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About 100 residents gathered in the Wombat State Forest last Friday to inspect the first clearing of what VicForests claims is storm-recovery work. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Forest clearing angers A VicForests spokesperson said no trees were being removed unless they presented a hazard or for operational necessity. "Machinery will be used to remove hazardous trees in line with standard forest management practices," the spokesperson said. "This work is part of a partnership between Traditional Land Owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and VicForests to assist in restoring Country in the Wombat State Forest and surrounding areas." But local residents and environmentalists are not convinced. Matt Ruchel, executive director of the Victorian National Parks Association, said

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Lerderderg National Park. "It is a disgrace that it should be to wantonly trampled." Bullarto resident Jeremy Neal said VicForests was not just taking logs, but also removing the understorey. "They're churning over the wet soils, compacting the soils, causing huge disturbance all in the name of profits for VicForests," he said. "They're removing logs, leaving fine fuels that cause fires, promoting vegetation to grow back in a way that creates more fuel, and removing the logs that are important habitat." Continued page 7.



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As 'salvage logging' gets under way in the Wombat State Forest, local residents have raised the alarm over the nature and intent of the works. About 100 residents gathered in the forest at Babbingtons Road last Friday to inspect the first clearing of what VicForests claims is recovery work to clean up windthrown trees from last June's storms. But what they discovered looked to them more like a regular logging coupe than any sensitive work to protect the critically important habitat of some of the forest's most threatened species.

adding dozens of coupes to the forest was a clear breach of last year’s commitments by the Andrews Government to log only a small area of the soon-to-be national park. “This is not a clean up operation, this is smash up operation," Mr Ruchel said. Wombat Forestcare convenor, Gayle Osborne, said the destruction of an area of intact forest to create a log landing and machinery area of about two acres was horrifying. "The surrounding forest has been networked with wide tracks and there are large heaps of branches and bark," she said. "This is an area of high conservation value and is part of the promised Wombat-

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A snapshot of issues... As detailed in the Size Matters’ Facebook page, the group says the outstanding issues are, but not limited to: - the overdevelopment of the site. - the size and scale of the proposed supermarket. - the need to reduce the number of prescribed car parks. - the need to subsume Urquhart St south and the road reserve on the eastern side of the development between 2 and 2a Duke St for exclusive private use. - the encroachment of the proposed bio-retention system onto land gazetted as a General Residential Zone. - whether or not the development meets the Mount Alexander Shire Council Design and Development overlays. - overall urban planning concerns about the built form of the development. - the treatment of stormwater and runoff into Forest Creek. - site contamination - economic rationale for the size and scale of the proposed supermarket. - the impact of introducing traffic signals at the intersection of Forest and Hargraves Streets on inbound and outbound traffic, congestion, the local road network. - the impact on ‘liveability’ of the broader community.

Supermarket case adjourned The 10-day Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing into the development of the proposed Woolworths supermarket in Castlemaine recently wound to a close. The matter has been adjourned and will resume on July 4, 2022. Local advocacy group Size Matters spokesperson, Kaye Swanton, said the tribunal had allowed five days for this additional sitting week. Ms Swanton said this reflected the complexity of the matter, the number of parties involved and the 3998 pages of submissions and expert witness statements tendered. "I don't really know how long a final determination will take but my guess is that it could be a month or two, maybe more, given the complexity and scale of the proposal," she said. Members of the Size Matters group are among the 11 resident objector respondents who took part in the hearing. Ms Swanton said it was a long and exacting 10 days over the three sitting weeks but the objector respondents were pleased to hear the arguments for and against the proposal and raise any concerns they had on behalf of local community objectors. Ms Swanton said it was important to acknowledge the concern that had been expressed that there were ‘only’ 11 objector respondents participating in the VCAT proceedings and that they couldn’t purport to represent the community. “That, of course, is absolutely true, and we are not making that representation," she said. "We are simply representing the issues outlined above, along with the Mount Alexander Shire Council, NW Supermarkets, and other organisations such as the Department of Transport, the referral authority, responsible for the impact of the development on the road network now and into the long-term future."

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The council had previously approved a smaller supermarket on the site back in 2018. When the larger supermarket was first proposed, 178 residents, including neighbours of the site, objected to the application. "Equally, we are not saying that the supermarket should not be built," Ms Swanton said. "We are saying the applicant already has a permit for a smaller supermarket or, alternatively, that a reduced proposal, say 20002500m2 might make the development fit on the site." While the latest plans do not feature Woolworths signage, in a press release from developer Lascorp issued as the VCAT hearing commenced, Woolworths confirmed its interest in the site. "We’re delighted to have been presented the opportunity to join the Castlemaine community," a Woolworths spokesperson said.

“ Once completed our full-line supermarket will generate a number of full-time, part-time and casual jobs for the local community. “We look forward to the opportunity to deliver local residents an essential and convenient shopping experience in what would be one of Australia’s most state of the art supermarkets." Ultimately, VCAT will make the decision about which arguments have the most merit and whether a permit will be issued. In between, for those hoping that the creation of a third supermarket in Castlemaine will offer price relief to the community, Size Matters has provided a link to a Choice Magazine supermarket grocery price comparison, which it says puts the hopes of price competitiveness into perspective: www.choice.com. au/shopping/everyday-shopping/supermarkets/articles/cheapest-groceries-australia

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Riddells Creek Fire Brigade was stationed at Riddells Creek Nursery for the collection and raised $4,387.95. Kyneton's total was $11,812 with collections from Kyneton Lions Club volunteers as well as Kyneton RSL's $879 and Kyneton Bowling Club's $510 collections. Kyneton Woolworths also raised $5052 on the day. "As a group we thank everyone for their efforts, especially Peter Connor and the O'Toole family who collected all over town," said Kyneton group appeal director Roley Sandilands. Other Macedon Ranges totals reported included Romsey Fire Brigade: $4491, Macedon Early Learning Centre: $5645, Lancefield Providore: $357, and town totals for Tylden: $1207, and Taradale: $2286. In Mount Alexander, totals included Castlemaine: $9881, Metcalfe: $2898, Campbells Creek: $4155, Chewton: $101, Elphinstone: $859, and Newstead: $3064. Local brigades thanked all CFA volunteers, family members and friends who volunteered to door-knock, and all who contributed to the final tallies. Those willing to make a donation, can still do so online via the Virtual Tin Shake: virtualtinshake.com.au

Sixteen objectors to development Objectors to an 11-unit development at Riddells Creek fear it will create traffic chaos and change neighbourhood character. The proposal, for 4 Richardson Street, attracted 16 objections that were aired at a planning committee meeting with Macedon Ranges Shire councillors last week. Neighbour Guinevere Gilbert said the street had existing traffic and parking problems that would be exacerbated by the proposed development. She said she lack of available on-site parking has resulted in illegal street parking that obstructs traffic. "That's going to be a permanent feature of Richardson Street if this development doesn't have sufficient parking allocation," she said. "The minimum number of legal car parking spaces is not enough as evidenced by the on-street parking arising after the development of 17 Richardson Street.

"This will set a precedent for further development with insufficient parking. Now is the one and only time to prevent it." Fellow neighbour John Herron said street parking often reduced Richardson Street to a single carriageway. "Richardson Street is also a a thoroughfare to the school. The traffic is quite heavy," he said. Objectors also pointed to density concerns, amenity impact, storm water run-off issues, tree/foliage removal, and impact on a koala vegetation corridor. The applicant told councillors they had worked closely with council planners to meet all objectives and guidelines including parking and traffic requirements. Changes over the past seven months have included reducing the density of the initial proposal to 11 units, reducing the number of crossovers, and creating open spaces. A decision will be made on the proposal at a future council meeting.


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Local fire brigades, businesses and individuals across Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander have boosted this year's Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal total. Woodend, Newham and Hesket-Kerrie fire brigades collected a near-record total of $14,725 including $11,633 for Woodend, $1679 for Hesket-Kerrie and $1413 for Newham. The Woodend brigade noted an increase in the number of families involved in collecting for this year's appeal. The 'McKinnon clan', which included 12 young people, collected a total of $4912. The family of Woodend brigade volunteer Paddy Callaghan collected $904 and the individual record of more than $560 went to Eleanor Middleton, closely followed by Alice McKinnon with $560. The youngest collectors were four-year-old Leo and two-yearold Hudson Kyretses, who totalled $592, with the help of their parents. Gisborne Fire Brigade collected $17,000 with assistance from Bullengarook Fire Brigade members. Williamson's Foodworks in Gisborne also collected an impressive $25,000 – with staff donating their time and efforts on the day.


Gisborne Fire Brigade volunteers and helpers were out in force collecting for this year’s Good Friday Appeal.


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XR spreads climate message Eve Lamb

Local climate activists have been visibly ramping up their activity in a quest to see climate put firmly on the agenda as Australians get set to head to the polls on Saturday May 21. Determined to get their message through to candidates of all political stripes, for the past couple of weeks members of the Central Victoria XR (Extinction Rebellion) group have taken to a Calder Freeway overpass at Trio Road near Kyneton, unfurling a large banner demanding "climate action now". Determined to have their call heeded in high places, they targeted early morning traffic heading towards Kyneton on Monday April 4 and again on Monday April 11 before upping their efforts to catch motorists headed in both directions last Thursday afternoon. And kitted out in high-vis vests, the activists from Castlemaine, Daylesford and Kyneton, appeared to be achieving their goal of getting noticed – by both motorists and police. Police attended at the overpass when the banner was unfurled on Monday morning April 11, but left soon afterwards, having determined that the action was peaceable and did not warrant further law enforcement attention, Central Victoria XR member, Castlemaine's Trevor Scott said. "We've had so much positive feedback from motorists tooting their horns and showing their support," Mr Scott said. "Enough lies, enough greed, Climate Action Now, is the message on the banner we hung over the bridge near Kyneton early last Monday morning and the Monday before," Mr Scott said.

Getting noticed in high places: Members of Extinction Rebellion Central Victoria unfurl a banner, calling for climate action, on a Calder Freeway overpass at Kyneton. Photo: Supplied "Members of Extinction Rebellion Central Victoria are wanting commuters on the Calder Freeway to understand that we are in a serious climate emergency and we have very little time to turn this crisis around. "It really fells like it's an idea whose time has come. It should be front and centre of the election." "Government needs to act. In the words of Greta Thunberg 'I want you to act as if your house is on fire – because it is'." Group members are now actively invit-

ing anyone who shares their concerns to join them, with further actions on the cards in the lead up to May 21. XR Central Victoria member, Castlemaine's Serena Everill says the group is interested only in the issue, not in endorsing any particular political party or aspirant. "We're just wanting to make people aware of the importance of taking action around the climate emergency," she said. "This is a big election and there's always energy prior to an election but we're

not focusing on any particular party or candidate." However Ms Everill believes the issue is not yet being given anywhere near the prominence it warrants by political candidates. "No. They're absolutely not paying enough attention," she says. "We are really just out there raising awareness. "We'd love people to come and join us. Just come and say 'Hi'. It's so good to be doing something."

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Proposed budget 2022/2023

Council has prepared a proposed budget for 2022/2023. Key dates in the process are: • 6.30pm, 19 April: Meeting of Council to consider proposed budget • 12.00pm, 20 April: Proposed budget goes on public exhibition • 5.00pm, 11 May: Closing date for public submissions • 5.30pm, 24 May: Special Meeting of Council to hear budget submissions • 6.30pm, 21 June: Adopt 2022/2023 Budget at Meeting of Council. View the proposed budget at www.shape.mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

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"Our intention is to explore the area. We already have local tradesmen working on site – we put a call out on hiPages and had a bunch of people register their interest in being part of the show – chippies, plasterers, electricians... "We're trying to source as much as we can locally, we really want to be a good thing for the local economy." The regional location is a huge change for the series that has been typically based in city and suburban areas. "This is the first time we've gone regional and the first time we've had houses and properties of this scale," Cress said. Each property is about 10 acres and contestants will have 12 weeks to renovate both homestead and acreage. It's also the first year celebrity builder and The Block host, Scott Cam, will renovate his own house for the series. "It's a chance for him to show off what he can do," Cress said. The Block is expected to air in the second-half of the year, with auctions to be held before the end of the year.

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A driver faces numerous charges after being detected travelling at 251km/h at Woodend on Sunday. Police detected the white Volkswagen sedan travelling at more than 140km/h over the 110km/h speed limit on the Calder Freeway about 12.30am. The vehicle was intercepted in Kyneton a short time later where the driver, a 42-yearold Hallam woman, was also seen to be on her phone. She is expected to be charged on summons with numerous offences including conduct endangering life, drive at dangerous speed and using a mobile phone while driving. Her car will also be impounded. The impound was part of Operation Compass, the state-wide road policing operation during the high-risk Easter holiday period. Police are targeting impaired driving, speed, distraction, and fatigue in high-risk areas throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

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“It seems also to be at odds with a 2018 strategic plan for the precinct. “Local people feel devastated by the prospect that the master plan, as written, would remove cricket without offering a new home for the local kids, young people and adults who love it. The game’s been played here since 1864, Hanging Rock Cricket Club has more than 100 members. “Compared with horse-racing, concerts and similar big visitor events, local cricket must be the activity with the lightest touch on the precinct’s environment.” Ms Maxwell said the Rock’s Aboriginal cultural heritage was clearly significant. “There’s so much great work going on in Victoria to advance everyone’s understanding and awareness of First People’s culture,” she said. “In the same spirit as expressed by the cricket club, surely environmental, cultural and sporting traditions can co-exist in a supportive and respectful way in this wonderful place.”



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Tania Maxwell MP has implored Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio to allow small Macedon Ranges communities to keep playing sport at Hanging Rock oval. The Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party Member for Northern Victoria said there was no justification to stop the 120-year-old local cricket club from fielding all-age competition on the historic ground, while concerts, car rallies, fairs and horse racing were allowed to continue around its perimeter. Ms Maxwell made the appeal after she tabled in the Legislative Council on April 5, a petition signed by 1103 people calling on the state government to amend a draft master plan so local sporting clubs could still use the picturesque oval below the Rock. “The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s draft master plan for the Hanging Rock precinct flies in the face of the aspirations and traditions of the people of Newham, Hesket, Carlsruhe, Cobaw and Rochford,” she said.



Renovation series The Block has begun filming in Gisborne South for its first ever tree-change series. This season is set on a 79-acre property at McGeorge Road, which sold for $11 million last year. The show's executive producer and co-creator, Julian Cress, told the Express the Macedon Ranges was one of Victoria's best-kept secrets. "I'm so impressed by the region," he said. "It's a stunning part of the world. There's an ability here to be in the beautiful countryside and be close enough to drive to Melbourne. "The idea of a tree-change is on a lot of people's minds, people are seeing it as a really good option." Cress made his own tree-change to the Ranges in June last year before an opportunity emerged to purchase land for the TV series. And, he has already discovered many of the region's local creators. "There are amazing artists and artisans in the Macedon Ranges and we hope to include in the series," he said.


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Loddon Mallee Health Network members recognise that visiting restrictions have impacted patients and their loved ones throughout the pandemic. To better understand this impact and to influence future decision making regarding visiting restrictions, the network is conducting a research project and is asking members of the public to take part. LMHN general manager Yvonne Wrigglesworth said the V Road Project was the first of its kind in regional Australia. “I would like to take this opportunity to encourage people who have stories to share about visiting restrictions, either negative or positive to participate,” she said. Bendigo Health innovation and research director Angela Crombie said visitor restrictions in hospitals and aged care facilities during the COVID pandemic were necessary but had been tough on patients, families and staff. “We want to hear from people who have experienced the impact of visitor restrictions so we can learn from their stories,” Ms Crombie said. “Hearing stories from patients and their families will help us to make sure we keep the patient experience at the centre of our care during disruptions such as a pandemic or infectious disease outbreak." To access the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/TLF56ZP

Adrienne and Mike Thorbecke with the footbridge they installed over a roadside drain outside their home on Castlemaine’s Barker Street. Photo: Eve Lamb

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Most people want to stay in their homes for as long as possible as they get older. Commonwealth Home Support Programme services can provide the extra support you need to stay independent and living safely at home. Council is holding free information sessions for older people, their families and carers to explain: • What the Commonwealth Home Support Program is and who can benefit • Services available locally • How you can access support • Approximate costs. The information sessions will be held from 10 am to 12 noon at: • Kyneton Mechanics Institute on 26 April 2022 • Riddells Creek Community Centre on 3 May 2022 • Woodend Community Centre on 12 May 2022 • Romsey Mechanics Institute on 17 May 2022 • Macedon Community Centre on 23 May 2022 • Online on 30 May 2022. COVID-safety measures will be implemented at the live sessions and free transport can be arranged if you do not have access to transport. There is an online session for those who prefer not to attend in person or cannot attend one of the face-to-face sessions. To register contact Stephanie Harper by phone 5422 0258 or email sharper@mrsc.vic.gov.au


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A small bright red footbridge installed over a public drain by a local couple has created more interest than they'd bargained for. Barker Street couple Mike and Adrienne Thorbecke say they installed the little structure a couple of months ago for a couple of reasons. Ms Thorbecke has some mobility and health issues and these, along with a desire to create something aesthetically enriching for the community, prompted the couple to install the little structure, they say. They were also encouraged to install the bright red bridge after receiving positive feedback in response to a wall mural and a small diorama they had earlier installed in their own front yard where it could be seen by everyone passing by on the Barker Street footpath alongside. However, making such alterations or additions on public land requires official permit approval. And the Thorbecke's bridge has now run into a spot of trouble with Mount Alexander Shire Council brought into the picture after receiving a complaint about the colourful addition to the local landscape. Local laws officer Dave Bothe has been in communication with the Thorbeckes. He has advised them that "there is a fee for placing an obstruction or object on council land, the fee is a daily fee and there is no yearly fee for this type of application". "I will leave it up to you as to whether you still apply," Mr Bothe told them. "As there has been negative comments received by council it is unlikely that you would be issued a permit," he

also advised them. The Thorbeckes say that unless they can comply with the requirements – a potentially costly process – they have been informed they will have to remove the structure. "They've told us we have to get rid of it in a month," Ms Thorbecke said. "I'm very sad about that because we've had so much positive feedback. "But we're not going to incur thousands of dollars worth of costs." Mr Thorbecke said he had designed the small red bridge "to fit over the existing concrete bridge that presently spans the bluestone spoon drain". "We are most surprised there has been a complaint to the council about our little bridge, as we have had overwhelming, unsolicited support from neighbours and especially passers by," he said. "We placed the bridge over the existing concrete overpass that spans the bluestone spoon drain. "Adrienne had a fall from this spot last year and hence we decided to improve the access to our home. "The new structure ably supports her disability giving her a firm hand rail on both the left and right and a side support to prevent overbalancing and falling into the drain. "Adrienne is not able to drive and this is the most convenient and shortest distance for her and her friends and family to pick her up. "This right to accessibility, we would have thought, would be accepted by the wider community and fit with council policy of reducing disadvantage and exclusion for people with disabilities." At this point, Ms Thorbecke thinks it's looking likely the decorative little structure may end up adorning their own garden instead.

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Groups are now calling on the Andrews Government to cancel the Forest Recovery Timber Utilisation Plan, and implement the promised new parks immediately. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Park celebration

Ash Wednesday Park users are celebrating the launch of an exciting new flying fox. Members of the community are invited to join a gathering at the park on April 29 at 4.30pm. Athol Guy will be a guest speaker at the event. The flying fox is part of the park's master plan and was made possible with a Gisborne Bendigo Bank grant.


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From page 1. Dr Jodie Valpied, vice-president of the Moorabool Environment Group, said it was clear that what VicForests was doing went well beyond clearing storm-damaged trees. "We can see that the methods that they're using aren't the usual methods for sensitively removing dangerous trees in storm-affected areas," Dr Valpied said. "There certainly are a lot of trees down in this area but it's clear that they've harvested additional trees, you can see where they've been cut, you can see that the timber is new, and they have basically clear felled large areas. "One of the reasons this area was set aside as a national park is that there are fungi and orchids and other species that aren't found anywhere else in the world so it requires a sensitive approach to dealing with the fallen trees." Groups are now calling on the Andrews Government to cancel the Forest Recovery Timber Utilisation Plan, and implement the promised new parks immediately. Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas told the Midland Express that the logging was being done to reduce risk to community safety. “Many members of my community have contacted me about the amount of fallen and hazardous trees and debris,” she said.


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Crime Stoppers Victoria and Victoria Police are working together to encourage the community to share information about illegal guns and hand over any they may have in their possession. New Crime Statistics Agency data shows illegal firearms incidents have increased by nearly five per cent in Victoria since 2020. Last year, there were almost 2500 firearms-related incidents across the state. Crime Stoppers Victoria CEO Stella Smith said any gun violence was concerning. “Illegal firearms mean dangerous shootings, thefts, and other violent acts that can put innocent lives at risk,” Ms Smith said. Over the past nine months since Australia’s first permanent National Firearms Amnesty was launched, there have been over 13,000 guns surrendered across Australia. Still there is more that needs to be done with an estimated 260,000 remaining in circulation. Senior Sergeant Mark Guthrie from Victoria Police said people found in possession of illicit guns faced serious consequences, including up to four years’ imprisonment. “If you are in possession of an illegal firearm, you can now surrender it to police or licensed firearms dealer without penalty under Victoria’s permanent amnesty,” he said. Anyone with information about an illegal gun is urged to make a report to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppersvic.com.au. You can choose to remain anonymous and all reports are taken seriously.

Refugee advocates active in April April is proving a busy month for volunteers at Macedon Ranges Rural Australians for Refugees. It began with their highly anticipated afternoon with writer and political insider Don Watson. The author read several excerpts from his latest work, Watsonia, and reminisced about his travels through the US and rural Australia. His recollections of life in the Canberra bubble prompted more than a few laughs from his attentive audience. Organisers were delighted with the funds raised from admission, all of which will be donated for the support of refugees in Australia. Plans are in train for more similar events. Next on the agenda for MRRAR was a project conceived and implemented by executive committee member Greg Clark. He is providing copies of Seeking Asylum: Our Stories to interested schools and libraries in the Macedon Ranges. The book comprises a collection of short refugee biographies. "It makes pretty compelling reading," Greg says. "These people have been recognised as refugees. They require our protection under international law. Yet that obligation is all too often ignored." Greg is keen to ensure that young Australians, in particular, are made aware of the physical and mental agonies faced by detainees. He reminds readers that the book can be ordered online at shop.asrc.org.au/ products/seeking-asylum-book. The month of April concludes for MRRAR

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with a fundraiser cake and produce stall beginning at 9am on Saturday April 23 outside Woodend Newsagency. Fundraiser sub-committee organiser, Mary Teichel-Grimes, is looking forward to another successful day. "Cake stalls are a fun and festive way for

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Police are investigating the discovery of an injured man in Kyneton early Saturday morning. Emergency services were called after a passer-by found the man on Sturt Street shortly before 2am. The local Kyneton man, aged in his 20s, was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries but is expected to make a full recovery. The exact circumstances surrounding

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Eve Lamb At a lofty six metres high, the ceilings at historic Maldon Primary School are imposing – but also badly overdue for repair. Now, after a lengthy tendering process, the little school has locked in a contractor to carry out that big repair job worth a cool $50,000. Bendigo-based Program Property Services has been named as the successful tenderer to carry out the work repairing and repainting the ceilings across 11 rooms throughout the school, with work to begin in the June school holidays. "We're hoping the work will be done in the June holidays but whatever is left over will be done in the September school holi-

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‘Race Ya’ to raise funds It's on again! After having to cancel due to COVID like so many other local events, the ‘RACE YA’ Family Fun Day is set to return in 2022. The Asthma Australia fundraiser this Sunday April 24 is held in memory of Maldon teen Ned Cameron who died suddenly of an acute asthma attack in 2016. Ned's mum Kristy Lang initiated the event to honour his memory, raise funds for Asthma Australia and increase education about the condition. Kristy said this year they would be celebrating the event at a new venue – the Bill Woodfull Reserve (Maldon Football Netball Ground). "There will be heaps to do from running races to tug-a-war, face painting, gumboot toss, nail drive, the egg toss and much more. There is also live music and catering onsite. And if you aren’t lucky enough to win the raffle, you can bid on one of our many items in the silent auction," she said. Race Ya was founded in 2018 to raise awareness and funds for Asthma Australia in

memory of Ned who died almost five and a half years ago, at age 14. "We are hoping to make people more informed about asthma. Ned only ever had mild asthma and I remember the first time I went to my doctor, a couple of days after his death, and she told me a third of the people who die of asthma, only have mild asthma and I was shocked," the mum said. "To date we have raised over $40,000 and while raising money for Asthma Australia we have also been able to give back to the community, implementing education, information and asthma emergency kits into local schools and sporting clubs," Kristy said. "Race Ya is also an opportunity for families to spend an inexpensive day together, with heaps to do and the kids can forget about their screens. Life is too short to not enjoy time together," Kristy said. Go along and enjoy a good old-fashioned family day out this Sunday April 24 at the Bill Woodfull Reserve, Maldon from 11am. Entry is $10 adult, $5 child or $25 family.

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the values that brought him to the Liberal Party. "We have all had a tough couple of years. I see that in my work with large companies in banking and technology, and I feel that in the small business my wife and I run providing environmental sustainability education services to the early learning sector," he said. "But it seems like things are changing for the better. "One of the biggest changes has been more people realising that their lives don’t have to revolve around Melbourne and that there are great alternatives to be had in the regions, as a home and as a vacation destination. "It is my goal to help Bendigo make the most of this huge opportunity," he said. The election will be held on May 21.

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The Gisborne Singers have made a triumphant return to practise for their first concerts since May last year. They are presenting Henry Purcell’s immortal opera Dido and Aeneas on May 1 and May 8 at the historic Bluestone Theatre, 28 Hutton Street, Kyneton. There will be two performances (1pm and 3pm) on both Sundays. Dido and Aeneas is the oldest English opera, being written in 1688 during the Baroque period. A world of triumph and tragedy comes together in a semi-staged production featuring Kristen Leich in the title role of Dido. The program also features alternate casting, providing the opportunity for small solo parts from within the choir. Tickets through TryBooking: $40 adults, $30 concession, $20 students, children under 12 free. As an added incentive, the Victorian Government is offering a 25 per cent rebate on the cost of your entertainment experience when you spend $40 or more (see www.vic. gov.au/victorian-dining-and-entertainment-program).

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Macedon Ranges Shire Council has re-launched its Youth Engage Program with new youth spaces opening in Woodend and Newham later this month. YEP! encourages youths aged 12-17 years to connect with each other, youth services and the greater community through weekly programs, events, activities, mentoring and workplace training across the shire. Later this month, two new fortnightly youth spaces will begin on alternating Wednesdays. Woodend Neighbourhood House will host a youth space beginning Wednesday April 20 from 4-6pm. Newham Town Hall will host a youth space beginning Wednesday April 27 from 4-6pm. Youth Space facilitator Chris Fox said these were safe and supervised spaces where all young people aged 12 to 17 were welcome. “Entry is free with food and activities provided, plus we always have heaps of fun!” he said.


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Community conversations Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health is inviting people in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges to contribute to a conversation about what is important to them regarding their health and wellbeing and the services available in their locality. Sessions are being held in person in Kyneton, Romsey and Sunbury as well as online and community members will get together to share ideas on how to build a stronger community. The ideas will be used by the health service to plan for the future. Connect with your community and contribute to the conversation – for details of the sessions, which start next Tuesday April 26 in Kyneton, go to /www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCCHConversations, contact Emma Shannon on 0491 090 299 or email healthpromotion@ scchc.org.au. Participants will need to have evidence of a COVID vaccination to attend in person.

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Castlemaine North Primary School will be holding its Autumn Fete on Saturday April 30 and invites the whole community to come along. The event will run from 10am to 2pm at the school grounds at 270 Barker Street. A variety of market stalls will be on offer selling plants, local produce, preserves, bric-a-brac and local crafts. Organising committee member and parent Lisa Vettori said the fete would also feature a variety of food stalls to suit a range of lunchtime cravings, including curries, crepes, wood-fired pizza, baked potatoes, barbecue, plus coffee stands and a juice and smoothie stall. "There will be plenty of fun for children, with traditional fete games, plus some more original activities such as a rope challenge and virtual reality goggles," she said. "Added to the mix will be fete favourites such as face painting and fairy floss. The fete stage will also feature local acts performing a wide variety of music." Funds raised will go to supporting the school to improve the Castlemaine North students Quinn, Lucy, Pippa, Darcy and Hugo invite the community to attend the grounds and facilities for children. school’s upcoming Autumn Fete.

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Macedon Ranges' singing community has the chance to join a temporary community choir 'The Urban Sea Shanties'. Under guidance from choral leader and Macedon Ranges local Andrew Price and renowned singer/songwriter/comedian Fred Smith, participants will learn a repertoire of songs over a four-month period culminating in a performance at Kyneton Town Hall in September. The project was originally conceived and presented in the City of Kingston in 2019. Using the same artists and adopting a similar project footprint, Macedon Ranges Council will draw on the project’s successes. Mr Price encourages anyone who gets joy from singing to sign up. “The recent COVID Recovery project ‘Sing-Park-Sing’ is proof that community choirs are popular in our region," he said. "We have around seven known active community choirs already, so feel we have a significant audience to draw upon for this Urban Sea Shanties Community Choir project." Macedon Ranges mayor Jennifer Anderson said all singers were encouraged to join, whether they were experienced or just sung in the privacy of their home. Participation is free. It is open to people aged 12 years and older. A free singing workshop and sign-up day will be held at Kyneton Town Hall on Saturday May 14 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. To get involved visit: mrsc.vic.gov.au/get-involved or call Andrea on 0429 605 619.

Forty years on air The Bendigo region is getting set to celebrate the 40th birthday of community radio. On ANZAC Day 1982, 3CCC at Harcourt fired up its transmitter. It was a big event, the first-ever broadcast of community radio outside Melbourne and not only that, the first FM station as well. To add to the occasion the station was set up in the former Harcourt railway station building, vacant for many years. This led to intense interest from the media, with resulting great publicity. The tiny country town of Harcourt had never seen the likes of this event. Several hundred people arrived on the scene, from near and far. At precisely 11am a nervous young man, Ricky Nelson, a descendent of the local Dja Dja Wurrung people, opened the microphone. “Hi, I’m Ricky Nelson. I have the pleasure to entertain you for the next hour with some rock 'n' roll. Let’s start with some Blondie.” It lasted just two minutes. The connection by microwave link to the transmitter on Mount Alexander had a temporary failure. It quickly corrected itself and 3CCC headed off into an unknown future. The station never looked back and it quickly gained a large and loyal audience

across a large slice of central Victoria. In 1993, the committee voted to relocate 35 kilometres north to Bendigo, a controversial decision. It proved to be successful for a decade but gradually it declined. Volunteers became restless and eventually 3CCC was no more. A change of management and of callsign had a bad effect and soon the ACMA cancelled the licence. It re-emerged later rejuvenated as FRESH fm. Today it is not alone. It sits alongside KLFM, PHOENIX fm and MAIN fm, all of which have descended in one way or another from the parent, 3CCC fm. Long-serving community radio people, Ian Braybrook and Marilyn Bennet, have written a comprehensive book, Radio Waves, in celebration of the 40th birthday and it will be launched on ANZAC Day at the Harcourt Bowling Club. Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards will conduct proceedings and has a long association with community radio. The birthday party and book launch gathering is from 12.30pm. All past and present volunteers, staff and listeners from each station are invited. The former Harcourt railway station building where it all began is currently being converted to a community centre and was not available for this occasion.




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Hull to perform at The Bridge Award-winning Castlemaine musician, writer and disability advocate, Eliza Hull, is set to perform at Castlemaine's Bridge Hotel on Friday April 29. Fresh from a whirlwind trip to America last month where she performed as part of the Sounds Australia Showcase at the renowned South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, Hull is excited to hit the stage in her home town for the first time since the COVID lockdowns. "I love performing at The Bridge, it's a great venue and always a supportive crowd," she said. Hull will be joined on stage by her full band including local drummer Holly Thomas. Hull's music has been described as "stirring, captivating and heartfelt" and is regularly played on radio nationally and internationally. Her songs are featured in ABC KIDS TV show And Then Something Changed, ABC's The Heights and American TV shows Awkward, Teen Wolf and Saving Hope. She recently performed her new song about living with disability, Running Underwater, on ABC's Q&A and at SXSW in Texas and while at the US event also spoke on a panel on accessibility in the music industry. Hull is a proud disabled woman with a nerve disorder, ‘Charcot-Marie-Tooth’ disease, and is an active disability advocate, panellist and

speaker at events all over the globe. Locals may know Her as the editor and creator of the book, We’ve Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents, which features 25 parents with disability. She is also a contributor in Growing Up Disabled in Australia and has a children’s book coming out in September titled Come Over To My House, co-written with children’s author Sally Rippin. Hull also wrote And Then Something Changed for ABC Kids TV about a child’s experience with disability. Recently Hull was awarded the Music Victoria 'Amplify' award, the APRA mentorship for women in music and the National Leadership Award from the Australia Council and Arts Access Australia. Hull is currently hard at work on her fifth studio record, which will feature new track Running Underwater. "I am working on the album with Georgia Sallybanks (Odette) and Pip Norman and I am loving the sound. I can't wait to share it later this year," she said. Local audiences can enjoy the new track and a mix of Hull's previous offerings at her April 29 performance. The muso will hit the stage from 8.30pm. For tickets visit thebridgehotelcastlemaine.com/ gigs/2022/2/26/eliza-hull

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Descendants of Joseph and Celeste Riddell’s family with 15 children, gathered at the Lancefield Cemetery to visit the graveside of Joseph earlier this month. Joseph arrived in Australia from England in 1851 aged 18 and after settling near Monegeetta he became local farmer of note. He died in April 1878 aged just 45-years-old. Several of his children were buried with him. His wife is buried in a grave nearby with some of her children. Alan Riddell, Joseph’s descendant who has researched his ancestor’s life, was particularly interested in his contribution to

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Strength in body and mind

The Australasian Yoga Institute, established by Jahne HopeWilliams in 1976, rests on the foundational premise that seekers and practitioners of modern day yoga need strength in both body and mind in order to evolve spiritually, and survive with joy in this troubled period we are living through. "We live in an 'anxious age' inflicted with troubling news, irregular routines, poor lifestyle habits, stress and trauma," Jahne says. "Dealing with these issues every day, it is challenging to know how to come into balance, and many just give up. "You do not have to face the world alone – our studio is home for a family of seekers. We work with the knowledge that through our disciplines, we can support you and others in all areas of your life." Jahne says that any people (including yogis) can have insomnia, digestive issues and stress-related illnesses that can be healed at home with proper guidance and knowledge, especially a small daily yoga practice. "Even seven minutes a day can make a huge difference," Jahne says. She also recommends tantric herbalism (including bach flower therapies) and aims to empower spiritual seekers through education. "And actually doing, not just thinking about yoga and herbs," Jahne says. (See advert opposite page.)


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Many people have trouble sleeping so it is critical that you know where to turn to for help. So important is sleep that the federal government held an inquiry into it. The report, titled Bedtime Readings: Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia, states that "Sleep is a fundamental human need and, along with nutrition and physical exercise, it is one of the three pillars of good health". "We have known the importance of sleep for decades yet for many reasons, sleep health has not received the attention it deserves within our community and in the health programs run by state and federal governments. In part this is because there are still many who think that it’s a sign of ‘toughness’ and a badge of honour to be able to get by on less sleep. The reality is that such an approach does harm — in some cases with very serious consequences. Getting the right amount of sleep, and quality sleep, is important and the provision of sleep apnoea and other

sleep services through community pharmacies across Australia is a growing area for the sector, which is benefiting patients, the profession and the community at large." The move by community pharmacies to provide sleep services has been widely accepted by patients. National president of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Professor Trent Twomey, said sleep services were a major professional service provided by many community pharmacies. "Pharmacists often undertake special training to be able to provide sleep services," he said. "Pharmacists are community-based and they know their patients well. What we find is that patients having trouble sleeping will often bring it up in casual conversation. The pharmacist will offer what services are available and will refer the patient to their GP for ongoing referral to a sleep specialist when necessary."

My Health logo used for scam A weight-loss scam running via Facebook is spruiking a miracle cure and is using the My Health Record logo. The advertisements suggest people can lose 45 kilograms with one teaspoon of the product, a so-called supplement. Chief clinical adviser for The Australian Digital Health Agency, Dr Steve Hambleton, said the scammers had misused the agency’s My Health Record logo in the ads. "This is a nonsense," he said. "Government agencies don’t lend their logos to companies and My Health Record is a trusted brand, hence our warning. "The use of the trusted My Health Record logo is cause for concern. "Don’t fall for this scam."

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The Lancefield community will soon benefit from the expertise of a second new doctor, allowing Ochre Medical Centre to expand its opening hours. Dr Ann Shemiss began with the practice early this month, and in July she will be joined by Dr Abeer Ziada. Growing up in Iraq, Dr Shemiss’ inspiration to study medicine came from her family. "My two uncles were doctors and I loved seeing them treating us when we were children – they patched us up when we needed to be!" she says. "I wanted to be like them." Dr Shemiss had originally planned to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology, but the deteriorating situation of the war and the growing control of ISIS made that impossible. Instead, she qualified as a GP with a focus on women’s health. "It was a good outcome for me as I love women’s health," she says. "You get a chance to work with women across different generations – from teenagers to women of reproductive age and women going through menopause and getting older." One of her female patients stood out for Dr Shemiss: "I was doing obstetrics and gynaecological work in a rural area and one of my patients worked for the hospital," she says. The patient went into labour late at night and things were not going well. "We advised her to wait for full dilation before pushing," Dr Shemiss says, "but she couldn’t tolerate the pain and started pushing too early." After a fast delivery, Dr Shemiss’ examination confirmed that the baby was healthy, but the patient’s condition was concerning. Her cervix was torn on both sides and she needed urgent surgery to stop the bleeding. "Unfortunately the consultant doctor was 30 minutes from the hospital and unable to come in due to the safety situation at night. The next hospital was an hour away." Dr Shemiss had experience in cervical suturing and the patient was happy for her to go ahead with operating despite the absence of a consultant and an anaesthetist. "Fortunately my suturing was successful," Dr Shemiss says. "I was able to stop the bleeding and then I kept the patient under close observation until the morning." The patient was fine and, despite the additional complications of this first delivery, she went on to have another two healthy children. "That was lovely, because after her initial birth, she had become a good friend," Dr Shemiss says. Originally from Syria, Dr Abeer Ziada specialised in pathology after graduating, juggling a hospital career with specialised laboratory work and teaching in a medical college. Like Dr Shemiss, the war then changed everything for her. Having made the decision to leave Syria, she arrived in Australia in 2016 and embarked on re-qualification. "It’s a long journey, going through the process again from the

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7 MAY 2022

All hail the great spud! Of course Spudfest is all about the food – everyone's favourite comfort food. And while potatoes are the hero of this fabulous fest, nobody will go wanting ... there really is something to everybody in Trentham on May 7. Here's what to expect in the SpudHub and Market Street... Anja's Scones Potatoes haven't been neglected here. Just to show that spuds can appear in just about every food variety, Anja's Scones are made from the ground up and baked on the spot and yes, potatoes will be in the ingredients. Enjoy them served with butter or jam and cream – just to prove potatoes can go with anything. Bullarto Primary School There's no more classic a spud dish than bangers and mash, made from local potatoes of course. It's a school fundraiser so go enjoy and help them along to their target. Catkin Cove Chestnuts A classic cold weather treat, give them a go as you wander and enjoy the Spudfest. Deep Thornbury Potato Cakes Think potato cakes and so many people begin to drool! Once they think about them, they can't get them our of their heads! Nothing will do but to indulge. Enjoy these with delicious toppings. Devonshire Tea Tent Support local community groups and take time out for homemade local potato scones with jam and cream and a cuppa. Does the jam or cream go on first? Find out and do as they do in Devon when you're in Trentham! Elephant Rock Calamari with fries – this is so popular and delicious that it's in danger of becoming Australia's national dish! Flaming Skewers Grilled lamb and chicken with that outdoor fire taste you just can't replicate anywhere else. Golden Poffertjes Mini-pancake poffertjes made fresh and served with a range of toppings. Harry Hoo Yummy fresh dim sims that die-hard fans of this food just can't go past. Get a waft of their aroma and you'll be hooked. Judda Bar Here you'll find yet another celebration of the spud, burgers and loaded fries. Great autumn nosh when you're on the go. Karen & Corina's Spuds This is where you'll find the most delicious of baked local spuds served with a variety of toppings. Kerbside Kravings Fresh hot jam and specialty doughnuts – great to share with the family while you wander the Spudfest. Milkshakes and soft drinks will also be there. Local Gems Potato Gems like you have never tasted them, forget the frozen variety, these will be made from locally grown spuds. Proceeds will support the local primary school. Organic Sunrise Potatoes star here with potato roesti and potato and leek soup to name but two of what will be on offer. Timboon Fine Ice Cream Gourmet ice cream and sorbet is so much part of a festival that you will just have to save room for at least one of these. Trentham Fire Brigade Chips Flaming hot chips and patatas bravas made from local spuds. Of course proceeds will go to support the local CFA. Trentham Kindergarten Pop-up soup stall from which you will be able to enjoy potato and leek soup with potato bread. Sponsored by Redbeard Bakery. Proceeds will support the kindergarten. Trentham Twisters These spiral spuds with delicious seasonings are a festival must! Of course, they will be made from local spuds. Proceeds will support local community groups.


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F D E U S T P S 7 MAY 2022

Growing a great idea Deep in the red volcanic soil of Trentham and surrounds, the spuds are just about in their prime for harvest. Farmers say they’ll be ready just in time for the Great Trentham Spudfest on Saturday, May 7. Trentham has a long and proud history of growing top-quality potatoes, with some families involved since the 1860s, including the Walsh, Bruton, Dunn and Wicker families. The idea for Spudfest came about in 2008, which had been declared the International Year of the Potato in recognition of the importance of the humble spud as a staple food for the world’s population. Local resident and Trentham Rail and Tramway Association president at the time, Bob White, saw an opportunity to reinvigorate Trentham and suggested an event to celebrate its potato-growing heritage. And so, Spudfest was born. "At that time, Trentham was in the doldrums. The Cosmo Hotel had been extensively damaged by fire and was closed, and I felt that the town needed something to get it going again," Bob says. "When I learned that 2008 was the International Year of the Potato, I thought it would be a great time to celebrate Trentham’s history of potato growing. "The idea was to get as many organisations to work together to create a festival in honour of the spud and inject some life back into the town." Bob said the Trentham Historical Society, Combined Churches and Neighbourhood House, along with potato farmers and many other locals, were enthusiastically involved from the beginning. The first Spudfest took place in May 2008 and stretched over an entire weekend, featuring a potato-based dinner at the Mechanics Institute on the Saturday night. "We also encouraged local cafes and the pub to offer food with a potato theme.

"My partner, Kirk, put together a potato recipe book, which was very popular and even had to be reprinted," Bob says. This year’s event, like the first one in 2008, will be based at the old Trentham Railway Station, but will also stretch up the charming, oak tree lined Market Street. There’ll be freshly dug taters for sale, potato-inspired food trucks, gourmet produce, artisan craft stalls, horse and cart rides, devonshire teas, mini golf, face painting, live music, gourmet ice creams, not to mention the fabulous stores and cafes of Market and High streets.

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Richard Hughes, Woodend

(1 point) 1. What anniversary is the Trentham District Football Netball Club celebrating this year? 2. Where will the documentary film Wash My Soul in the Rivers Flow be screened later this month? 3. Gisborne-based artist Chieko Hester is known for what artform? 4. Kyneton teen Hailey Stubbs won a silver medal at the Athletics Australia National Championships in Sydney for what event?

(3 points) 5. What renovation television series is being filmed in Gisborne this year?

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6. Who played the female lead, Mia, in the film La La Land? 7. Aviation pioneers, the Wright brothers, are Orville and who? 8. Who was Australia’s prime minister in 1974? 9. Where in the world is Mount Vesuvius?

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Good to see Mary-Anne Thomas MP championing the unique environmental, ecological and cultural attributes of Hanging Rock ('Playing politics', Opinions, April 12). It is a shame she totally ignored her community in relation to the pollution of the Campaspe River from Coliban Water's discharge point into the river below Kyneton. This low-grade water release has destroyed the habitat for platypus, rakia, fish and crustaceans certainly to Turpins Falls and potentially all the way to Eppalock. Eppalock being the biggest dilution pond in Victoria and Coliban Water's final solution, before that water is released down to the Murray. Coliban Water is in the process of hav-

Remove the car parks

Cathy Wheel, Castlemaine

I share the concerns of Lana Osterfield ('Parking solution', Opinions, April 12). When cars of any size are parked in the two bays adjacent to the pedestrian crossing in Mostyn Street, short pedestrians (especially children, people using wheelchairs and scooters) cannot be seen by traffic travelling west and pedestrians cannot see oncoming cars. The council has been alerted for years of the near misses at this crossing. The proposed six-month ‘small vehicle parking’ trial comes in spite of the many objections to this project. You cannot see through vehicles of any size and I do not believe this project adds to the safety of the crossing. An immediate and low-cost solution is to remove the two car parks, which would provide a clear line of vision for everybody. Or convert them to motorcycle parking. A six-month trial before the council makes a final decision takes us to the end of the year, another delay where pedestrians must live with the danger of crossing this road. Why take such risks just to hang onto two car parks?

Enquiries should be directed to the secretary of the Kyneton RSL, Mike Gretton, on 5422 6735. Trentham An ANZAC Day march and ceremony will also take place in Trentham. The parade will form up at the town square at about 11.30am and march to the cenotaph at the intersection of High and Market streets. The ceremony will be followed by refreshments at the Trentham Neighbourhood Centre. Earlier in the day a dawn service will be conducted at 6am at the cenotaph. Malmsbury/Woodend/Taradale ANZAC Day ceremonies will also be conducted at Malmsbury at 8am at the Memorial Gardens in Malmsbury, Woodend at 11.30am and at Taradale at 1.30pm. Romsey/Lancefield The 2022 Anzac Day commemoration service and flag raising and wreath laying will be conducted at Romsey at 7.30am. The main commemoration event will be held at the Lancefield Cenotaph commencing at 8.30am. Provisions have been made for the community members to lay private wreaths or floral tributes. Any communities organisation wishing to lay a wreath are requested to advise Romsey Lancefield RSL president Reinhard Goschiniak on 0419 375 060 or John Horan on 0448 279 830 before the scheduled event.

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Solution No. 9002 S P R S O S B E E S T T A R N B I S S H

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Kyneton The Kyneton RSL Sub-Branch will again be organising the traditional ANZAC Day march and ceremony in Kyneton on April 25 to commemorate the 107th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. ANZAC Day begins with the dawn service conducted at the cenotaph at 6am. Attendees should begin assembling at about 5.45am. This service will be followed by the traditional gunfire breakfast which will be held at the Kyneton RSL club rooms. A gold coin donation is requested for the breakfast and all monies collected will go to providing welfare support for veterans. The ANZAC Day march in Kyneton will form up at the corner of Yaldwyn and Mollison streets at 9.30am and step-off at 9.45am. The march will proceed to the cenotaph where the ANZAC Day ceremony will be conducted. Following the service the march will continue along Mollison Street to the RSL where it will disband. Refreshments will be provided at the RSL following the march. QR check-in and proof of double-vaccination required for the gunfire breakfast and refreshments. Appeal and badge sales In the lead up to ANZAC Day, the Kyneton RSL will be conducting its annual appeal and badges will be on sale in town and at the RSL. Community members are encouraged to buy a badge and wear it with pride. All money collected supports veterans.

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Champion of the environment

ing its EPA licence reviewed, the existing licence has been a licence to pollute. Our community will look forward, Mary-Anne, to your loud and enthusiastic support for the preservation of the unique environmental, ecological and cultural attributes of the Campaspe River.

Remembering the ANZACs


Thirty three years ago, the councillors of the Shire of Newham and Woodend voted unanimously to purchase the East Paddock at Hanging Rock. The local family who owned the land wanted the council to buy it, as they could see how critically important it would be in helping to protect the Rock’s already degraded environment. The council saw this also, and was very keen to acquire the land. I know all this because I was one of those councillors. The price paid was known to everyone, as it was the exact amount borrowed from the bank to fund the purchase. I don’t recall riots in the streets or the sky falling in because people knew the amount paid for this parcel of land. The loan was to be repaid from gate receipts, meaning that the council was not encumbered with paying from its own limited funds. This situation applied until the council was dissolved in 1995, and a trio of seemingly disinterested commissioners took over. The neglect continued under successive elected councils for the next 15 or so years. We then had the unedifying experience of a bunch of would-be entrepreneurial councillors plotting and planning in cloak-anddagger secrecy to build a large tourist resort on the East Paddock. Fortunately, they were stopped in their tracks, largely by loud and strong community opposition to their absurd proposal. The council in 1989 had often discussed

what should happen to the East Paddock when the loan was repaid in full. All agreed that it should be transferred to the state government, but this was never the subject of a formal resolution. It was, however, referenced in the Management Plan published in 1993. The Rock is a very special place, unique in Australia. In my view it should have World Heritage status, with all of the recognition and protection such a position offers. Thirty three years on, I find it hard to believe that the matter of where ownership of the East Paddock should reside has not been resolved. I believe that the councillors of 1989 were correct, that it should be with the state government.



As federal funds are secured for the biggest ticket item on Macedon Ranges Shire Council's wish list, anticipation now builds for remaining priority projects as election campaigning continues. Macedon Ranges Council CEO Bernie O’Sullivan said the council had identified key initiatives in its 'Priority Projects 2022' prospectus, "where it is hoped the federal government, no matter who is in office, will contribute funding". While the council recently secured federal funding for the Macedon Ranges Sports Precinct, and now seeks further state government funding, it was one of several key projects for the shire. Mr O'Sullivan highlighted the Daylesford to Hanging Rock and Kyneton Shared Trail, Woodend Community Centre, and Kyneton Town Hall Reimagined, as further priority projects. The council is seeking $18 million in funding to complete the Macedon Ranges section of the Daylesford to Hanging Rock and Kyneton Shared Trail. This comprises $3M for planning and $15M for construction. "It is hoped the federal government will make a contribution towards what will be a great asset for the community with its associated health benefits, and a significant drawcard for tourism going forward," Mr O'Sullivan said. "The development of a combination of rail trail and shared use trails from Daylesford to Hanging Rock and Kyneton will provide a

unique trail experience that will attract between 4460 and 6690 annual visits by local residents and increased domestic and international visitors." Another top priority is the transformation of Woodend Community Centre to meet the needs of multiple community users and provide increased economic development and tourism opportunities. "The council is seeking $6.5M in funding overall to help complete the upgrade and provide the community with a modern and flexible space to come together," Mr O'Sullivan said. The 'Kyneton Town Hall Reimagined' project is also high on list. It aims to highlight a historically and culturally significant building and deliver a contemporary theatre experience through an accessible space capable of hosting major events and performances. Mr O'Sullivan said the upgrade was expected to attract visitors from outside the region to "attend high-class acts in a high-class venue". Council is seeking $5.5 million in funding overall to help complete the upgrade. An additional seven priority projects the council is seeking support for include: electric vehicle charging stations, digital connectivity and communications, affordable housing, youth mental health services, Woodend Golf Club Clubhouse, Healthy Landscapes Private Land Conservation Program, and Aquatic Facility Feasibility Study (for the shire's east).

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 2 Living, 2 Car spaces Land Approx. 800m2 Property: Address: Auction: Agent: Contact:

Well located town property with large allotment 105 Farnsworth Street Castlemaine Saturday May 14 @ noon. Estimate sale price: $550,000 to $600,000 Maltby Property 0407 349 969


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Escape the rat race and enjoy the perfect work-life balance with this comprehensively renovated, rendered brick cottage. This calming country lifestyle can be yours to enjoy close to schools, train station and shops.







Private Sale Inspect As advertised or by appointment Price $890,000 - $940,000 Land 2,436 sqm approx Jeremy Bottomley 0433 772 033

28 Mountains Road Cherokee First time offer for sale in 140 years. This much loved 3 bedroom mountain retreat overlooks over an acre of beautiful European meandering parkland garden, the remaining land is pristine remnant native forest.







Online Auction Thursday 12 May 5.00pm Inspect As advertised or by appointment Price $950,000 - $1,030,000 Land 15.69 ha approx Tom May 0413 996 185


9 Lemon Street Campbells Creek

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What is the difference between a Section 32 and a Section 27 Statement?

Property law can be complicated and is often mixed with confusing legal jargon such as Section 32 and Section 27 Statements.

The Section 32 document is a legal document provided by the seller (vendor) to an intending purchaser. A section 32 Vendor Statement refers to the legal “disclosure” document given by the seller to a potential buyer. Essentially, this document contains all the information about the property that is required under Victorian law that the seller must provide to the buyer. It must include all the information that may affect the state of the property, especially where such information may affect the decision of the buyer. The name of the document comes from the legislation that governs the vendor statement, section 32 of the Sale of Land Act of Victoria. The statement should not be confused with the contract of sale, which is a separate document. For the seller, an incomplete or defective section 32 vendor statement may mean that the buyer can walk away and cancel the contract without a financial penalty. Alternatively, A section 32 vendor statement that meets the requirements of the law will bind the buyer to the purchase and will give the vendor the basis to retain the deposit should the buyer wish to terminate the contract after the cooling off period. Some examples of what must be included in the Section 32 include: • Title Certificate that shows the seller’s legal right to the property; • Particulars of any mortgage – registered or unregistered; • Rates, taxes, charges or other similar outgoings • Details of any easements, covenants or other restrictions

Once paid, the deposit is usually held in trust by the real estate agent, a lawyer, or a conveyancer. At the time of settlement, the purchaser pays out the balance of the sale price in return for the property title, and the deposit is also released to the vendor.

• Details of any building permits issued in the last 7 years. There are also obligations on a Vendor to disclosure “material facts” about their property to prospective purchasers for instance: • that the property was the site of a murder or other major crime; • combustible cladding or asbestos being located on or in the property; • prior use of the property as an illicit drug laboratory; and • building work on the land that does not have the required building or planning approvals. Vendors and their agents can no longer rely on purchasers “discovering” material facts through their inspections. Vendors and their agents now have an obligation to not conceal material facts and as such, careful consideration will need to be given in all cases as to whether a material fact exists in relation to a property and if so, the appropriate manner in which this fact should be disclosed. A Section 27, otherwise known as an “Early Release of Deposit Authority”, also takes its name from Section 27 of Victoria’s Sale of Land Act. It authorises the vendor of residential real estate to have their deposit released before settlement where certain criteria is met. However, the process can sometimes be cumbersome and usually requires a letter from a discharging mortgagee/lender to give the purchaser some comfort. The easiest way to think of a Section 27 is as a document that authorises the early release of a deposit. When purchasing real estate, a purchaser must pay a deposit (usually 10% of the sale price) to secure the property

In Victoria, a Section 27 can apply under certain circumstances where it is considered 'safe' to allow the vendor early access to the deposit. A vendor’s solicitor or conveyancer will usually serve Section 27 documents because the vendor wishes to either use the money to pay their own deposit on a new home – or invest it to earn interest. Whatever the reason for the deposit to be released early, both parties must sign the document. Although a vendor is never advised to rely on the success of a Section 27, early release of a deposit may be possible should the following requirements be met: • The contract is not subject to any condition 'enuring' for the benefit of the purchaser (an example is where the contract is subject to finance or subject to satisfactory pest or building inspection) • The purchaser has accepted the title or is deemed to have accepted the title • The vendor has provided the purchaser with a written notification from their bank or charge holder confirming the amount owing at settlement (if applicable) • The purchaser is satisfied with the Section 27 statement and the details provided • The purchaser has provided written notice to the vendor consenting to the deposit release. As always, if you have a question about the selling and buying process, please get in touch with Joanne on 0402 044 780 or Robert on 0488 300 900 anytime. Robert Broadhurst

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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Coupling idyllic country living with the convenience of being just 80 minutes from Melbourne, Loddonvale presents the best of both worlds. A boutique collection of acreage allotments, it lies within the picturesque hamlet of Glenlyon — just 10 minutes drive to the cosmopolitan townships of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, and nestled amongst some of the state’s most stunning natural scenery. Each allotment includes the following:


• Mortised post & rail perimeter fencing • Rural post and wire internal boundary fencing • Underground power to pit electricity supply • NBN fixed wireless ready • Feature entrance gateway









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Robert Broadhurst 0488 300 900 | Joanne Douglas 0402 044 780 Lucas Varga 0488 215 123




• Particulars of notices, orders, declaration, or other approvals by government of changes that may directly or

indirectly affect the land.

• Zoning Certificate


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92 Edgecombe Street, Kyneton 1960s family home in Kyneton’s school precinct

For Sale

EPR $740,000 - $780,000

Set on an elevated corner block, this double fronted 1960s brick veneer home, is situated in the heart of Kyneton's school precinct. The 3 bedroom home has been intuitively designed to maximise the block size and incorporate natural light into the home. A spacious lounge, kitchen and dining area with a north facing aspect, provides year round comfort, and a 4 car garage provides ample storage for a home based tradesperson.




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For Sale

Family Living With District Views

EPR $1,150,000 - $1,250,000

Highly desired for its exclusive cul-de-sac position and tranquil rural backdrop, this 4 bedroom ‘Macquarie’ brick veneer home takes on the look and feel of the period homestead, with a shady front verandah and deep rear pergola for effortless family entertaining. The carefully considered orientation ensures the kitchen, spacious family living, and dining areas are filled with natural light all year-round.


For Sale

EPR $800,000 - $880,000

Built in the Regency style for Mr Frederick Horatio Boulton, a local solicitor, this original double front Victorian home is an unpolished gem in a prime dress circle location. Posing many possibilities, on a rare corner site, the building is unliveable in its current form, but the 6 principal rooms, original high ceilings and Baltic pine floors offer a rare opportunity to capitalise on what is one of the last unrenovated homes in the highly revered ‘bluestone precinct’ between Piper Street, Mollison Street and the Botanic Gardens.





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26 Smith Court Kyneton


Unrenovated Victorian Home c.1859


2.422 ha (6 acres approx.)

131 Railway Road, Taradale


‘The Lake’

Saturday 30th April at 11.30am EPR $1,300,000 - $1,400,000

Referred to locally as ‘The Lake’ for many years, this 52.6 Hectare (130 acre) property lends itself to a new venture in horticulture, permaculture or viticulture. The 14 year old home has a sunny eastern orientation with a well appointed kitchen, the zoned living and dining areas are flooded with natural light, and open onto a full-length verandah overlooking the shimmering water, as the sun rises and sets over this remarkable property.




52 ha

Robert Broadhurst 0488 300 900 | Joanne Douglas 0402 044 780 Lucas Varga 0488 215 123




19 Jennings Street, Kyneton

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Surpassing excellence

Nothing but taste and everything a family could desire, loved, cared for and detailed to perfection. This quality Porter Davis family home is within walking distance to secondary and primary schools, restaurants, the town centre amd sporting grounds. Overlooking the Macedon Ranges this attractive home features two levels; downstairs offering 2 living areas plus a study, a well appointed and detailed kitchen complemented with stone bench tops,

electric log fire opening onto the alfresco area with fire pit, equipped for the good life. Upstairs offers; 4 bedrooms, master complete with walk-in rone and small balcony, separate living that opens to the outdoor entertaining and views to the Macedon Ranges. Additional features of the home include; gas central heating, double integrated garage, established gardens and a sought after location. An inspection will reveal its true qualities.

Property: Address: Auction: Agent: Contact:

Four bedroom, two bathroom family home with all you could want 12 Manassa Drive, Gisborne Saturday May 14 @ 1pm Raine & Horne Gisborne Ken Grech 0418 509 710 ken.grech@gisborne.rh.com.au

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


- 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Car Garage/workshop - Large 1013sqm allotment - Located 4 minutes drive to Castlemaine CBD - Close to Campbells Creek Primary School


17 Gordons Road, Welshmans Reef



- Comprised of three bedrooms, kitchen, open plan dining/living, bathroom and laundry - Outside finds two single garage/workshops, plus smaller garden shedding - Located 5 minutes to Maldon and Newstead, 15 minutes to Castlemaine - 2 minute drive to Cairn Curran Reservoir

18 Panmure Street, Newstead $495,000 - $525,000 QUIET LIVING IN HEART OF TOWN Situated in the heart of Newstead is this low maintenance two bedroom unit. Comprising of a modern kitchen with electric wall oven and hotplates, overlooking open plan living and dining. The first bedroom has a walk-in robe and the second bedroom has built-in robes. There is a european laundry and a spacious bathroom with linen cupboard for extra storage. The unit includes timber vinyl flooring, carpeted throughout lounge and bedrooms plus a split system to keep you comfortable all year round. External features include single carport, rose bushes, small front and rear yard with verandahs to sit and relax. This charming light-filled unit is ideal for those searching for quiet country living within walking distance to the local milk-bar and Cafes, whilst only being a 10 minute drive to Castlemaine. KN263960

123 Main Road, Campbells Creek


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3A1B 3C

Situated in the desirable Wesley Hill precinct, this well presented home is ready to move in or could be renovated with your own touches. With a wide entry, your first steps inside are greeted by light and open spaces. Living consists of a large well-lit lounge, modern kitchen with stainless steel oven and gas stove-top and open dining space with serene views out to the private fernery. Highlights throughout include new carpet, refreshed paint, gas heating and ceiling fans. There are 3 well-proportioned bedrooms with built in robes in all and a retro family bathroom with separate shower and bath. The outdoor space includes covered back verandah, fully enclosed yard, stone walling, established plants and concrete driveway. Completing the package is the extensive double garage with extra work space, concrete floor and power. On a quiet residential street and within walking distance to the Wesley Hill Market, recreation reserve, school and shops, this opportunity is a real treasure.



2A1B 2C

Character cottage living awaits and is privately nestled into a 1,000m2 (quarter acre) country garden that includes shade trees, an outlook over Long Gully and rear access from Johns Road. The timber cottage features a verandah entry, lounge room with cove ceiling, open fireplace, reverse cycle air. Two double bedrooms - one upstairs with cathedral timber ceiling. A modern country kitchen has a dining area, tall timber ceiling, and French doors to a rear verandah. There is a large bathroom with claw foot bath, Euro laundry and a separate toilet. Outdoors a brick paved verandah adjoins the deep country garden with space to extend, enhance or build a garage/outbuilding STCA. Located just 800m from the historic shopping hub of town, and many local bush-walks can be enjoyed either out the front or back gate.

1856 GOLD-RUSH BANK BUILDING & MANAGERS RESIDENCE IN THE HEART OF TOWN Built on land purchased by the Bank of Australasia in 1854, for the then inflated price of 2,500 pounds, this two level brick building adopts the typical Conservative Classical style developed in Switzerland during the early 18th century from prototypes in the Italian Renaissance. Castlemaine builder James Kibble constructed the bank to the design of Melbourne architect John Gill, to open in July 1857 for a building cost of 5,310 pounds. This building was the second of five banks facing the Market Square, to be constructed during the gold rush period of Castlemaine. Historic, solid and prominently located in the heart of Mostyn Street opposite Victory Park gardens and the historic Castlemaine Visitor centre building, this large Solid Brick bank building offers a once in a generation opportunity to secure a freehold of this calibre, size and position.



Stuart Hassett

Property Manager 0417 737 660

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

4A1B 2C

Conveniently located on Harmony way, this country property offers space, views, grazing and a variety of outbuildings, nestled in an open country garden with grazing paddocks, a large dam and potential access to Coliban water irrigation water too. The property comprises: BRICK VENEER RESIDENCE: features 4 bedrooms with robes, a study, 2 living areas, wood fire and air conditioner, central kitchen with outlook, plus a large decked entertaining verandah. NISSEN HUT: spacious light filled studio space, features concrete floor and high roof-line - perfect for storage or the creative. SHEDDING: there is an old farm-barn with parking area, stock yard and small tool shed room, plus there are 2 large open pavilions that could be converted to stables. The grazing paddocks are gently sloping and feature a stand of shade trees dividing the spaces. Elphinstone, Harcourt and Castlemaine are all just a short drive, plus the Calder Freeway entry point is nearby, making access for commuting very easy.

0408 571 131

0418 571 130


2392 Harmony Way

Narelle Waller Director

Rob Waller Director

0417 564 697

$1,380,000 - $1,450,000 PLUS GST



Brett Tweed Sales

57 Mostyn Street

Blasi Mulholland

Property Consultant 0417 311 733

Tori Parsons

Property Manager


Catrina Weiss Asset Manager




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Golden opportunity ty y

Built on land purchased by the Bank of Australasia in 1854, for the then inflated price of 2500 pounds, this two level brick building adopts the typical Conservative Classical style developed in Switzerland during the early 18th century from prototypes in the Italian Renaissance. Castlemaine builder James Kibble constructed the bank to the design of Melbourne architect John Gill, to open in July 1857 for a building cost of 5310 pounds. This building was the second of five banks facing the Market Square, to be constructed during the gold rush period of Castlemaine.

Historic, solid and prominently located in the heart of Mostyn Street opposite Victory Park gardens and the historic Castlemaine Visitor centre building, this large solid brick bank building offers a once in a generation opportunity to secure a freehold of this calibre, size and position. Featuring seven main rooms, the Georgian-styled building offers an imposing classic facade and light filled spaces over two floors. The ground floor features 210m2 of space with east facing windows looking out to Frederick Street: there are two huge spaces, a bank manager's

room, safe and strong room, kitchen and bathrooms. Upstairs features 110m2 with four main rooms, fire places and timber floors, views of the park and town, and a large stairwell with direct access to a side-courtyard entry off Mostyn Street. Zoned Commercial 1 and offered for sale with vacant possession, this outstanding property offers a special opportunity with options galore (STCA). Selling terms: 60-day settlement on a plus GST basis. Inspect by appointment.

with Jennifer Pearce

Let's talk REAL


BUDGET BLUES OR NEWS? How does the new federal budget affect you? The federal government is expanding three homeowner schemes until June 2022 to double the number of places offered to first home buyers to break into the housing market. But how does this affect you if you are already a homeowner or someone looking to make the move to regional Victoria? During the federal budget, the Regional Home Guarantee was announced which allows eligible buyers to build or buy newly built homes in regional Victoria with just a five per cent deposit. One of the lowest on record. This new scheme has just 10,000 places a year for first home buyers looking to secure a home in the fast-growing market starting in October 2022. Whilst this incentive with a small deposit is very appealing to a new generation of homeowners, it will increase the demand for new builds and renovations. With builders in the Macedon Ranges and beyond busier than ever with material delays and a high

interest in renovations during covid lockdowns, there may be additional wait times on top of what is already a demanding time for builders. With the rise in popularity for home ownership in regional Victoria, and in particular the Macedon Ranges, this could be a good time for current owners to plan their renovations or builds knowing that there is an extensive delay. If you are looking to buy a block of land or build a brand-new home in Kyneton, now is the time to plan and look around the region. With the minimum deposit so low and with such a small number of places in this new scheme available, it’s a matter of getting your foot physically in the door to avoid any further delays. These are new times and once-in-a-generation moments. We are learning to work in this new environment and the demand is high. If you would like to discuss the current climate here in Kyneton or are interested in a property, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment and let’s make this the year for you and your property dreams. www.jenniferpearce.com.au

rh.com.au KN264103

Property: Address: Price: Agent: Contact:

1856 gold-rush bank building & manager’s residence in the heart of town 57 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine $1,380,000 - $1,450,000 Waller Realty 5470 5811


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A 4 B 3 C 10

90 Ellandee Crescent, Macedon


• Absorb the Sounds of the Bush - 9281m² approx. • Cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, Castlemaine stone open fireplace and open plan living • A separate studio ideal for home office, teenagers or a visitors’ accommodation • Character barn with mezzanine floor • Only 55 minutes from Melbourne CBD and 35 minutes to Melbourne International Airport

Auction Saturday 7 May 11.00am Web


Ken Grech 0418 509 710

60 Hastings Drive, New Gisborne


• Rural Sanctuary on 3.85 acres approx. • Grand family/living space with hardwood timber flooring and a feature wood fire heater • Sliding doors open to a lovely and private undercover entertaining area • 2 stall stable complex, holding yard with loose box, town water, dam and separate study/gym room • Offering peace, tranquility and views to the Macedon Ranges

Thurs 21 April 4.00-4.30pm

Auction Saturday 7 May 1.00pm Web


Ken Grech 0418 509 710





A4 B2 C2 E1

12 Manassa Drive, Gisborne

A5 B2 C3

12 Moras Court, Gisborne


• Quality Porter Davis family home within walking to schools, the town centre and sporting grounds. • Nothing but taste and everything a family could desire • Well appointed and detailed kitchen complemented with stone bench tops, electric log fire opening onto the alfresco area • Stunning views to the Macedon Ranges


• Versatile designer living, working, entertaining on 2.5 acres approx. • Situated in a quiet community friendly cul-de-sac only a 15 minute walk to town. • Open-plan timber kitchen, dining and family area and a large separate rumpus • 3 car garage and workshop along with a free-standing shed • A full sized tennis court with night lights!

Wed 20 April 3.30-4.00pm Sat 23 April 12.00-12.30pm

Auction Saturday 14 May 1.00pm Web


Ken Grech 0418 509 710


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

Saturday 23 April 2.30-3.00pm

Auction Saturday 28 May 1.00pm Web


Cherie Graf 0407 823 686



Wed 20 April at 5.00-5.30pm Sat 23 April at 2.00-2.30pm

A4 B3 C2

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Well located

Located just a couple of minutes’ drive from Cairn Curran Reservoir, you'll find this comfortable three bedroom home nestled on a beautiful 4.6 acres of land. All bedrooms are of generous proportions, two with built-in robes and one very spacious 4.8m x 6.2m master's retreat or studio. The spacious timber kitchen provides gas cooking, dishwasher and a large window above the sink overlooking the stunning garden. The open plan living/dining provides a wonderful space for family living. There is a second living area with a wood heater, perfect for those cooler winter months. Bathroom, separate toilet and laundry facilities are very adequate. Other features include timber flooring, split-system heating/cooling and plenty of natural light, Outside finds two single garage/workshops, smaller garden shedding and many fruit trees. This property is located just five minutes’ drive to Maldon or Newstead, 15 Minutes to Castlemaine or 30 Minutes to Maryborough.

Property: Address: Price: Agent: Contact:

Comfortable home on 4.6 acres (approx) close to Cairn Curran Reservoir 17 Gordons Road, Welshmans Reef $735,000 Keogh Real Estate 5472 1248


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Rocky Riders on the Bacos trails in February.

Rocky Riders on a roll

When early last year Natayla Garden set up a Facebook page to see if any women wanted to join her and a friend on a beginners' mountain bike ride, little did she imagine that she was starting something quite significant. After Natayla, her friend and 11 other women met at the local Bacos trails in Walmer Forest Reserve for a social ride, everyone wanted to know when the next ride was happening, Natalya said. It certainly seemed that women's social MTB rides were needed so Natalya met with Paula Ewing and Ella Bourke, who had experience in the relevant fields of thought, to brainstorm ideas. After approaching the Castlemaine Rocky Riders MTB Club, Natayla was invited along to a committee meeting to discuss the trio's ideas. The committee was supportive and suggested organising the women’s social ride through the club, and hence the monthly ride was born. "We had four ride leaders at each ride, so we were able to cater for two different groups of ability and fitness," Natalya said. Last December, Natalya joined the Castlemaine Rocky Riders committee with a focus on creating more opportunities for women and girls to feel included in the local MTB community. "In 2022 we have a full year’s calendar of monthly social rides for women planned," she said. They aim to offer a safe and supportive environment for teenage girls, women, gender non-conforming people ... everyone. "Rides are targeted at beginner to intermediate riders. We have a no-drop policy, which means that no one is left behind." Women are also encouraged to join in on the club’s regular social rides, which are open to any gender and age. Each ride is pitched at a different skill level or ability. "We also have junior rides, which parents and carers are encouraged to attend," Natalya said. On April 23 and 24 Castlemaine Rocky Riders members will be travelling down to Red Hill MTB Park on the Mornington Peninsula to take part in the In Search of Stoke, a women-only Gravity Enduro event. On May 1 the Bendigo Women’s three-hour MTB challenge will be at Spring Gully. Both events are aimed to encourage riders of all levels and abilities, especially those starting out or interested in riding in races or events. There is a strong social aspect to both events and dressing up is highly encouraged! Feel free to contact Natalya via: info@rockyriders.com website:www.rockyriders.com if you would like more info.


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Kyneton and Castlemaine: KYNETON 3 Market St. classifieds@midnews.com.au CASTLEMAINE 13 Hargraves St.


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your advertisement to: Elliott Midland Newspapers, PO Box 153, Kyneton, Vic. 3444.

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CLASSIFIEDS Thank you dear Edward for your wonderful contribution to the Castlemiane and District Garden Club. Your generosity, knowledge and sense of humour will be greatly missed. KN264122/L

CROZIER James Darryll (Darryll)

24.9.1945 - 10.4.2022 Beloved son of the late James and Grace Crozier. ‘Rest in Peace’

KIRWAN Barbara Joan Loving and dearly loved wife of Desmond (dec). Devoted mother of Judy and Robin. Loved and respected Mother-in-law of Greg Stafford, Edward Yee and Paul (dec). Much loved ‘Gran’ and ‘Barbie’ of Nicholas, Thomas, Samuel, Emma, Penelope, Mac, Jo-Anne and their partners. Great-grandmother of Annabelle & Oliver; Amaya; Jack, Harvey and Theodora. “Dear Barbie” KN264088/L



ROTHE Judith (Judy) Anne

Dear friend, reunited with Douglas.

Passed away peacefully at home on the afternoon of April 12, 2022



LOTHERINGTON Bill The President and Members of the Kyneton Probus Club offer their sincere condolences to all of Bill’s family and friends. Bill was a valued member of the club and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace

We all loved and admired her enormous strength and positivity throughout her life. She will be dearly missed by so many. We were blessed to have been touched by Judy’s warmth, generosity, passion, and courage throughout her 80 years. Dearly loved wife of Neil for 61 years. Beloved mother of Shane, Kaylene and Jason. Adored mother-in-law of Anna and Merideth. Treasured Nan of Isabel, Madelyn, Maximus, Will and Angus. May she Rest In Peace


Remembered always by Shirley, Andrew and Helen.

William (Bill) Lotherington Passed peacefully on 14th April 2022. Loved husband of Gwenneth, father of Keith and Fiona, brother of Julie and Marg, Pa to Tully and Joel. A Thanksgiving service for Bill’s life will be held in the Uniting Church, Ebden Street, Kyneton on Tuesday 26th April at 10.00am.



Eric Edward Frederick Willis

LOBB Lyn 02.01.1952 – 13.04.2022

Passed away peacefully at Ray M Begg Aged Care, Kyneton on 15th April 2022, aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of Grace (dec). Loving father of Anne and Richard. Loved father-in-law of David and Ruby. Loving grandfather of Liam, Julia, Emily, Sam, Rose, Chloe and Charlie. Papa to Jude, Finn, Edie, Sylvia, Freddie and Rupert. At peace.


In Memoriam


FORD — Phillip James. Would now be 65 years. Loved and remembered always. — Dad (dec.), Mum, Michael and family, David and Jay.

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of James ‘Darryll’ Crozier will be offered at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Yaldwyn Street, Kyneton on THURSDAY April 21st 2022 at 10.30am. Private Cremation


Much loved Aunty of Brittany, Cory and Rodeo. Great Aunty to Sully. Loved Sister to Charlie and Sister-in-law of Nola.

A service to celebrate Eric’s life will be held in St Mary’s Anglican Church, 15 Buckland Street, Woodend TOMORROW (Thursday) at 2:30pm.


CLARKE Geoffrey James

21.10.1934 – 05.04.2022

KIRWAN Barbara Joan

The Funeral Service to honour Lyn’s life will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Friday, 22nd April 2022, commencing at 1pm. At the conclusion of the Service, the cortege will leave for the Castlemaine Cemetery where Lyn will be laid to rest. Please feel welcome to wear bright colours of red, yellow & orange.

Dearly loved Husband of Dorithy Loving Dad of Dianne, Ian & Paula. Adored Pappy of Breanna & Brett A strong hearted man Resting where no Shadows fall

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A Memorial Service to honour Geoff will be held on Sunday April 24th at 2pm at the Community Centre Elizabeth St, Campbell’s Creek

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Section 29 of the Fair Trading Act 1999 requires the inclusion of a full name and address (not PO Box Number) – in all advertisements for the supply of goods and services.

Geoff was privately interred at the Franklinford Cemetery On April 12th 2022


advises all display service advertisements must comply with the above requirement to avoid prosecution, or provide those details to us to pass to the Dept. of Justice if requested. KN258446

A Service of Thanksgiving to Celebrate the Life of Barbara Joan Kirwan will be offered at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Buckland Street, Woodend on FRIDAY April 22nd 2022 at 2pm. A family burial will be held at the Deniliquin Cemetery.

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Employment LOOKING for a DOMESTIC CLEANER in Barkers Creek. Must have references. Phone 0488 080 442.


ROTHE A Service to Celebrate the Life of Judy Rothe will be held at St. Andrews Uniting Church, 54 Ebden Street, Kyneton on Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 11.00am. A Burial at the Trentham Cemetery will follow. To view the Service via a Livestream and to leave a message of condolence please visit Judy’s eTribute at: www.tjscottandson. com.au KN264129/L

Full time meat packer at maxi foods IGA Castlemaine. Position requires the ability to work weekends. Please email expressions of interest to castlemaine@ maxifoods.net.au KN264044/L


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DISCRIMINATION IN ADVERTISING IS UNLAWFUL! The Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 1995 makes it unlawful for an advertiser to show any intention to discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, age, marital status, political or religious belief or activity, industrial activity, parental or carer status, physical features, disability, lawful sexual activity/ sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status or on the basis of being associated with a person with one of the above characteristics, unless covered by an exception or granted an exemption under the Act. As we could be legally liable if we print an unlawful advertisement, we will not accept advertisements that appear to break the law. For more information about discrimination in advertising, contact your legal advisers or the Equal Opportunity Commission. KN258447


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Female, desexed tortoiseshell and black 3 years old. A very relaxed cat with a gorgeous semi-long coat. M/C 956000014696973 MAAW Source No BR100938 Price on application. 24 Langlsow Street Castlemaine. P: 5472 5277 Mon - Sat 10-2 Sunday Closed https://maaw.org.au



The Harcourt Bowling Club Inc. Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday 15th May at 11.00am

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DID YOU KNOW... M1619-2021 Castlemaine Landfill – Construction of Landfill Cap Cells 4, 5, 7A, 7B and remainder of Cells 1, 2 and 3 Tenders are invited for the above contract. Documentation can be downloaded by visiting Council’s website under ‘Tenders and Quotations’. A mandatory tender briefing session will be held at 1.30pm, Wednesday 20 April 2022 in the Council Chamber, Mount Alexander Shire Council Civic Centre, Corner Lyttleton and Lloyd Streets Castlemaine. A site visit will follow as part of this session. Refer to the tender documents for further information. Tender Closing Date: 2.00pm, Tuesday 17 May 2022 Please direct enquiries to Andrea O’Grady, Procurement Coordinator, on (03) 5471 1724. Darren Fuzzard, Chief Executive Officer

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Mount to host Dawn Service

The Mount Macedon Anzac Day Dawn Service Committee will be conducting a service at the Mount Macedon War Memorial Cross this year. The Dawn Service is a commemorative event that honours the sacrifice of veterans, salutes their service and seeks to learn from the experiences of servicemen and servicewomen. This year’s service will pay tribute to the Papuan and New Guinean civilians that provided vital logistic support to Australian and US troops during WWII. The service will also recognise those Afghan civilians that acted as interpreters for Australian forces in Afghanistan over the past 20 years. “It is important to recognise that our military forces are often supported by indigenous personnel in various conflicts around the world,” said Bruce Mildenhall, chair of the Mount Macedon Anzac Day Dawn Service Committee. “In some cases, such as recently with the Afghanistan deployment, pressure from Australian veterans and their supporters has seen Afghan personnel and their families permitted to seek refuge in Australia." The Mount Macedon Anzac Day Dawn Service is possible through the generous support of several sponsors, and dozens of volunteers. In order to provide a safe and orderly event, private vehicles (including cars, motorcycles and bicycles) are not permitted to travel to the Mount Macedon War Memorial Cross on Anzac Day morning. To attend the service you must book a seat in one of the buses that move people to and from the Mount Macedon War Memorial Cross. Bus services operate from Gisborne, Woodend, Sunbury, Kyneton, Riddells Creek, Lancefield and Romsey with continuous shuttle buses from Macedon’s Tony Clarke Reserve from 4.15am. The bus schedule and details on how to book a seat are attached. Attendees are requested to ensure that they dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and a torch. Attendance is free but please bring some cash in the event you would like to purchase a snack or drink. Any donation towards the ongoing conduct of the Dawn Service is appreciated. This year’s Dawn Service will also be live-streamed with details to be announced later on the Mount Macedon Anzac Day Dawn Service Facebook page. More information about the Mount Macedon Anzac Day Dawn Service is available from the website: mtmacedondawnservice.org

The Mount Macedon Anzac Day Dawn Service Committee will be conducting a service at the Mount Macedon War Memorial Cross this year.

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Left to Right: Kyneton Brigade’s victorious U/17 team Nic Hanna, Sam Foster, Royce Sharp, Spencer Zan, CFA DCO Kaylene Jones, CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan, DCO Rohan Luke, DCO Peter O’Keefe.

Kyneton juniors challenge the best

Mt Alexander Falcons players in action against West Brunswick Magpies, in the Falcons’ first home game on March 5. Photo: Penny Ryan Photography

Falcons gear up for season 2022

Mount Alexander’s dedicated women’s footy club is gearing up to play even more matches in 2022 following the withdrawal of a Bendigo women’s team on the eve of AFL Central Victoria’s 2022 season. The Mt Alexander Falcons are now set to play eight games after being approached by AFL Central Victoria to take on the spare fixtures – beginning with a home game on May 7 against Kyneton and followed by a local derby on May 14 against Castlemaine at Camp Reserve. The inaugural head coach who will be leading the Falcons through these 2022 matches has been revealed as Lil Waters. Waters was identified by Mt Alexander Falcons as an outstanding head coach with experience both playing and coaching at a representative level. Paramount for the Falcons board in appointing Waters was her existing relationship and engagement with the playing group, her strong communication skills and a rare finesse for coaching beginners while challenging experienced players. Club president Louise Conwell said that while the club felt for Kangaroo Flat’s players and staff, the Falcons couldn’t be prouder to step up and take on these fixtures. "Our players and committee members have earned this opportunity through the hard work they’ve put in over summer in training and our earlier practice matches,” Conwell said. “We were thrilled when Lil Waters accepted our offer to be the inaugural head coach and the news went down really well

with the playing group, so we’re looking forward to watching this group grow and take on these games from May.” Waters said it was a special opportunity to be an inaugural head coach, especially at the Falcons where the welcoming and positive club culture was already driving the group to go out and play in a supportive environment. "I want to keep building on that for the rest of the season,” she said. Other recent announcements by the Mount Alexander Falcons have included the launch of a NAB AFL Auskick program, which is the first step towards a full-fledged junior setup that will be established over the coming seasons as younger Falcons move through the age brackets. Club vice-president Alana Wearne will be coaching the Auskick clinics alongside parents and carers. "Junior footy is vital to our club’s mission to open up footy and team sports to more people,” Wearne said. “We want to show all kids of all genders that footy is a place where you will be accepted for who you are, where you can put on a jersey with your mates and go run around and have fun together.” The Falcons’ NAB AFL Auskick clinics will be held Saturdays at 9.30am at the Western Reserve in Castlemaine, from April 30. To register, visit: mtalexanderfalcons. com.au/auskick To see the full list of upcoming fixtures, go to: mtalexanderfalcons.com.au/fixture

A team of young Kyneton CFA brigade members recently took on, and defeated, the Chief Officer’s Chargers in one of the most popular events of the CFA/VFBV State Firefighter Championships. Under 17 team members, Nic Hanna, Sam Foster, Royce Sharp and Spencer Zan, competed in the Chief Officer’s Challenge in front a huge crowd at the State Urban Senior Championships at Shepparton on March 26. The race pits CFA chief officer Jason Heffernan and three of his deputies against a team of challengers. The Kyneton Under 17 Juniors won the honour of competing in the event after taking out the wet hose striking one disk twice in the State Urban Junior Championships on the previous weekend. The race involves the competitors setting a hydrant into a fire plug, coupling the first hose to the hydrant, coupling the branch to the other end of the hose and striking a high disc with water before disconnecting the first hose from the hydrant, coupling the second hose and branch to the other end of the hose and striking the disc with water from the second hose. The race didn’t go as planned for Kyneton as the team was initially ruled to have made a technical mistake with a hose, however in the re-run of the event the junior team took the win in a time of 21.48 seconds, ahead of the Chief’s Chargers in 22.15 seconds. Speaking after being presented with their medals, the team paid tribute to their coaches, Brett and Emma Magrath, who had worked tirelessly with them, practising the skills required for the championships. The team, all students, described the win as a great honour, saying they were thrilled to be able to perform in front of the chief officer and CFA’s senior operational leaders.

Kyneton’s team in action.

Kyneton’s Nic Hanna presenting the runners-up medal to CFA deputy chief Rohan Luke.

CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan awarding the winners medallions to the winning Kyneton team.

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GOLF results Kyneton The two-person Ambrose on Good Friday attracted 78 players with the beneficiary the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal. Men’s winners: Norm Cue – Wayne Sliwinski 66-5-61; Mixed – Tom Rogers – Una RaymondHoey 66-5-61; Ladies – Sam Greaves – Angela Donaghy 71-9.25-61.75. The scratch winners with a 65 were John Baicchi and Jason Quill, with Rogers and RaymondHoey taking out the longest drive prizes. Tuesday ladies: A-grade – Lorraine Ryan 8621-65 from Lois Scott 92-22-70; B – Marian Orr 97-32-65, from Liz Turang 107-39-68. The second round of the GA silver spoon went to Vicki Nettleton 95-26-65. Ryan and Irene Kocicz were NTPs. Wednesday stableford: Peter Walsh (15) 37 points) from Les Healey (Hepburn) on 36. Ladies – Merilyn Hoysted (43) 36. The first round of match play for the RSL singles knockout was held on Saturday, with the second round this Saturday (check sheet for starting times). Daily winners were Peter Cameron (15) with 37 points, and Robyn MacRae (23) with 30. David Austin was NTP, as was Barry Murphy (also super pin). Lancefield An Irish teams stableford produced an exciting finish at Lancefield Golf Club on Saturday. The winning team comprised Mark Andrews (14), Aaron Andrews (18), Denis Linehan Linehan (16) and Gavin Winwood (11) with 116 points. One behind on 115 were Trevor Lambert (1), Stewart Stevens (21), Peter McGill (8) and Garry Dudderidge (4). Legends: Ed Godek (13) 34 points, from Peter McGill (8) 28. The ladies had an enforced ‘holiday’ with the greens being cored. Pennant is well under way, with Lancefield’s scratch and restricted handicap division 2 sides winning their first two matches; the handicap division 1 outcome is still in dispute. Romsey Saturday was a stunning day out in the park at Romsey – fairways in top shape, greens fast and true, and surrounds in best ever condition. Par keeps all players honest, and good front or back nines were not necessarily sustained in the par event, with Mitchel Atlas (8) emerging as the winner closely followed by Andrew Laing (17) and Steve Wilkins (17) both +1. Atlas, Laing and Brad Klaaysen were NTPs. Scott Williams (10) beat Mick Squire (0) in a semi-final of the Algie Mitchell Shield, with the other semi yet to be played. The Wednesday comp. saw Jenny Harley victorious with 92-20-72, from Rob Slade 89-14-75. Harley also took out the third round of the silver spoon, six clear of Darlene Baker. Yea hosted the DDGA Bowl (Jean Walder Bowl) on April 11, with Romsey one of 12 teams participating. RACV Healesville’s Davai Jorgensen, Karen Stevenson and Anne Whitmore won with a total nett of 226, two clear of Yea 2. Individual A, B and C grade grade winners were Glenda Woods 75, Christine Simmons 73 and Sharon Grogan 72. Romsey’s handicap division 4 pennant side beat Lancefield 3-2 first-up with strong wins by Davey Kenney, Bob McLennan and Chris vanDerVliet. Trentham A good field of 72 turned out in Trentham in excellent conditions on Saturday, and this was reflected in the scoring. Best score came from B-grader Pau KentonBarnes (15) with 44 points, from Rob Ellis on 38. A-grade: Garry Ford (9) on a countback from Frank Newton (9); C – Harold Moore (22) with 39, well clear of Jim Bradley. Women’s stableford: A – Julie Hanson 36 on a countback from Margaret Holland; B – Anthea Leary 37, from Trish Mann 34. Woodend Captain Neville Bottams and Riley Berry both shot 40 points in Woodend’s stableford event on Saturday. Bottams (7 handicap) topped A-grade from Warren Else (3) who had an even par round off the stick. Berry (26) led home the B-graders with his 40 points.



Top finish for Lambert

Romsey’s Christy Lambert has had an impressive finish in her first 24hour marathon.

Christy Lambert has finished first in the women's field and third overall in the 2022 Coburg 24 Hour Carnival. The April 9-10 weekend was the Romsey athlete's first taste of a 24-hour marathon. Having not competed since 2Bays in January, Lambert was keen to take on the gruelling challenge. "Early in the race I thought I could possibly hit the 200km mark but as time passed and the body fatigued I realised that was not going to be. I am so proud of my efforts to push right to the end and run as far as I did: 175.3km," she told the Express. "For my first 24 hour run I couldn’t ask for anything more. I have learned so much from this run that I’ll take on-board and look forward to improving on this in the future. "The atmosphere was great. Everyone was so supportive of one another and helpful and encouraging. I really felt welcomed. "My achievement was only made possible because of the awesome crew who took care of me in this race - in particular Frankie Palermo and Greg Wilson." Christy said she entered the marathon to test herself and to tick off an impressive goal. "I entered the Coburg 24 hour Carnival for a couple of reasons. To see how far I could push myself mentally and physically, to run 100km in under 12 hours, and to join the 100mile club," she said.

Darren Harnett, Rob Condliffe, John Hillas, John Condliffe, Sophie Pryor, Rohan Taylor, Vin Hill, and Ben Hill.

Kyneton retains shield Kyneton Angling Club has retained the Kyneton Campaspe Shield. John C, John H, Rob, Rohan, Ben, Vin (Junior) and Darren represented Kyneton against Castlemaine and turned it on with six legal yellow bellies caught and lots of undersized Redfin (30cm for comp) and yellow bellies. John H pipped John C for biggest fish 37.8 to 37.5. Rohan had the best aggregate at 66.5 (34.5, 32) and Robert picked up a 33.5cm yellow belly. No cod were

caught. Castlemaine caught one legal 31cm yellow belly. Craig Tingat and Castlemaine ran a well-organised competition with great prizes and lots of raffle prizes. Sophie Pryor from OZFish also gave a brief presentation. The last competition for year is at Lauriston on May 15. Details will be announced soon. Kyneton Angling Club is seeking sponsors. If you want to be involved contact John on 0419 397

AFL stars for Anzac Eve

This Anzac Day Eve, Gisborne Golf Club welcomes AFL champions David Zaharakis, Nick Maxwell, Tom Bellchambers and Luke Ball. This late afternoon event will feature these stars live on stage, talking about the lows and highs of their careers ... not least of all their experience playing on that hallowed turf the MCG on Anzac Day in front of 80,000-plus people and

previewing the next day's huge game. Tickets are only $15, with early bird packages available for five or more tickets. A VIP ticket will get you front row, not only sitting with your chosen player but a lavish two-course meal and limited drinks all for just $100-(limit of 10 per table). Four VIP front row tables are available. AFL memorabilia will be available on

the day, strictly no signing of personal items brought in. Afterwards why not kick on and watch the reigning premiers Melbourne Demons take on the Mighty Tigers live on the brand new massive big screens at the golf club. This event will sell out quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment at www. gisbornegolfevents.com.au/eventtickets


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Champion effort Lisa Dennis

Castlemaine Cycling Club member Emma Jackson is pictured with her gold and silver medals with daughter Chloe, who is proudly wearing mum’s Australian Champion jersey.

Castlemaine Cycling Club stalwart Emma Waldron has blitzed the competition at the 2022 AusCycling Masters Track National Championships at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane, picking up a raft of medals. The local mum has produced some fantastic rides in recent Castlemaine, Bendigo and state competitions and competed as an independent entrant in the Masters division at the national event. Waldron's husband and fellow club member Daniel Jackson also excelled at the competition. On the opening day Monday April 11, Waldron competed in the 500m Time Trial first up and won bronze. Next was the Team Sprint. "Unfortunately our third rider crashed out of competition earlier in the day. So we had to do a mad scramble to find another lady that wasn’t already in a team," Waldron said. "Our final team was myself, Gab Belz of Brunswick in Melbourne and Fiona Viscoli from Western Australia. We qualified in second and missed the win in the gold ride off by just 1.7 seconds!" The final race of the opening day was the 60-lap Pointscore. "We were combined with the Women’s Masters 1-3. I finished fourth overall but first for the Women's 2. For the first year champions were awarded Australian Champion jerseys as well as the gold medal," Waldron said. "On day two I only had the one event, the 40 lap Scratch Race. It was the last race of the day. This time we were combined with the Masters 1-4. I finished 5th across the line and claimed silver for Women's Masters 2," she said. Jackson also competed on Day Two. He finished 5th in the Men's Masters 4 750m Time Trial. "He finished up the campaign with a 6th in the Men's Masters 4 Keirin final on the final day of competition on Thursday," Waldron said. The pair and daughter Chloe are now enjoying a well-deserved holiday break!

Big future for soccer

With less than a week before season 2022 kicks off, Macedon Rangers Soccer Club’s Rangers and their coaches are ready for the year ahead. After a positive pre-season the club is ready to do the shire proud, something which would not be possible without behind the scenes support from parents and club volunteers. With so many players returning this year and so many new faces joining the club it is testament to the grown of soccer in Macedon Ranges. This year the club is thrilled to not only have the previous number of teams more than doubled, plus the capacity to field two girls’ teams. Club president Charles Bender said local businesses that took a chance to sponsor a new club in

2021 had jumped on board again for season 2022. “Macedon Ranges Party and Equipment Hire, Cheshire Building, Hire a Hubby (Kyneton) and Lancefield Bakery are joined by TCC Real Estate. “We thank them for their continued support which has enabled us to grow beyond expectations in such a short period of time,” the president said. This Saturday (April 24) Romsey Oval 2 will be a hive of activity from 9am onwards as four of the Rangers’ teams are playing at home. Here’s a chance for the community to come out, grab a coffee and get behind these youngsters who the club hopes will eventually be able to represent the Macedon Ranges at state, national and international levels.

Success for Sam

The Kyneton Clay Target Club has congratulated young member Sam Gillis for his outstanding achievements at the ACTA 2022 National Trap Championships at Wagga Wagga National Ground. The 13-year-old won the National Single Barrel Championship, 1st B Grade and 1st Sub-Junior; National Champion of Champions, 2nd Sub-junior and 2nd B Grade; and the Double Barrel 1st Sub-Junior. Sam has only been shooting for a very short time and has already now been promoted to A Grade. Congratulations to Sam on his success and all the best for his future competitive shooting.

Vernon returns

Macedon Rangers Soccer Club is ready for the year ahead.

Gisborne, this season’s McIntyre Cup winners, will be even stronger next season. Former skipper and premiership player Jarryd Vernon is returning to the Dragons after a stint on turf wickets, and is expected to take over the captaincy again. Vernon is rated one of the club’s best ever cricketers, spending time scoring runs, taking wickets, and fielding brilliantly.

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Well played! Woodend-Hesket’s Josh Pound (at left) and Riddell coach Justin Belville congratulated one another after a terrific contest on Good Friday.

Silverware: Riddell captain Josh Grabham accepts the inaugural Raine & Horne Cup from Amanda Burt ( R&H Sunbury representative).

Bombers – by two points

Good Friday football is here to stay in the Riddell League if last Friday’s match between Riddell and Woodend-Hesket is any indication. In perfect conditions in front of a bumper crowd, both teams provided a tremendous display of football and signalled to the rest of the competition that they are likely to be in the mix come 2022 finals time. Riddell won a high-pressure low-scoring thriller by two points in a contest that could have gone either way. “Stick together, we’ve got big games ahead (at Wallan and Diggers Rest),” coach Justin Belleville implored his players after the game. Belleville and Bomber supporters are rapt the side is undefeated after three matches, having defeated Macedon, Romsey and Riddell with a combined margin of just 13 points. And the side on Friday was not at full strength, without prime movers Mick Edwards (injury) and Dylan Tarczon (suspended for two matches). Woodend-Hesket is rueing a tie against Wallan and a two point loss at Riddell in the past two rounds, but there are plenty

of positives for captain-coach Josh Pound and fellow Hawks, with the next two matches sure to be chalked in as certain victories against Melton Centrals and Western Rams. The Good Friday trendsetter was sponsored by Raine & Horne Real Estate with both teams competing for the inaugural Raine & Horne Cup. It’s great to have Community football back up and running. FOUR GOALS TO NIL After close wins to Riddell in the Reserves and U19.5s, the main game began at a frantic pace with the home side goaling within 30 seconds, followed by another three majors for the term to open up a 23-point lead at quarter time. The Hawks began to get their running game going in the second term and responded with three goals to go into the half-time break trailing by 10 points, with the match very much in the balance. The fast pace continued in the third quarter with tackling pressure a highlight for both teams. Riddell captain Josh Grabham continued to give his onballers first use at clearances and enabled Callum Williamson and his fellow onballers, including Lucas Shaw and

Nathan Bridgland, plenty of opportunities to deliver the ball into their forward line. Experienced recruit Andrew Duhau limped off after showing his undoubted class with two long goals. Woodend-Hesket had lifted their game and went into the last term trailing by 11 points with the belief they could run over the top of the Bombers. It was a desperate affair with Josh Pound kicking two crucial goals to give the Hawks a narrow lead halfway through the quarter. Marcus Stapleton and Tom Gawthrop were almost impassable in defence, it seemed they may have done enough to seal victory. The last 10 minutes of the term saw both teams looking to break open the game to score the match winner. Riddell finally delivered the ball deep into attack, and Nathan Croft kicked the vital goal eventually secure won the match. This match had everything, even a few perplexing umpiring decisions. The after-match presentation of the Raine & Horne Cup to Riddell skipper Josh Grabham signalled the end of a tremendous day of football and netball for the two clubs, who should be congratulated


for embracing the concept of a Good Friday bonanza with both clubs looking forward to the return clash at Woodend next year. MATCH DETAILS Riddell 4.1, 5.2, 7.5, 8.8 (56) d WoodendHesket 0.2, 3.4, 5.6, 8.6 (54). Goals (R) -- C. Williamson 3, A. Duhau 2, D. McGrath, T. Stead, N. Croft. Best – J. Grabham, Williamson, S. Treweek, L. Shaw, N. Bridgland, R. Paterson. Goals (WH) 0 J. Pound 3, T. Pears, J. Arceri, T. Chapman, J. Hicks, A. Rae. Best – Rae, M. Stapleton, F. Fazzolari, L. Randle-Hewitt, Arceri, D. Bramley.

MCDFNL games

Round one matches in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League competition this Saturday (April 23) are: Carisbrook v Trentham. Harcourt v Dunnolly. Newstead v Maryborough Rovers. Maldon v Talbot. Natte Bealiba v Navarre. Avoca v Royal Park. Lexton v Campbells Creek.

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Tayla’s 200th – at last!

Loyal, talented and long-term netballer Tayla Durham played her 200th game for the Kyneton club on Saturday, with plaudits from all quarters. The celebration had been delayed and finally cancelled from the 2021 season, and fellow netballers and supporters finally saw Tayla run through the ‘200’ banner and receive her awards. An exquisite goaler for the Tigers, Tayla was praised for her longevity and positive attitude towards teammates and opponents alike. While Kyneton’s A Reserve side went down 61-23 to Gisborne, it was a day Tayla will always remember. It was a tough day for the five Kyneton netball teams as they battled hard against formidable opposition. “Our aims for the season are to have all five teams make finals, and hopefully take home five flags,” Gisborne head coach Tarryn Rymer said in the pre-season lead-up. Saturday’s showing indicates the Bulldogs can be very competitive against much stronger opposition, while the Tigers have the opportunity to improve considerably as the season progresses. Overall scores were Gisborne defeated Kyneton 81-18 (17&U), 75-18 (B Reserve), 68-23 (B), 61-23 (A Reserve) and 65-31 (A). The Major Toms awards across the five grades for Kyneton players went to Emma McCalman, Keanah Gray, Claire Jungler, Lauren Girvan and Jess Mangan.

Formidable Under 18s: Coach Rob Kerr addresses the talented Gisborne Under 18s who dominated against the young Tigers. Final scores were 30-19 (199) to 1.0 (6).

Rampant Bulldogs Six goals apiece in the first quarter at the Showgrounds on Saturday indicated the Kyneton versus Gisborne senior match would be a high-scoring, closely fought affair. Then a dramatic change came over the match, with the Bulldogs systematically taking control in most positions, snuffling out the Tigers’ forward advances, and ramming home 15-7 to 1.5 in the next two quarters. The home side had been confident after an impressive runaway win over Castlemaine in the opening round, only to find the Bulldogs in a different class once they hit their straps. To their credit, the Tigers did not capitulate and regrouped to match their opponents in the final term, going down by 89 points. Some of the precision football produced by Gisborne was an early warning to the top Bendigo-based clubs, and coach Rob Waters and his assistants must be anticipating even further improvement when they face the Castlemaine Magpies at Gardiner Reserve this Saturday. Kyneton coach Paul Chapman will be looking for a more consistent performance across the four quarters at Strathfieldsaye this weekend. Gisborne’s mixture of youth and experience shone through,

with Brad Bernacki close to his impeccable kicking gathering best, and big ruckman Jayden Owen proving his worth back in Bulldog colours. In attack, the elusive Josh Kemp came up with seven goals, and proven key forward Pat McKenna five. Winger Josh Phillips was listed as Kyneton’s best, with recruit Cam Maneul (ex-Moe) proving his worth with four goals, equalled by evergreen Rhys Magin. In the Reserves, Gisborne proved too accomplished, winning 17.6 (108) to 8.2 (50). Details from the main match were: Gisborne 6.2, 15.6m 21.9, 24.12 (156) d Kyneton 6.0, 6.1, 7.6, 10.7 (67). Goals (G) – J. Kemp 7, P. McKenna 5, B. Bernarki, E. Foreman, M. Merrett 2, J. Scanlon, M. Pannucio, S. Bell-Bartels, M. Lord. Best – Bernarki, J. Owen, Kemp, B. Graham, F. Lakey, M. Lord. Goals (K) – R. Magin, C. Manuel 4, R. Pretty 2. Best – L. Phillips, J. Safstrom, Manuel, Magin, H. Yunghanns, D. Bartrop.

Adapting to change There has been significant change to adapt to for the Bendigo League and club administrators with the launch of the 2022 season. But after some long – and at times stressful – hours clubs delivered an exciting return to BFNL action in the opening round, according to league manager Cameron Tomlins. He conveyed a huge ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to hat he described as “a sensational return to BFNL competition”. Tomlins warned there will be some teething issues and errors in learning the new processes, and called on everyone to remain patient and support volunteers as they adapt. “Things will get easier and smoother in

the coming weeks with regard to the new operating databases. PlayHQ (football) and Netball Connect (netball) and the final product will be fantastic. “Match day is a huge day for club volunteers, who can never have too much support. “There are countless smaller weekly tasks that clubs still can use help with, and if you can spare an hour here or there, please speak to you club to lighten the load,” Tomlins advised. Tomlins said it was fantastic to have spectators back at matches and supporting their local communities. “Connection is such an important factor of community sport, something that has been interrupted and sorely missed in recent seasons,” he said.

Scores at a glance

Results from second round Bendigo League football matches over the Easter weekend were: Seniors: Castlemaine 21.10 d Maryborough 12.14, Gisborne 24.12 d South Bendigo 9.12, Strathfieldsaye 16.12 d Sandhurst 12.10, Golden Square 21.25 d Kangaroo Flat 6.6. Reserves: Maryborough 9.7 d Castlemaine 6.12, Gisborne 17.6 d Kyneton 8.2, Golden Square 14.9 d Kangaroo Flat 7.6, Sandhurst 14.10 d Strathfieldsaye 4.7, Eaglehawk 11.14 d South Bendigo 2.3. Under 18s: Maryborough 18.21 d Castlemaine 3.7, Gisborne 30.19 d Kyneton 1.0. Eaglehawk 15.12 d South Bendigo 9.5, Golden Square 16.17 d Kangaroo Flat 10.7, Sandhurst 13.11 d Strathfieldsaye 4.12.



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