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INTERNET trolls have stolen the identity of an Upwey family whose son battles an inoperable brain tumour. Penne Schwarz said she was gobsmacked and shocked when she stumbled across a fund-raising website using her son Joshua’s photo and story. “I typed his name into Google, and there it was, all of the information was copied from our original fund-raising site,” Ms Schwarz said. “Then I saw they had raised $3500 under his name. They are taking advantage of a horrible situation and people’s kindness.” As soon as she realised the site was a scam, Ms Schwarz posted a warning on the Joshua’s Journey Facebook page. In November 2013, Ms Schwarz and husband Wolfgang received the devastating news that their beautiful baby boy had an inoperable malignant brain tumour, caused by a rare genetic disorder. Doctors said they couldn’t save him, and gave him just months to live. While Ms Schwarz said she hadn’t done anything personally about the site, because she had better things to focus her energy on - like looking after her sick son. “I am still stunned that someone could do that,” she said. Dozens of her friends set to work to close the page down, even contacting the website directly. They found that the website was being managed from the Philippines, Arizona and Sydney. The facilitator of the page, Stephen Rix from Sydney, replied, denying any fraudulent behaviour.

“No, this is not fraudulent at all, it is being developed and these are place markers for the developers,” he said. “You will note that there is not even a way to contribute money. I am creating this site to help people. But I admire your concern, please check back with us in a few months.” When pushed for a further explanation, Mr Rix said that he looked at a number of fundraisers and picked a variety of ones that he felt were relevant and worthwhile supporting to give to his developer to create a website he was trying to achieve, but offered to remove the page immediately. “I apologise if you found me using Joshua’s identity in this manner,” he said. “I can understand that you initially found this offensive, I am just trying to build something that helps others.” Mr Rix said the site was not raising money from the use of Joshua’s story - as there was no way for people to donate. Ms Schwarz said that with so many people wanting to help it was heartbreaking to see someone try to take advantage. Those who want to donate to help Joshua and his family in their battle can donate to Bendigo Bank, BSB number 633-000, Account number 142259027, Account title PJ Schwarz. Another dinner and auction fund-raiser will be held in Joshua’s name by a family friend on Saturday 22 March at the Mulgrave Country Club. The adults only function will include a threecourse dinner for $60 a head. For tickets, contact Charlotte 0412 349 227.

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Jersey gesture By REBECCA BILLS SIMON CLARKE has given his winning jersey from the Jayco Herald Sun Tour to Monbulk Aquatic Centre in a gesture of thanks. After spending his summer in his hometown of Selby, Clarke used the new gym facilities at Monbulk Aquatic Centre to prepare for his Australian races. Family friend, supporter and Monbulk Aquatic Centre’s Membership manager Amanda O’Callaghan said Clarke was instrumental in getting his team across the line. “We are all just thrilled to bits about the win. I’m really, really pleased for him,” she said. “He’s is now probably in the best position for his Tour de France this year. “He is such a nice young man, his mum still lives locally and his brothers are involved in the riding, we are just so pleased.” Clarke gave the centre his unwashed winning jersey with the message, “Monbulk Aquatic Centre, thanks for the support and use of the amazing new gym – Simon Clarke.” Clarke claimed the overall victory at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour that was scheduled to run from 5 to 9 February. In unusual circumstances, the final Queen stage of the five-day tour was cancelled due to extreme fire danger in the area. Clarke said everyone was happy with the week of racing and especially the win. “The guys did a great job and worked really hard,” he said. Clarke said his team were confident going into the final stage after his win in Bendigo, but like any bike race anything can happen. “We were up for the challenge, and it was a shame that we didn’t get a chance to do that.” Clarke has now returned to his home in Italy for three weeks of training before heading off to Sweden for his next competition.

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Residents fume over f l outed fire warnings He said the CFA had made residents very aware that it would take hours to get off the mountain in case of fire, and that the traffic would cause huge problems for firefighters to get to a fire if started. “To mix CFA trucks, fleeing residents and cyclists on our narrow twisting two lane roads… do we need to wait until this fatal scenario actually occurs?” Mr Willsher has called on the State Government to ban irresponsible visitors from endangering themselves and others by stopping their

entry to the Hills on days similar to 9 February. “Police road blocks should ban all vehicles driven by non-residents,” he said. Last week, members of the CFA spoke out about the danger of fitness junkies using the 1000 Steps on days of high fire danger. Do you think visitors to the region need to be educated to stay away from the Dandenongs on days of Total Fire Ban? We’d love to hear from you. Email editor@yvnews.com.au.

Fresh push to have road sealed car drives past.” Mr Teasdale said while Pinnocks Road wasn’t a main road through Emerald, many drivers used it as a bypass road when the Belgrave-Gembrook Road was closed. “I am under the impression that Pinnocks Road was a priority one to be sealed until it came out how expensive it would be to seal it. “It has seemed to go from a priority one to no priority at all.” Mr Teasdale said that there were many reasons his suggestion should be considered by the council. “I don’t think the council understands the seriousness of the issues involved,” he said. “All the residents signed a petition to have the road sealed, what quenched their effort was the unrealistic $50,000 and over figures that they simply couldn’t afford.” Mr Teasdale said he was disappointed that residents were being ignored because of a SCS in 2008. “How long must we suffer for?” “The council has not found an answer to the dust problem, and in the meantime aged residents, babies, children, asthmatics, recovering heart patients and bedridden people are having to breathe choking dust.”

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ANDREW Klaussner, the man charged with murdering Elizabeth Barnes at Yarra Junction last year, has appeared briefly in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. Mr Klaussner, 39, from Croydon, was arrested in October last year by Homicide Squad detectives following an investigation into the death of Ms Barnes, 37, at a property in Tarrango Road on 28 September 2013. The accused went before Magistrate Donna Bakos at a committal mention hearing on Tuesday 18 February. The matter was adjourned to 16 June 2014 and Mr Klaussner was remanded in custody.

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EMERALD resident Kevin Teasdale has hit back at Cardinia Council, saying that residents had the right to be taken seriously. Last week, the Mail reported Mr Teasdale’s request that the council seal Pinnocks Road, citing health and safety issues of the dusty, bumpy road. But the council Special Charge Scheme (SCS) was proposed for the road in 2008, and did not have enough support from residents. Cardina Council’s manager of assets and development Paul Richardson said the council then contacted property owners with a questionnaire to determine whether they would support a special charge scheme for the works; and they were advised of an estimated average cost of $19,000, depending on landholdings. Mr Richardson said the council did not expect Pinnocks Road to be sealed in the next five years. It (the dust) infiltrates the lungs and homes to the extent that health is affected, and it’s impossible to aerate houses without someone standing guard at the window to close it as a car approaches,” Mr Teasdale said. “Our cars are covered in dust every morning - you can see it kick up every time a

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HILLS residents have slammed lycra-clad weekend cyclists for ignoring fire danger warnings in the Dandenong Ranges. Roger Willsher has lived in the Dandenongs for more than 43 years. He has been involved in firefighting for many of those years, and he and his wife are auxiliary members of their local brigades. “On Saturday (9 February), we were emailed by the CFA to evacuate from our home due to a forecast

extreme fire danger rating for the Sunday,” Mr Willsher said. “We left The Patch early Sunday morning, the temperature was already exceeding 30 degrees and the fire danger index was at 85.” Mr Willsher said both he and his wife were gobsmacked by what they witnessed while they themselves were evacuating. “Groups of lycra-clad cyclists on bicycles were climbing the hills that we were told to evacuate,” he said. “And then others we knew chose to stay at home.”

A GYM in Kilsyth was raided as part of a number of warrants targeting Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) properties across the state. Police arrested a number of people and seized drugs and firearms as part of the raids, none believed to be from the gym. Some18 people were arrested as part of the raids with firearms, drugs, cash, ammunition and explosives seized from a number of properties. Police executed more than 60 warrants from 5.30am on Thursday morning at a number of metropolitan and rural locations. The warrants were executed at clubhouses and private properties linked to the Comanchero OMCG. The operation involved the Echo Taskforce along with a range of other units from Crime Command and local police.

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Call to speak out on strategy THIS is looking to be an interesting year for us all. Thankfully fire season is nearly over and some of our communties had a close call and stressful time with fire activity in their area. I would once again like to express our gratitude to all emergency services, volunteers and those that provided incredible community support and response. The YRC Environment Strategy is currently under review – a document that sets the direction for how we live in, manage and work with our natural environment. The direction set by this strategy

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affects all of us in our daily lives and I hope that everyone makes time to have their say before the end of March. We need to know what the entire community wants in developing all our strategies and plans so please contrib-

ute either online at www.yarraranges. vic.gov.au/Residents/ Greener_Living/ Environment_Strategy or send your feedback to PO Box 105, Lilydale 3140. Of course it is a state election year and an important opportunity for council and everyone in the community to make clear what our priorities are.

This gives us all the chance to get active and organised to make sure our communities’ needs are met by state government. On behalf of YRC along with my fellow councillors I will be advocating for funding and policy change in a number of key and critical areas. Council can’t provide for all our

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future needs in terms of community facilities by itself so we will be looking for state government support for aquatic and sporting facilities. Other priority areas critical to Yarra Ranges are changes to the Bushfire Management Overlay to give people control over their own safety and property with less red tape and resources for fire protection and safety. Every community also needs more state government funding for better library services. I strongly encourage you to get involved and speak out on these issues.

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Agriculture talk AN OVERVIEW of the Steiner system of biodynamic agriculture by the Australian president of the BD Gardeners Association - it will also cover shortcomings of permaculture. Selby Community House, Tuesday 25 February at 7pm. Gold coin. For more information, call 9754 2039.

Monbulk market THE Autumn Monbulk Market Day in the park, foyer and hall at St George’s Anglican Church, council Main Street and Silvan Road, Monbulk, on Saturday 1 March from 9am to 1pm. For more information or stall holder inquires, call 9756 6038.

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Heart songs RANGES Concert Lounge at Burrinja Café is hosting JoJo Smith - singer, songwriter and guitarist. In a recent tour of Germany, JoJo was described in Melodiva Magazine as the “Joni Mitchell of RnB”. Her dynamic and passionate vocals create an incredible intimacy with audience members. JoJo has sung on many albums and played alongside musical greats such as Renee Geyer, Venetta Fields, Marcia Hines, Glenn Shorrock, Colin Hay, Kate Ceberano and Olivia Newton John. Renee Geyer said JoJo has been an inspiration to her and many other muscicans in Australia for many years. “She truly sings from the heart,” she said. Michelle Chandler will be a special guest at the performance on Friday 28 February at the Ranges Concert Lounge, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey. Music is from 8pm, entry is $15 for adults and there is free entrance for children under 12. For more information, call 0402 473 897 or visit www.rangesconcertlounge.org.

Connect communication SELBY Community house is hosting a two hour introduction exploring compassionate (nonviolent) communication on Friday 28 February from 11.30am to 1.30om or 6.30pm to 8.30pm. To enrol, call 9754 2039 or email selby@selbyhouse.com.au.

AN AFTERNOON of Mediumship will be held on Sunday 2 March at Silvan Hall at 271 MonbulkSilvan Road. Mediums are Shallon Dohnt and Elaine Bushby. Cost is $24. For more information, call 9752 1372.

Scrapbooking introduction OLINDA Community House is offering an introduction to scrapbooking on Saturday 15 March from 10am to 1pm. Cost is $15 plus $40 for kit. For more information or to book, call Christine on 9751 1264.

Scottish dancing SCOTTISH Country Dancing classes will be held at St Margaret’s Uniting Church on Hull Road, Mooroolbark, on Mondays from 8-10pm, except public holidays, from 3 March.

CWA Monbulk CWA Monbulk’s next meeting will be on Tuesday 4 March at the RSL Hall, Main Street, Monbulk, commencing at 10.30am. All welcome. Inquiries, call Jan on 9756 6962

Forest Edge BEGINNER stonewalling and feature wall course is being held at Forest Edge Stone Gallery in Kallista on 4 and 6 March from 7.30pm to 9pm and 8 and 9 March all day. Lunch included. For more information call Paul on 0412 812 144 or visit www.forestedgestone.com.au.

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Properties left in limbo By JESSE GRAHAM CHANGES to the controversial Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) restrictions may not be seen in the first half of the year, rendering thousands of local properties worthless even as a review is underway. Planning Minister Matthew Guy told the Mail on Friday 21 February that a government review of the BMO is taking place, which is expected to be complete before mid-year. “The review is currently being undertaken alongside discussions with community representatives and relevant government authorities, and will be completed in the first half of 2014,” he said. However, Yarra Ranges mayor Fiona McAllister said she had been unable to state the local case on the overlay, which had left thousands of land owners unable to build. Cr McAllister said three meetings with the minister had been cancelled, with her most

recent one, set for Wednesday 12 February, cancelled while she was enroute. “He got called in to see the Premier, so we can’t argue with that,” she said. “(But) I wasn’t very impressed - there were three of us heading in to see him. “We’ve been waiting for that meeting for months.” Cr McAllister said she was hoping to talk to Mr Guy and argue that the BMO should be in alignment with expert opinion, and should allow people to build where they currently can’t. “Our position remains unchanged,” she said. “We’re very keen to put our case forward and to find out what his plans are.” The BMO applies to land that may be significantly affected in the event of a bushfire - it requires new developments to have appropriate bushfire protection measures. However, as a result, the

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firm overlay has meant that many blocks of land cannot be built on, as developments cannot possibly meet the strict requirements. Mr Guy wrote to Seymour MP Cindy McLeish on 10 December last year, saying that the BMO is “complex and needs to be simplified”, while maintaining that community safety was still paramount. At the time, Mr Guy said he hoped to have the relevant advice by the beginning of 2014, with changes to Victoria’s Planning Provisions to result from that. The overlay was developed with recommendations from the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and was introduced in November 2011. Mr Guy’s office was contacted about the meeting cancellations with Cr McAllister, but no response was given on the matter. Cr McAllister said she believed a new meeting was being organised.

Seniors are set to scoot By KATH GANNAWAY

Scootarbor Yarra Valley from left Perry Carter, Bob Gannaway, Diane Roberts, Felicity Nolle and Jock Purves. Absent, Neil Jorgensen. 115373 Jock, 67, is a retired paramedic with 40 years’ experience behind him, a regular scooter rider and a veteran of several Great Victorian Bike Rides. Scootarbor appeals to his sense of adventure. “It is not only the physical challenge of getting across the Nullarbor on a 50cc, but the challenge mentally,” he said. He said raising funds for be-

yondblue was an important part of the adventure, and the challenge. The group’s first fundraiser, a mega garage sale, is on Saturday 1 March, in Marna Street, Healesville. The group has garnered support from a number of households, some of whom will hold their own garage sales, and others who have donated goods to be sold at Scootarbor stalls.

THE FATE of the Olinda Pool still hangs in the balance, with council officers expected to table a report on the pool in March. The pool was closed late last year, with the council citing irreparable cracks and low attendance as the reason. Olinda Pool campaigner John Faull said it was frustrating that the residents of Olinda were still waiting for results of investigations - considering the pool was closed in December. “The councillors have met with us a number of times, they have been proactive and co-operative with our committee,” Mr Faull said. “It’s frustrating that we are still waiting for an answer, quite sickening really - but we are still expecting a positive result.” This week, officers provided councillors with an updated briefing about the current state of the Olinda Pool. A vocal supporter of reopening the pool, councillor Jason Callanan said on his blog that since the pool was discussed at the council’s 28 January meeting, further engineering inspections, workshops and site visits with engineers, pool specialists and manufacturers have been conducted to fully explore the range of options available. He said the councillors were told the pool had significant cracks and was porous, resulting in significant water leakage. Water leakage, he said, had resulted in a high ground

John Faull with other supporters of the pool outside the Yarra Ranges Shire offices are still waiting for a result. Picture: JESSE GRAHAM water level which was putting pressure on the pool shell, and continued to create significant cracks in the pool floor and wall and core testing and pipe testing had been undertaken and was currently being analysed.

Cr Callanan also reported that the pool and buildings on the site do not comply with the current Building Code and other health, disability access and occupational health and safety legislation and regulations.

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THE Yarra Valley will be well represented when riders from around Australia set off in September in the inaugural Scootarbor Challenge. Scootarbor (sub-titled Seniors Cross the Nullarbor) will see 30 predominantly over-65s ride 50cc motor scooters across the Nullarbor to raise funds for beyondblue, and to lift the profile of the baby boomer generation. Healesville neighbours Jock Purves and Bob Gannaway signed on and quickly recruited Perry Carter from Launching Place, Diane Roberts from Yarra Glen, Neil Jorgensen from East Warburton and Felicity Nolle from Chirnside Park. For Diane, 68, the ride will be a return to younger days when she rode motor scooters. She has kept her licence alive and said she was looking forward to the challenge of such a long ride, as well as the challenge of fund-raising for beyondblue and raising awareness of mental health issues.

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Opinion TAFE is critical IN 2011 I managed Chisholm TAFE’s careers and employment services, as BlueScope Steel announced 200 redundancies at Hastings. The immediate government response involved supporting Chisholm to provide skills assessment, career counselling, and training grants to affected workers. These provisions were through existing TAFE services and existing TAFE staff. Regularly BlueScope’s workers were overwhelmed by the TAFE’s professionalism and dedication during this very challenging period. TAFEs operate as more than training providers, delivering a range of valuable services to enhance our communities. TAFEs partner with industries so workers meet emerging skill needs. TAFEs partner community and cultural groups so that pathways are accessible and effective. TAFEs assist local businesses, partner schools and universities, and regularly lead government initiatives addressing community disadvantage. The services provided to BlueScope were also available to most individuals, businesses, or industry partners. Yet the Napthine Government’s current attack upon TAFE specifically targets the funding that delivers this range of community services. In light of increasing automotive, manufacturing and processing industry redundancies, this dismantling of critical TAFE services must be recognised as short-sighted, damaging and irresponsible. If Labor is elected this November, we will reverse this Napthine Government’s irresponsible decision, and restore funding to TAFE’s community service obligations. Matt Posetti, ALP Candidate for Ferntree Gully.

Avoiding cat-astrophe I AM writing in regard to the article about a call for a cat ban (Mail, 18 February, page 7) by Melissa Meehan. I would like to bring to your readers’ attention that wildlife carers have to deal with the problem on a regular basis.

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Send your letters to: editor@yvnews.com.au Members of the public constantly seek support from volunteer wildlife carers and the vets for injured wildlife that have been ‘injured’ by cats - not to forget the wildlife killed by the pet cat. It is not only a major worry near a national park as the article stated, it is also a great concern in the whole community right throughout our country. It is time now for a far better control of owners of cats to be made to have total control of the cat in their care. The number of people who allow their pet cat to go outside into the garden to go to the toilet, even for a short time without being observed, should be made fully aware of what can and usually does happen when they are free to then stalk the wildlife in the garden. We, the wildlife carers and the vets, see the injured animal after the cat drops the mauled wildlife at the feet of the home owner. Believe me, this is a common occurrence and this has happened to us three times in the past week when three members of the public have delivered to us two feathertail gliders and one sugar glider, to be cared for by us. Two deaths were caused because of someone’s pet cat and we are only a small wildlife shelter. The majority of people believe that their cat is an ‘angel’ and their cat would not hunt wildlife. That may be the case in some instances, but it may be your cat. The authorities from all areas have to promote to the public and also to our children at schools all the dangers to our wildlife of what can happen because of an uncontrolled cat. A cat usually breaks the skin of the ‘wildlife’ and this can infect it from the ‘poison’ on the teeth of the cat when the skin is penetrated. Very few survive if the skin is penetrated by the cat, and it is extremely hard to find the bite mark. Cat owners can stand up now and do the right thing with their cats by simply confining them to an enclosure away from ‘our’ unique wildlife. Responsible cat owners do that. Wildlife carers receive many injured wildlife caused by a cat bite. It would be great if all local councils and governments undertook the responsibility to promote to all cat owners the correct and responsible way to own a cat. In general the majority of the public love our wildlife.

Our wildlife now need someone to stand up for them and they certainly need your support. Geoff Sands, Emerald.

Good old tidy-up WELL done to the workers who did such a neat job collecting the huge amount of rubbish left for collection in the council’s “hard waste” collection. It must have been a difficult job but it was done quickly and tidily. Elise Biggs, Mount Evelyn.

Stumble to tumble I HAVE written many times about how fantastic the good citizens of Cockatoo are. Around the beginning of November, on an extremely rainy day I fell off the pavement in McBride Street - luckily onto my knees. Although that hurt, I was kindly helped up by a young lady and an Indian gentleman from the restaurant next to the Nell Mitchell Op-Shop where I volunteer and I haven’t had time to thank them. It took many weeks for me to get the confidence to cross the street. To go back to work I had to admit that I suffer from anxiety. So on Wednesday 19 February I saw it was raining and I freaked. I thought I had it under control; you see I had worked out where on the street there were no pavements and where the flat parts were. So I set out telling myself “you can do this” and I did. But my heart pounded; once at work it wore off. Today, I was walking down the street doing my baby steps when Colin Wales, I hope he doesn’t mind my naming him, came to my rescue, helped me to the post office and milk bar and back to the op-shop. He gave me some advice, too. I am told it can take up to a year to overcome this - I hope not. I have a fantastic family and lovely friends who help me through this, it just seems to take so long. Val Butler, Cockatoo.

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Water project cash flows By REBECCA BILLS SOME $15 million is on offer for local projects through round two of the Living Victoria Fund. Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said the Living Victoria initiative was about securing the state’s future water supplies, keeping future water costs down and ensuring neighbourhoods remained green and liveable. “The Coalition Government is building a better Victoria by transforming our urban water systems to focus on whole of water cycle principles,” he said. “This will deliver more efficient, more sustainable and more affordable water services throughout the state. “It makes sense to use rainwater and recycled water for tasks like watering gardens or flushing toilets, instead of using our valuable high-quality drinking water.” Mr Battin said round one of the $50 million Living Victoria Fund supported more than 40 projects across the state. “These urban water reforms will help Victoria avert the need for more expensive largescale infrastructure like desalination plants and the north-south pipeline in the future,” he said. Round two of funding can assist community organisations, education institutes, sporting groups, the private sector and local councils in accelerating innovative water projects. “I encourage local organisations to consider the opportunity for whole of water cycle projects in the Gembrook electorate and become part of the broader improvement in Victoria’s water security,” he said. “The latest round of ‘Living Victoria’ funding is an excellent opportunity for communities to develop local water projects that deliver an economic and environmental dividend to the area.” To ensure the benefits of the smarter use of rainwater and recycled water are utilised throughout Victoria, there has been up to $3 million set aside for community and not-forprofit organisation-led projects alongside up to $5 million for regional projects. Applications close on 17 March at 2pm. For more information and to view the funding guidelines visit, www.livingvictoria.vic.gov.au


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Firies going extra mile THEY’RE already heroes in our eyes, but Dandenong Ranges firefighters are now protecting the lives and property of others as they battle blazes across the state. Dandenong Ranges Fire Brigade Group group officer Rod Stebbing said a large number of local firefighters, from 15 brigades, had been out and about over the last three weeks fighting fires in the Grampians and Mallee regions. Mr Stebbing said teams were on a

rotating roster helping to battle the fires across the state. “We have teams helping out in alpine areas near the NSW border,” he said. “We’re sending a crew every three to four days.” He said teams were also helping out at the coal mine fire at Morwell - despite firefighters in the Dandenongs having little to no experience in this type of fires. “They are very different conditions,” Mr Stebbing said.

Snapped up train race sets pace By REBECCA BILLS PUFFING BILLY’s 33rd Great Train Race has sold out in a record 10 days. A total of 3300 places were snapped up by runners from near and far, eager to take part in the iconic race. Puffing Billy’s special events manager Matt Collopy said last year 3000 places were filled in 15 days, and this year 3300 were snapped up in just 10 days. “This is great for us, it just shows how popular the event is,” he said. “We would love to accommodate more runners, but logistically we have some limitations in terms of accommodating 3300 people at the start, along the race route, and at the finish area within Emer-

ald Lake Park.” In the race’s 33year history, Mr Collopy said in the earlier years of the event Puffing Billy Preservation Society president (and current CEO) John Robinson hosted VIPs on the race train. “The driver was so keen to get going, he took off without John on board who was seen sprinting up the platform at Belgrave to board the train,” he said. “Luckily, John got on board in time and was heard saying, “I think my chances of ever competing have been ruled out - I struggled to run the 100m along the platform, let alone the 13 kilometres up the hills to Emerald Lake Park”.” Mr Collopy said a more recent highlight was runner Steve Kelly winning the race for the

“They are used to fighting in our patch, but they are teaming up with local firefighters too. “With Morwell, it’s mainly about the breathing apparatus used, so we can send guys who are trained for both structure fires and wildfires.” He said the efforts of the teams could not be undermined. “These are mums and dads, who leave their families and work, to help out,” he said.

EMERALD Primary School students were greeted with new learning equipment early this month through the Woolworths Earn and Learn program. Woolworths Emerald manager Scott Wheeler greeted students at their Friday assembly on 7 February with new sporting and learning equipment made available through the program. School principal Mark Carver said it was a couple of the parents who really decided to drive the program at the school. • Manicured gardens with a heated saltwater pool “Through their hard • Zoned reverse cycle air conditioning work, we have now been • Manicured gardens with a heated saltwater poolof new learngiven heaps ing equipment,” he said. “This program supplements resources which means we aren’t having to spend so much money on these resources and re-direct that money into something else. “The classrooms games that we have been given are great for us to Great Train Race runners run under the trestle bridge in 2013. use during wet weather “Six hundred passengers past two years. “If he wins this train. “There’s also a wonderand the sporting equipyear, Steve Kelly will be out to ful sense of community spirit will travel on the trains and ment is something that we create his own piece of history about this unique event which passengers have a real sense of use in lessons.” by becoming the first runner to makes tackling those hills, that competing,” he said. Woolworths managwin three Great Train Races in little more bearable,” he said. The Great Train Race does ing director of Australian consecutive years,” he said. Mr Collopy said for those have a waiting list, so runners Supermarkets and PetMr Kelly said he really en- wanting to view the race, the who have missed out and are rol Tjeerd Jegen said the joyed participating in the race best seats in the house was from still eager to run can email the company was thrilled to as it was not every day that you the two race trains that compet- railway at race@pbr.org.au rebe able to make the delivquesting to be placed on the list. got to compete against a steam ed against the runners. ery, thanks to the ongoing support of customers.

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“They volunteer their own time, it’s a great effort. But it’s not just the firefighters we should be celebrating, it’s their families who allow them to go, and their employers too.” Mr Stebbing said that despite the cooler weather, residents in the Dandenong Ranges should remain vigilant. “We’ve had a lot of rain, and that may give some of us a false sense of security,” he said. “But we’ll have a few warm days and the growth will dry out quickly.”

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Morris scores a silver By REBECCA BILLS FROM humble beginnings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; jumping into a leech-infested pond in Lilydale â&#x20AC;&#x201C; David Morris snapped up Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Soaring his way to silver, 29 year-old aerial skier Morris came in second on 17 February at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Morris jumped strongly throughout the finals phase, but was last to qualify in the eightman final and the four-man final. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I snuck in, which is fine,â&#x20AC;? he said â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then did a quad twist to get into the super-final, which was amazing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m actually surprised I made it in â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I basically just closed my eyes and waited for the ground to come and it was right in front of me.â&#x20AC;? Morris said before his final jump, he was up the top think-

ing this is the furthest he has been in an Olympic format, so he was just going to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;throw it downâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and see what happens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought that was a spectacular super final, and it was a privilege to be a part of that,â&#x20AC;? he said. After finishing 13th at the Vancouver Olympics, Morris walked away from the sport in 2011 after he injured his hip and had to have surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came back from the surgery, but I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prepared for the Olympic hype and the downfall after that,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an experienced athlete, and I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prepared for the injury and the rehab and it really got to me, and I basically took a year off. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I took the time off and decided I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finished â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I worked my butt off, started back from the very bottom of the field again and had to work my way back and earn every privilege.â&#x20AC;?

Olympic Winter Institute of Sport chief executive officer Geoff Lipshut, who originally rejected Morris, said he was thrilled with Morrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; result. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dave has put in a remarkable effort,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the same big end top range as the other guys, but he did everything he possibly could and played it perfectly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He executed every time and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a mistake.â&#x20AC;? Lipshut hailed Morris for the wonderful person and athlete he is. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dave is a remarkable character â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if you meet him, he is so exuberant and he embraces everything about being on the Olympic Team,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His parents wear green and gold everywhere, his brother wears green and gold, and you know they met him at the (Sochi) airport â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they are here supporting him and this is just a fairytale ending.â&#x20AC;?

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Streetlights savings on Chef is sharpening up the cards for council By KATH GANNAWAY

POWER bills are set to drop by millions for Yarra Ranges Council, as streetlights are overhauled with environmentally friendly light bulbs. The council announced on 19 February that it would be upgrading all of its 7000 current streetlights and replacing bulbs with T5 fluorescent bulbs through a rollout plan. The T5 bulbs use 70 per cent less energy than current streetlight bulbs, with the $1.85 million project paying for itself over four years. Mayor Fiona McAllister said the project would save the council around $8 million over the bulbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20-year lifespan and help council to meet its greenhouse emissions reduction target of 30 per cent by 2020. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This project will reduce our annual emissions by 2250 tonnes, achieving 40 per cent of our reduction target,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fantastic that we are saving almost $8 million over the next 20 years.â&#x20AC;? The rollout is expected to complete by midyear, with Lilydale, Mooroolbark and Chirnside Park currently having their streetlights upgraded. Upgraded streetlights will produce clearer light, with reduced glare and will meet Australian standards for safety and light levels. Yarra Ranges Council assured residents that works would not interrupt power supply to residential properties or businesses over the rollout and that parking and traffic flow would be minimally affected. For more information, and to track the installation progress, visit www.yarraranges.vic.gov. au/streetlightupgrade.

New, energy-efficient streetlights are being installed across the Yarra Ranges area.

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 SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PACKAGE PRICES Get a group of friends, clients and work colleagues together to experience all the thrills of the day at the races in one of the following heavily discounted packages; ¡ Fully inclusive Corporate Marquee Package â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Only $120 per person (usually $160pp) ¡ Three course Yarraview Dining Package â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Only $55 per person (usually $98pp) ¡ Mini Marquees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Only $150 each (usually $320 each) ¡ Trackside Enclosure Package â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Only $25 per person (usually $50pp) ¡ General Admission Tickets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Only $10 per person (usually $20pp) Limited discounted packages available so book now to avoid missing out. Visit www.yarravalleyracing.com.au to make a booking or call the Club on 9730 1332

APPRENTICE chef Natacha De Barba is sharpening her skills this week as a finalist in the Fonterra Proud to be a Chef competition. Natacha, 25, from Lilydale is a third year apprentice at TarraWarra Estate in Healesville. She decided to pursue a career doing something she loved two years ago when she quit her job as an office manager in Western Australia and headed for the Yarra Valley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always loved cooking and the thing I love the most is just seeing how people look and feel when they eat something that is really good and something you have created. Natacha is one of 32 finalists from around Australia attending master classes by world-leading chefs and industry experts in Melbourne as part of the competition. She will be wined and dined at award-winning Melbourne restaurants and in the running for $7500 prize spend on an international placement, but said what she was most excited about was the opportunity to be inspired and learn from some of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culinary icons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be able to work and learn from others in the industry is a great opportunity,â&#x20AC;? she said. TarraWarra Estate head chef Robin Sutcliffe said the competition recognised the role of

Natacha De Barba preparing for the Fonterra Proud to be a Chef competition as head chef Robin Sutcliffe looks on. 114859 Picture: KATH GANNAWAY mentors in shaping the chefs of the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like a parent getting their kid ready for the big, wide, world, when they have finished their apprenticeship you want them to be as fullyformed a chef as possible, so they have the skills required to go out and do bigger and better things,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a great opportunity. If you are selected as the apprentice from the group to go

overseas, you get to choose the destination and that can be lifechanging in terms of a career,â&#x20AC;? he said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity that fits very nicely with Natachaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals of travelling and learning about different cultures and cuisines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eventually, of course, I would like to have a place of my own, but I still have a lot to learn,â&#x20AC;? she said.

Motoring mythbusters MYTHS about speed cameras are the focus of a new advertising campaign which targets young male drivers and those who continuously flaunt road rules. The Speed Camera Urban Myths campaign, launched on Wednesday 19 February, will use radio, digital, cinema and billboard advertising to address myths about speed cameras. Police and Emergency Services Minister Kim Wells launched the new campaign and said it would target men aged 18 to 25 who made up one of the eight Yarra Ranges road deaths in 2013. The same demographic accounted for 27 out of the 242 state-wide roadtoll fatalities last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This advertisement campaign will target young driv-

ers, especially at-risk 18-25 year old males, who are over represented in the number of recorded deaths and serious injuries on Victorian roads,â&#x20AC;? Mr Wells said. Mr Wells said the campaign would use independent research to present facts about speed cameras and their positive effect on the road toll. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A common urban myth is that speed cameras exist solely to raise revenue for government,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Monash University Accident Research Centre found that death and serious injury is reduced by, on average, 47 per cent at intersections where a speed camera is present. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no doubt that speed cameras have contributed to slashing the road toll

from more than 1000 in the 1970s to 242 people last year, but one road death is one too many.â&#x20AC;? Mr Wells said that all revenue from speed camera fines goes directly back into road safety initiatives, through the Better Roads Trust. He said that as long as people continued to speed and break the law, fines and infringements from speed cameras would continue to be issued.Speed cameras are a main component of the Victorian Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road Safety Strategy, which aims to reduce road deaths and serious injuries by 30 per cent by 2022. For more information, visit www.camerassavelives.vic. gov.au.


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Christine Fyffe is our experienced and hardworking state representative in the seat of Evelyn. She has ‘worn many hats’ - small business owner, single mother, wife and home-keeper, politician, lobbyist, and was recently elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. As one of only 37 women in the current state parliament Christine recognises the many barriers that women face as they reach for senior roles, grow their careers or start out in business, often while juggling family life. Christine has faced and overcome many challenges and worked tirelessly to create her own success.

Prior to entering politics, Christine also served as Commissioner of the Shire of Yarra Ranges from 1994 to 1997. Christine does not shy away from tackling any issue no matter how tough, so long as it is in the interests of the community. It is Christine’s objective as the Member for Evelyn to ensure that the views and concerns of the residents are represented in State Parliament. She is always eager to hear from the community, particularly about the issues affecting groups and individuals.

Jenny’s Shoppe Monbulk formally known as Jenny’s Shoppe has been reopened now over twelve months and doing really well with fantastic feed back and happy customers. It has come back to its former glory with beautiful after five stock catering for mother of the bride/

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS . . . After almost 15 years with Mortgage Choice in Ferntree Gully, Mountain Gate Shopping centre, life in business for Helen Hayes is as variant as it was on those shaky days in the beginning. “As a woman in a busy business like Mortgage Broking we need to stay as honest as you are to your clients as you are honest to your family. Don’t give in to pressure or lack of respect by others. Look forward and grow. Plan your day and always have to time for the unexpected. I manage time to find some quite hours to share my enthusiasm for Embroidery. I regularly meet with friends and we share the passion of creating that special design. Seeing a client begin their journey in Property is very rewarding. Like a first home buyer moving to their first investment property markets is one of the greatest satisfactions I get, knowing you are part of that growth. And do not create a false image of who you really are. As women you often face negativity in the work place but with the right staff, the right people, the right friends and fellow colleagues around you, then these challenges can be overcome. You don’t have to be tough, be kind and listen; in fact people see this as you being a caring person and generally respect you for it. Juggling family crises to staff matters are only part of the day to day issues. Listening, caring and understanding will help you grow in busy and are the real strengths of a woman. Where you are heading and where you can go is the biggest drive for me to keep working in the business. The satisfaction knowing I can make a difference to a person’s life is reward enough”, Helen says.

Having worked in Real Estate throughout the Hills for over a decade, Sharyn Chandler has both the local knowledge and also the enthusiasm needed to sell your home. Her passion for both people and property is evident when you speak to her and it is easy to see that she is definitely in the right industry. Together with her husband Glenn, Sharyn is part of the Management of Bell Real Estate Belgrave and has seen overseen the office grow to new heights. “Our whole team is commendable. We have outstanding Salespeople, highly experienced Property Managers and dedicated support staff that all play a large part in helping us achieve great success for our clients. We have gone from strength to strength with a lot of hard work and it is really showing

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Helen also shares her time with other groups like Heartlink, and is currently the Vice President of the BNI Musketeers of Rowville. These groups give not only business referrals but give support with marketing, sponsorships and knowledge to help grow her business. Helen says “It is also a way for me to give back to the community by participating”.

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Together with her husband David, Christine developed the award winning Yarra Burn Winery and Restaurant at Yarra Junction, establishing her credentials as a small business owner. During this time she was also deeply involved in the community through her involvement with the Victorian Tourist Commission, the Yarra Valley Grape Grazing Festival and political lobbying over potential changes to Yarra Valley zoning.


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New Manager meets locals at the local New Olinda/Mt Dandenong Bank Branch Manager, Lawry Miller met with local customers and community group representatives recently at the Pig and Whistle. Lawry is keen to assist the local community with its banking needs and hopes that the Community Bank® philosophy of strengthening local communities will encourage people to contact him and see if he is able to provide appropriate banking products.

The Ringmaker Ringmaker was founded in 1965 by Peter Mainard in a workshop in Bayswater and moved to their original shop in Bayswater in the early 70’s. Late 1990 saw a move to our current location at 14a Station Street, Bayswater.

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Lawry spoke to the gathering last week about his desire to get to know the locals and be involved in helping the community achieve their goals. He also spoke of his 10 years experience in banking and his interest in developing relationships with local business operators, community groups and residents.

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Upon walking through the front door of this large family home, you will be impressed with the large open plan layout and beautiful large windows that overlook a fully useable rear yard and allow plenty of sunlight to filter through the entire home. Four bedroom and a study (or 5 bedrooms) create enough space for all the family to have their own piece of privacy while 3 living zones including a downstairs rumpus room provides room for the kids to grow into over many years to come. Updated appliances have been added to the functional kitchen and GDH runs throughout the home to allow for year round warmth. Situated near the end of a no through road, this property is in an ideal location and is within an easy walk to the main street and local sporting facilities. A fantastic home in an even better location!

Idyllically situated on 11.4 glorious acres (appx) and with breathtaking views of the surrounding valley this 4 bedroom plus study brick beauty is a truly massive residence with plenty of room for family enjoyment. Features inc: open plan kitchen/living/dining area, undercover outdoor entertaining, Tassie Oak timber floorboards, tessellated tiling, Jarrah kitchen with granite benchtops, SS 900mm oven, D/W, 2 x claw foot baths (one in each bathroom), ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuuming, lofty boxed ceilings, ornate cornices and ceiling roses, 160mm skirting, double remote garage, large dam, circular driveway, drive through portico, gazebo with pizza oven, 20,000L in ground water tank. You really will have to see it to believe it.

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UNIQUE INVESTMENT/FIRST HOME OPPORTUNITY IN AVONSLEIGH!

This neat 3 bedroom western red cedar home is ideally located on just under a third of an acre just a short walk from public transport, the Cockatoo Primary School, the local shops, take-aways & restaurants. The home features 3 spacious bedrooms with built in robes & a functional bathroom with separate toilet. The timber kitchen offers a stainless steel dishwasher, 900mm gas stove & convenient walk in pantry & sits adjacent to the huge dining room & formal lounge with vaulted timber ceilings & toasty wood heater for those cold winter nights. The home also features a large rumpus room at one end of the home, ideal for the kids to do their own thing. Add to this mains gas ducted heating for added comfort & convenience & a split system for the warmer days, as well as mains water connected & sewer available & this property is offering an excellent first home or investment opportunity!

Situated on over a quarter of an acre in the highly desired area of Avonsleigh, this 3 bedroom Western red Cedar cottage is an ideal opportunity to break into the property market whist interest rates are so low. The home features 2 bedrooms with walk in robes & the master with a walk in robe & ensuite. The country kitchen sits adjacent to the open plan dining area with slate floors & overlooks the lounge room with cathedral ceiling & a toasty wood heater & a gas heater to keep you warm through the colder months. Outside there is a sealed drive, a tandem carport & a large shed with water & a lock up room/home office & an undercover Mirboo deck at the rear, ideal for entertaining. Add the convenience of mains water, gas, electricity & sewer & this property represents a good value investment all round.

Contact Grant Day on 0417 565 745 or 5968 6222 Inspection 12.30pm-1.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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

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EMERALD 19 CLEMATIS PARK RD

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GEMBROOK 9 KOOKABURRA CT

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BRAND NEW 4 BEDROOM HOME ONLY 300M TO GEMBROOK!

Situated on a quarter acre in one of Emerald´s most sought after locations jut a brisk walk from town, this 4 bedroom clinker brick classic home is waiting for you to put your stamp on it. As you enter via the concrete drive you can feel the charm of this solid, family home. Inside there are 4 bedrooms, 3 with built in robes & the master with a convenient ensuite. The formal lounge features a built in decorative gas heater & peaceful outlook, whilst the home has mains gas ducted heating for all round comfort. The central timber kitchen has a 900mm free standing stove for the budding chef & is located adjacent to the family meals area which overlooks the rear gardens. Add to this an abundance of storage space within the kitchen & throughout the home, & a single lock up garage under roofline, all in one of Emerald´s best locations!

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!

Contact Grant Day on 0417 565 745 or 5968 6222 Inspection 11.30am - 12.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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This immaculate home situated on over an acre of magnificent gardens is sure to impress the most fastidious of buyers. The home features 3 bedrooms, the master bedroom with a walk in robe & ensuite for convenience. The spacious formal lounge is located adjacent to the formal dining area with direct access to the verandah overlooking the peaceful gardens - the perfect place to relax or entertain. The spacious open plan kitchen/living area with pitched ceiling & Celestine windows which let in an abundance of natural light has a gas log heater for added ambience, whilst the home has mains GDH throughout for comfort & convenience. The well-appointed, contemporary kitchen features a gas stove & electric oven, a dishwasher & plenty of cupboard & bench space. Outside there is a double carport, a convenient circular drive, a garden shed, a huge veggie patch, meandering garden paths, a workshop & heaps of storage space. Add to this solar hot water & all mains services within minutes of cockatoo & public transport. What more could you want?

This stylish 3 storey, family home with views to Cardinia Reservoir is privately located on approx ¾ of an acre just a short walk from public transport, the Emerald Primary School & the variety of shops & eateries that Emerald has to offer. The home can accommodate the larger family comfortably, featuring 4 extra-large BDRs, all with BIRs & balcony access to take in the peaceful surrounds & the master with a renovated ensuite to compliment the further 2 family bathrooms, giving a total of 3 bathrooms. Located on the ground level is the formal entry, well-appointed kitchen with S/S appliances & plenty of storage space, an adjoining meals area, a home office with external access & a spacious living area with a formal lounge with a toasty wood heater & full length windows to take in the views whilst relaxing with friends. Downstairs there is a further rumpus room which opens onto an undercover alfresco area, ideal for entertaining & there is second entertaining deck at the side of the home which makes the most of the outlook. Add to this gas heating, a 3 bay lock up garage with remote opening & mains gas & water & this attractive, character home ticks all the boxes!

Contact Grant Day on 0417 565 745 or 5968 6222 Inspection 11.30am - 12.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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This big family home is located on over 1.3 acres just over 1km from Emerald. The home features 5 BDRs, 2 with BIRs, the Master with a walk through robe & ensuite & a further huge BDR at the rear of the home which also has its own ensuite. There is a formal lounge & dining area with gas heating which welcomes an abundance of natural light & offers views over the property & the hub of the home is the well-appointed kitchen which features s/s appliances & heaps of storage & bench space & overlooks a further living/dining area with a wood heater & direct access to the huge undercover outdoor verandah, which is the perfect place to entertain & watch the game of backyard cricket on the expansive lawn. At the rear of the home is a rumpus room with gas heating & outdoor access & there is a further 2 room studio in a separate building on the property. Add to this a double garage with carport, various shedding, dual access & enough room for all your toys!

Situated on 11 acres of pasture this character filled country home offers magnificent views & enough space for the largest of families, all only minutes from Emerald & Monbulk. The home offers 6 spacious BDRs, 2 with BIRs & the Master with French doors to the verandah & an ensuite. Add to the features evap cooling, gas heating & a wood heater in the family room, high ceilings & large windows throughout, whilst the wide verandahs protect the home from the elements. The well-appointed timber kitchen takes in the endless views & features S/S appliances & granite bench tops. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large open plan dining area & living room, whilst the other 2 living rooms can also be closed off from the rest of the home providing 3 zones for entertaining. Outside the property features mains water, 2 dams, fruit trees, fenced paddocks with water, a farm shed/workshop & a double carport. Ideally located only a few minutes ride from the Macclesfield Pony Club & a short walk to the Macclesfield Primary School this lifestyle property needs to be seen to be fully appreciated!

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

Contact Aaron Day on 0407 365 994 or 5968 6222 aarond@bellrealestate.com.au

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Matthew Fagan and Crystal Laine will be taking to the Burrinja Cafe Stage over the Labour Day Weekend. 115330 Picture: CONTRIBUTED

LATIN Soul will be tearing up Burrinja Café over the Labour Day Weekend when Matthew Fagan and Crystal Laine take to the stage. The performance is a vibrant musical journey of sultry Latin Soul and fiery Spanish flamenco. Ms Laine will perform joyous Brazilian Bossa Nova Jazz songs that were made famous by Astrud Gilberto through Girl from Ipanema and Masquenada. Her warm sensual and intimate vocals combined with Mr Fagan’s finger-style guitar technique creates a friendly connection with the audience. Mr Fagan will perform

original flamenco music that was featured live on the opening episode on the season two opening episode of the Seven Networks Winners and Losers program. The seasoned performer has over 30 years of composition and educational experience under his belt and has developed a unique performance charisma that always surprises his audience. Mr Fagan has previously toured with an impressive line-up of performers including Natalie Cole, The Original Buena Vista Social Club, Shirley Bassey, Michael Crawford and Billy Connolly. “Matthew is the best guest artist that I have ever toured with,” Mr Connolly said. The Original Buena Vista

Social Club said Matthew had a Latin soul. “We love his playing so much that we want to take him back home to Cuba,” they said. Come prepared with some requests of your favourite guitar tunes you would like Mr Fagan to perform in the hilarious Guitar Challenge that features in all his shows. Latin Soul starring Matthew Fagan is on Saturday 8 March with doors opening at 6.30pm at Burrinja Café, Corner of Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for concession at the door. For more information, call 0438 881 985 or visit www. matthew-fagan.com

Arts under one banner By REBECCA BILLS STATE Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria launched the Yarra Ranges Culture Tracks program at Burrinja last Friday. In a bid to bring all arts facilities in the Yarra Ranges together, Culture Tracks is the newest arts initiative by Yarra Ranges Council. Ms Victoria said the launch of Culture Tracks was a celebration of creative energy, teaching, a very strong and connected local community and partnerships between Arts Victoria and the local shire. “We need to remember that the partnerships go even further back too, to the people that have these ideas for such programs and pass them along to others to match such a reality,” she said. “The local residents in these areas are so lucky that they can walk across the road and find something so stimulating. “This program is of a very high calibre and I say a big congratulations to those who have had a hand in putting this together.” Yarra Ranges Manager of Arts, Culture and Heritage Greg Box said Culture Tracks was Yarra Ranges’ new arts program across all cultural facilities in the area. “Having built and redeveloped places like Burrinja and built Yarra

Ranges Regional Museum, this is really the program that we have developed to bring all of that together,” he said. “It’s really exciting to see it all in fruition, it’s been a decade journey in a lot of ways. “The response has been outstanding, we have had lots of emails saying it’s just really wonderful and they are planning to come to lots of things.” Mr Box said engaging in cultural activity brought economy and a sense of community to the area. “It also brings creativity and a sense of inspiration and above all else it brings a sense of meaning to the community,” he said. “This program that has been created to activate cultural facilities. “They represent the soul of places they are in, which comes from that sense of cultural heritage.” Yarra Ranges Mayor Fiona McAllister said Culture Tracks was Yarra Ranges’ arts and dynamic program of events that reflected and expressed the community’s desire to access meaningful art and heritage experiences. “You can track from Burrinja in Upwey, Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Montrose Town Centre, Memorial Hall Healesville and Mooroolbark Community Centre to the Upper Yarra Arts Centre in

Member for Evelyn Christine Fyffe, State Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria, Yarra Ranges deputy mayor Maria McCarthy and Yarra Ranges manager of Arts, Culture and Heritage Greg Box at the Culture Tracks launch. 115524

Minister Victoria launched the Cultural Tracks program at Burrinja. 115524 Pictures: REBECCA BILLS Warburton,” she said. “I encourage you to visit, engage, take in a show or create something as part of this wonderful program.”

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Leonie Piper with her book, Gorgeous on a Shoestring. 115505 Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Budget beauty By REBECCA BILLS FORMER Monbulk resident Leonie Piper is passionate about providing inspirational and practical beauty tips on a budget. Her new book Gorgeous on a Shoestring covers everything from keep-fit ideas, to healthy beauty suggestions and practical beauty tips that won’t break the bank. Ms Piper, who previously lived in Monbulk for 18 years, says the book is aimed at women of all ages who find it hard to maintain their beauty regime on a tight budget. “For whatever reason - the new mortgage, baby or divorce - I want to inspire and encourage these women not to give up,” she said. “I have shared all my tips and ideas on how to create your own skin care products, revamp old ones and even make your own fragrances. “I cover fitness on a shoestring and also how to stay ‘gorgeous on the inside’ on a budget - there are some great health drink recipes included.” Ms Piper has been in the beauty industry for many years as an experienced beauty consultant and nail technician. “When I lived in Monbulk I was the local nail technician and over those years I observed and learned a lot from my clients - I also used to share all my ideas over my beauty desk with them,” she said. “I have written Gorgeous on a Shoestring to now share these tips with a wider audience.” The eBook version of Gorgeous on a Shoestring has already received six five-star reviews on Amazon, with reader Amanda Shallard saying the book inspired her. Leonie Piper will be visiting Accent on Main in Monbulk on 4 March. The book is available worldwide on Amazon and The Book Depository and in store at most Dymocks and Collins/ABC stores.

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SHANE: 0419 399 422 TRISH: 0407 651 173

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Specialising in Fringe area reception problems in the Dandenong Ranges.

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Pruning, Tree Removal Mulching Service Complete stump removal, Fully Insured, 20 years’ Experience.

DEAN’S RUBBISH REMOVALS

Phone 0407 350 560 or 9720 9223

5964 4331 or FREE 0408 644 331 QUOTES

TROY HANSEN Ph: 5966 5917 Mob: 0401 327 149

Ph.0407 327 926

Any rubbish, garden waste, trees lopped, furniture, sheds cleared/removal. Truck/trailer and bobcat

FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS.

CALL JIM

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• Digital Antennas • Satellite Systems • Home Theatre • LCD/Plasma Wall Fix • Telephone Points & Systems • Computer, ADSL & Date Networks For all your home entertainment & communication requirements. With over 35 years’ experience in professional communications Call Steve for a free quote today!

RUBBISH REMOVAL

0418 721 643

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For all your plumbing needs phone Nick on 0413 422 842

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Service

5964 6065, 0408 354 359 John - 24 years experience

Domestic & Commercial Metal Roof repairs and replacements

Licence No 21425 Maintenance, Bathroom Renovations, Gas Fitting, Dishwashers, Spouting, Replace gas & electric hot water service, General Plumbing.

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Phone 0414 226 329

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• Domestic • Commercial • Installation & Maintenance • Sewerage Connections • Septic Tanks & Stormwater Drains • Drain Blockages • Burst Pipes • LPG to Natural Gas Conversions • Hot Water Service Repairs & Renewals • Spouting, Roofing Repairs & Installation

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ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES

9720 3619 Appliance Industry Assoc. member.

SEWING MACHINE, Singer, tredle, circa 1930, 6 drawers, EC. $395. 9756 7319.

GOLF CLUBS, A grade, bag, buggie and extras. $150. 9723 4709. 0411 417 885. HOSPITAL BED, manual, good condition, $350. 0429 624 981. Healesville.

RUBY TANTRA

Enjoy heavenly bliss body works and ultimate relaxation. Call 0457 886 268.

MUSIC /INSTRUMENTS

ADVERTISERS PLEASE NOTE

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

New rules apply to the advertising of dogs and cats for sale. It is now an offence to advertise the sale of a dog or cat unless the microchip identification number of the animal is included in the advertisement or notice. A registered domestic animal business may use its Council business registration number as an alternative.

LEGAL SERVICES

• Flat Fee Conveyancing • General Commercial Matters • Debts, Wills, Minor Criminal and Court Appearances

HEALESVILLE 5 Ryans Road Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of March, 8am-5pm YEARS OF COLLECTING ALL HAS TO GO!

HEALESVILLE Manna street Saturday 1st March, 8am start Multiple households, fundraiser for Beyond Blue, lots of bargains, BBQ breakfast and lunch. Raffle. OLINDA, 33 Upper Coonara Road, Saturday 1st March and Sunday 2nd March, 8.30am - 4.30pm. Furniture, household, garden, tools, piano, plants, pots and more. Everything must go.

OLINDA 9 Mernda Road Saturday 1st March, 8am - 4pm. Furniture, bric-a-brac. bicycle, record player, records and pictures.

Need Cash? Sell something you no longer need...

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1300 666 808

ARE YOU HAVING A GARAGE SALE?

CLIMBER/ GROUNDSMEN

Place your advert now for only $39 and you will get:

3cm x 3cm box advert in your local Mail Newspaper and a Garage Sale Sign Pack! The pack includes 4 x waterproof signs, a marker and tips to make your sale a success!

Phone 5945 0600

DISCRIMINATION IN ADVERTISING IS UNLAWFUL

From your garden. Magnolia, Camellia, Hydrangea flowers etc. Money paid per bunch. Call 0439 323 635.

CURTAINS

059 CURTAINS

Beautiful made to measure curtains. Choose from a full range of samples, accessories and blinds. We have a qualified interior decorator who offers you an obligation free measure, quote and fitting. No deposit and a guarantee of professional workmanship.

Ph: 5968 4446 Mobile: 0407 529 902

MOTOR VEHICLES

JAYCO, Penguin, 2006, outback, many extras for off road, camp outback in comfort, VGC, $15,500. 9735 1308.

HOLDEN, Berlina, VZ 2006, black, auto, 4 speed, sedan, 167,237 kms, PDW 18 inch rims, CC, 6 cyl, 3.6L petrol, rear park assist, airbags, towbar, electric and tinted windows, sound system with Panasonic touch screen head unit, 2 x 12 inch kicker subs, amp, 6 x speakers, iPod connectivity, interior EC, black/grey. Need to upgrade to a trade vehicle due to work commitments. Vehicle is in EC, been driven responsibly and has been serviced regularly. New number plates will be supplied as personalised plates 'RHYZ' will not be transferred on sale. Reg expires 17/05/14. RWC will be supplied. $12,000ono. All enquiries Mob: 0418 274 312.

FARM VEHICLES /MACHINERY

MOTORCYCLES

TRACTOR, Ferguson, FE35, petrol, including 6' mower, VGC, thousands recently spent, a very good tractor. $4,990. 0419 575 039.

SUZUKI, GSXR 750 K2, yellow/black, EC, well looked after, low 13,000kms, new rear tyre, no reg or RWC, engine number R737138005. $6,300. 5964 7867, 0456 614 717.

FORD, Falcon, XF, sedan, 1987, white, one owner, very low kms, reg 11/14, VGC, FXD-445, $3,000 ono. 0427 673 852.

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WAIT STAFF

FOLIAGE AND FLOWERS

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MOTOR VEHICLES

POSITIONS VACANT

Experienced, friendly wait staff required for casual/ full time position at Tokar Estate Winery Restaurant. Must have good customer service, attention to detail and current RSA. Contact Rita Tokar on 5964 9585 or email: rita@tokarestate.com.au with resume.

WANTED TO BUY

Wanted for a busy tree lopping business to start asap. Must have own transport and experience. Call John 0401 623 500.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

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

BOAT, 17ft, on tilt trailer, easy handle, plus 7.5 aux motor, hardly used, GC. $1,700. 9758 5565.

CARAVANS & TRAILERS

CLEANER Must have ABN, Police check, WWC. Experienced. Call 5995 3772.

Est. 1980

BLUEFIN TREKKER, 3m, V hull aluminum boat, reg MY-527,Dunbier gal trailer reg U0-8055.Both complete with all accessories never used. $3,000. 0437 896 510

POSITIONS VACANT

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ALUMINIUM BOAT, 3.6m, open cab, 9.5Hp Johnson motor, comes with trailer, extras, reg. $2,200ono. 5962 5813.

POSITIONS VACANT

SUB-CONTRACTOR

C1104113-BM03-14

THIS IS IT, THE BIG ONE!!

Walkers wanted to deliver newspapers and catalogues in Mt Evelyn, Emerald, Belgrave, Upwey, Ferny Creek, Olinda. New venture so all invited to apply. Ideally suited to students, mums, pensioners or those just wanting exercise. Please leave name, address and phone number. Patanga Distributors 0409 632 143

Drive In - Min $250 to $3,000 (complete) IMLACHS - 1602 Centre Rd, Springvale, 3171

BOATS & MARINE

POSITIONS VACANT

WALKERS WANTED

$ $ Open 7 days $ $ $ CARS TRUCKS VANS 4WDs

LMCT 1229

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PROFESSIONAL C1020245-JL15-12

AVONSLEA, 69 Avon Road, Saturday 1st March, 8am-4pm. Household goods, garden implements and much more.

Tim 0417 383 683

GARAGE SALES

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GARAGE SALES

Repairs, Up-grades, Virus Removal. All problems fixed. Accredited.

$

• Temporary Part Time – 12 months (16 hours per fortnight) • Salary (Band 4) from $42.54 and $56.65 ph (weekend penalties included), plus super For more information please visit to our website.

Advertise your trades or service business now!

Local Computer Service

Call or text Joe Jeney for a no obligation chat on 0400 311 006. After hours appointments and home visits can be arranged.

Call Now 0411 253 508

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CARS REMOVED - WANTED

LOCAL LAWS OFFICERS (WEEKEND PATROL) 2 POSITIONS

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COMPUTER REPAIRS C1118994-JO7-14

SOLICITOR

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• Temporary Full Time (9-10 months) • Salary (Band 5) from $60,658 per annum, plus super

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LOCAL LAWS RANGER

PETS & SERVICES

For further information, call 136 186 or visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au/pets

WHY WORK ANYWHERE ELSE?

FOR SALE BAY GELDING, 16yo, very quiet, pretty, going to waste as rider is injured, vet check welcome, comes with references, known locally, up to date with dental, worming, etc, easy to catch, shoe, float, has been used for adult riders, polite and educated. $2,000. 0425 728 546. Healesville.

PIANO/PIANOLA, Upright, with matching stool, walnut, good tone, VGC. $1,500. Chirnside Park. 9726 7348.

Cars, Utes, 4WD’s and Vans wanted Any Condition $$$ PAID FREE PICK UP

C1094780-JO40-13

UNIFORMS, Upwey High School, assorted uniform items, boys and girls, all in VGC, $12ea. 9755 3748.

Call 0429 409 204

CARS WANTED

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Two aim for shot at action By STEVE BROWN WITH one round to play in the FTGDCA’s Norm Reeves Shield, Knox Gardens and Ferntree Gully are eyeing off fourth place and a shot at finals action. Top three ladder leaders Eildon Park, Johnson Park and Upwey Tecoma all won their bouts and have secured a place in the four. Next week’s action will see Knox Gardens at home to bottom side Monbulk while the Gully journeys to Upwey Tecoma. The calculators will be working overtime to determine percentage should both sides lose and either Upper Gully or Knoxfield sneak a win. Upwey Tecoma’s leader Matthew Mulcahy played his best hand this season with a magnificent unbeaten century against Knoxfield at Carrington Park. The Knights set a target of 264 only to see Mulcahy at his peak combining with reliable scrapper Richard Lizza (58) and Darren Spence (36n.o.) at the end to secure a terrific win for the loss of only five wickets. Knoxfield’s Scott McKenzie had nothing left in the tank claiming 4/75 and the mantle of the association’s leading wicket taker with 32. Cody Morris was the difference between Eildon Park and Ferntree Gully after his 140 not out last week enabling the Panthers to reach 263. The Gully Blues lost three early

wickets and was under constant pressure from spinner Jarrod Hicks who took four wickets. Ferntree Gully eventually fell for 192 with Jayden Bradbury bringing up his 400th run for the season with a determined 91. Monbulk were behind the eight ball against Johnson Park after being toppled last week for just 104 and the Sharks resuming at no wicket for 60. The Hawks, to their credit, did well to dismiss Johnson Park for 251 after taking 191 for the day, but the game was over once openers Bryn Gaunt (57) and David Devenish (56) got going. In other matches, Belgrave rose from the bottom of the table after crushing fourth placed Knox Gardens by 124 runs and Marc Hardy and Jay Colee carried their bats in Upper Ferntree Gully’s decisive win over Footballers by seven wickets. DECOITE SHIELD The Basin 4/142 (Bunker 54, Vozzo 58) d South Belgrave 116. Rowville 130 d St Johns Tecoma 117. Mountain Gate 169 (Bowden 35, Lindner 36, Chivers 5/72, Paull 3/33) d Lysterfield 81. Knox City 8/357 v Auravale (nsa). DIVISION THREE Eildon Park 217 d Ferntree Gully 199 (Dennis 36, Stockton 30, Kennedy 4/48, Porter 3/32).

Upwey Tecoma 1/239 (Heath 152, Berenato 70) d Knoxfield 232 (Evans 75, Petrovski 42, Bourke 4/53). Johnson Park 9/293 d Monbulk 205 (Neal 41, Tripp 39, Walter 3/25). Upper Gully 7/212 and 0/5 d Footballers 121 and 94 (Young 3/20, Birnie 5/23). DIVISION FOUR South Belgrave 263 (Ray 70) d The Basin 175. Lysterfield 6/176 (Peatling 52) d Mountain Gate 9/140. DIVISION FIVE Eildon Park 1/163 (Walshe 63, Perera 62) d Ferntree Gully 160. Knoxfield 3/498 (Smyth 238, Stewart 130) d Upwey Tecoma 9/428 (Campbell 92, Pitt 64, Hughes 61, Marshall 46, Haywood 38, DobbieHaywood 32). Upper Gully 9/611 d Footballers 80 (Begley 6/48, Ward, 3/26). DIVISION SIX Auravale 7/292 d Eildon Park 286 (Tasker 93, Siwek 60, Tibballs 40). The Basin 4/193 (Stocker 100, Brown 45) d Mountain Gate 106. South Belgrave 6/374 d Lysterfield 91 (Moore 73). DIVISION SEVEN Eildon Park 172 d Rowville 159 (Zacky 42). Ferntree Gully 6/139 (Stephenson 59) d Johnson Park 135. Knoxfield 8/217 (Maibaum 88, McInerney 84, Crook 3/28) d Knox Gardens 213 (David 59).

Upwey Tecoma 9/212 (Dennis 101) d St Johns Tecoma 164 (Patterson 57, Adams 45, Somerville 6/38, McKern 3/13). Monbulk 295 (Hulm 68, Clark 67, Paine 4/35) d Lysterfield 228 (Paine 46, Monish 38, Hawkins 32, Rak 3/24). Knox Boronia Churches 322 (Thompson 5/48) d The Basin 264 (Betka 51, Thompson 78). B1 (ONE DAY GRADES) Lysterfield 2/118 (Doughty 43) d Eildon Park 9/105 (Richardson 4/25). Johnson Park 4/121 (Gilby 50) d SE Wanderers 116 (Reynolds 5/22). B2 Ferntree Gully 8/221 (Donovan 50, Gray 50, Piper 6/35) d Bayswater 6/218 (Brown 52, Cleeman 51, Juzva 31). Upper Gully 3/83 (Gifford 51) d Rowville 7/77 (Lennon 41, Lazar 3/15, Feleppa 3/17). South Belgrave 6/230 d Lysterfield 130. UNDER 17 Knoxfield 5/143 (Gerloff 56) d The Basin 110 (Gerloff 4/27). Upper Gully 4/215 (Waters 67, Irvine-DeJong 40) d Eildon Park Panthers 7/183 (March 37). Knox Gardens 8/200 (Malasekera 45) d Eildon Park Wildcats 71 (Kotamaruj 5/12) and 5/52. Ferntree Gully 5/220 (Salan 92, Bullock 55) d Lysterfield 4/191 (Price 45, Downes 48, Hunt 33, Miles 4/29). UNDER 15 (1)

Seville bats take command of finals POSITIONS for finals are up for grabs in the Yarra Valley Cricket Association’s premier grade, DJ Strachan Shield, with up to six teams vying for three positions. Only reigning premiers Seville have sown up their finals ticket with the rest clambering over themselves to feature beyond the home and away season. Despite clinching a finals berth last week, Seville certainly hasn’t taken its foot off the pedal with a commanding performance with the bat on day one of its clash at Mount Evelyn. After a bright start, Seville were pegged back by the home side with an intriguing battle ensuing between bat and ball. Adam Burns got things rolling for the visitors, but wickets to Kane Jones kept things in check. With Gareth Fraser eeking out wickets on consecutive balls on the stroke of lunch, the Blues were left at 4/103 with the game well in the balance. Rohan Prouse (67) was playing a dogged innings, and despite looking scratchy early, his innings blossomed after the tea break, and with the support of a flourishing innings from Andy Kay, the Blues took the game away from Mount Evelyn. With an 88 run stand with

Prouse, followed by a 96 run partnership with Ryan Akers (41), Kay took toll on the tiring attack with a wide arrange of shots showcasing his experience and skill to score a much deserved century and virtually bat his side to an unbreakable position posting 318. If Mount Evelyn is to feature in finals action it will need to chase the large target. They certainly possess the firepower to keep the run rate at the asking rate but on recent performances the bigger question is can they bat the 75 overs against a formidable attack to ensure they give themselves a chance of chasing the target. DJ STRACHAN SHIELD Yarra Junction 210 (Sharp 44 n.o., Robertson 34, Hottes 27, Lawlor 4/58, Chesney 3/30) v Hoddles Creek. Coldstream 181 (Adams 68, Brambilla 23, McKail 4/37) v Warburton-Millgrove. Healesville v Woori Yallock 181 (Diggins 46, Broussard 41, Smith 23, Chandler 3/19, Moore 3/21, Scanlon 2/23). Seville 318 (Kay 109, Prouse 67, Akers 41, Witherdin 3/45, Jones 3/62) v Mount Evelyn. RA FINGER TROPHY Seville 7/307 (Oates 107, Woodford 73, Smith 32,

Bourke 4/81) v Yarra Glen. Healesville 127 (Davern 42, Smith 23, Smith 5/44, Webb 1/18) v Woori Yallock. Yarra Junction 258 (Osborne 72, Fall 70, Chesney 3/27, Robertson 2/17) v Hoddles Creek. Warburton-Millgrove v Coldstream 8/301 (Taylor 106, Wagner 58 n.o., Larder 27, Loughnan 3/71, Mortimer 2/30). C GRADE Seville 0/55 (N Proctor 31 n.o.) v Mount Evelyn 137 (Doyle 31 n.o., Lane 30, Rackham 4/25, Mullins 3/43). D GRADE Wandin 6/273 (Chesney 5/52, O’Brien 63, Mckenzie 61 n.o., Foden 51) v Hoddles Creek 1/39. Coldstream 118 (Wheeler 60, McRory 4/8) v Powelltown 1/124 (Long 57, McRory 48 n.o). Launching Place 117 (Colling, Rowley 20,Cook 3/27, Dowdell 2/18) v Yarra Junction 5/46 (Se Jordan 15 n.o., Black 2/23). Mount Evelyn 225 (Robertson 47, Wilson 42 n.o., Westaway 29, Spargo 4/38, Johnson 2/40, Van Veen 2/47) v Seville 1/10. C GRADE V D GRADE Healesville 93 (Nolan 38, Fitzpatrick 19, Piergrosse 2/15, Voight 1/11) v Launching Place 1/45 (Mon-Aphai 19

n.o., Jenkins 17, Bolch 1/15). ONE DAY GRADE Yarra Junction 9/141 (Mallick 41 n.o., Dipietrantonio 3/16) d Silvan 6/290 (Dipietrantonio 56, Rowe 45 n.o., Thompson 3/31). Wandin 6/241 (Corrin 58 n.o., Trembath 43 ret, Alderman 40 ret, Smith 3/26) v Woori Yallock 7/174 (Collette 40 ret, Collette 42 ret, Alderman 3/27, Thorne 2/8). UNDER 16 Healesville White 7/161 (Seymour 47, Fry 34, McGrath 34 n.o., Price 4/34) d Seville Gold 132 (Caldwell 35, Kear 23, Hellary 3/22). Healesville Red 4/161 dec (Daly 50 n.o., Senior 37 n.o., Seqeuira 2/7) d outright Warburton/Launching Place 9/23 a.o. (Zanatta 5/5, Evans 2/2). Coldstream 97 (Crossman 23, Cook 2/21) d Yarra Junction/Hoddles Creek 110 (Chesney 33, Gall 30, Gower 2/5, Simon 2/11). Mount Evelyn 7/145 (M. Oultram 51 n.o., Robertson 18 n.o., Williams 18, Smith 3/13, Whelan 2/27) d Yarra Glen 5/187 (Archer 50 n.o., Adamson 50 n.o., Oultram 2/24, Shepherd 1/19). Seville Blue v Bye. UNDER 14B Coldstream v Woori Yallock/Launching Place 5/201 (Ferguson 73, Collins 50, Grindley 50).

Wandin 7/171 ( Bruzzese 44 n.o., Trembath 40no, Giovanetti 2/12) v Marysville. Yarra Junction v Bye UNDER 12 Yarra Glen Maroon 9/130 (Gruar 21, Potter 8, Bellingham 2/13, Wilson 2/8) d Marysville 5/111 (Bellingham 11, Walsey 5, Duff 1/8, Adamson 1/10, Scott 1/10). Launching Place 8/171 (Briggs 35, Bradley, Evans 2/23) d Yarra Glen Gold 197 (Smith 29 n.o., Hall 27, Cotton 3/12, Briggs 3/47). Healesville Red 82 (Parsons 15 n.o., Boyle 7, Leeds 2/11, Frankovic 2/8) d Seville 7/221 (Frankovic 32 n.o., Proctor 25, Brendish 2/10, Hildebrand 2/12). Warburton Millgrove 109 (Read 19, Humphrey 17*, Thompson 7, O’Brien 2/19, Ebbels 1/1, Fraser 1/7) d Healesville 75 (Ebbels 26, O’Brien 17, Lever 15, Cerveri 2/3, Bourke 2/4, Taeuber 2/6). Mount Evelyn 137 (Coutts 32 n.o., Lee 18, Maskeill 17 n.o., Cooper 2/9, Milkens 2/13) v Hoddles Creek 4/194 (Jones 31 n.o., Birnie 30 n.o., Rowe 29 n.o., Murphy 2/24, Travis 1/12, Jones 1/4). Yarra Junction v Bye.

Eildon Park 131 (Hart 42, Young 44) d Knoxfield 103 (Perry 29, Hill 3/10). Johnson Park 4/148 (Robertson 50, Saultry 40) d Ferntree Gully 35 and 2/66 (Mastroianni 31). UNDER 15 (2) Upper Gully 183 (Grey 30, Strange 30) d Eildon Park Wildcats 62 (Shineburg 4/10). UNDER 13 Bayswater 5/151 (Juzva 32, Cameron 31, Juzva 31, Lord 2/3) d Upper Gully 131 (Goodger 31, Lord 23, Jacobs 4/19, Cameron 2/16, Juzva 2/17). Johnson Park 6/206 (Crosby 33, Ryan 4/28) d South Belgrave/Auravale 93 (Nichols 28, Brasher 4/15). Rowville 156 (Ariyaratne 35, Wilson 3/11) d Ferntree Gully 101 (Yallop 30, Georgia 2/12, Geashaw 3/13). UNDER 12 Knox Gardens 8/163 d Eildon Park Panthers 134 (Bullock 59). Eildon Park Wildcats 3/199 d Upwey Tecoma 9/188 (Jansen 62, Shootan 57). Lysterfield 4/163 (Beer 31, Polworth 30, Edwards 30) d Bayswater 120 (Newey 30, Beer 2/20). Ferntree Gully White 6/156 (Harvey 28, Blackburn 26, Waters 26) d Upper Gully 85. Ferntree Gully Blue 9/98 (Goyne 21) d Knox Gardens 95 (Goyne 2/20).

New title for trophy FERNTREE Gully and District Cricket Association’s Junior Cricketer of the Year will now be known as the Glenn Maxwell Trophy. The award will be presented at the junior association night on 31 March. FTGDCA general manager Steve Brown said Maxwell is the only junior player to have won this award twice in 2004 and 2005 while playing with South Belgrave prior to being selected in Australian colours. “We thought it was a fitting tribute,” he said. “He is an inspiration to many young cricketers locally and he still finds time to come back to teach juniors whenever he can.” Speaking after recently scoring 94 and 127 for Victoria against New South Wales, Maxwell said he is truly humble and honoured that this award has been named after him. “However I will be unable to present it on 31 March as I will be in Bangladesh with the Australian squad for the T20 World Cup,” he said. Maxwell first played senior cricket with South Belgrave aged 11 and represented the FTGDCA in Country Week when he was 15.


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Monbulk wins all round took 2/2 and Tam Noonan who retired on 30. The Under 13s now play a home semi-final this week on Thursday and Friday night (27 and 28 February) starting at 5.15pm at Monbulk main ground. The Under 12s also finished the season in style winning a high scoring game. Monbulk made 5/215 to defeat Johnson Park 148. Will Fahey took 2/13 and six boys made their highest score for the season - Rab Noonan 31, Tahlen Fleischer 31, Josh Spencer 30, Tyren Utting 26, Campbell Dennison 23 and Sage Famer 14. Two Under 10 Big Bash teams played each other at Monbulk to finish off their first season of cricket. Isaac Hylton-Stewart and Ryan Sturt had great games. It is going to be a big week of cricket at Monbulk this week with the Under 15s playing on Wednesday night and the Under 13s playing a semi-final on Thursday and Friday night.

Monbulk Under 10 Big Bash teams with coach Duncan Maher.

Weekend of medals YARRA Ranges Athletics athletes competed at the Eastern Region Athletics Championships over the weekend. The championships held at the Nunawading track are a pre-cursor for the state championships in a months’ time. A total of 23 gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze medals won by 24 athletes was the reward for an exciting weekend of competition. Add to that a yet to be determined number of personal bests by many by athletes who did not win a medal. Their effort and the support they receive from fellow club members is the reason why athletics is such an enjoyable and rewarding sport. Braydon Woolridge, Lateisha Willis and Georgia Laven are three athletes from the club who all won three gold medals each. Attention now turns to the Australian Junior championships in three weeks’ time and the State Little Athletics Championships two weeks after that. For more information, training times and other events, visit yarrarangesathletics.org.au. Below is a summary of the medallists, complete results will be available on the club website as soon as they are available: Bailey Griffiths (9), Boys triple jump - Gold. Brayden Woolridge (11), Boys discus - Gold. Brayden Woolridge (11), Boys javelin - Gold. Brayden Woolridge (11), Boys shotput - Gold. Tayleb Willis (11), Boys 200m - Gold. Tayleb Willis (11), Boys 70m - Gold. Andrew Booth (12), Boys 1500m - Gold. Andrew Booth (12), Boys 800m - Gold. Harrison van Duuren (12), 12 Boys 400m - Gold. Nathan Hall (14), Boys discus - Gold. Madeline Laven (9), Girls 400m - Gold. Madeline Laven (9), Girls 800m - Gold. Georgia Laven (11), Girls 1500m - Gold.

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