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Like all Victorians, indeed all Australians, my Homescape colleagues and I have been saddened and distressed at the horrendous events of February 7th or Black Saturday as it has become known. Our hearts go out to those individuals and families whose loss and devastation is hard for most of us to comprehend. As we go to print we are witnessing unparalleled generosity from our fellow Australians for the bushfire survivors, and gratitude for the courage and bravery of our firefighters, the tireless volunteers and all of those people and organizations who are working together to help the survivors to get their lives together again. We at Homescape also want to help. On page 51 you can also assist the recovery effort by taking out a subscription to the Goulburn and Murray Valleys’ prominent home and lifestyle magazine. One hundred percent of your subscription will be donated to the Victorian Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal... and in anticipation of your support we sincerely thank you. Our Autumn edition is full of new ideas, Mother’s Day gift suggestions and stories about some inspirational Goulburn and Murray Valley businesses and individuals. And to everyone reading this, spare a thought for all mothers this Mother’s Day the 10th of May – not only for those mothers who will have their families to celebrate with - but also for those mothers out there who may not hear the words Happy Mother’s day. Happy reading. Carmel Johnson

Contents 5 minutes with – Australian World Cup Rep & Paralympian Michael Dobbie................................ 6 Foodie Profile – A visit to Oscar W’s.................................................................................................. 7 Home by Design – David & Cheryl Hunter’s “getaway” at Bundalong......................................10 Garden feature – Historic “Manoroa” in Nagambie......................................................................17 My Town, My Place – Nagambie Lakes - wine, wetlands & waterways..................................20 Stunning & Functional – We take a look at a stunning new kitchen...................................27 Farmer Wants a Wife – Tim’s from Mulwala & features in Channel Nine’s hit TV show......30 Doin’ it for the kids – We speak with Dr Peter Eastaugh, paediatritian..................................36



Retirement Living – A look at Kensington Gardens...................................................................40 Mooroopna Hospital Retirement Village – A follow up from Summer edition...43 Outdoor Lifestyle – Family fun for everyone..............................................................................47

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Winter Gardens – How to have your’s ready for Winter . ...........................................................38

Design: In & Out – Eco is not a dirty word...................................................................................53 Sound & Vision – To be wireless or not to be wireless.................................................................54 Health & Wellbeing – Motivating mums....................................................................................55 Wealth & Finance – The MB+M Finance Report.......................................................................58 Regional Attractions & Events – Check out what’s happening in your region............60 Business Directory – Our services guide.................................................................................74


Guest chef & recipes – A beautiful dish from Friar’s Cafe.....................................................63 Wine Wise – Phillo’s fancies...............................................................................................................63

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Michael Dobbie Australian World cup representative & paralympian Tatura’s Michael Dobbie, 29, began wheelchair tennis six years ago after a motorbike accident left him a paraplegic. He consistently plays in the Australian Open Wheelchair Championships. In 2006 he represented Australia at the World Team Cup in Brazil. That same year he won a bronze medal at the FESPIC games in Kuala Lumpur. He competed in the Sydney Wheelchair Tennis Open and the US Open Wheelchair Championships in 2007. In 2008 he competed in the Beijing Paralympic Games, which he describes as the best experience of his life.

You have enjoyed huge success in a short time with your tennis. Did you always play tennis? Growing up in a country town you get a lot of opportunity to play sport. I played tennis for a couple of seasons but was never any kind of star. I think that it has definitely helped me through in my early development. Having those basic strokes when you start out makes the process of learning wheelchair tennis a bit easier.

You have travelled to many countries through your sport since 2004, what has been the highlight?

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Beijing was definitely the highlight. It was so much more than just the three weeks that we were there competing in the paralympics. The whole lead up, the excitement of qualifying, the support from the community - there were just so many awesome experiences in the one event. It will be very hard to beat.

What perks came out of you being the runner up of the Goulburn Valley Bachelor of the Year a few years ago? It was actually a really fun event to be involved in. There was a lot of interest from the public. It was quite funny going out in Shepparton and having people come up to you and tell you that they are going to vote for you. I really enjoyed it. My mates still give me heaps about it and it always seems to get bought up in the strangest circumstances. As for the perks- I think that I may have got a few drinks bought for me.

Where did you get your nick name, Pixie?

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I’m not sure how people find out about this but it came from my little sister. I’m not totally sure why she calls me this but it seems to have stuck and now my coach even calls me it. It can be rather embarrassing.

Do you spend a lot of time in your home town of Tatura? I don’t get home as much as my Mum would like but last year I would come home before and after a trip. I did a lot of travelling last year so I was home a few times.

After your motorbike accident what or who inspired you to become a sports star?

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I’m not sure that inspired would be the right word to use but the encouragement and support that I received from my family, friends, players on the Australian team, the coaching staff and the people involved in the Tatura Football Club was what made it easy for me to keep pushing myself.

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Telling Echuca’s story through food and wine Osca r W’s Rest aura nt, Echuca

by Rhonda Sutton

The name Oscar W’s is synonymous with Echuca. No visit to the town is complete without experiencing its unrivalled river views and exceptional food and wine.

Every time you visit Oscar W’s the experience is unique

discover, tragic events prevented this but, thankfully,

and memorable. With front row seats to the river a

Echuca’s Dean Oberin ensured the name Oscar W

casual lunch, an evening meal or a drink with friends

wasn’t forgotten.

becomes an unforgettable event. Oscar’s is perched right on the edge of Echuca’s historic wharf.

Dean’s parents were business operators in Echuca, with many years experience in the hospitality industry.

A century ago Oscar Wallin was a familiar face around

Unlike young Oscar Wallin, Dean achieved his desire

the many riverboats moored at the Port of Echuca.

to follow family tradition. He grasped the unbelievable

He owned the paddle steamers Australien and Julia

opportunity to establish a restaurant on top of the

in addition to the Oscar W, the last paddle steamer

wharf. ‘I wanted to create a place where I could tell the

built in Echuca. Wallin ran a successful boat-building

Echuca story through its architecture, food and wine.’

company and was pleased that his son, also named

He named the restaurant Oscar W’s wharfside.

Oscar, wanted to take over the business. As you’ll



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The restaurant steps down towards the river, drawing attention to the activity on the water below. The staff is tremendously helpful in choosing a local or international drop from the incredibly large wine list. ‘Tasters’ are available if you’re not sure what to order – a great idea before committing to an entire bottle – and are a terrific opportunity to try something a little different from usual. Dean is justifiably proud of his young and enthusiastic team and their on the floor knowledge and experience. ‘I wanted to build a restaurant that showcases country hospitality together with city standards,’ he explains. Dean is a very visible presence at Oscar’s, always greeting guests with genuine warmth and enthusiasm. He is passionate about utilizing the region’s finest seasonal produce. The duck is always a highlight at Oscar’s. Currently Local company, Brandrick Architects, helped Dean

on the menu is double cooked duck sautéed with

create the wonderfully unique venue. The rough and

cabbage, potato fondant and muscat jus.

tumble feel of corrugated iron and recycled timbers means you can be so comfortable that you lose track

For something a little lighter try the locally farmed

of time here.

barramundi - pan fried with potatoes with an orange, dill and white wine butter sauce.

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‘I like the interaction between the kitchen and the dining

appetite for dessert - pavlova with a contemporary

areas so there’s always something happening visually,’

twist - served with a compote of local strawberries,

says Dean. The restaurant steps down towards the

aged balsamic, Iranian fairy floss, mint and double

river, drawing attention to the activity on the water

cream. For the less adventurous, char grilled beef is

below. During the day the toot of a whistle signals

always on offer.

the approach of yet another riverboat. In the evening cockatoos swoop in to roost in floodlit river gums. On balmy nights you may find a debonair ‘Frank Sinatra’ crooning under the old peppercorn in the courtyard – a fantastic place for informal drinks. In cooler weather platters of ‘small tastes’ are popular – served to guests as they snuggle on comfy lounges beside the open fire that occupies a whole wall. It’s a pleasant place to while away wintry days, enjoying an excellent wine or coffee and cake with friends.



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glass of wine, provide a chance to sample the dinner menu at a very affordable price. Oscar W’s has won several Age Good Food Guide chef’s hat awards. It has become a gastronomic haven and a draw card for visitors from across Australia. Not

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Express lunches, which include two courses and a

Forget about the financial crisis. Oscar W’s express lunch includes two courses and a glass of wine for only $35. an opportunity to sample the dinner menu.

surprisingly last year the restaurant was judged best regional restaurant in Victoria. Young Oscar Wallin was killed in action in World War One. Raise a glass to him next time you visit Oscar W’s Wharfside Echuca. [hs]

• pan fried oregano marinated haloumi w tomato, cucumber, olives and pesto (v) • prosciut to w rockmelon, watercress & olive oil • redgum grilled bruschetta of tomato, rocket, red onion and basil oil (v) • pan fried flat head w soy, bok choy, bean shoots, shallots & pickled ginger • char grilled kangaroo, sweet corn puree, beetroot relish and greens • risotto of braised rabbit w peas, mushrooms, olive oil and parmesan • baked lemon tart w double cream • cherry ice cream cassata • chocolate tart w vanilla i/cream • 2007 cape horn marsanne – echuca, victoria • 2004 cape horn cabernet – echuca, victoria

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Home by Design by Cheryl Hammer

A stunning water front block with park like lawns was purchased and Cheryl wasted no time in designing a holiday house just as stunning for her family of two daughters and their five young children. From the front driveway of steel grey stone through

When it was time for Shepparton’s

to the north facing wall of glass overlooking the back

Cheryl and David Hunter to look

patio with lake views, it is evident the smallest of detail

for a “getaway” destination, the

has been tended to.

relaxing shores of Lake Mulwala at Bundalong provided just the answer.

The 78 squares of living is spread over two storeys and even the enormous lock up garage provides a space for all weather play and recreation. Much thought has been given by Cheryl to the layout and ease of living in this Sessions built home and many of the design features have been used by Sessions Builders to create a house plan now called “The Hunter”.


Every scenario has been considered starting with a

A wood fired heater is a draw card in the cooler months

separate two bedroom self contained flat built into the

in this living space but every room has split system air

front of the house for use by friends or those with small

conditioning for year round comfort.

children who want some privacy. A 12 seater dining table is positioned beautifully near The entrance alcove features a wall of stacking stone

the back glass wall to take in the outdoors for the many

(also used on an exterior wall at the front of the home)

occasions Cheryl entertains, but the hostess admits to

giving a hint of the natural elements used throughout

spending much of her time with guests on the patio

the design.

near the purpose built fire pit.

The neutral palate chosen for the walls and floor tiles

The glass walls extend upstairs to the master bedroom

is a welcome canvass for the strong colour Cheryl

where lolly pink and lime green are used for a bit of

has chosen to decorate the eight bedrooms and living

“holiday fun�.

areas. The master bathroom has been tiled in eye catching Downstairs, rooms are adorned with feature walls of

black and white with an ornate swirl tile running

turquoise, mauve and aubergine. The open plan, light

vertically through the shower. A walk in robe and small

filled kitchen living area has splashes of red, mustard

TV / sitting area, also featuring lolly pink and lime

and chocolate brown with leather couches and soft

green, completes this gorgeous adult wing.

furnishings picking up tones from the exposed brick feature wall.



“The home was always going to be a bit of fun for me as I used colours I wouldn’t necessarily live in all the time”

“The home was always going to be a bit of fun for me as I used colours I wouldn’t necessarily live in all the time and the surfaces and finishes I have chosen are far more suitable for children and entertaining,” Cheryl says. “I built a lovely 58 square home in Shepparton before my five grandchildren came along and I have learnt a lot about what is suitable. White carpet and marble finishes would never do here.” The kitchen by Shepparton’s Liberty Kitchens has fabulous storage with all panels at the back of the servery bench opening to reveal cupboard space and a high T bar to hide kitchen mess from guests. All window coverings are from Walls & Windows and most of the furniture and wall hangings have been bought in Shepparton at Furniture One and Empire Trading.


Cheryl has built 10 homes over the years and it is obvious she has a flair for design and decorating. “You know it works when you can have five young kids running around here having a ball but the place still looks good,” Cheryl says. And if you would like a piece of this paradise, Cheryl might be able to help you out. She has been asked to sell the house next door which boasts the same lake views and a private jetty “and I get to choose my neighbour at the same time,” she laughs. [hs]

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Piece of Paradise by Cheryl Hammer

Maranoa - Nagambie

Historic ‘Maranoa’ is a stunning property, transformed by its most recent owners into “a little piece of paradise” on the Goulburn River at Nagambie.

This pocket of undulating farmland and a picture book

The same fertile ground has also allowed a picturesque

homestead and garden is the residence of former

cottage garden to thrive around a homestead with

Melbourne based professionals, Amanda and Bob

views down to an abundant lagoon fed by the Goulburn

Chalmers and their 12 year old son.

River and lush islands, which the Chalmers also own.

For nearly a century prior, the property, given its

Local lore has it that the nearby Chinaman’s Bridge was

Aboriginal name after a river, was a successful sheep

named after a Chinese man who lived on one of the


islands and grew a market garden to supply Nagambie.

Tucked in behind the Nagambie township and in close

So pretty is the view of the gently sloping back lawn

proximity to the region’s famous winery trail, the fertile

and small jetty on the lagoon that an international food

121 hectares now feeds cattle, which the couple trade

company has used it for a television advertisement.

in, and is the perfect place for an arena to satisfy

It was discovered by the company from aerial shots

Amanda and her son’s passion for horses.

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“We didn’t want a traditional English high maintenance garden and I think we have found a nice balance here.”

Also in the back yard are citrus fruit trees and two large

Olive trees have been chosen to both blend and

shade trees which have been inherited by the recent

contrast with natives, which have not been ignored in

owners. Two majestic palm trees are also reminders of

this garden.

the property’s longevity. Longwood stone walls define the front of the home The metal frame of a windmill encourages a climber to

garden which was not more than a paddock when the

the sky while the gentle rotation of the structure’s fan

family arrived five years ago. The stone mason is from

helps you relax while sitting on the back deck.

the Ruffy-Creighton’s Creek area.

There is a tennis court and swimming pool at the front

The cottage style garden beds are full of hardy plants

of the home, which you approach by a sweeping drive.

– lavender, salvia, daisies, roses, gaura and the mauve

A stand of Silver Birch and an ornamental bird of steel

pin cushion.

about four metres high welcomes you. Native grasses and clumping plants frame the tiered The garden is littered with wonderful metal birds and

decking and other steps.

even a spider created by a talented Longwood boiler maker.

Fragrant plants such as gardenia and New Zealand native flaxes are popular in pots.

Autumn color is already evident on some of the trees placed perfectly in a manicured lawn.


A rambling and prolific flowering soft pink rose is spectacular on the north facing verandah while ornamental grape vines adorn the front and back verandahs. “We didn’t want a traditional English high maintenance garden and I think we have found a nice balance here. We had help with the design and planting of it and a local gardener comes in to help keep it looking good,” Bob says. “We have been in the region for 15 years, 10 years at Creighton’s Creek where we had a hobby farm, so enlisting local knowledge and skilled trades people to help create our home has been wonderful. “We have reversed our lifestyle to base ourselves here instead of Melbourne, and it has given us great variety in our lives.” Bob works from his home office and travels to Melbourne a couple of days a week. Amanda is a health professional in Nagambie. “We always wanted to create a tranquil place where our large family and friends could congregate and we love that we have done that here,” Bob says. [hs]

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My Town, My Place

Nagambie... my town There are plenTy of reasons why nagambie has been firmly placed on The TourisT map, buT iTs residenTs say They have The besT parT of The bargain.a friendly and safe communiTy, wiTh plenTy of sporTing and business opporTuniTy and only one and half hours from melbourne.

peter and Therslie darbyshire were both born and married in nagambie and after some years away from the town chose to return home to pursue a business

Peter & Therslie Darbyshire

venture and be close to family. “it is just the jewel in the crown really. we love being near the water, the weather is fantastic and we are in Melbourne in no time if we need more specific services,” Therslie says. The couple own grapevine on The lake – a tourist information centre, coffee shop and gift shop - with two other women. “The place is a real meeting point for residents and we love to welcome visitors,” Therslie added.

young mother and The Jetty business manager, Jaci cooper, loves that her children can walk home from out for each other. Jaci says she made the change from melbourne to nagambie because it is a family orientated town with a close knit community.


Jaci Cooper

school safely and is confident that residents all look

M y t o w n , M y

one of the region’s most famous residents, pat

highway and its main shopping precinct also features

mcnamara, former deputy premier of victoria and

lake nagambie.

leader of the national party, owns a vineyard in the area

The man made lake, fed by the goulburn weir, is

Their first vintage under the label Burramurra, received

unarguably one of the main reasons why thousands of

international recognition at a wine event in the usa.

visitors every year choose nagambie as a holiday and

mr mcnamara is also a former rowing champion.

p L A C E

The pretty township is built around the goulburn valley

recreation destination. and






it is also home to a nationally accredited rowing course

nagambie, a master planned community

which hosts athletes from all over australia, including


for the prestigious “heads of the river”. .

worth $250 million




one of the town’s most famous moments was back in 2003 when on monday June 30 at 1.20 pm a semi trailer veered off the highway in front of the lake and careered through the middle of the towns historic methodist church – a landmark for 118 years – causing it to collapse.

providing more than 500 homes has been announced by victorian planning minister, Justin madden.

The photo of the truck was beamed around australia as the general public, along with the locals, marvelled

The vision is to transform the town into one of victoria’s

at how it could happen.

premier tourism and lifestyle destinations in the next five years.

neighbouring communities of Tabilk, mitchellstown and murchison are home to a number of famous

if you are going to check out nagambie why not visit

wineries. Their red sandy loam soil improves grape

on the first Saturday of the month for the Nagambie

quality and adds a distinctive regional character to

community market .

the wines produced.The nagambie lakes area is the only wine region in australia where the local climate

The market has regular entertainment, quality stalls

is significantly influenced by inland waterways. The

and is now located on the south side of the lake at

network of lakes and lagoons which form part of

blaney reserve. one of the best views in victoria!

the goulburn river result in a cooler climate than surrounding areas.



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Nagambie Lakes..., wetlands & waterways

Perfect Ambience for Dining

Relaxing Getaway

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The Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park stands true to its name having been developed with the leisure seeker in mind! Designed to accommodate a variety of guests from families and rv enthusiasts seeking a relaxing getaway to a Company looking for a team building retreat.

Specialising in Group Functions - Conference Catering - Weddings & Engagement Parties & School or Sporting Group with set menu catering. The cafe specialises in wholesome gourmet food at reasonable prices taking advantage of locally grown produce and showcasing the Nagambie Lakes Wine Region’s Finest. You must try the locally renound thin Crust Gourmet Pizzas -Hard to beat!!..

Enjoy a game of tennis, swim in the resort style pool, row on magnificent Lake Nagambie or the Goulburn River, grab a bite to eat in the first class cafe, or fire up the BBQ. It’s all about you, time to relax, time to have fun, time for family, time to get away from it all. ‘ It’s Your Time! ’

A one-stop shop for tourist information, local produce and more. Come to meet our friendly staff, stay and enjoy our light refreshments and aromatic coffee served indoor or out. Browse through our wide selection of giftware and local crafts where you will find something for everyone. Open: 9am-5pm, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and Good Friday)

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Fresh & Authentic Thai Cuisine

Lake Nagambie at your doorstep

You’re sure to be satisfied!

The response to the December 2008 opening of the Kalasin Thai Restaurant in Nagambie has been overwhelming. The staff at this little restaurant with loads of character, and magical views of Lake Nagambie, have been working hard to satisfy the sheer demand for this unique style of Thai cuisine. Locals and visitors alike can’t get enough of it! You can take-away, or dine in and experience the everchanging moods of the lake.

Under new management, offering 16 ground floor spacious units with ample car parking. Recently refurbished with one disabled unit and two sets of interconnecting units. Pool and BBQ area, with a short stroll to beautiful Lake Nagambie and shopping centre. Only 50m away from newest and highly acclaimed Thai Restaurant, and short drive to award winning wineries and attractions.

Situated only a short stroll from Lake Nagambie, here you will find great value meals to suit all tastes.

Dine with family and friends for an unforgettable night out. BYO local wines and come and discover what everyone is talking about…..

Great Autumn package offering Min 2 Night Stay Mon-Thurs $110 p/person which includes 2 FREE cooked breakfasts (total value $28.00).

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Kalasin Thai Restaurant 284 High St Nagambie Ph 5794 2200 (closed Mon excl public holidays)


Centretown Motel 266 High St Nagambie Ph 5794 2511 1800 004 406

The perfect place to dine for lunch or dinner in a comfortable, relaxing and inviting atmosphere, with alfresco dining as an option. Only the freshest local produce is served, and daily specials are always changing. “Hot $10 lunch deals” and finest quality Lavazza coffee to enjoy. Catering for party or private functions. Open Wed - Mon, and w/end breakfasts available. Fully licensed, serving regional wines.

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The Top Pub

Mitchelton is turning 40

Nagambie’s original local bakery. Experience friendly and personalized service at its best. We are famous for our gourmet pies such as our seafood & chicken kiev, not to mention our popular hot roast rolls and traditional & specialty breads, baked fresh daily.

Under new management with enthusiastic and friendly, family hospitality. We are the top pub in town, featuring a newly renovated bistro with a menu that will satisfy everyone.

We’re just 40 minutes from Shepparton, nestled along the banks of the Goulburn River near Nagambie. Our picturesque setting provides the perfect backdrop for a great day out.

The kids are not forgotten, with a bright & fun kids area, and a drink & icy pole included with their meal. “Kids eat free every Tuesday night.” Other great offers include $5 OFF each main meal on the bistro menu every Thursday.

Taste our estate wines at the Cellar Door where you can wander through the Mitchelton Art Gallery, make a booking for lunch at the Mitchelton Restaurant, and enjoy the picnic grounds which feature BBQs, kids playground and nature walk.

So if you’re after a cold beer, a great meal with friends & family or testing your punting skills in the TAB you’ll find it all at the Royal Mail Hotel. ‘ Your Top Pub ’

Cellar Door open 10am-5pm daily, open for lunch Wed - Sun & public holiday Mondays.

Select from our range of cream cakes & slices, including our renowned vanilla slice, using only the freshest of cream. Take in the rich aroma of our ‘Piazza D’Oro’ coffee whilst you are here. Enquire about our birthday and speciality cakes, individually created for your special celebration. Open 7 days. Nagambie Bakery & Coffee Lounge

333 High St Nagambie Ph 5794 2414

Royal Mail Hotel 350 High St Nagambie Ph 5794 1840

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Mitchelton Winery Mitchellstown Rd Nagambie Ph 5736 2221

Servicing Nagambie & Surrounds ... Following a successful year in 2008, we are very proud to announce we are also now located in Tatura and Nagambie. It will be business as usual, with Sharon Clement leading the team in Tatura whilst Dianne Bell, Nello Giansiracusa and Matthew Chilcott will continue to ensure all current and future needs are serviced in Nagambie and surrounds. Chilcott Real Estate Nagambie Office

Nello Giansiracusa, Dianne Bell, Sharon Clement & Matthew Chilcott servicing Tatura, Nagambie & surrounds.

Nagambie 5794 1855

Tatura 5824 8200

Shepparton 5821 5566

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Stunning & Functional

by Cheryl Hammer

Clever design and professional advice means you can have it all. According to the Oxford dictionary a kitchen ‘is where food is prepared and cooked.’ Straight forward yes, but today’s kitchens are so much more than a cookhouse. They are now an integral part of our lifestyle and in the popular open plan homes, kitchens can be the masterpiece. This stunning kitchen is both minimal and modern exuding well thought out features to cater for a family of four and yet blends beautifully with the rest of the dining/living area. The owners are keen entertainers and love to cook with fresh produce from their garden, so space and practical finishes are very important. The 2 pac satin finish overhead cupboards and drawers on the back wall provide balance to the eye in this wide

The color is Dulux’s Hog Bristle and matt finish

space. The cupboards provide ample storage for larger

stainless steel handles have been chosen to blend with

and less needed items, while 12 crockery and pot

other stainless steel features.

drawers are designed to keep everyday items within easy reach of food preparation areas.

The double oven, which boasts a series of top burners for every occasion, is an eye catching feature. Stainless steel was also chosen for the bench top and splash back around the double sink in the large island which separates kitchen and dining. The stainless steel has been rolled as one continuous piece to avoid problems with cleaning joins. The owner admits the steel finish does scratch “but that is the appeal of it.” The fridge, dishwasher and under bench microwave are all stainless steel. Mesh has been used in some cupboard doors to provide contrast and it is also used to cleverly disguise the home’s air conditioning return air duct. Open shelving gives a reason to display favorite items, or in this case the residents’ coffee collection, close to their prized coffee machine. HOMESCAPE Magazine


Builder and co-designer, David Powell, of David Powell Kitchens in Shepparton says the challenge with a large kitchen space is to make sure it looks balanced. “Just filling it with cupboards and storage is not always the answer. Where you place your fridge, dishwasher and even the rubbish bin can make a huge difference,” David says.

tiles are cool! According to the cabinet maker the 2 pac satin is the

most popular finish for kitchens at the moment as is the large island bench to separate a galley style kitchen from dining and living spaces.


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So making a kitchen space your own is important and this one has used a striking one-of-a-kind color and design for its granite bench tops sourced by Goulburn Valley Granite, Kialla. The dark olive green granite is speckled with maroon, black, greys and other greens to produce what looks like the bottom of a river. The owners fell in love with it and appreciate that the river-like pattern ties the kitchen to the rest of the property which is on the banks of the Goulburn River. An art deco-like light fitting from the roof has continued the stainless steel theme and the triangle boxed halogen lights under overhead cupboards add a designer touch as well as being practical. The overall design and finishing touches of this kitchen are both functional and beautiful. [hs]

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Farmer Tim wants a


As seen on Channel Nine

by Cheryl Hammer

The national smash hit TV series The Farmer Wants a Wife has come into our backyard with a good looking 26 year old, Tim, from the Mulwala/Yarrawonga area one of the

“I don’t want a barbie doll, I’m looking for someone who will get their hands dirty and not have to ring their mum everyday.”

six farmers to be selected for the show. Right from the first episode it was evident Tim was

After college, Tim went overseas for a month before

one of the most popular farmers with more than 300

starting work on a property in Oakland. He then moved

candidates applying to meet him.

on to manage a farm in Deniliquin, where he learned a great deal from the owner, and at the age of 23 he was

His closest rival on this series received 150 applications.

put in charge.

Tim is a cropping and sheep farmer who has been

Tim has tried his hand at other jobs outside of farming

living on his own and is keen to find a match through

but he always seems to be lured back.

the program which has been successful in hooking up two farmers with two wives in the past.

“Nothing compares to farming. Whenever I’ve gone and done something else I’ve always come back to it.

Tim descrbies himself as a larrikin and a jokester, with

This is what I do now.”

a bit of charm and a sense of humour. He has two dogs Jazz and Roy and when he’s not on He finds it lonely out on the farm and with all his mates

the farm Tim loves to travel overseas or within Australia.

“getting hitched” around him, he’s sick of being the

He also enjoys waterskiing, fishing on the Murray River

third wheel and wants to find his own girl to love.

and drinking with his mates.

He’s looking for someone who ‘doesn’t need much

“I don’t really want a girl






seriously and can’t take “I don’t want a barbie doll, I’m looking for someone

a joke,” Tim says. “The

who will get their hands dirty and not have to ring their

girl I’m looking for has

mum everyday,” Tim says.

to be outgoing and give everything a go and just

After growing up on a vineyard and sheep farm, Tim

be able to sit down and

enrolled in an agriculture college when he was 16,

have a laugh.”

where he says he learned more about farming “and a bit more about drinking and having a good time”.

Good luck Tim!


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A Getaway

that’s just around the corner

You don’t need to travel far to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nestled on the banks of the picturesque Murray River, just 20 minutes east of Echuca and 50 minutes from Shepparton are two properties ready to welcome you for a relaxing visit. Both have been lovingly renovated and are perfectly positioned for those who enjoy water sports or just relaxing by the river.

The Barmah Holiday House, set on 1.5 acres of manicured gardens is an inviting 4 bedroom home featuring 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas and 2 outdoor BBQ areas. In the morning sunshine you can enjoy breakfast on the deck while in the evening a nice crisp wine as the sun goes down. If you’d like to have a romantic dinner or celebrate a special occasion with friends, there is a lovely gazebo which has subtle lighting to really set the mood. The Barmah Holiday Cottage, with 3 bedrooms, looks directly over a large bend in the Murray River so you can sit at the dining table or lounge room and watch the world go by. There is a boat ramp nearby and a swimming area within 100 metres. Outdoor entertaining is the highlight of this property. The Cottage is set on 3/4 of an acre with comfortable alfresco dining. There are plenty of fruit trees and shade, making it a perfect choice for any time of the year. A quiet, relaxing and picturesque world awaits you in Barmah….. Perfect for a special getaway.

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AccommodAtioN We would like to give one lucky Homescape reader 3 nights accommodation in one of these beautiful properties. To place your entry, simply call (03) 5823 6707 and leave your name, address and phone number. The winner will be drawn Thursday April 30 and notified via mail. Subject to availability, not redeemable for cash, prize must be used by 1/4/2010. Victorian residents only are permitted to enter competition.

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Goulburn Valley Gold at the Farm Gate To borrow a quoTe from NoNie STavie (The ShepparToN NewS 21/8/08) wheN deScribiNg ShepparToN orchardiST vera flemiNg “vera flemiNg “likeS The TaSTe of pearS So much She ThoughT She would boTTle Them”. And this Vera has done so magnificently with several of

Vera is justly proud of all the products but believes that

her award winning fruit based liqueurs being continually

the range of fruit juices which are all natural with no

acclaimed in the Australian fruit wine industry.

added sugar, water or preservatives are beneficial to those looking for a pure juice, one that shows off the

The genesis of the Valley’s renowned “liquid gold”

flavours of the fruit, such as the Pink Lady Apple juice

originated at the Shepparton East orchard as regular

which is a lot sweeter than the Granny Smith Juice that

treat for the Fleming family and their friends. At the

has a slightly tart flavour like the apple it is.

behest of husband Geoff and her appreciative friends, Vera was encouraged to make “Pearfection” available

Having a variety of fruit at her finger tips and an interest

commercially. This decision has been vindicated with

in jam making has led her to producing a gourmet

six fruit based liqueurs , an award winning apricot wine

range of jams and pastes, but it is her caramel and

and a range of natural fruit juices which are marketed

chocolate coated apples that she is so passionate

under the “Spirit of the Valley” label all now being

about, so much so that she has taken out an Australian

produced from the diverse fruits grown on the orchard.

patent on them.

“We were very keen to value add with the fruit we grow

After many years of experimenting and then training

here on our orchard- and so I am always thinking of

in chocolate making, Vera’s caramel and chocolate

what additional natural products we can create” Vera

coated apples have emerged. The taste of a fresh crisp


apple is complimented by the smooth creamy caramel and then chocolate is sure to excite your taste buds – a combination of healthy eating apples and a treat of sweet decadence. So for those of us chocoholics a visit to the Fleming orchard will be well worth the ten kilometre drive from the Shepparton CBD. “We are keen to showcase

the products we have

created, and for us the Spirit of the Valley seems an appropriate name for our efforts.” She said smiling.

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Chemical-free Products

Natural Beauty When clients at Kim O’Keeffe’s Nail and Beauty Centre





natural beauty products, she listened. Now, 18 months on, Kim is riding high on the success of her own mineral make-up range. With over 25 years of industry experience behind her, Kim O’Keeffe knew what she was looking for in a make-up range. Aside from being devoid of chemicals, fragrances and parabens, it had to be affordable, and able to live up to her customer’s high expectations. However, when she started approaching conventional industry suppliers, she found that the products were either not good quality or too expensive.

“The Livyem range is really special. The products are fun, glamorous and of the highest quality. I’m very proud of them. We are also offering in-house workshops. This is a

“After a great deal of research I couldn’t find the right product at the right price. Looking deeper into the access of mineral make-up I came into contact with a manufacturer who encouraged me to produce my own range, and we began the process of sending a lot of samples back and forth” says Kim.

great opportunity to try application techniques, learn some tips and sample the range. We can either come to you or you can come to us, at absolutely no charge” says Kim. Livyem products can also be purchased from Lorices Beauty Place and Day Spa, in Station Street, Seymour. Businesses who wish to stock the Livyem range can

Kim’s insistence that the product meet her exact specifications has led to the creation of an outstanding

contact Kim directly on 03 5821 3301 for full details, training and support.

range of mineral make-up and beauty products. “The product had to be great, I had to love it” explains Kim. “There was frustration from both parties during the manufacturing stage, but I knew what I was looking for, and it was worth persevering” she says.







sensational. The range currently features a foundation, blusher, bronzer, lip gloss, a mineral trio eye-shadow and liquid mineral foundation. A natural skin care range is also in production.

It’s time to update your colours for Autumn/Winter 2009. Make an appointment today one-on-one to try our range

Named Livyem, after Kim’s daughters Livy


of natural mineral make-up, or gather a few friends together and have a fun time learning the latest make up tips. Consider organising a get-together in your home… the options are endless. No charge applies Read page 57 on Kim’s new Mineral Foundation SPF20 in Health & Well Being

Kim O’Keeffe Nail & Beauty Centre Shop 10 Wyndham Mall, 294 Wyndham Street, Shepparton. Phone (03) 5821 3301


When you build with Simonds, we’re in it together. Since 1949, we’ve been building quality homes. Our record as Australia’s most awarded builder says a lot about the quality and design excellence that we build into every home. But it doesn’t tell you the whole story of our commitment to our customers. We’re with you every step of your home-building journey – from the moment you walk into one of our display centres, to the first time you walk through the front door of your new home. Visit any of our display centres and our friendly staff will make you welcome. You’ll quickly discover that our commitment of ‘we’re in it together’ means more to us than all the awards we’ve won.

SIMONDS DISPLAY CENTRES Shepparton, the Boulevard Canterbury Avenue, VicRoads 672 J5, John Gilroy 0419 363 553 OR 5823 1001 Peter Muggleton 0428 214 615 Yarrawonga, SilverwoodS eState Robinsons Way, VicRoads 34 B2, Tennille Sloper 0418 582 591 OR 5744 2890 alBurY, thurgoona, Whitebox Circuit Bruce Stewart 0412 054 715 OR 02 6043 3027 opening hourS Mon - Sun 12pm - 5pm

Dr. Peter Eastaugh

Doin’ it for the


by Cheryl Hammer

After 28 years in Shepparton serving as a paediatrician and touching the lives of 45,000 children, Dr Peter Eastaugh, is showing no sign of winding down from his life’s work. Just recently the nationally acclaimed paediatrician has given up his on-call position at Goulburn Valley Health, It hasn’t always been easy because in a

which means he can now sleep through the night, but he still has a dogged determination to do all he can for

place like Shepparton you have to fight for

children in the community who need his help.

these services but this is exactly why I tell people I came to the country. I wanted to

“I have given 35 years to

practice community paediatrics,

saving lives through hospitals

the flamboyant medico says.

and my private practice but the greater need now is to

His commitment to children has earned him scores

work on the welfare of kids in

of accolades and awards in this field, the most recent

the community,” Dr Eastaugh

the Robin Clarke Memorial Award 2008 “Making a Difference with Children, Young People and Families”.


Such is the respect for his work, Dr Eastaugh is the first “Welfare of kids is their health

recipient ever outside of welfare services.

but also the prevention of child abuse, keeping kids in

“My focus for the next 20 years will be exactly that –

schools, ensuring they have

making a difference for young people.”

a good start in life and they grow emotionally happy.”

And when he relaxes a little from this priority, Dr Eastaugh creates recycled timber furniture. The latest





piece is a library and library ladder.

has been instrumental in the building




child services in Shepparton and



He is a reader of history and anthropology but one of his favorite reads is the Harry Potter series.


including an office of Child

“I have to keep up with the kids,” he laughs.

Protection Services and the Early Childhood Development

And a good day away from the office is spending time


with the grandchildren. He has five with one on the way. “My six children and grand children are the highlight of my life. The highlight of my career is that when I walk down the street kids know me. Every day I have fun and that is a real buzz.”


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Seeing the big picture. ultimate sound and vision

From little things big things grow and that’s exactly what has happened to shane doyle’s business, ultimate sound and Vision. 10 years ago shane was working in the family business of 30 years, cohuna’s betta electrical, where he started “playing” with setting up cinema rooms. before long his new venture took off and he’s never looked back. in 2006 shane launched ultimate home theatre solutions and partnered with leaf, australia’s leaders in fully automated home entertainment systems. his business became one of the first non metropolitan installers of these state-of-the-art audio systems.

Ultimate SoUnd & ViSion 73-75 King george Street, CohUna, servicing all of victoria and regional nsW. Ph: 5456 4000 •

he personally visits with his clients and maps out the job from start to finish whether it be a top of the range entertainment system or installing and programming a plasma tV. Shane is a firm believer that going the extra

In his first year his target was to install five systems

mile is incredibly important. this attitude not

but he managed to single handedly install 15. leaf was

only drives shane’s career but also his personal

so impressed by his success shane was awarded the

commitment to his community. he has recently

Victorian and national dealer of the year.

put his business on hold for a number of days to spend time as a CFA volunteer in the fire ravaged

the business more than tripled over the following 3

parts of Victoria.

years and shane’s work now takes him all over Victoria and regional nsw.

he is also donating time to the ronald mcdonald













nsw. he has organized commitments


from suppliers and will personally install

work, so came the recent name change to

an automated entertainment system,

ultimate sound & Vision.

equivalent in size to 12 residential homes, plus a 20 seat cinema.

shane prides himself on attention to detail and exceptional customer service.

in sound and vision, shane’s work ethic and commitment to detail really is the “ultimate”.

Breathe Life into your Winter Garden by Cheryl Hammer

Autumn is a season of spectacular color and cooler days and some gardeners maybe turning their mind to preparing for the more dormant winter cycle and planting to prepare for their spring displays. Well what if you don’t have to have a dreary winter spell and wait until spring for color and life in the garden? Through sensible and clever planting, gardens in the Northern and North East parts of Victoria can be bright and cheerful and very productive all year.

“Our climate here means our gardens, or certainly not all of our gardens, should have to go to sleep over the winter period. “There are plenty of trees, shrubs and even vegetables we can plant to enjoy their flowers and foliage and their produce right through the autumn and winter months,” John said. “One of the main considerations in our gardens now for protection from both the harsh summer radiation and the winter frosts, is to plant more trees to create a canopy for the plants below. “Shade from trees can provide welcome relief to gardens in all conditions. It creates a more livable climate.” John Holder’s top five picks for trees include the Smooth Bark Apple Myrtle which grows well in this region along with the deciduous White Cedar.

Homescape spoke to local garden guru, John Holder, from Shepparton Garden Centre, to find out what we should be planting to enjoy color and produce from our gardens during these colder months.

The Flinders Range Wattle will provide display as well as protection when established and it can be pruned. A particular favorite is the Crab Apple which flowers in a multitude of colors in winter and its canopy’s width to

Apple Myrtle

Crab Apple

height ratio makes it a stand out for home gardens. The Nyssa, commonly known as Tupelo, is a lovely upright tree with spectacular autumn color. Flowering shrubs can also be a feature in winter providing joy to the eye on a grey day. Five of the best for our climate include Correa, a low growing, spreading plant with masses of red cigarette-like flowers which blooms from now through winter and will tolerate long dry conditions.


Hellebores come in a myriad of colors and are best in dry shade under trees. The clumping plant returns loyally every year for a pretty display. “Winter Cheer” is a winter flowering red hot poker which mass planted, or grown as a feature plant, is an eye catching addition to any garden. Protection from harsh winter frosts is a good idea. Abutilon, or the Chinese Lantern, flowers nearly all year and is best grown beside a wall or fence. It is a favorite in winter gardens but will tolerate hot summers as well.


Winter Cheer


Gaillardia Goblin variety “Fanfare” has dramatic splashes of orange and yellow on large daisy like flowers with strong grey green foliage. It grows to about 30 cms high and has a long flowering period from now. For the native lovers, the Grevillea “Duea” is a prolific crimson flowering shrub with soft green leaves. A monthly watering is all it needs. And if it is the vegetable garden you give up on in the cold, think again. There are plenty of seeds and seedlings to plant to keep the vege garden productive. Plant cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, lettuce, spring onions


and silver beet as seed or seedlings and beans, beetroot, carrots, endive, peas and turnips can all be sown now as seeds. Broccoli and celery will thrive from seedlings. Fresh food is one of the biggest bonuses of a productive and well loved garden and with some planning and clever plant choice you can make winter a rewarding and bountiful time of year. Happy gardening!

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Karndean… Simply beautiful floors !

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Changing the face of


swimming pool, fitness centre, computer room, arts and crafts room, library, cosy lounge, alfresco

There are many lifestyle benefits to living in a lifestyle estate with one of the most important things being a well equipped yet ambient hub for the estate - a social destination.

nothing reflects this more than the first class facilities found on the estate.

the vast majority of the extensive on-site recreation facilities will be housed in an architecturally designed an




destination. Construction on the facilities will commence within days and once completed will feature a ballroom, intimate cinema, dining area, bar, heated indoor

The facilities have been designed to create a truly interesting and contemporary building.


strong indoor and outdoor connection with the bar and dining room opening onto an outdoor gazebo area and a focus of social gathering, dining and entertainment. Outside of the building but still on-site, residents will have access to a workshop and a caravan / recreational

In keeping with their reputation as industry leaders,


professionals rooms and a hairdresser. It has a very

approximately 250 seat auditorium which will become

At Kensington Gardens, your lifestyle is foremost and


dining area with BBQ, the convenience of visiting

vehicle parking area. The facilities themselves have been designed with the benefit of much experience to create a truly interesting and contemporary building. According to Architect, Paul Bankier, “the illustrations depict a building with exposed trusses, high ceilings and generous spaces with lots of natural light and natural materials which all add to its charm and character�.


Kensington Gardens offer a standard of living rarely seen in other lifestyle estate.

WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT DOWNSIZING? One of the biggest misconceptions about lifestyle limiting parcels of land. Kensington Gardens is very different. Kensington Gardens lifestyle estates are developed on large blocks of land in future growth areas to accommodate luxurious homes with wide roads and significant road and house setbacks.


This results


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in a final product that is comparable with a premium residential estate.


The Coatbridge

estates is that the homes are small and crowded onto

The end result is a standard of living rarely seen in other lifestyle estate. The houses are finished to a

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been involved in the retirement village

high standard of specifications and features:

industry for 25 years. Over that time we have evolved

plan living,

our product by listening to what the market wants and

appliances, large bedrooms, quality floor coverings,

subsequently changing in ways we deem appropriateâ&#x20AC;?

heating and cooling and large patios for alfresco living.

says Shaun Green, owner of Choice Retirement

And all homes are constructed using quality brick and


concrete tile.

As a result, Kensington Gardens offers living for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Kensington Gardens is located at 80 Channel Road,

over 50s. Houses range in size from 18.5 squares to a

Shepparton Ph 03 5822 1011


practical 2-pack kitchens with quality

luxurious 27.5 squares. All 12 house plans are 3 or 4 bedroom, ensuites are as standard and many offer the added convenience of double garages.



Something Quite Noble Congratulations to our very own Adelene Alampi, a graphic designer here at Prominent Group was recently acknowledged for her contribution to Goulburn Valley Grammar School’s first twenty five years of history publication. The book aptly titled “Something Quite Noble” was recently launched at a function held at the School on February 18th, and was attended by former GVGS Pincipals Messrs Vic Ryall, David Prest and Ian Rule, Pincipal Mark Torriero, teachers, parents and friends of the School and the author, Stella Barber. The President of the School Council Mr David Faram presented Adelene with flowers to recognise her outstanding efforts. Copies of the book are  available at the School from Mrs Pam Pogue. Top: David Faram and Geoff Dobson with author Stella Barber. Above: Adelene Alampi receiving her gift of appreciation.

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Environmentally savvy building designer Christine McKenzie continues to set benchmarks in Design and Sustainability. Her portfolio of work features a range of designs to suit all individual tastes, combining that with function, taking in environmental factors and splicing in lifestyle and elegance for the perfect harmony.

Christine McKenzie 70 New Dookie Rd Shepparton Ph 03 5832 1145

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‘Eco’ Design

Mercy Health


bringing their care to the valley by Carmel Johnson

An exciting development moving forward to the building’s occupation is with the opening the Mercy Home and Community Care office located on the ground floor of the new apartment complex in Mooroopna.

The office officially opened for business on February 23rd.

“Mercy Health is excited to be expanding its services in the region to provide care to people living at home”,

said Service Development Manager for Mercy Health Home and Community Care services Ms Kathryn McNulty.

• Personal Care- assistance with daily care activities • Home care-assistance with home tasks such as

“We will provide a wide range of services to help

people live an independent life in their own home and our services include

shopping, cooking, cleaning

• Socialising and companionship through activities and outings

• 24 hour live-in care-both long and short term • Respite for family and primary carers • Overnight care • Case management

“We are thrilled to be coming into the region and working with the other agencies in order that we all provide good quality care for the aged in our Community” she said. “Mercy Place has been operating for some time in Shepparton with our facility Mercy Place in Archer street- and now to be able to expand Mercy’s services is very exciting” “If anyone wants to know more about our services they can telephone our office in Mooroopna on 58 225080. and we will be only too happy to help” said Kathryn.




High quality apartments with

Superior Design by Carmel Johnson

Having spent more than a decade planning and renovating the Nurses Quarters at the old Mooroopna and District Hospital, the dream of providing “state of the art” aged

care facilities for the residents of Greater City of Shepparton will soon be realized.

The sixty seven apartments known as the NQ apartments, have been universally designed to ensure

that they can be easily and comfortably managed by the tenants. Each apartment has “state of the art”

facilities, and the latest safety and security devices

“I hope that we will be able to achieve this for the

connected to the 24 hour on site security service.

tenants when the apartments become available for occupancy in the next few months.

“In creating this facility our main concern has always been to create a premier residential community that

Our NQ apartments will have communal spaces, and

will assist the senior aging in our Community to have a

arrangements will be made for our tenants to have

healthy and fulfilling independent lifestyle” Mr Mackali,

regular and frequent access to the shops, medical

spokesperson for the MHRV Group said.

appointments and community facilities. “In addition there will be opportunities for socializing and a range of recreational activities will be available onsite” he added. “Later this year the MHRV Group will commence stage

two of the development which will include the refit and the refurbishment of the former main Mooroopna

Hospital building. When completed the building will be a ninety bed aged care facility and will hopefully assist with an increasing demand for aged care beds and facilities in our growing region. Each year the need seems greater” Mr Mackali said. “The final stages which will include over one hundred universal apartments should be ready for occupancy around 2012 and which is not all that far away” Mr Mackali concluded.


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Holiday awaiting Three bedroom home, in a perfect location overlooking the boat ramp in holiday central! Large grounds will accommodate any number of guests vehicles and boats, open plan kitchen and lounge will cater for a group of people. Polished floors, veranda and patio, let the good times start! Andrew Shell 0418 316 362


endless lake views

magnificent water views Nestled alongside beautiful parkland boasting lake views is this prestigious home. Designer kitchen opening to spacious living and entertaining area with landscaped gardens and fernery. Featuring three bedrooms and large study this property has been designed for the discerning entertainer. Andrew Shell 0418 316 362


waterfront private resort

Park the boat at your back door! Set in the Paris end of Yarrawonga this magnificent two storey, four bedroom home has it all. Stunning state of the art kitchen and open design living area flowing outdoors to alfresco entertaining with sparkling in ground pool to complete the look of this stylish home.

Resort style living in your own personal oasis this Woodlands property has it all. Beautiful in ground solar heated pool and outdoor entertaining area. Three bedrooms with study, main bedroom with spa and large open plan kitchen this home has all the fittings of a five star hotel.

Andrew Shell 0418 316 362

Mike Johnstone 0404 514 364



lakeside lifestyle splendour

your wait is over The ideal home for both comfortable living and impressive waterside entertaining, this home is a showcase for contemporary life. The four bedroom residence was designed to take full advantage of the absolute water frontage and the result is spectacular.

A luxury four bedroom home built to embrace the lakeside lifestyle, with spacious decking for outside entertaining overlooking Lake Mulwala. The combination of luxury fittings and open design of the living areas create an atmosphere designed for relaxation and living.

Maree Bel么t 0414 487 198

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Chase dog around and remove duck from mouth. Remove feathers, gut and clean. Remove wings and legs at joint to avoid puncturing oven bag. Check your dental health as pellets can break teeth. Mix in oven bag - oil, salt, stock, soy sauce, garlic, onion, nashi, herbs, bay leaves, spare rib, wine, black pepper. Place Duck stuffed with onion and fruit in bag, roll duck around and place in oven dish. Pre-heat oven to 200. Cook duck for 25 mins and decrease temp to 120. Cook slowly untill duck appears to fall to bits (3-4 hours).


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Oops... we missed Henry! In our 2008 Summer edition of Homescape (and thanks to all of

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H e a l t H


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at last a genuine natural Shampoo and Conditioner with all the goodness of Lavender and rosemary essential oils. this hair care duo is made from natures own gentle formulas without petroleum based ingredients, fragrances, sodium laurel sulphates or alcohol. healthy, shiny hair for the whole family . available 500ml $15 and 60ml $5.

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Wealth Finance

Take Advantage... ...of Lowering Housing Loan Rates Combining all your existing debts, such as cards and personal loans, with your Home Loan is a great way to take advantage of lowering interest rates. Debt Consolidation can provide many benefits to people who are trying to regain their financial stability and cash flow. These benefits are real and immediate.

2. Reduced Interest Rates The interest rates on your unsecured debts should be lower if you consolidate into your home mortgage. This allows more of each payment to be applied toward principal instead of interest, so you pay off your debt sooner. The Case for Credit Unions

Here are some of the benefits that you can enjoy by consolidating your debts.

1. Lower &Single Monthly Payments Debt consolidation will combine all your debts into one payment and make it easier for you to manage your debts. Furthermore, debt consolidation can help you to reduce your overall payment amount.

Talk to a trusted local. For personal advice about your financial needs.

Credit unions are owned and operated by the people who save and borrow with them. Credit union members borrow and deposit on reasonable terms and expect competitive rates because there are no external shareholders demanding dividends. In central Victoria, Credit Union branches are located in Shepparton, Benalla, Echuca, Seymour, Euroa, Kilmore, Kyabram, Mooroopna & Numurkah.


Whether you are buying, building or refinancing, GMCU offers friendly personal service and local knowledge. We offer a choice of loans, with competitive rates and terms to help you own your home sooner. Whatever your lending needs, talk to a local lender at the GMCU.


GMCU offers a range of transaction and investment accounts to suit the way you want to bank. High interest investments, Christmas Club savings or straight-forward accounts for managing your salary. Talk to our friendly staff about which account is best for you.

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We know you want to have 24-hour, around-theclock access to your account. We also know you want to automate payments. But most of all, we know you want to visit your branch and discuss your banking with an experienced Teller. GMCU offers all the alternatives to conveniently access your money.

Goulburn Murray Credit Union Co-operative Limited ABN 87 087 651 509 AFSL 241364. Terms and Conditions available on request. Fees and Charges may apply. Normal Lending criteria apply. Your needs and financial circumstances have not been taken into account - you should consider the Product Disclosure Statement which is available from your branch before acquiring a product.

W e a l t h

The MB+M Report


Importance of Relationship Building importance of relationship building. We all know that building relationships with clients is important in excelling in business. For some people, relationship building does not come naturally but we are all aware how imperative it is.

Nancy Collins, Chartered Accountant and Bree Hunter, Certified Financial Planner

In order to be good at building relationships it is

These sorts of habits can only be developed with

important to start practicing early.


At MB+M we encourage our young professionals

Calling a client just after meeting them to say “I just want

wanting to expand on their portfolio of clients to

to let you know how much I appreciate the opportunity

understand the benefits of building relationships within

to work with you,” can show your commitment and that

their working environment... and it can be a lot like

you care.

F i n a n c e

At MB+M Business Solutions we understand the

making friends in their social life. For young professionals that want to excel at business Like friends, clients want to be able to trust you, to be

development later in their career it can often be a

able to confide in you, and to feel at ease with you. So

good idea to start inviting people within their working

it is important to remember that forming relationships

environment out for coffee or lunch... working

with clients outside of work in networking opportunities

effectively with your workmates gets noticed!

is very beneficial.

can often be the first step in developing an ability to


understand other people and to demonstrate your MB+M believe that a key to building a relationship is


to show genuine interest in people and their business. It is not about convincing clients about how good

One of the most important habits of friendship is taking

you are but relating to them that you will look after

the initiative - and doing the inviting and not just waiting

their needs. It is important that you come across as

to be invited.

sincere, and that you are considerate, respectful and understanding.

Building relationship forming skills now may not show rewards immediately but it is a skill that can benefit

In order to build relationships with friends you have

everyone in the long term.

to earn their trust. It is therefore imperative to listen and to pay attention. This involves being genuinely considerate by following up on something your client may have made reference to last time.

This article has been submitted by MB+M Business Solutions – the Valley’s most dynamic and highly respected Accounting firms…. so for the best advice in town call into the MB+M Shepparton office at 23 Nixon Street or phone 5821 9177 to book your consultation... the first one’s on us!



It’s Back!

Attractions Events

AFL on Prime

Pear Fest 2009

shePParton anZaC Day servICe

Shepparton. Dawn Service will begin at 5.50am. Veteran’s march begins at Shepparton RSL carpark and marching down Wyndham Street, to Fryers St and then into Welsford St to Memorial park. Contact: Shepparton RSL (03) 5821 3124 for more information. ShEPPARToN TWILIGhT FESTIVAL.


saturday april 25th 2009. Dawn service at 5.50am, veteran’s March 10.40am, 11.00am service. Memorial Park, Welsford street,

Goulburn Valley’s

no. 1 rating

AFL Broadcaster*

Victoria’s Premier Sporting Network *Source: Regional TAM/AGB Neilsen Media Research, Shepparton Total People AFL 2008 Rd 1-22


During the two weeks leading up to the festival, restaurants across Greater Shepparton have been invited to incorporate pear dishes on their menus and there will be a pear bakeoff for professional chefs and bakers as well as non-professional cooks. Visit For more information Contact: (03) 5829 2307.

PhotograPhy: LesLey PooLe

Country MusIC sPeCtaCular 1st-3rd

PhotograPhy: LesLey PooLe

eChuCa steaM, horse & vIntage rally saturday, June 6th and sunday, June 7th at the rotary Park, echuca. A magnificent display of steam traction engines and wagons, portable steam engines, early farm machinery, vintage and classic cars and motorcycles. Plus a variety of traditional family entertainment. Contact: helen Britnell Phone: 0438 576 639





Tickets are on sale NoW at the Visitor Information Centre. Contact: Club Mulwala (03) 5744 2331



saturday 11 april 2009. 10.00am - 4.30pm. McIntosh Centre, shepparton.

Event includes poetry and art competitions, best decorated bike hat or esky competition. Contact: Mathoura Visitor Information Centre on 5884 3730.


saturday april 11th – sunday, april 12th. held at the soldiers War Memorial gardens, in livingston street, Mathoura.

yarraWonga Foreshore

Fun run / Walk

sunday, april 19th lake Mulwala Foreshore, yarrawonga Description: 5km walk or 10km run. Contact: Mark Flanagan on 0427 432 130

A t t r a c t i o n s

Mathoura easter FaIr

an aFternoon DelIght..

guys & Dolls

sunday, april 26th Enjoy a great day out at the Echuca Aerodrome, located on kyabram Road, Echuca. View the extensive display of aircraft and enjoy aerobatics and demonstrations. Contact: Murray Lanyon on (03) 5480 7785.

Wednesday 29 april 2009 at 2.00pm eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford street, shepparton.

DenIse DrysDale thursday 7 May 2009 at 2.00pm eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford street, shepparton. Denise Drysdale is undoubtedly a national treasure! Born in Melbourne, she began her career as a dancing three-year-old, and has been voted in the top 100 of Australia’s most influential women in history. Contact: Riverlinks Box Office: Ph, (03) 5832 9511 for more information.

queen’s BIrthDay WeekenD - WInery WalkaBout 6th-8th June at Corowa/rutherglen Contact: Visitor Information Centre Ph: (03) 5744 1989

shePParton herItage Centre sunday 10 May 2009 1.00pm to 4.00pm (open other times by appointment) shepparton heritage Centre, Corner of high & Welsford street, shepparton Four galleries featuring local and general historical collections. Displays on agriculture, fashion, technology and transport. Contact: Bev on (03) 5821 7717 or Margaret on (03) 5821 2305 for more information.

rICh rIver ChaMPIonshIPssheeP Dog trIals June 9th – 13th located at the echuca show grounds, 8.00am – 5.00pm daily Free admission to spectators Contact: Norm Visca (03) 5480 9889


an aFternoon DelIght...

After the success of the ever popular musical throughout the cities, John Lidgerwood’s Style Music Theatre, proudly presents a condensed version with all the emotion, humour and sheer magic of Guys & Dolls, which clearly defines it as a great musical theatre gem. Contact: Riverlinks Box Office, Ph: (03) 5832 9511 for ore information.

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assoCIatIon aIrshoW



antIque aeroPlane

an aFternoon DelIght...

la PrIMa oPera tuesday, June 2nd 2009 at 2.00pm eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford street, shepparton La Prima has all the allure of romance, love, betrayal and murder, the program comprises the bestloved highlights and show stopping numbers from operas. Contact: Riverlinks Box Office, Ph: (03) 5832 9511 for more information.


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...with Paul Phillips

Phillo’s Fancies


This edition we are showcasing some excellent value wines from our fantastic local producers.

with necta rine and mint chutn ey Recipe supplied courtesy of Friar’s Cafe,Shepparton

2007 Allira Sauvignon Blanc Allira is the second label from the

Who sang “The Season of Change?” I don’t know either but now we have got rid of those scorching summer days it’s time to enjoy Alfresco (no relation to Alfonso). A warm salad is great for first course on a Sunday afternoon and with this dish you get an orgy of flavours fighting for your attention.

stable of Elgo Estate, situated in the

I bounced this dish off the guru “Phillo” and we agreed that a wine such as the Symphonia Alberino from The King Valley would be a great marriage.

business, they are very proud to

Hope you enjoy - Mat Innes-Irons


• 500g coarse pork mince • 1 tsp cumin • 1tsp ground corriander • Zest of 1 lemon • Large handful of chopped dill • 1/2 tsp turmeric • 1 tsp sumac • 2 eggs • 50g fresh bread crumbs • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste Mix all ingredients together and form into ovoid meatball shapes (about the size of a golf ball).


Mor occa n Spic ed Pork Koft a


Wine Wise...


Strathbogie Ranges. Elgo Estate winery is a family owned


produce their wine by using 100% wind power from wind turbines on the property.


• 1 kg local nectarines seeded and roughly chopped • 2 cup cider vinegar • 2 cup brown sugar • 1 cinnamon quill • 1 tsp ground ginger • 1 long red chilli (seeded and chopped) • 1 finely diced onion • Half a bunch of mint, coarsely chopped Simmer all ingredients together for 3 hours over low heat in a heavy based saucepan, stirring often.

Usually retailing for $12.95, we have reduced the price for this wine to $9.95 for tough times.

2006 Murchison Shiraz Longleat Wines is a picturesque vineyard situated on the west bank of the Goulburn River at Murchison and is owned by Sandra and Guido Vazzoler. As we all know Cheese and Wine go together beautifully and at Longleat Estate Cellar door you can sample some


of the tasty Cheeses produced from Goulburn Valley cow’s

Grill the koftas on a char or just in a pan, brown and then finish in the oven (10 to 15 min) assemble the salad in a delicate stack on the plate, insert a bamboo skewer in to the koftas and place on the plate also, finally, the chutney! (You can put this in a small dish as we did or just dollop straight on the kofta! YUMMO!)

milk and made by Sandra who is a qualified Cheese maker. You can match your cheese selection with a delicious wine made by Guido.

FOR THE SALAD: Thickly slice 1 local bosc pear, and half an avocado, thickly sliced also. Assemble in bowl with a small handful of wild roquette, some semi dried tomatoes and a few snow pea shoots, dress with 1 tbsp of white balsamic and 2 tbsp of good local extra virgin oil.

Homescape Wine Wise is proudly brought to you by: Phillips Cellars & Regional Wine Centre 52 Vaughan Street, Shepparton.

Friar’s Café 127 Fryers Street, Shepparton Ph 5822 2181

Phone: (03) 5821 2051 •




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