own lifetimes. Either way, personal feelings and prejudices do influence our judgement and the outcome is quite subjective. Therefore, “greatness” will be interpreted as just how dominant a team was over the competition of its day. Let the scoreboard tell the truth. Greatness means premierships A starting place is to recognise that

for a team to be great it would have to be a premiership team. And there were plenty of them. Four sets of triple flags stand out: 1908-10, 1912-14, 1946-48 and 197577 and a string of single premiership teams: 1905, 1934, 1972, 1992, 1995 and 2016. This makes a total of 18 teams to consider. The single premiership teams The most recent flag was won in 2016 when Hastings fought their way up from fourth place to beat Frankston by 27 points. This premiership was won in the Nepean Division which existed alongside an arguably stronger Peninsula Division. In terms of our analysis, where the competition has to be the best available in the region, this would not be the case for the 2016 team. Similarly with the 1992 premiership which was won in the MPNFL Second Division. Hastings had suffered compulsory relegation three years earlier, despite having five wins for that season. The 1992 flag over Rosebud marked a fine recovery for a brilliant team and their entry back into Division One. The earliest Hastings premiership was in 1905 and it is often overlooked. It came three years before the first official Peninsula Football Association was formed. Dromana had organised a competition and donated a trophy which they confidently expected to win. When it was obvious that this wasn’t going to happen – they were beaten twice by Hastings - they pulled out of the competition. This left Hastings clearly on top of the ladder, and they rightly claimed the premiership and the missing trophy. Unfortunately for our analysis, one main team was missing: Frankston had decided to play that year in a suburban league.

Below: the 1934 premiership team with McMillan back row left and Mirabella holding ball in the middle row. Right: The 1948 team. John Coleman in back row seventh from left.

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Two flags were won after very inconsistent seasons. The 1972 flag was admirably won from fourth spot, but only after suffering five losses and a draw during the season. The 1995 premiership year was also a season of ups and downs. This Blues team had a brilliant finals series and finished with a big win over the Pines in the grand final, but only after suffering five losses – some of them big ones – along the way. One single premiership team has a far better record than the rest. The 1934 team of Tim Mirabella had its colours lowered only once - by Sorrento, who the Blues ended up beating four times that year. This side was not short of local talent: schoolteacher Jack McMillan set an MPFL record of 118 goals which stood for over a decade. With only one defeat, the 1934 team would have to go into the mix for consideration as the greatest of all time. The triple premiership teams of the 70s And so to the teams which won the four triple premierships. All of these teams were brilliant: they dominated not just a single year but a distinct period. Just how great were they? The Blues scored their most recent triple premiership in the mid 70s. In 1975 they finished in second place on the ladder after four losses and trounced Carrum by 54 points in the grand final. The 1976 flag was won after 6 home and away defeats but the competition was so even that this still left the Blues equal first on the ladder. In the grand final they defeated Mt Eliza - who had beaten them twice in the regular season. The 1977 Blues were the most dominant of the mid-70s three-peat. They thrashed Mornington by 60 points in the grand final but they

had lost four games to get there, including a loss to Mornington in the second semi-final. Fourteen home and away defeats between these three teams puts a small “smudge mark” on their dominance. The famous Coleman era Thirty years earlier, in the late 1940s, George Slocombe led a trio of Hastings teams to successive flags. In 1946 Hastings lost only one game and finished equal first on the ladder. They were beaten in the second semi-final before coming back to take the flag. One defeat puts them on the same level as the 1934 team. The 1947 team dropped three games on their way to the flag, but they stormed home with the help of the mercurial John Coleman who kicked 7 and 11 goals in the two finals. Better things were to come: Slocombe took the Blues to their three-peat in 1948. They swept through the season without dropping a game and then dominated the finals. They were a mature and experienced side with an average age of almost 25 years – Coleman was the youngest at 19. Many people still believe that this 1948 team was the best ever seen on the Mornington Peninsula. So far, they would have to be our top pick for “the greatest”. Challengers from earlier times If we dig deeper into Blues’ history, however, can we find a worthy challenger to the “Invincibles of 1948”? They would need to have gone through an entire season undefeated. In the early years of the twentieth century, Hastings seemed to have a stranglehold on the flag. In 1911 it was only a free kick away from making it a

clean sweep from 1908 to 1914 – which would have made seven in a row! In 1908 Hastings were beaten by Somerville in their semi-final and then asserted their right as minor premiers to challenge Frankston - who refused to turn up. The following year in 1909, whilst Frankston was suspended, the Blues still suffered two losses and a draw on their way to the flag. Frankston returned to beat Hastings during the regular 1910 season but the Blues had their revenge over them in the grand final with a narrow three-point win. In 1912 the Blues went though the home and away season without a loss, but then were beaten in their semi-final by a point. They went on to defeat Frankston and take the flag. The Hastings dominance continued into 1913. Jack Campbell led a Blues powerhouse which included Len Incigneri, “Nipper” Floyd, Hughie Carmichael and “Pompey” Francis. They went undefeated throughout the season and in the grand final they held their opponents, Somerville, to a measly 6 behinds. The 1914 team suffered two losses during the regular season and still finished on top. They dropped their semifinal to Mornington and ultimately came back to beat them in the grand final. Two contenders stand out Of the 18 Hastings premiership teams, only two of them went through the entire season, including finals, without a loss: 1913 and 1948. Which team deserves to be called “The Greatest”? To be continued next week...


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2005 mitsubishi outlander LS automatic awd 2.4 lt air con power 2008 citroen C4 Picasso turbo diesel 7 seater wagon good history 2010 ford mondeo station wagon automatic air con cruise control abs steering abs electric windows air bags $5999 tum342 multiple air bags climate control abs traction cruise park sensors font side and curtain air bags traction control power windows alloy’s cd stacker reg ywc487 EBD roof racks tinted glass $7499 1bw7sg

Affordable

$6,999

drive away

$

2000 mercedes –benze S 500 L top of the range comfort and style featuring amg wheels sunroof rear glass folding blind rear electric seats cooled and heated seats factory sat nav multiple air bags electric stability brake assist traction control abs cruise control park sensors climate control auto levelling suspension tinted glass service books only 140,000km. 1hg3xg

CARS from

/day 0 3 $

LEXUS RX330

2003 lexus rx330 suv awd automatic climate control leather int sunroof sat nav touch screen abs cruise traction control multiple air bags tints alloy’s tow pack $6999 1px3ns

AVAN SPORTLINER Avan sportliner 2012 two berth fridge cooker antenna point dinette very clean

S N A V & UTES from

$ 3 5 /day

SERVICING ALL MAKES AND MODELS. WINDSCREENS / FITTED BATTERIES FROM $90 Western Port News 7 August 2019

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MORNINGTON MAZDA

CX RANGE TO CLEAR

MAZDA CX-3

MAZDA CX-5 MAXX AUTO DRIVE AWAY

MAXX SPORT AUTO DRIVE AWAY

$28,540

$35,990

*

Satellite Navigation Blind spot monitoring Rear cross traffic alert

Apple car play and android auto DAB+ audio system Blind spot monitoring Mazda radar cruise control with stop & go function

MAZDA CX-8

MAZDA CX-9

SPORT FWD DRIVE AWAY

SPORT FWD DRIVE AWAY

$47,490

$48,490

7 seat Reverse camera 3 zone climate control with independent rear controls Traffic sign recognition

7 seat Apple car play and android auto High beam control Smart brake support

7 SEATS, ALL THE LUXURY WITH NO EXTRA TAX

SERVICE YOUR MAZDA AT MORNINGTON MAZDA FOR A CHANCE TO

WIN $1,000 WORTH OF TOOLS FROM

T&C’s

Have your vehicle serviced today and go into the draw to win $1000 worth of tools from Total Tools Call now to make your service appointment Loan vehicles available, bookings essential Offer ends September 30th 2019 Must be a Mazda log book service. Service must be completed before sept 30th

Ph 5975 1 1 1 1

LMCT 4180

TOTAL TOOLS MORNINGTON ONLY

MAKE YOURS A

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19/7/19 1:31 pm


RUNOUT NOW DEALS ON! 4 ONLY!

Tucson Active X 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC, ALLOYS WHEELS, SAT NAV, LEATHER APPOINTED INTERIOR, PREMIUM AUDIO, APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO was

Accent Sport Hatch

8 REMAINING

6 SPEED AUTO, ALLOYS, CRUISE CONTROL, APPLE CARPLAY. was

$17,490

now only

16,490

$

drive away

$33,585

now only

30,985

$

drive away

Kona Iron Man Limited Edition 1.6 TURBO ALL WHEEL DRIVE. INSPIRED BY TONY STARK’S ALTER EGO. INCLUDES HYUNDAI SMARTSENSE SAFETY PACK.

SN: 320296225

was

$44,990

now only

39,990

$

drive away

$1000 RUNOUT BONUS ACROSS REST OF THE KONA RANGE [B1]

m o r n i n g t o n hy u n d a i . c o m . a u

8770 1260

992 NEPEAN HWY, MORNINGTON 3931

[B1] $1,000 Runout Bonus will be applied in the form of a discount on the advertised drive away price, at the time of purchase on all new and demonstrator MY19 Tucson and MY19 Kona models excluding Kona Iron Man and Kona Electric. Participating dealers will not substitute the offer with another offer of the same value. Offer valid whilst stocks last and excludes govt, fleet and rental buyers. Hyundai reserves the right to change, supersede or extend these offers at its discretion. Metallic and Mica paint are optional extras and are an additional cost. See Mornington Hyundai for details. LMCT 11270 Western Port News 7 August 2019

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MORNINGTON

18MY 8MY Eclipse Cross LS 2WD Auto Sterling Silver, 50kms, S/N 10878 Was $32,990 DRIVE AWAY

Now

$28,990

DRIVE AWAY*

19MY Outlander Black Edition 2WD Petrol Auto

Starlight, 7 Seats, 10kms. S/N 11136 Was $32,890 DRIVE AWAY

Now

$30,990

DRIVE AWAY*

! o o t l a c o l e We’r

Join us on:

LMCT 10467

19MY Pajero Sport Exceed Dark Blue. S/N 11115 Was $56,990 DRIVE AWAY

18MY Pajero Sportt G GL GLS LS LS Titanium, S/N 11087 Was $50,590 DRIVE AWAY

Now

$51,990

DRIVE AWAY*

Now

$44,990

DRIVE AWAY*

19MY ASX LS 2WD Auto Starlight, 50kms, S/N 11123 Was $27,990 DRIVE AWAY

Now

$25,990

DRIVE AWAY*

18MY Triton GLS 4x4 Dual Cab Auto

Now

$38,990

Sterling Silver, 3844kms, BAY431. Was $42,490 DRIVE AWAY

DRIVE AWAY*

MORNINGTON MITSUBISHI 41 TYABB ROAD, MORNINGTON MORNINGTONMITSUBISHI.COM.AU | 5975 5188

*Participating Mitsubishi dealers. Limited stocks. Mitsubishi reserves the right to extend or modify these offers. See participating dealer for full terms and conditions. Private Buyers and ABN Buyers. Excludes Government, Rental & National Fleet Buyers. Pics for illustration purposes only.

GO YOUR OWN WAY $

55,490

WAS

DRIVE AWAY*

$

48,990

DRIVE AWAY*

D-MAX 4X4 SX CREW CAB UTE AUTO • COSMIC BLACK • BLACK STEEL BULL BAR • REAR STEP BAR • BLACK WHEELS • ALL TERRAIN TYRES • CRUISE CONTROL • 7” TOUCHSCREEN AUDIO DISPLAY • REVERSING CAMERA S/N 61768

54,990

WAS

DRIVE AWAY*

D-MAX X-RUNNER 4X4 LS-T AUTO • SAT NAV • REVERSING CAMERA • 18" ALLOY WHEELS • UNDER RAIL TUB LINER • UNIQUE STYLING • LEATHER INTERIOR^

HURRY TO MORNINGTON ISUZU UTE TODAY

41 Tyabb Rd, Mornington | PH: 5975 5188 www.morningtonisuzuute.com.au LMCT 10467 *Terms and Conditions may apply. ^Seats have leather touches or accents, but are not wholly leather.

7 August 2019

NOW

DRIVE AWAY

• OBSIDIAN GREY • GENUINE ALLOY BULL BAR • GENUINE WEATHERSHIELDS • GENUINE BONNET PROTECTOR • GENUINE HEAVY DUTY TOW BAR • GENUINE CARPET MAT SET S/N 61830

$

Western Port News

55,550

MU-X TOUR MATE 4X4 LS-T 7 SEAT AUTO

LIMITED EDITION

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$

$

NOW

40,895 $

DRIVE AWAY

36,980

DRIVE AWAY*

D-MAX 4X4 SX SINGLE CAB HIGH-RIDE AUTO • SPLASH WHITE • GENUINE HEAVY DUTY ALLOY TRAY • REAR LADDER RACK AND STEP S/N 61791

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