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Yea man in Court after alleged find of ‘ice’ and cash

■ A YEA man, 26, has been charged with a number of offences including trafficking methyl-amphetamine and possessing proceeds of crime. Kilmore Police charged three people late last week after stopping to speak to two drivers believed to be acting suspiciously in Kilmore. Two cars were spotted on the Northern Highway by Police just after midnight on Thursday. “A search of the vehicles resulted in Police allegedly finding a quantity of methyl-amphetamine and a large amount of cash,” said a Police spokeswoman. Two women, aged 22 and 27, from Tallarook and Seymour respectively, and the Yea man, were charged with a number of offences, which including trafficking, and possession of proceeds of crime. The Seymour woman and the Yea man were due to appear at Seymour Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning. “(The) Tallarook woman will b e dealt with by drug diversion,” said the Police spokeswoman. ■ Matthew Francis Kelly is due to appear at Seymour Magistrates’ Court at 9.30am on Thursday, February 2.

● Laura Cavanagh,of Yea, a staff member at Marmalades, checks on the Christmas shop window at the historic E.S. Purcell store.

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Pheasant Creek artist on show

● Gallery 34 proprietor David Bates with artist John Sharp in Yea ■ Pheasant Creek artist John Sharpopened his Wildlife exhibition at Yea’s Gallery 34 on Saturday (Dec. 3). Gallery 34 owner David Bates said John completed some master classes at RMIT in stencil art and ink drawing while at high school. After experimenting with copper and zinc etchings, he chose to work on linocuts and developed plates using several ideas. For etching, John scratches every line he wants to appear in the final artwork onto a sheet of acetate with a mounted needle.

LOCAL EMAIL SCAM ■ Yea Police warn of an email scam letter that is being sent to local internet users. The emails suggest that the recipients have overdue fines for “negligent driving”. Immediate payment is requested by the email sender, with re-cipients asked to click on an email to transfer funds elec-tronically. “You have been issued with a traffic infringement,” the

email begins. A register or infringement notice is quoted, with a request of $109.52 or $103 to be paid. One notice says” The fine

will be sent by mail to your address However you can visualise it now, please click here.” Payment was requested within two days. Sgt Trevor Connell of Yea Police has received several complaints of the bogus emails from local people over the past week. Sgt Connell asked local people to be vigilant.

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For some families the first Christmas after losing a family member can be a difficult time so each December we hold a Christmas Remembrance Service at each of our chapels and we warmly invite you and your family to attend. Monday, December, 12. 2016 at the McCormack Chapel , 11 Highett Street Mansfield at 7.30pm Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the Murrindindi Chapel , 21 Johnston Street Alexandra at 7.30pm Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of each service As part of our Service family members or friends are welcome to read out and share a tribute statement or poem in memory of their loved one. We look forward to you, your family and friends joining us in what will be a night of reflection.

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Latest News

$2.7 mil. roads contracts awarded Local Briefs After school

■ Sacred Heart School, Yea, will be offering After School Care commencing Term One 2017. The program will operate every afternoon from 3.30pm to 6 pm in Maranatha Hall. Limited places will be available.


■ A notice indicates that Alexandra Post Office will be open only to 10am today (Wed.) for parcel pick-up only due to a power outage. ■ The Local Paper is eager to share your local news. Send to: editor@Local

■ Murrindindi Shire Council has awarded contracts worth more than $2.7 million for road works. In a confidential section of last month’s Council meeting, Councillors agreed to two motions proposed by Cr Eric Lording. The Council accepted the tender from Alpine Civil Pty Ltd for the lump sum price of $1,018,078.53 ($925,525.94 excluding GST), with a $185,000 (excluding GST) contingency allowance, for the 201617 gravel road resheeting program. The total project cost is $1,221,577.50 ($1,110,525.94 ex-

cluding GST). The Council has also accepted the tender from Quality Roads Pty Ltd for the lump sum price of $1,713,606.64 ($1,557,824.22 excluding GST), with a $138,376.78 (excluding GST) contingency allowance, for the sealed roads program 2016-2017. Total project costis $1,865,821.10 ($1,696,201.00 excluding GST) The Council has authorised the signing and sealing of the contracts. Council’s seal has been afixed to these contracts.

Carols at Kinglake

Christmas Cheer at Shire Hall

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Yea Newsagency 74 High St, Yea Phone: 5797 2196

● Jenny and Bruce Kindred were guests at the Yea Shire Hall on Friday night (Dec. 2) as the Rotary Club of Yea hosted more senior members of the community for Christmas dinner. Some120 guests enjoyed a two-course meal, sang Carols with the Yea Choir, enjoyed the Dindi Line Dancers moves and listened to the Three Fathers (the Fourth is on holidays).

Farewell to Deb

The School Council of Taggerty Primary School wishes to advise that Taggerty Primary School will remain open. The decision was made at the School Council meeting of 29th November, 2016. For further information please contact our School Council President, Cassie Houghton on 0497 552 833. For enrolments please contact the school on 5774 7224.

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■ Kinglake Community Christmas Carols will be held from 2pm-3.30pm this Sunday (Dec. 11) at Bollygum Market, Kinglake. Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House is collecting donated hamper items for distribution for community members who need a helping hand during the Christmas period. ■ A farewell function for the Principal of the Ivanhoe Grammar School Plenty Campus, Deb Sukarna, was held on Thursday night (Dec. 1). Ms Sukarna, who has led the Mernda campus for some years will continue to consult in the education sector.


● Jenny and Barry Purvis enjoy the Christmas cheer.

News Briefs Phone outage anger

■ Yea pensioner Enzo Mocenigo, 72, says last week’s Telstra outage took services back into the last century: no mobile and no internet. Mr Mocenigo, of Court St., said only text messages could be sent for a number of days. The outage hit the region as far as Eildon. He said Telstra did not have the courtesy to contact customers. He spent several hours trying to contact the communications company: “They play stupid.”

CFA rush to fire

■ Hilldene and Seymour CFA volunteers attended to a fire in a V/Line Sprinter carriage on Friday at Seymour Railway Station. Observers say an electrical fire broke out in the inside roof of the carraige where the electrics are installed.


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Govt’s pipe dreams ■ State MLA Cindy McLeish has slammed a Labor Government proposal to reverse the North-South Pipeline, calling it another costly white elephant. "Labor's fascination with costly white elephant water projects is beyond the pale. Victorians pay for this and sadly we never see a drop of water delivered," Ms McLeish said. The Government report has found reversing the North-South Pipeline would cost $277m and require a new pipeline going either under or over the Yarra River. It also found there were no clear environmental benefits to reversing the pipeline and the cost of water in the Goulburn system would need to reach $1350/ML for the project to be

Local Briefs Under 12 cricket

■ The young Tigers travelled to Tallarook and were greeted by a friendly opposition and a very nice ground for both players and spectators. Yea batted up first and a good opening partnership from Riley and Conner putting on 33 runs, lots of our players scoring their first 4 for the year and Aussie hitting a nice 6 from a cut shot. Yea ended the 20 overs with 122 on the board with everyone contributing to the score. With a short boundary we had to bowl well and that's exactly what the team did with less wides this week, good field-

economically viable. This is well above historic levels. "People in our region are sick to death of Labor messing with their lives and their livelihoods. “We don't want to be forced to pay for more pumps and pipes that deliver water above the cost of production," Ms McLeish said. "Daniel Andrews and Labor should start showing some respect for the people in the Goulburn catchment." Ms McLeish said: "Minister for Water Lisa Neville should spend more time working with our community to overcome the problems with the Murray Darling Basin Plan rather than wasting time on pipe dreams."

ing also with keeper Aussie finishing with a couple of stumping and Tyson with a run out keeping Tallarook to 80 runs, another good win to the Tigers in a good spirited game. Well done team. Andrew Cunningham

Cheques for scholars

■ A presentation of $200 cheques from Neighbourhood Watch Yea will be made to three primary students and one secondary school pupil at Marmalades, Yea, at 11.30am tomorrow (Thurs.). Students will come from Yea Primary, Flowerdale, Sacred Heart and Yea High

Schools. Funds were raised from previous years’ raffles. More volunteers are needed for the Neighbourhood Watch organisation.

Wine tax rebate win

■ Indi MHR Cathy McGowan has welcomed the Turnbull Government's announcement of changes to the Wine Equalisation Tax Rebate to assist local winemakers and associated tourism. Indi winemakers were included in a national consultation in recent weeks led by Ministers Kelly O'Dwyer and Anne Ruston.

In Our Schools At Sacred Heart

■ The Annual General Meeting for the School Advisory Board at Sacred Heart School, Yea, is due to be held at 7pm tonight (Wed.). TheAGM for the School Community Partnerships Team was held recently, with Stephanie Webb and Christine Fairchild elected to the general committee. Leesa Bree remains as Treasurer, Alissia Foster stays as Secretary and Sarah Cunningham, Di Fletcher, Jo Dignam and Peta Broad have also offered to stay on the team. Naomi Harry is stepping down as Team Leader and this position remains vacant. Naomi will stay on as a general team member.

JIm at Alexandra

■ Jim Asimakopoulos OAM has visited Grade 5/6 students at Alexandra Primary School. He spoke to our students about being their best and reaching their goals. Jim visits schools, community groups and football clubs across Victoria, where he encourages people to believe in themselves. Jim has lived with Cerebral Palsy all his life.

F’dale: $600 raised

■ A total of $600 was raised for Flowerdale Primary School from the parents’ shopping trip. Flowerdale students participated in a Bus Driver Appreciation Day last month.

Party at H’lands

■ The final Christmas Party before Highlands Primary School closes was scheduled to be held on Friday night (Dec. 2) at the Highlands Hall. The Highlands Community Christmas Break-Up was due to start with a barbecue, carols, and a visit from Santa.

Carnival at W’sea

■ The Whittlesea Primary School Christmas Carnival will be held between 5.30pm8pm this Friday (Dec. 9). A time capsule from 1991 will be unveiled on the day.

Community Carols

■ St Mary’s School, Whittlesea, Fir St, will host Christmas Carols at 7pm on Saturday (Dec. 10). Santa is due to make an appearance at 6.45pm. The event is hosted by by WMI (Whittlesea Combined Churches) and Whittlesea Combined Schools.

Graduation time

■ The graduation event for Grade 6 Eildon Primary School students is due to take place at the Eildon Boat Club tomorrow (Thursday, December 8). The School has received $950 funding from the Lions Club of Eildon for the Financial Hardship Program.

Fairy tale dress-up

■ The whole student body at Kinglake Primary School will be involved in a Fairy Tale dress-up theme on Friday (Dec. 9). The school term is due to end on Tuesday, December 20.

At Kinglake West

■ The final of five transition sessions for the 2017 Foundation (prep.) students at Kinglake West Primary School was held on Thursday (Dec. 1). A Teddy Bears Picnic was held to celebrate the special day.

In ceremony

■ Toolangi Primary School students played a vital role in the closing ceremony of the Toolangi Sculpture Trail. Photographs of the event, late last month, were shared on the Trail’s Facebook page by Karena Goldfinch.

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Local News

Council offices to close on Fri. a’noon ■ Murrindindi Shire Council offices at Alexandra, Yea and Kinglake will close for a half-day from 12 Noon this Friday (Dec. 9). Council officers, led by Chief Executive Officer Margaret Abbey, have announced office closures over the Christmas-New Year period. The three offices will be closed on Saturday, December 24; Monday, December 26; and Tuesday, December 27. Reduced staff will open the offices between 9am-5pm on each of WednesdayThursday-Friday, December 28-29-30. Offices will be shut on Saturday, December 31 and Monday, January 2. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, January 3. Alexandra Library will be open from 9.30am-12 Noon this Friday (Dec. 9). The Alex. Library will be closed on Sat-

● Margaret Abbey urday, December 24; rary will be closed on Monday, December Saturday, December 26; Tuesday, Decem- 24; Monday, December 27; Wednesday, ber 26; Tuesday, DeDecember 28; open- cember 27; opening ing normal hours on normal hours on Thursday, December Wednesday, Decem29 and Friday, De- ber 28; Thursday, December 30. cember 29. The serNormal hours will vice will not operate resume on Tuesday, on Friday, December January 3. 30. The Mobile LiNormal hours will brary will be closed resume on Tuesday, this Friday (Dec. 9). January 3. The Mobile LiMaternal and

Child Health Centres will be closed on Monday, December 26; Tuesday, December 27; Wednesday, December 28; Thursday, December 29; Friday, December 30; and Monday, January 2. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, January 3. All Resource Recovery Centres (Transfer Stations) will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Normal hours apply for Tuesday, December 27 and Monday, January 2. All Recovery Centres are closed on days of Total Fire Ban. Kerbside garbage and recycling collection services will continue as normal throughout the Christmas holiday period. Local Laws after hours emergency: 0419 572 425 (stock on roads, dog attacks or situations that pose serious risk to life or property)

Only one Murrindindi blackspot to be fixed ■ A single telecommunications blackspot in Murrindindi Shire will be fixed under funding announced by the Federal Government. Independent MHR for Indi, Cathy McGowan, described the result as “great”. The Murrindindi location is Mt Dom Dom, near Narbethong and Marysville. Other locations in Indi are are Baranduda Range in the City of Wodonga; Beechworth-Wodonga Road in Indigo Shire; Kevington in Mansfield Shire; Omeo Highway, Tallangatta South and Tallangatta Valley in Towong Shire; and Wandiligong in Alpine Shire. Ms McEwen sent out a selfcongratulatory press release on Friday, claiming that “effective lobbying for telecommunications has led to another great result for mobile phone black spots in Indi”. Meanwhile, the McEwen electorate held by Labor MHR Rob Mitchell will receive funds for one blacklspot, despite 30 applications being made. “Yet again, the Turnbull Government has ignored the urgent need for mobile communications in our communities across McEwen,” Mr Mitchell said. “Despite the more than 30

News Briefs Carols in the Park

■ Yea Railway Park is the venue for Carols In The Park to be held from 6.30pm on Thursday, December 15, advise Catherine and Charles Rattray. Run in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Yea, the event includes a sausage sizzle, performances by the Yea combined choirs, and a visit by Santa.

Council meeting

■ The next meeting of Murrindindi Shire Council is scheduled to take place at 6pm on Wednesday, December 21. Location will be the Alexandra chambers of Council. The following month sees Council meetings return to Yea every second month. The meeting on Wednesday, January 25, is due to commence at 6pm.

Conflict of interest

■ Murrindindi Shire CEO Margaret Abbey made a ‘disclosure of interest or conflict of interest’ at the November monthly meeting of Council. Ms Abbey declared an interest in an item of the agenda due to her involvement being listed in the applications by the Alexandra and District 150th Committee and the Speak Up Alexandra and More Murals Victoriaapplication being auspiced by Dame Pattie Menzies Centre Inc.

No more permits

■ Burning permits are no longer being issued in Murrindindi Shire Council. This will be the case through until the end of the CFA Fire Danger Period. Council has ceased the issuing of permits to allow for any existing burns with permits to extinguish prior to the Fire Danger Period commencing. Further information can be obtained on the Bushfire Prevention and Planning pages of Council's website or by contacting Council’s Local Laws Unit on 5772 0333.

No CCTV for Shire

■ Murrindindi Council currently has no provision within its budget for the installation of closed circuit television or audio equipment for its Council meetings, Chief Executive Officer Margaret Abbey told last month’s meeting. Nor has it resolved on exploring this as an option to consider at this point in time,” Ms Abbey said. Ms Abbey was responding to a question if Council might agree for spend up to $4000 to install portable CCTV recording or audio only recording for each of every open Council meeting.

Coach at Villains

■ Brodie Arnott will be the coach for the Marysville Villains veterans football club for 2017. Players of age 35 or over keen are being recruited for the season ahead.

Chopper in region

● Cathy McGowan, Federal MHR for Indi Black Spot locations submit- seats. Sadly, this government ted for Round 2 of the Mobile has yet again showed that they Black Spot Program, we have are more interested in political received funding for just one strategy than in connecting our region,” Mr Mitchell said. tower. “This is great news, follow“After the disgraceful pork barreling of Liberal and Na- ing effective lobbying and a tional electorates in Round 1, strategic approach to telecomwe were hopeful that this time, munications in Indi,” said Ms decision might be made on McGowan. ■ Improved mobile coverage need. “No such luck. Of the 765 in the Devil’s River area, near towers allocated across Eildon, is due to commence Rounds 1 and 2, 650 of these next week with the launch of are in Liberal/National-held the base station on Dec. 15.

● DELWP's Sikorsky S61 347 in Mansfield at the weekend ■ CFA volunteers have been looking to the local skies to see the Department of Environment. Land, Water and Planning’s two Sikorsky helicopters. Currently at the Mansfield Airbase are two Sikorsky S-61 helitak aircraft. The 347 and the 348 both have the capability to use a belly tank (which holds 3500 litres) or a long line bucket (3200 litres). They can also carry 17 personnel (transportation and rappelling). A fixed wing bomber is due to join these aircraft shortly. DELWP and Vic Emergency are providing resources to keep the area safe over the Summer period.

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In the Christmas mood ■ Hand-made decorated Christmas trees made their appearance outside Yea shop fronts at the weekend. Cheryl and Bob O’Halloran initiated the project, which was supported by the Rotary Club of Yea. The O’Hallorans met a couple on their caravn travels. They talked about such a project in their town. Bob drew up a pattern, and he and blokes from the Yea Men's Shed cut them out and painted the trees, Cheryl and Bob delivered to local schools, kinder, nursing home, for kids and residents to decorate. Well done to all concerned. In Whittlesea, the township has been embellished with Santa decorations, courtesy of local Lions Club members.

Bowls approval

The venue will probably be the same as last year – between the Police Station and the Information Centre, says the Triangle News. The Alexandra Band will be playing. There will be a pageant in which children will participate. Come as angels, shepherds, wise men, and animals. For more information please contact Vicar, Fr John Jessop.

Pest forum

● Christmas trees have appeared on High St, Yea

Long Shots

■ Well done to the happy gang that runs the Whittlesea Bowls Club. As paying guests, your scribe enjoyed an Angus steak in the Bistro on Saturday night. Our companion had the Chicken Scalopino. Both good value. Long Shots also left a donation for the Club - via the pokies. We recommend the venue for value.

Lakers prepare ■ Kinglake correspondent Ashley Geelan writes: “Kinglake footballers and netballers are set to start pre-season for 2017 from tonight (Dec. 7) with senior coach Brad Wilkinson issuing the edict that those who“are planning on missing the first pre-

■ A Deer, Kangaroo and Animal Pest Forum was due to be held last Thursday (Dec. 1) at Molesworth Hall. Guest speakers organised were Chris Cummins, District Firearms Officer, Victoria Police; Lee Murray, Wildlife Officer, Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning; Stewart Glashan, Game Management Authority; and Colin Brumley, Australian Deer Association..

Mel on the job

■ Mel Bronca has been appointed as the Hughes Creek Catchment Collective’s Landcare Co-Ordinator. She has been Secretary of the Collective. edit or@L ocalP aper editor@L ocalPaper aper..c om. om.aa u

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season training on Wednesday night do so at your own risk.” Training starts at 6pm tonight at the Kinglake Memorial Oval and will be followed after training by a barbecue.

Carols at M’ville ■ The Marysville Community Carol Service will be held on Sunday, December 18, from 6.45pm.

All aboard at Molesworth

Morning Light

■ Have you purchased a ticket for the Morning Light painting by artist Meg Heres being offered in a raffle by the Rotary Club of Yea before their Art Show to be held on the Australia Day weekend?

Legal advice ■ Henry Kett, in 1814, is quoted to have said: “A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.”

Summer up north

● Molesworth. Mansfield train leaving, 1914. Photo” State Library of Victoria

■ The Local Paper heard on Friday from former 75-year Yea resident Noreen Garlick, now of Gatton, near Toowoomba. Temperatures have been close to 40° in Noreen’s neck of the woods.

Your Stars with Kerry Kulkens ARIES: (March 21-April 20) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: You could be feeling the need to be free of some of the responsibilities you have been carrying lately There could be some travel coming up, but the tendency to go to extremes should be nipped in the bud. TAURUS: (April 21- May 20) Lucky Colour: Cream Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: You may need to sort out a few priorities and it would be wiser to take nothing for granted. Check all communications carefully as the possibilities for errors are great. You will feel happier in your domestic scene. GEMINI: (May 21- June 21) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: Not the time to get over excited and make rash promises. Spend your money only on necessities, also make sure all accounts are paid for and that you are not being over charged. CANCER: (June 22- July 22) Lucky Colour: Silver Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: Not wise to rely entirely on your own judgment ask for advice. Personal relationships could be troubling you, just try to take things calmly with your partners. Don't blow up things out of proportion and say things you really do not mean. LEO: (July 23-August 22) Lucky Colour: Red Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: You could be craving for some luxury and may even try to indulge in something you can't really afford. Hasty decisions could put you on the wrong track, so check everything before promising anything important. Mostly it should be a happier time. VIRGO: (August 23- September 23) Lucky Colour: Cream Lucky Day: Sunday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: You could be feeling resentful towards any form of restriction and some restlessness is evident. Your judgment may not be up to par, so leave all important decisions till later. Some little luxuries later on are indicated. LIBRA: (September 24- October 23) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: As your emotions are very much on the surface now, do not make any hard and fast decisions. Best to wait till you have calmed down and have your emotions under control.You may regret the fact that you have confided in someone you shouldn't have trusted. SCORPIO: (October 24- November 22) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: You could be just a little too hesitant in deciding on something important and you could be missing out on a good deal. However do not let this influence you in future decision making and become too hasty. SAGITTARIUS: (November23- December20) Lucky Colour: Violet Lucky Day: Sunday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: You cannot rely on anything or anybody at eh moment. Best to do the important things yourself and make the hard decisions later on. Your own intuition is the best at the present time. CAPRICORN: (December 21- January 19) Lucky Colour: Fawn Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: You could find it hard to keep up with things happening around you. There are some confusing aspects operating in your sector. Just let things happen and sit tight at the moment. Soon you will be in control again. AQUARIUS: (January 20- February 19) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: You could be asked to help a friend in need. The best thing to do is give all the help you can, but refuse anything that will put you in a n awkward situation. It is up to you to put the breaks on when you feel it necessary. PISCES: (February 20- March 20) Lucky Colour: Pink Lucky Day: Saturday Racing Numbers: Lotto Numbers: There could be something to celebrate due to your general good luck. Remember a friend who doesn't have much joy in life as you. Your financial situation should improve very much and this will help you to make plans for the future. Kerry Kulkens psychic line 1902 240 051 or 1820 727 727 Call cost: $5.50 Inc. g.s.t. Per min. M o b //p p a y eexx t r a . Visit Kerry Kulkens magic shop at 1693 Burwood hwy Belgrave ph./fax (03) 9754 4587 w w w . kkee r r y k u l kkee n s . c o m . a u Like us on Facebook

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Just Briefly Open day at Yea

■ A successful Open Day was held by Yea CFA on Sunday (Dec. 3). The event included a visit by Santa. Local volunteers are pleased that a CFA education van attracted more than 200 visitors on Yea Show day. Of these, more than half participated in a 15-minute survey.

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Tardis popular

■ Adam Driscoll performed in the role of Doctor Who at the launch of the Yea Community House’s Tardis at the Yea Community Market on Saturday (Dec. 3). The Tardis is a project of the Yea Community House, and in part funded by the Market.

Tennis tourney

■ The Terip Terip Annual Tennis Tournament will be held at Terip Recreation Reserve from 10am on Saturday, January 14.

Book on St Peter’s

■ Jillian Durance has authored a book on the history of St Peter’s Memorial Church, Kinglake. A Shrine On The Mountain looks back to 1918 when local families decided to build a memorial church. The church was dedicated in 1922, and was destroyed by the 2009 fires.

■ State Parliamentarians are on the job on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week for the final sitting days for 2017 for the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.

VicForests bosses

■ Michael Humphris is the new Chair, and Therese Ryan is Deputy Chair, of VicForests. VicForests is responsible for the sustainable harvest, regrowing and commercial sale of timber from Victoria’s public native forests.

Tigers ID is key

■ A Yea Football Netball Club membership tag gave extra value for a Tigers member last week. A good samaritan in Melbourne picked up a set of car keys near Swan St, Richmond, with the Yea FNC membership tag No 102. The keys were located at the information desk at Richmond Railway Station. The owner of the set of keys was asked to contact the Club or railway authorities to regain possession.

State Snippets Politicians on job

● Jenny Mikakos ■ Victorian Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, met last Thursday with a specialist family violence worker who is now working in Seymour and Shepparton. By placing family violence workers and child protection workers together, families will be better able to quickly access the services and help they need to keep them safe. The State Government is investing nearly $550,000 over five years for Primary Care Connect through the Family Violence Child Protection Partnership – a $17.5 million initiative. Family violence can have a lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, as well as placing families at risk of further trauma and crisis.

Money for races

■ Racegoers attending marquee events at Victorian country racing venues will enjoy upgraded facilities, thanks to a $140,000 package partly funded by the State Government. Martin Pakula, Minister for Racing, visited the Seymour Racing Club last week to announce funding for 14 racing clubs to purchase new tables, chairs, umbrellas and other marquee furniture. The Government is contributing almost $70,000 towards the refurbishments through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund. Country Racing Victoria is providing almost $49,000 and the clubs are also collectively providing more than $20,000. Seymour Racing Club received $5000 from the funding package for 15 new round tables, 15 trestle tables, 200 chairs and 10 umbrellas.

Game Authority

● Louisa Bennett has won significant local support for her ‘Health Solutions for Everybody’ business in High St, Yea.

Local People

■ Brian Hine is the new Chair of the Game Management Authority. Mr Hine brings more than 35 years of experience to the role, working in areas such as land management, health and human services, local government and emergency services. Most recently, he served as Victoria’s Deputy Emergency Services Commissioner. ■ The

Yea Community Market W Photos: Ash Long

● Cath Scott and John Munday (Summer Rain) performed on Saturday

● Julie Lynch and Les Hall of the Rotary Club of Yea

● Keith Hoffman of Clarks Rd, Yea, with Larry Taylor of Highlands

● Steve Rumney and Judi Newman of Mandy’s Christmas Cakes & Puddings

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Sports Briefs Yea Golf Club

■ Peter Keast, who takes on the role of greens supervisor at Yea Golf Club, found them to be in perfect conditions on Saturday. Peter was heard to remark that "that was my best round ever" after completing the 18th. The day's event was a Stableford and Peter won the day with 39 points from his 22 handicap. A feature of his play was his pitching to the pin from about 30 metres. Trevor Connell had a return to form and was runner-up with 38 points. Johnathan Fisher had a complete form reversal. After winning the Club Award last week for the least good score he had an excellent 36 points this week to finish third. Gary Pollard was Nearest The Pinon the 2nd and Carl Maffei took home the Club Award. On Wednesday Neil Peterson had 38 Stableford points to be the daily winner from Gary Pollard on 37. Bill Dredge took out the NTP and the Club Award. Following the success of the recent ‘Nine and Dine’ there will be Friday evening golf again this week. Arrive to play at around 5pm and then stay for a barbecue after golf. There will be an Ambrose event and also an individual Stableford 9 holes. Come along and enjoy the course. - Gary Pollard

Under 14 cricket ■ Yea's Under 14 cricketers travelled to Nagambie on Saturday. The team welcomed back key batsmen John Turvey and Jordyn Beattie, but were without strike bowlers Ruby O'Dwyer and Monty Lawson. Skipper Abby Christie won the toss and batted. Opening batsmen Austen Ross and no 3 batsmen Reece Hargreaves were the unsung heroes of the innings, seeing off Nagambie's strong opening bowling combination. Austen and Reece's contribution to the innings was greatly appreciated by our middle order batsmen, well done guys. John Turvey was in blistering form hitting five fours and a six before retiring undefeated on 30. Riley Slevin also batted well retiring on 32. Max Hargreaves anchored the innings finishing 15 not out. Shot of the day was a majestic cover drive off the bat of Jordyn Beattie. The Tigers innings finished at 6/115 from 25 overs. Abby Christie and John Turvey had Nagambie's batsmen tied down early and were well backed up by first changers Leo HalfordMolinaro and Riley. Leo was first to strike to have Nagambie 1/ 24 after 8 overs. Unfortunately the Tigers were unable to defend their score despite some excellent efforts in the field. Nagambie passed Yea's total with six balls to spare in a tight and hard fought game of cricket. - Contributed

Council Briefs Snapshot launch ■ The 'State of Murrindindi's Children' Snapshot Report was launched by the former Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People, Bernie Geary, at the Murrindindi Shire Council Chambers in Yea on Monday, November 28. Community Services Portfolio Cr Sandice McAulay said the report was developed to promote better use of data and evidence for local community capacity building, service planning and program evaluation.

Don’t park there ■ 'Don't Park in the Blue Spot' is a campaign aimed at raising awareness about disability in local communities. The initiative forms part of the Nexus Primary Health Rural Access Program and is supported by the Murrindindi Shire Council Access and Inclusion Committee. - Contributed

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Kinglake to host Sun Tour

■ Kinglake will host stage four of Australia's oldest stage cycling race in 2017 with the 64th annual Jayco Herald Sun Tour's final day to be held locally on Sunday February 5. The 624.2km race will see British cyclist and 2016's defending Tour champion and three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome launch his 2017 campaign with Team Sky at the event. The Kinglake stage consists of four laps totalling 31km with the start and finish being at the corner of Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd and Glenburn Rd, outside the Kinglake Hotel The route is Glenburn Road to the Melba Hwy then south along the Melba Hwy returning to Kinglake via the HealesvilleKinglake Rd. “The day should be a great event for the community and Kinglake with more than 10,000 visitors expected over the weekend," said Kinglake publican John Holmes. The 2017 race includes steep Kinglake Ranges terrain with the overall five-stage race distance growing by 85km to 624.2km. The race begins in Melbourne with a 2.1km prologue time-trial around Federation Square and Southbank on Feb 1.

King sensation ■ For the past week sensational regard to the King have been featured in the daily news.papers, and the Empire is now waiting for an authoritive statement as to the position.

New Years Eve ■ Dancers are reminded to keep New Year's Eve free for the grand annual ball of the Whittlesea Church of England, when a happy evening is promised for all.

Ruffy shearing ■ Shearing operations are nearly over for another twelve months. The clips are a lot lighter than last year but prices are better and may make up for the shortage. There is no doubt about top dressing being a marked success as both lambs and wool were of a much better quality than off the not top-dressed. A fall of rain would do a lot of good. ● The Columbian Kangaroo, Esteban Chaves, is the first big name to confirm for the start line of the 2017 Jayco Herald Sun Tour. Stage 1 is a 169.9km climb ing last weekend (Dec. 3) that from Wangaratta to Falls the charlift’s owner had obCreek, with stage 2 being jected to local council about 165.6km from Mt Beauty to roads being closed and the imBeechworth, and stage 3 of pact on tourism. 165.6 from Benalla to The Kinglake business Nagambie before the final four community worked tirelessly laps of Kinglake of 121km. behind the scenes, siezing the Whilst stage four was last opportunity to host the final year held on the Mornington stage of Australia's largest cyPeninsula at Arthur's Seat, it cling event on Sunday Februis believed that following the ary 5. Arthur's Seat chairlift re-open- Ashley Geelan

Tough day for Tigers ■ A-Grade on Saturday saw Yea return to Avenel for the second week of their two day fixture. Avenel had put 188 on the board on day one. Yea resumed at 0/5 but was quickly on the back foot with the loss of some crucial early wickets. James Clavarino fought hard and made a dogged 17 opening the batting, however there was little else to cheer about for Yea, as only three batsmen made it to double figures, eventually being dismissed for 73 in the 50th over. One bright spot was a quick 10 not out to debutant Jack Christie. As Yea was more than 100 runs behind on the first inning Avenel had the option to enforce the followon, which they duly did. After losing both openers cheaply Kane Smith (21) and Nathan Beattie (16) put together a nice partnership as the Tigers attempted to stave off the possibility of an outright loss. Following those two, Ryan Akers and Matthew Lockhart made 14 apiece as Yea tried to bat out to the

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close of play. A couple of late wickets made things interesting, But Yea managed to make it to the end of play with two wickets in hand to ensure they only suffered a first innings defeat. All in all a very disappointing day for the Tigers however they remain in the top four and will attempt to bounce back against Alexandra at home this coming weekend. - Andrew Chisholm ★ Yea B-Grade this week played against an impressive Pyalong side that sits on top of the ladder. Pyalong won the toss and elected to bat on a pitch that no one really knew how it would play. Pyalong made a strong start against a weakened Yea side. Yea got its first

breakthrough when the score was on 44 but Pyalong continued to make strong partnerships, Tom Butterworth and Craig Murphy bowled well as did Andrew Butterworth but it was J. Pryor from Pyalong's day as he batted fantastically and put his team in control finishing on 75 not out. Pyalong's innings came to a close on a big score of 7/208 after the Tigers bowled their 45 overs. Yea's innings started with a bang withTom Butterworth hitting the first ball of

the innings back over the bowlers head for 4 but when Tom fell for 7 in the second over Yea was facing a uphill battle. Mark Sharwood put on a 45 run partnership with Andrew Butterworth butMark fell for 18 trapped in front LBW. Andrew continued on his way but wickets fell around him. With Pyalong bowling very well, Yea found it hard to score. Andrew fell in the 18 over on 33 and Yea were in trouble. Charlie Jenkins found the rope and made a classy 15. Ethan Aldous provided some late entertainment for the crowd, pulling out all the shots including a reverse sweep and what he described as the "paddle scoop". But in was Pyalong's day with Yea being bowled out for 108. - Andrew Butterworth

Div. 1 loss for Yea

■ Saturday Division 1: Round 8 Results. Seymour 118, 15 d Yea 92, 3. Alexandra 95,15 d Kilmore 94, 3. Seymour VRI 116, 18 d Broadford 77, 0. Wallan 102, 17 d Eildon 79, 1. Midweek. November 29. Yea 74, 16 d Alexandra 49, 0. Seymour VRI 66, 14 d Seymour 54, 2. Broadford 70, 14 d Eildon 62, 2. Wallan 69, 9 d Kilmore 69, 7.

Hunt for gold ■ Mine Manager's Report.-Acheron, 4th.Main shaft sunk to 59 ft., timber to 53 ft. Starting two shifts next week. Prospecting shaft 192 ft. N. of main shaft, sunk to 41 ft. in alluvial: continued sinking to bottom. Trenches S. of main shaft cut small veins carrying little gold.

Motor transport ■ Mitchell's Motors have received a letter from the Transport Regulation Board advising them that their application to op.erate all their vehicles within a radius of 25 miles of Alexandra (carrying passen.gers for hire and reward at separate and distinct fares on round trips only) has been granted.

Watch for mumps ■ Medical Officer reported that there was very little illness in the district at present, apart from mild form of mumps.

Golf at Buxton ■ On Saturday last the MoondailGolf Links at Buxton were re opened and are now in first class playing order. An opening ceremony was performed at the first tee by Mrs. Crooks, the President of the Moondai Golf Club. Mrs. Crooks stressed the great credit due to the Moondal Syndicate, which includes Mr. T. D. Robb (club captain), Mr. Grainger (curator-manager), Mr. Preece (commiitteeman) and others for their enterprising efforts. The links have been reconditioned under the supervision of Mr. L. B. Oliver (golf architeci) who has turned Moondal into one of the best kept country courses in Victoria.

Kanga Club ■ At a well-attended meeting, held in the Kangaroo Ground hall.on December 8 ,it was decided to form the "Kanga Social Club" the activities of whiich will be mainly the care of the hall. Officers elected were president, Mr. Balfour.; hon. secretary, Mr: R. B; Ness. Spots are :being arranged for New Year's Day and the club also proposes to :hold inonthly social entertainments

Kinglake West ■ The Kinglake West Sports will be held on Wednesday, December 30. Messrs J. H. and C. Burton are honorary secretaries.' . The events will include .racing, 'woodchopping' and other events and valuable prizes are to be won. An advertisement in this issue invites entries which close on December 28.

Not sufficient ■ Not all of the people who had promised guarantees for the Whittlesea Electricity Scheme have been willing to sign the forms.


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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 1st Wednesday 9am-10am. Coffee with Co-Ordinators. Chat with Yea Community House Co_ordinators. At Yea Emporium, High St, Yea • (Every Wednesday during school term) 9am-11.30am. Toolangi Maternal and Child Health Centre. (1st Wednesday). 9.15am for 9.30am-12 Noon. OM:NI. Older Men: New Ideas. Men’s Discussion Group. At Hurstbridge Football Pavilion, Greysharps Rd. Phone: Ken, 0413 476 382. • (1st Wednesdays) 9.30am-4.30pm. Yea Community Food Table. Produce stand, free (or by donation) in the foyer of the Yea Council library. Supported by Yea Food Crew and volunteers. Phone: 0473 968 878. • (Every Tues. and Wed.) 10am-12 Noon. Salvocare Emergency Relief. Make an appointment,with the aim that immediate material needs can be met. During school terms. At Yea Community House. Phone: 5797 3070. During school holidays, phone Berry Street Shepparton, 5833 1099. • (Every Wednesday, execptions apply) 11am-2pm. Kinglake Craft Group. Room rear Kinglake Sports Stadium. Cnr Extons and Kinglake-Whittlesea Rds, Kinglake. Phone: Jo, 0409 175 124. • (Every Wednesday) 12 Noon-1pm. New Horizons Community Kitchen, Whittlesea and Laurimar. Assem-

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blies of God. Portable free lunch. Phone: Church Office: 9716 3057. • (Every Wednesday). 3.30pm. Piano Lessons with Geoff. $25/ 30 minutes. At Yea Community House Lounge. Phone: 5797 3070. • (Every Wednesday) 3.45pm-6pm. Kinglake Ranges Tennis Club. Coaching - Wayne Brown. Kids 5+. Sutherland Rd, Kinglake Central. Phone: 0437 008 788. • (Every Wednesday). 6pm. Yea Community Meal. Building connections one meal at a time. At St Luke’s Hall, Yea. • (Every Wednesday) 7.30pm. Kinglake Ranges Arts. At Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House. $3 towards refreshments. • (1st Wednesday) 7.30pm. Community Choir. $2 per person. At Yea Community House. Phone: 5797 3070. • (Every Wednesday, excluding school holidays) 7.30pm. Kinglake Scout Group. Cubs (711 years). At Scout Hall, Kinglake Football Ground. Phone: Mel Ennis, 0438 237 836. • (Every Wednesday) 7.30pm-10.30pm. Bridge Club, Whittlesea. At Whittlesea Bowls Club. Phone: Lyndall,5786 1839. • (Every Wednesday) THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 2nd Thursday Student Art and Writing Show. At Flowerdale Primary School. 9am. Power Pals. Strength based training. $2. At Yea Pioneer Reserve. Phone: Sandra.

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5797 2756. • (Every Thursday) 9am-12 Noon. Supported Sessions Times. Whittlesea Community Garden. Someone to show you around. Laurel St, Whittlesea. Phone: 0407 699 775. • (Every Thursday) 9am-2pm. Whittlesea Men’s Shed. At Whittlesea Showgrounds, 30 Yea Rd. Phone: 9716 0116. • (Every Thursday) 3.30pm. Girls’ Group. For ages 12-16. Youth drop-in session. At Yea Community House. Phone: 5797 3070. • (Every Thursday) 7pm-9pm. Mernda Community Singing. Community Activity Centre, Mernda. Phone: Jeannie Taylor, 0438 931 749. • (Every Thursday) FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 2nd Friday 3.30pm-7pm. DVets. Diamond Valley Vietnam ietnam Vets. At Nui Dat Room, Greensborough RSL. Phone: Peter, 0400 363 343. • (Every Friday) 7pm-8.30pm. Kinglake Scout Group. Venturers. (15-18 years). At Scout Hall, Kinglake Football Ground. Phone: Mel Ennis, 0438 237 836. • (Every Friday) 8pm. Alcoholics Anonymous, Whittlesea. At Uniting Church, Cnr Forest and Walnut Sts, Whittlesea.. • (Every Friday) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 2nd Saturday 8am. Power Pals. Strength based training. $2. At Yea Pioneer Reserve. Phone: Sandra. 5797 2756. • (Every Saturday) 9am. Murrindindi Bird Watchers. Bring morning tea and binoculars. Places visited are 9am. Murrindindi Bird Watchers. Bring morning tea and binoculars. Places visited are teeming with elusive feathered friends. Phone: Geoff, 0417 396 377. • (2nd Saturday) SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 2nd Sunday 8.30am. St Mary’s Catholic Church, Kinglake. Mass. Priests: Fr Martin Ashe and Fr Joseph Danh Truong. Phone: 9715 2455. (Every Sunday) 8.30am. St Peter’s Anglican Memorial Church, Kinglake. Sunday Service. Communion. Phone: 9014 0696. • (Every Sunday). 10am. New Horizons Church (Assemblies of God). Sunday Service. Whittlesea. Senior Pastor: Shane and Millie Lepp, 0418 526 773. • (Every Sunday). 10.30am. Christ Church, Whittlesea. Sunday Service. Communion. 5-9 Wallan Rd, Whittlesea. Phone: Rev. Anne Sells. www. • (Every Sunday) 10.30am. Whittlesea Presbyterian Church. Sunday services including Sunday School. 7 Lime St, Whittlesea. Phone: A. Johnson, 9407 1797. • (Every Sunday). 4pm. New Horizons Church (Assemblies of God). Sunday Service. 25 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen. Senior Pastor: Shane and Millie Lepp, 0418 526 773. • (Every Sunday). MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 2nd Monday Flowerdale Primary School. Grade 6 Graduation. 8am-1pm. Whittlesea Monday Market. Every Monday. Fresh produce, plantys and wide variety of stalls. At Whittlesea Showgrounds, Yea Rd, Whittlesea. Phone: Janine, 0428 821 644. • (Every Monday) 9am-12 Noon. Supported Sessions Times. Whittlesea Community Garden. Someone to show you around. Laurel St, Whittlesea. Phone: 0407 699 775. • (Every Monday)

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9am-2pm. Whittlesea Men’s Shed. At Whittlesea Showgrounds, 30 Yea Rd. Phone 9716 0116. • (Every Monday) 9.15am-10.15am. ‘Walkie Talkies’ Heart Foundation Walking Group. Free. Phone Bridget Clarke at Yea and District Memoria Hospital, 5736 0479. • (Every Monday, during school terms) 10.30am-12 Noon. Charity Knitting Group. At Whittlsea Library, Whittlesea Community Activity Centre, 57-61 Laurel St Whittlesea. Phone: 9716 3028. • (2nd Mondays) 12 Noon. Al-Anon, Seymour. At Uniting Church, 15 Crawford St, Seymour. Phone Colleen, 0422 879 388. • (Every Monday) 12.30pm-4.30pm. Bridge Club Whittlesea. At Whittlesea Bowls Club. Phone Lyndall, 5786 1839. • (Every Monday) 3pm-6.30pm. Piano Lessons. $28 for 30 minutes. At Yea Community House Lounbge Phone: 0429 942 292. • (Every Monday) 3.45pm-6pm. Kinglake Ranges Tennis Club. Coaching - Wayne Brown. Kids 5+ Sutherland Rd, Kinglake Central. Phone: 0437 008 788. • (Every Monday). 6pm-7pm. Kinglake Ranges Tennis Club Coaching - Wayne Brown. Ladies. Sutherland Rd, Kinglake Central. Phone: 0437 008 788 • (Every Monday). 6pm-7pm. Line Dancing. $2 per person per class. Strictly for fun. At St Luke’s Hall Yea. Phone: 5797 3070. • (Every Monday) 6.45pm-7.45pm. 1st Whittlesea Scout Group. Joey Scouts with Doreen Scout Group. 6-8 years. At Whittlesea Scout Hall Fir St. Phone: Belinda, 0408 949 207. • (Every Monday) 7.30pm. Mernda CWA. Craft Night. Phone Kate, 0437 719 838. • (1st Mondays). 8pm. Rovers. At Whittlesea Scout Hall, Fi St. Phone: Belinda, 0408 949 207. • (Every Monday) 7pm. Mitchell Shire Council. Ordinary Meeting. At Mitchell Civic Centre (Council Chambers), 113 High Street Broadford. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 2nd Tuesday 8am. Power Pals. Strength based training $2. At Yea Pioneer Reserve. Phone: Sandra 5797 2756. • (Every Tuesday) 9.30am-4.30pm. Yea Community Food Table. Produce stand, free (or by donation) in the foyer of the Yea Council library. Supported by Yea Food Crew and volunteers. Phone: 0473 968 878. • (Every Tues. and Wed.) 10am. Doreen Seniors Group. At Mernda Fire Brigade Community Room. Phone: Daryl 9717 095. • (Every Tuesday) 10am-12 Noon. Glenburn Craft Club. Old School Hall, Melba Hwy, Glenburn. $2. Phone Maureen, 5797 8495. • (Every Tuesday) 6.30pm. Whittlesea City Council. Ordinary Meeting. At Council Chamber, Counci Offices, 25 Ferres Blvd, South Morang. 7pm. Yarra Ranges Shire Council. Ordinary Meeting. At Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Anderson St, Lilydale. 7pm-8.30pm. Kinglake Scout Group Scouts. 11-15 years. At Scout Hall, Kinglake Football Ground. Phone: Mel Ennis, 0438 237 836. • (Every Tuesday) WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 2nd Wednesday 9am-10am. Coffee with Co-Ordinators Chat with Yea Community House Co_ordinators At Yea Emporium, High St, Yea • (Every Wednesday during school term) 9.30am-4.30pm. Yea Community Food Table. Produce stand, free (or by donation) in the foyer of the Yea Council library.

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BIN, LARGE. Green, with lid. Suit storage, firewood, etc. $15. Ferntree Gully. 0432 567 850.

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Vital experience in Murrindindi reconstruction Yarra Valley Homes is a family owned bissiness with more than 30 years expe rience building country homes all over Victoria. They have extensive experience in the reconstruction of many homes in the MurrindiniShire after the major bushfires They can build up to Bal 40 at a reasonable cost. Their designs can be changed to suit your needs and contact them for a free information pack. Phone: 9727 1167.

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Farm Houses of Australia is a premium boutique design and construction company, based on the Mornington Peninsula, and building anywhere in Victoria. We offer a bespoke, individual design and construction service where every element of your home is custom-designed to suit you and your land. Whether your style is American, Attic, Beach, Colonial, Federation, Heritage, Ranch, Victorian or Classic Australiana, we ensure that each home built by Farm Houses of Australia is of an award winning standard. This stunning and attractive home boasts all the external features one would expect in a traditional country dwelling. Finials and fenestrations adorn the dormers and gables, and timber balustrades with molded hand rail surround the Australian Iron bark decking and balconies. A 35 degree, high pitched roof gives the home stature and bearing, whilst the crisp color combination is both traditional and contemporary. A replacement for a home lost in the Black Saturday bush fires, the owner’s desire was to create a special home with an exterior to harmonious with their rural property and an interior design which was functional, energy efficient and comfortable. This has been achieved by fitting the home with the highest quality fixtures, including a glass fire-box wood heater which is a feature of the down stairs living area. The Energy efficiency of this heating is enhanced by the exposed flue on the upper level which radiates warmth into the bedrooms upstairs. Solar hot water and northerly facing living rooms increase the passive solar functionality. Spotted gum timber flooring downstairs is a feature of the home, as are the pitched and coffered ceilings to all upstairs rooms which create interesting ceiling planes and evoke the charm and ambiance of a by-gone era. “We found the team at Farmhouses of Australia to be helpful, thoughtful, and co-operative during all phases of design and construction.� - David and Teresa, 'Kinglake'

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100 Acres - fully fenced • Numerous house sites with northerly aspect views • One large, good dam with Mature trees • Located in private lane enroute to Mt Buller and Lake Eildon $285,000


Location Says it All! • Spacious brick veneer home, • 1009sqm. block • Three bedrooms with built in robes • Two spacious living areas • Galley style kitchen with dining area • Double lock-up garage/workshop and carport. $355,000


Great Investment Opportunity • A Renovators Dream! • Corner location overlooking vacant bush land • Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 toilets • Open living with wood heater and split system. • Ideal location minutes to shops and pondage, loads of potential. $175,000


Live the lifestyle! • 5.935 Ha (14.66 Acres) • Flat to rising hill country. • Fully fenced with all new fences and timber entrance. • Magnificent views, Power available • Quiet country lane only a few minutes to the Alexandra township. $225,000


Lifestyle opportunity • 200acres 81Ha mostly bush with about 50ac cleared • 2 bedroom timber weathertex home with great views • Huge deck, multiple large colorbond sheds


Ideal Holiday Retreat • Open plan kitchen, dining & lounge room • Two good sized bedrooms • Huge 2nd living/3rd bedroom • Great outdoor entertainment area • Lovely outlook, lots of potential $195,000 View By Appointment


Nothing to Do! • Open plan design & well appointed kitchen • Stunning views & 2 living areas • 4 bedrooms with BIR’s & 2 bathrooms • Rear access, lockup garage, workshop & studio $295,000


River Frontage Land • 2.9ac on Title & approx. 2ac of 99 year leased land • Frontage to Little River with 2mgl water right • Underground power & telecommunications available • Views of Mt. Cathedral & adjacent olive grove $225,000 View By Appointment

Sales Specialis 18 115 55774 Specialistt I Belinda Hocking 04 0418 Sales Specialist I Judy Richards 0419 527 923 Property Manager I Sarah Brockhus 0457 537 222


Great Location! • 3 bedroom home with modern kitchen with small dishwasher • Open plan living area with split system and combustion wood heater • Additional enclosed sun-room ideal sitting room or home office. $215,000 - $235,000

• Separate self–contained man cave with power • 10min to Lake Eildon, 20 min to Alexandra $549,000



Banksia Park Located in lovely park like setting • Neat and well-presented 2 Bedroom unit • Spacious lounge/ dining with floor heating and split system • North facing undercover patio, ideal for entertaining. • Good sound investment, well worth inspection $190,000

Prime Location • neat 3 bedroom home with wood heater & air conditioner • updated kitchen, second living • great outdoor entertainment area • close to all facilities, great investment • furniture included $239,500


Impressive Grazing Lifestyle Property: • 272Ac 110Ha undulating hill country • 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home, lovely gardens • Magnificent views, beautiful gardens • Abundant water supply 10 dams 9 tanks

• Huge shedding 21m x21m, workshop • Floodlit, steel cattle yards • 20min to Alexandra, 10 Min to Lake Eildon 2 hrs Melbourne $795,000


Located opposite the lake Eildon pondage and backing onto parkland • 3 bedroom brick home with study or 4th bedroom • Master bedroom with ensuite

. • Large living and dining room • Huge 1665sqm black with double lock-up garage and woodshed. $345,000

Landmark Harcourts Alexandra 56 Grant Street, Alexandra I 5772 3444 w w w.landmarkhar .landmarkharcc ourts.

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