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A blue Christmas By REBECCA BILLS THE Christmas holiday season it is not always a happy time for all. And Tecoma Uniting Church is hosting a time of reflection and music to acknowledge any sadness or concern during the Christmas period for locals in an event called Blue Christmas. Hosting Blue Christmas gatherings since the beginning of her ministry in 1996, Reverend Di Esdensen has held the service locally for the last five years. Recently returned to the church after her own recovery from breast cancer, Rev Esdensen said Blue Christmas is about giving people some space in what is often a busy and demanding time. “It is for those who have experience some form of loss during the year or in the past,” she said. “It could be the loss of a job,

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loss of a relationship, loss of health - anything that separates them from the hope that Christmas generates for most. “It is an opportunity especially for those who struggle with the expectations that we all need to be happy and connected with family and friends at Christmas,” Rev Esdensen said. “This is a place that will offer quiet, music, invitation for reflection and just a space to be. “People attend these gatherings because somewhere inside they are hurting.” Another Christmas initiative the church holds is a time to celebrate the festive season with children in an afternoon of stories, games, nativity photos and craft activities. Stories like ‘Granny goes to Bethlehem’ by Kathy Westone and ‘E-mail: Jesus@Bethlehem’ by Hilary Robinson are some of the more humorous stories that are set to be read

to explore the Christmas story. Rev Esdensen said the importance of the event is to share the meaning of Christmas in a noncommercial sense. “This is our way to share with children the story that has given rise to the holiday and celebration that we have,” she said. “It is a story we value and want to share freely with the children of our neighbourhood and their families.” ‘Celebrate Christmas with Children’ is on Wednesday 11 December from 3.45pm and 5.30pm at the church. Blue Christmas gatherings will be held on Sunday 8 December and Friday 13 December at 7pm at Tecoma Uniting Church, located at 1566 Burwood Highway, Tecoma. For further information on either of the events, email or phone 9754 2177.

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IT’S not every day that people see Santa riding on a fire truck, but this Christmas he’ll be using a different kind of sleigh to deliver some sweet treats to local kids. The Ridge Top Brigades Annual Santa Runs for Kids will take off again this year as Santa and his CFA helpers will ride around the mountain. Keep an eye out for him in the Kalorama-Mt Dandenong brigade area on Saturday 14 December from 5pm to 7pm, in the Olinda brigade area on Sunday 22 December from 11am to 1pm and Sassafras-Ferny Creek brigade area on Tuesday 24 December from 4pm to 7pm.

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Olinda kids with Santa last year. Inset: Santa’s riding a different kind of sleigh.

EVERYONE’S invited to Carols in the Park at Belgrave. The Belgrave Region Action Group is holding its annual Carols in the Park on Friday 13 December from 7pm in Belgrave Town Park. There will be a free veggie burger and sausage sizzle, free face painting and an appearance by Santa. If it rains, the carols will be held at Mater Christi College.

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Santa and the BRAG carollers are ready to celebrate Christmas. From left: Liz Beaton, Di Hayes, Stax, Ian Warburton, Paul Dakis and John Macdonald. Picture: MELISSA MEEHAN

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Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day) Sacred Heart, Gembrook 9.00 a.m St. Thomas More’s, Belgrave 9.30 a.m St Paul’s, Monbulk 11.00 a.m Please note: There will not be a 5.30 p.m Mass at St Clare’s.


The Catholic Parish in the Dandenong’s St Thomas More’s, Reynolds Lane, Belgrave Sacred Heart, Main Street, Gembrook St. Paul’s, 59 Moores Road, Monbulk St. Clare’s, Mt. D/nong T. Road, Mt. Dandenong St. Joseph’s , Emerald-Monbulk Road, Emerald

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WITH the festive season comes family gatherings and summer trips to interesting destinations, but there is an array of experiences just on the doorstep here in the Yarra Ranges. From driving through the leafy hills of the Dandenong Ranges through to the bustling main streets of Healesville and Warburton, gifts and memorable times are a short distance away. The Mail has put together a special Christmas hamper to help capture some of the highlights of the Yarra Ranges, which will be up for grabs for one lucky reader and their family! The winner will be able to take a ride on the Puffing Billy railway in Belgrave and experience the Dandenong Ranges by rail, with two double passes included the hamper. That’s not the only train adventure on the cards, however, as the hamper also includes a family pass to ride on the Yarra Valley Railway from Healesville station, valid for 12 months. Two adults and two children will be able to take in the sights of wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary and experience a magic moment getting up close and personal with an Australian animal of choice, subject to availability. The hamper’s full contents include: Four family passes to the Upper Yarra Museum, valued at $10 each. A $50 gift voucher to be used at either Healesville’s Memo Hall or the Upper Yarra Arts Centre. Two family vouchers for the Marysville Trout Farm for equipment, along with $20 towards the value of caught fish. A family pass on the Yarra Valley Railway in Healesville, valid for 12 months. Two double passes for the Puffing Billy Railway in Belgrave. A family pass to Healesville Sanctuary and a pass for a magic moment with an Australian animal (subject to availability). A gift voucher for two adults to pick three kilos of fruit at Rayners Fruit Orchard in Woori Yallock, valued at $54. A bottle of Yarra Ranges Estate 2008 Cabernet Merlot. A bottle of Yarra Ranges Estate 2010 Sauvignon Blanc. Six coffee vouchers for Healesville’s Beechworth Bakery and a ceramic mug. To be in the draw to win the Mail’s Christmas Hamper, visit www.facebook. com/MailNewspaperGroup and like, comment on and share the related post. Winners will be drawn at 10am on Friday 13 December. Good luck!

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Wire bundles of Christmas fun MONBULK has joined in the season’s merriness by adorning the streets in Christmas cheer with an extra unique decoration. A giant Christmas tree of wire bundles has been built in the Monbulk roundabout by disciplinecrossing creative and visionary Joost Bakker. President of the Monbulk Business Network John Coleman said Mr Bakker was asked to do the project by the association and he agreed and carried out the work free of charge. “He and his assistant worked late into the night last Thursday through the continuous rain in order to have it completed in time for the Merry Monbulk Christmas Late Night Shopping event,” Mr Coleman said. Mr Bakker is a fifth-generation tulip farmer and has created installations that fuse nature with raw, industrial sensibility that in the process encourage discussion about sustainable design practices. Mr Coleman said the tree has attracted a great deal of interest on social media. “In just two days the Monbulk Business Network Facebook page had over 2500 views and this is still growing,” he said. “The majority of people love it with a few who do not and some who cannot make up their mind. “They see it as the modern artwork that it is. “One saw it as hair curlers an-

other as pasta pieces and one saw it as hard rubbish collection.” Mr Coleman said no matter what the viewpoint, the fact that people are talking about it means that they are talking about Monbulk. To celebrate the Christmas season in Monbulk the annual Merry Monbulk Christmas event took place last Friday and attracted hundreds of people to the town with schools singing carols and a team from the Monbulk Aquatic Centre performing yoga and Zumba demonstrations. Mr Coleman said the event was a huge success with the children in particular loving the animal nursery, face painting and stilt walker that were there. “It was a great night and the shops had great success which is what it is all about.”

Monbulk Business Network (MBN) wishes you all a very merry Christmas and a Prosperous new year

Joost Bakker’s Christmas Tree located at the main roundabout in Monbulk.

Above: Santa has taken over the post box in Monbulk’s Main Street. Left: Decorations line the streets of Merry Monbulk. 111390 Picture: REBECCA BILLS

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Bright Bugs Australia is a major partner of the market and will be selling a large amount of clearance stock at 50 to 60 per cent off wooden toys and educational games and books. Parking for the event will be available at the car parks of Emerald IGA, Gemco Theatre, and Emerald Scout Hall. Despite success in previous years, 2013 sees the Twilight Market organised by Emerald Community House for the first time. After running the Emerald Market held on the first Sunday of each month for seven years, Emerald Community House ensures plenty of entertainment for families. “We will have a jumping castle and face-painting for children and food will be available for purchase,” Ms Perera said. For more information about the Emerald Twilight Market, contact Emerald Community House on 5968 3881.

EMERALD will be a one-stop Christmas shop for Cardinia shire residents this year with the arrival of the Emerald Twilight Market on 6 December. With traders open for late night shopping and entertainment and stalls from 3.30pm to 8pm, the market will be fun for the whole family. Stalls will be located at the playground at Puffing Billy Park, with proceeds from the event going to the Performing and Visual Arts Festival in Emerald. Emerald Community House Market manager Michelle Perera said that the event gives locals the unique opportunity to purchase handcrafted and locally produced goods while supporting local businesses. “There will be a variety of different products available, from local produce such as olives, to Christmas gifts such as 3D cards, wooden jewellery, knitted hats and glass bowls,” she said.


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We had some great fun with local Gembrook boys Samuel and William Arrowsmith for our cover shoot. Picture: ROB CAREW

Greetings to all our readers IT’S already that time of the year - wow how time flies! And what better place to celebrate the Christmas cheer than in the Dandenongs? We had a great time with local Gembrook kids William and Samuel Arrowsmith for our Christmas wrap front page.


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Magical display helps firies By REBECCA BILLS

December Special HYGAIN Tru Breed Buy a bag and get a second at half price Second Lieutenant Phil Spencer and Santa (Peter Hadow) explore one of the larger displays.

Tel 5968 4714 1 Emerald - Monbulk Rd, Emerald, 3782 Phil Spencer and Santa check out a miniature display. 111313 Pictures: DONNA OATES 1109643-LB49-13

HUSBAND and wife duo Phil and Fiona Spencer are opening their home for the third annual Miniature Village and Christmas Display. The display will help raise much-needed funds for the Macclesfield CFA brigade where Phil serves as Second Lieutenant. Fiona said this year’s display was sure to impress visitors. “We started planning and preparing for this year’s display just three days after last year’s display closed,” she said. “We make most of the displays ourselves so that is why it is such a long process. “This year we also have a shop area selling some wonderful gift ideas.” The couple’s Christmas display commenced in 2011 from their personal collection of decorations and has grown into an attraction to help raise money towards buying a new community-owned tanker for the station. Phil said Macclesfield was a small community with a limited number of people living there making it difficult to keep fundraising. “We go out in strike teams and help out other stations so we too need good equipment,” he said. “We are working towards replacing the community owned

tanker which requires $330,000. “The display is just one way to bring people into the area and donate towards us reaching our goal.” Last year just under 1000 people come through to visit Macclesfield and tour the display. Phil said the Macclesfield CFA was around a third of the way to their target amount for the new tanker. “It is still going to take a few years for us to get there but we are committed to a few more displays yet,” he said. “This is one of the few fundraisers that we hold at our house to raise money for the Macclesfield Volunteer Fire Brigade.” According to Fiona, there is something for everyone at the display with Santa’s workshop, a nativity scene and Santa’s mail box and a new HO train layout to name a few. “The detail in these displays is something you have to see to believe,” she said. “Adults love the details and kids love the magic of it all. Entry is $5 with children aged under seven years just a gold coin donation. The Miniature Village and Christmas Display is located at 515 Macclesfield Road, Macclesfield. For more information, call 0499 651 213 or visit

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Lights in focus By REBECCA BILLS FOR 24 years Steven and Karen Cornish’s house in Vista Drive, Chirnside Park, has been a focal point for Christmas light onlookers. Mr Cornish said the couple start putting the lights and decorations up before the Melbourne Cup weekend because it usually takes them four or five weeks to put it all together. “We have a few things that other people don’t have like a spinning Christmas tree, a snowman and a ferris wheel that we have made alongside a train

on the front veranda,” he said. “Every year it’s a bit different with new features in the ferris wheel and different colours. “You buy various things and you modify them to make them suit.” Mrs Cornish said her electrician husband loves putting the lights up and uses it as an end of the year outlet. “He loves doing it and it brings a lot of enjoyment to kids and adults who come and look,” she said. “We have thousands of people drive past here and the CFA

guys bring Santa every Friday and Saturday night. “We collect donation for the CFA so it goes to a good cause.” Mr Cornish said the lights will be on display until late December. Other great local spots to visit for great Christmas lights are Lakeview Drive in Lilydale and Tombolo Court in Mooroolbark. Visitors are also reminded not to forget to wave to Mr and Mrs Clause as they drive up Hereford Road in Mount Evelyn.

Family carols in hills The handmade snowman and Ferris wheel at Steven and Karen Cornish’s house in Vista Drive.

Steven and Karen Cornish’s house in Vista Drive, Chirnside Park.

The spinning Christmas tree display at Steven and Karen Cornish’s house in Vista Drive. 111380 Pictures: REBECCA BILLS

CAROLS on the Mountain is returning for its eighth year of Christmas entertainment at the Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve. First staged in 2005, the popular event is crossing its fingers and toes that bad weather stays away so the event does not have to be cancelled like last year. Sassafras-Ferny Creek Fire Brigade Captain John Schauble said the event celebrates Christmas and community in the hills. “It’s a great opportunity to come together and reflect on the year past and the new one to come,” he said. “It’s also a chance for us to thank the community for their support over the year.” Performers at the event will include Tecoma Sing Australia, Southern Voices, Richard Wilson, choirs from the Sassafras and Ferny Creek Primary Schools and the Upwey High School Concert Band. Being so close to Christmas, Santa is scheduled to make an appearance too. Hosted at the Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve on Saturday 14 December, entry is a gold coin donation with parking available in the nearby Ferny Creek Horticultural Society. The event is strictly alcohol free with a sausage sizzle, soft drinks, glow sticks and carol booklets available for purchase on the night as well as a range of activities for both children and adults.

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While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks While shepherds watched Their flocks by night All seated on the ground The angel of the Lord came down

“The heavenly Babe You there shall find To human view displayed And meanly wrapped In swathing bands

And glory shone around And glory shone around “Fear not,” he said, For mighty dread Had seized their troubled minds “Glad tidings of great joy I bring

By REBECCA BILLS FOR 20 years Discovery Church has hosted memorable carols. And this year the community carols event is the largest in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Hosting headline act Michael Paynter to lead the Christmas cheer at the free event Creative Pastor at Discovery Church Greg Attwells said this is the first Discovery carols that he will be overseeing. Mr Attwells said 2013 has been Mr Paynter’s biggest year yet as he successfully progressed to the final four of “Team Joel” on the Australian TV Show The Voice. “He regularly received high praise from all four celebrity coaches who noted his stellar voice and consistent work ethic,” he said. “We have a lot of ‘in-house’ talent at Discovery Church and when you add to that talent someone of Michael’s calibre it really sets up this year’s Carols to be our best one yet.” This year, the carols event at Discovery Church is call ed ‘Come Let Us Adore Him,’ following the nativity story of the wise men that left their homes and followed a star to find the Messiah. Mr Attwells said at Discovery Church they do their best to make the experience for visitors just as accessible and inspirational as someone who have

And in a manger laid And in a manger laid.” Thus spake the seraph, And forthwith Appeared a shining throng Of angels praising God, who thus

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DON’T MISS.... The Emerald Twilight Market in 2013 Friday 6th of December Puffing Billy Park Kilvington Drive Emerald 3:30pm to 8pm Emerald Market will continue as always each 3rd Sunday of the month over Summer unless in the case of Total Fire Ban Days. Come down for entertainment, organic produce and plants, flowers, quality handmade good from local stallholders and amazing hot gourmet food.

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Singer Michael Paynter will be leading the carols at Discovery Church. 111319 been coming for decades. “This is a community carols event and visitors can expect a carnival experience around our grounds and a magical experience during our carols service. “I hear rumours that Santa is also paying a visit during the service.” Local talent including Melissa McGregor, Laura Want,

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Push for pool By MELISSA MEEHAN A PUBLIC meeting to save the Olinda Pool will be held this Thursday. Organiser John Faull said he had received a lot of support from residents and visitors to save the pool after the Mail broke the story on 19 November. Yarra Ranges Council confirmed its plans to close the pool permanently citing irreparable cracks in the pool, as well as a low attendance rate. But Mr Faull said that he had received lots of support from the community to want to fight and challenge the council’s decision with common sense. “The whole plan to shut it down is just ludicrous,” he said. “Why close something the community wants?” He said that the people of Olinda felt as though they were being ignored by those in the council offices at Lilydale. “We get nothing for our rates,” he said. “The majority of our roads are dirt roads that get graded once in a while. “Why shouldn’t the people of this area be allowed to keep their pool?” Mr Faull also asked why, if the pool wasn’t that important to the town, that the council and CFA were looking for another static water base in case of a bushfire. “This pool was built with the community and fire fighting in mind,” he said. “We are going to fight it and save the pool.” The public meeting will be held on Thursday at the Olinda CFA station from 7pm onwards. Those who can’t attend, but still want to show their support, are invited to contact Mr Faull on 0427 371 344. What are your fondest memories of the pool? Will you join John’s fight to save it? Email

Council cross over fake graves By MELISSA MEEHAN AS THE sun rose over Emerald on Monday morning, crosses marked the would-be gravesites of the removed trees at Worrell Reserve. Mystery surrounds where the crosses came from or who put them there, but those in town had no problem understanding their purpose. One community member noted that she believed that the

crosses may have been a memorial to the death of free speech and accountability, others said it could have been a memorial to the removed trees. Cardinia Shire Council’s general manager of Corporate Services Derek Madden said a number of gum trees were planted without council authorisation at Emerald’s Worrell Reserve on Sunday. “These trees were planted in the area from which Monterey

cypress trees were recently removed, in order to prepare the site to become a Neighbourhood Safer Place-Place of Last Resport (NSP-PLR),” Mr Madden said. “Timber structures resembling Christian crosses were also placed next to the gum trees.” The council swiftly removed the gum trees and timber crosses on Monday morning. “Gum trees are not a suitable

species for a potential NSP-PLR. “Also, as council has widely communicated previously, the ground in the area needs to rejuvenate until autumn next year, when trees from a more fire-resistant species will be planted there,” he said. The CFA will soon undertake a radiant heat assessment of the potential NSP-PLR’s at Cockatoo Sports Complex and Worrell Recreation Reserve.



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Burglar y ring bust By MELISSA MEEHAN FIVE people have been charged over the burglary of iPads and other computers at more than 60 schools in the Yarra Ranges, Knox, Maroondah, and Whitehorse areas. Lilydale CIU Detective Senior Constable Rod Newberry said police had been investigating the theft of over 270 iPads and computers since July. He said that a 30-year-old man

from Rowville was picked up by uniform police at a school in Croydon and interviewed before police issued five warrants in Rowville, Mooroolbark, Lilydale and Vermont. Det Sen Const Newberry said once the man from Rowville was interviewed by police they were able to check his phone records and associates which led police to a storage facility where police were able to recover 53 stolen computers.

“We picked him up and were able to get a little bit of information from him,” Det Sen Const Newberry said. “But after that, we were able to go through his phone records, and most of his calls were to the other four that we charged. “But that’s not all, investigations are ongoing.” The 30-year-old Rowville man was charged with possession of stolen goods and other drug offences.

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Three men from Mooroolbark including a 26-year-old, 27-year-old and 29-year-old, were charged with burglary. A 21-year-old man was charged with burglary and handling stolen goods. A 27-year-old female from Rowville is still assisting police with their inquiries. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

MONBULK police are celebrating after catching two would-be crooks in the act. Sergeant Mark Knight said two of his officers noticed a parked car in Olinda Creek Road not long before 8pm on Tuesday 26 November. Sgt Knight said that tools to break into a house including a machete, knife, and a hockey stick, torches, balaclavas, gloves and headlamps were found. Two men in their 40s from Emerald and Avonsleigh were charged with a number of offences including equipped to steal, threats to kill, possessing a prohibited weapon and non-related offences. They will appear at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court at a layer date.

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BELGRAVE police held a number plate recognition operation on Friday morning along Berwick Road in Narre Warren East. Of the 1864 cars checked, police found 12 unlicensed drivers, 15 unregistered vehicles and the sheriff’s office recouped more than $45,000 in unpaid fines.


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BELGRAVE firefighters have a brand spanking new tanker with all the latest technology - just in time for the fire season. Captain Phil Keep said the tanker is the newest one in the Ranges Group and can carry up to 25,050 litres of water. “It replaced our 18-year-old tanker which was a bloody good truck,” Mr Keep said. “It fought fires back to 1997.” The new truck has a front hose and two pumps that allow for high pressure hoses and the normal firefighting hoses. “You don’t get one of these too often,” he said. “We’ve trained up the whole team on how to use it, and it’s great.”

POLICE are investigating the circumstances of a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Ferntree Gully motorcyclist at Eildon on Friday. Emergency services were called to EildonJamieson Road where it is believed the rider lost control of his bike on a left-hand bend around 1.30pm. The 2009 Suzuki then left the road and travelled down an embankment near the EildonWarburton Road intersection. The man, aged in his 40s, died at the scene.



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RANGES Ward councillor Tania Baxter has launched a campaign to improve minutetaking and records of minutes of Cardinia Shire Council meetings. As of January the council will provide audio of meetings and improvements will be made to the way the council records minutes of meetings. Cr Baxter said breaking down the barriers between the council and community was the reason behind her campaign to improve procedures. She moved two notices of mo-

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NEXT year will mark the 100th anniversary of the commencement of World War I. We will be commemorating this significant event in our Nation’s history with many special activities to highlight the meaning, effect and relevance of this conflict for Australia and Australians - past and present. In addition to national activities, our Federal Government is encouraging local communities to organise commemorative events with a local focus to highlight the involvement, service and sacrifice of our first Anzacs. The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program will provide funding of up to $125,000 to each federal electorate to assist local communities with appropriate projects and

events to mark this important historical milestone. Projects that may be eligible for funding under this program include: public commemorative events, including the commemoration of important military anniversaries, enlistments and other World War I events that have had a significant local impact; new World War I memorials or honour boards; the restoration of existing World War I memorials or honour boards; the preservation, interpretation and display of World War I memorabilia and artefacts; and appropriate school projects such as research and preparation of material and documentaries examining the social and other commu-

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nity impacts of World War I. To help assess project proposals for the electorate of Casey, I’ve enlisted the support of some outstanding local residents to form an Anzac Centenary Local Grants committee that broadly reflects and represents our local community. Chaired by Monbulk Primary School Principal Ray Yates, members of the committee include Brigadier (retired) Michael Phelps AM, Graham Warren, Anthony McAleer, Margi Sank, Bob Gannaway, Sue Thompson, Chris Thomas, and John Shackleton. The youngest member, Blake Hadlow, is a 21-year-old Mount Evelyn resident who has a strong interest in Australian military history. The committee has invited applications from eligible local groups


and associations such as ex-service and community groups, schools and other educational institutions, museums and cultural institutions, local government and non-for-profit organisations. The grants are not available to individual applicants. The Anzac Centenary Local Grants program provides an excellent opportunity for residents of the Outer East and Yarra Valley to recognise and show their gratitude for the courage, sacrifice and commitment of our local soldiers, sailors and airmen, and also those who “kept the home fires burning”. Several project proposals have already been received. Grant applications will remain open until 30 May 2014, however, eligible and interested groups are encouraged to lodge their applications as soon as possible. An application form is available on my website – Completed applications should be forwarded to my office at PO Box 40, Chirnside Park, Vic., 3116.

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CAROLS will be held in the Belgrave Town Park, corner of Terry’s Avenue and Monbulk Road, below the police station on 13 December at 7pm. There will be free vegie burgers, sausage sizzle and face-painting as well as a special appearance from Santa. For more information, call 0414 293 922.

THE giant Sylvanian Families Freya is visiting Olinda Main Street from 10am to 5pm on 7 December. The event is free of charge, for more information, visit au/sassafras/category/dolls-house/sylvaniafamilies/.

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EMERALD Museum from 7 December will be open from 11am to 3pm as well as on Sunday from 1.30pm to 4pm. The museum will also be open Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm.

REST, relax and unwind with breath, sound and guided meditations. Run every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Minak Reserve, via Charles Street, Selby. For more information, email or call 9754 2039.

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KALLISTA Community House art and craft market is on Saturday 7 December from 9am to 1pm at 2 Church Street, Kallista. For site bookings, call 9754 4930.

DIG in Café welcomes everyone to enjoy a free community meal on the last Friday of each month at 6pm at the Emerald Community House. Call 5968 3881 to volunteer to create the meal.

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THE Lions Club of Wantirna is holding its annual Christmas tree sale on 7, 8 and 14 December at Collier Reserve near the corner of Burwood Highway and Stud Road, Wantirna South. Trees are available from 8am Saturdays and 8.30am on Sunday.

A SELECTION of ‘local identity’ portraits by members of the Emerald Arts Society is currently being exhibited in the Emerald Library. For more information, visit emeraldartssociety.

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ENROLMENTS are being taken for 2014 threeyear-old Kidzfun program at Coonara Early Learning Centre. Sessions run from Monday to Thursday from 9.15am to 12.15pm. For more information, call 9758 7081.

SHERBROOKE Art Society Fine Art Sale Begins 1 December at 62 Monbulk Road, Belgrave. Free Entry. Open daily, 11am to 4pm, closed Tuesday. For more information, call 9754 4264 or email

Auxiliary stalls THE Upper Ferntree Gully Angliss Auxiliary is having a second hand book stall on 4 December and a Christmas stall on 6 December. Both being held outside the William Angliss Hospital from 10am to 2.30pm. For more information, call Di on 0400 337 509.

Movie screening BETWEEN the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea will be screening at St Thomas More’s Primary School Hall in Belgrave on 5 December at 7pm.

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EMERALD Market will hold a Twilight Evening on Friday 6 December at Puffing Billy Park from 3.30pm to 8pm. For stallholder inquiries, email or call 5968 3881.

MARI Metcalfe solo exhibition Stories that Echo is on show at Sherbrooke Art Society from 8-22 December. Open daily from 11am to 4pm (closed Tuesday). For more information, visit

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SELBY Community House Occasional Childcare is hosting a fire safety talk for preschool aged children with local brigade representatives on 6 December at 11am. To book, call 9754 2039 or email All welcome.

CHRISTMAS sale of paintings and handicrafts at the Hut Gallery, Ferntree Gully, will be finishing on 15 December. Open Sundays from 11am to 4pm, for more information phone 9758 8955 or visit

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THE Summer Monbulk Market is on 7 December between 9am and 1pm at St George’s Anglican Church, corner of Main Street and Silvan Roads, Monbulk. Stallholder inquires on 9756 6038.

THE Centenary of Kallista Mechanics Institute Hall is being celebrated on 21 December. For more information or to get involved call John Lloyd on 9755 2762.

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SAINT Mark’s Church Christmas Fete is on 7 December from 9am to 1pm at Church Street, Emerald. Santa will arrive at 10.30am and there will be a free animal nursery for the children.

MICHAEL Paynter will be performing at Christmas Carols by Discovery Community Care at the Discovery Church, 89 Monbulk Road, Mount Evelyn, on Sunday 22 December at 4pm, 6pm and

THE famous Lions Christmas cakes and puddings are on sale. To purchase, call Sanjay from the Lions Club of Wantirna on 0419 333 676.

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Kinder places THREE-year-old kinder places are still available at Upwey South Preschool for next year. Two morning sessions per week, small class sizes maintained. Visit or call 9754 5783.

Churches assisting CARDINIA Combined Churches Caring (4Cs) offers financial and food assistance to Emerald Community House every second Thursday Morning. Call 5941 2268 to make an appointment.

Computer classes COCKATOO Neighbourhood House is offering free computer classes in conjunction with Yooralla to health care card holder. For more information, email or call 5968 9031.

New fire refuge goes on show FERNY CREEK’S fire refuge was officially opened last weekend at the local primary school. Attended by many in the community as well as local fire brigade members, the community had been waiting for the opening. Sassafras Ferny Creek Fire Brigade Captain John Schauble was on hand to explain how the refuge was run and to answer any questions residents had.

Community fire refuges can provide shelter as a last resort for people whose other plans have failed and are located so they are not exposed to high temperatures and are ember proof. Organisers say that a community fire refuge, like a Neighbourhood Safer Place, is a place of last resort and is not a substitute for having a well thought out and practiced personal survival plan.

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Ghost restaurant moves By JESSE GRAHAM AN AMENDMENT to the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme has been adopted for a restaurant in Ferny Creek, following more than 15 years of back-andforth negotiations through the council. The Yarra Ranges Council adopted the site-specific amendment in its 26 November meeting and will submit the amendment to Planning Minister Matthew Guy for approval. The amendment for the restaurant

at 261 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road in Ferny Creek, was discussed for almost an hour at the meeting After intense discussion about how to minimise sound from the restaurant, which is surrounded by residential properties, the council came to a unanimous decision. The motion that passed for the restaurant featured conditions such a banning of external sound amplification equipment, including speakers and alarms; the installation of a 1.8

metre glass or Perspex screen for the terraced area to reduce sound travelling; a restriction on liquor sales to only the interior of the restaurant and the terraced area and for drainage to be addressed to reduce amenity impact on neighbours. Neighbour to the development, Margaret Jane, spoke on behalf of the objectors to the restaurant going ahead and spoke of concerns regarding lighting and sound from the restaurant. She said there had been a David

and Goliath battle over the restaurant since 1996, after the present owner purchased the property, then Arnold’s Restaurant, and applied to build a new restaurant. However a representative for the applicant said that work would be done to address all of the residents’ concerns about the restaurant, including landscaping to reduce visual impact and traffic management. “This has been a matter going on for some time,” said the representative.

“If there are any on-going misgivings about the restaurant, we would like the opportunity to understand what those issues are and to respond to you.” The restaurant, should the amendment be approved by the Planning Minister, will have a patron limit of 100. Councillor Noel Cliff said the issue of the restaurant was important for the Ferny Creek community members and that he hopes the conditions will help to put the saga to rest.

Women’s defence gets an Edge and takes a stand By REBECCA BILLS EDGE Martial Arts is taking a stand to combat violence against women. Head instructor of Edge Martial Arts in Mount Evelyn Kyoshi Andrew Roberts has joined Mount Evelyn Reformed Church Minister and committee member for the Family Violence Education Network Richard Schoenmaker in the battle to tackle the major issue. Both are supporters of White Ribbon Day, which was held early last week, and Mr Schoenmaker said the number one issue in this area is family violence. “If we didn’t have violence in this area there wouldn’t be much else wrong,” he said. “I’ve been working with White Ribbon for a number of years now and it’s been a tough one. “Violence against women is a major problem but people really


find this topic hard to talk about.” Mr Schoenmaker said the Family Violence Education Network is currently doing many things in local schools to try to tackle the issue and said having Mr Roberts come on board with his martial arts school to support White Ribbon is great. Mr Roberts said white ribbon holds a heavy meaning in martial arts in the sense of making sure people don’t abuse some of their skills. “It’s a really important organisation to get behind,” Mr Roberts said. “I have four children and they are all girls and I would hate for anything like that to happen in their families. “We have over 540 students here and if we can make all those students as well as their families aware we are reaching about 1500 people, it might even be more.”

Mr Roberts said supporting White Ribbon is not just about making men aware that violence against women is unacceptable but it is to make the whole community aware. White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women. The not-for-profit organisation uses primary prevention initiative and an annual campaign to seek to change the attitudes against women by engaging boys and men to lead social change. White Ribbon Day, which was held on 25 November, was the start of 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women which ends on Human Rights Day on 10 December. For details, visit www. White ribbons Family Violence Education Network member Richard are available to purchase at Edge Schoenmaker and Kyoshi Andrew Roberts are taking a Martial Arts, 17 Hereford Road, stand stop violence against women in the area. 111414 Picture: REBECCA BILLS Mount Evelyn.

Arrest over 2011 murder POLICE have arrested and charged a man with a murder relating to the discovery of a body in Olinda in 2011. Homicide Squad detectives charged a 36-year-old man with one count of murder. A walker discovered the body covered with branches on Olinda Creek Road around 7.30pm on 19 March 2011. It is believed the body of Kyal Scanlon, 28, of Kilsyth, had been there for weeks and was deliberately covered with vegetation. Mr Scanlon, a father of five, was last seen alive at the Mooroolbark Shopping Centre on March 7. The accused will appear via video link at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 5 December.


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EVERY year the Monbulk Christian Fellowship organises a children’s-family Christmas party held in the Main Shopping Centre of Monbulk. I personally have no connection with the fellowship, but must commend these people for the wonderful couple of hours of family time one can enjoy there. The event is mostly at no cost to families attending, including a visit by Santa in the Monbulk CFA truck. So much time and effort must go into this party in terms of organisational efforts. It’s lovely to see local residents, enjoying the day, chatting with other parents and neighbours and children. It forges an excellent community spirit of sharing and caring. So congratulations to the the fellowship. I must also add, our Monbulk Main Road is looking fabulous with all the flower beds in full bloom and the trees growing well, people enjoying the new seating, eating lunch or just soaking up the sun. We are so fortunate, to live in a beautiful town. Dawn Jones, Monbulk.

HAVING read the CFA’s 18 June 2013 report to Cardinia Council re assessment of Worrell Reserve as a Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP) I, too, share Mr Hellriegel’s (What’s Next for NSP?, Mail, 19 November) doubts about achievement of a NSP designation. CFA criteria states that a separation distance of at least 310 metres should exist between the boundary of a NSP set in open spaces and the fire threat. This is clearly not achievable at Worrell Reserve. In that case a fire radiant heat rating of 2 kw/ m² must be achieved. While I accept that removal of the Monterey cypress trees is likely to have significantly reduced the radiant heat factor on the northern boundary of Worrell Reserve, I doubt that it has reduced it enough. As Mr Hellriegel points out, the CFA’s rating of the eastern and southern aspects where there were no Cypress trees, are currently five and three times above the necessary rating. To date I have not witnessed any significant removal of trees or vegetation on any of the three aspects on the scale I would expect was required to attain the 2 kw/m² rating. One of the problems that I imagine confronting council is that there are many private properties close to Worrell Reserve with significant trees and vegetation that would fuel any approaching fire. As I understand it the radiant heat factor is not based on any single line of trees catching fire but on the estimated intensity of a fire front as it approaches the NSP. That, of course, would be significant with or without the Monterey cypress trees. Having removed the Monterey cypress trees to reduce the radiant heat, council has also said it will replace those trees. I would have thought those new trees, irrespective of their fire retardant qualities, would only compromise the NSP rating when they reach maturity. What then? Cut them down? I would certainly welcome some public explanation from Cardinia Council and the CFA as to exactly what further vegetation removal is required to achieve the NSP designation which the community was told would be in place for the upcoming fire season. Dale Blair, Emerald.

End of an era I WRITE with much sadness at the closure of the milk bar on McBride Street. I thank the staff who fought so tirelessly to keep it open. You have been fantastic all of you - always cheerful. It wasn’t your fault the newspapers didn’t come at times, yes it was annoying, but was the abuse they sometimes met really necessary? You know who you are. I wish all the staff the very best of luck. It was a real pleasure to know you. Valerie Butler, Cockatoo.

Tree surrounds stink THERE is a somewhat persistent bad smell about the recent works which reshaped the tree surrounds in Monbulk’s Main Street. The word on the street is that the new smaller, rounder surrounds are now as originally proposed and drawn. Which implies that some considerable amount of ratepayer money was expended uselessly in building and then removing the large rectangular, ’car-catcher’ surrounds that first appeared some months ago. To take it a step further, if indeed originally the wrong build was made from the correct plans and then ’signed off’ by a council employee, this is a significant error of professionalism and judgement by people we pay. In the scale of the shire’s massive construction budget this may be a small thing but it does question process and performance. On the matter of the tree surrounds, an official response, couched in plain English rather that obfuscating engineeringese and delivered hand-on-heart, should be forthcoming in these pages. Along the lines of “yes we got it wrong and fixed it at the ratepayers’ expense, sorry” or “no, your information is wrong, the surrounds were built originally exactly as was planned and we correctly responded to something that didn’t work in practice”. This reply would be best delivered by the local councillor or the somewhat grandiosely titled Director of Environment and Engineering, either of whom is where the buck ultimately stops. John Nieman, Monbulk.

Pool draws generations IT WAS with sadness that I was reading in your paper (19 November) an article regarding the imminent closure of the Olinda pool and I would like to mention that it is not just local residents that have enjoyed this facility. My family and I live in inner suburban Melbourne and the Olinda pool has become part of our summer ritual when we visit my mother who lives locally. While access to a static water source during the fire season makes sense there is another dimension to the issue surrounding this pending closure. In short, the Olinda pool offers a tranquil analogue experience in contrast to the array of digital distractions that we now embrace as characteristic of “modern” life. This pool isn’t just about water, it is about time outdoors, an icy pole from a shop that isn’t a franchise, a homemade sandwich under the shade of mature growth, clean air and in my experience a place where three generations can gather and make memories with a spectacular backdrop. I sincerely hope that John Faull finds success and the voice of ‘yes’ is louder than a economic rationalist ‘no’. Simon Drysdale, Melbourne.

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Future off the rails? ALL HILLS and Yarra Valley railway commuters will be aware that currently two level crossings on the busy Box Hill-Ringwood rail corridor at Mitcham are undergoing grade separations. Some years ago the Middleborough Road level crossing at Laburnum on this corridor was eliminated when that location was grade separated. Of note, at this location sufficient provision was made for the eventual insertion of a third track. More recently, the Springvale Road level crossing at Nunawading was eliminated with a grade separation. Unfortunately, no provision was made for eventual insertion of a third track at this location. Currently the Rooks Road and Mitcham Road level crossings both at Mitcham are in the process of being eliminated with new grade separations. My recent visit to Mitcham Station revealed that again no spatial provision is being made for the insertion of a third track. Currently the Victorian State Government is spending hundreds of millions eliminating some level crossings but, is doing so focused only on the convenience of road users. Surging patronage of rail transport on the Ringwood-Box Hill corridor is such that peakhour trains ex-Belgrave are crowded to standing room only by Boronia. Belgrave trains ex Melbourne are equally crowded during the evening peak. In all probability Lilydale line trains also are crowded. So called “limited express” trains on the Lilydale and Belgrave lines (with the exception of Laburnum) stop at all stations in the 9.3km between Box Hill and Ringwood. Thus there are constricted available train pathways and unnecessary increased travel duration times. Extending triplication between Box Hill and Ringwood over these 9.3kms with a third bi- directional track would provide many more train pathways, provide reduced “limited express” transit times and would benefit all rail users. However, a full Box Hill-Ringwood triplication project, although currently needed, may well be considered a long term project. Meanwhile, the construction of road overbridges at Springvale Road, Rooks Road and Mitcham Road by providing for only two rail tracks will add significantly to the eventual cost of this triplication and thus doubtless delay further this essential track project. Future disruption to road traffic made necessary by the eventual widening of these bridges

at these three locations is assured! If the current Mitcham Road Grade Separation Project had incorporated provision for three platforms or even only three tracks, it would have made possible “limited express” trains passing “all stations” trains at Mitcham until the full triplication of the 9.3kms was provided in the future. The additional provision of facing points between the city-bound track and the centre platform at Blackburn (between Blackburn Road and the Blackburn Station) would provide an additional passing place for city-bound “limited express” trains to pass “all stations” trains at Blackburn. I have written to the project manager for the Mitcham Road Level Crossing Project expressing these concerns. To date I have yet to receive a response. Roger Willsher, The Patch.

Pool support I AM writing in support of the recent Mail cover story Back to Battle - Campaigner Returns to Save Olinda Pool (19 November). As an Olinda resident, I couldn’t agree more with this story and the points it covered in relation to our community pool. My only disappointment about the article is that it has taken a former Olinda pool campaigner to speak up and save this pool. There are so many of us here in the local community who feel the exact same frustration about our pool and its journey into a forgotten place. While I am grateful this story has been covered again, it is sad that only one voice (taken out of the woodwork) has made this article. Most residents share the same point of view about our local pool. For a facility with so much potential, it beggars belief that our local outdoor pool is closed on every single hot day in the hills - the most important days when we all want and need to use this handy facility. When my family and I first moved to Olinda, a little over a year ago, we couldn’t wait to use the Olinda pool that summer. Like most families who live in the hills, forget installing a pool in our scrubby, stone riddled, steep backyard. So, the very first chance we had, we packed our towels and a picnic, braced the heat and walked to the pool - expecting it to be literally swimming with locals who were also looking for fast and cost friendly relief from the heat. To our surprise, not to mention disappointment, when we got there the pool was closed. Assuring ourselves there had been a mistake, perhaps someone was running late to open the pool, we looked up the trading hours while we waited. To our complete astonishment, we learned that the Olinda outdoor pool is closed on total fire ban days. In other words, closed for summer. Since that day, we have not gone back. What is the point of going to an outdoor pool on a 23-degree day? Even on a sunny 28-degree day, the pool hasn’t had enough time to warm up for a dip. I imagine most people who are aware of this facility have contemplated this and stay away for the exact same reasons. These unreasonable conditions and restrictions placed on the pool make absolutely no sense to anyone at all. While every other business in the hills opens on total fire ban days, the Olinda outdoor pool remains closed. Again, it just doesn’t make sense. While Melissa Meehan (Mail editor) mentioned in her article that the Director of Environment and Engineering for the Yarra Ranges Council Mark Varmalis recommended the Olinda pool would continue to be used by the CFA for fire fighting, I just don’t see why we can’t we have it both ways? No person (local or otherwise) would ever oppose the use of the Olinda pool as a vital water source if (again, in the unlikely event) a fire broke out in the hills. Just open the damn pool. Like every other business in the hills, opening this facility on total fire ban days poses no risk to human safety. There’s more risk in driving in the heat through the bush to Monbulk on a total fire ban day to use the new indoor Aquatic Centre. Again, allow us the chance to use our outdoor community pool on days we need it most and we’ll use it. Be certain of that. Jessica Luly, Olinda.

TAFE heat IN RESPONSE to our local member’s anger at Shaun Leane MP raising the shoddy handling of the TAFE issue. I wonder if steam was coming out of her ears in the caucus when the decision was made to drastically slash TAFE funding.

Let’s not forget that this was the reason Swinburne gave for exiting the Lilydale site in the first place. Was steam coming out of her ears when the Government funded report from Box Hill TAFE was refused to be released to the community or the YVEP. The process was flawed and that is the reason this work has been halted. After the first community forum held by the YVEP the Government solution was to give Box Hill money to do a study on the educational needs of the outer east. This was never released publicly. Then on the eve of the next public forum this Government announces that they will give Yarra Ranges Council money to find the best use of this site. Interestingly enough the council had already published in their Shirewide that they thought the best use was for some TAFE courses in part of the facility some community use and for their offices to be moved to the university side of the site. This plan was overwhelmingly rejected at the last community forum. Maybe the steam coming out of Christine Fyffe’s ears should be saved for her colleagues who have gutted TAFE and bungled this process from start to finish. Peter Harris, Chirnside Park.

Call for action THE Yarra Valley Educational Precinct Committee (YVEPC) has called for politicians to take immediate action to restore funding to the Outer East Tertiary Education Strategy/Lilydale Campus Advisory Committee. This is to enable it to complete its final report on the alternative provision and future use of the Swinburne Lilydale site. The funding and research to identify alternative providers on the site has stopped while the Ombudsman investigates a potential conflict of interest. The YVEPC is of the view that the Minister of Higher Education and Skills and his Department should take responsibly directly to allow the research to continue and to allow the committee to produce its report. The work of this committee has been most worthwhile. The YVEPC is critical of politicians who continue to place party politics above the needs of the community and condemns politicians who fail to give the priority to the issue of ongoing provision of higher, vocational and community education at the Swinburne Lilydale site. A petition is being placed on to express concern on the lack of action by our politicians. The YVEPC is also looking at ways to attract some financial support for its activities. Bernard G Dobson, Convenor, Yarra Valley Educational Precinct Committee, Healesville.

When will the penny drop MONBULK’S Christian Fellowship annual children’s festival was on Saturday 23 November, a very important town event. It was in the car park beside the police station and along the footpath on the south side of the main street. With the loss of 50 car parking spaces the street was exceptional busy with parents, grand parents kids, music, pony rides etc. Cars had to park at the Hub and the old preschool. Now, who from the council decided to pull this publicity stunt on this weekend and completely ignored the safety issues. What would have happened if a child was injured because of all the confusion. More importantly, the local shop keepers feel they are being excluded and council staff are keeping secrets. On Thursday business had a very poor day due to major dislocation of traffic and the street being full of contractors, their equipment, street blockages and reduction in car parking spaces etc. Friday was not much better and Saturday was hopeless, with concrete trucks in the street. Why was it not left to after Christmas as advertised, normally a quite period. These stuff-ups will continue, if locals are not informed. Finally, why did council staff miss the main concerns of the shopkeepers, being that the car spaces are too tight and they are losing customers. Surely the penny must of dropped with someone in council when removing two thirds of the kerb, they should have done the job properly and started again as discussed by locals. As I have said previously, the smart thing to do was to reduce the length of tree areas from 3 to 1.5 metres. Bruce Johnson, Silvan.


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Crime trends mixed tale By JESSE GRAHAM CRIME rates for domestic violence have risen in the Yarra Ranges according to the latest statistics from Victoria Police, though total crime numbers continue to drop. The latest statistics were released on Wednesday 27 November and compare crime rates in the 12 months leading up to 30 September 2013 with the

12 months leading to 30 September 2012. In the Yarra Ranges Police Service Area (PSA), family violence rates rose from 313 offences to 370 offences between the two periods, with general assault rates rising by 18 per cent. Robbery rates fell by 38.6 per cent, with 27 offences compared to 44 reported incidents in the year prior.

Speaker bid on hold for Fyf fe By JESSE GRAHAM CHAOS erupted in the Victorian Parliament last week, as the push for Evelyn MP Christine Fyffe to become Speaker flared up before being dismissed for the year. On Tuesday 26 November, members in the Lower House shouted over the top of each other during question time as part of a Labor push to challenge the position of current Speaker, Ken Smith. Monbulk MP James Merlino said the majority of Parliament, including Frankston MP Geoff Shaw, does not support the current Speaker and that Labor would support Ms Fyffe to ascend from her position as deputy speaker. “The opposition has made it clear that we would support, in his place, the election of the Deputy Speaker as the Speaker of this parliament,” Mr Merlino said.

However, the push to change speakers was quashed for the year after Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan and Mr Merlino, both Labor MPs, were suspended from Parliament for the next six sittings. As a result, the members will not be able to take part in Parliamentary votes until February, with Liberal Party commanding an absolute majority in the Lower House. A representative for Ms Fyffe said that, even if Mr Smith was challenged as the Speaker, Ms Fyffe would not be guaranteed to replace him and that the matter would go to a vote. The representative said that, as a result of the efforts to challenge the Speaker, around 15 bills had been backlogged and MPs would be working to get them discussed and voted on as quickly as possible.

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However, Yarra Ranges Inspector Paul Rosenblum said a number of school burglaries have been concerning. “Police are currently working with the Education Department and other stakeholders to combat this spike,” he said. Insp Rosenblum said that Yarra Ranges Police Officers would continue to make headway on reducing fam-

ily violence and attributed the rise in numbers of offences to increased confidence for victims to come forward. “A divisional family violence unit has been implemented and is currently operating across the PSA,” he said. “This unit will be a great asset providing expertise, guidance and confidence in targeting this issue. “Improved confidence is already

apparent through the increased reporting of incidents of family violence and increased referral of people in need to support agencies.” Overall, total crime across the Yarra Ranges dropped by 1.8 per cent, while crime across Victoria rose by 4.3 per cent. For more information, visit www.

Time to graze By JESSE GRAHAM AN ICONIC community event with years of history will be returning in February, with grapes being grazed and the wines and produce of the Yarra Valley stepping into the spotlight. The Grape Grazing Festival will return to the valley for the first time since 2008, in a refreshed, reinvigorated and refurbished state. Over 50 events will be held as part of the festival, which saw over 20,000 visitors to the Yarra Valley over its running in 2008. Kicking off on Valentine’s Day and finishing on Sunday 16 February, there will be a number of signature events as part of the Grape Grazing Festival. On Saturday 15 November, a Big Breakfast will be held in Healesville, where part of the main street will be closed and visitors will be able to be seated at a table on the road and enjoy local produce. Big and small wine producers, restaurants, breweries and food producers will get a slice of the limelight, with cider and beer bars set up in various venues.

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There will be a number of specially-ticketed events as part of the festival, and 30 events that can be accessed by purchasing a Grape Grazing weekend pass for $25. For more information on the festival, visit

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Opponents celebrate Maccas’ failure IT WAS a different kind of celebration. What should have been the official opening of the Tecoma McDonald’s restaurant was a time for those against the controversial development to celebrate that it was still not open. No Maccas in the Hills supporters attended the NOPE Party at Fatspace, including Yarra Ranges councillor Samantha Dunn and local MP James Merlino. The party on Sunday 24 November not only contained speeches but also had some fun attached to it with a guest appearance from a “corporate clown” who spoke on in support of the project before ending up with a

Lia was over the moon with her prizes after winning the Orange Fun Run for four-year-olds.

“cake in the face” courtesy of some local children. “The community remains strong in standing up to McDonald’s who want to bully their way into the Tecoma community,” event spokesperson Garry Muratore said. “The negative PR that this project has caused McDonald’s will see a generation turn their back on the brand not only here in Tecoma but around the country.” The petition, which is one of the largest has facilitated in Australia at 102,000 signatures can be found at

Timmy the Clown shows the kids how it’s done – crossing the finish line first as the only competitor in a trial run.

Kids top notch in training run

Fun and games were had.


MP James Merlino spoke at the NOPE party.

Thomas was no match for these rampaging kids during one of the hills’ Pictures: RUSSELL BENNETT most iconic fund-raising events. 111391 This year’s fund-raising effort brings Emerald and District Rotary Club the total amount raised from Kids Fun president Kristine Ash said she was Run with Thomas events to more than thrilled with the total amount of money raised and thanked sponsors Jefferson $400,000. Some of the standout individual Ford, Emerald’s Barry Plant Mitre 10 co-op and Ferntree Gully Nissan for performances from this year’s event in- their generous support of the cause. cluded five-year-old boys winner Xavier, Next year, runners are encouraged to who also won the race as a two, three and make a special effort to boost the fundfour-year-old. raising again through Everyday Hero in Emily, 12, raced in her 10th (and fi- what is sure to be another bumper event. nal) Kids Fun Run, while Kiara stormed For more information about the Kids home to win the Red Fun Run for seven Fun Run cause, visit and eight-year-olds.

Corporate Ronald ended his speech with cake in his face.

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HUNDREDS of youngsters descended on Gembrook town centre recently for the latest instalment of one of the hills’ biggest rivalries - the kids versus Thomas the Tank Engine. A morning of grudge races pitted the iconic steam train against some of its biggest fans in a test of pure speed as the event shared the Puffing Billy station with the local Sunday market. And, as per usual, the kids came out on top. But it wasn’t those running who proved the biggest winners on the day. More than $37,000 was raised for the Paediatric Ward at Upper Ferntree Gully’s Angliss Hospital, with about 600 runners raising more than $10,000 through Everyday Hero fund-raising. Jayden Regan raised a whopping $1000 while Nicholas Cowdery raised $720. It really was all about kids running for the kids. The event, hosted by Emerald and District Rotary Club and an army of tireless volunteers is the only one of its kind in the world. It features six races for kids aged from just three right up to 12.



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A shopping paradise THE biggest shopping event of the year will be happening at Westfield Knox as stores across Australia celebrate the return of Super Saturday. On 7 December, shoppers will be able to enjoy two animal farms, face

painting, balloon modelling, tin shaking donations, gift wrapping donations and movies with Mrs Claus and appearances by Tweety Bird and Tazzy Devil. The annual event promises to be just

as spectacular as last year with over 140 national retailers’ offers including discounts and fund-raising activities for GiveAbility charity partners. And in the lead-up to Christmas, Westfield has launched its Searchable

Mall, allowing shoppers to explore over 10,300 stores and 102,000 products over the shopping centre’s 39 stores. For more information on Super Saturday and Knox Westfield, visit the

news and events section at Westfield Knox is located at 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South, with the Super Saturday events running from 9am to 6pm.

Treasure trove with train setting shines By REBECCA BILLS TRASH2TREASURE market is the newest local market in a unique setting at the Lilydale train station. Event organiser Natalie DeMarco said the idea behind having the market at the Lilydale station was to enable people to leave their cars at home and just jump on a train. “It’s good for the environment and we are supporting Save the Children Australia which is also really great,” she said. “We have a variety of stalls from new to second hand, and we just ask for a gold coin donation when visitors enter.

“There are also pony rides, face painters and loads of entertainment for kids.” Mother of one, Ms DeMarco said she was very conscious of making a market that was family friendly and not boring for children. “I’ve taken my daughter to many markets before and after an hour or so, they just get so bored,” she said. “My aim is also to get a bouncy castle when we expand to make it a fun experience for everyone.” Ms DeMarco said her father back in England used to run car boot sales and that she had been selling bric-a-brac

since she was a seven-yearold. She said in the future she was looking at setting up more markets at train stations along the Lilydale line to create a real market day feel along the train tracks. “At the moment, it’s just about getting the word out that we are running every single Sunday at the Lilydale train station car park,” Ms DeMarco said. Trash2Treasure is open every Sunday from 8am to 2pm at 99 Main Street, Lilydale. For more information, call 0431 727 079 or visit www.

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Hills alive with Himalayan music By REBECCA BILLS THE Tibet Effect will be taking over the Gemco Theatre this month playing a one-off show of musical offerings from the Himalayas. International musicians Tenzin Choegyal (Tibet) and Taro Terahara (Japan) will be playing in a special performance at the Gemco Community Theatre in Emerald on Thursday 5 December. Mr Terahara is an accomplished bansuri master and leading musician in the highly competitive Indian classical music scene in Japan. He said the bansuri is an Indian classical bamboo flute which beautifully captures the sound of the air, the mountains and the uplifting devotional mood of Krishna.

theatre word, as Australian GREASE is still the million ltimu w ne his s bring producer John Frost jesty’s Ma r he GREASE to dollar production of . 14 20 2, ary nu Ja m Theatre, Melbourne fro GREASE is the Number One Party musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightning and many more. Readers, get ready to dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as “bad boy” Danny and “the girl next door” Sandy fall in love all over again. Star News Group is offering 22 readers the chance to win a double pass to see Grease the Musical LIVE on 2 January, 2014 at 8pm. In the lead roles of Danny and Sandy are musical theatre favourite Rob Mills and rising star Gretel Scarlett. Old favourite Bert Newton returns to his radio roots to play the role of slick veteran disc jockey Vince Fontaine, while Todd McKenney stars as Teen Angel and Anthony Callea as Johnny Casino. “GREASE is one of my favourite musicals, and with this top draw cast of musical theatre stars I have no doubt it will again be everyone’s favourite party musical,” producer John Frost said.


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dance performances, Arabic and Chinese concerts as well as his regular performances with Mr Chorgyal. The duo’s performances are powerfully expressive blending the seamless bansuri and vocal offerings in an interplay which is sensitive and beautiful. The two artists draw on their rich musical traditions and allow the audience to experience the vastness of the high Tibetan plateau they create. This charity event will have all proceeds going to the Philippines Typhoon Fund. With one show only on 5 December at 8pm, tickets are $20. For more information or to book, call 0411 343 618 or visit The Gemco Theatre is located at 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald.

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To be in the draw to win tickets simply write your name, address and contact number on the back of an envelope and mail to: Grease is the word Competition, PO Box 9, Pakenham Vic 3810. Entries close Friday 13 December, 2013 at 12 noon. More info at or bookings

Tibetan singer-songwriter Mr Chorgyal said he felt particular connection to the music of the wandering people of his homeland and attributed much of his passion to those earlier influences. Mr Chorgyal is a master of traditional Tibetan instruments and is well-known for is impressive vocal ability and his outstanding compositions. The duo combined creates a unique musical experience which spans from contemplative and soulful music to exciting rhythmic tunes. Both musicians have studied and toured extensively around the world and Mr Terahara said he enjoyed the exploration of his craft through collaborations as well as jazz recitals, odissi

AN EXOTIC start to the new year filled with Cuban jazz is on the cards for those attending Club Cuba New Year’s Eve Festival among Rochford Winery’s vineyards later this month. The Club Cuba event will be held at the Healesville venue from 6pm on 31 December through to 1am on 1 January, with a range of performers keeping crowds entertained and helping to ring in the new year. The Robbie Williams Show will headline the festival and will be followed by Louie and the Party Boys, who will help to finish the evening on the main stage. A house remix tent will feature percussion, bongos, sax and singers alongside DJs who will play throughout the event, providing a unique experience to finish off the year. There will be three stages

in total at the Club Cuba event, with vineyard floor shows, samasita dancers, dance lessons and commercial house music to accompany the Cuban and Latin sounds filling the night air. A laser show will be held as 2013 draws to a close and the new year begins. Entrance to the Club Cuba New Year’s Eve Festival costs $65, or $135 for the Club Cuba

Spit Pig Ticket, which includes a two-course meal and a glass of sparkling wine in the restaurant. Visitors are allowed to bring their own picnic, though there is strictly no BYO to the event. For more information, or to book tickets to the New Year’s Eve event, call 5962 2119 or visit Win tickets The Mail has two double passes to the Club Cuba New Year’s Eve Festival at Rochford Wines up for grabs, each worth $130! To be in the draw to win, simply visit www.facebook. com/MailNewspaperGroup and like, comment on and share the related post. Winners will be drawn on Friday 6 December at 10am. Good luck!


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1 Mast Gully Rd Upwey Vic 3158

9754 3665

60” LG Full HD Plasma TV for Christmas in this venue Drawn in the venue Monday 23rd December at 2:00pm Open for dinner Wed-Sat & Mon from 6pm Live entertainment each Fri night Lunch available for bookings of 20+ Function bookings welcomed “Running Rabbits”military museum open Thurs & Sun 10am-2pm or by appointment Cut this ad out and take it to Upwey RSL for a FREE entry into the TV promotion Name: .......................................................... Contact Phone: ...........................................

Cranbourne RSL


1475 Sth Gippsland Hwy Cranbourne Vic 3977 5996 2769

60” LG Full HD Plasma TV for Christmas in this venue Drawn in the venue Monday 23rd December at 2:00pm Open for lunch & dinner 7 days Live entertainment each Fri & Sat nights Seniors meals, daily specials, full menu Function bookings welcomed New members welcome, discounted prices Regular promotions, all big club attractions Cut this ad out and take it to Cranbourne RSL for a FREE entry into the TV promotion Name: .......................................................... Contact Phone: ...........................................

Dandenong RSL


44-50 Clow St Dandenong Vic 3175 9792 1535

60” LG Full HD Plasma TV for Christmas in this venue Drawn in the venue Monday 23rd December at 2:00pm Open for lunch & dinner 7 days Live entertainment each Sat night Seniors meals, daily specials, full menu Function bookings welcomed New members welcome, discounted prices Regular promotions, all big club attractions Cut this ad out and take it to Dandenong RSL for a FREE entry into the TV promotion Name: .......................................................... Contact Phone: ........................................... 1109980-LN49-13

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STUNNING AND SECLUDED ARCHITECTURALLY designed and encased by nature, this absolutely stunning home is unique and inspiring. It has soaring ceilings and a contemporary colour scheme connecting the open plan kitchen and extensive living areas, which are highlighted by the use of spotted gum timber floors and sumptuous carpets. Striking walls of glass invite the eye into the various entertaining levels of the home

and entice the scenery indoors by clever decorative detailing to enhance the beautiful private surroundings. The substantial master suite will impress, looking onto a balcony creating the perfect place to ponder, while the essential ensuite and main bathrooms are tastefully renovated. Light floods into the generous sized bedrooms with clever use of glass filtering daylight down the hall.

The galley style kitchen will please the fussiest chef, featuring gleaming stainless steel appliances with ample bench space overlooking the superb entrance which is lined with camellias ready to burst into colour, and water features adding to the garden splendour. Gently tiered, this private parcel of land is abundant with tree ferns while a peaceful gully reveals Sassafras Creek babbling through the south-east corner encouraging


an array of wildlife to make the new owners feel they are miles away from the crowds. It is perfectly positioned on 3947 square metres which are accessed via gates down a meandering sealed drive with ample offstreet parking, the feeling of seclusion will astound. However the property is still ideally close to Sassafras and Olinda village shops and cafes and the selling agent says only an inspection will truly reveal this treasure.




Olinda Inspect: By appointment Price: $580,000 - $640,000 Contact: Corinne Sukroo, 0419 805 915 BELL REAL ESTATE, OLINDA, 9751 2375



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LAND SALE SPECTACULAR 1 1 1 Saturday 14th December 3.30pm-5.30pm At the NEW Barry Plant Emerald Office 1/321 Main Road, Emerald

AVONSLEIGH 14 Margaret Road

GEMBROOK 5 Kookaburra Court

COCKATOO 5 Lowen Road




EMERALD Lot 2/398 Belgrave Gembrook Road

EMERALD 44 Beaconsfield Emerald Road

YELLINGBO Lot 3 Taylors Road


13.5 acres

COCKATOO 31 Mountain Road

EMERALD 20 Ladd Road



17.97 acres

EMERALD Lot 2/398 Belgrave Gembrook Road 958m2

This event is proudly supported by Barry Plant Financial Services and Falcone & Adams Lawyers EMERALD 1/321 Main Road 5968 4522

Your red carpet experience 1300 REAL ESTATE

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Offers Considered Over $360,000


Offers Considered Between $355,000 - $380,000


Positioned perfectly on nearly 1/4 of an acre opposite a park & just a few hundred meters walk to the centre of Gembrook, the supermarket, bakery, coffee shops, school & public transport, this tidy 3 BDR home has all the comforts. The home features 3 spacious BDRs, 2 with BIRs & the Master with a WIR & ensuite. The modern kitchen offers a D/W, gas cooking & plenty of cupboard space & opens onto the spacious meals area. The formal lounge has a lovely outlook over the front garden & the parklands opposite & the home has mains GDH as well as ducted evaporative cooling, giving the ultimate in comfort & convenience. Outside there is a paved outdoor entertaining area & a fully fenced rear yard, as well as a sensational kid’s cubby & a garden shed. Add to this the convenience of mains water, gas & sewer & this pristine home ticks all the boxes. The toughest decision of your week will be whether to walk into town for breakfast or relax in the comfort of your own home!

This comfortable & solid, 4 bedroom family home is situated on a third of an acre minutes from Cockatoo, the local sporting grounds, public transport, the shops & the primary school. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 with built in robes & the master with a walk through robe & ensuite, the home is big enough for the whole family. The country, timber kitchen with dishwasher & plenty of cupboard space opens onto the family living room, whilst there is a large formal lounge, where everyone can congregate around the built in wood heater on those Winter´s nights. Add to this a separate dining area, mains GDH, mains water & a split system for added comfort & convenience. Outside the property is fully fenced, has a double lock up garage & tank water with a pump for the garden. A diamond in the rough, this property is just waiting for the right family to make it a home.

Contact Aaron Day on 0407 365 994 or 5968 6222 Inspection 12.30pm-1.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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•12 acres with elevated north facing filtered views •Large potential building area (STCA) •Fully fenced with creek on property •Walk to Macclesfield Pony Club & access to a myriad of riding trails •Beautiful spot to build the dram (STCA)!

Enjoy the spectacular views and feeling of space in this 3 BDR home on 2.5 acres minutes from Cockatoo, Emerald and Woori Yallock. The Master Bedroom features a WIR & ensuite whilst the other 2 BDRs both have BIRs & ceiling fans for added comfort. The house is designed so all living areas, including the games room, an open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room & living room all overlook the valley below. There is a built in wood heater (ducted throughout the home) in the lounge with pitched timber ceiling & a full length verandah overlooking the valley. The functional kitchen features electric cooking, a D/W & heaps of pantry space. Outside there is a large undercover Alfresco area, a double carport, 2 x 2000 lt water tanks, a double shed with power, a large wood shed, a chook run & yard & perimeter fencing. This home has so much to offer, you will not be disappointed.

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This renovated home situated privately on 2.3 acres leaves you nothing to do but make the move. The home features 3 BDRs, 2 with BIRs & the Master with a WIR, ensuite & a split system for comfort. Also located on the lower level is a formal lounge room with its own split system. On the mid-level is the spacious main bathroom with 1200 x 900 shower, a European laundry & plenty of storage. On the top floor, taking in the views, is a large open plan living area adjacent to a spacious meals area & well-appointed timber kitchen, with access to the full length front verandah. Outside there is a double lock up garage with remote, a further double shed with workshop & a double carport. Add to this a lush 1 acre + paddock where you can watch Puffing Billy chug by & established gardens. All this on a sealed road under 50 minutes to the City!

Situated on over 1.3 acres under 2 minutes from Emerald this magnificent 5 BDR home is beautifully presented, with the convenience of mains GDH the home offers 3 big BDRs downstairs, & upstairs you will find the Master Suite with balcony, a split system, ensuite with twin basins & a huge walk in robe/dressing room. Upstairs there is also a 4th BDR which would make the perfect nursery or home office. The open plan living area with double glazed windows is located adjacent to the dining area & the well-appointed, modern kitchen with island bench. All this opens onto a large undercover rear deck, ideal for entertaining. Downstairs there is also a 2nd living area with extensive storage space. Outside there is a double lock up garage which has a spacious studio (6th bedroom) at the rear, complete with ensuite. Add to this mains water, a water tank for the garden & a fully fenced block & this 4 year young property ticks all the boxes.

Contact Aaron Day on 0407 365 994 or 5968 6222 Inspection 3.30pm - 4.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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Offers Considered Over $920,000



Situated on over 3 acres just a few minutes´ walk to Emerald, this 6 BDR Tudor home exudes an elegant charm & has enough room for the largest of families. The home features 4 BDRs upstairs, including the Master with a WIR & ensuite. Also upstairs is the spacious family bathroom with claw foot bath. Downstairs there are 2 further BDRs & a shower & toilet for convenience. The wellappointed country kitchen with D/W has plenty of storage & bench space & room for the kitchen table where the family can gather. Adjacent to the kitchen is the living area with wood heater & access to the paved alfresco area with pitched glass roof & bar. The formal lounge features a vaulted timber ceiling & gas log fire & opens onto the formal dining room, all elegantly finished with quality furnishings. Outside there is a double lock up garage with remote, a circular drive, a hot house, shedding & all on over 3 private acres with mains gas & water & sealed road access.

This immaculately presented Victorian style home features 4 BDRs, uninterrupted views & is situated on over 17 acres. There are 3 generous BDRs & the Master, which features BIRs & an ensuite. The hub of the home is the large, open plan, well-appointed kitchen with the best views in Macclesfield. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large family room with its own split system & the generous dining area with direct access to the outdoor alfresco area. The home has 9 ft ceilings & decorative cornices, as well as zoned heating & refrigerated A/C. Or maybe you would like to entertain on the huge outdoor decked area surrounded by gardens, overlooking the property & the distant hills? Outside there is a double carport, a double lock up garage, large 60ft x 20ft steel shed with a concrete floor & extensive additional shedding. Add to this established gardens, gravelled drives, fruit trees, ornamentals, sprinkler systems, electric gates & mains water, all located on a sealed road.

Contact Grant Day on 0417 565 745 or 5968 6222 Inspection 10.30am-11.00am Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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Surrounded by approx 1 acre of magnificent garden and park-like lawns sits this outstanding colonial brick home. Built to perfection and maintained to an extremely high standard over its 28 years, this home comes complete with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan formal lounge and dining area plus a large rumpus room. The kitchen is not only big but is in perfect working order having had updated appliances including a S/S oven and 900mm gas cooktop. Heating is well taken care of with a superior hydronic heater system, an OFP and electric heaters throughout. A double garage (with remote door) /workshop area is also found under the roofline with internal access and a built in alarm system for added safety. But the real highlight of this already beautiful home has to be the garden - Colourful, bright and perfect in every way.


Sitting on almost an acre of land, this beautifully presented family home provides the complete package. With perfect presentation both inside & out, there are 3 bedrooms plus study (or 4 bedrooms), 2 modern bathrooms, near new kitchen with granite benchtops & quality s/s Miele appliances, lge lounge room with dining area, oversized meals / TV area, GDH, OFP & air-con. Outdoors has something for everyone with an undercover entertaining deck, fully flat rear yard - a great place for children to run & play safely & also the perfect sized pony paddock. A double garage is situated under the home & extra parking bays plus there is vehicle access to the back of the block. Within walking distance to everything that Monbulk has to offer, incl schools, shops & sporting clubs, this is the ideal family lifestyle.

4 BED 3 BATH 2 W.C. 2 CAR LANDSIZE - 4024sqm

Contact Sharyn Chandler on 0439 882 442 or 97546888 Inspection Saturday 1:30pm-2:00pm (Photo ID required )


$550,000 plus

4 BED 2 BATH 2 W.C. 2 CAR LANDSIZE - 3311sqm

Contact Sharyn Chandler on 0439 882 442 or 97546888 Inspection Saturday 1:30pm-2:00pm (Photo ID required )

$390,000 plus


Offers Considered Over $660,000


Exclusive Sherbrooke With Views

Set on a huge block that is over half an acre in size (2366 m2), this delightful western red cedar home won´t last long. Perfect for first home buyers or downsizers! Featuring 3 spacious bedrooms with BIR´s (master with full ensuite) an open plan kitchen and meals area, lounge room, central bathroom and good size laundry, there is space for everyone., open fire place, ducted heating, open lawn areas, plenty of OSP parking as well as a single carport. The floor to ceiling windows and wrap around veranda allow you to soak up the views this peaceful location provides. Inspect this weekend. You won´t be disappointed.

Exclusive Sherbrooke on a beautiful gently sloping acre, in a quiet cul de sac, renovated contemporary home incorporates open plan living with polished floorboards/parquetry floors flowing throughout, outdoor entertaining with views to the Dandenong Ranges. Garden vistas can be appreciated throughout the home, warm comfort is assured with the combination of mains gas ducted heating and a fabulous log fire in the lounge. There is direct access from the dble garage into the large 4th bedroom/ living room with floor to ceiling BIR and dual entry options. Embark on a journey of visual splendour through the gardens that bloom all year round, cleverly designed for low maintenance and total enjoyment.

3 BED 2 BATH 2 W.C. 1 CAR LANDSIZE - 2366sqm

Contact Alan Garbuio on 0425 791 341 or 97546888 Inspection Saturday 1:30pm-2:00pm (Photo ID required )

4 BED 2 BATH 2 W.C. 2 CAR LANDSIZE - 4040sqm

Contact Trevor Bell on 0418 333 580 or 9751 2375 Inspection By Private Appointment Only

9751 2375

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Bowlers are on the ball TRADITIONAL two day cricket returned to the Yarra Valley in Round Seven action in DJ Strachan Shield. The battle of discipline and patience were on show in all four games as the teams threatened to break their games open in ideal batting conditions. However the perseverance of the bowlers ensured the scores were kept in check. There will be quite a few batsmen around the valley having nightmares this week thinking about their missed opportunities to score big. The game of the round was at Healesville, where the second placed Bloods hosted Coldstream. Healesville won the toss and elected to bat and captain Geoff Stock lead from the front against the inform Crocs opening bowlers Mathew Stark and Jarrod Bayliss. Coldstream made early inroads, but Stock held firm continuing his great form scoring 43. The pace trio of Matt Jonson (3/24), Stark (3/41) and Bayliss (2/39) would be well pleased with their day’s effort. The game sits well in the balance. The Coldstream bats have the talent but need to improve dramatically on the previous performances while Healesville has a rounded attack that will challenge the batsmen. Woori Yallock hosted Seville in a key clash for these sides and its ambitions to be inside the top four at the Christmas break. Seville opened up the batting and the experienced Andy Kay provided the backbone to the innings. But he was disappointed in not taking advantage of the start losing his wicket on 50. Tiger’s captain Daniel Mock put his keys in the bowl as he is proving to be an expert swinger. Mock has taken wickets in every game this season as his swinging medium pacers are proving difficult for the batsman to handle. His figures of 4/53 kept things in check for the home side and with the assistance of Simon

Young’s 2/28 they bowled the Blues out for 206. With batsmen of the quality of Mock, Young and Ryan Smith, the Tigers are well in the hunt, but they will need to do it against the competition’s best attack. In the final game of the round, Warburton-Millgrove travelled to Yarra Junction in a bid to keep itself at arms distance inside the top four. Yarra Junction batted first and showed true grit against a consistent Burras attack. Yarra Junction has been known to fold under continual pressure but this was not to be as the experienced Paul Osbourne (44), Daniel Lever (41) and Dan Robertson (35) ensured the Eagles were up for the fight. Unfortunately with neither of these bats going on to post big scores the home team could not quite put the visitors away with a commanding total finishing on 6/183. Old timer Adam Humphrey relished his return to the top grade leading the young Burras attack taking 3/46. With the Yarra Junction oval being lush a total of 183 could prove tough to chase for the visitors however with many talented batsmen the chase could go down to the wire with plenty at stake for the winners. DJ Strachan Shield Healesville 186 (Stock 43, Hamer 37, Scanlon 35, Jonson 3/24, Stark 3/41, Bayliss 2/39) v Coldstream. Seville 206 (Burns 57, Kay 50, Mock 4/53, Young 2/28) v Woori Yallock. Yarra Junction 6/183 (Osbourne 44, Lever 41, Robertson 35, Humphrey 3/46) v Warburton/Millgrove. Mount Evelyn 271 (Fraser 55, Jones 48, Hancock 48, Jones 40, Bark 6/83, Chesney 2/42) v Hoddles Creek. RA Finger Trophy Seville 207 (Smith 103, Oates 43, Sanders 3/19, Smith 3/42) v Woori Yallock. Yarra Glen 115 (Adamson 31, Smith 19, Pobke 3/32, Jones 2/30) v Hoddles Creek 3/34 (Wallace 2/10). Coldstream 1/46 v Healesville

189 (James 63, Daly 42, Fry 29, Doughty 5/48, Johnson 2/26, Pegg 2/36). Warburton-Millgrove 55 (Hadj 23, Richards 8/22) v Yarra Junction 5/126 (Hawkins 60, Bhagya 52, Mcintosh 3/20, Parkman 2/28). C Grade Seville 9/183 (Laycock 53, Culwick 36, Cummins 3/38) v Marysville. Gruyere District 140 (Vassallo 33, Waixel 27, Piergrosse 6/41, Winter-Annette 2/20) v Launching Place 1/31 (Mon-Aphai 8, Vassallo 1/13). Healesville 207 (Mackey 92, Idema 3/54, Marshall 3/21) v Wandin. D Grade Powelltown 163 (Long 37, Black 5/47) v Launching Place 9/39 (Annette 9, Dunne 4/14 including hat trick). Healesville 0/21 v Wandin 7/236 (Doolan 107, Foden 39, Dobson 25, Wallace 2/40, Hellary 1/10). Yarra Junction v Coldstream 6/230 (Wheeler 94, Cummins 63, Flutter 5/39). Seville d Warburton-Millgrove (forfeit). Mount Evelyn 3/324 (Westaway 163, Body 72, Ortu 56) v Hoddles Creek. One Day Grade Seville 5/155 (Spargo 41, Smith 43, Sinnott 2/9, Sinnott 2/11) d Wandin 124 (Alderman 43, Summers 2/19). Healesville 170 (Zanetta 42, Fitzpatrick 40, Ryan 2/10, Claire 2/17) d Yarra Glen Maroon 79 (Beath 23, Beath 14, Roelof 3/11, Chandler 2/4). Yarra Glen Gold 7/166 (Wheelan 41, Foster 40, Sanders 2/14) d Woori Yallock 5/157 (Jentsch 40, Ferguson 39, Sanders 36, Clare1/4). Silvan 5/208 (Dipietrantonio 41, Ferguson 35, Slater 1/14) d Yarra Junction 71 (Stains 24, Reynolds 2/3, Cannata 2/4). Senior Twenty20 Warburton-Millgrove 6/147 (Murphy 88, Andueza 34, Lever 4/17, Nightingale 2/23) d Yarra Junction 105 (Lever 51, Murphy 2/12, Coghlan 2/18). Coldstream 5/153 (Jonson 94, Ashton 20, Tung 2/31) d Panton Hill 112 (Ford 28, Taylor 24, Jonson 3/10, Fritsch 2/28). Mount Evelyn 6/139 (Jones 36, Fraser 24, Jones 22, James 4/23) d Healesville 136 (James 45, Scanlon 26, Hancock 3/6, Fraser 2/34).

Many try but few succeed By DENNIS FULLER WITH the weather Gods smiling upon Emerald Golf Course last Saturday, members crowded the car park looking for a partner for the two man ambrose. In the end, only two were successful in their quests. Captain Andrew Cutting and young tyro Broc Reynolds rode their seven handicap home for a net score of 59 to don the winners’ chartreuse coats. Their eagle on the par five, third hole set them up for a winning score with each contributing at least one shot. It was Cutting’s brilliant shot from 60 meters that rounded off the eagle. Whenever there is an ambrose event the pairing of Mike

Litchfield and Ken Sumsion usually push to the top. They steered their 10 handicap home for a net 63 to come in second. In third place was the pairing of Ban Balfour and Dennis Fuller whose 7.25 handicap was good enough to score 63.75. Down the line were Peter Stevens and Dave Jennings (7.25) on 64.75 and Ross Martin and Peter Jones (7) finished with 65. Broc Reynolds was nearest the pin on the fourth, Mark Starick the seventh, Ben Balfour the 12th, Peter Stevens the 13th and Dave Jennings rocked up to the 18th tee and played a shot that eclipsed all others to pocket the pro pin cash. The ladies competition saw

run-away winners in that all conquering pairing of Irene Scott and Brianna McCoy who left the rest of the field seriously in their wake. Wednesday’s Ordinarily Flavoured Golf (OFG) using the erratic OFG handicapping system saw Mick Petrie (36) hand out the shellacking to the field when he rolled in with 46 stableford points to win well. The unlucky Graeme Fergus (24), who put in a pearler of a round for 44 points, still fell into second place. In third was Sepp Krummenacher (29), another unlucky player whose 42 points also fell short of the top gong. Next Saturday the December VGL Monthly Medal is up for grabs.


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Sensational show on track THE sun made an appearance following weeks of inclement weather to showcase the new track and field venue in the Yarra Valley for athletics. The Yarra Ranges team of volunteers were up at the crack of dawn on Sunday to ensure all final preparations were attended to for a successful EMR Region Relay Championships held at the Morrison Reserve venue. It did not take long for all Eastern Region Centres to have their gazebos set up and for the first race to take place. Yarra Ranges Under 11 4x200 metre mixed team got the show moving sensationally with a gold performance in the first race of the day. The under 15/16 mixed team finished the day winning gold making it three from three events, the 4x200 metre, medley and 4x100 metre. Their effort and determination was something for the younger athletes to aspire to. There were a number of other outstanding performances with medals to

the Under 9 Girls, Under 9 Mixed, Under 12 Girls, Under 12 Boys, Under Nine to 11 Girls, Under 12 to 13 Girls, Under 14 to 16 Girls, Under 14 to 16 Boys, Under 15 to 16 Mixed. All the young athletes put in a fantastic effort after several months of training to run as fast as possible and for smooth baton changes. Special mention to young Jayden Clarke who donned the spikes three times to cover for missing or late athletes only to miss out on a run. Full results and state qualifiers will be available at au. A small team of athletes competed at Round Four of the AV Shield held at Lakeside Stadium last Saturday afternoon. Even though the numbers were down in many events the performances were still of the highest quality. Standout performances were James Laven’s 200 metre hurdles club record, Andrew van Duuren’s debut hammer

throw of 24.90 metre and a big personal best for Craig Hewitson over 800 meters. Unofficial results from AV Shield Round Four: 3000 metre walk: Lucas Taylor (15.42). 1500 metre walk: Lee Taylor (9.18). 200 metre hurdle: James Laven (34.00). 200 metre: Kyle Braun (24.70), Andrew van Duuren (26.73), Harrison van Duuren (29.46), Craig Hewitson (29.85). 800 metre: Jamie Strudley (2.20.7), James Laven (2.23.0), Step Bollaart (2.30.7), Craig Hewitson (2.44.6). 3000 metre: James Laven (10.23.0), Connor Thrall (10.53.0), Jamie Strudley (11.31.7), Craig Hewitson (13.46.0), Hammer Lucas Taylor (41.78), Andrew van Duuren (24.90). Shot Put: Andrew van Duuren (10.03), Harrison van Duuren (6.30). Triple Jump: Harrison van Duuren (9.08). Full results are available on the

Third place getters (Yarra Ranges Athletics) for the Under 12 Girls Medley: Lilly, Molly, Ruby and Chelsea.

Second place getters from Croydon for the Under 14 Girls Medley are Carli, Samantha, Joanna and Brittany.

The Under 9 Girls Medley medal winners celebrate. Third place getters Yarra Ranges Athletics. Second place getters Croydon. Winners Box Hill. Nick crosses the line for Box Hill in the Under 9 Medley.

Above: Under 12 Boy’s Sprint Medley Second place getters (Yarra Ranges Athletics) Andrew, Oliver, Harrison and Dale. 111372

Croydon team member Hannah passes the baton to Paris on their way to second in the Under 10 Mixed 4x100.

Pictures: GREG CARRICK Above: Taylor of Yarra Ranges Athletics starts in the Mixed Under 10 4x100 relay. Left: The Boys Under 12 800 metre medley starts. Right: Proud parents capture the moment.

Croydon second place getters in the Under 15 Boys Medley, Josh, Shaun, Matt and Kyle.



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Reeves Shield thrillers LOCAL cricket supporters were treated to some tight finishes to complete round six of the Reeves Shield at the weekend. Ferntree Gully paid dearly for losing three late wickets before stumps last week, falling seven runs short to Upwey Tecoma, who rebounded from their poor loss in the previous round to Johnson Park. Dain Howeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 77 proved to be the difference between the two sides, setting the Blues 175 to win and then brilliantly supported by reliable seamer Leigh Bianchi with 5/61 to grasp six valuable points. Top side Eildon Park tasted their first defeat of the season at the hands of Johnson Park by six runs. Chasing an improbable 260, the Panthers put up a terrific chase to be dismissed in the last over of the game for 255 thanks to a superb 89 from 21-year-old former Mulgrave junior Lee Waldron. For the Sharks, Ben Stallworthy collected 4/50 to go with his half-century last week. Monbulk hosted Knox Gardens in a one day game with the visitors successful by 29 runs courtesy of Shannon Small (44) and Jarrod Butcher (42) arguably the best in-form opening combination in the competition. Blake Walter performed well for Monbulk, with 30 and 3/16 but it was the wise old Travis â&#x20AC;&#x153;Agentâ&#x20AC;? Mulder with 3/22 from his eight overs who stole the show. Knoxfield are playing with confidence and defended 187 against Footballers, who were restricted to 168 as Scott McKenzie took 4/53 elevating the Knights to their fourth win. In the final game, Upper Gully Kings were too powerful with a dominant victory over bottom side Belgrave. Daniel Beyer top scored for the Kings as Belgraveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Luke Manion took four of the eight wickets to fall in a game the Magpies should quickly put behind them. Highlights from Decoite Shield included a century to Manning from St Johns Tecoma who fell agonisingly short of an outright win over Knox City. Saints bowler Kyle Grenda too nine wickets in the match. South Belgrave just got home against the Lysterfield Beavers by 14 runs.

Auravale upset Rowville in the second last over of the day as 50-year-old Kevin McDonald took 4/31 in a return to the flannels. Newly selected Victorian Country squad member Cameron Wheeler claimed 4/38 from 17 overs for Mountain Gate as the Gators easily accounted for The Basin in a season defining moment. ROUND 6 Reeves Shield Knoxfield 187 d Footballers 168 (Bogar 39, Carey 32, McKenzie 4/53, Scanlan 3/24). Upper Gully 8/181 (Beyer 37, Colee 31, Manion 4/38) d Belgrave 96 (Carnell 34). Upwey Tecoma 174 (Howe 77, Mannaert 3/26, Farrukh 3/31) d Ferntree Gully 168 (Salan 30, Bianchi 5/61). Johnson Park 7/260 (Waldron 89, Morris 50, Stallworthy 4/50) d Eildon Park 255 (Devenish 58, Stallworthy 57, Devenish 52, Caton-Roberston 4/39). Knox Gardens 9/169 (Butcher 44, Small 42, McInerney 40, Walter 3/16) d Monbulk 9/140 (Walter 30, Mulder 3/22). Decoite Shield St Johns Tecoma 8/267 (Manning 110, Parlby 38, Johnson 39, Virk 3/29) d Knox City 180 (Hoggett 64, Grenda 4/62). South Belgrave 212 (Chivers 6/60, McElroy 4/41, McDermott 68, Hart 60) d Lysterfield 198 (Wells 39, Atkinson 4/30, Suckling 4/43). Mountain Gate 208 (Buckland 104, Bowyer 5/55) d The Basin 166 (Vozzo 35, Wheeler 4/38, Bowden 3/42). Auravale 7/143 (Purkiss 45) d Rowville 8/141 (Evans 48, Balfour 41, McDonald 4/31). Division Three Belgrave 166 (Wiseman 30, Murphy 43, Salter 5/60) d Upper Gully 151 (Bailey 7/49). Upwey Tecoma 3/131 (McCarrick 67, Hurst 32) d Ferntree Gully 7/124. Eildon Park 6/340 (Dietzel 87, Latty 68, Hicks 53, Pollard 34) d Johnson Park 65 (Cutts 5/22, Brown 4/32). Knoxfield 9/284 (Kodi 59, Perry 63, Burley 34, Parroisen 41, Delivera 5/79) d Footballers 191 (Storey 39, Marriott 36, McKeown 32, Sunderesh 3/29, Osborne 3/43, Swan 3/61). Knox Gardens 8/300 (Morrison 107) d Monbulk 9/288 (Clark 102, Simmonds 34, Mackin 51, Maher 38, Adams 6/95).

Division Four St Johns Tecoma 149 (Harley 33, Williams 4/42) d Knox Boronia Churches 108 (Smith 4/34, Crichton 4/36). The Basin 2/165 (Bunker 84, Betka 39) d Mountain Gate 162 (McComb 44, Clark 34, Wallace 4/23). South Belgrave 9/188 (Fedley 45, Hart 35, Kinniburgh 5/32) versus Lysterfield 6/138 (Morris 47, Kinniburgh 41). Rowville 194 (Marshall 3/45) d Auravale 109. Division Five Knox Gardens 4/204 (Buljabasic 103, Montague 35) d Belgrave 190 (Hoppner 43, Porter 31, Fleming 54, Greenway 5/25). Ferntree Gully 234 (McKenna 106, Catalano 51, Cross 5/26) d Upwey Tecoma 112 (Cross 62, Glare 4/17, McPherson 3/35). Eildon Park 7/541 (Szabo 37, Gaskin 119, Cutts 283, Dewer 3/130) d Johnson Park 108 (Ramboldo 42). Knoxfield 7/170 (Stewart 62) d Footballers 87 (Johnson 5/24, Stewart 4/48). Division Six Mountain Gate 134 (Argus 50, Lawson 5/38) d South Belgrave 129 (Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien 56, Stangherlin 6/36). The Basin 5/281 (Brown 100, Lee 94, Freeling 47) d Auravale 7/84. Lysterfield 120 (McDuffie 4/18, Graffen 3/22) d Knox Boronia Churches 7/92 (Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Rosario 3/10). Eildon Park 188 (Tibballs 48, Siwek 30, Woodward 30, Singh 4/37) d Knox City 123 (Romana 32, Sandhu 31, Mohammed 3/27, Zanial 3/6). Division Seven Lysterfield 9/284 (Hawkins 102, Cummings 75, Pollard 3/55) d The Basin 9/259 (Betka 49, Gill 40, Gibson 33, Hawkins 3/55). Ferntree Gully 9/190 (Benham 82, Dennis 35) d St Johns Tecoma 125 (Woods 3/28, Parker 3/0) . Eildon Park 8/271 d Knoxfield 9/253 (Gregg 39). Rowville 7/172 (Howell 75) d Monbulk 7/51. Upwey 6/245 (Waters 98, Hughes 36) d Knox Gardens 6/240 (Jongen 149, Waters 3/42). B1 Wandin East 7/185 d Upper Gully 106. Lysterfield 161 (Doughty 37, Femia 3/25, Tardini 3/37) d Eildon Park 160 (Davey 50, Rotheram 47).

Stumps Day by making his maiden century with 102 in the seconds. The twos made a gallant 288 chasing Knox Gardens 300. The ones also could not chase down Knox Gardens 169, making 140 in their Pink Stumps One Day match. In contrast Monbulkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five Junior teams all won. The Under 15s beat top side The Basin by one run on the last ball with Captain Aaron Gillard retiring again on 25.

Hamish Emmett made 16 and Daniel Cleary took 2/2. The Under 13s had a big win making 3/260 with Michael Hill and Tam Noonan both retiring. The Under 12s made 9/108 to beat Upper Ferntree Gullyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 9/85 with Ben Grimes making 16 and Campbell Dennison and Sage Farmer both taking three wickets. The new Under 10 team has now split into two teams and both won their Big Bash clash on Friday night.


Clarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pink century MONBULK Cricket Club held another successful Ladies Day last Saturday, gaining some extra special media coverage. The lunch was filmed by Chanel 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Up Downunderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as a McGrath Breast Cancer Special. The log cabin looked great dressed up in pink with all the girls enjoying the entertainment from Frankie J Holden. On the field, Daniel Clark got into the spirit of Pink

Footballers 129 d The Basin 100. Wanderers 8/242 (Gunathunga 33, Stephens 32, Fernando 54) d Johnson Park 8/215 (Bourke 51, Hales 50, Fernando 3/23). B2 Belgrave 5/118 (Wade 35, Thiel 45, Hunt 4/8) d Lysterfield 114 (Feeney 3/12). Upper Gully 7/117 (Zaloumis 51) d Monbulk 9/110 (Zaloumis 4/21). Under 17 Upper Gully 5/122 (Begley 52) d Knoxfield 4/121 (Gerloff 50). Lysterfield 2/109 (Downes 32) d Eildon Park Wildcats 7/68 (Hetrelezis 3/16). Ferntree Gully 5/138 (Catalano 46, Turner 37) d Eildon Park Panthers 132 (Evans 51, March 40). Knox Gardens 3/131 (Flintoff 52, Jankovskis 41) d South Belgrave/Belgrave 110. Under 15 Knoxfield 4/90 (Smyth 26) d Johnson Park 8/85 (Robertson 28). Eildon Park Panthers 5/135 (Young 25) d Upwey Tecoma 9/95 (Smith 29, Dunning 25, Gibson 4/11). Upper Gully 3/131 (Grey 27, Bailey 26, Shineburg 28) d Eildon Park 7/82 (Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Sullivan 25). Mazenod OC 6/110 (Mason 2/14, Warrin 2/9) d Eildon Park Wildcats 4/105 (Tardini 25). Knox Gardens 7/79 d Ferntree Gully 8/60. Lysterfield 9/87 d Rowville 8/54 (Walker 27). Monbulk 6/101 (Gillard 25) d The Basin 5/100. Lysterfield 1/127 (Taylor 25, Singh 21, Beer 3/10) d Knox Gardens 7/75. Under 13 Johnson Park 7/152 (Barrington 31, Jacobs 3/28) d Bayswater 5/104 (Cameron 30). Hawks/Knights 3/260 (Hill 30, Noonan 30) d Upwey/St Johns 54. Eildon Park Panthers 2/193 (Luke 33, Gwynne 30, Singh 31, Edwards 31) d Ferntree Gully 7/101 (Cole 30, DeWet 31, Holland 3/15). South Belgrave/Auravale 183 (Charman 49, Nicholls 43, Guirini 3/17, Roche 2/17, Booth 3/18) d Upper Gully 6/175 (Koenders 30, Griffiths 33, Cramer 2/22, Nicholls 2/17).





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