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Murrindindi Shire Council Mayor Cr Charlie Bisset this month urged community members to report or destroy nests. “Council will act quickly to remove nests on Council-managed land and infrastructure,” Cr Bisset said.

● Bruce Batten at Flowerdale Hall on Saturday

History seeks home ■ The Whittlesea Historical Society is putting pressure on the City of Whittlesea to find it a permanent home. Bruce Batten, of Wollert, a City of Whittlesea Citizen of the Year, has approached all Councillors, in his role as President of the Society.

The Society is currently housing its collectionitems in private homes, including the best of its valuables in a secure safe. The Society wants a permanent address, preferably in the Whittlesea township, that is easily accessible to members of the public.

● The 2017 football-netball season is fast approaching. Yea played Longwood in practice matches on Saturday, winning all games. Kinglake excelled at home against Coldstream. Photos, coverage inside.

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■ Seymour Highway Patrol members didn’t expect the plethora of alleged offences they uncovered when they intercepted a truck in Broadford. The 45-year-old male driver, who was allegedly using a mobile phone at the time, underwent a roadside drug test which indicated positive to methylamphetamine. The Bundoora man was also found to be allegedly a disqualified driver, with the truck, tipper and trailer all being unregistered.

● Ross and John Roycroft at the Flowerdale Hall auction on Saturday

■ For decades, the Roycroft name has been synonymous with auctions of antiques and collectables throughout Victoria. Father-and-son Ross and John Roycroft held another of their popular events last weekend, with the Flowerdale Hall packed with bidders for the latest offering. The Roycrofts have been part of Flowerdale for many decades.

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■ Murrindindi Shire Council says that the company that prepares dog and cat registration notices is running late. Due date for registrations has been extended to April 28.

Paths cash

■ Murrindindi Shire Council last week accep ted a tender from North Central Construction for the 2016-17 path program. Total project costis $399,995.20 (ex GST).

■ A neighbour to the Tanglewood Music and Arts Festival says Murrindindi Shire Council needs to better its efforts in policing planning permit conditions it set. “I visited the Festival on two occasions during the course of the event and observed substantial drug use,” said Greg Salter of Thornton. “I was even approached by a dealer trying to sell me MDMA and acid. “You could also smell marijuana in the air. “Copious amounts of alcohol was being consumed with intoxicated people everywhere. “I have grave concerns about the organizsers’ fire mitigation plan along with their ability to contain a fire should it start. “The festival camp site is just five metres off my boundary fence, immediately next to a paddock which had 900mm high grass and some

100 head of cattle during the Festival. “There were so many drug affected patrons out of their minds; patrons out of control of their senses and very capable of starting a fire, even unintentionally,” Mr Salter said. “I also observed an unaccompanied young girl about three years old, walking along my boundary fence. “When asked where her parents were, she replied that she didn’t know. This was evening. “If this child had ended up on my property in a paddock with two bulls, the result may have been catastrophic.” Mr Salter has raised his concerns with the Council, and asked to meet with

Shire officials to discuss the planning permit conditions. “The Festival organisers were fantastic during their initial event 14 months ago; they did everything correctly - removing all rubbish and festival materials, eturning the site back to farming land when finished,” Mr Salter said. He said the cleanup after the most recent festival had many shortcomings. “I approached the organisers endeavouring to work through the issues and my concerns. “The organisers believe they are not in breach of permit conditions or that there are any problems associated with the event. “I vehemently stress that this is not a

Fast food thief

■ Police are investigating following a burglary at a Mansfield fast food store earlier this month. Investigators have been told an unknown man attended the Chenery St store about 2am on Wednesday, March 8. The man ransacked the shop before leaving with an amount of cash. Investigators have released CCTV images of a man that they believe may be able to assist with their enquires.

music festival. It is a drug festival,” Mr Salter claimed “It will only be a matter of time before you have a death, se-

rious drug overdose sexual assault or even a rape at this event,” he warns the Council. “Has Murrindindi Council as the responsible authority carried out a post site inspection to insure that all structures and materials have been removed from the site? Has all re-vegetation taken place?”


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■ The story of Yea newsagent Lynne Bailey rushing to her High St shop, dressed in her pyjamas, was told to State Parliament last week by Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish. Talking about rising crime levels in Murrindindi, and across the state, Ms McLeish said: “In Yea, Lynne Bailey from the newsagent came down from her house in her pyjamas one night. “I think she was on the scene of the break-in much quicker than the Police because she lives quite close to her business. “She has had enough of it. She has had enough of breakins at her premises for cigarettes and cash,” Ms McLeish said.

Damage to shop ■ Ms McLeish told State Parliament about other break-ins in the Yea area. “Chisholm and Shaw Automotive, which has recently changed hands, has been subject to a couple of very targeted break-ins, because we know the thieves have shopping lists,” Ms McLeish said. “It is not just a petrol station and an automotive centre; they also sell chainsaws. “On the first occasion the thieves went in they were only in for a few minutes. “They went exactly where they wanted to go, whipped the 10 or 12 chainsaws off the wall, and in two or three minutes they were gone. “They were well out of there before the Police came down.

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“The second break-in was in the first week of February. “Again 10 chainsaws were taken. They were in and out. But this time on top of the theft of the chainsaws the thieves broke open a whole bunch of oils. “They spilt them all through the shop, and they damaged batteries. Not only were the chainsaws stolen but there was also a lot of damage done to the shop,” Ms McLeish said.

Stocco episode ■ Ms McLeish told of fugitives Gino and Mark Stocco terrorising the region. “Also in the Murrindindi shire a couple of years ago the Stocco father and son terrorised their way around Castella, Glenburn and Yea. “A lot of the townsfolk and people in the rural areas who were very worried about this were ex-

tremely critical of the no-pursuit policy. “The Stoccos were spotted in Castella on the Melba Highway, and they were unable to be pursued when police had a clear sight. “Because of that, they were not apprehended at that time. “This chase went on for days. At the time I went down to the Yea Recreation Reserve, and there were about five or six helicopters. “The amount of manpower on the ground that was dispatched in the pursuit of these crooks was incredible. “All that the people in the town were talking about was the cost of the helicopters and the deployment of staff. “If they had been able to pursue the men in the first instance, they may have been apprehended and that cost may not have been necessary. “They are certainly not critical of the police, but they are very critical of some

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of the decisions that were made at the higher end — the softness around law and order, the tsunami in crime that is happening,” Ms McLeish said.

Editor’s Diary

■ Several weeks ago your Editor had to undergo an emergency operation at Heidelberg. This was followed by some further unexpected major prostate surgery last Tuesday night at Warringal Hospital. I have been unwell for the past seven months, with doctors and specialists trialling a series of four different medications. The surgical renovators last week inserted a TV camera, where a TV unit has never previously been! And they performed a ‘green light laser’ surgery which has hopefully repaired the problems. By last Saturday, your Editor was again patrolling the streets of Yea, Alexandra, Kinglake and Whittlesea. The talented medical practitioners have been wonderful. And so too have our Local Paper readers and advertisers, who have sent several hundred messages of goodwill. Every one of them is treasured.

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■ Last week’s Local Paper carried a death notice for Marianne Tootal Page (nee Broadhurst), widow of the late Bert Page. The Page family conducted the Alexandra Standard newspaper business until the late 1980s. Like Tom Dignam at Yea, they were ‘old school’ operators where civility and service were their hallmark qualities.

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● Noel Moore, Trevor Aldous and Gary Pollard ■ “They’ve Been Waiting Since 1964: Homewood Are Premiers” was our frontpage headline on March 31, 1987. The 1986-87 Yea District CricketAssociation premiership trophies were accepted by Homewood captain Trevor Aldous from former player Noel Moore and YDCA President Gary Pollard, following the Grand Final against Molesworth.

Life member

■ Greg Garlick was made a Life Member of the Yea Junior Cricket Association. He joined Malcolm Sundblom and Brian Greenwood with that honour. Darren Moore received a trophy for his hat-tick in the season. The ‘Border’ team was premier. ‘Hughes’ was runner-up.

Peter Seymour OBE

■ The death of Peter Seymour OBE, “known particularly well in Cathkin and Alexandra”, was noted in our March 31, 1987, issue. Mr Seymour was co-founder of the Sydney Youth Orchestra and its Musical Director at the time of his death. He attended school in Alexandra and at Ivanhoe Grammar. He studied in England before returning as Music Master at Sydney Grammar School.

Store expands

■ “It was a busy weekend for Ian and Margaret Findley, proprietors of Yea Licensed Goodfellows,” we reported. “The Findleys have completed extensions to their supermarket by adding a new fruit and vegetables/soft drinks section. It was constructed by local men Bill and Peter Wilson. “An army of 10 workers helped on Saturday and Sunday to move stock into the new attractive section. It features laminated shelving constructed by Ern Hunt of Molesworth.”

Microwave night

■ A ‘microwave evening’ at Yea High School, in aid of the Yea Community Centre, raised $604. Organisers Marni Sloane and Marian Pearce attracted a gathering of 98 people. Demonstrations were given of microwave fod preparation and technique.

Railway support

■ Cr Dougal Drysdale said the TallarookYea Railway Preservation Society should be supported by the Yea Council, if there was State Government support for the multi-million dollar project. Cr Ian Clark asked that month’s Council meeting if the Society realised that most of the railway track had been pulled up.

Maurice’s honour

● Alan Thorley, who curates the Yea and District Historical Society page on Facebook, has located this 1898 photo of students at Yea State School, then located at the Pioneer Reserve.

■ Daylight saving this year concludes on Sunday (Apr. 2). Don't forget to put your clocks backwards one hour at 3am. Enjoy the extra hour's sleep.

■ The Immediate Past President of the Yea RSL Sub-Branch, Maurice Spanjer, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation. The certificate bore the signature of Bruce Ruxton, Victorian RSL State President. Ed Davies, Vice-President, was chosen to be Sergeant-Major of the 1987 ANZAC Day march, with Col Egan appointed to lead with the banner.

Just Briefly Sat. Pizza Night

■ Steels Creek Tennis Club is holding a Pizza Night from 5pm this Saturday (April 1). There will be live music. Cost: families, $55; couples, $35; singles, $20. Bring-yourown drinks and chairs. Soft drinks and chocolates will be for sale on the night. RSVP: Mark , 0411 111 839.


■ The tardy roll-out of the NBN to businesses in the outer north-east was raised in State Parliament last week by Eltham MLA Vicki Ward. “My constituency question is for the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade in the other place. Minister, ● Vicki Ward the rollout of the national broadband network (NBN) in this state has been shockingly slow, including in my electorate of Eltham. Households are now, according to the NBN’s website, which I have not seen, starting to get the rollout in suburbs like Eltham and Montmorency with the hybrid coaxial cable; however, suburbs like Research and Eltham North are still waiting. “Just as important are my small businesses. I refer to Quists Coffee, an excellent manufacturer in Research, a business which has operated since 1938, which is still waiting for the NBN to be rolled out. “In fact the industrial areas of Eltham and Research are still waiting for their NBN. The manner in which the Turnbull government has managed the roll out of the NBN is absolutely appalling. “Minister, how can residents and local businesses in Eltham electorate, including those running out of the Eltham and Research industrial areas, keep the planned rollout of the NBN accountable to promised time lines and the best possible service?”

Legal service push

■ Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish has pushe din State Parliament for money from the Attorney-General to provide the necessary funding and support to ensure that the Yarra Ranges branch of the Eastern Community Legal Centre in Healesville is able to remain open. “The Eastern Community Legal Centre offers free legal assistance from its offices in Healesville and at outreach locations in the east, a very valuable service to the area,” Ms McLeish told the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday (Mar. 22). " It can be tough because the Yarra Ranges itself is Melbourne’s largest municipality, and it has pockets of severe economic and social disadvantage. "Interestingly and very importantly they have had some 455 clients; 61 per cent are women. This is quite telling because the areas of disadvantage in the UpperYarra certainly experience family violence, and I know that the Andrews Labor Government spruiks their work in the area of family violence," Ms McLeish said.

Yea Market on Sat. ■ The next Yea Community Market is due to take place this Saturday (Apr. 1) at the Yea Railway Station reserve.

Dairy farmers meet

■ Indi MHR Cathy McGowan has congraulated local dairy farmers for going to Canbefrra to state their grievances. Ms McGowan said the Alpine Valley Dairy Pathway Project meetings on Wednesday (Mar. 22) with senior government ministers were productive and demonstrated the leadership in the dairy industry in Indi. Issues discussed included farm succession and transitions, improving agricultural education outcomes, efficient and productive use of water, access to reliable and affordable power and connectivity, and sustainable employment and investment growth.

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Fee for Rail Trail? ■ Mansfield Shire Council - eager to fund a $700,000 deficit in its annual budget - has suggested a user-pay levy for the Great Victorian Rail Trail, to help balance its budget. Mansfield Council Chief Executive Officer Alex Green told the Mansfield Courier newspaper that staff and councillors had all brainstormed during numerous meetings over the past few weeks on what measures would have to be taken to help find $700,000. Mr Green said the first of the services to be cut back would be the economic and tourism department – by more than $100,000, school crossing supervision may be handed back to VicRoads, no new assets or renovations to be carried out, and the ‘free vouchers’ for rubbish refuse and garden waste.

● The Great Victorian Rail Trail at the Cheviot Tunnel Some asset sell- one of those councils The idea of a useroffs were being con- to go broke – so we pays scheme for the sidered but these were need to do something,” Rail Trail comes just “one-off” solutions. he said. days prior to the Cycle Mr Green also said Murrindindi Shire Dindi event being conpolitical change will Council last month ducted by the Rotary not happen until a cri- announced that a Clubs of Yea and Alexsis happens – that cri- planned surplus bud- andra. sis may well be sev- get will now produce Cyclists are asked eral councils going an unexpected $1.1 to donate for their use broke. million loss for the of the Rail Trail on the “I don’t want to be 2016-17 financial year. day.

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McLeish hard on crime ■ Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish last week took the Andrews Labor Government to task about rising crime rates locally, as well as statewide. “I certainly grieve for Victorians who have to suffer under the Andrews Labor Government, and they are suffering in so many ways,” Ms McLeish told the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. “Crime and law and order issues are out of control. In the two years this Labor government has been in, crime is up by 20 per cent. “The total offences reported in December 2014 was 459 362, and the total offences two years later was 552 005. That is an increase of over 20 per cent. “We know that there is a tsunami of crime in Victoria. “Sadly in September last year Victoria took on the mantle of being the murder capital of Australia. That is certainly not something to be proud of. “Think about what we had in Victoria and where we are now. We have gangs running wild on the streets. “People are absolutely incensed and scared about carjackings. “We have so much drug-related crime. We have riots in our justice system. We have seen the youth justice system out of control. “Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people are up by 36.3 per cent. Arson is up by 15.3 per “cent. Aggravated burglary - this is absolutely scary - is up by 64.4 per cent; that is someone entering your home with a gun or a knife,

● Cindy McLeish MLA even if someone is not home. Motor vehicle theft is up by 43.6 per cent. “Escaping custody is up by 25.6 per cent. Resisting or hindering an officer is up by 193.7 per cent. These are absolutely extraordinary numbers. “I have got many police stations in my electorate, none of which are open 24 hours. They report the rise of the theft of numberplates electorate-wide and across the state. “Those numberplate thefts are then leading to burglaries with the stolen plates or petrol drive-offs with stolen plates. “I know in my electorate there has been quite a bit of such activity. The lack of police resources is worrying, and it is worrying that the government took so long to recruit more. “We have had a number of police stations close, and we have had the impact of the twoup policy, which has certainly reduced the amount of policing in country Victoria. “In fact I do not have a 24-

torate. The closest ones are in Lilydale, Seymour, Benalla and I think Eltham. “Many of the police stations are a sergeant plus five, and they are certainly not 24 hours. If you have a sergeant plus five, and you have one on leave, which is normal — I know a station that has somebody on maternity leave, a position that is not replaced — and someone else is off on stress leave, all of a sudden we are left with a sergeant plus two. “Then if someone else has annual leave planned, you know, we are very, very light on the ground in that area. “The police are actually worried in my electorate that crime is not being detected because they do not have the resources at the moment to do it. “They are not confident that when additional police are recruited that any will be deployed to regional areas. “I want to move on to Murrindindi and have a look at some changes there. Crimes against the person have increased 55.6 per cent. Sexual offences have gone from 21 offences in 2015 to 74 offences in 2016 — the most recent figures. That is a 252 per cent increase. “With arson, there has been an 82 per cent increase. “Offences for the cultivation or manufacture of drugs are up 225 per cent. This seems to be quite common in country Victoria. People are obviously going to areas where they think they may not be easily detected,” Ms McLeish

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Pith and Par Master of Theology ■ The Rev. Chris Carolane, known to many for his former work as Chaplain at Ivanhoe Grammar School’s Plenty Campus at Mernda, graduated on Friday as a Master of Theology. The ceremony was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral. East Melbourne.

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Optimistic Council

■ It is an optimistic local Council that schedules a community workshop in Yea at the same time as Saturday football and netball events at the start of the season. Murrindindi Council has timetabled a ‘Have Your Say’ workshop from 3pm-5pm on Saturday (April Fools Day).

Kinglake hearing

■ The C57 (Kinglake Service Centre) panel hearing has taken place, Cr Margaret Rae told last week’s meeting of Murrindindi Shire Council held at Yea. “Additional information was requested and has been submitted. The report is now anticipated to be lodged. “A recent decision by Council to refuse a permit application for a house lot excision in Extons R d, Kinglake Central, was based on the need to support the potential agricultural use of this and surrounding land. “This application has now been considered by Victorian Civil andAdministrative Tribunal and Council’s decision was supported by VCAT,” Cr Rae said.

Tourism changes

■ Cr Jackie Ashe, who holds the Economic Development portfolio on Murrindindi Shire, reported on tourism industry developments when she spoke at the Council meeting last Wednesday (Mar. 22): “Victoria Tourism Industry Council and Tourism Australia/Visit Victoria briefings were held on March 6. Access to Tourism Australia image library is a new innovation that will be very useful for us. “Visit Victoria announced a stronger marketing focus for regional Victoria and admitted that this sector had been neglected for some years. Key words were ‘bespoke’ and ‘visitor experience’,” Cr Ashe said.

Works underway

■ Crushed rock resheeting of gravel roads in Murrindindi Shire is well underway with a quarter of the program already completed, Cr Eric Lording told last week’s Shire meeting. The sealed roads program is 50 per cent completed and on schedule. The Homewood Hall Bridge replacement has been completed. The Bakers Lane Toilet upgrade is underway with toilets closed until the end of the month. Stage 2 of the Yea Saleyards upgrade is on schedule with the B Double ramp installation works undertaken in the past two weeks.

More investment?

■ Murrindindi Council’s Development Assessment Team has been meeting with a number of businesses interested in investing further in Murrindindi Shire, Cr JackieAshe informed last week’s Council meeting. “The Development Assessment Team brings together the relevant areas of Council (for example, planning, building, economic development, environmental health) to work with businesses in relation to new developments/investment in an integrated manner, clarifying expectations and options.”

Journalist away ■ The Local Paper was unable to attend last Wednesday’s Council meeting. Reports have been compiled from Council draft minutes.

Council News

Grants announced ■ The latest round of the Murrindindi Shire Council's Community Grants has just been announced. Four community projects have received grant funding: ■ Toolangi-Castella Community House receives $1448 for its 'Soccer on the Hill" Project, which brings young migrants from inner city locations together with youth in Toolangi, Castella and Kinglake Ranges to play soccer. ■ The Y Water Discovery Centre receives $5000 to enhance usage of the area via landscaping and access to the facility . ■ The Alexandra Football/Netball Club was granted $1000 for the purchase and installation of a new cricket pitch cover at the home grounds in Williamson St. ■ Life Saving Victoria received $3875 for its 'Sink or Swim' aquatic safety education program designed for primary and secondary aged children in the Murrindindi Shire. Community Service Portfolio Councillor, Sandice McAulay, said Council is pleased to be able to help out with funding these terrific projects. "The grants are aimed at projects and events that have a clear community benefit.

sion are available from Council's website at www.murrindindi. or by calling Council's Grants Coordinator, Sandy Keath on 5772 0393.


■ Cr Leigh Dunscombe, the Kinglake Ward representative on Murrindindi Council was unable to attend last Wednesday’s Shire meeting.

Speaker ● Cr Sandice McAulay “We are also keen applications will be asto ensure that the sessed in June and grants are provided to again in October," Cr groups and organ- McAulay said. isations that might "The Community have exhausted other Grants Program avenues of funding to gives community get a project or idea groups, organisations off the ground. and service clubs the "I would encour- chance to undertake age any groups or initiatives that might organisations with a otherwise remain out project in mind to get of reach. on to Council's “Funding of up to a website and have a total of $5000 to suplook at the guidelines port their goals is availand submit an applica- able; however their tion to Council. goals must align with “Applications can Council's objectives be submitted at any around enhancing time of the year, how- community health and ever there are three well-being, access specified assessments and inclusion". undertaken. Grant guidelines, “In addition to the application forms and round just announced, deadlines for submis-

■ Eamon O'Flaherty spoke against the matter of NarbethongVegetation Removal in the open forum section of last Wednesday’s meeting of Murrindindi Shire Council held at Yea.


■ Murrindindi Mayor Cr Charlie Bisset declared an indirect Conflict of Interest in a matter being discussed at last week’s Council meeting. She saids the matter was due to a conflicting personal interest in the comunity grants matter. She left the Chamber at 6.37 pm prior to consideration of the item.

Thanks for having your say ■ Murrindindi Shire Council is saying 'thank you' to the community for getting involved in the 'Have Your Say' campaign. The new Council says it has been busy working on the creation of a new Council Plan which will guide its work for the next four years. As part of this process, Councillors have been asking the community to have a say in helping to plan and shape a better future for Murrindindi Shire. The 'Have Your Say' campaign ran from February 17 until March 19. Councillors and Council staff ran 'pop-up' stalls at events across the Shire and had surveys available in numerous locations, in addition to Council offices and libraries. Council also used its new Facebook page to ensure as many people as possible had the chance to fill out the survey. Mayor Cr Charlie Bissetsaid Councillors were thrilled with the response to the survey. "We have heard from more

Shire which is over 10 per cent of the Shire's population. “A wide range of ages is represented in the responses and we have a good level of response from communities right across the Shire. "While the community's involvement so far has been great, the conversation with the community is far from finished. “Based on the community feedback we have received so far, Councillors have developed some key focus areas or themes which will inform Council's work for the next four years. "Now Councillors want to test and prioritise those focus areas at workshops with the community to ensure the community agrees that we are on the right track. “And even if you didn't fill out a survey, you can still be involved in this stage of the process". "We have already had workshops in Alexandra and Kinglake and have two more happening in Marysville (from 1pm - 3pm, on Thursday

March 30 at the Marysville Community Centre) and in Yea (from 3pm - 5pm, on Saturday April 1at the Yea Council Chambers)" said Cr Bisset. "On behalf of all Councillors, I would like to thank those in the community who have already joined the conversation and encourage those that haven't yet done so to come along to one of our workshops to help us complete this important work for the future of our Shire," said Cr Bisset. To find out more about the workshops or to RSVP, please contact Council's Community Engagement Coordinator Trudi Ackerman on 5772 0313. - Contributed

19 apply

■ Some 19 businesses have so far completed applications for the Murrindindi Business Awards, CrJackieAshe told last week’s Council meeting. Businesses are being encouraged to apply, Cr Ashe said.

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What The Papers Say Sex pest alert

■ Healesville High School has boosted security after being told a serious child sex offender will leave prison and return to his home just metres from its front gate (this week). The school installed cameras, deemed an area closest to the man’s home off-limits to students and increased schoolyard super-vision by teachers. The man, in his early 70s, is being released after serving his full 17-month sentence for six counts of sexual assault committed many years ago. - Herald Sun

Heartbroken lady

■ The community is being urged to stand by a single mother-of-three who was crippled by a routine medical procedure, leaving her family heartbroken. The St Vincent de Paul Society of Victoria and Diamond Valley Leader are calling on people to dig deep to support Greensborough’s Kathy Jones, 47, who was paralysed after she had a rare reaction, called Guillain-Barré syndrome, to her routine flu vaccination in April 2015. - Diamond Valley Leader

Financial woes

■ Mansfield Shire chief executive officer Alex Green has promised to get council’s financial woes out of trouble. At well attended community meetings held across the shire last week residents heard the concerns of councillors and council officers in regards to the $700,000 shortfall in the upcoming budget. At the Mansfield township meeting, Mr Green openly admitted that a spending spree on new assets, lower percentage increases in rates, rate capping and the reduction in the number of government grants had all contributed to the shortfall. - Mansfield Courier

Rail challenges

■ A Hume Corridor Passenger Rail Study shows that patronage on the North East rail service would more than triple if trains were reliable and ran on time. There were 385,000 less train trips in 201516 than could be achieved due to poor services. Sub-standard rail services also impacted the region by $113 million, $55.3 million in gross regional product, 487 jobs and $29.8 million in savings over the 12 months. During the data period up to one in five trains did not meet timetables and 117 train services were cancelled. - Euroa Gazette

One with the lot

■ Seymour Highway Patrol intercepted a truck in Broadford about 2pm Thursday afternoon. The driver of the north-bound truck was initially intercepted on the Hume Freeway as part of Operation Austrans. The operation, which is co-ordinated annually, sees a focus on truck and other heavy vehicle drivers across the state for drugs and alcohol, speed, fatigue and compliance offences. The 45-year-old male driver, who was allegedly using a mobile phone at the time, underwent a roadside drug test which indicated positive to methylamphetamine. The Bundoora man was also found to be allegedly a disqualified driver, with the truck, tipper and trailer all being unregistered. - Seymour Telegraph

Awash with art

■ “We are awash with art in the Yarra Valley.” Artist and gallery owner, Reggie Clarke opened the 2017 Yarra Glen Arts Show with an enthusiastic rundown of the plethora of art events coming up in the Yarra Valley of which the art show was an exciting start. The biennial show filled the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall with hundreds of artworks. - Mountain Views Mail

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Council News

80 Years Ago

Spotlight on: Cr Charlie Bisset Ward: Koriella Tell us about what you do (as a Councillor and in your private life)? Juggle! Being a mother of 10-year-old twins, working as a CEO, being a councillor, retaining my various other community roles, trying to catch up with friends and spending time with my gorgeous husband - I am learning quickly to juggle all of these balls. What do you enjoy most about your role as Councillor? I enjoy being a part of and working in teams and so the opportunity to work as part of another team with the new councillors is wonderful. They are a great bunch of dedicated individuals who offer a wealth of knowledge on so many different levels. I also enjoy having the opportunity to meet more amazing people who live in our community and see their talents in varying roles and getting around to visit the beautiful areas and communities that make up Murrindindi Shire. Being in the role of Councillor and Mayor is just such a privilege.

● Cr Charlie Bisset What surprised in which I have lived you most about your and that these comrole as Councillor? munities provide a Being call a 'young safe nurturing place councillor', I'm the for my family. Having been in baby of the council at Murrindindi Shire for 42! What do you love 16 years, it has been a place to live in most about where you great the different stages of live? life - working as a The natural envi- my professional, raising ronment - the moun- children and providing tains, snow, rivers and opportunities to build the ease of access to my professional skills all of them. and meet amazing I love the people and inspiring individuand the communities als.

What do you hope will be your legacy when your role as Councillor finishes? To help ensure each of the communities in Murrindindi Shire remains viable, vibrant, resilient and safe communities, for future generations. What books are you reading? The Wife Drought by Annabel Crabb OMG a great read! Very pertinent to a busy working mother's life. I am also re-reading a few books on the Kokoda Track, as I am heading back to PNG in July to walk the track for the sececond time. I have a family connection to the 2/14 Battalion that fought in WWII. What does a typical weekend look like for you? That's a hard question and one that is season and month-dependent. It's either spending time with my son, taking him to Little Athletics or footy. Horse riding with my daughter at home or at Pony Club, spending time in the garden, catching up on emails, or working with my husband to finish our house renovations, but a nanna nap on Sunday afternoon is always planned! Turn To Page 26

Business awards soon ■ Murrindindi Business Awards applications are closing on April 9. The aim is to celebrate business excellence in Murrindindi Shire. The awards are designed to acknowledge local businesses which are delivering exceptional products and services. The awards seek to identify examples of best practice as well as industry role models which will deliver a sense of pride and inspiration to fellow business operators. Entering the Awards creates an opportunity for operators to evaluate their business from a variety of perspectives and also serves as a powerful business development tool. The awards will assist to build profile and brand awareness for local businesses and could lead to participation in state level awards. “Establishing yourself as an award-winning organisation is a great way to motivate your staff, improve relationships with customers and suppliers, and strengthen your position in your industry,” says spokesman Brad Quilliam. “If you are an exceptional business or young business person under 30 be sure to get your applications in by April 9.”

■ Award for Excellence in Product and Service ■ Award for Excellence in Innovation ■ Award for Excellence in Business with 5 employees and under ■ Award for Excellence in Business with 6 or more employees ■ Young Business Person of the Year Major sponsors for the Awards include FoodWorks Alexandra, Victoria State Government, Murrindindi Shire ● Brad Quilliam Council,Workspace Australia, Nominations are still open Central Ranges Local Learnfor the general public to nomi- ing and Employment Netnate a great business that de- work,, Telstra, Landmark Embling, serves recognition. Those with an exceptional Stantons Accounting Soluproduct or service from a local tions, Saladin Lodge, Sedona business, still have time to Estate, Marysville Caravan nominate them by March 31. and Holiday Park. Further Nomination forms are avail- sponsorship opportunities are able at Council offices in still available. Mentoring Assistance is Alexandra, Kinglake and Yea. The Awards are open to all available for those businesses businesses in Murrindindi requiring it. Further information, includShire. Winners will be announced ing details on the application at the Gala Awards Dinner to process can be found on the Murrindindi Inc website at be held on Tuesday, July 25. Applications are open for Awards in the following cat- awards or by contacting Katrina Bendeman by email egories: ■ Award for Excellence in at info@murrindindiinc. or phone 0488 997 117. Customer Service

From Our Files: March 1936

Teachers at Alex. ■ The half yearly conference of district teachers was held in Alexandra last Friday afternoon. Some interesting specimens of hand work were displayed, unusual ones being stone carving and repousse in wood at Eildon Weir and brush work at Thornton. Mr. Lee, of Crystal Creek, had some wonderful basket work, and cardboard modelling. Alexandra, in addition to a glorious floral display, had some very fine infant handwork on view. Yarck displayed fine project books.

Rates for Council? ■ At at largely-attended meeting of the Eltham Betterment League , Cr Price briefly outlined the position in regard to the Eltham Shire Offices, at Eltham. Re cently much discussion ensued in the council chambers as to whether the office was rateable or not. Cr Price said thatl much unnecessary capital had been made over the question, and effoits were now being made to make the matter one of a personal nature.

Whittlesea mill ■ With the erection of a windmill on the property of Mr J. Danaher near Bency's Store, a little-known link with the early days of-the town is revived. The mill has been erected over a. shaft more than 35 feet deep and which was primarily sunk to feed water, to the engines of a large flour mill .which existed on.the site more than 70 years ago. The shaft 'is beautifully bricked for its full depth and is in an excellent state. Mrs W. Batten, who lives practically opposite can clearly remember the old mill, which in her time was managed by a Mr Pratt.

Kang. Ground fire ■ Left with the clothes he stood up in, Mr Hurrey, a camper on the river below the residence of Mr Bourchier, lost everything in a fire which destroyed his abode on Wednesday morning, when Mr Hurrey was swimming in the river. The fire is thought to have originated from the stove on which the unfortunate owner left his dinner cooking. His losses include two suits more than 50 books and a wireless set. The goods are valued in all at more than £50.


■ Owing to the absence of the President at Bendigo the regular monthly meeting will not be held until Monday, April 6. There was a good muster at the smoke social, at which everybody appeared to enjoy themselves. Several ladies have intimated to the secretary, their interest in the forming of an auxiliary. Any further names will be appreciated and upon receipt of same a meeting will be called. Diggers Hughle McLachlan and Tom Scheffer are at present inmates of the Alexandra Hospital.

Strathewen note

■ The death occurred after a very brief illness of ex-Cr. John Mann, of Strathewen, in a private hospital late on Wednesday night. Deceased was admitted to the hospital only a few days previously and death followed a sudden collapse. The funeral took place today, the cortege moving from his brother's residence at Thomastown. The remains were interned in the Preston General Cemetery, the arrangements being in the hands of Mr H. J. R. Lewis, of Northcote and North Fitzroy.

Plenty Gorge ■ A large number of sightseers and picnickers visited the Gorge over the long weec-end. A number of residents in the Eltham-Hurstbridge district went to the Gorge, after having read of it in last week's issue. This fact goes o show just how little-known the beautiful Gorge really is.

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Centrelink exemptions apply when you pre-pay your funeral There are many reasons to pay for your funeral in advance including locking in your wishes at today's prices (for a pre-paid funeral) and easing the financial and emotional burden on your friends and family at a difficult time. Did you know that investing in a pre-paid lowers your total assessable assets and may increase your Age Pension from Centrelink? A pre-paid funeral is fully exempt from the Centrelink asset test. Prepaid funeral expenses There is no need to inform Centrelink about your prepaid funeral expenses if you have a prepaid funeral contract with a funeral director. The contract must outline details of the services to be undertaken, with no more expenses to be paid. Cemetery plots When you purchase a cemetery plot, an interment niche, a mausoleum or any right of interment in a cemetery, there is no need to inform Centrelink. These are not included in your assessable assets by Centrelink, regardless of their value. For more information about Centrelink exemptions, or speak to your financial advisor today.


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Court Lists Mansfield Magistrates’ Court - Criminal Case Listings Wednesday, March 29 Plaintiff / Informant / Applicant vs Defendant / Accused / Respondent. Information Division. Victoria Police - Krickic, B (22069) v Crouch, Luke Matt. Highway Patrol-Mansfield Victoria Police - Crawford, G (37574) v Russell, Matthew Leigh. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Lampkin, B (33527) v Smith, Joseph Joshua. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Heard, M (34494) v Mcnair, Lisa Margaret. Uni-Alexandra Victoria Police - Woodstock, S (39399) v Russell, Matthew. Highway Patrol-Mansfield Victoria Police - Simmons, D (39325) v Nightingale, Joshua. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - King, D (28083) v Blincow, Paul Andrew. Solo Unit Victoria Police - Krickic, B (22069) v Thomas, Bohdi Jack. Highway Patrol-Mansfield Victoria Police - Watkins, R (33441) v Casdorff, Anthony John. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Gordolo, C (30144) v Varagic, Jovan. UniAlexandra Victoria Police - Bronsgeest, P (27313) v Lovick, Scott Wade. Uni-Jamieson Victoria Police - Thompson, I (32126)v Foley, Steven James. Uni-Marysville Victoria Police - Thompson, I (32126)v Love, John. UniMarysville Victoria Police - Gordolo, C (30144) v Letchford, Adam. Uni-Alexandra Victoria Police - Mchugh, N (31345) v Nicol, Shane Francis. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Mchugh, N (31345) v Ball, Shamus James. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Pelling, K (35629) v Brown, Rhys Colin. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Reed, R (30544) v Russell, Mathew Leigh. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Lampkin, B (33527) v Johnston, Andrew Thomas. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Reed, R (30544) v Cremona, Emmanuel. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Major, S (32000) v Bastin, Michael. UniEildon Victoria Police - Watkins, R (33441) v Frost, Darcy. UniMansfield Victoria Police - Collyer, P (23702) v Beare, Christopher Russell. Uni-Marysville Community Corrections Centre - Parkinson, B v Beale, Prudence. Community Corrections Centre Victoria Police - Heard, M (34494) v George, Vaughan William. Uni-Alexandra Victoria Police - Gillard, P (22715) v Westgate, Christopher. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - Lampkin, B (33527) v Ball, Dion. UniMansfield Victoria Police - Lampkin, B (33527) v Letchford, Adam. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Pelling, N (35235) v Jovanovic, Matthew. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Heard, M (34494) v Hudson, Nathan Christopher. Uni-Alexandra

Victoria Police - Dunsford, A (28464) v Cairney, Dean. Ciu-Alexandra Victoria Police - Bronsgeest, P (27313) v Foots, Dean Thomas. Uni-Jamieson Victoria Police - Gordolo, C (30144) v O'brien, Gregory John. Uni-Alexandra Victoria Police - Murphy, S (32065) v Letchford, Adam. Ciu-Benalla Victoria Police - Collyer, P (23702) v Beare, Christopher Russell. Uni-Marysville Victoria Police - Brodley, P (32351) v Suggate, Erik Jorgen. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - Bronsgeest, P (27313) v Leon, Peter Samuel. Uni-Jamieson Victoria Police - Reilly, P (34803) v Divakar, Pradeep. Highway Patrol-Mansfield Victoria Police - Wellings, L (36730) v Gemenis, Natassja.Uni-Eltham Victoria Police - Major, S (32000) v Docking, Daniel. Uni-Eildon Victoria Police - Pelling, N (35235) v Fogarty, Kearen. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Pritchard, S (28117) v Ulusoy, Ayten. Prosecutions-Shepparton Seymour Magistrates’ Court Thursday, March 30 Victoria Police - Batten, S (38514) v Thomas, Matthew. Uni-Broadford Victoria Police - Bortolotto, C (40740) v Berry, David. UniSeymour Victoria Police - O'neill, J (40075) v Byriell, Geoffrey Noel. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Houguet, B (40313) v Wicks, Darryl Mark. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Trimble, J (27800) v Crozier, Michael. Socit-Seymour Victoria Police - Bortolotto, C (40740) v Gates, Robert. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Toll Enforcement - Victoria Police Toll Enforcement v Couldwell, Samantha. Melbourne Victoria Police - Toll Enforcement - Victoria Police Toll Enforcement v Clarke, Tanya. Melbourne Victoria Police - Toll Enforcement - Victoria Police Toll Enforcement v Tucker, Timothy. Melbourne Victoria Police - Garbutt, S (33632) v Marmo, Lisa. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Wells, B (37438) v Bryson, James Robert. Highway Patrol-Seymour Contents of Court Lists are intended for information purposes only. The lists are extracted from Court Lists, as supplied to the public, by the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, often one week prior to publication date; for current Court lists, please contact the Court. Further details of cases are available at www.magistratescourt. The Local Papper shall in no event accept any liability for loss or damage suffered by any person or body due to information provided. The information is provided on the basis that persons accessing it undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. No inference of a party’s guilt, innocence or liability should be made by publication of their name as a defendant. Court schedules may be changed at any time for any reason, including withdrawal of the action by the Plaintiff/Applicant. E&OE.

Victoria Police - Schulze, J (29318) v Blattman, Angela. Ciu-Wangaratta Victoria Police - Cook, K (41646) v Burgess, Shane. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Erdeljac, N (40309) v Donson, Tracey. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Wells, B (37438) v Gray, Casey SarahAnne. Highway PatrolSeymour. Victoria Police - Brown, T (29986) v Hillerbrand, Ashley. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Dowell, C (24892) v Muscat, Grace. Traffic Camera Office Victoria Police - Schulze, J (29318) v Daniel, Scott. CiuWangaratta Victoria Police - Coleman, R (39955) v Godfrey, Matthew. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Carland, J (34285) v Berry, David Graham. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Fidler, T (41595) v Musgrove, Ross Hayden. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Sibillin, D (31691) v Robinson, Peter Stuart. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Caldwell, M (37460) v Pollett, Leah. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Fidler, T (41595) v Pollett, Leah. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Rhead, A (40227) v Blattman, Angela Karen. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Barclay, J (36190) v Davison, Kel. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Barclay, J (36190) v Deng, Geu. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Barclay, J (36190) v Almosawy, Zainab. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Williams, G (37972) v Blattman, Angela Karen. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Williams, G (37972) v Daniel, Scott. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Toll Enforcement - Victoria Police Toll Enforcement v Young, John. Melbourne Victoria Police Stephenson, A (38746) v Fisher, Mary. Uni-Wyndham North Victoria Police - Telfer, J (38560) v Turner, Matthew. Uni-Broadford Victoria Police - Balas, J (31653) v Christall, Brian. Solo Unit Victoria Police - Toll Enforcement - Victoria Police Toll Enforcement v Newbould, Aron. Melbourne Victoria Police - Basse, E (41359) v Al Ghazzawi, Issam. Uni-Shepparton Victoria Police - Bortolotto, C (40740) v Townsend, David John. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Baker, N (36147) v Doyle, Danielle. Uni-Broadford Victoria Police - Gardner, B (38946) v Saunders, Chris Wayne. Mechanical Investigation Unit Victoria Police - Wright, A (31459) v Chirico, Melina Jodie. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Mcpartlan, M (22827) v Canning, Aaron Lee. Highway Patrol-Wallan Victoria Police - Gray, K (33459) v Lacey, Jarred John. Uni-Kilmore Turn To Page 18

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Local People

Couple engaged for 15 years Limestone pair tie the knot

● Michele and John Phillips at the Peppercorn Hotel, Yea.

● John and Michele Phillips at Limestone.

■ Newly-married couple John and Michele Phillips wonder if their 15-year engagement might be a record breaker in the Yea district. The Limestone couple were married on Saturday, and celebrated with family and friends at the Peppercorn Hotel, Yea, on Saturday night (Mar. 23). A feature of the celebrations was a Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe. The vehicle was of special significance as John worked with Mercedes-Benz for 21 years in sales and marketing. “It was a very limited production and is now highly sought after by classic car enthusiasts,” said the groom. The small wedding was a family affair. Guests say they were delighted with the high quality of food and service they received at the Peppercorn Hotel. “We have been together for 15 years and this may be a record in Yea for the longest engagement period,” John laughs.

● Happy couple Michele and John ride in luxury.

● Mr and Mrs Phillips sign their marriage documents on Saturday

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TATE. - Robert (Bob). 28.3.1933 21.3.2017 Loved husband of Ann. Loved father of David, Peter and Judy. Loved Grandpa of Chris and Eleatha, Samantha, Jessica, Laura and Great Grandpa of Noah. Sadly Missed

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FUNERALS TATE. - A Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr Robert (Bob) Tate will be offered at St Andrew's Uniting Church, Downey Street, Alexandra on WEDNESDAY (Mar. 29, 2017) at 2.00 p.m. Followed by Private Cremation


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Road Management Act 2004 PROPOSED ROAD MANAGEMENT PLAN 2017 In accordance with Section 54(5) of the Road Management Act 2004, Murrindindi Shire Council (Council) gives notice that it has conducted a review of its Road Management Plan. The purpose of the review, consistent with the role, functions and responsibilities of the Council as a road authority under the Act, is to ensure the standards in relation to, and the priorities to be given to, the inspection, maintenance and repair of the roads and the classes of road to which the Council's Road Management Plan applies are safe, efficient and appropriate for use by the community served by the Council. The review applied to all of the roads and classes of roads to which the Road Management Plan applies. A copy of the Council's proposed Road Management Plan may be inspected 9:00am5pm at the Council Offices, Alexandra, Yea and Kinglake or on Council's website at by searching 'Road Management Plan'. Members of the public are invited to make written submissions on the proposed Road Management Plan. Written submissions should be marked 'Proposed Road Management Plan 2017' and addressed to the Manager Infrastructure Assets, Murrindindi Shire Council , PO Box 138, Alexandra VIC 3714. Written submissions must be received by 5pm on Monday 1 May 2017. Anyone who wishes to speak in support of their written submission is invited to speak at a Council briefing session held on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at 6.30pm at the Alexandra Council Chambers. For further information please contact Council's Manager Infrastructure Assets John Canny on 5772 0333 or via email at




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News Briefs Easter Fair at Alex ■ Alexandra’s Rotary Park is the venue for the Easter Fair to be conducted between 10am-3pm on Easter Sunday (Apr. 16). Attractions include market stalls, children’s amusements, local food, live music, face painting and wine tasting.

15 years engaged ■ John Phillips and Michele Willey were married on Saturday after a record 15 year engagement. The couple arrived at Yea’s Peppercorn Hotel on Saturday afternoon in a 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 coupe owner by neighbour Greg Smith. The couple owns the Siers Lane Olive Grove at Limestone.

Student payments ■ Indi MHR Cathy McGowan says students in rural areas are the big winners after changes to student payments passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday last week. The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Student Payments) Bill 2016 will give all students on income support access to a Health Care Card, reduce the waiting period for the assessment of independent status, and update the geographical classification used for eligibility for the independent rate. Family farms will also no longer be counted towards the Youth Allowance Personal Test.

Whitt. reunion ■ Former students of Whittlesea Technical High School (now Whittlesea Secondary College) held a 40-year reunion on Saturday (Mar. 25) at the Whittlesea Golf Course, Humevale.

Forests over-logged ■ State forest area within Murrindindi Shire – the Rubicon, Marysville and Toolangi forests – have borne the brunt of over-logging despite the devastation of Black Saturday, says the Rubicon Forest Protection Group. “At current rates the forests here will be cut out in 5-10 years, assuming no further fires. Until now this overlogging has been keeping the Heyfield Mill afloat,” says Ken Deacon of the Group. “For the past year the Rubicon Forest Protection Group has been endeavouring to bring the plight of our forests – particularly the Rubicon with its stunning beauty, its rich history and its amazing biodiversity – to public attention. “Last Tuesday, we staged a rally on the steps of State Parliament, to coincide with the rally to be staged by the Heyfield mill workers,” sais Mr Deacon. ● From Page 11

Meet Cr Bisset life routine and spending it focussed on my family. Who inspires you? So many, many people near and afar, however, lately I enjoy watching, listening to and learning from a myriad of world leaders, as well ordinary people who tell the stories that have made them who they are today. Not all are easy to tell or listen to, but I am so inspired by how people, given time, overcome adversity by getting up after being knocked down, roll up their sleeves and just get on with it. My theory is life is short - be kind and tell those special people you love them, take that dream trip and every now and then stop, look back on what you have achieved in life and give yourself a pat on your back. We can't rely on others to acknowledge what we do, it's ok to say "wow, I did a good job at that, given what I had to work with or under the circumstances". Don't ever forget how amazing you are! Ooh ... I am also inspired by Justin Trudeau (don't tell my husband but I have a little crush on the Canadian Prime Minister!) - Contributed

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Alex., Yea ‘specials’ to Games ■ Yea railwayman Lance Adams writes: For the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, the government of the day declared that all Victorian school children (country and metropolitan) should have an opportunity to have a day at the Olympic Games and this district was not left out. To achieve this goal, the then Victorian Railways organised numerous special trains to carry this out. It was probably the biggest railway related event on the line having special trains to Mansfield, Alexandra and Yea. Some of the Senior residents in the various towns in the district would have been school children travelling on that train. At right is the page of the special Olympic timetable printed by the VR in 1956 for the event, relevant to the running of these special workings. This made a suitable impression on the railway staff on the line as it was still talked about when I came onto the line as a Fireman in the 1960s. These special workings also utilised the Inner Circle Railway in Melbourne (Clifton Hill to Royal Park via North Carlton) to return these trains to Spencer Street after dropping off their passengers at Jolimont/MCG. Railway historians will be agog at this information listed in this page.

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Personals Bob on the mend

■ Best wishes to Bob Hocking of Alexandra who had a medical tune-up late last week. Bob is the popular Director of Ceremonies at the Albert Edward Lodge at Alexandra.

Sof heads abroad ■ After many years behind the counter at the Amble Inn Cafe in Yea, Sof Vlamis will head abroad after Easter for a four-month holiday.

Ox Fam walk ■ Kristi Bryant (nee Long), formerly of Yea, will participate in the 100-km Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne event, being held April 7-9, that will see teams walk through Warburton, the Dandenong Ranges and Melbourne’s outer suburbs. The event aims to raise $2.5 million, with teams of four raising funds to tackle poverty.

RCH appeal ■ Cheryl O’Halloran will again co-ordinate the Yea collection for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal (Apr. 14). Volunteers are still awaiting official approval to be able to conduct the annual roadside collection at the Whatton Pl-High St intersection.

Police Briefs Shooting warning ■ Yea Police have issued warnings to people caught shooting at the Midway Plantation on King Parrot Creek Rd. The land is private property, and shooters have been told to stay away.

Caravan recovered ■ A caravan stolen from the Yea township has been recovered. Police are investigating information towards making an arrest for the theft of the valuable vehicle.

Firearms stolen ■ Thieves have targetted a Glenburn property where they have taken a firearms collection. The theft was reported on Friday (Mar. 24).

● Railway timetable from November 1956 for the special trains to the Olympic Games in Melbourne. Supplied by Lance Adams

Shire News

Tips for phone, internet ■ Murrindindi Shire Council offices in Kinglake, Yea and Alexandra now stock telecommunication information packs. The Top Tips for Phones and Internet brochures, produced by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network cover a range of frequently asked questions about telecommunications. The brochure packs are also available online. Economic Development Portfolio Councillor, Jackie Ashe, said these Top Tips brochures covered matters that were regularly encountered by consumers. "The brochures are full of useful tips and advice. The information in the packs can help consumers navigate the often confusing telecommunications market and the various options available," Cr Ashe said.

"I highly recommend them to local business people and residents alike.” Murrindindi business operators and residents are encouraged to download either the PDF or accessible versions of the brochures, or drop in to one of the Council offices in Kinglake, Yea or Alexandra to source the printed versions. Topics covered by the ACCAN brochures include: ■ How to use less data on your smartphone ■ Tips for picking a good value NBN internet plan ■ What affects the quality of my broadband? ■ How to avoid phone and internet scams ■ How to make a complaint that gets heard ■ Telecommunications compensation - What are your rights?

ACCAN is Australia's peak communications consumer organisation. It aims to empower consumers to make good choices about products and services and also represents the views of consumers to policy makers, government and industry to get a better outcome for all communications users. "I urge people and businesses across Murrindindi Shire who use internet and phone services to take advantage of these easy-to-read and informative Top Tips brochure packs. “They help to make the confusing world of telecommunications clear and help inform decision making relating to the ever-changing telecommunications options available to us all," Cr Ashe said.

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Yea People

Local News Murrindindi Film Society

● Ken Maxfield and Glenda Woods sell raffle tickets as part of the Cycle Dindi lead-up

● David Purcell and Lissi Heffernan

● Philip Webb and Don McLeish at the Yea Rec.

● Gary Cocks and Ian Lynch sell Rotary raffle tickets

Alexandra People

Alexandra on Perkins Market

■ Murrindindi Film Society will open its new season on Friday, April 21, with Luchino Visconti's film adaptation of Thomas Mann's novella Death in Venice. Doors at the Yea Shire Chambers will open at 6.45pm for drinks and nibbles. Made in 1971, the film stars Dirk Bogarde in a memorable performance as Count von Aschenbach, a composer visiting Venice and staying alone at a beachside hotel. He becomes obsessed with the beauty of a young boy, played by Bjorn Andresen, observed at a distance. A cholera epidemic intervenes and leads to a tragic outcome. The world of the Lido in Venice at the turn of the century has been re-created in astonishing detail. The photography has been described as "almost the first seen that is fully worthy of the beauty of Venice". The character Aschenbach in the novella is a writer but for the film Visconti changed his profession to composer. This allows the musical score, in particular the Adagietto from the Fifth Symphony by Gustav Mahler, which opens and closes the film, and sections from Mahler's Third Symphony to become an evocative accompaniment. The season will continue through to September on the third Friday of each month. The screening for May will be what is possibly director John Ford's finest western. My Darling Clementine. It stars Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp, and Victor Mature as the consumptive Doc Holliday. A must for Western fans. Other films to be featured in the program are two Australian productions, Walkabout and Looking for Alibrandi, the 2008 French film Seraphine, and some vintage Hitchcock in Suspicion. Prospective members and first time guests are invited to attend one of our screenings free of charge to experience entertainment in a pleasant social atmosphere. All enquiries to Jill Dwyer, Secretary, on 5797 2480 or

Yea CFA practice

● Roxane Coutts of Marysville and Corrin Buckett of Alexandra promote Barkery Deluxe Dog Treats

● Jody Rolfe and Dylan Davies

● Entertainer Santelle Matcham from Rubicon was at the Alexandra on Perkins Market

● Yea CFA volunteers go through rescue exercises last Sunday ■ Yea CFA Captain Rod Carbis has issued an invitation for new volunteers to attend Sunday morning training at the Fire Station, Pechell St. “With winter quickly approaching we are making the most of this fantastic weather focusing on some of our structual and rescue skills. The brigade was split into three groups that roatated through three training bases, Rescue/BA (breathing appuratus), pumper skills and ladder/rope techniques. “The brigade is struggling to get crews during the day,” Rod said.

Yea Golf Club

● Judy Gay and Christine Siciliano are colleagues at the U3A Murrindindi East ‘Photography For Fun’ group

● Max Hall and Bill Rollason in charge of the sizzle

■ Alan Pell (12) with a net 72 was a five stroke winner from Ken Whitford (10) on 77 with Rob O’Halloran (17) third with 78 on Wednesday golf. Pell only 3 putted 1 green, which for him is good. Rob O’Halloran was NTP on the 18th. Jeff Aurisch won the Club Award on countback from Bill Dredge. Martin Lowe won the putting on CB from Bob Glenister with 28 putts. The Ladies contested the first round of the Kath Homewood Trophy with Adrienne Anglin leading fron Vicki Butler second. Laraine Callander was NTP. A group of about 25 Yea golfers are travelling to Merimbula, Bermagui and Eden.

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Local People

Alexandra Cup Race Meeting Photos: Ash Long

● Yea High Country Pipes and Drums: Drum Major Paul Jackson of Merrijig, with Stuart McLachlan of Mansfield at the Alexandra Cup

● Fiona Rogers, Susan Connors and Megan Perry

● Neisha Roberts, Meg Matthews and Suzy Green

● Samara Lovekin and Jessica Bates in the Landmark Harcourts marquee

● David Ross, and William Ross, 8, in the Landmark Harcourts marquee

● Heath Vine, Belinda Hocking and Mark Brooke

● Deb Dalli and Natalie Garner

● Bella Hall, Brooklyn Denyer and Jessica Denyer

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Local Sport

Footy, netball: practice matches ■ Yea and Kinglake each enjoyed success in practice matches last Saturday, ahead of Round 1 of the AFL Yarra Ranges Division 2 competition on Saturday week (April 8). The Tigers were successful in all football and matches against Longwod at the Yea Rec. The Reserves scoreboard showed Yea 9.12 (66) d Longwood 8.6 (56). Yea Seniors coach Mark Beattie was pleased with his young squad’s performance against the Redlegs. It will be a different year for the Tigers. Many of the younger team members have played together in junior grades, and have now graduated to the Senior level. Club officials concede it will be a season of “win some, lose some” as the Tiger players gain experience in the ‘big league’. Club President Brad Watts is optimistic about the season ahead, and the Club’s important place in the community. Club Vice-President Sue Spagnolo headed the volunteers who managed a busy kitchen on Saturday. Volunteer Meagan Callander managed the bar for some of the day, as well as looking after merchandise orders and sales of club memberships. The Yea Football Netball Club has welcomed Raffaele Aiell of ABD Group as a major sponsor, alongside Alister Borrie of the Royal Mail Hotel. Yea will play host to rivals Kinglake in the first round on Saturday, April 8. Other Division 2 matches are: Powelltown v Yarra Junction, Alexandra v Belgrave, Yarra Glen v Thornton Eildon. Seville has the bye. ★ Officially, scores were not kept in the Kinglake vs Coldstream match held at the Memorial Oval on Saturday. However, the scoreboard showed a 24.1616.8 victory to the Lakers. Players from both teams enjoyed drinks in the club bar after the match. Players were generally pleased with the condition of the ground, which has recently received attention from Murrindindi Shire Council outdoor staff. Kinglake Junior Football Club had practice matches against Park Orchards on Sunday. The jumper presentation had taken place on Thursday (March 23). A good number of parents and friends volunteered for kitchen duties on Sunday including Penelope Forde, Buffy Leadbeater, Sarah Matthews, Darren Webber, Mark Leadbeater, Lisa Wilkinson, Nicole Seckold, Cindy Owens, Nola Sakin, Anna Cook, Melinda Stewart, Jane Sutton, Kate Poecher,Trish Cavalieri, Sarah Ray, Patton Fam., Di Shelholds, Lynette Duhig, Jodie Drew, Kate Knight, Tanya Miller, the Ludlow-Lambrick Family, Jenn Martin, Tanya Miller, Michelle Kelly, Jeremy Cook, Kelly Anderson, and the Mosedale Family. Meanwhile, preparations are well underway for a special luncheon preceding the ANZAC week match match between Kinglake and Yarra Glen, from 12 Non-2pm on Sunday, April 23. AFL legends Peter Daicos and Dustin Fletcher will speak at the $50-per-person luncheon, at which sporting memorabilia will be auctioned. Bookings may be made with Robbo (Clinton Robinson, President), 0425 809 369. “Our football division continues to develop and strive for success. Under the leadership of current coach Brad Wilkinson, and coming off finals appearances in 2015 & 2016, the teams are ready to take on 2017 with the goal of premiership success,” Robinson said. “We continue to build our netball division and understand the important role that woman play in sporting clubs. “Our netball players are an equal part within the club. The club is delighted to have secured the services of new head coach Haylee Whykes and hope to build on last year’s performance where our C-Grade side played in a preliminary final.” ★ AFL Yarra Ranges League had not uploaded the B-Grade 2017 netball fixture to its website when this issue of The Local Paper went to press. The Seymour District Junior Football Netball League was also yet to have released its

● Renee Wilson, Janine McAllister and Molly McAllister at Kinglake

● Yea A-Grade netballers take a break in their practice match against Longwood

Sports Briefs Alexandra Races ■ The Alexandra Race Club held its Cup meeting on Saturday (Mar. 25). Race 1. Glencoe Group Trophy Handicap. 1540 metres. Prize money totalling $3000 (1st: $1380. 2nd: $510. 3rd: $375. 4th: $255. 5th: $120.) 1. Rum Ranger (Owner: R.G. Hockham, Mrs P.J. Hockham, K.B. Rice, Mrs M.R. Rice, Mrs F.J. Koenig, C.M. Koenibg and D.F. Deards. Trainer: Rita Burnett, Kilmore. Jockey: Ms C. Pace.). Starting Price: $3.20. 2. Derek The Viking. $1.70. 3. Clever Costa. $7. 4. Calmalist. $3.60. 5. Happy Clown. $21. Race 2. Reddrop Foodworks Supermarkets Maiden Plate. 1300 metres. 1. She’s A Bee. (Owner: Mrs T. Maddox, J.P. Maddox. Trainer: Tania Maddox. Jockey: Toby Lake.) $9. 2. Coombe Wood. $4. 3. Follies. $12. 4. Teebox. $21. 5. High Flying Joe. $3.50. 6. Moss and Me. $2.50. 7. Celtic Fortune. $6. Race 3. Landmark Harcourts RE Trophy Handicap. 1300 metres. 1. Toucandan. (Owner: Mrs J.C. Goodwin, R.J. Goodwin and B.J. Goodwin. Trainer: B.J. Goodwin. Jockey: Reece Goodwin). $2. 2. Secret Place. $17. 3. She’s Miss Lippy. $3. 4. Bar Date. $3.40. 5. Kenji Doll. $21. 6. Lisboa Eagle. $13. Race 4. Rubcion Hotel Motel Open Trophy Handicap. 1300 metres. 1. La Rita (Owner: B.J. Goodwin, R.J. Goodwin and Mrs J.C. Goodwin. Trainer: Barry Goodwin, Seymour. Jockey: Reece Goodwin.) $3. 2. Ultra Ego. $2.80. 3. My Boy Eagle. $6. 4. Paryenu. $3. 5. Redial. $21. Race 5.Alexandra Cup. 1540 metres. 1. My Dancing Duel (NZ). (Owner: Ms K. Flaherty. Trainer: Gary Mallinson, Cranbourne. Jockey: R. Douglas.) $3.60. 2. Rock It Doc. $6.50. 3. Nine Mile Sniper. $6.50. 4. Laskin Belle. $4.60. 5. Here’s To A King. $21. 6. Boioura. $5.50. 7. Guilty As Charged. $18. Race 6. Charly Daniel’s 60th Open Trophy Race Handicap. 1830 metres. 1. Goldoni. (Owners: B.T. Woodman and T.A. Woodman. Trainer: Raymond Douglas. Jockey: Clayton Douglas.) $2.40. 2. Yalta. $2.40. 3. Kondoa. $4.40. 4. Despict. $4.60. 5. It Could Be You. $15.

Tigers: thanks!

■ Yea Football Netball Club posted a social media message to supporters after Saturday’s practice matches against Longwood: “Just a quick thank you to all who volunteered their time today and allowed our boys and girls to enjoy a great day of competition. “Thanks to Longwood for making the trip over, I'm sure all teams benefitted from the hit out. “On field we didn't lose a game and off field some much needed cash came into the club. “Special thanks to all the youngsters who scored, ran the boundary and helped out. It was great to see so many local kids and parents enjoying themselves at our club. “Please use this week to finalise registrations and memberships as time is running out. Bring on Round 1.” ● The young Yea Tigers did well against Longwood on Saturday at the Rec.

● Kinglake seniors leave the Memorial Oval, victorious, against Coldstream

Reform Waranga? ■ Who would like to see the Waranga North East Football League reformed with clubs such as Alexandra, Avenel, Bonnie Doon, Broadford, Kilmore, Longwood, Mansfield, Swanpool, Tatong, Thornton, Violet Town and Yea. A 1957 copy of the Waranga North Eastern Spectator was unearthed this week, and gave an indication of the strong association between the local football clubs. It is wondered whether there is interest in reforming the League in the 21st century. (A reunion last month at Seymour attracted more than 150 ex-players on a Monday. Another Waranga NE reunion may be held later this year at Mansfield.) The 1957 publication, assembled at the Seymour Telegraph print works, included ads for the Amble Inn Cafe (T. and P. Nicholas), A.J. McLennan’s Royal Mail Hotel, the Fiesta Cafe and Milk Bar at Alexandra, the Canadian Hotel close to Seymour Football Ground (Mrs E.M. Noonan), and Carter’s Palais Cafe, Yea (“luncheon 12-2pm”).

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