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The Buzz On your bike, Sunshine Henry’s 80th

● Henry Gay ■ Former Melbourne radio man Henry Gay celebrated his 80th birthday at Hervey Bay, Queensland, on Friday. Long-time friend Keith McGowan writes: “In 1957 Henry Gay and I had a meal in the Chinese restaurant just up from 3UZ in Bourke St where we both worked. “I had something called Chicken Chow Mien. It was the first time I had been in a Chinese restaurant and eaten a Chinese meal. “Today (Friday) Henry Gay turned 80. Henry and Maureen, Jim and Regina Murphy, and Angela and I had a meal at the ‘China Pearl’ in Hervey Bay. I ordered Chicken Chow Mien.”

● Derryn Hinch

■ Radio-TV commentator Derryn Hinch was at the Dallas Brooks Centre, East Melbourne, yesterday (Tues.) to take part in bicycle presentations to disadvantaged children. Freemasons Victoria Grand Master Bob Jones was also on hand to support of Variety’s Bikes 4 Kids program. In their fourth year of involvement in the project, the Freemasons donated 100 bicycles. More than 1000 bikes will be given away in presentations across Victoria.

Under The Clocks Julie is a knockout with Mike Tyson

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● Julie Kiriacoudis with Mike Tyson ■ Melbourne press photographer Julie Kiriacoudis, who enjoys boxing as a hobby, was pictured this week with Mike Tyson, as part of his Australian tour. Observers noted Mark ‘Chopper’ Reid at the event. One man without ears, meeting another with a penchant for chewing them.

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50th anniversary

● Darren Fishman with Suzanne Carbone ■ Melbourne man Darren Fishman was surrounded by friends on Saturday for a special birthday celebration. Spotted at the party were Daniella Balscheit, Suzanne Carbone, John Parker and Erin Jameson.

● Ron Tudor and Ralphe Rickman ■ The Survivors group of show business veterans gathered this week for their twice-yearly luncheon at the Rising Sun Hotel, South Melbourne. Recording industry icon Ron Tudor was at the first meeting held in Bert Newton’s GTV-9 caravan all those years ago, with John Proper. Tudor, famous for his Fable label, feels that at 88 he is getting too old for the job of Chairman, and wants to hand it over to a younger man, Bob Horsfall, 86. If ever they need help, there are some more junior members such as radio man Ralphe Rickman, 78, who flew in from the Sunshine Coast for the get-together. ● More photos, Page 51 ● Bob Horsfall

■ The Seekers are producing some new video clips to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Melbourne producer Frank Howson has been working on the clips with Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley, Judith Durham and Athol Guy. The clips, which feature In My Life and Silver Threads And Golden Needles have been directed by Frank Howson, and photographed by Gary Robertson and Vanessa Allan. Co-editor has been Gary Robertson, with make-up by Jose Luis Perez. It was shot on location at Premier Studios and Fad Gallery in Chinatown.

Melbourne Moments ● The Seekers

Roni in Vietnam

● Kyneton’s Roni Wildboer in Vietnam

■ Kyneton fundraiser Roni Wildboer is in Vietnam at her own expense, doing good works in Ho Chi Minh City (Saqigon) as part of the Artists For Orphans organisation. With Ros Bradbury, Roni visited Than Xuan Peace Village in Hanoi, and visited three more institutions in the Ba Vi District which is 1½ hours from Hanoi, and took a bus to Hai Phong Orphanage. Artists For Orphans has pledged at least three months worth of life saving medications at the Go Vap Orphanage.

On the radio

● Sam Butler Photo: Catherine Chadwick

■ Trinity Grammar School Year 12 student Sam Butler was part of the 3WBC 94.1 FM outside broadcast from Kew hosted by his father Neil Butler and Peter Cassidy. Trinity Principal Rick Tudor was a guest on the program, as was Michael Pettolino, who is Deputy Headmaster of the Junior School. 3WBC is based at the Box Hill Town Hall Hub.

What’s On In Melbourne

Ronan Keating will be on tour in March, with Brian McFadden ★ apearing as special guest. The Fires Live 2013 tour will take them to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Tickets go on sale on Monday, November 26, says publicist Angela Cebefrano. And maximising The X Factor publicity angle, Guy Sebastian has announced his Australian tour. The Get Along tour will take Guy to Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (Nov. 27). Fifi Box, co-host of the Fifi and Jules Show on Fox 101.9, is pregnant. Box announced the news on Monday. Her partner prefers to stay out of the public eye.

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Mark Richardson ♥ Straight from the heart

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WORLD’S MOST DANCEABLE CITY

■ Twenty years ago, actors Paul Mercurio, Bill Hunter, Tara Morice, Barry Otto and Pat Thompson captured the nation's heart in Baz Luhrmann's multi award-winning movie Strictly Ballroom. Baz's parents were professional ballroom competition dancers and by growing up in a passionate community of colourful characters, sequenced dresses, hair-spray and savvy dancers, the entire dance industry in Australia and around the world was given a quickstep image boost. Who could forget Bill Hunter's character Doug Hastings memorable line, "We had the chance but we were scared. We walked away. We lived our lives in fear!" Millions of viewers around the world have continued to tune into programs such as the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing in the United Kingdom and Dancing With The Stars in the United States and Australia; many attributing the surge in the sport's popularity to Strictly Ballroom. On Friday (Nov 23) 3AW's Mark Wilson and 'Mann About Town' David Mann, together with Dancing With The Stars personalities will be kicking up their heels alongside talented young dancers on the corner along Little Collins and Swanston Sts to launch Australia's Premier Dancesport Event - the 2012 Australian Dancesport Championship. The event will be held from Thurs-

Crowning Porch Thoughts

● Margaret Lonsdale day November 29 - Sunday December 2 and will also feature the World DanceSport Championship Standard (WDSF) at Melbourne's Hisense Arena. Our city will welcome the Crème de la Crème of Dancesport competitors in the Standard style from around the world where we will have the opportunity to be up close and personal with brilliant dancers all competing

Off The Porch Thought For The Day Carmelo Pizzino British, International and Australian Champion/Dancing With The Stars "The number of international couples and the standard of the athletes will be amazing. The Australian Championship is a great opportunity for all our young couples to see the best in the world. They can see just how far they can go in their chosen sport, which really allows them to combine their artistic feelings as well as the athleticism of their performance.

to be crowned the No.1 dancer in this style. On her sporting Porch in Albert Park, I caught up with Event Director, Margaret Lonsdale, to learn more about the 67th Australian Dancesport Championship and who is tipped to be crowned the WDSF 2012 champions. When did you become involved in the championships? I have been involved with the ADS on the Executive Committee since 1983. The Australian Championship had previously been held at the Melbourne Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall, Festival Hall, the Glasshouse and Broadmeadows Town Hall. It was decided in 1983 to move the event to a more central location and develop its profile into a truly international event. What was your drive to achieve this? My primary focus was to lift the profile of the sport, and to market the event far and wide and attract television and corporate sponsorship. It was this drive that really got me involved on a long journey. What is your background in the world of competitive dancing? I had been an international delegate for 12 years to the international member body for the World DanceSport Federation who are members of the International Olympic Committee. I was a top competitor in both amateur and professional events in Australia. We trained with the great Alf Davies (a world champion) and multi Australian Champion Kevin Gibson. What is involved putting together the winning bid? We won the bid in 2010 against some stiff competition. Prior to the presentation we worked with Victorian Major Events Company on the bid document. Melbourne is considered to be located far away from Europe, so we had to push hard to encourage member federations to make the journey to visit Melbourne. There is a lot of hard work involved, ensuring that everything is in place such as sponsorship and a great team of people to assist in delivering a the world standards and quality of the event to Melbourne. This is our third world championship in eight years and by far the biggest. The event is a Festival of Dance, so there will be different mini events within the programme. How many athletes will be competing this year?

● Australia's Michael Glikman and Milana Deitch We have 44 countries competing will be presented to celebrate this and 148 athletes in the World Cham- milestone? Over the past 4 years we have pionship. In the Australian Championship which includes two inter- raised about $140,000 for the Alfred national ranked events we have 1500 Hospital and hope to significantly add to this amount. We will have two athletes. It is going to be huge. What are the competition dance current professional world champions dancing on the night and we have disciplines? The disciplines in the sport are a very talented singing group Aussie Standard include; The Waltz, Slow Boys performing. We are also showFoxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Vienesse casing the talented young musicians Waltz, Latin American and New from Blackburn High School Senior Vogue. New Vogue is the tradition- Stage Band. At the Gala Dinner we will officially welcome the internaally Australian style. How were the 'all Australian' tional Presidium members and overseas adjudicators and our special panel of adjudicators selected? There are a number of adjudica- guests. Who are the favourites to win tors consisting of nine judges on each day for each category from all states the 2012 championship? The World Championship will be of Australia. Adjudicators are selected by criteria of either having hotly contested between Germany been a former champion, or having and Denmark. Whilst it is an outtrained Australian champions with standing field, these two couples, technical accreditation in the style Benedetto Ferrugia and Claudia Koehler (Germany) and Emanuel they will be officiating. What are entrants competing Valeri and Tania Kehlet (Denmark) are the hot favourites. for? What is your Porch Thought of The World Championship title and medals. There is a purse of The Day? This world class event will be ab$10,000 which is divided between solutely brilliant with outstanding the 12 Semi finalists. This year you will also be cel- athleticism, colour and excitement. ebrating 70 years of the Australian For more information and ticketing information visit www. Dancing Society with all proceeds raised from your Gala Dinner go- theaustralianchampionship.com.au - Mark Richardson ing to the Alfred Foundation. What


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● Kris Weber, director of STAG’s Hay Fever ■ Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group new and exciting independent theatre com(STAG) opens with Noel Coward’s comic play pany, Mockingbird Theatre (see www. Hay Fever on November 22, under the direc- mockingbirdtheatre.com.au) tion of one of Victorian community theatre’s Hay Fever was written by Noël Coward in most talented and versatile practitioners, Kris 1924. In 1921, Coward first visited New York Weber. City, hoping that American producers would Kris says she has been in a relationship embrace his plays. with theatre for many years, including acting During that summer, he befriended the playin more than 30 productions and directing wright Hartley Manners and his wife, the ecshows for STAG such as Cosi, Daylight Sav- centric actress Laurette Taylor. ing, Last Of The Red Hot Lovers, Rumours, Their over-the-top theatrical lifestyle inThe Odd Couple – Female Version and The spired Coward to write Hay Fever, which he Laramie Project. later wrote in three days. Kris also facilitates very successful intiPerformance Season: November 22 – 24 mate theatre workshops, has been an in-house at 8pm, November 28 – December 1 at 8pm, adjudicator for various theatre companies, with a 2pm matinee on November 25 writes play reviews for Theatrecraft and TheVenue: Strathmore Community Centre, atre People (where she is currently the Play Cnr Loeman and Napier Sts, Strathmore. Editor) and has been an advisor to VCE Drama Tickets: $20 full price, $15 concession. students preparatory to their VCE Theatre Bookings: 9382 6284 or www.stagtheatre. Studies exam. org/reservations Kris is also the Executive Producer of the - Cheryl Threadgold

Only 4 more issues until Christmas ■ There are only four more issues of the Melbourne Observer prior to Christmas: November 28, December 5, 12 and 19. Our office will close for 2012 on Monday, December 17. Our office re-opens on Tuesday, January 29. The first issue in the new year will be published on Wednesday, February 6. Advertising bookings may be placed by phoning 1-800 231 311.

■ Racing Victoria Chairman, Michael Duffy, says the eight-month suspension is adequate for jockey Damien Oliver’s after his bet on Miss Octopussy at Moonee Valley. Yesterday’s decision followed the stewards’ inquiry into breaches of the Rules of Racing associated with a bet placed by Oliver. The Investigative Committee comprised Rob Montgomery, Deputy Chairman of Stewards and James Hitchcock, Stipendiary Steward. Tony Burns, Barrister, was engaged to assist with independent legal advice. The Committee was initially appointed by the Board of Racing Victoria to investigate the race fixing media reports relating to the race won by Smoking Aces. On October 22 Oliver’s legal representatives contacted the Committee to commence a series of ‘without prejudice’ discussions. As these discussions were held on a without prejudice basis, the Committee was obliged to maintain the confidentiality of those discussions and not to disclose their content. The Committee says it formed the view that its best prospects of securing a certain conviction was to obtain an admission of guilt from Oliver. The Committee says the option of standing Oliver down prior to the laying of charges was not pursued by the Committee on the basis that this would have most likely jeopardised an admission being obtained which would be admissible in any Stewards Inquiry. “That the only similar and relevant precedent was that of jockey Blake Shinn in New South Wales,” said Mr Duffy. “In that case Mr Shinn was disqualified for six months for betting on a rival horse in a race. In total, he was disqualified for a period of 15 months for many bets, with this aggregate penalty reduced on appeal to 12 months disqualification. “In relation to Mr Oliver, Racing Victoria stewards imposed a penalty of eight months disqualification plus a further two month suspension of his licence to ride in races for his $10,000 bet on a rival horse, plus a concurrent one month suspension of his licence to ride in races for use of his mobile telephone in the jockeys’ room.” “It is my belief that the penalty delivered in the stewards’ inquiry was appropriate given the cooperation afforded by Mr Oliver,” Mr Duffy said.

City Desk: Derryn gives bikes to kids ...... Page 3 Mark Richardson: From the heart .......... Page 4 Music: ‘Welcome to show business’ ....... Page 9 People: Chicken and champagne ......... Page 10 Melb. Confidential: Priceless gossip ..... Page 11 Di Rolle: What a lovely man ............... Page 12 Long Shots: Media legends ................ Page 14 Pictorial: Theatre night photos ............ Page 18 Yvonne Lawrence: Life and style .......... Page 25 Melb. Extra: Nick Le Souef’s Outback ... Page 26 Classic Books: Les Miserables ............ Page 27 Radio Confidential Country Crossroads Local Theatre TV, Theatre

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Glenn Hill wins ■ Legally Blonde cast member Glenn Hill was named winner of the Rob Guest Endowment at a special showbiz night held at Her Majesty’s Theatre on Monday night (Nov. 19). Bert Newton was MC. Kirsty Burgess won The Production Company award.

Psychotic killer ■ Antony John Duguid, 47, the man who fatally stabbed Bendigo newsagent Garry Angus has been found not guilty of murder because he was “acutely psychotic” at the time the offence took place, reports the Bendigo Advertiser.

Arrest over Sarah ■ Police yesterday (Tues.) arrested a man over the death of Sarah Cafferkey. Homicide Squad detectives arrested a 47-year-old Bacchus Marsh man at a Hawthorn premises around 12.30pm.

Back behind bars ■ Robert Shane Lovett, the man jailed for the Breakwater manslaughter of Dwayne Sherri in 2007, is back behind bars over an incident that left another man with stab wounds, reports the Geelong Advertiser.

Wizard Of Oz shots ■ A photo page from the opening night at Elwood of MLOC’s production of The Wizard Of Oz, taken by Malcolm Threadgold, has been held over until a later eidtion.

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Top 5 THE TOP 5 THINGS THAT PROBABLY WON'T HAPPEN BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR 5. Malcolm Fraser to become a member of the Comancheros. 4. Damien Oliver appointed Chairman of the VRC. 3. Grant Tinkler named as Calvin Klein model. 2. Melissa George to become Executive Producer of Home and Away. 1. Cardinal George Pell drops the ‘F’-word in Derryn Hinch's home.


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Briefs No grog ■ Mildura Police are expecting to see less alcohol-related crime since receiving the power to ban troublemakers for up to 72 hours from licensed premises or part of the CBD, reports the Sunraysia Daily.

Jail term ■ Hoax collar bomber Paul Douglas Peters will spend at least 10 years in jail for the act on Madeleine Pulver.

Hoons hit ■ Casterton’s number two oval at Island Park was ripped up on the weekend by a vehicle doing doughnuts on the turf.

Tragedy ■ A grieving father has told the Latrobe Valley Coroners Court he believed his wife and sick baby boy were "booted out" of Latrobe Regional Hospital just 26 hours before the infant died, reports the Latrobe Valley Express.

To trial ■ Echuca woman, Tracey Kerr, will stand trial for murder. Ms Kerr, 41, of Freeman St was, on Friday, committed to stand trial for the murder of Doug ‘Dougie’ Barrett at his home early on May 26.C

■ Australian music producer Mark Opitz has released a new book, Sophisto-Punk, the story of ‘Oz rock’. Told to Luke Wallis and Jeff Jenkins, Opitz tells of his experience with AC/DC, The Angels, Australian Crawl, Jimmy Barnes, Richard Clapton, Cold Chisel, Divinyls, Hoodoo Gurus, INXS, Models, Noiseworks, The Reels, Rose Tattoo and more. Opitz’s 30-year career has seen him work with Kiss, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and many more. According to Jimmy Barnes: “My career wouldn’t be anything without Mark Opitz, and I say that on behalf of many Australian musicians.” “I’ve had this bugbear for years that Mark has never been recognised by the ARIA Hall of Fame,” says Billy Birmingham, ‘The Twelfth Man’. “Mark Opitz’s story is really the story of Australian rock, the story of the development of the Australian rock sound,” says Molly Meldrum. Sophisto-Punk includes all the ingredients of a ripping yarn: a broken home, rags to riches, mind-blowing excess, exotic locations, laugh-out-loud anecdotes and tragedy. The revealing biography is sure to rustle a few feathers in the industry. Mark counters this with “Welcome to show business!” The tell-all biography takes readers on a unique journey inside the bands, tours and recording studios of the music that defined an Australian generation. ■ Published by Ebury Australia. RRP $34.95. Also available as an e-book.

■ Present Tense in association with Theatre Works presents the culinary musical Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert, written by Doug MacLeod and Yuri Worontschak at Theatre Works, St Kilda from November 21 to December 1. Directed by Bryce Ives and Nathan Gilkes, Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert will be a culinary food experience from crispy potatoes with capsicum to her legendary pavlova, plus all the right ingredients to make a musical – romance, drama, money, sex, power and a spoonful of jam. In Margaret Fulton’s own words: “I’ve always thought that cooking was just as interesting as men.” In 1943 Margaret rented a modest flat in the bohemian district of The Rocks, With dreams of becoming a cabaret dancer, she found herself working in the Munitions Supply Laboratories, x-raying nuts and bolts. Today, she is recognised as a National Living Treasure and has become one of the biggest influences in awakening the palates of meat-and-threeveg eating Australians. “Margaret Fulton certainly deserves her own musical, even if it’s just the lasagne recipe set to music”, says writer Doug MacLeod. Amy Lehpamer will portray Margaret Fulton, the matriarch of Australian cooking, in this singing, dancing and eating production that brings Australia’s best-loved recipes face to face with Melbourne audiences. Performance Season: November 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 8.00pm, November 23, 24, 30, December 1 at 7.00pm and November 23, 24, 30, December 1 at 9.30pm Venue: Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda. Duration: 90 minutes. Tickets: $45 full/$30 concession and under 30s. Bookings: www.theatreworks.org.au or 9534 3388 - Cheryl Threadgold

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● Amy Lehpamer portrays Australian cooking matriarch Margaret Fulton, in Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert, at Theatre Works until December 1. Photo: James Cant

ACCC fights Harvey Norman ■ The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against eleven Harvey Norman franchisees for allegedly misrepresenting consumer rights. The ACCC alleges that the franchisees engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct by making false or misleading representations to consumers about their rights under the consumer guarantee provisions of the Australian Consumer Law

● Christine Salem and her trio had feet tapping at the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo.

Impressive line-up at music expo ■ The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo offered an impressive line-up of local and international artists on Friday, kicking off with three Australian groups on the Arts Centre's outdoor APRA stage. Energetic, bordering on crazy, the Tek Tek Ensemble was brightly colouredm in clothes and music alike, and highly danceable. Their diversely-inspired world music, incorporating trombone, piano accordion and every style from 1920s jazz to flamenco, proved highly popular. If anything, their 40-minute set was a little on the short side. The rock-reggae Bart Willoughby Band was also a hit with the crowd, and their upbeat, engaging style drew an appreciative audience. Leah Flanagan's short solo set, barely 15 minutes, set in between, comprised a couple of wellcrafted songs, but was too much of an abrupt gear change and drew mixed responses. The evening's showcase concert, held in the Playhouse Theatre, featured international artists Edou (New Caledonia) and Christine Salem (Reunion Island) as well as Melbourne-based Clare Bowditch. Despite some confusion with regards to the concert's start time, the line-up was a wonderful demonstration of the variety of music encompassed by the Expo. Edou and his band presented songs rooted in the Melanesian music of New Caledonia, fusing traditional kaneka melodies with reggae and African influences. Rhythms were catchy, and the group's easy-going attitude and banter were highly enjoyable. While drums and guitar were solid, the group's flair for harmony was most striking, with the four male voices blending in effortless beauty. Without a double the star of the concert, Christine Salem's trio had feet tapping and some dancing outright. The Mayola, vocal slave music of the Reunion Islands, was here accompanied by an impressive selection of drums and the kayanm - a flat shaker synonymous with the Mayola tradition. In the hands of Christine, the music was energetic and theatrical, with an incredible sense of rhythmic homogeneity across the ensemble. Despite the language barrier, it was clear that the group were holding nothing back, and the whether driving or melancholy (though there was little of this) the music's narrative quality was always forefront. Though marketed as a headline act for the expo, Clare Bowditch seemed somewhat subdued after two such diverse musical experiences. She sang with a strong, expressive voice, occasionally poignant lyrics and a good supporting band. However, the jolt back to Australian singersongwriter was not entirely welcome, and the result felt somewhat bland and unsure of its goal. The two final songs, both from Clare's recent album The Winter I Chose Happiness, were the best of the pick, rounding out a mostly upbeat evening in style. - Naomi Johnson


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Natasha Stipanov’s Chicken Sandwichwith and French Champagne Spectacular David Rokeby Studios, Ellis Collingwood

Drop-out story is real cliffhanger ■ David Gatward-Ferguson delights in telling people, particularly his fellow Brits, that he’s a drop-out. “Wife’s one, too,” he cheerfully adds. “I dropped-out of marketing computer systems, and Amanda dropped-out from being an accountant. “And now we spend our days in the most beautiful terrain in the world. Fellow Poms turn greener than the hills around here when we tell them that people actually pay us to take them into the these mountains, to get them into the old gold-mining sites down by the rivers, and by four-wheel to places just so incredibly rich in history and folklore.” ‘Here’ for David and Amanda is the spectacular alpine country around Queenstown on New Zealand’s south island. “We’d become sick and tired of boardroom back-stabbing and bitchiness in London,” David says. “So one day in 1993 we walked-out, bought two air tickets to New Zealand, and we’ve been here since.” On arriving in Auckland, David and Amanda decided that a “nice long drive” would be a good way to see the country, so they bought a campervan, and weeks later ended up in Queenstown. There they came upon an opportunity to take over a company called Nomad Safaris that specialised in 4WD tours into the stunningly beauti-

● New Zealand Nomads deep valley river crossings

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Beating nature’s adversities ■ It’s not often that a winemaker can say that from a vintage that most described as “challenging and trying,” they were delivered some of the best white fruit they’ve ever had to work with. But that’s what Rymill Coonawarra’s Sandrine Gimon had to say of fruit for the company’s 2011 The Yearling Sauvignon Blanc.

One For Lunch ■ Like many others in the 1950s and 60s, Eric Brand sold grapes from a block he owned in Coonawarra to the big Rouge Homme winery, and like those others was dubbed in the area a “Blocker.”

“We had above average rainfall in winter, colder soil temperatures contributed to slow bud burst, and then heavy rains came during November and December,” Sandrine said.

In 1966 Eric went a step further releasing a wine under his own Brand’s Laira label, it and subsequent drops going on to become some of Coonawarra’s finest and most respected.

“But the vineyard crew worked through everything that Mother Nature threw at them.” And through their care, the result was that excellent fruit that Sandrine describes as “sassy, luscious and multi-dimensional,” and which has resulted in the 2011

And today under the guidance of winemaker Peter Weinburg that tradition continues, with Brand’s Laira just releasing a wonderful 2008 Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon from a vintage Peter says delivered fruit of exceptional quality.

The Yearling being richly Sauvignon Blanc varietal, with trademark Coonawarra vibrancy and lovely lemon and passionfruit flavours.

The wine is rich with intense blackberry/blackcurrant fruit flavours, fine tannins and varietal spice; pay $24.99 and enjoy with a rosemary-infused leg of lamb.

Good value at $15 and a great appetiser wine to start a party with dips based on artichokes or sun-dried tomatoes, or to enjoy with most Thai dishes.

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ful mountain terrain behind Queenstown – taking adventurous tour ists along roads that were once little more than foot-tracks for early sheep farmers. Later these same tracks became pathways to the stars for thousands o hopefuls who flocked to the area when cries of “Gold!” rang out from creek beds at the bottom of 75-degree ra vines topped by razor-back peaks “Some visitors find the roads heart-stoppers,” says David as he inches his Landrover across a muddy washaway on a section of mountain pass that’s 100m directly above the Shotover River. The 32km road took 200 men ten years to build, including two years fo a mere 300 metres around the almost vertical Pincher’s Bluff: to build this white-knuckle section in 1888, men were lowered on ropes to plug dyna mite into holes they drilled into the schist, and would then yell to thei mates at the top to haul up like crazy as the cliff face blew away below them. David and Amanda’s tours take people through the incredibly beauti ful Skipper’s Canyon, so-named be cause when gold was found in the early 1860s, not only did crews jump ship from vessels calling at Dunedin – so too did the skipper of one, who simply telegraphed his boss in England that as his entire crew had gone to make their fortunes, he might as wel too! At one stage the mountains and riv ers were yielding as much gold as the fabled Yukon. The first miners into the region, Thomas Arthur and Harry Redfern had originally walked 350km into the mountains from Dunedin to work as shearers. But when Thomas Arthur found a huge nugget in the Shotover River they pinched the frying pan from thei boss’s kitchen to go panning for more gold, and never returned. “Mr Arthur and Mr Redfern told o picking up gold by the pound,” a Dunedin newspaper reported at the time. “They were laden with gold tha they said lay everywhere in the can yon…” It sparked the gold rush and twelve thousand hopefuls flocked to the area but their new-found wealth proved fatal for Arthur and Redfern: both died of alcoholism a few years later. Nomad Safaris shows visitors the remains of such historic old ruins as the Welcome Home Hotel that ca tered first to the miners during the ‘rush,’ and later horse and carriage tourists who were as enchanted then by the rugged beauty of the mountains as visitors are today. The hotel finally closed in 1940 There’s also the little mountain cot tage of John Balderstone and his wife Fanny, an Irish dancer who came ou to entertain the miners. They retired after the ‘rush’ to the quiet of the mountains, but Fanny yearned for the bright lights o Queenstown. So John struck a compromise: he built a new cottage for them half-way between their old home in the moun tains, and those bright lights… There’s also a museum at the old Skipper’s Town that once boasted ove 1000 residents. Half-day 4WD safaris start from NZ$165 per adult. For details phone +64 03 442 6699 or visi www.nomadsafaris.co.nz


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Confidential Melbourne

Talk is cheap, gossip is priceless

More Customers Please

● Jane Clifton, Mark Mitchell, Matt Quartermaine, Tracy Harvey and Michael Veitch in More Sex Please We’re Seniors ■ Ticket sales for John-Michael Howson’s More Sex Please, We’re Seniors cannot be made easier when the Ticketmaster website has patrons canning the show. “We left at half time, which should give you an idea what we thought of it,” says VirgoStar in the ‘fan reviews’ section. “Old,very old and boring. surprised at what JohnMichael has put up. Very dissapointed,” said Redneck. “I'd give it a 7/10, very funny in places but not worth the trip into town, sorry John-Michael,” offered Critten. “Too many fart and incontinence references. Not enough good stuff,” commented Betsy.

● Patricia Chriss with Natasha Stipanov

● Paul Castran, Megan Castran, Suzanne Carbone

● Elise Petty, Greta Polonsky and Joshua Klein

● Tara Bishop with Kyle Johnson

● Gerry Bullon with Tamara Reichman

● Sam and Carmel Lizio

● Liza Spear, Jay Spear, Caroline Nicholas

● Stasia Raft with Matthew Anderson

Children First

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● 3AW weekend host Diane ‘Dee Dee’ Dunleavy hosted Children First Foundation Ball on Saturday night with radio partner Peter ‘Grubby’ Stubbs. They were assisted by Rebecca Gibney, Moira Kelly, paralympian Ahmed Kelly, singer Emmanuel Kelly ... and this little charmer. Dee Dee says: “The highlight for me was this little sweetheart who stole my microphone and charmed the crowd, then took a liking to my sparkly necklace.”

● Peter ‘Grubby’ Stubbs with Moira Kelly

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Di Feeling so loved ■ My work has been such a blessing these past few weeks, and so have my friends and family. After suffering the loss of my mother and two friends I have felt very loved by so many people. My apartment is full of flowers, beautiful roses, white lilies and irises. I have put up so many cards in my lounge room and it looks like Christmas already! I always look for the right quotes that fit the day and was reading about work over these days of adapting to life without loved ones and did smile when I read Oscar Wilde’s quote, “Work is the curse of the drinking classes”! Then I turned to the Dalai Lama and he says of work: “We are here to work and be happy”. That bought me great comfort. It was the one constant that was there during the recent weeks. And wonderful to turn to. At the end of the day I felt as though I had contributed, even though I felt quite disconnected. Time does heal and I have started to get my Christmas tree together and planning my festive season to be held in Melbourne for the first time in years. There is a heap of entertainment coming up too that will keep me out of mischief!

I love my job!

■ One of the loveliest men I have met over my career is the wonderful Peter Allen. No one has replaced him as far as I am concerned. He was a true star and a no fuss personality. He made his own cup of tea with honey in the Channel 9 canteen and was so down to earth. And he was so talented. I mention him because one of Australia’s most versatile and critically acclaimed performers and the originator of the ultimate Peter Allen portrayal, the ever busy Todd McKenney, has returned to the stage with a brand new show, Songs And Stories Of Peter Allen , a live national concert. He will be in Melbourne with the show, a two-hour extravaganza with an eight-piece band on Saturday, December 1 at The Palms At Crown. www.ticketek.com.au for tickets or call 132 849. Visit Todd on his website www.toddmckenney.com.au I will never forget seeing Peter Allen perform. He was breathtaking.

For COLIN HAY: WHAT A LOVELY MAN

■ I just met Colin Hay in at ABC774. What a lovely man. He has a national tour coming. He has a lovely disposition and so comfortable to be around. I found him quite shy however he always has something fabulous to say. Colin said “ An aboriginal man once came backstage after a show and said to him in a kindly voice: ‘Where’s your dance? I used to like your dance, you’ve lost your dance mate, you’ve gotta find your dance.’ “So, I set out in search of it, looking here , there and everywhere in al corners of the globe.

Santana coming to Deniliquin ■ ‘Santana coming to Deniliquin’. Now there is a sentence I didn’t think I would ever write. It’s true. Santana is coming to Deni! They will be among the headline acts for the inaugural Deni Blues and Roots Festival 2013. In an exciting collaboration, Chugg Entertainment and Rob Potts Entertainment Edge have announced the great news for the iconic Deniliquin Ute Muster famed site. The Deniliquin Ute Muster has long been on the local calendar as the ‘must go to event’ of the year. Now comes the exciting news that the site will become a regional event centre, with a new musical event announced for the facility next year. Michael Chugg and Rob Potts will work with the team behind the Deni Ute Muster, Deni Play On The Plains Festival Ltd to hold the Deni Blues and Roots Festival at Easter 2013. The fabulous first time two-day event will be held ‘Easter Saturday’ and Easter Sunday with headline names along with Santana, and including Steve Miller Band, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Isaak and more on March 30 and 31. Making the announcement, Michael Chugg said: “We’re so excited to bring this new event to Deniliquin for the first time. “This is an area with a strong tradition bringing people together for a good time and with the calibre of acts on this line-up, they won’t be disappointed.” Camping facilities will be available on site from 12 Noon Good Friday until 12 Noon Monday, April 1. I love camping, so am very excited about all this. The venue is fully licensed, that’s another plus. For ticket, camping and festival info go to Denibluesfestival.com or visit Facebook.com/denibluesfest

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“Quite soon I realised that ‘finding my dance’ is an inner search, and that whilst I may never truly find it, it matters not. “What’s important is to keep searching, and in the process, refine and simplify the steps.” What beautiful words. I really relate to that. I recall when I was much younger I thought I would find everything I needed by rushing around the world, meeting as many people as I could, buying as many clothes as I could and being out there amongst the world. And whilst this was so fabulous and I managed to find so many wonderful wonders and miracles in the world, and meet fabulous people, it wasn’t until I sat and went inside and realised what I had been looking for was with me all the time!

● Bonnie Raitt

is Hay’s expression for connecting with one’s authentic self. In the process, he takes the audience on a musical journey, sometimes straight down the main road, and sometimes taking the twists and turns of the road less travelled. I am very keen to see him live on stage and will be heading off on Saturday, February 16 or Sunday, February 17 when he appears at The Athenaeum Theatre. Hay is at the absolute peak of his craft. As a writer and vocalist, he has never been more masterful. “Hay is a consummate songwriter, who’s only gotten better and better with age,” aaid the Daytrotter, Illinois. For more dates in Victoria and more info about the tour visit www.colinhay.com or www.duetgroup.com ● Colin Hay What a revelation it was. So rich. So back to beautiful Colin Hay. Themes of redemption and renewal come naturally to Colin Hay, as he is in the midst of a remarkable renaissance. While his voice and visage are still familiar to millions from his tenure as front man, principal songwriter, and lead vocalist of pop sensations Men At Work (Down Under, Overkill, Who Can It Be Now?),the past 20 years have found him quietly yet tenaciously re-introducing himself to new generations of fans. It has been an organic process, building momentum through constant touring, and film and television exposure. Finding My Dance

Tubular Bells ■ With recent events in my life, so many memories have been flooding back to me. So when a friend mentioned Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells to me, I instantly recalled the album. And I was most excited to find out that Tubular Bells For Two is coming to Melbourne. Presented by Kay & Mclean Productions in association with Places + Spaces, arranged and performed by Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts, this five-star hit of 2012 Edinburgh Fringe is going to be exceptional. Following out sell out seasons at the Sydney Festival, New Zealand International Arts Festival Tubular Bells for Two

● Peter Allen

comes to the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday, February 15. Tubular Bells for Two is the recreation of the original album performed as faithfully, as possible whilst accepting the challenge of undertaking such a large piece of music with only four hands and four feet. But most importantly, rather than simply mimicking Oldfield’s multi-tracked arrangements, his show captures the soul and emotional journey of this remarkable folk-rock epic. Tubular Bells For Two started as an idea conjured up over a bottle of wine and two guitars by old school friends Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts. After arranging the music of this classic bestselling rock music album by ear for acoustic guitar, more and more instruments were added as the two musicians amassed them from friends, rubbish skips and designed from whatever materials available (the first set of Tubular Bells were fashioned from fence posts). Amongst the vast collection of instruments onstage are keyboards, umpteen guitars, bass, mandolin, glockenspiel and loop pedals and of course tubular bells; this little project has become a mathematical and acrobatic musical rollercoaster. It is simply a show with two blokes and too many instruments In 2013 Tubular Bells will celebrate its 40th anniversary. So this is a very special occasion . Turn To Page 47


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Fit For Task

Our Doors are Open!

Freemasons Task Force in thye community

■ Legends of Melbourne television, radio and recording industries gathered at the weekend, and the Observer was there to report the event (see Page 40). Former 3KZ identity Peter Philp spoke about Binny Lum, whose death, at 07, we reported last week. Binny had the unique ability to sound as if she was in the room with the listener, said Peter, who had worked in the early days with ‘Cousin Binny’ teamed with Norman Swain.

Drawing the line

Merv Dyer with Comfort Teddies Photo: Ben Quick The Freemasons Task Force has actively supported the Victorian community for nearly three decades. As the men on the scene when help is needed most, they are the embodiment of the Masonic values of community service and benevolence. After the overwhelming tragedy of 2009's Black Saturday bushfires, the Task Force was on hand to assist in cleaning up the devastation. The Task Force supported ordinary men, women and children affected by the disaster, replanting the Licola Wilderness Village, rebuilding the Rough Riders Hut in the Victorian High Country and repairing fences on local farms in Avoca. Of course, the people of Victoria are not always beset by state-wide emergencies and natural disasters, but the Task Force continues to support the community. The Task Force is currently collecting LEGO donations, to support ASD Aid in providing LEGO therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and knitting Comfort Teddies, to provide some comfort to distressed children who need the services of the CFA, St John Ambulance and Ambulance Victoria. Task Force Chairman Merv Dyer says the ten years he has spent with the Task Force have been some of the most satisfying of his Masonic career. 'I've always been oriented to charity and helping others,' says Merv. 'Being able to support so many different parts of the community gives you a great feeling, especially when you look back and reflect on the positive impact we have. 'More importantly, it provides an avenue for Freemasonry to be in the community and support those in need, while also giving our members opportunities to support communities outside their direct areas of influence,' Merv says. Merv says he finds the work that the Task Force does with children who have special needs most fulfilling. 'Seeing the joy on their faces when they achieve a goal is probably the most satisfying part,' he says. 'It's hard not to take over when supporting children who have special needs. You need to learn to watch and support, to provide moral support and encouragement, rather than taking over. This is a lesson we all need to learn and it is one that is difficult to achieve, but satisfuing when we do.' Contact taskforce@freemasonsvic.net.au for more information.

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■ We receive many phone calls, e-mails and letters from Observer readers. Often there are questions about how to obtain a book or a DVD that has been featured in the newspaper. Sometimes it’s a request for assistance in answering a question. A survey has been published this week that shows that people trust their printed newspaper far more than any other source. But sometimes we have to draw a line ... and I will tell you why.

Our reply ■ Observer reader Camille of Kingsbury this week sent us a 26-page letter. Camille has some personal challenges, and asked for our guidance. We need to make it clear that the $2.95 purchase price of the Observer cannot include a personal advice service. In these days of litigation we would be unswise indeed to pretend to be experts. I know our friends at radio stations such as 3AW receive the same type of requests. Will we visit the listener or reader? No. Can we offer personal advice? No. To do so would enter a minefield legally, where we could end owing a duty of care. The radio world witnessed what can go wrong when a broadcaster such as the Rev. Alex Ken-worthy crosssed the line. That’s not for us.

● Bill Duff and Johnny Chester at this week’s Survivors meeting

● Bill Armstrong with Philip Brady

Long Shots

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AIRPORT WEST, 3042. Airport West Newsagency. 53 McNamara Ave, Airport West. (03) 9338 3362. AIRPORT WEST, 3042. Airport West Nextra. Shop 73-74, 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. 6870 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. 69-71 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. 44-48 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. 383-385 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. 58-60 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. 161163 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. YEA, 3717. Yea Newsagency, 78 High St. (03) 5797 2196.


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