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NORTH-EAST LINK ‘GAME CHANGER’ EASTERN MLA SAYS LOCALS ARE EXCITED

■ The North-East Link will become a game changer for the eastern suburbs, Bays-water MLA Jackson Taylor told State Parliament last week. “The North East Link is the biggest roads project in the state’s history and, as someone told me recently, even without the tunnel aspect, which will finally complete the ring road, our commitment to completely overhaul the Eastern Freeway alone would still be one of the state’s biggest roads projects ever. “It is big. The Eastern Freeway is what connects us ‘outer easties’ to the city and beyond, and from talking to locals they are excited at the prospect of getting to the city and across quicker than ever before, with travel times to be slashed as a result of a huge and critical project for the east. “With thousands of new jobs created, trucks taken off local roads, Melbourne’s first dedicated busway and much, much more, there is a lot to be excited about. “The North East Link is a game ch-anger for road users in the east. It is absolute-ly going to change the way we get around.”

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Banyule permits up

■ The number of planning applications and requests received by Banyule Council increased by 4.9 per cent in the 2021 year. The average number of planning applications and requests received and determined each month increased by 14 and 17 respectively as compared to the previous review period. An average of 77 per cent of planning applications were determined within the 60 statutory days, an improvement on the previous review period where 74 per cent of applications were determined in 60 days. Applications for multi dwelling development decreased in the second half of the year by approximately 25.6 per cent from 156 to 116. Some 28% of applications for review set were aside by the Tribunal.

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Court Lists Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court Plaintiff / Informant / Applicant vs Defendant / Accused / Respondent. Information Division. Criminal Case Listings Wednesday, March 16 Aalders, Sam Abdirahman, Fahima Aktas, Ihsan Al Lafta, Abbas Alassadi, Nasir Hussein Ali, Ibrahim Allafta, Abbas Allen, Daniel Amine, Ramzy Andrianopoulos, Dimitrios Assafiri, Youssif Avenoso, Dominic Balent, Stacey Lea Banks, Benjamin Biene, Jason Van Bird, Aaron Bonello, Ryleigh Borg, Thomas Bowers, Peter Brasher, Samantha Butterfield, Elizabeth Campbell, Benjamin Caulfield, Ross Cavedon, Stephan James Charles, Felicity Ciccone, Barbara Coombe, Aaron Dalmina De Almeida, Caroline Dankuc, Dian Darko, Nil Amu Dayanc, Cankan Dayanc, Cankan De Maio, Liliana Dellevergine, Matthew Do, Hieu Tran Duncan, Jason Eames, Broghan Edwards, Britt Edwardsmarks, Tegan El Masri, Salim El Tawil, Ramzy Elali, Leo Faasootauloa, Francella Filomena Pty Ltd Fitzgerald, Robert Ciu-Yarra Folau, Sarah Forshaw, Jordan Gale, Bradley Gavin, Hayden Gelov, Christopher George, Karazan Glover, Robert Grossman, Teagan Gurd, Jay Haddad, Wadeed Hafda, Mohamed Hammoud, Mahamed Hanna, Yousif Harris, Jasmine Harris, Troy Harsha, Gadde Hellyer, Belinda Hooper, Brad Peter Hunter, Ruth James, Drew Karam, Nabil Karim, Mohamed Khouzame, Stephanie Klaromenos, Mirjana Knight, Timothy Lee Kuppala, Sushanth Labarba, Roger Lawson, Peter Law-Sparkes, Maxwell Ling, Aymee Lister, Darren

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● Senator Kimberley Kitching ■ Former Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten rushed to a Strathmore street to provide comfort to Andrew Landeryou, husband of Senator Kimberley Kitching, who died on Thursday (Mar. 10) at the age of 52. Senator Kitching had been under considerable political stress in recent months, with Labor officials delaying an announcement of whether she would get the Party’s nod for re-election, probably in May, just two months away. It is believed that she died of a heart attack. She had been driving between two appointments, and phoned her husband after feeling unwell. Andrew Landeryou is the former publisher of the controversial Vex News, and son of the late Labor heavyweight Bill Landeryou. It will be fascinating politics to see who and how - Labor announces Senator Kitching’s replacement. Politics is a cold, ruthless business.

$19.5bn deficit

■ Daniel Andrews’s Labor State Government used a late Friday afternoon media release on a holiday weekend to announce that “Victoria’s full-year deficit is forecast to be $19.5 billion, equal to 4.1 per cent of Gross State Product.” By contrast, the Commonwealth deficit is forecast to hit $99.2 billion, or 4.5 cent of Gross Domestic Product, said the State spokesman. “Victoria’s choices through the pandemic have placed us in a frontline position for a sustained statewide recovery,” said the spin from Treasurer Tim Pallas.

Timber costs up

■ Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish told State Parliament last week about rising costs of timber because of Andrews Labor Government rules. “Small communities are often based around the smaller hardware stores such as Mitre 10—and Yenckens in my electorate. “The cost of housing, the raw materials, has increased by 60 per cent. Included in this is timber. And you can talk to the builders; they will tell you about this critical supply,” Ms McLeish said. “Now, we must balance conserving biodiversity and meeting the needs of the industry.”

Triple Zero crisis

■ State Opposition Leader Matthew Guy actually landed a blow last week in statements about the Triple Zero crisis putting Victorian lives at risk.

Adem’s prediction

■ Labor nemesis Adem Somyurek had an unpleasant prediction for Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews in a Twitter post last week. Mr Somyurek has plenty up his sleeve in the lead-up to the November State Election.


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Your Stars with Kerry Kulkens ARIES: (March 21- April 20) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 1.3.2.5. Lotto Numbers: 1.12.26.36.30.33. You could be too trusting with some people it would be a good idea to investigate matters before you decide on anything important like business or money matters. Sometimes it is wiser to keep your affairs away from the public. TAURUS: (April 21- May 20) Lucky Colour: White Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 3.2.6.5. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.25.45.40.9. If you believe that you are absolutely right then you must do things your way even if it could conflict with other people’s ideas. Using tact will of course help your cause much more. Someone will surprise you in some way. GEMINI: (May 21- June 21) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 4.5.2.1. Lotto Numbers: 4.12.26.9.22.1. Its time to take stock of what you really want to do in life. Many opportunities could be missed if you do not make up your mind. Give yourself time to relax and enjoy social life also a relationship could turn into much more. CANCER: (June 22- July 22) Lucky Colour: Fawn Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 2.3.2.1. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.26.36.39.5. It would be a good idea to let your partners know about your decisions before starting anything important in business or personal relationships. You could be in a position to save money very soon. LEO: (July 23- August 22) Lucky Colour: Orange Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 4.6.2.1. Lotto Numbers: 1.12.15.26.30.33. Very exciting period in which you have a chance to try something completely different and maybe join people who have new ideas. Travel could also be on the agenda and visitors from far away will make your life happy. VIRGO: (August 23- September 23) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 2.3.2.1. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.26.25.40.44. A period in which you should feel energetic, happy and full of enthusiasm for life. Some luck is indicated and some born under the same sign could be lucky with you. Look after your health during this period. LIBRA: (September 24- October 23) Lucky Colour: Cream Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 2.3.1.5. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.26.25.28.7. The beauty of your surroundings will be very important to your moods so make sure you have something colourful near you or on you. You will be feeling much happier then and more satisfied with results of your efforts. SCORPIO: (October 24- November 22) Lucky Colour: Peach Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 2.3.9.5. Lotto Numbers: 5.6.12.23.36.39. Do not rush into anything important during this period and your loved ones will need your support very much. Not a good time to confide in people, keep your secrets to yourself. SAGITTARIUS: (November 23- December 20) Lucky Colour: Cream Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 2.3.5.6. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.26.36.30.45. People will be ready to hand out advice but their expertise might not be up to par, seek professional help for important matters. Take your health problems seriously and get help before things get worse. Good period for romance. CAPRICORN: (December 21- January 19) Lucky Colour: Pink Lucky Day: Sunday Racing Numbers: 2.3.2.1. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.20.30.11.15. You must take care of yourself now and let other worry about their problems, sympathy is all very well but you can over do it and some people can use your interest for their own ends. You could find a new way to earn some extra money. AQUARIUS: (January 20- February 19) Lucky Colour: Purple Lucky Day: Sunday Racing Numbers: 6.2.3.1. Lotto Numbers: 6.12.23.30.22.29. This is a very vulnerable period in many ways there is possibilities of some deceit around you so make sure no one will be able to steal from you. Also, in personal matters do not take people on face value. PISCES: (February 20- March 20) Lucky Colour: White Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 1.3.2.1. Lotto Numbers: 1.12.26.36.30.44. Special people could help you to achieve something you have been hoping for, for some time. Show a little affection to loved ones who could feel left out in your own busy life. Some luck with Libra people.

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VALE DON LYELL

■ Oakleigh MLA Steve Dimopoulos has paid tribute in State Parliament to Don Lyell. “It is with deep sadness that I pay tribute to Don Lyell, an ALP member, a long-time supporter and a very dear friend. Don was one of those people that never seemed to lose his spark in life, even when things got difficult. “He was an intellectual. He relished discussion and debate and was never short of an opinion. Don had an ability to captivate a room, built on his years as an economics lecturer, and he possessed a photographic memory of political history. “He was a generous listener, turning his ear towards you so that he did not miss a thing. He was also a talker, and he was always - always interesting to listen to. “He was smart, accomplished, warm and genuine. Don was also incredibly grounded. He would speak fondly of his roots, both his family’s Scottish background and his memories growing up in regional Victoria. “He was a committed and active ALP member. He served for many years as secretary of the Hughesdale branch. Aside from the ALP he was an active member of the U3A Moorleigh and the Holy Nativity Anglican Church in Hughesdale and was a true believer of the St Kilda Football Club,” Mr Dimopoulos said.

■ A Doncaster East woman is spending her first week as a newly minted millionaire planning home renovations after scoring $1.9 million in the weekend’s Tattslotto draw. The woman held one of the three division one winning entries in Tattslotto draw 4241, drawn Saturday (Mar. 12). Each entry takes home $1,982,426.40. So far in 2022, there have been six division one winning entries in the Melbourne’s east, collectively worth more than $10.6 million.

Puffing Billy law

■ Keysborough MLA Martin Pakula says the Puffing Billy Railway Bill 2022 will repeal the Emerald Tourist Railway Act 1977 and replace it with legislation to provide for the ongoing management and sustainability of Puffing Billy and to modernise provisions relating to governance practices and the operation of the railway, and those changes are in response to and consequent to the Ombudsman’s report of 2018.

Ringwood bonanza

● Don Lyell

Petrol thefts in S-East

■ Monash Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance following a series of petrol thefts in Melbourne’s southeast. Police have been told a man driving a black BMW X5 with stolen plates attended several service stations in Oakleigh, Camberwell, Chadstone, Malvern and St Kilda. It is believed the driver failed to pay for petrol a number of times worth more than $500 between February 1 and March 4. He is described as 30 to 40years-old with brown hair, tanned complexion, and medium build. The car has been described as having a black front grill with red, blue and white stripes, black wheels, dark tint windows and blacked out taillights. ■ Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

Local Briefs $1.9m Lotto win

■ A Ringwood woman ditched her morning coffee for celebratory champagne last Tuesday (Mar. 8) after discovering her $1.5 million Tattslotto win The woman held one of the four division one winning entries in Tattslotto draw 4239, drawn Saturday, March 5. Each entry takes home $1,533,628.84. The thrilled player plans to use her prize to enjoy her retirement and help her family. The winning woman purchased her 12game QuickPick entry at Nextra Eastland Newsagency, 1015 Eastland Shopping Centre, 171 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood.

Emerald refusal

■ Cardinia Council’s Town Planning Committee this month heard a recommendation to refuse to grant a planning permit for the development of the land for a habitable outbuilding and non-habitable outbuilding (carport) at 21 Ford Rd, Emerald. Councillors were told that the application does not comply with relevant State and Local planning policies in relation to the protection and preservation of agricultural land. Similarly, the application did not comply with relevant State and Local planning policies in relation to the maintenance and enhancement of the landscape. The application also did not comply with the environmental objectives of the Significant Landscape Overlay, and the Environmental Significance Overlay. ● Police want to speak with this man.

Boronia homestead opens

■ Miller’s Homestead in Boronia has opened its doors to the community,offering arts, history and literature activities presented by new tenants, Eastern Regional Libraries. ERL will host a range of cultural activities and events for all ages at the historic homestead, under a 12-month pilot. An Easter Fun Day will be held on Saturday, April 9, featuring multiple storytimes, performances and craft activities with Easter themed play for young children. The tenancy pilot program responds to a strong community preference for the historic homestead to become a community arts and history centre, and ERL was successful through a competitive process in gaining the 12-month appointment, and offering a diverse range of ideas to meet the brief. Programming will include creative writing and literature events, children’s programs, community and cultural events, arts partnerships, heritage literature collections, genealogy services and gardening, a seed bank and sustainability activities. Knox City Council Mayor, Cr Susan Laukens, said Council had overturned a decision to rezone and sell the iconic homestead in

● Miller’s Homestead, Boronia. 2018 in response to community opposition. Miller's Homestead is one of three Councilowned historic homesteads. The single storey Victorian residence on the corner of Melrose Court and Dorrigo Drive in Boronia was the home of James John Miller, the first President of Ferntree Gully Shire. The building is the best example of the Victorian style boom era of the 1880s in Knox, and has been faithfully restored. The garden has been landscaped as closely as possible to its original design, including a camellia walkway propagated from remnant vegetation dating back to the 1890s.

Manningham’s best

■ Cr Michelle Kleinert, Manningham Mayor, says her Council has acknowledged local athlete Li Na Lei who was recognised in the Governor General’s Australia Day Honours List. The Templestowe Paralympian adds an Order of Australia Medal o her collection. Warrandyte’s own Scotty James also had some achievements at the Beijing Winter Olympics. Scotty took out the silver medal in the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe Finals. The Council ndorsed the 13 members of the new Youth Advisory Committee, a forum for input by young people on key Council plans, strategies and policies. Selected members have a balance of genders, interests and abilities.

New plan for pets

■ A new four-year plan for Knox aims to foster safe and responsible pet ownership and support residents in issues relating to domestic and stray dogs and cats. The Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025 was developed after reviewing feedback from more than 3400 participants. Knox City Council Mayor, Cr Susan Laukens, said the plan aimed to balance the needs and expectations of all pet owners and non-pet owners in Knox. As at last September, Knox had 18,233 registered dogs and 7294 registered cats.


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● Community Sport Minister Ros Spence at Jubilee Park ■ Jubilee Park will of four cricket hubs in soon be home to a new the metropolitan five-lane, state-of-thearea,” he said. art, multi-sport indoor “This is a fantastic cricket training centre. recognition of the imRos Spence, Minisportance of cricket in ter for Community the eastern suburbs of Sport, visited the site Melbourne and the last week to announce growth of male and $2.9million towards female cricket in the the $4.1 million facilarea. ity. “The indoor facilThe indoor cricket ity will extend the training centre will months of the year in commence stage 2 of which participation in Jubilee Park’s encricket can occur and hancement plan and will offer a wide range stand next to the new of coaching and trainR.O Spencer Pavilion. ing opportunities from “It is great to be elite to novice,” Mr able to celebrate this Baum said. next stage of the Jubilee Park redevelopment,” said Mayor Cr with Ash Long, Editor Mike Symon. “It is very exciting Celebrating 53 years in local media ■ Burwood MLA to see this accessible Winner, Best Local Reporting Award Will Fowles has paid five-lane indoor Victoria-wide Westpac Award tribute in State Parliacricket training facility Direct: 0450 399 932 ment to tribute to a lowhich will also enable E: editor@LocalPaper.com.au cal women’s organmulti-sport and recreWeb: www.LocalPaper.com.au isation based in ational opportunities Personal: www.AshLong.com.au Burwood, Knitted come to life,” he said. Knockers, and its The new facility “For the cause that lacks assistance, founder, Cheryl will cater for both male ‘Gainst the wrongs that need resistance Webster. and female cricketers For the future in the distance, “Knitted Knockin a bid to expand feAnd the good that we can do” ers is a not-for-profit male participation in the sport. a regional cricket hub begin shortly, with a organisation that supMaroondah Coun- in the East. completion timeframe ports breast cancer survivors who have cil will contribute $1.2 “It is great to work of the end of 2022. million to the indoor in partnership with the President of the had a mastectomy by cricket training centre Victorian Govern- Ringwood Cricket providing an alternaproject, which will en- ment to provide impor- Club, Stuart Baum, tive to conventional sure that the new fa- tant sporting infrastruc- was ecstatic about the prostheses. Their product is a cility is first-class and ture for the Mar- funding. a great addition for oondah community,” “It is incredibly ex- 100 per cent cotton sport in Maroondah; Cr Symon said. citing to see prosthesis, Mr Fowles solidifying its place as The project is set to Ringwood being one said.

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■ Yarra Ranges Council is supporting a host of talented artists from Kapi Arts Inc in their latest exhibition, aptly called Still Standing, which focuses on building resilience and wellbeing following the June storm and COVID pandemic. The Kalorama-based not-for-profit arts organisation is holding the exhibition at Kapi Art Space and includes 32 artists who have worked through their trauma from the past two years to create over 53 pieces of art. Kapi Inc member, Gail Koehler experienced the storms first-hand and said that art has been a powerful tool for herself and Kapi Inc members to facilitate their recovery process. “For me, I live in Sassafras and after the storms the trees in my backyard, which I’ve lived with for over 20 years, became a threat rather than something of beauty, but when I started painting them they transformed back into what I appreciated them for and put me in the right headspace,” she said. Unlike previous exhibitions that Kapi Arts Inc have held, which focus on individual recovery experience, Gail said this exhibition speaks to many residents lives and is a testimony and legacy of the work of the people, that, despite the challenges still stand tall, create, and overcome. “The creative and artistic works showcased in this exhibition will play a significant role for both artists and audience; it will make them share a common connection with the experience of lockdown and devastation, we do still stand in this together, everyone in our own way, but we are all connected.” “We’ve all experienced the same things, and some have dealt with it in different ways, but we really hope this exhibition creates a shared space where people can talk and for people who aren’t necessarily artists to connect on common ground, so even though the art might not be their avenue the shared experience will be,” she said. “That’s also where having the support of the Council has been really important as we can help some people connect with support agencies through the Council’s contact sheets and recovery documents.” Yarra Ranges Mayor, Jim Child opened the event on Sunday, March 6, and said that art programs such as the exhibition at Kapi Art Space highlight the many benefits of the arts to personal and community wellbeing, particularly after a time of upheaval such as the June storm and COVID Pandemic. “These creative projects in particular have been instrumental in allowing people within our communities to work through and deal with their trauma in a creative manner,” Cr Child said. “From something so traumatic people have been able to develop new skills, build networks and connections while sharing their stories.” This is one of several art projects supported by Yarra Ranges Council. The exhibition is running from March 413 at Kapi Art Space, 1282 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Kalorama.

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■ Burwood MLA Will Fowles last week mad emntion in State Parliament of International Women’s Day. “I stand to pay tribute to an exceptional women’s organisation in Burwood,” Mr Fowles said. “But first I want to acknowledge all women, because often on International Women’s Day in this house we talk about the exceptional women in our communities, those who have made significant contributions, achieved great things or made grave sacrifices, but we also must acknowledge the daily unheralded sacrifices made by so many women. “We should consider what could be possible if the barriers that women faced were removed. “We recognise that there are many exceptional women in our community who could have achieved more had it not been for the opportunities forgone, the credit not given, the salary not paid,” Mr Fowles told the Legislative Assembly.


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■ The well-appointed West Gippsland Arts Centre was the venue for the rescheduled 10th (now 12th) anniversary celebration of Gippsland-based Off the Leash Theatre, under the direction of Jeannie Haughton. Patrons were greeted on arrival by an exhibition of beautiful costumes from various shows presented by Gippsland theatre companies, followed by a promenade of exotically attired actors gliding through the foyer. Inside the theatre, the audience enjoyed an entertaining, thought-provoking 90 minute performance of Ek-spo-zia, written by Jeannie Haughton and Amy Moss and performed by talented company members. The Theatre Forum moderated by ABC Gippsland's Rachael Lucas, commenced with guest speaker Dr Cheryl Threadgold presenting her talk titled 'In the Name of Theatre'. Panel members Phillip A. Maher, Jennifer Paragreen and Rob Robson shared interesting stories about their lives and work in Gippsland theatre, and the event concluded with Rachael leading the panel and audience in an enlightening discussion about the future of live theatre in Gippsland. Congratulations to all involved with creating and presenting the Gippsland Theatre Forum a terrific concept for sharing and discussing issues from different perspectives. - Special Writer ● Photo feature inside

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Local Theatre Variety at MSO

■ The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents a varied program for the month of March: Song and Dance, March 17 at 7.30pm at the Melbourne Town Hall; March 18 at 7.30pm at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University. Australian conductor Peter Luff takes the Orchestra through an eclectic, colourful program of classical music including Bonis Legendary Women, Kodály Dances of Galánta, Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol and MSO Associate Principal Cello Rachael Tobin performing Haydn Cello Concerto No.1. Free organ recital performed by Calvin Bowman on the mighty Grand Organ from 6.30pm. ★ Jams for Juniors Geelong: Swan Lake, March 19 at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm at Studio 4, Geelong Arts Centre Presenter Karen Kyriakou will introduce Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake to children aged 0-5 and their adults, who can explore, play and join in at these popular 30-minute musical workshops. ★ An Afternoon with the MSO: Bendigo, March 19 at 3pm at the Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo. Australian conductor Peter Luff takes the Orchestra through an eclectic, colourful, and adrenaline rushing program of classical music including Bonis Legendary Women, Kodály Dances of Galánta, Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 and Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol. ★ Bach and Beamish: March 23, 6.30pm at Melbourne Recital Centre; March 24 at 7.30pm; at Melbourne Recital Centre,March 25 at 7.30pm at Costa Hall, Deakin University, Geelong MSO Concertmaster Sophie Rowell leads the Orchestra through a unique pairing of the incomparable J.S. Bach and esteemed composer Sally Beamish, with soloist Scottish classical accordion virtuoso James Crabb. ★ An abbreviated and lower-priced Quick Fix at Half Six program (60 mins) will be performed on Wednesday, March 23. ★ Jam for Juniors: Romeo and Juliet, March 26 at 10am, 11a,, 12pm and 1pm at Iwaki Auditorium Presenter Karen Kyriakou will introduce the music of Romeo and Juliet to children aged 0-5 and their adults, who can explore, play and join in at these popular 30-minute musical workshops. ★ Faure's Requiem and Other Works, March 26 at 8pm at St Patrick's Cathedral Under the baton of celebrated Chorus Master Warren Trevelyan-Jones, the 120voice MSO Chorus will take centre stage for an inspiring and uplifting program of choral music featuring baritone Stephen Marsh, special guest soprano Chloe Lankshear, and a small group of chamber musicians from the MSO. ★ MSO Chamber: Convicts, Contrasts and Klezmer, March 27 at 11am at Deakin Edge An eclectic program of European folk traditions from Seletsky, Rautavaara and Bartók, alongside traditional Australian folk songs arranged by and featuring Jenny M. Thomas, fiddle-singer, pianist. Curated by MSO Principal Viola, Christopher Moore. ★ MSO at Hamer Hall: Brahms and Korngold , March 31 and April 2 at 7.30pm at Hamer Hall Joined by acclaimed Australian pianist Daniel de Borah, the MSO presents a dramafilled program of epic proportions conducted by Benjamin Northey. Featuring Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 and Korngold Symphony in F-sharp. - Cheryl Threadgold

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Happiest Refugee ■ Multi-talented Anh Do presents The Happiest Refugee Live at Frankston Arts Centre on Wednesday, March 23 at 8pm Anh's bestselling book The Happiest Refugee was described by Russell Crowe as "the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years." His stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his story. Regarded as "one of Australia's most talented comedians", Anh delves deep into his own life's joys and sorrows. Performance: Wednesday, March 23 at 8pm Venue: Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey St., Frankston Show Duration: 90 minutes Bookings: artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au - Cheryl Threadgold

The Return of Shafar

■ Melbourne comedian Michael Shafar brings his new show The Return of Shafar to this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival from March 30 - April 24 at Campari House, 25 Hardware Lane, Melbourne. Michael says the show explores his new perspectives on life as an immunocompromised cancer survivor living through a pandemic, the anti-vax trolls he has attracted from his viral Tik Tok videos (which have attracted 10+ million views in recent months) and how he even became the victim of a fake news scandal in China. Double-dosed with AstraZeneca (because he’s not a coward) and boosted twice with Pfizer (because he’s not brand loyal), the testicular cancer surviving Michael Shafar returns to the stage to solve all of the world’s problems with a new show. How do we get everyone vaccinated? How do we solve racism? How do we save the world from climate disaster? Michael promises to offer pragmatic solutions to all of these problems (and more) in less than 55 minutes. Since leaving a career in law, Michael has been busy justifying that decision to his Jewish mother. He has (somewhat) achieved that having sold out shows around the country and appeared on Network 10’s The Project and Studio 10, ABC’s Comedy Bites, Triple J’s Good Az Friday, SBS’s RAW Comedy and pretty much every other TV and radio network in the country. Despite racking up rave reviews everywhere he performs, Michael’s favourite review ever has been from his oncologist who sent him an email after catching Michael’s show at last year’s Festival, which simply read: “Great show, Michael! You were well worth the chemo!” True story. Michael says: "This is a show that everyone will enjoy, unless you’re an anti-vaxxer." Performance Season: March 30 - April 24 at 7.30pm Venue: Campari House, 23-25 Hardware lane, Melbourne Show Duration: 50 Minutes Bookings: www.comedyfestival.com - Cheryl Threadgold

Mamma Mia

■ Premiering in the West End in 1999, Mamma Mia by Catherine Johnson has since been seen by millions in more than 460 cities throughout the world. Mamma Mia is a carriage in which to bring to the stage ABBA’s grandest hits and this is the case with Kyneton Theatre Company’s production, in the tight confines of their local Bluestone Theatre. Director Olivia Kelly assembled a talented local cast to bring many renditions to a very enthusiastic audience who on numerous occasions took to foot stamping and clapping to the beat. There is a story intertwined with the vocals of Sophie Sheridan (Fallon Adam), wanting to

● Anh Do find her biological father. Mother Donna Sheridan (Freya Egberts) is unsure who it might be out of three possible fathers. Architect Sam Carmichael (Iain Grant), Dorky Banker Harry Bright (Nicholas Illif) or writer Bill Austin (Jerem Watts). There were many excellent individual performances from the large cast, notably from Iain Grant and Freya Egberts with their vocals. Tom Luke, Rexine Atkinson, Jerem Watts and Bill Austin added much exuberance and physical presence with their roles. Choreographer Melanie Burlak devised many routines that were all delivered by the cast and ensemble with strength and passion, to music under the baton of Music Director Caroline Schmidt and her five well credentialed musicians. Special mention must be made of young Abi Sankey, as an ensemble member she stood out with confidence and a maturity in her performance. Watch out for her in the future. While some distance from Melbourne, city theatre goers should make it their business to catch future productions of Kyneton Theatre Company who would easily mix with the cream of Melbourne community theatres. - Review by Graeme McCoubrie

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What’s On Anything Goes

■ The hit musical Anything Goes, starring Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, and directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall will sail onto Australian cinema screens for two days only on Sunday March 27 and Wednesday March 30 in a live recording filmed at London’s Barbican Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at anythinggoesmusicalcinema.com Filmed live during the show's 15-week residency at the Barbican Theatre, London during the summer of 2021, this major new five star production of the classic musical comedy features an all-star cast led by Broadway 'royalty' Sutton Fosterreprising her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney alongside three-time OlivierAward and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family) as Moonface Martin, Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) as Evangeline Harcourt and West End legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago) as Elisha Whitney. The production also stars two Australian performers, WAAPA graduate and experienced West End performer Vivien Carter who was the understudy to Sutton Foster’s Reno and Robbie McMillan originally from Queensland, as one of the multi-talented ensemble members. Producer Howard Panter says: “The multi-Tony Award winning glorious production of Anything Goes, directed by Kathleen Marshall, is not to be missed. “The UK cinema success demonstrated a real appetite for musicals on the big screen. From outstanding leading actors to the spectacular supporting company, the glorious set design, the breathtaking choreography and stage direction, and of course the wonderful score - it really is ‘the show of the year’. “I am thrilled that the show can be enjoyed by an even wider audience with this special two-day Australian cinema release." Featuring a 50-strong cast and ensemble from the London stage, this stunning production includes tap dancing sailors, a full-sized live orchestra, a heart-warming romance with spectacular dance routines and some of theatre’s most memorable songs. Anything Goes was released in UK cinemas in November and achieved instant box office success as the highest grossing Event Cinema release in the theatre space for 2021. Anything Goes will be showcased in cinemas around the world on March 27 and 30. This film is produced by special arrangement with Universal Theatrical Group. Lists for participating cinemas and booking details: www.anythinggoesmusical cinema.com - Cheryl Threadgold

Phantasmagoria

■ Before entering Theatre Works for the world premiere of Phantasmagoria the scene was set outside, under the trees on a balmy night at twilight. Once inside we’re transported to steamy Ceylon. Writer-performer Bernadette TrenchThiedeman’s performance stands out as Briony, the tormented daughter of a Sri Lankan father (Yuchen Wang). After her father’s death, and before forging a life and home for herself in Australian suburbia, Briony is driven to unearth and tussle with his demons of service in brutal WWII Burma, migration, alcoholism and her family’s escape from him. A large screen backdrop of shadow puppetry and projections complements the characters as they travel back and forth in time. Briony employs mediums to find the spirits of her unknown past and younger dreamlike visions of herself (Meg Dunn, Elnaz Sheshgelani) to decipher hazy childhood memories and dreams. Each cast member, playing multiple roles, presents multifarious emotional aspects of this deeply psychological piece when they appear as out-sized, anthropomorphic puppetry sea urchins, a gigantic crab-like creature, a straw man, talking pot plant and lamp. This magic realism device draws on non-human forms to interpret human life. While at times a little confusing, it added a haunting unease to the play. We see an artful and humorous twenty-first century take on the ouija board, when Briony’s father channels his mother’s spirit through his computer to reflect on the past and explore whether the future is predetermined. Bernadette is well-supported by the other actors, puppeteers, sound and lighting designers and Cathy Hunt’s direction. Congratulations to the company for persevering, despite Covid postponements, to bring to the stage, this a dense but important piece of thought-provoking theatre to which families of immigrants will relate. Dates: Until March 12. Auslan March 11 at 7.30pm Cost: $20-$35. Duration: 90 minutes no interval Venue: Theatre Works 14 Acland St StKilda Tickets: theatreworks.org.au (15+)Adult Themes, Coarse Language - Review by Sherryn Danaher


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Local Theatre Shows

■ Geelong Repertory Theatre: The Weekend (by Michael Palin) Until March 19 at the Woodbin theatre, 15 Coronation St., Geelong West. Director: Ben Crowley. Bookings: www.geelongrep.com ■ The 1812 Theatre: Dracula, The Bloody Truth (by John Nicholson) Until March 19 at The 1812 Theatre, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully. Director: Dexter Bourke. Bookings: www.1812theatre.com.au ■ Cactus Musicals: First Date (a musical comedy) (book by Austin Winsberg, Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner) March 24 – 27 at the Temperance Hall, South Melbourne. Bookings: https:// cactusmusicals.weebly.com/ ■ Kyneton Theatre Company: Mamma Mia! Until March 27 at The Bluestone Theatre, Kyneton. Bookings: https:// www.kynetontheatrecompany.com.au/current-show ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: Present Laughter (by Noel Coward) March 25 – April 9 at Heidelberg Theatre, 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna. Director: Karen Wakeham. Bookings: 9457 4117, boxoffice@htc.org.au ■ Encore Theatre Company (co-produced with Hartwell Players Inc): Tribes (by Nina Raine) Until April 3 at the Clayton Theatrette, Clayton Community Centre, Cooke St., Clayton. Director: Paul Wanis. Bookings: www.encoretheatre.com.au ■ Essendon Theatre Company: Rumors (by Neil Simon) March 17-20 and March 2426 at the Bradshaw Street Community Hall, Bradshaw St. (off Buckley St.), West Essendon. Director: Dawn Hinrichson. Cabaret seating, BYO refreshments. Bookings: 0406 448 368 or www.essendontheatre company.com.au ■ SLAMS Musical Theatre Company: Tick, Tick … Boom! March 18 – 26 at the Knox Community Arts Centre, Cnr Mountain Hwy and Scoresby Rd., Bayswater. Director: Joel Batalha; Musical Director: Ben Franklin. Bookings: 0412 605182 or http:// www.trybooking.com/BXBEH ■ Warrandyte Theatre Company: A Suite of Five One Act Plays March 18 – 26 at the Warrandyte Mechanics’ Institute Hall, Yarra St., Warrandyte. Authors: Emma Wood, Michael Fiddian, Damian Vuleta, Suzy Wilds. Director: Arian Rice, Susan Rundle, Emma Wood. Bookings: https:// www.trybooking.com/BXHBS ■ Skin of OurTeeth Productions: My Brilliant Career (Christine Davey) March 18 – 27 at Waurn Ponds Hall, 225 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds, Geelong. Director: Christine Davey. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/ BWLVT ■ Eltham Little Theatre: The Long Road (by Shelagh Stephenson) March 18 – 26 at the Eltham Performing Arts Centre, 1603 Main Rd., Research. Director: George Benca. Bookings: https:// www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au/ ■ Geelong Repertory Theatre: The Weekend (by Michael Palin) March 18 – 26 at the Woodbin Theatre, Coronation St., Geelong. Director: Ben Crowley. Bookings: Geelong Arts Centre 1300251200 ■ Frankston Theatre Group: Blithe Spirit (by Noel Coward) March 25 – April 3 at the Mt Eliza Community Hall. www.frankstontheatre group.org.au ■ Peridot Theatre: I Ought To Be In Pictures (by Neil Simon) March 25 – April 9 at The Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd., Mt. Waverley. Director: Michelle Swann. Bookings: www.peridot.com.au ■ The 1812 Theatre: Mr Bailey’s Minder (by Debra Oswald) March 31 – April 30 at The 1812 Theatre, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully. Director: John Mills. Bookings: www.1812theatre.com.au ■ Diamond Valley Singers: Shrek the Musical Jr. April 1 – 9 at the Warrandyte High School Theatre, Alexander Rd., Warrandyte. Director: Lexi Patman. Bookings: www.dvsingers.org ■ Beaumaris Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk (a pantomime by Georgy Charles, Lorraine Ellis, Debbie Keyt and Stephen White) May 6 – 22 at Beaumaris Theatre, 82 Wells Rd., Beaumaris. Director: Debbie Keyt; Musical Director: Rhonda Vaughan; Choreographer: Camilla Klesman. Bookings: www.beaumaristheatre.com.au Continued at column at right

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Present Laughter

■ Heidelberg Theatre Company celebrates its 70th year, opening with Noel Coward's comic play Present Laughter from March 25 - April 9 at Heidelberg Theatre, 36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna. In 1939, Noel Coward is said to have felt the need to 'write a bravura part for myself', resulting in creating the role of Garry Essendine. The story tells of Garry Essendine, a highly successful, popular actor (similar to Coward himself) who has a tendency to keep acting when off stage, and whose matinee idol charms prove irresistible to all around him. He eludes the efforts of his long-suffering wife Liz, and Monica his secretary, who try to make him behave less foolishly with star-struck young women, but he meets his match in Joanna, a sophisticated beauty who refuses to be inconvenienced by the fact she is married to Garry's friend and theatrical producer, Henry. Predictable and also unpredictable complications ensue. Present Laughter with its slim and thematically simple plot, is directed by Karen Wakeham. Performance Season: March 25 - April 9 Venue: Heidelberg Theatre, 36 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Bookings: 9457 4117 boxoffice@htc.org.au - Cheryl Threadgold

The Duke

■ If you need to see an uplifting film in 2022, go to see The Duke. Starring Jim Broadbent, as 60-year-old taxi driver, Kempton Bunton, and Helen Mirren, his wife Dorothy. Their long and endearing relationship is continually tested by Kempton’s strong sense of morality for the greater good of mankind and accompanying distortions of the truth. Their son, Jackie (Fionn Whitehead), plays another key role. The film is based on a true story set in working class Newcastle, UK, in 1961, when Kempton is tried for the theft of a Goya portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. Offended by the portrait’s public display on account of the Duke’s 19th century opposition to suffrage, he decides to remove the Goya. He holds the government to ransom for the value of the portrait with the proceeds to be distributed to the elderly and low income earners, and also, to aid his own campaign to abolish payment of television licenses for these groups. Woven through the foibles, hidden tragedies, twists and loyalties of family life, the film radiates drama and humour. A witty portrayal of the embarrassment of the English establishment is discernible when the impish idealist, Kempton is crossed examined. Broadbent’s depiction of Kempton delights with his inimitable penchant to inject his unique philosophical tenets couched in a literary turn of phrase. Being a would-be playwright, he can at least engage with his barrister, Jeremy Hutchinson (Matthew Goode), on a literary level, even though the outcome his case appears dire and his guilt inevitable. The photography of street and domestic settings are remarkable for their time and place; grimy streets, subdued lighting in hues of brown and beige and subtle nuances all juxtaposed to more prosperous London life. Dates: from Friday, March 18 Venues: Palace. Other local cinemas. Tickets: https://www.palacecinemas.com.au/ Other cinema’s websites Running time: 1hour 35 minutes - Review by Sherryn Danaher

You Could Have Had It All

■ Popular YouTube artist, Cassidy La Crème, is performing her show at the Butterfly Club. You Could Have Had It All, is touted as a group therapy sing-a-long session using Adele songs. Cassidy lights up the stage with her vivacious presence and clearly loves performing for an audience. Her strong vocals can carry Adele songs beau-

● Ian McGregor and Wayne Gleeson rehearse Present Laughter. Photo: David Belton tifully. She tells the stories of her past dating dalliances interwoven with the appropriate Adele songs which saw her realise the positive and negative aspects of her emotional upheavals at the time. It was a family affair with a few members of her family attending on the night. Having performed in Malaysia prior to COVID, Cassidy was happy to perform Hello in both English and Malay. Any sing-a-long needs words for the audience, and this worked well as even up the back the writing was large enough for all to see. A vocal warm-up for the audience preceded the sing-a-long, and the addition of pianist John Thorn added to Cassidy’s repartee. The Bad Date Bingo cards for all audience members were a bit of fun, although the routine needed to have better pace withstory-telling to maintain interest. She clearly loves and relates to Adele and included the visual of the Carpool Karaoke segment of James Corden’s show when Adele starred. Picking a friend from the audience was a bit contrived but worked well for the show. The car set was simple and effective. It would be good to consolidate this show with better direction of pace for stories and clear segues into each section. Also, a cheat sheet clearly on display, for a one hour show wasn’t a good look. Cassidy’s costume was elegant and her general demeanour one of happiness. I wish her well in her Australian career. - Review by Lyn Hurst

Kit Kat Prov

■ Impro Melbourne presents Kit Kat Prov: an Improvised Cabaret from March 30 to April 23 at the Melbourne Town Hall, Backstage Room. Audiences are invited to step inside the Kit Kat Prov where the atmosphere is "decadent", the music is playing and the performers will be waiting to entertain. The Impro Melbourne ensemble will embrace the gin-soaked aesthetic of a pre-war Berlin nightclub to lure the audience into a Fosse-esque nightofcompletely improvised stories and songs. Suitable for audiences 16+ (the show contains occasional coarse language) Performance Season: March 30-April 23. Venue: Melbourne Town Hall, Backstage Room Bookings: comedyfestival.com - Cheryl Threadgold

Mr Bailey’s Minder

■ Leo Bailey is one of Australia’s greatest living artists, whose genius battles to survive the effects of alcohol, cynicism and self-loathing. Only one of his many children, his daughter Margo, is prepared to help, but she does so at arm’s length. Margo finds a live-in-mender, Theresa, who is fresh out of prison and disparate for a home. Then along comes Karl, an handyman who has the job of removing a valuable mural but who keeps coming returning with offers of practical friendship. A funny and deeply moving play about friendship, ego, art and the secret longing for a better life. Season: March 31 – April 30. Venue: The - Peter Kemp Bakery at 1812.

Observations Boxed

■ Conventional wisdom dictates that authors do well when they write about what they know. That’s certainly true for author Stephen Johnson, whose latest crime novel, Boxed, draws on his 40-year career as a journalist, and sports expert, which included two years producing a greyhound racing program in New Zealand. Boxed follows the story of three women whose fates are aligned by a killer obsessed with retribution. Melbourne Spotlight journalist Kim Prescott is promoted to the TV reporting staff after the program’s exposé of the Tugga’s Mob murders in Australia and New Zealand. The story, a ratings bonanza, raised the TV show’s profile, and generated new story ideas and leads from the public. But one tip-off, if true, will horrify the nation all over again. Despite the scandal that nearly closed the industry, this anonymous lead suggests that live baiting in greyhound racing is still going on. The story trail leads Kim and her camera crew to the Victorian gold-mining ghost town of Steiglitz. They find horrific scenes at a trainer’s starting boxes, but not at all what they expect. Meanwhile, production assistant Jo becomes the pawn of an activist with a vendetta, testing whether her loyalty lies with the current affairs team or her lover. Most desperate of all, hope finally flickers for a woman who scratches the record of her captivity into a cellar wall. Stephen’s first novel, Tugga’s Mob, was short listed for the 2020 Ngaio Marsh award for Best First Novel, and Boxed is gathering excellent reviews, meaning Stephen can continue to swap the daily grind of journalism for the more creative field of contemporary fiction. So if you fancy a gripping saga of crime and racing, Boxed sounds just the ticket. Boxed is published by Clan Destine Press – find out all about it at www.clandestinepress.net Julie Houghton

More Shows

Continued from column at left ■ Williamstown Musical Theatre Company: Mamma Mia! May 13 – June 4 at Centenary Theatre, 71 Railway Place, Williamstown. Bookings: www.wmtc.org.au or phone 1300 881 545. ■ CLOC Musical Theatre: Jersey Boys: the Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. May 13 – 28 at the National Theatre, St Kilda. Director/Set Designer: Richard Perdriau; Musical Director: Malcom Huddle: Choreographer: Kirra Sibel. Bookings: www.cloc.org.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Auditions

■ Mordialloc Theatre Company: Ladies in Retirement (by Edward Percy and Reginald Denham) March 20 at 2.00pm and March 22 at 7.30pm at Factory 8, 417-419 Warrigal Rd, Cheltenham (opposite Hungry Jacks). Director: Martin Gibbs. Audition bookings and enquiries: 0411 645 003 or mandcgibbs@tpg.com.au ■ Eltham Little Theatre: The Wind in the Willows March 26 and 27 at the Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Road, Research. Performances in June/July school holidays. For more information visit https:// www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au/ ■ Warrandyte Theatre Company: AView From the Bridge (by Arthur Miller) March 31 at 7.20pm, April 3 at 2.20pm at Warrandyte Mechanics’ Institute, Yarra St., Warrandyte. Director: Grant Purdy. Audition bookings: 0412 121 631 or grant_purdy@me.com ■ Malvern Theatre Company: Nobody’s Perfect (by Simon Williams) April 24 at 2.00pm and April 25 at 7.30pm at 29 Burke Rd., Malvern. Director: Lisa McNiven. Audition booking:: lm.mcniven63@gmail.com; Mobile: 0410 567 834 - Cheryl Threadgold


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Theatre Forum at Gippsland

● Production Manager Off the Leash Theatre Leane Gooding with Joanne Watt, Victorian Drama League Youth Program Co-Ordinator.

● Rachael Lucas, ABC Gippsland, and retired Manager of the West Gippsland Arts Centre, Rob Robson

● Jennifer Paragreen (Foster Arts Music and Drama Association) and Kellie Bray (Off the Leash Theatre)

● Chloe McGill and Conor Quain.

● Georgia Neicho with Suzanne Neicho

● Phillip A Maher (Here, There and Everywhere Theatre Company)

● Off the Leash Theatre Assistant Director Jasmine O'Shea with performer Julia Lambert. Photo: Off the Leash Theatre.

● Maggie and Lincoln Judd


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Stateside with Gavin Wood in West Hollywood

Top talk radio station turns 90

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

3AW still number one

■ Congratulations to the former and present staff of one of Australia’s most successful radio stations 3AW in Melbourne. The Denis Walter radio show celebrated the magnificent achievement with old recordings of past presenters and shows. Weekend presenter Darren James also celebrated the milestone by playing some excerpts of his father’s shows. Peter James was at the microphone for 17 years. His son Darren has passed his father’s time at the microphone and remains number one at the weekends for the station. A huge thank you must go to Simon Owens, the station’s historian, for getting the best nostalgic radio pieces to air. It was a pleasure to work with Simon on his Saturday night show. The Gavin Wood Music Hour was well received by the huge radio audience. I enjoyed every minute and was so grateful for the opportunity. Darren James and I literally ran into each other outside the Wells Fargo Bank alongside Alan Johnson’s Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites, 8585 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.

Middle-class worst hit

■ The middle class is having an increasingly difficult time buying homes in the current market, potentially worsening the prospects of millennials and young families to make such an investment. A study from the National Association of Realtors was released, as The Wall Street Journal reported, showing how the rise in the cost of homes and a steep drop in the number of houses being sold have had an effect on many Americans when it comes to buying houses. The study showed that at the end of 2021, there were around 411,000 fewer houses on the market that were thought to be affordable for households making between $75,000 and $100,000 than prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. “At the end of 2019, there was one available listing that was affordable for every 24 households in this income bracket. By December 2021, the figure was one listing for every 65 households,” the Journal noted. The NAR study didn’t just look at the regular methods of accounting for “housing affordability,” but it also considered the supply of houses for sale at different costs. It discovered that “housing affordability” got worse over the past two years for everyone except for Americans at the top of the income bracket. Every income group suffered, however, as the number of homes being sold went down.

Busted for hand-out money

■ An Oregon man who lied his way into getting $3.4 million in Federal COVID relief funds, before pouring it into Tesla stock, has been sent to prison for four years. Andrew Aaron Lloyd, 51, was granted forgivable pay check Protection Program loans when he falsely said he employed hundreds of people in various home care, shopping, and construction businesses. Through “sheer dumb luck,” he transferred $1.8 million of the windfall to a brokerage account that purchased Tesla stock that soared in value to $13 million, prosecutors said. Along the way, he purchased 25 rental properties in Oregon and California valued at $5 million. However, his nine loan applications included identical employee information for different businesses, raising the suspicion of the IRS, FBI, and Small Business Administration. The feds have since seized $18 million in securities and cash from Lloyd’s accounts and, in addition to his prison sentence, he has been ordered to pay $4 million in restitution.

● Peter James. ● Pictured with the big guitar in the foyer of the Ramada is Gavin Wood with Darren James from 3AW. Both guys are a long way from home.

Out and About Tops for pornography

■ A Global sex report has revealed the most Pornhub-obsessed cities in the world and you may be surprised at which location is on top. The research was conducted by Look Fantastic with the aim of finding out how the world's view of sex is changing in 2022. Although the report labels the US as "the most sexually aware country," it wasn't an American city that was spotted searching for Porn Hub the most. London came in joint first place with Paris. London is said to be the location of 4,090,000 Porn Hub searches a month. Paris was also found to have the same number of Porn Hub searches per month. New York took second place on the list with a monthly Porn Hub search volume of 3,350,000. The US city was joint second with Los Angeles.

California not dreaming

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Shoplifting will get worse

■ Retail crime has been rising throughout the U.S. for the past five years, with organized criminal rings targeting stores everywhere from Woonsocket (Rhode Island) to Greensboro (North Carolina) to Grafton (Wisconsin). The National Retail Federation reported that store losses mounted from $453,940 per $1 billion in sales in 2015 to $719,458 in 2020. The biggest increase over that period happened not during the pandemic but in 2019, when total losses from shoplifting surged to $61 billion, up from $50 billion the previous year. The COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and early 2021 moderated losses, largely because stores were closed or had curtailed operating hours. Now that retailing has resumed, crime has spiked again. Shoplifting no longer fits its traditional mould as a non-violent SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER ■ If you are considering coming over for a holiday in 2022, crime perpetrated mostly by teens or substance-abusing adults. Nearly two-thirds of the retailers surveyed by the National then I have got a special deal for you. We would love to see you at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites, 8585 Santa Monica Retail Federation said that violence associated with store thefts has risen, led by organised gangs that resell the goods they steal. Boulevard, West Hollywood. Like retailers, top law-enforcement officials place some of I have secured a terrific holiday deal for readers of the the blame for the crime surge on a widespread lessening of penMelbourne Observer and The Local Paper. Please mention ‘Melbourne Observer’ when you book to alties for shoplifting. “Without deterrents and accountability, communities will be receive the ‘Special Rate of the Day’ for your advance bookvictimised, and businesses terrorised,” said Laura Cooper, head ings. Please contact: Jennifer at info@ramadaweho.com Happy Holidays, Gavin Wood. of the Major Cities Chiefs Association.

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■ According to the California Policy Lab, which is affiliated with the University of California, the number of people leaving the state is up 12 per cent since before COVID-19. In fact, there are more people heading out than coming in. Even before the pandemic, a survey from Edelman Intelligence found that more than half of residents in California said they wanted to high-tail it to another state. Among millennial residents, it was almost two-thirds. Chalk it up to cost of living, the 13.3 per cent max income tax rate is the country’s highest as well as safety and other quality of life issues. And then there are the housing prices: The median home value in San Francisco is almost $1.4 million. Ali Wolf told The New York Post she left San Francisco for Nashville, Tenn. Wolf, 32, grew up in California and had spent the bulk of her career working there as a TV anchor and reporter, most recently in San Francisco. Fed up with quality-of-life issues there, she – along with her husband and one-year-old daughter – now live in Nashville, where Wolf hosts the Mom’s Calling podcast. “Growing up in Del Mar, Calif., my best California memories are by the ocean. I’ve always cherished taking leisurely morning beach walks with the perfect weather. I started thinking about moving away shortly after moving to San Francisco for a job at one of the major Bay Area stations. “That was in 2019. I covered issues as a news reporter: affordability, housing, homelessness and safety. I also experienced the effects of those same issues on my quality of life daily. My husband and I lived in a very expensive, very small onebedroom apartment in the Nob Hill neighbourhood. On the streets surrounding our home, it wasn’t uncommon to see people passed out in tents or on the sidewalk, using orange needles to shoot up. “Several of my friends were mugged, attacked or assaulted on city streets. And traffic: I remember it once took me 45 minutes to drive two miles home from a simple errand in Palo Alto. I wanted to live somewhere where daily errands weren’t a hassle. My rose-coloured glasses came off.”


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Movies, DVDs with Jim Sherlock, Aaron Rourke What’s Hot and What’s Not

FILM: HALLOWEEN KILLS: (DVD, Blu-ray & Streaming Google Play, Apple TV, Prime Video): Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, Judy Greer, Anthony Michael Hall. Genre: Horror. Year: 2020. Rating:MA15+ Length: 106 Minutes. Stars: *** Review: A direct sequel to 2018's "Halloween," unstoppable killer Michael Myers escapes from Laurie Strode's trap in to continue his ritualistic bloodbath, so Laurie Strode inspires residents of Haddonfield to rise up against Myers, so taking matters into their own hands, the town residents and other survivors from Michael's past form a vigilante mob to hunt down Myers and end his reign of terror once and for all. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as the tormented Laurie Strode with her usual flair as the "Badass Grandma" with a 40+ year old beef, along with Nick Castle from the original as the unrelenting knife-wielding maniac Michael Myers ... and aided by a solid supporting cast that includes characters from the original, this is ultimately a worthy addition to the series with plenty of chills and spills as Michael Myers goes on his slicing, dicing, chopping, grating and bone-crunching rampage through the town, a nightmarish horror opus and diabolically over-the-top gore-fest that endlessly cuts deeper and deeper this time around to ensure more than enough ghoulish crowd-pleasing results for the most hardened of horror fans. Though primarily limited to the confines of a hospital, neither Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Michael Myers have lost none of their bite since the original 1978 low budget B-Grade classic that became a game-changing benchmark of horror by the legendary John Carpenter, and director David Gordon Green has for the most part has retained the leanness, meanness and '70s atmosphere of the previous 2018 outing, along with some touches of devilish humour and cynicism, and even though there are very few surprises, in doing so he continues to solidify "Halloween" as the quintessential generational suburban nightmare of both nostalgic and current relevance. Footnote: Beginning with the John Carpenter classic "Halloween" in 1978, there are a total of 12 "Halloween" films to date, this includes the 2007 remake "Halloween" and 2009 "Halloween II" remake directed by Rob Zombie, and the upcoming October 2022 release of "Halloween Ends" brings the total to 13 films. FILM: THE MISFITS (DVD, Blu-ray & Streaming on NETFLIX): Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Tim Roth, Jamie Chung, Hermione Corfield. Genre: Action/Crime/Thriller. Year: 2021. Rating: MA15+ Length: 94 Minutes. Stars: *“½ Review: After being recruited by a group of unconventional thieves, a renowned criminal finds himself caught up in an elaborate gold heist that promises to have far-reaching implications on his life and the lives of countless others. The Heist/Crime genre, comedy, drama or both, has been one of the most popular since film began with "The Great Train Robbery" (1903) and "The Story of the Kelly Gang" (1906), and has gone to produce such classics as Jules Dassin's "Rififi" (1955), "The Ladykillers" (1955), "Topkapi" (1964), "Goldfinger" (1964), "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968/1999), "The Italian Job" (1969), "Kelly's Heroes" (1970), "The Sting" (1974) and "Inside Man" (2006), to name a few, sadly, this latest offering to the genre fails to make the list, by a long shot. Directed by Renny Harlin, whose previous credits include "Die Hard 2" (1990), "Cliffhanger" (1993), the box office disaster "Cutthroat Island" (1995), "The Long Kiss Goodnight" (1996) and "Deep Blue Sea" (1999), has delivered a bland, cliché ridden and ultimately tiresome effort that comes across like a tourist commercial for Dubai, and even though star Pierce Brosnan has (all too few) moments of spark throughout, ultimately, this potboiler of paper thin characters, monotonous dialogue, lacklustre action and an implausible, unimaginative and unexciting heist, all reveals nothing more than an airless and cartoonish misfire. - James Sherlock

Rourke’s Reviews Escape From Mogadishu

■ (MA). 121 minutes. Opens in selected cinemas March 17. Though artistic licence has been taken with some of the story’s finer details, and the film-makers not being allowed to film in the title city prevents the film from utilising Somali locations and actors, Escape From Mogadishu still makes for involving and exciting viewing. After some explanatory crawl detailing why they are there, the film opens in 1990, where South Korean ambassador Han Shinsung (Kim Yoon-seok) and his diplomatic colleagues, including Jeong Man-sik (Gong Soo-cheol), are trying to persuade African members to vote in favour of South Korea joining the U.N. Newly arriving on the scene is agent-turned-councillor Kang Daejin (Zo In-sung), unimpressed of being demoted to such a position. Also in Mogadishu is the North Korean delegation, lead by Rim Yong-soo (Heo Jun-ho), who will stop at nothing to try and prevent their southern enemies from successfully joining the U.N. Matters suddenly take a turn for the worse when civil war breaks out, as rebels try to oust the country’s corrupt dictator, President Barre. With the situation becoming more and more dangerous and violent, the South and North Koreans will have to team up if they want to have any chance of escaping the growing conflict. Despite the story changes (the way the two sides end up sheltering together has been considerably altered, to name one example), and the inability to shoot in the country of origin (the production was completed in Morocco, just in time before worldwide restrictions were put in place due to the pandemic), writer/director Ryoo Seung-wan (City Of Violence, The Berlin File, Veteran) manages to tell a riveting tale, combining drama, thrills, action, even humour, to masterful effect. Ryoo cleverly uses the civil unrest in Mogadishu to criticise the long-running hostilities between North and South Korea, and some of the best moments come from when people who have been taught to hate each other all their lives, suddenly feeling awkward when confronted by the real human faces behind the propaganda. Ryoo again is blessed with a great cast, and everyone delivers very strong work. The director is renowned for his well-staged action sequences, and this is no exception, with a number of brutal street scenes involving government forces and the enraged rebels.

The highlight however is an incredible car chase late in proceedings, which is brilliantly executed and absolutely heart pounding. RATING - ****

Dog

■ (M). 101 minutes. Opens in cinemas March 17. Despite holding no surprises whatsoever, Dog proves to be more entertaining than expected, thanks mainly to a more measured, lowkey approach. Channing Tatum (who also co-directs) plays Jackson Briggs, a returned Army Ranger who, due to a brain injury suffered in battle, is denied the ability to serve again, much to his displeasure. Briggs can become a Ranger once more if he delivers Lulu, a military dog, to the funeral of his soldier master, who died after deliberately driving his car into a tree. The problem facing Briggs is that Lulu has been severely traumatised by the war, and is now so aggressive, she is permanently muzzled and drugged, and is scheduled to be euthanised once the funeral is over. Unhappy about the mission, Briggs begins his journey (by car) from Oregon to Arizona, and as expected, the two don’t get along at first, but as the trip continues, a bond starts to form. The subject of animal PTSD has rarely been shown on film, and writer/codirector Reid Carolin touches on this, along with other topical issues such as returned soldiers receiving poor support from their government, veterans trying to cope psychologically (with too many sadly committing suicide), and racial profiling, where dogs are trained to attack certain kinds of people (a subject which was covered in Sam Fuller’s unfairly maligned White Dog). There is meaty, fascinating material to be explored here, but Carolin pushes much of this to the side, in favour of a cute dog-buddy scenario in the vein of 80’s films such as K9 and Turner & Hooch. The seemingly doomed journey reminded me of Hal Ashby’s superb The Last Detail, but we know early on that this film won’t have the 1973 classic’s downbeat ending. Tatum and Carolin direct proceedings without too much sentiment or obvious humour (thankfully there are no gags involving Lulu urinating or biting people’s privates), and keep things moving at a good clip. Tatum is likeable, but the film is stolen by the star canine (or canines, three in total, named Britta, Lana and Zuza), who plays the part to perfection. Dog could have been something far more substantial and moving, but considering the lighter path the film-makers have decided to take, it’s an entertaining effort worth a look. RATING - ***

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■ When television first began in Melbourne, Channel 9 screened the series The Adventures of Superman starring George Reeves, Noel Neil, Jack Larson and John Hamilton. I loved this show even though it was a children's program. I had grown up reading Superman comics, listening to Leonard Teale on radio, and watching the Superman serials at the Saturday afternoon matinees. Jack Larson was perfectly cast as Jimmy Olsen, the ‘cub reporter’ for The Daily Planet. He looked great and underplayed the role perfectly. Jack Larson was born in 1928 in Los Angeles, California, but grew up in Pasadena. He graduated from Montebello High School in 1945 at the age of 17. He was spotted in a stage production and after auditioning for Warner Brothers Studios, Jack made his debut in the film Fighter Squadron. The pilot for The Adventures of Superman was filmed in 1952. Jack accepted the role of Jimmy Olsen because work was hard to find. His agent said, 'Kid, nobody will ever see this show. It's like doing a Saturday morning serial. Just take the money and run’." They worked with one camera and filmed at the old RKO Studios. Jack was working on Broadway show when The Adventures of Superman went to air in 1953 and it became a hit television show.

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Whatever Happened To ... Jack Larson

By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM

Overnight his life changed and he couldn't walk down the street without being recognised as Jimmy Olsen. The younger viewers related to him and as the series developed he enjoyed introducing more comedy into the character. But Jack did not enjoy the fame and being typecast as Jimmy Olsen. He remembered sitting on the set with George Reeves when George recalled if things had gone differently in his career he wouldn't be sitting there in a "monkey suit”. It was the only time George said anything negative about the show. Jack stayed with the Superman series till 1958. He was in Italy when he heard the news that George Reeves was dead.

● Jack Larson

Over the years Jack remained great friends with Noel Neill who played Lois Lane. In 1991, Jack appeared in an episode of the television series Superboy, although he did not play Jimmy Olsen. He finally returned to the part several years later, as an older Jimmy Olsen in an episode of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. In 2006 Jack was in Australia to film a cameo role in the film Superman Returns as a bartender. He really enjoyed his time in Sydney, he enjoyed the people, the cast and crew. After retiring from full time acting he wrote plays, opera librettos and produced films. I had the great pleasure of recording a radio interview with him and he was just wonderful to chat with. Sadly, Jack Larson passed away at his home in September , 2015 at the age of 87. He will be remembered for the great lines like "Golly, Mr Kent" and "Jeepers". 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. www.innerfm.org.au

From Shakespeare to Winehouse

■ More than 80 treasurers from London’s National Portrait Gallery have landed in Canberra for this once in a life-time exhibition. Shakespeare to Winehouse is a major international exhibition featuring iconic works from the world’s first and foremost portrait gallery and includes portraits of people who have shaped British history, identity and culture over the past 500 years. The faces of some of the bestknown and most-loved Britons – Queen Elizabeth II, the Beatles, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Mick Jagger and Princess Diana, to name a few – are situated alongside historical luminaries including the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens, Queen Elizabeth I, Lord Nelson and Sir Isaac Newton. Modern-day icons like Ed Sheeran, Darcey Bussell, Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai feature too. Rather than a chronological display, the exhibition is focused on six interrelated themes of Fame, Power, Love and Loss, Identity, Innovation and Self, demonstrating how defining characteristics of portraiture have been interpretated and reimagined by artists across time, and showing how portraits can share the same language despite being created centuries apart. The exhibition closes July 17. National Portrait Gallery Canberra King Edward Terraced Parkes ACT

Ring Cycle

Melbourne Opera The Ring Cycle Australia’s first Regional Arts Event, The Ring Cycle comes to Bendigo. One of the biggest productions in all the performing arts, Richard Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle will be staged in Bendigo by Melbourne Opera. The $5 million production will employ over 250Australian singers, musicians, creatives and technicians. Exclusively staged in the regional Australian destination, the production is expected to drive major tourism to the region with three full Ring Cycles performed over six weeks at the Ulumbarra Theatre. The production also marks

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buy artworks from $100 to $10,000 and have their prized pieces wrapped onsite ready to take home the same day. Exhibition opens March 17 and closes March 20. - Peter Kemp

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with Peter Kemp Bendigo’s inaugural annual Easter opera festival, presented by Melbourne Opera. Each Ring Cycle will be performed over two weekends, from Friday-Sunday, encouraging longer stays in the booming Bendigo region, which has hosted a number of international arts and cultural exhibitions and events in recent years. Season opens March 24 and closes May 1.

Affordable Art Fair

■ After much anticipation. Affordable Art Fair will officially return to its new home, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The globally recognised Fair will showcase 40 Australian galleries boasting a mixture of emerging and established artists, as well as a suite of interactive workshops and live demonstrations. From contemporary oil paintings to life-size sculptures, there will be something to suit every style, space and spend. Uniting trusted galleries with avid aesthetics the Affordable Art Fair aims to help people to discover new artists and galleries and demystify the conventional art buying experience with highly visible pricing. Visitors will be able to browse and

■ Art104 in collaboration with Art Everywhere is pleased to present a 'Walk and Talk' with eminent Forensic Egyptologist Dr Janet Davey. Join for a glass of prosecco on arrival, and a wander through the beautifully restored 19th century bank building on Canterbury Rd, Middle Park. This will be the only viewing of Damon Kowarsky’s work at this site. Registration is free, with bookings available online.

Taste of Ireland

■ Having already played several key dates in Victoria A Taste of Ireland: The Irish Music & Dance Sensation is on its way to towns across Victoria. An all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, this energetic, feelgood Irish music and dance feast will feature a company of over 20 with some of the world’s leading Irish Dancers and musicians, including many world champions and stars of other well-known shows, such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. "The Irish are known for having the 'craic', which is an Irish word for fun, and A Taste of Ireland is no different. You'll laugh, dance and sing along with the performers celebrating all things Irish. There's something in it for everyone, and you're guaranteed to walk away feeling good. A night with A Taste of Ireland is truly one to remember and we cannot wait to share this with Victorian audiences," said producer Ceili Moore.

● Pin Oak Court, Vermont ■ Residents of Ramsay Street, where Neighbours is produced, are thrilled the Aussie soapie is soon to close. Tourists have driven residents bonkers pinching all sorts of things from letterboxes to garden ornaments forcing home owners to employ security guards.

Beckham birthday boy

■ Cruz Beckham, son of THAT couple, turned 17 the other day by posing shirtless wearing white boxers with his jeans down to his ankles. 'Weird' was the word when fans noticed it on Instagram, not to mention his pink hair. Mummy and Dad thought the shots were 'lubbly'.

Wheely enthusiastic TJ

■ Channel 9 sports broadcaster Tony Jones has become an advocate for riding a bike. Most days he rides to work and catches cabs when he has to go on assignment.

Matt Doran is back

■ Welcome back to Weekend Sunrise presenter Matt Doran following time-off following his spat with super singer Adele. Matt is a talented newsman with the ability to ask the hard questions in a tense interview.

Casting call

■ My Mum, Your Dad is the name of a new show on Nine planned for release in the second half of this year. The show is based on a US success where single parents are locked in a house together hoping to spark love, egged on by their adult aged kids. If you want to be considered as talent, contact Nine. - John O’Keefe


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Crossroads

By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads com.au

Pressure drop

■ Melbourne urban home-grown Reggaedub band Pressure Drop will release their nine track album Crosstown Sessions later this month. The recording features all original compositions and is dedicated to dear friends, drummer Matt Berg, who sadly passed away in October 2021 and PD’s second ever drummer Des McKenna (Animal from Hey Hey it’s Saturday fame) who also sadly left this world a week later. It will be available on digital platforms and on vinyl. More info www.pressuredropband.org

Grand occasion

■ Grand Receptions on Cathies Lane, Wantirna, presents Sri Lanka Combined School dinner dance on April 9. Melbourne’s hottest dance bands - featuring Replay 6, B Sharp, Come Together, a brass section - plus guest performers with dancers will keep the black tie event moving along from 6.30pm-12.30am. Tickets $80 inc buffet, and drinks. Eric 0447 782 410. Maryse 0419 926 523.

Magic Melodies

■ Magic Melodies is back at Springvale RSL. April 13 will feature Col Perkins, Jennifer Lee and Rob Foenander in Save The Last Dance For Me. Morning Tea from 10.30am and show commences at 11.am. The songs of John Denver, Cliff Richard, Everly Bros and more are sure to take the audience on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Bookings: 9548 4155.

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Rapid tour through Shakespeare

■ I start this review by reminding us of the vital importance of the Australian Shakespeare Company {and other outdoor theatre companies, for example, Melbourne Shakespeare Company) for the Australian Shakespeare Company is a gift to Melbourne audiences that just keeps on giving. ■ It's mostly Shakespeare and Shakespeare is the perfect gift for all of us on all occasions. ■ It's Australian and made me aware again when I was enjoying last month's production of A Comedy of Errors and.Thursday's 'test audience' night, including media, of The Mechanicals, that the company's interpretation and presentation of Shakespeare concedes to no-one its excellence. ■ The company continues, as it has now for 35 years to gift us each year with outdoor theatre (or as it called itself originally Shakespeare UnderThe Stars) Outdoor theatre that most importantly includes children of all ages , their annual Wind In The Willows. But to work. The premise of The Mechanicals is simple enough: the production is actually entitled Peter Quince Presents A Midsummer Mechanicals Dream'. The Athenian tradies,his actors, Nick Bottom, Robin Starveling, Snug, Francis Flute and Tom Snout, all have had enough of Peter Quince's adaptations. Smith's Uncle Will is of Shakespeare, so these enterprising

tradies have consumed all his plays and by flattery and appealing to the actor in Quince who aches for the immediate gratification of loud audience plaudits,get their way. We get a rapid tour through quite a few, including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Lear, Anthony and Cleopatra,Julius Caesar et al. High point early in the mashup,a bare-arsed Banquo from Kevin Hopkin's Peter Quince that had me hysterical with laughter,the combination of something Glaswegian and the Hopkins buttocks too much. But performance honours were evenly shared, Hugh Sexton's Robin Starving a would-be Dior for Athen's,Scott Jackson's Tom Snout who 'just gotta move',an interpretive dance tragic. This production played until Saturday March 12. - Review by Peter Green

Talent pipeline

■ MSO Managing Director, Sophie Galaise has announced the launch of two new initiatives that will create a diverse talent pipeline for Australian orchestral music. In addition to its current suite of young and emerging talent development programs, the MSO has established the MSO Academy for young instrumentalists and a new collaborative development partner-

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ship with Australian NationalAcademy of Music. Galaise said the new initiatives and industry collaborations will offer fresh pathways and exciting professional development opportunities for the future stars of the MSO and the broader Australian orchestral music sector. “As a cultural pillar of Australian orchestral music, the MSO recognises its essential role in developing the next generation of instrumentalists and composers,” said Galaise. “The new MSO Academy and our partnership with ANAM will ensure diversity, depth and excellence for future orchestras, ensembles and arts organisations”. The MSO Academy has been established to provide young instrumentalists with a vital final bridge to a successful professional career. Each year, aspiring young musicians will be selected through a two-step audition process and interview. Academy members will receive a stipend, perform with the MSO, undertake chamber music projects and receive mentoring from established MSO musicians. Expressions of interest for the inaugural 2022 intake are open until March 25. Director of Programming John Nolan said he was extremely pleased with the high level of interest to date. “We have already received interest from all over Australia and

across the ditch in New Zealand,” he said. “This confirms just how vital the MSO Academy program will be for the MSO and the sector more broadly. There is clearly a huge appetite from emerging musicians to join industry-leading development programs. The future is bright.” Platinum Patron and MSO CoDeputy Chair, Di Jameson, has pledged a multi-year donation to support the launch and development of the MSO Academy over the next three years. The MSO is grateful to Ms Jameson for this generous lead gift. Ms Jameson said the MSO Academy is a welcome addition to the organisation’s suite of artist development programs. “The MSO Academy will provide a much-needed link for aspiring young musicians to make the transition to a successful professional career,” said Ms Jameson. “As a long-standing supporter of the MSO and lover of classical music, it’s particularly satisfying for me to provide launch funding for an initiative that will have genuine positive impacts on the next generation of musicians and future audiences”. President of the MSO Players Committee, Ann Blackburn applauded the new initiative. “The MSO Academy program will be essential in assuring a bright future for our Australian orchestras,” Ms Blackburn said.

Observations

with Matt Bissett-Johnson

Mike McColl Jones

Top 5

THE TOP 5 COLLECTIVE NOUNS 5. A Novak of vaccinations. 4. A Putin of evil. 3. A Capp of bike-lanes. 2. A Daniel of lock-downs. 1. A Yuk of MAFS contestants.


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Open class speed test at Geelong

■ Geelong’s Friday night fixture was highlighted by the $24,000 Flying Brick Cider Co. Geelong Rocket, a speed test for open class horses over 1600 metres – the victor being Andy and Kate Kath’s unbeaten in OZ 7Y0 Betterthancheddar-Howfarnow gelding Vintage Cheddar in a mile rate of 1-54.5 2.6 seconds outside Honolua Bay’s record set in 2021. Beginning a lot quicker than most expected from gate five, Vintage Cheddar lobbed one/ one as roughie Ozzie Battler led from gate three leaving the heavily supported Bettor Robyn (gate four) exposed. When Bettor Robyn crossed the leader within a lap leaving Vintage Cheddar in the open for final circuit, the race seemed to be at his mercy. Racing to the front on turning, Vintage Cheddar len-baker@ scored by 3.2 metres from Its Back In The Day bigpond.com along the sprint lane from three back the markwith Len Baker ers, with Bulletproof Boy the run of the race third a nose away after racing three wide for the last lap. Driven by ‘magic hands’ James Herbertson, The final half mile being run in 55.4 – quarter Forever A Day raced uncovered outside lo27.4, with Vintage Chedder making it four from cal hopeAnd Argy Bargy mid-race after easing away four since crossing the Tasman. from gate two on the second line with the lead changing several times. Pushed wider on the final bend as Goodlookin ■ Stawell, in the western part of the state, was Rooster on the back of the pacemaker came way the venue to commence the week on Monday from the inside, Forever And A Day showed great March 7 and what a day it was for Hamilton’s intestinal fortitude by refusing to give in and gain Chris Walsh (36) a grandson of Hamilton octo- the decision by 5.4 metres over Goodlookin genarian Jim Barker (87) who was responsible Rooster, with Righteously third 1.2 metres back for a huge upset in the 1785 metre David O from mid-field. On what was a profitable night Jones Mitre 10 Pace when cleverly named Mis- for the pair, stablemate Forever A Star finished ter Big-Out Of Sight 8Y0 gelding Crime Boss at second in the Alice Laidlaw Pace. start number 90 greeted the judge at tote odds of ■ Tatura trainer Craig Turnbull and daughter Abbey landed the Roma Pocock Pace over 2190 $126. Raced by and driven by Chris who has as- metres with Hiranya, a Bettors Delight-Holme sisted at the stable for years and has driven the Fire gelding first up in Oz. Having his first outing since December, team on the odd occasion, Crime Boss led from Hiranya (gate six) raced exposed for the majorgate two and rated to perfection, never looked like stopping, kicking clear on straightening to ity of the race, proving too strong for the leader register a 7.9 metre margin in a rate of 1-59.2 Repelling by 5.2 metres. Rockandance (three from Captain Bling which trailed making no im- wide last lap from the rear) was third 2.1 metres away. The mile rate 1-57.7. pression over the concluding stages. The heavily supported favourite Zwick (three ■ Local Bunbartha trainer/driver John back the markers from inside the second row) Newberry’s team always race well at Shepparton was a disappointing third 3 metres away. It was and 5Y0 Mr Feelgood-Energetic gelding FeelCrime Boss’ first victory since Mildura in Sep- ing Energetic snared the Elizabeth Clarke Vicbred Pace over 2190 metres in a rate of 2-01. tember last year and seventh overall. Raced by John and wife Maree, Feeling EnTo make the victory even sweeter, it was Chris’ first success in the sulky when having ergetic enjoyed the run of the race one/one from gate two as Oktolove led from the pole after bedrive number 118. ■ Allendale owner/trainer Adam Stephens ing crossed by Argh Me Hearty which galloped snared the quinella in the Gift Hotel Pace over on the first turn allowing Oktolove to retain the 2180 metres with Iamawingate defeating Silver front running. Although four wide in the straight, Feeling Domino in a mile rate of 2-00.8. Driven by Connor Clarke, Iamawingate flew away from Energetic ran home stoutly to prevail by a half gate four to lead before surrendering to the more head from Cheeky Philtra out very wide, with fancied stablemate Silver Dominate (gate two) Argh Me Harty (one/two – three wide last lap) a when driver Michael Bellman angled away from nose away third in a blanket finish. three back the markers to obtain the lead entering the straight on the first occasion. Enjoying a cosy trip, Iamawingate a lightly Bendigo was Wednesday’s venue and raced 9Y0 gelded son of I Am The Way and ■ trainer Craig Demmler was victorious Alberts Belle used the sprint lane to prevail by Parwan with 4Y0 Rock N Roll Heaven-Mach Robyn 1.1 metres, with She Will Wantano third a head mare Heavenly Gypsy in the Sheahan Plumbing away after racing exposed from gate four. Pace over 2150 metres. ■ Terang trainer Marg Lee also provided the Narrowly beaten at Ballarat two weeks earquinella in the Stawell Newsagency 3Y0 Maiden lier when trailing the leader Kekoa when first up Pace over 2180 metres with a pair of Keayangs for 11 months, Heavenly Gipsy driven by Jodi - Froggy and Crippa. Driven by son Jason, Quinlan led throughout from gate two, accountKeayang Froggy starting outside the front line ing for Shaq (one/one) by 1.3 metres in a mile possied one/one as Ashford Shark (gate four) rate of 1-57.5. Treacherous Rock (one/three- four led. wide home turn) was third 4 metres away. When reinsman Lochie Cook took off three ■ The finish to the Worlds Best Hoof Oil Trotwide from mid-field aboard Keayang Crippa ters Handicap over 2150 metres taken out by from the extreme draw to race in the open prior Longlea trainer/driver Matty Gath’s 7Y0 Majesto the bell giving the stablemate one/one cover tic Son-Hold That Grin mare Bella Lucy will be for the last lap, Keayang Froggy was switched talked about for ages. to the back of the leader approaching the final Beginning fast from the centre of the track bend and using the sprint lane finished best to being a lone front marker. Bella Lucy didn’t lead score by 1.9 metres over Keayang Crippa in a but ran into the sprint lane before being taken mile rate of 2-01.1. Ashford Shark after leading back to the rear as the rule applies, but this didn’t held third 1.2 metres back. eventuate with the mare shifting into the race eight back the markers ahead of three other runners. Moving forward a spot mid-race but still a ■ Shepparton raced on Tuesday and long way off the running leader Dublin Chubb. Lancefield owners Leon Conway and partner Bella Lucy was eased three wide approaching Lesia Horton’s unhoppled 10Y0 Dawn Ofa New the final bend and had the audacity to surge clear Day-Rumbleon gelding Forever And A Day was over the concluding stages to score by 3.7 metres a tough victor of the Helen Head Pace over 1690 in what was an unbelievable performance. metres. Easy Pickings (20m) gained inside runs from

Harness Racing

Great day for Chris

Midweek magic

Tough victory

six back the markers for second, with honest mare Aldebaran Belle (10m) third 4.9 metres away after doing plenty of chasing trailing Dublin Chubb. The mile rate 2-02.9. ■ Heathcote trainer Jim O’Sullivan combined with daughter Shannon to land the 1650 metre Pryde’s Easifeeds Pace with 8Y0 Live Or DieArt Bubble gelding Neander Guy much to the delight of wife Terresa who raced him. Given the run of the race from the pole trailing Polly Peacham after leading out, Neander Guy used the sprint lane to perfection gaining the day by 1.7 metres over a game Polly Peacham which worked hard from outside the front line in the early stages, with Loyola Golf third 1.8 metres back after going forward from the extreme draw to race exposed. The mile rate 1-57.2.

8 events at S. Hill

■ Swan Hill was Thursday’s fixture with a most entertaining eight event program. Bendigo’sAlex Ashwood and partner Tayla French snared the quinella in the opening event – the Ultima Hotel 3Y0 Maiden Pace over 1750 metres with Riverina owned Sunshine BeachKitty Maguire gelding Impulze. Enjoying a lovely one/one trip on the back of Lollipop (gate two) which raced exposed before dashing clear on turning, Impulze trained and driven by Alex gave chase on straightening to gain the day by a nose in a thrilling finish. First starter Gamer (one/four) from gate two on the second line was third 8.3 metres away. The mile rate 1-57.5. ■ Stawell based Jason Ainsworth combined with James Herbertson to land the Battlers In The Bush Maiden Pace over 1750 metres with cleverly named 4Y0 Roll With Joe-The Dreamtime mare Story To Tell. Settling one/ one from a solo second line draw, Story To Tell was given the run of the race trailing Sargeant Major (gate four) as Caught Out led from gate three. Swopping spots mid-race, Story To Tell raced away approaching the final bend to win by 7 metres from Follow The Eclipse (four wide last lap) from the rear, with Rocking Wroxton third a neck away after trailing the weakening pacemaker. The mile rate 1-59.7. ■ The Ultima Hotel Trotters Handicap over 2240 metres saw Lemnos trainer Russell Jack successful with 4Y0 Love You-Con Grazia gelding Celebration Stride one of a large team raced by millionaire Emilio Rosatti and wife Mary. Driven by Bailey McDonough, Celebration Stride from 10 metres had little trouble in crossing Nickys Son (10m) shortly after the start and allowed to bowl along, scored effortlessly over Marengo Bay (20m) which raced uncovered from the tail for the final circuit after a slow beginning. Thirty metre backmarker Patriot Stride Patriot Stride was third after trailing the runner up home. The margins 2.2 by 1.9 metres in a rate of 2-05.8. ■ James Herbertson showed why he is one of the best in the business after piloting Merbein 6Y0 Kiwi bred Somebeachsomewhere-Winter Rose gelding Neds Beach to victory in the 1750 metre Murray River Pace. Trained by Reece Moore who does a fine job with his team, Neds Beach began fast from gate four to lead, before surrendering to the inform Tiger Band Wagon which had been trapped three wide from outside the front line before Ryan Sanderson put the foot to the floor and assumed control entering the straight for the bell. Using the sprint lane, Neds Beach ($18.00) bloused Tiger Band Wagon by a half head in the last stride to give James three for the night, with Goodtime Maddie another Sunraysia hope third 6.8 metres away third after racing exposed from gate five. The mile rate 1-58. ■ The fast class race of the night – the F & S Bennett Pace went to Barham owner/breeder John Morris and trainer Dennis Stevens’ 7Y0 Artistic Fella- Millenium gelding Pirates Of Zanzibar who chalked up his 11th victory in 85 outings and in doing so caused a major upset. Driven by Tayla French giving her a double for the evening, Pirates Of Zanzibar coming off a tough second at Boort the previous Sunday began best to lead from gate five before being

Sulky Snippets This Week

■ Wednesday – Maryborough/Mildura, Thursday – Ballarat, Friday – Shepparton, Saturday – Melton, Sunday – Charlton (Cup), Monday – Stawell, Tuesday – Mildura.

restrained to allow Magic Feeling to take over from outside the front line. There was drama in the first lap when the raging hot favourite National News ($1.18) one/ two at the time galloped wildly and was tailed off out of contention. Still in front on turning, Magic Feeling was grabbed by Pirates Of Zanzibar along the sprint lane in the last couple of strides to gain a half neck margin in a mile rate of 1-59.4. Roll With Ron was third a neck away after racing in the open. ■ Another runner who was most unlucky at Boort was Echuca trainer Ros Rolfe’s partowned 6Y0 Somebeachsomewhere-Karamea Toastime mare Beach Time who made amends by winning the 5th Heat of The Ultima Hotel Pace over 2240 metres. Driven once again by Olivia Weidenbach, Beach Time pounced on the lead from gate two and was never headed, scoring by a half head only from South Australian Von Art (one/two – one/one home turn) from gate three, with local hope and polemarker Star Shine using the sprint lane off the back of the pacemaker for third 1.5 metres back. The mile rate 1-59. - Len Baker

Sport Extra Western Suburbs Churches and Community Cricket

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■ Brilliant young up and coming stayer Hitotsu, a winner of both the Victoria Derby last year, and more recently home in the Australian Guineas, looks the one to beat come the All Star Mile. The coveted event will be run this Saturday (Mar. 19) at Flemington. The trainers of Hitotsu, Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, are onfident of victory and could be heading to the Melbourne Cup this year with him. He is by the outstanding Japanese sire, Maurice, and has already pocketed $2 million in stakemoney. His main danger is a talented horse in Zaaki, who I felt was a bit disappointing in not being able to hold out the good mare, Inspirational Girl, in the Blamey Stakes, although he was first up since racing last on November 21. On that occasion he won the McKinnon Stakes in good style. It would pay to forget that run. The Victorian youngster, I ’ m Thunderstruck, has loads of potential, and ran fifth behind Sierra Sue in the Futurity Stakes over 1400 metres back on February 26. That was only his second run after a spell, and the distance of 1600 metres will suit him better here. An interesting runner is the Peter Moody trained Lightsaber, who has a ton of ablity, and after a couple mishaps at the barrier on two occasions he stepped smartly last time out. So much he was only narrowly defeated by Hitotsu, seemingly having the race won, before Hitotsu flashed home along the rails. A big chance at odds, and in the right camp with Peter Moody, he is a good each way chance. One of the unlucky runners in the Australian Guineas was Pinstriped, trained by Enver Jusofvic at Cranbourne; he was a bit stiff having no chance to get a run in the final 200 metres, and ran a good fifth. You have put him in your multiples as before that he had won his only three starts. A definite chance especially over the 1600 metres here. Of the others you have Sierra Queen, who won in good style in taking out the Futurity Stakes in good style, for the Busuttin and young team at Cranbourne. She beat some good horses such as I’m Thunderstruck, Tofane, and Mo’unga. Then you have the good Sydneysider, Icebath, Mr Brightside, King Magnus, Cascadian and Regalo Di Gaetano. I like Hitotsu, Zaaki and I’m Thunderstruck.

other of the Snitzel group. The Anthony and Sam Freedman trained Daumier, showed his class winning the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield, and if he can handle the reverse way of going has to be a chance. He was won two out of his three starts and the Freedman camp have a high opinion of him. He is raced in the same interest as the Caulfield Cup winner, Incentivise and Spanish Mission, and the Melbourne Cup winner, Verry Elleegant. Fireburn is an interesting runner, having won the Sweet Embrace Stakes for the fillies at Randwick on Australia Day. Fireburn is another of the strong Gary Portelli team in Sydney beating a smart field, which included the smart Xtravagant Star, who was beaten by the heavy conditions. One to keep your peepers on, she was most impressive, especially on the wet tracks. One of the unluckiest runners who ran in the Blue Diamond, Jacquinot, may run in the Golden Slipper, and with his style of racing he will be right in it. ● Home Affairs in the Lightning Stakes. Racing Photos. He flashed home behind Daumier to ran a This brings his record to three wins from his great third in the Diamond. first four starts. In the strong camp of Mick Rice and Michael Another good run was that of the Hawkes Kent Junior, the son of a previous winner, of trained Magic, who was sold for $2.5 million as a yearling, being by top sire, Snitzel, and in a the Blue Diamond, Rubick, will be hard to toss. However, like all Victorian runners, if they strong camp. It was only his inexperience at his first start have a go at The Golden Slipper, they have to when second to the smart, Best of Bordeaux. handle the reverse way. If he gets over that hiccup, I feel he is a strong One to keep your eye on, if not here follow up. chance for the ‘big bikkies’. Russian Conquest is one to watch, being Another who is racing well is the Peter and with the Peter and Paul Snowden team. She was a it unlucky when third to Seven Paul Snowden trained filly, Revolutionary Miss, Veils in the Reisling Stakes at Randwick on a great second going down narrowly to Daumier March 3, got into a bit of trouble there, but fin- in the Blue Diamond. She is consistent and has a lot of heart and ished well. Coming up we have the highly promising, will right in this, as she is trained in Sydney, the Best Of Bordeaux, prepared by young reverse way of going to Victoria, which will suit Queensland trainer, Kacey Fogen, at Canungra. her right down to the ground. He has now won his first won two starts, an- Ted Ryan

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■ Media industry changes have provided great expansion opportunities for The Local Paper group. We are building a network localised community newspapers - in print and online - in 38 areas across Melbourne, Peninsula and beyond.

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With COVID-19 restrictions now easing there is an unprecedented demand for advertising from local businesses, trades people, schools, hospitality, real estate and Victorian travel operators. Organisations are seeking to tell the public that they are again open for business, and eager to quickly attract customers. The Local Paper seeks to recruit new members for its Advertising Sales Team. These are work-from-home positions for experienced media sales people. Successful applicants need to have effective telephone marketing skills, the highest ethical values, and the ability to close sales. Each position involves contacting business people by phone during business hours, and arranging their advertising requirements. Our Research Department supplies team members with fresh daily listings of qualified ‘warm’ sales prospects. Our Agents have sales proficiency on their own phones and home computers to accurately complete sales paperwork for our clients. Payment is weekly, and is by generous commission on every sale.

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Local Sport Seymour District Cricket Association A-Grade. Broadford 8/178(cc) AWood 70 EW Mills 27 MJ Collier 25 N Mckeown 4/32 def Kilmore 143 D Tassone 51 K Craddock 30 JC Martin 6/22. Harley Hammond Reserve Eastern Hill 4/157(cc) D Bergowicz 79* S Feery 49 M Steiner 2/25 J Christie 2/37 def Yea Tigers 133 N Dundon 3/37 T RuddSchmidt 2/15 J Sutherland 2/29 B-Grade. Pyalong v Puckapunyal. Kilmore Cricket Ground Broadford 100 D Teohaere 25 W Ellis 4/ 26 J Geldart 3/19 J Southam 3/37 def by Alexandra 8/102 S Parker 32 J Reynolds 28 M Mirabella 3/22 C Ball 2/15 J Hibbens 2/17. Tallarook Recreation Reserve C-Grade. Broadford 155 B Holman 79 CJ Still 26 M Wittig 3/18 A Hiscock 2/6 def Pyalong 10/35 M Egan 5/16 I Gardener 5/19. Broadford Secondary College Eastern Hill 115 M Brown 26 def Kilmore Blue 90 M Brown 3/14 S Tang 3/29 RJ Graham 2/21. Kings Park Reserve. Under 14. Kilmore 5/143(cc) M Archibald 32* D McNicholas 30* O Fulton 3/11d e f Eastern Hill 7/72(cc) R Kennedy 25 R Ferraro 3/10 B Stute 2/8. L.B Davern Reserve

Ringwood District Lindsay Trollope Shield. Lilydale 1st XI 7/203(cc) D Thompson 64 MA Ebeyer 46 S Muthalif 31 GJ McInerney 3/39 L Barber 2/ 42 def Norwood 1st XI 166 NM Lester 42 S Storey 29 D Thompson 2/21 S Muthalif 2/35 AA Adamson 2/46. Bill Wilkins Cup. Templeton 1st XI 163 L Wong 68 C Mitrevski 50 MD Adams 7/14 T Gstrein 2/15 def by Bayswater Park 1st XI 2/166 JP Court 75* T Cordwell 65. Stuart Newey Plate. South Warrandyte 1st XI 8/155(cc) T Peter-Budge 71* J Exley 40 K Jones 3/20 D Lever 3/45 drew Seville 1st XI 155 B Woods 40 J Exley 4/47 D Gibbs 2/ 29 Steve Pascoe Shield. Ainslie Park 2nd XI 7/179(cc) ML Moss 41 C Eustice 27 A Davis 3/31 T Nightingale 2/33 def Yarra Junction 1st XI 10/79 R Carter 27 M Delahunty 5/20 A Butler 2/12. Pat Meehan Shield. North Ringwood 2nd XI 6/197(cc) N I'Anson 83 L O'Donnell 45 A Simmons 34 J Stubbs 2/25 def Warrandyte 2nd XI 10/194 J Stubbs 41 P Grocott 40 I Tua 39 T Jaksic 25* L Sweeney 3/22 L O'Donnell 3/35 S Ridgwell 2/34 D Tucker 2/45. Ian Spencer Shield. Croydon Ranges 2nd XI 7/177(cc) M Low 48 C Irvine 2/14 C Lawson 2/26 def Norwood 2nd XI 7/158(cc) M Schauer 42 M Cestnik 34 H Sheers 26 N Balthasar 2/29 T Noonan 2/30. A-Grade. Montrose 3rd XI 9/160(cc) J Bromiley 57 M Gardner 32* J LindemanCollins 29 S Musavi 3/23 V Premaratne 2/31 S Milton 2/44 v St Andrews 2nd XI 8/163(cc) S Wong 49 R Trowsdale 47 J Bromiley 4/17 T Sonsini 2/13 B Harvey 2/42. B-Grade. Ainslie Park 3rd XI 9/145(cc) SM Minetti 47 S Arbuckle 29 C Dikschei 3/ 27 D Whelan 2/19 M Pezzementi 2/24 def Coldstream 1st XI 10/89 R Willmott 4/8 JJ Johnstone 3/26. C-Grade. North Ringwood 4th XI 10/105 D Whitty 28 L Rigby 27 J MacCartney 3/9 N Graham 2/17 R MacCartney 2/22 def by Heathwood 2nd XI 8/128(cc) A MacCartney 33 C Noske 27 S Darmody 25 D Whitty 3/29 D-Grade. South Warrandyte 3rd XI 81 J Childs 3/15 M Wells 2/6 RJ Coppens 2/9 def by Kilsyth 3rd XI 3/83 S Downie 31 J Childs 28* E-Grade. Seville 3rd XI 10/121 M Hardy 34 J Bain 2/14 J Woods 2/16 def by Yarra Glen 1st XI 9/146(cc) L Crawford 44 M Coghlan 33 M Beri 3/29 C Frankovic 2/22 F De Varga 2/32 F-Grade. Kilsyth 4th XI 9/178(cc) M Sfiligoj 59 R Mehra 30 N Hodges 2/23 CS Clune 2/24 JG Osborn 2/31 def Norwood 4th XI 8/146(cc) SJ Gruchy 33 D Sherlock 28 D Smith 3/26 R Mehra 2/15 T Potter 2/20 G-Grade. Wandin 2nd XI 8/165(cc) r smith 42 R Sood 3/25 J Willoughby 2/25 def Wantirna 1st XI 10/42 DB Trembath 5/11 H Lamont 2/9 H-Grade. Ainslie Park 4th XI 4/187 def Montrose 5th XI 7/186(cc) J Smith 59.

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Scoreboard

● Yea in action against Eastern Hill at Kings Park on Saturday. Photo: Ross Malcolm.

Diamond Valley scores

SATURDAYRESULTS Barclay Shield. Epping 3/114 NJ Gardiner 44* M Keenan 2/14 def Diamond Creek 9/ 113(cc) DR Gilbert 30 J Henkel 5/19. Riverside 5/206 S Villani 51* N Chrimes 42 D Pote 35 S Money 30 C Gogerly 3/33 A Fotinopoulos 2/41 def Heidelberg 9/202(cc) J Gedye 66 J Smith 36 LA Money 4/32. Money Shield. Bundoora United 9/168(cc) J Thompson 64 L Joyce 43 DD Wickramarathna 4/24 A Perera 3/31 def by Rosebank 4/172 F Tomaras 72 B Piraina 35 R Sharma 28 DD Wickramarathna 27* L Solar 2/47. Montmorency 7/144(cc) R Shaman 43 M O'Brien 38 J Taylor 27 B Healy 3/20 R Singh-Dhillon 3/27 def by Bundoora Park 2/148(cc) J Bennett 61* KJ Doddato 59. Mash Shield. Panton Hill 156 J Barton 43 G Motschall 34 MK McAuley 4/30 A Mangrolia 2/20 J Marshall 2/28 def by Mill Park 209 M Chaffey 32 B Van Driel 32 AC McLaughlin 31 N Andrews 30 J Barton 2/24 SM Fitzgerald 2/ 27 J Mill 2/37. Hurstbridge 112 K Edussooriya 27 AR Crook 3/11 AJ Drinkwell 3/21 JD DeansDraper 2/15 def by Laurimar 207 J Zerella 77 L Richardson 57* AR Crook 31 T Sanjeewa 3/ 40 A Ward 2/32. B-Grade. Rosanna v Banyule. C-Grade. Mernda v Lower Plenty. D-Grade. Plenty v Rosebank. E-Grade. Riverside v Panton Hill.

Sports results

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North Metro Jika Shield. Preston Baseballers6/165(cc) J Walker 51 F Nielsen 35* M Sortino 32 C Altis 4/29 DK Young 2/24 def Rivergum106 J Walker 4/27 I Brincat 2/10. Jack Quick Shield. Old Ivanhoe7/133 M McLean 37 T Lenaz 30 JC Sparrow 3/12 A Pilbrow 2/25 def Dennis9/129(cc) JC Sparrow 26 CF Bath 25 J Shepherd 5/19 L Boreham 2/24. Jack Kelly Shield. Lalor Warriors162 def Darebin Northern Riders 66. John Adams Shield - B-Grade. Holy Trinity 2nd Xi6/100 J Papadopoulos 29 M Parremore 3/13 C Sims 2/19 def Camrea 2nd XI99 A Sims 38 J Dempsey 25 B Rickard ACC 3/14 JB Murphy 2/1 M Hudson-Jumeau 2/18 R Cossens 2/32. Les Horne Shield - C-Grade. West Preston 2nd XI8/142 K Ravi 39 K Maharabooshanam 27 J Hopkins 3/19 T Sedgwick 2/31 def Donath 2nd XI8/141(cc) M Cowen 37* JL Ladiges-Tucker 28 N Subeerkumar 2/18 K Ravi 2/26. Bob Herman Shield - D-Grade. Rivergum 3rd XI6/142(cc) L O'FIynn 47 P Ellis 44 C Spaliaras 26 S Adhikari 4/28 def Lalor Warriors 2nd XI140 S Pati 28 P Ellis 2/13 D Ewart 2/17 C Spaliaras 2/27. Les Kemp Shield - E-Grade. Reservoir Cobras 3rd XI104 R Kondru 38 A Krishna 3/ 12 R Chowdary 3/29 VV Para 2/25 def by Fiji Victorian 3rd XI9/111(cc) S Donthireddy 26 V Sunkari 3/30. Syd Sault Shield - F-Grade. Kinglake drew Holy Trinity 4th XI.

EASTERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION RESULTS Dunstan Shield. Old Carey 9/145(cc) T Atkins 37 SP Seymour 3/17 A Mills 2/16 def Canterbury 8/133(cc) SP Seymour 57 T Merry 4/16 C Still 2/25. North Balwyn 7/ 155(cc) M Tomkinson 71 JT O'Connell 36* M Vaiano 3/26 R Sayer 2/31 def by East Doncaster 3/159 M Chappell 66 R Sayer 55*. Wright Shield. Deepdene Bears 3/225 L Gunasinhage 102* MA Perera 78 def Ashburton Willows 7/223(cc) AH Powell 54* SP Karunanayake 53 MG Quamil 49 J Lawler 2/27 H Salathiel 2/42. Bulleen 149 J King 34 NC Andrews 27 C Hope 3/17 def Mulgrave 132 D Bisinella 5/ 23 L Fernando 2/41 A Turf (Sturgess Shield). Burwood 9/137(cc) H Swift 33* T Sheehan 33 TL Wright 2/17 GJ Cull 2/22 drew M o n t Albert 8/137(cc) RW Cooper 41 JE Guley 41 AT Fernando

3/22. Boronia 150 B Mann 35 S Bowen 25 T Burton 3/23 T Riley 2/17 HI Paulas 2/29 def by Mazenod OC 6/151 T Burton 54* T Driscoll 52 T Raymond 27 C McEwan 2/11. B Turf (Armstrong Shield). Canterbury 8/216(cc) H Crothers 46 RT Arians 43 O Lloyd 39 T Sanguinetti 39 S Kingston 4/33 D Jones 2/47 def Richmond Union 82 I Reljic 26 AE Hume 4/4 O Lloyd 3/32. Burwood 7/153(cc) JJ Miller 48 TI Jayatillaka 36* MM McColl 2/15 J Dinneen 2/29 def by Marcellin OC 5/154 MM McColl 39* J Dinneen 36 K Krolikowski 25* S Perera 2/ 20. C Turf (Thomson Shield). East Doncaster 6/170(cc) J Vaiano 60 P Summerton 45 W McIlroy 2/19 TM Barel 2/39 def Hawthorn 140 S Patel 45 MW Yole 27 MG Thompson 3/25 J Bourke 2/9 D Goodwin 2/26. Old Carey 4/145(cc) A

Dowling 54 J Ciuro 36* D Chesney Jnr 3/16 def Bulleen 140 C Jolly 38 C Friend 2/17 DJ Smith 2/24. D Turf (Mair Shield). Mulgrave 10/120 V Kulasinghe 34 M Maiolo 29 LP Biddau 3/ 18 I Ware 3/23 JM Dobeli 2/13 def by Mazenod OC 6/159(cc) M D'Angelo 74* R Jayaweera 29 N Costa 3/46. Old Carey 8/ 199 R Hexter 60 J Nitz 40 D Wolters 25 T Jones 25* LA Gatehouse 3/37 Z Macdermid 2/55 def Glen Iris 5/197(cc) M Saunders 37* J Gough 34 D Cohen 34 M Ciardulli 29. E Turf (Cohen Shield). St Kevins OC 7/194(cc) C Stafford 79 S Steinwall 43 LD Clancey 27 AH Leach 3/40 Z Maillard 2/39 def E a s t Malvern Tooronga 171 C Glynn 68 L Stonehouse 38 B Cudlipp 4/20 A Fernon 3/41 LD Clancey 2/23. Hawthorn 2/161 N Grover 83* D Kallro 66 def Edinburgh 9/159(cc) .

Men’s Premier Firsts. Greenvale Kangaroos117 MM Harrison 38 MN Wilson 3/19 JL Pattinson 3/24 BJ Taeuber 3/25 def by Dandenong6/282(cc) JL Pattinson 81 T Donnell 68 BS Forsyth 66 MN Wilson 25* SG McNicholl 2/40 DS Bell 2/49. orthcote184 J Sundberg 50 JC Rushton 34 A Crispe 25 AJ Armstrong 4/32 T Hughes 2/32 J Vine 2/39 def by Footscray5/190 DJ Russ 76* TJ Dean 34 DJ Sartori 33 MD Topp 2/ 36. Ringwood9/182 IG Holland 35 TF Rogers 33 BA Gibson 29 TR Murphy 2/28 SG O'Brien 2/30 def by St Kilda6/207(cc) AJ Crosthwaite 72 JA Merlo 45 JM Bowen 2/31 IG Holland 2/52. CaseySouth Melbourne5/253(cc) MT Wallace 77 A Chandrasinghe 63 L Manders 54 HA Kannan 47 Z Parr 3/31 def Fitzroy Doncaster225 L Banthorpe 74* N Fletcher 56 JN Fry 3/37 RP Kellepotha 3/ 43 N Lambden 2/52. Camberwell Magpies9/ 177(cc) SJ Wood 42 KA Prior 41* CM Thewlis 35 KJ Elliott 4/19 KR Williamson 2/20 def by Melbourne5/179 WJ Pucovski 73 CD Anderson 50 RF Jamieson 2/32. Carlton8/176 NJ Ross 45 TJ Smyth 29 C Rutland 26 M Perry 5/28 def Richmond172 J Fraser-McGurk 31 W Parker 31 EC O'Sullivan 3/51 EP Gulbis 2/19 CA Stevenson 2/ 23 C Rutland 2/40. Essendon8/193(cc) MW Hill 64 F Chowna 29 I Willett 25 M Stafford 3/36 S Mackin 2/32 J Prakash 2/45 def Melbourne University116 M Domann 30 S Mackin 27 T O'Donnell 4/19 CL McClure 4/20. Geelong9/ 243(cc) LS Blackford 97* HW Butterworth 41 TA Jackson 39 D Mehta 34 JA Nanopoulos 3/34 JL Conroy 2/36 def Frankston Peninsula208 S Patel 62 RM Hammel 41 B Clarke 29 BL Couch 3/31 HW Butterworth 2/26 JF Garner 2/27 TL O'Connell 2/38. Kingston Hawthorn8/246(cc) T Attanayake 85 A Jain 49 S Chopra 38 M Wilcox 2/ 26 L Bangs 2/30 J Boyce 2/40 def by Prahran9/247 L Bangs 115* ND Blaich 58 A Mathew 4/53 P Patil 2/28 ZV Richardson 2/55. Men’s Premier Seconds. Melbourne221 MJ Cheesman 58 N Pastras 37 HJ Brown 31 OJ Jenkins 3/51 BL Jowett 2/41 HJ Burrill 2/43 def by Camberwell Magpies7/238(cc) JT Di Stefano 78 APawha 41 JW Wiseman 29 KW Walford 28 AJ Boyle 2/29 H Bajwa 2/40. Prahran2/136 J Agar 68* MO Delaney 39* TR Pearson 2/22 def Kingston Hawthorn135 PD Parsons 39 D Harrison-Smith 4/29 C Giles 3/17. Richmond188 C Hinds 50 K Viccars 39 K Thavarajah 3/32 NE Hurley 3/32 N Pottabathini 2/13 def by Carlton6/189 N Pottabathini 62* I Shaikh 46 LJ McKenna 38 BA Rose 4/40 J D'Rozario 2/37. St Kilda7/210(cc) MR Hennig 48* DT Meddings 37 ML Stevenson 36 TJ Deighton 31 BS Davies 25 TM Freeman 2/29 SP Howell 2/50 def Ringwood169 ZE Flintoff 55 TJ Wynne 34 OG Horlock 32 MR Hennig 3/12 ML Sellenger 2/29 S Gribben 2/35. Dandenong7/ 206(cc) DA Vanderwert 52* A Athiththan 41 DI Malik 34 J Sawrey 26* JG Taylor 2/19 H KremerSlevin 2/51 def by Greenvale Kangaroos7/207 TC Campbell 52* JJ Kosteas 40 A Athiththan 2/27 J Sawrey 2/3. Fitzroy Doncaster2/128 L Smith 73* M Jephcott 37 def Casey-South Melbourne127 LE O'Connor 32 CJ McIlveen 3/22 HS Goad 3/30 LJ Myott 2/16 SF Morris 2/26. Footscray4/299(cc) J Doherty 81* MJ Underwood 75 M Cooray 71* S Mihelakos-James 33 ND Caulfield 31 def Northcote194 M Mikedis 58 EJ Brandon-Jones 34 F Hay 3/44 A Beniwal 2/16 DA McDonald 2/25. Frankston Peninsula2/189 NB Mann 83* AG Kodoth 64 def Geelong8/186(cc) JB Larkin 56 LG Field 56 R Aikman 28 T Gandhi 3/31 JR Elcock 2/ 19. Melbourne University6/170 J Peacock 42* I Borgas 36 def Essendon169 JP Ryan 67 EE White 53 J Peacock 3/17 JM Barron-Toop 3/33. Men’s Premier Thirds. Camberwell Magpies7/219(cc) TM Donaldson 60 SJ Mazza 59* JJ Ash 3/27 AM Cesarios 2/23 def by Melbourne7/ 224 KA Parrott 104* BI Reddell 31 JJ Ash 29* A Vidajic 2/34 HK Smith 2/51 BK Watkins 2/52. Carlton7/167 SJ Connop 43* O Rashid 38 H Jamieson 35 C Kapukotuwa 3/19 J Hinds 2/15 def Richmond9/166(cc) A Bauer 44 MJ Annear 38 HD Trenwith 4/32 JB Pettitt 2/19 SB Morrow 2/39. Essendon171 V Malhotra 60 J Chapple 25 B Mulheran 25 S Fernando 25 NW Ritchie 3/27 L Bienvenu 3/45 J McLaughlan 2/14 def by Melbourne University6/214(cc) E Durrant 92* L Bienvenu 27 S Hope 2/21. Geelong126 JJ Mastin 39* R Jain 4/22 TK Kuruwita 2/22 LJ Klauer 2/25 def by Frankston Peninsula5/129 LJ Klauer 48*. Kingston Hawthorn80 C Graham 4/15 HR Nicholls 3/10 EP Wright 2/14 def by Prahran1/81 WG Pike 51*. Greenvale Kangaroos148 KP Spaull 46* LJ Sheehan 4/21 B Bhatia 2/18 def by Dandenong8/197(cc) J Murray 54 R Bostan 39 A Bhardwaj 30* M Ali 2/17 E Withington 2/37. Northcote204 HE Tyler 38* CADineen 36 AFaiyaz 3/36 V Chaudhari 3/39 D Raniolo 2/35 A Sehrawat 2/41 def by Footscray7/214(cc) N Markovski 44 S McCaskill 34 R Nand 31 HE Tyler 2/23 Z Mills 2/ 36 N Pereara 2/49. Ringwood179 MR Mountain 37 ZW Grech 25 S Kapoor 3/33 JT Banks 2/28 JD Gray 2/37 def St Kilda106 LR Saultry 3/11 T Humphries 2/14. Casey-South Melbourne6/ 257(cc) B Lambden 71 D Gamage 58 J Long 52 N Guinea 25 KA Turner 3/47 def by Fitzroy Doncaster6/261 JW Arandt 89 ML Thomas 79 LD Ingram 37 J Long 3/34 S Hulangamuwa 2/57.


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