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Potholes leave no room for opportunity MAKING it across the car park to the front door of the opportunity shop at Balnarring creates a surprising number of opportunities. Four-wheel drive owners can use the car park as a handy obstacle course; schoolkids waiting to be picked up can sail makeshift boats or get their feet wet. Birds and dogs find it a ready source of water. However, as an entrance to a shop, the car park leaves a lot to be desired. Deep potholes are a problem for small cars and wheelchairs need to be equipped with floatation devices, although the occupant of one that tipped over a week or so ago was not so flippant. The waterholes dotting the gravel car park have overflowed onto the lawns surrounding neighbouring St Mark’s Anglican Church, creating a non-negotiable quagmire (unless you’re a duck or wearing gumboots). “We contacted VicRoads and they said it was a council [Mornington Peninsula Shire] matter,” op shop coordinator Dawn Barclay said. “We went down to the council offices and they said fixing the car park was on a list, but not a high priority. “Playgroups come to the church and for toddlers the puddles are waist deep. “It quite a feat to negotiate for mothers with pushers and almost impossible for older people who use walking sticks or frames.” Ms Barclay said people connected with the op shop had been trying to get the car park filled for the past two years, “but the council and VicRoads blame each other”. A member of the church congregation had previously filled the potholes, but was told to stop because the car park was owned by the council. Keith Platt

Renew guru eyes Hastings By Mike Hast THE revival of Hastings starts next Tuesday when urban renewal guru Marcus Westbury arrives in town. Mr Westbury will talk about how he and others helped revive the centre of Newcastle by allowing short-term use of empty shops and offices by artists, creative projects and community initiatives. Two years ago one of the New South Wales city’s main malls was shabby

with vandalised and boarded-up shops. Now the opportunities given to entrepreneurial artists by Renew Newcastle have led to a transformation described as miraculous. Mr Westbury, the founder of Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia, has been invited to showcase the Newcastle experience and inspire Hastings at a meeting on Tuesday afternoon at Westernport Hotel. His visit is a joint venture between

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state of flux with retail shop rents rising, but growth lagging. “When the state government confirmed its plans to expand the Port of Hastings, we saw retail properties change hands and rents go up,” she said. “We want everyone in the town to have a say about its revival.” She said the concept hinged on landlords making their properties available. Continued Page 2

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THE Mornington Peninsula’s NAIDOC Week celebrations began at Hastings on Monday with a welcome to country smoking ceremony and flag-raising. The Aboriginal and Australian flags were flown outside the shire offices alongside the Torres Strait islands flag, which is normally absent from the flagpoles controlled by the shire. Those attending the afternoon ceremony lined up to take in the smoke after being welcomed by several speakers. After the ceremony, an art exhibition on the cultural landscape of the peninsula was opened at Hastings Hall in High St. On Thursday a NAIDOC Week family day will be hosted by the Frankston/Mornington Peninsula Aboriginal Action Group. The barbecue and children’s activities will be held 11am-3pm at the Gathering Place of Baluk Arts and Nairm Marr Djambana, Jubilee Park, Nursery Ave, Frankston. For more information about NAIDOC Week, visit www.

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A working group would be formed to advance the renew concept, she said. Members could include people from the chamber, the shire, landlords, retailers and residents. Marcus Westbury founded Renew Newcastle with his own money in 2008. The urban renewal scheme has brokered access to more than 30 empty buildings for more than 70 creative enterprises, artists and cultural projects. Area shire councillor Reade Smith said Mr Westbury’s presentation would be an “inspiration for the community”. “Renew Australia could attract a more diverse business and marketing mix to the Hastings commercial centre, and assist innovative new business and industry.”  Marcus Westbury: Renew Australia, 5.308.30pm, Tuesday 10 July, Western Port Hotel. Free entry. RSVP to Sarah on 0421 696 007 or

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By Mike Hast THE proposed twin service centres either side of Peninsula Link freeway at Baxter have been knocked back by the state planning tribunal VCAT. Key reasons for the refusal include insufficient traffic to justify the servos, loss of green wedge farmland and the project’s potential impact on breeding grounds of the threatened dwarf galaxia native fish. The decision on 21 June is a huge win for Mornington Peninsula Shire, which refused the AA Holdings application last December saying it was inappropriate for a green wedge zone with unacceptable environmental impacts. AA Holdings wanted to build for BP servos on either side of the freeway east of the Mt Eliza escarpment on farming land. They were due to open in early 2013 when the freeway is completed. Shire councillor David Gibb said it was a win for the green wedge. The decision reaffirmed the shire’s planning scheme, which protected the green wedge for its agricultural productivity, biodiversity and landscape values, he said. “It was always absurd that travellers would need a rest in Baxter after a supposedly long and exhausting journey from Rosebud; similarly those arriving in Baxter from Melbourne. “The tribunal gave as one of the grounds of refusal that the applicant had not demonstrated an identifiable need.” Cr Gibb said the VCAT win was “round one and the applicant will try again”.

PEDESTRIAN signals are being installed in Baxter-Tooradin Rd, Baxter, as part of the 27-kilometre Peninsula Link freeway. “People walking or riding their bikes will benefit greatly from these new traffic signals, which will be installed near the Baxter shops over the next couple of months,” roads minister Terry Mulder said. Hastings MP Neale Burgess said Baxter Residents and Traders Progress Action Committee (BRATPAC) had fought “for the things that locals need”. “The group has achieved many great outcomes for Baxter and this new pedestrian crossing and other street works are the latest in that long list.” The extra works at Baxter will include:  A new footpath from the existing path on the north side of BaxterTooradin Rd to the 25-kilometre Peninsula Link Trail and to Stotts Lane.  Shoulder sealing with kerb, channel and underground drainage works on the north side of Baxter-Tooradin Rd from the CFA to Frankston-Flinders Rd.  Shoulder sealing with kerb, channel and underground drainage works on the south side of Baxter-Tooradin Rd from Peninsula Link to FrankstonFlinders Rd. VicRoads expects the new pedestrian signals to be operating in spring and says lane closures during the installation works will take place in off-peak times “for minimal impact on traffic flow”.

No go: Architect’s drawing of how one of the freeway service centre would look. Plans for the twin servos south of Baxter have been knocked back by the shire council and now the state planning tribunal.

AA Holdings’ town planner David Hansen said it was a disappointing decision and the company’s legal team would analyse it to see if there were grounds for appeal in the Supreme Court. “We had 12 experts at a six-day hearing and the shire had none. We think the VCAT got it wrong.” Mr Hansen said if an appeal was not an option, AA Holdings would consider submitting modified plans for the two freeway service centres (FSC). “It’s a good project with many community benefits,” he said. Plans show each centre would have a “truckies’ lounge”, showers, toilets

and laundry; baby changing room, children’s playground and picnic area; buildings of about 3000 square metres; parking for 100 cars, four buses, five caravans and 16 trucks; 26 refuelling points for cars and four for trucks; a convenience store, five food or retail shops and a tourist information kiosk; indoor seating for 272 people and outside seating for 52; and about 13 toilets, including one for people with disabilities. In the VCAT decision, presiding member Rachel Naylor and member Greg Sharpley stated there was a lack of identified need for the freeway service centres.

“We are not persuaded about the predicted traffic volumes for Peninsula Link, hence we cannot find with any certainty what the likely traffic volumes and movements will be,” they stated. The tribunal heard evidence from Henry Turnbull, a traffic engineer of Traffix Group Pty, who said projected traffic volumes would be 30,00040,000 vehicles per day average (not holiday peaks). “We are … not persuaded these volumes provide justification for the provision of FSCs in association with future traffic growth,” the tribunal said. Ms Naylor and Mr Sharpley were also concerned about the dwarf galaxia, saying there had been “inadequate evaluation on the extent of or the impact of the construction of the northbound FSC and possibly the southbound FSC (its access track or any future footpath and waterway crossing) on the spawning habitat of the dwarf galaxias. “Given the importance of this habitat, we have decided the environmental impact is unacceptable in this case.” AA Holdings bought 10 hectares for the twin servos from Margaret Davis and family in 2010. Mrs Davis’s father bought 100 hectares between Moorooduc Highway and the old railway line and south of Sages Road in the 1950s. The family built a house on Sages Road near the north-east corner of the land in 1968. A large part of the Davis cattle farm had already been compulsorily acquired by LMA for the freeway.

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JAZZ legend Tommy Carter is launching “Jazz Club of the Air” at the Baxter Tavern on Thursday 5 July at 10am. The launch is a live-to-air broadcast by Casey Radio 3SER from the tavern on Baxter-Tooradin Rd. Bookings essential to Baxter Tavern on 5971 2207 or 3SER on 5996 6977.

REGISTRATIONS are open for the August Mornington Peninsula FReeZA Battle of the Bands. The winner will compete in the regional finals and a possible appearance at the 2012 Push Over Festival. The battle is open to all styles of music and band members must be from the Mornington Peninsula and aged under 21. Applications close 5pm on Friday 27 July. For details, call Kiri Thompson on 5950 1666 or email kiri.thompson@

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Chris Bull dead at 44 SOMERVILLE funeral director Chris Bull, right, has died at age 44 after a long battle with diabetes and recent kidney problems. Mr Bull died in hospital on Monday surrounded by his family including his father Ted, who founded Edward Bull Funeral Services in Somerville in 1976. Mr Bull senior said Chris attended Frankston State School and later Frankston High School. “He worked for a muffler company in Dandenong and joined me in the business about 10 years ago,� Mr Bull said. He said his son had been ill for about five years and had a leg amputated about four years ago and the second leg amputated last year. Chris Bull worked until about two months ago when he was affected by serious kidney problems. Funeral arrangements will be published in the Herald Sun this week. Mike Hast

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Comment on arts plan THE shire council has released its strategy to promote arts and culture over the next three years and is seeking public comments. The plan will be presented at four forums over the next four weeks: ď Ž Mornington Library meeting room, Vancouver St, Mornington, from 6-8pm on Wednesday 18 July. ď Ž Sorrento Nepean Historical Society, 827 Melbourne Rd, 6-8pm on Thursday 19 July.

ď Ž Hastings Hall, 3 High St, 1-4pm on Wednesday 25 July. ď Ž Rosebud, The Community Hub at Eastbourne, 11a Allambie Ave, 6-8pm on Tuesday 1 August. The strategy is at council offices or from under “Have your sayâ€? until 7 August. Send comments via email to arts@ or post to Cultural Planner, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud 3939.

HASTINGS Coast Guard is recruiting men and women for training over winter to be ready for the spring and summer. Last summer the coast guard rescued 120 people and assisted vessels worth a total of $1.6 million, Commander Brian Howell said. Skipper Derek Sly said one of the more interesting search and rescues involved towing a $500,000 vessel from Cape Liptrap in a marathon 10-hour effort by the crew from Hastings. “A small, inexpensive, electronic part caused the vessel to lose its steering resulting in them calling the coast guard for assistance,� he said.

“Five extra crew from the flotilla were waiting at the marina to help the weary crew tie up the boats when they arrived. The rescue was an example of great teamwork and camaraderie. “A donation of $500 was greatly appreciated from those who were assisted, which helps the flotilla keep its doors open.� Commander Howell said recruiting new members was vital “so we can continue to assist the public on the water to the highest level�. “There is a great opportunity for people to learn a range of marine skills including seamanship, boat handling, radio operations, navigation and first

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By Keith Platt SMALL beams of light from Somerville are lighting up the world. The sun’s rays harness power for the beams that keep glowing long after the light fades from normal incandescent globes. Circuit boards put together by a robot enable the light to be monitored for movement and their power supplies checked on computers. This science fiction-sounding scenario is a reality for products built by Somerville-based Sealite. A hobbyist’s assertion that he could make a better navigation light for a mussel farm in Port Phillip off Beaumaris was the beginning of Sealite, which now has navigation lights showing the way for ships and aircraft around the world. Jeff Proctor, an accountant, was on the bayside beach in the early 1980s when he spotted the battery pack powering the mussel farm’s safety lights and decided he could do better. The fortunes of the backyard business started by Mr Proctor virtually follow the development of the LED (light emitting diode) as a form of illumination. The first LED was produced in 1927, but it was several decades before a practical use was found. By the mid-1990s LEDs came into their own, being available in all colours and able to light large areas. Their reliability and relatively low power use made them an ideal match with solar panels, especially when attached to remote pieces of equipment, such as navigational buoys and markers. Chief executive officer Chris Proctor and his father Jeff have kept the company securely in its niche, branching out onto land to equip remote and outback airfields. Alice Springs and airports in Japan and Taiwan run on Sealite-supplied solar powered landing lights and the United States military has bought kits that can be deployed for a remote airfield within 45 minutes. The US military is the company’s largest single customer while the country itself is its biggest overseas market. Sealite has an office and warehouse in New Hampshire with a staff of 10. Europe also beckons as a logical next overseas base with its growing dependence on offshore wind turbines to generate electricity. However, the overall marine market makes up the greater part of Sealite products. Ironically, it was only after its international success that Sealite became widely recognised in Australia. Now, if you are out on the water at night in Port Phillip or Western Port chances are that the lights steering you home are from Sealite. Chris Proctor says investment in equipment and people have been the keys to the company’s expansion and success. Engineers develop products that are then taken to the market, rather than having the company wait for orders or suggestions from clients. Among the latest pieces of equipment is a robotic arm for making circuit boards. One of the company’s two rota moulding machines can make buoys up to three metres in diameter.

Keeping up with change: Sealite CEO Chris Proctor says investment in the latest technology is paying off for a Somerville-based manufacturer of navigation lights.

Chris Proctor believes investing in technology and machinery gives his company an edge over competitors who contract out much of their production work. “It’s expensive, but we now own two rota moulders. We bought a machine from Brazil, which is one of the most efficient available, which means we reduce costs and can stay competitive throughout the world. “We keep our eyes and ears open [for ideas]. We have a very strong engineering department that does research and development as well. “Often it’s a question of deciding what we shouldn’t do and selecting the right product.” Development of the bright lights that form the basis for Sealite’s core business continues with “brighter and more efficient” versions. “They seem to come every month,” Chris Proctor says. “The buoys fitted with LEDs only need to be serviced once a year instead of every month. They’re often out in the middle of nowhere and it’s the batteries that are checked; the LEDs will last 10 years.” Sealite’s decision to buy plant and equipment followed inquiries from customers wanting to buy buoys. It was then a natural shift, with an eye on quality control, to move into making the circuit boards that can be combined with satellite technology to

monitor the offshore installations. Improvements in antennas have enabled the remote monitoring and control of installations. Computers and mobile phones are used to see if the lights are working, check voltage output and track the buoy’s location with GPS. An alarm will instantly show if there is a failure. Although LEDs have gone ahead in leaps and bounds, with Sealite finding uses for each innovation, the same cannot be said of solar panels. “The amount of power being generated has only increased marginally, from 14 per cent to 18 per cent,” Chris Proctor says. “Battery technology has improved and the affordability of add-ons has come down.” He believes the lack of improvement in the capacity of solar panels to generate electricity comes from the decision by manufacturers to concentrate on making their product cheaper at the expense of it being more efficient. Next on the aviation product list is a helipad lighting system for use in remote areas, such as outback mines. There is also something else in the wind, but Chris Proctor is keeping it close to his chest: “We’re working on technology … nothing revolutionary, just better. I can’t talk about it just yet.” Reprinted courtesy BusinessTimes

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Family tree: Three generations of a Shoreham family helping out at the 2011 community tree planting are, from left, Jessica, Emma (mother) and Sophie Downing-Ide and grandmother Jean Downing.

Calling for tree planters SHOREHAM Community Association has issued a call for help with a tree planting day. The day is a follow-up to last year’s tree planting on the “Shoreham triangle” and will involve 2500 fire-resistant native trees, shrubs and grasses provided by Mornington Peninsula Shire. “Volunteers can gather at the Shoreham CFA in Byrnes Rd at 10am and bring spades, gloves

and a cup. Tea and coffee will be provided and, following recent rains, gumboots are suggested,” association spokesman Peter Kelly said. “This planting will complete the revegetation of the triangle and will be an opportunity for the local community and particularly the younger members to have some ownership of this reclaimed area.”

SINCE his retirement, Bob Donaldson has found volunteering to be a way of staying active while making “a real difference” in the community. Mr Donaldson had worried about retirement, having years earlier battled depression after being made redundant. “I didn’t want feelings of anxiety and stress again. I wanted something to occupy my time, to keep me focused and give me purpose,” he said. Inquiries led to several volunteering activities, from building community facilities to leading horses for the disabled. Eventually Mr Donaldson became involved with the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Transport Network where he began driving a mini-bus for CHAMPS, a program that supports children who have a parent with a mental illness. “I saw a difference in the children from the start of the program to the finish,” he said. “In the beginning they were very withdrawn. By the end of the program these kids were happy. They even adapted the ‘Bob the Builder’ song to ‘Bob the Bus driver’.” Transport network coordinator Bill Keilor said volunteers provided a vital service in Frankston and on the peninsula. “We don’t have the same access to public transport as those in metropolitan areas. People retire here, but their families remain in Melbourne and can’t help them with transport,” he said. Without community transport, people of all ages have difficulty getting to medical appointments and social events. Mr Keilor said the network needed “another 15 volunteer drivers like Bob”. “They can either use their own car and we will reimburse them for distance travelled or we will provide them with a minibus,” he said. “The need for volunteers is immediate. The

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THE Whisperer is being transmitted out of the bunker where he has taken refuge from the new carbon tax. He is writing in the dark to save power, and is breathing very lightly to reduce his output of carbon dioxide. This is the only version of this column, as he has had to stop using carbon paper for a copy. The Whisperer is wondering what he would do if he was one of the companies now subject to the carbon tax. He wonders if the CEOs woke up on Sunday morning, and started jotting out notes on how they would stop or reduce their polluting ways, and become green companies. He comes to the conclusion that they probably just sent out a memo on Monday morning that read something like this: “Carbon tax is in. Lift prices accordingly.” While the clean air in our country belongs to all of us, and those taking from us deserve some form of punishment, the Whisperer thinks that a system that allows the polluter to simply pass on the increased cost is flawed. Not only will the average Australian not have their clean air back, but they’ll have to pay a premium for not having it back. It just doesn’t seem right. The Whisperer has been thinking about other methods of punishment and will write to the Prime Minister from his bunker accordingly. Dear Julia, Sorry for the messy handwriting, but I am writing in the dark so as to reduce the effects of the carbon tax on my lifestyle. I think the new tax is somewhat flawed, but rather than just complaining about it like all those Liberal politicians, I thought I’d offer some helpful suggestions on how to get those grubby little CEOs to stop polluting. The Whisperer would like to suggest that a CEO who lifts prices to cover this new tax, and thus make life harder for the avaerage working Australian, be made to watch Masterchef every night for a month. On top of this, every time that a contestant cries, they must reduce their company’s pollution by 10 per cent. Likewise, when any contestant slices a body part open by trying to cut up an artichoke too quickly, they must reduce their CEO pay packet by 10 per cent. Whenever a contestant talks about “following their food dream” they are not allowed to outsource jobs to India for a year. You get the idea. I’d also like to suggest legislation against what The Whisperer calls “the Iced VoVo effect” where you pay the same price but get less. The effect got its name from the fact that Iced VoVo once had a generous amount of marshmallow in them, but can now only be measured in microns. The same effect can be seen in snack chocholate and even the humble Big Mac, which should be renamed the Medium Mac. That should be put in the legislation, too. Assuming that prices are going to rise, the carbon tax appears to be punishing the victim. Surely there is a better way. The average Joe on the street is doing it tough, and The Whisperer sees this new tax as increasing, not decreasing, the divide between haves and have-nots. The Whisperer is all for making the polluters pay, but he is not sure you’ve got it right. Thanks for your time, Prime Minister. I

hope things are getting better between you and Kev. Regards, The Whisperer Somewhat stunned by the first sunlight he had seen in days, the Whisperer staggered to the nearest post box and mailed his letter. He then wandered back to his bunker and resumed residence. In the dark, and thinking of better times. *** THERE certainly is a cost to carbon, and the Whisperer is wondering if that cost is being beaten about the head by a blizzard of socalled facts and figures by politicians and other interest groups. Climate warming? It’s all leaving the Whisperer rather cold. Carbon tax Sunday dawned and, no, the sky didn’t fall in. But the sun didn’t shine either. At least not on Western Port. In a 30 June new release, Hastings MP Neale Burgess (Liberal) quotes a report by Deloitte Access Economics, which estimates that by 2020 the carbon tax will cost Victoria $7.7 billion. “… according to the data, the local government area of the Mornington Peninsula will not gain 187 jobs from now until 2020, with that figure decreasing slightly to 186 by 2030”. At the Whisperer’s bidding, his colleagues at The News were told that the “figures relate to the numbers of jobs forgone – or those that will not be created during the relevant periods mentioned – due to the carbon tax”. Meanwhile, almost 300 organisations under the banner of Businesses for a Clean Economy support a price on carbon. The 299 large, medium and small sized businesses and associations include AGL, ARUP, Fujitsu, GE, Grocon, HESTA, Ikea, Infigen, Pacific Hydro, the Body Shop Australia, Unilever, Vestas and Westpac. The group has issued a statement stating that stable, long-term policies – like a carbon price – are “necessary to drive investment and innovation, and ensure Australia remains competitive as the world transitions to a clean economy”. The Whisperer is no expert and is the first to admit Flinders MP Greg Hunt (Liberal) is more suited to claim that title. So we can only accept his claims that the carbon tax will “impact” three Hastings-based businesses. Mr Hunt told the parliament the businesses were Sunbather Pool Technologies, Carroll’s Injection Moulding and Jack Thompson Engineering. Elsewhere in the economy, businesses likely to benefit from the carbon tax include Algae. tech (algae carbon capture for biofuels), Carnegie Wave Energy (“renewable” wave energy) and Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd (“micro-combined heat and power”). And, yes, there is a link to Mr Hunt’s electorate and at least one of those companies lined up to benefit from the carbon tax. Carnegie’s chief operating officer Greg Allen grew up in Leongatha. The company has also received a federal (Labor) government grant.

Holiday art classes and all that jazz OAK Hill Gallery’s annual members show opened with a blast on Sunday afternoon with jazz-blues band Those Blokes performing as well as food, wine and the labours of 170 artists in winter. The show in the gallery at 100 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington, runs until the end of July and is sponsored by the Tallis Foundation and Canson Australia. Oak Hill is running children’s art workshops during the school holidays with two-hour sessions costing $15. Details and bookings on 5973 4299.

Just bluffing: Peninsula artist, art teacher and printmaker Billie Nye with her abstract of Red Bluff, Mornington.


Numbers can cut users power costs Open to suggestions: Draft plans are on exhibition for the use of Police Point Shire Park at Point Nepean. The shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s land also contains several houses and provides access to the beach. Picture: Keith Platt

Park plan open for comment PLANS for Police Point Shire Park at Portsea have been released for public comment. The draft plan being exhibited by Mornington Peninsula Shire covers the principal features of the park, its history and outlines changes â&#x20AC;&#x153;for improving visitor facilitiesâ&#x20AC;?. The plans recommends using existing houses for respite or holiday accommodation, a community house with a small cafe and art gallery and providing a place to live for artistsin-residence. There is land earmarked for a communal produce garden to be used by house residents, garden club and community. The draft plan also suggests new fences, walking tracks, picnic and barbecue area. The 17.5-hectare park adjoins Point Nepean National Park and has been excised from the main parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarantine station precinct. It is managed by the shire and not Parks Victoria. The park was added to the National Heritage List in 2006 and is also included in heritage listings at a state and local level. Cr Tim Rodgers said the draft plan included â&#x20AC;&#x153;actions for

further protecting and preserving natural and cultural valuesâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Police Point Shire Park is a special place, and culturally significant for its history,â&#x20AC;? he said in a shire news release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the site of the police barracks and the gatekeeperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarters of the Point Nepean quarantine station from the 1850s through to the 1950s. In the early 20th century, four additional quarantine station staff houses were built. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the 1950s the Police Point houses were occupied by the army for some 50 years before the park was established in 2004.â&#x20AC;? Cr Rodgers said the park had â&#x20AC;&#x153;great potential as a very special place for recreation combined with appreciation of its long history, including the indigenous history of the areaâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d encourage people who are interested in this area to review the draft plan and send in their views and comments.â&#x20AC;? The plan is available on the shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Have your sayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; section (draft plans and policies) and printed copies can be viewed at the shire offices in Mornington, Rosebud and Hastings. The plan is open for comment until Monday 30 July.


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HASTINGS MP Neale Burgess says tourism on the Mornington Peninsula is “likely to be impacted” by the carbon tax. His statement follows a report by the Victorian Tourism Industry Council that many of its members would increase tariffs “in response to rising energy costs, and both Qantas and Virgin have said that domestic tickets will increase”. Mr Burgess said Frankston Hospital would be “hit” hard, with the carbon tax bill to Victorian hospitals coming in at about $13.4 million rising to $19 million by 2020. He said the “impact” of the carbon tax to the Western Port community “could not be underestimated”. “We have had feedback from small business telling us that they will not be looking to employ people as a result of the cost burden on their business from the carbon tax, particularly in manufacturing and retail,” Mr Burgess said. “According to the data, the local government area of the Mornington Peninsula will not gain 187 jobs from now until 2020, with that figure decreasing slightly to 186 by 2030.” Mr Burgess told The News that the “figures relate to the numbers of jobs forgone – or those that will not be created during the relevant periods mentioned [see above] – due to the carbon tax”.

SOME of Melbourne’s most famous police officers descended on Radio Port Phillip’s studios in Mornington last Friday week, but there was not a uniform to be seen. The “coppers” were actors who made the series Cop Shop one of the mostwatched police shows in Australian television history. The series was made by Crawford Productions and 582 episodes about life at the fictional Riverside police station were broadcast between 1977 and 1984. Cop Shop cast members at RPP’s Friday On My Mind program, presented by John Wells and Phil Wall of Chelsea, were John Orcsik, who played Detective Mike Georgiou, and Gil Tucker (Constable Roy Baker). On the phone from Sydney were Paula Duncan (Danni Francis) and Joanna Lockwood Walker (Valerie Johnson). Ringing in from Melbourne was Alan Fletcher, aka Constable Frank Rossi. About 40 invited guests packed the BlueScope Performance Studio. Friday On My Mind is every Friday 9-11am on 98.7FM. Lines long forgotten: John Wells, top left, Phil Wall, Gil Tucker, bottom left, and John Orcsik act up at the Cop Shop reunion show at Radio Port Phillip’s studios in Mornington last Friday. Picture: Yanni


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From supermaxis to pilot boats

Shore leave: Sasha Harrison, pictured with Mal Hart, is leaving her naval architect job at Hart Marine to have a baby. Picture: Yanni

HART Marine is carving out a niche in the global boatbuilding industry with its Pantocarene pilot boats. Favourable reports of the first two boats the company built for Port Phillip Sea Pilots have generated inquiries from the United States, Argentina and India. Mokare, named after an Aboriginal guide from the early days of Albany, is the third pilot boat built by the Mornington company that until recent years was best known for its racing and cruising yachts, including the storied Wild Thing supermaxi for former peninsula sailor Grant Wharington, now based in Queensland. Hart Marine built the 30-metre, Don Jonesdesigned yacht in 2003 and Wharington famously went out in December that year and won the Sydney to Hobart. Wild Thing has captured headlines ever since

– for capsizing (2004) and the subsequent bitter legal battle between Wharington and the keel builder (not Hart Marine), finishing an unlucky second twice, pulling out of the race with rigging problems and hitting a boat packed with reporters. Company boss Mal Hart still builds yachts, but is excited about the success of the Pantocarene pilot boats. “We’ve just finished our third and we have orders for three more,” Mr Hart told The News during a visit to the Yuilles Rd factory last Friday week. One is for the sea pilots and two for a Port Hedland company in the mining boom state of WA. Hart Marine built Akuna IV, based at Queenscliff, for the sea pilots in 2010 and Ranger III, based at Flinders, last year.

Naval architect waves goodbye By Mike Hast MARINE architect Sasha Harrison’s second-last day at Hart Marine in Mornington was spent revelling in the launch of one of her “babies”, the 15.6-metre pilot boat Mokare. Mokare is bound for the Albany Port Authority in WA later this month after sea trials on Port Phillip, but Ms Harrison is now concentrating on another “project” – the birth of her and her husband Rick Harrison’s first child due in about a month. The 25-year-old said farewell to her boatbuilding colleagues including boss Mal Hart last Friday week, but she has

made a big impression in just 18 months at the company. Mal Hart hopes she returns. Ms Harrison was perhaps destined to be an engineer as her father, mother and two of her three older sisters are civil engineers. Another sister is a teacher. Ms Harrison decided to combine her career destiny with an interest in big boats by becoming a naval architect. Father, mother and youngest daughter moved from Perth to Tasmania so Sasha could join the four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) course at the Australian Maritime College in Hobart. With ink barely dry on her degree, Ms

Harrison joined BMT Design & Technology in Melbourne. She worked on HMAS Success for the company, previously known as Defence Services Australia, and went to its UK parent company for six months, where she worked on oil tankers for various navies. Back in Australia, BMT sent her to Hart Marine for a nine-month placement working on pilot boats designed by French company Pantocarene, claimed to be among the safest in the world and featuring a unique “beak” bow that allows its boats to cut through heavy swell. Mal Hart was so impressed with Ms Harrison’s work, he offered her a job.

“Sasha has been an important part of the team,” he said. “We’re all sorry to see her leave, but happy she is about to have her first child.” Ms Harrison said it had been exciting to be involved with the building of Mokare from the start of the project when the tender document was prepared by Hart Marine for Albany Port. She is unfazed being a woman in a traditionally male industry. Earlier this month she told Siobhan Chapman of Lip magazine that she and her three sisters were strongly encouraged to complete tertiary education so they could get work that entailed “using our brains”. “Mum wanted us to be truly inde-

pendent and to never have to rely on men. A lot of people are scared off by the maths and physics, but if you can handle it in year 12, you can do it at uni, too.” Her advice to embarking on the journey to becoming an engineer is simply: “Don’t be scared, get out there and give it a go!” Ms Harrison says she will keep up her membership of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, but wants to be a stay-at-home mum for the foreseeable future. “I’ll keep up to date and return to the industry when the time is right for my family.”



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For cyclists it’s a black spot by a nose By Keith Platt POINT Nepean Rd near Anthony Nose in Dromana may soon be added to a cycling black spot list. The cycling lane runs out on the approach to the narrowest part of the road, forcing cyclists into the vehicle lanes. Over summer, cyclists wanting to use the Bay Trail are banned from riding through the caravan park and directed onto the road close to where the bike lane ends. Jane Odermatt, of Rosebud, who often rides the Bay Trail with her friend Leanne Austin, said they ride in Portsea during summer to avoid the problems between Dromana and McCrae. Ms Austin fell off her bike where the Bay Trail narrows on the bay side of the seawall at Anthonys Nose. “Luckily she fell inwards and not down onto the beach,” Ms Odermatt said. Cyclists with iPhones are listing Melbourne’s cycling black spots while lobbying governments to improve cycling infrastructure. Bike Blackspot, an app launched by the Greens, gives cyclists a tool to warn other riders of risky sites while sending the information to Transport and Roads Minister Terry Mulder and his federal counterpart, Anthony Albanese. Ms Odermatt said lack of bike lanes on Point Nepean Rd at Anthonys Nose should be added to the list. App users can photograph and log the location of everything from dangerous road areas to potholes on bike paths. The app also enables cyclists to dob in dangerous drivers, praise the courteous and nominate “cycling utopia” areas. The Greens’ national transport spokesman Senator Scott Ludlam said cyclists could form a powerful group to lobby “state governments that are nervous about electoral boundaries, if that’s the way they want to think”. “But what I would hope is that they [politicians] will get a whole network response that says: ‘look at the city in a whole network way, work out where the real black spots are and who needs help first’,” he said.

Safety first: Cyclists Jane Odermatt and Leanne Austin cross Point Nepean Rd to the relative safety of the Bay Trail near Anthonys Nose at Dromana. There are no bike paths at this narrow section of road and the Bay Trail is closed over summer to make way for campers. Picture: Yanni

Virtual archives: Digitisation expert Murray Adams, front, Cr Tim Rodgers, Nepean Historical Society’s Doreen Parker and the mayor Cr Frank Martin.

History lives on in the digital age THE Mornington Peninsula’s history is going digital for posterity. Eights historical societies are working to create virtual collections by digitising significant images and archives. The Local History Network Digitisation Project aims to preserve photos, maps, posters and documents in a standardised digital format that is a recognised and accepted museum standard. The project reduces the handling of fragile materials while creating back-


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up archives and photographs. “The digitisation actually enables damaged photos to be brought back to life and documents that may be literally falling apart can be saved,” Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Frank Martin said. “This means our local history can be preserved into the future, prolonging the life of the historical collections and providing greater access to this information for our community.”

A lesson in life, the mic is always live By David Harrison BEWARE the switched-on microphone. At the 18 June Mornington Peninsula Shire Council meeting – when the usual winning voting pattern of 6-5 became a losing 3-5 because of absences – items of urgent business relating to the proposed Rosebud pool were introduced and passed. This was to the immense chagrin of the three councillors who, with their absent colleagues, usually number six and have up until now controlled all Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre (SPA) decisions. They battled desperately but ultimately unsuccessfully to beat off this disgraceful ambush, apparently by trying to enlist council staff to side with them. The five’s tactic was a poor show, mourned Cr Anne Shaw, one of the embattled three. “It’s a joke, it’s a nonsense. Shame on you,” she railed. Cr David Gibb lamented frostily that it was unfair to take advantage of councillor absences and “doesn’t reflect well on the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the stance on integrity that we’ve had in the past”. Oddly, Cr Gibb did not reflect on his own standards of integrity when, at a council meeting on 23 May, he used precisely the same tactic to ram SPA changes through using his group’s numbers. Cr Reade Smith, last of the beleaguered trio, voiced his “discontent with the way this meeting is being run” by Cr Bev Colomb, who was elected chair of the meeting in place of deputy mayor Shaw – by a margin of 5-3, of course.

And that was possibly a vital factor in the exchange that followed, as captured by the open microphone in a recording available on the shire website. The recording starts with a conversation between CEO Michael Kennedy and governance manager Noel Buck, apparently considering whether the urgent business could be headed off. They are joined by councillors Shaw and Smith. Mr Buck points to a unanimous resolution of council on 19 March that all SPA meetings would be held in Rosebud. The 18 June meeting was at Mornington. He believes the urgent business should not be allowed outside Rosebud. Dr Kennedy is cautious, suggesting that “this is a judgement call ... I think it’s more about the spirit than the letter (of that unanimous decision), isn’t it?” Mr Buck reluctantly agrees with his boss. Then Cr Smith joins in. It would be wrong to allow the SPA matter, he says, as it went “against the will of the total council”. Cr Shaw agrees. Mr Buck also agrees. “I certainly think the intent was to consider all matters relating to SPA at a Rosebud meeting. There’s no doubt about that,” he is heard saying. Cr Smith: Who rules on that? Mr Buck: The chair has to. Dr Kennedy: Yeah. Since the chair was Cr Colomb and not Cr Shaw, the ruling rightly would favour hearing the urgent business. But Cr Smith perseveres, apparently suggesting someone would need to

move dissent on the chair’s ruling (the recording is not clear on that point). Mr Buck agrees. Cr Tim Rodgers, who had moved the urgent business, joins in: “It’s urgent business,” he says, indicating the meeting cannot be regarded as a SPA occasion. Mr Buck agrees. Cr Colomb enters the discussion, asking what is being discussed. Mr Buck repeats his view that the urgent SPA business should be rejected because the meeting is not in Rosebud. Cr Colomb briskly sets him right. “This is not a meeting relating to SPA,” she says firmly. “This is a matter of urgency.” Mr Buck: “That’ll be a decision for your colleagues then.” Cr Colomb: “For me.” Dr Kennedy agrees: “Yes. Obviously a decision you’ll have to make.” Mr Buck: “Yep.” Dr Kennedy: “You’re the chair.” Cr Colomb then asks: did not Cr Gibb bring up an item of urgent business relating to SPA after councillors’ SPA meeting resolution, at a meeting at Safety Beach? Mr Buck doesn’t think so, but a check confirms Cr Gibb did raise such an item. Cr Gibb protests. “It wasn’t new policy. It was reaffirming current policy,” he says. “What is the view of governance?” Mr Buck repeats his opinion that allowing the SPA urgent business would not be in the spirit of council’s unanimous resolution about only discussing such matters in Rosebud. But the argument is over. The majority has ruled. Most democratic.

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SPREAD out or snuggle up on this private, 2024-square metre (half acre) block in leafy and tranquil Crib Point. The four-bedroom home is ideal for the larger family looking for space. The well-planned interior has childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedrooms and rumpus room occupying one wing of the home, with the main living areas consisting of a lounge room with feature open fireplace plus a built-in bar. There is a separate dining room and the galleystyle kitchen has stainless-steel appliances including wall oven and dishwasher. All bedrooms have built-in robes and the main bedroom also has an ensuite. The backyard is sensational with large trees for adventurous kids to climb and swing from and vegetable gardens and space for a chicken run. There is a large shed with extension that would be suitable for a home office. This wonderful ranch-style home presents very well with a neat Lilydale topped gravel driveway extending to the rear of the property.

FROM the moment you enter, every aspect of this home shouts quality. A long, polished Tasmanian oak timber hallway takes you right through the home, but there are so many stops along the way to enjoy. As you enter, there is a formal lounge with built-in display shelving and further up are two of the four bedrooms. The reflection of the downlights off the gleaming polished timber floors are like stars leading you up into the massive main living area. Complete with designer kitchen featuring a huge wraparound counter with stone benchtops, stainless-steel dishwasher and underbench oven, the kitchen overlooks a dining and family area. Stylish cafe blinds are a nice touch and through one of two sets of bifold doors you can step out to two timber deck entertaining areas. Still presenting in near-new condition, this sensational home is less than five years old.

Address: 35 Murray Street, CRIB POINT Price: $564,000 Agency: Tallon First National Real Estate, 34 High Street, Hastings, 5979 3000 Agent: Nigel Evans, 0439 540 055



Address: 18 Dominic Mews, Somerville Price: $439,000 Agency: L J Hooker Real Estate Somerville, Shop 15/17 Eramosa Road West, Somerville, 5978 0044 Agent: Chris Wong, 0408 993 711



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HASTINGS Investors - Your Opportunity Is Now


Located in a highly sought after area, this 3BR home is set on a good-size allotment and comprises of new carpet, blinds and paint work. Kitchen with meals area, gas cooking & dishwasher, spacious loungeroom with cathedral ceilings and central family bathroom. Additional features include sweeping verandahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, garden shed, concrete driveway and only 500m to High St shops.

HASTINGS, 26 Kurrajong Street Auction: Saturday 14th July at 1pm

HASTINGS Neg. over $285,000 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Victoria Heightsâ&#x20AC;? - Nearing Completion

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Exclusive release of new 2BR townhouses with open plan living, BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, bathroom, separate toilet & garage. Some with street frontage and separate GULYHZD\$OOXQLWVZLOOFRPSULVHTXDOLW\Ă&#x20AC;[WXUHVDQGĂ&#x20AC;WWLQJVWKURXJKRXW FKRLFHRIĂ RDWLQJĂ RRUVRUWLOHVVVWHHODSSOLDQFHVJDVFRRNLQJGZTXDOLW\ carpets, heating & cooling, gardens, 5 star energy rating.

HASTINGS, 16b Edward Street Auction: Saturday 21st July at 1pm (if not sold prior)

SOMERVILLE Showroom For Sale

Immaculately presented, 3BR unit in a block of only two. Near new, it FRPSULVHVRIDPRGHUQNLWFKHQZLWKJDVVVWHHODSSOLDQFHVVSDFLRXV loungeroom and meals area opening out to private courtyard. Main bedroom with WIR & FES + two bedrooms with BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Also including gas hws, ducted heating, double garage & rear roller door to the back yard.

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You cant beat such a beautiful position, a leisurely stroll from the foreshore and marina and handy to the town centre. Set well back amid dappled shade, this tidy unit is on the front of a small 4 unit development. It features a separate entry, open lounge with heat bank and a good sized kitchen with elec. Cooking. There are two bedrooms, both with built in robes, separate bathroom, toilet and laundry.

7KLVSHUIHFWĂ&#x20AC;UVWKRPHRULQYHVWPHQWKDVUHFHQWO\KDGDWRSWRWRHXSJUDGH and is in, a great central location! Close to the local primary school and adjacent to a new estate, it features fresh neutral dcor, good sized ORXQJHZLWKDJDVORJĂ&#x20AC;UHWLOHGPHDOVWKURXJKWRDEUDQGQHZNLWFKHQZLWK stainless steel appliances. 3 bedrooms, all with robes, and new bathroom. just move in or sit back and collect $280/week from an established tenant.

Opportunities like this donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come along often in real estate. Instead of costing you money each week this property actually puts money into your pocket each week, even on a loan of 90% (based on discounted interest only loan). Maybe \RX¡UHQRWDQLQYHVWRUDQGDUHORRNLQJIRU\RXUĂ&#x20AC;UVWKRPHRUWRGRZQVL]HDQG donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want a unit. Set in an elevated part of Somerville only moments to public transport, medical facilities, major shopping centre and schools.










Stop looking, youve found the perfect place to call your own. Set on a 612m2 garden block with bright Northerly aspect this quaint home has SROLVKHGSLQHĂ RRULQJWKURXJKRXWDQGDORYHO\SULYDWHEDFNJDUGHQWR enjoy. Theres a great sized lounge with gas heating, separate meals and upgraded kitchen with glossy cupboards and solid hardwood tops. There are 3 bedrooms, all with built in robes.

<RXZRXOGEHFKDOOHQJHGWRĂ&#x20AC;QGDEHWWHUSRVLWLRQWKDQDEORFNIURP Coles and a short hop to the station and foreshore! This solid beauty, circa 1950s is a fantastic opportunity to buy into this growing area at a budget price and with loads of scope to improve. High ornate ceilings and solid KDUGZRRGĂ RRULQJZLWKDWUDGLWLRQDOOD\RXWHLWKHUVLGHRIDFHQWUDOKDOO Front lounge with slow combustion heater and split system cooling.

You will jump for joy when you see this delightful 5y.o. home, set in tidy native gardens in a popular new estate. Bright and open with fresh neutral dcor and lots of windows enjoying garden aspects. From a separate entry WKHKRPHRSHQVRQDODUJHVWDJJHUHGOLYLQJDQGPHDOVDUHDWKDWĂ RZV easily to the covered deck and adjoining double remote garage. The kitchen is also a cheery, sunny room with plenty of cupboards.










A little piece of the country awaits you in this traditional triple fronted brick home on the hill. Loads of character and original features like GRXEOHKXQJVDVKZLQGRZVSROLVKHGKDUGZRRGĂ RRULQJDQGFHLOLQJV with plenty of scope to improve and add value. There is a good sized lounge, meals area and sizeable kitchen (needing some work), 3 great sized bedrooms (2 with robes), main with French doors.

:KDWDGLIIHUHQFHDELWRIĂ DLUFDQPDNHWRDWXUQDKRXVHLQWRD modern masterpiece! Set in a sleepy street with a local primary school within a hop this spotless home has been fully redecorated and features a bright contemporary theme throughout. With an open plan design LWKDVIXOO\WLOHGOLYLQJĂ RZLQJRQWRDVWXQQLQJQHZNLWFKHQPHDOVZLWK elec cooking. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 with robes.

Tucked away in a quiet corner, this beautiful home exudes style and individuality. Youll be surprised by the size of the bright and open living DUHDVLQFOXGLQJDORXQJHZLWKFR]\JDVORJĂ&#x20AC;UHDQGDVXQQ\WLOHGIDPLO\ area and meals. A family sized kitchen has gas cooking a walk in pantry and overlooks the private alfresco courtyard. 3 bedrooms with a large dual access en suite and walk in robe to main bedroom.










If you need a property with 4 Bedrooms & Study, If you have to house Gran in a Flat,.If The boys have way too many toys.and if you love entertaining.well this amazing property could be the answer!! Set in a peaceful court on 723m2, a stylish home in easy care surrounds awaits. With a stunning new kitchen as a centre piece featuring 1,200mm gas range & Flush mounted dishwasher.

7KHSRVVLELOLWLHVDUHPDQ\ZKHQ\RXĂ&#x20AC;QGDSURSHUW\OLNHWKLVLQDJUHDW location! The spotless brick home features 2 living areas; Lounge with wood heater and separate tiled meals overlooking a leafy side courtyard. There is a modern kitchen with elec cooking and 3 bedrooms with builtins. Outside you can lose yourself in a private rural feeling setting with huge enclosed sunroom, covered cold spa and a side driveway.

Youll feel on top of the word from this elevated beauty with a glimpse of the bay and nestled at the top of a quiet no through road. Featuring a spotless interior with a big bright living room, adjoining balcony for an afternoon cuppa and a cozy wood heater for winter nights.. The spacious timber kitchen has gas cooking and overlooks a separate family area and rear deck beyond.





2 ACRES - COUNTRY CHARM You could be forgiven for thinking you have travelled to the New England FRXQWU\VLGHDV\RXPHDQGHUGRZQDWULPJUDYHOGULYHĂ DQNHGE\HYHUJUHHQ shrubs and sweeping in front of the classic timber homestead. Amid open lawns with an established treed boundary, striking 3 bedroom home with RSHQOLYLQJQHZEDWKURRPFR]\ZRRGĂ&#x20AC;UHORIWDQGVSOLWV\VWHPUHDUGHFN and huge 10 car garage complex with rumpus.

FACTORY AND YARD - REDUCED BY $19,000!! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to grow your business with a solid Industrial site and factory set in Hastings busy industrial area. Set on 699m2 with a fantastic 22m frontage this property would suit a small manufacturer or mechanic....

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Â&#x2021;)XOO\FRQFUHWHGDQGGUDLQHG\DUG with plenty of parking/loading space. Â&#x2021;P[PFRORXUERQGIDFWRU\ with heavy portal frame.

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Entering through the remote gates you are greeted by a Victorian style house nestled amongst beautiful landscaping.This elegant residence is remarkable with a striking presence and made for all seasons. Inside \RXZLOOĂ&#x20AC;QGPDQ\XVHDEOHOLYLQJDUHDV

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%5SURSHUW\ZLWKEHGURRPVPDVWHUZLWKHQVXLWHOLYLQJDUHDVTXDOLW\ kitchen appliances, large fully covered outdoor entertaining area, double garage and in a court location. A home that accommodates even the biggest family. Loads of room for entertaining. Located in a quiet sought after area of Hastings.

Situated in a prime location, close to the bay and the heart of Hastings.This 3 year young home in display home condition and still under warranty offers everything. Comprising 3 bedrooms, main with ensuite and good sized walk in wardrobe.


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LOCATION, LOCATION! Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what makes this unit so appealing to investors and the elderly.You can throw away the car keys, everything is at your GRRUVWHS7KHXQLWRIIHUVEHGURRPVDQGLVLQDYHU\QHDWFRQGLWLRQ:LWKJDV ZDOOIXUQDFHOLYLQJDUHDVSDFLRXVODXQGU\ZLWKVWRUDJHDQGDQHDWEDWKURRP






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2/10 Plymouth Street - Inspect Sat 12.30-1.00pm

Only 3 years young & in impeccable condition is this 3 bedroom brick YHQHHUZLWKVHSDUDWHVWXG\RUWKEHGURRP*UHDWĂ RRUSODQZLWK OLYLQJDUHDVEDWKURRPV ODUJHWLPEHUGHFNRIIOLYLQJDUHDVGRXEOH garage with drive through section to store boat or caravan in backyard.


This single level 3 bedroom unit is just one minute walk to the heart of Hastings and all the infrastructure thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available. This lovely light and airy property comprises open plan living, good quality kitchen with stainless steel appliances and dishwasher.


HASTINGS BALNARRING 1/97 High Street 14 Balnarring Village

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22 William Street More Than Meets The Eye

Price Alert

A Quiet Retreat

This 2BR unit at the end of the court must be one of the lowest priced units on the market, with a rental return of $180.00 per week and leased until January 2013, this is an ideal investment. The unit comes with a good size lounge with gas heating, separate bathroom & laundry, meals area and galley kitchen with gas cooking. Outside there is a good back yard with a vegie patch & single carport. The SURSHUW\QHHGVDELWRI7/&

As new unit set on a block of 4. Two bedrooms, main with WIR & dual access bathroom, lounge, modern kitchen with s/steel appliances & separate meals area with sliding doors leading to paved courtyard. Tiled and carpeted throughout. S/system, air con, single garage with internal entry and remote door. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for an investment rental look no further, or perhaps a starting point to get into the market. Walking distance to schools shops + navy base.

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Inspect: For Sale:

Saturday, 7th July 1.00 -1.30pm



Live the Country Life

$ VSDFLRXV %5 KRPH IHDWXULQJ RIĂ&#x20AC;FH PRGHUQ NLWFKHQ with timber cupboards, upright gas cooker and d/w. Living DUHDVHSDUDWHGLQLQJSROLVKHGĂ RRUERDUGVFHLOLQJIDQVDQG ducted heating. Outside is a huge colourbond shed and many smaller sheds. Property divided into 8 paddocks with electric fencing and 30,000L tank water. The home has mains water, natural gas and electricity including solar power. Lifestyle property with possible income stream.

Country Style Living

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Quiet treed street, landscaped gardens, 1/4 acre block & a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom mud brick home. This charming home with high vaulted timber ceilings, new skylights has been freshly painted, main bedroom has ensuite & BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to 3 bedrooms. Two living areas with central coonara wood heater, large kitchen with new bench tops, timber cupboards & electric cooker plus laundry. Outside is a FHGDUFRWWDJHIXOO\OLQHGWKDWFDQEHXVHGDVDQRIĂ&#x20AC;FH

Romantic House Lover Wanted

Ideal for the larger family this home has 2 living areas, PDLQOLYLQJZLWK&RRQDUDZRRGKHDWHUDPRGHUQNLWFKHQ with s/steel appliances, main bathroom, laundry and 2 bedrooms all on the lower level. A timber staircase leads to the 2nd living and main bedroom with FES & BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s + 4th bedroom or study. Outside is a large garage with power, water tanks, pergola and verandahs

Live the dream on 1/2 acre and this 4BR home, ideal for the larger family looking for space. The home has 3 living DUHDVDJRRGVL]HORXQJHZLWKRSHQĂ&#x20AC;UH EDUVHSDUDWH dining, modern kitchen with s/steel appliances, gas cook top, wall oven & dishwasher. The games room has a gas heater. Main bedroom has FES and all bedrooms have %,5¡V2XWVLGHLVDODUJHVKHGZLWKH[WHQVLRQIRUXVHDV DQRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDIHQFHGFKRRNUXQDQGYHJLHSDWFK

Inspect: Saturday, 7th July 12.00-12.30pm For Sale: $295,000 - $340,000


11 Market Street Sandstone Lodge

Snuggle By The Fire

Be pleasantly surprised by this tastefully renovated home. Features include three bedrooms all with BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, modern kitchen with dishwasher, bathroom, separate toilet, gas wall furnace, spilt system heating and cooling, SROLVKHGĂ RRUERDUGVDQGVLQJOHFDUSRUWZLWKSURYLVLRQ for more off street parking and all positioned on a low PDLQWHQDQFHVTPDSSUR[SDUFHORIODQG


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Exquisite Two Bedroom Unit

10 McCallum Street Spotlight On McCallum

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2a Portsmouth Road Picture Perfect

Mud Brick Masterpiece If you are looking for the peaceful life this home is it! Set in the tranquil surrounds of Red Hill this architect designed double story home overlooks a 1/3 acre of land. Walk WKURXJKWKHODUJHPRQDVWHU\GRRUVZKHUHWKHOLJKWĂ&#x20AC;OOHG lounge awaits, which leads through to the kitchen and dining area. The home features 4 bedrooms - main with walk in robe and full ensuite, a separate study, high pitched FHLOLQJVSROLVKHGĂ RRUERDUGVWKURXJKRXW

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As new 3BR home on a corner block with double gated VLGHDFFHVV,QVLGHDUHWLOHGĂ RRUV JRRGTXDOLW\FDUSHWV the main bedroom has a WIR & FES with double shower. BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to other bedrooms. A modern kitchen has s/steel appliances inc. d/w. Lounge at rear of the home overlooks a timber decked outdoor area & gardens. Main bathroom & laundry, double garage and ducted heating.

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Saturday, 7th July 2.00-2.30pm


&ORVH WR WKH VKRSSLQJ SUHFLQFW WKLV LPPDFXODWH XQLW will delight with a large lounge/dining area overlooking the kitchen that has solid timber cupboards, upright gas FRRNHU  SDQWU\ WLPEHU Ă RRULQJ DQG TXDOLW\ FDUSHWV throughout. Large main bathroom has shower & bath, there is a separate laundry & 2 bedrooms have BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Private courtyard with gate access, beautifully landscaped ZLWKH[WHQVLYHFRORXU

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Saturday, 7th July 11.30am -12.00pm





Make An Offer - Vendor Says Sell

Build Your Dream

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Pick your own builder and design your dream home on Land for sale in the leafy suburb of Old Tyabb. Rear block a block of 609m2. Situated on a corner block in a quiet of 512m2 with all services available. location framed by trees with views overlooking the (we have a range of plans starting from $140,000) Hastings Football Oval. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an ideal position for family safety. This is your chance to live in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Toorakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; end of Hastings, the Old Tyabb area. (We have a range of plans starting from $140,000)

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DOMINIC TALLON Phone: 0408 528 857

For Sale: NIGEL EVANS Phone: 0439 540 055


35 High Street, Hastings



A lifestyle change awaits you with the only shop in Balnarring Beach. Busy all year round, you can choose your own hours. Well known for its Ă&#x20AC;VK¡Q¡FKLSVWKHVWRUHDOVRDZLGHYDULHW\RIPL[HGOLQHV JHQHUDOVXSSOLHVIRUFDPSHUVDQGEDLWIRUĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ7DNLQJ $7.5-8k pw with growth potential and directly behind, joined to the shop, is a 4-5 BR home, ideal as for managers residence.. Full list of inclusions available.

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$269,000 W.I.W.O

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TYABB 96 Denham Road Large home with versatile floor 4 plan on 4.3 acres of prime land! 3 The home features 4 bedrooms, 4 3 bathrooms and 3 separate living areas. Also boasts a double carport, large machinery shed, 2 x separate workshops and 3 wellfenced paddocks. Also including combustion wood fire heater, spa bath, huge rumpus room and loads of storage! Contact Exclusive Agent.

PRICE: Price on Application VIEW: Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm AGENT: Kerry Lee Marshall 0408 363 686 OFFICE: 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, 5979 3555

HASTINGS 5 Spruce Drive

AUCTION - OWNER NEEDS TO SELL TYABB 24 William Street This 3 - 4 bedroom family home or excellent investment property is waiting for you now!! Offering two large living areas, with kitchen providing ample storage options. The home also comes complete with gas heating and split-system air-con. Each bedroom is spacious with the master bedroom including W.I.R. and ensuite. The property also features a large outdoor pergola which is currently utilised as a fourth bedroom. The property boasts a double car port and three large sheds on a large allotment. Contact Exclusive Agent.

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VIEW: Saturday 2.00-2.30pm AUCTION: FOR SALE NOW OR AUCTION on Saturday, July 28th at 2.30pm. Terms: 10% Deposit, Balance 60 days, AGENT: Kerry Lee Marshall 0408 363 686 OFFICE: 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings 5979 3555

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TRADING for 17 years, this retail flooring business specialises in laminate floors, floating floors, parquetry floors, strip floors, floor installation, and sanding and polishing. Operating from a large showroom on a main arterial road, the business has an extensive customer base including builders, architects and renovators.

THIS stylish and well-appointed unisex hair salon has 6 cutting stations and 2 basins and there is a rear utility room with washer and dryer. The business has a good customer base and trades from Tuesday to Saturday. Located in a busy shopping centre, there is plenty of parking.

Retail flooring, BRAESIDE Price: $270,000 + SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Graham Haddock, 0417 360 963

Hair salon, SOMERVILLE Price: $108,000 + SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Graham Haddock, 0417 360 963

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Tel: (03) 9781 1588 CLEANING Regular income 2 days a week. Area is Frankston, Mordialloc, &KHOVHD .H\VERURXJK Work 4-6 hrs per day, perfect for retired couple or Mum inbetween school hours.





Great location in trendy Red Hill, lovely views, well presented. 6 stations, 2 basins, laundry, beauty room, staff room. Easy to run with 2 full time staff. 7 years remaining on lease

Very attractive shop in prime main street location selling ethically designed and QDWXUDOÂżEUHFORWKLQJZLGHYDULHW\RI giftware from around the world. Needs to go to next level & increase T/O.

Lovely shop in prime busy location, has 2 chairs. Easy, single operation making good SURÂżWV&KHDSUHQWDQGJRRG hours. Great opportunity.

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No opposition in built up residential area. 8 stations, 2 basins, 1 curtained off room. Very well priced at equipment and stock value only. Keen vendor wants a quick sale due to family reasons.

Only 5 days! Seats 8 inside & more outside, has coolroom and equipment is in good working order. ATM on premises, attractive shop with side delivery. Ample parking.

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Selling healthy options e.g. sushi, salads, pasta, noodles, coffee etc. Busy food court kiosk, opens 7 GD\VDPSPFKHDSUHQW&DQ EHIXOO\PDQDJHG&RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\ applies.

Trading 7 yrs with same owners, good position in busy street, booming suburb. Needs to be taken to the next level. Reasonable rent, easy to manage, suit H/W or partners. Stock included.

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1am licence, directly opposite beach with front garden setting. There is seating for 60 inside & 30 outside. Fully renovated, commercial kitchen, scope for breakfast/lunch trade. *RRGFDVKĂ&#x20AC;RZ

parking available. Large display areas, only 5 ½ days, huge variety of stock.

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Franchise business est 20 yrs, trading 6 days. Averages about 54 cars from car yards and 25 from retail cars, about 4 rolls per month.

High-end shoes and accessories in busy Mornington. Pro-active business exposure in town. Website with potential to add web sales. Trades daily 10am-5pm..

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Selling roast dinners in lovely large shop on main road, ample SDUNLQJ&XUUHQWO\IXOO\PDQDJHG Licensor will assist new buyer. Trades 7 days 9am to 9pm.

Large premises with coolroom, Vending machines holding drinks & snacks, 35 placed in freezer room, air-con. Seats 30 inside & outside. Huge amount of commercial areas not available to equipment in excellent condition. general public. Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;bbin, Mulgrave, Fâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;tree Gully, Hallam, Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nong, &ORVHWREHDFKRQ1HSHDQ+ÂśZD\ &Âś'RZQV)XOO\VHWXS0HUFHGHV Opens 6 days. van included.

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Well established with many repeat customers inc clubs, tradies, councils & Fire Authorities. Very well equipped & all included. Also do repairs. Needs to be relocated.

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Great location opposite station, selling chicken & pizza with deliveries. Opens daily from 11.30am. Well presented shop with good equipment. Est 8 years.

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Very attractive purpose built premises location very well stocked, all included in corner location on busy main road. Only 4 years old, all top of the range LQSULFH6HOOLQJDWVWRFN ÂżWWLQJVYDOXH equipment. Seats 40 inside, fully aironly due to personal circumstances. cond, ample storage, good kitchen. Trades 5 days 6am-3pm..

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Very busy store in Sth Gippsland, only one in the area. Trades 7 days, T/O $12,000+ pw. 2 large coolrooms, 4 bdm accomm, storage & garage, function/dining room. Vendors retiring.

Operates from home, 4 days a week. Purpose built Nissan truck inc in price. Operates Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ton Peninsula and insurance jobs where required, about 50k radius. Advance bookings in place. Great business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; T/O increases annually.

:HOOHVWDEOLVKHGZLWKTXDOLÂżHGVWDII all types of trailers inc campers and custom built. Web page, ads in Yellow Pages, word of mouth from dealers etc. Ford ute inc, new lease available, owner will assist.

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Fishing tackle & bait etc, boat storage, on waterway. B/V home with 3 bdm on approx ½ acre and brick shop on main street. Freehold $800,000 & business $150,000 + sav.

Freehold & leasehold inc 5 bdm home. Fully indoors kennel & cattery with 3500 sq m of exercise areas with fully auto irrigation. No limit of animals, only 5 years old, cooling, heating, bore & tank water.

Resort style rated 4 star, has 2 storey residence, 8 holiday units, pool, bbq, playground, tennis court etc. Land area 1 hectare, zoned Residential 1.


$2.5 million + sav

Huge variety of company/ sporting Unique opportunity, sells art, gifts, promotional products for schools jeweler, sculptures and also a cafĂŠ/ & clubs, inc national football restaurant. Wonderfully presented leagues. In-house art dept, inwith garden/courtyard seating, house printing & kiln, multitude large bar area, separate area for of forward orders. Up to date functions. T/O $18,000+ pw ave. software & equipment.

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Tony Latessa: 0412 525 151

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Bomber Command loses a legend OBITUARY Donald Ernest Cameron Charlwood 1915-2012 RAAF navigator, air traffic controller, author By Peter McCullough DON Charlwood, OAM, a navigator for the crew of a Lancaster of Bomber Command’s 103 Squadron based at Elsham Wolds in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, died in Knox Private Hospital on 19 June at age 96. Readers of The News will recall his story in this year’s special Anzac Day edition, which recalled the tragedy and utter futility of war; a time without a future. Donald Ernest Cameron Charlwood was born in Hawthorn in 1915 and moved with his family to Frankston when he was eight. He attended Frankston State School in Davey Street and Frankston High School where he obtained his Leaving Certificate. At school he dreamed of being a writer and once approached Sir Keith Murdoch, who lived nearby, to ask about a job. When Sir Keith mentioned the job of messenger boy, the young man decided not to pursue the matter. However his talents were evident when his teacher asked him to write a history of the town. His mother, who had grown up in Frankston, compiled a list of senior residents of the area and the 14-yearold aspiring writer set off to interview them. His work appeared in instalments in the Frankston Standard.

When Mr Charlwood finished school in 1932, Australia was in the grip of the Great Depression. Initially he found work with a local real estate agency but was made redundant in 1933. He hitchhiked to a cousin’s sheep property at Nareen in the Western District for a holiday and stayed to work. He travelled via Cape Otway, seeking the place where his grandmother and great-grandmother were shipwrecked in 1855 on the sailing ship Schomberg. During the years he spent in the

Western District, Mr Charlwood wrote a number of short stories that were published under a pseudonym. From Nareen, he joined the RAAF and, after an initial posting to No 1 Initial Training School at Somers, was sent to Edmonton in Canada for more extensive training. Here he met his future wife, Nell East. From Canada, Mr Charlwood was posted to 103 Squadron. He completed 30 missions as part of a crew led by Australian pilot Geoff Maddern. They were the first crew in the squadron to

survive a nine-month tour. After completing his tour, Mr Charlwood served as an instructor with 103 Squadron. At the end of the war he returned to Canada, married Nell and they travelled to Australia. For the next 30 years he worked in air traffic control, first at Melbourne Airport and then training air traffic controllers. He was responsible for training a generation of controllers and the “Don Charlwood Award” for the top trainee each year is named in his honour. During his working life, Mr Charlwood was able to realise his dream and become a writer. In 1956 he published the first of 11 books. No Moon Tonight told of the experiences of Bomber Command crews; men who faced a “nearly inevitable” fate. He recounted the mounting losses suffered by Bomber Command during the offensive against the strongly defended cities of Essen, Dusseldorf and Duisburg in Germany, and the thoughts of the crew as they approached their 30 th mission. Of the 20 men who Don Charlwood signed up with, five survived the war. Enthusiasts of the genre regard No Moon Tonight and its sequel Journeys into Night as being in the same bracket as The Dam Busters by another Australian author, Paul Brickhill. Although No Moon Tonight remained his personal favourite because “it is a book of sorrow and companionship”, his best-known work, published nine years later, was All the Green Year, which featured on the syllabus of secondary school English

courses for decades. Set in 1929 on the southeast corner of Port Phillip, it observes beautifully an Australian childhood of an earlier era. It is full of humour and entertaining characters brought to life. The essence of what it was like to be a boy on the edge of manhood was uniquely explored. So astute were his observations that the literary critic for The Age, A R Chisholm, stated that it had “the Huckleberry Finn touch”. Coincidentally 1929 was the year Mr Charlwood compiled his history of Frankston for a school assignment. The stories he heard would have provided him with an abundance of source material when he sat down almost 40 years later to write All the Green Year. Early in his retirement Mr Charlwood began researching and writing about the sailing ship era, immigration by sail and shipwrecks. This led to the publication of a number of books including The Wreck of the Loch Ard. He also published Take Off to Touchdown: the Story of Air Traffic Control, a popular account of the nation’s air traffic control system. Mr Charlwood won a number of literary awards and in 1992 was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to literature. He is survived by Nell, his wife of 68 years, children Jan, Sue, Doreen and James, five grandchildren and his brothers Arthur and Philip. A memorial service for Don Charlwood will be held in St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne on Friday 20 July at 2pm.





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Fred Renouf recalls the good old days FRED Renouf celebrated his 100th birthday at the Baxter Retirement Village on 6 March. The following month he broke his arm in a fall and died on 28 April. When Fred was 96 his family urged him to set down his reminiscences. The following is a continuation of his story. ***

Part Two My early years My first recollection is when I was three. Alec (who was 12 months old) and I were taken to Frankston to stay with our grandparents. They had a little weatherboard house in the street that is now Ross Smith Ave. Grandfather Renouf had a market garden with fruit trees that stretched up to Young St. The house had a picket fence from where we could watch the trains coming in to Frankston station. At Tyabb, Saturday night was bath night; a kerosene tin of water would be on the stove and an oval galvanised tub about 30 inches long would be set on the kitchen floor. Neal, the baby, would have been bathed before but then the procession would start: Nell first, followed by Alec, then me and our parents last. Hot water from the stove was added as required. There was only one 1000-gallon tank and, in times of drought, water would be carted in 44-gallon wooden barrels on a sled. Later on a pipe taking water to the Flinders Naval Base at Stony Point went through the top corner of the orchard. It was about six feet below ground level, but there was an open pit from which we could bucket water. We did not use many candles for lighting because of the danger of fire, so we used a hurricane lamp and a wall-hanging lamp. Later we had an Aladdin lamp with a clay mantle that threw a very good light. Mother always had a few fowls and getting clucky hens to hatch the eggs was always a task. And so it might be that Mrs Steer, who lived about half a mile away, might have a clucky hen, or perhaps a setting of eggs (about 13). The hens might be Black Orphingtons, Rhode Island Reds (which were good eating and laying hens), or White Leghorns (rather too flighty to sit on other eggs). Sometimes there were mixed breeds as a hen might make a nest in a log fence and we would know nothing about it until she arrived with her progeny. About this time our transport improved as we had two horses, named Peter and Blossom, and a buggy. Grandma Unthank, who had come to live with us, died on 17 July 1921. It was my first contact with death and I recall the plaque on her coffin with her name and the date. Mother sang at the service in the Somerville Methodist Church. By this time our uncle Sam, who was a builder, had enlarged our house using timber from an old house on the property next door. It was another 30acre property similar to the one we were living on, and after Grandma Unthank died, my mother used money from the will to buy it. We now had a bricked-in copper in one corner of the kitchen. Nell had a room of her own and we boys shared another bedroom, which we occupied until war broke out. We were offered two shillings and sixpence by dad if we learned to milk a cow. Nell never collected but we boys mastered the art. Alec and I would milk a couple each and Neal would deliver the milk to the customers as he went to school. He carried the milk in a two-gallon billy, from which he ladled it out using a half-pint dipper.


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Pioneers: The infant Fred Renouf, left, and his big sister Nell.

In those days we children had to make our own fun and the only thing that I can remember beside rag dolls was a billycart with handles on each side. Being the eldest boy, I always seemed to get the job of pulling the cart with my brothers and sister as passengers. Starting school The first school in our area was Tyabb State School No 3129. It was built on the corner of Mornington and Boes roads before there was a rail line to Stony Point. Nell began her schooling there but during the 1914-18 war it closed and she was transferred to Tyabb Railway State School No 3544, which had opened in 1913. I began my education at Tyabb Railway State School after my sixth birthday on 6 March 1918. I was a bit behind and had to stay in grade one for two years. Nell and I had to walk two miles to school, there and back again, which was a long walk for our age. Sometimes we would be lucky and get a ride in a cart or jinker, or we would hang on behind and run. The teachers were not the brightest and had to teach all the grades to the eighth in the one classroom. There were up to 20 students in that classroom and the only other help that teachers had was the aid of a sewing mistress in the afternoons. Alec started school before his sixth birthday (14 July) so we ended up in the same grade. I was often required to help other children as I had not gone up at the end of the year. In my second year I had lead pencils that were blue at one end and red at the other.

To learn how to spell we were asked to say the letters of words over and over again (C-A-T cat, C-A-T cat) until we learnt the correct spelling. The first poem was also learnt in this manner; it went: Pretty moon I see you float up above so high Like a little silver boat sailing in the sky Tell me child who put you there, made you shine so bright Bade you told me God is near in the silent night. On Monday mornings we would gather around the flagpole, salute the flag and repeat “I love God and my country, I will serve the King, and cheerfully obey my parents, teachers and the law”. After the First World War, Tyabb State School reopened and Nell, Alec and I moved back as it was closer to home. We had a teacher named Miss Wylie who took me in hand and I completed two grades in the one year. She was a good shot with the chalk if she thought you were not getting on with your work. I had many a rap on the knuckles as I was slow at reading. In those days it was “Hold your hand out” and if you were very naughty it was the leather strap against your bare legs. Often we would come home for lunch, so we missed out on a great deal of lunchtime sport. We would race for a quarter of a mile through the paddocks where there were birds that we called “the happy family”. They were brown with white trim-

mings and warbled as they searched for grubs. Bread supply on Monday mornings for lunches was a problem as the baker only delivered three times a week and the little shop in Tyabb was closed at weekends. Besides, mother would not buy anything on Sundays, so it was stale bread or scones for Monday lunch. When the war ended we all went down to Tyabb to watch the parade of soldiers who had returned. Vern Borley, who later married my sister, was among them. Some time after Armistice Day we all were given a “Peace” New Testament as a memento. Although Miss Wylie was still teaching the eight grades, Tyabb State School continued to grow and the numbers had reached 20. During March of each year I was kept home from school for about two weeks to help harvest the Jonathan apple crop. On at least one occasion my parents received a “Please explain” from the Education Department. At an early age I was considered as good a fruit picker as a man, and there were not many of those available. When Frankston High School opened, my sister Nell was one of the foundation students. Previously the nearest high school was at Hampton. Being the eldest boy, I was required to help at home, but Alec followed Nell to Frankston High a year or so later. Neal could have gone as well, but did not feel inclined. Life at “Island View” “ISLAND view”, the name of our orchard in Tyabb, was on a hill from

which we could look across Western Port and see both French Island and Phillip Island. At home dad used to smoke a pipe and then one day, when we had a big fire going, he threw his pipe into the coals. He said he did not want any of his sons to take up the habit, and none of us ever did. On Sunday nights mother would get us around the piano where we would sing favourite hymns and choruses. My favourite was “Whosoever will send the proclamation over vale and hill” while Neal’s was “Jesus wants me for a sunbeam”. Our family grew most of our own fruit and vegetables, and we had cows for milk. As well as the baker delivering bread three times a week, the butcher called twice. The butcher would travel by horse and cart, using a switch of gum leaves to keep the flies away. When we grew enough cabbages to send to market, Alec and I would be hauled out of bed to help dad. He would cut the cabbages and throw them to us to bag. If it was frosty, as it often was, Alec would go blue with the cold and I would be left on my own to do the bagging. When my father was clearing the trees from the block, he did it the hard way using a Weller jack. This involved cutting the surface roots of the tree with an axe, putting the hook of the jack under the biggest root and heaving on the handle of the jack, then cutting more roots until the tree fell. After felling, the trees were dragged by horses to form log fences. After I left school, before my 14th birthday, I helped my father to put in

Family farm: Island View from the air, surrounded by pine trees, above, and in the first stage of development, right.

underground drains between every second row of trees in the orchard. As a result, in the winter when the soil was very wet, the water seeped into the pipes and was carried away. This improved the soil in many places where the trees were suffering from â&#x20AC;&#x153;wet feetâ&#x20AC;?. The rabbits were a problem in the orchard, which was fenced with wire netting to keep them out. They would burrow under the wire and Alec and I had rabbit traps that we set in their runs where they burrowed under the wire. We hoped to make a lot of money from their skins, but when we sent them to the merchants we were generally disappointed. Sometimes a possum would get caught in the trap and would be very difficult to release as it would be so aggressive.

The chores we were expected to do were to get kindling wood to start the fire in the morning, feed the fowls (free range) with wheat, and gather the eggs in a kerosene tin after school. The petrol and kerosene for the lamps came in two and four-gallon tins from America. They were shipped in boxes that were very sturdy and used by orchardists for their fruit. At night we had to go and lock the sheds that the fowls roosted in and then in the morning we had to let them out and feed them. If we had not made them secure at night the foxes would have made short work of them. I had a terrible fright one morning after I had let the hens out and was feeding them when a fox sprang out, grabbed one of them, and made off right in front of my eyes.

There were no veterinary people available in those days before the telephone. One night my dad walked a couple of miles through the paddocks to get a fellow named Jack White to help with a cow we had named Molly, which had milk fever. His solution was to give Molly a big dose of whisky! Next morning we found her dead in the bush a long way from the house. Later on when cows had milk fever our way of getting them on their feet was to use a bicycle pump to inflate their udders. With improved pastures of clover and rye grass plus the application of super phosphate, the chances of cows getting milk fever were greatly increased. To be continued.

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Sneaker stomping and the Velcro kid BILLY Joel once claimed it was “all about soul”. He was almost right. It is, in fact, all about sole. Or, if not all, then certainly the best part of threequarters. You may not think about it all that often but, truly, the importance of quality footwear cannot be underestimated. As anyone who has ever felt the cold water of a puddle seep into their sock will tell you, it is only when you are without a good pair of shoes that you truly appreciate their value. These days, a shoe can be a lot more than just something you put on your feet after socks. I don’t mean that in the Get Smart sense, where a pair of shoes can also make a long distance telephone call (although it can’t be a mere coincidence that most mobile telephones look like orthotic inserts); rather, that sneakers – which were once a mere afterthought – have now been elevated to the status of a consuming passion. Much like everything these days, you can easily spend a small fortune on a pair of runners. I say this not as a mere idle commentator but as someone who once shared a house with a subscriber to Sneaker Freaker magazine. Shoes are odd. They have a tongue and yet cannot utter a word. But despite this lack of an ability to speak, they still manage to say volumes about us. For me, this became clear while still in primary school. To begin with, I had thought all sneakers were created equal. Then, at some point, I began to realise that although all runners were, indeed, created equal, some were more

equal than others. I began to suffer sneaker envy. Perhaps this was inevitable. After all, I belonged to the most critical generation in the history of footwear. For while our parents laboured under the tyranny that were laces, we believed in Velcro. Shoelaces are terrible things. They become tangled and, even worse, they’re prone to breaking at the least opportune time, rendering you loose of shoe and bearing a strong resemblance to a tramp.

I refused to learn the finer points of a single or double knot. What was the point? In terms of entire history human achievement, Velcro sneakers are a close second to landing on the moon. When they first began to appear in the playground, it seemed the future had arrived. The sound of the Velcro tear became as common to us as the sound of the horse and carriage would have been for our grandparents. Where once trying your own shoelaces was one of your earliest achievements,

it was binned in favour of an adhesive strap. It was the first time I can recall where the way our parents did thing was suddenly obsolete. It has happened many times since – where once-cherished skills such as spelling and knowing what to do with a pen have largely been dispensed with. Getting a new pair of shoes always made you realise how worn out the old ones were. They put a spring in your step, and not just because of the fresh cushioning. However, the real test came when you wore them to school. While the shoes made you feel good about yourself, there was always the fear of discovery. For at our school, when you were identified as having new shoes, you were then subjected to a brutal rite of initiation by which someone would stand on your feet in order to ruin their box-fresh appearance. It was an act of savagery. And pointless too. Frankly, I don’t know why they bothered. In Tyabb, between the months of May and September, everything – quite literally – turns to mud. In fact, in Tyabb, wearing sneakers was about as natural as a donkey performing jazz ballet. We lived in gumboot country. Everybody had a pair. Unlike almost all other kinds of footwear, gumboots have their own noise. As your feet slip back and forth inside the rubber shell, it sounds as though your boots are having trouble breathing, as your feet snort and puff. There were advantages, though, to

such loose-fitting footwear. Gumboots could be removed by a simple kick and, if circumstances demanded it, used as weapons to defend yourself against marauding brothers and sisters. You know you’re alive when there’s a gumboot hurtling in your direction. While gumboots were built for the mud, dirt and slime of the outdoors, sneakers were something that would inevitably be despoiled. You’d be lucky to be able to maintain their pristine appearance when walking between classrooms. In reality, the ritual of stamping on new sneakers was unnecessary. Not that it mattered. It was, I think, more the principle of the thing. I can’t recall the last time I wore a pair of gumboots. That’s despite the fact that there is still a pair on the gumboot rack by the back door of my father’s house with my name on them. However, those gumboots have long since become a home to a variety of arachnids rather than a pair of feet. If it’s unwise to stick your nose into things, the same can be true of your toes. It has been longer still since I had a pair of shoes with Velcro. Where once they were the future, all Velcro shoes do now is remind me of the past. Of a time when Velcro was king. It’s funny what time does. Perhaps it’s just as well that I learned to tie my laces after all.

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Hillmen stake a claim as Blues bounce back NEPEAN DIVISION By Toe Punt RED Hill sits half a game clear in outright second place on the MPNFL Nepean Division ladder after easily accounting for Frankston Bombers on Saturday. Despite a relatively slow start, Red Hill lifted a notch midway through the second quarter and showed the opposition it was going to be a tough day. Frankston dominated the opening quarter, but squandered a number of easy opportunities. Brian O’Carroll, Jay Reynolds and Haydn Moore looked to be in for a great day for the visitors, dominating play early, while Brad Harvey was giving his opponent the run around. At the first break, Gary “Cat” Colling told his players they were “getting ahead of themselves”. “We’re thinking we’re a bit better than we are out there and that means we are being undisciplined and unaccountable,” the former St Kilda great told his charges. “Let’s respect our opponent. Let’s be accountable. We need to play our style of footy and that is taking risks and switching the play. “We also need to run and carry the ball from the backline. I think we are quicker than them in the back end of the ground and we should use this to our advantage,” Colling said. Colling’s young and exciting team followed his instructions to the letter. Luke Adams and Peter Dal Lago started to dominate through the middle of the ground, Harry Larwill provided the run from defence that the Hillmen were looking for and Jarryd Douglas and David Maplestone started to become a real headache in attack.

The Hillmen booted four goals to two in the second quarter. The third quarter is when the damage was done, the home side booting seven goals to one to blow the Bombers away. Daniel McNamara was outstanding for the Hillmen, providing enormous run. He was one of the best players on the ground. Jay Page worked hard for the Bombers all afternoon and Jeremy Waixel did a great job on Maplestone, despite great pressure and poor support from his midfield. Bombers coach Tony Blackford said the Hillmen were as impressive a side as he had seen this season. “They’re quick, their ball movement is first class and their foot skills are sensational,” Blackford said. “They play their home ground very well and they deserve to be where they are near the top of the ladder. Hastings played three sensational quarters of football to smash Rye by nine goals on Saturday. Looking to answer the critics and prove a point to the football public, the Blues burst out of the blocks in the opening term and led by three goals at the first change. As expected, Rye came back in the second quarter, thanks to a dominant quarter from Rhett Sutton and some skilful work up front from Justin Van Unen and coach Ben Holmes. Holmes was back in the side after a long lay-off with a knee injury. He finished the game with three majors. Van Unen struggled with the lack of supply and Mick Agnello did a great job on him, but he still managed four goals, giving him 75 for the season. Darren Booth was solid again off half-back, without being dominant,

while Ben Cain and Sammy Smith worked hard through the middle. New recruit Josh Collie had little influence in his first game. Hasting had winners all over the park. Colin McVeigh spent the second half at full-forward after starting on the wing and was the best on the ground with seven goals. Matty Robbins also proved to be a handful for the Demons, finishing with five goals, while Guy Martin lived up to the expectation with a faultless display and three goals. Mark Devereaux won many possessions and worked very well with Martin, Andy Kiely was superb in the ruck and up forward, despite a badly cut hand Kyle Pinto was back to his best, providing enormous run from the wing. The Blues booted 10 goals to two in the second half, once again showing that their best can be devastating. We saw the Blues do this a fortnight ago, only to follow-up with a poor performance against Bombers. Hastings now needs to start stringing good games together. Coach Glenn Michie agreed. “There is little point playing the kind of footy we did on Saturday and then going to Devon Meadows and getting beaten,” he said. “We’ve got to be up for the challenge every week.” Michie said he was very happy with the response of his players. “We did some soul searching through the week and knew that we needed to win to stay in touch with the top five,” he said. “I like playing footy, but there’s one thing I like more and that’s winning games of footy.

“In the three losses Rye has had this season, they have been kept under 80 points and Van Unen has been kept to four goals. “To achieve this, we needed to make sure that our onballers pressured their ball carriers. “We achieved that and got the result we wanted.” Things don’t get any easier for Rye, who face Red Hill in the RPP Match of the Round. Somerville bounced back from a horror defeat last week, attacked the contest and was rewarded with a commanding 12-goal win over Tyabb. Timmy Churchin booted seven goals and Rohan Hogenbirk four majors for the winners while Emilio Bitters was at his elusive best. Ben Sedgwick and Jon Edwards continued their outstanding form in defence, rebounding countless attacks. The Yabbies didn’t have any answers in the second half, despite good performances from Kade Anderson, Ben Gould and youngster Simon Rahilly. Rosebud is well and truly in the finals race after an impressive eightpoint victory over Dromana. In a see-sawing battle all afternoon, Greg Bentley proved to be the significant difference between the sides with a five-goal haul. Daniel Giarusso was also dominant for the Buds with three goals as a midfielder while Nick Boswell and Chris Rogers were once again sensational in the back line. For the second week on the trot, Paul Lewis was dominant in the ruck and Rhys Bancroft took off from where he finished in the last quarter the week before against Somerville. Scores were locked together at halftime, thanks to some very accurate

kicking from the Buds. Rosebud was again able to stay with Dromana in the third, thanks to some straight shooting (13.2 to 12.11). However, the Buds lifted a notch in the final term, booting 2.5 to 1.0, leaving the Tigers in their wake. Beau McMurray finished with four goals for the Tigers while Braedan Dennis and Terry Wheeler shone. Pearcedale once again went close to a win, but couldn’t pull it off, losing to Devon Meadows by five points. The Dales led by four goals at threequarter time and in front of their home crowd, you would have thought they could hang on for their maiden win. However, despite Damian McCormack dominating with eight goals, the Dales were overrun in the final quarter and beaten by five points. Pat’s Cadd and Heijden were outstanding for the Dales and Chris Fortnam booted three majors. Sorrento was able to complete the expected and dominate against Crib Point, winning by 66 points. The margin should have been a lot greater as the Sharks had 21 more scoring shots than the Magpies. Tyrren Head was outstanding for the winners and finished with two goals, while Leigh Treeby dominated through the middle of the ground with three goals. Ben Schwarze was also back for his first game in two months and finished with three goals. The old stagers in Guy Stringer, Trev Mattison and Mitch Nibbs continued their outstanding form. Dave Lawson flew the flag against his old side with two goals while Michael Cook, David Cook and James Cook were among the Pies best.

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Pythons and Bulldogs on winning list PENINSULA DIVISION By Toe Punt PINES won its first game of the season on Saturday, knocking over Chelsea by three goals in a low-scoring battle in MPNFL Peninsula Division football. Despite trailing at quarter time, the Pythons dominated the next three quarters, booting seven goals to three to record an 18-point victory. Shaun White booted two goals for the winners while Seb Faulkner was outstanding with two majors also. Beau Hendry played his best game for the season in the ruck, dominating Fabian Deluca, while Steve Taylor was exciting and David Marguglio and Jimmy Messina were both at their best for the home side. The Seagulls were once again flat after quarter time. Chelsea kicked the first three goals of the game and kicked only one more. Todd Gardiner, 17, came into the side and finished with a couple of goals, while Dean Gentle played his best game since crossing from Keysborough. The Gulls also had Matt Gardiner and Jake Greely back from the Dolphins. Sam Carpenter was Chelsea’s only four-quarter contributor, while Anthony Lewis and Nigel Carmody have been among the Gull’s best performed players this season and that continued on Saturday. Gary Carpenter (broken arm) and Luke Damon (broken leg) have both been kicking goals for the Gulls but

weren’t there on Saturday. Chris Worner was restricted to one goal. Pines coach Steve Ryan was ecstatic following the win and remembered the club song. “I did remember the song and it was pretty good singing it too,” Ryan said. “It was a refreshing feeling. “For this first time this season I think the penny dropped and we played four solid quarters of accountable footy. “We’ve done it in patches this season and looked great when we have, but our concentration has been poor at times, which has cost us games. “Hopefully this is a springboard for the rest of the season for us. “The reality is that if we want to recruit next season, we’ve got to finish off a lot better than we have started.” Pines won without two of their best performed players in recent weeks, Adam and Shaun McPherson, who were both left out for disciplinary reasons, while Chris Guganovic also missed with a hamstring strain. Adam Marriner was a welcome return. Mornington won its fourth game for the season and in doing so made it two wins from two attempts against Seaford in 2012. After beating the Tigers in a thriller in round one by one straight kick, the Doggies enjoyed a comfortable victory against the Tigers on Saturday. Mornington fielded a strong team and it showed, although they were still missing a couple. Chris Paxino was back and finished with three goals, while Stuey Seager got back into the groove of MPNFL footy with a best-on-ground perfor-

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mance. Byron Murphy was also back for the Dogs with three goals and Aidan Speedy showed his elusiveness with three majors. Around the footy, Barry Smeeton and Scott Matthews led the way for the Dogs and youngsters Braedon Money and Josh McLerie were outstanding all afternoon. McLerie had the massive task of tagging Chris Irving and despite Irving playing out of the square all afternoon, McLeries did the job well. The Dogs led by three goals at halftime and by almost six goals at threequarter time. Seaford was always going to come charging in the last and they did, but fell 12 points short. Chris Irving booted four for the Tigers, Kraska three and Brayden Irving and Aaron Walton were tireless. Doggies coach Josh Beard said it was great for his side to bounce back. “We went back into our shells at one stage, but we still managed to get the job done,” he said. “Our leaders really stood up for us all afternoon and when our best players are at the top of their game, we are very competitive. “Unfortunately, many know we don’t have the luxury of playing with our best every week, which will be the case against Mt Eliza this week. “We had some great performances from some our kids, McLerie on Irving was great and Kallum Searle did a fantastic job on Michael Kraska.” Mt Eliza maintained its position in second place on the table with a hardfought four-goal win over Bonbeach.

The Redlegs trailed for three quarters before ramming home six goals to no score in the final term to snatch victory. Coach Jason Watts was relieved to get away with the win. Watts told the RPP Footy Show that it was always a danger coming off a strong win (against YCW last week) and playing a very competitive side. “Bonbeach is a talented side; they are in the mix for the five and they have not been blown away by any side this season. “We are going to have to be red hot from the first bounce to ensure we back-up our great win last week.” The Redlegs didn’t get away to a great start, held goalless in the first term. Anthony Raso and Shane McDonald were up and about for the Sharks while Ash Simpson and Jackson Casey were outstanding for the entire four quarters for Bonbeach. As all good sides do, the Redlegs lifted in the last, largely due to the run of Jack Cole and Justin Grant as well as the strong work of Josh Norman and Jimmy Clayton. Scott Lockwood finished the day with four goals while Sam Lloyd showed glimpses of his best with three majors. Frankston YCW bounced back against Langwarrin to record a solid 80-point victory. The Stonecats certainly didn’t go into panic mode after last week’s narrow loss to Mt Eliza and simply went about their normal processes against the Kangas.

Langwarrin went into the game without Paul Wheatley, who would have been more than handy against the big bodies of the Stonecats. YCW never really broke the game wide open, but did manage to accumulate goals, average five scoring shots a quarter and finishing with 14 goals. Defensively, the Stonecats were outstanding, restricting the Kangas to just five scoring shots and two goals for the afternoon. David Bodley (three goals) and Byron Barry continued their excellent seasons, Kyle Hutchison played one of his best games in 2012 through the middle and in attack and Ricky Morris finished with three majors. Liam Bice and Dan Riley worked hard for the Kangas and Michael Parker was superb. Karingal completed the expected and got the job done against Edithvale-Aspendale. The Bulls blew Edi-Asp away in the opening term with seven goals to one and the game was effectively over. In the final three quarters, it was six goals apiece, but the Bulls were never challenged. Justin Peckett was best on the ground with four goals for the Bulls, while David Hirst, Cal Dixon and Steve Charalambous provided enormous run from half-back and through the middle. Pat Poore was the major contributor for the Eagles in attack with two majors, while Zac Muschialli was his team’s best player for the third week on the trot.

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Peninsula Division Seniors

Pines 2.2, 6.4, 8.9, 9.10 (64) Chelsea 3.4, 4.6, 5.7, 6.10 (46) Goals, Pines: S. White 2, S. Faulkner 2, B. Neville 1, M. Fairbairn 1, J. Messina 1, T. Potts 1, J. Brunn 1. Chelsea: T. Gardiner 2, S. MacLeod 1, J. Greeley 1, S. Carpenter 1, C. Worner 1. Best, Pines: B. Hendry, S. Faulkner, S. Stewart, D. Marguglio, J. Messina, T. Potts. Chelsea: D. Gentle, S. Carpenter, N. Carmody, A. Lewis, F. Deluca, M. Gardiner. Mt Eliza 0.1, 3.7, 5.10, 11.13 (79) Bonbeach 2.3, 5.5, 8.7, 8.7 (55) Goals, Mt Eliza: S. Lockwood 4, S. Lloyd 3, S. Simpson 1, B. Lean 1, D. Gormley 1, J. Grant 1 Bonbeach: N. Hicks 2, P. Liston 2, N. Robinson 1, J. Norton 1, A. Simpson 1, P. Rebeschini 1. Best, Mt Eliza: J. Grant, J. Cole, J. Clayton, J. Norman, S. Lloyd, N. Cattanach. Bonbeach: A. Simpson, J. Casey, A. Raso, S. McDonald, D. Smith, M. Clifford. Mornington 5.2, 9.3, 14.7, 14.7 (91) Seaford 3.1, 6.2, 8.11, 11.13 (79) Goals, Mornington: C. Paxino 3, A. Speedy 3, B. Murphy 3, A. Marshall 2, S. Seager 1, R. Smith 1, T. Johnston 1. Seaford: C. Irving 4, M. Kraska 3, A. Walton 1, S. Lonie 1, B. Irving 1, T. Shaw 1. Best, Mornington: S. Seager, B. Smeeton, B. Money, J. McLerie, S. Matthews, C. Paxino. Seaford: B. Irving, A. Walton, A. Turner, J. Quanchi, L. Smith, T. Shaw. Frankston YCW 3.3, 7.7, 10.10, 14.13 (97) Langwarrin 1.2, 1.3, 2.3 2.3 (15) Goals, YCW: R. Morris 3, D. Bodley 3, D. Smith 2, L. Roberts 2, B. Tellis 2, B. Ulms , K. Hutchison. Langwarrin: J. O’’Shea , A. Shaw Best, YCW: K. Hutchison, D. Bodley, B. Barry, S. O’’Donnell, B. Tellis, A. Eames. Langwarrin: L. Bice, D. Riley, M. Parker, A. Taylor, M. McGill, S. Urbans. Karingal 7.1, 10.5, 12.6, 13.10 (88) Edithvale 1.1, 5.6, 6.6, 7.8 (50) Goals, Karingal: J. Peckett 4, M. Burke 2, D. Hirst 2, D. Noble 2, C. Dixon , M. Jakobi, C. Hay. Edi-Asp: P. Poore 2, A. Lello , J. Derbyshire, S. Mannix, N. Childs, T. Mannix. Best, Karingal: J. Peckett, S. Charalambous, D. Hirst, G. Goodall, C. Dixon, B. Dunne. EdiAsp: Z. Muschialli, T. Woodbridge, B. Gott, B. Turner, J. McCulloch, J. Watterson.


Pines 3.4, 6.7, 7.8, 9.8 (62) Chelsea 2.2, 2.2, 2.3, 3.6 (24) Goals, Pines: S. McPherson 4, J. Jordon 1, A. McPherson 1, H. Clancy 1, N. Nunn 1, D. Green 1. Chelsea: L. Clark 2, L. Manders 1. Best, Pines: D. Green, S. Bishop, G. Hendry, S. McPherson, C. Bartczak, T. Foord

Chelsea: C. McCormack, M. Nightingale, T. James, G. Trew, J. Lay

Mornington: J. Moignard, M. Lacey, W. Goosey, J. Brown, L. Chandler, J. Stevens.

Mt Eliza 3.2, 6.6, 9.11, 14.14 (98) Bonbeach 0.1, 0.1, 1.2, 1.5 (11) Goals, Mt Eliza: S. Wettenhall 6, D. Barton 2, T. Groot 2, B. Crowder 1, B. Black 1, D. Kent 1, P. Trump 1. Bonbeach: L. Smith 1. Best, Mt Eliza: S. Wettenhall, D. Barton, L. Marshall, L. Young, D. Kent, R. Curwood. Bonbeach: S. Watts, M. Baxter, L. Hogan, M. Peacock, E. MacCormack, C. Pendleton.

Nepean Division

Seaford 3.4, 4.6, 6.6, 10.8 (68) Mornington 0.0, 0.1, 1.5, 1.5 (11) Goals, Seaford: D. Graystone 2, T. Lonie 2, A. Caruso 1, M. Smith 1, D. Chadwick 1, A. Falzon 1, P. Vyverberg 1, M. Uaongo 1. Mornington: J. Calder 1. Best, Seaford: N. Pettitt, M. Smith, T. Lonie, S. Jones, C. Brooking, R. Harun. Mornington: N. Barbera, B. Loughrey, A. Matthews, J. Hutchison, N. Wells, T. Marmo.


Chelsea 2.1, 6.6, 8.8, 13.9 (87) Pines 1.5, 1.5, 3.8, 3.9 (27) Goals, Chelsea: M. Ponton 3, C. RyanOrchard 3, J. Chevalier 2, J. Marshall 2, J. Symons 1, P. Kane 1, M. Shaw 1. Pines: D. Burns 1, J. Bezzene 1, B. Humphrey 1. Best, Chelsea: C. Ryan-Orchard, M. Shaw, B. Clark, R. Dickenson, R. Chadwick, J. Bennett. Pines: B. Humphrey, P. Jackson, R. Chalkley, J. Bezzene, A. Lacey, L. Pizzey. Langwarrin 5.3, 5.3, 7.5, 9.5 (59) Frankston YCW 2.0, 4.7, 5.7, 8.9 (57) Goals, Langwarrin: J. Warrington 2, B. Pascoe-Fenton 1, M. Edwards 1, J. Looms 1, M. Hare 1, J. Smith 1, J. Bunawan 1, J. Minton 1. Frankston YCW: R. Evans 2, Z. Gibson 2, M. Whitehead 2, J. Chapman 1, C. Steele 1. Best, Langwarrin: N. Hammill, M. Edwards, J. Smith, A. Collins, J. Warrington, M. Gibson. Frankston YCW: M. Barker, J. Chapman, M. Debenham, J. Cheverly, Z. Mosimane, C. Steele. Mt Eliza 4.4, 8.9, 11.10, 13.16 (94) Bonbeach 0.0, 1.0, 3.3, 5.4 (34) Goals, Mt Eliza: M. Hill 3, T. Radin 2, T. Drummond 2, S. Anderson 1, R. Maskiell 1, M. Anwyl 1, Z. White 1, A. Turville 1, W. Crowder 1 Bonbeach: J. Sole 4, D. Dixon 1. Best, Mt Eliza: Z. White, M. Anwyl, R. Bourke-Clark, M. Pascazio, T. Radin, M. Hill. Bonbeach: J. Sole, J. Mulholland, B. Hicks, D. Steed, A. Trowell, B. White. Seaford 1.0, 5.3, 6.7, 9.7 (61) Mornington 2.2, 2.2, 5.6, 7.7 (49) Goals, Seaford: L. Hamill 2, G. Scott 2, D. Courts 2, R. Fischer 1, D. Sloan 1, J. Andrewartha 1. Mornington: N. Taylor 2, N. Waugh 1, J. Brown 1, J. Moignard 1, W. Goosey 1, J. Smart 1. Best, Seaford: G. Scott, J. Herbert, J. Haidon, A. Miller, J. Andrewartha, B. Howlett.


Red Hill 1.3, 5.4, 12.6, 13.8 (86) Frankston Bombers 2.4, 4.5, 5.7, 7.12 (54) Goals, Red Hill: J. Douglas 4, D. Mapleston 2, J. Mold 2, M. Mock 2, K. Hopgood 1, J. Pain 1, M. Boyd 1. Frankston Bombers: J. Reynolds 2, H. Moore 1, B. Harvey 1, J. Kiss 1, B. O’Carroll 1, S. Wilkey 1. Best, Red Hill: D. McNamara, L. Adams, J. Douglas, H. Larwill, J. Mold, P. Dal Lago. Frankston Bombers: J. Page, B. O’Carroll, H. Moore, J. Reynolds, J. Waixel, B. Harvey. Somerville 3.3, 8.5, 11.13, 18.17 (125) Tyabb 2.3, 3.5, 3.6, 7.6 (48) Goals, Somerville: T. Churchin 7, R. Hogenbirk 4, C. Cox 2, J. Allsopp 1, J. Baxter 1, L. Collie 1, D. Marshall 1, L. Rowe 1. Tyabb: B. Gould 2, A. Clay 1, J. Anderson 1, R. Jones 1, A. Driscoll 1, A. Waterstone 1. Best, Somerville: E. Bitters, T. Churchin, B. Sedgwick, R. Hogenbirk, J. Edwards, M. Fayle. Tyabb: K. Anderson, B. Gould, A. Driscoll, S. Rahilly, M. Moran, B. Caldwell. Hastings 4.2, 8.4, 15.7, 18.7 (115) Rye 1.3, 7.6, 7.8, 9.10 (64) Goals, Hastings: C. McVeigh 6, M. Robbins 5, G. Martyn 3, D. Wishart 1, J. Kestle 1, M. Haddad 1, K. Pinto 1. Rye: J. Van Unen 4, B. Holmes 3, A. Kirkwood 1, S. Cain 1. Best, Hastings: C. McVeigh, M. Devereaux, D. Hull, A. Kiely, K. Pinto, P. Rogasch. Rye: D. Booth, B. Holmes, B. Cain, S. Smith, C. Dunn, J. Kirkwood. Devon Meadows 4.3, 8.4, 9.6, 15.9 (99) Pearcedale 6.2, 8.4, 13.4, 15.4 (94) Goals, Devon Meadows: NA. Pearcedale: D. McCormack 8, C. Fortnam 3, D. Murray 2, P. Cadd 1, B. Hoe 1. Best, Devon Meadows: NA. Pearcedale: D. McCormack, P. Cadd, P. Heijden, C. Fortnam, D. Janssen, B. Mitchell. Sorrento 4.5, 6.12, 10.14, 16.20 (116) Crib Point 2.1, 5.3, 5.7, 7.8 (50) Goals, Sorrento: L. Treeby 3, B. Schwarze 3, L. Poholke 2, T. Head 2, S. Cameron 2, D. Grant 1, D. Sanderson 1, N. Warner 1, B. Kenyon 1. Crib Point: D. Lawson 2, D. Warry 1, S. Ainsworth 1, W. Symes 1, J. Flack 1, S. Adams 1. Best, Sorrento: T. Head, L. Treeby, G. Stringer, T. Mattison, M. Nibbs, B. Schwarze. Crib Point: M. Cook, D. Lawson, A. Dowey, D. Cook, J. Cook, D. Warry. Rosebud 4.0, 9.2, 13.2, 15.7 (97) Dromana 4.4, 8.8, 12.11, 13.11 (89) Goals, Rosebud: G. Bentley 5, D. Giarrusso 3, B. Davidge 2, J. Clarke 1, T. Baker 1, R. Spooner 1, A. Rose 1, J. Jarman 1. Dromana: B. McMurray 4, S. Gaertner 2, J. Savage 2,

R. Slocombe 1, J. Hunter 1, A. Bruhn 1, J. Hutchinson 1, T. Banks 1. Best, Rosebud: D. Giarrusso, G. Bentley, N. Boswell, P. Lewis, C. Rogers, R. Bancroft. Dromana: B. Dennis, B. McMurray, T. Wheeler, A. Coyle, J. Neratzoglou, P. Minchington.


Frankston Bombers 3.1, 6.4, 6.4, 6.8 (44) Red Hill 0.1, 3.2, 4.5, 4.8 (32) Goals, Frankston Bombers: M. Wells 2, R. Lia , T. Reints , M. Webber , M. Offer. Red Hill: B. Martin 1, N. Shaw 1, B. Morrison 1, S. Dangerfield 1. Best, Frankston Bombers: T. Reints, J. Clapp, M. Webber, J. Cudmore, A. Pasquill, S. Campbell. Red Hill: A. Holmes, B. Martin, N. Shaw, S. Dangerfield, A. Mock, J. Hickey. Somerville 6.3, 12.5, 16.8, 22.11 (143) Tyabb 0.2, 2.4, 2.4, 3.5 (23) Goals, Somerville: S. Crowe 5, J. Nicolson 4, D. Droscher 4, R. Palmer 4, J. Carter 2, N. Brown 1, J. Boyes 1, M. Page 1. Tyabb: J. Pretty 2, C. Morris 1. Best, Somerville: S. Crowe, R. Palmer, M. Page, J. Carter, P. Satur. Tyabb: N. Bradley, J. Wall, D. Hansen, C. Morris, T. Booth, J. Pretty. Rye 3.2, 6.4, 7.5, 8.10 (58) Hastings 0.2, 0.3, 2.7, 4.8 (32) Goals, Rye: K. Lynch 2, T. Sawers 2, C. Ambrose 2, A. Holloway 1, D. Veliades 1. Hastings: J. Ward 1, D. Hollingsworth 1, T. Glass 1, N. Guest 1. Best, Rye: C. Ambrose, T. Finnegan, D. Veliades, M. Dunn, D. Hyde, S. Shea. Hastings: L. Brouwer, T. Dales, N. Guest, C. Lehmann, T. Glass, T. Green. Devon Meadows 3.4, 9.5, 13.6, 14.9 (93) Pearcedale 1.1, 3.3, 5.4, 6.5 (41) Goals, Devon Meadows: M. Walters 7, R. Attwood 2, G. Reedy 2, D. Collins 1, S. Kirkwood 1, D. Jarman 1. Pearcedale: G. Anderson 1, J. Smith 1, D. Duncan 1, S. Greer 1, M. Kennedy 1, J. Jagintavicius 1. Best, Devon Meadows: G. Reedy, M. Walters, C. Biviano, J. Bisognin, N. Dumergue, D. Jarman. Pearcedale: J. Jagintavicius, B. Hill, J. Smith, M. Heeley, B. Hemburrow. Sorrento 1.7, 3.8, 7.9, 11.10 (76) Crib Point 1.1, 2.1, 3.2, 4.6 (30) Goals, Sorrento: M. Senior 4, K. StringerMorris 2, L. Schuldt 1, G. Hammond 1, J. Wells 1, A. Balloch 1, J. Caspar 1. Crib Point: M. Blake 2, T. Beech 1, M. Wilson 1. Best, Sorrento: F. O’Connor, B. Feldhofer, M. Senior, G. Hammond, L. Schuldt. Crib Point: J. Wisken, T. Cook, C. Harris, S. Sparkes, M. Blake, J. Forecast. Dromana 4.5, 4.6, 8.10, 10.11 (71) Rosebud 2.0, 5.2, 5.5, 6.7 (43) Goals, Dromana: R. Hawkins 2, D. Lee 2, J. Powell 1, W. Spencer 1, A. Burns 1, B. Allen 1, J. DeSouza 1, S. Joyce 1. Rosebud: M. Wells 2, C. Fulton 1, M. Watkins 1, L. Snooks 1, S. Dow 1.

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Under-18 Red Hill 3.8, 4.10, 9.12, 11.19 (85) Frankston Bombers 2.1, 5.2, 5.3, 7.7 (49) Goals, Red Hill: L. Toy 2, T. McEncroe 2, B. Rogers 2, G. Williams 1, S. Stephens 1, D. Neal 1, J. Wood 1, C. Rogers 1. Frankston Bombers: J. Salisbury 2, D. Logan-Palser 2, C. McConvile, J. Foster , J. Walker. Best, Red Hill: R. Hopgood, D. Neal, C. Rogers, L. Toy, S. Stephens, M. Skvor. Frankston Bombers: J. Walker, B. Tilley, H. Barr, J. Foster, B. Geurts, J. Francis. Somerville 3.0, 8.4, 12.7, 20.10 (130) Tyabb 1.7, 1.8, 3.10, 4.10 (34) Goals, Somerville: M. Hughes 4, J. Ryan 4, D. Dickinson 3, S. Adams 2, W. Shields 1, J. Livingstone 1, T. Edwards 1, L. Burton 1, R. Twyford 1, J. Jones 1, J. Day 1. Tyabb: R. West 1, J. Regan 1, A. Archer 1, L. Pearson 1. Best, Somerville: S. Adams, R. Twyford, J. Day, D. Dickinson, J. Livingstone, D. Mears. Tyabb: R. West, S. Waterstone, J. Rowley, B. Hocking, C. Higgin, T. Salmon. Rye 1.2, 2.4, 6.4, 8.7 (55) Hastings 2.2, 4.4, 5.5, 6.5 (41) Goals, Rye: J. Johnston 4, J. Noseda 2, J. Crowe 1, T. Dunstan 1. Hastings: K. Pratt 2, S. Williams 1, D. Paarlberg 1, J. Bradshaw 1, R. McCusker 1. Best, Rye: J. Noseda, R. Tipene, H. Kingston, Z. Byrns, J. Johnston, M. Brown. Hastings: I. Maloney, J. Hurst, C. Sawosz, D. Paarlberg, W. Delahaye, M. Sawosz. Sorrento 5.1, 12.4, 19.7, 20.10 (130) Crib Point 1.2, 1.2, 2.3, 3.6 (24) Goals, Sorrento: J. Tomkins 7, X. Flanagan 5, S. Mann 2, N. Mills 1, B. Russell 1, L. Brigden 1, J. Gascoyne 1, J. Falck 1, H. Fowler 1. Crib Point: B. Hogan-Keogh 1, D. Briggs 1, B. Hill 1 Best, Sorrento: B. Russell, J. Tomkins, X. Flanagan, J. Gascoyne, S. Mann, L. Brigden. Crib Point: L. Case, D. Briggs, A. Galvin, J. Hewitt, K. Arnott, Z. Condick Rosebud 3.5, 7.7, 11.8, 15.11 (101) Dromana 3.3, 3.4, 4.7, 6.9 (45) Goals, Rosebud: R. Bos 6, C. Davies 2, B. Garlick 2, J. Fisher 1, J. Beale 1, S. Mathieson 1, J. Bishop 1, D. Clarke 1. Dromana: J. Brittliff 2, A. Musgrave 1, J. Fowler 1, J. Munkacsi 1, L. Bradford 1. Best, Rosebud: C. Essing, D. Stephens, C. Davies, M. Smith, R. Bos, K. Takakis. Dromana: D. Geurts, A. Musgrave, C. Osorio, B. Theodore, J. Brittliff, O. Houghton.

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Nicholes back in town, Seaford hits top spot By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN tuned up for this weekend’s derby against Casey Comets by trouncing promotion candidate Box Hill United 4-1 at Lawton Park on Saturday. He’s been the alpha male among State League 1 scorers for years and star striker Caleb Nicholes was back with a vengeance notching his first State League 2 hat-trick of the season. He opened his account from the penalty spot in the 30th minute, was allowed a close-range finish from an offside position four minutes later and rounded off the scoreline in the dying moments by cheekily nutmegging a defender then slotting the ball low past Box Hill keeper Tomas Kovar. Box Hill’s sole reply came courtesy of an excellent header from Josh Valadon in the first half. Langy custodian Michael Sivulja proved that a week can be a long time in football. He almost quit the club before the previous week’s clash with Malvern City then found himself back in favour when illness sidelined Irish recruit Colin McCormack. Sivulja turned on a reflex save clinic, arguably his best effort being an acrobatic tip over from Kenny Athiu’s volley late in the first half that could have tied the scores. Box Hill enjoyed the majority of possession and despite pinning Langy inside its defensive half for long spells after the interval, the contest was put out of its reach with a breathtaking chip from midfield maestro Chris Driver in the 82nd minute. Peninsula Strikers went into Sunday’s away clash with North Caulfield in State League 3 with new signing Ben Caffrey up front. Caffrey had been lured a few days earlier after 15 seasons as a senior player at Langwarrin and didn’t let his new side down in a 3-2 win. “Alex van Heerwarden scored from the penalty spot and Ben got our second

with a contender for goal of the season. He had a fantastic debut,” Strikers coach Jamie Skelly said. Sait Uygur was the local side’s other scorer and there’s a chance that Caffrey will eventually link up with former Langy strike partner Simon O’Donnell who is on the comeback from a knee reconstruction. Saturday 14 July is the provisional date for “Sodda” to resume in the Strikers reserves. Frankston Pines coach Danny Verdun will throw down the gauntlet to his club when a mid-season review is conducted this week. “We’re going to have a crack now. We’re not going to feel sorry for ourselves anymore,” Verdun said. “We’re going to chase every single game and see where it takes us.” Verdun had to settle for a 2-2 draw at home against Hampton Park United on Saturday, but injury had robbed him of five of his first team squad. Matt Jensen and Anthony Edgar were the Pines scorers, the latter’s goal coming late in the game following a Ross Wallis free kick that was parried by the Hampton Park keeper. Seaford United maintained its championship challenge with a 1-0 away win against promotion contender Ashburton United. Injury had ruled out Matthew Pearce, Luke Gale and John Watson, but an early strike did the damage. Matty Curd crossed from the right, Dave Greening flicked the ball on and Graeme Wright finished in style with a slashing volley into the far corner. Seaford now heads Provisional League 2 as Caulfield Cobras suffered a threepoint deduction last week when found guilty of a misconduct charge. Caulfield is expected to appeal the decision. Skye United drew 1-1 at home in Saturday’s Provisional League 2 clash with Collingwood City. The visitor took the lead in the 15th minute, but 17-year-old Daniel Attard

made it a match to remember with excellent close control and a fine finish from just outside the penalty area. The other highlight for the home side was the outstanding display by stand-in goalkeeper Paul DiGiorgio. Baxter ended a four-game losing streak with a come from behind victory at Ringwood City’s impressive Jubilee Park complex. Kane Ireson put the visitors ahead after five minutes, but Ringwood hit back twice before a superb long-range Ireson strike sent the teams into the break locked at 2-2. Daniel Etheridge nabbed the secondhalf winner and although his side later spurned two gilt-edged chances, the result put a smile on the face of coach Jim Morrison. “We changed a few things and it worked. We brought a dress code back in, we met for lunch before the game and we made sure we had fresh players on the bench,” the Scot said. “We also used a more attacking 3-43 formation and I was pleased with the way we battled back after going behind.” Fixtures for rounds 12 and 13 Saturday 7 July, 3pm: Langwarrin v Casey Comets (Lawton Park), Berwick City v Peninsula Strikers (Jack Thomas Reserve), Old Melburnians v Frankston Pines (Melbourne Grammar Sportsground), Boroondara Eagles v Seaford Utd (Macleay Park), Skye Utd v Keysborough (Skye Recreational Reserve), Glen Waverley v Baxter (Larpent Reserve). Friday 13 July, 8.30pm: Monbulk Rangers v Frankston Pines (Monbulk Recreation Reserve). Saturday 14 July, 3pm: South Springvale v Langwarrin (Warner Reserve), Peninsula Strikers v Beaumaris (Centenary Park), Seaford Utd v Collingwood City (North Seaford Reserve), Middle Park v Skye Utd (Albert Park Field 16), Baxter v University of Melbourne (Baxter Park).

Comeback kid: Langwarrin goalkeeper Michael Sivulja made a series of stunning saves on Saturday. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

Stingrays clip Jets’ wings

Hearts pumped by Warriors

By Toe Punt DANDENONG Southern Stingrays continued its good form on Saturday, knocking over Western Jets by five goals. The win gave the Stingrays a buffer in eighth position, now clear of the Jets on ninth. The Stingrays started with the aid of a strong breeze, but both teams managed better results working into the wind as they were prepared to run and carry the footy. The Jets kicked the first three goals before the Stingrays settled through Matt Rennie to claim their only goal for the first quarter. The second term was like the first with the Stingrays limiting the Jets to no goals, only allowing them to add five points while the second quarter was one of the better quarters of the year for the Stingrays’ forward line. Rennie continued to dominate, while 17-year-old Jack Soroczynski had a day out in front of the big sticks kicking four. At half-time, the ’Rays led by 14 points. The third quarter was a scrappy affair, but the Stingrays managed to kick another two goals. The visitors were working well as a team with Frankston YCW players Tim McGennis and Billy Rolfe and Mornington brothers Nick and Josh Newman working hard. Dromana’s Tyle Williams was also dominating for the Stingrays and YCW’s

By Andrew Brady THE Westernport Warriors pumped Sacred Heart at the Peanut Farm in St Kilda on Wednesday to remain unbeaten after six rounds. The Warriors were never headed against the brave Hearts and recorded a resounding victory 20.12-132 to 9.6-60. This was only the second time in the Warriors’ eight-year history that they have been able to secure a victory at the Peanut Farm over the Hearts, who traditionally don’t miss a beat when playing on their home turf. There were panic stations in the rooms before the game when the highest-profile forward in the competition, Tim “Buddy” Churchin, told coaching staff he had forgotten his football boots. “I’ll kick 10 in bare feet against this mob,” declared a defiant Buddy. A quick search of the change rooms by frantic Warrior officials located a pair of dazzling white boots that fitted Buddy’s precious feet to perfection. The Warriors went in to the game with a very handy recruit in Travis “Ditch” Dyke who signed on with the mighty Warriors prior to the June 30 deadline. Travis “Lord” Maher also returned to the line-up along with Jake “The Flying Dutchman” Van de Nesse, the pair adding some muscle to what was already a potently strong Warriors following division.

Josh Pickess also had an impact. Unlike the first quarter, the Stingrays didn’t allow the Jets to use the ball as well, restricting them to 2.3 for the term. The Jets lifted in the early stages of the last term and reduced the margin to eight points midway through the quarter. However, an undisciplined act from the Jets saw two goals before the ball went back to the centre and the momentum swung in favour of the Stingrays. Coach Graeme Yeats was content with the result. “I was satisfied with the last quarter and overall effort of the team; in the last quarter after being challenged in the first few minutes I think we showed real character,” Yeats said. “The upside was the fact we had eight players in the national squad with Vic Country and lost a couple on the track on Thursday night. “We are in a great position and have now played 50 guys through the team, a wonderful platform for next season.” The Stingrays play Gippsland Power at Shepley Oval in Dandenong on Saturday starting at 1pm. Details Dandenong Southern Stingrays 11.1480 d Western Jets 6.12-48. Goals: Matt Rennie 4, Jack Soroczynski 4, Mitch Wallace 2, Nick Newman 1. Best: Matt Rennie, Tim McGenniss, Tyle Williams, Ryan Morrison, Josh Pickess, Robert Hill.

On the ball: Jordan Hendrix about to take a mark and Joey Robb scouting.

The Warriors dominated from the outset and after a seven-goal first quarter the signs were ominous that this was going to be a full-on Heart attack by the mighty Warriors. The Warriors opened up the Hearts with a fierce attack on the ball from the likes of an up and about Jake “Lleyton” Hewitt and “Jumping” Joey Robb and outstanding delivery to Buddy Churchin. Chris “Posters” Helweg was back to his best after a slow start to the season and Nathan “Missus” Robertson shone when given the responsibility of playing on the Hearts’ key forward. The likes of Jordan “Hungry”

Hendrix, Chris “Head” Bastin and James “Crown” Cascini stepped up when required and Mathew “Spaghetti” Caruana kicked a freakish goal and caused the Hearts some real pain up forward. Danny “Flippa” Phillips and Kyle “Armed” Robb dominated their respective wings and lesser lights in Leigh “The Pope” Smith, Jordan “Roscoe” Tanner and Brandon “Laura” Davies showed promising form as we progress to the business end of the season. With a constant supply of ball this was always going to be a day out for Buddy and he finished with a perfect 10 to take his tally to 58 goals for the season, just 42 shy of the unthinkable ton. On Wednesday 4 July the Warriors take on the boys from Cerberus naval base at 3pm. This is an out of competition game for the Nick Lehmann Cup and a trophy that the Warriors have only been able to hold aloft once. Nick was a great fan of the Warriors and one can sense that it is time for the trophy named in his honour to be proudly displayed for all to see in the Warriors’ trophy cabinet at Westpac Hastings. A big thank you to Harry Whitfield, the best trainer in the business, for his continued support of the Warriors and it was great to have Elvin Atkin back waving the flags for his beloved Warriors.

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Old rivals face off at night blockbuster Round 15 previews Friday 6 July Collingwood v Carlton, MCG, 7.50pm The round starts with two of football’s oldest rivals in a Friday night blockbuster at the ’G. Collingwood will be seeking revenge, as last time they met, the Blues embarrassed them by 60 points. Since then the Pies have won all 10 matches and are now premiership favourites. The Blues have gone from top of the table to dropping out of the eight and still falling. Ruckman Matthew Kreuzer has been stuck in no-man’s land, unable to dominate in the ruck or at full-forward. This is a big game, but with Pies getting Pendlebury and Sinclair back they will be too strong against their old rival. Collingwood by 29 points. Saturday 7 July North Melbourne v West Coast, Blundstone Arena, 1.45pm North Melbourne is back in Hobart, a happy hunting ground in recent times. Now the Kangaroos face a quality opposition in West Coast. In the space of two weeks the Roos have gone from zero to hero; their big win against the Saints has put them inside

the eight. The Saints kept coming but the Roos held them out to win by 33 points. For the Eagles it was business as usual when they destroyed the Gold Coast by 126 points. With Naitanui in the ruck, the midfield is unbeatable with Priddis, Shuey, Gaff and Kerr. With their percentage growing, top spot isn’t too far away. West Coast by 28 points. Melbourne v Richmond, MCG, 2.10pm Melbourne and Richmond return home to the ’G after disappointing losses. The Demons needed to make amends for their woeful round one clash with Brisbane and failed dismally. If it wasn’t for a few goals in junk time, the margin would have been huge. At least they’ll get Nathan Jones and Mark Jamar back this week. The Tigers had Adelaide at their mercy in the first half and wasted opportunities. This is a game Richmond can’t afford to lose; the consequences would be dire and their finals hopes would be in jeopardy. The Tigers have a lot more upside than Melbourne. Richmond by 68 points. Sydney v Brisbane, SCG, 4.40pm The Swans host the Lions as they play for their fifth consecutive win. On the weekend the Swans came up against cross-town rivals the Giants and gave them a good old-fashioned hiding. The defence was spectacular, holding GWS to just five goals.

Rugby convert Kieren Jack has been outstanding this year, and on the weekend racked up 36 disposals. The Lions also have been in good form, coming off a big win against the Dees. Skipper Jonathan Brown kicked five goals. The Swans have had the wood on Brisbane, winning their last four encounters, and will add to the tally. Sydney by 42 points. Port Adelaide v Adelaide, AAMI Stadium, 7.40pm In showdown number two for 2012, the Power will be looking to get some players back and the Crows will be playing to keep their spot in the four. The Power on the weekend played a solid game against the Cats in trying circumstances. They made six changes to the team and were missing their entire leadership group, but still kept the margin respectable. The Crows have had a hot and cold June; they’ve won the majority of games, but have never looked convincing. This is good because there is plenty of room for improvement. However, they will most likely be without forward Taylor Walker after his spear tackle on Richmond’s Steven Morris. The Power are getting better, but are still a long way off the Crows. Adelaide by 22 points. St Kilda v Essendon, Etihad Stadium, 7.40pm The Saints will be livid with their performance on the weekend and will be keen to upset the Bombers, but this

is easier said than done. Essendon is firing in every facet of the game. They’ve had two big wins in a row and Jobe Watson is in career best form along with Michael Hurley who has kicked 11 goals in two weeks. Heading toward September the Saints have some issues with consistency and when their stars aren’t firing, their depth looks mediocre. They’re really paying the price for not playing the kids in previous seasons. This is a very tough game for the Saints as they’ve lost their last four against Essendon. Essendon by 35 points. Sunday 8 July Hawthorn v GWS, MCG, 1.10pm In the first encounter between these two sides, the Hawks need to keep winning to stay in touch with the four and the Giants need a win. The Hawks have won their past four games but still can’t break into the four and this game as easy as it seems will be vital for their percentage. Lance Franklin is every chance to miss after injuring his hamstring; surely they won’t risk him. For the Giants their modest opening season is starting to fall apart after they were smashed by Sydney on the weekend. They need to lift their game or this match could turn ugly very early on. Sadly I think that might be the result of the game. Hawthorn by 77 points. Gold Coast v Geelong, Metricon Stadium, 3.15pm

No lucky breaks THERE is no such thing as a lucky break in footy. Chelsea start duo and good mates Gary Carpenter and Luke Damon had a terrible afternoon against Langwarrin a couple of weeks ago. Damon broke his leg and Carpenter his arm. Carpenter has had terrible bad luck with injury in the past three or four seasons with a knee, recurring hamstring and now a busted arm.

Kiely’s bizarre injury HASTINGS’ star Andrew Kiely suffered one of the most bizarre injuries on a footy field against Rye on Saturday. Kiely, who was given the job on the dangerous Justin Van Unen, went for a mark early in the first quarter and the ball bent his fingers backwards. The pressure of the ball bending his fingers caused the skin to split. There was no structural damage to his ring and index fingers. After being strapped up, he rucked for the majority of the game, as well as spending time forward, before heading off to hospital to get stitches in both fingers.

Great Scott, he’s back FORMER Sorrento junior and senior premiership player Doug Scott will play the rest of the season with the Sharks. The former Hawthorn-listed player PAGE 38

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Geelong this week flies north to face their old champion in Garry Ablett Jr. The Suns need to get their act together or they are going to be encroaching on a winless season, a feat that hasn’t been achieved since Fitzroy in 1964. After a belowpar start to the season the Cats are looking in decent shape heading into September; they haven’t beaten any substantial opponents for a while but they’ve done what they had to against the lesser teams. An area where the Gold Coast might struggle is defence, with Matthew Warnock the only tall defender up against the likes of Hawkins, Podsiadly and Taylor. Geelong by 49 points. Fremantle v Western Bulldogs, Patersons Stadium, 4.40pm Sunday afternoon in Perth presents a golden opportunity for two outof-form teams to turn their fortunes around. The Dockers were patchy against the Magpies, but showed some resistance against the flag favourites. After breaking his leg in 2010, Michael Barlow is getting back to his best form; he won 37 possessions and looked dangerous. The Bulldogs have a lot to answer for; they’ve been smashed in three of their last four games and look to be in woeful shape. This is due to an ineffective forward line. This game is a tough ask for them. Fremantle by 22 points. Twitter: FootballTragic9 Total tips: 84

arrived at Shark Park this week and said he wanted to finish the season with the red and white. With Chris Bagot and Guy Stringer dominating in the key defensive posts and the forward line functioning well, it might prove hard to find a spot for Scott. It may also effect the development of Jon Croad, who has been outstanding for the Sharks in the past two seasons. It’s hard to knock back a junior, premiership player and league medal winner, all the same.

Oh, Danny boy IT seems former MPNFL goalkicking machine Danny Cassett hadn’t given up hope of returning to the MPNFL before clearances closed last Friday. After calling Rosebud coach Mark Hustwaite a month ago looking for a game with the Buds, he followed up with Frankston Bombers last week. “Hussy” politely told Danny that he wasn’t the kind of player his club needed at this stage of the season. Cassett then called Bombers president Chris “Batty” Sharman. According to Bombers coach Tony Blackford, the conversation went something like this: “Is that the Bombers president?” “Yes it is” “You probably know me, my name is Danny, Danny Cassett. I’m looking to help out a club and see that you are in the mix. I’m not looking for a lot, I’m just sick of kicking six goals a game and the opposition kicking 10. Are you interested?” “Thanks Danny, I think we are right at this stage, good luck.”

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