The Local Paper. Whittlesea Post Edition. Wed., May 19, 2021

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■ EXPOSURE sites in the northern suburbs after a Wollert man was last week found to have contracted COVID-19. Some eight people who attended the Indiagate Epping exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and negative test results have so far been returned. Authorities say that 28 people who attended the Woolworths Epping exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts. There were 28 patrons and staff who attended the Curry Vault CBD exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts. A Department of Health representative said 17 people who attended the Pact Altona North exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts. Other sites required people who attended to get tested and stay isolated until they return a negative result. This includes two train services on the Craigieburn line. Messages were sent to AFL ticket holders (returning home on trains after Friday night football) and registered Myki holders linked to these services. Messages were sent to 396,000 people who live in communities near exposure sites. The Department released a list of potential exposure sites including: ■ Altona North. Pact Retail Accessories, previously called TIC, 232 Blackshaws Rd. ■ Craigieburn. Railway Station. ■ Docklands. Southern Cross Railway Station. ■ Epping. Wooplworths. Cnr Cooper and High Sts. ■ Epping. 705 High St and Cooper St. ■ Epping. Indiagate Spices and Groceries. Unit 14C, 560-590 High St. ■ Melbourne. Curry Vault Indian Restaurant and Bar. 18-20 Bank Place.

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Court Lists Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court Plaintiff / Informant / Applicant vs Defendant / Accused / Respondent. Information Division. Criminal Case Listings Wednesday, May 19 Abbas, Samir Abdi, Nasteho Afu, Pita Alessandrino, Michael Ali, Rasha Alizadeh Davani, Maziar Almosawi, Ayoub Fadil Altaiy, Mohamad Angelica, Adam Antochi, Constantin Laviniu Atkinson, Tjamara Ba Jie Pty Ltd Bahadur Kc, Bharat Bailey, Patrick Bajramovski, Petrit Barron, Michael Bellingham, Clint Bitar, Ahmed Bonney, Dawn Brazier, Luke Brew, Jade Bromley, Grant Brown, Codie Callaghan, Christopher Camilleri, Jamie Canko, Bashkim Charlesworth, Jaymes Ciccone, Barbara Cincotta, Jarrard Clements, Andrew Corsi, Adriano Danaher, Barry Darroch, Cameron Dasanatake, Chandrarathne De Lima Fernandes, Michael Demir, Ergin Dennis, Gregg Anthony Dettman, Bianca Di Clemente, Dino Digges, Sean Disney, Jeffrey Dobbin, Craig Dole, Darren Donaldson, John Ducommun-Dit-Verron, Olivia El - Asmar, Dawound Bin-Walid Faniyi, Adebisi Fatho, Andy Flynn, Erica Georgiev, Vladimir Girdlestone, James Grant, Noah Griffith, Joshua

Darebin Creek Trail upgrade

■ Banyule Council advises that there will be closures during the upgrade of the Darebin Creek Trail. The project will improve the current pavement conditions, and will make walking and riding a pleasurable experience. Some sections of the trail will be realigned to improve safety, sight lines and reduce blind corners. From mid-May stage 3A followed by stage 3B detours will be in place for works: the trail area between Southern Rd, Heidelberg West, and Gona St Heidelberg West. This area of the trail will be closed with detours in place until works are complete, expected by mid-July. From mid-July stage 4 detours will be in place for works: the trail area between Gona St, Heidelberg West and Wimpole Cres, Bellfield. This area of the trail will be closed with detours in place until works are complete, expected by mid-November. From mid-November 2021 stage 5 detours will be in place for works: the trail area between Bell St and Wimpole Cres Bellfield.

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Back in Spring St

■ Our Parliamentarians are due at Spring St tomorrow (Thu.), and Tuesday and Wednesday next week (Mat 25 and 26). The State Budget is due to be delivered tomorrow (Thu.).

Camping worries

■ Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish has raised the issue of camping regulation, in State Parliament. “It comes as no surprise that a major issue with the proposed camping along licensed river frontage is rubbish left behind by those campers,” Ms McLeish said. “I have received photos from a landowner in Howqua Inlet of rubbish left behind by unregulated campers over the Easter holidays. “Not only food scraps and plastic wrapping, it was discarded tents, bottles, aerosol cans and plastic tubs. “I am concerned this disrespectful behaviour is a sign of things to come. Landowners are rightly disturbed by many of the proposed regulations, including campers being allowed to camp only 100 metres from family homes and for 28 days. “This is an invasion of privacy and raises concerns for children’s safety. In addition, there are already limited resources to monitor unregulated camping and dangerous behaviour. “Concerns exist as to how campers will be patrolled, how risks of livestock interference will be mitigated and uncertainty about liability matters. “The State Government needs to listen to and incorporate feedback on the proposed regulations by current licence-holders to ensure a bad situation does not become worse,” Ms McLeish said.

Domestic violence

■ Caulfield MLA David Southwick has spoken in State Parliament about the problem of domestic violence. “Unfortunately in Victoria each and every day, every five minutes, we see one person, one woman, experiencing domestic violence. “It is a scourge on our society, and we must together do whatever we can to support those women and children fleeing domestic violence. “It is my pleasure today to be joined by the board members, including the founder, Kathy Kaplan, OAM, of Impact. “They are volunteers doing an amazing job to support women and children fleeing from domestic violence. I joined with Bella Popovski, one of my interns, to pack 2000 bags of love that are going out this Mother’s Day to many of those women that are experiencing the hardship and the suffering.”

Guy in spotlight

■ Matthew Guy, former State Opposition Leader, is certainly winning his share of the spotlight in the Legislative Assembly. Mr Guy, MLA for Bulleen, spoke this month about Fitzsimons Lane, Templestowe. “I wish to place on record my concern at the loss of bus stops at Templestowe Reserve during the Fitzsimons Lane upgrades. “At present there are east and westbound bus stops on Porter St that are well used by residents who live on the streets that run off Edwin Rd and Niland Rise. “They are heavily used for school runs and on weekends, when Templestowe Reserve is used for tennis and AFL and the scout hall has various activities. Due to the Fitzsimons Lane change and these stops being removed, they will be removed for some lengthy period. Local residents are greatly concerned at the loss of these active bus stops for a lengthy period,” Mr Guy said.


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Ticks & Crosses

When, after 132 years, Leader Newspapers closed its print operations in April last year, The Local Paper was quick to fill the void with editions in Northcote, Preston (Darebin), Whittlesea, Heidelberg (Banyule) and Diamond Valley (Nillumbik). This week marks the 12-month anniversary since our first ‘Northern Edition’ in May 2020, in the middle of COVID. Thanks to our readers and advertisers for their loyal support.

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Matildas call Bundoora home ■ A purpose-built home of the Matildas will be created in Melbourne’s north, providing a Victorian launching pad for the Australian women’s soccer team, ahead of a 2023 FIFA World Cup to be contested on home soil. An historic $101.1 million investment in the Victorian Budget 2021-22 has secured the stateof-the-art facility for La Trobe University’s Bundoora Sports Park in a major advance-

ment for women’s sport in Australia. Young stars will be able to hone their skills on Bundoora’s fields, with the centre to host Football Victoria’s high-performance program for young soccer stars as well as its administration base. Grassroots clubs will have access to the centre’s pitches and community-level programs, including training for volunteers on-site.

New Administrator at W’sea ● Nillumbik Shire Crs Natalie Duffy and Frances Eyre Almost 100 women and one man were out showing support, raising funds and promoting awareness for Breast Cancer at a Mother’s Day lunchthis month in Eltham Town. Nillumbik Councillors Natalie Duffy and Frances Eyre were joined by Cr Richard Stockman at a heartwarming event. There were some conversations and discussions including the keynote speaker revealing some alarming statistics and stating everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast-cancer.

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Approaching 100 years of age, Len Jinnette’s service to the Freemasonry fraternity will be celebrated at Ivalda Masonic Centre, Darebin, tomorrow (Thu.). Len, who used to run a service station at the corner of Darebin and Grange Rds, Fairfield, is a member of the Daylight Samaritan Lodge, and has served the Temple Trust for decades. A room will be named as ‘Len’s Lobby’ at tomorrow’s ceremony.

● Kathleen Darmody Police are appealing for public as sistance to help locate Kathleen Darmody. A warrant has been issued for the 38-year-old’s arrest in relation to theft, drug and traffic offences. She is known to frequent the northern suburbs. Anyone who sights Darmody or has information about her whereabouts, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au There was a suggestion to the Coodabeen Champions (ABC Radio) that their rendition of Witchita Lineman be re-named as the Whittlesea Lineman. ABC radio personality Ian Cover, andAFLmedia character Matthew Richardson, were visitors to the Macleod Football Club this week. Cover mentioned how he was impressed with the new Rosanna Railway Station building. Darebin Council held a 36-minute special meeting last week, in which Councillors argued about motions and amendments. Crs Greco, Laurence and Williams were unsuccesful in amending a motion put by Crs McCarthy and Rennie. In the end, a motion was passed unanimously by Councillors.

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What is the future of postal services at Yarrambat? Whatever happens with postal deliveries, one thing is for certain: there is universal appreciation for the service at Tanck’s Corner.

■ The City of Whittlesea has welcomed the Victorian Government’s appointment of Chris Eddy to the Panel of Administrators. He joins Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson and Administrator Peita Duncan. Mr Eddy commenced his role as Administrator on Wednesday last week (May 12). “He brings with him a wealth of local government experience including his most recent appointment as Interim CEO at LGPro (VIC) from July 2020-March 2021,” said a Council statement. For 13 years, Mr Eddy served at Hobsons Bay City Council including almost six years as CEO (2012-2018). Ms Wilson said she was pleased to welcome Mr Eddy to the panel, acknowledging his depth of experience in the sector and broad range of skills. “Administrator Duncan and I are really looking forward to working together with Mr Eddy, as the Panel of Administrators continue to provide the organisation with governance stability and represent our rapidly growing and diverse community,” Ms Wilson said. Mr Eddy’s appointment comes after former Administrator Bruce Billson resigned to take up a role within the Federal Government. The Panel of Administrators acts as the Council at the City of Whittlesea and will be in place until elections in October 2024.

Local Briefs St Andrews death

■ Police are investigating a fatal crash in St Andrews on Saturday morning (May 15). Emergency Services were travelling on Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, St ndrews when they located a car which had veered off the road and into a tree about 7.50am. A 23-year-old woman, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The exact circumstances surrounding the crash are yet to be determined and investigations are ongoing. Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Kinglake cuppa ■ A ‘Heavenly Cuppa’ will be served from 10.30am on Tuesday, May 25, at the Meeting Place, Kinglake Wesrt Uniting Church, as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, with proceeds to the Cancer Council Victoria. - Bev Johns

Wanted man Tim ■ Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Mill Park man Timothy Bennett. he 42-year-old is wanted on warrant for failing to appear at court for a theft-related matter and contravening a court order. Bennett is known to frequent the Reservoir, Mill Park and Mernda areas. He is described as being 180cm tall with blond/ginger hair. Anyone who sights Bennett or has information about his whereabouts, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Letter to the Editor Does Council care?

● Chris Eddy, City of Whittlesea Administrator

Help for forestry areas ■ Murrindindi Shire Acting CEO Michael Chesworth told the latest Council meeting that it had received a briefing from senior government representatives on the State Government’s Forestry Transition Plan. “This plan involves a range of financial programs to support businesses, workers and communities affected by the transition of the industry away from harvesting of native forests by 2030,” he said.. Funding is available to support impacted communities to undertake economic diversification.

Cash for Kinglake Men’s Shed ■ Kinglake Ranges Men's Shed is to receive a $1528 grant, Indi MHR Dr Helen Haines has announced. The money will be used for the installation of a hot water system under the sink , ot air hand dryers, safety glasses, woodworking jackets, welding gloves and apron. Five grants totalling $9000 throughout the region will help Men's Sheds across Indi build community and upskill their members, said Dr Haines. The grants are part of the National Shed Development Program. Dr Haines congratulated the successful Sheds on receiving the funding. "With nearly 30 Men's Sheds across Indi, they are a crucial form of support and a place to learn new skills, talk about health and engage in social activities. "Many men's sheds were in hibernation last year during the pandemic. I know this was hard going for people who find companionship and community here. "I'm looking forward to getting out and visiting each Men's Shed to see the huge benefits these new assets will bring to their members.,” Dr Haines said.

● Dr Helen Haines, Indi MHR

Sir, A strategy of great consequence lies buried in the 73 pages of Darebin Council's draft Four Year Council Plan - 'Deliver Age Friendly Darebin and expand aged care direct services, as well as Council to formally register to become a registered home care package provider'. Darebin Council has a long and proud record of providing excellent home care services to older Darebin residents who need support to stay at home. For a while, a couple of years ago, it seemed likely that our community would lose these services and that vulnerable Darebin residents would be flung into the clutches of private sector aged care providers. The community strongly opposed privatisation, and in response Council has committed to continuing as an aged care service provider until 2022. Hey folks, that's next year. The Federal Government funds aged care, and will soon alter the funding program. Darebin Council must register to deliver Home Care Packages or will be not be eligible to continue providing services to eligible residents. Many Victorian Councils have registered and are now successfully offering their residents Home Care Packages. Why not Darebin? Some Councillors apparently believe that the Council funds spent on aged care could be better spent elsewhere. Perhaps they believe the funds should be used on more solar panels, or extensions to bike paths? No! Older and frail Darebin residents have been paying rates, many of them for most of their lifetime. They should now benefit from the security and quality that only a Council run service can offer. On May 28 when decisions will be made by Council about the Plan, some Councillors may vote against Home care Package provision. If you believe that Darebin Council must offer Home Care Package services please SMS or email Councillors and let them know. Their contact details are on the Darebin Council website. A society is judged by how it treats and shows compassion for those who cannot protect or fend for themselves. - Robin Vote, Convenor,“Does Council Care, Symons St, Preston


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Additions to Olympic Park

ARIES: (March 21- April 20) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 3-1-7-9 Lotto Numbers: 3-13-23-33-34-40 You could be meeting someone who set your britches on fire. Love and all that goes with it will be very much on your mind. Joint financial matters are in a healthy state. TAURUS: (April 21- May 20) Lucky Colour: Pink Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 2-1-7-7 Lotto Numbers: 2-12-20-29-37-45 Love is the main topic on your agenda at the present time. A new love affair or an existing one will really turn you on. Travel is indicated for business reasons. A legal matter may need attention. GEMINI: (May 21- June 21) Lucky Colour: Brown Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 6-6-2-8 Lotto Numbers: 1-10-11-32-37-42 An existing romance could be fading into the background; but don't lose heart, a new and exciting one is just around the corner. Money matters should be easing. CANCER: (June 22- July 22) Lucky Colour: Purple Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 2-1-6-4 Lotto Numbers: 2-12-20-27-31-38 The right planetary aspects are favouring your love life. Love and marriage is in the air; new contacts are indicated. Money should be easier to obtain than you think. LEO: (July 23- August 22) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 3-7-6-6 Lotto Numbers: 7-16-25-29-37-40 Many will be falling in love, or chasing that special person that could fulfil their wildest romantic interests. However, finance wise you will have to learn to curb your spending. VIRGO: (August 23- September 23) Lucky Colour: Orange Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 7-7-2-1 Lotto Numbers: 7-14-15-27-35-42 Many surprises in your love life. You are not quite sure what to do, or whom to choose, there is no clear cut way. If you use your creative abilities, you could stand to make some extra cash. LIBRA: (September 24- October 23) Lucky Colour: Brown Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 3-4-5-8 Lotto Numbers: 12-13-14-35-44-45 Don't let things slide financially, or you might as well light the BBQ with the money. After that you can let your hair down and have yourself a ball or two! SCORPIO: (October 24- November 22) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 5-4-5-7 Lotto Numbers: 5-13-14-16-28-31 Telling it straight is what a Scorpio does best, except this time. Your info needs checking or it could trigger a monumental mess. Get the facts straight before shooting off your mouth, then keep a low profile. Keep any new plans for ventures on ice for the moment. SAGITTARIUS: (November 23- December 20) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 2-3-9-5 Lotto Numbers: 2-14-18-23-33-34 It is party time and for once you can afford to cut loose something more than hot air. Having a fling with someone shady could land you in hot water. Take time out to cheer up a friend who might be down in the dumps. CAPRICORN: (December 21- January 19) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 4-3-5-8 Lotto Numbers: 4-12-14-26-29-30 Your little reserve could suddenly go up in smoke. Depression is the order of the day. You could feel deserted; may be your deodorant has gone sour. Getting a hot session between the sheets could give temporary relief, but you could regret the hasty act later on. Seems to be a shortage of cash and "how is your father" this period. AQUARIUS: (January 20- February 19) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 6-2-9-3 Lotto Numbers: 6-11-18-21-26-35 This period will find you in first place and you finish by a nose! Brown-nosing that is! Well we all have to do that sometime or other, if the stakes are high enough. Eating humble pie now will lead you into a better position later. PISCES: (February 20- March 20) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 2-4-2-6 Lotto Numbers: 2-4-20-24-28-37 Neighbourhood hassles could evolve into a lousy situation and put you through a load of changes you are not ready for. You'll have either to take drastic action or find yourself another abode. You may have to step on a few toes; don't be shy about it.

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● From left: Cr Peter Castaldo, Mayor Cr Rick Garotti, Ros Spence (Minister for Community Sport_, Cr Tom Melican (behind), Steve Tsalikidis (President, Heidelberg United Football Club), Anthony Carbines (Ivanhoe MLA). ■ A reconstructed main soccer pitch, new syn- reconstructed cricket pitches will be of compethetic pitch for the juniors, carpark, playground, tition standard with new LED sports lighting to landscaping and Olympic Memorial Garden are allow for maximum use, both day and night. A new pavilion will provide the Olympic Colt the latest exciting additions to the Olympic Park Cricket Club a space of their own while allowsports area launched on Frikday (May 14). These works were part of Stage 1 and 2 of ing the entire Barrbunin Beek Gathering space the Olympic Park Master Plan and were funded to be refurbished as a fit-for-purpose space for by a $3.8M investment from Banyule Council the Aboriginal community. These investments have added greatly to the along with $3.5 million from the Victorian Govarea and provide high quality sporting and comernment. In a major boost for Banyule, the Victorian munity facilities for people to enjoy and from Government announced a further $4.5 million which to benefit. for the project. This contribution, together with a further investment from Council, will complete the final ■ An ordinary meeting of Banyule Counstages of the Master Plan. cil will be held at 1 Flintoff St, Greens-borIn the final stages, the two northern ovals ough commencing at 6.30pm on Wedneswill be realigned to provide a more efficient use day, May 26, to consider the Proposed Budof space and more playing fields. ‘ get 2021 – 2025. Three reconstructed soccer pitches and two

Budget meeting

Parks boost for W’sea ■ Younger residents around the City of Whittlesea will have more opportunities for outdoor play and recreation thanks to $2.6 million from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. The funding has been awarded to upgrade five local parks over the coming year, including Mill Park’s Kelynack Recreation Reserve and Redleap Recreation Reserve, Bundoora’s Norris Bank Reserve, Thomastown’s Whittlesea Public Gardens and the Mernda Adventure Park. This follows Whittlesea Council’s bid to the state government. Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said creating and enhancing outdoor spaces is an important part of making the City of Whittlesea a place for all. “Our parks are places for people of all ages to connect with each other, enjoy the outdoors and get active,” Ms Wilson said. Redleap Recreation Reserve in Mill Park will be transformed into an all ages play space with works, set to start at the end of 2021 and be complete mid-2022, to include an upgrade of the picnic areas to cater for small to medium scale events. Kelynack Recreation Reserve will be redeveloped, starting next year, to provide a larger playground with upgraded features for younger children alongside more challenging play equipment for older children and teens. The western precinct of Norris Bank Reserve will be upgraded to feature a multi-use youth space including a basketball court, performance space and shelter. Construction will start in December this year and is expected to be complete by mid-next year. The new public toilet block to be built at Mernda Adventure Park will provide much needed facilities to complement the upgrades taking place at the Mernda Adventure Park and Creek Park Dog Off Leash area. “We thank the Victorian Government for

● Lydia Wilson, Chair Administrator, City of Whittlesea their continued investment in the City of Whittlesea through the Growing Suburbs Fund. The fund enables fast growing municipalities such as ours to deliver important infrastructure and facilities to our community,” Ms Wilson said.

Thanks volunteers

■ Nillumbik Shire Council is this week acknowledging the valuable contributions of local volunteers by hosting celebrations across National Volunteer Week (May 1723). A Volunteer Appreciation Lunch was held yesterday (Tue., May 18) at the Diamond Creek Community Centre.

Local Sport Northern FNL Netball Results Section 1. Diamond Creek 1 59 d Diamond Creek 2 53. North Heidelberg 1 63 d North Heidelberg 2 41. Fitzroy Stars 2 51 d Heidelberg 1 51. North Heidlebreg 3 63 d Heat 1 37. Section 2. Ivanhoe 1 38 d North Heidelberg 4 27. Watsonia 1 28 d Greensborough 1 20. North Heidelberg 5 41 d Montm orency 1 35. Bundoora 1 30 d Northcote Park 1 27. Section 3. Ivanhoe 2 30 d Whittlesea 1 19. Ivanhoe 2 30 d Whittlesea 1 19. Hume 1 28 d Heidelberg 2 3. Greensborough 2 44 d Lalor 1 26. Panton Hill 1 33 d Bundoora 2 26. Section 4. Heaidelberg West 1 44 d Montmorency 2 25. Ivanhoe 3 30 d Thomastown 1 23. Bundoora 3 32 d Diamond Creek 3 13. Kilmore 1 36 d St Marys 1 26. Section 5. Heat 2 40 d Northcote Park 2 21. Epping 1 38 d Thomastown 2 33. Hurstbridge 1 41 d Heidelberg 3 11. Section 6. Whittlesea 2 34 d North Heidelberg 6 30. La trobe University 1 35 d Diamond Creek 5 Lalor 2 31 d Kilmore 2 26. Bundoora 4 d Hume 2 21. Section 7. North Heidelberg 7 27 d Kilmore 3 14. Watsonia 2 29 d Epping 2 12. Heat 2 28 d Thomastown 3 27. Montmorency 3 36 d Lalor 3 28. Section 8. Montmorency 4 37 d Lalor 4 19. Watsonia 3 d Hurstbridge 2 19. Bundoora 5 27 d Northcote Park 3 20. Diamond Creek 4 21 d Epping 6 20. Section 9. Epping 3 35 d Fitzroy Stars 2 21. Kilmore 4 37 d Bundoora 6 26. Heidelberg West 2 19 d South Morang 1 18. La Trobe University 2 30 d Reservoir 1 29. Section 10. Lower Plenty 1 36 d Whittlesea 3 13. Kilmore 5 25 d Greensborough 3 13. Thomastown 4 29 d Bundoora 8 28. Hume 3 27 d Heat 4 24. Section 11. West Ivanhoe 1 27 d Bundoora 7 15. Heidelberg West 3 28 d West Preston Lakeside 1 24. Montmorency 5 23 d Kilmore 6 18. Section 12. Macleod 1 24 d Hurstbridge 3 21. Epping 4 16 d South Morang 2 10. Reservoir 2 31 d Lalor 5 14. Section 13. Epping 5 32 d Kiolmore 2 15. Montmorency 6 22 d Lower Plenty 2 10. Bundoora 9 35 d Bundoora 10 15.

AFL Outer East Netball Results A-GRADE YEA ........................................... 8, 23, 33, 46 ALEXANDRA .......................... 9, 14, 24, 36 Yea. Goals: Rachael Hickey 9, Nikki Watts 30. Best: Megan Leatham, Nikki Watts. Alexandra. Goals: Ellie Hedger 22. POWELLTOWN .................. 10, 23, 33, 38 YARRA JUNCTION ............... 12, 20, 27, 35 Powelltown. Goals: Jade Rogers 12, Amy Stanley 26. Best: Emily Ough, Olvia Caneva. Powelltown. Goals: Amanda Finn 27, Shelby Lewer 8. Best: Abbey Bentley, Jacinta McGinley. BROADFORD ........................ 10, 16, 25, 41 YARRA GLEN ........................ 5, 13, 22, 27 Broadford. Best: Ebony Heers, Carina Mills. Yarra Glen. Best: Lara Wandin-Collins, Katelyn Vanderkolk. WARB.-MILLGROVE ........... 11, 26, 37, 37 KINGLAKE ............................... 5, 8, 11, 11 Warburton-Millgrove. Goals: Bianca Daniels 20, Kirralee Luiyf 17. Best: Chelsea Barnard, Kirralee Luiyf, Selina Fotia. Kinglake. Goals: Billie Cvijetic 4, Lauren Watson 7. Best: Lauren Watson, Courtney King. B-GRADE YEA ........................................... 6, 17, 22, 33 ALEXANDRA .......................... 5, 14, 21, 25 Yea. Goals: Cindy Hayes 19, Lacey Oakley 10. Alexandra. Goals: Elly Gambell 4, Emma Kidd 14, Louise Chapple 7. POWELLTOWN ................... 12, 23, 31, 38 YARRA JUNCDTION .............. 8, 15, 25, 33 Powelltown. Goals: Jodie Stenhouse 8, Nicole Jahder 30. Best: Kylie Hetherington, Mariisa Haynes, Nicole Hajder. Yarra Junction. Goals: Jessica Ellwood, 23, Laura VBersluis 10. Best: Jessica Ellwood, Hannah Blamey. YARRA GLEN ........................ 11, 20, 31, 42 BROADFORD ......................... 12, 19, 28, 32 Yarra Glen. Best: Stephanie Gibbs, Maghan Carter. Broadford. Best: Brooke Currell, Jenny Neilson. WARB.-MILLGROVE ........... 9, 21, 33, 41 KINGLAKE ........................... 10, 16, 22, 26 Warburton-Millgrove. Goals: Adelle Pollard 19. Best: Sally McIntosh, Adelle Collard. Kinglake. Goals: Billie Cvjetic 13, Lauren Watson 13. Best: Amy Teodorovic, Renee Wilson, Natalie Gibson.


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■ CLOC Musical Theatre (CLOC): Priscilla Queen of the Desert - the Musical Until May 22 at the National Theatre, St Kilda. Co-Directors: Lynette and Chris White; Choreographer: Lynette White; Musical Director: Andy McCalman. Bookings: www.cloc.org.au ■ Bairnsdale Production Line Theatre Company: Mamma Mia! Until May 23 at Forge Theatre and Arts Hub, 80 McKean St., Bairnsdale. Directors: Haylee Treasure, Skye Smith, Tony Porter. Bookings: https:// w w w. t r y b o o k i n g . c o m / e v e n t s / landing?eid=706757 ■ The Mount Players: Too Many Crooks ( A radio play by Christiane Rochefort, Jean Nery, screenplay by Michael Pertwee) Until May 30 at the Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith St., Macedon. Director: John Rowland. Adapted for radio by John Rowland. Bookings: www.themountplayers.com ■ Beaumaris Theatre: Anne and Gilbert the Musical May 21 - 30 at Beaumaris Theatre, 82 Wells Road, Beaumaris. Director: Debbie Keyt: Musical Director: Harrison Ewart-Dart; Choreographer: Brontee French. Tickets: $35/ $32. Bookings: www.beaumaristheatre. com.au ■ Rosebud Theatre Company: Arsenic and Old Lace (by Joseph Kesselring) May 20 30 at the Rosebud Memorial Hall. Director: Isaac Schmidt. Cabaret seating (Tables of 8) Friday and Saturday nights. Traditional seating Sunday matinees. Bookings: http:// astral.org.au/tickets/ ■ Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG): A Medley of Monologues May 20 29 at the Strathmore Community Theatre, Loeman St., Strathmore. Director: Brian Edmond. Tickets: $20/$15. Bookings: www.stagtheatre.org ■ Have You Seen It? Productions: 12 Angry Men (originally written by Reginald Rose) May 28 - June 26 at 8.00pm at Stageworx Theatre, 3/21 Stud Road, Bayswater (near Mountain Highway). Director: Trish Carr. Tickets: Full $27 Concession $24. (Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes including interval). Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BPTSV or 9729 8368. ■ MLOC Productions: Keeping UpAppearances (by Roy Clarke) June 3 - 12 at Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin. Director: Jane Court. Bookings: www.mloc.org.au ■ Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Victoria: The Gondoliers (by W.S. Gilbert and A. Sullivan) June 24 - 26 at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Clayton. www.gsov.org.auqw ■ Adelphi Players Theatre Company: The Christian Brothers (by Ron Blair) June 24,25,26 at 8pm and June 26, 27 at 2pm at Booran Road Hall, 264 Booran Rd., Ormond (Near cnr. Booran and North Rds.). Director: Michael Mace. All tickets $10 each (cash only). Bookings: 9690 1593 or 9578 0952. Bookings essential. ■ Encore Theatre: Vigil (by Morris Panych) July 9 - 24 at the Clayton Theatrette, Cooke St., Clayton. Director: David Collins. Tickets: $25/$23/$21 Group Bookings of 10+. Bookings: 1300 739 099 or www.encoretheatre.com.au

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Medley of Monologues ■ The Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG) presents A Medley of Monologues, from May 20-29 at the Strathmore Community Theatre, Loeman St, Strathmore. Curated and directed by Brian Edmond, this hand-picked selection of monologues is sourced from a broad range of shows such as Secret Bridesmaids Business, Macbeth, Shirley Valentin,; Quartet, Angels In America, Bombshells, Chapter Two, Little Voice, Shameless, The Normal Heart, Death Don’t They Part, Julius Caesar, Only a Dollar, Little Murders, Stress in Tranquility, Shadows of My Mind and A Month of Sundays. Brian's cast comprises a mix of newcomers to STAG, up-and-comers and experienced actors well known to STAG and the broader Victorian theatre community. Cast members include Julie Arnold, Roderick Chappel, Julia Day, Gilbert Gauci, Liam Gillespie (MC), Afreen Khan, BB Kelly, Margaret Rawlinson, Susie Sparkes and Peter Tedford-Taylor. Settings are by Tony Leatch with lighting designed by Rob McDonald. Production Season: May 20 - 22 and May 27 - 29 at 8pm; May 23 at 2pm Venue: Strathmore Community Theatre, Cnr Loeman and Napier Sts, Strathmore Tickets: $20 Full, $15 Concession, $18 Groups of 10+ Bookings: 0419 591 517 or www.stagtheatre.org - Cheryl Threadgold

● Dr Mario Dobernig: on the rocks ■ Big choral concerts are something we all missed last year, and it is wonderful to see that they are back. Victoria Chorale is leading the charge with a Fabulous Fauré concert on Saturday May 22, featuring the sublime Fauré requiem, his much-loved Cantique de Jean Racine, and Haydn's first symphony. This fine choir will feature fine baritone Raphael Wong as the soloist in the Fauré, with Australian Boys Choir 's George Stirling singing the treble solo in the Requiem, accompanied by the Art of Sound orchestra. all conduced by Dr Mario Dobernig. Over the past few years the choir has developed and grown under Mario's dynamic leadership, and choristers travel from all over Melbourne to sing with Victoria Chorale. As well as singing regularly at Melbourne venues, Victoria Chorale also performs in regional Victoria, and has also toured to Europe. Mario and Victoria Chorale are thrilled to be performing for a live audience again at 5pm on Saturday (May 22) at All Saints' Church, 2 Chapel St, St Kilda. “After a year of seeing large choirs and orchestras only online it's great to be back with this blockbuster," Mario said. You can book for this glorious concert at trybooking.com/BPUJQ or by calling 0438 071 001. - Julie Houghton

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● Julie Arnold appears in A Medley of Monologues in Strathmore.

Anne and Gilbert, musically

Auditions

■ Phoenix Theatre Company: We Will Rock You (by Queen and Ben Elton) Auditions are now open for September production. Director: Renée Maloney; Vocal Direction: Kristyn Adamopoulos; Band Directed by Peter Verhagen. Audition information: www.phoenixtheatrecompany.org ■ Legends of the Skies (LOTS) Theatre: Series Nine. Open readings/auditions on Monday, May 17 and Wednesday May 19, 7.00-9.00pm in Mordialloc. Director: Maggie Morrison. Audition bookings: 0408 272343 or email maggie07@bigpond.net.au ■ Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG): The Merchant of Venice May 24, 25 at 7.30pm at the Strathmore Community Theatre, Cnr Loeman and Napier Sts., Strathmore. Director: Roderick Chappel. Audition bookings: 9718 0486 or roderickchappel@ozemail.com.au More auditions listed in right-hand column, this page.

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● Shelley Dunlop (Anne Shirley) and Ollie Culshaw (Gilbert Blythe) rehearse Anne and Gilbert - the Musical in Beaumaris. Photo: Debbie Keyt Troubled by her orphan past, Anne doubts if ■ Beaumaris Theatre presents Anne and Gilbert - the Musical from May 21-June 5 at she can love anyone, but as she discovers the Beaumaris Theatre, 82 Wells Rd, Beaumaris. truth about her parents, a path to future happiWritten by Jeff Hochhauser, Bob Johnston ness is revealed. and Nancy White, Anne and Gilbert - the MusiThis Australian premiere of Anne and Gilcal is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's bert - the Musical is directed by Debbie Keyt, books Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island, with musical direction by Harrison Ewart-Dart, the second and third books in the Anne of Green choreography by Brontee French and producGables series. design by Lynda French. Anne is now an independent-minded young tionPerformance Season: May 21-June 5 woman about to begin her first job teaching at a Venue: Beaumaris Theatre, 82 Wells Rd., one-room schoolhouse. Romantic complications unfold when child- Beaumaris Bookings: www.beaumaristheatre.com.au hood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe proposes mar- Cheryl Threadgold riage - and he is not her only suitor.

■ Geelong Repertory Theatre Company: Forget Me Not (by Tom Holloway) May 25 at 7.00pm, May 30 at 5.00pm at the Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation St., West Geelong. Director: John Bishop. Audition bookings: 0490 434 135. ■ Peridot Theatre: Hypnosis (by David Tristram) June 6 at 1.00pm, June 7 at 7.00pm at Mt Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd., Mt Waverley. Director: Pip Le Blond. Audition bookings: pipleblond@gmail.com or 0400 350 792. ■ Malvern Theatre Company: The Flick (by Annie Baker) June 6 and 7 at 7.00pm at Malvern Theatre, 29 Burke Rd., Malvern. Director: Helen Ellis. Enquiries: ellisproductions@me.com ■ Mordialloc Theatre Company: Visitors (by Barney Norris) June 6, 7 at 7.00pm at Glebe Avenue, Cheltenham (off Charman Road). Director: Deborah Fabbro. Audition and copies of script enquiries: 0416 141 838 or orbbaf@ozemail.com.au ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: Barefoot in the Park (by Neil Simon) June 20, 21 at 7.00pm at Heidelberg Theatre, 6 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Director: Llaaneath Poor. Audition enquiries: queen_styxia_89@ hotmail.com - Cheryl Threadgold

Media Flashes

■ Radio-TV entertainer John Blackman was hospitalised last week, causing the Australian Marquee Entertainment Luncheon Club to change its monthly meeting date to Tuesday (May 25). It is planned that ‘Blackers’ will be specail guest at the meeting to be held at a South Melbourne venue. The club is convened by Jeff Joseph. ■ Australian showbiz legend Bert Newton has been in hospital for the past seven weeks, and last week underwent an operation for partial amputation of a leg, due to a diabetesrelated condition. ■ The final chapter of ABC’s series Jack Irish starts at 8.30pm on Sunday June13 on ABC TV, and then all episodes will be available to stream on ABC iview.


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Local Theatre Better Off Said

■ After an initial launch pre-pandemic, Better Off Said returns in June at the Brunswick Ballroom. Guests include: Denise Scott, N’fa Jones, Samuel Johnson, Janelle Da Silva and Senator Lidia Thorpe as well as a musical performance from Mama Alto. Better Off Said is an afternoon to release some words, thoughts and reflections for the living and dead. It was created by Emilie Zoey Baker and Marieke Hardy, part of the team behind the international literary phenomenon Women of Letters. Presented as a monthly soiree, Better Off Said invites four guests to respond to the phrase ‘what I wish I’d said’ and at the June event, Senator Thorpe will deliver a ‘living eulogy’ – paying tribute to someone or something still of this earth. “There are times when we find ourselves caught up in spiral, overthinking those unsaid comments or responses that scream to be let out. Better Off Said is a platform to release these words in a composed and cathartic way. It may be a comeback line, a confession, revenge or even a compliment,” said Baker. “Humans often just accept that everything and everyone dies. We’ve curated a space where we can all reflect on love, loss, healing and letting go together. It’s a privilege to even be able to sit in this realm and ruminate. To listen and learn. I never want to take for granted life’s impermanence,” said Hardy. Past guests have revealed a myriad of responses. Em Rusciano talked about the things she wished she’d said to the boss who fired her from commercial radio. Charlie Pickering lamented never thanking his grandmother for making him funny. Lou Bennett eulogised the Djab Wurrung birthing tree. Celia Pacquola wished she knew how to say ’no’. Life can be too short. Sometimes people wait too long to say the things they really want to express. This is a moment to let the words go and not be weighed down by the ‘whatifs’. Instead, stand tall and let it all out to a room full of strangers. Better Off Said donate a portion of their profits to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Performance Date: Sunday, June 6 Time: 5pm-7pm Location: Brunswick Ballroom, 314-316 Sydney Rd, Brunswick Tickets: $40 + booking fee Bookings: brunswickballroom.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Boost for Arena

■ Bendigo-based Arena Theatre Company has received the great news that their proposal to build a large-scale immersive and interactive art attraction for all ages in the heart of Bendigo, has been awarded $602,700 funding to support the initiative, through the Government's Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand fund, targeted at getting Australia's creative sector to bounce back from the impacts of COVID-19. Arena Theatre was one of three companies based in regional Victoria to benefit from the scheme. Projects were funded based on their capacity to generate increased economic impact for the entertainment sector and allied industries such as tourism and hospitality. For 55 years, Arena Theatre Company’s work has represented and reflected the changing lives and imaginations of young people, creating art that encourages children and young people to imagine new futures beyond the world defined by previous generations. The company says: "We approach young people under the cover of robotics, or augmented reality, or drones, or motion capture technology, and together – us, experts in making art, them, experts in being children and young people – together, we accidentally-onpurpose discover a whole lot of things about ourselves, about each other, about the world that we all share." The Arena Theatre Company is based in The Engine Room in Bendigo and with support from Bendigo Venues and Events, Arena conducts its artistic research by collaborating with young people from all over the Central Goldfields region. For more information: www.arenatheatre. com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

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Playground Injuries ■ Deepcut Productions presents their first production, the dark, comedic two-hander Gruesome Playground Injuries, from May 25-9 at The Butterfly Club, Melbourne. Written by Rajiv Joseph and directed by Ellen Wiltshire, the play tells of independent and anxious Kayleen (Marlea Correy) meeting accidentprone Dougie (Rory Harman) at only eight years of age in the nurse's office at school. The play follows their journey over the course of 30 years in a series of randomly ordered snapshots of memory. Marlea Correy, who plays Kayleen, founded the production company in order to put on this play which she discovered when she was 16. Gruesome Playground Injuries is a play about stitches, sarcasm and scars. May 25-29 at 6.45pm. The Butterfly Club (upstairs theatre), 5 Carson Place, Melbourne. Tickets: Full: $35. Concession: $31. Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com

● Rory Harman (Dougie) and Marlea Correy (Kayleen) in Gruesome Playground Injuries at The Butterfly Club.

Gospel According to Paul ■ Paul Keating could verbally eviscerate political opponents and he did so with a hooligan’s brutality, the precision of the French timepieces he collected and the charm of a larrikin. Jonathan Biggins’ homage to the former Prime Minister captures all these enigmatic and contradictory elements that saw Keating crave the highest political office but whose humility has seen him eschew the honours that go with it. It is not just the physical mannerisms associated with Keating that allows Biggins to become Keating but the cadences and rhythm of Keating’s language; how he employed the put down, how he spoke the language of the statesman and of the gutter and crossed between the two with ease. Biggins has also crafted a work that begins with what can only be described as a stand-up comedy routine which then morphs into a political history and utilises the song and dance of vaudeville along the way. These shifts not only entertain but inform. We are watching Keating’s journey from a high school leaver at 14 to a giant intellect of the political stage. There is bawdy laughter and profound sadness elegantly portrayed as Biggins shifts between chronological moments in Keating’s life. The lighting (Verity Hampson) assists in these transitions all of which capture the audience leaving them more informed but equally curious about this complex man. The set (Mark Thompson) encapsulates the enigma with classical paintings of Napoleon and French timepieces on the mantle shelf offset by

Local Theatre The Execution Will Not be Televised

■ Welcome to the game show from Hell, Judge Your Neighbour. In a dystopian future where there is no government, the world is now ruled by The Social Network. In this immersive theatre experience, the ‘studio’ audience get to decide the fate of five criminals battling it out for the ultimate prize—life or death—by logging into the Judge Your Neighbour website and voting the wretched contestants off. Although the stakes are higher than we’re used to, just as in all great reality TV shows, contestants are pitted against each other to win immunity from elimination - literally. The five contestants are all revealed as the show unfolds. We get to choose between a corrupt cop, a murderer, a computer hacker, an arsonist and a rape-revenger. Throw in some torturous challenges, behind-the-scenes cheating, and the hapless contestants are humiliated and exploited in equal measure. Written and directed by Kieran GouldDowen, The Execution will not be Televised is a thought-provoking satire of the reality genre. It’s also extremely funny. Mollie Mooney and Frank Kerr are both exceptional as the smarmy game show hosts Annabel and Charlie. Luca Romani puts in a terrific performance as the wannabee host/assistant, Pascal. As the contestants unveil their histories, the jury find out that all is not what it seems. Marcus Hensley brings pathos to the role of as Oscar, the carryover champion vying for his fourth attempt at winning immunity. Max Bowyer’s simple set and Allie Luecke’s costumes were really effective. The show could do with shortening—the second act is as long as the first. That said, there is great potential in this very clever, existential comedy - Review by Kathryn Keeble

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● Jonathan Biggins in The Gospel According to Paul. Photo: Brett Boardman an old fashioned slide projector and screen upon which are shown images (David Bergman) of the places and people in Keating’s life. Aarne Neeme’s direction brings these elements together and along with a lounge chair and desk we have Biggins command the stage and the audience. Biggins seems totally at ease in his character portrayal, the mask only shifting as he takes his final bow. The standing ovation at the end of the night was a tribute to his prowess as a performer, satisfaction for the laughter and merriment along the way, delight in learning more about Keating but also a sense of disappointment that such figures no longer seem to occupy the halls of Canberra. Until May 23. Playhouse, Victorian Arts Centre - Review by David McLean

■ The La Mama Theatre team advises their restored theatre now has a roof! After many long vulnerable days exposed to the elements, the roof, and the protection that comes with it, is complete and looking great. All the brickwork is in place, including the stunning gable end and almost the dormer window too. The framing for the mezzanine and windowsills are done and the scaffolding is coming down. Internal painting begins today. In the admin building the roof is also finished, with solar panels too. The ceiling lining to level one is complete, as is the lift shaft cladding. The scaffolding is also coming down and the timber windows are being installed this week. The team at La Mama HQ are getting excited, planning (and even buying) furniture, microphones, cabling and the like. For further details visit www.lamama.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Reviews by Cheryl Threadgold ■ Fourth Wall Theatre Company treated Melbourne audiences to intense, thought-provoking theatre in a double bill of Australian plays at St Martins Theatre, South Yarra. Inspired by true stories, the first play What is the Matter with Mary Jane? written as a monologue by Wendy Harmer and Sancia Robinson, follows Sancia's story about her life-threatening eating disorder. Director Natasha Boyd's interpretative script adaptation introduced three females and one male to depict Sancia, her controlling, negative inner voices and others, individually and unified. This treatment enhanced audience interest and emphasised non-gender specific vulnerability to eating disorders. Casey Bohan, Jen Bush,

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■ The team of honorary reviewers for The Local Paper and Melbourne Observer, led by Cheryl Threadgold, comprises Juliet Charles, Sherryn Danaher, Mary Downie, Peter Green, Lyn Hurst, Kathryn Keeble, Beth Klein, Deborah Marinaro, Graeme McCoubrie, David McLean, Maggie Morrison, Jill Page and Elizabeth Semmel.

Samuel Howard and Isabella Perversi delivered expressive, articulate performances, using a gamut of emotions to skilfully immerse their audience in this torrid story. Boyd's direction ensured sustained pace and visual interest, with the centre-stage scales and toilet a

stark reminder of this mental health disorder’s cause and effect. After interval, Patricia Cornelius's poetically rhythmic, feminist drama Slut commenced with emergency vehicle sirens. Schoolgirls chant that a man is dead. He was "a good man", a hero killed trying to save "a party girl stripper", who we learn is their childhood friend Lolita. Slut tells of Lolita's sad life trajectory from happy, top-grade student to tragic downfall. The fickle, mercurial gossip of 'friends' sees Lolita revered, envied and loathed as her life spirals uncontrollably from sexual objectification, abuse and violence. Julia Lambert, Malaynee Hayden, Casey Bohan and Jen Bush presented articulate, high-energy performances under Natasha

Boyd's skilled, sensitive direction. Reschelle O’Connor created compelling and memorable theatre with her outstanding portrayal of Lolita, who desperately craved friendship, love, loyalty and respect. Natasha Boyd and Chris Collins’s effective sound design atmospherically complemented the script. Fourth Wall Theatre Company is fast establishing a strong presence in Melbourne's theatre scene, thanks to its competent, passionate co-founders Natasha Boyd (Artistic Director) and Susie Sparkes (Company Director) and team. Their next show is Wicked Sisters at St Martins Theatre in November. www.fourthwalltheatre company.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold


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The French invade Toorak

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Denis Hagger is back

Homeless in New York

■ Well known restaurateur Denis Hagger has exploded back on to the Toorak food scene. Many of us would remember the wellknown restaurant 'Hagger's' on Toorak Rd in the eighties. It was the ‘go to’ restaurant, and usually the Melbourne Cup and connections would celebrate long and hard after the running of the race that stops the nation. After a break, Denis Hagger noticed the amazing rotisseries in Paris and all through France and decided to create a similar concept in Toorak Village. It is certainly something out of the ordinary and the locals love it. This is just not your regular chicken shop, it is an experience to taste organic, free range birds, hormone free, antibiotic free and preservative free chicken from a traditional French rotisserie. Denis said: "Once you try one of our fully brined free-range chickens, I think you will find it difficult to eat another battery hen from a supermarket." You can find the French Rotisserie at: 472 Toorak Rd, Toorak.

■ New York City's Hell's Kitchen residents fear a summer of the "living dead" as thousands of vagrants the city dumped in the neighborhood over the last year emerge from their homeless hotels. A "sewer" and a "cesspool" is how longtime Hell's Kitchen activist Marisa Redanty described the neighborhood in recent weeks, as the return of warm weather produced a sudden upswing in the presence of drug-addled and deranged homeless people on the streets of Midtown. "This summer will be the night of the living dead," she predicted. NYPD data shows the area's homeless hotels have already become quality-of-life hell scapes. Police, EMS and fire have responded to 233 calls already this year at Spring Hill Suites on West 36th Street, compared with just 22 calls at the same time last year when the city began moving shelter residents into hotels in April.

Latest billionaire list ■ There are currently 2755 members of the three-comma club, including new entrant Kim Kardashian West. The "youngest billionaires" is always an interesting portion of the list. Here's a mix of inherited wealth and self-made fortunes: ■ Kevin David Lehmann (18 years old; worth $3.3B): The German teen inherited his father's 50 per cent stake in a leading drugstore chain. ■ Wang Zelong (24; $1.5B): This Chinese national inherited a stake in her family's pigment chemicals business. ■ Alexandra and Katharina Andresen (24, 25; $1.4B each): The Andresen sisters inherited a stake in a Norwegian investment firm run by their father, Johan, who is still active. ■ Austin Russell (26; $2.4B): Russell dropped out of Stanford in 2012 to found a startup that develops self-driving car technology (lidar). When the company Luminar Technologies went public via SPAC in December, Russell joined the threecomma club. ■ Andy Fang and Stanley Tang (28, 28; $2B each): These two entrepreneurs co-founded delivery startup Door Dash in 2013 and became billionaires when the company went public in December. ■ Sam Bankman-Fried (29; $8.7B): This MIT grad built a near $10B fortune from crypto trading (via his firms Alameda Research and FTX). Bankman-Fried is a proponent of effective altruism, which means earning as much as he can to give away as much as he can; he was one of President Biden's largest donors.

De Niro’s money issues ■ Robert De Niro's lawyer sayswthat his estranged wife's lavish spending habits and demands that are "rich with indulgence" will work the actor to death. During a divorce hearing, Caroline Krauss, De Niro's attorney, said her client, age 77, is breaking his back trying to pay for Grace Hightower's shopping: "When does he get the opportunity to not take every project that comes along and not work six-day weeks, 12-hour days so he can keep pace with Ms Hightower's thirst for Stella McCartney?" In 2019, Krauss continued, Hightower purchased a $1.2 million diamond ring. In 2015, the federal government placed a $6.4 million tax lien on the actor. Hightower's lawyer Kevin McDonough countered that De Niro himself is the profligate, pouring millions into multiple home renovations and extravagant travel. McDonough said, "When Mr. De Niro goes to brunch Sunday in Connecticut, he charters a helicopter up there." The two filed for divorce in 2018, and since then, De Niro has cut her allowance from $375,000 per month to $100,000 as of January, according to McDonough. The two signed a prenuptial agreement in 2004, but they continue to battle over the terms of the split, most heatedly over alimony payments.

Millennials go back home ● Pictured: Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites Managing Director Alan Johnson with Dennis Hagger, owner of the French Rotisserie.

■ For millions of young Americans, the pandemic has been a time machine back to the early eighties. By July 2020, 52 per cent of 18 to 29 years olds, or 26.6 million adults, were now residing with a parent, according to a new Pew Research Centre analysis. It is the highest number since the Great Depression. In New York, some 300,000 left the city. Many of those people found themselves living in time capsules lovingly preserved childhood bedrooms, plastered in posters and magazine cutouts of boy bands and James Cameron blockbusters, and tricked out with décor from the Myspace era. Many are still there. Jess Cohen, 39, was one of them. She left her Manhattan apartment during the pandemic to move back in with her family in Fresh Meadows, Queens. Her modest bedroom hadn't changed since high school, two decades ago. A Titanic poster, a Barbie-sized Kate Winslet doll, the sign-in board from her Sweet Sixteen, stuffed animals and glass knickknacks from a school formal where just as she had left them. The girlish pink walls were the cherry on top of what feels like a "Blossom" meets "Clarissa Explains It All" retrospective.

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Amazon boss steps down ■ Since Amazon went public in 1997, Jeff Bezos has penned a much read annual letter to the company's shareholders. With plans to hand over reins of the company to AWS head Andy Jassy later this year, Bezos dropped his final annual letter. Here are a couple of key takeaways from his letter: ■ On success: "If you want to be successful in business in life, actually, you have to create more than you consume. Your goal should be to create value for everyone you interact with." ■ On safety: "Roughly 40 per cent of work-related injuries at Amazon are related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). “We're developing new automated staffing schedules that use sophisticated algorithms to rotate employees among jobs that use different muscle-tendon groups." ■ On life: "To all of you: be kind, be original, create more than you consume, and never, never, never let the universe smooth you into your surroundings. It remains Day 1."

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■ More than 5300 New York Police Department uniformed officers retired or put in their papers to leave in 2020, a 75 pe rcent spike from the year before, department data show. The exodus, amid the pandemic, anti-cop hostility, riots and a skyrocketing number of NYC shootings saw 2,600 officers say goodbye to the job and another 2746 file for retirement, a combined 5346. In 2019, the NYPD had 1,509 uniformed officers leave and 1544 file for retirement, for a total of 3053. The departures and planned departures of 5300 officers represents about 15 perc ent of the force. Already the NYPD headcount of uniformed officers has dropped to 34,974 from 36,900 in 2019. To April 21, 831 cops have retired or filed to leave and many more are expected to follow suit in the current anti-cop climate, according to Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD sergeant and adjunct professor "Cops are forming a conga line down at the pension section and I don't blame them," Giacalone said. "NYPD cops are looking for better jobs with other departments or even embarking on new careers." The flurry of Finest farewells began after the Minnesota police-involved killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, with 272 uniformed cops putting in retirement papers from then through June 24

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Magazine ■ The closest I ever got to Robert Mitchum was when we were in Ireland in 1995. My wife Cate and I visited Dunquin in County Kerry where he filmed Ryan's Daughter. I went to the schoolhouse which was used in the film and Kruger's Bar where he spent a lot of his time whilst filming. There were photos of Robert Mitchum hanging in the bar - so that is as close as I got to one of my film heroes, Robert Mitchum. Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (he used his real name) was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1917. His father was killed in a railroad accident when Robert was only two years old. His mother worked at various jobs to support Robert and his brother and sister. Robert was a troublesome child. He was expelled from several schools and arrested.for vagrancy s r aat the e age of 14. The story goes that he was placed on a chain gang but escaped and returned to his family. In 1936 he was in California when his sister Julie convinced him to join the local theatre company. In 1940 he married Dorothy Spence and the marriage was to last until his death. After the birth of their first child Robert worked as a machinist and suffered a nervous breakdown. He recovered and got work as an extra and bit player in films. In 1943 he played the villain in a Hopalong

Whatever Happened To ... Robert Mitchum By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM Cassidy film titled Hoppy Serves A Writ. This led to a series of small roles over the next few y In 1944 he impressed director Mervyn Le Roy with his work in the film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo and was signed to a seven-year contract with RKO studios. At that stage he was incredibly handsome with those dreamy eyes and that ‘tough guy’ rugged look. He was drafted into the army in 1945 and after the war finished he returned to acting. In 1946 he received his only Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Story Of GI Joe where he played a ‘war weary’ officer.

● Robert Mitchum In 1949 he was in jail for 60 days after being caught with drugs. After his release he continued his acting career. Robert Mitchum made some wonderful films. His credits included Crossfire, Out Of The Past, His Kind of Woman,

River of No Return (with Marilyn Monroe), Cape Fear, The Grass Is Greener and The Big Sleep. He was a huge fan of Elvis Presley and wanted to work with him in the film Thunder Road. Col. Tom Parker priced Elvis too high and the role went to Robert's son, James. Robert Mitchum came to Australia in 1960 to film The Sundowners and played opposite his friend Deborah Kerr. The Sundowners received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture - but it was not a financial success in the USA. Robert Mitchum was a popular singer and composer. His version of Little Old Wine Drinker Me went to number nine on the American hit parade. In 1983 he starred as a naval officer in the mini series The Winds of War. He had three children and although his marriage had rough patches it survived for 57 years. Robert Mitchum died in Santa Barbara in 1997 of lung cancer and emphysema. Robert Mitchum was one of the great actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood. 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

Latest exhibition at Ferntree Gully Young @Art This is an exciting exhibition displaying the talent and creativity of the young people living in Knox and surrounding areas. Weekends 11 - 4pm opening Saturday June 6 to Sunday June 27. The Gallery is closed June 12 and 13 over the Queen's Birthday weekend Saturday June 20 at 3pm is the official opening and awards presentation. All welcome, free entry. Print and Drawing Have a look at his exciting collection of Printing and Drawings. You may even be inspired to join one of the workshops. Sunday July 11 is the official opening and presentation of awards. Exhibition opens Sunday July 4 and closes Sunday July 25. The Ferntree Gully Arts Society at The Hut Gallery 157 Underwood Rd, Ferntree Gully

At NGV Monet, Renoir, Pissaro and more: 100+ masterpieces of French Impressionism come to Melbourne direct from Boston Museum of fine Arts. In an international exclusive, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will present a major exhibition of more than 100 masterworks of French impressionism in partnership with the Museum of fine Arts, Boston, an institution renowned for world-wide for its rich holdings of impressionist paintings. Opening in June as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition series, French Impressionism will feature works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissaro, Mary Cassat and more - including 79 that have never-before-been exhibited in Australia. These important loans from the MFA's iconic collection provide a rare opportunity to see a significant grouping of impressionist masterworks in Australia. French Impressionism will chart the trajectory of the late-19th century artistic movement, highlighting the

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with Peter Kemp key milestones and figures at the centre of this period of experimentation and revolution of modern art. Through an arresting display of paintings and works on paper that showcases the breadth of the movement, the exhibition will evoke the artistic energy ne intellectual dynamism of the period by placing emphasis in the thoughts and observations of the artists themselves, revealing the social connections, artistic influences and personal relationships that united the group of radical practitioners at the centre of this new art movement. Exhibition opens June 4 and closes October 3. National Gallery of Victoria 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Linden New Art To Feed Your Oracle: a solo exhibition by German-born, Melbourne-based and film-maker Ruth Hoflich The installation of photography, video and site inter4vention will explore how we try to understand or predict things that we can't see, and how our expectations can affect our experiences of the unknown. Exhibition opens May 22 and runs until August 22. Linden NewArt 26 Acland St., St Kilda

Benalla Art Gallery Rhythmic Compositions Robert Jacks Rhythmic Compositions focuses primarily on the artist's guitar-inspired work of the 1980s and 2000s. All works exude Jacks's appreciation of music through both their direct depiction of the guitar, but also the sense of rhythm and structure, he was able to impart into each composition. This body of work harks back to earlier Picasso-inspired guitar paintings of the late 1950s and early 1960s, while drawing inspiration from sources such as Miles Davis's seminal album Sketches of Spain. Exhibition closes August 1.Venue: Bennett Gallery Northern Abstractions: Ralph Bristow, Frank burgess, and Anthea Kemp Northern Abstractions draws together three artists with deep ties to the North East Victorian region to explore their diverse approaches to abstract painting. Living in Barwite and working from his studio, Ralph Bristow's paintings are a mindful collage where dimensions are subverted, spontaneity trumps tradition, consciousness streams and colours enter with delight in unexpected associations. Based in Wangaratta and practising from his Bridge St studio in Benalla, Frank Burgers explores and challenges. Working from both memory and direct references, Anthea Kemp's paintings are grounded in place, exploring the formalities of both representation and abstraction. Exhibition closes June 27. BenallaArt Gallery Botanical Gardens Bridge St, Benalla - Peter Kemp

OK. With John O’Keefe Cruise returns Golden Globs

● Tom Cruise ■ Tom Cruise is never far from the gossip headlines. This time he has handed back his three Golden Globe statuettes. Tom's reason is he has issues with the way the awards are judged. NBC has announced they will not be telecasting the 2022 event.

Still calls Australia home

■ Paul Hogan, now 81 made an impassioned plea on Sunrise to return to Australia. He received no sympathy from Kochie , so much so that Hoges would be wise to delete Kochie's number off his speed dial .

‘Chompers’ celebrates

■ Nine's sports presenter Tony Jones is currently celebrating his 35 th year at the channel. The sport fanatic switched from radio 3AW to Nine and has covered news and major events including the Commonwealth Games plus a host of breaking news. The one-time bank clerk is highly respected by his news room colleagues. We hope to see Tony on Nine News and Sunday Footy Show for many seasons to come.

Praise for program developers

■ Good on ya, Ten - you have agreed to run a 2021 version of Pilot Week in prime time in the next half of this year. Pilot Week allows local film producers to showcase their ideas and over past two years some of these pilots have developed into full series .

Name to remember

■ Finn Little is a young Oz actor with a bright future. He played the lead role in the recent cinema release of Storm Boy . His performance impressed casting agents in America, and now Finn and family plus travelling teacher are off to attend rehearsals in Tinsel Town. - John O’Keefe


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● Ash Long pictured with Richard Elkington and Lewis Allan at the Victorian Lodge of Research held at the Ivalda Masonic Centre, Darebin. ■ The monthly meetings of Freemasons include life lessons aimed at bettering good men. The aim is to be better citizens as well as better husbands and better fathers. There are a number of ‘degrees’ which some liken to Night School for life lessons. Some of the talks are humour-based. Ash Long, delivering this year’s Peter Thornton Memorial Lecture, examined ‘Colourful Freemasons in the black-andwhite press of the 1800s’. He delivered a paper at the Victorian Lodge of ● One of the vision statements for Freemasons Research, looking at Victoria is to be an organisation of good men prominent Victorian who support each other, their families and the community. Part of this is to honour the good Freemasons in works of its members. This month saw an event Melbourne from the held at Freemasons Bayside, Gardenvale, where 1840s onwards, packed the achievements of the late John Evans, Past with anecdotes taken Grand Master, were saluted with the unveiling from the newspapers of of a mural by Sankar Nadeson. 180 years ago.

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● Men as young as 18 join as members of Freemasons Victoria. Many enjoy it so much that they continue their memberships for decades. Howard Purcell (pictured seated) was presented with his 60-year service jewel last Thursday night. He is seen with family friend David Waugh, wife Bev Purcell, and Don Reynolds, Past Grand Master.

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■ Freemasons are men who work to improve themselves, so they can help the community to become a better place. Freemasons usually meet monthly, and their activities include lessons (called degrees), social functions and charity work. There are about 240 lodges in Victoria, and many Masons visit other lodges on a friendly social basis.

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Movies, DVDs with Jim Sherlock, Aaron Rourke What’s Hot and What’s Not FILM: THE LAST VERMEER (Streaming on AppleTV): Genre: History/Drama. Cast: Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps, Olivia Grant. Year: 2019. Rating: M. Length: 118 Minutes. Stars: ***½ Review: Immediately following the end of WWII, an artist is suspected of selling a valuable Vermeer painting to the Nazis is hunted down by the allies to be brought to justice, but there is far more to the story than first meets the eye. Fascinating and compelling drama based on true events suffers from uneven exposition throughout, however, flaws aside, this little to almost completely unknown from the pages of WWII holds strong interest and focus where it matters most, an entertaining and for the most part well crafted drama that carries an abundance of intellectual stimulation with an off-centre attractiveness and quirkiness that combines to create an entirely credible and enigmatic portrait of an eccentric genius at work. Dominating the proceedings is Guy Pearce as the flamboyant central character, artist Han Van Meegeren, who delivers an impressively outlandish performance at times belligerent, mulish, idiosyncratic and awkward, but beneath the surface, always supremely confident and in complete control, and is aided superbly by Claes Bang as his hunter interrogator, British Captain Joseph Piller, and supported effective by a fine supporting cast that includes August Diehi, Vicky Krieps and Olivia Grant, to name a few. Based on the book "The Man Who Made Vermeers" by Jonathan Lopez, and compelled by fine costume design, set design and period detail, the climatic courtroom sequence, which takes up most of the final third act of the story, is simply a knockout, and when all is said and done, it all ultimately reveals a fresh, original, stirring, triumphant and tragic tale, like too many others, will give you plenty to talk and think about afterwards, and have you wondering how many other extraordinary stories like this are out there that we may never know about. FILM: THE MITCHELLS vs. THE MACHINES (Streaming on NETFLIX): Genre: Animated/Sci-Fi/Comedy/Adventure. Voices: Olivia Colman, Maya Rudolph, John Legend, Danny McBride, Conan O'Brien, Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre. Year: 2021. Rating: PG. Length: 113 Minutes. Stars: ***½ Review: A quirky, dysfunctional family set off together on a road trip, but along the way, a robot apocalypse threatens to ruin their plans and possibly end human civilisation as we know it, and suddenly they become humanity's unlikeliest last hope. Delightfully engaging animation sci-fi comedy-adventure is a wildly colourful ride that punches a hole right into the heart of unrestrained hi-end technology and its power and reliance on day-to-day life unleashes so much visual energy and gags that it commands attention, and no doubt multiple viewings will be required not only by the youngsters in the family, but the adults as well, as the end results for all are highly rewarding. The stellar voice cast includes Oscar winners Olivia Colman and John Legend, along with Maya Rudolph, Conan O'Brien, Danny McBride, Abbi Jacobson and Eric Andre, and all deliver with superb effect, and as added bonus for adults, there are delightfully subtle references to such films as "Wargames," Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Gremlins," "Chinatown," "Mad Max," "Kill Bill: Volume 1," Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M For Murder," "Ghostbusters," "Thelma and Louise," and many more. Overflowing with eye-popping CGI animation and rapid fire editing, Co-Writers/Co-Directors: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe, with their Feature Debut, have created a smart, fun, goofy and entertaining romp that throughout its manic madness, at its very core there are welcome moments of poignancy and heart of family conflict, understanding, acceptance and forgiveness. - James Sherlock

Rourke’s Reviews Wrath of Man ■ (MA). 118 minutes. Now showing in cinemas. Although not as tiresomely familiar as many of his previous efforts (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, The Gentleman), Guy Ritchie's latest crime-related endeavour still feels influenced by other film-makers and movies, while never truly giving its dark, brooding surface genuine depth. Jason Statham stars as Patrick Hill, a new recruit at Fortico, an L.A. armoured car company. Despite his barely acceptable field tests, manager Terry (Eddie Marsan) still hires him, due to his previous employment record. Shown the ropes by department supervisor Bullet (Holt McCallany), Patrick keeps his distance from his fellow colleagues, and it isn't long before we realise that this person has a secret agenda at play. With the company hit by thieves multiple times in recent months, one wonders what that agenda may be. Wrath Of Man is a remake of the 2004 French film Le Convoyeur, and while the basic premise remains the same, Ritchie, along with his co-writers Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson (The Gentleman) make considerable changes to characters and plot points, and while this can give an existing story a fresh perspective, on this occasion it results in a far more conventional, straightforward movie. Ritchie has moulded Nicolas Boukhrief and Eric Besnard's original script into an attempt to play to his strengths, but too much of this new material is predictable and ultimately hollow, and a lot of the casting merely amplifies this problem. Statham is so untouchable and invincible, that any threat against his character seem redundant, and the revelations about him are far less interesting than those that occurred in Le Convoyeur. There are also some overly obvious casting choices in regards to particular plot turns. Technically this is an impressive production, in particular the work of cinematographer Alan Stewart (The Gentleman, Aladdin). Wrath Of Man wants to deliver the kind of grim weight that will stick with audiences, but Ritchie reverts to formula too often, relying on typical male posturing, comically salty banter, and spurts of graphic violence, rather than crafting something more complex (yet strangely manages to be almost 30 minutes longer than the 2004 original). The director tries out his Michael Mann routine, mixed in with some early Luc Besson and 70's British crime cinema (such as Villain and Get Carter), entwined in the kind

of classic hardboiled revenge plot RKO used to churn out in the 40s and 50s. RATING - **½

Le Convoyeur ■ (aka Cash Truck) (MA) (2004). 92 minutes. Movie goers who have been to see Wrath Of Man (now showing in cinemas), may want to track down the 2004 original, which is a very different viewing experience, and has a little more on its mind than just well-executed scenes of brutal violence. As stated above, the basic premise is the same : Alexandre (Albert Dupontel) is the newest employee at an armoured car company, here called Vigilante. Supervisor Jacques (Jean Dujardin) helps the newbie try to settle in, but his colleagues are an unpredictable lot, especially after it has been announced that the company is being sold to an American firm, meaning many of them will soon be unemployed. Alexandre is a quiet recruit, more focused on a secret plan he wants to see fully realised, one that appears connected to a series of robberies targeted at Vigilante cash trucks. While Guy Ritchie's remake concentrates on the more familiar, brutal mechanics of the criminal underworld, co-writer/director Nicolas Boukhrief sees his main protagonist in a completely different light, offering a more nuanced, believable character arc, along with sharper delineation of the people around him. The film-maker also touches upon social and cultural inequality, whether it be the worries of those who have insecure employment, or the anger and desperation of communities who live in impoverished or dangerous neighbourhoods. Dupontel (See You Up There, Irreversible) leads an impressive cast, which also includes Dujardin (two years before his break-out film, OSS-117 : Cairo, Nest Of Spies, and several before his Oscar winning turn in the wonderful The Artist), Francois Berleand (The Transporter, The Chorus), and Philippe Laudenbach (Declaration Of War). While not as stylistically soupedup as Wrath Of Man, Le Convoyeur is well-made, and manages to detail its players, plot, and themes very effectively within the taut framework of a 90-minute movie, and actually proves bleaker by examining a profit-over-people worldview, seen through the eyes of those who are usually crushed by such ruthless practices, and how it can fracture one's moral integrity and self-worth in the process. Hopefully this will soon turn up on SBS On Demand. RATING - ***½ - Aaron Rourke

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Magazine Crossroads

3 shows at Rising Festival

By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads com.au

Coco’s Lunch ■ Australia's multi award-winning purveyors of the a cappella art, Coco's Lunch, are celebrating the launch of their seventh studio album Misra Chappu, released to international acclaim during lockdown in late 2020. The album launch concert is at Memo Music Hall from 4pm -6pm (doors 3pm) on Sunday, June 6, with a support act and guest percussionists. Tickets: www.trybooking.com/ eventsGood Fr

New for Kaitlyn ■ Victorian 20-year-old powerhouse, Kaitlyn Thomas, is taking 2021 by the horns and showing a completely different side to her music and growth as a songwriter via her new single, Make Your Move, says her publicist. "I was making a salad and I just started singing which lead to a vocal jam - complete with kitchen utensils - singing the hook of Make Your Move at the top of my lungs whilst laughing too,” Kaitlyn said.

Newport Festival ■ The Newport Folk Festival 2021 has released its program commencing June 25-27 and what's on offer. All bookings must be made online. More details: newportfolkfestival.org.au/ index.html - Rob Foenander

■ Back to Back Theatre presents three performances, Food Court, Ganesh Versus the Third Reich and Small Metal Objects, at this year’s inaugural Rising Festival between May 26 and June 6. Inspired by its own ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, Back to Back Theatre first premiered these three works at the Melbourne International Arts Festival before touring the globe. Bruce Gladwin, Artistic Director, Back to Back Theatre commented: “When we set out to make these three works, our number one aim was to make theatre that would be truly transformative for an audience. As the late and great Sonia Teuben said: “Theatre should be in your face, it should blow the audience’s minds.” The reality is, in making Small Metal Objects, Food Court and Ganesh Versus the Third Reich it was the artists at Back to Back who were transformed.” Gideon Obarzanek, Co-Artistic Director, Rising, said: “There are so few theatre companies around the world that make such original, powerful and persistently relevant works about what it is to be human, they deserve to be experienced across generations. “In Australia we have Back to Back Theatre. Stranded at home rather than touring the world, this unique time has offered a rare opportunity to put together a retrospective of some of their extraordinary seminal works.

Something that has never happened before and is unlikely to happen again.” Small Metal Objects premiered at the Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2005 and has toured to more than 35 cities across the world. It was awarded New York’s Bessie Award and the Victorian Green Room Award for best theatre production. The show unfolds amid the pedestrian traffic against the backdrop of the city. On a raised seating bank with individual sets of headphones, the audience is wired into an intensely personal drama being played out somewhere in the crowd. Gary and Steve are the kind of men who normally escape notice. But here they play an inadvertent but pivotal role in the night of two ambitious executives who they’ve arranged to meet for a transaction. As the intimacy of their situation develops, Small Metal Objects becomes a sly and luminous depiction of everyday issues most take for granted. Food Court premiered at the Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2008 and has since been performed at the Barbican, Sydney Opera House, Berlin, Brussels and Philadelphia. Part concert, part theatre show, Food Court combines the vision of Back to Back Theatre with the music of The Necks, who improvise a driving score for each per-

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● Ganesh Versus The Third Reich. Photo: Jeff Busby The show invites audiences to examine who has the right to tell a story and who has the right to be heard. It explores our complicity in creating and dismantling Performance Details: Food Court with The Necks May 26-29 at Arts Centre Melbourne. Small Metal Objects · May 29 June 1 at Queensbridge Square (pedestrian plaza beside the Yarra River) Ganesh Versus the Third Reich · June 4 - 6 at Arts Centre Melbourne Bookings: Ganesh Versus the Third Reich: https:// rising.melbourne/festival-program/ ganesh-versus-the-third-reich Food Court: https://rising.melbourne/festival-program/food-court Small Metal Objects: https:// rising.melbourne/festival-program/ small-metal-object www.backtobacktheatre.com - Cheryl Threadgold

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formance. Set in the lush minimalism of an illuminated white void, the story of one woman’s humiliation is played out in a psychological space constructed from light and sound. Food Court is a near death experience in a suburban wonderland where a small fatality of dignity takes place between The Asian Hut and The Juice Bar. Ganesh Versus the Third Reich premiered in 2011 at the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Its many awards include the Edinburgh International Festival Herald Angel Critics Award, the Helpmann Award for Best Play, three Green Room Awards and the Melbourne Festival Age Critics Award. It has toured to more than 34 cities. Ganesh Versus the Third Reich begins with the elephant-headed god Ganesh travelling through Nazi Germany to reclaim the Swastika, an ancient Hindu symbol. As this intrepid hero embarks on his journey a second narrative is revealed: the actors themselves begin to feel the weighty responsibility of storytellers and question the ethics of cultural appropriation. Interwoven in the play’s design is the story of a young man inspired to create a play about Ganesh, god of overcoming obstacles. He is an everyman who must find the strength to overcome the difficulties in his own life, and defend his play and his collaborators against an overbearing colleague.

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Early chances in the Doomben

■ Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet heads the charts in the opening market on the Doomben Cup to be run this Saturday. The distance is ideal for the Ciaron MaherDavid Eustace star who ran fifth at his last start in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes back on April 17. The Cup is over 2000 metres, similar to the 2040 metres he covered to win the Cox Plate. Connections hope they will get damp conditions which suit the stayer best. The five-year-old by Camelot, the same sire as the recently retired Russian Camelot, has won nearly $5 million in stakemoney, and will be hard to beat if they go that way. From his 15 starts he has won four with four seconds. On the second line, is the All Star Mile winner, Mugatoo, who loves the wet. He too contested the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick, finishing sixth behind Addeybb, the international horse. Cast your mind back to the wet day at the Valley for the All-Star Mile meeting which was run in damp conditions. He was prepared by leading New South Wales trainer Kris Lees, who was rubbing his hands in glee, when the rain came at the Valley that day. He will be right in this, if they do decide to go this way with the six-year-old former international galloper. He will be in it for a long way and the distance won't worry him. The James Cummings trained veteran, Avilius hasn't won for many months, but admittedly all in top class events. He went around in the Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast, and after being a fair way off them in the run home, ran home well for a good fourth, but it has been a long time between drinks. Next in line, is the Queenslander, Zaaki, prepared by Annabel Neasham, who is consistent. It was a good effort to win the Hollindale Stakes after drawing out in the car park in barrier fourteen. However, he overcame that problem, finishing too well for them over the 1800 metres. If he goes around, he could fill a place being a Queenslander on his home turf. The top New Zealand mare, Melody Belle, a prolific winner of Group One races in New Zealand, hasn't had conditions to suit of late, and finished well back in 10th spot. Melody Belle in good on her day, but needs wet conditions to show her best. Next is another good mare, Shared Ambition, prepared by top mentor Chris Waller. She stuck on well in the Hollindale, finishing a good third. She won the Neville Sellwood event at Rosehill over 2000 metres, beating the good galloper, Master of Wine. The five-year-old mare, will be up there with them for the greater part of the journey. The Anthony and Sam Freedman trained seven-year-old, Homesman, is a winner of the Australian Cup at Flemington beating Best of Days, by a nose, over this trip. He finished well back in ninth spot in the Hollindale, and I feel the others might be a bit

● Sir Dragonet winning the Cox Plate. Racing Photos. the same distance as the Australian Cup. The seven year-year-old mare, Nettoyer, although finishing well back in the Hollindale, at her previous outing she knocked off the odds-on favourite, Probabeel, in the Queen of Turf at Randwick over 1600 metres. However, she is a little bit inconsistent, but on her day, she can produce a run. I am sticking with the tried and true two, Sir Dragonet and Mugatoo.

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Help for horses

■ It's certainly good news that Racing Victoria has taken steps to increase its visibility of former thoroughbred racehorses across the state by introducing a new on-line post-racing platform. The Off The Track community lays the foundation for a state-based system that will improve

data collection and close the knowledge gap on the ownership and location of ex-racehorses in Victoria. The free online platform ottcommunity.com.au - will allow retired racehorse owners to claim ownership of their horse. This will allow them to promote their progress post-racing. They will be able to take advantage of a range of exclusive content and educational offerings. All while playing their part to improve horse visibility in Victoria. The new system will automatically register all thoroughbreds retiring from the Victorian Racing Industry on the OTT Community. This is whether the retired racehorse transitions to their new home via as the RV post racing program or directly from the care of their trainer or owner. Current OTT horse owners are being encouraged to register their former racehorses on the OTT community. Thus, helping Racing Victoria gain a better understanding of those horses that might be two or three times removed from the racing industry. The platform is designed to support the Victorian racing industry in identifying where possible gaps lay for horses leaving the sport. This will allow Racing Victoria to tailor its post-racing programs to better meet the needs of its equine stars transitioning to a second career. Another benefit of the community is the direct access prospective and current OTT horse owners will have to RV's statewide network of acknowledged retrainers to assist them in identifying their perfect next horse, retraining, or providing advice to how to care for their horse. The community will also incorporate a full circle program for previous owners to be registered as an emergency contact in case the horse requires extra support. To access the OTT Community, please visit: ottcommunity.com.au - Ted Ryan

Looking for a Professional to run the show? too good for him. Then we have the Australian Cup winner, Fifty Stars, who finished hard to run a good second to Zaaki, in the Hollindale Stakes. He has got to be some sort of a chance over

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Nine-card event at Yarra Valley ■ Monday (May 10) commenced another full week of harness racing, with Yarra Valley holding a nine event card. Avenel trainer David Aiken’s Mach ThreeThree Eagles colt My Golden Eagle was a huge victor of the 1650 metre Hi-Style Building Group 3Y0 Maiden, breaking his maiden drought at start number 10 when driven by sixteen year old “apprentice” Cody Crossland who landed his first winner in the sulky. Taken back to the tail of the field from gate four as raging hot favourite Whiskey And Rye led from the pole, My Golden Eagle was sent forward four wide racing into the final bend and finished full of running in the straight to record a two metre margin over the leader, with Miss Tyler 4.8 metres away in third place after trailing the pacemaker. Raced by Queenslander Diane Reilly, My Golden Eagle a full brother to Mach Doro (29 wins), Flylikeaneagle (19) wins and Higherthananeagle (17 wins) returned a mile rate of 2-02.6. ■ Plenty Valley residents Lee Brennan, Mike and Carmel Audley along with Bec Cartright were winners when Made To Rock, a PetrockLa Pucelle gelding Made To Rock scored in the Yarra Valley Toyota 3Y0 Maiden Pace over 1650 metres. Trained at Tatura by Bec’s husband Craig Turnbull, Made To Rock driven by “man of the moment” Jack Laugher led throughout from gate four to defeat Our Kinky Boots (one/two) and the heavily supported Buzz Lika Bee which trailed the leader using the sprint lane to no avail finishing a neck behind the runner up. The mile rate 2-00.7. ■ Long time associates Tony Eley, Bob Adamson, Chris Canny, Jim Grant, John Suffern and Terry Wait plus Ed Hoctor were in the winners stall following the victory of 4Y0 Courage Under Fire-Fine Exception gelding Redfox Raider who snared the Ashmore Smash Repairs Lilydale Pace over 1650 metres in a mile rate of 1-58. Trained and driven by Monegeetta’s David Miles, Redfox Raider exploded away from gate five to lead throughout, winning easily by 3.2 metres from Argh Me Hearty (three wide last lap) by 3.2 metres which is trained at the Miles property. Life Gets Better was third 10 metres back after following the winner. The boys enjoyed a profitable afternoon as Miss Tyler was third to Made To Rock in the previous race.

Angling away

■ On what was a great day for life long mates, Bill Hutchison and Rob Molloy shared in a winner with John Murdoch, John Simpson-Morgan, John Williams and Ric Casey when their Kiwi bred 6Y0 Quite Easy-Lucky Monarch gelding Easy Pickings greeted the judge in the 2150 metre IGA Liquor Trotters Handicap. Trained at Long Forest by Andy Gath, Easy Pickings driven by wife Kate stepped safely from 10 metres to settle four back along the markers as Express Yourself began best to lead from barrier three. Angling away from the markers at the bell to race exposed for the final circuit, Easy Pickings crossed to lead prior to the home turn and careered away to record a huge 17.8 metre margin in a rate of 2-04.8 over Sovereign Minx which followed him home. Emerald Hill (three back the markers) was third 4.1 metres back. Easy Pickings won again at Shepparton on Friday after racing in the open, accounting for Patched (four back the markers) and Allwoods Sunbeam from mid-field in 2-05.2

Racing at Ararat

■ Ararat raced on Tuesday and those who braved the elements saw some handy horses competing including Terang trainer Matty Horsnell’s recent stable addition Me Pat Malone, a lightly raced 7Y0 gelding by Julius Caesar from Me Dolli Kit bred by Dunnstown’s Murphy family who was successful in the McGrath Family – Lets Find A Cure Trotters Mobile over 2195 metres. Driven by Jason Lee, Me Pat Malone pushed through from the second line to settle nice and handy with Tiber beginning fast to lead from

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with Len Baker gate five. When Zac Phillips sent Scootin Around forward from one/one mid-race to lead at the bell, Me Pat Malone after moving to be one/one also went forward to assume control with a circuit to travel. Going for home on the final bend, Me Pat Malone was immediately challenged by Scootin Around off his back, however Me Pat Malone held too many guns to record a strong 6.2 metre margin, returning a mile rate of 2-01.9. Indefensible ran home late from four back in the running line for third 11.3 metres back. ■ Terang trainer Mattie Craven’s promising 4Y0 Art Major-Heavenly Bread mare Helgart driven by Sofia Arvidsson led throughout from the pole to land the Elders Rural Help Fight The Fight Pace over 1790 metres. With plenty of challengers on turning, Helgart defied them all to score by a nack from Duty Bound along the sprint lane after trailing, with Soho Senna (one/one – three wide home turn) third 3.6 metres away. The mile rate 1-58.3. It was Helgart’s 4th victory in 16 outings. ■ One person who probably didn’t feel the cold was Concongella part-owner Ken Taylor after his 5Y0 Jet Laag-Its Gamo On mare Fiftyshades Cresco at start number 41 broke her maiden status by taking the 1790 metre Henderson Family – Early Detection Saves Lives Pace with Grant Campbell in the sulky. Given a cosy trip from the pole following the pacemaker Cullectngo (gate three), Fiftyshades Cresco used the sprint lane to perfection, blousing the leader by a head, with Pinnacle Hope third a head away off a three wide trail last lap following a bad beginning from gate six. The mile rate 2-03.6. ■ It’s very rare for local reinsman Michael Bellman not to win a race at an Ararat meeting and he kept his average intact when successful aboard Allendale owner/trainer Adam Stephens’ 4Y0 Bettors Delight-Lombo Madam Lashe gelding Silver Domino in the Athalie – Feel For Lumps Save Your Bumps Pace over 1790 metres. Angling to trail the leader Rocknroll Opal (gate 3) inside him as the start was effected, Silver Domino came away from the inside to be poised one/one approaching the home turn to follow Wotchawaitingfor which had gone forward to race exposed shortly after the start from a solo second line draw. When Wotchawaitingfor took care of the leader, Silver Domino was in hot pursuit and was too dominant to prevail by 5 metres on the wire, returning a rate of 1-59.2. Wingate Guy a stablemate of the winner was third 2.7 metres back from three back in the moving line.

At Geelong

■ Geelong held an even program on Wednesday and Maryborough owners Mark and Sue Hayes were winners when their home bred Danny Bouchea-Motu Paulina 5Y0 gelding The Night King led throughout from the pole in the Devcon Properties Maiden Trotters Mobile over 2100 metres, but not before giving his backers a few worries. Driven by Tina Ridis, The Night King after an easy trip was passed narrowly by both Perseverance which had raced outside him and Desdemona which had made a lightning move three wide from mid-field on the final bend but

couldn’t cross. Rallying on turning, The Night King went into another gear and raced away to score by 12.8 metres from Bacardi Chic (one/ one) which switched down to trail approaching the home turn, with Desdemona third 1.3 metres away after weakening on her run. The mile rate a leisurely 2-07. ■ Meredith co-trainers Emmett and Richard Brosnan snared the Volstead @ Haras De Trotteurs Maiden Trotters Mobile over 2100 metres with Baltica, a 6Y0 The Pres-Baltic Sun mare who was having only her second start. Coming off an eye catching third at the same track on April 28, Baltica driven by Emmett settled four back along the markers from gate two as Loose Cash flew away from gate five to lead. Coming away from the markers mid-race to race in the open, Batica surged clear on the home turn to score by 22 metres from Loose Cash and Orlandos Gift (three back the markers – one/one at bell) who was a neck back third. The mile rate 2-05.5. ■ Bannockburn trainer/driver Geoff Webster received a belated birthday present when smart Majestic Son-Icantremember gelding Bromwich landed the 2100 metre Haras De Trotteurs 3Y0 Trotters Mobile with Greg Sugars in the sulky, returning a mile rate of 2-06. Trapped three wide from outside the front line, Bromwich let rip with a great turn of speed in the back straight on the first occasion to cross the polemark pacemaker Aldebaran Gwen and after being rated to perfection, registered a 3 metre victory in advance of Whos The Man who raced uncovered from the bell. Bullapark Bend (one/one) was third 10 metres away. ■ Surf Coast (Wordiboluc) part-owner/trainer/ driver Chris Romanidis’ 4Y0 A Rocknroll Dance-Calculating gelding Calculating Dancer began brilliantly from gate five to lead all of the way in the Vale Frank Costa Maiden Pace over 2100 metres. Kicking away in the last lap to turn with a handy margin, Calculating Dancer had 6.2 metes to spare on the wire, accounting for Lenny Tee which ran home strongly from near last, with first starter Pedantic 3 metres back in third place after doing a lot of chasing. The mile rate 202.1.

Led throughout

■ Bacchus Marsh trainer Denis Grieve is on a roll at present and after winning at Geelong the night before with Rose Cooper, journeyed to Bendigo on Thursday and was victorious with 5Y0 Muscle Hill-Whitney Grace gelding Highland Hill, taking The Shed Guys Bendigo Trotters Mobile over 2150 metres. Driven by stable reinsman Greg Sugars, Highland Hill (gate four) crossed the polemarker Hes Themightyspin shortly after the start and proceeded to lead throughout, scoring by 1.3 metres over Hes Themightyspin and Double Dot who was 9.9 metres back in a three pegs finish. The mile rate 2-02.8. ■ Five heats of the APG Series for Three Year Olds over 1650 metres highlighted the meeting – the winners : Sebs Choice, Soho Bollinger and Narutac Prince in the C & G division and Tough Tilly and Joanna for the Fillies. Sebs Choice a Bettors Delight-Alta Calypso gelding trained by John Nicholson and driven by Michelle Phillips raced parked in defeating Ideal Dan and Keayang Kamikaze in 1-53.5. Soho Bollinger a Bettors Delight-Soho Champaign colt trained and driven by Michael Stanley led throughout, accounting for Act Now and Bide Our Time in 1.54. ■ Narutac Price trained by David Aiken with son Josh in the sulky did the same when successful over Bondi Lockdown and Radar Stride in 1-55.3. Outstanding Captaintreacherous-Beninjurd filly Tough Tilly (Emma Stewart – Kate Gath) led throughout to easily account for Momentslikethese and Im Lady Madeleine in 1-57.8 and Somebeachsomewhere-Repelem filly Joanna did the same for the pair, defeating Soho Broadway and Treasure Rainbow in a much faster 1-53.9.

Double Day

■ Two meetings were held on Friday with

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■ Wednesday – Hamilton/Swan Hill, Thursday – Ballarat, Friday – Kilmore, Saturday – Melton, Sunday – Shepparton, Monday – Warragul, Tuesday – Bendigo. Mildura racing in the afternoon and Shepparton at night. ■ Punters must have been scratching their heads in disbelief at Mildura when 5Y0 Sportswriter-Miss Adriana gelding Its Nicholas at tote odds of $150 saluted the judge in the 2190 metre Euston Club Pace. Trained at Broken Hill by Aaron Coad, Its Nicholas at start 67 driven by Michelle Phillips and starting from gate four raced exposed outside a running favourite Its Loki with most expecting him to stop but to the amazement of all, raced clear in the last lap opening up a gap on his rivals before cruising to the wire 15.1 metres in advance of Im Loki, with Irishmurphy three metres away in third place after racing wide from mid-field in the final circuit. The mile rate 2-01.6. Its Nicholas had won at Leeton back in January. ■ At Shepparton, Riverstone trainer Laurence Dawson combined with Reece Maguire to land the Kath Muir Memorial Pace over 1690 metres with ex-Kiwi 4Y0 Art Major-Big Lucy gelding Louis Litt. Settling mid-field from gate six, Louis Litt ran home late out wide to blouse a game Jets Art which raced parked by a metre in 201.5. Argy Bargy was third a metre back after leading. ■ Local Goulburn Valley trainer Shaun Kittel and stable reinsman Michael Bellman produced a nice filly by the name of Maurlen to capture the 1690 metre Ben O’Donoghue Memorial Pace in a rate of 1-59.7. Moving from one/one to face the breeze at the bell, the daughter of Captaintreacherous and Arctic Fire raced by Greg Fleming showed great heart to win by a half neck from Will He Pike along the sprint lane after trailing the leader Tooby Gold, with Always Be Chloe (three back the markers) third 2.9 metres away. ■ West Wyalong trainer Perter Birks snared the Vin McConnell Memorial Pace over 1690 metres with 3Y0 A Rocknroll Dance-Hells A Coming colt Hell Of A Memory with Greg Sugars in the sulky.Going forward to race exposed, Hell Of A Memory dug in deep to defeat El Boston along the sprint lane off the back of Wenthestarzzzaline which led in 1-57.4. What A Pleasure (one/two) was third. The margins a half head by a nose. - Len Baker - Len Baker

Media Flashes

■ Henry Zwartz has started this week as an Investigative Reporter for SBS News. He will be filing stories across the broadcaster's TV, online and radio platforms. ■ Jennetta Quinn-Bates has joined NITV News as a Multiplatform Journalist. Prior to this, Jennetta was a Trainee News Reporter at the ABC in Alice Springs, before being promoted to News Reporter. She then went on to complete the Walkley Young Indigenous Scholarship. ■ Madison Cloke has been promoted to Assistant Producer at 3AW’s Drive show with Tom Elliott. She first joined the broadcaster in 2018 and has held roles as a Casual Producer and Football Producer. Most recently, Madison joined the Drive programme as a Junior Producer in early 2020. ■ Ruth Barber has commenced a fill-in role as a Social Media Producer role for the ABC, based in its Melbourne newsroom. - Telum Australia


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Sport AFL OUTER EAST PREMIER DIVISION SENIORS Cranbourne 23.12 (150) d Upwey-Tecoma 3.4 (22). Pakenham 13.18 (96) d Wandin 12.12 (84). Woori Yallock 22.17 (149) d Doveton 5.10 (40). Beaconsfield: Bye. PREMIER DIVISION RESERVES Cranbourne 14.13 (97) d Upwey-Tecoma 1.5 (11). Pakenham 10.8 (68) d Wandin 4.7 (31). Woori Yallock 8.4 (52) drew with Doveton 8.4 (52). Beaconsfield: Bye. PREMIER DIVISION UNDER 19s Beaconsfield 18.15 (123) d Berwick Springs 2.3 (15). Narre Warren Black 13.13 (91) d Upwey-Tecoma 5.4 (34). Pakenham 14.10 (94) d Woori Yallock 4.2 (26). Cranbourne: Bye. DIVISION 1 SENIORS Gembrook-Cockatoo 18.18 (126) d Belgrave 9.5 (59). Emerald 15.19 (109) d Berwick Springs 9.9 (63). Monbulk 12.7 (79) d Mt Evelyn 8.8 (56). Officer 32.18 (210) d Healesville 4.0 (24). Seville: Bye. DIVISION 1 RESERVES Seville 5.9 (39) d Emerald 5.8 (38). Gembrook-Cockatoo 12.18 (90) d Healesville 4.5 (29). Monbulk 14.10 (94) d Berwick Springs 2.7 (19). Mt Evelyn 16.11 (107) d Belgrave 2.8 (20). Officer: Bye. DIVISION 1 UNDER 19s Gembrook-Cockatoo 12.14 (86) d Narre Warren White 4.2 (26). Mt Evelyn 11.8 (72) d Monbulk 2.6 (18). Olinda Ferny Creek 8.13 (61) d Officer 2.8 (20). Healesville 16.12 (108) d Wandin 3.9 (27). Emerald: Bye. DIVISION 2 SENIORS Yarra Glen 14.10 (94) d Broadford 6.6 (42). Kinglake 19.13 (127) d Warburton-Millgrove 6.8 (44). Powelltown 9.17 (71) d Yarra Junction 9.15 (69). Alexandra 14.13 (97) d Yea 2.4 (16). DIVISION 2 RESERVES Yarra Glen 9.10 (64) d Broadford 5.8 (38). Warburton-Millgrove 6.7 (43) d Kinglake 6.4 (40). Powelltown 11.8 (74) d Yarra Junction 2.5 (17). Alexandra 13.15 (93) d Yea 1.2 (8). WOMEN’S DIVISION 1 Mt Evelyn v Pakenham. Upwey-Tecoma 12.16 (88) d Monbulk 2.1 (13). Beaconsfield v Healesville. WOMEN’S DIVISION 2 Officer 8.6 (54) d Belgrave 2.5 (17). Yarra Junction 5.6 (36) d Olinda Ferny Creek 0.1 (1). Seville/Woori Yallock v Thornton Eildon. UNDER 17 BOYS Broadford v Alexandra. Kinglake 7.16 (58) d Seville 2.3 (15). VETERANS Narre Warren Saints 8.7 (55) d GembrookCockatoo Vets 5.5 (35). Marysville Vets v Mt Evelyn Vets. Tooradin Dalmore Vets v Healesville Vets. AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE ROUND 10 Friday, May 21 Brisbane Lions vs. Richmond (G) (N) Saturday, May 22 Carlton vs. Hawthorn (MCG) Geelong Cats vs. Gold Coast Suns (GMHBA) Adelaide Crows vs. Melbourne (AO) (T) Western Bulldogs vs. St Kilda (MRVL) (N) Fremantle vs. Sydney Swans (OS) (N) Sunday, May 23 GWS Giant vs. West Coast Eagles (GS) Collingwood vs. Port Adelaide (MCG) Essendon vs. North Melbourne (MRVL) (T) EASTERN FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION SENIORS South Croydon 17.6 (108) d Rowville 9.11 (65). Balwyn 15.12 (102) d Blackburn 9.11 (65). Noble Park 13.17 (95) d Ringwood 9.8 (62). Berwick 18.7 (115) d North Ringwoosd 9.11 (65). Vermont 18.13 (121) d Doncaster 8.5 (53). Doncaster East : Bye. PREMIER DIVISION RESERVES South Croydon 21.3 (129) d Balwyn 6.6 (42). Noble Park 4.6 (30) d Rowville 3.8 (26). Norwood 9.12 (66) d Doncaster East 1.4 (10). Blackburn 19.10 (124) d North Ringwood 2.2 (14). Berwick, Vermont, Doncaster: Bye. PREMIER DIVISION UNDER 19s Blackburn 17.10 (112) d North Ringwood 0.0 (0). Balwyn 11.10 (76) d South Croydon Blue 7.6 (48). East Ringwood 6.6 (42) d Vermont

Scores available at press time. E&OE. EASTERN FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE 5.5 (35). Noble Park 16.11 (107) d Rowville 4.4 (28). Berwick Blue 5.12 (42) d Surrey Park 5.9 (39). DIVISION 1 SENIORS Clayton 14.20 (104) d Mitcham 10.4 (64). East Ringwood 8.9 (57) d Mooroolbark 8.7 (55). Bayswater 17.5 (107) d Upper Ferntree Gully 11.6 (72). Wantirna South 17.12 (114) d Lilydale 7.7 (49). Park Orchards 17.12 (114) d Montrose 9.8 (62). DIVISION 1 RESERVES Bayswater v Lilydale. Croydon 9.6 (60) d Mooroolbark 5.3 (33). Upper Ferntree Gully 8.10 (58) d Montrose 5.2 (32). Mitcham 6.9 (45) d East Ringwood 3.6 (24). Park Orchards 6.8 (44) d Wantirna South 5.2 (32). DIVISION 1 UNDER 19s Mooroolbark 9.15 (69) d Lilydale 6.8 (44). Montrose 7.12 (54) d Upper Fentree Gully 5.5 (35). East Ringwood 6.12 (48) d Mitcham 2.8 (20). Wantirna South 5.,12 (42) d Park Orchards 6.3 (39). DIVISION 2 SENIORS Ringwood 12.14 (86) d South Belgrave 11.14 (80). Heathmont 18.11 (119) d Templestowe 5.3 (33). Mulgrave 15.14 (104) d Knox 6.13 (49). The Basin 12.9 (81) d Boronia 6.11 (47). DIVISION 2 RESERVES The Basin 5.7 (37) d Ringwood 2.5 (17). Knox 10.5 (65) d South Belgrave 4.10 (34). Mulgrave 17.10 (112) d Heathmont 3.5 (23). Boronia 16.17 (113) d Templestowe 2.2 (14). nox 11.10 (76) d South Belgrave 3.4 (22)., Mulgrave 13.6 (84) d Heathmont 7.7 (49). Boronia 8.12 (60) d Templestowe 4.4 (28). The Basin Red 8.8 (56) d Doncaster East 5.8 (38). DIVISION 3 SENIORS Donvale4 6.13 (49) d Scoresby 5.9 (39). Waverley Blues 18.13 (121) d East Burwood 14.12 (96). Ferntree Gully 16.10 (106) d Whitehorse Pioneers 11.6 (72). Warrandyte 16.15 (111) d Glen Waverley 7.5 (47). Fairpark: Bye. DIVISION 3 RESERVES Waverley Blues 12.5 (77) d Glen Waverley 4.8 (32). East Burwood 8.11 (59) d Ferntree Gully 5.6 (36). Warrandyte 8.8 (56) d Fairpark 3.12 (30). Whitehorse Pioneers 8.9 (57) d Donvale 3.9 (27). DIVISION 3 UNDER 19s Warrandyte 11.10 (76) d Bayswater 2.5 (17). Waverley Blues 18.16 (124) d Glen Waverley Eagles 4.4 (28). Ferntree Gully 9.7 (61) d R9ingwood 3.7 (25). Donvale 11.14 (80) d Whitehorse Pioneers 8.7 (55). DIVISION 4 SENIORS Forest Hill 15.13 (103) d Surrey Park 8.15 (63). Coldstream 42.26 (278) d Croydon North (MLOC) 3.4 (22). Chirnside Park 14.12 (96) d Kilsyth 4.7 (31). Silvan 35.18 (228) d Nunawading 4.5 (29). DIVISION 4 RESERVES Chirnside Park 6.12 (48) d Silvan 6.8 (44). Nunawading 7.5 (47) d Croydon North MLOC 7.3 (45). Forest Hill 7.12 (54) d Kilsyth 7.5 (47). Surrey Park 10.5 (65) d Coldstream 2.4 (16). DIVISION 4 UNDER 19s The Basin Green 10.16 (76) d Fairpark 3.2 (20). South Croydon Red 22.11 (143) d Coldstream 4.2 (26). Berwick White 9.12 (66) d East Ringwood White 3.3 (21). Wantirna South White 7.13 (55) d Chirnside Park 7.9 (51). PREMIER DIVISION WOMEN’S Blackburn Black 11.12 (78) d Vermont 2.3 (15). Chirnside Park Black 12.14 (86) d Donvale Black 2.0 (12). DIVISION 1 WOMEN’S Boronia brown 3.5 (23) d Park Orchards 3.2 (20). North Ringwood v East Ringwood. The Basin 5.11 (41) d Ferntree Gully 1.4 (10). SBL Wolves v Rowville. Whitehorse Suns 7.6 (48) d Berwick 6.1 (37). DIVISION 2 WOMEN’S Heathmont 3.9 (27) d Surrey Park 2.1 (13). Kilsyth 2.5 (17) d Knox 0.7 (7). ESSENDON DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Avondale Heights 10.7 (67) d Glenroy 6.15 (51). Aberfedlie 25.21 (171) d Craigieburn 4.3 (27). Strathmore 12.9 (81) d Greenvale 7.8 (50). Keilor 15.16 (106) d Maribyrnong Park

ESSENDON DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE 3.8 (26). Pascoe Vale 18.13 (121) d Essendon Doutta Stars 4.7 (31). PREMIER DIVISION MEN’S Strathmore 1 23.9 (147) d Greenvale 1.2 (8). Maribyrnong Park 1 10.11 (71) d Keilor 1 4.7 (31). Aberfeldie 13.5 (83) d Essendon Doutta Stars 1.4 (10). Craigieburn: Bye. DIVISION 1 East Keilor 27.12 (174) d Airport West 13.8 (86). Rupertswood 12.10 (82) d Roxburgh Park 8.10 (58). Tullamarine 19.11 (125) d Taylors Lakes 7.3 (45). West Coburg 17.6 (108) d Westmeadows 8.6 (54). Hillside 14.6 (90) d Sunbury Kangaroos 8.7 (55). DIVISION 1 RESERVES East Keilor 28.22 (190) d Airport West 1.1 (7). Hillside 12.15 (87) d Sunbury Kangaroos 6.2 (38). Rupertswood 10.18 (78) d Roxburgh Park 2.7 (19). Tullamarine 13.4 (82) d Taylors Lakes 10.4 (64). West Coburg 9.11 (65) d Westmeadows 5.5 (35). DIVISION 1 UNDER 18.5 Airport West 8.7 (55) d Maribyrnong Park 2 5.8 (38). Hillside 1 15.17 (107) d Sunbury Kangaroos 1.2 (8). Taylors Lakes 8.7 (55) d Rupertswood 5.4 (34). Westmeadows 8.9 (57) d West Coburg 7.9 (51). DIVISION 2 Burnside Heights 14.12 (96) d Northern Saints 9.11 (65). Oak Park 9.12 (66) d Hadfield 8.8 (56). Coburg Districts 25.25 (175) d Jacana 0.0 (0). Moonee Valley 24.13 (157) d Keilor Park 8.7 (55). DIVISION 2 RESERVES Northern Saints 17.16 (118) d Burnside Heights 3.8 (26). Oak Park 9.10 (64) d Hadfield 3.7 (25). Aberfeldie U21 8.4 (52) d Coburg Districts 6.5 (41). Moonee Valley 11.13 (79) d Keilor Pakr 0.0 (0). DIVISION 2 MEN’SUNDER 18 Keilor 2 10.10 (70) d Hillside 2 4.3 (27). Northern Saints 12.17 (89) d Burnside Heights 0.2 (2). Strathmore 2 8.8 (56) d Oak Park 6.4 (40). Keilor Park 6.4 (40) d East Sunbury 3.6 (24). MORNINGTON PENINSULA NEPEAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 SENIORS Sorrento 17.19 (121) d dDromana 8.8 (56). Edithvale-Aspendale 12.8 (80) d Pines 9.5 (59). Frankston Bombers 12.3 (75) d Bonbeach 10.13 (73). Mt Eliza 11.15 (81) d Rosebud 9.6 (60). Frankston YCW 9.10 (64) d Red Hill 4.11 (35). DIVISION 1 RESERVES Sorrenbtoi 11.9 (75) d Dromana 4.5 (29). Edithvale-Aspendale 11.7 (73) d Pines 5.6 (36). Bonbeach 5.12 (42) d Frankston Bombers 5.5 (35). Mt Eliza 9.11 (65) d Rosebud 2.4 (16). Red Hill 6.10 (46) d Frankston YCW 6.8 (44). DIVISION 1 UNDER 19s Dromana 8.4 (52) d Sorrento 2.6 (18). Edithvale-Aspendale 8.6 (54) d Pines 6.7 (43). Bonbeach 11.13 (79) d Frankston Bombers 6.5 (41). Mt Eliza 12.17 (89) d Rosebud 1.2 (8). Frankston YCW 13.10 (88) d Red Hill 1.3 (9). DIVISION 2 SENIORS Devon Meadows 8.11 (59) d Karingal 7.11 (53). Somerville 21.26 (152) d Tyabb 3.1 (19). Mornington 9.7 (61) d Chelsea 7.9 (51). Langwarrin 20.12 (132) d Crib Point 9.8 (62). Seaford 20.18 (138) d Pearcedale 9.8 (62). Hastings 14.9 (93) d Rye 11.2 (68). DIVISION 2 RESERVES Devon Meadows 7.6 (48) d Karingal 3.10 (28). Somerville 10.12 (72) d Tyabb 2.4 (16). Mornington 12.10 (82) d Chelsea 4.5 (29). Langwarrin 11.10 (76) d Crib Point 0.4 (4). Seaford 6.6 (42) d Pearcedale 4.4 (28). Rye 7.7 (49) d Hastings 3.5 (23). DIVISION 2 UNDER 19s Somerville 18.12 (120) d Tyabb 3.1 (19). Langwarrin 7.4 (46) d Crib Point 2.12 (24). Seaford 15.8 (98) d Pearcedale 2.4 (16). Rye 8.8 (56) d Hastings 5.8 (38). NETBALL Division 1. A-Grade. Sorrento 57 d Dromana 54. Frankston v Bonbeach. Edi-Asp 51 d pines 49. Red Hill 41 d Frankston YCW 37. Rosebud v Mt Eliza. Division 1. B-Grade. Sorrento 45 d Dromana 43. Frankstonm v Bonbeach. Edi-Asp 46 d Pines 37. Frankston YCW 47 d Red Hill 24.

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Division 1. C-Grade. Dromana 71 d Sorrento 35. Frankston v Bonbeach. Edi-Asp 45 d Pines 35. Frankston YCW 34 d Red Hill 28. Rosbeud v Mt Eliza. Division 1. D-Grade. Dromana 30 d Sorrento 16. Frankston v Bonbeach. Edi-Asp 35 d Pines 28. Frankston YCW 38 d Red Hill 20. Rosebud v Mt Eliza. Division 1. 17 and Under. Edi-Asp 52 d Dromana. Frankston v Bonbeach. Red Hill: Bye. Rosebud v Mt Eliza. Division 2. A-Grade. Hastings 48 d Rye 39. Chelsea 45 d Mornington 42. Karingal 29 d Devon Meadows 20. Tyabb 56 d Somerville 51. Langwarrin 62 d Crib Point 36. Division 2. B-Grade. Hastings 35 d Rye 28. Chelsea 63 d Mornington 26. Karingal 60 d Devon Meadows 31. Tyabb 45 d Somerville 34. Langwarrin 35 d Crib Point 30. Division 2. C-Grade. Hastings 31 d Rye 30. Chelsea 56 d Mornington 22. Karingal 53 d Devon Maedows 39. Somerville 40 d Tyabb 25. Langwarrin 40 d Crib Point 26. Division 2. D-Grade. Rye 20 d Hastings 8. Cheslea 51 d Mornington 17. Devon Meadows 28 d Karingal 24. Tyabb 29 d Somerville 20. Langwarrin 24 d Crib Point 9. Division 2. 17 and Under. Chelsea 54 d Mornington 21. Devon Meadows 31 d Karingal 9. Crib Point: Bye. Somerville v Langwarrin. Pearcedale 57 d Rye 16.

NORTHERN FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 SENIORS West preston-Lakeside 17.11 (113) d Hurstbridge 6.9 (45). Greensborough 13.11 (89) d Northcote Park 3.3 (21). Whittlesea 7.13 (55) d Macleod 9.12 (66). Montmorency 10.8 (68) d Heidelberg 8.7 (55). North Heidelberg 9.7 (61) d Bundoora 8.9 (57). DIVISION 1 RESERVES West Preston-Lakeside 16.7 (103) d Hurstbridge 8.,6 (54). Greensborough 22.17 (149) d Northcote Park 1.0 (6). Macleod 10.13 (73) d Whittlesea 7.5 (47). Montmorency 12.22 (94) d Heidelberg 5.5 (35). Bundoora 14.16 (100) d North Heidelberg 1.2 (8). DIVISION 1 UNDER 19s Eltham 1 8.12 (60) d West Preston-Lakeside 8.4 (52). Montmorency 5.6 (36) d Heidelberg 3.7 (25). Greensborough 12.9 (81) d St Marys 5.5 (35). DIVISION 2 SENIORS Diamond Creek 78 d Thomastown 11.3 (69). Banyule 5.14 (44) d Eltham 4.9 (33). Panton Hill 22.14 (146) d Fitzroy Stars 10.7 (67). St Marys 17.19 (121) d Epping 13.7 (85). Lower Plenty 15.8 (98) d Watsonia 11.8 (74). DIVISION 2 RESERVES Lower Plenty 13.15 (93) d Panton Hill 3.0 (18). Diamond Creek 8.6 (54) d Banyule 7.8 (50). Eltham 8.14 (62) d Watsonia 1.6 (12). Epping 8.12 (60) d Thomastown 5.6 (36). St Marys 18.16 (124) d Fitzroy Stars 5.3 (33). DIVISION 2 UNDER 19s Macleod 7.8 (50) d Lower Plenty 5.8 (38). North Heidelberg v Diamond Creek. Kilmore 11.5 (71) d Mernda 7.4 (46). DIVISION 3 SENIORS Old Eltham Collegians 14.9 (93) d Mernda 8.3 (51). Heidelberg West 12.10 (82) d Laurimar 8.20 (68). Kilmore 24.27 (171) d Reservoir 4.5 (29). South Morang 28.15 (183) d Lalor 6.8 (44). DIVISION 3 RESERVES Heidelberg West 11.6 (72) d Lalor 2.8 (20). South Morang 10.11 (71) d Laurimar 3.3 (21). Mernda 13.10 (88) d Kilmore 6.6 (42). Old Eltham Collegians 18.14 (123) d Reservoir 7.5 (47). DIVISION 3 UNDER 19s Bundoora 8.14 (62) d Whittlesea 5.7 (37). Eltham 2 10.13 (73) d Hurstbridge 6.12 (48). South Morang 9.13 (67) drew with Laurimar 10.7 (67). DIVISION 1 WOMENS Montmorency 1 8.11 (59) d Eltham 1.0 (6). Heidelberg 2.1 (13) d Whittlesea 1.3 (9). Darebin 1 v Diamond Creek Womens 1. West Preston-Lakeside v Lower Plenty. Bundoora b VU Western Spurs 1. DIVISION 2 WOMENS Darebin 2 v St Marys. Hurstbridge v Diamond Creek Women’s. Wallan v Montmorency 2. DIVISION 3 WOMENS Laurimar v VU Western Spurs 2. Banyule v Reservoir. Fitzroy Stars v Mernda.


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Sport SOUTHERN FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 SENIORS Mordialloc 9.4 (58) d Port Melbourne Colts 8.9 (57). East Malvern 10.13 (73) d St Paul’s McKinnon 5.5 (35). St Kilda City 7.9 (51) d Bentleigh 6.11 (47). Cheltenham 14.15 (99) d Oakleigh Distrrict 11.7 (73). Dingley 17.28 (130) dHighett 3.3 (21). DIVISION 1 RESERVES Port Melbourne Colts 6.5 (41) d Mordialloc 4.7 (31). St Paul’s McKinnon 9.10 (64) d East Malvern 3.1 (19). St Kilda City 6.5 (41) d Bentleigh 5.5 (35). Cheltanham 8.6 (54) d Oakleigh District 1.7 (13). Dingley v Highett. DIVISION 1 UNDER 19 Bentleigh Red 10.11 (71) d Mordialloc 4.6 (30). Dingley 7.3 (45) d St Kilda City 3.18 (36). DIVISION 2 SENIORS East Brighton 14.9 (93) d Skye 5.6 (36). Caulfield Bears 22.15 (147) d Hampton 4.6 (30). Springvale Districts 12.12 (84) d Hampton Park 5.9 (39). Keysborough 7.5 (47) d Chelsea Heights 6.5 (41). Murrumbeena v Heatherton. DIVISION 2 RESERVES Skye 8.6 (54) d East Brighton 4.6 (30). Caulfield Bears 18.16 (124) d Hampton 1.2 (8). Springvale Districts 19.5 (119) d Hampton Park 3.8 (26). Chelsea Heights 17.5 (107) d Keysborough 3.4 (22). Murrumbeena 8.11 (59) d Heatherton 7.9 (51). DIVISION 2 UNDER 19 Frankston Dolphins 9.11 (65) d Narre South Saints 7.7 (49). Murrumbenna v Hallam. Endeavour Hills 7.12 (54) d Bentleigh Blue 5.13 (43). DIVISION 3 SENIORS Narre South Saints 19.12 (126) d South Mornington 3.6 (24). South Yarra 18.9 (117) d Doveton Eagles 6.11 (47). Clayton 8.20 (68) d Black Rock 9.11 (65). Ashwood 10.11 (71) d Endeavour Hills 5.9 (39). DIVISION 3 RESERVES Narre South Saints 13.7 (85) d South Mornington 3.4 (22). South Yarra 31.16 (202) d Doveton Eagles 1.1 (7). Black Rock 14.15 (99) d Clayton 1.6 (12). Ashwood 9.7 (61) d Endeavour Hills 6.11 (47). DIVISION 4 SENIORS Hallam 17.10 (112) d Lyndale 5.4 (34). Lyndhurst v Cerebus. Frankston Dolphins 11.16 (82) d Moorabbin Kangaroos 7.6 (48). Carrum Patterson Lakes 24.22 (166) d Dandenong 5.8 (38). DIVISION 4 RESERVES Hallam 15.9 (99) d Lyndale 4.3 (27). Lyndhurst v Cerebus. Frankston Dolp-hins 8.10 (58) d Moorabbin Kangaroos 9.2 (66). Carrum Patterson Lakes 25.21 (171) d Dandenong 0.0 (0). THIRDS Sandown 7.8 (50) d Springvale Districts 3.5 (23). Skye 12.10 (82) d Endeavour Hills 4.4 (28). Dingley 14.13 (97) d Keysborough 0.0 (0). Carrum Patterson Lakes v Cheltenham. St Kilda City 3.3 (21) drew with Narre South Saints 3.3 (21). WOMEN’S GRADING Mordialloc 3.4 (22) d Lyndale 2 3.3 (21). East Brighton 3.8 (26) d Clayton 1.2 (8). Lyndale 1 20.13 (133) d Hallam 2.0 (12). Bentleigh 12.7 (79) d Murrumbeena 1.1 (7). Casey Thudner 25.17 (167) d South Yarra 0.1 (1). Frankston Dolphins 10.20 (80) d Casey Thunder 2 0.1 (1). Endevaour Hills v Skye. VICTORIAN AMATEUR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER MENS Old Scotch 10.9 (69) d University Blues 5.18 (48). St Kevins 19.12 (126) d Old Mleburnians 7.10 (52). Caulfield Grammarians 13.12 (90) v St Bernards 7.16 (58). Old Xavierians 13.19 (97) d Collegians 5.8 (38). Old Brighton 8.14 (62) d Old Trinity Grammarians 7.9 (51). PREMIER RESERVE MENS University Blues 6.12 (48) d Old Scoitch 6.6 (42). St Kevins 9.4 (60) d Old Melburnians 3.9 (27). St Bernards v Caulfield Grammarians. Old Xavierians 13.8 (86) d Collegians 2.8 (20). Old Brighton 12.7 (79) d Old Trinity Grammarians 4.4 (28). PREMIER B MENS Beaumaris 16.12 (109) d Fitzroy 7.11 (53). St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 11.11 (77) d AJAX 7.12 (54). Williamstown CYMS 15.15 (105) d Parkside 3.4 (22). Old Haileyburians 11.12

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(78) d University Blacks 10.13 (73). De La Salle 12.11 (83) d Old Carey 9.10 (64). PREMIER B RESERVE MENS Beaumaris 16.13 (109) d Fitzroy 7.11 (53). St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 12.14 (86) d AJAX 6.10 (46). Williamstown CYMS v Parkdale Vultures. University Blacks 16.18 (114) d Old Haileyburians 3.0 (18). De La Salle 13.13 (91) d Old Carey 5.10 (40). PREMIER C MENS Old Melburnians 11.15 (81) d Hampton Rovers 11.11 (77). Old Ivanhoe Grammarians 12.17 (89) d UHS VU 10.8 (68). Ormond 21.12 (138) d Old Geelong 6.9 (45). Monash Blues 7.14 (56) d Marcellin OC 7.4 (46). Mazenod 17.14 (116) d Preston Bullants 6.11 (47). PREMIER C RESERVE MENS Hampton Rovers 25.12 (162) d Old Mentonians 7.4 (46). Old Ivanhoe Grammarians 22.14 (146) d UHS VU 2.5 (17). Old Geelong 7.11 (53) d Ormond 4.5 (29). Monash Blues 8.8 (56) d Marcellin OC 8.3 (51). DIVISION 1 MENS St Mary’s Salesian 7.12 (54) d Brunswick 8.4 (52). Kew 16.13 (109) d Peninsula 8.5 (53). Therry Penola 7.6 (48) d Prahran Assumption 6.9 (45). Whitefriars 9.9 (63) d Oakleigh 6.14 (50). Old Camberwell Grammarians 15.11 (101) d PEGS 12.11 (83). DIVISION 1 RESERVE MENS St Mary’s Salesian 9.8 (62) d Brunswick 7.10 (52). Therry Penola 7.7 (49) d Prahran Assumption 4.6 (30). Kew 13.10 (88) d Peninsula 3.6 (24). Whitefriars 12.12 (84) d Oakleigh 7.9 (51). PEGS 5.9 (39) d Old Camberwell Grammarians 4.5 (29). DIVISION 2 MENS Ivanhoe 8.14 (62) d Aquinas 7.9 (61). Old Paradians 9.11 (65) d Yarra Old Grammarians 5.8 (38). MHSOB 25.18 (168) d Bulleen Templestowe 5.3 (33). Manningham Cobras 19.7 (121) d Power House 7.6 (48). Glen Eira 19.26 (140) d West Brunswick 6.6 (42). DIVISION 2 RESERVE MENS Aquinas 12.17 (89) d Ivanhoe 5.4 (34). Old Paradians 9.7 (61) d Yarra Old Grammarians 5.6 (36). MHSOB 27.29 (191) d Bulleen Templestowe 3.0 (18). Power House 12.19 (91) d Manningham Cobras 12.1 (73). Glen Eira 7.6 (48) d West Brunswick 7.6 (48). DIVISION 3 MENS Parkside 15.10 (100) d North Brunswick 8.9 (57). Emmaus St Leo’s 23.23 (161) d Albert Park 1.2 (8). Canterbury 14.20 (104) d Westbourne Grammarians 8.12 (60). Hawthorn 10.10 (70) d Richmond Central 9.13 (67). DIVISION 3 RESERVE MENS Parkside 6.9 (45) d North Brunswick 3.5 (23). Emmaus St Leos 19.15 (129) d Albert Park 4.2 (26). Canterbury 9.,8 (62) d Westbourne Grammarians 6.12 (48). Richmond Central 19.18 (132) d Hawthorn 4.4 (28). DIVISION 4 MENS South Melbourne Districts 15.9 (99) d La Trobe University 5.8 (38). Elsternwick 30.20 (200) d St Johns 1.2 (8). Swinburne University 11.14 (80) d Masala 8.10 (58). Box Hill North 9.6 (60) d Eley Park Sharks 8.10 (58). DIVISION 4 RESERVE MENS South Melbourn e Districts 14.13 (97) d La Trobe University 2.3 (15). St Johns v Brunswick. Swinburne University 18.23 (131) d Masala 1.7 (13). Eley Park Sharks 12.10 (82) d Box Hill North 5.10 (40). PREMIER WOMENS Caulfield Grammarians 3.11 (29) d Old Trinity 0.5 (5). Marcellin OC 3.3 (21)d Kew 3.3 (20). West Brunswick 6.5 (41) d St Mary’s Salesian 3.1 (19). Old Xavierians v St Kevins. PREMIER RESERVE WOMENS Caulfield Grammarians 6.5 (41) d Old Trinity 1.,5 (11). Marcellin OC 9.14 (68) d Kew 1.1 (7)(. West Brunswick 8.14 (62) d St Mary’s Salesian 1.4 (10). Old Xavierians v St Kevins. PREMIER B WOMENS Old Geelong 3.4 (22) d Monash Blues 2.6 (18). Colegians 5.3 (33) d Fitzroy 2.2 (14). Old Camberwell 3. (19) d Beaumaris 2.2 (14). Melbourne University 7.10 (52) d Yarra Old Grammarians 0.0 (0). PREMIER B RESERVE WOMENS Old Geelong 5.4 (34) d Monash Blues 5.3 (33). Fitzroy 2.6 (18) d Collegians 2.4 (16). Old Camberwell 3.3 (21) d Beaumaris 0.3 (3).

Melbourne University 10.17 (77) d Yarra Old Grammarians 0.0 (0). PREMIER C WOMENS Ivanhoe 2.8 (20) d North Brunswick 1.1 (7). St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 4.3 (27) d Aquinas 3.6 (24). Richmond Central v Brunswick Renegades. PREMIER C RESERVE WOMENS Ivanhoe 5.20 (509) d North Brunswick 0.0 (0). Aquinas 6.14 950) d St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 1.0 (6). Richmond Central v Brunswick Renegades. Mazenod v UHS-VU. DIVISION 1 WOMENS Williamstown 8.10 (58) d Old Melburnians 3.6 (22). Old Haileyburians 1.6 (12) d Whitefriars OC 1.4 (10). Old Scotch 4.10 (34) d Old Brighton 2.2 (14). DIVISION 2 WOMENS Old Mentonians 6.12 (48) d Hawthorn 0.2 (2). RMIT University 11.10 (76) d Canterbury 0.1 (1). Therry Penolas 5.3 (33) d La Trobe University 2.3 (15). Preston Bullants: Bye. DIVISION 3 WOMENS Hampton Rovers 3.7 (25) d Bullen Templestowe 3.0 (18). Preston Bullants v Oakleigh. Power House 2.8 (20) d South Melbourne Districts 0.1 (1). AJAX 2.2 (14) drew with Glen Eira 2.2 (14). DIVISION 4 WOMENS Swinburne University 4.7 (31) d Elsternwick 1.6 (12). De La Salle 7.10 (52) d Parkside 1.0 (6). Parkdale Vultures 10.7 (67) d MCC 2.4 (16). Emmaus St Leo’s v Albert Park. THIRDS WOMENS St Kevins 15.9 (99) d Monash Blues 0.2 (2). West Brunswick 5.6 (36) d St Mary’s Salesian 0.1 (1). Old Scotch 6.5 (41) d Melbourne University 0.0 (0). WESTERN REGION FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 SENIORS Altona 12.9 (81) d Sunshine 2.2 (14). Hoppers Crossing 22.18 (150) d Yarraville Seddon Eagles 4.8 (32). St Albans 13.15 (93) d Point Cook 4.1 (35). Spotswood 10.9 (69) d Caroline Springs 5.8 (38). Deer Park 12.12 (84) d Werribee Districts 10.16 (76). DIVISION 1 RESERVES Altona v Sunshine. Hoppers Crossing 10.13 (73) d Yarraville Seddon Eagles 7.6 (48). St Albans 9.6 (60) d Point Cook 8.8 (56). Caroline Springs 7.10 (52) d Spotswood 2.4 (16). Werribee Districts 20.14 (134) d Deer Park 3.3 (21). DIVISION 1 UNDER 18 Caroline Springs 7.11 (53) d Altona 0.0 (0). Hoppers Crossing 7.16 (58) d Yarraville Seddon Eagles 9.3 (57). Spotswood 14.10 (94) d Point Cook Centrals 9.6 (60). Werribee Districts 13.4 (82) d Point Cook 10.3 (63). DIVISION 2 SENIORS Albion 13.16 (94) d point Cook Centrals 7.9 (51). Wyndhamvale 11.11 (77) d Glen Orden 9.8 (62). Parkside 11.12 (78) d Newport 9.12 (66). North Footscray 19.19 (133) d West Footscray 5.7 (37). DIVISION 2 RESERVES Point Cook Centrals 8.8 (56) d Albion 5.12 (42). Glen Orden 7.5 (47) d Wyndhamvale 3.9 (27). Newport 7.7 (49) d Parkside 2.5 (17). North Footscray 14.6 (90) d West Footscray 8.7 (55). DIVISION 2 UNDER 18 Point Cook 11.7 (73) d Werribee Districts 3.4 (22). Newport 5.9 (39) d Tarneit 5.6 (36). St Albans v Flemington Juniors. Hoppers Crossing: Bye. DIVISION 3 SENIORS Braybrook 30.15 (195) d Laverton 4.7 (31). Wyndham Suns 20.12 (132) d Sunshine Heights 8.6 (54). Albanvale 25.14 (164) d Tarneit 3.5 (23). DIVISION 3 RESERVES Braybrook 27.24 (186) d Laverton 1.1 (7). Wyndham Suns 13.11 (89) d Sunshine Heights 2.7 (19). Albanvale 16.10 (106) d Tarneit 1.3 (9). North Sunshine: Bye. SENIOR WOMEN Point Cook 4.6 (30) d Braybrook/Albanvale 4.2 (26). North Sunshine 2.15 (17) d Wyndhamvale 0.4 (4). Manor Lakes 15.10 (100) d West Footscray 0.0 (0). Spotswood 10.14 (74) d Caroline Springs 1.1 (7). Werribee Centrals v Point Cook Centrals. Hoppers Crossing v Yarraviklle Seddon Eagles. Laverton: Bye.

AFL OUTER EAST DIV. 2 SCOREBOARD SENIORS Y. GLEN ....... 4.5, 8.6, 11.8, 14.10 (94) BROADFORD ..... 3.3, 3.4, 6.4, 6.6 (42) Yarra Glen. Goalkickers: C. Morrison 5, T. Ekers 2, B. Gardiner 2, J. Whelan 2, N. McKenzie, Z. Capuano, B. Binion. Best Players: C. Morrison, B. Gardner, T. Ekers, R. Wyles, L. Telford. Broadford. Goalkickers: M. Fenech 2, W. Zolnierczyk, B. Austin, B. Stray, R. Carman. Best Players: B. Austin, B. Fleming, S. Duggan, Z. Neilson, R. Carman, N. Johnson. K’LAKE ... 5.4, 11.6, 16.8, 19.13 (127) WARB.-MILL. ...... 3.3, 4.3, 4.6, 6.8 (44) Kinglake. Goalkickers: D. Pywell 5, B. Gallichio 3, C. Horman 3, W. Graf 2, A. Fairchild 2, J. Butterworth, J. Tyrrell, L. White, M. Langford. Best Players: R. King, L. Hannah, W. Graf, E. Robsinon, L. Gilbert, M. McAllister. Warburton-Millgrove. Goal-kickers: T. Elliott 2, J. Dobson 2, L. Barnard, D. Anderson. Best Players: A. Norfolk, D. Anderson, J. Iacono, T. McKail, R. Nyko, S. Ferris. P’TOWN ...... 1.8, 5.11, 6.16, 9.17 (71) Y. JUNC. .......... 2.2, 3.5, 6.8, 9.15 (69) P:owelltown. Goalkickers: G. Sheppard 6, J. Mitchell, L. Winter-Annette, J. Bayliss. Best Players: J. Walker, G. Sheppard, J. Bayliss, J. Ashby, S. Halliday, R. Johnson. Yarra Junction. Goalkickers: D. Johnson 3, S. Morton 2, C. Hoare 2, J. Bombinski, M. Brown. Best Players: E. Wadsworth, C. Hoare, D. Johnson, R. Wade, D. Eliadis, C. Holmes. ALEX. ...... 2.7, 5.11, 9.12, 14.13 (97) YEA ................... 1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 2.4 (16) Alexandra. Goalkickers: E. Watkin 5, B. Gunning 5, B. Norris 3, J. Daniel. Best Players: D. Galea, H. Olsson, C. Phillips, T. Boots, B. Gunning, H. Kelly. Yea. Goalkickers: J. McMaster, B. Wilsmore. Best Players: H. Jarvie, B. Wilsmere, J. Mahon, D. Pell, I. Poretr, M. Quine. RESERVES YARRA GLEN ... 1.0, 4.5, 6.7, 9.10 (64) BROADFORD ..... 1.3, 2.4, 5.7, 5.8 (38) Yarra Glen. Goalkickers: C. McCormick 3, S. Duncan 2, L. Wall 2, S. Twite-Moore. Best Players: L. Wall, C. McCormick, D. Fenech, S. Twite-Moore, M. McCann, S. Duncan. Broadford. Goalkickers: Z. Hill 2, G. Torney, A. Gleeson, J. Heers. Best Players: Z. Hill, M. Whiteside, J.Ruedin, D. Jussey, A. Gleeson, M. Dunbar. WARB.-MILL. ..... 2.4, 2.7, 6.7, 6.7 (43) KINGLAKE .......... 1.0, 2.2, 4.2, 6.4 (40) Warburton-Millgrove. Goalkickers: K. hal 5, S. Irwin. Best Players: K. Hall, M. Sidari, D. Eastwood, J. Bishop, M. Hayne, T. Kelly. Kingalke. Goalkickers: J. Nixon 3, D. Coen, T. Castles, J. Banbury. Best Players: J. Nixon, J. Chalmers, A. Carter, A. Young, T. Castles, J. Graf. POWELLTOWN .. 1.2, 6.4, 8.5, 11.8 (74) YARRA JUNC. .... 1.1, 2.1, 2.3, 2.5 (17) Powelltown. Goalkickers: G. Newing 3, M. Wood 2, J. Dobwson, C. Betka, C. Robinson, T. Markoulakis, T. Robinson, R. Elvey. Best Players: T. Robinson, A. Nurse, C. Betka, T. Hallmark, A. Justice, D. Saunderson. Yarra Junction. Goalkickers: B. Freedman, B. Carter. Best Players: P. Young, A. Dos Santos, J. Taylor, L. Kleeman, B. Carter, D. Lever. ALEX. ..... 4.4, 6.10, 10.11, 13.15 (93) YEA ..................... 0.0, 1.1, 1.1, 1.2 (8) Alexandra. Goalkickers: H. Dunsford 3, J. Hehir 3, B. Irvine 3, B. Humphries 2, J. Rice 2. Yea. Goalkicker: L. White. Best Players: H. Wilton, C. Jenkins, L. Young, A. Ross, E. Neilson, H. Fitzsimons. LADDERS Seniors. 1. Kinglake, 165.53, 20. 2. Alexandra, 183.38, 16. 3. Yarra Junction, 200.64, 12. 4. Yarra Glen, 114.21, 12. 5. Powelltown, 103.74, 12. 6. WarburtonMillgrove, 94.96, 4. 7. Yea, 46.92, 4. 8. Broadford, 30.29, 0. Reserves. 1. Warburton-Millgrove, 484.8-, 16. 2. Kinglake, 239.08, 16. 3. Powelltown, 155.77, 16. 4. Alexandra, 85.88, 12. 5. Yarra Glen, 112.08, 8. 6. Yea, 41.13, 4. 7. Broadford, 38.34, 4. 8. Yarra Junction, 35.22, 4. FIXTURES Round 6. Saturday, May 22. Alexandra v Yarra junction. Kinglake v Yea. Powelltown v Broadford. Yarra Glen v Warburton-Millgrove. (Seniors: 2.10pm. Reserves: 12.10pm)


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