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No secret over yarn bombers IN the end it was a soft landing for the Hastings knitters intent on a “yarn bombing” to brighten up their town. Despite threats from shire officers and derision from their local councillor, the knitters associated with Hastings Community House carried out their subversive “attack” on Wednesday 18 April. And the shire? It backed down. It ended what had been an embarassing stand-off by offering its support. The shire has also salvaged some face by dubbing the “bombing” a “tremendous success”, although it admitted to some “initial difficulties”. Finn Andersson, left, was among about 30 knitters participating in the yarn bombing outside Hastings Library. So keen was Ms Andersson that she brought along her needles, stitching up the yarn that had played out in the newspapers to a bemused public. Picture: Yanni See ‘Knitting bombers defy shire’, Page 3

Dock plan won’t delay port By Mike Hast A NEW container port at Webb Dock in Port Melbourne would not delay development of the Port of Hastings, MP Neale Burgess says. Mr Burgess said both projects “must happen” and were “part of the same plan for Victoria’s future”. He was commenting after the state government last week announced a new section of Port of Melbourne would be built at Webb Dock at a cost of about $1.2 billion. Premier Ted Baillieu said the project would create more than 2500 jobs and

change the landscape of the city. The Webb Dock project was foreshadowed last August by Ports Australia CEO David Anderson (‘Hastings port shock: expert’s call to develop Webb over Western Port’, The News, 2/8/11). Mr Anderson said Webb Dock should be given a higher priority than developing the Port of Hastings. The chief of the peak body of port and marine authorities in Australia told a ports conference in Tasmania that infrastructure for accessing Hastings was “pretty diabolical” and it would take 30 years to fully develop the port.

In late January, The News reported construction of the first stage of an expanded Port of Hastings would not start for four or five years. Yehudi Blacher, head of the new Port of Hastings Development Authority, said Hastings was well suited to become Victoria’s second container port within 10 to 13 years. Mr Blacher and other members of the authority, appointed on 1 January, were meeting for the first time. Before the lunch meeting, board members visited existing facilities with Ports Minister Denis Napthine and Mr Burgess. Mr Blacher said he was “absolutely

confident” the expansion could be finished on time and on budget, but could not say how much it would cost. “There is extensive planning work to be done.” Dr Napthine said Hastings port would serve the state for 50 to 100 years. “This is a nation-building project.” On Monday, Mr Burgess said the previous Labor government had left Victoria without a plan for coping with forecast import and export growth. “Redevelopment of Webb Dock and development of the Port of Hastings are both part of the same plan for Vic-

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Night raid: Nyah Andersson, far left, was a willing helper at the “yarn bombing” by a group of Hastings knitters. Pictures: Yanni

No hitch for knitting ‘bombers’ By Keith Platt THE weeks leading up to it may have been surrounded by controversy, but the “yarn bombing” at Hastings passed without a hitch. More than a few stitches were put together in time for the “bombing” which had been effectively banned by Mornington Peninsula Shire’s cultural planner, Andrea Ebsworth. The knitters from the craft group run by Hastings Community Centre were upset last month when their ward councillor Reade Smith gave $300 to a Frankston-based group. They took Cr Smith’s plan to have the Knit-A-Holics teach them knitting as an insult.

The money has been returned to the councillor’s discretionary Cerberus Ward fund, but not before a war of words broke out on Cr Smith’s Facebook page. Ms Ebsworth told The News that she was “retracting my offer for them [the Hastings knitters] to bomb anything” and Cr Smith wrote that he had “discovered that members of the local craft movement are just as pathetic as marauding vandals! With adult role models like this, no wonder the kids are running amok!”. Undeterred, the Hastings knitters clickety-clacked their own way and on Wednesday 18 April made their “bombing” without help from the shire

or Cr Smith. In what could be seen as a carefully crafted protest, the yarn bombers used their creations to coverup such public property as trees, bollards and a signpost, all close to the Hastings Library in High St. Tantalising as it might have been, the team of 30 bombers – women, children and one man – ignored the statue of champion footballer John Coleman. Some vandalism occurred overnight, with remnants of the bombers’ work still being visible the following day. Community house manager Lisa Glover said she was “happy” with the yarn bombing. “The display endured minimal vandalism, which we took as a sign that


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day that “despite initial difficulties” the yarn bombing had been “a tremendous success”. He said Ms Ebsworth had assisted “a small group of dedicated knitters from Hastings Community House”. Ms Ebsworth had liaised with library staff and the shire’s infrastructure and maintenance staff “to ensure all would be aware of the unusual activity in the town”. Mr Carson described the yarn bombing as “explosions of colour and texture that intrigued library users and passersby the next day”. More pictures are on the Facebook page of the Mornington Peninsula News Group.

the community was happy about the efforts,” Ms Glover said. “We received numerous phone calls from community members saying they loved it. “I think we have established there is an abundance of crafty and creative people in Hastings who are willing to donate time and items for community events. Look out for more in the future.” Ms Glover was grateful for the support shown by the library. A picture of the yarn bombing is posted on the Mornington Peninsula Arts Blog, which is run by the shire. Geoff Carson, the shire’s manager of libraries, arts and culture, said on Mon-

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Guide to eating ‘locally’ By Keith Platt PEOPLE may choose to be carnivores, herbivores or both. Now, according to a book highlighting eating delights on the Mornington Peninsula, they can also be locavores – someone who eats locally. The Field Guide to Victorian Produce promotes itself as “the first comprehensive guide to Victoria’s regional produce and the people that grow, make and sell it�. It’s made so locavores can easily identify and choose where to eat. The guide breaks the state into regions: the Mornington Peninsula, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges; Melbourne; Gippsland and Phillip Island; Goldfields; Murray Region; Grampians; High Country; Great Ocean Rd; and the Yarra Valley/Dandenong Ranges. The peninsula section includes an interview with Stuart Bell of Ten Minutes By Tractor, the Main Ridge winery that sources grapes from several vineyards while also running a restaurant. Mr Bell emphasises the use of locally sourced products as ingredients for menu items. He says this is a “hot topic� for diners and sees life on the land as “heading into more organic and sustainable farming techniques with a focus on growing heirloom varieties�. Mr Bell’s “must have� experiences offered by the peninsula are tasting wines at cellar doors, going to Mornington’s Wednesday market or the one at Red Hill (the first Saturday of each month) and visiting Heronswood his-

toric house and garden at Dromana. Public relations consultant Mia Cochrane said the $40 guide “aims to inspire Victorians, interstate and international visitors to look locally and to think seasonally so that they can discover the wealth of produce that Victoria has to offer�. “It also aims to increase the capability of small independent producers and regional food organisations to reach their potential, growing and diversifying the local food economy.� The Field Guide to Victorian Produce lists details of 300 Victorian growers, producers and providers, which were researched and selected by an editorial team under the direction of Ewan McEoin who has run such festivals as the Victorian State of Design Festival in 2008-09.


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Workshop gig: The Perch Creek Family Jugband will be playing in Shoreham later this month.

Music on which to build a community ENTERTAINMENT from a jug band and a music workshop are the first events being held by Shoreham Community Association with a grant from Mornington Peninsula Shire. The $2000 grant was made to help pay for “community building events”

in the coming year. Star of the show, The Perch Creek Family Jugband, plays original and traditional compositions, including bluegrass, old-time jazz and country blues. The band played at this year’s Port Fairy Folk Festival and leaves on a

tour of Britain after the Shoreham gig. The band also will be running a music workshop, with participants playing later that night. The Shoreham Community Gig is on Saturday 26 May with the Perch Creek Family Jugband performing in

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WINEMAKERS from the Mornington Peninsula, Tasmania and New Zealand each make up 20 per cent of the entries made so far in this year’s International Cool Climate Wine Show. Wines from the Yarra Valley, Geelong, Gippsland, the Port Phillip region and small wine growing regions in South Australia and New South Wales make up the rest of the competitors at the 13th Red Hill Show, according to project manager Steve Robin. “With the past few vintages being excellent in terms of quality, competition for medals will be hot,” he said. Closing date for entries in the wine show has been extended to 2 May due to Easter and Anzac Day delaying the process. Judging will be held on 29 and 30 May at Mornington Racing Club. Mr Robin said cafe and restaurants were making a “delicious offer” for meals between 17 May and 1 June as part of the event: a two-course lunch featuring bountiful local produce with a glass of cool climate wine. For details www.visitmornington The public will be able to taste entries 6-8pm at the racing club on Wednesday 30 May for $20, which includes a tasting glass and wine. The awards presentation dinner is on Friday 1 June at the racing club. The $125 cost includes four courses, canapés and wine. Email or visit www.coolclimate




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Baking tradition returns to Flinders TRADITIONAL breadmaking has been brought back to Flinders. David Allan and Margaret Carey are baking bread in the oven made in the 1930s for the Draper family. It took six months to restore the oven, which is now being used to bake “traditional sourdough loaves using only organic flour, water and Victorian pink lake salt”, Ms Carey said. “True sourdough bread is naturally leavened, which means that a local wild culture of organisms is used to slowly develop and rise the doughs over an eight-hour period. “The bread develops greater flavour and nutritional benefits such as the breaking down of gluten and natural sugars, great for gluten intolerant and low GI diets.” Ms Carey and Mr Allan hold degrees in winemaking and see a synergy between the processes of making wine and bread. “As there is a large crossover with the microbiology of the two processes, much of our wine knowledge is of great use managing the many variables of sourdough,” Ms Carey said. “We made the big decision to leave the winery [at Heathcote] and then volunteered at Redbeard Bakery under the guidance of John and Alan Reid and their great team of bakers. We learnt a lot in three months and fell in love with using a Scotch oven; there was no turning back.” The couple spent a year searching Victoria for a Scotch oven, finally finding one at Flinders. “We found many ovens, but most

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fixing the floor and rebuilding the firebox”. Missing fire bars were replaced with new ones recast at an historic foundry in Castlemaine, which still had the original moulds. A twin-arm mixer from the 1940s is used to prepare dough being baked in the restored oven. The mixer has a slow and gentle action that replicates hand kneading. “Traditional hand-shaping and cutting techniques are used, reducing the

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Liz Dart and the spirit of giving ANY conversation between Liz Dart and I was going to be a never-ending story. I figured we were around the same age with a year between her mum and my mum’s birthdates; our journeys were bound to be similar. Thus it turned out, in areas I didn’t expect. Liz Dart is a legend, as was her mum, Dame Phyllis Frost. My first question, when we eventually got around to business (delightfully interrupted by dogs) at her Pt Leo home was how had her mother’s incredible service to society, particularly in women’s prisons, shaped her life? “There must be a family gene that says there is nothing daughters cannot do. There were no high expectations, but we were never told we couldn’t do anything,” Liz said. For generations the women in my family have been strong, independent people, regarded as being ahead of their time and who always were involved with their communities. My aunts and my mother were high achievers who, especially in their younger days, were actually quite naughty although then it was called “high spirited”. How did her mother become involved with women’s prisons? Liz backtracked to say that her mother had originally trained as a physiotherapist and during the polio epidemic worked at Yooralla with children with polio. “Although Mum was well married by the time she had me, I was known as ‘Miss Turner’s baby’. “All physios were called ‘Miss’ someone,” I interrupted, currently editing a book of reminiscences from Victorian polio survivors. “Anyhow, some years later mum visited a friend, who wasn’t well off, but had a woman working for her. The friend explained that women prisoners as part of their rehabilitation could go out to work and be paid next to nothing,” Liz said. “Mum thought that was outrageous. She went back to university, studied criminology and became involved in the prison system. “She soon learned that women did not get a fair go in prison; there was much to be done.” Phyllis Frost took her three girls – Liz, Christine and Pauline – on prison

visits. (Turned out I knew Pauline from a previous life at Healesville.) “This was pre-drug culture; there are different people in prison today. The women then did a lot of knitting. We always had what we called ‘prison jumpers’,” Liz said. Meanwhile her dentist father Glenn, also heavily involved with his local community (through local government) was president of the Croydon Horticultural and Agricultural Society, had a great vegetable and flower garden, setting the scene for another side of Liz’s life – running the iconic Red Hill Show. “Mum and Dad complemented each other enormously,” she said. Liz confessed she wears her mother’s engagement ring whenever she faces a stressful situation. “She’s with me that way. I don’t

like unfairness or injustice [in government or anywhere] and still go into bat against it,” she said. The formidable Dame Phyllis Frost had ways for dealing with bureaucracy and almost always achieved what needed to be done. The Frost girls did the hard yards with their mother. Liz remembers in her early teens helping her scrub out a house where violence had occurred. During bushfires they could be found “pitching in” at the State Relief Centre, sorting clothing or distributing food. For many years sister Pauline was secretary of the Victorian Women’s Prison Council. The spirit of giving was innate. Like me, in the early 1960s Liz attended Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – and played up. “We would sit in darkened rooms

wearing duffle coats reciting Kerouac,” she said with a laugh. While I went folk singing, with friends Liz opened a discotheque. It was a good era, where anything seemed possible. “It was before the drug culture spread; off-duty police worked as bouncers so we had a good relationship with police. But then it lost its innocence,” she said. Liz went into advertising and public relations as a junior account executive, then to Coates Patons as photography supervisor for knitting pattern books. “This meant going out on location in summer, shooting winter knitwear and boiling. But they brought in people like Mary Quant and Norma Tullo to update the look. People still wanted to knit the tried and true patterns but also allowed new designers in.” From Patons, she worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital in the pathology department for years as secretary to the noted histopathologist Dr Peter Campbell. After marriage in 1970, the family settled full-time at Pt Leo, which threw Liz Dart full pelt into community activity – as well as running a craft shop called Country Matters. With two small boys, preschool requirements were important. The Balnarring preschool was low on numbers so Liz discovered funding to transport children from the new development of Westpark to help both communities. Before long Westpark was populous enough to have its own preschool. Liz helped mothers get that established, also working with the Hastings Social Welfare & Advisory Association helping set up the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and the Community Youth Support Scheme in Hastings. On the council of St Paul’s School “Mininbah” and “Woodleigh” for some years, she accepted the job of school development officer in 1985. She was also involved with the South Eastern Peninsula Residents’ Association and presented a weekly program on conservation issues on Radio 3RPP, where under the alias of “Ma Supial” she gave environmentally friendly household hints! Change beckoned and in 1997 Liz went to work for Flinders MP Peter Reith. “I loved working there. It wasn’t about politics. You can achieve so much for people through the right connections,” Liz said. In 2001, however, after a trip overseas with her two boys, she became seriously ill and wasn’t expected to live. Ambulance officers taking her to

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Frankston had to detour to Beleura Hospital for help, afraid Liz wouldn’t make it. Family members were called in from overseas to say goodbye. “The diagnosis was uncertain, but I had the good luck to strike a doctor who immediately understood it wasn’t a heart attack and changed treatment. It was all meant to be,” she said. Liz spent seven weeks in intensive care and many months in rehab. “But I defied predictions. I strongly believe in forces out there beyond our knowing.” Her death was mistakenly announced at the school where she worked. “I can genuinely say that rumours of my death were greatly exaggerated,” she said, quoting Mark Twain. However, Liz lives with primary lymphedema in both legs and has struggled to find a suitable management program for herself and, of course being Liz, for others. Lymphedema is a failure of the lymphatic system, causing swelling. Primary means since birth, secondary can be acquired following cancer when lymph nodes have been removed. She discovered the Lymphoedema Association of Victoria and naturally became secretary. “No one has come up with any answers,” she said grimly. I say my piece about the similar situation for polio survivors. Her involvement at the Red Hill Show began after being asked to take over as craft steward in the early 1980s. She moved up the ranks to become president and secretary for more than 20 years. “I’ve resigned as secretary, but keep on with the International Cool Climate Wine Show, which is my baby. And the show jumping because I love it.” Joy comes through her sons and their partners, grandchildren, the garden and two ebullient canine companions. Um, what about the “no” word? Is that in her vocabulary? “I always thought I’d know when it was time. I am still being asked to become involved with things but I find myself getting cranky so maybe it’s time to examine whether I’m doing a good job any more,” she said quietly. “How long can you swim against the tide?” Liz points to her favourite painting by Red Hill artist Michael Leeworthy. It shows 11 fish swimming in one direction. One of a different colour is swimming in the opposite direction.

MT ELIZA’S $400,000 skate park is attracting skaters from around Melbourne, thanks to a YouTube video posted by Mornington Peninsula Shire. Skater Ricky Davidson, left, made the hike to Mt Eliza from his home in Beaconsfield after seeing the clip. Mt Eliza Ward councillor Leigh Eustace (pictured) hopped on a board for the first time in 35 years. The first major event will be a meeting of the Skate and BMX South Eastern League on Saturday 26 May. Picture: Keith Platt

Penguin fine follows feature on Facebook A CRIB Point man has been fined $800 for catching and keeping a penguin. The 21-year-old kept the protected little penguin (Eudyptula minor) at his father’s house for several days. The man pleaded guilty in the Frankston Magistrates’ Court to one charge of possessing wildlife that was taken unlawfully and one charge of disposing of protected wildlife. Both charges are under the Wildlife Act 1975. Officers from the Department of Sustainability and Environment believe the penguin was taken from Phillip Island, although the convicted man stated he found it crossing the South Gippsland Highway at Tooradin at around 3am when he was driving back from the island with friends.

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Dolphin, seals snagged by fishing line SEALS and dolphins are being hooked on fishing gear carelessly dumped in Port Phillip. The latest victim, a two-year-old dolphin, prompted the Department of Sustainability and Environment to issue a warning to anglers, although tour boat operators and divers have for months being calling on authorities to help entangled seals. One of the seals was sighted at Rye pier just before Mornington Peninsula Shire proceeded with its Australia Day fireworks display. Crew on board the Sorrento-based Polperro tour boat spotted the dolphin on Friday 27 April. Efforts are now being made to locate and free the dolphin by the DSE, Zoos Victoria, dolphin tour operators, the Gold Coast’s Sea World and the Hastings-based Dolphin Research Institute. DSE senior wildlife officer Glenn Sharp said the agencies were doing their best to free the dolphin that appeared to be tangled in fishing line, rope and large shark fishing sinkers. “A rescue may be unachievable because we are dealing with a fast-moving, mid-sized, agile, sea-dwelling dolphin that can easily keep its distance from us,” Mr Sharp said. “We are privileged to share the water with marine mammals such as dolphins and an incident like this is a reminder of the detrimental impact humans can have on our wildlife.” Mr Sharp said DSE also had reports and confirmed sightings of six entangled seals in Port Phillip since December. “The amount of marine mammals

affected by discarded fishing line is unavoidable because seals take fish off the hooks,” he said. “However, discarding of fishing line appropriately will make a difference and help to minimise the detrimental impact on marine wildlife.” Mr Sharp said photographs and observations “suggest the fishing line and

rope entangling the dolphin may also be attached to a weight with hooks and the dolphin may have a hook in its body”. “We know Victorians love seeing marine mammals and we seek their cooperation to undertake recreational activities safely and clean up so that we can all enjoy these amazing animals

without jeopardising their lives.” To report an emergency – including stranding, entanglement, injury or death – involving a whale or a dolphin, call 1300 136 017. Information to help reduce the rates of marine entanglement by keeping waste out of the marine environment is at

Tied up: This young male seal with rope around his neck was first spotted at Chinamans Hat, off Rye, in January. Jessica Beckham, who photographed the seal, says the line had eaten into his flesh. “I’m out on the water [with the Polperro tour boat] most days and having to be confronted with this has been quite distressing, not only for me, but for guests on board. They were disgusted.”

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Decade up for rusty submarine By Mike Hast PORTS Minister Denis Napthine has handballed his professed interest in the submarine HMAS Otama to the Port of Hastings Development Authority. Dr Napthine last August promised to help the Western Port Oberon Association bring its 2000-tonne Oberon class submarine ashore at Hastings. The blow comes on the 10th anniversary of the arrival of Otama, which lies rusting at anchor off the Crib Point jetty. Last year, Dr Napthine told WPOA officials Max Bryant, Alf Tallon and

Howard Bull he would go in to bat for them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll work out if there are substantial impediments [to bringing the sub ashore at Hastings] and if we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it here, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look at Stony Point or Crib Point,â&#x20AC;? Dr Napthine said during a meeting in High St, Hastings, attended by The News. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the problems arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t genuine, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get it fixed; letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s find a site,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hastings MP Neale Burgess told Dr Napthine the Department of Sustainability and Environment had knocked back bringing ashore the 90-metre

long Otama between Hastings Yacht Club and Western Port Marina, claiming there was insufficient room for car parking. Mr Bryant told the minister DSE had initially supported the plan, but had changed its mind. Dr Napthine said he supported WPOAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan for a naval memorial park with Otama and an adjacent interpretative centre as the hub. Now Dr Napthine has sent a letter to the Oberon association stating it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;appropriate that the [Port of Hastings Development] authority considers your request for the use of the landâ&#x20AC;?.

On the weekend, Mr Bryant told The News the unwanted anniversary of the submarine had cost the association and the Western Port community $49 million in lost revenue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A study done for Mornington Peninsula Shire by economic consultants MacroPlan Australia said the submarine and its interpretative centre would have generated $4.9 million a year,â&#x20AC;? Mr Bryant said. After considering sites in Hastings near the yacht club, at Crib Point and Stony Point, the association has proposed bringing Otama next to the outside wall of the marina.

Mr Bryant said the outer hull of the sub was rusting but it was just cosmetic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The interior is as good as the day it arrived from Western Australia in May 2002.â&#x20AC;? The association was strong and had gained new members after distributing pamphlets at the recent Tyabb Air Show, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had members from Italy and Germany come to our centre in Crib Point recently. There is strong interest in Otama from around the world.â&#x20AC;? He said WPOA had more than 700 members.






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Family effort: Three generations of the Christie family are involved in the building of barbecues used in public reserves and parks throughout Australia. Pictured at the Dromana headquarters of D A Christie Pty Ltd are, from left, Alex Christie, with father David, mother Adele and grandmother Merle.

Dromana’s barbies are for the masses

By Keith Platt DAVID Christie fired up a couple of barbecues before Christmas, and they were still running hot in January. But unlike most blokes who light up and forget, he didn’t run out of gas or cop a roasting from his wife or kids. Taking barbecues to the limits of their use is Christie’s business. In fact, D A Christie Pty Ltd is a family business started 47 years ago by his father (also David, known as Sandy) that supplies most of the free barbecues found on foreshores and public land throughout Australia. Many of the barbecues made in the family’s Dromana factory are located in isolated areas, so dependability, durability and hygiene are essential. The two barbecues fired up before Christmas were advances on the current models of gas and electric units. The barbecues originally developed and sold by Christies were coin-operated, but damage by vandals trying to retrieve “gold” coins persuaded public authorities that it was far cheaper to make them available without charge. The genesis of Christie’s entry into the barbecue market came when David Christie senior, an electrical engineer working from his Dromana home, was asked to design a coin operation for a barbecue on the foreshore. Impetus for sealed barbecues came from total fire ban days and Christies “really hit the market” in 1974 after approaching municipal councils and national parks managers. The first of their barbecues were installed at Mentone and Parkdale. The business now has three generations of Christies on its staff, with David Christie as managing director, his wife Adele sales manager and son Alex customer relations coordinator. Merle Christie, David’s mother, is company secretary and on the board of directors. The brick and stone barbecues have now made way for ones made of extruded aluminium with compressed fibre cement panels, topped with stainless-steel benches and cooking areas. The company has “dabbled” in domestic barbecues but returned to its niche “because we can’t compete with Asia and China”, David Christie says. The company has sold more than 40,000 barbecues, with about 80 per cent going to the Australian market. “It’s not a very big market, with about 2500 being sold here a year,” Christie says. “And they have a 10-year service life.” He says there are a few cheaper brands marketed in Australia but they offer little follow-up support. Christies has seen steady growth, and now has a staff of 23.

There are five reps on the road, knocking on doors, bidding for tenders and “making relationships”. Christie says his company has “set the de facto standard” for outdoor, free barbecues, making them too high for youngsters to touch the hot plate and a six second safety delay on the operating button. Pre-heating at a temperature recommended by microbiologists ensures hygiene on hot plates that attract birds and animals when no one is around. “Pre-heating at over 100 degrees centigrade for more than four minutes kills most organisms that could hurt people. The best way to clean it is to pre-heat and then pour on a glass of cold water.” “Others tend to follow our lead, so part of the challenge is to keep ahead with our development.” This extends to making packaging easily transportable and barbecues that can be quickly assembled. Christie’s barbecues are exported to New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and most of Europe. The global financial crisis put a stop to most exports in 2008, but by the beginning of this year inquiries were “picking up”. “Public money dried up overseas, Australia doesn’t realise how lucky we were,” Christie says. Two barbecues were being shipped to Zurich in Switzerland where authorities were trying to stop the use of small, portable barbecues heated by disposable charcoal. One barbecue installed in a park in Hamburg, Germany, had saved 600 kilograms of ash being dumped as well as improving air quality. “Overseas visitors are amazed when they see that our councils provide free barbecues. “We see ourselves as a market leader in these types of outdoor barbecues while for other manufacturers these are just a sideline.” Christie barbecues utilise some parts made overseas, mainly because they are not available in Australia, but the metal fabrication is done in Dandenong. And the need to test a barbecue’s stamina and reliability? “They get one year’s use in a month. The ones we’re doing now have been going three months and they’re still chugging along. “It’s accelerated testing. The real world testing is done on the Dromana foreshore. Just about everything has been tested – there’s nothing like being in the public domain.” And just to show that Dromana is the spiritual home of the Christie barbecues, one coin-operated unit remains. Still heating on command, still doing it job. Reprinted courtesy BusinessTimes

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Paradise awaits WITH a stunning array of quality and glamour, this divine property showcases all the essential features of the perfect rural lifestyle. Breathtaking views encompass both Western Port Bay and the entire western side of Phillip Island from this superb 2.5-hectare (five-acre) allotment (approx). Set at the top of a meandering driveway, the incredible home features blackbutt timber pillars and hand-laid stone walls to the formal entry, all set under glass cathedral ceilings. The main living area soaks up the bay vistas and sliding doors take you to the sunny timber deck with a feature gas pebble fire, ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning and polished bamboo timber floors. The kitchen is a true statement of brilliance with its amazing onyx marble benchtops, a full set of appliances incorporating a custom-fitted refrigerator, wine fridge and steam oven. Entertaining will be an absolute breeze as you play host to all of your friends and family around the designer, 18-metre solar- and gas-heated lap pool and cook up a storm under the cabana with a full kitchen. Retire for the evening to the amazing master suite with a stunning ensuite bathroom, magnificently highlighted by imported Italian stone tiles and its own kitchenette. Each of the other three bedrooms have their own storage space with Shoji screen internal doors, all sharing a well-appointed stone tiled family bathroom with floor heating and direct access to the pool area. The journey outdoors reveals a four-bay storage shed with a dry store and stable, separate studio, full dressage arena and four well-equipped paddocks. The property is set among native landscaped gardens. Whether you are a horse enthusiast, love wine tours, surfing weekends or just have the means for a fantastic getaway, you must inspect this incredible property.

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SET in the Peninsula Parklands lifestyle village, this near-new, two-bedroom property would make for an ideal retirement home. The home is near the new community centre and all facilities and has been well maintained. The interior has a nice lounge with gas heating and air-conditioner and the kitchen has a wall oven, gas cooktop and the adjoining meals area has a tinted bay window. Both bedrooms have built-in robes and ceiling fans. A single carport at the side has a roller door and is tandem length to store a caravan. New owners can take the option of a 30-year lease.

CATERING for all the needs of a large family, this splendid double-storey brick home is in a quiet court setting with room to move. Polished pine floorboards feature throughout the kitchen, living areas and walkways. The kitchen has a nice sunny aspect and features a stainless-steel dishwasher and wall oven. From the adjoining dining area you can access the undercover patio. The big lounge has a wood heater and air-conditioner. Upstairs are the four bedrooms, all with built-in robes, and the main bedroom has an ensuite. At street level is a double garage with internal access to the home. It is large enough for a workshop area.

Address: 9 Palm Drive, HASTINGS Price: $189,000 Agency: Tallon First National Real Estate, 35 High Street, Hastings, 5979 3000 Agent: Nigel Evans, 0439 540 055

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Palm Drive

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Beautifully maintained, retirement unit with twobedrooms, both with BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & ceiling fans. A large lounge with gas heating, split system air-conditioning & ceiling fan. A good size modern kitchen with wall oven & gas cook top overlooks the meals area with picture window. The main bathroom has a large shower & the laundry leads to the long carport with roller door. Option for a 30 year lease.

For Sale:

Pick your own builder and design your dream home on the largest block in the estate. Situated at the end of the court in a quiet location framed by trees and close to recreational facilities. 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.

For Sale:





Industrial 3 Zoned Factory + Yard

General Store - Only Business in Town

:LWKSOHQW\RISDVVLQJWUDIĂ&#x20AC;FWKLVPXOWLSXUSRVHVLWH suits mechanics, engineering, fabrication and storage. Â&#x201E;Industrial 3 Zone Â&#x201E;757m2 approx land Â&#x201E;295m2 approx factory Â&#x201E;6m roof height Â&#x201E;4.4m roller door height Â&#x201E;3 phase power Â&#x201E;Heavy duty frame Â&#x201E;colourbond exterior Â&#x201E;Small side & rear yard with fencing Â&#x201E;toilet Â&#x201E;,QWHUQDORIĂ&#x20AC;FH For Sale: $320,000 For Lease: $1550.00pcm + GST + OGS

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.

For Sale:

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5979 3000

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Picturesque Gardens with Bay Views

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Mobile 0403 908 134

1549 Frankston Flinders Road, Tyabb

Phone: (03) 5977 3747

La Marina Plaza, 171 Marine Drive, Safety Beach

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Auction: Friday 18th May @1.00pm on site

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Est 1989

6/1160 Frankston-Flinders Road Position Position Position Ć&#x201D;4uality built 3 bedroom, low maintenance unit Ć&#x201D; Only minutes walk to local shopping, transport, schools Ć&#x201D; Large lounge/dining area, ďŹ&#x201A;oating ďŹ&#x201A;oor boards Ć&#x201D; Modern kitchen with s/steel appliances plus dishwasher Ć&#x201D; Security shutters on all windows,


SigniďŹ cant Tyabb Landmark Ć&#x201D; Original Tyabb landmark formerly known as Potts General Store Ć&#x201D; Built Circa 1915 Ć&#x201D; Offered for sale for only the second time in 97 years Ć&#x201D; Plethora of opportunities for the investor/owner, occupier or developer.

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From $290,000 - $380,000

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1527 Frankston - Flinders Road

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Ć&#x201D;Beautifully presented 2 bedroom unit Ć&#x201D;Comprising large formal lounge room with gas wall furnace Ć&#x201D; R/cycle air-conditioning Ć&#x201D;Modern kitchen with s/steel appliances inc. dishwasher Ć&#x201D;Outdoor entertaining area Ć&#x201D;Single lock-up garage with remote.

Ć&#x201D; 2 x three bedroom units, FES to main bedroom Ć&#x201D;7LOHGZHWDUHDVVVWHHODSSOLDQFHVWRNLWFKHQ Ć&#x201D; Open plan living areas, 9ft ceilings Ć&#x201D; Double garage with remote, landscaped gardens Ć&#x201D; Minutes walk to local shops & transport Ć&#x201D; Buy off the plan and save on stamp duty





$750,000 - $795,000

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8 Colchester Court Simple Yet Stylish

Light, Space and Comfort

34 Seaview Road Seaview Gums

Ć&#x201D; Four bedrooms, ensuite to main Ć&#x201D; Lounge room with wood heater and ducted heating Ć&#x201D;Modern kitchen & family area Ć&#x201D; TerriďŹ c outdoor entertaining area, lovely gardens Ć&#x201D; Room for boat, trailer or caravan Ć&#x201D; Double garage with workshop

Ć&#x201D; Located in one of the ďŹ nest parts of Somerville Ć&#x201D;&RQVLVWVRIWKUHHbedrooms, main with FES Ć&#x201D; Lounge with open ďŹ re place, family room with gas heating Ć&#x201D;Evaporative cooling throughout Ć&#x201D;Timber kitchen with dishwasher Ć&#x201D;Outdoor entertaining area, very private setting

Ć&#x201D; Outstanding solid brick 30sq approx. residence Ć&#x201D; Picturesque 2 acres approx well-treed block Ć&#x201D;Includes 4 bedrooms, FES, formal lounge/dining area with A/C Ć&#x201D; Modern tiled kitchen/family area with coonara heating Ć&#x201D; Plus 2 bedroom semi self-contained in-law accomadation Ć&#x201D; Tennis court, triple carport, large sheds plus car parking.



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$790,000 - $820,000

$1.4 million

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$830,000 - $850,000

795 Robinsons Road â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Norwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Character and Charm

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Picnic Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Ć&#x201D; Beautiful 8-acre property with charming colonial style homestead Ć&#x201D; Large open plan lounge and dining areas Ć&#x201D;Blackwood timber kitchen and meals area Ć&#x201D; Three bedrooms, FES to main Ć&#x201D; Verandah overlooks two ornamental dams Ć&#x201D; Lots of sheds for storage and separate bungalow

Ć&#x201D;Hidden sanctuary located 1.25 acres approx Ć&#x201D;Huge 4 bedroom family home with wrap around verandah. Ć&#x201D;Featuring timber kitchen/family area with polished floor boards, Ć&#x201D;Ducted heating, lounge/dining area with open fire place Ć&#x201D;+uge rumpus room Ć&#x201D;Entertaining area overlooking flood lit mod grass tennis court Ć&#x201D;Huge 12m x 8m shed.

Ć&#x201D; 50 acre (approx.) allotment with incredible Western Port Bay views Ć&#x201D; Short drive to Crib Point ferry Ć&#x201D; Build your dream getaway (STCA) with access to your own beach Ć&#x201D; All measurements in above image are approximates. For all enquiries contact Phil Stone

1067 Frankston-Flinders Road, Somerville 5977 7766

PHIL STONE 0412 226 758 HUGH GAMBLE 0401 319 811

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LUXURY HOME WITH POOL & PUTTING GREEN The ultimate secluded family sanctuary, this palatial 40sq (approx.) residence offers a taste of American colonial grandeur among forest-like gardens complete with a sparkling in-ground pool and a golf putting green and bunker. Set on 2/3 acre (approx.) behind remote-controlled gates, the luxury 4 bedroom home is your familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-awaited reward where they can spread out in three huge living areas, while entertaining takes place by the ORXQJHURRPÂżUHLQDPRRGÂżOOHGIRUPDOGLQLQJURRPDW the family room bar or a fabulous all-weather alfresco entertaining area with mounted radiant heaters and bistro blinds that enclose the whole area for those endless all season dinner parties. But it is the master suite that is designed to truly pamper featuring a lovely window seat, walk in robe and a deluxe ensuite complete with a sunken jacuzzi beside a stunning water feature that sends water cascading down the wall, a double shower and granitetopped twin vanity. Upstairs, the children reign supreme ZLWKWKUHHEHGURRPVĂ&#x20AC;RZLQJIURPDODUJHVWXG\DUHDRQWKH landing, a family bathroom with a spa bath and vast games room including a kitchenette area, wiring for surround sound and a balcony with stairs leading down to the pool. Rich with character and elegance, the home also includes a gourmet kitchen with granite bench tops, a twin-drawer dishwasher and walk-in pantry, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, a secure dog run, a double remotecontrolled garage and remote front gates. AUCTION: TERMS: PRICE GUIDE: INSPECT: CONTACT:

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Saturday 12th May at 1pm 10% deposit, balance 120 days $1.05M-$1.15M Saturday 1-1.30pm James Crowder 0407 813 377 Deb Ketting-Olivier 0403 554 955

Shop 7 / 20-22 Ranelagh Drive MOUNT ELIZA

SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER PHONE: 03 5979 3555 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road. HASTINGS. VIC. 3915



Situated in a quiet court 4 location, boasting 4 bedrooms 2 all with B.I.R.’s, master with ensuite & spacious lounge with 2 separate meals area. Adjoining laminated kitchen with overhead cupboards, plus, brand new stove and dishwasher. Outside boasts covered outdoor deck area, brand new rear fence & double carport with small garden shed. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE: $310,000 - $330,000 VIEW: Saturday 11.00-11.30am AGENT: Wilma Green 0407 833 996 OFFICE: 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, 5979 3555

SOMERVILLE 11 Westminster Court You will fall in love with this 2 well-presented home, with a 1 touch of French provincial flair. Large informal living and meals 2 area with near new carpet, plus a spacious kitchen with Caesar stone bench tops. Both bedrooms are very spacious, master with W.I.R. This home has been tastefully renovated and is in excellent condition. Contact Exclusive Agent.


4 VIEW: By Appointment 2 AGENT: Carefully designed for the growing family, this Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686 4 executive residence is only five years old. OFFICE: Boasting four large bedrooms, master with 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, W.I.R. & ensuite, plush quality carpets, three Hastings 5979 3555 living areas plus quality fixtures and fittings. Also featuring ducted heating, double garage with rear roller door access, block size approx. 800sqm and too many more features to mention. Still under builders warranty! Contact Exclusive Agent. $410,000 NEGOTIABLE

$329,900 By Appointment Wilma Green 0407 833 996 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, 5979 3555

BITTERN 15 Skinner Street

Quality four bedroom open plan 7 main residence with soaring 3 pine lined cathedral ceilings! Double garage under roof plus 4 additional double garage to rear and verandah on three sides! There is a second three bedroom home under the same roof to rear with connecting verandah. Set on almost 3/4 acre, with planning permit issued for three lot subdivision. Contact Exclusive Agent.

Development site or an 3 affordable home on 700sqmt 1 (approx.) allotment! The home 2 boasts a recent renovated kitchen, spacious lounge area, 3 generous sized bedrooms, all with B.I.R.’s. Outside has a decked outdoor area, side verandah under roof line and a large double garage with power and concrete. Contact Exclusive Agent.

PRICE: EXPRESS SALE VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Chris Watt 0417 588 321 OFFICE: 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, 5979 3555

PRICE: $329,000 VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Wilma Green 0407 833 996 OFFICE: 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, 5979 3555

BITTERN 59 Myers Road

HASTINGS 34 Burke Street

CRIB POINT 57 Hamilton Street


Positioned on a 1050m2 approx. 4 allotment, this four bedroom 2 family home features spacious formal and informal living zones, 6 solid timber kitchen and secure double lock-up garage, plus master bedroom with a W.I.R. and ensuite. Also boasts ducted heating, solid Jarrah flooring, freshly painted with quality carpets and window furnishings. Contact Exclusive Agent.

Worst house in the best street 3 - Bring your tools! 3 bedroom 1 period style home, boasting 2 original features throughout including hardwood flooring, picture rails, cornices - in need of some TLC but make no mistake, a real gem of a property for the astute investor. Located only a short walk to the Marina and town centre. Contact Exclusive Agent.

PRICE: EXPRESS SALE VIEW: Saturday 11.00-11.30am AGENT: Kerry Lee Marshall 0408 363 686 OFFICE: 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, 5979 3555


EXPRESS SALE By Appointment Kerry Lee Marshall 0408 363 686 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, 5979 3555

HASTINGS 16 Douglas Street

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Confucius says: The best way to slow a runaway horse, is to bet on it.

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Nobody expects a ferret in their bedroom By Stuart McCullough ‘LOST! One ferret. Answers to the name of Tony.’ While neighbourhood light poles are littered with pamphlets advertising everything from garage sales to school fetes to lost cats and dogs, ferrets rarely get a look in. Perhaps people feel you can only really say so much on a light pole. In fact, it’s true to say that most people have a carport rather than a garage, but you never hear of a carport sale. Such a declaration would, no doubt, spook the horses. In the same way, it’s fine to plaster a photo of some unfortunate feline or doggy far and wide in a plea for its prompt return, you seldom if ever see anyone begging to be notified as to the whereabouts of their missing pet hairy-backed tarantula or short-nosed crocodile. The same is true of ferrets. It was just after 3am last Wednesday when, if not all hell, then at least threequarters of it broke loose downstairs. The silent, early hours of the morning were sliced open by two piercing screams from our neighbours. This, I must say, is highly unusual; they’re simply not the kind of people to make a ruckus. This screaming was followed by an avalanche of footsteps, closing doors and what sounded like hand-to-hand combat. This prompted some discussion as to whether we should go down and offer assistance, in case they were trying to fend off an intruder. But the sound rising through the floorboards suggested that such assistance was not necessary. The following day, Kate received an email from our downstairs neighbours politely asking if we were missing a ferret.


They had been sleeping when they heard a scratching sound in their bedroom and, out of curiosity, switched on the light. The illumination revealed a somewhat surprised ferret which, in turn, inspired the squealing and scrambling that followed. Nobody expects a ferret in the bedroom, especially if you don’t own one. After managing to evict the interloper from their apartment, our neighbours were startled to find the furry intruder returning through the cat-flap, setting off a second wave of commotion. In response to the question ‘have you – perchance – misplaced a ferret?’ I was able to answer with almost complete certainty that this was not the case. In fact, so far as we could ascer-

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tain, no one in our block of apartments was a secret ferret fancier. After tossing the interloper out, it took up residence in the courtyard, eyeing off tenants as they went to start their cars later that morning. To know the creature was still lurking somewhere in the backyard was somewhat unnerving. For all I knew, it was now in the mood for revenge and could easily launch an attack from a hiding place under the stairs at any moment. It’s never pleasant to lose a pet. Many years ago, my brother Lachlan had a pet mouse named Manceton. He was allowed to keep it in his bedroom, in an old budgerigar cage. But like Papillon, Manceton was not about to al-

low himself to be imprisoned for very long. There began a series of escapes, the likes of which would put most ferrets to shame. Generally, these prison breaks ended after a short time in which my brother would tear through the house in search of his escaped pet. In one way, you have to admire its determination. How it managed to get away, much less smuggle a pair of wire cutters into its cage in the first place, quite rightly boggles the mind. However, the day inevitably came when Manceton escaped and could not be found. We had our suspicions, of course. For while Manceton no longer occupied his cage, his odour continued to occupy my brother’s room.

Over time, the mouse scent carried with it the whiff of decay and it seemed likely that poor Manceton – desperate to escape – had got stuck somewhere in the room and had perished. Years later, a mouse skeleton was discovered in the curtain railing. Alas poor Manceton. All you craved was freedom. While all those in the surrounding apartments declared they knew nothing of the ferret, one reported hearing someone from the next block over calling out for ‘Tony’ at about 5am. To their credit, our neighbours rang local vets in the hope this might reveal the owner of a ferret named Tony. Whether describing the resulting reunion as a miracle is not only going overboard but recklessly disregarding the lifejackets in the process probably doesn’t matter. A grateful owner collected a disoriented ferret to return it to its home. Our neighbours, I suspect, are likely to add some kind of keypad to the cat flap as a means of upping the security level. There’s nothing worse than losing a beloved pet. More than that, it’s quite a big deal to find something so precious to somebody else, especially at three o’clock in the morning. That’s a mighty responsibility. In a sense, it doesn’t matter what you love – cat, dog or blue-tongued lizard. Having a pet reveals something about all of us. It’s well proven that having a pet increases your general health and wellbeing. I’m not a bit surprised. Especially when the pet in question is a ferret named Tony.


Performance NEW Zealand-born Keith Urban picked up his first guitar aged six and won his first talent quest at eight. He was influenced by Glen Campbell, Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac and Don Williams. Urban (pictured) became a Tamworth busker before winning his first Star Maker Quest in 1990 and a Golden Guitar in 1991 for best new talent. The winning song was I Never Work on a Sunday. He went on to win eight Golden Guitars. Now one of the world’s top-selling country music artists, he is enjoying time at the top of both the music charts and television ratings. Urban’s Greatest Hits album is at No 1 on iTunes, while Channel 9’s The Voice, on which Urban appears as a coach, is at No 1. Greatest Hits took the No 1 position on the iTunes chart following the second episode of The Voice, and has kept UK boy band One Direction at No 2 after their recent chart dominance. Greatest Hits is one of four Urban albums in the iTunes album chart alongside Be Here, Get Closer and Defying Gravity. He has sold more than 15 million albums. Urban’s current No 1 follows his recent third consecutive US No 1 song

You Gonna Fly from the Get Closer album. The No 1 US hit follows previous Get Closer chart toppers Without You and Long Hot Summer and gives him a 14 No 1 hits in the US. *** CAT Stevens spent his childhood in a flat above his parents’ restaurant in London’s West End. Cat Stevens, real name Steve Georgiou, had his first hit single I Love My Dog at age 19 before he contracted tuberculosis in 1968 and retired from music. After two years he re-emerged and

released the album Tea for the Tillerman in 1971, which gave him international stardom, the album making it to No 2 on the Australian charts and staying in the top 40 album charts for a staggering 96 weeks. The follow-up Teaser and the Firecat (1971) went straight to No 1 in Australia, staying there for 69 weeks. The 1972 album Catch Bull at Four also hit No 1 on the Aussie charts and remained for 34 weeks. Other albums to follow included Foreigner, Buddha and the Chocolate Box, Greatest Hits, Numbers, Izitso and Back to Earth. In 1979, he became a Muslim, took the name Yusuf Islam and retired from music. In 2006, he returned to pop music with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, Another Cup, under the name Yusuf. Island Records released his most recent album Roadsinger in 2009. Former Hollies singer Terry Sylvester, Rick Nelson’s son Gunnar Nelson and Holly Williams (daughter of Hank Williams Jr) were featured on backing vocals on Roadsinger. This month, Melbourne will see the $5 million production of Moonshadow, the first musical by Yusuf. He has

been working in Melbourne with the cast for the past few months. “The musical has been my baby for a while and it’s about to be born here in Melbourne. I’m really excited. It’s looking fantastic,” he said. Yusuf first indicated the musical was on the way when he made comment during his 2010 Australian tour. He has written new songs for Moonshadow, but most are his classics. The story is centred around family and is about someone who has a dream of another world. Five principal cast members are Gareth Keegan (Jersey Boys, Rocky Horror Show, Bobby Darin Musical), Gemma-Ashley Kaplan (Neighbours, Damn Yankees), Jolvon James (Shane Warne: The Musical, Mama Mia, Homicide, Blue Heelers, Water Rats), Blake Bowden (West Side Story, Boy From Oz, Home and Away) and Robert Grubb (Phar Lap, Gallipoli, McLeod’s Daughters, The Flying Doctors, All Saints, Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You). Moonshadow opens at the Princess Theatre on 31 May. Tickets 1300 111 011 or online

is still there claiming he did his best for his clients. Will the government compensate the losers? Probably, to ensure that people are calmed by the magic word “superannuation”. True, I am no financial adviser, but with billions invested in superannuation funds it stands to reason there are termites in the woodwork. Be certain. *** I’M so glad the young ones have a new skate park at Mt Eliza. Now there’s a call for a footpath to the park, maybe a clean concrete footpath. And after that we could perhaps call for freshwater drinking fountains along the way, never forgetting coin-operated first aid kits. Mt Eliza, the unforbidden city on the peninsula. Do not disturb. *** BIG splash in The Age: “Victoria in danger of losing its triple A credit rating.” This caused me some concern until I suddenly realised I hadn’t a clue what it meant, not dissimilar (or similar?) to my feelings/knowledge of the surplus/deficit talk. Further, I remembered that they all got it wrong just three years ago. Then I remembered Melbourne was built on a deficit. I turned to the sports section. *** TEDDY Baillieu (“I will increase

transparency and disclosure to break Labor’s culture of secrecy and deals”) has his Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission running. Well done Mr Premier. Nobody knows what investigations into “serious” corrupt conduct means, of course, but it looks good anyway. Secret hearings no doubt. Are we fools? *** HAVE just received a copy of Flinders Community News from handsome Greg Hunt MP, which I shall treasure. Nice; colourful. Eight pages of good deeds featuring handsome Greg some two dozen times. Go Greggy. I often wonder if he will lose his good looks as he gets older. It works in reverse for some, you know. I was pretty ordinary as a nipper and into my 50s, but now I’m reasonably presentable. *** ONE of life’s problems is when you are put in a situation where a galah rules the roost, like where one behaves in a manner above their station in life despite their job description. I recall during my National Service I was on a ship where they had a “Splice the Mainbrace” (free grog) day, but Monsieur Galah barred everyone. Only on our ship. A very unhappy crew. The word was they staged a small mutiny

in Japan after I left; it was hushed up. You come across them in the public service, too; heads are too big for their small brains. They promote authoritarianism, arbitrary punishment and inherent unfairness. They particularly survive in places like the Department of Human Services, Centrelink and the AFL. *** ASIO is responsible for security checks of refugees. Going on my experience, God help the refugees. Has ASIO got a file on me? Probably. Way back in the 1950s they had a file on Ginger Meggs, so the rumour goes. I had a cousin who worked for them, likely as a clerk but from his demeanour it was like James Bond without the females. They worked out of a building that nobody mentioned except everybody at Victoria Barracks. Or was it another rumour? Still, whichever way you look at it they’re more efficient than the Commonwealth Police. ASIO is now investigating environment activists apparently. That should keep them at bay for a time. *** SHADOW treasurer Joe Hockey is sprouting a welfare system closer to our Asian neighbours. Where will the savings go, Joe? To the 1% or to your

By Gary Turner au *** THE Bootleg Beatles, formed from the West End cast of the Broadway musical Beatlemania, perform at Frankston Arts Centre on Friday 11 May. They have been dubbed the world’s premier Beatles tribute band. Tickets 9784 1060. *** SOME of Australia’s best known guitarists will pay homage to Jimi Hendrix in the one-off show Experience Jimi Hendrix at the Forum Theatre on Saturday 23 June. Bob Spencer (Skyhooks), Jimi Hocking (Screaming Jets), Phil Manning (Chain), Stuart Fraser (Noiseworks), Dave Leslie (Baby Animals), Steve Edmonds (Jimmy Barnes Band) and many others will appear. Tickets 136 100. www.empiretouring.

A Grain of Salt DO you ever get the feeling we’re being conned? Yes, it’s common to talk with people who have grudges; against Centrelink, politicians, immigrants, you name them. Closer examination results in their facts being arrived at by instinct, gossip and bias rather than knowledge and reason. Look back to the era when John Cain was our premier. There were no poker machines, no football betting, no GST. So how did governments manage in the light of the huge increases in income today, and yet there is a never-ending cry of cuts in services due to reaching their fantasy surplus? Who are these people who spend a lifetime thinking of ways to cut our income and increase theirs? No difference in federal politics. The Coalition and Labor both have razor gangs sifting through ways to cut our entitlements while they are munching on caviar and biscuits. *** WHERE exactly have you invested your money? If you don’t know, you should. Trio Capital in Wollongong lost $180 million; something about offshore investments and, presto, hundreds of people lose retirement nest eggs. The fund manager copped two and a half years in jail, a typical sentence for crooks in suits. The adviser

Joke!!! A man goes to his doctor and says “Doc, I can’t stop singing the Green Green Grass of Home.” The doctor says “That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome.” The patient asks “Is it common?” To which the doctor replies “It’s not unusual.”

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By Cliff Ellen increased salary to buy more pasta? You want savings, Joe? How about capital gains tax, negative gearing, family trusts and other sweeteners for the rich? The list is long, Joe. He’s a time bomb this bloke. *** WHETHER or not the Speaker of the House of Reps is guilty or innocent only time will tell, but in the meantime he certainly has an appropriate surname... Come on buddies? Prayer rooms for Muslims at all AFL grounds? How about prayer rooms for Magpie fans; BYO mat? Farewell and well done to former Greens leader Bob Brown. I didn’t voted for him but he had some fine ideas. “Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.” – Mark Twain Peace until Cup Day.

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Sorras’ dominance over Blues Words Toe Punt, Pictures Andrew Hurst SORRENTO remains the king of the MPNFL Nepean Division mountain after smashing Hastings by 38 points on Saturday in the grand final rematch. Both were undefeated coming into the game, the Sharks beating Dromana and Somerville, and the Blues with wins over Rosebud and Crib Point. It was neck and neck in the first hour, with just one point separating the sides at the major interval. The run of Sorrento was always going to be a concern for the Blues late in the game, as the Sharks were coming off a 14-day break. Having played its round two game against Dromana on Easter Saturday, Sorrento had an extra week’s break. This gave the likes of Trevor Mattison (hand), Leigh Treeby (hamstring) and skipper Benny McCormack (hamstring) the opportunity to recover for this all-important game. The Blues went into the match without the suspended Mick Haddad and Steven Hull, both getting two weeks after the Rosebud game. Sorrento has the ability to turn a game on its head within minutes. On Saturday at Thomas Barclay Reserve in Hastings, that explosion took place in the third quarter. With five goals each at half-time, the Sharks came out in the third and booted eight goals to two. At three-quarter time, the game was effectively over as the Sharks had a 41-point break. The visitors may have lost a gun ‘ranga’ (red head) in Josh Stephenson, but they have been fortunate to replace him with another with a similar complexion and hair colour in Dalton Sanderson. Sanderson booted five goals and was one of the key differences between the sides. Treeby also was super with three goals and the defence, led by Guy Stringer and Chris Bagot, kept the Blues’ forwards under control. Hastings coach Glenn Michie and Grant Masterson each kicked three goals, but they didn’t have massive influences on the game. Sorrento tall Jon Croad is arguably the most improved player in the competition in the past 12 months and his contribution as a pinch-hitter in the ruck and in defence was significant. Adam Jago continues to get better for the Blues and by season’s end, he’s going to be a dominant performer. Mark Deveraux has also proved to be a good recruit and Colin McVeigh continues to be a star of the competition. The Blues have some ground to make up. It’s only round three, but a six-goal loss on home turf against the side that beat you in the 2011 grand final is cause for concern. A best-on-ground display from Crib Point coach Dave Lawson saw his side defeat Frankston Bombers at Greg Beck Oval. Lawson, who used to be one of the best forwardmidfielders in the game, booted seven goals was the Magpies won by seven points. Since taking the coaching job with the Pies a few seasons back, Lawson has played predominantly as a midfielder, spending less time in attack. On Saturday, his ventures into the scoring zone proved to be the key difference. After the game, the Bombers were ruing opportunities wasted in the second quarter. Kicking with the wind, the Bombers managed 6.8 while the Pies were able to convert three of six opportunities. At half-time, the margin was 11 points in favour of the home side. The Pies kicked clear in the third, thanks largely to Lawson, who booted three goals in 10 minutes, while Waide Symes finished with three majors. Sam Austin played one of his best games in years for the black and white, and Matt Jackson continues to prove he is one of the recruits of the season. While Lawson and Symes booted 10 of the 16 goals, the Pies had another six goal kickers. The Bombers were always going to come charging in the final term, but for the second time in three matches, Cribby was able to hold


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its nerve, dig deep, show enormous resolve and strong character, and get the points. Teenager Michael Maorino with three goals was the best of the Bombers, while Shaun Wilkey and James Degenhardt were again among the best. Bombers coach Tony Blackford said he was getting sick and tired of the roller coaster ride his side was taking him on. “When our backs are to the wall, we tend to come out fighting, but we just can’t seem to find consistency,” Blackford said. “Take nothing away from Crib Point though, they came to play, they were up and about and excited, and went home with the result. “Plugger [Lawson] was awesome. He was at his vintage best playing as a forward. We played three blokes on him and couldn’t stop him.” Conversely, problems continue with the form of recruit Brad Wakeling, who again had zero impact as a forward. “He’s struggling, no doubt about that,” Blackford said. “We put him [Wakeling] back at one point and sent Shaun Brand forward and that worked for us. It’s something we might need to look at.” In better news for the Bombers, recruits Leigh Bidey and Dean Wagner were among the best in the reserves. Blackford said Wagner was “exceptional”. Rosebud had to overcome a slow start to defeat Tyabb in a highly entertaining game. The Buds trailed by 27 points at quarter time and by nine points at half-time, before kicking seven goals to two in the second half to win by 31 points. It was a dominant display by the Buds in the second hour, Ryan Spooner, Greg Bentley and Rhys Bancroft all getting on top through the middle of the ground. While the Buds have some outstanding upper echelon talent in the team, it’s unheralded players such as Mitch Wells and Jamie Clarke who continue to get the job done. Along with the likes of Jack Jarman, Reece Woods and Cody Mulcair, it is the improvement and development of these players over the past couple of years that has seen Rosebud enjoy a good start to the season. There was no Daniel Giarusso for Rosebud on Saturday, which made the win even more impressive. The Yabbies were totally outgunned in the second half. Scott Pickersgill continued to rebound off half back and Jake Anderson worked hard, but there weren’t many other stand out performers for the home side. One positive was the performance of Josh Morhun, who played his first game of the season. Former Rosebud player Robbie Beswick may have regretted his decision to leave the Buds for the Yabbies in the off-season. He had little influence on the match. Tyabb coach Brad Coller said he was disappointed with his side’s second half. “The teams completely changed their output in the second half,” Coller said. “I thought Rosebud was down in the first half and we were up and about. In the second half, it was the opposite. “We should have been five goals up at half-time but gave away three goals through mistakes. The opposition was good enough to make us pay. “Rosebud was great in the second half and we were average.” Coller refused to lay blame for losses on the half a dozen injuries to key players. Tyabb is missing through injury Tavis Brown, Stuart Bell, Kade Anderson, Rowan McGrath, Josh Milburn and Ash Souter. They lost Tim McGrath on Saturday with rib damage. “All pre-season we worked on our structures and I guess when you have so many injuries to key position players, the structures are compromised,” Coller said. “However, I’m not sure the injuries have an influence on our mental toughness and that lacked a bit on Saturday.” Dromana proved that it had taken the next step

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in its development this season, easily accounting for Red Hill at Red Hill showgrounds. In what many predicted would be a danger game for the Tigers, they came out firing in the first quarter, gave themselves a 32-point buffer and won by 36 points. While the scoreline suggested Dromana was only able to extend its quarter time lead by four points at the end, the Hillmen were never really in the contest on the scoreboard. The Tigers’ ability to share the work is where the improvement has come in the past two seasons. Dromana had nine goal kickers on Saturday, Steven Gaertner and Ryan Hawkins the chief contributors with three goals each, while Anthony Bruin has become the third string to the bow, booting a couple. Finding a genuine full-back in Jay Neratzoglou has been a significant difference for the Tigers and the form of Paul Minchington and Toby Banks has been exceptional. David Teasdale and Jarryd Douglas

managed to boot three goals each for Red Hill. The week off last week gave the Tigers the opportunity to have a look at the Hillmen, which gave them the chance to lay eyes on David Maplestone. He booted two goals but was kept under wraps. Luke Adams was again the Hillmen’s best, and Joe Krieger and Ben McGuinness were again among the better players. Dromana has two wins from three matches, its only loss coming against Sorrento on Easter Saturday. After squaring the win-loss ledger against Devon Meadows last week, the Hillmen are now behind at 1-2. Dromana coach Gavin Artico said after the match it was “always nice to come away from Red Hill with a win”. “The weather never seems to be great when we go to Red Hill and it does make it tough, hard footy,” he said. “I was very pleased with our start. To have nine goals kicked against you in the first game of the year against Sorrento, and then bounce back with

nine against Pearcedale and six against Red Hill was pleasing. “The key for us is to develop an even spread of contributors and I think we are getting close to that. “Our depth is very good, there are some name players in the reserves and the young ones coming up are holding their own and contributing to the team. “We are a lot less predictable and harder to match-up on if we have blokes popping up and doing their bit every week.” Pearcedale won its first game of the season, coming from behind to knock over Somerville. At the beginning of the season, you could have put your house on the well recruited Eagles beating the Panthers. However, as we all know, four weeks is a long time in footy. The Eagles were impressive against Sorrento, going down by less than two kicks, and went down in a thriller against Frankston Bombers last week. However, after a handful of players failed to attend an early-morning recovery session after the Frankston

loss, coach Leigh Stewart was left with little choice but to discipline the players. Coupled with a handful of injuries, the Eagles went into Saturday’s game against the Panthers without Justin Allsop, Ben Crowe (injured), Josh Collie, Caleb Cox, Chris King, Aaron Murray (injured), Paul McDonald (injured) and Sam Adams. The Eagles’ best performer this season, teenager Luke Rowe, was on Stingrays duties. Somerville was ripe for the picking and Pearcedale did exactly that. Coming from behind in the final term, Pearcedale won by 18 points. Daniel Murray booted six for the Panthers and Damien McCormack was one of the best players with three goals. Travis Sauer, Pat Cadd and Tony Lester were also instrumental in the victory. Emilio Bitters played his best game for the season for the Eagles, while Jonno Edwards and Leigh Stewart also battled hard for four quarters. Rye’s dominant start to the season

continued on Saturday when the team smashed newcomer Devon Meadows by 80 points. Justin Van Unen made it 30 goals in three matches with another bag of eight, while Andrew Dean made it 10 goals in three matches with four goals. The Demons went into the game without their coach and the league’s best player in Ben Holmes, out for six weeks with a knee injury. However, the form of Darren Booth and Rhett Sutton has been outstanding in the early parts of the season and this continued. They were superb through the middle and working together at stoppages. Sam Smith is the best tagger in the business and was very good, while Billy Kerr and Jai Lloyd were up and about. After half-time when the Demons trailed by two points, they went on to kick 18.9 to 5.5. Andy Oldmeadow and Lachy Burke with two goals were the best of the Panthers.

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Sorrento 3.3, 5.4, 13.8, 18.8 (116) Hastings 2.1, 5.3, 7.3, 12.6 (78) Goals, Sorrento: D. Sanderson 5, L. Treeby 3, B. Kenyon 2, B. Schwarze 2, J. Croad 1, L. Poholke 1, J. Falck 1, N. Warner 1, G. Johnson 1, T. Head 1. Hastings: G. Michie 3, G. Masterson 3, C. McVeigh 2, B. Arnold 1, P. Mawson 1, M. Devereaux 1, B. King 1. Best, Sorrento: G. Stringer, L. Treeby, D. Sanderson, J. Croad, G. Johnson, C. Bagot. Hastings: C. McVeigh, M. Devereaux, A. Hurst, A. Jago, L. Hewitt, P. Mawson Crib Point 3.2, 6.5, 12.8, 16.11 (107) Frankston Bombers 1.2, 7.10, 9.13, 14.16 (100) Goals, Crib Point: D. Lawson 7, W. Symes 3, D. Warry, L. Herrington, J. Flack, D. Cook, D. Kairies, D. Annable. Frankston Bombers: P. Whelan 3, M. Maiorino 3, N. Lonie 2, S. Brand 2, N. Martin, J. Foster, B. Wakeling, B. O’Carroll Best, Crib Point: D. Lawson, S. Austin, W. Symes, M. Jackson, J. Cook, J. Cook. Frankston Bombers: M. Maiorino, S. Wilkey, J. Degenhardt, B. Drake, J. Foster, H. Moore. Rosebud 1.1, 5.4, 8.7, 12.17 (89) Tyabb 5.4, 6.7, 6.10, 8.10 (58) Goals, Rosebud: J. Clarke 3, B. Schultz 3, B. Davidge 2, R. Spooner 2, N. Boswell 1, G. Bentley 1. Tyabb: J. Anderson 2, A. Waterstone 2, R. Beswick 1, S. Pickersgill 1, J. Alexander 1, M. Dimkos 1. Best, Rosebud: R. Spooner, J. Clarke, M. Wells, G. Bentley, R. Bancroft, N. Boswell. Tyabb: S. Pickersgill, J. Anderson, C. Doria, M. Grazules, N. Waterstone, J. Morhun. Dromana 6.0, 9.2, 14.4, 16.6 (102) Red Hill 0.4, 5.4, 7.6, 11.8 (74) Goals, Dromana: S. Gaertner 3, R. Hawkins 3, A. Bruhn 2, J. Hutchinson 2, T. Banks 2, P. Minchington 1, J. Savage 1, R. Slocombe 1, B. Dennis 1. Red Hill: D. Teasdale 3, J. Douglas 3, D. Mapleston 2, B. Maguinness 1, J. Mold 1, L. Adams 1. Best, Dromana: S. Joyce, J. Neratzoglou, P. Minchington, T. Banks, B. Dennis, J. Hutchinson. Red Hill: L. Adams, J. Krieger, B. Maguinness, D. Teasdale, D. McNamara, J. Douglas. Pearcedale 4.2, 7.6, 9.7, 15.9 (99) Somerville 2.4, 3.8, 9.15, 10.21 (81) Goals, Pearcedale: D. Murray 6, D. McCormack 3, T. Smith 2, M. Blackburn 2, N. Wilcox 1, B. Cadd 1. Somerville: L. Forsyth 3, R. Hogenbirk 2, G. Boyd 2, L. Stewart 1, R. Palmer 1, T. Farrelly 1. Best, Pearcedale: D. Murray, T. Sauer, D. McCormack, P. Cadd, L. Murray, T. Lester. Somerville: J. Edwards, E. Bitters, L. Stewart, B. Sedgwick, B. McDonald, R. Palmer. Rye 2.5, 11.9, 13.13, 20.14 (134) Devon Meadows 3.1, 3.1, 5.3, 8.6 (54) Goals, Rye: J. Van Unen 8, A. Dean 4, L. Morse 2, D. Booth

2, J. Noseda 1, C. Ambrose 1, S. Cain 1, R. Sutton 1. Devon Meadows: L. Burke 2, T. Cotton 2, B. Hayes 1, B. Wapshott 1, D. Velardo 1, A. Adams 1. Best, Rye: D. Booth, R. Sutton, S. Smith, B. Kerr, J. Lloyd, J. Van Unen. Devon Meadows: A. Oldmeadow, L. Burke, B. Wapshott, D. Watson, B. Hayes, L. Aghan

Reserves Frankston Bombers 5.0, 9.2, 10.4, 17.10 (112) Crib Point 1.1, 2.1, 3.2, 3.2 (20) Goals, Frankston Bombers: J. Kiss 5, R. Lia 4, S. Foster 2, D. Bence 2, C. Smith 1, M. Webber 1, N. Phillips 1, Z. Longham 1. Crib Point: J. Condick 1, P. Smith 1, J. Wisken 1. Best, Frankston Bombers: J. Kiss, J. Page, M. Webber, D. Wagner, L. Bidey, R. Lia. Crib Point: T. Cook, J. PembertonBuchanan, M. Collins, D. Beech, C. Harris, Z. Dekleuver. Rosebud 5.7, 7.8, 10.11, 11.13 (79) Tyabb 0.2, 0.2, 0.3, 4.5 (29) Goals, Rosebud: J. Tuff 3, C. Fulton 2, L. Armstrong 2, C. Duncanson 1, T. Berridge 1, G. Thomson 1, P. Jones 1. Tyabb: D. Sherlock 2, B. Caldwell 1, A. Whalley 1. Best, Rosebud: D. Hutton, G. Glaum, T. Barrand, D. Marsden, L. Mew, J. Raphael. Tyabb: B. Caldwell, H. Cook, J. Carter, D. Sherlock, A. Whalley, N. Bradley. Dromana 3.6, 4.12, 7.17, 8.22 (70) Red Hill 1.2, 2.4, 2.5, 5.8 (38) Goals, Dromana: B. Hyde 2, K. Voelkl 2, W. Spencer 1, A. Burns 1, B. Allen 1, V. Beca 1. Red Hill: A. Mock 3, B. Martin 1, B. Ritchie 1. Best, Dromana: K. Voelkl, J. Terry, J. Hunter, D. Maestrale, B. Hyde, M. Heggen. Red Hill: R. Blake, A. Holmes, A. Embling, T. Pratt, A. Mock, M. Shaw. Sorrento 3.5, 5.8, 6.11, 6.11 (47) Hastings 0.2, 1.3, 2.5, 4.8 (32) Goals, Sorrento: J. Wells 2, J. Peart 2, L. O’Connor 1, C. Beetham 1. Hastings: J. Ward 2, T. Glass 1, B. Ross 1. Best, Sorrento: C. Beetham, F. O’Connor, T. England, L. Schuldt, M. Littlejohn, M. Senior. Hastings: L. Brouwer, J. Ward, J. Standfield, J. Leyonhjelm, T. Holmes, T. Green. Somerville 5.4, 7.6, 12.9, 15.11 (101) Pearcedale 0.0, 2.0, 3.1, 4.1 (25) Goals, Somerville: C. Cox 3, J. Allsopp 2, D. Droscher 2, T. Beckett 2, S. Adams 2, J. Collie 1, C. King 1, R. Muir 1, J. Boyes 1. Pearcedale: J. Garrett 1, R. Shaw 1, M. Kennedy 1. Best, Somerville: C. Cox, J. Wilson, S. Adams, M. Page, B. Guy, W. Lewis. Pearcedale: T. Mitchell, M. Kennedy, J. Davis, A. Eldridge, J. Garrett, S. Thomas. Devon Meadows 5.4, 7.6, 8.6, 11.7 (73) Rye 2.2, 4.2, 8.4, 9.7 (61) Goals, Devon Meadows: M. Walters 3, S. Kirkwood 2, D. Jarman 2, R. Bean 1, M. Duggan 1, J. Castello 1, L. Jansen 1. Rye: M. Pudney 4, M. Johnson 1, A. Holloway 1, S. Thomas 1, A. Marconi 1, G. Anderson 1. Best, Devon Meadows: S. Kirkwood, J. Castello, L. Jansen, R. Attwood, A. Churchill, S. Piper. Rye: M. Cain, M. Johnson, T. Cullen, M. Pudney, A. Holloway.



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THE MPNFL’s Nepean and Casey-Cardinia divisions go head to head as part of the Country Championships weekend on 26-27 May. The league will compete against Goulburn Football League at Shepparton on 26 May for the number one title in country football. Last season, the MPNFL beat Ovens and Murray to become No 2 in Victorian country football. This is the last season the MPNFL will have a combined side. Next season, the league’s Peninsula, Nepean and Casey-Cardinia divisions will enter separately. Former Pakenham premiership coach “Jock” Holland will coach the MPNFL team, while Hastings coach Glenn Michie and Dromana coach Gavin Artico will take the reins of the Nepean team. Narre Warren premiership coach Matt Shinner will coach Casey-Cardinia. Artico said putting together a squad for the Nepean team wasn’t easy. “We are looking at getting as much intel as we can from our experience and getting around and seeing a couple of games,” he said. “Our plan is to select a squad of 30 to 40 and then add to it. We will also get players back from the MPNFL squad who don’t make the final list. “So I would expect that we won’t have a final squad until the week of the match against CaseyCardinia.” Artico said that he and Michie would select a squad that epitomised Nepean Division football. “Skillful, fast, quick ball movement and competitive – that’s what Nepean footy is,” he said. “We know the other league has blokes with bigger, stronger and more mature bodies, but we want to represent our division the way we play footy, not to match them in any one department.” Artico said only players who wanted to represent the division would be selected. “If guys get invited to the squad but don’t want to play, we won’t pick them. Toe Punt

Friday 4 May Western Bulldogs v Collingwood, Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm Despite losing its first three games, the Bulldogs have grabbed two wins in a row. Confidence is building and the team will be dying to test its skills against a premiership favourite. For the Bulldogs, midfielder Ryan Griffen had an outstanding game in Canberra collecting 37 disposals. The Magpies will go into the game on a high after a classic Anzac Day victory. Dane Swan silenced his critics by gaining 42 touches, kicking three goals and winning the medal for best on ground. Collingwood by 33 points. Saturday 5 May Essendon v Brisbane, Etihad Stadium, 1.40pm After a close Anzac Day loss, the Bombers will be keen to get back to the form that saw them win their first four matches. Even though Essendon lost by just a point, skills wise they looked a mile off the pace with Brent Stanton being tagged out of the game. In the absence of Michael Hurley, Stewart Crameri wasn’t able to make an impact, which made the Bombers rely on small forwards such as Davey to kick goals. The Lions’ match on the weekend was played in near-monsoon conditions as they struggled to even kick straight. Essendon by 40 points. Geelong v Melbourne, Simonds Stadium, 1.45pm The Demons travel to Geelong still searching for their first win, but this

venue hasn’t been a happy hunting ground with their last win coming in 2005. The Cats didn’t let the wet hinder their performance when they flogged Brisbane by 38 points. Tom Hawkins was pivotal, kicking six goals where the big men were always going to struggle. In the Dees last match they had every opportunity to get a win, but a scoreless last term was a killer. Melbourne is no chance against the reigning premiers. Geelong by 77 points. Gold Coast v Fremantle, Metricon Stadium, 4.40pm This week the Dockers will make the longest flight in the AFL fixture when they face the winless Suns. The Gold Coast looked lost on the weekend without champion skipper Gary Ablett. Like recent weeks they’ve been able to stay in the contest for the first half but usually slip away. Debutant Kyal Horsley played an outstanding first match in Ablett’s absence, gaining 19 possessions including four clearances. The Dockers let themselves down with their inaccurate ball use and left their run too late against Carlton. Fremantle by 46 points. St Kilda v Hawthorn, MCG, 7.40pm We are five rounds in and never has Hawthorn needed a win as bad as it does now. The Saints cemented a spot in the eight after holding off

Melbourne. Clever small forward Stephen Milne kicked his 500th goal. The Hawks have gone from premiership favourites to failing to run out matches. In the three losses this year they have been flogged in the last quarter. Lance Franklin also needs to lift. Hawthorn can’t afford to lose this game and will lift. Hawthorn by 28 points. Sydney v Adelaide, SCG, 7.40pm Sydney Swans are a genuine premiership contender after going to Launceston with a slim chance of winning and pulling off their most inspirational victory since the Geelong win last year. Adam Goodes was terrific in his record-breaking game; he kicked three goals and earned 21 touches. The Crows stamped their authority against cross-town rivals Port Adelaide. This is a good matchup but the Swans look too good to lose at home. Sydney by 19 points. Sunday 6 May Carlton v GWS Giants, Etihad Stadium, 1.10pm This is a massive mismatch on paper and in reality as the Giants play their first game in Victoria. The Blues bounced back in style by gaining an important win on the road against Fremantle. Kade Simpson, aka “Mr Consistent”, was everywhere, picking up 35 disposals and kicking a goal. The Giants go into the game after a gallant loss in the Prime Minister’s Cup. They are improving every week and their young players are slowly adapting to the speed and physicality of big time football. Forward Jeremy Cameron is becoming

a great target inside 50; he kicked five goals, which gives him a total of nine for the season. Carlton by 112 points. Port Adelaide v Richmond, AAMI Stadium, 3.15pm It has been a month since the Power won a match and the pressure is mounting to avoid another horror season. The team definitely looks a lot better than last year with recruits Brad Ebert, Chad Wingard, John McCarthy, Brent Renouf and Darren Pfeiffer. The Tigers also have just one victory, but have played a higher calibre of opponent and been competitive in some of those games. Overall the Tigers look in much better form and should get their second win. Richmond by 17 points. West Coast v North Melbourne, Patersons Stadium, 4pm To finish off round six the Kangaroos head West to try and become the first team to beat the Eagles this year. West Coast fought out a tough match against Richmond to win by 10 points. Second-year player Andrew Gaff has come a long way to be a key ball winner in the middle. The same can be said of forward Jack Darling who kicked four strong goals. The Kangaroos bounced back with a convincing win over Gold Coast. Big men Hamish McIntosh and Drew Petrie were best on ground, taking 11 marks between them. The bottom line is the Eagles are nearly invincible at home. West Coast by 67 points. Twitter: FootballTragic9 Total tips: 36

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