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Castlemaine’s Caitlin and Oscar McGregor were among the crowd that filled Victory Park on Friday as part of nation-wide protests demanding genuine climate action from the federal government. Eve Lamb Gas was on the nose as hundreds of locals gathered in Castlemaine's Victory Park on Friday as part of nationwide protests demanding genuine climate action from the federal government. Many more Castlemaine students and more mature residents caught public transport to Melbourne to join the estimated 5000 people who gathered at Treasury Gardens for a rally and march organised by SchoolStrike4Climate in response to this month’s federal budget. A sea of signs called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to stop funding gas and instead invest in genuine climate change solutions. In Castlemaine speakers included Central Vic Climate Action's Bernard Tonkin who took to the podium urging the crowd to join a new campaign aimed at forcing superannuation funds to divest from financing the fossil fuels sector.

"We're encouraging everyone to write to their super funds and tell them to go fossil-free by 2025 or we're going to roll over to a committed fossil-free fund collectively and publicly," Mr Tonkin told the crowd that filled Victory Park. The afternoon rally drew a diverse cross-section of people from the very young to grandparents who turned up with placards displaying slogans like "weapons of mass indifference - our greatest threat" and "Mars is not an option". Speakers ranged from school children to Indigenous elder Uncle Rick Nelson to Mount Alexander Shire Council's climate officer Jodi Newcombe who outlined council progress toward achieving net zero emissions by 2030 including last week's announced sign-on to the 46-council strong Victorian Energy Collaboration. The historic new bulk clean energy power purchasing deal is forecast to deliver 45 per cent of all participating

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Two children were injured in a dramatic incident at school drop off at Candlebark School in Kerrie last Wednesday morning. About 8.35am, a Romsey mother had stopped her car outside the school with her four young children on board. She got out of the vehicle to help the children out when the car began rolling backwards down a steep incline. The 43-year-old woman tried unsuccessfully to get back into the car as it rolled and was thrown clear. The vehicle rolled 40 metres backwards down a steep embankment and crashed into a large tree. The two youngest children, aged three and five, were uninjured, while a six-yearold boy suffered an arm injury - possibly a broken arm - and was taken by ambu-



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1800s newspaper clippings. “For example we know about a coroboree that took place outside the town hall around the 1870s,” Uncle Rick said. The following Wednesday, June 2, offers another great chance to gain insights into the local area's Indigenous heritage when Uncle Rick will lead participants on a unique cultural awareness event visiting multiple sites of Indigenous significance with bookings available via CHIRP. “We’ll look at Franklinford where the old Aboriginal station was, and cultural sites on the way back to Castlemaine like the grinding stone site at Vaughan Springs and a couple of canoe trees," Uncle Rick said. “As people should be starting to realise, we’re strong on reconciliation and working with the community – Indigenous and nonlndigenous to achieve it."

Budget winners There's good news in the Victorian Budget 2021/22 for road users of Black Forest Drive between Woodend and Macedon with $6 million announced to undertake safety improvements on the road. The move comes following extensive community consultation conducted by Regional Roads Victoria in 2019 after a fatal accident claimed the life of a cyclist. Currently the 11.7km section of road consists of two lanes in both directions with narrow sealed shoulders. It will be upgraded to provide bike lanes and intersections will be upgraded to provide safer turning movements. Protected pedestrian refuges will also be provided. Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said the safety improvements would benefit all road users. "It's really important for locals and visi-

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A rich program of cultural events, tours and activities are in store in Castlemaine and surrounds during Reconciliation Week launching this week. Nalderun Education Aboriginal Corporation and Mamunya have organised a packed program that opens with this year's Sorry Day commemoration at Castlemaine's Market Building steps tomorrow, Wednesday May 26. Starting 11am tomorrow's Sorry Day program features an introduction by MC Vic Say with Dja Dja Wurrung Indigenous elder Uncle Rick Nelson performing a Smoking and Welcome to Country ceremony as part of the program. Tomorrow's program will also feature speakers including Indigenous elders Aunty Maxine Briggs and Uncle Larry Walsh. On Thursday, Castlemaine's Reconciliation Week official launch takes place at 10.30am in the Market Building where a Reconciliation exhibition will also be on display throughout the week that runs through to next Thursday June 3. This Thursday's launch features speaker Uncle Ron Murray. On Friday the Castlemaine Library hosts Aboriginal storytime at 10.30am while another attraction this Friday is the Dja Dja Wurrung cultural walking tour of Castlemaine is set for 9.30-1.30pm with bookings available at the Market Building. Uncle Rick says it has proven popular when held in previous years. “We’ve done it for a few years now. It’s a 45 minute walk around Castlemaine CBD," he told the Express. He says the walk takes in multiple sites of Indigenous significance and incorporates research drawn from historical records and

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tors alike," Ms Thomas said. "It's a very popular road but it's a challenging road, it's prone to ice and it's to prone to drivers taking risks. "I look forward to seeing RRV's plans arising from the community consultation that occurred in 2019." Other Budget winners include Gisborne Secondary College, which has been awarded $12.93 million to refurbish Block B (year seven learning centre) and deliver new basketball and netball facilities, while Metcalfe CFA will receive $890,000 for a new station. The Budget also provides dedicated support for regional communities in the form of an $11 million investment to deliver a Rural and Regional Workforce Incentive Scheme to attract, train and support more mental health workers in the community.

Film screenings at Castlemaine's Theatre Royal, special guest discussions and audience Q&A sessions are all part of the program. This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week is “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action". “The theme for Reconciliation Week this year strongly encourages a movement towards braver and more impactful action as we continue to acknowledge our past and work towards reconciliation,” said Sharna Cropley, Inclusive Communities coordinator with Mount Alexander Shire Council. Those seeking more info about the week's activities can go to Nalderun’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ nalderun, pick up a program from the Civic Centre, the Castlemaine Library, and other locations across the shire.

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Aquatic plans for Hepburn

Hepburn Council is developing a 10-year Aquatics Strategy and is seeking community feedback on facilities across the shire. People are encouraged to share how they use and enjoy these facilities, along with ideas for improvements and what aquatics should look like in the shire in the future. An online community survey is now open and can be accessed at surveymonkey.com/r/ HepburnAquaticStrategyCommunitySurvey The survey will close at 5pm, June 30. A hard copy of the survey is available from the Hepburn Shire Customer Service Centres. A pop-up session will also be held at Trentham Farmers Market on June 19 from 9am to 1pm.

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Be part of National Reconciliation Week

Council invites the community to a public event to recognise National Sorry Day. The event will be held at 11.00am on Wednesday 26 May at the Market Building. Sorry Day marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, which runs until Thursday 3 June. Come along to the public launch of the Reconciliation Week Exhibition at 10.30am on Thursday 27 May at the Market Building. The exhibition will include historical displays, Indigenous artefacts, local stories, a range of Aboriginal art by talented local artists and much more.

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Multiple Wesley Hill residents have expressed concerns about the future of three lots that form part of Wesley Hill Business Park land, which Mount Alexander Shire Council will soon decide whether to sell. Using public question time at last week's council meeting, neighbouring residents said lots 5, 6 and 7 were uniquely important for providing natural remnant habitat for wildlife and formed part of a nature corridor, providing a vital green buffer between the Wesley Hill industrial area and residential area. Among those to take to the rostrum, Wesley Hill local Fay White urged councillors to heed the council's own original urban guidelines in their upcoming decision over the proposed sale. Stating that she was representing four households, Ms White also urged consultation with all stakeholders. Also addressing the meeting, Jim Norris director of Workspace told councillors Workspace was interested in entering into a peppercorn land lease type arrangement with the council, enabling it to establish light industry factory buildings on site to incubate new enterprises. "Workspace would seek funding from the state and federal governments to build the factories," Mr Norris told the meeting. However, Mr Norris indicted that Workspace was "probably not interested" in Lots 5, 6 and 7 due to "geotechnical aspects" of building on those particular lots.

For details on Reconciliation Week activities and events visit Nalderun’s Facebook page at facebook.com/nalderun, pick up a program from the Civic Centre, Castlemaine Library and other locations across the shire, or contact Council on 5471 1700.

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We’re developing a new strategy for how we set rates for residents and businesses in the shire. Rates are an important part of Council’s ability to deliver essential community infrastructure and services. The Rating Strategy is about determining how we charge rates on different kinds of properties. Find out more and share your feedback by completing our survey at shape.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/ratings-strategy.

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From Friday 28 May the density quotients for small-to-medium sized venues will be lifted across the state meaning Victorian’s live music venues, restaurants, bars and nightclubs will be able to welcome more patrons in a COVIDSafe way. It is important that we all keep playing our part to help us all stay safe and stay open by checking in using the Victorian Government QR Code Service through the Service Victoria app. All venues and businesses required to undertake electronic record keeping must use the Victorian Government QR Code Service to give contact tracers access to the best data quickly. For more information visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

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Thank you to everyone who shared feedback with us during the first phase of consultation of the Your Community, Your Vision project. We’ll be reporting back soon to show you the results of what you have told us so far. Keep in touch with the project and find out more about the next stage via shape.mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Lots 5, 6 and 7 have particularly drawn neighbouring resident concerns and are being considered for sale by the council alongside lots 11, 12, 13 and 14. Concerns that lots 5, 6 and 7 are lowlying and may pose a flood threat to any new developments has also been voiced by objectors to the sale of these three lots. Resident Jane Forest told last Tuesday's meeting that lots 5-7 represented an ideal opportunity to develop as a green belt and wildlife corridor, complementing work proposed by a local landcare group to revegetate along Forest Creek. "If there ever was a piece of land begging not to be developed this is it," Ms Forest said. "It would be wonderful to have a green zone between the industrial and residential areas. I think it would be a win-win for the business park." Pending the proposed sale of lots 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14, the council has received submissions from 10 parties including six from neighbouring residents opposing sale, three from business owners within the existing business park, supporting the sale, and one from a local business manager expressing interest in a business venture if the lots are released for sale. Councillors at the meeting resolved to consider all submissions before deciding whether to sell any - or all - of the lots at the council meeting set for June 15. Cr Matthew Driscoll absented himself as the matter went before the council, declaring a conflict of interest.

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Hepburn For Hepburn Shire, it will meaning powering 60 per cent of its total energy use with 100 per cent renewables, including streetlights, libraries and community buildings. The council is looking to source its remaining electricity load from other renewable energy suppliers. “Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and prior to that and since then has been leading the way with initiatives such as the Z-NET Hepburn Community Transition Plan, Solar Savers, Hepburn Solar Bulk Buy, Major Road Lighting upgrades, our first electric vehicle and charging station, and other key actions identified in the Towards Zero Emissions Roadmap,” the mayor Cr Lesley Hewitt said. “Joining VECO is a natural extension of our work to reduce local emissions, with the added benefit of savings on our energy bills." Red Energy will provide 240 GWh of electricity per year to the 46 councils in the VECO purchasing group over a period of 9.5 years, beginning July 2021. Mount Alexander Shire Council will join this contract beginning January 2022. Owned by Snowy Hydro, Red Energy is a 100 per cent Australian owned and operated energy retailer based in Melbourne. The renewable energy will be provided by two wind farms in Victoria – Dundonnell wind farm near Mortlake, which started exporting power to the grid in March 2020, and Murra Warra II wind farm near Horsham, which began construction September 2020 and will be fully operational by June 2022.

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Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander and Hepburn are three of 46 state councils to sign on to the largest ever emissions reduction project by local government in Australia. The Victorian Energy Collaboration, led by Darebin City Council, will provide 45 per cent of all Victorian Councils’ electricity requirements with 100 per cent renewables, reducing greenhouse emissions by 260,000 tonnes of C02-e every year. Provided by Red Energy, the 240GWh of clean power is equivalent to powering 48,000 homes with renewables or removing the emissions from 90,000 cars every year. Initiated by and facilitated with the Victorian Greenhouse Alliances, VECO recognises the benefits of renewable energy for the environment and the economy. The groundbreaking project will reduce each of the council’s current energy bills and reduce electricity prices by using clean renewable energy generated in Victoria. VECO is expected to create savings for councils on their electricity bills, based on current costs which will vary across councils based on energy needs. Macedon Ranges VECO is expected to save Macedon Ranges Shire Council more than 40 per cent each year on electricity bills, based on costs in current contracts. By joining the project, MRSC will source its electricity needs for counciloperated buildings, public lighting and markets through renewable energy generators. This reduces emissions from council’s operations by about 3385


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Woodend’s popular bookstores will feature on Postcards. Pictured are New Leaves’ Anthony Woodcock and Woodend Booktsore’s Ed Irons.

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Woodend's place in the region's literature circuit will be highlighted on Postcards. The town's two bookstores and their owners will feature in a future episode of the television travel series alongside the Vic Hotel and il Caffe. Presenter Shane Warne enjoyed Woodend's hospitality and wandering the shelves of New Leaves with Anthony Woodcock and Woodend Bookstore with Ed Irons. Both came into their trade with a passion for literature and connecting community. Locals and Melbourne day-trippers alike visit in search of rare or collectable books, new and local titles or just a wonderful bookish experience. “You can’t live in a town without a bookstore," Anthony told the Express. Anthony, better known to locals as 'Woody', did not want to see a local independent close and purchased the trade name to open his own store just over six

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years ago. Readers are met with a creative layout, showcasing dozens of new titles for children and adults alike. Walls feature graphic design by Kathryn Steel and beautiful timber bookshelves created by Woody himself. The cosy feel continues to a reading nook where there's always a chance to relax by the fire with store cat Jupiter. The store showcases some of Macedon Ranges' own talented authors including Katherine Brabon, Kirsty Manning and Kathy Mexted. “It’s a good community and we like to support each other," Woody said. Of course the two bookstores, opposite each other on High Street, often share customers too. Taking over ownership of Woodend Bookstore three years ago, Ed says it's a job his whole life has been in preparation for.

Ed studied art and literature at university and worked as a learning skills advisor supporting students in several universities. He has spent most his life around books. "Lots of people envy me: I have the best job ever!" he said. The store has a carefully curated selection from rare collectables to an ever-revolving list of bargain quality books in all genres. "People often do the 'book circuit' - Woodend, Castlemaine and Daylesford - to see what they can find," Ed said, "and you never know!" There are 20,000 titles to browse - some even out of print. If people are in search of a specific title there's a good chance Ed will have it - or knows how to source it. There is also a dedicated children's section in store where people are encouraged to get comfortable on the couch to browse. Woodend is expected to feature on Postcards at the end of June.

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Macedon Ranges businesses impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for the second round of the local council's $1000 support vouchers for use on professional services. Director of planning and environment Angela Hughes said Macedon Ranges Council was focused on supporting local businesses. “Given the response to the first round of Business Continuity and Resilience Program vouchers, the council is pleased to offer those businesses that did not previously receive two vouchers another opportunity to apply for support,” she said. “While some operators and owners have returned to ‘business as usual’, many are still feeling the effects of COVID-19 and we are keen to support them as they adapt to the ‘new normal’. This program aims to assist businesses wishing to upskill, explore growth opportunities or pivot their existing model." Funded from the council’s COVID Recovery Budget, eligible business operators may apply for up to two separate $1000 vouchers, for two individual service providers located in the Macedon Ranges. Examples of professional service providers include accounting, tax advice, legal, marketing, grant application assistance, or business strategy. Those that received two vouchers in the initial BCRP round are ineligible to apply for further vouchers in this second round. Those that received only one voucher from the initial BCRP, can apply for one more voucher. Applications opened on May 17 and will cease once allocated funds are exhausted or by the program closing date of 5pm May 31. Claims for vouchers will need to be made by June 15. For details or to apply visit: mrsc.vic.gov. au/bcrpe



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The historic miner’s cottage at 51 Pitman Street, Chewton. native motion to permit demolition of the old cottage subject to several conditions. "I can't find much of a miner's cottage left there," Cr Maltby said. Cr Maltby told the meeting there were many examples of other historic miner's cottages in the area that were in good condition and able to be conserved effectively, but he believed that the cottage at 51 Pitman Street was "past its lifetime and really couldn't be restored properly anyway". Cr Gary McClure seconded the motion to permit demolition of the entire cottage

stating "I visited last week and it is far beyond restoration". When it came to the vote the majority of councillors around the table agreed with them, with only Crs Stephen Gardner and Matthew Driscoll voting against Cr Maltby's alternative motion to permit demolition of the old cottage. "I think this is a great example of a miner's cottage," Cr Driscoll said. "I would have the skills to renovate that and I'm sure plenty of other people would have the skills to renovate it."

Construction of Trentham hub closer

Construction of Trentham's new community hub could begin as early as next year with state funding now secured. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas announced $3.5 million for the project last week. The centrally located facility will include a library, visitor information centre, council customer service counter, hall and community meeting spaces, said Hepburn Shire mayor, Cr Lesley Hewitt. “The hub will make such a difference for residents in Trentham and the Coliban Ward to have a wide range of services centrally located. We are very excited to be able to deliver this project for our community,” she said. “We have made updates to the design based on community feedback and recent consultation has shown high levels of support." The hub will be located on High Street at the Trentham Mechanics Institute, which will be restored and incorporated into the new facility.

Trentham resident Di Clausen, who is a member of the Project Advisory Group and Life Activities Group, said she is thrilled the project will soon begin. “I feel the hub is so right for our community. Everything will be located together and we’ve had very positive feedback about the appearance, size and floor plan,” she said. “It will be a great meeting place for our growing community." The Trentham community identified the hub as a priority project in a review of local facilities in 2013. It has been designed to be flexible, catering to a wide range of community groups and events. The hub will accommodate up to 245 people for a standing function, and up to 160 at a seated function. Hepburn Shire Council will consider the final concept design at its June meeting, before completing detailed design and a public tender for construction. The total cost of the project is estimated at $4.62M, of which the council will contribute at least $800,000.



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A contested decision made by Mount Alexander Shire Council last week clears the way for a historic but dilapidated miner's cottage in Chewton to be demolished, making way for a new house to be built on the site. An application before the council sought planning approval to enable partial demolition of the old cottage at 51 Pitman Street and an associated outbuilding, and the construction of a new dwelling and garage. However, while described as being in a very dilapidated condition, the old cottage known as Kidd House is subject to a council heritage overlay. Back in September last year the previous council unanimously voted to refuse to grant a previous application seeking to demolish the entire dwelling. But the applicant had subsequently presented an amended application seeking to partially demolish the old timber cottage. The planning officers' recommendation before last Tuesday's council meeting had recommended refusing the new amended application on several grounds including that it was contrary to the provisions of the heritage overlay and contrary to state planning policy objectives around preservation of built heritage. However Cr Bill Maltby moved an alter-

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Lilian and Peter Skilbeck are opening their gardens at the historical Plaistow Homestead to host a Biggest Morning Tea over Thursday and Saturday this week. The annual Cancer Council Victoria fundraiser has special significance for the Joyces Creek couple. They lost their daughter Tamara to cancer 20 years ago this Friday and have been raising funds in her honour since. The Skilbecks said last year's COVID challenges saw a large decline in donated funds to help CCV in their research into cancer and to assist them to support those in our community living with cancer. As a result the Skilbecks decided to make up for last year's lost opportunity and host two events in 2021. This year Tamara's daughters Madison and Poppie, and their cousin Erin, are also getting on board to help bake scones and prepare the spread for the special event. Unlike other years the bottomless cups of tea and coffee and scones fresh from the ovens will be served in a marquee on the grass area, east of the house. The kitchen and lounge will not be open to the public. However, there will be stalls with handcrafts, jams and sauces and plants and raffles on both days. Platform Souls will provide live music and Lil says fellow musicians are welcome to bring along their instruments to join in. Morning teas will be available from 10am to 12.30pm on each day. Plaistow Homestead and Store, located at 324 Rodborough Road Joyces Creek, is Heritage Victoria registered. Plaistow was settled in 1840 by Colin McKinnon and sold to George and Alfred Joyce in 1844. The brick overseer’s hut and store, brick kitchen and main homestead were built between 1844 and 1852. This will be a COVIDSafe event with sanitiser, QR code or manual registration of visitors/volunteers and social distancing. To assist as a volunteer, or to host a stall, call the Skilbecks on 5476 2450 or 0419 884 710.

Lilian and Peter Skilbeck look forward to welcoming everyone back to Plaistow this week for their Biggest Morning Tea fundraisers in aid of Cancer Council Victoria. Photo: Eve Lamb

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Art lovers are urged to be quick to catch the fourth instalment of the Castlemaine Art Museum's Orbit series featuring the work of Glenlyon-based ceramic artist Minaal Lawn. Lawn creates intimate, domestic-scale ceramic objects that celebrate the reconciliation of her Indian heritage with her Australian upbringing. Her work examines the transformation from an inherited culture, revisiting childhood stories and object symbolism. Lawn said the exhibition featured 173 pieces of new work that built and extended on the themes of her previous work. "There are knots, vessels and giant knuckle stacks in a varied colour palette including some new colours created especially for this exhibition," she said. In fact, Lawn also personally constructed the plinths and wall hanging boards to display the work. "It was great to have ownership of every aspect of the exhibition and present it in a way that best utilises the elongated space within the Benefactor's Gallery and creates an immersive experience," she said. The artist has a background in fashion and studied at the School of Clay and Art in Brunswick. "The completion of my studies coincided with our move to Glenlyon and with my

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A Woodend business owner is warning Macedon Ranges residents of phone scammers assuming big company fake identities after being tricked into handing over personal details. The business owner was contacted by someone claiming to be from Amazon to report concerning unusual activity on his account. To secure his account he was asked to provide personal details of his account and recent activity. The business-owner, who regularly uses an Amazon account, said the phone call was very convincing and he gave them what they requested including banking details. It was not until he hung up the phone and relayed the conversation to a second party that he realised it might been a scam. He called Amazon and was informed that no call was made to him from the company about his account. The business owner reported the incident to his bank provider and made efforts to secure his personal information and changed passwords. He was fortunate to avoid losing money. The business owner contacted the original scam caller and the responder had taken on another big company identity. Scams can be reported to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission through the dedicated Scamwatch website. Anyone who believes they have been the victim of a scam should report the incident to police.

As winter rolls in, two Kyneton businesses are giving people a chance to nurture and nourish. Awaken Yoga Studio and Wander into Wildness have teamed up for a four-week series of gentle movement, breath and sound meditation. The Sunday Soothe Series invites people to relax, restore and come back into balance. “You don’t need experience, fancy yoga pants or to even know what sound healing is. But if you think you’d benefit from calming your mind and turning down the volume, these sessions can help,” says Nat Dowling from Wander into Wildness. Bec Taylor from Awaken Yoga Studio explains that yoga helps us to breathe well. “When we do that our body heals, the mind calms, and we have more vitality and regulation of emotions. We all could do with that after the year that we’ve had, and with the onset of winter it’s a good idea to look after yourself.” Yoga and sound healing combine nicely to support people’s wellbeing. Yoga postures can soften tension in the body, allowing the sound to be deeply received. Sound is a helpful gateway to relaxation. It’s a good option for people who find that mindfulness keeps them stuck in their head trying too hard to meditate. “Our regular attendees tell us they sleep a treat after a yoga and sound combo class. And that’s a great way to nourish yourself and maintain good health as we step into winter,” Bec says. The Sunday Soothe Series starts at 4pm, Sunday June 6. Tickets from Nat Dowling from Wander into Wildness and Bec Taylor from Awaken Yoga Studio have events.humanitix.com/sunday-sootheteamed up for a four-week series of gentle movement, breath and sound meditation. series



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Shock falcon attack The Conservation Regulator is investigating the alleged shooting of a Peregrine Falcon near Romsey. A member of the public found the injured bird at Ochiltrees Road on April 21 and took it the Romsey Veterinary Clinic for assessment. An x-ray revealed what is believed to be shot gun pellets in one of its wings. Metal fragments were also removed from the wing. The bird was euthanised due to its injuries.

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The 10th anniversary Pink Sports Day hosted by Romsey Football Netball Club on May 1 brought in $10,852.05. The Pinkateers and football netball club extend a huge thank-you to everyone which has supported the charitable fundraiser over the years. In what was described as an amazing and inspiring journey for those closely involved, the ultimate amount raised over the past decade for the work of Breast Cancer Network Australia totalled $151,316.05. Superlatives have flowed in, with this being the last Pink Sports Day at Romsey for this particular cause. Riddell District Football Netball League president Brenton Knott summed up the end result and overall effort in one word – “Amazing”.

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The Woodend Lifestyle Carers Group hosted its first Foundation Members event on Friday May 14 to officially launch a new fundraising campaign. The campaign supports plans for a respite centre for those diagnosed with dementia in the Macedon Ranges and surrounding districts. Established in 2012, the WLCG has acquired ‘Macgregor’s Farm’ on Old Lancefield Road in Woodend, which it plans to develop into a fully-supervised daycare farm cottage for people living at home with early stage dementia to offer short-term respite for carers. A 2017 report from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling estimated that the Macedon Ranges will experience a 662 per cent increase in the number of residents living with dementia by 2050. There are more than 120,000 Victorians currently living with dementia. “Dementia is indiscriminate – it can affect anyone and, by default, their nearest and dearest who often transition into full-time care roles,” said WLCG committee president, Neil Pomroy. “All of our committee members have been carers at some point in time, and we are therefore committed to ensuring other carers in our community never feel isolated and alone.


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The Salvation Army is calling on Castlemaine locals to volunteer with the annual Red Shield Appeal and sign on as ‘Digital Doorknockers’. Now in its 56th year, The Red Shield Appeal is The Salvos' flagship fundraiser and aims to raise $32 million to fund more than 2000 centres and services Australiawide. In Castlemaine, the Salvos hope to raise $5000 with funds raised locally staying local, the Castlemaine Salvation Army's captain David Allman says. "After the devastating impact of COVID-19 in 2020 we are seeing some of the greatest need in their history, making this year’s Red Shield Appeal vitally important," he says. “The community of Castlemaine have always faithfully backed The Salvos and this year we need people to volunteer and raise funds to ensure that we can continue the work in the community for years to come. "Money raised locally this year will help enable the Castlemaine Salvos to continue to support local families through our Doorways Community Support Service and Just Brass music program for local children." They're encouraging locals to become 'Digital Doorknockers' by creating an online fundraising page to raise money for their Salvation Army branch.

Fourteen Woodend shoppers have had a winning start to the week with their TattsLotto syndicate scoring division one in the weekend’s draw. The store syndicate held one of the 15 division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4157, drawn Saturday May 22. Each division one winning entry takes home a $409,991.02 prize. In addition to winning division one, the syndicate’s marked System 9 entry also won division three 18 times, division four 45 times, and division six 20 times, bolstering the syndicate’s total win to $418,363.62. Each of the 14 syndicate members receives a share worth $29,883.12. The winning syndicate was from Woodend Newsagency. Woodend Newsagency owner Darren Cahill said he was ecstatic to see the arrival of his outlet’s third division one win. “We’ve been here about 17 years and it’s great to have another one,” he said. “A division one win creates a nice buzz in the community. We can’t wait to break the news to the syndicate members.”

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Castlemaine Salvation Army captains Annita and David Allman are urging local residents to sign on right now to help out with Red Shield Appeal over the next few days. Appeal and Mr Allman says all are welcome to contact the Salvation Army in Castlemaine. "We will have volunteers collecting donations at static locations at Maxi IGA, Castlemaine Newsagents and the Maldon Newsagents from the 26th of May until the 28th of May," he said.

"We will also have a barbecue outside our thrift shop on the 29th of May for the appeal. "There will also be volunteer students from Girton doorknocking on Sunday 30th May. "The funds collected will stay in town to assist with programs that we are running from the Church."



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A bed and breakfast has been allowed to be built and to operate from an 8286sm Spring Hill lot in the Farm Zone after the applicant challenged Macedon Ranges Council at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The applicant had argued no permit was necessary for a B&B but the council argued a permit was required for a dwelling, which would need to be built first to allow a functioning B&B. The applicant's plans for land on the corner of Salisbury Road and Kyneton-Springhill Road show a three-bedroom house where they would live while guests occupied the two other rooms. Plans include a three-car carport, deck and separate two-car garage. The VCAT member agreed with the council that a permit would be required to build in the Farm Zone before a B&B could be established, but ruled that in this particular case the land was not productive to farming. The member felt the small property had no value as grazing or cropping land due to the extent of exposed rock, and felt it also had no opportunity to be used for intensive horticulture because it was in a water catchment. The site was not viewed as a candidate for consolidation into larger adjacent farming land due to its poor productive capacity.

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With more than 60 people registered for the MASH battery information meetings in Woodend and Castlemaine in the next couple of weeks, it’s clear that interest in energy storage is high. Through the MASH bulk-buy we’ve installed 24 Powerwall batteries on homes in Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges Shires in the past nine months. That’s a big increase on the previous year where we could count the number of battery installs on one hand! A big reason for the increase in uptake is the attractive battery rebate available through the state government’s Solar Homes Program. Worth up to $4174 (up to June 30, 2021), the rebate reduces the cost of a Powerwall by about 24 per cent and shortens the payback period to 10 years on average. While the Powerwall’s popularity is undisputed, the price tag can put people off. We surveyed MASH supporters earlier this year and found that there was strong interest in a lower-price home battery option, as well as home charging for electric vehicles. In response, at our MASH Battery Info Meetings we will be launching a lowercost battery – the Energizer HomePower Battery – as well as electric vehicle charging. The Energizer has half the storage capacity of the Powerwall but, with the rebate, is half the price of Powerwall. (We still offer the Powerwall as it is a good fit for homes with larger energy storage needs). Protection from power outages is one

of the big reasons why many people want a battery. Both the Powerwall and Energizer batteries provide this, although of course the Powerwall will keep the lights on in your home for longer if there is a blackout. We are also excited to be launching our EV (electric vehicle) charging solutions for homes and businesses as this is the way of the future. Right now, EV charging systems allow you to charge your car from the mains electricity grid or your solar – but don’t allow you to power your home from your car’s battery. Industry experts are predicting that the functionality to allow this – called ‘vehicleto-grid’ charging – will be available by the end of this year. What that means is that you will be able to power your home from the battery in your electric vehicle. The advantage is that your car will not only be a means of transport but will double-up as an energy storage device for your home. With a $50,000 electric vehicle being roughly the same price as three Powerwalls, this may work out to be attractive financially. Many people are convinced that five years from now, vehicle-to-grid charging will be what everyone wants. And you can see why this might be so. How great it would be if your home battery storage was not just a piece of equipment sitting on your garage wall, but the car you drive! To find out more, register for a MASH Battery Info Meeting on 1300 466 274 or at mash.org.au. Castlemaine Senior Jo Kaptein is the program lead for the MASH comCitizens May 27, 6-7.30pm and Woomunity solar bulk-buy organised by the Central Victodend Neighbourhood House, June 3, rian Greenhouse Alliance. 6-7.30pm.




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Newham CFA had its firefighting abilities boosted thanks to the installation of two large water tanks on the corner of Three Chain Road and Egans Lane. Newham captain Steve Flounders, who oversaw the project on behalf of the brigade, said the tanks were a much-needed resource for fighting Cobaw Forest fires, where there was limited water supply, as well as fires along the Cobaw ‘fire-break’ area of Three Chain Road. Each tank holds 50,000 litres of water that CFA vehicles will be able to access when needed. The tanks were made possible through the Fire Access Road Subsidy Scheme, which is organised through the CFA, the state government and Macedon Ranges Shire Council. Mr Flounders gave particular thanks to the shire’s assistant municipal fire prevention officer, Jillian Doyle, for all the organisational work she did to get the tanks on site. Also, thanks must go to the team from the council who prepared the site and helpfully dug channels for overflow pipes purchased by Newham CFA to take excess water away from the base of the tanks. The entire project cost nearly $20,000. Newham CFA paid for the tanks to be filled with water that also carries a fire retardant and should not be used for any purpose other than firefighting.

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Sport and Recreation Victoria has confirmed it will fund $2.062 million towards the redevelopment of Trentham Sportsground Reserve Pavilion. The funding is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Stimulus Program and Hepburn Council will contribute $413,000. “The project will see the creation of a welcoming and inclusive community sports facility for Trentham, with universal access, gender equitable changerooms and familyfriendly design,” said Mayor, Cr Lesley Hewitt. The final phase of design works are expected to be completed over the next few months, with construction to begin in November. Once complete, the pavilion will accommodate sports club use and broader multi-

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GALLERIES Threads of the Goldfields Lisa Dennis The Goldfields Quilters will be holding a special exhibition Threads of the Goldfields Quilters at the Castlemaine Goods Shed this weekend, May 29 and 30. The group's annual exhibition is always a highly anticipated event and this year's display is sure to be no exception with exquisite quilts, patchwork, wall hangings, wreaths, bags and many other beautiful creations made from threads on show throughout the two-day event. Goldfields Quilters member Sue Grimes said they were extremely grateful to the Castlemaine State Festival for making the space available for the community group free of charge. "Hall hire can be quite expensive so this is a wonderful headstart for our fundraising efforts. It's fantastic the festival made the space available for community use," she said. The Goldfields Quilters regularly donate their handiwork to St Luke's, Anglicare Victoria and local aged-care facilities to bring a smile to the faces of the young and young at heart. In fact, the group recently made a very special quilt to be presented to brave Castlemaine youngster Austin Vearing ahead of the four-year-old's life-changing (selective dorsal rhizotomy) SDR surgery in the US on June 3. "We heard Austin is a big fan of trains so we have made him a train-themed quilt complete with little train tickets," member Merlyn Pritchard said. The group holds weekly catchups and is also planning a 'Quilt-In' later this year. To find out more about the group visit goldfieldsquilters.wordpress.com This weekend's exhibition at The Goods Shed in Kennedy Street (next door to the Castlemaine Railway Station) is open from 10am to 4pm Saturday and 10am to 3pm Sunday and entry is just $5. Lee French from Village Patch Maldon will also be in attendance with a pop-up shop of wares on both days.

Goldfields Quilters Sue Grimes, Christine Christie, Heather Shill, Merlyn Pritchard and Ros Wilson are looking forward to their exhibition at The Goods Shed this weekend.

Stand together A roving photographic exhibition is currently on display at Romsey Maternal and Child Health Service and Lancefield Bendigo Bank. The Lancefield Romsey ‘Stand Together’ campaign is a family violence prevention initiative that was conceived by local members of the Lancefield and Romsey community to demonstrate the need for people to share the responsibility of ensuring the places we live, work and play are safe and supportive and where everyone is respected equally. The exhibition features photographs of locals holding up vari-

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'Lauralyn Park' With views to the Melbourne skyline, Lauralyn Park offers a rare opportunity to secure a large family home with dual living options & outstanding equine facilities. The main home has three living areas providing great space with a connected fully self-contained wing consisting of two-bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/dining & lounge. Integrated triple garage, 4.5 Kw solar system, ducted vacuum, wood heater, ducted heating & reverse cycle systems. 10 paddocks all with water, horse mesh electrified fencing, foaling yards, rubber lined round yard, 6 horse shelters & impressive stable complex comprising 13 Jarrah/rubber lined boxes with automatic water, wash bay & tack room. A 6m x 12m 4 bay shed & a 14m x 12m shed/workshop. Over 225,000 litres of tank water storage, 4 dams&pasturessownwithclover&Italianryeprovideamplefeed. Tennis court, automatic gated entry & truck storage area.

Private Sale Inspect Land Price Terry Gibson Tom May Woodend

Located within a private established garden, featuring magnificent European trees, this property offers gas heating, reverse cycle air conditioning and a bright kitchen with views of the north facing backyard. A lock up garage offers workshop or studio space.







Auction Saturday 19 June 11.00am Inspect As advertised or by appointment Price $750,000-$820,000 Land 1,271 sqm Leanne Pearman 0400 947 799

27 Brown Street Castlemaine With an alluring street presence & beautiful gardens, Erindale encapsulates the very best of Victorian elegance. Features include gas ducted heating, ducted evaporative cooling; reverse cycle air conditioning, 2kw solar panels & garage with concrete floor & power.







Private Sale Inspect As advertised or by appointment Price $1,125,000 - $1,175,000 Land 1,517 sqm approx Leah Panos 0466 878 214 KN257453

166 High Street Woodend

As advertised or by appointment 16.19 ha approx $2,800,000 0488 003 920 0413 996 185 5427 2800

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Set amongst a very private and tranquil 3.7 acres (approx.) is this lovely 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home. Thoughtfully designed and constructed from bluestone and featuring high pitched ceilings and large floor to ceiling windows, this home is full of character and has wonderful light throughout. In addition, the combination of slate flooring and timber cabinetry provides for the perfect home to enjoy the country dream. There is an open plan kitchen/ dining/living and a flexible floorplan allowing potential for a home office with its own entrance. Recent updates include new designer kitchen and double glazing. There is an established garden with many European trees making the spring and autumn gardens absolutely stunning. Work from home or enjoy a commute to Melbourne in under one hour. Other features include a wood heater, ample water supply with cement tank and a bore, NBN satellite, gas and electric hot water, garden shed and large carport. Estimated Price Guide $1,190,000 - $1,270,000 VIEW: Saturday 12:00 – 12:30 pm Paul Bohan 0439 132 102 | Beverley Higgs 0448 271 222

22 Foxes Lane, Kyneton

Nestled among serene gardens, old gums & native plants, this ranch-style home boasts space & privacy, yet is only 7 minutes from thriving Kyneton. 3 bedrooms (BIRs, split system heating/cooling), open plan lounge with split system & wood heater, kitchen overlooking meals with lovely garden aspect & access to large entertainment deck, ideal for hosting friends & family while watching the kids explore their surroundings. A wide verandah surrounds the home, allowing you to absorb glorious views & sunsets. And as well as rooftop solar panels, there is also full-sized manége & multiple horse paddocks, dam, netted orchard, veggie garden, separate shed, garage & storage/workshop. In the stunning Macedon Ranges & close to education precinct, healthcare hub, local wineries & attractions, plus easy access to freeway & is a short distance to train station to get you to Melbourne in around an hour. Estimated Price Guide $875,000 - $925,000 VIEW: Saturday 12:00 – 12:30 pm Rick Lander 0408 571 485 | Aletta Newman 0407 922 108


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24 Magnet Lane, Gisborne

Charming family residence on 2.5 acres (approx.) of elevated terraced gardens is graced by stunning million-dollar views. The generous living/dining space is highlighted by exposed beams and soaring cathedral ceilings. European appliances and stone benchtops enhance the gorgeous kitchen/meals area. An ensuite and bedroom is also on the ground floor. There are three bedrooms upstairs, one with powder room and leads out to its own balcony to enjoy the vista. The luxury bathroom, separate powder room and a further bathroom through the mirrored dressing room all have floor-to-ceiling tiling. The upstairs living space has kitchenette which is the perfect space for guests or extended family members. Features include electric car charger, zoned underfloor hydronic heating, split systems, and integrated ducted air conditioning flow-through system, huge water tank, bore, town water. Expressions of Interest closing Tuesday 8th June at 4.00 pm Estimated Price Guide $1,700,000 - $1,800,000 VIEW: Saturday 12:00 – 12:30 pm Josie Borg 0448 271 878 | Ray Cashmore 0448 271 688

10 High Street Kyneton 124 High Street Woodend 25 B & C Hamilton Street Gisborne

5422 3325 5427 1222 5428 8633


32 Woodlea Court, Woodend


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Charming escape

This pretty Victorian weatherboard cottage on 303m2 is the perfect home for your escape to the country. Upon entry you will be charmed by the abundance of period features including polished timber floors and wainscoting detailing. Featuring three bedrooms, the third with french doors to the back yard and direct access to the original brick dairy. The living area with french doors leading to the north facing deck, wood fire heater, split system and ceiling fan adjoins the well-appointed modern country style kitchen featuring gas cooktop and dishwasher, with north facing windows and french doors to the back yard. The updated family bathroom including a claw foot bath and charming window shutters. Adjacent to the bathroom is the laundry room with storage. Outside the low maintenance garden features a north facing deck and original outside toilet in working condition. Completely restumped and rewired, this cottage provides all the charm for the perfect low maintenance country escape.

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13 Hargraves StreetCastlemaine Castlemaine 1/40 Forest Street



Property: Address: Price: Agent: Contact:

Three bedroom, low maintenance home rewired and restumped 198 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine $589,000 Cantwell Property Castlemaine Michael Cantwell / 0419 339 003


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Just Listed

A3 B1 C1 View

70 Blacks Lane, Drummond North • • • • •

By Appointment Contact Agent

For Sale $800,000 - $880,000 Web


Three bedroom home plus study on 10 acre approx bush block 3 bay shed and 27,000 litres of rainwater 12 solar panels 1850’s miners cottage A COVID-19 contact form must be signed to attend all inspections

Jennifer Pearce 0427 422 508


A3 B1 C2

18 Fraser Street, Malmsbury

A5 B2 C2

213 Trio Road, Kyneton


• Ideally located home on 1180m2 approx. • Immaculately presented stylish bathroom, lounge, kitchen and dining • Three reverse cycle split systems and solid fuel heater • New fencing, 76,000 rainwater tank and just a short stroll to the Village of Malmsbury • A COVID-19 contact form must be signed to attend all inspections


• Large two storey family home on 6.9 acres approx. • Family room with wood fire and hostess kitchen including granite bench tops and plenty of storage • A separate formal lounge/dining room featuring cathedral ceilings • Ample water supply including three rainwater tanks and bore • A COVID-19 contact form must be signed to attend all inspections

For Sale $595,000 Web


Jennifer Pearce 0427 422 508


Kyneton 5422 2678 13 High St, Kyneton rh.com.au/kyneton

Saturday 29 May 10:30 - 11:00am

For Sale $1,400,000 Web


Jennifer Pearce 0427 422508



Saturday 29 May 12:00 - 12:30pm

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1930 Daylesford Malmsbury Road Drummond

A Rare Offering With Captivating Views

Sold -$965,000+GST

This 42hectare (100 acre) property offers a choice of elevated home sites with long views to Mt Macedon and through the Coliban River valley. ‘As Of Right’ ability to build a dwelling Mains power available Sunny eastern slope down to the Kangaroo Creek boundary Undulating basalt loam soil Large dam and a smaller spring-fed dam Nearby VLine access from Malmsbury and Kyneton



42ha (100acres)

Prized 1 Acre Blocks with Rural Views

Sold -$295,000

Each measuring approximately 4000sqm (1 Acre approx.) these gently sloping prized parcels of land are zoned Low Density Residential (LDRZ) with the rich red volcanic loam that this district is renowned for. With private access from sealed Matts Lane, each parcel will have electricity, telephone and NBN to their boundary.







48 Ridge Road, Musk Vale

Sold -$989,000

21 Table Hill Road, Daylesford

Sold - $815,000 - $830,000

Luxe Living In A Rural Setting

Brand New Scandinavian Style Homes

Constructed by Hardwick Build Co. this thoughtfully designed family home is in harmony with its 1 ha rural setting, whilst also making a bold statement. A dramatic, monochromatic colour palette matched by quality fixtures and fittings sets the backdrop to the 2 living zones, with full height doors to a generous al-fresco and BBQ, area creating an entertainer’s haven. A striking kitchen with a line of site to outdoors adds drama to the rest of the home, with 3 light-filled bedrooms and 2 exquisite bathrooms fulfilling the needs of most families. The 4th bedroom or studio is its own wing - comprising a huge combined master bedroom / living space with an en-suite bathroom, and a sunny outlook to the rear garden bathed in morning sun.

The rich heritage of the surrounding landscape with beautiful vistas of Daylesford and Hepburn Regional Park provide the ideal backdrop for these brand new 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom barn-style homes, delivering light and space in equal measure. Built on the principles of passive, solar design, the optimal orientation of each 6-star energy rated home provides maximum heating and cooling efficiency and the thermal mass with double glazing, evaporative cooling, and gas log heating ensure year-round comfort.









Robert Broadhurst 0488 300 900 | Chris Davidson 0418 354 835 Joanne Douglas 0402 044 780 | Andrew Foard 0413 187 788




Lots 8-14 Daylesford Malmsbury Road, Coomora


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OPEN WEDNESDAY 4.30pm - 5pm SAT & SUN 11.15am - 12pm

38 Outawood Rise Gisborne Greendale 4

For Sale

EPR: $1,300,000 - $1,400,000




Highly desired for its exclusive cul-de-sac position and tranquil rural backdrop, this 1985 Colonial Revival family home delivers a high standard of living amidst 1.48 hectares (3.5 acres) of serene, park-like surrounds. Comprising a subtle and delightful arrangement of buildings, It offers a home of superb build quality, with exposed Oregon beams throughout, pitched ceilings, full height windows with framed views of the garden, privacy and scenic beauty combined with traditional elegance and modern function for large scale entertaining. From this picturesque rural hideaway it is just 5 minutes to the Gisborne town centre, and moments to all amenities including primary and secondary schools, choice of supermarkets and nearby wineries.

The Broadhurst Difference We see ourselves becoming your partner in your sale. We’re here to offer you astute property advice and we know how important it is to feel supported and at ease by having your property sale managed skillfully, respectfully and tactfully. Innovation, empathy, unrivalled service and a dedication to our profession is what separates top agents from average ones We also believe that working hard at something you love to do, with people you enjoy being with, is one of life’s greatest gifts.

We are results driven

In all our campaigns we are energetic, composed, down to earth and transparent. While achieving the highest possible price in the shortest time frame is the ultimate objective, we take it one step further. We believe that everyone’s real estate experience with us should be personally rewarding, enjoyable and entirely stress free. We keep vendors up to date with verbal and written reports consistently and often, so that they feel comfortable and well informed. Our culture is one of hard work and performance. We are proactive in matching buyers to the right property. We strive to find buyers who will love and appreciate your property the way you do. Our strategy is to get your property sold at the highest possible price, in the shortest possible time, with the least stress and inconvenience to you. That’s our strategy. This underpins what we do.

Broadhurst Property is a lifestyle property agency

The Difference is Experience..


We recognize people increasingly seek out lifestyles – not merely homes or investments and that their purchase is not just a pragmatic, financial decision. Every property is a unique proposition and every vendor has individual requirements which need to be catered to We place our client’s needs ahead of our own in every transaction. We are in the people industry first and foremost, not the property industry. We are dedicated to forging long term relationships with our clients.

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Solid and classic

Beautifully maintained and presented, this classic cream brick home set in the village of Chewton is an easy stroll from the nearby school, pub and sports ground. The spacious, original floor plan features a patio entry and verandah, plus a stone paved patio entertaining area at the rear with a north facing garden outlook. The home has three double bedrooms with robes and newly polished floorboards, a large lounge room with gas heater, renovated kitchen with modern black cooker and

rangehood, plus spacious adjoining dining area with double aspect window. There are new blinds, fresh paintwork and an updated bathroom with large bath and separate shower. New reverse cycle air conditioning plus gas heating is also a plus. The property is positioned on a great street and offers area views and a large rear garden perfect for kids to play, a veggie patch or space to develop (STCA). Move straight in and enjoy character and convenience.


Lovely red brick home, land approx. 652m2 2 Bedroom’s, 1 Bathroom Country style kitchen/meals area, gas heating Sit on the back verandah & enjoy the lovely garden • Single garage and workshop • Within walking distance to the Town centre & Botanical gardens • • • •





PRIVATE SALE PRICE: $780,000 - $840,000 OPEN: Saturday May 29 10.30am - 11.00am

Agent Mark Watson 0407 097 609 E: mark@connallys.com.au

PH 5422 2377

Property: Address: Price: Agent: Contact:

Cream brick with large light rooms with outlook and country garden in 1515m2 (0.37 acre) of land 10 Pitman Street, Chewton $675,000 Waller Realty 5470 5811


19 BENNETT ST. MALMSBURY • • • • • • • •




PRIVATE SALE PRICE: $750,000 - $780,000

Unique spacious and open plan 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Upstairs parents retreat plus master b/room Quality fittings throughout 3 split systems and ducted gas heating Solar power back to the grid, established gardens Double garage and single carport Agent Mark Watson 0407 097 609 Walking distance to the village centre of E: mark@connallys.com.au Malmsbury





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2A1B 1C

Tucked away between Mostyn and Forest Street sits this amazingly spacious and low maintenance, smartly styled 2 bedroom townhouse that offers exceptional town convenience. Set in a peaceful setting of the small block of units, the home features a garden courtyard area that is north facing, private, leafy and secure - a perfect haven for outdoor relaxation or entertaining.

Campbells Creek


4A2B 2C


Rob Waller Director

Jasmine Allan Property Manager




4 Douglas Crescent


41 Panmure Street


2A1B 2C

3A1B 1C

Situated in a quiet street, nearby the Winters Flat Primary school and within walking distance to the shops and train station, this charming 1950s property is ready for new life. With a sunlit entry vestibule and French doors opening to the main living area, the home is intriguing from the first step. The kitchen has a functional layout with servery window to the lounge, electric cooking and dishwasher.

Behind a classic country façade lies this cozy home that has been tastefully updated and maintained. Highlights of the property include timber flooring throughout the living space, three generous bedrooms with quality carpet and both electric heating/cooling and traditional wood fire.



45 Parker Street

Positioned on 1835m2 (0.45 Acre) land with town services, views and a luxuriously spacious interior, this special custom built home offers a great lifestyle in the heart of town. The property is gently elevated and perched amongst a native garden with far stretching views that can been enjoyed from both inside the home and a number of sun deck entertaining areas too. The spacious 218m2 living space comprises 4 oversize double bedrooms with robes, a large main and separate ensuite bathroom, and master suite with a fitted walk-in robe.

0418 571 130




42 Richards Road


5A3B 4C



Ready for investors, this 1950s home is positioned on over 900m2 with a deep north-east facing block and good side access, perfect for dual occupancy (STCA). The home has 3 double bedrooms (2 with robes), a central kitchen, formal entry hallway, and a spacious lounge-dining with gas heating and reverse cycle air.

Set on a beautiful corner allotment of almost half acre with a Mt Tarrangower outlook this exceptional 2 level home and studio offers extensive living spaces and options for dual occupancy or B&B accommodation. The ground level of the main home has a formal entrance off the large balcony, open plan kitchen/dining/living area.

Narelle Waller Director 0408 571 131

Jennifer Bendeich Property Manager

167 Barker Street, Castlemaine (03) 5470 5811 30A Main Street, Maldon (03) 5475 1055

Brett Tweed Sales 0417 564 697

Stuart Hassett Sales 0408 596 871

3A1B 2C

Blasi Mulholland

Leasing Manager 0417 311 733

Kirsty Mulholland Property Manager


Catrina Weiss Asset Manager



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Auction Thursday 3 June at 2pm

159 Willowbank Road

2ha (5 Acres)

An Exceptional Residential Development Opportunity Zoned General Residential Zone (GRZ1) Offered for sale for the first time in over 50 years and less than 2kms from Gisborne town centre and most community facilities, and only 500 metres Gisborne Secondary College.

Hidden Gem on 4.75 Acres

(No offers will be considered prior)

With an end of court location, views to both Mount Macedon and Hanging Rock and a 3 bed 2 bathroom home that is very privately sited, what more could you wish for in a country property? Suitable for a variety of hobby farming or equine pursuits, this property is special in so many ways.

Reserve Price $945,000 View by appointment Peter Wood 0408 866 774

Features include level land with all services available, existing brick veneer 3 bedroom residence in mature garden setting, several very aesthetically pleasing mature native tress enhancing the landscape, two separate titles, rectangular shape and 304 metres sealed road frontage. Under the Gisborne Futures Structure Plan (July 2020) the property is in a ‘Residential Growth and infill area’ and noted as ‘underdeveloped existing residential land’ and is only 450 metres from Willowbank Road Neighbourhood ‘Future Activity Centre’.

Kerrie 177 Shannons Lane

'Blackwood Hill' - 15.24 Ha (37.6 Acres)

Very rare opportunity to secure a small farming acreage with existing cottage residence in a very picturesque area known as the dress circle and most highly regarded aesthetically pleasing area of the beautiful Macedon Ranges. Existing 2 bedroom cottage with large open plan kitchen/living area is ripe for refurbishment for use as a classic weekend retreat or demolish and replace with your new dream grand designs residence sited to take advantage of northerly aspect and beautiful long views over the adjoining rolling country side.

*This could be the last opportunity for many years to purchase a small acerage Kerrie Valley property.

Reserve Price $3,750,000 View by appointment John Keating 0419 880 444

Auction Saturday 5 June at 11am Reserve Price $1,350,000 View by appointment John Keating 0419 880 444 Peter Wood 0408 866 774 KN257497

Woodend 61 Marsella Court

Auction Saturday May 29th at 11am


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New name, new look, same great service An independent family-owned business, Property Plus has steadily grown with like-minded people joining their organisation since first becoming established in 2009 as Bendigo Property Plus, servicing primarily Bendigo. With a strong focus on their agents working in the neighbourhood they live in, their service area has grown to encompass other major towns and rural areas taking advantage of the strengths of their experienced sales team. Di Selwood joined that team in 2012 and has been working as their local agent for Harcourt, Castlemaine and Maldon since 2016, establishing a solid reputation and loyal following, enjoying repeat business and client referrals. Also a local, and experienced in property sales, Kaylene Disher joined the team in 2019 and supports Di as well working in the Bendigo area. Both Di and Kaylene have a passion for people and property following the Property Plus core belief to put the “Plus” into everything they do and to provide a solution based real estate experience offering practical advice to people going through different phases of their real estate and life journey. If you see Di zipping around the area in her new-look car, give her a wave. With the market being extremely strong and record prices being achieved, contact Di or Kaylene for an up to date appraisal of your property. Di Selwood 0448 148 358. Kaylene Disher 0431 039 512

TERRIFIC TOWNHOUSE CLOSE TO BOTANICAL GARDENS h ceilings, open plan living/ g & large bedrooms ed kitchen with dishwasher rate laundry remote LUG with rear roller & second driveway

CASTLEMAINE 1/8 Halford Street


Inspect: CONTACT AGENT Agent:

Di Selwood 0488 148 358

A2 B1 C2 ORIGINAL CC1886 RED BRICK • Secure yearly income from Australia Post. Shop and service area for the business • Architecturally significant home with period fittings and fixtures • Sculptured gardens, Colorbond garage/workshop plus a GI garage





Agent: Greg Fathers 0477 000 561


101 Commercial Road



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Ideally located quality home

If you are looking for peace and tranquillity, then look no further than this immaculately presented family home. The home has had an extensive quality refurbishment and offers three bedrooms, stylish bathroom, comfortable light filled spacious lounge and dining room plus kitchen with timber bench tops, modern stainless steel appliances including 900ml stove and dishwasher.

For all seasons the home is warmed and cooled by three reverse cycle split systems and a solid fuel heater. The land size is a generous 1180m2 approx. with 76,000 litre rainwater tank and new fencing. Just a short stroll to the charming village of Malmsbury, V-line train station, botanical gardens, restaurants, cafés, general store and the bakery...you will wish you made the move sooner.

Property: Address: Price: Agent: Contact:

Immaculately presented three bedroom family home 18 Fraser Street, Malmsbury $595,000 Raine & Horne Kyneton Jennifer Pearce 0427 422 508/5422 2678 / jennifer.pearce@kyneton.rh.com.au

www.keoghrealestate.com 21 HARGRAVES STREET CASTLEMAINE M: 0400 221 248 P: 5472 1248




- Featuring entry hallway, three bedrooms, master with walk-in robe, living room, dining/family room, kitchen, bathroom and laundry. - Two self-contained one-bedroom studios perfect for extra accommodation or air bnb. - In a prized location within walking distance to town.




- Within walking distance to centre of town. - Comprising of two bedrooms, kitchen, living, bathroom and laundry. - Approx 660m2 allotment.



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REAL HOME F OD L o ca l f o o d h a n d m a d e i n K y n e t o n with Jennifer Beachey Jennifer Beachey is a local foodie, food writer and homecook who keeps her followers entertained on Instagram and Facebook with her creative seasonal recipes. Jennifer lives in Kyneton and when not in the kitchen can usually be found in the vegetable garden with her chickens.

realhomefoods.com.au Bright, crisp days in the country do not get much better than during autumn. The mountains seem to change to the darkest midnight blue and the chill in the afternoon lends itself to the comforts of indoors, open fires and a good glass of red. Now is the best time to plant all the dark leafy green vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, leek, brussels sprouts and kale, not to mention re-compost your garden beds and plant all of the delicious root vegetables (which take a bit longer to grow). It is also an optimal time for pruning while the days are a little warmer. This helps when pruning the fruit trees as it will be a little more gentle on the tree than exposing the branches in the depths of winter. At our house, while all this is going on outdoors, indoors is usually a sanctuary where a big bowl of delicious soup is bubbling ready for lunch. I have my go-to soups that are all based on what is in the garden, but if I am feeling like a shot of goodness I reach for hearty homemade chicken, leek and vegetable soup or a comforting roasted pumpkin soup with spicy, crispy kale on top. I seem to always start with the same vegetables and try to make my own stock. But don’t sweat it if you don’t have time, there are some great quality stocks available that you can use to save time.

Recipe #1 Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Chilli Kale

Soup Starters • 4 cloves garlic • 1 large onion • 1 leek • 1 bay leaf • 1-2 litres of good stock - veg, chicken, beef or whatever you choose • A glug of good olive oil and a generous pot with a lid

Soup Tips - When cooking your soup, fry your onions, garlic and leek to begin with (and vegetables if you are making a vegetable soup) it adds a deeper flavour and colour. - If you are making your own stock or using bones fry these off at the same time before adding water. - Add salt and pepper at the end as often bought stock is salty enough without adding extra salt. - Save time by roasting your vegetables the night before when you are making dinner. If you have the oven on make the most of the heat. On a flat tray roast a pumpkin in large chunks with a little olive oil and salt or pop half cauliflower with half an onion on a tray and bake until just roasted. - Use canned or frozen beans and vegetables to save time and boost soups with ready to use ingredients.

Recipe #2 Make Everything Better Chicken Soup

Ingredients ½ pumpkin (700gms) cut into large chunks 4 cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon of chopped thyme 1-2 onions (medium) sliced and diced

1 leek finely sliced 1 litre of stock ½ cup of cream or coconut milk Salt and pepper to taste

Method On a flat tray lined with baking paper place large chunks of pumpkin with their skin on and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with a little salt. Cook at 190 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until the pumpkin is coloured and softened. Set aside to cool. In a large pot add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and set heat to medium. Add chopped onions, garlic and leeks and saute for five to 10 minutes until softened, add thyme and pumpkin removing the outer skin and any seeds. Add stock and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes. Use a blending stick to make a smooth soup or a potato masher to keep it chunky. Stir in cream or coconut cream. Season to taste. For the crispy chilli kale, wash six leaves of kale and fold in half lengthways to slice off the stem. Stack the six leaves on top of each other and finely slice the kale together. Heat a saucepan with a little olive oil or sesame oil to medium-high heat. Add one to two cloves of crushed garlic, one deseeded and finely chopped red chilli and stir. Carefully add the kale and stir continuously until the kale is crispy, season with salt. Remove to cool. This can be kept in a separate sealed container for a few days.

Stock ingredients 2 chicken carcasses (available from your butcher) 1 large onion chopped in half Top of a large leek 2 sticks of celery 2 bay leaves 2 cloves of garlic 2 litres of water 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 carrot chopped in half (leave the peel on) Soup ingredients 1 large onion 1 leek 3-4 cloves of garlic 2 sticks of celery (sliced) 1 small parsnip 1 cup of frozen peas, corn 2 carrots (peeled and chopped roughly) Teaspoon salt 1 small bunch of flat-leaf parsley (chopped finely) ½ cup of rice (brown or white rice, rinsed well) For the stock You have to make the stock for this soup as it contains all the love and goodness to fix everything from a common cold to a broken heart. In a large pot add a glug of olive oil and heat to high heat. Add both chicken frames and cook to brown on each side turning as they cook. It really doesn’t matter how much you cook these chicken frames as the more golden they are the deeper the stock becomes. Once you have browned every side of the chicken frames, add the onions, leek, garlic, bay leaves and vegetables and continue to stir for a few minutes. Carefully add the water and allow it to simmer for an hour or so, keeping a check on the water level over that time. You can make this stock anytime and can literally leave it simmering for hours as they do in restaurants. You can add water if it looks to have reduced too much and can also freeze it once you have a large pot of delicious stock so that you have it on hand for soups, risotto or anything else you like. For the soup Heat a glug of oil in a large pot to medium heat. Add diced onion, garlic and leek and stir until the onion begins to brown Add chopped carrot, celery, parsnip and washed rice and stir for five minutes. The rice will crackle a little but don’t worry keep on stirring! Add the frozen vegetables and stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes. The soup will be ready with the rice is cooked and the vegetables are soft. Season to taste and stir through a generous handful of chopped parsley. If you are a kale fan you can also add a ton of fresh, finely chopped kale to this soup just before serving as it brings a delicious and healthy addition to the soup. ** note. Don’t throw out the tops of the celery when making soup. Keep these to stir through before serving as you would celery or use for when making salads or stock. They are full of great flavour.



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5. What are the colours of Macedon Football Netball Club?

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Solution No. 8956 B L A R M I T T O E N L E L S C A O V E

Re. 'Clear the verges: Firefighter speaks out on fuel loads' (Express, May 11). A roadway is a cleared strip or land between point A and B. Its purpose is to allow safe and quick passage of people and goods. It consists of three elements: A prepared surface, either graded or sealed, on either side of which is a ditch or drain deep enough to lower the water table under the prepared surface. Beyond the ditch is strip of land cleared of any vegetation, the roots of which could burrow under and damage the prepared surface. Now, I was taught that at secondary school during lessons on the Roman Empire. A roadway is not and never was designed to be a wildlife sanctuary or botanical garden. I wholeheartedly support Andrew Avent in his endeavour to bring some common sense into the fuel management of the debris that litters our country roads and IS a fire hazard.

Freeway verges too Michael Robinson, Gisborne I read with interest the front page story ('Firefighter speaks out on fuel loads', May 11). My concern stems from the absolute mess of many invasive weeds in freeway verges. Especially those that have been previously burnt. Freeway verge fires occur every year. These have spread into neighbouring farms with the loss of houses, farm animals, hundreds of large trees, fencing, farm sheds and machinery. Within months of these fires, most of this vegetation re-establishes itself on the verges, along with clumps of broom and other invasive weed species. This broom then spreads into neighbouring farmland. The fire risk for 21/22 is just as great as was in 13/14. If we change the rules on council road verges, Regional Roads Victoria, which takes its verge management guidelines from the CFA, should be notified of these changes and enforced to observe them.

Patrick Francis, Romsey




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The article 'Clear the verges' (Express, May 11) makes one of the most irresponsible suggestions about native vegetation since land clearing for farming in Victoria was outlawed in the 1970s. Our natural environment is not a commodity to be interfered with at the whim of governments even if it is not always compatible with human lifestyles. Roadside verges in the Macedon Ranges contain one of the last remaining populations of endangered flora and are a vital biolink for wildlife while providing ecosystem services such as CO2 sequestration. To suggest they were a clearway when the roads were built is wrong. The trees, shrubs, forbes and grasses did not magically appear once roads were constructed. They were protected from grazing and ploughing when land titles originated and fences were built. There is an argument to do more to protect road verges from over-zealous fire control slashing by the shire and landowners on some minor roads as it is often ineffectual and is preventing natural regeneration of endangered flora. Another key reason for retaining native vegetation on road verges is that it provides a network that landholders can add to across their properties enhancing the shire’s entire landscape. This is has been happening for the last 30 years via landcare programs. To suggest that clearing the verges will make wildlife easier to see on

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minor roads so fewer animals will be killed and injured is naïve. The way to reduce wildlife road-kills and injuries is to reduce vehicle speed from the current VicRoads default 100km/h. The MRSC has been requested to send a notice of motion to VicRoads to reduce the default speed on specific minor roads to ensure wildlife and human safety.

Agents of change Samantha, Juna, Ivy, Milly, Eli, Tilly, Scarlette, Freya, Saffy, Daisy and their teacher Natalie, Candlebark School To whom it may concern (and it should concern you), We are a group of kids from a Macedon Ranges School who have formed a club called The Change Agents and we want to raise our voices to stand up for what we believe in and the things that will directly affect our future. We are aware that there is a mining application for the Macedon Ranges that has already been approved and we are here to say that we do not approve of this project. In fact, we passionately object to this mining project going ahead. Firstly, this land is sacred Indigenous land and holds the ancestors and memories of our First Nations people. We are not Indigenous but we love this land, all its creatures and the community and we want to protect it at all costs. The international mining company is taking everything for their own benefit. It does not help our community or our future. It destroys the homes of thousands of insects and many native animals. It can also lead to water pollution! That means they would mess up the land and we would have to clean it up. This has happened over and over again and we’ve had enough! This land and its natural beauty is vital to our future and it must be protected. This must stop. Is gold really more important than our future? Because if you ask us, we believe that the beautiful land is more precious than gold. We say no! And we demand this application be denied.

Calder pledge Russell Mowatt, president, Calder Action Group Inc The state government has pledged $50 million to upgrade the Calder Freeway in this year's budget. The funding will progress planning of targeted upgrades, including improvements to safety and capacity at Calder Park Interchange, and between Gap Road in Sunbury and the M80 Ring Road. This announcement and previous commitment from the federal government brings a total of $100 million for the Calder Freeway. On behalf of the Calder Action Group Inc we would like to thank Crs Ranka Rasic, Bruce Lancashire, Maria Kerr and Brimbank City Council for leading the charge and MPs Natalie Hutchins and Josh Bull for their combined advocacy in parliament over the years. And finally CHIC and their representative Veronica Burgess and other councils Melton, Hume and Macedon Ranges Shire and further north supporting our quest to have a better and safer Calder Freeway. To the Calder Action Group Inc thank you for your continued support and perseverance in a very challenging economic climate. Also Chris O’Neill in his efforts to ‘Fix the Calder’ on his Facebook site and media outlets including Midland Express for their coverage over the journey. All we need now on the way forward is a commitment from federal and state governments to continue this investment over successive budgets so we can fix the Calder once and for all.

Castlemaine Football Club what’s wrong? Barrie King, Castlemaine After last week's thrashing by Sandhurst in seniors, reserves and U18s something needs to change. Why not try a new tactic (or old one such as manning up) and make the opposition earn their kicks, instead of running around like sheep waiting for your opponents to make a mistake. The opposition's uncontested possessions do not win games! The teams could not do any worse and it might reduce the humiliation of being beaten by over 100 points each week. Obviously Castlemaine players are a determined and stoic group so surely deserve a change in play to give them a chance to show what they can do.

Affordable homes needed Grace McCaughey, Newstead Should the Jesus Christ I once knew visit Mount Alexander Shire this week and walk around our towns, he would see how we live, how we work and play and how the shire operates. He would find out not only about the beautiful environment, the beauty of autumn, the wonderful historic buildings and so on, but about scores of homeless people, about the long waiting list for public and community housing, about the shocking facts of gambling addiction, the number of alcohol outlets, so many cars manoeuvring for parking spots, the huge numbers of trucks passing through, the many gophers and cyclists trying to find their way and so on. But what about all those empty buildings, all those two, three and four-bedroom homes with only one resident? What about all those churches, only used part time? Surely those Christian buildings ought to be converted to affordable homes for the needy? They can have their church services under the gum trees, but you cannot expect people to live under the trees? Do you all not agree that this would be Jesus's response?

We need to act Vera Hemkes, Harcourt It has become abundantly clear that our climate is changing both here in Australia and internationally. We've witnessed increased temperatures over the last decade/s and an increase in unstable weather patterns. I think that we as global citizens need to voice our concerns and lobby politicians to fully support renewable energy and turn our back on coal and gas ... the fossil fuels that are contributing to the build-up of carbon in our atmosphere. As a grandmother, I have serious concerns for the future of our young people as the world continues to warm. The federal and state governments bear responsibility for the health and wellbeing of us all. However, there is little incentive when governments are influenced by vote-buying big money. In the Netherlands, community group Urgenda took the government to court and won ... on the basis of government's duty of care to its citizens. We have a small window of opportunity available to us now. We, as global citizens, need to act. Write letters to your local parliamentarian, support and advocate for student school strikes; contribute by installing renewables and discard gas and oil. The cost of electric vehicles will continue to fall. Support community groups advocating for positive change: for example the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group; environment protection groups. Purchase an e-bike for short trips; walk rather than drive. Recycle and reuse. Let's all play a part in the future of the planet. It's our world and we need to look after it.


What’s on

Deconstructing the museum

Kyneton Museum is hosting a new immersive project titled Museum Undone in June. Undone is a playful encounter with the Kyneton Museum collection, engaging with history and its gaps, as part performance, part exhibition. Created by cross disciplinary artists and Metanoia Theatre, the work is an immersive choose-your-own journey through collective possibilities for an imagined future. Performers (Alexandra Harrison, Jannete Hoe, Israel Aloni, Greg Ulfan, Görkem Acaro lu, Yogashree Thirunavukarasu, Sermsah bin Saad) utilise both indoor and outdoor locations. Audiences are free to roam the 90-minute performance at 7pm Fridays and Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays across June 2021, led only by their curiosity. Director and Woodend resident Görkem Acaro lu says audiences will be divided into groups and led to different parts of the museum to see performance works. She says one of the key things the artists are exploring is our colonial history. "The Kyneton Museum depicts a really nice history of a certain time and a certain people, but the Chinese history is not included and our First Nations people are not included, and we're really deconstructing that," Acaro lu explains. "We're also asking people how they would like to be remembered if there was a museum of our time in the future." Internationally acclaimed Kyneton visual artist Desmond Lazaro re-curates the museum collection so that each room becomes a performance space where objects are enlivened with human interaction.

Desmond Lazaro, Alexandra Harrison and (at rear) Shane Grant are among the performers presenting Museum Undone. Photo: Lakshal Perera

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Audition for Mamma Mia!

Like everyone on the planet, Kyneton Theatre Company was hit hard by COVID-19 last year having to cancel its beautiful production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast just four weeks out from opening night. Times were uncertain and while cancelling a show was the last thing anyone wanted to do, the KTC committee took the tough decision to ensure the safety of the cast and community. This was a big disappointment for the cast who had worked for months learning their parts, dance moves and songs. More than a year later, the theatre company is preparing to open its doors, dust off the stage and fill the Bluestone Theatre with energy and fun again. A new production, Mamma Mia!, will transport audiences to the Greek Isles (for a little while). Auditions for Mamma Mia! are on June 5 and 6 and Kyneton Theatre Company is looking for cast, crew and band members to join the show. If you want to be part of this great production and community, email kynetontheatre@gmail. com.

Back in bloom

"Over the last few decades, museums (across the globe) have addressed colonialism, in all its forms, however there has been a divide between those in the metro centres and those outside, particularly in regional areas," he says. "Our theatre production attempts to redress this through performance, dance and installation art, questioning what role do regional museums play

in shaping local stories (past and future) and their inherent relationship to wider national conversation." Taungurung artist Maddi Moser creates projections to cover the walls and ceilings both inside and outside the building, and local sound artist Kirri Buchler creates soundscapes to enhance the experience. Taungurung man Dennis Batty provides cultural

Repair Caffe and workshops

The nextt C Th Castlemaine tl i and d surrounds Repair Cafe is on Sunday May 30 from 10am to 1pm at the Community House, 30 Templeton Street (the old Continuing Ed building). Go through the garden at the back behind the Town Hall to the back door. Bring along broken toasters, lamps etc. and sewing repairs or use the spare machine to do some sewing yourself...or learn to use it. Due to COVID there's no tea, coffee or snacks so bring along a thermos and maybe a paper to read in case you have to wait. There will be some extra activities from 11am, with bookings essential. Knife sharpening by hand and two workshops: Learn to crochet - bring wool and crochet hook or Learn to darn - If you can, bring a large-eyed needle (tapestry?), wool, maybe a smooth rounded stone and something to darn/repair. The Repair Cafe has some threads but may not be what you want. Call Chris on 5470 5508 to book a place at one of these and for further information. Gold coin donations appreciated.

consultation to project. Museum Undone asks us to consider what the impact of the past is on the present? What are the stories we tell about ourselves? How do we want to be remembered in the future when we become history? Tickets: adults $25, seniors/ concessions $15, and children $10. For tickets, visit: mrsc.vic. gov.au/See-Do/Events/EventsActivities/Museum-UNDONE

Kyneton’s Daffodil and Arts Festival is back in 2021 with the theme ‘Back in Bloom!’. The festival's Daffodil Art Prize and Art Photography Prize will again give local artists and photographers the opportunity to exhibit their talents. This year’s festival is from September 2-12. Original artworks containing daffodils entered in the Daffodil Art Prize will attract a prize of $500 with an additional $200 offered for the best watercolour in that competition in memory of the late Esther Rose, a two-time art prize winner. The Art Photography Prize 2021 will attract a prize of $250 with a $100 prize for the runner-up. Rhain DiPilla of the Old Auction House will assist with the exhibition, as in 2019, and will exhibit all of the art photography works at the gallery at 5256 Mollison Street Kyneton during the festival. The winners of Daffodil Art Prizes along with the Art Photography Prizes and Rotary Youth Art Awards will be announced at the opening of the Festival on September 2 when daffodil art prize entries and winners of the photography competition will be exhibited. The closing date for entry forms for Daffodil Art is August 25 with delivery of exhibits on September 1. Guidelines and forms are now available for download from the festival’s website www.kynetondaffodilarts.org.au, or by phoning 5422 2282.

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When members of the Kyneton Zetland Lodge read about Austin Vearing, a little boy from Castlemaine with cerebral palsy needing expensive medical treatment in the USA to the tune of $100,000, they were moved to act. Instigator Brian Ward said they decided to see what the local Freemason Lodges could do to help the family. "We contacted the Kyneton Masonic Lodge and they agreed to contribute, as did the Trentham Masonic Lodge and the Woodend Daylight Lodge who also came on board," Mr Ward said. "A number of Freemasons in the local district also wanted to assist and made individual contributions. "All up, the Freemasons were able to donate $4000 towards what had become 'Austin's Wish To Walk'." With the support of many other organisations and individuals, the money the Vearing family needed has been raised and all are looking forward to hearing how Austin progresses.

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It's fair to say that the effects of COVID-19 have spread far and wide and one such effect has been the unnecessary quarantine of the humble Keep Cup. As we struggled to make sense of what was happening in our world, in our neighbourhoods, in the shops, at our favourite meeting places and cafes, the pesky disposable coffee cup made an unwelcome come-back and is now at epidemic levels. The Victorian Government's Food and Beverages Services Sector Guide for COVID-19 stated that re-useable cups (Keep Cups!) were allowed. Yet, they vanished. And I get it. I get that people were concerned and doing their best to take care of themselves and their customers. Time was needed to adjust and the adaptability of cafes and businesses in our small region was phenomenal; it was no small task to survive under the circumstances. Zooming out to the bigger picture, landfill continues to overflow, greenhouse gases are still rising, plastic litter is reported found on Mars (wow) and much is written about our march to extinction. Earth Day was celebrated recently, just one small day to pause, to remember that we cannot live without her, to make a moment in our lives to realise that what we do to her, we do to ourselves. Take one small action: dust off a Keep Cup or, maybe, choose your favourite from your stash…wash it carefully, and use it!


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Passed away peacefully on 15.5.2021. Loving sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Precious memories are ours to keep - Gerald, Carmel, Monique (dec), Conrad, Trudy, Loretta, Mick, Bridget, Gary and families. KN257536/L


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Daughter of Sheila and Roy Roberts. Wife of Len for 60 wonderful years. Sister of Anne, Margaret, John, Jennifer and Jim. Mother, mother in law and brilliant Grandmother to Chris, Shirley, Sabrina and Emmeline. Nick, Sharon, Jesse, Cody, Lachlan, Georgia and Callum. Jim, Virginia, Bess, Lucy and Ruby. Meg, Jules and Olive. Powerhouse, Style queen, nurse extraordinaire and great friend. We’ll miss you Tig x Family and friends are invited to attend Bernadette’s funeral service, to be held in the Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals, 12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine on Friday (May 28) commencing at 1.30pm. A private cremation will follow.




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Joan Wishart 17.10.1926 - 22.5.2021 So very much loved by Husbands Frank (dec) and David (dec) Children John and Gisela, Viv and Andrew, Phil (dec) and Fiona, Steve (dec) and Wendy (dec) Grandchildren Carrie & Katherine, Kristiana & Jonathan, Pia, Fraser, Tom and Cesc, Great-granddaughter Pearl. What a woman! She was our matriarch! She will be greatly missed.


3.9.1931 - 15.5.2021 Passed away peacefully. Loving Dad to Rae and Bob. Adored Poppy to Emma, Fawad, Lani, Rob, Aron, Zak, Danyal, Madeline, Lily and Baby Girl. Treasured memories Rest In Peace, All your jobs are complete. Love you Dad


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Family and friends of Felix Sequoia Meredith Durston are invited to celebrate his life at Cope-Williams Winery, 160 Glenfern Road, Romsey TODAY (Tues. 25th May 2021) at 1.30 p.m. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed - go to Felix’s eTribute at www.tjscottandson. com.au KN257559/L

VAN SMEERDYK WILLEM (BILL) 12. 2. 1932 – 17. 5. 2021 Condolences to Robyn & Families from all at Woodend Probus. Bill was an Inaugural Member (1992), Treasurer for 5 years and Public Officer for 15. He supported the club throughout the years until his fall in Nov 2020. A Memorial Service will be held in Woodend in the coming weeks. A gentle giant with a heart of gold, he will be sadly missed

In Memoriam COMTE Nathan (Cob) 15.10.1977 - 23.5.2011 Loving father, son, brother and uncle. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

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A service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held in the Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals, 12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine on Saturday (May 29) at 2.00pm. Afternoon tea will be served following the service, along with a glass or two of bubbles and wine. A private cremation will be held.



Margaret Noreen 1st January 1937 – 24th May 2017. Forever 80 years young.

In loving memory of our beautiful Marg. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. You are always in our hearts and minds. Until we meet again. We love you to the moon and back Forever and always, Jack, Christine, Sharon, Michael, Russell, Shanae and their families. XX KN257461/L

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Cafe Manager RedBeard is a Central Victorian icon and the engine driving Trentham's foodie revival. Since 2005, we have baked authentic, wood-fired, organic sourdough bread and pastries in our historic scotch oven. Our bustling cafe is open 9am to 3pm Friday to Monday and offers high quality whole foods made from locally-sourced, seasonal, organic ingredients. We seek a seasoned professional to manage our busy front-of-house operations. Key selection criteria: • Minimum 5 years in hospitality management, including recruiting, training, rostering, managing and fostering good staff performance • Excellent customer service and team leader ship skills in a fast-paced environment • Demonstrated ability to maximise productivity by containing staffing costs, boosting sales and meeting financial performance targets • High proficiency with cloud-based, point-of-sale systems • Passion for and knowledge of good food and coffee • Long term availability for weekend work Preference will be given to applicants who live locally (within 25km of Trentham). Salary is negotiable based on experience. Send your resume, response to selection criteria and 3 references to: jude@redbeardbakery.com.au KN257570/L



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TURNER - O’LEARY Andy & Nicola Turner are thrilled to announce the engagement of their son Timothy Turner to Danielle O’Leary. Many congratulations to you both





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Tennis passion

People like Philip Bush are integral in a place like the Macedon Ranges to create a connected and thriving community through their local sporting organisations. Passionate about tennis, his community and volunteering, Philip has been recognised by Tennis Victoria for his contribution to tennis when he received a Highly Commended Service Award. Following the presentation of the award Philip said he was extremely proud and very humbled to be recognised by Tennis Victoria for his volunteer work Fiona Walker (president of the Macedon with both his local club and the Ranges Tennis Association) Philip Bush and Pebroader association. "It was completely unexpected ter Bertoncini (Tennis Victoria’s club development as recognition and awards is not officer for country north west). my motivation for contributing as a volunteer," he said. coordinated by the MRTA," he said. Philip encourages tennis participation "It has been very rewarding to be inat all levels and his leadership and menvolved in the ongoing improvement of the toring qualities have contributed greatly facilities at my local tennis club in South to the growth of tennis in the area. His Gisborne and to get the upgrading of formal positions held include long-running tennis club facilities permanently included terms as president of the Macedon in the annual budget of the local shire Ranges Tennis Association and president council. and vice-president of the South Gisborne "I have also taken great satisfaction Tennis Club among other roles. in being part of the growth of the MRTA Reflecting on his time volunteering night competition, hearing stories of the Philip said he didn’t consider what he did competition enabling players to return to as ‘work’ as he loves tennis and enjoyed tennis after many years away from the contributing to my local club. game and also providing the opportunity "I take great satisfaction in being part for family groups to play together in the of the growth of the local competitions same team."

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Grading games have concluded for Kyneton Basketball Association and round one saw solid wins for several of Kyneton's seven teams playing in the Bendigo Domestic Winter competition: Young Engineers U14 Girls Div 1 Tigers Gold 32 lost to Girton Gold 37 Hendersons the Gas People U14 Girls Div 2 Tigers Black 20 def Aztec Black 18 Hendersons the Gas People

U16 Girls Div 1 Tigers Gold 27 def Girton Topaz 48 Optus U16 Boys Div 2 Tigers Gold 63 def Heathcote Panthers 35 Reform Landscaping U16 Boys Div 3 Tigers Black 27 lost to Aztec White 30 Optus: U18 Boys Div 3 Tigers Gold 53 def Girton Bulls 34 Eve-Trans: U18 Boys Div 4 Tigers Black 43 def General Stingers 34

New bowls region

Central Highlands Bowing Division held its annual meeting in Gisborne last week. With it came the dissolution of the division and a move to the newly named Ballarat Highlands Bowls Region. The region model is one that Bowls Victoria has sought for some 18 months throughout regional Victoria. Progress towards 16 stand-alone regions was severely hampered by the coronavirus pandemic. A working party comprising Ballarat representatives and CHBD members Ian Ball (president), Ian Guymer and Gary Dickerson have met over the past nine months discussing the Constitution and regulations that will manage the region going forward. The format for the new season was discussed by delegates from the existing nine clubs – Kyneton, Kyneton Golf, Gisborne, Romsey, Lancefield, Trentham, Macedon, Woodend and Diggers Rest – plus Kilmore and Broadford clubs, which enter the Highlands playing area for season 2021-2022. STILL 12 PLAYERS IN TOP PENNANT The coming season will see Saturday pennant continue as per last season, with three rinks each of four players, competing over 21 ends. Last season Lancefield won the division one flag, and Trentham took out the division two and three titles. The only change will be the return of the afternoon tea break, eagerly sought by all clubs. This will occur depending on COVID restrictions.

Both Broadford and Kilmore are very keen to transfer into the Highlands area. These two clubs played off in the now disbanded Central Bowls Division top pennant final. Kilmore is likely to field teams in each of the three divisions, and Broadford teams have targeted division one and two. Midweek pennant sees a format change, with triples replaced by four players in each rink. This means divisions one and two enter three rinks of four players, and division three moves to two rinks of four. A lunch break is to be reintroduced to midweek pennant due to the increased game time with four players per rink. Ian Guymer, also the outgoing region secretary, sounded out interest from members of all clubs in joining the new board. In particular he highlighted the needs of the region in obtaining a secretary and finance manager. Highlands currently has one director (Guymer) and two more are required due to Bowls Victoria requesting greater area representation in the new area structure. Anyone interested contact Ian. There will also be an opportunity to work on the various committees charged with the responsibility for the operational side of bowls – including coaching, umpiring, representative sides, junior participation, marketing, sponsorship and media. Nomination forms with position descriptions are available through the various clubs, or contact Ian Guymer direct.

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Kyneton riders win ribbons Kyneton's Tash Barron (above left) won the Grade 3 Best Dressage and Horse Trials on Sunday in Maryborough on her horse King Reno. Meanwhile, Rose Coleman (above right) placed third in the Grade 5 Combined Training day on Sunday in Maryborough on her horse Star. She also won the motivational print in the raffle on the day. Both girls are proud members of Kyneton Pony Club.

Melbourne Victory masterclass

The Macedon Rangers Under 10s girls’ team had the privilege of attending a Melbourne Victory Masterclass courtesy of the Western Eagles Football Club. They were first out on the park keenly doing the drills and the squeals of excitement could be heard back in the Macedon Ranges. The cold and the odd downpour was not going to stop the Rangers getting as much as they could out of the session. Proud coach Matt watched on, picking up some trade secrets, and the day ended with the girls having the opportunity to hold up the W-League Trophy recently won by the Melbourne Victory’s Women’s team (pictured are Olivia P and Molly C) – is this an omen of things to come for the Rangers?

Impressive victory Kyneton trainer Sue Naylor has every reason to be happy after Just Abbey won impressively at Ballarat last week. After a spell of almost six months, Naylor produced Just Abbey in peak form to win the Cervus Equipment Maiden Plate (Photo: Pat Scala/Racing Photos). Ridden confidently by Jack Hill, the three-year-old filly won

with three lengths to spare. Naylor, who also part-owns Just Abbey, prepares gallopers on a property off the Tylden-Woodend Road, with their fast work taking place on the Kyneton track. It was Just Abbey’s fifth start, having been unplaced at all four previous runs last year.

Kyneton’s 16s dominate Strikers

Kyneton District Soccer Club Under 16s hosted the Epsom Strikers at Barkly Square on Saturday. At half-time Kyneton led 3-0 and continued to dominate throughout the match, with the full-time result a convincing 12-1 victory. Meanwhile, the other teams' results were: Under 14 Mixed Lost 2-6 Under 12A Mixed Lost 3-4 Under 12B Mixed Won 4-0 Under 13 Girls Lost 2-3 Under 15 Girls Won 5-0

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SPORTS wrap Trentham – another sporting triumph Bill West

Sporting clubs from Trentham are enjoying a remarkable winning run in 2021, and the streak continued in Dalhousie District Golf Association’s men’s pennant finals on Sunday. Trentham Golf Club’s restricted handicap division one side scored a meritorious 4.5 to 2.5 victory over Hidden Valley in the final played at Whittlesea. Trentham’s team comprised Simon Ovenden, Leif Louwen-Skovdam, Brent Leheny, Sholto Arnold, Peter Jaeger, Denis Wilkinson and Victor Czapp. There were seven DDGA finals played on Sunday, and Trentham was the only club in the Express circulation area to come up trumps. Romsey and Woodend teams had to be content with being runners-up. The Dalhousie scratch final (top grade) produced the closest finish of the day, with Hidden Valley defeating Euroa 4/3 at Whittlesea. If one believes in omens, Trentham golfers were keen to emulate the fortunes of the town’s cricket and bowling clubs in the past season. Trentham cricketers won their first-ever Gisborne District Cricket Association title in the past season, and Trentham Bowling Club took out the division two and three pennants in the Central Highlands Bowling Division. Could it be a football and/or netball premiership coming Trentham’s way in 2021? The Saints’ senior footballers are unbeaten after six rounds and have finals in their sights. Apart from the flags for Hidden Valley and Trentham to wind up the men’s pennant season, the other five finals resulted as follows: Restricted handicap (division 2): Seymour d Broadford 6.5 to 0.5. Handicap division 1: (five person team) Yea d Eildon 3/2. Handicap division 2: Kilmore d Avenel 5/2. Handicap division 3: Hidden Valley d Romsey 5.5 to 1.5. Handicap division 4: Kilmore d Woodend 5/2.

Elation: Trentham Golf Club’s winning pennant team.

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GOLF results

In superb form at Kyneton Gisborne’s Marg Ivory and Adrienne Feivez (pictured) were in great form in the annual Hardwicks/Landmark four-ball best-ball stableford at Kyneton. They combined to score 45 points and take out the A-grade awards in a tournament that attracted golfers from far and wide. Ivory and Feivez finished five points clear of runners-up Tracie Jefferies and Mary McLaughlan. Riverside’s Lorainne West and Jill

Hoffman were runaway winners in B-grade with 49 points, from Lorna Beaumont (Kyneton) and Marg Breirley 9Trentham) on 42. Longest drive prizes went to Bendigo’s Carmel Bourne (A-grade) and Kyneon’s Vicki Nettleton (B). Nearest the pins went to Marg Ivory and Lyn Smith (Gisborne) and Anne Telford (Axedale). PENNANT FINAL Commiserations to the gallant Kyneton 2 side ladies who went down 4/1 against Axedale in the Bendigo District women’s pennant final at Belvoir Park. Of the five Kyneton players in the final, only one was an experienced pennant player. The club thanks both local teams for travelling each week to Bendigo. In the stableford day on Wednesday the winning score for the men came from Mat Hodgkiss (12 handicap) with 35 points, from Paul Moore (25) on 34. The ladies winner was Teaote Davies (27) with 35, with Russell Turner and Ross Martin NTPs. KNOCKOUT WINNER The final of the RSL singles knockout on Saturday was a prolonged battle between Glen Cook and Mark Sciberas.

Cook took out the match on the 21st hole. Captain Jesper Hansen (9) led in the A-graders with 38 points in the day’s stableford, from Terry Gamble (9) on 31. Paul Tobin (19) had the day’s best round of 42 points to top B-grade from Paul Law (22) on 38, with consistent Julie Harris the women’s winner with 33. NTPs were Terry Kot (also super pin), Hansen, Cook, David Austin, Brad Cue and Robyn MacRae. Lancefield Dale Schmitt continued his recent good form to be the overall winner in Lancefield Golf Club’s stroke event on Saturday. Scores were nothing exceptional, and Schmitt returned 87-15-72 to edge out fellow B-grader Graham Mau on a countback. Trevor Lambert took out A-grade with 76-2-74, and Ken Ryan was best in Cgrade with 94-19-75. Schmitt, Ryan, Graeme Brennan, Peter McGill and Ray Schultz shared nearest the pins. Women: Sheena Carter 114-36-78. On Wednesday, Lancefield ladies welcome their Woodend counterparts for an enjoyable reciprocal visit. The home side held onto the Challenge

Cup with an average of 27.3 stableford points, against 25.3 for Woodend. Best scores came from Sheena Carter 34 points, and Woodend’s Cheryl Garner 33. Tuesday men: Jason Byron (11) 37 points, from Peter McGill (10) 34. Romsey Darlene Baker scored a comfortable victory in Romsey women’s club championship on Wednesday. She scored 93, 97, 96 – 286 for the three rounds, to finish well clear of Jenny Hartley. Hartley took out the nett championship with 234, just ahead of Elaine Scanlon. The day’s stroke round, and least putts, went to Steve Wilkins with a nett 71, from Lis Mantelow 77 and Sherif Abdel Sayed 78. Relative pairs 4BBB stableford winners on Saturday were Josh and Mick Squire with 43 ponts, from John and Andrew Laing 40. Mick Nicholls Jnr and Mitch Atlas had 39 points, with Atlas and Mal Mottram NTP. In the second last round of women’s pennant last week, Romsey d Broadford and Lancefield d Euroa, both 4/1 victories.

Round five action for Kyneton juniors Kyneton Football Netball Club's junior football results from round five action in the Bendigo Junior Football League: Watts Fresh U10 Yellow Goals: Lucas Zylan 2, Thomas Rowles 1. Awards: Subway - John Pearce, The Broker Team - Mason Farrugia, Dynamic Print Group Mars Bar - Austin May and Thomas Rowles. BR Projects U10 Black Goals: Clyde Drago-Stevens 2, Blake Jeffrey 1, Hayden Liebelt 1, Liam Scott 1. Awards: Subway - Liam Scott, The Broker Team - Tyler Saunders, Dynamic Print Group - Jai Borg and Clyde

Drago-Stevens. Landmark U12 Mixed St Killians St Peters 5.6-36 def. Kyneton 4.8-32. Goals: Jai Nevin 2, Bosco Correa 1, Masin Cooper 1. Awards: Subway - Thomas Beachey, The Broker Team Jai Nevin, Dynamic Print Group Mars Bar - Jaxon Bennett, Ben McGrath, Bosco Correa and Ethan Blythe. Ray White U14 Girls Kyneton 8.9-57 def. Golden Square 3.0-18. Goals: Kisha Monleon 4, Elka Thompson 2, Milly Sims 2. Awards: Subway - Jasmine Short, The Broker Team - Elka Thompson, Dynamic Print Group Mars Bar - Milly Sims, Mariska Pondeljak, Melia Hayes and Molly Koek.

Eve Trans U14 Boys Golden Square 16.9-105 def. Kyneton 5.6-36. Goals: Thomas Rutledge 3, Bailey Jeffrey 1, Jackson Balcombe 1. Awards: Subway - Gabriel Collins, The Broker Team Thomas Rutledge, Dynamic Print Group Mars Bar - Murphy James, Billy Barry, Angus Hoyne and Hagan Freeman. Custom Timber Windows U16 Boys Golden Square 11.17-83 def. Kyneton 2.5-17. Goals: Harry Sheahan 2. Awards: Subway - Harry Sheahan, The Broker Team Thomas Ford, Dynamic Print Group Mars Bar - Charlie Thompson, Thomas Rutledge, Frankie Ellis and Harry Lawson.

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Saints in fine shape The Sainter

The trip to Talbot on Saturday was very productive for Trentham’s netball and football teams. The senior Saints had a productive day on the court, with victories in all grades. The A-grade girls enjoyed their best win of the season, dominating from the first whistle to end up with a confidence-boosting 72-24 margin. Sharna Ford, Brooke Healy and Erin Stewart were named in the best. It was closer in B grade, with Trentham finishing the stronger for a 10-goal victory. Joss West, Charlene Dowling and Elly Rose shone. The C graders jumped out of the blocks and didn’t slow down, winning 41-11 with BrodieLee barklem and Kasey Evans named in the best. The U17s chalked up their first win for the season in a close tussle, prevailing 31-28, but the U15 and U13 girls found the opposition too strong.

FOOTBALL BLOWOUT The Saints dominated the senior football match, with seven goals in the first term setting a pattern. Jake Keogh starred with nine goals to be best afield, and Luke Whitehouse contributed four in a scoring spree. Trentham 23.15 (153) d Talbot 6.5 (41) to remain unbeaten after six matches, with a healthy percentage as well. Best for the Saints were Keogh, Taylor Ford, J. Steen, Joel Cowan, R. Matricardi and Z. Gervosini. Trentham reserves romped to a 15.11 (101) to 0.1 (1) victory. Goals – Q. Kinnell 3, H. Sundblom, B. Cole, M. Quarrier, J. Powell, L. Said 2, M. Law, J. Sammut. Best – Kinnell, Said, H. Sundblom, R. Byrne, J. Cann, J. Muir. This Saturday the Saints are at home to Navarre, and its sure to be an enjoyable day. Why not head down to the ground and cheer on the Saints.

Trentham’s Jack Mighell is tackled by a Talbot opponent. Photo: Steve Hammond

Lions continue winning way

Harcourt welcomed Newstead to the den in round six of the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League competition last Saturday. The top-of-the-ladder Lions asserted their authority from the opening bounce kicking four goals to start their ledger while keeping the Steaders to a solitary point. Newstead lifted in the second term and managed to score an important major but Harcourt was in everything and kicked another four goals to lead by 48 points at half time. The Roos found another goal in the third term but Harcourt continued to dominate and added a further four goals to put the game beyond doubt. In the final stanza the Lions ran away with the match, posting eight more goals in their best term of the day to run out victors by a convincing 123 points. Harcourt 20.18 (138) to Newstead 2.3 (15). Benny Leech once again led the charge with five goals, Jono Gawthrop chipped in four and Zachary Denahy kicked three. Other goal scores were Kaleb Mcbride, Jordan Gartside, Thomas Walters 2, Lachlan Mitchell and Nicholas Matricardi. Goal kickers for the Steaders were Joel Smith and Oscar Lynzaat. Best for Harcourt were Paul Chaplin, Kaleb Mcbride, Kayne Davidson, Jono Gawthrop, Nicholas Matricardi and Joshua Hogg. Best for the Roos on a challenging day were Mitchell Stevens, Bradley Holt, Joel Smith, Oscar Lynzaat, Matthew Lorenz, Jedd Pedretti. Maldon also secured another big win over Royal Park. The Bombers opened the day with a five-goalto-one first quarter and led by 29 points at the first change. The Dons kept Park scoreless in the second term while added another four goals to their tally and the margin had blown out to 53 points at half time. Royal Park lifted in the second half adding goals in the third and fourth quarters but Maldon continued to dominate and kicked another 12 goals to win by 115 points. Maldon 21.12 (138) d Royal Park 3.5 (23). Tommy Horne bagged seven goals, Rhys Ford MARYBOROUGH CASTLEMAINE DISTRICT LEAGUE SENIORS Harcourt 4.4, 8.7, 12.13, 20.18 (138) d Newstead 0.1, 1.1, 2.1, 2.3 (15). Goals (H) B. Leech 5, J. Gawthrop 4, Z. Denahy 3, K. Mcbride, J. Gartside, T. Walters 2, L. Mitchell, N. Matricardi. Goals (N) J. Smith, O. Lynzaat. Best (H) P. Chaplin, K. Mcbride, K. Davidson, J. Gawthrop, N. Matricardi, J. Hogg. Best (N) M. Stevens, B. Holt, J. Smith, O. Lynzaat, M. Lorenz, J. Pedretti. Trentham 7.5, 13.9, 17.12, 23.15 (153) d Talbot 2.2, 4.2, 5.5, 6.5 (41). Goals (Trent) J. Keogh 9, L. Whitehouse 4, T. Ford, R. Matricardi 3, A. Ferrier 2, T.

nabbed six, Jack Fowler booted four and Kyle Winstanley, Andrew Wilson and Hayden Kelly added one apiece. Best for Maldon were Hayden Kelly, Alex Farrow, Nicholas Kelly, Darcy Connell, Tommy Horne in a great team performance. In other matches Carisbrook 18.20 (128) d Navarre 5.8 (38), Avoca 30.16 (196) d Dunolly 7.5 (47), Lexton 21.15 (141) d Maryborough Rovers 3.4 (22). In the Reserves, Harcourt 18.9 (117) also accounted for Newstead 0.6 (6). Goal kickers for the Lions were M. McMurtrie 5, J. Douglass, J. McMurtrie 4, D. Gibson 2, C. Donohue, H. Waddington, T. Stefaniw. Best for Harcourt were D. Gibson, C. Donohue, A. Birch, J. McMurtrie, M. Maerz, J. Maddern. Best for Newstead were J. Picken, J. Blundell, J. Pollock, M. Hannett, L. Gibson, M. Spence. Maldon 24.12 (156) had a big win over Royal Park 2.1 (13). Goal kickers for Maldon were J. Cox 8, D. Carroll 5, B. Kitchingman, J. Baldwin 2, M. Carroll, L. Brennan, A. Millen, N. Petersen, D. Ross, D. Gray, B. Cole. Best for Maldon were A. Davidson, R. Taft, M. Turner, J. Trevan, J. Cox, L. Brennan. In the Under 17.5s Royal Park 6.10 (46) defeated Maldon 1.3 (9). In the Under 14.5s Harcourt 10.7 (67) d Newstead 4.0 (24) and Maldon 14.15 (99) d Royal Park 0.1 (1). In the Under 11.5s Harcourt 6.4 (40) d Newstead 1.2 (8) and Maldon 8.9 (57) d Royal Park 0.0 (0). NETBALL On the netball court the Harcourt A Grade team 63 proved too strong for Newstead 37. Maldon 52 defeated Royal Park 42. In B Grade Harcourt 41 d Newstead 28 and Maldon 47 d Royal Park 20. C Grade action saw Harcourt 52 d Newstead 14 and Maldon 46 d Royal Park. 17 & Under Harcourt 17 lost to Newstead 41 and Maldon 39 d Royal Park 17. 15 & Under Harcourt 49 d Newstead 12 and Maldon 41 d Royal Park 24. 13 & Under Harcourt 34 d Newstead 13 and Maldon 6 lost to Royal Park 26. 11 & Under Harcourt 26 d Newstead 5 and Maldon 1 lost to Royal Park 17.

Walker, S. Evans. Best (Trent) J. Keogh, T. Ford, J. Steen, J. Cowan, R. Matricardi, Z. Gervasoni. Maldon 5.6, 9.8, 15.10, 21.12 (138) d Royal Park 1.1, 1.3, 2.4, 3.5 (23). Goals (M) T. Horne 7, R. Ford 6, J. Fowler 4, K. Winstanley, A. Wilson, H. Kelly. Best (M) H. Kelly, A. Farrow, N. Kelly, D. Connell, T. Horne. Carisbrook 18.20 (128) d Navarre 5.8 (38). Avoca 30.16 (196) d Dunolly 7.5 (47). Lexton 21.15 (141) d Maryborough Rovers 3.4 (22). RESERVES Harcourt 18.9 (117) d Newstead 0.6 (6). Trentham 15.11 (101) d Talbot 0.1 (1).

A Harcourt player looks for an option as two Newstead opponents close in. Photo: Max Lesser

Newstead and Harcourt netballers battle it out at Harcourt last Saturday. Photo: Max Lesser

Maldon 24.12 (156) d Royal Park 2.1 (13). Lexton 17.21 (123) d Maryborough Rovers 1.0 (6). Carisbrook 9.10 (64) d Navarre 2.5 (17). UNDER 17.5s Royal Park 6.10 (46) d Maldon 1.3 (9). Talbot 32.20 (212) d Trentham 0.0 (0). Lexton 15.8 (98) d Avoca 3.2 (20). Carisbrook 21.16 (142) d Navarre 0.0 (0). This week Avoca v Maryborough Rovers Carisbrook v Royal Park Lexton v Harcourt Natte Bealiba v Dunolly Newstead v Talbot Trentham v Navarre Maldon - bye

Big crowd likely A large crowd is anticipated at Gardiner Reserve on Saturday, when Gisborne hosts Kyneton in round seven of the Bendigo League competition. The Bulldogs are coming off a narrow win at Eaglehawk on May 15, while Kyneton beat Maryborough by 31 points the same day. Castlemaine faces a tough task against Strathfieldsaye. Round seven is designated as the Indigenous round of football and netball matches for this season.


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Top spot showdown Bill West

Pleased: Macedon coach Al Meldrum addresses his players at the quarter time break, as the new lights at Tony Clarke Oval take effect. Tigers who found the home side’s greater depth of talent hard to overcome. Romsey coach Paul Kennedy felt his side – fourth on the ladder – would benefit by a “freshen up” after their loss to Riddell, and this proved to be the case. The Redbacks were able to run away from Melton Centrals in the last quarter with six goals to one, and a margin of 52 points. Nathan Blair again showed his versatility and leadership qualities, and the Redbacks are looking forward to being at home to Western Rams on Saturday. A big match coming up between Macedon and Romsey on June 5.

RIDDELL LEAGUE SENIORS Macedon 7.2, 10.8, 13.12, 15.17 (107) d Lancefield 0.1, 1.1, 3.2, 3.4 (22). Goals (M) – J. Cooke 4, M. Dick 3, M. Hutchesson, J. Kernan, S. Harrison 2, J. Wright, P. Doyle. Best – R. Fischer, D. Morrice, J. Dyer, B. Hoyne, Cooke, Kernan. Goals (L) – J. Kindred 2, T. Page. Best – T. Kearney, J. Newell, L. Fellows, M. Collard, B. Bryant, M. Bowden. Woodend-Hesket 1.7, 2.9, 7.12, 7.17 (59) d Western Rams 3.3, 4.5, 4.5, 5.7 (37). Goals (WH) – A. Rae, R. Alexander 3, O. Zidkowski. Best – D. Bramley, B. And T. Laverie, J. Rodda, Rae, Alexander.

SHOCK FOR HAWKS Coming off the great win against Macedon, Woodend-Hesket was expected by most to have a percentage builder against the Rams. The shock was the Rams did not subscribe to this prediction, and showed their best form to lead at half time by eight points, with the off-target Hawks having just two goals on the board at this stage. The third term saw a Hawks’ revival with five goals to nil, but a 7.17 winning scoreline against the bottom side was not wonderful leading into Saturday’s match against Lancefield.

Romsey 3.1, 6.4, 8.11, 14.17 (101) d Melton Centrals 2.3, 3.4, 6.5, 7.7 (49). Goals (R) – N. Blair, J. Jedwab 3, A. Paterson, D. Walsh 2, M. Hoy, N. Rayment, M. Burkett, A. Chin. Best – Blair, C. Lever, M. Tinkler, Walsh, Burkett, D. Peavey. Wallan 28.17 (185) d Diggers Rest 6.7 (43). Riddell the bye. RESERVES Macedon 14.17 d Lancefield 5.7. Woodend-Hesket 23.10 d Western Rams 1.5. Wallan 7.6 d Diggers Rest 5.5. Melton Centrals 17.17 d Romsey 2.2. UNDER 19.5 Romsey 7.7 d Macedon 5.5. Wallan 12.10 d Diggers Rest 8.6.

Woodend-Hesket had topliners in Tom Gawthrop, Wayne Patak and Jesse Sheppard on the sidelines. Top recruit Rory Alexander returned to action, and with captain Alistair Rae, kicked three goals apiece and stood up when it mattered. Dean Bramley was best for the Hawks. Seventh round matches on Saturday are: Woodend-Hesket v Lancefield. Melton Centrals v Macedon. Wallan v Riddell. Romsey v Western Rams. Diggers Rest the bye.

Netball scores

Woodend-Hesket netballers won all four matches in the Riddell League competition on Saturday. A – Woodend-Hesket 56 d Western Rams 42, Macedon 61 d Lancefield 34, Diggers Rest 34 d Wallan 35, Melton Centrals 40 d Romsey 31. Riddell the bye. B – Woodend-Hesket 26 d Rams 25, Macedon 50 d Lancefield 26, Melton 61 d Romsey 33, Diggers Rest 34 drew with Wallan 34. C – Woodend-Hesket 37 d Rams 33, Macedon 43 d Lancefield 8, Centrals 58 d Romsey 13, Wallan 28 d Diggers Rest 16. 19&U – Woodend-Hesket 41 d Rams 27, Lancefield 34 d Macedon 22, Centrals 54 d Romsey 21, Wallan 61 d Diggers Rest 21.


Six rounds down, and 12 to go before the Riddell League finals. This Saturday’s match of the round is at Wallan, with top spot on the ladder at stake as unbeaten Riddell faces up to the super confident Magpies. Shockwaves went through finals contenders on Saturday as Wallan produced an awesome display to thrash former powerhouse Diggers Rest by 138 points. And this was at Diggers Rest, normally a fortress for visiting sides. Matt Perri kicked more than 100 goals for the Magpies last season, and led the way with eight as the Magpies ran riot to kick 28 goals – unheard of against a side with the credentials of Diggers Rest, which still has plenty of ‘name’ players on its list. Close losses to Macedon and Riddell may have been dismissed, but there must now be serious concerns about whether Diggers Rest can recapture the glory days. Riddell’s astute coach Justin Belleville sees his side improving each round, and the bye last weekend after impressive lead-up form has given the Bombers plenty of confidence. With a final five this season, obtaining top spot will be a decided advantage. The biggest crowd of the season is expected to turn out at Greenhill Reserve, and Wallan’s quality duo in Jesse Davies (former Bowen Medal winner) and Steve Boyall will be out to show why they joined the Magpies this season. MACEDON, ROMSEY BACK ON TRACK Macedon (third on the ladder) shook off the narrow last round defeat at Woodend by smoothly accounting for Lancefield by 85 points under lights at Tony Clarke Reserve. Seven goals to a point in the first term put the Tigers on the back foot, and the Cats showed their depth to win by 85 points. Ryan Fischer, Dave Morrice and Jordan Dyer were listed as the Cats’ best in an even performance, while Tom Kearney, James Newell and Luke Fellows did well for the

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