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Where to pick up your free copy of The Local Paper ■ ALEXANDRA. Alexandra Newsagency. 82-84 Grant St. ■ ALEXANDRA. Corner Hotel. 65 Grant St. ■ ALEXANDRA. Endeavour Alexandra (BP). 10 Downey St. ■ ALEXANDRA. Foodworks. 102 Grant St. ■ ALEXANDRA. Mount Pleasant Hotel. 90 Grant St. ■ ALEXANDRA. Nutrien Harcourts. 56 Grant St. ■ ALEXANDRA. Shamrock Hotel. 80 Grant St. ■ ALEXANDRA. Simpson’s Fuel (Caltex). 25 Aitken St. ■ ALEXANDRA. Totally Trout. 42 Downey St. ■ BUXTON. Blue Igloo Roadhouse. 2200 Maroondah Hwy. ■ BUXTON. Buxton Hotel. 2192 Maroondah Hwy. ■ BUXTON. Shell Buxton. 2093 Maroondah Hwy. ■ DIAMOND CREEK. Diamond Creek Newsagency. Shop 62a Main Rd, Diamond Creek Plaza. ■ DOREEN. Doreen General Store. 920 Yan Yean Rd. ■ EILDON. Foodworks. 18 Main St. ■ ELTHAM. Eltham Newsagency. 2/963 Main Rd. ■ EPPING. APCO Service Station. Cnr McDonalds Rd and High St. ■ EPPING. Epping RSL. Harvest Home Rd. ■ FLOWERDALE. Flowerdale Community House. 36 Silver Creek Rd. ■ FLOWERDALE. Flowerdale Hotel. 3325 Whittlesea-Yea Rd. ■ FLOWERDALE. Hazeldene General Store. 6 Curlings Rd. ■ GLENBURN. Glenburn Roadhouse. 3883 Melba Hwy. ■ HURSTBRIDGE. Hurstbridge Newsagency. 900 Main Hustbridge Rd. ■ KANGAROO GROUND. Kangaroo Ground General Store. 280 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd. ■ KINGLAKE. Cafe. WhittleseaKinglake Rd. ■ KINGLAKE. Foodworks. 12 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd. ■ KINGLAKE. Kinglake Pub. 28 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd. ■ KINGLAKE. United Service Station. 2 Glenburn-Kinglake Rd. ■ LAURIMAR. Laurimar Newsagency. 95 Hazel Glen Dr. ■ MANSFIELD. Foodworks. 119 High St. ■ MARYSVILLE. Foodworks. 40A Darwin St. ■ MERNDA. Mernda Villages Post Office. 50 Mernda Village Dr. ■ MOLESWORTH. Molesworth Store. 4353 Goulburn Valley Hwy. ■ NARBETHONG. Black Spur Inn. 436 Maroondah Hwy. ■ NARBETHONG. Black Spur Roadhouse. 264 Maroondah Hwy. ■ PANTON HILL. Panton Hill General Store. 586 Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Rd. ■ PANTON HILL. Panton Hill Hotel. 633 Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Rd. ■ PHEASANT CREEK. Flying Tarts Cafe. 888 WhittleseaKinglake Rd. ■ PHEASANT CREEK. Pheasant Creek Store. 884 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd. ■ RESEARCH. Research Post Office. 1546 Main Rd. ■ SMITHS GULLY. Smiths Gully General Store. 914 Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Rd. ■ SOUTH MORANG. Milk Bar. 15 Gorge Rd. ■ ST ANDREWS. St Andrews General Store. 10 Caledonia St. ■ ST ANDREWS. St Andrews Hotel. 79 Burns St. ■ STRATH CREEK. Strath Creek Post Office. 8 Glover Rd. ■ TAGGERTY. Taggerty General Store. 26 Taggerty-Thornton Rd. ■ THORNTON. 4 Ways Diner. 1369 Taggerty-Thornton Rd. ■ THORNTON. Rubicon Hotel. 1362 Taggerty-Thornton Rd.

■ THORNTON. Thornton General Store. 1365 TaggertyThornton Rd. ■ WATTLE GLEN. Peppers Paddock General Store. 13 Kangaroo Ground-Wattle Glen Rd. ■ WHITTLESEA. Champions IGA Supermarket. 2/16 Church St. ■ WHITTLESEA. El Azar Milk Bar. 13 Church St. ■ WHITTLESEA. Royal Mail Hotel. 29 Beech St. ■ WHITTLESEA. Whittlesea Bowls Club. 101 Church St. ■ WHITTLESEA. Whittlesea Court House. 74 Church St. ■ WHITTLESEA. Whittlesea NewsXpress. 45 Church St. ■ WOLLERT. Wollert General Store. 491 Epping Rd. ■ YARCK. Buck’s Country Bakehouse. 6585 Maroondah Hwy. ■ YARCK. Giddy Goat Cafe. 6606 Maroondah Hwy. ■ YARCK. Yarck Hotel. Maroondah Hwy. ■ YEA. Amble Inn Cafe. 24 High St. ■ YEA. Country Club Hotel. 18 High St. ■ YEA. Endeavour Petroleum (BP). 31 High St. ■ YEA. Foodworks. 10 High St. ■ YEA. Giddy Coat Cafe. 94 High St. ■ YEA. Grand Central Hotel. 64 High St. ■ YEA. Marmalades. 20 High St. ■ YEA. Mint and Jam. 46 High St. ■ YEA. Nutrien Harcourts. 52 High St. ■ YEA. Peppercorn Hotel. 21 Station St. ■ YEA. Provender Bakery. 56 High St. ■ YEA. Rendezvous In Yea. 10 High St. ■ YEA. Royal Mail Hotel. 88 High St. ■ YEA. Yea Bakery. 44 High St. ■ YEA. Yea Newsagency. 74 High St. ■ YEA. Yea Take-Away. 68 High St.

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■ COLDSTREAM. Coldstream Post Office/Newsagency. The Lodge Shopping Centre. 670-672 Maroondah Hwy. ■ CROYDON NORTH. Croydon North Newsagency. 5 Exeter Rd. ■ HEALESVILLE. BP. 66 Maroondah Hwy. ■ HEALESVILLE. Coles Express. 123 Maroondah Hwy. ■ HEALESVILLE. Grand Hotel. 270 Maroondah Hwy. ■ HEALESVILLE. Healesville Newsagency. 195 Maroondah Hwy. ■ HEALESVILLE. Tobacco Station/Tatts. Shop 11, Healesville Walk. ■ LAUNCHING PLACE. Launching Place General Store. 2200 Warburton Hwy. ■ LAUNCHING PLACE. Home Hotel. 2170 Warburton Hwy. ■ LILYDALE. Lilydale Newsagency. 237 Main St. ■ MILLGROVE. Licensed Grocery. 3043 Warburton Hwy. ■ MOUNT EVELYN. Mount Evelyn Newsagency. 1A Wray Cres. ■ RINGWOOD. Burnt Bridge Newsagency. 434 Maroondah Hwy. ■ SEVILLE. Wooworths Seville. 568 Warburton Hwy. ■ WANDIN. Wandin Newsagency. 18/2 Union Rd. ■ WARBURTON. Bakery. 3415 Warburton Hwy. ■ WARRANDYTE. Grand Hotel. 140 Yarra St. ■ WARRANDYTE. Quinton’s Supa IGA Supermarket. 1/402 Warrandyte Rd.

■ WARRANDYTE. Warrandyte Newsagency/Post Office. 100 Melbourne Hill Rd. ■ WESBURN. Hotel. 2882 Warburton Hwy. ■ WONGA PARK. IGA Xpress. 70 Jumping Creek Rd. ■ WOORI YALLOCK. Hillcrest Little Store. 1745 Warburton Hwy. ■ WOORI YALLOCK. Woori Yallock Newsagency. Shop 4,1585 Warburton Hwy. ■ YARRA GLEN. IGA Supermarket. 1/38 Bell St. ■ YARRA GLEN. Yarra Glen Newsagency. 32 Bell St. ■ YARRA JUNCTION. Yarra Junction Newsagency. 2454 Warburton Hwy.

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■ BEVERIDGE. Beveridge Post Office. Lot 1 Old Hume Hwy. ■ BROADFORD. Broadford Corner Store. 89 High St. ■ BROADFORD. Broadford Hotel. 100 High St. ■ BROADFORD. Broadford Newsagency. 67 High St. ■ BROADFORD. Broadford Post Office. 123 High St. ■ BROADFORD. Broadford Service Station. 165 High St. ■ BROADFORD. Commercial Hotel. 31 High St. ■ BROADFORD. High Street Bakery. 67A High St. ■ BROADFORD. IGA Supermarket. 65 High St. ■ BROADFORD. Stuty’s Bakehouse. 91-93 High St. ■ DONNYBROOK. Donnybrook Hotel. 825 Donnybrook Rd. ■ DONNYBROOK. Donnybrook Post Office. 810 Donnybrook Rd. ■ KILMORE. BP. 102 Sydney St. ■ KILMORE. Kemp’s Bakery. 65 Sydney St. ■ KILMORE. Kilmore Bakery. 54 Sydney St. ■ KILMORE. Kilmore Newsagency. 41 Sydney St. ■ KILMORE. Red Lion Hotel. 29-31 Sydney St. ■ KILMORE. Royal Oak Hotel. 29-31 Sydney St. ■ KILMORE. United Service Station. 127-145 Powlett St. ■ SEYMOUR. IGA O’Keefe’s. 10/115 Anzac Ave. ■ SEYMOUR. Liberty Seymour. 37-39 Emily St. ■ SEYMOUR. Seymour NewsXpress. 66 Station St. ■ SEYMOUR. Seymour South Post and Lotto. 75 Anzac Ave. ■ SEYMOUR. Prince of Wales Hotel. 48 Emily St. ■ SEYMOUR. Royal Hotel. 26 Emily St. ■ SEYMOUR. Terminus Hotel. 26 Station St. ■ SEYMOUR. Top Shop. Cnr Anzac Ave and Delatite Rd. ■ TALLAROOK. Tallarook General Store. 36 Main Rd. ■ TALLAROOK. Tallarook Hotel. 15 Main Rd. ■ TRAWOOL. Trawool Estate/ Hotel. 8150 Goulburn Valley Hwy. ■ WALLAN. United Service Station. 11-14 High St. ■ WALLAN. Wallan News and Lotto. Shop 6, 55 High St. ■ WALLAN EAST. New Rattlers Inn. Station St. ■ WANDONG. Caltex Star Mart. 3272 Epping-Kilmore Rd. ■ WANDONG. Dundee’s Fish and Cips. 3272 Epping-Kilmore Rd. ■ WANDONG. IGA Supermarket. 3272 Epping-Kilmore Rd. ■ WANDONG. Wandong Post News and Tatts. 3272 EppingKilmore Rd. ■ WANDONG. Kemp’s Wandong Bakery. 372 EppingKilmore Rd. ■ WANDONG. Magpie and Stump Hotel. 3313 EppingKilmore Rd.

Court Lists Seymour Magistrates’ Court Plaintiff / Informant / Applicant vs Defendant / Accused / Respondent. Information Division. Criminal Case Listings Wednesday, June 16 Victoria Police - Oraha, Y (42872) v Smith, Bruce. Uni-Seymour Thursday, June 17 Victoria Police - Garbutt, E (35708) v Ambrosini, Trenton James. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Sowden, D (36568) v Athanasiadis, Stavros. Uni-Pyalong Victoria Police - Gray, J (41845) v Atkins, Derek. Uni-Bendigo Community Corrections Centre - Linnett, R v Atkins, Derek Robert. Community Corrections Centre Victoria Police - Cardwell, A (46021) v Atkins, Derek Robert. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Maqbool, E (43456) v Augustinus, Sharron Marree. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Whiteside, M (43500) v Bamford, Jamie. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Feben, T (38222) v Broadway, Kevin. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Sharma, S (37790) v Bryers, Jarrod Solimon. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Keevil, A (43714) v Burns, Jessica. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Keevil, A (43714) v Burns, Jessica. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Voisey, A (41594) v Byrne, Lesley. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Voisey, A (41594) v Cameron, Scott Andrew. Dtu-Seymour Victoria Police - Morewood, M (24183) v Carter, Rhett Michael. State Highway Patrol South East Victoria Police - Patane, H (43503)v Cole, Jesse. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Kliemt, R (44009) v Collins, Charmaine. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Watson, R (41761) v Cook, Brodie. Highway Patrol-Greater Dandenong Victoria Police - Broadway, B (42074) v Courtney, Jason. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Hall-Poulios, D (40888) v Davidson, Kathryn. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Paul, L (32960) v Delahunty, Jesse Lee. Uni-Euroa Victoria Police - Woosnam, J (31061) v Delahunty, Jesse Lee. Uni-Nagambie Victoria Police - Donohue, B (41483) v Delahunty, Jesse-Lee. Mitchell Victoria Police - Yantono, L (35372) v Dick, Anthony. Traffic Camera Office Victoria Police - Yantono, L (35372) v Dick, Anthony. Traffic Camera Office Victoria Police - Hemsley, C (43658) v Dixon, Brent Joseph. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Round, P (38567) v Eddy, Rhyan. Socit-Seymour Royal Soc. Prevention Cruelty To Animals Roberts, L v Fearn, Elizabeth. Royal Soc. Prevention Cruelty To Animals Victoria Police - Davis, B (41385) v Franks, Leonard Francis. Socit-Seymour Victoria Police - Moser, A (32525) v Gibb, David James. Highway Patrol-Shepparton Victoria Police - Oraha, Y (42872) v Goggin, Dylan. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Patane, H (43503)v Graham, Corey. Uni-Kilmore Community Corrections Centre - Bowler, R v Gray, Ethan Jack. Seymour Community Correction Centre Victoria Police - Zeffert, K (37093) v Hauser, Ryan. State Hwy Patrol-North Royal Soc. Prevention Cruelty To Animals Calleja, L v Healy, Heather. Royal Soc. Prevention Cruelty To Animals Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Jones, Daniel. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Victoria Police - Sowden, D (36568) v Kennedy, Paul. Uni-Pyalong Victoria Police - Tite, M (44927) v Knox, Hayden. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Rossetti, T (42521) v Krol, Daniel Kees. Dtu-Seymour Victoria Police - Weedon, D (43502) v Leech, Kathleen Gail. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Johnson, A (35726) v Lincoln, Brendan. Uni-Kinglake Victoria Police - Anstee, S (31892) v Mahar, Luke Anthony. Uni-Kyneton Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008)v Mcdonald, Joshua Alexander. Office Of The Chief Commissioner ● Turn To Page 00

The Whip Our Spy in Parliament

Dan attack backfires

■ The State Opposition’s questioning about Premier Dan Andrews’s serious injuries at a Sorrento beach house, gloriously backfired last week. Shadow Treasurer Louise Staley called for answers to enquiries about matters including the Premier’s ambulance ride to Peninsula Private Hospital. The Government outplayed the LiberalNational’s bid to make political capital out of the social media rumours that the Premier had been involved in a fight. The Opposition’s episode looked a little like a Looney Tune where Marvin The Martian asks: “Where’s the Ka-Boom?”

Low road for Lou ■ Shaun Carney, Age columnist, says the “opposition took the low road, tempted by an opportunity it didn’t need to take”. Rohan Smith, at, said a theory on social media was that Mr Andrews instead must have fallen on stairs while drinking with close friend, trucking tycoon Lindsay Fox. 3AW commentator Neil Mitchell said he had spoken to Lindsay Fox who told him the pair hadn’t spoken for months. Other pundits recalled that Ms Staley was previously convicted of drink driving in 2000 with a blood alcohol content of twice the legal limit. One columnist indicated that the Ka-Boom might come in the form of defamation proceedings from Mr Andrews.

Honour for Glenyys

■ State Parliament identity Glenyys Romanes was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours on Monday (June 14). Ms Romanes, a former MLC for Melbourne province, now has the AM postnominal in recognition of her service. Amongst her many community service achievements, she started as a Councillor on Brunswick (Moreland) City Council.

Challenge in July

■ Liberal Party President Robert Clark will face a challenge at the State Conference to be held on July 24-25. The event was originally scheduled for June 5 but could not go ahead because of COVID-19 lockdown rules.

The ‘Labour’ Party ■ “Women are being forced to labour in public waiting rooms and give birth in emergency cubicles,” according to Ellen Sandell, Melbourne MLA (Greens). Ms Sandell told Parliament last week: “They are waiting days for urgent inductions and they are being sent home too early, resulting in increased rates of mastitis and infection. “Midwives are regularly working 18-hour shifts without a break. My question is: what is the government going to do to fix this crisis, particularly at the Royal Women’s, in the short term and not just in a few years?”

Media declines

■ Jacinta Allan, State Government Minister, spoke in State Parliament about the decline of regional media, but didn’t refer to the decline of current advertising from her Govermont to media outlets. “Wwe are witnessing the ongoing, sad decline of regional media newsrooms. This is ironic given we are in an era where there is more content than ever before that is accessible. There is more information available than ever before, but our regional newsrooms are declining. We have seen in recent times that Channel 9 regional has wound back their operations.”

Local Briefs 1402 respond

■ Some 1402 people in the Indi electorate have responded to MHR Helen Haines’s call to participate in a Federal Budget survey. “After the Federal Budget was handed down on May 11, I ran a survey to hear what the people of Indi think about new funding announcements, and if it would make a difference to their lives,” Dr Haines said. “The overall feedback was clear. Big budget announcements mean nothing until there is real change on the ground that people can see,” Dr Haines said.

Highway shut ■ Maroondah Hwy was closed between Healesville and Narbethong for an extended time late last week after extensive storm damage. Marysville SES attended at a number of sites were trees had fallen across the roadway. There were a number of incidents particularly between Fernshaw and Dom Dom Saddle.

Trail Towns on TV ■ The Great Victorian Rail Trail and some of the ‘trail towns’ along it, was featured on SBS-TV last Saturday (June 12). The coverage was in an episode of a new six-part series called Trail Towns. Hosted by cycling icons Paul Van Der Ploeg (Vandy) and Dieter Kahsnitz (Deetz), Trail Towns is a series dedicated to encouraging more families, couples and friends to visit more cities, towns and regions for a bicycle holiday. Murrindindi Council worked with the team at Trail Towns, alongside Mansfield and Mitchell Shire Councils, to feature the GVRT ride as well as some of the respective ‘trail towns’ along the way. The episode highlighted other cycling experiences, including mountain biking trails at Buxton, Eildon and Lake Mountain.

C’mas Hills query ■ State Planning Minister Richard Wynne was last week questioned by Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish: “Will the minister actively work to ensure that the outdoor area adjoining the Christmas Hills Mechanics Institute Hall - the tennis courts, the playground, the picnic area and the landscaped area - is retained for community use rather than being sold off by Melbourne Water? “This small community is extremely concerned that the space that the volunteer hall management committee have spent 10 years enhancing and maintaining through a 10-year lease agreement with Melbourne Water will be sold off to the highest bidder. “The hall committee will not be in a position to purchase. I acknowledge the complexity involved in the matter, the fact that the land in question falls across two titles and that Melbourne Water are looking to offload considerable land, but I appeal to the minister to intervene and provide the community with the outcome they so desperately need,” Ms McLeish said.

2 issues missed ■ There were no editions of The Local Paper on June 2 and 9 due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Advertiser accounts will be adjusted accordingly.

Power outages

■ Many local districts were affected by electricity outages as a result of last week’s storms. Some of the worst affected areas included Briar Hill, Bundoora, Castella, Chum Creek, Eltham, Flowerdale, Gladysdale, Glenburn, Healesville, Heathcote Junction, Hoodles Creek, Homewood, Kinglake, Launching Place, Lilydale, Montmorency, Mooroolbark, Mount Evelyn, Seville, Wallan, Wandin, Wandong, Warrandyte, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yellingbo. Some users were informed it might take up toi four days to restore power.

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Footy, netball back on Sat. ■ AFL Outer East football and netball is set to resume this Saturday (June 19). Division 2 fixtures are: Yarra Glen v Yea, Broadford v Alexandra, Yarra Junction v Warburton-Millgrove, Powelltown v Kinglake. Round 7 (May 29) and Round 8 (June 5) games could not be played due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. There were no fixtures set down for last weekend (June 12). Division 1 matches are: Gembrook-Cockatoo v Monbulk, Emerald v Belgrave, Mt Evelyn v Healesville, Seville v Officer. Berwick Springs has the bye. Premier League games are: Woori Yallock v Beaconsfield, Doveton v Olinda, UpweyTecoma v Narre Warren, Cranbourne v Pakenham. In the Northern Football Netball League, officials have scheduled matches: Division 1: Northcote Park v West PrestonLakeside, Macleod v North Heidelberg, Montmorency v Hurstbridge, Heidelberg v Whittlesea, Bundoora v Greensborough. Division 2: Watsonia v Panton Hill, Epping v Lower Plenty, Thomastown v Diamond Creek, Fitzroy Stars v Eltham, St Mary’s v Banyule. Division 3: Reservoir v Kilmore, Old Eltham

● Footy and netball is back ... but it will be without the old Alexandra clubrooms, now demolished. Photo: Ash Long, May 2021 Collegians v Mernda, Laurimar v Heidelberg West, South Morang v Lalor. Goulburn Valley Football League: Shepparton United v Seymour, Euroa v Echuca, Kyabram v Tatura, Rochester v Shepparton, Mooroopna v Benalla, Shepparton Swans v Mansfield. Kyabram District Football League: Avenel v Girgarre, Murchison Toolamba v Tallygaroopna, Nagambie v Merrigum, Rushworth v Longwood, Stanhope v Dookie United, Undera v Lancaster, Violet Town v Shepparton East. Ardmona has the bye.

● Wendy Lovell, Northern Victorian MLC

ing this current outbreak. Ms Lovell said that border towns are one community and closing a gym on the Victorian side while a gym on the NSW side is operating is pointless with people accessing the NSW facilities still living in and moving around Victorian communities. “The Andrews Labor Government continues to fail Victorians with its obsession of imposing blanket lockdowns across the entire State and are unable to comprehend the enormous physical, emotional, and financial devastation it creates with every day of a lockdown. “Both gymnasiums and dance studios have previously shown that they can operate safely by following strict cleaning and hygiene practices and I urge the Acting Premier to immediately open these businesses located in regional Victoria,” Ms Lovell said.

Medal for Mark Hesse ■ Former Seymour-Kilmore-Nagambie policeman, Sen. Sgt. Mark Hesse, has been awarded the Australian Police Medal in this week’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. He was upgraded from Sergeant at Kilmore to be the first (and, to date, the only) Murrindindi Senior Sergeant in 2009. At Murrindindi he worked with the community and Police officers under his command who were recovering from the aftermath of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and was promoted to the rank of Senior Sergeant in 2010. As the Municipal Emergency Response Coordinator he strengthened partnerships with agencies and police specialists including DELWP and the CFA, VICPOL Search and Rescue Squad and volunteer Bush Search and Rescue, Agriculture Victoria, the Game Management Authority, and with the Shire of Murrindindi. The citation for his award reads: “Senior Sergeant Hesse has demonstrated outstanding commitment and dedication to VICPOL, and to the communities in which he has served, throughout his more than 34 years of exemplary service.” Sen. Sgt Mark Hesse joined Victoria Police in 1982

■ The next meeting of Murrindindi Shire Council is due to be held at 6pm on Wednesday 2(June 23) at the Yea chambers. “Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will not be a public gallery,” said a Council representative. “Public participation will be allowed in person (one at a time) or virtually, registration by 4pm on the Tuesday prior to the meeting is required.”

Fatal collision

Re-open regional gyms: MP ■ The Andrews Labor Government needs to immediately allow the re-opening of regional Victorian gymnasiums and dance studios, says wendy Lovell, Northern Victorian MLC. Speaking during the adjournment debate in State Parliament on Tuesday last week, Ms Lovell said that the easing of restrictions in regional Victoria from the current lockdown did not go far enough. Ms Lovell asked Acting Premier James Merlino to immediately lift the restrictions on gyms and dance studios in country areas which are again facing financial devastation. Ms Lovell said she had been contacted by many owners of local gyms and dance studios which are once again doing it tough despite not a single positive COVID case being recorded in regional Victoria dur-

Local Briefs Dindi meeting

■ Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision which occurred in Sugarloaf Creek last Wednesday afternoon (June 9). Emergency services were called to the intersection of Sugarloaf Creek Rd and Seymour-Pyalong Rd about 4.20pm after reports two cars had collided. The driver of one of the cars, believed to be a man in his 50s, died at the scene. The other driver, a woman in her 20s, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The exact circumstances surrounding the collision had not been determined and investigations are ongoing.

New CEO signs on ■ Murrindindi Shire Council’s Chief Executive Officer Livia Bonazzi commenced work in her appointment last Wednesday (June 9). Ms Bonazzi sat in on the unscheduled Council meeting held by ‘Zoom’ teleconferencing that evening.

5000 kg collected ■ Alexandra Football Netball Club has collected more than 5000 kilograms of alumnimum cans for recycling since the program began in late 2016. Key aim of the project is to reduce the amount of material going into landfill as well as providing some income for the Club. The project is ongoing, organized by Ray ‘Fox’ Chanter, Richard Jack and Ray Steyger, assisted by Michael Harper. Wheelie bins with red lids marked ‘cans only’ are located near the entry gate at the Alexandra Showgrounds and Recreation Reserve. Contact Ray Steyger on 5772 2627 for more details.

Dog park upgrade ■ The dog off-leash area at Lyndarum Wetlands (Epping North) is getting an upgrade. “We’ll be improving the grass, laying gravel surfaces for high-use areas, adding a fenced quiet-dog zone, planting garden beds and installing more seats,” said a City of Whittlesea representative. “The dog off-leash park will be closed from late-June during the upgrade, but will be back up-and-running in August, looking better than ever.”

Honour for Lesley

■ Lesley Gay Read of Seymour was named as a recipient of the Australian Fire Service Medal this week. She has been a CFA volunteer firefighter, serving the Hilldene brigade for more than 18 years. She has been the District 12 Peer Team co-ordinator, providing psychological first aid to operational members. “Ms Read’s outstanding dedication and concern for the welfare of all members of the CFA is of the highest order,” notes the honour citation.

55 calls in 24 hours

● Sen.-Sgt Mark Hesse, APM. Photo courtesy: ABC Goulburn Murray

■ The Seymour unit of the SES, with the assistance of Hildene CFA, Seymour CFA and Whiteheads Creek CFA, managed to complete 55 requests for assistance after the storms late Wednesday (June 9) and throughout Thursday (June 10) last week. There was universal praise for the co-operative work of the teams.

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COVID-19 public exposure sites ■ The latest list of public exposure sites has been published by the Victorian Department of Health. As at last weekend, there were 128 listings, including ■ Docklands. Medibank - Docklands Level 7, 720 Bourke St Docklands. ■ Southbank, Boyd Community Hub 207 City Rd Southbank ■ Southabnk. Boyd Community Hub - Maternal Child & Family Health Services 207 City Rd Southbank ■ Southbank. Boyd Community Hub - Park play area 207 City Rd Southbank ■ Southbank. Woolworths Melbourne Square Shop 1/10 Hoff Boulevard Southbank ■ Southbank. McDonald's Freshwater Place Freshwater Pl Southbank ■ Taylors Hill. Coles Express 127 Gourlay Road Taylors Hill. ■ Taylors Hill. Taylors Hill Medical Clinic Shop 1, Cnr Gourlay Rd & Hume Drive Taylors Hill ■ Taylors Hill. Taylors Hill Medical Clinic Shop 1, Cnr Gourlay Rd & Hume Drive Taylors Hill ■ Taylors Hill. United Chemists Taylors Hill Shop 8, Corner Gourlay Road & Hume Drive Taylors Hill ■ Docklands. Potto Docklands Shop T1/201 Spencer St Docklands. ■ Thomastown. Rexel Aust 1/161 Settlement Road Thomastown ■ Hillside. Reform Health Osteopath 14/3 Gourlay Road Hillside ■ Thornbury. Souvlaki GR Thornbury 665 High Street Thornbury ■ Reservoir. Summer Hill Shopping Village - Summerhill Medical Centre Shop 18A/830 Plenty Road Reservoir ■ Burnside. Burnside Hub Shopping Centre - Chemist Warehouse Shop 18, 15-25 Westwood Drive Burnside ■ Burnside. Burnside Hub Shopping Centre - Thio Eyecare Shop Shop 9, 15-25 Westwood Drive Burnside ■ Burnside. Burnside Hub Shopping Centre - Angry Beans Cafe 15-25 Westwood Drive Burnside. ■ Hillside. The Sugar Gum Hotel 2 Gourlay Road Hillside. ■ North Melbourne. The Leveson Restaurant and Bar 46 Leveson Street North Melbourne ■ Hillside. Reform Health Osteopath 14/3 Gourlay Road Hillside ■ Taylors Lakes. Coles Express 410 Melton Highway Taylors Lakes ■ Taylors Lakes. mycar Tyre and Auto Sydenham 399 Melton Highway Taylors Lakes ■ North Geelong. Geelong Arena 110 Victoria Street North Geelong ■ North Geelong. The Sphinx Hotel 2 Thompson Road North Geelong ■ Craigieburn. Okami Restaurant D2/ 420-444 Craigieburn Road Craigieburn ■ Thomastown. AMPOL Cnr of Dalton Rd & Wood St Thomastown ■ Heidelberg. Coles - Warringal Shopping Centre Burgundy St & Rosanna Rd Heidelberg ■ Bundoora. Coles - Bundoora Square Shopping Centre Settlement Rd & Plenty Rd, Bundoora Square Shopping Centre Bundoora ■ Bundoora. Woolworths - Bundoora Square Shopping Centre Settlement Rd & Plenty Rd, Bundoora Square Shopping Centre Bundoora ■ Thomastown. BP Thomastown 72 Keon Parade Thomastown ■ Thomastown. Bunnings Thomastown 11 Dalton Rd Thomastown ■ Reservoir. Marco Fine Food & Groceries - Reservoir Central Shop 8, 830 Plenty Rd Reservoir ■ Maidstone. Arcare Maidstone (Magnolia Unit) 31 Hampstead Rd Maidstone ■ Maidstone. Arcare Maidstone (Communal facilities) 31 Hampstead Rd Maidstone

Ne w sit es New sites added to list

■ Two new sites in North Geelong and others in Bundoora, Epping, Reservoir, Southbank and Thomastown were added to the list of potential exposure sites. Most are Tier two sites requiring people to isolate, get tested and remain in isolation until they receive a negative test result. There has been a detection of viral fragments of COVID-19 in a wastewater sample taken on June 10 from the sewer catchment serving a population of about 33,000 persons in the north-eastern suburbs. T his new detection is of interest as there are currently no confirmed COVID-19 cases in that area but multiple exposure sites in and near the catchment. The unexpected detections may be due to someone who has had COVID-19 but is no longer infectious continuing to ‘shed’ the virus, or it may be due to an active but undiagnosed infectious case. Residents of and visitors between June 9-10 to the suburbs of Balwyn North, Bulleen, Bundoora, Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Kew East, Macleod, Rosanna, Viewbank, Watsonia and Yallambie are urged to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested if any develop. The wastewater testing program is designed as an early warning system and a cautious approach is always taken when these detections are found. The Department of Health has increased wastewater testing in the area and will continue to monitor the situation closely. ■ South Melbourne. The Old Paper Shop Deli 266-268 Clarendon Street South Melbourne ■ South Wharf. COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Convention Centre Pl South Wharf ■ Yarraville. 7 Eleven Yarraville Cnr Williamstown and Somerville Roads Yarraville ■ Port Melbourne. United West Gate South (Soutbound) 2 West Gate Freeway Port Melbourne ■ Maribyrnong. 7 Eleven Maribyrnong 32 Raleigh Road & Navigator Street Maribyrnong ■ Southbank. Chemist Warehouse Southbank Shops 2 and 3, 153 to 159 Sturt Street Southbank ■ Southbank. IGA Sturt Street Plus Liquor 151 Sturt Street Southbank ■ Southbank. Chemist Warehouse Southbank Shops 2 and 3, 153 to 159 Sturt Street Southbank ■ South Melbourne. Chemist Warehouse South Melbourne 310 Clarendon Street South Melbourne ■ Melbourne. Lanzhou Beef Noodle Bar 379 Elizabeth Street Melbourne ■ Melbourne. Sinjeon Food Sys Shop C2/550 Lonsdale Street Melbourne ■ North Melbourne. Twenty & Six Espresso 594 Queensberry Street North Melbourne ■ Flemington. McDonald's Flemington 260 Racecourse Road Flemington ■ Strathmore. Red Rooster Pascoe Vale 504 Pascoe Vale Road Strathmore ■ Glenroy. Bardali Dine Restaurant and Bar 82 Wheatsheaf Road Glenroy ■ Coburg North. Pho Noodle House 1087 Sydney Road Coburg North

■ Mickleham. Honker Burgers Merrifield Merrifield City, Shop 14/270 Donnybrook Road Mickleham ■ Campbellfield. Subway Campbellfield BP Service Station, 1489 Hume Highway Campbellfield ■ Campbellfield. McDonald's Campbellfield 1603 Hume Highway Campbellfield ■ Public Transport. Yarra Tram 19 19 Tram to North Coburg (Collins St/Elizabeth St (stop #2) to Coburg Market/ Sydney Rd (stop #33) ■ Public Transport. Metro Train Upfield Line Merlynston Station to Flinders Street Station ■ Public Transport. Metro Train Upfield Line Melbourne Central Station to Upfield Station . ■ Somerton. That's Alotta Donuts 2/882 Cooper Street Somerton ■ Melbourne. Probuild Construction Site 100 Queen Street Melbourne ■ Moonee Ponds. Chick Chick (Fried Chicken)/Sir Duke 97-99 Puckle Street Moonee Ponds ■ Mickleham. Everyday by BP x David Jones Food Merrifield 470 Donnybrook Road Mickleham ■ Melbourne. Levels 4 and 5 all areas 227 Collins St Melbourne ■ Preston South. Woolworths Preston South & Attached BWS 50 Plenty Road Preston South ■ Greenvale. Coles Greenvale 1-11 Greenvale Drive Greenvale ■ Thornbury. Psarakos Market 2/8 Clarendon Street Thornbury ■ Campbellfield. 7-Eleven Campbellfield 1603 Sydney Road Campbellfield ■ Craigieburn. Australia Post Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. Australia Post - Highlands Shopping Centre Shop 8/300-322 Grand Blvd Craigieburn ■ Melbourne. Woolworths Metro Little Collins St 360 Little Collins St Melbourne ■ Melbourne. Aki Sushi 105 Queen St Melbourne ■ Greenvale. BP Greenvale 910 Mickleham Rd Greenvale VIC 3059 ■ Craigieburn. Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. Quality Fresh Meats Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. Fergusson Plarre Bakehouse - Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. HS Quality Food Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. Pinoy Tayo Asian Grocery - Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. Fish Pier - Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Docklands. Costco Wholesale Docklands 381 Footscray Road Docklands ■ Melbourne. Shannakian Fine Jewellery Suite 505, 227 Collins St Melbourne ■ Melbourne. Arna Setters and Jewellery Level 5, 227 Collins St Melbourne ■ Mickleham. Merrifield City Shopping Centre 270 Donnybrook Road Mickleham ■ Melbourne. World Shiner 227 Collins Street Melbourne ■ Melbourne. OPSM 233 Collins Street Shop 2, 233-239 Collins Street Melbourne ■ West Melbourne. Flagstaff Gardens 309-311 William Street West Melbourne ■ Docklands. Coles Spencer Street Outlet 201 Spencer Street Docklands ■ Melbourne. Officeworks QV Centre Russell Street Melbourne ■ Melbourne. Male public toilets 225 Bourke Street Melbourne ■ Reservoir. Healthy India 276 Broadway Reservoir

Ticks & Crosses

Service to the Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta is part of the citation for Vivienne Ritchie, named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours on Monday (June 14). Ms Ritchie has been a Trustee, since circa 2000, and is a current member of the Diocesan Counci. She has been a Counsellor and Probation Officer, 25 years.

Nutrien Harcourts Alexandra is the leading real estate agency with the team currently holding 90 per cent market share for the area. The information is according to results obtained from CoreLogic. Nutrien Harcourts, led locally by Belinda Hocking, is featured weekly in back-page advertising in The Local Paper.

From one local news room to another: best wishes to Allen Hall of Wandong, editor of the What’s News monthly newsletter, on being named in Monday’s honours. Allen’s public involvements include the Wandong Public Hall, Wandong Memorial Committee, Wandong Heathcote Junction Community Group, Neighbourhood Watch and Wandong History Group. He was Mitchell Shire Citizen ● Allen Hall of the Year in 2011. A ‘cross’ for the turmoil and delays caused by the roadworks on Melba Hwy at Devlin’s Bridge, between Glenburn and Yea. The automatic traffic lights have been a source of great frustration.

● Guy Warren at age 100 Diamond Creek artist Peter Wegner has won this year’s Archibald Prize of 100-year-old Guy Warren. Wegner wins $100,000.

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Rosemary Varty has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday Honours for service to the community and to lawn bols. She was a Member of State Parliament for Silvan and Nunawading, and her involvements have included Box Hill (Whitehorse) Council, Bowls Victoria (President 2012-15), Mont De Lancy Historical Trust, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tintern Schools, St Paul’s Anglican Church at Seville, and Billanook College.

● Many sports clubs in the Yarra Valley and Murrindindi have played finals at Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve over the years. Improvements were voted on at Yarra Ranges Council last week (see report, this page). In a search of our files, we found this old photo from the Rose series. Note the old bus and furniture van in the background.

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Local MPs squabble ■ Local MP Steph Ryan (Nationals, Euroa) has been involved in an internet squabble with Wendy Lovell (Liberal, Northern Victoria)./ The Age newspaper reported last week that Ms Ryan and Ms Lovell were part of the infighting over so-called “low tactics” employed by the Coalition to spread negative information about independent MP Ali Cupper. Shepparton-based Ms Lovell, whose Upper House seat includes Murrindindi and part of Whittlesea, was said to have accused the National Party and Reason Party of “low tactics”. According to the report by journalists Annika Smethurst and Paul Sakkat, the Nationals purchased the domain name of Ms Cupper to spread negative information about her. “[This] does reek of hyprocrisy on both sides,” Ms Lovell is said to have commented in a WhatsApp conversation. “It’s just sad that either side ever went that low to begin with.” Ms Ryan reportedly replied that the National Paty was justifiably highlighting Ms Cupper’s political record. “There’s nothing low about what we did, Wendy. We took a website to tell the people of Mildura about the issues Ali and Fiona [Patten] were selling in Melbourne.”

■ Key highlights in the 2021-22 City of Whittlesea budget are: ■ $5.24 million contribution to provide the Regional Library Service ■ $4.41 million for traffic management services, including school crossings and community education programs ■ $1.89 million to upgrade the H.R. Uren Reserve pavilion ■ $2.11 million for the construction of a Mernda Community Activity Centre ■ $900,000 for sports ground and turf renewal at Laurimar Reserve west oval

‘Mr Healesville’ ■ Would John Francis Stanhope qualify for the title of ‘Mr Healesville’? He was recognised in Monday’s Honours ‘for service to the community of Healesville’. His ninvolvements have included Healesville RSL Sub-Branch, Yarra Valley FM, Black Spur Nursery and Healesville Municipal Band.

Centre at D’brook ● Steph Ryan, Euroa MLA.

Belinda is top agent ■ Belinda Hocking from Nutrien Harcourts Alexandra returning No. 1 agent for residential sales across the company’s Australian network. The achievement was announced at an awards night attended by more than 2000 people. Harcourts Group Australia announced it is now the second largest real estate group in the country. “"Doing what you love and being acknowledged on a national platform is an absolute honour and just makes all the long days and challenges worth it," said Ms Hocking. Belinda and her team went on to obtain top sales consultant in the state of Victoria for the Harcourts network, along with Platinum Achievement award and a Certificate of Excellence.

Local Briefs Budget highlights

■ A new community centre in Donnybrook is one step closer, with Whittlesea Council approving a proposal to build the multi-purpose facility that will deliver essential services to the fast-growing suburb. The community centre in the Olivine Estate will cater for the rising demand for threeand four-year-old kindergarten programs. The centre is set to include three modern kindergarten rooms. The facility will also have a space for Council’s Maternal and Child Health Services and feature a community hall and meeting rooms for hire. Donnybrook’s population is expected to grow substantially in the coming years, with the number of residents predicted to increase from just 232 in 2019 to over 52,000 by 2041. Whittlesea City Administrator Chris Eddy said the Council was committed to providing community hubs where people of all ages and abilities can connect with each other and key services. “As our community grows, we recognise the need to plan ahead and deliver the infrastructure and services our residents need close to home,” Mr Eddy said. The Council will now start on the detailed design of the facility, which is expected to be built by 2025.

Broadford move ● Belinda Hocking. Photo: Gary Bradshaw.

New pavilion at Mt Evelyn ■ A new sporting pavilion will be built in Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve, following a motion by Yarra Ranges Shire Councillors. Councillors last week discussed the planning application, which entails buildings and works to construct a replacement sports pavilion, use of land for a place of assembly (community hub) and associated vegetation removal at 45 Tramway Rd, Mount Evelyn. A new two-storey sporting facility will feature four change rooms, gym, enities, accessible toilets, first-aid room, kiosk, storage facilities, a community room, upstairs meeting room, and a multi-purpose room and foyer. Two accessible car parks are also proposed in the application. The building area under the proposal would expand from 487 square metres to 848 square metres, with 20 trees proposed for removal to accommodate the project (14 of these need a permit for removal). The project is a result of the Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve Masterplan in 2017, which set out the vision for future use and development of the reserve, balancing recreation needs and aspirations and the environmental sensitivity of nearby Powerful Owl habitat.

■ Broadford is getting a new nature play space and outdoor fitness equipment, and Mitchell Shire Council is looking for community input on the proposed designs. The works, which are across two locations, are part of the activation of Broadford Parks and Playspaces project which also includes an upgrade of the Memorial Park playground that is due to start shortly. The nature play space will be built in the open space that borders Wattle St and Aspect Boulevard and the outdoor fitness equipment pod will be constructed in the open space at Donaldson Drive. Mitchell Council is looking for community input on the proposed nature play space and outdoor fitness equipment via two surveys which will help finalise the designs. The Council has spoken with various community groups in Broadford to help develop the draft designs and is now looking for input from the wider community. The Council will be holding a drop-in session to discuss the projects and answer any questions from 4.30pm to 5.30pm on Wednesday, June 23 at the Wattle St site. Submissions close at 9am on Monday, June 28.

Praise for Pam

● Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve.

■ Pamela Judith Usher of Chirnside Park was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours “for service to the community through charitable organisations”. Her involvements include Windereme Child and Family Services, Whittlesea Community Connections, Save The Children and Kindred Spirits Foundation.

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Your Stars with Kerry Kulkens ARIES: MARCH 21-APRIL20. COLOUR FAWN LUCKY DAY MONDAY RACING NUMBERS LOTTO NUMBERS This could be a very emotional period so take care that you do not upset others or yourself un necessarily. Some luck in your romance department and special news coming your way. TAURUS: APRIL 21- MAY 20. COLOUR RED LUCKY DAY. FRIDAY RACING NUMBERS LOTTO NUMBERS There is a possibility to earn more during this period and you could have a plan for your next holiday in mind already try to get your loved ones interested in it also. GEMINI: MAY 21- JUNE 21. COLOUR WHITE LUCKY DAY WEDNESDAY RACING NUMBERS LOTTO NUMBERS Some major moves coming in your career and you could be required to take on more responsibility. But first it's time to have some fun and enjoy life to the fullest. CANCER: JUNE 22- JULY 22. COLOUR RED LUCKY DAY. SUNDAY RACING NUMBERS LOTTO NUMBERS It is a time to get back to work seriously and start getting your ideas into practice. If you are planning a holiday make sure you have the means to do it. LEO: JULY 23-AUGUST 22. COLOUR ORANGE LUCKY DAY MONDAY RACING NUMBERS LOTTO NUMBERS This could be a demanding period. Your special skills of communicating are needed. Try not to overdo the travelling if you can help it. Give yourself a break now and then. VIRGO:AUGUST 23- SEPTEMBER 23. COLOUR GREEN LUCKY DAY WEDNESDAY RACING NUMBERS LOTTO NUMBERS You could be in luck in financial matters this period and someone will pay you what they owe you. In your love affairs things should be hotting up and more fun on the run. LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 224- OCTOBER 23. COLOUR DARK BLUE LUCKY DAY SATURDAY RACING NUMBERS LOTTO NUMBERS . A very busy period in which you find yourself coming and going. A surprise contact from the past. Lots of problems but you will find the solutions. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 24- NOVEMBER 22. COLOUR RED LUCKY DAY FRIDAY RACING LOTTO NUMBERS Contacts from old friends or past loves is indicated. There is the danger of a jealous outburst creating more problems, if you let it happen. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 23- DECEMBER 20 LUCKY COLOUR PINK LUCKY DAY. FRIDAY RACING NUMBERS LOTTO NUMBERS Money matters will be more on your mind than usual. Most will be able to cope with many surprises, there are usually pleasant ones. Something you left unfinished should be completed before starting anything new. CAPRICORN : DECEMBER 21- JANUARY 19. COLOUR GREY. LUCKY DAY MONDAY RACING LOTTO NUMBERS Better financial arrangements are indicated and a very good business or career opportunity is about to cross your path. A wish could be granted. AQUARIUS: JANUARY 20- FEBRUARY 19. LUCKY COLOUR NAVY LUCKY DAY MONDAY RACING NUMBERS LOTTO NUMBERS Friendships and love affairs bring many surprises expect the unexpected. Social scene is hectic and there will be many opportunities to spend time with friends and workmates. PISCES ; FEBRUARY 20- MARCH 20. COLOUR CREAM LUCKY DAY. SUNDAY RACING LOTTO NUMBERS Do not feel that any chance remark is aimed at you and is meant to hurt. Unwise to gossip or to repeat any gossip. There could be a few changes to your travel plans.


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Gong for ‘Dr Rob’ ■ Known throughout the region for his incredible work after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, Yarra Glen’s Dr Peter ‘Rob Gordon was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours on Monday (June 14). He receives the Order of Australia Medal “for service to disaster recovery as a psychologist”. Dr Gordon is a clinical psychologist and has worked in this field of recovery for almost 40 years. He has been a consultant in recovery and trauma with the Red Cross since 2009. He is a former member of the ACT Bushfire Recovery Taskforce. Dr Gordon had been a consultant psychologist with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and remains a member of the Emergencies Psychosocial Reference Group. He is a former member of the Victorian Bushfire Psychosocial Reovery Plan Advisory Committee. Dr Gordon, has been a member of the Disaster Preparedness and Responses Reference Group since 2016, and is a Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists. Dr Gordon has also been an Australia Day ambassador.

● Dr Peter ‘Rob’ Gordon Photo courtesy ABC

Ranges are regional: McLeish ■ Parts of the Yarra Ranges Shire should be re-classified as regional, not metropolitan Mebourne, Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish told State Parliament last week. “I renew my call from last year for the Acting Premier to classify non-urban areas of the Yarra Ranges as regional, not metropolitan Melbourne, for the purposes of COVID,” Ms McLeish said. “I have been contacted by countless Yarra Ranges residents who are up in arms about being lumped in with metro Melbourne restrictions again. “The Labor Government even referred to the Yarra Ranges as regional last year when distributing the tourism travel vouchers, completely contradicting themselves, and believe me it did not go unnoticed by the community. “Many communities are over 60 to 80 kilometres from

● Cindy McLeish, Eildon MLA

the CBD and exposure sites. People can easily go for a walk during their allocated two hours of exercise in a 10-kilometre radius and not come across another person. “Many work in horticulture or agriculture. There have been no active cases or hotspots listed in the Yarra Ranges during this lockdown, and there were very limited numbers reported last year. “Small country businesses are suffering the effects of the lockdown, with many ineligible to receive government help. The change must be made. “The government must adopt a commonsense and flexible approach to community sport and particularly junior sport as restrictions are eased. We all know it is safer outside than inside. The response must be proportionate to the health and safety risk,” Ms McLeish said.

Marshall home protected ■ Nillumbik Shire Council is seeking to permanently protect the historic Eltham home and workplace of famed Australian author Alan Marshall. An amendment to the Nillumbik Planning Scheme, now on public exhibition, proposes to amend the Heritage Overlay at 13 Park Rd West to preserve what is known as the Alan Marshall Bungalow and surrounds. The bungalow was built in 1955 and is historically significant as the home and workplace of Alan Marshall until 1972. Marshall was a prominent Australian writer, story teller, humanist and social documenter. While living at the Park Rd West property, Marshall wrote several important publications including his best-known work, I Can Jump Puddles in 1955 – the first of a trilogy of fictionalised biographies which was followed by This Is The Grass in 1962 and In Mine Own Heart in 1963. He also wrote the historical book Pioneers & Painters: One Hundred Years of Eltham and its Shire in 1971. A heritage overlay for the property was first applied in 2001. Submissions about the amendment can be made until Monday, July 12.

Local Briefs Search in Wollert

■ Missing Persons Squad detectives began searching the Wollert Waste Management Centre yesterday (Tues.) as part of their ongoing investigation into the suspicious disappearance of Kelly ‘Ju’ Zhang. Police are expected to search through landfill at the Bridge Inn Rd site over the next four days. A number of searches were conducted earlier this year in bushland in the Heidelberg West and Alphington areas. Ju was last seen at her home on Winchester Avenue in Epping about 5.30pm on Monday, February 1. At the time the 33-year-old went missing, she was believed to be wearing a pink nightgown and possibly pink slippers. A 35-year-old Doncaster man has been charged with one count of murder. The investigation into the matter remains ongoing. Anyone with information about Ju’s disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential online report at www.crimestoppers Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper, Missing Persons Squad, said: “We’re hopeful that the search this week will move us closer to ultimately being able to find Ju and give her family even a small amount of comfort that she’s been located. “This has been an incredibly difficult few months for them, however our investigators are as tenacious and committed as ever. “While we do have someone before the court, it is important that we continue to follow up all avenues in terms of Ju’s current location. “If there is anyone out there with information about Ju’s disappearance who is yet to speak to police, then I am again appealing for them to come forward and make contact with investigators,” Detective Inspector Stamper said.

Locals honoured

■ A number of local people were honoured this week in the Queen’s Birthday Honours: Medal (OAM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia ■ Ms Karen CHRISTENSEN, Wandong. For service to the community of Wandong. ■ Dr Peter Rob GORDON, Yarra Glen. For service to disaster recovery as a psychologist. ■ Mr Allen Thomas HALL, Wandong. For service to the community of Wandong. ■ Mrs Julie Ann PAUL, Doreen. For service to community health. ■ Mr John Francis STANHOPE, Healesville. For service to the community of Healesville. ■ Ms Pamela Judith USHER, Chirnside Park. For service to the community through charitable organisations. ■ Mrs Pamela Marilyn VARDY, Eltham. For service to horticulture, and to radio media. ■ The Honourable Rosemary VARTY, Seville. For service to the community, and to lawn bowls. Australian Police Medal (APM) ■ Senior Sergeant Mark Douglas HESSE. Australian Fire Service Medal ■ Mrs Lesley Gay READ, Seymour.

MP’s thoughts

■ Dr Helen Haines, Indi MHR, has expressed her concerns about local people affected by last week’s storms. “My thoughts are with the people of Kinglake, Kinglake West, Flowerdale, Toolangi/Castella and Glenburn who are cleaning up after the ferocious storms that swept through the region this week. “Many people remain without power or phone reception. Our emergency services and local council teams have been tireless in their response,” Dr Haines said.

Forestry acvtion ● Alan Marshall with secretary Pat Wiltshire, c.1970, in his bungalow at 13 Park Rd, Eltham (presently Park West Rd). Source: Shire of Eltham Pioneers Photograph collection

■ “Extremist green lawfare continues to threaten the supply of Australia’s timber supply and jobs with the native forest industry in Victoria left in the lurch while Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum Inc. continue to seek to permanently end native forestry operations,” Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie said in a media statement last week.

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Thanks to these local contributors

Local contributors include: ■ Ann Argent, Central Bowls Division. ■ Stephen Baker, Seymour Railway Heritage Centre. ■ Julie Blyth, Y Water Discovery Centre. ■ Liz Bower, Nanna’s Makers Market. ■ Laura Caine, Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House. ■ Beth Caldow, Shepparton Festival. ■ Meagan Callander, Middle Kinglake Primary School. ■ Bonnie Cavanagh, Broadford Football Netball Club. ■ Viv Cavanagh, Yea Bowls Club. ■ Gayle Cole, Kinglake Friends of the Forest. ■ Stuart Dale, Albert Edward Lodge, Alexandra Masonic Centre. ■ Paul Denham, Buxton CFA. ■ Holly Ditchfield, Eltham Jazz Festival. ■ Andrew Embling, Alexandra Truck Show. ■ Chrissy Eustace, Rotary Club of Kinglake Ranges. ■ Patrick Evans, Yea Football Netball Club. ■ Hannah Graham, Green Wedge. ■ Sam Hicks, Fawcett Hall, Alexandra Indoor Pool. ■ Ryan Hurst, Kinglake Football Netball Club. ■ Alison Huth, YAPPERS, and Yea Arts. ■ Bev Johns, Kinglake. ■ Ross Malcolm, sports photographs. ■ Rhyll McCormack, Mountain Cattlemen. ■ Kelly McLeish, Yea CFA. ■ Shannon Mittrow, Alexandra SES. ■ Sara Murray, Alexandra Show. ■ Eden Elizabeth Nicholls, St Luke’s Anglican Church, Yea and Molesworth. ■ Alan Pell, Yea Golf Club. ■ Pam Petersen, Alexandra Christmas Tree Festival. ■ Brian Phillips, Yea Football Netball Club. ■ David Purcell, Healesville Amateur Race Club. ■ Peter Rice, UGFM - Radio Murrindindi. ■ Clinton Robinson, Kinglake Football Netball Club. ■ Sacred Heart Primary School, Yea. ■ Michaela Sargeant, Goulburn Valley Water. ■ Denis Smith, Yea St Pats Race Club. ■ Megan Smithwick, Whittlesea activities. ■ Ian Staff, Whittlesea Table Tennis, agricultural items. ■ Steels Creek Grapevine, newsletter. ■ Sarah Stevenson, Thornton Eildon District Football Netball Club. ■ Ray Steyger, Alexandra Football Netball Club. ■ Jeffrey Swain, Yea-Kinglake RSL, Alexandra-Mansfield-Yea Legacy. ■ Cat Thomas, Upper Goulburn Landcare Network. ■ Heidi Twining, Victoria Police. ■ Nikki Vanderwerf, Alexandra District Health. ■ Iris Vrzovski, Bollygum Community Market. ■ Ash Walsh, Yea Football Netball Club. ■ Caroline Weeks, Murrindindi Beanie and Fibre Festival. ■ Peter Weeks, Alexandra SES. ■ Glenda Woods, Rotary Club of Yea.


● At last Wednesday’s Murrindindi Shire Council ‘Zoom’ meeting. Top row, from left: Marilyn Kennedy, Cr Karine Haslam, Michael Chesworth, Vito Albicini. Middle row: Chief Executive Officer Livia Bonazzi, Mayor Cr Sandice McAulay, Cr Eric Lording, Cr Damien Gallagher. Bottom row: Deputy Mayor Cr Sue Carpenter, Cr John Walsh, Cr Ilona Gerencser, Robbert Veerman. ■ Murrindindi Shire Council held an unscheduled meeting last Wednesday (June 9) to enable local residents to make submissions about the annual budget. Speakers included Ruth Selover, Robbert Veerman, Tony Richardson, Nick Legge, David Webb Ware and Bev Dick. Ruth Selover asked Murrindindi Council to begin tree planting in Bayley St, Alexandra. ■ In summer it is an aesthetically and environmentally unpleasant significant street ■ Concrete curbing channels water away from trees ■ Requests Council saves the money it spends on curbing and spend it on trees. Robyn Hill, Marysville and Triangle Community Foundation, questioned why there is no allocation for community development in the 2021-22 draft budget. ■ Murrindindi Shire Council lists ‘Our People’ as its first strategic directive, and yet there are no funds allocated to carry out actual community development work ■ Community development is a vital framework for building social capital, sustainable communities, and community networking ■ Community development empowers community members and creates stronger and more connected communities. ■ How is Council's commitment to 'Our People' actually demonstrated without any budget allocation for vital community development work? Robyn Schrader asked that Council considers the development of a secure off lead dog park in Alexandra. Robbert Veerman requested Council to revise its planning and building approvals practice to reduce the direct CO2 emissions of all new buildings in particular by setting defaults for orientation of boundaries on subdivisions, and building envelopes within individual blocks to enable optimum harvesting of natural solar heat and light in winter, and shading in summer. ■ That revision should include the addition of supporting literature and advice to applicant planners, builders and owners ■ Orientation is just one of several critical factors but it is the only one that comes into play at the subdivision and planning stages and lasts forever. The others are glass, mass, insulation, shading, and layout which are in the ● This photo of the Maroondah Hwy on the Black Spur hands of customer, designer and builder. was published by Nomes Booker on Facebook. ● Continued on next page

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Local Briefs Prideaux Cup

■ After the welcome rain during the week, conditions were a little wet but playable on Saturday at Yea Golf Club for the first round of two of the Prideaux Cup. Winner of the day with 34 stableford points was Jonathan Fisher (13) from second Greg Clements (13) with 32 points. Third was Bill Dredge (18) with 30 points from Chris Smith on CB with Michael Spagnolo (6) fifth on 29. Michael was NTP on the 11th and Mark Mullaly won the Club Award. Some 22 men and two ladies were on course after the enforced competition lockdown. - Alan Pell ● From previous page

Dindi locals have their say

■ Tony Richardson, Murrindindi Climate Network Inc., asked that Murrindindi Council use part of the funds allocated for the development of programs which relate to the environment and mitigating the effects of climate change to conduct a feasibility study of the establishment of a Farm Forestry (AgroForestry) plantation on land controlled by Council. ■ Study would demonstrate the feasibility of Council (and other private land owners) developing an Agroforestry plantation on marginal agricultural land which would have three main outputs: production of high-quality timber at the end of the 25-year rotation, creation of jobs in the Agroforestry sector and creation of Australian Carbon Credit Units which could be used to partially offset Council emissions and assist in achieving a net-zero-emissions target by 2050 ■ Project would also include part-sponsorship of a Master Tree Grower workshop series, ■ using the Council land as a case study, whereby council officers and Murrindindi residents could learn more about the establishment and management of a Farm Forestry plantation ■ The anticipated cost of such a study would be $40,000. Mr Richardson asked that Council conduct an investigation into the feasibility of creating a Virtual Microgrid in Marysville using the Enosi Energy Powertracer software, with Energy Locals as the retailer. ■ This study would require the co-operation of approximately 10 Marysville households and one larger property with a significant solar and battery installation ■ The study will also examine the potential for delivering FCAS (Frequency Control Ancillary Service) financial benefits ■ This installation could be a pilot project for the more comprehensive SENSE project proposed by MCN ■ The proposed feasibility study would require no additional hardware, and the anticipated cost of such a study would be $10,000. David Webb Ware asked to speak to Council about how to address the inequity with the Rural 1 differential rate for larger farming properties ■ Inequity exists between Rural 1 and Residential and Commercial in that larger Rural 1 properties individually pay a disproportional amount of rates ■ Rates calculated principally by valuation changes between the rate categories can be biased against the larger rural properties ■ Strongly supports council in their attempts to solve the inequities by maintaining the Rural 1 discount and reintroducing the 25 per cent commercial premium ■ Future consideration may be to introduce another tier of Rural rating with large properties of 250 Ha or more (for example) having a larger discount on the general rate ■ Seeking clarification in the budget document where a 2.52 per cent increase in the total amount to be raised by general rates is more than the State Governments cap of 1.5 per cent. Rubicon Forest Protection said there were two budget suggestions arise from the submitter’s ongoing promotion of native forest values other than logging, these being: ■ Indigenous cultural significance and values of this mountain landscape (for all people, not just indigenous users), and ■ Enabling safe and secure visitation by tourists and locals alike into the forest for their wellbeing and recreation.

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New officers at Yea Garden Club ■ Yea Garden Club is hoping that their program for 2021-22 can proceed without interference from COVID. Meeting on the second Thursday each month, the Club enjoys a mix of presentations on gardening related topics at the RSL Hall, Yea, interspersed with visits to beautiful gardens in the area, and further beyond. Christmas in July is planned for the next meeting in July, followed in August by a seminar with guest speaker Stephen Ryan (Dicksonia Rare Plants), former Gardening Australia host, at the Country Club Hotel Yea. As the weather improves and gardens emerge from winter slumber, excursions to Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, and other interesting show gardens are planned. For those who enjoy getting their hands dirty, members of the club have over many years held a winter working bee at Yea Lawn Cemetery to prune the roses. The annual plant stall held in conjunction with Yea Rotary Open Gardens weekend in November is a great opportunity to purchase plants propagated by club member (not always available commercially) at very reasonable prices.

● Yea Garden Club Secretary Elaine White, President Judi Newman and Treasurer Melinda Jackson after the Annual General Meeting. New members are most welcome. Annual White or treasurer Melinda Jackson for more membership is $15/single, $20/family. Please information. contact president Judi Newman, secretary Elaine - Melinda Jackson

History project underway at Toolangi ■ The Toolangi Castella Local History Project was initiated in 2020 through the Community Planning Scheme, thanks to the Toolangi-Castella Community House and the Shire of Murrindindi. We have a group of local residents involved from Toolangi and Castella, some with a long family and community history of several generations, some with a long term residence and some newer to the area. Additionally there are Taungurung representatives, including Taungurung Land and Waters Council representative Brad Letman. We outlined a project and were invited to apply for funding for the Toolangi Castella Local History Action Plan. This became part of the Toolangi-Castella Community Plan. Our initial application for funding to the Shire of Murrindindi, under the Community Planning Scheme was successful- we were notified later 2020 of this. This grant covers filming and editing, by a professional community film maker (Videocentric), of interviews with some of the oldest residents in the area, to record a permanent oral history of their stories. A Community History exhibition will be held at the C.J. Dennis Hall in October, with oral presentations and visual displays by locals, supported by technology, on a variety of local history topics: ■ indigenous history; ■ gold mining; ■ paling; logging; ■ the extensive timber tramway networks; bushfires and the birth and history of our local CFA; ■ the guest houses and tourism; ■ agriculture and horticulture; ■ environmental history; the schools’ histories - there were three in Toolangi/Castella; ■ the Scientific history - the Seismic Station and the Magnetic Resonance Station; ■ the Potato Research Station and its history; ■ the Strawberry Runner Certification Scheme and its importance to Australian horticulture; ■ C.J. Dennis, Australia’s most prolific author; ■ the artists of Toolangi, including history of the Sculpture Trail; ■ the history of the Church; ■ the social organisations including our Community House. It is an amazing community’s history. There will be a take-away booklet on the exhibition, with photos and major features of the history in summary form. The grant will cover audio-visual equipment hire, including large screens The cost to administer and auspice the grant

● The view from Toolangi House. Source: Rose Stereograph Series, 1920-1954. money by the Community House. This money from 'Way Back When', a Victorian based has now been transferred to the Community professional historians' group, guiding us right House ($7490 in total). There is lots of vol- through to the exhibition. unteer work in the project. They will oversee the website construction A further funding application was submit- and are running a series of Zoom workshops ted, on the advice of the Shire of Murrinidindi for the History Group and interested locals, staff to the Foundation for Rural and Re- to guide us with such matter as the interviews, gional Renewal in September, under the preparing material for the web site, researchCommunity Grants for Resilience and ing State, Federal, Local Government Wellness. FRR was interested in our project and in- records and other sites to support the collavites us to apply. We were also successful tion of our history, mounting the exhibition and with this further application and the grant of supporting the curator. We would love to see people at the Exhibiapproximately $14,500 which will cover: ■ Construction of a Community local history tion in October, from the wider communities. The exhibition will start with a Taungurung web site, up in Spetember , to permanently capture all this history for the community and Welcome to Country and we have many exas an ongoing resource, which can be added citing presentations and displays planned. We to over time also want to invite interested people from the ■ The auspice and overseeing of funding by wider surrounding districts, who may have phothe Toolangi-Castella Community House tos, newspaper clippings or other contributions ■ Professional curating of the exhibition days, related to the history of Toolangi and Castella, October 16-17 to come to the Community Collection Days or ■ The running of three community mornings contact the Group through Bernie, 0409 313 for Capturing Recorded History Mo- 877 . ments. The first of these was held on the last The local Toolangi School is combining Sunday morning of March 25, , where we in- with us to have a history week leading up to vited the community by letter drop, to bring the exhibition and an open day two days beany historical photos and documents. We copied these on site at the Commu- fore, to celebrate its 125 year celebration. We are also linking with the C. J. Dennis nity House and returned them that morning. These collected photos and documents will be Poetry competition Sunday, October 17, and we will be sending people between the exhibiused for the website and exhibition. Our second Community Collection Day in tion and the Toolangi Singing Gardens for May was cancelled due to lockdown. The sec- their special day. We have 'found' the lost Toolangi Football ond and third sessions will be held at the Toolangi-Castella Community House, Club (1952/53), complete with great photo 10am-12pmon, Sunday, June 27, and Sun- and funny story from an early 1950s newspaper report. day, July 25. Professional support throughout the process - Bernadette Miller

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Township plan for Whittlesea ■ Whittlesea City Council has adopted a plan that will preserve the unique, rural character of Whittlesea township. The Whittlesea Township Plan was adopted at the June 1 Council meeting. It reflects the community's aspirations for the Whittlesea Township and details how this vision can be achieved over the next 15-20 years. Administrator Peita Duncan said the final plan was developed after extensive community consultation over many years. "I would like to thank all those who took the time to share detailed feedback with Council during the consultation on the draft Whittlesea Township Plan. “Your input has helped shape service delivery in the Whittlesea Township along with the management of land, built areas and public spaces," Ms Duncan said. Council considered the 48 submissions received as part of feedback on the draft plan from residents and business owners. "I feel confident that the final plan has captured the community's desire to preserve the unique, rural character of Whittlesea Township," Ms Duncan said. One of the key themes from the community consultation was around the uncertainty of land use on the periphery of the township. "We know that certainty on containing any growth up to the existing Township is important to the community, and Council will continue to advocate to the Victorian Government for a permanent boundary," Ms Duncan said. Whittlesea Council acknowledged that not all ideas from the community could be incorporated into the Whittlesea Township Plan, however, said it would consider them as other future guiding documents are developed such as the Investment Attraction Plan, Destination Plan and Strong Local Economy Strategy. "We will work with the local community to see how Council can further support business growth and further promote Whittlesea Township as a visitor destination," Ms Duncan said. The Whittlesea Township Plan will be reviewed every two years to ensure it continues to address evolving challenges and opportunities for the community.

● Church Street, Whittlesea. Photo: Commercial Property Guide

Council News Shape future of Green Wedge ■ The City of Whittlesea is calling on residents to have their say and help shape the future use of Green Wedge areas. About 60 per cent of land in the municipality is protected by the Victorian Government from further urban development - an area three times the size of Phillip Island. Known as the Green Wedge, these areas include much-loved national parks, forests, reservoirs and nationally significant plants and animals as well as farms. Whittlesea Council is reviewing its 10-year plan for how the area is managed and wants to hear from the community. Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said Council wanted to hear first-hand what people most value and love about the Green Wedge areas. "We know these spaces are not just environmentally significant but provide our community with opportunities to enjoy recreation and leisure time," she said. "Council is committed to protecting our Green Wedge but also updating our plan to ensure we best represent what our community values."

Rethinking waste ■ Reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill by 68,000 tonnes each year and the amount of waste generated per person by 20 per cent are just some of the targets set out in the City of Whittlesea's Rethinking Waste Plan 20212030. The plan features 34 actions to be implemented over the next 10 years and will be used as a guide to Council's waste management and resource recovery services for the community. Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson described the new approach to managing waste across the City of Whittlesea as visionary. "The Rethinking Waste Plan 2021-2030 responds to changes in community expectations, the waste and recycling industry, and government policy directions," she said. "It also looks at the big picture in terms of international best practice and trends in waste and resource recovery. "Written and presented in a clear and simplified way that is easy to understand, this plan considers our demographics and growth projections and sets clear targets that we can measure and report against." In developing the Rethinking Waste Plan, Council engaged extensively with community and industry via surveys, face to face discussions, focus groups and discussions with emerging leaders and school children. "Our breadth of engagement generated some amazing ideas and feedback and I would like to thank everyone who contributed," Ms Wilson said. "While the plan does set out some ambitious targets, we are confident that by working together with our community we will be able to implement new and innovative approaches to minimise the impact of waste on our environment."

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Sport Briefs Pennant Final ■ Sunday saw an exciting and nail biting win to Yea boys pennant final at Seymour versus Eildon GC. In five close matches the last 30 minutes saw fortunes ebb and flow. Number 5 for Yea lost on the 18th to go down by 2. Number 4, Captain Greg Clements went to the 19th where he sank a 10 foot putt to win 1 up. Number three missed a putt on the 17th to continue the match and lost 2/1. Number 2 Lachie Wischer had a dogfight with his opponent but prevailed with two excellent pars to win 2/1, With the final 2-2, Wayne Rowe Number 1 held a hole lead going down the 18th only to lose posting a 7 to his opponent’s 5. Things getting pretty tight. Wayne on the 19th a par 3 hit the back of the green while his opponent was short right 15 metres off the green. The Eildon player chipped up to 8 feet and Wayne chipped up just missing the hole but going by four feet. The Eildon player left his putt just short and Wayne stood tall sinking the par putt to win one up. - Alan Pell

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Holiday matches for Rebels juniors SUNDAY Round 2 of the SDJFNL 2021 season was originally fixtured for ANZAC Day but these matches between Alexandra and Tabilk were played last Sunday. The Alexandra Football Netball Club junior teams hosted Tabilk for three games of football and three games of netball with the Under 15s football hosting Broadford. UNDER 13s FOOTBALL Alexandra 2.1 (13) defeated by Tabilk 7.6 (48) Essence Coffee Lounge - Cameron Sloan; Reddrops Foodworks - Kayden Lovett; Alexandra Bakery and Café - Ryan Te Giffel; Bundalaguah Engineering - Mitchell Rowntree; ITEC Clifford Brady Earthworks - Lachlan Williams; Hadfield Contractors - Tom Clark; Coach's award - Bradyn Stewart. UNDER 15s FOOTBALL Alexandra 5.2 (32) d by Broadford 11.11(77)

Miljkovic Family - Noah Campbell; Essence Coffee Lounge - Drew Coller; Reddrops Foodworks - Callan Howell; Alexandra Bakery and Café - Ryan Sproles; Hadfield Contractors - Mitchell Coutts; Coach's award - Fynn Nicholls and Ben Weeks. UNDER 11s NETBALL Alexandra 5 defeated Tabilk 2 Reddrops Foodworks award Rachelle Chenhall; Alexandra Bakery and Café award Chloe Woehl; Sponsor award Emma Simpson. UNDER 13s NETBALL Alexandra 31 defeated Tabilk 5 Reddrops Foodworks award Darcy Kidd; Alexandra Bakery and Café award Brianna Golland; Sponsor award Jamie Nash. UNDER 15s NETBALL Alexandra 60 defeated Tabilk 11 Reddrops Foodworks award Caeley Palmer; Alexandra Bakery and Café award Daisy Sheehan; Sponsor award Emily Van Lierop.

A big thank you to the above award sponsors for their continued support of our junior footballers and netballers in 2021. Next Sunday (June 20), all junior teams are at Rebel Park again for the third of three weeks of home games, hosting Yea for three games of netball and all four games of football. Entry is free and everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy junior sport. If anyone can assist with the canteen on home games during the season please speak to Melissa Crane and Shona Miljkovic to go on the roster. - Ray Steyger

Golf: bowl stays at home ■ The Yea Pennant Team wandered off to Seymour for another round. An enjoyable day, the weather behaved and lunch was good. The golf was not so good. Once again only one winning their game, another battling it out to the 18th still not able to score a victory others back in the club house a little earlier licking their wounds. Oh well another round next week on home soil so shall see how we go. On Wednesday there was a social day as all were in preparation for the Challenge Bowl the next day and what an exciting day it was. The morning had arrived, all geared up to go, keeping fingers crossed that the heavens didn’t open up. Some 54 players all lined up in anticipation hoping to take home some fame for the day. The course looked in top shape thank you to all the volunteers you do a fantastic job. Judging by the scores many struggled to keep it together. When all had completed their 18 holes it was back to the Club House for Presentations, food and shopping. A big thanks to those who helped in the office without you it would not have happened so smoothly. One of our teams managed to secure the points to win our own Bowl. Team Di Elliott, Vicki Clements and Vicky Butler. The winners did not finish there. Di Holdsworth took the B Grade win. Also another top effort :three out of the four NTP were won by the local girls Margie Wright, Meryl Connell and Vicki Clements. A pappy crew and another successful day much to the delight of a weary Captain Miranda Gill. - Karen Sangster ★ Wednesday saw six teams of three contest an Irish Stableford Event at Yea. For the first six holes the best stableford score per team counts. On the second six holes, the best two scores count and on the last six holes all scores count. Winners with a team score of 69 were Neil Ross (33), Bill Dredge (18) and new member Paul Clayton (8). Runners-up were Ken Whitfort (3), Mick Spagnolo (6) and Russell Wealands (18) with 68. Mick Spagnolo was NTP on the 14th and the team of Graeme Bryant, Norm McCallum and David Ngo were the lucky Club Award winners receiving $4 each. - Alan Pell ★ Individual Winnner with a timely return to form was Lachie Wischer (10) with 35 points. Ken Whitfort (3) was second with 34 and Rob O’Halloran (18) was third with 33. Saturday sees the first round of the N.J. Murray being played as a result of the postponement from last Saturday. Yea Golf Club has received generous sponsorship of our Monthly Medals for the next two years through one of our members Adrianne Anglin. Her support and contribution is warmly received by the club. Adrianne presented the new hat pins to February Men’s Winner – Neil Ross and to May’s Men’s Winner John Phillips at golf on Wednesday. - Alan Pell

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Regional Round-Up Well done Karen

■ Karen Christensen of Wandong has been rewarded with an Order of Australia honour “for service to the community of Wandong”. Her activities have included work for the Wandong Hiostory Group, the Wandong Heathcote Junction War Memorial Committee, Wandong Heathcote Junction Community Group, Wandong Public Hall Committee. Karen was involved in the ANZAC of the Year through the RSL in 2020.

Kirrip name idea ■ A new community centre is being built at 135 De Rossi Boulevard in Wollert East in partnership with the Victorian School Building Authority. The centre will open in 2022 and will include a kindergarten, a large community hall, a maternal and child health service, meeting rooms and a shared community kitchen. Whittlesea Council is proposing to name this centre ‘Kirrip Community Centre’. Kirrip means ‘friend’ in the local Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people

Tourism boost

■ Yarra Ranges Council Council will extend its partnership agreement with Yarra Ranges Tourism for another 12 months, providing $489,016 in funding to the tourism body. Council has supported Yarra Ranges Tourism through a partnership agreement since 2006. Through this partnership, Council works with Yarra Ranges Tourism, the Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association and the Yarra Valley Regional Food Group to promote the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges and Warburton Valley as premier tourist destinations. “These groups have demonstrated, through achieving key performance indicators in their funding agreement, that they are successfully leading the development of a strong local tourism industry, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said a Council representative. A report will come back to Council on the outcomes of the Victorian Government’s Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan – Visitor Economy Partnerships, and its impact on Council’s future partnering agreements with Yarra Ranges Tourism. Councillors complimented the work of Yarra Ranges Tourism and its positive direct and indirect impacts on the local economy, then unanimously voted to extend the partnership agreement.

Effort at M’dindi

■ Murrindindi Shire Council late last week sought to reach out to victims of the storms, and the subsequent power outages. The Council opened the shower facilities at the Yea Recreation Reserve on Saturday and Sunday. The Kinglake Library and Customer Service Centre provided a warm refuge, and drinking water, over the weekend. Attendees were required to check-in and COVIDSafe cleaning standards were in place.

$81,204 for Mayor ■ Cr Peter Perkins is set to receive a Mayoral allowance of $81,204 following a recommendation put to last week’s Planning and Consultation Meeting. Cr Perkins and Cr Natalie moved the motion, which also provides $26,245 to be paid to each Councillor.

Centre at D’brook

■ A new community centre in Donnybrook is one step closer, with Whittlesea Council approving a proposal to build the multi-purpose facility that will deliver essential services to the fast-growing suburb.

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Jab hub at S. Morang

■ The City of Whittlesea will play an important role in supporting public health and protecting against the spread of Coronavirus by hosting a mass vaccination hub at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre. Northern Health will run the vaccination centre until the end of 2021 and offer both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines through walk-ups and bookings, subject to supply. DPV Health, which was operating a walk-up vaccination clinic for AstraZeneca at PRACC, moved its clinic to Epping Memorial Hall from last Saturday (June 12). City of Whittlesea Chief Executive Officer Craig Lloyd said the expansion of PRACC to a mass vaccination site would boost the ability to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible. “We are pleased to partner with the Victorian Government and Northern Health to provide a site capable of offering both vaccines,” Mr Lloyd said. “This program will make a huge difference to the number of people able to get the vaccine, with a large number of vaccinations expected to be administered daily. “PRACC is ideally suited for this purpose. It has the necessary floor space and the space for secure fridges and freezers legally required to store the vaccines, and it is easily accessible from public transport.

● Craig Lloyd, Whittlesea City CEO

Recovery help for Nillumbik ■ Nillumbik Shire Council has released a critical new “roadmap” to support the community in its recovery from the pandemic. The Nillumbik Community Pandemic Recovery Plan 2021-22 was endorsed at the latest Council meeting, just prior to the Shire going into its fourth lockdown . The plan outlines Council’s initial response, along with the actions it will take to ensure the Nillumbik community can recover as restrictions continue to evolve and life shifts to a ‘COVID normal’. The plan’s actions span across several areas of Council, and will be supported by state and federal government initiatives, and those delivered by community organisations and local partners. Nillumbik Mayor Cr Peter Perkins said Council’s approach throughout the pandemic had been comprehensive and collaborative, and would continue to be so. “Throughout the pandemic response phase, Council has worked closely with the federal and state governments, as well as our local partners to deliver the necessary support and services to our community. Collaboration is a key principle of any work we do, and is especially the case for pandemic recovery, Cr Perkins said.

● Cr Peter Perkins, Nillumbik Mayor

Seymour link to Lex ■ Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Lex Pierce. The 40-year-old Langwarrin man is wanted on warrants in relation to multiple charges including serious assaults on police, threats to kill and other offences which occurred last week in Langwarrin. Pierce is Caucasian about 185cm tall with a shaved head. He is known to frequent the Langwarrin, Dandenong, Hawthorn, Cranbourne, Sale, Lakes Entrance, Traralgon and Seymour area. Investigators have released an image of Pierce in the hope that someone may have information on his current whereabouts. Anyone who sights Pierce or has information about his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at ● Small and medium hotels across the electorate of Indi are receiving support from the Liberal and Nationals Government to cut their energy costs, according to Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie.

● Lex Pierce

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Flaw highlighted at Ararat ■ A flaw in the rating system was highlighted at the Ararat meeting on Sunday, June 6, when former Western Australian 8Y0 Tell All-Lilyann Joy gelding On My Oath registered his ninth success at start 142 when successful in the 2195 metre Thank You To All Our Volunteers Pace for NR up to 47 class. Trained by the Kate Hargreaves/Alex Ashwood team, On My Oath, a prohibitive $1.30 favourite led throughout from the pole to easily account for Steam Rolled by 21.2 metres returning a mile rate of 1-59.6. I understand this is one of a team purchased by South Australian connections to race in Victoria under generous terms of the handicapping system even though they have won numerous races and would be handicapped out of conlen-baker@ tention in their home state. Apparently this is not the first time this has with Len Baker happened in recent times, I also believe many horse people here in Victoria are not happy with this new system and would be hopeful of it being 3.7 metres away. Raced by a large syndication scrapped with a resumption to what previously of mostly Sydneysiders including Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron, Mister worked perfectly and fairly. Fortunia returned a mile rate of 2-00.6.

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At Yarra Valley ■ The week commenced at Yarra Valley on Monday and Muscle Hill-Zioa Boko colt Aldebaran Zeus chalked up his fifth success in 14 outings when an easy victor of the Yarra Valley Toyota Trotters Handicap over 2150 metres. Trained at Kilmore by Brent Lilley, Aldebaran Zeus with Chris Alford in the sulky strode to the front from barrier two shortly after the start and after bowling along at his leisure, gave his rivals the slip approaching the home turn to score by 11 metres untouched from Isaac H (three back the markers) along the sprint lane, with Kyvalley Barney a stablemate of the winner (one/ one from 20 metres) third 2.9 metres back after easing three wide on the final bend. The rate 205.1. ■ Lilley scored a double as ex-Kiwi 5Y0 Waterloo Sunset-Gee Abby gelding Gil Favor had taken the 2150 metre De Bortoli Trotters Handicap. Driven by Kilmore’s Aussie Mifsud for wife Julie, Gil Favor stepped cleanly from 20 metres, moving to occupy a one/one position as the race progressed with stablemate Our Spitfire leading after two false stars. Angling three wide running into the home turn, Gil Favor ran home nicely to prevail by 2.3 metres in advance of Baltica along the sprint lane off the back of the pacemaker returning a mile rate of 2-03.6. Dizzysjet was third 3.2 metres away after racing exposed. ■ The Eastern Generator Hire Maiden Pace over 1650 metres is likely remain in the memory bank of Mount Cottrell trainer/driver Jeremy Quinlan for a long time as he prepared both the winner Nuart ($121) and third placegetter Gotta Go Gladys ($56) in a trifecta which paid in excess of $7960. Settling mid-field from gate two on the second line, Nuart must have made the final bend six wide before rattling home down the outside fence to gain the day by a half head in a tricky finish over the leader Pedantic, with Gotta Go Gladys a half head away after trailing the winner before gaining a split in-between runners on turning. The mile rate 2-04.2. ■ Rockbank owner/trainer/driver George Batsakis snared the 2150 metre Ashmores Smash Repairs Lilydale Pace with 6Y0 Somebeachsomewhere-Ball Dancer gelding Oceanique in a mile rate of 2-04.1, leading all of the way from gate two in accounting for Deft Touch (one/one last lap) by 7.8 metres. Argh Me Hearty was third a neck back after racing exposed from the bell. ■ Andy Gath’s kept up his amazing record with former New Zealanders when 4Y0 Bettors Delight-Fortune Lover gelding Mister Fortunia second up in Oz scored in the 2150 metre IGA Liquor Pace. Driven by wife Kate, Mister Fortunia was quickly away from an inside second line draw to possie mid-field, before going forward with a good turn of speed to lead at the bell. Once at the head of affairs, Mister Fortuna defied all challengers to register a 1.5 metre margin over the early pacemaker Dreamers Delight and a death-seating Grizzly Montana who was

Ultra consistent ■ Shepparton raced on Tuesday, and Wahring trainer Shaun Kittel and owner Greg Fleming took the honors with a stable double – PetrockPerfect Bonus gelding Mauries Bonus taking the Katandra West Mens Shed 3Y0 Vicbred Maiden Pace over 1690 metres and Dawn Ofa New Day-Electrical Storm gelding Daylight At Dawn the 2190 metre TAB Long May We Play Pace, both driven by Ararat freelance Michael Bellman. Mauries Bonus named after Greg’s late father raced in the open from gate five, outstaying his rivals to register a strong 4.8 metre margin over the short priced favourite Whiskey And Rye (gate three) which led, with Cheez (one/two – three wide last lap) third 1.7 metres away. Ultra consistent Daylight At Dawn scored well after going forward from gate five as the start was effected to cross the polemarker Lottie Moon.Travelling kindly, Daylight At Dawn reached the wire by an identical 4.8 metre margin from Lottie Moon which had every opportunity to run him down, returning a mile rate of 200.5. Wayonbye was third 3.2 metres away after going forward mid-race to sit parked. ■ Seymour part-owner/trainer Don Gee combined with Lancefield’s Rod Petroff aboard 4Y0 Big Jim-Cullectakiss gelding Ideal Cullect to lead throughout from gate four in the Rich River Golf Club Pace over 2190 metres. Given an easy time, Ideal Cullect kicked clear at the straight entrance to score by 5.6 metres in advance of Presidentslastlady which ran home nicely from the rear. High Flux was third 5.8 metres back after racing in the open for the final circuit. The mile rate 2-00.7. ■ Avenel’s Wayne Potter landed the strangely named Trot Pace over 1690 metres with former NSW 4Y0 Sweet Lou-Lady Waratah mare Geraldton Wax in a mile rate of 1-58.5. Driven by Josh Duggan, Geraldton Wax first up in Vic led out from gate three, but after being pressured by Shania Tee (gate six), was restrained to allow her to assume control. In a truly run affair, Geraldton Wax came away from the inside approaching the home turn, proving too solid at the finish for Final Bow which gained inside runs from mid-field to go down by a neck in 1-58.3. Wild Imagination after switching down to the sprint lane on turning from well back was third a nose away. ■ Naneella part-owner/trainer Col Godden’s ex-Kiwi 5Y0 Sportswriter-Kamwood Cully mare Sport Mental first up in Oz was successful in the 1690 metre Flourish On McLennan Pace giving Duggan a double on the night. Given a sweet trip from the pole trailing the pacemaker Tophut Johny (gate three), Sport Mental used the sprint lane to prevail by a head in 1-57.9 from a game death-seating Dealmaker and Better Day off a three wide trail last lap who was a half neck away third.

Bold move pays ■ Former Mildura trainer Terry Gange who has spent the majority of his life in Sunraysia before

making a bold move to shift to Bendigo a few weeks back, was thrilled with the performance of 4Y0 Modern Art-Caro Ella gelding Mister Jimaringle to win the Aviva Communities Bendigo Pace over 1650 metres at Lord’s Raceway Bendigo on Wednesday. Driven to perfection by Charlton based Ryan Sanderson, Mister Jimaringle starting from the extreme draw pushed through to lob one/one shortly after the start as American Tiger (gate three) led. Pushed back a spot when the favourite Magic Mike after being trapped three wide from outside the front line went forward to race exposed, Mister Jimaringle coming off an eye catching fifth to Blue Chip Delight a week earlier commenced a move in the final circuit and despite being forced four wide on the final bend, ran home best to gain the day by 1.9 metres over Magic Mike, with Shawami Lass third 7.1 metres back from mid-field. The mile rate 155.4. ■ Yabby Dam co-trainers Anton Golino and Jack McKinnon snared the Haras Des Trotteurs 3Y0 Maiden Trotters Mobile over 2150 metres with beautifully bred Andover Hall-La Coocaracha colt Webster Hall. Making only his second race appearance, Webster Hall driven by stable reinsman Jason Lee possied one/one from gate two on the second line but was quickly off and running to park outside the leader Yankee Lover which led from gate five. With Lee dictating the tempo, Webster Hall coasted to the front over the concluding stages to win virtually untouched from Yankee Lover by 4.5 metres in a rate of 2-04.7. Could Dowitharain (one/one) was third 4.4 metres away. ■ Bannockburn’s Geoff Webster combined with Greg Sugars to land the 2150 metre Gold Central Victoria 2Y0 Pace with Cobber, A Rocknroll Dance-Star Crossed gelding. Leading out from gate two before being snookered three markers as both Our Christiano (gate four) and Mach Assassin (gate six) crossed, Cobber finished full of running along the sprint lane to prevail by a half neck in 2-01.3 over Mach Assassin and Pas Guarantee which came from last to be four wide on the home turn to be 4.5 metres away third. ■ Sutton Grange owners Clive and Rachel Henderson were in the winners stall at Bendigo when their honest Kiwi bred 6Y0 Big Jim-Walk Of Life gelding Azza trained by neighbor Leigh Graham greeted the judge in the Sandhurst Stockfeeds Pace over 2150 metres. In what was the “drive of the night” by Tayla French, Azza (gate five) settled mid-field in the moving line as Starvin Marvin led from gate two. With an even tempo being set, Tayla risked the arm and sent Azza forward in the first lap with a great turn of speed to cross Starvin Marvin and lead for the rest of the journey. Still travelling on turning, Azza defied all challengers to defeat Starvin Marvin along the sprint lane by 2.1 metres, with a death-seating Moonlite Drive third 2.8 metres back. The mile rate 159.2.

10-race meeting ■ Kilmore staged a mammoth ten race card on Thursday June 10 in freezing conditions, however the racing was keen all through the evening with mixed results including two local area winners. ■ Wallan trainer Ruth Shinn and son Chris scored an upset victory with 6Y0 Rock N Roll Heaven-Awesomely mare Righteously ($23.60) in the Momentum Gaming Pace over 1690 metres. In a swiftly run affair, Righteously bred and raced by long time clients Justin & Stephanie O’Brien ran home of a four wide trail from last down the outside fence to gain a head decision in a slick 2-00.6 over Muscle Up Major which raced parked before dashing clear in the last lap after the pacemaker Crocrock galloped and fell. Im The Mightygramps (three wide last lap) was third 2.5 metres back. Michelle Phillips took a heavy tumble and had to be taken to Kilmore Hospital for observation. ■ Romsey trainer/driver Chris Svanosio produced a smart juvenile by the name of Captain Coach to take the C & M Build Group 2Y0

Sulky Snippets This Week ■ Meetings for the week : Wednesday – Bendigo, Thursday – Ballarat, Friday – Mildura/Shepparton, Saturday – Melton, Sunday – Cranbourne, Monday – Charlton, Tuesday – Bendigo. Vicbred Maiden Pace over 1690 metres on debut. Flying away from gate four to lead, Captain Coach, a Captaintreacherous-Glitterazzi gelding raced by a large syndication led throughout to easily account for David Miles’ Cocora (three wide to race exposed from the bell) by 6.2 metres, with Goodtime Shady (three back the markers) third 3.6 metres away. The mile rate 2-00.7. ■ Lara trainer James Warnock’s Bacardi Lindy-Eagles Image 4Y0 mare Caledonian Spirit (James Herbertson) led all of the way from the pole to capture the OKR 98.3FM Maiden Trotters Mobile over 2180 metres in a rate of 209.3. Travelling on a tight rein thoughout, Caledonian Spirit may have been blessed to win as The Red Warrior outside him appeared to have him covered as the winning post loomed only to go off stride and out of contention. Partytime which trailed the winner was second 1.3 metres back, with The Red Warrior third 9.5 metres away after galloping wildly.

Geelong victory ■ Geelong was the Friday venue and Iona trainer Michael Hughes was victorious with Orlando Vici-Commander Jewel filly Visionary in the 2100 metre Yabby Dam Farms 3Y0 Trotters Mobile. With regular reinsman Rod Petroff in the sulky, Visionary raced by the Iona Trotter Syndicate settled three back along the markers from gate five and without going round a runner, flashed home along the sprint lane to blouse the leader Loveformoney by a head. Abundance was third 8.8 metres away after trailing the winner all of the way. The mile rate 2-01.7. - Len Baker

Media Flashes ■ Jaime Martín is the new Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Martín is currently Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. ■ 3AW Remember When broadcaster Philip Brady celebrates his 82nd birthday today (Wed., June 16). ■ The Australian Marquee Entertainment Luncheon Club had to cancell its event with Johnny Young yesterday (Tues.). Convenor Jeff Joseph said flight schedules and other factors caused the cancellation. ■ Melbourne’s Jaymes Ruffinhas been working on Hollywood blockbuster films including Spider Man: Far from Home, and this year’s Godzilla vs. Kong. ■ Eugenie Kelly will return to Harper's Bazaar Australia as Editor-in-Chief, following the news that the fashion magazine will be resurrected in Australia by Switzer Media and Publishing. ■ Georgie Moore will relocate from Melbourne to Canberra this month to start a new role as a Federal Political Reporter with AAP. She will be based in the Canberra Press Gallery. ■ Harrison Johnstone has started as an Associate Producer at The Project. He had previously been a Television News Producer at SBS World News and an Associate Producer at Insight. ■ David Wu has started as a Digital Reporter at Sky News Australia.

Local Theatre Shows Please note: It is advisable to check dates and times with theatres before booking or attending these productions, due to unpredictability of pandemic restrictions. ■ Have You Seen It? Productions: 12 Angry Men (originally written by Reginald Rose) Until July 2 at 8.00pm at Stageworx Theatre, 3/21 Stud Road, Bayswater (near Mountain Highway). Director: Trish Carr. Tickets: Full $27 Concession $24. (Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes including interval). Bookings: or 9729 8368. ■ Brighton Theatre Company: The Architect (by Aidan Fennessy) June 18 - July 3 at Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton. Director: Deborah Fabbro. Bookings: 0493 069 479 www.brighton ■ Adelphi Players Theatre Company: The Christian Brothers (by Ron Blair) June 24, 25, 26 at 8pm and June 26, 27 at 2pm at Booran Road Hall, 264 Booran Rd., Ormond (Near cnr. Booran and North Rds.). Director: Michael Mace. All tickets $10 each (cash only). Bookings: 9690 1593 or 9578 0952. Bookings essential. ■ Eltham Little Theatre: Peter Pan Jr. June 26 - July 10 at Eltham Performing Arts Centre, 1603 Main Rd., Research. Director: Carol Owen. Bookings: www.elthamlittletheatre. ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: Three Little Words (by Joanna Murray Smith) July 2 - 17 at Heidelberg Theatre, 63 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Director: Tim Scott. ■ Peoples Playhouse: The Sound of Music July 2 - 10 at the Cranbourne Community Theatre, Brunt St., Cranbourne. Tickets: ■ Diamond Valley Singers: The Addams Family July 9 - 17 at Warrandyte High School, Theatre, Alexander Rd., Warrandyte. Bookings: ■ Encore Theatre: Vigil (by Morris Panych) July 9 - 24 at the Clayton Theatrette, Cooke St., Clayton. Director: David Collins. Tickets: $25/$23/$21 Group Bookings of 10+. Bookings: 1300 739 099 or www.encore ■ Playhouse Players Inc: Around the World in 80 Days (by Jules Verne, adapted for stage by Mark Brown) July 14 - 24 at 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinee on Saturdays at the Rentoul Theatre, 16 Livingstone Close, Burwood. Director: Graeme McCoubrie. Tickets: $25/ $28. Bookings: BQIMV

Auditions ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: Barefoot in the Park (by Neil Simon) June 20, 21 at 7.00pm at Heidelberg Theatre, 63 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Director: Llaaneath Poor. Audition enquiries: queen_styxia_89@ ■ Essendon Theatre Company: Terra Nova (by Ted Tally) June 26, 26 from 2.00pm - 5.00pm at 9 Bradshaw St. (off Buckley St.), West Essendon. Director: David Collins. Auditions by appointment only: ■ Wolves Theatre Company: The Shadow and the Hue (by Michael Gray-Griffith) Open casting for October production. Expressions of Interest close midnight June 20. For further details and audition booking form, visit - Cheryl Threadgold

What’s On Uninvited ■ The music of Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette will be celebrated and performed by Melbourne vocalist and musician Katie Weston, who will perform songs from the 1995 album Jagged Little Pill. Melbourne Performance Dates: Friday, July 9 at The Prince Bandroom, Melbourne Saturday, July 10 at Cube 37, Frankston Performing Arts Centre, Frankston Saturday, July 17 at Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool

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Observations Percy vs Goliath

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● Wednesday Addams (Paris Dallow) at left, Gomez Addams (Matt Biscombe), Uncle Fester (Brett Harvey), Morticia Addams (Sophia Bubner) and Pugsley Addams (Kaisha Thomas) in The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy. ■ The Diamond Valley Singers present The And to make matters worse, she has invited Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy from the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one July 9-17 at the fully-heated Warrandyte High fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, reSchool Theatre, Alexander Rd, Warrandyte. lationships are tested, and the Addams family In the kooky, upside-down world of the must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel managed to avoid for generations: change. pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are The Diamond Valley Singers will donate prothe stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky ceeds from performances to International family still has to deal with many of the same Needs Australia and Open House in Ivanhoe. challenges faced by any other family. Performance Details: July 9, 10, 16, 17 at Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter 8pm and July 10 and 17 at 2pm Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen yearVenue: Warrandyte High School Theatre, old young woman ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a Alexander Rd., Warrandyte Tickets: $30/$25/$15 sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Bookings: Ohio family - the most un-Addams sounding - Cheryl Threadgold person one could be.

Iphigenia in Splott ■ Red Stitch Actors Theatre opens on Friday, June 25 with Iphigenia in Splott featuring ensemble member Jessica Clarke as Effie who hails from the Welsh working class district of Splott.Understudy is Mollie Mooney. Garry Owen has reworked the Ancient Greek play Iphigenia in Aulis, taking its theme of human sacrifice and contextualising it in the modern day, examining those who get left behind in the pursuit of power and profit, and the consequences of neoliberalism's war on community, morality and human dignity itself. Stumbling down Clifton St at 11.30am drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you'd avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgement. We think we ● Jessica Clarke in Iphigenia in Splott. Photo: Robert Blackburn know her, but don't. Effie's life spirals through a Iphigenia in Splott is directed by Gary mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, until one night gives her the chance to be something Abrahams with set and costume design by Sophie Woodward and Jacob Battista, lighting else. Owen's new adaptation of the Greek myth is design by Rachel Burke, and sound design and said to drive home the high price people pay for composition by Daniel Nixon. Performance Details: June 25-July 18 society's shortcomings. Venue: Red Stitch Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel Through her tale, Effie becomes a warrior for the forgotten classes, a battle cry against the St., St Kilda Tickets: $31-$57. conservative social policies that create uncon- Cheryl Threadgold scionable situations for her kind.

● Christopher Walken ■ Percy Vs Goliath is a film that will remind viewers of the Australian classic, The Castle. But while The Castle was a comedy with the serious idea of the ordinary man taking on the big boys, Percy Vs Goliath strikes a more serious tone, and is based on a true story. Based on a 1998 lawsuit, Percy Vs. Goliath follows Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser (Christopher Walken) who defends himself against a major conglomerate when the company's genetically modified (GMO) canola is discovered in his crops. He and his family risk everything defending themselves against the giant corporation while representing thousands of other disenfranchised farmers in a campaign to protect farmers' rights and the world's food supply against corporate greed. Percy is our Everyman, a humble farmer who grows crops and propagates seeds the way his family has down the generations, and his apparent ordinariness makes him an easy target for the huge corporation Monsanto, as Percy's success as a crop farmer is seen as a threat to their business model, so he is an easy target to grind into the dust. But they reckoned without Percy's and his wife Louise's (Roberta Maxwell) simple but strong beliefs in who they are and their confidence in what is right and wrong. When Percy hears of the global suicide rate of farmers who have been squeezed into crushing debt by big corporations, he decides he must fight on behalf of farmers across the world. Eventually Percy wins through, but not without some cost. But more than 20 years after the court case, the real Percy and Louise still receive letters of gratitude from farmers all over the world - and genetically modified crops have not taken over. In the film's narrative, Percy is brought to prominence by environmentalist Rebecca (Christina Ricci), and, like The Castle, it's a small town lawyer Jackson Weaver (Zach Braff), who takes the case all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court. Percy Vs Goliath is a slow burn for the first 30 minutes but gradually hooks the viewer in until the final credits. Walken gives a stunning performance as the film's protagonist, and Percy is a gift of a role for a fine actor. As his supportive but assertive wife Louise, Roberta Maxwell radiates warmth and common sense, and there is a lovely mature chemistry between her and Walken. In the movie world, youth so often dominates, so it's refreshing to see a high quality and thoughtful film in which 78-year-old Walken and 80-year-old Maxwell arethe stars. - Julie Houghton

Zealot ■ Comedian and ABC podcast host Ange Lavoipierre is bringing her award-winning show Zealot to Melbourne on June 18 and 19 at 7pm at The Butterfly Club. From Santa-based existentialism to Bible camp and a detour into Tarot, one-time believer Ange Lavoipierre charts the course from 10 year old evangelist to fully fledged heathen. Zealot is Ange’s second hour of comedy, following the success of her debut, Final Form, which won a Best Comedy weekly award at last year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival before going on to sell-out shows at Sydney, Melbourne and Edinburgh Fringe. Performance Dates: June 18 and 19 at 7.00pm Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne Bookings: - Cheryl Threadgold

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Confidential Talk is cheap, gossip is priceless

Better Off Said ■ Better Off Said co-founders Emilie Zoey Baker and Marieke Hardy are determined to bring back their revamped monthly spoken word event to the Brunswick Ballroom on July 4 at 5pm. The line-up locked in for the July soiree features four readers who will reflect on ‘the words I wish I’d said’, including television host Myf Warhurst, journalist and podcaster Osman Faruqi, Walkley-award winning radio host Virginia Trioli as well as editor and arts worker Lujayn Hourani. Writer Tony Birch will deliver a ‘living eulogy’ – paying tribute to someone or something still of this earth, while vocalist and instrumentalist Bumpy will present a moving musical performance. Better Off Said is an opportunity to release some words, thoughts and reflections for the living and dead. Baker and Hardy explain that the guests are asked to write and read anything that resonates with them – it may be poignant, sad, raw, political or funny. “It may be a time to find closure or a moment to shout something aloud they wish they’d said. It could be an important message to someone special or a piece of history they feel their voice could have improved. This is an opportunity to sing their truths from the rooftops before it’s too late,” said Baker and Hardy. Tickets holders to the June edition have had their tickets transferred to the August event (unless a refund is preferred), which currently includes a stellar line up of guests: Denise Scott, N’fa Jones, Samuel Johnson and Janelle Da Silva as well as a musical performance by MamaAlto. Better Off Said donates a portion of their profits to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Date: Sunday, July 4 Time: 5pm – 7pm Location: Brunswick Ballroom, 314-316 Sydney Rd, Brunswick Tickets: $40 + booking fee Bookings: - Cheryl Threadgold

Sisters in Crime ■ Sisters in Crime’s 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short crime and mystery stories is offering a record $11,910 in prizes this year. Entries close on August 31. “Crime does pay – at least on the page,” said Carmel Shute, secretary of Sisters in Crime. “And writing is a lot safer than holding up your local service station, especially during a pandemic.” “We’re thrilled that all but one sponsor has continued their support despite these financially fraught times – and that two new supporters have come on board.” One of the awards is the Viliama Grakalic Art and Crime Award ($750) named in honour of the late artist, and long-time member, who bequeathed $4000 to Sisters in Crime. Viliama Grakalic was born in Zagreb and trained in fine art. In Australia she became a prominent goldsmith and sculptor. Her work is housed in public gallery collections Australiawide. In her later years Viliama decided to write a crime novel with an art theme, set in country Victoria. Breast cancer sadly took control, so as a pensioner she bequeathed “anything left over” to Sisters in Crime. At SheKilda, Sisters in Crime 10th anniversary convention in 2001, Viliama won the very first ‘Be Immortalised in Fiction’ competition, which means her name appeared in the next novel by Lauren Henderson, the international guest of honour and self-proclaimed ‘Tart Noir Queen’. Shute said that several sponsors had also upped the amount on offer. “Our 15 sponsors are a diverse bunch. What they have in common is an unswerving commitment to women’s writing. which has paid off in spades. Since the awards began 28 years ago, 3896 stories have been entered and 30 winners – including winners of the Shoe and category winners – have gone on to have books published,” she said.

Twelve collections of winning stories are available: Closing date for the awards is August 31. The entry fee is $25 or $20 for Sisters in Crime members. Maximum length is 5000 words. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Melbourne in late November, pandemic permitting. COVID lockdown rules permitting, the 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards will be launched at 5.30pm for 6pm, Friday, July 9, at the Melbourne Athenaeum Library, Level 1, 188 Collins St Melbourne. Details and bookings: https:// To download an entry form and a list of FAQs or pay the entry fee, visit https:// - Cheryl Threadgold

Morning Melodies ■ Silvie Paladino returns to Arts Centre Melbourne’s Morning Melodies on Monday, June 21 at 11am and 1.30pm. Accompanied by the David Cameron Trio, Silvie will entertain audiences with songs from her vast repertoire including classics from musicals, hits by female vocalists and songs of inspiration. Arts Centre Melbourne’s popular Morning Melodies started in 1985 when performer Betty Pounder and producer Sandy Graham decided it was time to make good use of an otherwise empty theatre on a Monday morning. Over 35 years later, Morning Melodies has presented more than 450 concerts Event Details: Monday, June 21 at 11am and 1pm Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne Bookings: - Cheryl Threadgold

Darkfield Radio ■ At-home audio experience, Darkfield Radio is back this month in Australia for its second season, Knot. Part of the Tribeca Film Festival Immersive Lineup, Knot is a three-part immersive audio experience designed for one person which unfolds in three different locations in one evening, blurring the lines between real and imagined. Produced in Australia by Melbourne-based company Realscape Productions, Knot takes audiences through three intersecting, interwoven episodes revolving around a traumatic event, questioning how inevitable anything is. In the first episode audiences will situate themselves on a park bench, the second in a car, and the third in a room of their home. For the story to be complete, all three episodes will need to be experienced. "Darkfield Radio Season One exposed audiences to the mysterious and supernatural inside their homes, magnified by Darkfield’s signature 360 degree binaural sound”, said Amy Johnson, producer at Realscape Productions. “We’re looking forward to getting audiences outside of their homes for Season 2, in COVIDsafe settings of course, and pushing them out of their comfort zones even more.” Ahead of the Season Two launch in Australia on June 25, Darkfield Radio Season One is broadcasting to homes around Australia for a limited season until June 20. Darkfield Radio Season One was the first ever audio-only experience to be a part of Venice International Film Festival, before being nominated for various awards at Raindance Film Festival. Knot will run from 5pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 25 to September 30. Tickets are available at Recommended for ages 14+. Over-ear headphones are recommended for the best experience. - Cheryl Threadgold

Singing Swallows ■ Singing Swallows, written and directed by Melbourne based theatre-maker Romi Kupfer, is being presented at Theatre Works, 14 Acland

Street, St Kilda on June 23, 24, 26 at 6.30pm. Singing Swallows is an intimate headphone experience designed to connect young people with those who went through the Holocaust. This compilation of four Holocaust stories is created for young audiences between the ages of nine and 18 years, with each story focusing on four different journeys of Jewish children/ young adults during the Holocaust. The stories, compiled from interviews with Holocaust survivors are voice recorded by young Jewish children in primary school. In between verbal storytelling, performers on stage activate a recyclable set, bringing to life the personal experiences heard through individual headphones worn by the audience. Romi Kupfer describes Singing Swallows as exploring 'what life was like for a young person during this time and how much they might've understood that their communities, identity and lives were at risk. Performance Dates: June 23, 24, 26 at 6.30pm Venue: Theatre Works, 14 Acland St., St Kilda Bookings: program/singing-swallows/ - Cheryl Threadgold

Beauty and The Beast Jr ■ The Young Australian Broadway Chorus (YABC) presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr from July 8-10 at the National Theatre, St Kilda. Inspired by the nine-time Tony-nominated original Broadway production and Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr will showcase a 70-strong cast of talented young performers. The show will feature popular songs like Be Our Guest, Gaston and Beauty and the Beast written by Alan Menken. This family-friendly, 70-minute show will deliver a spectacular theatrical experience on the grand scale owing to the large cast and fabulous costumes. Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr tells the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed back into a Prince. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. American composer Alan Menken has written songs for numerous Walt Disney animations and musicals including Beauty and the Beast, as well as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Pocahontas. Menken has received eight Academy Awards, eight Oscar Awards and 11 Grammy Awards among many other honours. Show Dates: Thursday July 8- Friday July 9, 11am and 2pm. Saturday July 10, 4pm and 7:30pm Location: The National Theatre Melbourne, 20 Carlisle St, St Kilda Tickets: $27.50-$38.50.70 minutes, no interval. Suitable for ages 6+ - Cheryl Threadgold

Gazpacho ■ Peter Green’s Gazpacho works more as a tribute than a play. It serves as a requiem for the lives lost during the Spanish Civil War interweaving the words of Federico Lorca (Jim Daly) with vignettes of those who lost their lives, faced starvation and those sentenced to death. Whilst the Spanish references are specific and probably unfamiliar to many, the theme is universal. One only has to think of innocent civilians suffering in war zones today. The ensemble (Julie Dawson, Peter Green, Dion Mills, Louisa Williamson) take on the roles of the dead, soldiers guarding prisoners, the Republicans, the Nationalists and Communists. We hear the voices of grieving mothers, of simple farmers and starving civilians. The short sixty minute duration of the play, however, limits the capacity to develop the pathos one would find in scenarios where an ideological discussion takes place against the backdrop of a death sentence. Faye Bendrup’s direction made good use of

the simple set, four frames that could be easily moved to contain the performance space, and the lighting could be directed to accentuate single performers when needed or create atmosphere as required. Original music (Faye Bendrups, Dan Bendrups) punctuated the scenes the feel of which might be considered more socialist than typically Spanish in flavour. The influence of Lorca and his writing on those fighting in the Spanish Civil War is indeterminate though Green’s work poses an intriguing possibility about the power of poetry in this regard. Lorca was abducted by Nationalist forces and executed in the Spanish countryside near the farm of Cortijo de Gazpacho. Along with Hemingway and Orwell, both of whom fought in the civil war, Lorca’s contribution to letters remains. This work whets the appetite suggesting there’s more here to be explored about the man and his work. Gazpacho was presented at La Mama Courthouse. - Review by David McLean

Gruesome Playground Injuries

■ The American playwright Jajiv Joseph’s (2011) brilliant, funny yet dark and complex play Gruesome Playground Injuries, performed at The Butterfly Club CBD Melbourne. It is competently directed by Ellen Wiltshire and brought to the stage by Deep Cut Productions. This play is a non-chronological journey that begins 30 years ago and is about loss, love, pain and regret. Its disjointed structure is not chronological but rather by jumping around in time yet keeping to the same theme of hurt, pain, loss and regret ‘cleverly’ captures the human nature of memory. This production provides us with some great young and exciting talent. The music was composed by Maddy Monja who provides music that creates an appropriate mood as a complementary background to the play. The music at times sounds dissonant with melodic fragments woven into the overall canvas, fitting well to each scene. Rory Harman (Doug) and Marley Correy (Kayleen) provided the intimate audience with a delightfully balanced performance in their powerful, realistic interpretation of the characters they represent. Harman and Correy sustained the audience’s attention throughout as the chemistry between them was exactly right, as they moved through a series of emotions over a long and sustained period. One almost feels Doug and Kayleen’s pain and suffering, and this engenders real empathy in the audience. A most enjoyable and refreshing experience on a rather cold evening leading into fear of another COVID lockdown in Melbourne. - Review of by Mary Downie

Cabaret Festival

■ The Melbourne Cabaret Festival returns to Chapel Off Chapel from 16 to 27 June 2021. The festival features two weeks of atmospheric, seductive and soul-stirring entertainment. You can experience an entertaining night out and be enticed by the launch of brand new and exciting cabaret shows. Many feature original music and other shows feature music from your favourite singers such as Annie Lennox, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Beyonce. Festival co-producer David Read says “Almost every show in this year’s festival is brand new. There’s a great mix of shows featuring songs from your favourite singers mixed with shows featuring exciting original songs and a dash of comedy. There’s a host of brand new performers you’ll be able to claim with pride ‘I saw them first’, mixed with iconic, established names – truly the best in the biz.” The festival is brought to you with the support of the City of Stonnington and the Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation. Venue: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran Bookings:, phone 8290 7000 - Cheryl Threadgold

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Stateside with Gavin Wood in West Hollywood

Marquee Club honours John Blackman

■ Hi everyone, remotely from my suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites in West Hollywood comes this week's news

Out and About

Blackers is back

■ At the altest Marquee Club luncheon at the Emerald Hotel, the entertainment industry came together to celebrate John Blackman and his four-year battle with cancer. After having reconstructive surgery to the mouth and face, it has been a long and courageous journey for John. Of course John enjoyed a remarkable career on radio and television with the hilarious voice overs on Hey Hey It's Saturday. John was also a corporate speaker and M.C. for functions all over Australia. With the cancer battle, all of his work dried up to nothing and now he is fighting back. We all came together to support one of the nicest guys in the business. Probably one of the funniest lunches I have ever attended. When you get Molly, Red Symons and John Blackman together in the same room, all with microphones, no-one is missed.

Stroke more likely ■ There's little doubt the pandemic is making a lot of people a little obsessive-compulsive about cleanliness. However, OCD is a real mental health disorder that's about more than just washing hands. For adults dealing with a clinical case of obsessive-compulsive disorder, a new study finds troubling news about their brain health later in life. Researchers say OCD patients are over three times more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke than those without the condition. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot interrupts the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. This is the more common version of a stroke, in comparison to haemorrhagic strokes which involve a burst blood vessel causing bleeding in the brain. Overall, strokes are the second-leading cause of death worldwide, trailing only heart disease.

Still in truck morgues

● Pictured enjoying a chat after the Marquee Lunch: Molly Meldrum with John Blackman and Red Symons with the former Arts Minister for Victoria, Heidi Victoria, looking on and keeping the boys in check.

Mild, temporary inflation

Roger Daltrey fights back

■ The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey has joined the wave of rock musicians speaking out against woke culture and its effect on society. Speaking with DJ Zane Lowe on Apple Music, the Baba O'Riley singer said that the "woke generation" is creating a "miserable world" for themselves and everyone else. "It's just getting harder to disseminate the truth," Daltrey said. "It's almost like, now we should turn the whole thing off. Go back to newsprint, go back to word of mouth, and start to read books again. It's becoming so absurd now with AI, all the tricks it can do, and the woke generation," he said. "It's terrifying, the miserable world they're going to create for themselves. I mean, anyone who's lived a life and you see what they're doing, you just know that it's a route to nowhere. “Especially when you've lived through the periods of a life that we've had the privilege to. We've had the golden era. There's no doubt about that." Daltrey compared the woke generation with previous generations. "We came out of a war, we came out of a levelled society, completely flattened bomb sites and everything," Daltrey said. "And we've been through socialist governments. We've seen the communist system fail in the Soviet Union. I've been in those communist countries while they were communist."


From my Suite at the Ramada Plaza Complex on Santa Monica Blvd

■ Over the past year, food prices are up 3.5 per cent, with eggs and meat up by over 5 per cent; gas is up 22 per cent and is expected to get even higher by this summer; lumber is up 250 percent; new home prices are up $36,000, with overall housing up 11 per cent; and new cars are up 9 percent, the highest in 68 years. Feeding the problem is the sharp price increase in commodities vital to our basic needs. Microchip prices are up by 25 percent over the last year, hiking the price of items from phones to televisions to car parts. Meanwhile, increased corn prices will further impact a variety of food products. The primary driver of the current inflation comes through money printing by the Federal Reserve. The Fed nearly doubled its bond purchases since the beginning of the pandemic, pumping almost $4 trillion into the economy. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said just last week that she is not concerned about it. The White House says that any inflation seen will be mild and temporary.

How’s this for confidence? ■ For almost half of all Americans, modesty may not be their best quality. A new study finds nearly one in two people believe they're the best person they know. In a recent survey of 2000 US residents, 81 per cent say they believe that humankind is inherently good. Three in four believe they themselves are fundamentally a good person. When researchers asked respondents how they would compare themselves to others in their lives, 46 per cent went a step further, admitting (in their eyes) they're "better" than everyone else they know. The survey was conducted by One Poll and commissioned by Behold Retreats, a wellness company that specialises in the therapeutic use of plant-based medicines to aid in personal and spiritual growth. Looking at responses by gender, female respondents were less likely to think of themselves as good (67% vs 86% of men) and more likely to believe that humanity is inherently bad (20% vs 4% of men).

Time for early release

■ California is beginning early release credits for about 76,000 inmates, including tens of thousands who were convicted of violent crimes, as the state continues to reduce its prison population. The Associated Press reported that of the 76,000 who will be eligible for early release, some 63,000 were convicted of violent crimes. They will now be eligible to obtain good behaviour credits that will "shorten their sentences by one-third instead of the one-fifth that had been in place since 2017," the outlet reported. That number includes 20,000 inmates who were sentenced to life sentences with the possibility of parole. "More than 10,000 inmates convicted of a second serious but nonviolent offense under the state's 'three strikes' law will be eligible for release after serving half their sentences. “That's an increase from the current time-served credit of one-third of their sentence," the AP said.

■ The bodies of hundreds of New York City residents who died from COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic remain in a series of trailers along the Brooklyn waterfront more than a year later, according to the New York Post. Dina Maniotis, executive deputy commissioner of the Chief Medical Examiner's Office, told a City Council health committee that there are about 750 bodies in long-term storage at the "temporary" emergency morgue that opened last April, the paper reported. Early in the pandemic, refrigerated trucks were used in many places across the US to augment capacity at morgues and funeral homes, which were stretched beyond capacity as COVID spiralled out of control. "In the very near future, we will begin to notify all the families that we've been working with that we are now going to ramp our operations down slowly, give them the time that they need, and we'll keep the operation going as they need it," Maniotis told the committee. The facility was meant to give families extra time to make their decisions during the days of broad lockdowns and severely decreased mobility. Some have reportedly requested their relatives' remains be buried in the city's potter's field, Hart Island, while city officials have lost touch with others, Maniotis said.

Plan ahead for 2022

● Roger Daltrey

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Magazine ■ Irene Hewitt was born in 1922 and began singing at an early age. Irene was 18 when she became the resident vocalist in Tye's Radio Revue on 3XY, which was broadcast every Sunday night from the Princess Theatre. The compere was Eric Pearce, and Irene sang Ida Sweet As Apple Cider as her debut song on the show. On many occasions Irene sang duets with Jack Perry. She sang at many of the local dances and was also resident vocalist at the Coconut Grove Nightclub in Chapel St, South Yarra. Around that time she married her first husband, who played saxophone in the band at The Coconut Grove. Irene also sang regularly at the famous Chevron Hotel. In 1954 Irene appeared on the national radio show Australia's Hour of Song with Dick Fair. She was a regular guest on ABC radio shows and sang on cruise ships. In 1957 Irene was cast in the television series Take That which was a ‘live to air’ 15-minute school classroom comedy. It was one of the first comedy shows produced by Crawford Productions, a bit like Yes What, the old radio series. Take That also starred English actor Phillip Stainton, Joff Ellen, Frank Rich, Keith Eden and Jack Perry. Irene sang on many television variety shows during her career. Her film credits include Blue Fire Lady, Dimboola, I Live With Me Dad and Lonely Hearts. During the 1970s Irene performed in Sydney night clubs as a comedienne and worked with

Whatever Happened To ... Irene Hewitt By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM Jack Bowkett, from the singing group The Tunetwisters. In 1981 Irene was cast as Mrs Swabb, the housekeeper, in an Australian tour of the Alan Bennett-play, Habeus Corpus. The cast included a great bunch of popular television actors - English actor Frank Thornton (Are You Being Served), Pat McDonald (Number 96) and Liz Burch (The Flying Doctors) . There was a night during the tour when a leg snapped off the stage settee that almost everyone had to sit on. Irene madly searched around back stage in the dark and finally walked onstage with a paint tin which she popped under the edge of the settee and the play proceeded without a hitch. She remained friends with Frank Thornton

● Irene Hewitt

and his wife and they always sent each other Christmas cards. Irene played guest roles in many television series including Prisoner and The Henderson Kids. Irene loved music and was a regular attendee at the International Sinatra meetings. Some of her recordings were - When Johnny Comes Marching Home, I Didn't Know The Gun Was Loaded and One More River To Cross (with Don Harper and His Orchestra). In 1997 Irene was a guest vocalist at a special fundraising concert for 96.5FM. It was a big show with Val Jellay, Clyde Simpson, Bruce Skeggs, David McGee, Ray Lawrence, The Creole Bells and many others in the line up. Irene Hewitt loved life and when she was very ill she just refused to give in and slipped out of the hospital to visit her friends. She passed away in 2004 and I attended her funeral. Long time friends Terry Gill and Carole Anne got everyone singing. Irene would have loved it and also the thunderous applause as the coffin was carried out of the funeral parlour. One of the great singers and characters of the Melbourne showbusiness scene, Irene Hewitt. Kevin Trask Kevin can be heard on 3AW The Time Tunnel - Remember When Sundays at 10.10pm with Philip Brady and Simon Owens. And on 96.5 FM That's Entertainment - Sundays at 12 Noon.

National Portrait Gallery in focus

Living Memory- National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021. The National Photographic Portrait Prize is a stalwart of the National Gallery's annual calendar, offering substantial cash and equipment prizes for professional, amateur and aspiring young Australian photographers, and the opportunity for artists to have their work shown in a national gallery alongside their peers. This year more than 3000 entries were received, and the judges have selected 180 works for the exhibition of finalists, almost double the usual amount. The NPPP winner will be announced on Friday, July 30, and will take home $50,000 in cash from the NPG and the latest photographic equipment form Canon valued at '$20,000. The winner of the Highly Commended Prize will e awarded an EIZO ColourEdge CG2730 Monitor valued at $4000. The winner of the Art Handlers Award will receive $2000 thanks to IAS Fine Art Logistics. A further People's Choice Award winner will receive $5000 supported by the David Roche Foundation. Exhibition opens July 31 and closes November 7. National Portrait Gallery King Edward Terrace Parkes,ACT

At Heide

From Sunrise Road - Bruce Munro Heide Museum of ModernArt will present Bruce Munro: From Sunrise Road, the first museum exhibition in Australia of the work of internationally celebrated English/Australian artist Bruce Munro. Best known for his interactive, large-scale light installations inspired largely by his interest in shared human experience, the exhibition combines spectacular indoor and outdoor experimental artworks with intimate story-pieces, revealing the depth of the artist's practice and the breadth of his sources, from personal and philosophical to the literary and spiritual. Exhibition opened June 12 and closes October 17. Heide Museum of Modern Art 7 Templestowe Rd. Bulleen

The Arts

about our relationship with the natural world. In 2020, MPRG was successful with a Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisition Fund grant administered by the PGAV, to acquire a suite of 13 works on paper by Weiss. The Friends of MPRG supported the acquisition with matched funding, enabling MPRG to acquire key works that provide an overview of the artist's practice from 1979 through to 2018. Exhibition closes August 22. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Civic Reserve, Dunn's Rd, Mornington

Science Gallery with Peter Kemp

Monash Gallery of Art Stages: Photography through the Pandemic In response to the social, environmental and economic impact of COVID-19 global pandemic on Australian artists and society at large, MGA has commissioned artists Jane Burton, Cherine Fahd, Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine, Phong Ngo and James Tylor to respond creatively with new bodies of work for the exhibition Stages photography through the pandemic. Photographers image the spaces between us, whether physical or psychological, be it through portraits or landscapes, within the domestic sphere of the public realm. The significance of work and leisure routines and the liberty of everyday behaviours we take for granted is never better understood than when the right and ability to do them is taken away. Exhibition closes August 29. Monash Gallery of Art 860 Ferntree Gully Rd. Wheelers Hill

MPRG Rosie Weiss - Collected Works. Rosie Weiss is a Mornington Peninsula-based artist who makes work

■ Science Gallery Melbourne is the first and only Australian node in the internationally acclaimed Science Gallery Network. It opens a new state-of-the-art gallery in June, offering over 3500sqm of exhibition space, a learning centre, a theatre, workshops and social spaces, designed to inspire young adults through art, science and innovation. Since 2017 Science Gallery Melbourne has created exhibitions and programs in a series of disparate venues and pop-up sites around Melbourne from an historical gymnasium to the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne to an underground car park, a shipping container, the Maribyrnong and Yarra rivers, and city laneways, streets and public gardens. June sees the Science Gallery Melbourne in its purpose-built gallery at the corner of Grattan and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, a gateway to the University of Melbourne's new Melbourne Connect innovative precinct. Science Gallery Melbourne, designed by award-winning architect William Smart from smart Design Studio, offers over 3500sqm of spaces Science Gallery Melbourne opened Tuesday June 15, subject to COVID19. Science Gallery Melbourne Cnr Grattan St and Swanston St | Melbourne - Peter Kemp

OK. With John O’Keefe Baby Bruno grows up

● Bruno Mars ■ Bruno Mars was born into a family of entertainers. Times were tough, and Bruno's first gig, aged three, was as an Elvis impersonator. He persevered as Elvis, took on being Michael Jackson for a while. His accomodation was his car parked in the slums of Hawaii, then his luck turned and hit records followed. Today, age 35, his fortune is estimated at $175 million and growing.

TV for man’s best friend ■ Now available in Australia is a subscription service broadcasting specific programs targeted to four-legged friends left alone at home. For $7 a month dogs can watch stimulating programs of dogs - surfing, dogs relaxing, animated characters - even a human chef preparing delicious doggy treats. Details

Billy, coming your way ■ Popular UK wit, Bill Bailey, is due in Australia in November. He will perform in capital cities and major provincials. Part of his performance will be Bill playing didgeridoo. Tickets via usual booking agents - he is a class act.

Prickly problem ■ The fictitious Elite Average Games, seen on high rotation onTV, has hit a hurdle. Advertising Standards has raised a red flag on the spot showing a Kenyan athlete competing in the Bindi Walk. Viewers complained, and the TV ad had to be revised, deleting the name given to the name of the Kenyan athlete as it contradicted the Code of Ethics.

Remember Rin Tin Tin ■ Remember when TV was in its infancy, and you raced home from school to catch the latest adventures of Rusty and his four-legged friend Rin Tin Tin? Child actor Lee Acker played Rusty in the series in 1950, when his part came to an end Lee drifted in and out of bit parts in movies, became a carpenter and fell into poverty having spent all his earnings. Last month Lee died, and a group of friends paid for his funeral. - John O’Keefe

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Movies, DVDs with Jim Sherlock, Aaron Rourke What’s Hot and What’s Not FILM: ARMY OF THE DEAD (Streaming on NETFLIX): G e n r e : Action/Crime/Horror. Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi. Year: 2021. Rating: R 1 8 + Length: 148 Minutes. Stars: * * * ½ Review: Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone of a walled off Las Vegas to pull off a monumental heist, but only have matter of hours before they all face nuclear annihilation. The Zombie genre has gone a long way since "White Zombie" (1932) with Bela Lugosi and George A. Romero's seminal 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead" and his universally acclaimed follow up "Dawn of the Dead" in 1978, and this latest offering from co-writer/ director Zack Snyder, who made his feature directorial debut with the acclaimed 2004 remake of "Dawn of the Dead," and went on to helm such films as "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Sucker Punch," "300" and "Zack Snyder's Justice League," among others, has delivered a stylishly wild and insanely entertaining thrill ride. Inspired by John Carpenter's "Escape From New York" and James Cameron's "Aliens," among others, there's something for everyone in the mix: a zombie movie, an action movie, a heist movie, and even some nostalgic family drama, all intertwined with an abundance of bloody confrontations and twists-and-turns, all led with a firm hand and soft heart by former world wrestling champ turned actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame, Blade Runner 2049 & Spectre), and aided by a bunch of rag-tag misfits that includes Ella Pernell, Tig Notaro and Matthias Schweighofer as the safecracker, to name a few. Filled with jaw-dropping imagery, Zack Snyder has created a well constructed, well paced and an immensely gratifying zombie-horror popcorn adventure yarn, a diabolically R18+ fun and grandiose gore-fest of spills, chills, humour, slicing, dicing, chopping, running, jumping, shooting and munching mayhem, a shrewdly executed rollercoaster ride with an abundance of bite for horror and zombie fans, but most of all, a superior addition to the genre that respectfully and faithfully adherer's to the template set out by zombie maestro George A. Romero over five decades ago. FILM: STOWAWAY (Streaming on NETFLIX): G e n r e : Sci-Fi/Drama. Cast: Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson. Year: 2021. Rating: M . Length: 116 Minutes. Stars: *** Review: A three-person space mission suddenly becomes four when the crew discover an unconscious stowaway, but too late to turn back to Earth, the flustered stowaway has no choice but to accompany the trained astronauts throughout their journey, however, when an unforeseeable incident leaves only enough oxygen for three people, it puts the crew in a moral quandary and a fight for their lives. Human expendability drives the core of this claustrophobic and immersive slow burning space drama that for the most part holds interest throughout as the steady build to its conclusion, a well made and visually stimulating adventure that seems to draw heavily from the universal space movie handbook, yet it make no apologies about any feelings of déjà vu, and for the most part with competence and success without flaw. Stars Anna Kendrick, Tony Colletts Daniel Day Kim and Sharmier Anderson each deliver convincing performances with understanding, humour, empathy and believability, and are aided by superb set design and special effects as they ultimately reach out to the deep depths of space in their unexpected fight for survival, Co-Writer/Director: Joe Penna, whose previous credit includes the gripping 2018 survival tale "Arctic" with Mads Mikkelsen, has created a moody another atmospheric survival tale, an intimate yet at the same time an epic journey that is the total antithesis of such sci-fi fare as "Star Wars," "Star Trek" or "Alien," to name a few, relying solely on the human drama, and proves beyond doubt that journeys into space can be equally gripping without the aid of aliens, extraterrestrial creatures and space battles to make an unworldly thrill ride. - James Sherlock

Rourke’s Reviews First Love ■ (MA). 110 minutes. Now showing in selected cinemas. Initially set for theatrical release March last year, Takashi Miike's (Audition, 13 Assassins) energetic, highly entertaining action/comedy/ romance thankfully receives a much-deserved big screen release, and is a crazed, often hilarious cross between Martin Scorsese's After Hours (1985) and Kenji Uchida's Stranger Of Mine (2005). A budding romance between Reo (Masataka Kubota) and Monika (Sakurako Konishi) is put to the test, as they inadvertently become involved with warring gangsters and corrupt cops over a very memorable night. Miike plays out the outlandish scenario with skilled precision, and there are standout performances from Shota Sometani and Becky. RATING - ****

Deliver Us From Evil ■ (MA). 108 minutes. Now showing in selected cinemas. Despite a number of familiar plot elements, this is an effectively dour, expertly crafted action/thriller that shows two anti-heroes fighting each other over very different views on what the true meaning of family is. Hwang Jung-min plays Innam, an ex-NIS agent-turned assassin who has just completed his Tokyo-located final mission before retiring to the beaches of Panama. In Thailand, In-nam's former lover is murdered after their young daughter Yoo-min (Park So-yi) is abducted. Hearing the tragic news, In-nam travels to Thailand to find Yoomin, and to also investigate who killed her mother. Unfortunately, the brother of the vicious yakuza In-nam recently assassinated, appropriately called Ray The Butcher (Lee Jung-Jae), has also arrived on the scene, wanting to exact bloody revenge. Helping In-nam is transsexual Yoo-yi (Park Jung-min), a Korean ex-pat who has never encountered carnage like this in her life. While the basic storyline plays to formula, the particular aspect which intrigued me most was seeing two men, both with dark pasts, interpreting through conflicting eyes, the primary reason which they feel justifies the inordinate amount of death and destruction they create. While violent, writer/director Hong Won-chan (whose directorial debut, Office, was moody, absorbing, but uneven) presents quite a bit of the brutality around the edge of the frame or completely

offscreen (similar to Fernando Meirelles' underrated 2008 film, Blindness), but this is still not recommended for the squeamish. Hwang (The Spy Gone North, The Wailing) and Lee (Assassination, The Thieves) offer convincing, deliberately opposed performances, successfully re-teaming after appearing together in the marvellous 2013 gangster drama, New World. There is also excellent work from Park (The King, Psychokinesis) as Yoo-yi, which won him the Korean Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor this year. Production values are exceptional. While there is too much in the plotting which prevents it from being truly original, and its slowburn pacing and quiet stretches will annoy diehard action fans, Deliver Us From Evil has a fascinating theme at its core, and combined with strong acting and first-rate action, is intriguing enough to provide solid entertainment. Hopefully the extended Final Cut (running 114 minutes) will turn up soon after. RATING - ***½

Oxygen ■ (M). 101 minutes. Now streaming on Netflix. Alexandre Aja, whose body of work as a director has been variable at best, delivers his best film since High Tension (2003), the knockout horror/thriller that put him on the cinematic map. The less you know about the plot the better, suffice to say that Elizabeth (Melanie Laurent) wakes up in a medical chamber, and has to figure out how she got there and why, before her dwindling oxygen supply runs out. Although Aja's visual clues gives away some plot turns way too early, there is still much fun to be had, and this works better than the disappointing Ryan Reynolds film, Buried (2010). Despite its one location setting, the film is slick and well-paced, zipping by quickly, indicating that the film-makers have successfully drawn the viewer in. Laurent does well in her confined setting, while Mathieu Amalric is perfectly cast as the voice of the A.I. central computer, M.I.L.O. The interaction between Elizabeth and M.I.L.O certainly reminded me of Donald Cammel's classic 1977 film, Demon Seed. RATING - ***½ - Aaron Rourke

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1. Supporting structure 6. Discreetly 11. Discontent 15. Enlisting (7,2) 20. Verve 21. Circle (planet) 22. Aria-nominated singer, ... Murray 23. Soiled 25. Reflector 26. Nastier 27. Of kidneys 29. Debar (4,3) 32. Close 34. Go berserk, run ... 36. Self-centredness 39. Acute remorse 41. Tree, copper ... 43. Merits 46. Fatigued 48. Blunder 49. Swerve 51. Stone god 52. Revenge 55. June 6, 1944 (1-3) 56. Louts 59. Confuse 61. Whisky & ... 62. Tennis ace, Steffi ... 63. Condition 64. Verb modifiers 67. Many-sided figure 68. Pacify 70. Earth's environment, Mother ... 71. Stern 72. Cricket side 73. Anxious (2,4) 74. Polite form of address 75. Italian rice dish 77. Lead-in 78. Radiate 79. Measly 82. German war vessels (1-5) 86. Madden 87. Russian leader 89. Alpine flower 92. Truck's unloaded weight 94. Country, Sri ... 96. Catch sight of 98. Negative votes 100. Cure (fish) 101. Feel the loss of 103. Old Testament son of Isaac 105. French cap 106. Murder (2,2) 108. In charge, at the ... 111. Domestic servant 112. Bread grillers 114. Light classical musical 116. Early guitar 119. Authentic 120. Hasten 121. Typist's ailment (1,1,1) 123. Arguable 124. Engrave 125. Wipe out 126. Revenge 127. Constantly busy (2,3,2) 130. City's chief mail centre (1,1,1) 131. Thin-petalled flowers 135. Tartan skirts 138. Leonardo da Vinci's ... Lisa 139. Genuine thing, the ... McCoy 141. Barbie toys 144. Chew like rat 146. Sergeant or corporal (1,1,1) 147. At that time 148. Hawaiian garland 149. Female horse 150. Nautical yes 151. Cut (timber) 152. Amounted to (4,2) 153. Wine, ... spumante 155. Happily ... after 157. Garden tool 158. Volleyball court dividers 160. Requirements 161. Elevate 162. Progress chart 163. Mirth 165. Light purple 166. Uncle Sam (1,1,1) 167. Anger 168. Official decree 169. Europe/US defence pact

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Down 1. Load completely 2. Actor, ... Baldwin 3. Encourage (3,2) 4. Skips 5. Lock openers 6. Movie star, ... L Jackson 7. Join 8. Set fire to 9. Big Apple resident, New ... 10. Engross 11. Maximum 12. Estate agent 13. Lance 14. Expressed as 15. Yank 16. Personal 17. Eskimo shelter 18. Mongolian desert 19. Rhyme 24. Picnic blankets 28. Taj Mahal city 30. Had to repay 31. Philosopher, ... Marx 33. Atomic devices (1-5) 35. Most likely to win (4-2) 37. Brisk pace 38. Filter 40. Natives of Lhasa 42. Hag 44. Church corridors 45. Gold ore lump 47. Foolish 48. Cosmetic pencil 49. Most conceited 50. Opinion column 53. Narrowed 54. Volcanic (rock) 57. African anteaters 58. Dissolved (ties) 60. Tag for future use 63. Similar-meaning word 65. ... Sea Scrolls 66. Golfer, ... Ballesteros 68. Edible flesh 69. Front 76. Forth 79. Woman's title 80. Yawning gulf 81. Satirical play 83. Pop song's flip (1-4) 84. Sharpshooter, ... Oakley 85. Pig's home 88. Of beauty 90. Wanes 91. Interested in 93. Sheepishly 95. Amongst 97. Medieval farm labourer 99. Actor, ... Banderas 100. Indecent material 102. US Rockies state 104. Loft 107. Request from menu 109. Composer, Andrew ... Webber 110. Broad smile 111. Engage (with) 113. Thinks logically 115. Author's alias (3,4) 117. Snake-like fish 118. Point of perfection 121. Splendid clothes 122. Play piano, tinkle the ... 127. Liver or spleen 128. Stretch (of land) 129. Family-tree specialist 132. Varieties 133. Altogether (2,3) 134. Burn (hair) 135. Enlightenment 136. Gandhi's garment 137. ... & weaknesses 138. Fulfil expectations (7,2) 140. Bulkiness 141. Crystal brandy bottles 142. Verbally attacks (6,3) 143. Items of stage scenery (3,6)


145. Rinse (4,3) 151. Section 154. Snares 156. Yashmaks 159. Historical period 164. And so on 169. Standards 170. Steak cut (1-4) 173. Makes fizzy 174. Young eagles 177. Anew 178. Pawns 181. US cotton state 183. Crowded together 187. From Addis Ababa 192. Picking 195. Be melodramatic 199. Idiotic 201. Mite 202. Primates 203. Pull strenuously 204. Brutal 206. Prince Andrew's ex 207. Diminish 208. Covet 209. Quacking bird 213. ... & hearty 215. Supervise 217. Bigotry 221. Fees 222. Ruined Inca city, ... Picchu 223. Siamese 224. Child's guessing game (1,3) 225. East England county 226. Restrict 228. Vagrants 234. Frivolous time-wasting 236. Caravan nomads 238. Wheel-shaft projection 240. Olympic Games body (1,1,1) 242. Rouses 243. Be unfaithful to (3-4) 245. India's capital (3,5) 247. Satisfy 248. Accounts books 250. Connections 251. Non-believer 253. Swindle 255. Jug 257. Charged atoms 258. Docile 261. Rubber 262. Gallows loops 265. Composer, Wolfgang Amadeus ... 266. Gets rid of 268. Stage whisper 269. Malay garment 275. Singing pitch 276. Tea, ... Grey 278. Paintings & drawings 280. Spray can 282. Prayer ending 283. Conserved 285. Cricketer, ... Gilchrist 287. Shoe reinforcement 289. Moved swiftly 290. Musky cats 291. TV reception pole 292. Manhandled 293. Explorer, ... Tasman 296. Aids in crime 297. Baghdad native 299. Tickle 302. White wine, ... Riesling 304. Quickly 305. High-quality printer type 306. Hurry 307. Suggestive look 308. Troubles 310. Urban haze 312. Russia's ... Mountains 313. Two-seater lounge

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Veteran Iris Walshe-Howling stars

Crossroads By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads

Fair dinkum Evan ■ Moe based entertainer Evan Platschinda is fair dinkum about his music. His most recent albums, Songs From The Past and Lets Dance, add to an already impressive collection of recordings that feature both popular songs plus his own recordings too. Evan is a seasoned traveller having performed at interstate country music festivals and remote outback locations. His successful collaboration with his Band Of Mates trio has resulted in numerous gigs as far as the Kimberley region. Evan credits his wife Florence in making his music journey possible. More info: https://

Dreamroom online ■ Melbourne group The Dreamroom have signed a worldwide distribution deal with MGM. It means their recent album release What The Moon Believes and any future recordings will now be available on all digital platforms. The members Eric McCusker, Nikki Nicholls, Fallon Williams III and Rick Petropoulos are renowned artists who have all performed with Australian and international music superstars. More info at: https:/ /

New for Michael ■ Flying is the new single for Michael Waugh ahead of an upcoming album release and national tour. The song is an alt-country, 80s inspired tribute to brotherly love, the films of Spielberg, and The A-Team's B.A. Baracus, says his medial release.

■ The two-hander play Betty, described as 'a harrowing and humorous play born from the lived experiences of Jules Allen will be presented at Theatre Works, St Kilda, until June 19. Set in Rose’s new house in a retirement village the two-hander play explores the story of a complex and unfiltered mother/daughter relationship, during a time when a mother’s inhibitions are being compromised by her decline into dementia. Although their bond isn’t close, the daughter finds herself in a challenging position trying to care for her. Directed by Julian Dibley-Hall and starring Jules Allen and Iris Walshe-Howling, Betty is Allen’s fourth play after her very successful 2019 work Slipped Through the Cracks where she was described by Australian playwright Hannie Rayson as 'a playwright with enormous potential'. Starring alongside Allen in this production is multi-awarding winning actor and director, Iris WalsheHowling. Active in the Melbourne independent theatre scene since the late sixties when she was an ensemble member of La Mama Company, Iris has worked with numerous companies including as a founding ensemble member of The Contemporary Performance Centre, actor with Crow's Bar Cabaret, performer with Australian Theatre

Company Back To Back. Betty is a story for families. Allen spoke about the play having something for everyone, 'as the story is extremely relatable on many levels to many audience members’. Dates: June 9 - 19 at 7:30pm Tue-Sat; 5pm Sun. Cost: Booth of 2-3 $90/$135, and booth of 4-6 $180/$270 + booking fee Duration: 75 minutes (no interval) Venue: Theatre Works, 14 Acland St, St Kilda Tickets: - Cheryl Threadgold

Very Hungry Caterpillar ■ The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show returns to Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, on Saturday, June 26. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller based on Eric Carle's books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is presented by CDP Kids. The production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast bringing the books to life on stage. Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the show features three other Eric Carle stories – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You

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See?, Ten Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Busy Spider. The show is presented by the team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, Spot, and The 13, 26, 52, 78 and 91-Storey Treehouses This project has been supported by RISE – Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative. Performance date: Saturday, June 26 Times: 10am, 12noon, 3pm Venue: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St., Melbourne Bookings: www.ticketmaster. - Cheryl Threadgold

Yarra Valley Festival ■ The second Yarra Valley Writers Festival will be held between July 16-18 in various locations in Warburton. This word-filled event features contemporary Australian writers and thinkers discussing the theme of resilience. With topics covering sex, history, motherhood, environment, crime loneliness, music, vulnerability and family, Warburton will become the home of conversations and ideas with Don Watson, Helen Garner, Jock Serong, Tony Birch, Kate Mildenhall, Nardi Simpson, Stuart Coupe, Rick Morton, Jessie

Tu, Victoria Hannan, Garry Disher, Monica Dux and more featuring across the program. Yarra Valley Writers Festival Director Brook Powell said the winter weekend of words is for readers, thinkers and wine lovers who are seeking inspiration and creativity as well as wanting to be challenged through thought-provoking conversation. “This year’s program will champion resilience. Conversation by conversation we will dissect what society thinks it is, what we believe it to be and how it shows up in both daily life and global acts. “The program explores how true resilience can often sit in the small repeated acts of survival, as well as the enormously impressive ‘against-all-odds’ stories. “The authors will discuss cultural, personal, financial, creative, environmental and community resilience and together we will leave feeling inspired, humbled, joyful – and maybe even ever-so-slightly changed,” said Ms Powell. The Yarra Valley Writers Festival will feature talks, lunches, workshops and special events. Bookings essential prior to arrival. Tickets to the Yarra Valley Writers Festival are available at - Cheryl Threadgold

Observations N G A T S S A Y S E S X U L A L E N E R A N G E E D L A S T E D A I D D S Y U D Y A N G R L E A R S E E S N D S L E D S S M O E S S A Y

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Top 5 THE TOP 5 UNANSWERED QUESTIONS THA WERED THATT WE’D ALL LIKE ANS ANSWERED WERED.. 5.Why can’t the Premier/Acting Premier’s press conferences start on time? 4.Why do we have corkage when it should be Screwage? 3. In the current circumstances, how would we have ever found The Lone Ranger? 2. In London is Boris Johnson known as the Hair Apparent? 1. In a restaurant, why are the loudest diners always seated near you?

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Equal billing for Tiara classic ■ Class galloper Savatiano and Tofane share equal billing for the Tattersalls Tiara to be run at Eagle Farm on June 26. Savatiano is coming off an unplaced run in the Kingsford-Smith Cup over 1300 metres, where she finished well back, but had no luck in the run. Prepared by top mentor James Cummings, the mare as we know is better than that and will bounce back. Tofane, from the Mike Moroney camp in Victoria, ran a good second to Emerald Kingdom in the BRC Sprint, over 1350 metres, back on May 22. On her day she is smart. On the next line is the Golden Slipper winner last year, in Funstar, prepared by one of the best in Chris Waller, and always gives of her best. You can't leave her out, especially at the odds of $10. Next is the John Thompson trained Sydney mare, Sweet Deal, who ran a good second behind Exhilirates in the Helen Coughlan Stakes over 1200 metres at Eagle Farm, at her last outing. The Queensland mare, Outback Barbie, always gives of her best for the Tony Gollan camp, and despite missing the place, she is always a chance in something like this. Last year's One Thousand Guineas winner, Odeum, prepared by the combination of Mick Price and Mick Kent at Caulfield, is smart and the duo certainly know what it is all about. She is very good on her day, at $13. One that impressed me also, was the smart Nudge, who won the Magic Millions National classic for the mares over 1600 metres back on June 5. In the powerful Chris Waller stable she will be right in this at the big odds of $14. Then you have the good Victorian mare, Brooklyn Hustle, who won the Proud Miss Stakes over 1200 metres at Morphettvile, back on May 15. She is a mare with Jason Warren and Dean Krongeld at Mornington, and has a bit of class about her. Like all races the barrier draw will play a big part in proceedings.

● Gary Fennesy (left), David Hayes and friends. Racing Photos. Astern is already the sire of a first-crop five length stakes winner.

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Prices up ■ Following up, on last week's announcement of stud fee changes at Darley, the Head of Sales, Andy Makiv, said "It's hard to think of a farm that's retired seven champions to stud in a twoyear period". "To have these horses standing in Australia gives us the potential to embark on a golden era". Top Stallion, Lohnro, at $66,000 including GST, still commands enormous respect among breeders. Then there is Brazen Beau, a winner of the Newmarket Handicap, standing at $49,000, who has just had a breakthrough with his first Group One winner. American sire, Frosted, whose fee stands at $44,000 (including GST), has two stakes winners, and another two stakes performers, from his first nine runners in Australia. While Street Boss sired the Group One win-

Congrats. Gary ■ With a half-century of devotion to the thoroughbred industry, and to one family, has earned Gary Fennessy of Lindsay Park, the supreme accolade in the 2021 Australian Stud and Stable Staff Awards. An assistant trainer with the Lindsay Park team in Melbourne, Fennessy received top votes in the Dedication to Racing Category of the Awards, and was also named the winner of the overall Thoroughbred Excellence Award. Joining Fennessy on the winner's list at the staging of the SSSA was David Hanratty from Yarradale Stud in Western Australia, who took out the Leadership Award. Former star, Queensland apprentice Mandy

Radecker, who overcame severe injuries that ended her riding career, did not stop her from continuing to work with thoroughbreds. Radecker was named winner of the Horsemanship Award. In the Dedication to Breeding category, Steve Brien, the former Stud Manager at Twin Hills Stud, in NSW, was rewarded for dedicating his life to the business he loves, in the Thoroughbred Care and Welfare category. In the Administration and Ancillary Services section, Cassandra Simmonds of Magic Millions, renowned as the best "can do" problem solver in the business, received well-deserved recognition. While so many of those nominated, have given decades to the industry, the SSSA also recognises those who are just starting out. In that category was Jack Cripps, who works for trainers, Tony and Calvin McEvoy in Melbourne. For Gary Fennessy, known throughout the Industry as ‘Bim’, the Dedication to Racing and the Thoroughbred Excellence Awards are recognition not only for his 54 years of devotion to one employer, but to his value to the team he works with, and to the industry. After beginning his working life with Lindsay Park's founder Colin Hayes in Melbourne in 1967, Fennessy is now working with a third generation of the Hayes family at Flemington. The runner-up to Gary was John Brady, a strapper, stablehand, exercise rider, and just about everything there is in a racing stable, John has done it all. Brady, 84, started with the legendary late Tommy Smith, before Tulloch Lodge became that name. And after almost 70 years, he remains an employee of Smith's daughter, Gai Waterhouse, and her training partner, Andrew Bott. I have known Gary Fennessy for many years, a top man all round, in racing and out. Well done, Gary, well deserved.

ning son, Anamoe, who might just be the best two-year-old in the country. Complementing the roster are sons of breedshaping sires such as, Medaglia D'Oro, whose highest-rated-son, Astern, stands at $16,500.

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PORTA POTTI. 300w 330d 330h. With Porti carry bag and Aqua toilet and rinse chemicals. 7 litre holding tank. Used. $70. Seaford. 0401 974 471. VWXY SEWING MACHINE. Singer Industrial. 1940s model. Electric. Working cond. $500. Heathmont. 9870 2111. XYZA SHOW BUSINESS PROGRAMS. South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Liberace, Louis Armstrong, Tijuana Brass, Segovia, Ziegfield Follies, Kishet, Shirley Bassey, Tommy Trinder, Winfired Attwell, Oklahoma, Can Can, Camelot, Brigadoon, Sinatra, Bob Hope, Johnnie Ray, GC. Box Hill South. 9890 7904. XYZA SHEET MUSIC and Boomernag songster book. 100 plus sheets from 1940-1950s Song and dance sheet music sheets. Boomerang songster book. 20 plus. VGC $50 the lot. Rosanna 9455 3445. XYZA TAP SHOES. Ladies Bloch brand. Size 10½. Black. Al leather. Worn once EC. $60. Seymour 0422 204 977. XYZA TIME SHARE through Classic Holidays Qld. Currently I have 18,500 points. $10,000. Wesburn. 0407 314 246. XYZA TRUNK. Tin. Large. $40. Alexandra. 0419 445 697. XYZA WARDROBE. Timber, medium. $20. Alexandra. 0419 445 697. XYZA WATER TANK. 1000 lt. Plastic. Approx One metre square, with tap. GC. $80. Greensborough. 0406 939 273. XYZA WHEELCHAIR. Kharma Ergo Life Deluxe transit. Great in and out of car. Includes manual and toolag. As new. Selling $300 (retail $760). Dandenong. 0456 546 960. STUV WHIPPER SNIPPER. Stihl. Petrol. Hardly used. GC. $80. Watsonia. 0427 918 919. XYZA XBOX 2 Controls. 4 games. $80 ONO. Wes-burn. 0407 314 246. XYZA

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