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2013 ISSUE OF THE YEAR their time and energy into the picketing efforts at the Tecoma McDonald’s site in the hope of protecting their town against the organisation.

While the Mail remains unbiased towards controversial issues such as the Tecoma McDonald’s, the Tecoma 8’s sheer passion and

love for the area won them their title. Last year the Mail also awarded local identity David Jewell, another strong anti-Tecoma McDonald’s advocate, the award. The Tecoma 8’s notorious antics and actions drew widespread media attention from not only around the country but the world. The group faced a large court case earlier in the year after their

input into the Tecoma protests throughout 2013 which continued to push the boundaries. On 1 July, McDonald’s attempted to demolish the old Hazelvale Dairy building where members of the Tecoma 8 established themselves on the roof of the dairy delaying the demolition process. Continued page 3w

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sufferer and Macclesfield man Nick Auden from the advanced stage four skin cancer heated up in a bid to get him access to a Merck PD-1 drug trial in the United States of America. Gaining world-wide coverage in the Save Locky’s Dad campaign and despite their efforts, Mr Auden sadly lost his battle in late November. Hills residents were angered after 50 Monterey Cypress trees were removed from Emerald’s Worrell Reserve reportedly without consultation – the trees had been at the reserve for 80 years. A groundswell of support to save the Olinda Pool brewed in the area as the Mail broke the news that the Yarra Ranges Council had decided to close the premises permanently after irreparable cracks were found. And in sport, Belgrave South cricket star Glenn Maxwell earned a $1 million pay day after being snapped up by the Indian Premier League player auction. Sporting success in the hills continued when Upper Ferntree

Gully woman Carmen Marton kicked her way to the top becoming the first Australian to win a world championship in taekwondo. The super martial-artists made history in the women’s 62 kilogram division in Mexico after defeating Korean Kim HwiLang. Emerald burpee basher Julie ‘Hoffy’ Hoffmann continued the sporting success in the hills after setting the world record doing 7684 burpees in just 24 hours. Tour de France cyclist and local Selby athlete Simon Clarke rode into town to train at the recently re-opened Monbulk Aquatic Centre over his summer training period. The pool, a fixture of the town for about 40 years, underwent a complete overhaul. Victorian Premier Denis Napthine left soccer enthusiasts across the Yarra Ranges one step closer to emulating their A-League heroes after providing $650,000 to develop stage one of the new Yarra Ranges Regional Soccer Centre.

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Maria McCarthy YARRA Ranges Deputy Mayor, Billanook Ward councillor Maria McCarthy, has grown up in the hills. This last year history was made when Fiona McAllister became Yarra Ranges Mayor and Cr McCarthy was elected Deputy Mayor – the first time ever two women have held the positions together. After being elected, Cr McCarthy said she would make sure she was inclusive, open and a good representative of the Yarra Ranges Council over the coming months. Cr McCarthy has served on various local committees including Yarra

Ranges Ratepayers Assocication, Melba Support Services, Yarra Ranges Italian Cultural Group, Mount Evelyn Street Festival, Friends of Lilydale Museum Trust and the Lilydale Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Growing up, Cr McCarthy worked in her parents’ fish and chip shop in Lilydale which led to her running her own business in Lilydale for 20 years. Cr McCarthy does not mind a little fun in the name of community spirit dressing up as a clown at last year’s Mount Evelyn Street Fair to greet locals.

Roger Boness MOUNT EVELYN Returned Services League (RSL) president Roger Boness has worked tirelessly all year planning events for the town. Mr Boness, who served in the Royal

Australia Artillery as a forward observer during he Vietnam War, recognises that it is important that the community of Mount Evelyn understands the significant contribution that all local soldiers have played in various wars. The well known community figure has worked hard to acquire a decommissioned cannon for the town, a new memorial garden for the town along with many other projects to keep the RSL an active part of the local community. Continuing to partner with local schools, Mr Boness has a strong community focus that relays in all the projects that are completed through the Mount Evelyn RSL. Mr Boness is always out and about, be it talking at schools or other events in the local community and around the state.

On Tuesday 16 July, 2013, McDonald’s served papers on the Tecoma 8 that summoned them to appear in the Supreme Court on 18 July, 2013. Martha stated on the Tecoma 8 website that she had been silenced by the Supreme Court with her right to free speech. “I have the system’s hand over my mouth and threatening me if I break free and talk – I could be financially damaged or incarcerated for allowing a multinational corporation,” she said. “To have this over members of a small community as punishment for protesting, I am disgusted. “I have been silenced and I will not stand for it.” Tecoma 8 member Ava said that she had never done anything like it before, but she would do anything to stop the development as it was so inappropriate in Tecoma - so did Karl stating in his 57 years, he never dreamt of breaking the law. The legal case between the protesters and the fastfood outlet McDonald’s was later resolved following a court-ordered mediation held in Melbourne on 29 October 2013. In a joint statement from Maurice Blackburn, McDonald’s Australia said it has agreed to discontinue the proceedings and is not seeking any legal costs from the defendants. “In exchange, the defendants have agreed personally and on behalf of those they represent not to undertake activities which may constitute trespass or nuisance until 30 June 2014.” Head of Maurice Blackburn’s social justice practice Elizabeth O’Shea said the agreement is a significant relief for the Tecoma 8 who found the case to be extremely stressful. Despite the year’s events, the Tecoma 8 say they still remain dedicated and passionate to the No McDonald’s in Tecoma cause.


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By JODIE SYMONDS LOCAL artists are painting pictures for youth development. The tiffaney bishop COLLECTIVE (tbC) is run by artists to offer young people a funded working studio environment to locate their art practices. The tbC, located in Upwey, aims to launch the young artists’ careers. More than 40 local artists have contributed to the initiative using free space, materials, mentoring and access to participatory art projects. The initiative has included many artists to complete the projects. Several art projects are in production and development which are engaging young resident artists in local, national and even international artistic experiences.

“Whenever tbC paints a public space, tagging seems to abate or completely stop,” Ms Bishop said. The most recent large scale project to be completed by tbC was the Street Art painting along the Upwey Skate Park. The Upwey project was funded by the Yarra Ranges Council with support from Upwey township as well as the community. “Actively connecting and engaging with young people in our hills communities has become an important priority for tbC,” “Over the past 18 months projects like this one at Upwey have engaged a significant number of young people in long-term, positive ways with more respect for public property,” she said. tbC is working on another art project in Belgrave to paint on the rear of Burwood Highway shop buildings.

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Safer places set By KATH GANNAWAY BURRINJA in Upwey is one of four new Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSPs) designated by Yarra Ranges Council. The cultural centre was added, along with Healesville RACV Club, Millgrove Recreation Reserve and Woori Yallock Reserve, to the shire’s current 11 NSPs at Yarra Ranges Council’s 10 December meeting. But it was not without discussion about whether they should be more correctly called Places of Last Resort.

Councillor Samantha Dunn said calling the designated buildings or areas Neighbourhood Safer Places sent the wrong message to the community. She welcomed Mayor Fiona McAllister’s move to have the matter, originally listed as a confidential item, discussed openly before the gallery. “I will not be happy until these are called Places of Last Resort - to call them Neighbourhood Safer Places is completely flawed,” she said. “They are not safe, and this gives a completely wrong message.”

She said the council should continue to push for the more accurate description, but said it was good to see another four places had been assessed as appropriate for designation. “I think residents will be pleased to see more across the shire, but there is no guarantee of survival if you use one of these places, so it is always with mixed feelings when we designate these that we do need to emphasise there are no guarantees.” Cr McAllister said the designation of NSPs was a critical issue for the

Yarra Ranges communities and that there had been an incredible amount of work involved in making the 15 places available. The recommendation which was passed unanimously noted that the 11 current NSPs had passed the annual audit and so would remain designated for the coming fire danger period. The council is also required to provide signage at the sites and ensure the sites are maintained over the fire danger period. The report is to be made available to the public, minus any confidential information.

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Car races home POLICE have located a stolen rare race car in Belgrave South worth $320,000. The car, which was stolen from a factory in Rowville last month, was found by a passerby on the side of Courtneys Road in Belgrave South about 12.30am who then called police. Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in finding the car. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.

Feel good for Rotary MONBULK and District Rotary Club will again be holding its annual breakfast on Australia Day at the Monbulk Community Hub. The Australia Day breakfast will be a fun and entertaining morning, if only for the chance to hear guest speaker Doctor Feelgood (Dr Sally Cockburn), the well known radio compere of Pillow Talk and current health presenter on Good Morning Australia. The event raises funds to allow the local Rotary Club to assist community projects and local residents in need. To book email phayne@ redp.com.au. 1098738-LN44-13

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By JODIE SYMONDS CAME one, came all, Macclesfield Primary School’s market had it all. The day finally came for Macclesfield Primary School grade five and six students as their annual Enterprise Market was held on Friday 6 December.

Macclesfield raised more than $2000 in just two hours at the event. There were a number of stalls from popcorn popping to sponge throwing and even face painting. The grade five and six students were assigned a task to design a small business over a school term and then run the stall at the market.

Students were given the opportunity to choose their businesses based upon their interests and then were guided to structure the business. “It usually brings a big turn-out,” Macclesfield Primary School teacher Cheryl Grambau said. “The Enterprise Market is a great way for our students to learn about

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Teen crime spree By JESSE GRAHAM

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Gutted - one of the cars that was destroyed on New Year’s Eve by two Mooroolbark teenagers. 112741 Picture: JESSE GRAHAM has been remanded in custody to appear at the Melbourne Children’s Court, while the 14-year-old has been bailed to appear at the Ringwood Children’s Court in February. Sen Det Brown said that theycaused incredible amounts of damage over a short period of time, in what could only be called a “crime spree”. “Where they couldn’t steal, they damaged,” he said. “It was the same with the cars - if they didn’t steal anything, they burnt them.” The youths have been charged with three counts of arson, burglary, criminal damage and a number of thefts from motor cars. Sen Det Brown said the results weren’t final, but that the

damage was expected to be somewhere around $100,000. He remarked that the youths only attacked cars that were left unlocked, and said they tried around 100 doors throughout the evening. “Some of the cars, they had tried to damage ignitions, but they haven’t forced entry to any of them,” Sen Det Brown said. He urged all residents to keep their cars safely locked overnight or when not attended and to not leave valuables in sight or in vulnerable places. Sen Det Brown said that he had recovered some stolen items from the teens and that anyone who thinks their car may have been robbed on the night should contact Lilydale Police on 9739 2300.

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IT was a New Year’s crime spree through Badger Creek that left power outages, smashed windows and burnt-out cars in its wake. According to police, two Mooroolbark youths, aged 14 and 16 years, visited Healesville on 31 December to see one of the pair’s girlfriends, shortly before embarking on a nightlong spree that caused around $100,000 in damage to the surrounding area. The youths entered around 10 parked cars that were left unlocked around Badger Creek, stealing when they could and causing damage when they could not. The teenagers stole a car and, throughout the night, smashed windows in at the Badger Creek Primary School, kicked in the door of the Badger Creek Old School and sprayed graffiti on the blackboard and burgled the nearby milk bar. The coup de grace for the teenagers on the night was when they set fire to two cars, failing to light a third. A delivery van and a mobile-home-type van were both completely destroyed, and the fire from the mobile-home van on Bluegum Avenue blew a gas tank inside the vehicle’s kitchen area. The bottles exploded and the fire damaged overhead powerlines, leaving residents in surrounding area in the dark for around 18 hours. Lilydale Police Senior Detective Ian Brown said the pair was arrested - the 16-year-old


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Fact checking IN response to Peter Harris’s letter regarding Swinburne Lilydale in last week’s Mail, I note he forgot to mention that he is the endorsed Labor candidate for Evelyn at the next State Election. Mr Harris’s approach to dealing with the facts sums up Labor’s handling of the Swinburne issue. Firstly, it was the then Labor government in 2009 who scrapped the old Swinburne University Act that required them to keep a campus in the outer east. Secondly, vocational and education training funding has been increased by $1 billion since we came to government. Thirdly, Yarra Ranges Council has worked tirelessly with former Swinburne Lilydale deputy vice-chancellor Professor Barbara van Ernst AM and others in the sector to provide further education for our future generations. Labor has no plan to attract a higher education provider to the Yarra Ranges. They would rather lock up the site and let it rot for their own political gain. I suggest that if Labor was truly concerned about the community, James Merlino and Shaun Leane would start working on behalf of our community and not just for their union mates. Christine Fyffe MP, Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, State Member for Evelyn,

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This Summer we’re making further improvements to your network. As we do so, you’ll notice changes to your normal Metro services while we undertake major construction works to remove two level crossings in Mitcham. Our Summer Works timetable includes reduced services and bus replacements along the Belgrave and Lilydale lines. To ensure your trip is a smooth one, please plan ahead by visiting ptv.vic.gov.au. We thank you for your patience as we work to make your network even better.

HOW many of those who intended feasting on turkey on Christmas Day gave a thought to the suffering their “roast” is currently enduring for nothing but momentary tastebud pleasure? Three months of hell is the price these birds pay to satisfy our fickle desire. Right now in Australia, up to five million of them are fighting for space in stinking, gloomy, sunless, suffocating sheds that seem to grow increasingly smaller as the birds grow larger. Many are in chronic pain caused by debeaking; many are crippled, their legs unable to bear the weight of their abnormally heavy bod-

ies; lame and sick birds are dying a slow painful death from thirst and starvation. The brutal and violent climax of this suffering was, of course, their terrifying slaughter before Christmas. Is this really the way to treat our inoffensive fellow creatures at a time of “peace and goodwill” on earth? Jenny Moxham, Monbulk.

Jet upset I’M writing as in the last few months I’ve noticed that the Dandenong Ranges is under a passenger jet flight path with three to four jets at a time throughout the day and night. The noise intrusion disturbs the peace of the Dandenong Ranges which is renowned and loved for its natural beauty and tranquillity. My question to the Federal Government and Jason Wood our local Federal Member is why do we have this jet path going over the Dandenong Ranges spoiling the peace and quiet. Matthew Parker, Emerald.

Keep up the effort I LIKE to thank Mr Joost Bakker for the Christmas tree. I liked the sculpture and I am sorry you had to take it down. I appreciate all the time, money and effort you put into giving Monbulk this Christmas tree. Also our shop windows look fantastic. But where are our Christmas decorations in the Main Street? Did someone forget that Christmas was coming. I find that very sad. People like Mr Joost Bakker made a huge effort to give us a Christmas tree, like it or not 150 per cent for your effort, Joost. That’s more than I can say for some. I hope it gets better next year. N van Horick, Monbulk.

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SURROUNDED BY NATUREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MAGIC THIS stunning architecturally designed home is located in one of the loveliest pockets of Ferny Creek being only a short walk from One Tree Hill Road and the top of the 1000 Steps. Here visitors are surrounded by nature at her finest yet they are only a short drive from a host of amenities. The property has been landscaped to make the most of its elevated position and from the lounge area the new owners will feel like they are sitting among the trees at eye level with the birds. From the private balcony, they can watch the sun setting or watch the mist as it rolls in.

Extensive sealed pathways weave their way throughout the property making every part of the half-acre block accessible and creating a low maintenance lifestyle. The list of quality features include but are not limited to four large upstairs bedrooms, three bathrooms, the master with full ensuite, spa bath and TV. There is a large study which is perfect for the home office or kids studying. There is a separate powder room on lower level, very flexible floor plan with three separate large living zones, ducted heating, slow combustion wood heater fireplace and Aussie Vac ducted vacuum throughout.

A gourmet open plan kitchen with granite bench tops and top shelf stainless steel appliances including Ilve microwave oven, rangehood, gas cooktop and oven plus a new ASKO dishwasher is also in the mix. Double glazed windows keep residents warm in winter and cool in summer. Outside there are two separate garages, one with direct access into the home study, and a large amount of outdoor parking. There is also a fabulous outdoor deck which is perfect for entertaining all year around. The fully fenced rear yard is perfect for kids or pets and the stunning and private outlook while being drenched in

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Architecturally designed and encased by nature, this absolutely stunning home is unique and inspiring. Soaring ceilings and a contemporary colour scheme connect 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 your 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 SS appliances with ample bench space overlooking the superb entrance, lined with camellias ready to burst into colour, and water features adding to the garden splendour. Gently tiered, this private parcel is abundant with tree ferns, while a peaceful gully reveals Sassafras Creek babbling through the south east corner encouraging an array of wildlife to feel you are miles away. Perfectly positioned on 3947sqm (approx) accessed via gates down a meandering sealed drive with ample OSP, the feeling of seclusion will astound you, and yet still ideally close to Sassafras and Olinda village shops and cafes - only an inspection will truly reveal this treasure.

Stone pillars encase the original main entry of this classic weatherboard cottage, freshly painted in stunning tones to highlight the sash and picture windows that capture the 80 year old garden and mature plantings enclosing the property. Entering from Mills Ave down a private laneway reveals the 1950´s character home and direct entry from the paved drive to the upper level. Country Provincial styling flows throughout, complimented by a neutral decor and whites in tiles and cabinetry for a contemporary touch. The traditional hall and panelled doors lead to 3 bedrooms, including Master with BIR and WIR, central kitchen and superb open plan meals and living area to relax and enjoy the charming soul of this home, warmed by hydronic heating and the original open fireplace awaiting restoration! Private, yet an abundance of light so often sought in the hills is accentuated by high ceilings and double French Doors opening to the deep verandah, detailed by original fretwork and treetops views beyond. Sassy black and whit e tiles adorn the bathroom with white fittings and heated towel rails. Natural warmth exudes from this character residence-BUT THERES MORE!!! The fabulous option of home office or self contained apartment on the lower level! High Ceilings and private entry under the verandah, the floor plan allows for a bedroom and living with the kitchen and bathroom already renovated and colour palette in keeping with upstairs! Add a staircase to create a grand residence, the choice is yours. Within walking distance to Sassafras or Olinda Village and all the hard work completed, this true hills residence has to be seen to be appreciated.

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This tidy 2 bedroom retirement villa is conveniently located just minutes from the heart of Berwick with its comprehensive shopping district, variety of eateries & extensive medical facilities. The low maintenance unit features a spacious Master Bedroom with direct access to the main bathroom & a walk in robe for convenience. The generous sunlit living room has floating floors, gas heating & opens onto the undercover, paved, entertaining area & low maintenance, fully fenced rear yard with a handy tool shed & room for your favourite furry friend to relax & roam. The well-appointed kitchen features electric cooking & plenty of cupboard & bench space & there is a further large bedroom adjacent to the living room. Villas in this much sought after private & peaceful retirement village are snapped up quickly. Call to arrange a private inspection today to take advantage of this great opportunity!

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!

Contact Grant Day on 0417 565 745 or 5968 6222 grantd@bellrealestate.com.au

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Situated an easy 15 minute stroll to Cockatoo this neat 4 BDR family home leaves nothing to do but move in & enjoy. The home features 4 big BDRs with BIRs, the Master with a renovated ensuite & direct access to a private, undercover courtyard with 6 person outdoor spa, offering the perfect place to relax after a busy day. The well-appointed kitchen features a gas stove, electric oven, D/W & island bench & opens onto the 2nd living area with A/C & access to a 2nd, fully fenced outdoor entertaining area. There is also a spacious formal lounge & dining room with new carpets & an A/C for added comfort whilst the home has mains GDH throughout. The whole home welcomes an abundance of natural light & a peaceful treed outlook from every window. Outside the property is fully fenced & there is a double lock up shed with workshop & a new verandah around the front of the home offering elevated views. Add all mains services & this comfy home ticks all the boxes!

If the ´WOW´ factor is what you seek - look no further. Situated on over a 1/4 acre this home features 3 spacious BDRs, the Master with a WIR & designer ensuite. The spacious lounge attracts plenty of natural light through the floor to ceiling windows & the ambiance is created through decorative gas jets mounted in front of a large mirror for maximum effect. The kitchen is a dream come true with Ceaser Stone island bench, red glass splashback & S/S 900mm gas stove. The dining room sits between the lounge & kitchen & features designer lighting & bi-fold door access to the large, decked entertaining area. There is also a 2nd living area in the centre of the home & an external study/4th BDR at the rear of the single lock up garage. The rear yard is landscaped & fully fenced, ideal for the kids to play & the perfect place to entertain. Inspection is essential!

Contact Aaron Day on 0407 365 994 or 5968 6222 Inspection 11.30am - 12.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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This comfortable, brand new, 4 BDR family home is located on just under 1/4 of an acre & is only a short 300m walk to the centre of Gembrook. The spacious rooms & convenient floor plan of this home are sure to impress. The home features 4 BDRs, 2 at the rear of the home with BIRs & opening onto a generous children’s retreat, allowing the kids their own space. The Master BDR is zoned away at the front of the home & features a generous WIR & modern ensuite & there is a also a 4th BDR with BIRs. The spacious lounge allows you to entertain away from the noise of the large open plan kitchen/family room which opens onto the undercover alfresco area & terraced rear yard. The contemporary kitchen features stone bench tops, a D/W, 900mm free standing stove & a walk in pantry & the spacious family room is filled with natural light through the abundance of windows. Featuring GDH, solar hot water & located on a sealed road with all mains services, this property ticks all the boxes!

Situated on a private ¾ of an acre at the end of a cul de sac & only minutes to Cockatoo this meticulously styled & maintained 4 BDR home is sure to. The home features 3 spacious BDRs & the Master with WIR & modern ensuite. To add to the luxury, the main bathroom features a spa bath & the comfy formal lounge is the ideal place to relax away from the activity in the spacious, open plan kitchen, dining, family room which is the hub of the home. The well-appointed kitchen is located adjacent to the living room which can accommodate the whole family. The family room also opens directly onto a large undercover entertaining area with a sensational heated swim spa (negotiable) & serene views over the manicured rear garden & the adjacent bushland. The home has mains GDH throughout & a split system for the warmer days. Outside there is a double lock up garage, a further double sized shed with workshop & studio & attractive, established gardens, all fully fenced. This beautiful home ticks all the boxes & needs to be seen to be truly appreciated!

Contact Grant Day on 0417 565 745 or 5968 6222 grantd@bellrealestate.com.au

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WELCOME TO HIDDEN VALLEY!

WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO!

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!

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 3.30pm - 4.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

Contact Aaron Day on 0407 365 994 or 5968 6222 Inspection 1.30pm-2.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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Full Time Monbulk Rural is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of Cover & Crop Protection and manufacturers of Commercial Greenhouses, to the growing Industry. Our core products range is greenhouse plastics, nets, as well as greenhouse accessories and nursery supplies. As part of our growth strategy, we are looking for an Internal Sales Representative to join our sales team. You will be working with a committed team that pride themselves on an open and transparent company culture which strives to provide a professional and high quality service and well as having opportunities for further growth. Required Skills ฀ Proven strong sales, ability to negotiate and communicate with clients and senior management, coupled with the ability to identify business opportunities, industry analysis, understanding client’ specific requirements as well as building long lasting client relationships ฀ Computer skills, such as, Outlook, Microsoft publisher, word, excel and use of database program, other IT skills including ability to use iPad and knowledge of CAD program/s would be beneficial ฀ Although not essential, experience working within the horticultural, building, fabrication & manufacturing industry would be beneficial Responsibilities ฀ Phone and showroom sales ฀ Supporting Sales Manager with products brochure development and other sales processes as required ฀ Estimation, tendering and quoting of jobs to clients. Perform negotiations and where necessary perform contract administration after order placement. ฀ Achieve and maintain minimum profit levels and budget levels as agreed with the Company Management and subsequently varied according to market activity. Increase company revenue by increasing profitability. ฀ Have hands on technical and commercial approach to managing and expanding our existing sales in products in conjunction with the existing sales team ฀ Provide customers with technical support of all products and services ฀ Processing of sales orders ฀ Assisting with stock ordering General Be committed to become a key member of our sales and service team, who is self-motivated and a general all-rounder. Establish a high degree of technical competence with all our product range and services, sufficiently adequate to support our customer needs and our market images. You will need to focus on developing and building strong business relationships with key decision makers and furthermore you will act as the first point of contact for any client needs to ensure that their requirements are being met. Establish an excellent working relationship with the sales manager, sales and service team in order to ensure the company achieves maximum results. For your determination and continued drive to win, is the opportunity to join a recognised business leader that offers long term employment and the ability to grow. On offer is a remuneration package reflective of your experience with the opportunity of additional rewards based on performance.

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�� Connecting people with local sport…

A real taste of tennis WITH the Australian Open now in full swing, children in the Yarra Ranges can also get their taste of tennis with a clinic starting at the Upwey South Tennis Club. Locals Stuart and Diana Sutterby, who coach at Ferny Creek, Selby and Upwey South tennis clubs, are running the three-day clinic to give children of all ages and skill levels a go at the sport. “The three-day holiday clinic is a great introduction to the sport and acts as a taste tester for kids wishing to try tennis,” Mr Sutterby said. “Tennis is such a great game for life - it is fun, social and caters for all ages.” The clinic will run from Monday 20 January to Wednesday 22 January at the Upwey South Tennis Club, on Eloera Street. Beginner to intermediate players will be on court from 9am to 11.30am and intermediate to advanced players 11.30am to 2pm on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday will be an all-day tournament and barbecue. For more information, contact Stuart or Diana Sutterby on 9759 6475, 0412 106 416 or 0403 525 111.

By DENNIS FULLER

THE much-anticipated match of the round in Decoite Shield between South Belgrave and Mount Gate did not disappoint as the Gators got the chocolates with four balls to spare at the Belgrave South Rec Reserve. Dismissed in the 35th over for 133, South paid the price of not batting their full allotment of overs. Mount Gate were well on top until they lost Bunting, Hardy and Bowden, leaving the door open at 5/103 until a rear guard action required three runs from the last over for a hard-fought win.

SCORES REEVES SHIELD Footballers 5/136 (Storey 37, Rawlings 35, Manion 3/19) d Belgrave 134 (Levell 49, Cranston 5/29) Johnson Park 5/189 (DeSilva 64, Stallworthy 52) d Ferntree Gully 159 (Bradbury 45, Furrukh 45 Nash 4/30, S.Devenish 3/40) Knox Gardens 6/148 (W. Mc Inerney 42) d Knoxfield 9/146 (Kodi 31* Wild 4/27, S.Mc Inerney 3/27) Upwey Tecoma 7/168 (Hewitt 46, Howe 43, Walter 3/50) d Monbulk 121(Ebeyer 3/16) Eildon Park 8/128 (Cosstick 35*) d Upper Gully 81 (Snyman 3/11) Ladder (R9) Eildon Park 48, Johnson Park 42, Upwey Tecoma 36, Knox Gardens 30, Ferntree Gully 30, Knoxfield 30, Footballers 18, Monbulk 18, Upper Gully 18, Belgrave 6. DECOITE SHIELD Rowville 8/223 d Knox City 137 Mount Gate 8/138 d South Belgrave 133 (Bowden 3/24, Atacador 3/28)

St Johns Tecoma 2/151 (Grenda 60* Edwards 43*) d Auravale 147 (Wilkinson 60, Lovell 3/15, Grenda 3/35) Lysterfield 6/126 (Moore 66*) d The Basin 125 (Chivers 5/26) DIV 3 Knox Gardens 7/209 (Marget 53, McKinnon 58, Sundaresh 3/22) d Knoxfield 8/197 (Maloney 59, Sundaresh 37) Eildon Park 184 (Dietzel 63 Seamer 3/35 Young 3/30) d Upper Gully 7/142 (Hards 35* Pollard 3/16) Footballers 9/186 (Gale 36 Morris 32 Leathem 40* Carnie 3/20 Wulz 3/47) d Belgrave 9/177 (Theil 41, Bailey 42) Monbulk 4/189 (Neal 62, Lamers 61, Tripp 30) d Upwey 9/186 (Tailby 65, Berenato 63, Defina 4/24, Lamers 3/21) Johnson Park 3/120 (Bowman 30) d Ferntree Gully 111 DIV 4 The Basin 5/178 (Porch 37) d Lysterfield 9/174 (Hill 35, Glenister 31, Fay 3/64) South Belgrave 5/204 (Morgan 102, Heffernan 3/36) d Mount Gate 117 (K

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.Croxford 64, Murphy 4/16) St Johns Tecoma 8/197 (Grenda 85* Hickey 3/32) d Auravale 157 (Boorer 41* Smith 4/20) Knox Boronia Churches 6/182 (Walker 31*) d Rowville 9/169 (Woods 46 Arthur 52 Morris 4/12) DIV 5 Knoxfield 4/255 (Harris 71, Perry 61, Grant 44, Stewart 36) d Knox Gardens 4/249 (Buljabasic 101, Montague 57* Foden 31) Eildon Park 9/127 (Evans 46 Ward 3/16) d Upper Gully 105 (Rotheram 3/7) Upwey 9/184 (Tailby 41, S. Cross 42, Rowe 3/30 Porter 4/47) d Belgrave 142 (Feeney 39* Hughes 4/27 Waters 4/17) Ferntree Gully 5/238 (Dennis 74 Jacobson 53* Salan 35) def Johnson Park 74 (Glare 3/29) DIV 6 Mount Gate 123 (Harris 69* Wheeler 42*) d Knox City 117 (Stangherlin 5/26, Burridge 3/12) Lysterfield 6/207 (Ferguson 82* Nico

42*) d Auravale 117 (Lima 4/21) Eildon Park 5/183 (A.Tibbals 64) d The Basin 126 (M.Turcinovic 51* Femia 3/21, Zaimies 3/17) South Belgrave 2/124 (Williams 44) d Knox Boronia Churches 9/118 (Teirney 3/26) DIV 7 Lysterfield 6/190 (Halls 73, Lamanos 60* McInerney 3/37) d Knoxfield 114 (Bowers 4/16) The Basin 5/189 (Lee 56, Edwards 47, Pitman 61* Taylor 3/22) d Knox Gardens 7/185 (Pitman 3/32) Eildon Park 5/275 (Fisher 114, Emmett 3/51) d Monbulk 4/230 (Hulm 103* Heard 87*) Johnson Park 9/185 (Morse 39, Waxiel 36, Krishnaswarmy 3/27) d St Johns Tecoma 131 (Glazner 51* Perkins 38) Knox Boronia Churches 1/92 (Wood 48* StClair 34) d Upwey 81 (Dunning 55, James 3/17) Ferntree Gully 9/149 (Ralston 3/24) d Johnson Park 7/148 (VanEck 47* Burns 36, VanDyk 3/28)

AFTER the Christmas rush, Emerald Golf Club kicked back into life last Saturday with a threeman Ambrose event. Some brash predictions before and after play were heard, but there were some downcast golfers sort of blaming their partners while trying to look like they were supportive of them. With all players home and accounted for, it was the triumvirate of Dave Aitken, Peter Stevens and Dave Jennings (10) who stood tall, triumphant and smug when their net score of 53 was too good for the rest. In second place were Peter Glasscock, Broc Reynolds and Ken Sumsion (10.66) who managed to be on 53.33. They were followed at a respectful distance by Andrew Cutting, Ben Balfour and Dennis Fuller (6.83) on 56.16. Leigh Morison, P. Clowes and Allan Ecclestone (8.66) were next with 56.33. The trio of ladies who won the day were Constance Whitlock, Shirley Krummenacher and Kendra Hill who left the rest of the field in their collective wake. Dennis Fuller was nearest the pin on the 4th, Graeme White the 13th. On Wednesday when the Overly Faded Golfers (OFG) were on centre stage, a stroke event broke out where the original nine holes on the course was played twice. The format suited Ken Hill(16) down to the ground and he won with a net 59 from Sepp Krummenacher (28) next on 62 followed by Dennis Fuller (14) and Peter Clowes (18) both on 63. Next Saturday members roll up for the first of the VGL Monthly medals and, as usual, wild claims of an easy win have been heard but ignored with appropriate derision. Broc Reynolds the 7th, Allan Ecclestone the 12th and captain Andrew Cutting pocketed the pro pin dollars on the 18th. 1113824-RMB3-14

Getting one back on the coach. Sebastian, Ella, Jai,Senna, Miro and Anika with coach Stuart. Picture: MELISSA MEEHAN

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