Home' South Gippsland Sentinel-Times : April 4, 2017 Edition Contents A NYORA mum and runner is encouraging
people to get active and give exercise a go.
Jade Cranton always loved the idea of running
and was in awe of people who could, but some-
thing was holding her back.
This all changed after she attended the Mel-
bourne Marathon for work.
“A local mum was training and invited me out
for a run, and a year later I returned to the Mel-
bourne Marathon and completed my first mara-
thon,” she said.
“Running became a positive, social space. It
amazed me that I could run – it wasn’t as hard
or unachievable as I thought.
“Running allows me to connect with people. It’s
social, fun, inclusive and positive. It’s introduced
me to some amazing people and encouraged me
to explore, and to travel to incredible places,
while raising money and awareness for some
Jade has now completed eight marathons and
three ultra-marathons, highlighted by the Lon-
don Marathon, Paris Marathon, and crossing the
finish line of the Melbourne Marathon and Ned
Kelly Chase Ultra Marathon with first timers.
Now, she is hoping to inspire more people to
“I love watching people ‘find their feet’ and re-
discover themselves as runners,” Jade said.
“Yes, it's hard, but they are not the only ones
thinking it and they are not on their own.
“Support is the number one thing and knowing
where to look. There are so many online com-
munities now, and even if you’re regional or re-
mote you’ve got a lot of supportive people and
there are always virtual groups out there.
“Copious amount of gyms have popped up with
everything from group training to one-on-one,
and things like yoga, Pilates and swimming.”
Jade’s tips to get moving:
• Join exercise support groups on Facebook,
as members provide support and advice to help
you achieve your fitness goals.
• Google is your friend – search and research
training and nutrition programs.
• Join a local running group – parkrun at In-
verloch and Churchill Island are great options
every Saturday morning.
• Find a beginning point of exercise like walk-
ing and don’t overthink it.
If anyone would like any advice on achieving
your fitness goals or where to start, you can
email Jade via firstname.lastname@example.org
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WITH the advent of smartphone technol-
ogy, we’ve all got time on our hands these
days, so there’s less reason to gaze up at
the town clock and check the time as you
head in to work.
But there’s no excuse now for the Memo -
rial Hall clock in Leongatha not to keep
good time after it was subjected to a major
overhaul in the past few weeks.
The Memorial Hall itself is getting a wel-
come lick of paint and a spruce up so why
not the clock as well.
And it was timely that the clock was back
in its place of prominence last Wednesday,
in time to tick off the extra daylight saving
hour as the days grow steadily shorter.
Timely adjustments to
Leongatha’s top clock
Maintenance workers return the Memorial Hall clock in Leongatha to its place of
prominence in the town, after work on its mechanism was complete, in time for the
changeover to normal Eastern Standard Time. m301417
Jade Cranton and Natalie Gurney enjoy a run
at the Churchill Island parkrun recently. Jade
took up running in 2011 and is encouraging
people to get active and give exercise a go.
Mum on the run
PRESIDENT of the Korumburra Italian So -
cial Club was thrilled to learn last week that
he and has band of hard working helpers will
be special guests on Channel 7’s coverage of
the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday
The club will donate a cheque of $16,040
which was raised at a spectacularly success-
ful Pizza and Pasta fundraising night which
included a good and services auction.
Still chuffed about the triumph of the night,
Arc was keen to highlight the work of Ma-
ria and Krystal Condoluci who not only ap -
proached the generous businesses for do -
nations, but also compiled the auction lists
among many other administrative jobs that
were required behind the scenes.
“I want to sincerely thank all of the busi-
nesses who donated to the event. It really
shows the importance of shopping locally and
supporting them. ”
So tune in on the afternoon of Good Friday,
when they’re due to appear, and see Arc and
Sally Gammaldi, Maria Condoluci, Frank Pa-
rini and Sarina Olsen who all put in countless
hours bringing the event together.
See Korumburra Italians
on Good Friday Appeal
AS THE council transitions into a rate
capped environment we are increasingly
looking to areas within the organisation for
The advances in innovative technologies
are one way the council is saving energy,
time and money.
A free mobile phone app known as Snap
Send Solve, enables members of the public
to take a photo and send a message to in-
form council staff and its relevant depart-
ments of issues that need attention.
This new app is already proving to be a
valuable aid which saves time and money in
terms of having to send staff out to investi-
gate and report back.
With this app, they can now view the prob-
lem online and arrange a resolution, wheth-
er it be a pothole, blocked culvert, unsafe
footpath or a tree over the road. This tech-
nology is now available to our residents. Of
course, other more traditional methods of
a letter, phone call or simply dropping in to
discuss your concern are still available and
encouraged just the same.
Another program linking in to the Snap
Send Solve app and already being used by
the council’s outdoor staff is the Global Po -
sitioning System (GPS).
This program tracks our fleet of work ve-
hicles enabling supervisors to direct them
where they are needed, often directing the
vehicle that is closest to the incident.
Part of our 2017-2021 Council Plan, now
out for community consultation, features the
proposed development of a Digital Strategy.
Councillors believe such a strategy would
attract new and innovative investment to the
Something that is already bringing us to
the forefront of modern technology is the
live streaming of council meetings, which is
planned to debut at the May Ordinary Meet-
Live streaming allows residents to watch
and listen to the meeting in real time, giving
you greater access to council decision mak-
ing and debate and encouraging openness
There are many other ways improving
digital access to council information has
increased productivity; like increasing the
range of transactions and payments that can
be made online and working with commu-
nities to transform how we collaboratively
deliver services via online engagement meth-
I for one am very optimistic about the fu-
ture and how technology will benefit council
operations with our community receiving
On a side note, I recently attended the
125th Annual General Meeting of the South
Gippsland Shire Brass Band (SGSBB).
These talented, passionate, professional
individuals - who come together to simply
bring joy to our shire - are to be congratulat-
ed for the countless efforts towards building
Of special mention are the programs that
introduce young people to instruments they
would not otherwise have the opportunity to
The SGSBB welcomes anyone of any age
interested in brass band music and host
rehearsals weekly. The group is involved in
many community musical functions, includ-
ing Music for the People at Mossvale Park in
Leongatha. Members also regularly perform
for the elderly and participate yearly in the
ANZAC Day parade.
Cr Ray Argento
A 52 year old Grantville man could not
have picked a worse time to lose something
out the back of an unsecured load while
driving along the Bass Highway in February
However, not only did John Wells drop a
large cylindrical planter, one metre in diam-
eter off his trailer, while driving at 100km/h
in front of a following motorcycle policeman,
he was also unlicensed at the time.
The policeman, riding in tandem with a fel-
low officer had to take evasive action as the
cylinder came bouncing down the road off
the man’s trailer, and, as explained by police
prosecutor Acting Sergeant Louise Gerrard,
the officer could easily have been knocked off
his bike if not for his extensive experience.
Wells admitted to being unlicensed at the
time, having failed to apply for the return of
his licence after he became eligible to do so.
It wasn’t the end of his troubles, however,
because after being disqualified from driving
on February 25 for 28 months for an earlier
issue, he was detected by a registration read-
er in Grantville, again driving his red Holden
ute in Grantville.
Magistrate Simon Garnett said Wells could
easily have caused a serious accident for fail-
ing to secure his load and together with the
other driving offence, placed him on a Com-
munity Corrections Order for 12 months,
with 100 hours of unpaid work, treatment
for alcohol abuse and disqualified him from
driving for 24 months.
“Don’t get caught driving again because I’m
confident you will go to jail, ” Mr Garnett said.
Dropped load in
front of police
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