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Radio: Latest radio ratings results ................... Page 76 Veritas: All the Logies winners ............................ Page 77 The Spoiler: Neighbours and Home And Away ............ Page 77 Jim and Aaron: Best movies and DVDs ......................... Page 78 Cheryl Threadgold: Local theatre shows, auditions ............. Page 79 PLUS THE LOVATT”S MEGA CROSSWORD


● Toby Truscott (The Phantom) and Laura Slavin (Christine) in CLOC Musical Theatre’s production of The Phantom of the Opera, opening at the National Theatre, St Kilda on May 10. Photo: Richard Crompton ■ Award winning CLOC Musical Theatre is preparing to present its 98th production with a huge coup – the world amateur premiere production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary masterpiece The Phantom Of The Opera. In 1881, far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, lurks the mysterious, disfigured Phantom, shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all. His obsession with his ‘angel of music’, the beautiful young opera singer Christine Daaé, unleashes a diabolical tale of drama, destruction and death – and a unique theatrical experience. Phantom promises to be one of CLOC’s biggest and most complex productions ever, in every facet and department. A superb cast and a multi award-winning production team have been assembled, ready to meet the challenge of this legendary tale and do justice to its reputation as the pinnacle of music theatre excellence. Performances: May 10 (free supper), 11 (free supper), 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 at 8.00pm; May 12, 19 at 2.00pm. Venue: National Theatre, St Kilda Tickets: $50/$45. Bookings: 1300 362 547 - Cheryl Threadgold


● Richard Moore, newly appointed Director of the 2013 Bayside Film Festival

■ The tenth Bayside Film Festival will showcase a unique range of Australian and international films over its four-day season from August 28-31 at the Palace Brighton Bay, 294 Bay St, Brighton. The Festival continues its reputation as a major event by and for young voices, with the inclusion of Jump Cut, the competition element of the festival. In addition to the Festival's programs, the Youth Documentary and Digital Stories Projects, the Bayside Film Festival invites young people to submit works for screening in its Jump Cut sessions. The Festival will provide a platform to present the work of young people from across the nation, plus introduce international participation through the Jump Cut competition. Combined with the Festival's opening and closing events and awards night, the Festival has something for all ages. Bayside City Council has announced the appointment of Richard Moore as Artistic Director of the festival. Richard Moore was a practising documentary film maker from 1990 to 2000, before taking up the position of Executive Producer TV Arts with ABC TV. In 2006 he was appointed Executive Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival and in 2010 was Artistic Director of the Brisbane International Film Festival. With both festivals, Moore was responsible for the curating of the film program as well as developing a series of talks, workshops and special events. Moore says: "I am a firm believer that we can turn this festival, with its focus on new and emerging documentary filmmakers, into a niche event on the Melbourne film calendar." The entries for Jump Cut close Tuesday, April 30. This section is open to 10-26 year olds for films in any genre, up to 15 minutes in length. See of_entry.htm Details about the Youth Documentary section can be found on ● A piece of TV memorabilia has been found ... did Bookings to attend the Bayside Film Festival in August will it belong to the late Sir Eric Pearce, Channel 9 be through the Box Office at Palace Brighton Bay, 294 Bay St newsreader? See Page 83. Brighton. Telephone 9596 3590.

God bless you ... and you

Christine Harris bounces back with ‘The Club’

● John Wood in The Club ■ Melbourne theatrical producer Christine Harris is bouncing back from recent company difficulties with a production of The Club with John Wood at the Athenaeum Theatre on May 16-18. Harris’s company Hit Productions, with a new name of Follow Your Dreams, went into liquidation owing $692,387 to the Australian Taxation Office. Harris’s company entered liquidation on December 22 with debts totalling about $1.8 million. A new company, also known as Hit Productions, is producing The Club. Publicity for the show was released this week by Di Rolle (who is also a columnist with the Melbourne Observer). The Club is perhaps best known as a movie featuring Graham Kennedy and Jack Thompson. It follows the shift of the footy code from sport to business. It portrays the back room dramas and boardroom brawls that are more ferocious than any on-field dust-up. John Wood returns to the role of Jock for a brand new national tour. Written by Australian playwright David Williamson, The Club is a tale of greed and corruption in the world of sport. Denis Moore, who performed in the 2007-08 tour, returns to the play as director. John Wood says: “The Club is one of the funniest Australian plays ever written. In my opinion it’s got the best first-act ending line of any play, Australian or otherwise. “It makes absolutely certain the audience will be back to see act two! Denis Moore and I performed together in the last tour. More importantly for me, Denis directed A Stretch Of The Imagination in 2009. “I love working with Denis as a director and I’m really looking forward to working with him on this. It’ll be great fun.” Hit Productions is also presenting John Wood in David Williamson’s When Dad Married Fury; Henri Szeps (Mother and Son) in the dark comedy It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To); Alfred Hitchcock adaptation The 39 Steps; and The Book Club starring Helpmann Award-winner Amanda Muggleton. Dates: Thu., May 16 (8pm). Fri., May 17 (11am and 8pm); Sat May 18 (2pm and 8pm). Venue: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne Tickets: Adults $49.50 - $54.50, Concession $39.50 $44.50, Groups $35 - $40, Students $25 Bookings: 9650 1500. Ticketek 132 849. Groups & Students 1300 364 001

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Showbiz People

Driving Miss Daisy Opening Night Comedy Theatre

If you only see one show in a decade, ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ is the one ■ Driving Miss Daisy, starring Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines opened at The Comedy Theatre on Saturday, and will only be here for five weeks. If you only see one show in a decade, Driving Miss Daisy should be your selection. Don’t miss it. Driving Miss Daisy allows Melbourne audiences to see third world-class actors at work. Angela Lansbury, 87, is sprightly and alert, and plays Miss Daisy perfectly. James Earl Jones is commanding, and wins our hearts ... as he does too with Miss Daisy. Tony Award winning Boyd Gaines is the superb schoice as the third-hander. The Comedy stage is sparse for this show, and the theatre fits the show perfectly. It is so good that Observer entertain-

ment columnist Kevin Trask bought tickets for last night’s show (Tuesday), after having first seen the opening night production on Saturday evening. Kevin says: “What a joy it was to be present at the recent press conference to launch the Melbourne season of the play Driving Miss Daisy. As a dedicated film buff it was heaven not only to be in the presence of such famous film and Broadway stars, but to be also given the privilege of asking questions. “When Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines sat down in front of the assembled media at a city hotel it was overwhelming. I did manage to ask Angela Lansbury about her memories of working with Elvis Presley during the filming of Blue Hawaii.

“Angela said that Elvis was the perfect gentleman and treated her very nicely.” Driving Miss Daisy is playing at The Comedy Theatre until May 12. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster 1300 111 011 Thank you to The Frost Organisation for bringing Broadway to Melbourne. ■ Kevin Trask adds: “I couldn't take my eyes off Angela Lansbury - there were so many questions I would have loved to have asked. What were her memories of films such as The Picture Of Dorian Gray, The Harvey Girls, National Velvet, The Court Jester and so many more. But it was a 30-minute press conference that I will never forget.”


● Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones at the media launch

● Michelle Van Ray with Billy Baxter

● Rohan Browne and Christie Whelan_Browne

● Donna Petrovich and Arts Minister Heidi Victoria

● Melissa Langton with Colette Mann

● Kathleen Amarant and Louisa Tascone of

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TV Week Logies Awards At Crown Melbourne Courtesy: Channel 9

● Mandy McElhinney

● Jennifer Hawkins

● Lauren Phillips

● Shelley Craft with Michael Bublé

● Carrie Bickmore

● Olly Murs with James Lund

● Rebecca Gibney

● Jessica Rowe with Larry Emdur

● Julia Morris

● Steve Peacocke

● Andy Lee and Hamish Blake

● Scott Cam, Most Popular Reality Program

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Radio Confidential News from stations from around Victoria


Country Crossroads info@country Big Breakfast Show. Southern FM 88.3. Tues. 6am-9am.

Rob Foenander


■ All is set for the new album from Keith Urban later in the year. It will be his first release of music since his 2010 Get Closer album. "It's taking a long time, mostly because I'm working with people I've never worked with before," said Keith. His Light The Fuse Tour commences in July. Keith revealed that fans would likely hear new music from the forthcoming album at the shows.


■ Jasmine Rae has won the Global Country Artist Award which is presented by the American Country Music Association (CMA). Jasmine has had one of the fastest rising careers of any local artist in Australia. Her debut album Look It Up yielded three number one singles, and she was the first locally-based country artist to achieve one million song plays on MySpace, reports the Country Music Bulletin.


■ The Music Is You is the new tribute album to John Denver. The recording features well known artists such as Emmylou Harris, Train, Dave Mathews and others, who honour the singer with their interpretations of his classic hits. Denver died in a self-piloted plane crash in 1997.


■ Australian singer-songwriter Allan Caswell will perform some shows in Victoria commencing April 26. Also on the bill with Allan will be Stephanie Jansen who is one of country music’s well regarded younger artists. Dates for Allan include Morwell Club (Apr. 26), Camperdown Bowls Club (Apr 27) and Koroit Commercial Hotel (Apr. 28). - Rob Foenander

■ Melbourne talk radio station 3AW narrowly won the second ratings survey in results announced yesterday (Tues.), but by the slimmest margins to 774 ABC and Fox FM. 3AW scored 12.6 per cent, down 1.1 per cent from 13.7 in the first survey. 774 achieved 11.4 per cent, measured 5.30amMidnight, Monday-Sunday. Tom Elliott’s ‘Drive’ audience (3pm-6pm) fell. The 4pm7pm timeslot dropped from 10.6 to 10.1 per cent for 3AW, less than what it was achieving with Derryn Hinch last year. Fox FM won the ‘drive’ timselot with 11.4 per cent of the audience, compared to 3AW’s 10.1 per cent share. (Stop Press: Hinch said yesterday that Judge Nettle of the Supreme Court ordered that Hinch is to be charged with contempt of court, over an alleged breach of a suppression order.) Ratings falls were also suffered by Ross Stevenson and John Burns (17.2, down 1.0), Neil Mitchell (12.9, down 2.3), and Denis Walter (9.7, down 1.4). 774’s Jon Faine won the morning slot (13.2 to AW’s 12.9). Denis Walter’s reduced three-hour show was beaten by Gold, Fox and MMM. Nightline with Bruce Mansfield and Philip Brady recovered 0.4, back to 12.0, after one of its worst ratings last survey.

Wednesday, April 10 ■ American actor Harry Morgan (Colonel Sherman Potter in MASH) was born as Harry Bratsburg in 1915. He died in 2011 aged 96. Omar Sharif (Mich-ael Shalhoub) was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1932 (81). Melbourne actress Jane Clifton (Prisoner) is 64 today.

High rotation

■ The top-played Aussie songs on radio for the first quarter of 2013 have been Lanterns (Birds of Tokyo), What You’ve Done To Me (Samantha Jade) and Holdin On (Flume). The top song played on Australian radio was Ho Hey from The Lumineers with 7963 spins. The survey is completed quarterly by AirCheck, a radio monitoring company.

Jazz anytime

● Tom Elliott on 3AW’s Drive program

■ Roger Beilby advises: “You can now listen to 3CR's Jazz On A Saturday anytime. “3CR has ‘Audio on demand" Go to the website - au - click ‘Listen’, then ‘Program’ then click Jazz On A Saturday. “Then click on the arrow on the sound bar and there is the show.”

Libbi Gorr has been a welcome holiday replacement for Richard Stubbs on the 774 ABC afternoon program. She is intelligent and bright ... although sometimes falls for the ABC trap of delivering monologues rather than talking with listeners.

Smooth 91.5 contin● Libbi Gorr ues to improve with a mature adult sound. Cameron Daddo has done a fine job in selling the evening ‘relax’ message ... although the guy who precedes him sounds like he is trying too hard to be a radio announcer. Weekend presenter Richard Wilkins continues to be ‘Dickie’.

■ Simon Owens is again in charge of the 3AW weekend program this Saturday and Sunday morning while Alan Pearsall is on leave.

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● Jon Faine

FOX FM national drive co-host Fifi Box has given birth to a baby girl. “I’ve been caught off guard and didn’t have a name ready,” she said on Friday.

● Roger Beilby

Out-of-date ad ■ 3AW has been playing outof-date commercials for the Bond St Dental practice, with promotions manager David Mann saying that March appointments are fully booked. It is April already. Melbourne


On This Day Thursday, April 11

Friday, April 12

Saturday, April 13

Sunday, April 14

Monday, April 15

Tuesday, April 16

■ Australian orchestra leader Tommy Tycho was born in 1928. He died this week. Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Senator Robert Kennedy, was born in 1928 (83). Joel Grey, star of Cabaret, is 81 (1932). Jeremy Clarkson, known for his role on Top Gear, was born in Yorkshire in 1960.

■ Former Victorian Governor John Landy was born in 1930 (83). American singer Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury) was born in New York in 1932. He died aged 64 in 1996. TV presenter Terry Willesee is 68. US host David Letterman was born in 1947 (66).

■ US actor Howard Keel was born in 1917. He died aged 87 in 2004. Ventriloquist Ron Blaskett was born in Brunswick in 1922 (91). Don Adams was born as Donald Yarmy in 1923. He died aged 82 in 2005. He played Maxwell Smart.

■ Actor Rod Steiger was born in New York in 1925. He died aged 77 in 2002. The late Gerry Anderson, who created Thunderbirds, with wife Sylvia, was born in 1929. Loretta Lynn (Loretta Webb), American country singer, was born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky in 1934 (79).

■ Joyce Jacobs, Australian actress in A Country Practice, was born in England in 1922 (91). Comedian Kym Gyngell was born in Melbourne in 1952 (61). Country singer Lee Kernaghan was born in Corryong in 1964 (49). His sister Tania is also a country singer.

■ Silent film star Charlie Chaplin was born in London in 1889. He died aged 88 in 1977. British actor screenwriter and playwright Sir Peter Ustinov was born in London in 1921. He died aged 82 in 2004. Orchestra leader Henry Mancini was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1924. He died in 1994.

Thanks to GREG NEWMAN of the Birthday Bulletin for assistance with birthday and anniversary dates. Find out more at


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Best of 2013 awards ■ Gold Logie: Most Popular Personality on TV Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten) ■ Most Outstanding Actor - Anthony Hayes (Devil's Dust, ABC1) ■ Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program The X Factor (Seven Network) ■ Most Outstanding Actress - Deborah Mailman (Mabo, ABC1) ■ Most Outstanding Factual Program - Who Do You Think You Are? (SBS One)

The Spoiler For Those Who Have Lost The Plot

Neighbours ■ 6.30pm. Weeknights. Eleven ■ Monday, April 15. Georgia is struggling to cope with her lost relationship and goes to Karl for help; Amber is horrified to learn that she has made some enemies; and Steph is released form gaol with some news. ■ Tuesday, April 16. Steph returns to Erinsborough as the new manager of Harold's store; Sonya struggles to run the nursery and look after Nell. Lucas still hasn't told Vanessa about his cancer. ■ Wednesday, April 17. Steph catches Lucas out on a lie and he's forced to reveal he has cancer; Kate finally declares her feelings for Mason and Pete offers Georgia an escape from all her problems. ■ Thursday, April 18. Lucas hides his cancer diagnosis from Vanessa, turning to Steph for support; Steph blames Toadie for her time in jail; and Sonya is horrified when she finds something on Georgia. ■ Friday, April 19. Ajay convinces Toadie to push past his fears and return to private practice; Mason and Kate's relationship hits a bump after he sees something: and Georgia's life is going from bad to worse.

Home and Away ■ 7.00pm. Weeknights. Channel 7. ■ Monday, April 15. Casey and Kyle, unable to resolve their differences, drive off together. Steph dumps Dex, feeling his baggage is too extreme. And Gina and John's adoption of Jett is processed. ■ Tuesday, April 16. Ricky tells Brax she likes him, Casey and Kyle work things out and Indi fires Casey. Indi's anger towards Casey is actually misplaced anger towards Romeo and Casey steps up and is there for Indi. ■ Wednesday, April 17. Heath is devastated to learn his name is not on Darcy's birth certificate and he has no legal rights. Chris plays Maddy and Spencer off against each other and then he hits on Indi. Indi confronts Sid about his knowledge of Romeo's illness and Heath punches Zac. ■ Thursday, April 18. Double Episode. After freaking out at the beach, Rosie wants April and Sasha to join her for a girls' night in. Heath gives up on pursuing custody for Darcy's sake and Zac gets a job at Summer Bay High. Then Maddy and Spencer realise they've been tricked by Chris.

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TV, Radio, Theatre Latest Melbourne show business news - without fear or favour


■ Most Popular Reality Program - The Block (Nine Network) Most Popular Actress Asher Keddie (Offspring, Network Ten) Most Popular Drama House Husbands (Nine Network) Most Popular New Male Talent - Joel Madden (The Voice, Nine Network) Most Popular Lifestyle Program - Better Homes and Gardens (Seven Network) Most Popular Actor Steve Peacocke (Home and Away, Seven Network) Most Outstanding Drama Series - Redfern Now (ABC1) Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent - Shari Sebbens (Redfern Now, ABC1) Most Outstanding TV Miniseries or Telemovie Howzat! Kerry Packer's War (Nine Network) Most Popular Light Entertainment Program - The Voice (Nine Network) Gold Logie: TV Week Logie Hall of Fame Award - Brian Henderson Most Popular New Female Talent - Brenna Harding (Puberty Blues,

● English singer ‘Birdy’ (Jasmine van den Bogaerde) at the Logies


Melbourne’s Best TV-Radio Critic Network Ten) Most Popular Sports Program - The Footy Show, NRL (Nine Network) Most Outstanding Sports Coverage - London 2012 Olympic Games

Return of ‘The Voice’ ■ The post-Easter TV ratings war began in earnest on Sunday night when Channel 7 pitched a twohour episode of My Kitchen Rules against Channel 9’s The Voice and Logies. The Voice featured four judges - Seal, Joel ● Celia Pavey Edgerton, Ricky Martin and Delta Goodrem - with a fine selection of artists including Celia Pavey. It also included a special appearance by Keith Urban - filmed three months ago. It should be a fine series.

(Foxtel) Most Popular Factual Program - Bondi Rescue (Network Ten) Most Outstanding Children's Program Dance Academy (ABC3) Most Outstanding News Coverage - Breaking Ranks (Lateline, ABC1) Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report - Captain Emad: Smugglers' Paradise - Australia (Four Corners, ABC1) Most Popular Miniseries or Telemovie Howzat! Kerry Packer's War (Nine Network) Most Popular Presenter - Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy's Euro Gap Year/Hamish & Andy's Caravan Of Courage: Australia Vs New Zealand, Nine Network)

Media Flashes Pr!ck The Musical

■ For one of the best night’s entertainment in town, go and see Tracey Harvey’s Pr!ck The Musical, playing at the Flying Saucer Club (Caulfield RSL) at 4 St Georges Rd, Elsternwick from April 12 - 14. Multi-talented Harvey’s new musical contains her trademark ingredients of catchy songs with perceptive lyrics, a well-structured story with romance, conflict, social observation, non-offensive, often whacky humour, a moral message and delightfully happy ending. Set in city hospital Prince Ricks, the characters include a colourful assortment of doctors, nurses, patients, a multi-tasking receptionist who wants to become a doctor and a see-all, know-all, nurse manager. With slick direction by Pip Mushin, and toe-tapping musical direction by Sam See, the top cast in this ‘hospital wonderland’ includes dynamic Tracey Harvey (Nurse Manager, Wendy Webster), John Wood (Professor Gerald Jago), Wicked The Musical star Jemma Rix (receptionist, Connie Monaro), James Schaw (celebrity, Joey Sparks) and Troy Swindells-Grose (Dr Andrew Kingsley). There is some beautiful vocal work particularly from Jemma Rix and James Schaw. Choreographer Jessica Raffa (Dancing With The Stars) presents a stunning dance solo, and the energetic ensemble includes Ezra Bix, and Alexia Brinsley, Isabella Cappelli and Belinda Jenkin who deliver some terrific dance routines. The Flying Saucer Club is the ideal, intimate venue for this energising tonic called Pr!ck The Musical. Dinner can be purchased beforehand. Bravo Tracey Harvey on creating yet another musical success, which deserves to run much longer than just three more performances as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Performances: April 12, 13, 14 Time: Doors open at 7pm. show at 7.40pm. Venue: The Flying Saucer Club (Caulfield RSL), 4 St Georges Rd, Elsternwick. Tickets: $30 plus booking fee. Bookings: - enquiries: - Cheryl Threadgold

‘Tricky Part’ at Gasworks ■ Colin Morley will portray Marty in The Tricky Part, being presented by the Kew Arts House Association at Gasworks, opening April 19. Performances: April 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27 at 8.30pm; April 20, 27 at 5.30pm Venue: Gasworks Studio, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park. Tickets: $25/$22. Bookings: At Gasworks. or 9699 3253. Cheryl Threadgold has more details on Page 85.

Did this belong to Eric?

Channel 9’s Livinia Nixon has given birth to a little boy.

Foster and Allen will perform at the Palms At Crown on June 22.

Joseph Champan will poerform at Morning Music Live at Rupertswood Mansion, Sunbury, this morning (Wed.) at 10am. It includes light morning tea. Bookings are essential at $18 per person. Phone 9740 5020 or email

Alick Tipoti and the Badu Island Zugubai Traditional Dancers will perform at a celebration of Performative Prints From The Torres Strait on Friday morning (Apr. 12) at Gallery 1 at The Arts Centre.

● Colin Morley ● Melbourne TV-radio historian Chris Keating wondered if he stumbled across the TV licence for GTV-9 newsreader Sir Eric Pearce. A former Channel 9-er from the 1960 glory days confirms that Eric DID live in Williams Rd, before moving to a Toorak address.

Thumbs down to Molly Meldrum for dropping the F-bomb at Sunday night’s Logies. But worse were the producers who let the taped segment go to air.

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Observer Showbiz What’s Hot and What’s Not in Blu-Rays and DVDs

● "The List is Life" - Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler and Sir Ben Kingsley as Itzhak Stern in Steven Spielberg's powerful, haunting and unforgettable Academy award winning Schindler's List: 20th Anniversary Special Edition, now out on Blu-ray and on DVD. FILM: SCHINDLER'S LIST - 20th Anniversary Special Edition: Genre: War/Drama. Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes. Year: 1993. Rating: M. Running Time: 195 Minutes. Format: DVD & BLU-RAY. Stars: ***** Verdict: Director Steven Spielberg's powerful, shattering and unforgiving film of Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, a womanizer and a war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews in WWII Poland from the Holocaust. This is the quintessential triumph of how one man can make a difference. A truly extraordinary cinematic achievement that Hollywood had never attempted before, or since, and a moving, haunting, poignant and unforgettable experience! Winner of seven Oscars including Best Picture, Best Screenplay for Steve Zaillian and Best Director for Steven Spielberg. Based on the best-selling book Thomas Keneally, Schindler's List went way beyond any other movie with the creation of The USC Shoah Foundation in bringing awareness of genocide to generations from World War II to the present day, to stop it from happening ever again. This is not only Steven Spielberg's greatest triumph as a filmmaker and subsequent legacy, but one of the great masterpiece's of cinema. FILM: TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE: Genre: Drama. Cast: Clint Eastwood, John Goodman, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake. Year: 2012. Rating: PG. Running Time: 105 Minutes. Format: DVD and BLU-RAY. Stars: ***1/2 Verdict: Screen legend Clint Eastwood is back on the screen after an absence of four years in this engaging and entertaining drama of an aging, grumpy and ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his estranged daughter along with him for one last recruiting trip, trying for reconciliation. Nicely paced and filled with humour, drama and pathos, Clint Eastwood [at 83] is perfectly cast, almost type cast, in the title role, supported superbly by a stellar supporting cast. And you don't have to like Baseball to enjoy it. FILM: AIRPORT: Genre: Drama. Cast: Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster, Helen Hayes, Jacqueline Bisset. Year: 1970. Rating: PG. Running Time: 137 Minutes. Format: DVD. Stars: ***1/2 Verdict: Hugely entertaining old fashioned all-star-cast epic drama of a bomber on board an airplane, an airport closed by snow, a plane stuck on the runway and various personal problems of the people involved. A Grand Hotel set at an airport, this is the first in a long list of disaster movies that followed throughout the 70's, and has been continuously parodied ever since to a point of being cliche, most notably with Flying High and Flying High II, and even though the characters are wooden and the dialogue corny, it's a great cast and genuinely great fun all the way. FILM: Genre: Cast: Guinness,

MURDER BY DEATH: Comedy/Mystery. Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Alec

Truman Capote, James Coco. Year: 1976. Rating: PG. Running Time: 94 Minutes. Format: DVD. Stars: ***1/2 Verdict: Delightful parody of five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks who are invited to a creepy mansion to solve a strange mystery, all the great classic super-sleuth's are beautifully sent-up here: Sam Spade, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles from The Thin Man series. The fabulous cast are all in top form working from a wonderfully witty script by Neil Simon, but it is the late, great Peter Falk the dominates all the mysterious proceedings with a scene stealing performance. A great fun filled laugh riot that will more than tickle your funny bone from beginning to end! Trivia: The screams of a woman used as a doorbell at the mansion is Fay Wray's screams from the 1933 classic King Kong.

Movies, DVDs With Jim Sherlock and Aaron Rourke


● A spectacular shot from the Oscar-nominated film Kon-Tiki ■ (M). 118 minutes. Opens in se- just been released on DVD through Umbrella Entertainment. lected cinemas on April 11. RATING - **** Expansive, exciting, and enthralling, Kon-Tiki is an old-fashioned, supremely well-crafted film, the kind that audiences used to encounter in the 1960s ■ (M). 126 minutes. Now showand 70s. The story follows Norwegian ex- ing at IMAX for a strictly Limplorer Thor Heyerdahl (Pal Sverre ited Season. Steven Spielberg's global pheHagen) who, as we see from a young age (in a striking opening scene), has nomenon is back in cinemas for its 20th anniversary, but now all the thrills and always had a thirst for adventure. As a young man this thirst also turns action are closer than ever, thanks to into a quest for knowledge, and in 1937 the new 3D conversion technology, used heads an expedition with his wife Liv recently on James Cameron's Titanic. (Agnes Kittelsen) to the Polynesian If you were sceptical that the process island of Fatu Hiva, where they will wouldn't work, you may need to think again, as the results are very impresstudy the wildlife and culture. It is here Thor first hears of local sive indeed. The film still suffers from legends (from indigenous villagers) several major flaws, like a simple premise being bloated out to over two about who settled the island. According to one of the villagers, the hours, and a sub-plot involving Sam island's ancestors were people who trav- Neill learning to be nice to kids conelled from the east, not from the west tinually bogs the film down. Most charas many anthropologists had noted. acters are expendable at best. ThankWith years of research done, Thor fully Neill and Jeff Goldblum are in is unable to get his work published due good form, and the special effects are to this unconventional theory, so after still outstanding, making this a technia pivotal meeting in New York in 1946 cal benchmark in movie history. There goes sour, he decides to faithfully rec- are two scenes which still deliver the reate the perilous journey from South goods; the first appearance of the TRex and its attack on the cars, and the America to Polynesia. chasing the two children With a crew that includes ex-refrig- Raptors through the kitchen (and in 3D they are erator salesman Herman Watzinger even more intense); this is where you (Anders Baasmo Christiansen), see how good Spielberg be. But inradio operators Knut Haugland stead of keeping the filmcan taut tense (Tobias Santelmann) and Torstein like Duel, he allows Jurassicand Park Raaby (Jakob Oftebro), navigator sag just too many times (that's whytoI Erik Hesselberg (Odd Magnus prefer Joe Johnston's Jurassic Park 3, Williamson), and documentary cam- which runs a lean, mean 95 minutes). eraman Bengt Danielsson (Gustaf Also in general release. Skarsgard), the group will experience RATING - *** things they never thought possible, but it will also test their abilities to work as a team. Despite a script that doesn't fully ■ (PG). 110 minutes. Showing on flesh out Thor's fellow crew members, selected days at IMAX. Last days. there is enough groundwork done to alThe 1986 blockbuster is back on the low the narrative to develop and in- big screen, in a way you would never volve, and the film gets better and bet- think possible. ter as it goes along. The film that shot Tom Cruise to The performances from a strong cast super-stardom, and carved the MTValso gives the characters added weight, style blueprint that is used ad nauseum with Hagen perfect as Thor, balanc- in Hollywood today, Top Gun still ing the explorer's genuinely innocent suffers from an awful, painfully thin wonder and stubborn determination con- script, and two leads who share no fidently and convincingly. screen chemistry whatsoever, but the Exquisitely photographed by Geir 3D conversion and presentation admitHartly Andreassen, nicely scored by tedly does impress, particularly during Johan Soderqvist, and featuring a the aerial sequences. seamless blend of location work and Director Tony Scott's visual flair CGI, this is a wonderful looking film can be much more appreciated in 3D, that definitely needs to be seen on the and his perfectly placed cameras in the biggest screen possible. air makes the dogfight sequences quite Directors Joachim Ronning and exciting (the sound has been totally reEspen Sandberg, who helmed the mastered, so the cinema rumbles when forgettable western action/comedy those jets fire up). Bandidas (2006) and the entertaining Even on the ground there is nice WWII action/drama Max Manus composition and depth, and Scott (who (2008), take a significant step forward died tragically last year) deserves a lot with this gripping adventure, and Kon- of credit for making Top Gun a conTiki is easily their best film to date (and siderably bigger hit than it ever deserved deservedly earned its nomination for to be. Best Foreign Film at this year's OsFor its multitude of fans however, cars). they will love this new look at an old The Oscar-winning 1951 documen- favourite. RATING - **½ tary of the same name, using the ac- Aaron Rourke tual footage shot during the journey, has

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Observer Showbiz THEATRE PEOPLE

Local Theatre With Cheryl Threadgold


● Trish Carr ■ Melbourne theatre practitioner Trish Carr will soon be adding direction of Big The Musical to her impressive theatrical curriculum vitae. Over the years, Trish’s versatile contribution to Melbourne’s theatre scene includes producer, production manager, properties manager, stage manager and set designer, costume designer and coordinator for companies such as Whitehorse Musical Theatre Company, CLOC Musical Theatre and the Fabulous Nobodies. For Arts Events Melbourne, Trish was Head Costumier for My Fair Lady at the Comedy Theatre. Freelance direction and costume design credits include various major musicals, plus designer of the 1999 Melbourne Gang Show. From 1999 to 2003, Trish was also assistant costume coordinator and workroom supervisor for Joining The Chorus, encompassing the Victorian State Singers and Dancers. Also, for 3500 students from various government schools, Trish worked on various productions, at Melbourne Park (the Rod Laver Arena), under the artistic direction of David Atkins, with the State Schools Spectacular. In 2006, as designer for the Australian Fibre Show at Parliament House Canberra, Trish designed and produced unique theatrical garments to showcase the Australian wool industry, the Australian cotton growers and alpaca industry in a fashion parade for international consortiums. Two years later, Trish was commissioned to create a 1956 Olympic costume replica for the National Sport Museum. Combined with creatively working behind the scenes, Trish’s onstage performing has won her 13 Lyrebird Awards, fifteen nominations, plus a nomination from the Victorian Music Theatre Guild. For 10 years Trish has been a Lyrebird Awards judge in the Musical Theatre and Drama/Comedy categories and during the day is director of Lightwavez Design, Melbourne. Trish’s production of Big, The Musical for MLOC Productions Inc. will be presented from June 14 – 22 at the Phoenix Theatre, 101 Glenhuntly Rd, Elwood. For bookings visit

THE TRICKY PART ■ The Kew Court House Arts Association presents The Tricky Part from April 19-27 a Gasworks Studio, Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park. At a time when the Catholic Church is facing self-incrimination and community concerns, a true story of sexuality, spirituality and the mystery of human experience comes to the stage, following a New York premiere. Writer Martin Moran, now 42, has courageously brought to life his experiences as a young Marty, being a Catholic and having a sexual relationship as a boy with an older man. This is a riveting, often funny and surprising journey through the complexities of Catholicism, desire and human trespass. Colin Morley who portrays Marty has received recognition for his many performance and production roles with multiple awards and nominations with various theatre companies across Melbourne. Performances: April 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27 at 8.30pm; April 20, 27 at 5.30pm. Phone 9699 3253.



■ Essendon Theatre Company: Fantasmagorical - a children's pantomime, Until April 13 at Bradshaw Street Community Hall, Bradshaw Street, Essendon; Director: Dawn Heinrichson. Tickets: $15 per person. Bookings: 0422 029 483. ■ Geelong Repertory Theatre Company: Miss Bosnia (by Louis Nowra) Until April 20 at 15 Coronation Street, Geelong West. Director: Emma Watson. Tickets: $25/$23. Bookings: 5225 1200 ■ Sherbrooke Theatre Company: The Female of the Species (by Joanna Murray-Smith) April 12 - 27 at the Doncaster Playhouse, 679 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. Director: Bruce Cochrane. Tickets: $25/$23. Bookings: 1300 650 209. ■ People's Playhouse: 13 - A New Musical April 12 - 20 at the Cranbourne Community Theatre, Brunt Street, Cranbourne.Co-directors: Nick Rees and Adam Nash; Choreographer: Leah Osburn; Musical Director: Malcom Huddle. Bookings: ■ Philip Island Offshore Theatre: Round and Round the Garden April 18 - 28 at the Cowes Cultural Centre, Thompson Avenue, Cowes. Director: Stephanie Daniel. Tickets: $20/$15. Bookings: 59568607. ■ Australian National Aviation Museum: Legends of the Skies April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at the Australian National Aviation Museum, Second Avenue, Moorabbin Airport. Co-writers/Directors: Maggie Morrison, Cheryl Threadgold and Jim Williams. Tickets $20 incl. performance and light refreshments. Bookings: Enquiries: 9589 4912. ■ Williamstown Little Theatre: 33 Variations (by Moises Kaufman) April 18 - May 4 at 2 Albert Street, Williamstown. Director: Chris Baldock. Tickets: $25/$22. Bookings: 9885 9678 ■ 1812 Theatre: Past Perfect (by Trudy Hellier) April 18 - May 11 at 3 Rose Street, Upper Ferntree Gully. Director: John Bishop. Tickets: $25. Bookings: 9758 3964 ■ Mordialloc Theatre Company: Lost in Yonkers (by Neil Simon) April 19 - May 4 at the Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale. Director: Michaela Smith. Tickets: $24/$22. Bookings: 9587 5141. ■ Malvern Theatre Company: The Diary of Anne Frank (by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hockett) April 19 - May 4 at 29 Burke Road, Malvern. Director: Geoff Hickey. Tickets: $20/$18. Bookings: 1300 131552 or ■ Wyndham Theatre Company: Cosi (by Louis Nowra) April 19 - 27 at 7.30pm at the Crossroads Theatre, Duncans Road, Weribee. Director: Alaine Beck. Tickets: $20. Bookings: 0401 800 196 or ■ Kew Court House Arts Association: The Tricky Part April 19 - 27 at Gasworks Studios, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park. Director: Graeme McCoubrie. Tickets: $25/$20. Bookings: 9699 3253 or ■ Kyneton Theatre Company Inc.: The Gondoliers (by Gilbert and Sullivan) April 19 - 27 at the Kyneton Mechanics Institute. Director: Frances Kelly; Musical Director: Timothy Francis. Bookings: 5427 4210 or ■ Frankston Theatre Group: Dad's Army (by Jimmy Perry and David Croft) April 19 - 27 at the George Jenkins Theatre, McMahons Road, Frankston. Director: Ray Reid. Bookings: 1300 665 377 or

AUDITIONS ■ Essendon Theatre Company: Whatever Comes Along: A Series of OneAct Plays April 14 at 12.00noon andApril 16 at 2.00pm at the Bradshaw Street Community Hall, 9 Bradshaw Street, Essendon. Audition bookings: 0408 366 823 or 0401 883 755. ■ CPAC (Cardinia Performing Arts Company): Oliver Information evening, Thursday, April 18 at 7.30pm at the CPAC Rooms, rear of the Pakenham Sports Club Pokies Venue. Director: Lee Geraghty; Musical Director: Kent Ross; Choreographer: Robert Mulholland. Auditions: April 26, 27, 28. Enquiries 0407 090 354 or email ■ Williamstown Musical Theatre Company: Annie Junior April 18, 19 from 7.30pm at the MDX Dance Studios, 2/1 Akuna Drive, Williamstown. Director/Choreographer: Stuart Dodge; Musical Director: Declan McGavin. Audition bookings: 1300 881 545. ■ Dionysus Theatre: Lysistrata (by Aristophanes) April 20, 21 at McLelland College Performing Arts Centre, Belar Avenue, Karingal. Director: Emma Sproule. Enquiries: 9786 8839. ■ Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company: The Light in the Piazza April 21 at Malvern Theatre Company, 29 Burke Road, Malvern, April 24 at the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre, Castella Street, Lilydale and April 27 at Malvern Theatre Company. Director: Alan Burrows; Musical Director: Shirley White. Audition bookings: Wendy Drowley. For further details visit

Wait Until Dark

● Rohan Smith (left), Andrea Mendez, Darcy Jones and Eric Taylor in Wait Until Dark, being presented by Sunshine Community Theatre from April 12-20. Photo: Tom Long ■ Sunshine Community Theatre opens this week with the thriller Wait Until Dark. Performances can be seen on April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 8.00pm, April 14 at 3.00pm and April 20 at 2.00pm at the Dempster Park Hall, 82 Phoenix St, North Sunshine. Written by Frederick Knott and directed by Cameron Tougher, the story tells of Suzie Hendrix, who lives her life in the dark. In nail-biting style, Suzie is about to find out how dark it can get … Tickets are $15 full price and $12 concession. Bookings can be made by email: sunshinecommunity or www.sunshinecommunity


■ Williamstown Little Theatre: The Beauty Queen of Leeane (by Martin McDonagh) April 21 from 1.00pm,April 22 from 7.30pm at 2 Albert Street, Williamstown. Director: Ebis Ebell. Audition bookings: 0417 589 015. ■ Beaumaris Theatre Inc: Happy Days (the Musical) May 3, 5 at 82 Wells Road, Beaumaris. Director: Debbie Keyt; Musical Director: Rhonda Vaughan; Choreographer: Camilla Klesman. Audition bookings by appointment: 0401 450 979 or ■ 1812 Theatre: Sleuth May 5 at 7.30pm at 3-5 Rose Street, Upper Ferntree Gully. Audition bookings: admin@ ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: Blithe Spirit (by Noel Coward) May 5 at 6.30pm and May 6 at 7.00pm at 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna. ■ Mount Players, Macedon: Steel Magnolias (by Robert Harling), Information Evening/ Read Through: Tuesday, May 7 at 7.30pm at 56 Smith Street, Macedon. Auditions: May 19 from 9.00am - 12.00noon and May 21 at 7.00pm. Director: Natasha Boyd. Audition bookings: 0413 188 513 or ● ‘Hope Is The Saddest’ review, Page 89

SALON SERIES: MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE ■ Imogen Manins and Tony Gould announce a new 2013 Salon Series at the Melbourne Recital Centre. This cello/piano duo will again present their unique style of music in collaboration with musicians of extraordinary skill. The first series performance is Poetry and Virtuosity, on May 9 and 10 at 7.00pm with Slava Grigoryan (guitar). Coming together once more following their sell-out performance in 2012, this dynamic trio will inspire audiences with the integrity of their musical performance, a diverse program of art music and improvisation. Sharing a love for art music of many kinds and from many places, their shared sense of joy and celebration will infuse this intimate program of solo, duo and trio improvisations, original compositions and masterpieces from the guitar repertoire. Tickets: $45/$35. Salon seating is at tables of two to four. Food and beverages available. Bookings: 9699 3333

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Observer Victorian Sport Racing Briefs

Hubby, wife take honours ■ The Long Forest husband and wife training combination of Andy and Kate Gath took the honours for the night at Swan Hill on Tuesday with a stable double - quality Real Desire/Robelle 4-Y-0 gelding Regal Knight taking the feature event on the program the Mixx FM Pace for C4 & C5 class over 2240 metres and promising 3-Y-0 It Is I/Shot Of Sugar colt Quadentate the Laser Electrical Pace for C2 & C3 class over 1609 metres, both driven by Kate. Regal Knight coming off an eye catching narrow defeat at Yarra Valley on March 25, possied one/one from gate five trailing Well Oiled Lombo, before being sent forward to park outside the poleline leader Itsnewstome. Despite over racing at times, Regal Knight proved too strong at the finish for Itsnewstome (2.4 metres) in a sensational last half mile of 55.5, with Torque Artraction (three back the markers) third. The mile rate 1-59.5. Quadentate led throughout from the pole to easily account for Village Spirit (one/two) and Caulonia Babe (one/one - three wide home turn) in a brilliant track record rate of 1-54.8 (last half 56.4).

Profitbale day for pair

■ The Melton based training partnership of Sue Hunter and Michael Doltoff enjoyed a profitable day on Wednesday, taking out the Golden Country Motel & Villas 3-Y-0 Pace at Maryborough with Clevedon Betty and the Next Trials 16th April 3-Y-0 Pace at Geelong with Doomed, both driven by Gavin Lang. Clevedon Betty (Art Major/Winmara Lass) was outstanding in her victory after racing fierce from outside the front row and shadowing the leader McRita, before leading for the final circuit in accounting for Magic Moment Lombo (three wide last lap) and Brite Spark Lombo (one/one last lap) in a rate of 2-00.9. Live Or Die/Rapparee gelding Doomed has taken time to hit his straps, breaking his maiden status at start number six by leading throughout from gate two to defeat the heavily supported Goodtime Mike which raced outside him in a rate of 1-58.7, with Reign Of Pain a nose away third after following the runner up all of the way.

Named after footballers ■ Terang based trainer Marg Lee and teenage reinsman son Jason combined to land the TAB Daily Double at the Geelong Harness Racing Club fixture on Wednesday with home bred stablemates Jilliby Ling and Jilliby Ablett, both horses taking a concession. Jilliby Ling, a 5-Y-0 gelded son of P Forty Seven and Jilliby Rose, enjoyed a sweet passage from the pole in the Phillip Nott Pace for C2 & C3 class over 1609 metres, trailing the speedy 11-yearold Incoming Flight who flew out from gate four to lead comfortably as the mobile barrier pulled away. Using the sprint lane on turning, Jilliby Ling scored by 1.2 metres over Our Horizon (one/one) in a rate of 1-59.2, with Miss Precious Mach running home strongly from near last out wide on straightening to finish third a neck in arrears of the runner up. Six year old Artiscape/Diplomatic Lover chalked up his sixth victory in 19 outings when successful in the SEW-Eurodrive Pace for C4 & C5 class over 2100 metres. Retaining the front running from the pole, Jilliby Ablett although kept honest through the middle stages by Lance Justice's Hoagy Bromac going for a hat trick of wins, defied all challengers to gain the day in a rate of 1-59.7 from Machin Out which trailed using the sprint lane to go down by 1.4 metres, with Atomic Horizon (one/one) third. With the Craven family being keen supporters of the Geelong AFL football team, both horses are named after former star players Cameron Ling and Gary Ablett.

Horses To Follow ■ Duardo, Lively Princess, Mister Orion, Sunset Truscott, Guggenheim, In Sin City, Kyvalley Rap, Itscottobegood,

PUNISHING FINISH AT SWAN HILL ■ Strathfieldsaye brothers Glenn and Daryl Douglas usually provide a winner or two at most Swan Hill (Nyah) meetings and were victors in the opening race of the evening there on Tuesday April 2 the Swan Hill Holden Pace (1st Heat) for C0 class over 2240 metres with 4-Y-0 Aces N Sevens/Smooth Laura mare Acesneights which broke her maiden status at start number 22. Restrained from outside the front line to settle at the tail of the field with One Wise Man leading from gate five for Michael Bellman, ‘Dasher’ Douglas weaved inside runners in the last lap to be three back in the running line for the last lap before easing three wide approaching the home turn. In a punishing finish, Acesneights did best to blouse the leader by a head in 1-59.5, with Fictional Hero off a three wide trail from four back in the moving line at the bell third.

No stranger ■ Astute Rochester trainer Mark Thompson is no stranger to Nyah meetings and snared the Lindsay Stewart 2-Y-0 Pace over 1609 metres with Presidential Ball/ Secret Bonus gelding Presidentialsecret. Placed in all three runs prior, Presidentialsecret driven by Ellen Tormey led throughout from gate three to score easily in advance of Znana which raced in the open and Billy Mack which trailed the winner. The mile rate 1-58.

Raced clear ■ Sometimes unruly Northern Luck/Soap Box filly Mary Mon was on her best behaviour to land the Hayward Memorial Pace for C1 & C2 class (mares) over 2240 metres at Swan Hill in a rate of 2-01.3. Trained at Moama by Shane Gilligan and driven by son Thomas, Mary Mon was taken back off the gate from outside the front row to settle at the rear, with Malcolm O'Bree's Cinder Path leading from gate four. When Miss Ruthless got the better of the pacemaker on straightening and raced clear, Mary Mon produced a barnstorming finish out wide to register a 4 metre runaway victory over her, with Safely Loaded third after trailing the leader from the pole.

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son snared the House To Home Decorating Pace for C0 class over 2100 metres with 6-Y-0 Our Sir Vancelot/Triple Fold mare In Triplicate who was making her race debut. Driven by Bec Bartley, In Triplicate received a sweet trip one/one from gate four after momentarily settling outside the highly fancied poleline leader Saabrina Miss. Switching down to the back of the leader on the home turn, In Triplicate finshed hard along the sprint lane to blouse the hot favourite Guggenheim which raced in the open by a nose in a tricky finish, with Saabrina Miss 8.6 metres away in third place. The mile rate 2-00.

Gold Cup ■ Elmore's Keith Cotchin was also a winner at Charlton when prolific winning 5-Y-0 Christian Cullen/Classic Blue Jeans gelding Cullen Bromac registered his 19th victory by taking out the Charlton 150th Anniversary Gold Cup for C5 or better class over 2100 metres. With Bendigo based Scott Dyer aboard, Cullen Bromac settled near last in the running line after starting from inside the second row. Moving forward three wide uncovered racing for the bell, Cullen Bromac sustained a long run to gain the day over Centonic from the tail of the field (five wide home turn) and The Midnight Reign which led in a rate of 157.5.

Honest run ■ Elmore trainer Neville Welsh was successful with honest 4-Y-0 Sundon/Wheels To Go gelding Wildenstein in the VSTA Trotters Cup (2nd Heat) for T0 or better class over 2690 metres at Maryborough on Wednesday. Driven a dashing race

by son Clinton, Wildenstein bred and raced by staunch stable client Graham Mulhall began speedily from the 10 metre mark, with Welsh having no hesitation in immediately sending him forward to take over the front running after the leading pair Happy Hombre and Sunset Tour galloped on the first turn. Always travelling kindly, Wildenstein raced away on straightening to win by a 5.3 margin in advance of Abbotshall (three back the markers one/one home turn) and a death-seating Kyvalley Rain in a rate of 2-08.3.

Fifth win ■ Bullengarook trainer/ driver Graham Lee's 5Y-0 Wind Cries Maori/ Rich Victory gelding Illcryifhewinds chalked up his fifth victory when successful in the Book Now For Private Functions Trotters Handicap for T1 or better class over 2570 metres at Geelong on Wednesday. Making his third race appearance since October, Illcryifhewinds settled a long way back in the field after starting from the 20 metre mark, with Donkiri going forward from the same handicap to assume control. Set alight three wide racing for the bell, Illcryifhewinds led for the final circuit in defeating Kadabra Dynasty (one/one at bell) after leading up the outside division prior, with Sunset Truscott (one/three at bell - three wide home turn) close up in third place. The mile rate 2-08.5.

This Week ■ Wednesday Cobram/Ballarat, ■ Thursday - Kilmore/ Mildura, ■ Friday - Melton, ■ Saturday - Mildura (Cup), ■ Sunday - Elmore @ Melton, ■ Monday - Yarra Valley, ■ Tuesday - Terang.

■ Smart Mount Gambier owned 4-Y-0 Elsu/Tiz Herself gelding Eljulio landed the Vinmar Homes Vicbred Pace for C1 class over 2100 metres at Geelong ON PROTEST. Trained at Bannockburn in the Geelong district by Geoff Webster, Eljulio taking a concession for Bendigo based Haydon Gray was given a nice trip three back in the moving line from gate two on the second row, with the pacemaker Sporty Mac (gate two) being shadowed by the odds-on favourite Goodtime Slater (gate six) for most of the race. When Goodtime Slater raced clear on straightening, Eljulio emerged to issue a challenge and was checked when the favourite shifted out abruptly, going down by a nose in a rate of 1-59.6. Returning to the all clear area, an objection was immediately issued by reinsman Gray and after a relative short hearing the placings were reversed. Lively Princess was the run of the race to finish third after galloping away from gate three and settling last along the markers.

Late split halfway ■ The most delighted person on course at the Bacchus Marsh HRC fixture held at Tabcorp Park Melton on Thursday without doubt was Parwan breeder/part-owner/trainer Bill Earl following the running of the Prydes Easifeed Trotters Mobile for TR0 class over 1720 metres - the reason being that his 5-Y-0 Wagon Apollo/Page Miss Glory mare Bev Denison had just registered her first victory in 16 outings. Driven by Melton's Rod Petroff, Bev Denison had trouble holding her position from the pole, settling three back along the markers with Mosquito Earl leading from gate six. Gaining a late split halfway up the running, Bev Denison ran to the wire strongly to score from Smileifyouluvme off a three wide trail last lap, with Nulnvoid third after racing in the open. The mile rate 2-03.2.

Shuffled back to last ■ Five year old Elsu/Amanda Woodward gelding Mister Elwood was a brilliant winner of the Tazwaste Trotters Mobile for TR0 & TR1 class over 2240 metres at Melton for Sue Hunter. Taking a concession for Zac Phillips, Mister Elwood from inside the second line spent most of the race buried three back, then four back along the markers, with Yeringberg taking over after racing wide in the early stages. Shuffled back to last approaching the home turn, Mister Ellwood's chances looked remote as both Son Of Pace and Mallee Trapper raced clear. Taken to the extreme outside on straightening, Mister Elwood produced an electrifying finish to gain a last stride half neck victory over Monica My Dear and Sonofpaco in a rate of 2-04.2. Mallee Trapper would possibly have been placed only for going off stride in the shadows of the post.

Brilliant start at Shepp ■ At Shepparton on Thursday, veteran Stanhope trainer Malcolm Shaw's honest 7-Y-0 Dream Vacation/Maori Princess gelding Maori Vacation landed the Tatura Lions Club Trotters Handicap for T1 or better class over 2190 metres. Beginning brilliantly from the 20 metre mark for Chris Alford, Maori Vacation was racing at the head of affairs after leaving the straight on the first occasion and allowed to bowl at his leisure, defied all challengers on straightening to score from the favourite Sultry Lady (one/one - three wide home turn) and Kyvalley Rap (three wide last lap - four wide home turn) in a rate of 2-03.9. It was Maori Vacation's 12th victory in 70 race appearances. - Len Baker

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NEW ZEALAND STAR DOMINATES ■ Top Enzedder, It's A Dundeel, showed them what racing is all about with a brilliant win, in the Rosehill Guineas blitzing a good field of three year-olds catapulting him into an odds-on favorite for the AJC Derby this Saturday. The son of top sire High Chaparral from Stareel, (A Zabeel mare), he has always shown plenty of ability, but when he raced down in Melbourne, he appeared to be on the wrong leg with a shocker when sent out favourite in the Victoria Derby. One of his main opponents in the AJC Derby, will be the winner of the Victoria Derby, Fiveandahalfstar, who was a late scratching from the Guineas, but is on track for the Derby. His trainer Anthony Cummings is quite confident that he is spot on for the Classic come Saturday, and after a shocking ride by Peter Robl, when second in the Ranvet he will be hard to beat. It's A Dundeel rider, James McDonald, a former New Zealand rider, said earlier before winning the Guineas that he was a bit concerned that he may not get the 2400 trip of the Derby. W i t h Fiveandahalf star in now it looks likely he will be the earlier leader and with an expected good pace on, this will help the oddson favorite to settle better and get the trip. Of the others the Peter Gelagotis trained, Hvasstan, prepared at Moe, was very disappointing, well beaten at the turn and he knocked up to ran second last. An interesting runner in the AJC Derby is the New Zealand Derby winner the top filly, Habibi, (meaning, Darling or Baby in South African). She is very smart and early favourite from the Australian Oaks on Saturday, April 20. Behind Habibi in Derby betting is the Mick Kent trained Philippi on $16 , with the New Zealander, Sacred Falls who showed improvement at his last start when second to It's A Dundeel in the Guineas. Sacred Falls after

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winning its first six starts in New Zealand was un-placed at two runs in Sydney, but showed us that is a colt above the ordinary. In the Australian Oaks, as mentioned earlier, Habibi heads the charts on $4.40, but not far away is the Victoria Oaks winner, Dear Demi, on $4.80. Dear Demi was very disappointing in the Coolmore Classic when she finished well back in the three year old fillies and mares classic. However, she is top class and rarely runs a bad race, it would pay to forget that run and the distance of 2400 metres will be more to her liking against the 1500 metres of the classic. On the next line is the Bart Cummings trained filly Norzita, possessed with a lot of ability she went down narrowly to Appearance in the Coolmore, and she too will appreciate the longer trip of 2400 metres. The Victorian filly, Scarlatini is very

smart, but the distance may be a worry, while chances have got to be given to the Nigel Blakiston trained filly, Your So Good, Summer Bliss, a good third in the Victoria Oaks in November and the Gai Waterhouse trained, Drifontein. One to watch at the big odds of $21 is the New Zealand filly, More Than Scared.

Pierro rules ■ Champion three year-old, Pierro, (named after a Margaret River white wine), is the short priced favorite in the Doncaster over the 1600 metres on April 20. At the time of going to press it wasn't too sure if champion mare and stablemate of Pierro, in More Joyous, would run in the Doncaster, but she is still in the markets being quoted at $15. Her trainer Gai Waterhouse said a couple of weeks ago

after Pierro beat her over 1300 metres that she couldn't beat him in the Doncaster, but as mentioned, no movement in the camp as to yes or no. The very good Queensland sprinter, Solzhenitsyn, under the care of astute trainer, Robert Heathcote, is on the second line of betting at $10, with Shoot Out who is great form next at $ 13. Shoot Out was a most impressive winner of the Chipping Norton Stakes on March 9 at Warwick Farm when he beat a class field of gallopers over 1800 metres. Well back early and in trouble, the son of High Chaparral, picked himself up to

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Hope Is The Saddest ■ A play inspired by a “shared fascination with Dolly Parton” has to be somewhat different and promises to be something special. Hope Is The Saddest delivers. During the hour long piece we enter the lives of three people (who one could only describe as misfits) as they are brought together by a hit-and-run accident. This event will have ramifications for all three that none could ever have expected. Jeffrey Jay Fowler (who also wrote and directed the piece) plays Theo who, while riding his bike, is hit by a car driven by Marion (played by Natalie Holmwood). He is rescued by Hope (Michelle Robin Anderson). All three are credited as co-creators as well. The fourth essential person is Zoe Watkins, Stage Manager, Lighting and Sound Operator. This piece is billed as a comedy, but as with all good comedy there is pathos, and in this story, tragedy. Jeffrey’s program notes say “We were exploring the magic of hope but also its potential to lead to devastation”. Even if one knows this prior to seeing the show, one still has hope that there will be a happy ending for the three characters, partly because we all like a “happy ending” but predominantly because they are so well portrayed that we become attached to them and hope that their sad lives improve, just as Hope, Theo and Marion do. The performances of each of the three actors is strong, but Natalie Holmwood’s quirky, very damaged little lady is a favourite for me. This play has won awards, and rightly so. It is a piece that one remembers afterwards, and not just for the Dolly Parton music and homilies featured throughout. Well worth seeing. Performance Season: Until April 14 at La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday St, Carlton. Time: Wed, Sun 6.30pm; Thurs, Fri, Sat 7.30pm, Price: $25 Full, $15 Concession Bookings: Tickets available online or 9347 6142 - Reviewed Janine Chugg

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■ This is a message for Andrew Demetriou. We have a problem with press coverage in Sydney. This season it is obvious The Daily Telegraph has reduced its space for AFL. Our game is receiving only two fullpages on Fridays and Saturdays, and is being swamped by racing and Rugby League. We now have the reigning premiers, Sydney Swans and GWS Giants guaranteeing an AFL match every week. On Saturday the Swans v Gold Coast Suns drew 20,372 at the SCG with the new stands re-building program reducing capacity by approximately 20,000. It could be an even bigger problem if the Swans were not winning. Last weekend was racing’s big event with the running of the Golden Slipper, the richest two-year-old race in the world so horse racing. But racing is huge every weekend in Sydney’s dominant newspaper. We need a six- to eight-page Lift-out. On Friday The Daily Telegraph devoted 76 pages to sport with two racing lift-outs including one form guide for a total of 35½ pages and NRL 26½ pages including one 12 page lift-out. The breakdown of the other 14 pages was Rugby Union 3½ pages, Soccer 2¼p, AFL 2¼p, Commonwealth Games/Athletics 1¾p, scoreboard results 1¼p, betting prices all sports 3. Saturday’s breakdown: total 50 pages 30p. Racing, NRL 10p, scoreboard 1½p, Cricket ½p, Rugby 2p, AFL 2¾p, Soccer 2¼, Motor Racing 1p. Thankfully we have the dedicated, 24/7 days Foxtel, Channel 504. It provides a marvellous AFL coverage for the AFL fanatic with all its programs. The only criticism I hear is about Mark Robinson. ‘Robbo’ is apparently accepted as a writer journalist but perceived as wanting to take over ‘know-all’ on the daily 360 Show. Interestingly the compere, Gerard Wheatley has developed into a well known, well liked and accepted star TV performer. Maybe now John Hartigan has retired, we need to woo Kim Williams who seems to be a tough but approachable man to negotiate a deal. Over to you, Andrew.

Consistency please ■ It amazes me we cannot get CONSISTENCY with umpires in adjudicating the major laws of our game. Each week we see different approaches to interpretations of the 50 metre penalty especially near the setting of the mark. Those technical 50m penalties cost goals. So too the ultra technical frees in front of goal. It is my view there are too many ‘gimmee’ goals being paid. Sometimes it’s for a bump in going for a mark or the latest ‘in-vogue’ call for “blocking” which needs explaining to the commentators because they are confused. Commentators are all ex-players and most of them can be classified in the champion class and a handful successful coaches. When they are confused it tells me there is something drastically wrong with the umpires rulings and coaching. It hasn’t helped there are continual changes to the rules and their interpre-

Harry Beitzel This is what I’d do about making everything simple and clear-cut. First I would reduce the rules to the four or five major rules. Secondly I would send the umpires in groups of nine into Channel 7 and Foxtel to meet and listen to what is confusing their commentators both the callers and expert comments men. The broadcasters would have to produce video evidence of their confused decisions. I’d make it clear this is NOT a ‘witch-hunt’ against the umpires. Thirdly I’d lecture all umpires about COMMUNICATION – because this is the key to Umpire/Player/Coach relationships. Tell me what is wrong with an umpire Warning, if you want explaining to a full-back you are getting close to the line in your ‘kick-ins’ after a behind is scored before whistling for a “throwup”? And also when a second opposition player is too close to the “designated mark point” again before applying the 50m penalty? Fourthly I’d have the top six umpires join the coaches and Laws Committee on a “think-tank” session on how to reduce our laws to five, a handful, of major rules. All attendees to prepare their ideas and submit them to a AFL ‘secretary’ to compile the discussion agenda. I don’t want to take ‘barracking’ out of our game or reduce it to a sanitised “hoppo-bumppo” giggle game but I do want to eliminate game changing decisions. What did we learn from Round 2? Well Melbourne is stuck in deep mud.Another thrashing after the opener 79 points debacle against Port Adelaide this time Essendon demolished ‘the Demons’ by 148 points. But the players and administrators are in accord: “stick with coach Mark Neeld”. But they face another disaster next Saturday when they meet a winless and desperate WCEs at the MCG. Richmond has won its initial two ‘close encounters’ against Carlton and St Kilda to be one of seven undefeated teams. Here is the ladder: Essendon,Port Adelaide, Sydney, Fremantle, Collingwood, Richmond, Geelong on 8 points, W.Bulldogs, Hawthorn, Adelaide and GC Suns on 4 points, North Melbourne, Carlton, St Kilda, WCEs, GWS Giants, Brisbane and Melbourne, 0 points.

It was an exciting round with thrillers and games in the balance with five minutes to play especially with Geelong and Collingwood giving 40 points start but still able to win over North Melbourne by 4 points in the battle of the twin Scott brothers and Carlton respectively. The Blues new coach lowered his colours to his apprentice Nathan Buckley by 17 points but the last three goals were kicked by the Magpies in the final three minutes. As the pre-season experts said it would be a more even season but nobody predicted the two most unsettled clubs over the summer break, Essendon 255% and Port Adelaide 202% would be sitting on top of the perch. What will Round 3 bring? The Draw is: Friday Night Freo v Essendon at PS; Sat. Nth. Melb. V Sydney in Hobart; Melbourne v WCEs at MCG; GWS Giants v St Kilda at Manuka Oval ACT (T); Geelong v Carlton at Etihad (Night); GC Suns v Brisbane (Meriton Night); Sunday Rich v W Bull at Etihad (Early); Coll v Hawks MCG; Port Adel v Adel Crows AAMI (T). There are two local derbies to put spice into this weekend: the Gold Coast v Brisbane and the Adelaide pair. Plus five big games in Fremantle and Essendon, North Melbourne and Sydney Swans, Geelong and Carlton, Richmond and W. Bulldogs and Collingwood and Hawthorn. And if we throw in the Giants v the Saints there is only one certainty, the Eagles to win their first for the season.

The 2014 draw ■ I’ve given more thought to the extended 2014 draw. I say 26 Rounds for Premiership Points plus Finals with the

Grand Final on the traditional last Saturday in September. This start to the season would see Round 1 played on the first weekend in March. It puts AFL in line with the NRL season start and with the Australian Soccer finals ending the last weekend of March. It ensures no more “free-kicks” to our major rivals the two Rugby codes and Soccer for the extra TV/radio/ crowds/sponsors dollars. The NAB Cup remains as a trial for new talent and rules. For all four rounds in March the games to be scheduled as late afternoon and night, double header fixtures because of the lack of suitable Grounds availability and the heat and humidity conditions. The mid-season club breaks to continue. If the NAB Cup pre-season is to continue then it be restricted to the last three weekends of February and all matches to be night games reduced time quarters to 15 minutes. All teams would have been in preseason training programs from October/November so these are top-up games. The draw to ensure all local derbies are played twice and traditional Melbourne/Geelong rivalry clubs also meet twice. The interchange rotation/numbers remain at the coaches and doctors discretion in the months of February and March.

Battle of Bridge ■ I’m a little confused and concerned about the niggling between the Swans and GWS and in particular coaches John Longmire and Kevin Sheedy over the ‘coined’ slogan ‘The Battle of the Bridge’. Why should I be? After all our game is built around fanatical supporters who ‘love’ their team and ‘hate’ the opposition especially in the four ‘local derby states’ where newcomers, GWS Giants and GC Suns supporters are still learning the importance of being branded and accepted as ‘red hot blooded’ one-eyed fanatics. If and surely when we build the rivalry to challenge the inherited Eagles and Dockers in WA, and the Crows and Port Adelaide in SA derbies, our crowds will increase and the derby matches will be the much anticipated ‘Game of the Season’. Remember the hate in WA and SA has simmered for over 100 years in their state club leagues. Is ‘hate’ too strong a word? No way! Especially on Derby Day. Agreed many locals have the ‘other mob’ as their second team when we play away but Derby Day is different and special and we fire up for the fight. Melbourne doesn’t have ‘derbies’ but it has the equivalent and more so in the traditional tribal suburbs such as last weekend’s blockbuster Collingwood v Carlton. It would not matter whether they are ladder leaders and or bottom, the MCG is filled. Before I leave the ‘The Battle of the Bridge’ slogan and campaign, which fell flat, John Longmire believes this promo came from GWS. Not so! Sheeds specifically wanted “Bridges” with the world icon “Sydney Harbour Bridge” symbolising Sydney Swans as the senior established club and the recently built ‘ANZAC Bridge’, which is also in Sydney proper, symbolising the

Friday, April 12 Fremantle vs. Essendon (PS) (N) Saturday, April 13 North Melbourne vs Sydney Swans (BA) Melbourne vs. West Coast Eagles (MCG) GWS Giants vs. St Kilda (MO) (T) Geelong Cats vs. Carlton (ES) (N) Gold Coast Suns vs. Brisbane Lions (MS) (N) Sunday, April 14 Richmond vs. Western Bulldogs (ES) (E) Collingwood vs. Hawthorn (MCG) Port Adelaide vs. Adelaide Crows (AS) (T)

gateway to the West and the ‘new’ GWS Giants team. He dismissed East v West because he believed it could be construed as ‘class’ and financially divisive. He and I both believe this promotional campaign came out of Melbourne, like so many football decisions, from people who don’t know the Sydney market, lifestyle and thinking. I know the Sydney Swans story and venture into the Harbour City better than most. In the late 1970s and virtually ever since I commuted to Melbourne for my media commitments. The Swans under enormous difficulties and lack of support worked as true ‘Aussie pioneers’ to gain a foothold in this new territory. Nothing GWS do to succeed in its endeavours, with the genuine and necessary financial support of the AFL, will ever diminish in my mind the massive work and debt owed to the Swans FC. It established the AFL brand in Sydney and NSW against all odds, starting officially in 1982 and along the journey featured in the Finals, four Grand Finals, R/up 1996/2006 and two Premierships 2005/12. Since 1996 in the ensuing 17 years the Swans have only missed a Finals spot on three occasions, 2000/2/9! Some record to boast about. So where do I fit in the AFL NSW/ Sydney/Sydney West scheme of things? First I want to help establish a stronger AFL structure in NSW. Secondly my role through these columns is to reach as many as possible AFL supporters in NSW with the emphasis on welcoming the new fans to AFL especially the young parents of the new Auskickers. As these newcomers receive their individual copy of these columns I hope they feel in a small way I’m welcoming them to our AFL family. We want to see our newcomers grow enriched by their involvement and interest in our game. Thirdly I’m not a vocal supporter. I want the Swans to win. But this also applies to Sheeds and GWS. So what do I do when the derbies are played? Like an old umpire I stay mute. I focus on the umps and try to placate both sides because I know they believe they were robbed! - Harry Beitzel

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Where To Obtain Your Copy of the Melbourne Observer Every Wednesday - at your local newsagent

AIRPORT WEST, 3042. Airport West Newsagency. 53 McNamara Ave, Airport West. (03) 9338 3362. AIRPORT WEST, 3042. Airport West Nextra. Shop 7374, Westfield Shoppingtown, Airport West. (03) 9330 4207. ALBERT PARK, 3206. Dundas Place Newsagency. 188A Bridport St, Albert Park. (03) 9690 5348. ALBURY, 2640. Albury Newsagency. ALTONA, 3018. Altona Newsagency. 84-86 Pier St, Altona. (03) 9398 2912. ALTONA EAST, 3025. East Altona Newsagency. 63 The Circle, Altona East. (03) 9391 3316. ALTONA MEADOWS, 3028. Central Square Newsagency, 1 Central Ave, Altona Ameadows. (03) 9315 8022. ALTONA NORTH, 3025. Alrona North Newsagency. 22 Borrack Sq, Altona North. (03) 9391 2291. ARMADALE, 3143. Highdale Newsagency. Shop 1, 969 High St, Armadale. (03) 9822 7789. ASCOT VALE, 3032. Ascot Vale Newsagency. 208 Union Rd, Ascot Vale. (03) 9370 6485. ASCOT VALE, 3032. Ascot Lotto & News. 217 Ascot Vale Rd, Ascot Vale. (03) 9370 8558. ASHBURTON, 3147. Ashburton Newsagency. 209 High St, Ashburton. (03) 9885 2128. ASHWOOD, 3147. Ashwood Newsagency. 503 Warrigal Rd, Ashwood. (03) 9885 4662. ASPENDALE, 3195. Aspendale Newsagency. 129 Station St, Aspendale. (03) 9580 6967. AUBURN, 3123. See Hawthorn East. AVONDALE HEIGHTS, 3034. Avondale Heights Newsagency. 5 Military Rd, Avondale Heights. (03) 9317 8274. BACCHUS MARSH, 3340. Bacchus Marsh Newsagency. 138 Main St. (03) 5367 2961. BALACLAVA, 3183. Carlisle Newsagency. 272 Carlisle St, Balaclava. (03) 9593 9111. BALLAN, 3342. Ballan Newsagency. 133 Ingles St, Ballan. (03) 5368 1115. BALLARAT, 3350. Bridge Mall Newsagency. 68-70 Bridge Mall, Ballarat. (03) 5331 3352. BALLARAT, 3350. NewsXPress Ballarat. Shop 20, Central Square, Ballarat. (03) 5333 4700. BALLARAT, 3350. Williams Newsagency. 917 Sturt St, Ballarat. (03) 5332 2369. BALWYN, 3103. Balwyn Newsagency. 413 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn. (03) 9836 4206. BALWYN, 3103. Belmore Newsagency. 338 Belmore Rd, Balwyn. (03) 9857 9729. BALWYN, 3103. Yooralla Newsagency. 247B Belmore Rd, Balwyn. (03) 9859 8285. BALWYN NORTH, 3104. Burkemore Newsagency. 1060 Burke Rd, Balwyn North. (03) 9817 3472. BALWYN NORTH, 3104. Greythorn Newsagency. 272 Doncaster Rd, Balwyn North. (03) 9857 9894. BALWYN NORTH, 3104. North Balwyn Newsagency. 77 Doncaster Rd, North Balwyn. (03) 9859 1983. BANNOCKBURN, 3331. Bannockburn Newsagency. (03) 5281 1625. BARWON HEADS, 3227. Barwon Heads Newsagency. 43 Hitchcock St, Barwon Heads. (03) 5254 2260. BATMAN. Batman Newsagency. (03) 9354 1269. BAYSWATER, 3153. Bayswater Authorised Newsagency. Shop 21, Bayswater Village. (03) 9729 1773. BELGRAVE, 3160. Belgrave Newsagency. 1704 Burwood Hwy. (03) 9754 2429. BELL PARK, 3215. Bell Park Newsagency. 21-23 Milton St, Bell Park. (03) 5278 4032. BELMONT, 3216. Belmont Newsagency. 132A High St. (03) 5243 1385. BENNETTSWOOD, 3125. Bennetswood Newsagency. 79 Station St, Bennettswood. (03) 9808 3391. BENTLEIGH, 3204. Central Bentleigh Newsagency. 395 Centre Rd, Bentleigh. (03) 9557 1453. BENTLEIGH EAST, 3165. Centrefield Newsagency. 939 Centre Rd, Bentleigh East. (03) 9563 7607. BENTLEIGH EAST, 3165. Chesterville Newsagency. 299 Chesterville Rd, Bentleigh East. (03) 9570 1983. BENTLEIGH EAST, 3165. East Bentleigh Tatts & News. (03) 9570 5951. BERWICK, 3806. Berwick Newsagency. 29-31 High St, Berwick. (03) 9707 1311. BLACK ROCK, 3193. Black Rock Newsagency. 606 Balcombe Rd. (03) 9589 4266. BLACKBURN, 3130. Blackburn Newsagency. 116 South Pde, Blackburn. (03) 9878 0101. BLACKBURN SOUTH, 3130. Blackburn South Newsagency. 108 Canterbury Rd, Blackburn South. (03) 9877 2110. BORONIA, 3155. Boronia Village Newsagency. Shop 22A, 163 Boronia Rd, Boronia. (03) 9762 3464. BOX HILL, 3128. Newsline Newsagency. Shop 70, Box Hill Central. (03) 9890 2217. BOX HILL, 3128. Whitehorse Plaza Newsagency. G35, Centro Shopping Plaza, Box Hill. Phone: (03) 9899 0593. BOX HILL NORTH, 3129. Kerrimuir Newsagency. 515 Middleborough Rd, Box Hill North. (03) 9898 1450. BOX HILL SOUTH, 3128. Box Hill South Newsagency. 870 Canterbury Rd, Box Hill South. (03) 9890 6481. BOX HILL SOUTH, 3128. Wattle Park Newsagency. 164A Elgar Rd, Box Hill South. (03) 9808 1614. BRIAR HILL, 3088. Briar Hill Newsagency. 111 Mountain View Rd, Briar Hill. (03) 9435 1069. BRIGHTON, 3186. Gardenvale Newsagency. 168 Martin St, Brighton. (03) 9596 7566. BRIGHTON EAST, 3187. Highway Newsagency. 765B Hawthorn Rd, Brighton East. (03) 9592 2054. BRIGHTON EAST, 3187. East Brighton Newsagency. 613 Hampton St, Brighton. (03) 9592 2029. BRIGHTON NORTH, 3186. North Brighton Authorised Newsagency. 324 Bay St, North Brighton. (03) 9596 4548. BRUNSWICK, 3056. Lygon Authorised Newsagency. (03) 9387 4929. BRUNSWICK WEST, 3055. Melville Newsagency. 418 Moreland Rd, West Brunswick. (03) 9386 3300. BRUNSWICK WEST, 3055. Theresa Newsagency. 34 Grantham St, Brunswick West. (03) 9380 8806. BULLEEN, 3105. Bulleen Plaza Newsagency. Shop 29, Bulleen Plaza. (03) 9850 5521. BULLEEN, 3105. Thompsons Road Newsagency. 123A Thompsons Rd, Bulleen. (03) 9850 1882.

BUNDOORA, 3083. Bundoora Centre Newsagency. Shop 3, 39 Plenty Rd, Bundoora. (03) 9467 1351. BUNDOORA, 3083. Bundoora Newsagency. 1268 Plenty Rd, Bundoora. (03) 9467 2138. BUNYIP, 3815. Bunyip Newsagency. (03) 5629 6111. BURNLEY, 3121. Burnley Newsagency. 375 Burnley St, Burnley. (03) 9428 1669. BURWOOD EAST, 3151. East Burwood Newsagency. 16 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East. (03) 9808 7284. CAMBERWELL, 3124. Burke Road Newsagency. (03) 9882 3671. CAMBERWELL, 3124. Burwood Newsagency. 1394 Toorak Rd, Camberwell. (03) 9889 4155. CAMBERWELL, 3124. Camberwell Centre Newsagency. 628 Burke Rd, Camberwell. (03) 9882 4083. CAMBERWELL, 3124. Camberwell Market Newsagency. 513 Riversdale Rd, Camberwell. (03) 9813 3799. CAMBERWELL, 3124. Zantuck Newsagency. 732 Riversdale Rd, Camberwell. (03) 9836 4953. CAMBERWELL EAST, 3124. East Camberwell Newsagency. 188 Through Rd, Camberwell. (03) 9836 2495. CANTERBURY, 3126. Canterbury Newsagency. 104 Maling Rd. (03) 9836 2130. CARISBROOK, 3464. Carisbrook Newsagency. (03) 5464 2293. CARLTON, 3053. Lygon Authorised Newsagency. 260 Lygon St, Carlton. (03) 9663 6193. CARLTON NORTH, 3054. Princes Hill Newsagency. 607 Lygon St, Carlton North. (03) 9380 1419. CARLTON NORTH, 3054. Rathdowne Newsagency. 410 Rathdowne St, Carlton North. (03) 9347 2630. CARNEGIE, 3163. Carnegie Newsagency. 58 Koornang Rd, Carnegie. (03) 9568 5256. CARNEGIE, 3163. Patterson Newsagency. (03) 9557 5794. CARNEGIE, 3163. Southern Distribution & Delivery Service. 669 North Rd, Carnegie. (03) 9576 7044. CARRUM, 3197. Carrum Newsagency. 514 Station St, Carrum. (03) 9772 7696. CARRUM DOWNS, 3198. Bayside Distribution. (03) 9782 6333. CAULFIELD EAST, 3145. Caulfield Newsagency. 14 Derby Rd, Caulfield East. (03) 9571 6194. CAULFIELD NORTH, 3161. Junction Newsagency. 6971 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield North. (03) 9523 8546. CAULFIELD SOUTH, 3162. Booran Road Newsagency. 177 Booran Rd, Caulfield South. (03) 9578 3195. CAULFIELD SOUTH, 3162. South Caulfield Newsagency. 792 Glenhuntly Rd, Caulfield South. (03) 9523 8701. CHADSTONE, 3148. Supanews. Shops A42 and A49, Chadstone. (03) 9569 5858. CHADSTONE, 3148. Holmesglen Newsagency. 637 Warrigal Rd, Chadstone. (03) 9569 7365. CHARLTON, 3525. Charltopn Newsagency. (03) 5491 1680. CHELSEA, 3196. Chelsea Newsagency. 403 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea. (03) 9772 2621. CHELTENHAM, 3192. Cheltenham Newsagency. 332 Charman Rd, Cheltenham. (03) 9583 3276. CHELTENHAM, 3192. Southland Newsagency. Westfield Shoppingtown, Cheltenham. (03) 9584 9433. CLAYTON, 3168. Clayton Authorised Newsagency. 345 Clayton Rd, Clayton. (03) 9544 1153. CLIFTON HILL, 3068. Clifton Hill Newsagency. 316 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill. (03) 9489 8725. COBURG, 3058. Coburg Newsagency, 481-483 Sydney Rd, Coburg. (03) 9354 7525. COLAC, 3250. Blaines Newsagency, Colac. (03) 5231 4602. COLDSTREAM, 3770. Coldstream Newsagency. 670 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream. (03) 9739 1409. CORIO, 3214. Corio Village Newsagency. Shop 27, Corio Village, Corio. (03) 5275 1666. COWES, 3922. Cowes Newsagency. 44 Thompson Ave, Cowes. (03) 5952 2046. CRAIGIEBURN, 3064. Craigieburn Newsagency. Shop 9 Mall, Craigieburn. (03) 9308 2132. CRANBOURNE, 3977. Cranbourne Newsagency. 105 High St,Cranbourne. (03) 5996 8866. CRANBOURNE NORTH, 3977. Thompson Parkway Newsagency. Cnr South Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne North. (03) 5996 0055. CROYDON, 3136. Burnt Bridge Newsagency. 434 Maroondah Hwy, Croydon. (03) 9870 6140. CROYDON, 3136. Croydon Newsagency. 158 Main St, Croydon. (03) 9723 2001. CROYDON NORTH, 3136. Croydon North Newsagency. 5 Exeter Rd, Croydon North. (03) 9726 6030. DANDENONG, 3175. Lonsdale Newsagency. 250 Lonsdale St, Dandenong. (03) 9792 1897. DANDENONG, 3175. Lucky Winners Lotto. 118 Hemmings St, Dandenong. (03) 9792 4628. DANDENONG, 3175. Doveton News & Lotto. (03) 9792 4937. DEER PARK, 3023. Deer Park Newsagency. 823 Ballarat Rd, Deer Park.(03) 9363 1175. DENILIQUIN, 2710. Deniliquin Newsagency and Bookstore. (02) 5881 2080. DIAMOND CREEK, 3089. Diamond Creek Newsagency. 62A Hurstbridge Rd. (03) 9438 1470. DINGLEY VILLAGE, 3172. Dingley Newsagency. 79 Centre Dandenong Rd, Dingley Village. (03) 9551 1184. DONCASTER, 3108. Shoppingtown Newsagency. Shop 34, 619 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster. (03) 9848 3912. DONCASTER EAST, 3109. East Doncaster Newsagency. 74 Jackson Ct, Doncaster East. (03) 9848 3174. DONCASTER EAST, 3109. Tunstall Square Newsagency. Shop 4, Tunstall Square, Doncaster East. (03) 9842 2485. DONCASTER EAST, 3109. The Pines Newsagency. Shop 35, 181 Reynolds Rd, Doncaster East. (03) 9842 7944. DROMANA, 3936. Dromana Newsagency. 177 Nepean Hwy, Dromana. (03) 5987 2338. DROUIN, 3818. Burrows Newsagency, Drouin. (03) 5625 1614. DRYSDALE, 3222. Drysdale Newsagency. High St, Drysdale. (03) 5251 2776.

EAGLEMONT, 3084. Eaglemont Lucky Lotto, News & Post. 68 Silverdale Rd. (03) 9499 2589. EDITHVALE, 3196. Edithvale Newsagency. 253 Nepean Hwy. (03) 9772 1072. ELSTERNWICK, 3185. Elsternwick Newsagency. 348 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick. (03) 9523 8335. ELSTERNWICK, 3185. Elsternwick Office Supplies. 433 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick. (03) 9523 6495. ELSTERNWICK, 3185. Ripponlea Newsagency. 78 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick. (03) 9523 5649. ELTHAM, 3095. Eltham Newsagency & Toyworld. 958 Main Rd. (03) 9439 9162. ELWOOD, 3184. Elwood Newsagency. 103 Ormond Rd, Elwood. (03) 9531 4223. EMERALD, 3782. Emerald Newsagency. Main St, Emerald. (03) 5968 5152. EPPING, 3076. Dalton Village Newsagency. (03) 9408 8877. ESSENDON, 3040. Essendon Newsagency. 15A Rose St, Essendon. (03) 9337 5908. ESSENDON, 3040. Roundabout Newsagency. 94 Fletcher St, Essendon. (03) 9370 5305. ESSENDON NORTH, 3041. North Essendon Newsagency. 1085 Mt Alexander Rd, North Essendon. (03) 9379 2243. FAIRFIELD, 3078. Fairfield Newsagency. 99 Station St, Fairfield. (03) 9481 3240. FAWKNER, 3060. Fawkner Newsagency. 54 Bonwick St, Fawkner. (03) 9359 2046. FAWKNER, 3060. Moomba Park Newsagency. 89 Anderson Rd, Fawkner. (03) 9359 1595. FERNTREE GULLY, 3156. Ferntree Gully Newsagency. Shop 2, 69 Station St, Ferntree Gully. (03) 9758 1343. FERNTREE GULLY, 3156. Mountain Gate Newsagency. Shop 9B, Ferntree Gully. (03) 9758 4427. FERNTREE GULLY UPPER, 3156. Upper Ferntree Gully Newsagency. Shop 3 Ferntree Plaza. (03) 9756 0171. FITZROY, 3065. Fitzroy Newsagency. 337 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. (03) 9417 3017. FITZROY NORTH, 3068. North Fitzroy Newsagency. 224 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North. (03) 9489 8614. FOOTSCRAY WEST, 3012. Kingsville Newsagency. 339 Somerville Rd, Footscray West. (03) 9314 5004. FOREST HILL, 3131. Brentford Square Newsagency. 29-31 Brentford Sq., Forest Hill. (03) 9878 1882. FOREST HILL, 3131. NewsXPress Forest Hill. Shop 215, Western Entrance, Forest Hill. (03) 9878 2515. FOUNTAIN GATE, 3805. Fountain Gate Newsagency. Shop 1157 (Level 1), Fountain Gate. (03) 9704 6408. FRANKSTON, 3199. Beach Street Newsagency. 239 Beach St, Frankston. (03) 9789 9736. FRANKSTON, 3199. Foote Street Newsagency. c/Bayside Distribution Services. (03) 9783 4720. FRANKSTON, 3199. Frankston Newsagency. 5 Keys St, Frankston. (03) 9783 3253. FRANKSTON, 3199. Karingal Hub Newsagency. c/Bayside Distribution Services. (03) 9776 7744. FRANKSTON, 3199. Young Street Newsagency. 78 Young St, Frankston. (03) 9783 2467. GARDENVALE, 3186. See Brighton. GARFIELD, 3814. Garfield Newsagency Pty Ltd. 77 Main St, Garfield. (03) 5629 2533. GEELONG, 3220. Geelong Newsagency & Lotto. 139 Moorabool St, Geelong. (03) 5222 1911. GEELONG EAST, 3219. East Geelong Newsagency. 78A Garden St. (03) 5229 5109. GEELONG WEST, 3218. Manifold Newsagency. Shop 2, 132 Shannon Ave, Geelong West. (03) 5229 5897. GEELONG WEST, 3218. Murphy's Newsagency. PO Box 7133, Geelong West. (03) 5229 1973. GISBORNE, 3437. Gisborne Newsagency. Shop 20, Village Shopping Centre. (03) 5428 2632. GLADSTONE PARK, 3043. Gladstone Park Newsagency. Shop 164. (03) 9338 3921. GLEN HUNTLY, 3163. Glenhuntly Newsagency. 1164 Glenhuntly Rd, Glenhuntly. (03) 9571 2551. GLEN WAVERLEY, 3150. Glen Waverley News. Shop L2, 65 Glen S/C, Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley. (03) 9802 8503. GLEN WAVERLEY, 3150. Kingsway Newsagency. 65 Kingsway, Glen Waverley. (03) 9560 9987. GLEN WAVERLEY, 3150. Syndal Newsagency. 238 Blackburn Rd, Glen Waverley. (03) 9802 8446. GLENFERRIE, 3122. See Hawthorn. GLENROY, 3046. Glenroy Newsagency. 773 Pascoe Vale Rd, Glenroy. (03) 9306 9530. GRANTVILLE, 3984. Grantville Newsagency. Shop 4, 1509 Bass Hwy, Grantville. (03) 5678 8808. GREENSBOROUGH, 3088. Greensborough Newsagency. Shop 4-5 Greensborough. (03) 9435 1024. GREENVALE, 3059. Greenvale Newsagency. Shop 4 & 5, Cnr Mickleham & Greenvale Rds, Greenvale. (03) 9333 3154. GROVEDALE, 3216. Grovedale Newsagency. 19 Peter St. (03) 5243 1480. HADFIELD, 3046. Hadfield Newsagency. 120 West St, Hadfield. (03) 9306 5007. HAMPTON, 3188. Hampton Newsagency. 345-347 Hampton St, Hampton. (03) 9598 1239. HAMPTON EAST, 3188. Hampton East Newsagency. 412 Bluff Rd, Hampton East.(03) 9555 2821. HAMPTON PARK, 3976. Hampton Park Newsagency. Shop 3, Park Square, Hampton Park. (03) 9799 1609. HASTINGS, 3915. Hastings Newsagency. 56 High St. (03) 5979 1321. HAWTHORN, 3122. Glenferrie Newsagency.669 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn. (03) 9818 2621. HAWTHORN EAST, 3123. Auburn Newsagency. 119 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn East. (03) 9813 4838. HAWTHORN EAST, 3123. Auburn South Newsagency. 289 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn East. (03) 9882 2009.

HAWTHORN WEST, 3122. Hawthorn West Newsagency. 44 Church St, Hawthorn. (03) 9853 6098. HEALESVILLE, 3777. Healesville Newsagency. (03) 5962 4161. HEIDELBERG, 3084. Heidelberg Newsagency. 128 Burgundy St, Heidelberg. (03) 9457 1098. HEIDELBERG WEST, 3081. Heidelberg Heights Newsagency. 35 Southern Rd, Heidelberg West. (03) 9457 2063. HEIDELBERG WEST, 3081. The Mall Newsagency. Shop 18, Heidelberg West. (03) 9457 4244. HIGHETT, 3190. Highett Newsagency. 2 Railway Pde, Highett. (03) 9555 1010. HIGHTON, 3216. Highton Newsagency. 7 Bellevue Ave. (03) 5243 4824, HOPPERS CROSSING, 3030. Hoppers Crossing Newsagency. 31 Old Geelong Rd, Hoppers Crossing. (03) 9749 2652, HUNTINGDALE, 3166. Huntingdale Newsagency. 291 Huntingdale Rd, Huntingdale. (03) 9544 1175. HURSTBRIDGE, 3099. Hurstbridge Newsagency. 800 Main Rd. (03) 9718 2045. IVANHOE, 3079. NewsXPress. 194-196 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe. (03) 9499 1231. IVANHOE EAST, 3079. East Ivanhoe Newsagency. 262 Lower Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe East. (03) 9499 1720. KEILOR, 3036. Centreway Newsagency. 59 Wyong St, Keilor East, 3033. (03) 9336 2451. KEILOR, 3036. Keilor Newsagency. 700 Calder Hwy, Keilor. (03) 9336 7930. KEILOR DOWNS, 3038. Keilor Downs Newsagency. Shop 3, Keilor Downs Plaza, Keilor Downs. (03) 9310 9955. KEW, 3101. Cotham Newsagency. 97 Cotham Rd, Kew. (03) 9817 3840. KEW, 3101. Kew Newsagency. 175 High St, Kew. (03) 9853 8238. KEW NORTH, 3101. North Kew Newsagency. 93 Willsemere Rd, Kew. (03) 9853 9383. KEYSBOROUGH, 3173. Parkmore Newsagency. Parkmore Shopping Centre, Kensington. (03) 9798 4311. KILMORE, 3764. Kilmore Newsagency. 41 Sydney St. (03) 5782 1465. KILSYTH, 3137. Kilsyth Newsagency. 520 Mt Dandenong Rd. (03) 9725 6218. KINGSVILLE, 3012. See Footscray West. KNOX CITY. See Wantirna South KNOXFIELD, 3180. Knoxfield Newsagency. (03) 9764 8260. KOO-WEE-RUP, 3981. Koo Wee Rup Newsagency. 4448 Station St, Koo Wee Rup. (03) 5997 1456. LALOR, 3075. Lalor Newsagency. 364 Station St, Lalor. (03) 9465 2698. LARA, 3212. Lara Newsagency. 44 The Centreway, Lara. (03) 5282 1419. LAVERTON, 3028. Laverton Newsagency. 12 Aviation Rd, Laverton. (03) 9369 1426. LEOPOLD, 3028. Leopold Newsagency. 45 Ash Rd, Leopold. (03) 5250 1687. LILYDALE, 3140. Lilydale Newsagency. 237 Main St. (03) 9735 1705. LOWER PLENTY, 3093. Lower Plenty Newsagency. 95 Main Rd. (03) 9435 6423. LOWER TEMPLESTOWE, 3107. See Templestowe Lower. MALVERN, 3144. Malvern Newsagency. 114 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern. (03) 9509 8381. MALVERN, 3144. Malvern Village Newsagency. 1352 Malvern Rd, Malvern. (03) 9822 3761. MALVERN, 3144. Winterglen Newsagency - Malvern Lotto. 167 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern. (03) 9509 9068. MALVERN EAST, 3145. Central Park Newsagency. 393 Wattletree Rd, Malvern East. (03) 9509 9842. McCRAE, 3938. McCrae Newsagency, 675 Point Nepean Rd. (03) 5986 8499. McKINNON, 3204. McKinnon Newsagency. 148 McKinnon Rd, McKinnon. (03) 9578 4478. MELBOURNE, 3000. Mitty's Newsagency. 53 Bourke St, Melbourne. (03) 9654 5950. MELTON, 3337. Melton Authorised Newsagency. 383385 High St, Melton. (03) 9743 5451. MELTON, 3337. NewsXPress. (03) 9743 5451. MENTONE, 3194. Mentone Newsagency. 24 Como Pde, Mentone. (03) 9585 3494. MERLYNSTON, 3058. Merlynston Newsagency. (03) 9354 1532. MIDDLE BRIGHTON, 3186. Middle Brighton Newsagency. 75-77 Church St, Middle Brighton. (03) 9592 1000. MIDDLE PARK, 3206. Middle Park Newsagency. 16 Armstrong St, Middle Park. MILDURA, 3500. Klemm's Mildura Newsagency. (03) 5302 1004. MILL PARK, 3082. Mill Park Authorised Newsagency. Stables Shopping Centre, Cnr Childs Rd & Redleap Ave, Mill Park. (03) 9436 4400. MITCHAM, 3132. Mitcham Newsagency. 503 Whitehorse Rd, Mitcham. (03) 9873 1108. MOE, 3825. Yeatman's Newsagency. 3A Moore St, Moe. (03) 5127 1002. MONT ALBERT., 3127. Mont Albert Newsagency. 42 Hamilton St, Mont Albert. (03) 9890 1140. MONTMORENCY, 3094. Montmorency Newsagency. 41-43 Were St. (03) 9435 8893. MONTROSE, 3765. Montrose Newsagency. 912 Mt Dandenong Rd. (03) 9728 2057. MOONEE PONDS, 3039. Puckle Street Newsagency. 45 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds. (03) 9375 2264. MORDIALLOC, 3195. Mordialloc Newsagency. 574A Main St, Mordialloc. (03) 9580 5141. MORDIALLOC, 3195. Warren Village Newsagency. 87 Warren Rd. (03) 9580 3880. MORELAND, 3056. See Brunswick. MORNINGTON, 3931. Mornington Newsagency. 97 Main St, Mornington. (03) 5975 2099. MORNINGTON, 3931. Scribes Newsagency. Shop 1/ 10, Mornington Village, Mornington. (03) 5975 5849.

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MORWELL, 3840. Morwell Newsagency. 176 Commercial Rd, Morwell. (03) 5134 4133. MOUNT ELIZA, 3934. Mount Eliza Newsagency. 102 Mount Eliza Way. (03) 5974 2347. MOUNT MARTHA, 3934. Mount Martha Newsagency. 2 Lochiel Ave, Mount Martha. (03) 5974 2347. MOUNT WAVERLEY, 3149. Pinewood Newsagency. Shop 59, Centreway Shopping Centre, Mount Waverley. (03) 9802 7008. MOUNTAIN GATE, 3156. See Ferntree Gully. MT EVELYN, 3658. Mt Evelyn Newsagency. 1A Wray Cres. (03) 9736 2302. MULGRAVE, 3170. Northvale Newsagency. 901 Springvale Rd, Mulgrave. (03) 9546 0200. MULGRAVE, 3170. Waverley Gardens Newsagency. Shop 44, Waverley Gardens, Mulgrave. (03) 9547 5773. MURCHISON, 3610. Murchison Newsagency, Murchison. (03) 5826 2152, MURRUMBEENA, 3163. Murrumbeena Newsagency. 456 Nerrim Rd, Murrumbenna. (03) 9568 1959. NARRE WARREN, 3805. Narre Warren News & Tatts. Shop 1 Webb St, Narre Warren. (03) 9704 6495. NEWCOMB, 3220. Newcomb Newsagency, Geelong. (03) 5248 5434. NEWMARKET, 3031. Newmarket Newsagency. 294 Racecourse Rd, Newmarket. (03) 9376 6075. NEWPORT, 3015. Newport Newsagency. 6 Hall St, Newport. (03) 9391 2548. NIDDRIE, 3042. Niddrie Newsagency. 455 Keilor Rd, Niddrie. (03) 9379 3840. NOBLE PARK, 3174. Noble Park Newsagency. 22 Douglas St, Noble Park. (03) 9546 9079. NOBLE PARK, 3174. Variety Newsagency. 1268 Heatherton Rd, Noble Park. (03) 9546 7916. NORTH BALWYN, 3104. See Balwyn North. NORTH MELBOURNE, 3051. See West Melbourne. NORTH MELBOURNE, 3051. Haines Street Newsagency. 46 Haines St. (03) 9328 1195. NORTH MELBOURNE, 3051. News On Errol. (03) 9326 3744. NORTHCOTE, 3070. Croxton Newsagency. 509 High St, Northcote. (03) 9481 3624. NORTHCOTE, 3070. Northcote Newsagency. 335 High St, Northcote. (03) 9481 3725. NORTHCOTE, 3070. Northcote Newsplaza. (03) 9481 7130. NUNAWADING, 3131. Mountainview Newsagency. 293A Springfield Rd, Nunawading. (03) 9878 7887. NYAH, 3594. Nyah General Store. (03) 5030 2230. OAK PARK, 3046. Oak Park Newsagency. 120 Snell Grove, Oak Park. (03) 9306 5472. OAKLEIGH, 3166. Oakleigh Newsagency. Shop 61-63, Oakleigh. (03) 9563 0703. OAKLEIGH EAST, 3166. Oakleigh East Auth. Newsagency. 190 Huntingdale Rd, East Oakleigh. (03) 9544 4322. OAKLEIGH SOUTH, 3167. Oakleigh South Newsagency. (03) 9570 5833. OCEAN GROVE, 3226. Ocean Grove Newsagency. 82 The Terrace, Ocean Grove. (03) 5256 1779. PAKENHAM, 3810. Pakenham Newsagency. 99 Main St, Pakenham. (03) 5941 1243. PARKDALE, 3195. Parkdale Newsagencxy. 238 Como Pde. (03) 9580 1724. PASCOE VALE, 3044. Pascoe Vale Central Newsagency. 110 Cumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale. (03) 9354 8472. PASCOE VALE, 3044. Coonans Hill News/Tatts/Post Office. 67 Coonans Rd, Pascoe Vale South. (03) 9386 7465. PASCOE VALE SOUTH, 3044. Paper N Post. Pascoe Vale South. (03) 9354 1432. PEARCEDALE, 3912. Pearcedale Newsagency. Shop 14, Pearcedale Village Shopping Centre, Pearcedale. (03) 5978 6343. POINT COOK, 3030. NewsXPress. (03) 9395 0424. POINT LONSDALE, 3225. Point Lonsdale Newsagency. 99 Point Lonsdale Rd. (03) 5258 1159. PORT MELBOURNE, 3207. Port Melbourne Distribution. (03) 9681 8122. PORTARLINGTON, 3223. Portarlington Newsagency. Shop 1, 60 Newcombe St, Portarlington. (03) 5289 2892. PRAHRAN, 3181. Prahran Market Newsagency. Shop 3A Pran Central, Prahran. (03) 9521 1200. PRESTON, 3072. Northland Newsagency. Shop 3, Northland Shopping Centre. (03) 9478 2693. PRESTON, 3072. Preston Newsagency. 377 High St, Preston. (03) 9478 3001. PRESTON, 3072. Preston Town Hall Newsagency. 411 High St, Preston. (03) 9470 1630. PRINCES HILL, 3054. See Carlton North. QUEENSCLIFF, 3225. Queenscliff Newsagency. (03) 5258 1828. RESERVOIR, 3073. Reservoir Newsagency. 22 Edwardes St, Reservoir. (03) 9460 6317. RESERVOIR, 3073. Broadway Newsagency. 279 Broadway, Reservoir. (03) 9460 6510. RHYLL, 3923. Rhyll Newsagency. 41 Lock Rd, Rhyll. (03) 5956 9205. RICHMOND, 3121. Swan Street Newsagency. 108 Swan St, Richmond. (03) 9428 7450. RICHMOND, 3121. Vernons Newsagency. 308A Bridge Rd, Richmond. (03) 9428 7373. RINGWOOD EAST, 3135. Ringwood East Newsagency. 52 Railway Ave, Ringwood East. (03) 9870 6515. RINGWOOD NORTH, 3134. North Ringwood Newsagency. 182 Warrandyte Rd, North Ringwood. (03) 9876 2765. ROBINVALE, 3549. Robinvale Newsagency. (03) 5026 3264. ROCKBANK, 3335. Rockbank Newsagency. (03) 9747 1300. ROSANNA, 3084. Rosanna Newsagency. 135 Lower Plenty Rd, Rosanna. (03) 9459 7722. ROSANNA EAST, 3084. Banyule Newsagency. 55 Greville Rd, East Rosanna. (03) 9459 7027. ROSEBUD, 3939. Rosebud Newsagency. 1083 Nepean Hwy, Rosebud. (03) 5986 8359. RYE, 3941. Rye Newsagency. 2371 Point Nepean Rd, Rye. (03) 5985 2013. SANCTUARY LAKES, 3030. Sanctuary Lakes Newsagency. Shop 16, 300 Point Cook Rd. (03) 9395 4055. SALE, 3850. Sale Newsagency. (03) 5144 2070.

SAN REMO, 3925. San Remo Newsagency. 105 Marine Pde, San Remo. (03) 5678 5447. SANDRINGHAM, 3191. Sandringham Newsagency. 5860 Station St, Sandringham. (03) 9598 1246. SEAFORD, 3198. Carrum Downs Newsagency. (03) 9782 6333. SEAFORD, 3198. Seaford Newsagency. 124 Nepean Hwy, Seaford. (03) 9786 1220. SEDDON, 3011. Seddon Newsagency & Lotto. 74 Charles St, Seddon. (03) 9687 1919. SEVILLE, 3139. Seville Newsagency. 654 Warburton Hwy. (03) 5964 2236. SHEPPARTON, 3630. Lovell's Newsagency. 246 Wyndham St, Shepparton. (03) 5821 2622. SOMERVILLE, 3912. Somerville Newsagency. Shop 24, Plaza, Eramosa Rd West, Somerville. (03) 5977 5282. SOUTHBANK, 3006. Melbourne Central Newsagency. 292 City Rd, Southbank. (03) 9690 3900. SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205. Clarendon Newsagency. 276 Clarendon St, South Melbourne. (03) 9690 1350. SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205. South Melbourne Newsagency. 358 Clarendon St, South Melbourne. (03) 9690 7481. SOUTH MORANG, 3752. South Morang Newsagency. 17-19 Gorge Rd. (03) 9404 1502. SPRINGVALE, 3171. Springvale Newsagency. 321 Springvale Rd, Springvale. (03) 9546 9235. ST KILDA, 3182. Esplanade Newsagency. 115 Fitzroy St, St Kilda. (03) 9525 3321. ST KILDA, 3182. St Kilda Junction Newsagency. 52 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda. (03) 9510 1056. ST KILDA, 3182. Village Belle Newsagency. 161-163 Acland St, St Kilda. (03) 9525 5167. ST LEONARDS, 3223. St Leonards Newsagency. Foreshore Rd, St Leonards. (03) 5257 1604. STRATHMORE, 3041. Napier Street Newsagency. 313 Napier St, Strathmore. (03) 9379 2603. STRATHMORE, 3041. Strathmore Newsagency. 15 Woodland St, Strathmore. (03) 9379 1515. SUNBURY, 3429. Sunbury Authorised Newsagency. 14 Brook St, Sunbury. (03) 9744 1220. SUNSHINE, 3020. Sunshine Newsagency. 3/282 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine. (03) 9312 2654. SUNSHINE SOUTH, 3020. South Sunshine Newsagency. 22 Tallintyre Rd, Sunshine. (03) 9312 1629. TAYLORS LAKES, 3038. Watergardens Newsagency. Shop 92, Bay B (Near Safeway), Taylors Lakes. (03) 9449 1122. TEESDALE, 3328. Teesdale Newsagency. 1071 Bannockburn Rd. (03) 5281 5230. TEMPLESTOWE, 3106. Templestowe Newsagency. 122 James St, Templestowe. (03) 9846 2486. TEMPLESTOWE LOWER, 3107. Macedon News & Lotto. 25 Macedon Rd, Lower Templestowe. (03) 9850 2720. THORNBURY, 3071. Normanby Newsagency. 703 High St, Thornbury. (03) 9484 2802. THORNBURY, 3071. Rossmoyne Newsagency. 406 Station St,Thornbury. (03) 9484 6967. TOORADIN, 3980. Tooradin Newsagency. 94 South Gippsland Hwy, Tooradin. (03) 5996 3343. TOORAK, 3142. Hawksburn Newsagency. 529 Malvern Rd, Toorak. (03) 9827 3569. TOORAK, 3142. Toorak Village Newsagency. 487 Toorak Rd, Toorak. (03) 9826 1549. TORQUAY, 3228. Torquay Newsagency. 20 Gilbert St, Torquay. (03) 5261 2448. TOTTENHAM, 3012. Braybrook Newsagency. 127 South Rd, Tottenham. (03) 9364 8083. TULLAMARINE, 3045. Tullamarine Newsagency. 199 Melrose Dr, Tullamarine. (03) 9338 1063. UNDERA, 3629. Undera Newsagency. (03) 5826 0242. UPWEY, 3158. Upwey Newsagency. 18 Main St, Upwey. (03) 9754 2324. UPPER FERNTREE GULLY, 3156. Upper Ferntree Gully Newsagency. (03) 9756 0171. VERMONT, 3133. Vermont Authorised Newsagency. 600 Canterbury Rd, Vermont South. (03) 9873 1845. VERMONT SOUTH, 3133. Vermont South Newsagency. 495 Burwood Hwy, Vermont South. (03) 9802 4768. WALLAN, 3756. Wallan Newsagency. 59 High St. (03) 5783 1215. WANDIN NORTH, 3139. Wandin North Newsagency. 18 Union Rd. (03) 5964 3339. WANTIRNA SOUTH, 3152. Knox City Newsagency. Shop 2080, Shopping Centre. (03) 9801 5050. WANTIRNA SOUTH, 3152. Wantirna South Newsagency. 233 Stud Rd.. (03) 9801 2310. WARRAGUL, 3820. Heeps Newsagency. 6 Victoria St, Warragul. (03) 5623 1737. WATSONIA, 3087. Watsonia Newsagency. 93 Watsonia Rd, Watsonia. (03) 9435 2175. WATTLE PARK, 3128. See Box Hill South. WERRIBEE, 3030. Werribee Newsagency. 16 Station Pl, Werribee. (03) 9741 4644. WERRIBEE, 3030. Werribee Plaza Newsagency. Shop 37, Shopping Centre, Werribee Plaza. (03) 9749 6766. WEST MELBOURNE, 3003. North Melbourne Newsagency. 178-182 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne. (03) 9328 1763. WESTALL, 3169. Westall Newsagency. 148 Rosebank Ave, Westall. (03) 9546 7867. WHEELERS HILL, 3150. Brandon Park Newsagency. Shop 28, Wheelers Hill. (03) 9560 5854. WHEELERS HILL, 3150. Wheelers Hill Newsagency. 200 Jells Rd, Wheelers Hill. (03) 9561 5318. WHITTLESEA, 3757. Whittlesea Newsagency. 59 Church St. (03) 9716 2060. WILLIAMSTOWN, 3016. Williamstown News & Lotto. 16 Douglas Pde, Williamstown. (03) 9397 6020. WINDSOR, 3181. Windsor Newsagency. 71 Chapel St, Windsor. (03) 9510 2030. WONTHAGGI, 3995. Wonthaggi Newsagency. 27A McBride St, Wonthaggi. (03) 5672 1256. WOORI YALLOCK. Woori Yallock Newsagency. (03) 5964 6008. YARRA GLEN, 3775. Yarra Glen Newsagency. (03) 9730 1392. YARRAVILLE, 3013. Yarraville Newsagency. 59 Anderson St, Yarraville. (03) 9687 2987.

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