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WANDIN orchardist Russell Sebire is a pioneer of the persimmon in the Yarra Valley. Apart from the delicious fruit, the trees present a feast of brilliant colour for anyone driving past the Sebire orchard in Autumn.

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Persimmons are pure pleasure ONE of many beautiful things about persimmons is that they ripen at the same time as the tree erupts into its glorious autumn display of reds, oranges and yellows. They are the quintessential autumn fruit. Another, is that they are becoming more available either from the farmgate, or the supermarket shelf, making right now a great time to discover the natural sweetness either as a fresh fruit or in sweet or savoury recipes. Persimmons Australia has lots of tantalising recipes including the Lime Poached Persimmons with White Chocolate Mousse and the Persimmon Thai Beef Salad, a great introduction to this beautiful, but little known, fruit to Yarra Valley kitchens. Lime Poached Persimmons with White Chocolate Mousse What you need: 4 Sweet persimmons, peeled and sliced 1 lime, zest and juice, 1 knob of ginger, peeled, 1 star anise 1 cup of sugar 1 cup of water 200g white chocolate 3 eggs 200ml cream 1 tbsp of sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 pinch of salt What to do: Add sugar to water, add ginger, star anise, lime juice and zest to create syrup for poaching and bring to the boil. Add persimmons slices to syrup, bring back to boil, turn off the heat and set aside to cool. Once cold place into the refrigerator. Place a saucepan half-filled with water


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onto medium heat and place a heat-resistant glass bowl on top of the saucepan. Add chocolate to the bowl and slowly melt. Separate the egg whites and yolks in separate bowls. Add sugar and vanilla essence to the egg yolks and whisk until pale in colour. In a separate bowl, whip the cream. Whisk the egg whites, when almost stiff add salt. Remove the chocolate bowl from the saucepan and gradually add the egg yolk mixture, making it fairly firm. Gradually fold in the cream and then gently fold in the egg white. Place mixture into the refrigerator and chill for at least two hours or until mousse is firm. Place persimmons onto a plate, top with a generous dollop of white chocolate mousse and garnish with lime zest. Serving size: Serves 4 Cooking time: Less than 30 minutes

Brush beef with a little oil and barbecue, pan fry or grill until cooked to your liking, 2-3 minutes each side will be medium. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes, slice thinly. In a large bowl gently toss all salad ingredients. To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Combine beef with salad, drizzle with dressing, serve immediately. Serves 2 For more recipes and information visit

Persimmon Thai Beef Salad What you need: Salad: 250gms fillet steak, trimmed 1 persimmon, peeled and julienned 1 cup coriander leaves 1 cup mint leaves 1/2 cup thai basil leaves 2 shallots, finely sliced 1 long red chilli, seeded and shredded Dressing: 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon caster sugar 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons fish sauce What to do:

Choosing the fruit Selection: Choose persimmons that are smooth, plump, glossy and wellrounded and with their calyx still attached. The fruit can range in colour from a pale orange to a deep red-orange, depending upon variety and stage of the season. Fruit with surface blemishes are fine to eat as flavour and eating quality is unaffected. Storing: After removing the leaves, prepare the persimmon by slicing the fruit or cutting it into quarters. Despite being firm to the touch, handle persimmons with care as the thin skin is delicate and bruises easily. Sweet persimmons that have gone soft are perfect for use in cooking but they must be handled gently. When ripe, persimmons should be stored on their own, out of the fridge.

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It’s a feast for the eyes By KATH GANNAWAY RUSSELL Sebire’s family always had a persimmon tree on their property. They had a mulberry tree, walnut, camellia and lemon tree too. “All the old folks had these trees, but they never sold the persimmons then,” he said, weighing up a box of the brilliant burnt-orange fruit for Asian visitors from Melbourne who come up every year to pick and purchase the fruit from his Wandin property. Mr Sebire was the first in the valley to plant an orchard of the fruit which originated in China and has been grown in Southeast Asia for thousands of years. He was way ahead of his time, even on a national level. “I put them in 40 years ago when we first moved into the house, and that was on the first day of 1970,” he says. Persimmons Australia records the early ’80s as the time when the ‘exotic’ fruit was first grown on a commercial scale. His venture is not on a huge commercial scale, in fact he calls the block of fruit trees more of a ‘patch’ rather than an orchard. The idea to plant persimmons went back to his childhood when he says he used to pick them and sell them at the market. “The old folk used to eat them. A lot of people didn’t know them at all and a lot of people still don’t, or that they have to be dead right to eat them,” he said. “There are two types and the soft ones you have to eat when they are almost a jelly texture inside, while the other one is a harder texture.” Migrants have led the way in the growing demand for persimmons and they have always been happy to make their way to Wandin for an autumn treat.


“Italian people have a liking for the soft variety and the hard variety is popular with Asian people,” Mr Sebire has observed over the years. Walking through the patch, Mr Sebire said it had not only been a good year for the fruit, but for the autumn leaves. “Some varieties colour up better than others. It depends on how the weather has been and it varies from year to year. It’s been a good year for colour,” he said. As a package, whether you’re picking and packing, or just driving past, the gloriously coloured Sebire persimmon patch is a feast for the eyes.

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22 March AUTUMNFEST AT HEALESVILLE Healesville Autumnfest 2014 is Permaculture Yarra Valley’s showcase to the community about living sustainably and in harmony with nature and celebrates the Autumn Equinox and the harvest of locally-grown food, biodiversity in gardens, farms, bushland and waterways. Visit the Healesville Community Garden, take in the talks by local permaculture experts and browse the stalls beneath Coronation Park’s beautiful shade trees. Where: Coronation Park, River Street, Healesville. Time: 9am start. Contact 5962 2806 for further information. 29-30 March RIDGEFIELD @ COLDSTREAM Ridgefield is an exciting and impressive garden where the formal elements of the Robert Boyle design are softened by rich and spectacular plantings of roses, shrubs and drought-tolerant perennials. Meditarranean-style courtyards and long colonnaded ter-


PROVIDENCE PONDS @ LILYDALE Paths meander around this vibrant garden which uses familiar and less common plants to lovely effect. Wisteria arbour, 50 roses, exotic trees including a large Golden Elm are features of Providence Ponds. Standardised fuchsias, grevilleas, fruit trees and a flourishing vegetable garden are also to be found at this garden with spectacular views. Where: 17 The Eyrie Entry: $7 12-13 April TELOPEA GARDENS @ EMERALD Linked by wide paths and lawns deep sweeping beds at Telopea are filled with a diverse range of trees and shrubs including rare and unusual species grown for foliage effects. They include magnolias, maples, cotinus, pittosporums, and proteas, leucadendrons and waratahs grown for cut flowers. Where: 80 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road Entry: $7 26-27 April - Anzac Day Weekend TALL TIMBERS NEAR NOOJEE Tall Timbers is a tranquil retreat where exotic plantings merge seamlessly with the surrounding native forest. Paths lined with ferns and shrubs sheltered by beautiful maples, beeches, ashes and oaks in glorious autumn colour are among many features. Where: 3560 Yarra JunctionNoojee Road, Piedmont.

AutumnFest in Healesville. 116784 Paulette and Warwick Bisley are looking forward to opening Picture: KATH GANNAWAY Ridgefield in Coldstream to the public. 116770 Picture: ROB CAREW Entry: $7. Opening times are 10am to 4.30pm. FERNY CREEK AUTUMN SHOW SASSAFRAS Set in four and a half hectares of magnificent ornamental gardens the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show is a celebration of the colour and form of the thousands of magnificent exotic trees that abound in the Dandenongs. The show includes sales of plants, gifts, cut flowers and light refreshments. Where: 100 Hilton Road. Open: Saturday noon to 4.30, Sunday 10am to 4.30pm. Entry: $5 non-members.

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Chestnuts in season By REBECCA BILLS

“The Kalorama Chestnut Festival is the Dandenong WITH the cooler months soon Ranges’ biggest community to be upon us, chestnut season gathering that is held on the first in the hills will heat up. Sunday of every May,” she said. Running for over 30 years is “It showcases the chestnut the Kalorama Chestnut Festi- and is run off community donaval, which celebrates all things tions and support. chestnuts and community. “Each year we have anyOrganised every year by a where between 70 to 100 stalls team of volunteers from the and around 2500 to 3000 events Mount Dandenong Pre-school, attendees.” event co-ordinator Shauna King Chestnuts have been grown said it wasFW thePakenham pre-school’s main for over Gazette 262 x 195.pdfin1 Australia 3/14/2014 12:51:49 PM 100 years, fund-raiser for the year. with the first recorded plant-

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Rosie’s cat-astrophe HEALESVILLE Sanctuary and other wildlife and animal welfare groups have welcomed the introduction of a 24-hour cat curfew by Yarra Ranges Council. Sanctuary vet nurse and keeper Ian Elton is at the coalface of cat attacks on native wildlife such as Rosie, a rosella grabbed from the jaws of a wandering cat and now looking at weeks of verterinary treatment and rehabilitation. Not everybody is happy with the move however with some cat owners branding the new regime cruel and unenforceable. Read the full story, and the Mail’s Picture: KATH GANNAWAY Facebook feedback on page 3. 116932

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She said relying on local police and emergency services was not an adequate plan and that the FoI made it clear that ambulances were not allowed to go in to Narconon without a police escort, there could be delays of up to two hours delays for police with Warburton only a 16-hour station. Warburton police Sergeant Tom Wilkinson also spoke and said while Narconon addressed an important community need, the Green Gables location was not appropriate. He said the isolation at East Warburton had masked some of the problems. “A number of issues are resolved in the time it takes to walk down to the gate and that would not be available if they were close to town,” he said Simon Merrigan from Millar Merrigan represented the applicant and said increased security and changes in the way Narconon dealt with people wanting to leave the facility addressed many of the concerns of objectors. He said there were more than 40 Narconon facilities worldwide and, from his knowledge, none had the level of security proposed for Green Gables. GODN executive director Andrew Cunningham was called in to answer questions from councillors about staff qualifications to deal with violent behaviour, security, accreditation and accountability and direct benefits to the local community from Narconon. Cr Jason Callanan questioned the discrepancy between a statement made by Narconon’s Dr Nerida James at the previous council meeting where she said she knew


INFORMATION obtained under Freedom of Information legislation from Victoria Police has convinced Yarra Ranges councillors that Warburton township is not the place for a Narconon drug rehabilitation centre. At its meeting on Tuesday 11 March councillors refused a planning permit to pave the way for Get Off Drugs Naturally (GODN) to move its Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in East Warburton to Green Gables in the heart of the town. The council deferred a decision on the application at its December meeting asking the applicant to present a comprehensive risk strategy after the Say No to Narconon objectors group and Warburton police raised concerns about community safety. Say No to Narconon spokeswoman Lindy Schneider spoke at Tuesday’s meeting presenting information provided to her group under a Freedom of Information request. Ms Schneider summarised the information detailing more than 33 incidents relating to violent and psychotic behaviours, alleged drug and alcohol use in as least six of the cases, property damage, threats to kill staff and physical assaults. “The FoI shows that the capacity Narconon has in applying their own procedures and policies cannot be relied on by the community,” she said. She said the planned increase in patient numbers should Narconon set up at Green Gables would be expected to further increase the incident rate, multiplying the risk to public safety.



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Festival upholds heritage By KATH GANNAWAY THE second Coranderrk Festival at Healesville on Saturday raised awareness of Healesville’s Indigenous heritage another notch. The festival opened the former Coranderrk Aboriginal Station to the public for a day of music, history, storytelling, dance, art and simply being on the land. Organisers Brooke Wandin and sister

Jacqui said they were very happy with the day. “We believe the message we have been sending out about people learning about Coranderrk is being embraced with a lot more Healesville people at the festival this year, and we’re very pleased about that,” Jacqui said. She said a highlight was the amazing, quality music they were able to bring to Coranderrk.

Among the six-hour line-up were Healesville band Telecom Joe, Waak Waak Djungi with Sebastian Jorgensen, Bobby Bunnungurr and Sally Grice, and Coloured Stone. For more pictures from the Coranderrk Festival, visit mail.starcommunity. and, if you were at the festival let us know what the highlights were for you on the Mail Facebook page.

APPRENTICESHIP and traineeship completion rates remain poor despite escalating costs. Last Wednesday the Victorian Auditor-General released a report into apprenticeship and traineeship completion and found the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) has seen no increase in the proportion of apprentices or trainees who complete their training. “As was the case in 2004, over a third of people who start an apprenticeship or traineeship do not complete it,” the report stated. “These are disappointing results given that there has been a 37 per cent increase - in real terms - in funding to apprenticeships and traineeships since 2004.” Yarra Valley Educational Precinct committee leader Bernard Dobson said factors such as travel time, condensed course times and students picking the wrong course to start with all affect the drop-out rates. “Students are being asked to complete a four-year course in three years - they are continually being asked to do more and more,” Mr Dobson said.

“I would like to see schools having a greater involvement in helping students in their higher education pathways. “VCAL starts in year 11 and 12 but I’d like to see something in year 9 and 10 for students to really explore options and to experience different trades before they decide.” Last week the Mail reported that the 2011 ABS Census data shows the Yarra Ranges highest education attainment of certificates is 7.2 per cent higher than Metro Australia and 0.3 per cent higher in advanced diploma attainments. Mr Dobson said with the closure of both the Swinburne Lilydale campus and Morrison’s means the outer east was now the most educationally underprivileged region in Melbourne in regards to postsecondary education. “Action is required from all political parties to ensure that this educational disadvantage is significantly reduced by ensuring that the Lilydale site is retained from university, vocational, and community education,” he said. “We call for innovative forms of higher education and training to be considered, including a variety of forms of co-operation between various educational institutions, industry groups and the community.”

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Cat’s out of the bag By KATH GANNAWAY WILDLIFE protection and cat welfare groups have applauded new 24-hour cat containment laws across Yarra Ranges. But, as news spreads of the vote by Yarra Ranges Council to make it mandatory for cats to be kept on their owner’s property 24/7, the fur is flying on social media between wildlife advocates, cat owners who support the move, and cat owners who say it is unnecessary and unenforceable. The cat curfew was endorsed unanimously by Yarra Ranges councillors based on community consultation which identified concerns about cats allowed to wander. Those concerns were about environmental and amenity issues with the preference for a 24-hour curfew out-numbering a night-time curfew only by 135

to 91, with eight responses not in favour of any curfew. Healesville Sanctuary director Glen Holland said cat and dog attacks were the second highest cause of the thousands of animal injuries they saw every year. “Most cat and dog owners are responsible; people just need to be aware of the wildlife in their garden,” Mr Holland said. Sanctuary vet nurse and keeper Ian Elton is at the coal face of cat attack on wildlife and cites Rosie, a feisty rosella who is being treated after being saved from the jaws of a domestic cat, as a very good reason for the law he also applauds. “People say cats won’t hunt; well, they will, it’s their natural instinct and you can’t take that instinct out of the cat, but you can control what your cat does,” he said.

Michael Rodd of Cat Kingdom Enclosures in Wandin has been catering to cat-owners need to keep their cats on their property. He said the main reason people come to him is for the safety of their cats, concerned about road accidents and attack by other cats and dogs, or because of neighbourhood problems associated with their cats roaming. The Sherbrooke Lyrebird Survey Group is among the strongest supporters for the new rules saying cats are wreaking havoc on lyrebirds and other wildlife in Sherbrooke Forest and across Yarra Ranges national parks. Former National Park ranges and SLSG president John Lloyd said domestic and feral cats were responsible for killing not only birds but also reptiles and small marsupials. Yarra Ranges resident Anita

Walker contacted the Mail, saying she was excited that the councillors had had the courage to pass a much-needed law. While her main concern is wildlife, she said cat-owners should have the same responsibilities as other pet owners. “Every week, I see a notice about a cat that’s gone missing, so it’s not good for their safety and they are no different from dog owners in that they have an introduced species as a pet. “You wouldn’t let cattle, chooks, horses or dogs wander, so why should cats be any different.” When the Mail asked catowners for their views on our facebook page, many felt it was a cruel and unwarranted punishment on them and their cats, but the majority were in favour - even if they saw problems with putting it into practice.

Stacey May supported a night curfew, but said 24 hours was ridiculous and cruel. She predicted a huge increase in the number of cats dumped at animal shelters. A rise in rats and mice was another unintended consequence flagged by several cat-owners, the cost of runs, and others who work long hours and whose cats are outdoor types were concerned about how to change lifelong habits - theirs and their cats. Yarra Ranges Council has said it will start enforcing the new cat curfew in six months, allowing cat owners time to make the changes. They pointed out that the curfew applies to the owner’s property, not only their house. Information on how to confine cats is available at www., and brochures are available at the council’s Community Links.

Bank helps school students to set their sails By KATH GANNAWAY KEEPING their kinder kids sun-smart hasn’t exactly been plain sailing for Warburton PreSchool. Parent Andrew Hunter said he thought that getting the money for the huge sails would be the difficult part but was thrilled, 18 months ago when the preschool was successful in getting a $10,000 grant from the Warburton Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank. Andrew said a company was engaged to make and install the sails, but the hitch came when the relevant permits were needed. “Being on Crown Land, leases had to be drawn up and that wasn’t such smooth sailing,” he said. “We were actually getting concerned that the bank would want their money back,” he said at a launch of the sails last month.

“We were thinking it was just going to be easier to strap umbrellas onto the kids’ backs, but it all came together and we were very fortunate also that the company stuck by their original quotes.” Andrew and other parents who were involved with the preschool at the start of the project came back to see the final result and say a big ‘thank you’ to the bank for sticking with them. Bank manager Darren Pennington said the bank’s aim was to put profits back into the community. “Without the support of people like you, the parents and kids, community banking would not exist,” he said. The bank has donated more than $36,000 in the pre-school since 2005 including money for water tanks, storage, blinds, a shed and for help with fundraising.

Under the ‘big top’, from left, parents Rachel Jewell and Andrew Hunter, Darren Pennington, parents Rhonda Tucker and Esslar Kelly with kinder kids Jeremy, Ben, Picture: KATH GANNAWAY Emil, Riley, Billie, Aramein, Chloe and Ella.116942

Arrest after smash rampage POLICE car windows were smashed, as were shop windows opposite the Lilydale police station and the petrol station next door was subject to an armed robbery in the early hours of Friday morning. A 35-year-old Millgrove man was apprehended and

charged with criminal damage after his crime spree around 3am. Detective Senior Sergeant Allan Price said the man used a brick to smash windows at the shops opposite the police station, before turning his attention to the police cars parked in

the street. “He used a brick to smash the windows of a police van and transit car,” Detective Sen Sgt Price said. “He then went on to commit an armed robbery wanting cigarettes, using the brick as a weapon.” The man will face court at a later date.

Labouring to uphold law THE Labour Day weekend was a success for the Yarra Ranges Traffic Management Unit (TMU). Sergeant John Morgan said the weekend brought excellent results, considering that the Yarra Ranges was classed as a high risk area. He said the Yarra Ranges, one

of the top 10 worst collision areas, was a major focus of road policing throughout the state. “We were able to enforce the law with the help of the Highway Patrol and we were happy to have a large number of preliminary breath tests, the most in the high risk areas,” he said.

Human skull find after fire A SUSPICIOUS fire in the Big River State Forest last month has led to the discovery of a human skull. The skull, which is being examined at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine to establish its identity, was found on Thursday in circumstances that Senior Detective Andrew Dunford from Alexandra Criminal Investigation Unit said could only be put down to chance. The Department of Primary Industry and Environment bulldozed a containment line around the fire which was on the Morris Track off the Marysville-Woods Point Road. Last week they called in a contractor to rehabilitate the area. “The contractor was down there with his excavator on Thursday pushing all the vegetation back into position to rehabilitate and prevent further erosion when he found the skull,” Sen Det Dunford said. “If that fire hadn’t occurred, DEPI wouldn’t have done the containment line, and we wouldn’t have found the skull.” He said no other skeletal remains were found in the area on the day, and declined to speculate further on any possible identitification. In response to the Mail’s question about a possible link to the disappearance of Melbourne man Warren Meyer on Dom Dom Saddle in 2008, he said it was not part of their investigation. “There were several teeth still intact which appear to have had dental work, so we should be able to establish an identity,” he said.

Bus buckle STUDENTS are set to be safer on their way to school, following an announcement earlier this month of new buses with seatbelts for Yarra Valley bus companies and retrofitting of older buses.

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Junior Tennis WARBURTON Tennis Cup for juniors (all ages up to 16 years) is on Friday 28 March with the competition starting at 5pm. This free event has prizes for every entrant and free BBQ dinner from 6pm to 7pm. To register, details and entry forms, call Nic on 0427 258 333 or email

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Farmer’s Market HEALESVILLE Organic Farmer’s Market is run every Saturday from 8am-1pm in Coronation Park, River Street. Fresh, organic produce and more available.

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Treehouse tumbling down By JESSE GRAHAM THE Magistrates’ Court ordered Toolangi’s Little Red Treehouse out of the forest in a hearing last week, after a DEPI campaign to find its owner came back empty-handed. Local environmentalists, representatives of the logging industry and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) attended a hearing at the Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on 12 March for a ruling on the treehouse. It was ordered that the owner of the treehouse - who remains unidentified - must remove the structure in the 28 days following the order, or forfeit it to the Crown for disposal. Wednesday 9 April is the deadline for the treehouse’s removal. The hearing came as a result of a DEPI notice placed on the treehouse’s tree in December, demanding a licence, permit or other relevant permission for the treehouse’s existence. The matter was unresolved, and in February, DEPI applied to the courts to order the removal of the structure. Current treehouse resident, Harley Sanderson, said the mood at the camp and with all the people in the campaign had been one of disappointment since the decision was handed down. With 22 days left on the clock as of Tuesday 18 March, Mr Sanderson said that no formal decision had been made on whether to comply or notcomply with the order.

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Dogs to roam unleashed By KATH GANNAWAY NEW off-lead areas will give dog-owners in Yarra Ranges more options to let their dogs off the leash. Four new off-lead areas were endorsed by the council at their 11 March meeting Coronation Park in Healesville and Margaret Lewis Reserve in Coldstream, Hull Road Drainage Reserve in Mooroolbark and Sunset Drive Reserve in Chirnside Park. Yarra Ranges now has 23 areas where dogs can be exercised off lead in a designated section of the park of reserve. Under the new regulations, there are also nine reserves where dogs and cats are prohibited altogether, or in part. Yarra Ranges mayor Fiona McAllister said increasing off-lead areas was part of council’s strategy to encourage responsible pet ownership. “By increasing the number of dog offlead areas, dog owners now have more options for places to safely exercise their dogs and be active themselves,” Cr McAllister said. The Draft Order was exhibited for public comment for 42 days during November and December last year. Submissions included the view that there were already enough accessible and well-used off-lead areas, that most dog owners are responsible in both controlling and cleaning up after their dogs, and suggestions for better signage to identify off-lead areas, dog poo bag dispensers, fenced-off areas for exercise and installation of dog agility equipment. Coronation Park in Healesville was nominated as the third most popular off-lead park although it was not an official off-lead area. Full details of the Yarra Ranges’ off-lead areas and regulations on their use can be obtained at Council Community Links and on the Yarra Ranges Council website .

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Opinion Pool’s road to nowhere IMAGINE this scenario - the only connecting road between Healesville and Woori Yallock is obviously in extremely poor condition. Large amounts of money are expended each year on patching it up. So it is decided that it will be closed, completely, for an indefinite time while reports are made and plans drawn up about possible future replacement by a new, improved road. This, in effect, is what John Anwin is suggesting for the Jack Hort Memorial Pool - a viable, if ageing, facility - to be allowed to close and for its users to wait for some new indoor pool to be built in Healesville, maybe, at some as yet unknown time. By John’s own admission, an update of the council’s Aquatic Facilities Plan has been coming for seven years and despite the fact that a new pool was “rated highly” and “discussed at length” two years ago, nothing has yet eventuated. Well, perhaps as he hopefully says, “should be” this month. Meanwhile the Hort Pool faithfully continues to adequately serve the large numbers and wide variety of its swimmers. If the council really believes that Healesville needs an indoor aquatic centre, then what’s wrong with them funding the one we have right now until such time as a new one might be built? David Johnston, Healesville.

Logging fells tourism LAST Monday (3 March) in Toolangi, 40 empty log trucks roared up Monda Track from Myers Creek Road during the day, then exited via Sylvia Creek Road, fully laden. The fact that Monday was a public holiday and both Monda Track and Sylvia Creek Road are tourist routes to popular attractions such as The Kalatha Giant, Wirrawilla Walk, Mount St Leonard Tower, the Myrtle Creek-Tanglefoot walking track - and that Monda Track is part of the Bicentennial National Trail - meant nothing to

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Send your letters to: VicForests, nor their contractors. The antagonism of this government agency towards the tourism industry was blatantly demonstrated by what occurred on Labour Day. Log trucks intimidate tourists and they know it. According to Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh in his letter to Steve Meacher of Toolangi dated 8 January 2014 the estimated number of people employed in the native forest logging industry in Victoria is 2300 (see Mountain Monthly, November 2013). Compare that to figures quoted by the Hon Louise Asher MP, whose Ministerial portfolio includes Tourism, Small Business, Employment and Trade, in a Media Release on 2 January 2014: “Tourism contributed $10.9 billion to regional Victoria and generated employment of 109,000 people in 2011-12” and “in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, tourism contributed $1.01 billion to the local economy (13.4 per cent of gross regional product) and generated employment for approximately 10,400 people.” Meantime VicForests and its contractors continue to hold the Toolangi community to ransom by their deliberate, outrageous assault against tourism. Lorraine Leech, Healesville.

‘Community’ is off course PERHAPS if Upper Yarra ’Community’ House had remained in touch with its original community roots it would not have encountered the financial problems reported on last week’s front page (Course Fee Loans, Mail, 11 March). Two pages later, the closure of Mount Evelyn’s Morrison House was reported (Hard Lessons From Closure). Over the years both these organisations have transformed themselves from small friendly community based groups into sprawling bureaucratic imitation TAFEs, fragmented into scattered premises extending out from their original communities and into Lilydale. Two recent encounters with Upper Yarra

’Community’ House have convinced me that the organisation has drifted a long way from its original community base. For example, the long running Improve Your Writing Skills classes were recently cancelled on very short notice both to the tutor and to enrollees, apparently because a new administrator decided to increase the minimum enrolment number established by previous staff. The fact that one enrollee was away from the valley with no internet capacity to enrol via the net and that another was preoccupied with the sudden illness and hospitalisation of her partner were not regarded as adequate grounds for any flexibility on the part of UY’C’H. To make matters even worse, these two potential enrollees weren’t advised of the course’s cancellation and their enrolment forms and fees were accepted by UY’C’H and later refunded when the enrollees discovered from another source that the course wasn’t proceeding. When I queried the reasons for the course cancellation, I was informed that the organisation is “a business”, which was news to me. If this is true, why is no ABN displayed on the organisation’s web page, which is also silent on its aims and objectives? When did the focus change from being a community house to a business and why then does its CEO refer to it as a “not for profit” in your front page report? Another example - UY’C’H has placed large posters in such places as the Community Health Centre in Yarra Junction offering in home services for elderly and disabled people but, in fact, charging commercial rates for garden maintenance and home cleaning. How is this a “service” and why is a community house masquerading as a “service” to people who, in many cases, would be eligible for subsidised services from the shire? Who owns this organisation anyway and to whom is it answerable? If it’s not the community then it’s time the word was removed from its title. Jude Power, Warburton.

Treehouse red letter day OVER the past five months, residents of Toolangi and the wider community have been inspired by the presence of an elegant structure called the Little Red Toolangi Tree House (LRTTH), perched 30 metres (100 foot) above ground, suspended from the sturdy limbs of a veteran mountain ash tree. The location on Yea Link Road, near the Yea River, is within a rare remnant of mixed-age, high conservation value forest, where lush rainforest hugs the river and mature mountain ash trees dominate the landscape. This area is home to rare native animals such as the Leadbeater’s possum (Victoria’s faunal emblem) and sooty owl. The LRTTH is a focal point for the conservation movement and symbolizes the courageous and creative efforts of environmentalists who are striving to protect native forests from VicForests clearfell logging operations. Several dedicated conservationists have occupied this lofty residence, the longest stay being three months. This has taken great courage and determination and has attracted public and media attention, even reaching international audiences. The LRTTH and supporters have taken on an educative role, and have also made strong connections with indigenous communities. They have also advocated the need for a great forests national park, as scientists call for effective protection of this beautiful mountainous region on Melbourne’s doorstep. The Mansfield Magistrates Court ruling on this day, 12 March 2014, that the LRTTH must come down within 28 days (following a summons by DEPI), marks a sad outcome for the concerned public and supporters. We gratefully acknowledge the inspirational role it has played in our fight to protect the ash forests, native animals surviving there, and the many benefits mature, complex forest ecosystems provide to the environment and associated communities. Bernie Mace, Toolangi.

Pages from the past Healesville Guardian 3 March 1934 Healesville Tourist Association AMONG the correspondence was a request from the Mt Macedon Progress Association for the particulars of the production and financing of the Healesville folders and a specimen circular from the Tourist Bureau describing a special Australia Day tour over the Acheron Way. A request was received from the President of the Gordon Street Baptist Young Men’s Class from Footscray for particulars of a camp site for 30 to 40 young men at Easter. A request from a party of young people in Melbourne for particulars concerning Condon’s Gully - Mt Monda Blacks’ Spur-Ferwnshaw trip. Mr. F. J. Roberts (secretary) reported finalising the Christmas - New Year dance carnival at the Palais. Miss Sheehan had offered the association free use of the Palais for a week night and participation in a dance during the King’s Birthday weekend on a 50-50 basis. The executive committee was authorised to organise the functions. Healesville Police Court AT the Healesville Court on Thursday Lester Murphy and James Martin were both fined £1 with costs for having damaged electric lighting apparatus on the Yarra Glen Road, the property of the State Electricity Commission. The defendants were with 3 other boys who were charged at the Children’s Court.

Healesville Guardian 10 March 1934 Opening Lake Yumbanga MR. W. H. Everard, MLA will officially open the Yumbanga Ornamental Lake and Camping Reserve at 3 o’clock on Saturday next. Everybody is invited to be present and bring bathing togs, beach umbrellas, cameras, boats. Can Ladies Cook? THE State Electricity Commission has been conducting a series of remarkably informative electrical cooking demonstrations in its showrooms at Healesville. Many local ladies have been astounded at the ease with which the most delicate operations can be performed when done in conjunction with a modern electric range. Healesville Blacksmith MR. N. Healey, late of Erica desires to notify residents of Healesville and district that he has taken over the blacksmith’s business of Mr. W. A. Poole opposite the police station and solicits patronage. Mr. Healey will make a speciality of sawmill blacksmithing, in addition to all branches of general work, including repairs to wheels and vehicles. Healesville Guardian March 17 1934 Around Healesville BUSHFIRES raged during the weekend over an extensive tract of property from east of Dalry

Road, Healesville to towards Nyora. At one time the fire was said to have a mile frontage. On Saturday night the Healesville Fire Brigade under Captain Johnstone was called out to quell an outbreak of fire in Fernshaw Road at the rear of a property known as ‘Brockenhurst’ owned by Dr. Stephens. THE danger of inexperienced riders galloping horses on bitumen surfaced road was again emphasised at Healesville on Sunday. A party of young men who were holidaying here for the day rode horses at breakneck speed down the main street and a young man from Kensington sustained a fractured leg through his horse slipping on the smooth surfaces and throwing him to the roadway. The injured man was conveyed to the Melbourne Hospital. A GRANT of £90 has been made by the Government under the Rivers and Streams Act to straighten two bends in the Yarra between Yarrawarra and the Yarra Grange. Estate provided the council and the landowners provide a similar sum. SOME new and novel additions have been made to the attractive series of Healesville 1 1/2d postcards issued by the Guardian for the new season. They consist of various interesting native animals at the Sir Colin Mackenzie Sanctuary and views of Lake Yumbanga.

Warburton Mail March 20 1964 Shire President Opens Brigade’s New Marshall Track CR. H. J. Martyr, Shire President officially opened the Yarra Junction Urban Fire Brigade’s new Marshall Track on Friday night with a representative gathering of local citizens and firemen in attendance at the Fire Station. Cr. Martyr said the new Marshall Track would be a great asset to the brigades and stated how pleased he was to perform the opening ceremony. Cr. Martyr said that the Yarra Junction and Warburton Brigades had performed very creditably at demonstrations bringing great honour home to their representative towns. Wedding Stormer-Williams THE marriage of Betty May, only daughter of Mrs. Stormer of Wesburn to James, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Williams of Yarra Junction, took place at the Presbyterian Church, Warburton on February 22nd. ‘Plantarama’ OPENING Thursday 26th March next door to Cliff Story’s Menswear Store, opposite Brisbane Bride, all types plants-shrubs, cacti, succulents etc, indoor plants a speciality. 9am to 5.30pm. - Contributed by Ellena Biggs




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School’s histor y opened up By KATH GANNAWAY THE story of Badger Creek State School No. 3309 is now an open book for visitors to Badger Creek. Two history boards launched on Friday 7 March, in the grounds of the original school building tell the story in words and pictures of the school’s history from when it was opened in Badger Creek in 1899 to the present day. The boards were an initiative of the 1940s/50s Ex-students Group who got together after a reunion in 2011 and worked with the Badger Creek Primary School (BCPS) and the BCOSB Committee of Management to research and design the boards. The grounds of the BCOSB

were packed with current and former students and teachers, and members of the 40s/50s group and the BCOSB committee. Special guests included Yarra Ranges mayor Fiona McAllister and local CFA captain Joshua Martin representing the many CFA members involved in the restoration and continued operation of the old school. The boards were launched by BCPS captains Milla and Tom, Mervyn Bullas representing the reunion group and Kevin Mason representing the BCOSB committee. Mr Bullas thanked the Grade 5 and 6 students and teachers who worked on the board and the Museum of Victoria for

making historic photographs available. He said the school was a very special place with wonderful memories for members of his group and a history that would be of interest to visitors to the area and the local community. BCOSB member Ray Frogley spoke of the fight to save the original school building and how it was dismantled, moved and restored for on-going community use as a Shire of Yarra Ranges facility. See more photos of the launch and former student Lynette Kennedy’s article ‘Badger Creek - The Place And The People’ online at

Promoting the history of Badger Creek State (Primary) School (from left) Kevin Mason, Mervyn Bullas, Val Sanders, Ray Frogley, BCOSB president Arthur Harford and Lynette Picture: KATH GANNAWAY Kennedy with school captains Milla and Tom. 116801

Sauces enter the fray By JESSE GRAHAM THE Yarra Valley is set to get saucy. A swathe of sauces will come forth for judging early next month, all aiming to have the best of the bunch, and there’s still time for residents to enter their home recipes. Yarra Valley Gateway Estate, Bella Vedere, Gladysdale Bakehouse and Cunliffe and Waters are searching for the best tomato sauce, relish, chutney or pasta sauce in the area. The four businesses have teamed up to run a sauce competition, which is calling on all residents to submit their best tomatobased sauce recipe to be judged by 6 April. Brett Stirling from Yarra Valley Gateway Estate said the competition came from a deep appreciation of sauces, and numerous stories of

secret home-cooked recipes. “So many people come and buy tomatoe sauces and tell us they use their grandma’s recipe ... and it’s amazing just how many stories are behind it,” he said. “There’s a story behind every sauce.” The competition has no entry cost, and a judges Caroline Gray (Cunliffe and Waters), Jason Rush (Gladysdale Bakehouse) and Gary Cooper (Belle Vedere) will be scoring each of the submitted sauces. The public will also get a chance to have their say, with a People’s Choice award being handed out after Judgement Day on Saturday 12 April. Residents can come down to taste-test the top 10 sauce entries and cast their vote on the day, with the judge’s awards and the People’s Choice Award announced at 5pm.

Mr Stirling said judges will be looking at the flavour, consistency and texture of the sauces, among other criteria. First prize in the contest is a cooking class with judge Gary Cooper at Bella Vedere, valued at $150, while second prize is a dinner for two at Rustik Restaurant at Gladysdale, valued at $130. The People’s Choice winner will be awarded a Yarra Valley gourmet food hamper, valued at $100.To enter, drop off 500ml of a tomato-based sauce, relish, chutney or pasta sauce to any of the four participating businesses by 5pm on Sunday 6 April. Entries must have a name, phone number, email address and product description on the jar, and have to have been made this season. For more information, visit Yarra Valley Gateway Estate’s Facebook page or call 9739 0568.

Mick Brennan is keen to see the sauces submitted to the contest. 116769 Picture: ROB CAREW

Hot stuff brings tears all round By MELISSA MEEHAN MELBOURNE’S Food and Wine Festival came to the Yarra Valley this month, with local producers keen to show off their produce. The Herb and Chilli Festival was held on Saturday and Sunday, with thousands of visitors keen to get a taste of the hot stuff. The new chilli chicken eating competition was a winner, with a number of contenders putting their hand up to take on the burning sauce.

Each of them devoured the chicken with tears streaming down every face, but a man named Gabi was able to finish first. Last weekend, Yarra Ranges producers were able to showcase the very best of the area as nine Malaysian chefs toured Victoria. Stopping for lunch at Thousand Candles winery in Wandin, the chefs were impressed with local trout, cheeses and beef - even hoping to secure a deal to have the produce at their

own high class restaurants. Herb and Chilli Festival organiser and member of Agribusiness Yarra Valley and chairman of Victorian Agribusiness Council Clive Larkman had his finger in both pies, and said he was especially proud that the Yarra Valley was able to be a part of the Food and Wine Festival. “We have so much to offer here in the Yarra Valley,” he said. “It’s wonderful to be able to showcase that.”

A family dances to the music played on stage at the Herb and Chilli Festival.

Eight challengers took part in the chilli chicken eating competition.

Local produce was on show for nine Malaysian top chefs.

An array of tastings with a touch (or more) of chilli was on offer from each of the stalls. Pictures: MELISSA MEEHAN


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AutumnFest is miles ahead GARDEN tips, local produce, music and entertainment for the family are all on the cards at this weekend’s AutumnFest in Healesville. The Healesville AutumnFest will be held from 9am-3pm at Coronation Park on Saturday 22 March, with swathes of local produce, hand-made items and natural products on display. Permaculture Yarra Valley is organising the event and member Paul Judd said this year’s event will be in an expo-style, promoting sustainable living and local agriculture. “What we’re aiming to do is get people to buy local food, so that we reduce

the amount of food miles, or distance that food has to travel,” Mr Judd said. He said that numerous stalls at the festival will be displaying organic produce while some will showcase technologies, such as solar systems and an electric car will even make an appearance. “We’re trying to get people to think more about environmental products and food,” Mr Judd said. Food lovers will be well-off at Autumnfest, with organic fruit, vegetables and fruit juice available, along with olive oil, honey, local-roasted coffee, bread, pickles jams and sauces. Entertainment will be provided by


WITH Healesville’s 150th anniversary looming, a Yarra Valley theatre group has kicked off a script writing competition for up-and-coming writers, with the prospect of words turning into a reality. Exit Theatre announced on Friday 14 March that it would hold a script writing competition for Yarra Valley writers, with a theme relating to past and present issues in Healesville and the wider community. The announcement and the theme, according to Exit Theatre’s Kristof Kaczmarek, is to coincide with the town’s

Brian Blake, a keen musician, is urging residents to come to the Concerts at Coomalie series. 116813 Picture: JESSE GRAHAM share, and it brings people together,” he said. Brian said that more than 12 musicians will be taking part, with a violin duo performing in the second concert on Sunday 4 May, and that the venue had a capacity of about 60. Entry to the Concerts at Coomalie is $25 or $20 for pensioners and full-time students. Anyone attending all six concerts can buy a pass for $90 or $75 for pensioners and full-time students. For more information, call 5962 5350 or email

By KATH GANNAWAY THE not so humble honey bee will be given due (or perhaps overdue) recognition as the focus of this year’s Ecotopia Junction Community Festival in April. The festival is run by Yarra Valley ECOSS and, following the success of the inaugural event last year, organiser Chelsea McNab said there was an exciting commitment to making the festival, Yarra Junction’s only community festival, even bigger... even better. With bees under threat around the world, the focus on honey bees will raise awareness of their plight and the potential consequences for everyone from home gardeners to local and global producers of food, flowers and other plants. “We really wanted to get the information out about how important bees are, how much we rely on them for our food needs and what a massive part of sustainability they are,” Chelsea said. “We wanted to celebrate the honey



Speacial Advance Screenings this FRI/SAT/SUNMr Peabody & Sherman(PG)

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bee with information sessions and workshops which will include bee keeping and an observation hive.” A new event this year is Askate, a skate clinic aimed at encouraging and enabling kids with autism to give the skate park a work out, something they would not necessarily be able to do without some help. A clinic will be held between 10am and noon. Entry for the Recycled Fashion Parade is open with opportunities for designers to do stunning things with less than stunning materials. Live music, free children’s games and activities, a pedal-powered merrygo-round, free bike displays and maintenance, loads of workshops including straw-bale and Bio-Char, market stalls and very, very good food are all part, but not all, that ECOSS has planned for this year’s festival. Ecotopia Junction is on Sunday 13

Festival co-ordinator Chelsea McNab, front, checks out the newlook ECOSS bee hive with members Niree Bingham and Michelle Fisher looking on. 116820. Picture: KATH GANNAWAY April from 10am to 4pm at Yarra Junction Parklands. For more information email info@ or phone Chelsea on 0435 741 490.

Saturday 22nd march Coronation Park 9am to 3pm



that would join both professionals and amateur artists,” Mr Kaczmarek said. “Exit Theatre believes that such cooperation between different arts groups can build a strong foundation for cultural development.” Interested writers can register for the competition with Exit Theatre by Monday 31 March, with the final script submission deadline being 31 July and an awards night to be held in October. For more information, call Kristof on 0401 048 392 or email theatre.exit@

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150th year and to give a platform to writers looking to make their mark. He said that there would be four prizes in the competition - one for the best drama, best comedy, an encouragement award and an overall winner. The winner overall may have their work produced and performed on the stage by Exit Theatre, and cash prizes will also be available. “By running this competition, Exit Theatre would like to combine the artistic skills of the local community to create a community-based stage production

Festival is sweet on honey bee



Stalls at last year’s Autumnfest in Healesville. 116829 Picture: KATH GANNAWAY

More from script to stage

Foot tapping tunes CLASSIC Celtic music will fill the halls of a local home for the beginning of a specially-formatted concert series which is set to start at the end of the month. Classically Celtic will be performing at Coomalie, 111 Badger Weir Road in Healesville on Sunday 30 March in a house-concert format that will bring visitors up close and personal with the music. The group’s trio is made up of Cathy Blake and her daughters, Kim and Michelle Doyle, all of whom will perform throughout the afternoon at the venue. The afternoon promises a variety of tunes, drawing on traditional Celtic music, with slow Scottish airs and foot-tapping Irish jigs bringing life and energy to the venue. Coomalie is owned by Cathy’s parents, Brian and Ursula Blake, both of whom have had a lifetime of musical passion and a house designed to maximise musical experience. Brian said the Classically Celtic concert will be the beginning of a six-month concert series, with a different group or performer demonstrating their skills every six weeks at the house. He said that the Concerts at Coomalie series are a chance to get young professional musicians in the spotlight, and give them some exposure to the public, while enjoying classical music. “Music is something you

musicians from the area, and children will have interactive dance and art activities, farm animals to play with propagation workshops. Hand-crafted cards and gifts, toys and traditional rocking horses will be sold at the event, and Mr Judd urged any and all people in the area to come down and see the stalls at the festival. Healesville AutumnFest will be held from 9am-3pm on Sunday 22 March at Coronation Park on River Street. For more information, visit www. or email autumnfest2014@



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A regional partnership with the TAC and the Victorian Government.

‘Think safety’, drivers urged

Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill has spoken out about the rise in the road toll.

ROAD safety police are calling on all Victorians to stop the carnage and slow down. At a press conference last week, Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill said he urged all Victorians to be more conscious of their road safety. “We have had 58 people killed on our roads as compared to 44 at the same time last year,” he said. “We have had two quadruples, a triple fatality and a number of double fatalities. This is critical for all Victorians - everyone has a role to play.” It comes after the deaths of four members of the Beckett family last

month in Catani and the quadruple fatality in Burramboot on 9 March. “Everyone is responsible for the road toll - we are pleading with all Victorians to take care on the roads,” Mr Hill said. “Be mindful for your road safety. “Be mindful of the road rules and drive within the speed limits.” Mr Hill said the road toll fluctuated but it had been a particularly concerning month on the state’s roads. “The last time we had so many people killed in a short amount of time was in October 2012,” he said. “We need to turn this around. “Everyone needs to be conscious of their road safety. Far too many

people exceed the speed limit.” According to research, 20 per cent of road trauma is caused by low level speeding. Mr Hill said Victoria Police was committed to slowing everyone down. “We need to be conscious of the speed limits and the conditions we are travelling in,” he said. “It is an alarming trend and the Chief Commissioner is concerned - we need to stop the carnage on our roads. “As parents, we need to have conversations with our young kids and young adults that have driver’s licences.” Mr Hill said that it was important that parents spoke to their children about good driver behaviour.

Test blitz targets alcohol HEALESVILLE and Yarra Glen police were part of operation Harrid over the Labour Day long weekend breath-testing drivers travelling through Healesville on Monday. While the Healesville result was good with no positive bloodalcohol results recorded, across Yarra Ranges other results were not so positive. Yarra Ranges Highway Patrol and local police across the region tested 5048 drivers with five drivers picked up for drink-driving. Police said to have anyone driving over the limit, and more than 300 other offences recorded was disappointing and only reinforces their commitment to strong and consistent policing of the region’s highways. 116794 Picture: KATH GANNAWAY




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PLEASING ESCAPE IS ON OFFER TUCKED away at the foot of the hills with the sounds of the nearby Yarra River creating calm in the street, this sought-after location is well regarded by the locals for its flatter blocks and easy walk to the Warburton Golf course. The selling agent says this property would be perfect for retirees but also just as

appealing to the first home buyer. The energy inside this charming three bedroom property is relaxing and easy thanks to the ambiance created by the combustion fire, the easy flow of both living spaces, the large updated kitchen and bathroom, and the feature mud brick in the extended family/meals room that leads out


to the pergola and backyard. The selling agent says this property offers a fantastic lifestyle waiting for attention with so much on offer in the area to occupy weekends, including a bike ride or walk on the Warburton Trail, a day fishing in the river or just kicking back reading the paper and enjoying the local coffee shops.




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This gem of a property is bursting with surprises from the moment you walk down the driveway, beginning with a park-like front yard with beautiful native plantings. The modernized home provides open plan living with the family room offering a cozy wood fire, natural gas ducted heating & a functional stylish galley kitchen. The master has a full ensuite & sports glorious views to a lovingly maintained botanical garden and superb mountain vista while beds 2 and 3 being separately zoned from the main living and with the family bathroom give a private area for the kids to chill out and also enjoy the views. Outdoors you will benefit from the labors of a loved garden with various fruit trees, all of this walking distance to public transport & the beautiful Yarra River. A must see property!

Perfectly situated to take in all the beautiful views the Valley has to offer yet at the same time conveniently located within walking distance to town, rail trail and bus stop, this immaculately presented Townhouse will impress! Offering gas ducted heating, split-system cooling, gas cooking, well appointed kitchen and large size rooms including a huge bathroom. This two bedroom townhouse is perfect for those looking for something that is low maintenance yet with plenty of room to move plus a beautiful North facing outlook. Not forgetting the private courtyard with space for the BBQ & entertaining, lock up garage, landscaped gardens and fabulous views...

Contact Samantha Price on 0438 795 190 or 5967 1277

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The warm glow of sunshine through dabbled shade from the overhanging established trees surrounding this home offer solid bones to something special. Floorboards throughout and feature leadlight windows offer some lovely detail to this 3 bedroom plus sunroom (or fourth bedroom) home. An original claw foot bath with overhead shower provides a feeling of yesteryear. With front and rear access this home backs directly on to the Warburton Rail Trail and is a stones throw to the popular cafes, Yarra River and public transport. All this elevated beauty needs is some tender loving care and special attention to bring it back to its former glory!

Anyone looking to secure a first home will not be disappointed in this gem. Comprising of 3 good size bedrooms a recently updated bathroom, country style kitchen, a fantastic open plan living/dining area leading out to a magical verandah with garden paths meandering down to a level back yard of just over quarter of an acre with veggie patch and garden shed, Secure fencing, a carport on the side and loads of space for kids to play. Very well presented inside and out, just waiting for a new buyer to call it home sweet home!!!

Contact Laird Coulter on 0419 007 917 or 5966 2530 Inspection Sat 11 -11.30am

Contact Michelle Jones on 0411 085 631 or 5967 1277 Inspection Sat 1 .30 - 2pm


Price Range $275,000 - $295,000


$280,000 PLUS

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Your private view of the world

Just a short walk to Yarra Junction Shopping centre and transport with a great mountain views is this brick veneer 3 bedroom home. A fantastic investment opportunity currently leased to a fantastic tenant. Features include open plan lounge & kitchen/meals area, a carport, lock up tool shed and low maintenance garden complete the picture. Move in or invest, the choice is yours!

Perched above Warburton & enjoying a colorful view of the surrounding area & mountains this cute 3 bedroom cottage on nearly an acre of land (3796 sqm) is a great starter, holiday home or retreat. Sun streams through the front windows bouncing off the gleaming polished boards which flow through the home which boasts an open plan kitchen meals & lounge area featuring a magnificent decorative ceiling. Extras include wood heater, air conditioner, garage, extra shower, separate toilet and much more.

Contact Tony Fanfulla on 0419 870 513 or 5967 1277

Contact Tony Fanfulla on 0419 870 513 or 5967 1277

Michael Robinson 0418 505 635 28 years

Peter Robinson 0419 543 341 29 years

Peter Farrelly 0417 147 706 18 years

Michelle Jones 0411 085 631 12 years

Sam Price 0438 795 190 5 years

Tony Fanfulla 0419 870 513 15 years

Laird Coulter 0419 007 917 42 years

Tracey Smedley 0439 679 217

Jenni Robinson Licensed Agent 14 years

Clare Morse Marketing Manager 9 years

Carly De Graaf Property Manager

Michelle Karanikich Property Manager

Nicky McDonald Property Management

Tegan Ward Property Management



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AUCTION Sat 29th March @1PM

“Shirley Heights” Superb Horse Facility


$995,000 PLUS


Renowned Yarra Valley acreage property offers numerous possibilities from lifestyle living, equestrian pursuits to grazing cattle. A home of more than 60 sqs, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 living areas & dual accommodation & magnificent views. A massive Indoor arena (80m x 20m) 2 outdoor arena´s, shed, stable complex, barn, round yard, tack & feed rooms & day yards. The pastured & fenced land has 13 meg. water permit from the Little Yarra River. Previously known as “Shirley Heights Equestrian Centre”, buyers from $1.5m should inspect. See more at ‘’

This impressive home & grand home offers 5 plus study or 6 generous bedrooms & master with luxurious ensuite, double shower & spa. Stunning kitchen, stone bench tops & quality appliances throughout, overlooking a spacious living/dining area, formal lounge, rumpus / billiard room & large double garage under roofline with internal access. The staircase leads to an upstairs area with ample bedrooms & bathrooms for the family, outside a stunning solar heated pool, paved entertaining area, spa & resort style guest house complete with indoor BBQ & bathroom. Everything is catered for in this property inc. 130sqm machinery shed 10 glorious acres (approx), fenced & stunning views across the mountains. Unique & stylish property & only 10 minute drive to Lilydale.

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AUCTION SATURDAY 29th March @ 11am

The Old Foresters Home!!

“Under Instruction From State Trustees”

Steeped in history this landmark home nestled in the valley at Powelltown has been fastidiously renovated. Offering 3 bedrooms plus study the home has high ceilings & many period features oozing character & charm. You´ll enjoy a new kitchen with old combustion stove plus a new upright. Set on 1808 square metres of flat land with a magnificent shed set up ideal for tradesman & has 3 phase power. Extras include a split system A/C, wood heater, hydronic heating, carport, 2nd Laundry with handy outdoor toilet, old established gardens, chook shed, front and rear verandas with magnificent trees framing the property. Immaculately presented throughout and awaiting a new owner. Inspection by appointment.

2 TITLES - 2 ACRES (APPROX) Bring your tools and bring the paint, restore this little piece of History back to its original glory and reap the benefits on offer including glorious mountain views, 2 acres approx of natural bush, lock up garage all within a short walk to picturesque Yarra River, local coffee shops, school and Warburton trail. Features of years gone by include high ceilings, timber walls, combustion stove, the old fireplace, large bedrooms and spacious country style kitchen. Roll up your sleeves, bring the tools and secure this little gem in sought after Warburton Township.

Contact Michelle Jones on 0411 085 631 or 5967 1277

Contact Michelle Jones on 0411 085 631 or 5967 1277 Inspection Sat 11 -11.30am

Michael Robinson 0418 505 635 28 years

Peter Robinson 0419 543 341 29 years

Peter Farrelly 0417 147 706 18 years

Michelle Jones 0411 085 631 12 years

Sam Price 0438 795 190 5 years

Tony Fanfulla 0419 870 513 15 years

Laird Coulter 0419 007 917 42 years

Tracey Smedley 0439 679 217

Jenni Robinson Licensed Agent 14 years

Clare Morse Marketing Manager 9 years

Carly De Graaf Property Manager

Michelle Karanikich Property Manager

Nicky McDonald Property Management

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Is this the one? This older style roomy 3 bedroom house is situated within walking distance to the main street and is positioned on an almost flat corner block. Having been restumped recently it is now ready for the next phase of its life and with a little work could be something quite special. Features include natural gas heater, an open fire place in the lounge, a good sized kitchen plus a carport. If you are looking for a project or investment property, this could be your next opportunity.

A Great Combination - Character, Views & Location! This rambling early 1900s 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, set on approx. 4500sqm of established gardens, oozes character, charm and reminders of yesteryear with Baltic pine floors, timber lined walls & ceilings in some of the original rooms, open fire places, a combustion stove, high ceilings and covered verandahs to take in the views. Current day needs of a family are considered with solar gas hot water, a 5 burner stainless steel gas stove and water tanks.









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Jane Nunn or Andrew Turnbull Healesville Office 5962 1700


Peter Nunn 0417 502 669 Woori Yallock Office 5964 7344

Vendor Says SELL!!!! If you are looking for a wonderful family home on a large, gently sloping block (over 9,000 square meters) with great views over the surrounding mountains and a huge shed - this is it! This sleek and modern home, with a steel main frame, offers open plan family living with a galley style kitchen and three good sized bedrooms, all with built-in robes and ensuite effect to the Master. There may be potential to add a fourth bedroom and second bathroom under the existing roof line (STCA). In addition to the generous two car lock-up garage there is a 20 metre x 10 metre (approx) shed with 3phase power available. 3







HEALESVILLE 26 Crowley Road TLC Required! This once proud family home - which is still owned by descendants of its original builder is awaiting enthusiastic new owners to transform it back to its splendour of old. This classic three bedroom cottage with traditional family style kitchen and separate living area is located very close to schools, shops and transport. Although the approx 1100 square metre block sits at the top of a hill with a pleasant outlook, the land itself is near level with space for children and pets to play. With a lock-up garage and plenty of space for additional cars, this classic weatherboard home cries out for restoration. 3




For SALE PRICE GUIDE $350,000 INSPECT By appointment Photo ID required CONTACT Jane Nunn or Andrew Turnbull

PRICE GUIDE Offers over $300,000 considered INSPECT Saturday 10-10.30am Photo ID required CONTACT Andrew Turnbull 0417 564 145

Healesville Office 5962 1700

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Lovely 8 acres approx. (3.24 ha) of land Mainly gently sloping, largely with cleared areas but with some bush around the edges, this lovely acreage boasts terrific views of the mountains and a dam. With a long road frontage and reserved forest nearby, this could be a wonderful spot for your horses or agricultural pursuits, and your new home (STCA).

Two Prominent Highway Locations March has started very well, building on a pleasing February result. You may have noticed our SOLD and UNDER CONTRACT signs! But our Sales team also needs more properties to sell. Our Property Management team works together to provide a professional Red Carpet service to our landlords and their tenants. If you would like us to work with you for the sale or rental of your property, please contact Jenny Webb or Peter Nunn at Woori Yallock, or Jane Nunn or Andrew Turnbull at Healesville. We really enjoy getting great results!

PRICE GUIDE $350,000 plus INSPECT By appointment Photo ID required CONTACT Woori Yallock Office 5964 7344

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PADDLE IN FOR THE RIVER FRONTAGE IN an idyllic setting on approximately three acres, this combination brick and weatherboard home will take the new owners a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is a large open plan kitchen, living and dining upstairs, with clear picture windows looking out to the surrounding mountains and dam in the back yard complete with waterlilies. Cathedral ceilings, open wood fire, split system and a formal dining area make this home comfortable, while maintaining an impressive feel. The deck has been built to allow the owners to enjoy the landscape and there is even a built-in barbecue making it ideal for entertaining. The upstairs master bedroom has a spacious walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom has extra storage/wardrobe space. Downstairs there are two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a study or third

bedroom, big laundry, bathroom and a wood heater. The driveway goes past the dam and finishes at the huge shed that has power, water and a mezzanine floor with a ‘man cave’ set up that is mostly lined. The rear of the property reaches the river reserve and just beyond is the Little Yarra River, a beautiful spot to sit during summer under filtered sunlight. A sprinkler system is set up on the roof of the house and there is a shed, which is used in summer to help keep the house cool on warmer days. A property like this with so many features is hard to find, especially in a location like this. It is within a short drive to Yarra Junction township and both primary and secondary schools. This is ideal for someone looking for a tree change property that doesn’t require a huge amount of maintenance. The selling agent says an inspection will not disappoint.


Inspect: By appointment Price: $690,000 - $750,000 Contact: Ashleigh Hall, 0419 500 059 ANDREW MCMATH REAL ESTATE, YARRA JUNCTION, 5967 1800



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Griffin Park

Retirement Living

Healesville Unit 11/13 Steel Street


Retiring? This is Over 55 Living! Situated at the end of the court is this freshly painted quality 2 bedroom home offering well appointed kitchen with electric appliances, plenty of cupboard and bench space, dining/living area and separate living. The second bedroom has double doors that open to the dining/ living area so if you don’t need a second bedroom you have a great space for a larger living area or office. New carpets throughout mean that there is nothing to do but move in.


Griffin Park

Healesville Unit 7/13 Steel Street



Retirement at its best.

Price: $290,000 $300,000 Contact: Kate Taylor 0437 129 528

Also included, you will find, low maintenance spacious courtyard with small garden shed just around the corner and single garage with internal and external access for your peace of mind, underfloor heating, two split systems for cooling and solar panels to keep those electricity bills down and plenty of visitor parking for when family and friends drop in.

This quality 2 bedroom home offers well appointed kitchen with plenty of cupboard and bench space, spacious dining/living area plus separate living. Low maintenance leafy courtyard and single garage with internal access for your peace of mind. Also included, is gas heating, underfloor heating, two split systems for cooling and solar panels to keep those electricity bill down and plenty of visitor parking for when family and friends drop in.



Price: $285,000 $300,000 Contact: Kate Taylor 0437 129 528

The Village itself is situated in a quiet street with bus stop on the main road and offers the best of both worlds - Community living and privacy to do what you want. The village hall is well appointed and offers a space for the residents of the village to enjoy a multitude of activities including, cards, darts, bbq’s and birthday parties.


Meet Our New Team Members! Barry Murphy

Cristel Stenhouse

Sales Consultant

Property Investment Manager

Barry’s professional objectives as a Sales Agent are refreshingly clear – to adopt a sales strategy guaranteed to deliver his clients the most sophisticated and successful approach to selling property available in the market. Barry resides in Healesville and is passionate about the Yarra Valley, he feels it is the best place in the world to live and raise a family. With a firm resolve, Barry sets stringent benchmark service levels for each and every sales campaign he handles. Barry maintains a personal, hands-on approach that reflects his genuine enjoyment of his role.

Cristel is a Licenced Real Estate Agent with 10 years experience across all aspects of Real Estate business from Property Management to Administration and Sales. Cristel has a thorough understanding of the business. Cristel’s excellent communication skills and organisational abilities ensure every possible contingency is covered. Cristel enjoys meeting new clients and establishing trusting and communicative relationships with them while ultimately seeing their property goals achieved. If you are thinking that perhaps it’s time for a change or you would like to discuss the ins and outs of being a new landlord, give Cristel a call she’d love to be able to talk to your about our services and getting 2 months fee’s free.

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Director Sales Consultant 0437 129 528

Sales Consultant 0418 176 209

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Property Investment Manager 5962 5166

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Interested parties are invited to attend an information evening on the construction of a new Youth Space in Pack Road Marysville.


The evening will consist of a project overview, details of required services and materials, and viewing of construction plans. This presents an opportunity for local tradespeople and businesses to contribute to this valuable community project and be paid for their service.



The Marysville Youth Space project is funded through The Salvation Army Pathways bushfire appeal fund and their Bartercard bushfire relief fund. Bartercard is a business to business trading system where you can barter your goods and services within the Bartercard business community. A representative of Bartercard will be present to discuss the options available to all interested parties. Enquiries and bookings phone Kimberley 0400 235 851 Please RSVP by Monday 21st March for catering purposes.




LOUNGE, Jacobean, plus matching chair, EC. $900, the pair. 0420 698 553.

Yarra Valley Water is improving sewerage services by constructing new sewers in parts of North Warrandyte. CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO COMMENCE IN THE COMING MONTHS FOR THE FOLLOWING STREETS IN NORTH WARRANDYTE:

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


• Charlotte Court • Doleen Road • Floods Road • Hawkes Road • Kallarroo Court • Kruses Road • Lawrence Court • Marbert Court • Morilla Place • Pigeon Bank Road • Sloans Road • Stony Creek Road • Yarra River Court • Albert Road • Reserve Road • The Boulevard • Valias Street • Cooks Crescent • Glynns Road • Weerona Way • Colan Road • Danita Drive • Eileen Close • Professors Lane

BICYCLE, mens, Norco Scrambler, 21 gears, carrier, good for Warburton track. $150. 5962 6274. DISPLAY FRIDGE, four sliding doors across top, four refrigerated doors underneath, motor as new, EC. $1,200ono. 5962 5075 A/H.


Re-conditioned, guaranteed, delivered, large range available. Eastern Homewares, 42 Canterbury Road, Heathmont

9720 3619 Appliance Industry Assoc. member. GOLF CLUBS, A grade, bag, buggie and extras. $150. 9723 4709. 0411 417 885. HOSPITAL BED, manual, good condition, $316. 0429 624 981. Healesville. HOUSEHOLD PUMP, Davey. $350. 5964 3213.

The above works are expected to be completed by June 2016.

IRRIGATION PIPES, 2 inch diametre, 9 metre long, 30 pipes, $1,500. 9730 1690.

Property occupiers will receive notification by mail two weeks before work begins.

KEYBOARD, cassio, portable electric keyboard, $100. 0420 698 553.

For more information visit

PUBLIC NOTICES & EVENTS HAMMOND PLAYER Looking for rock/rhythm /blues players. SMS name and number to 0421 148 008

LOUNGE, with fold out bed $200. Warburton. 0420 698 553. ZO450386

If you have any enquiries, please contact Yarra Valley Water’s project manager, Luke Sorokowski, on 9872 1248.

MULCH, PINE & HARDWOOD SAWDUST & SHAVINGS, WOOD CHIPS ETC Fast & efficient service Local supplier to valley & surrounding areas Equestrian, Garden Supplies & Nurseries Yarra Valley Sawdust 5966 5705 or 9729 7782

Tim 0417 383 683

BRUCE SHAND, JP. Celebrant. Weddings, namings, vow renewals. All areas. Ph: 9879 6726.

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.


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HEALESVILLE, 2 room, self-contained detached unit, available 12th April 2014. Good condition, all services, sundeck, garden aspect, carport, quiet location, 15 minute walk to shops. No smoking, no pets. $220 per week. References required. Bond one month rent ($953). 5962 6152 or 0411 562 315.




HORSE FLOAT, single, neat condition, tarpaulin made to fit, waterproof. Healesville. $1,000 neg. 0425 728 546.




PINE DECKING, second hand, treated pine decking, 70x19, reasonable condition, cover about 7m2, varying lengths up to 3 metres offer, Call Rob 5964 6914. Launching Place.





• Notice under section 95(1)(b) • Improving sewerage services in North Warrandyte • Intention to construct new sewers

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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.

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For busy cafe. Saturday/ Sunday only, 8.30am3.30pm. Experienced people need only apply. Coffee machine experience an advantage. Good working environment. Right wages to the right person! Ph: 0419 214 052. Healesville.


Extra Cash Drop/collect Homecare catalogues and deliver orders. Car and phone essential. Call Berrie on 5966 5834 or 0406 730 075.


Required for Toolangi area, 3 people required, inspection and control of plants, general farm work including; tractor and fork lift driving, licences required for the tractor and fork lift position. Toolangi. 0407 329 628.

Want to place an ad but not sure where to start? Call our helpful classified team between 8.30am-6pm Mon-Fri for FREE advice!

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PORTABLE SCOOTER, Liberty, light weight, fits in boot, also free standing self help pole. $1,615. 9730 1780. Yarra Glen. SEWING MACHINE, Singer 222K, antique, perfect condition, portable, $470. 0429 624 981. Healesville. WASHING MACHINE, Fisher and Paykel, 5kg top loader, GC, 5 years old. $300. 0413 729 910.


YARRA JUNCTION 36 Hoddle Street Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd March, 9am - 4pm, both days. Household items, books, DVD's, bric-a-brac, furniture, lots of bargains. No early callers.

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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.

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


CARAVAN, Millard, 5m, 1992, dbl island bed, roll out awning, electric brakes, front boot, EC, T99-286. $13,000ono. Ph: 5962 4261. EVERNEW, 1990, poptop, annexe, reg until 10/14, 5m. $8,000ono. 0418 175 057.


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SUPREME, Territory, off road, pop top caravan, 2002 model, reg V49-295, tare 1,520Kgs, 17'6" x 7'6", battery/charger unit factory fitted, 16" Sunray wheels and as new L/T tyres, 3 way fridge, microwave, single beds with mattresses, van in excellent as new condition. $19,750. Alexandra: 5772 1225. Mob: 0419 206 410.

TRAILER, Strong, rugged trailer, suitable for work/ recreation, travel anywhere, True-Tracker manufactured by Trailer Factory, used few times only for outback trips, 3 Landcruiser tyres in EC, shockabsorbers, electric brakes, handbrake, treg hitch, completely dust and waterproof, lid has gas struts, fully lockable, including spare wheel, measurements 1.67w x 2.13 long, base height .66, with .61 butterfly top, deceased estate, Warburton. $2,200. Phone 5966 2026.

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. The vehicle is in EC 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. $11,500 or best offer. All enquiries 0418 274 312. HOLDEN, VL Commodore, 1986, 308 auto, gas, no RWC, reg until 05/14, NHD-576. $4,000ono. 5964 6778, 0400 195 617. JAGUAR, 1989, XJ6 model, VGC, NVW-917. $5,300ono. 0423 607 290. 5962 5075.

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Blues to defend title YARRA Valley Cricket Association finals kicked off this weekend after a season of intriguing results leading to a much-anticipated finals series. In all grades, final positions were only decided in the final round, so it was expected that the Semi Finals would be closely fought contests. In the competition’s premier grade, DJ Strachan Shield, the old adage that form at the right time of the year is vitally important going into finals rang true as reigning premiers Seville face Yarra Junction in the Grand Final. Both sides have clearly been the best in the business since Christmas and thoroughly deserve their opportunity to take out the ultimate prize. Seville hosted Woori Yallock and made the most of winning the toss and batting. With mixed fortunes with the bat in the final two rounds of the home-and- away season, many wondered which Seville would turn up. Woori Yallock has the bowling attack to challenge the reigning champions and early signs were positive for the Tigers. However, the ship towards the Grand Final had already well and truly set sail. In RA Finger Trophy action, Healesville will meet Yarra Junction in an unlikely pairing as most had pencilled in another Healesville/Seville Grand Final battle. Yarra Junction pulled off the biggest upset of the Semi Final weekend as they stopped the powerful Seville line-up in their tracks - halting the Blues in their quest for a fourth consecutive premiership. Yarra Junction was able to restrict Seville to 9/170 in a fascinating battle between bat and ball on day one. Experienced trio Scott Luckhurst (41), Scott Troyhan (33 n.o.) and Garth Woodford (21) ensured the Blues would have a total to defend. However, the equally experienced Chris Fall (5/40) applied the brakes on the innings to have his Eagles well and truly in the race. Launching Place secured their place in the Grand Final with a commanding victory over Seville. Launch scored an impressive 298, on day one, on the back of a superb century by Cam Hoare. Well supported by Lennie Jenkins (42) and Andy Vandervlugt (46), Hoare had Launch on target for a massive score at 5/265 with 20 overs to play. A fight back from Craig Rackham (5/63) and Liam McGookin (3/21) ensured Seville did exceptionally well to restrict the score to under 300. The chase still proved too great for the Blues as run machine Hoare completed a remarkable individual game taking 7/33 and rolling Seville

Seville’s Scott Rackham tries for a single. Picture: GREG CARRICK 116874

Seville’s Lee Aitkins goes out LBW bowled by Jackson Wright (Woori Yallock). 116874 for 89 in the process. In the other Semi, Wandin completed an impressive victory on the road to Marysville. Batting first, Dave Marshall (85) and Jamie Oakley (58) continued their brilliant form with the bat leading the Bulldogs to 257. Marysville have been the in-form team in C Grade all season and one expected the Villains to give the total a shake on home soil. Leigh Fisher (70) has been a star with the bat all season, and at times in their chase, it looked as though he may drag his side to victory. His dismissal in sight of another century brought the challenge to an end as Oakley (4/40) and Brent Johnson (3/47) ensured the Bulldogs would feature in Grand Final action - dismissing the Villains for 165. Like the other grades, many had the top two teams in D Grade, Powelltown and Wandin, well ahead in the race to the Grand Final but after day one of action both semi-finals were well in the balance. Tony Spargo (72) and Lyle Roberts (40) did their best to thwart a formidable Powelltown attack led by Benny Dunne (5/41) and Stuart Thompson (3/44). Seville’s total of 184 had the game well poised however overnight rain and afternoon showers forced the abandonment of the second day’s play ending Seville’s brave fight for a place in the big dance. Wandin posted a tricky chase of 225 on day one of their contest against Yarra Junction with Dave Thorne (64) and Michael Haggar (37) leading the way for the Bulldogs. Youngster Jesse Cook (4/59) and the experienced David Flutter (2/19) kept thing in check with the ball and the value of their efforts became more evident as the second day’s play unfolded. Matt Mallick (99) fell agonisingly close to a much-deserved century, but with the support of Chris Stanes (41) the Eagles won an entertaining affair with three wickets in hand. In the One Day Grade, Silvan will play Yarra Glen in the season decider. Yarra Glen made short work of Wandin, bowling the Bulldogs out for 77 and then cruising to the total with the loss of only two wickets. Premiership favourites Silvan had a tougher

battle against Seville. Eventually, the Blues were bowled out for 160 cutting short their brave fight for a spot in the Grand Final. DJ STRACHAN SHIELD Seville 211 (Yasalal 60, Kay 48, Rackham 30, Troyahn 24, Wright 3/30, Young 3/70) d Woori Yallock 137 (Diggins 32, Smith 27, Amarasinghe 4/35, Tilney 3/32). Yarra Junction 9/134 (Spaulding 58, Lever 20, James 5/36, Hamer 3/40, Chandler 1/19) d Healesville 82 (Scanlon 37, Hamer 13, Lever 5/16, Ottrey 2/7, Sharp 2/18). RA FINGER TROPHY Yarra Junction 3/178 (Bhagya 79, Robinson 58 n.o., Troyahn 2/45) d Seville 9/170 (Luckhurst 41, Troyahn 33 n.o., Woodford 21, Fall 5/40). Healesville 154 (Fry 51, Davern 34, White 3/17, Webb 3/30) d Woori Yallock 64 (Dwyer 15, HowardScales 5/36, Kerr 3/12). C GRADE Wandin 257 (Marshall 85, Oakley 58, Cummins 4/42, Mathews 3/51) v Marysville165 (Fisher 70, Matthews 32, Oakley 4/40, Johnson 3/47). Launching Place 298 (Hoare 134, Jenkins 42, Vanderlaught 46, Rackham 5/63, McGookin 3/21) d Seville 89 (McGookin 32, Hoare 7/33). D GRADE Yarra Junction 7/226 (Staines 41, Mallick 99, Mckenzie 2/32, Dobson 2/39) d Wandin 225 (Thorne 64, Haggar 37, Cook 4/59, Flutter 2/19). Seville 184 (Spargo 72, Roberts 40, Dunne 5/41, Thompson 3/44) vs Powelltown (game washed out, Powelltown progress to the Grand Final due to a higher ladder position). ONE DAY GRADE Yarra Glen Gold 2/85 (Beath 40 n.o., Foster 25 n.o., Sinnott 1/0) d Wandin 77 (Sinnott 17 n.o., Alderman 17, Davey 3/8, Whelan 2/10, Thurkle 2/12). Silvan 9/198 (Dipietrantonio 52 n.o., Murphy 32, Pearse 3/19, Wilson 2/17) d Seville 160 (Page 50 n.o., Pearse 36, Lamonica 2/5). UNDER 16 Seville Gold 5/96 (Page 31, Byrne 34 n.o.) d Healesville Red 92 (Daly 51 n.o., Page 3/25, Mullins 2/2, Kear 2/16). Seville Blue 210 (Smith 53, Garner 52 n.o., Dyason 35, Fry 2/27) d Healesville White 130 (Mimi 35, McGrath 26, Garner 3/24, Dall 2/9, Arnold 2/15).

Woori Yallock bowler Dan Ryan in full Pictures: GREG CARRICK flight. 116874

Scoreboard GREYHOUNDS HEALESVILLE - SUNDAY 16 MARCH Race 1: Select Sanz, No Mower, Bran Nue Koonora. Race 2: Pava to Excite, He’s Schmick, Black Beard. Race 3: Ten Grand Large, Encee Eye Gibbs. Race 4: Eyeful of Bling, Santana Wind, Wakeup Wednesday. Race 5: Undercover Girl, Fly Freddie, My Senorita. Race 6: Texan, Five Star Knocka, Soldier Spy. Race 7: Extraordinary, It’s Manic, Newfire Charged. Race 8: Black Selandra, Gar John, High Light Star. Race 9: Bizarre Bling, Deadly Clear, Jane Eliza. Race 10: Saaho, Kingston Reign, Where’s Asha. Race 11: April Rose, Code Breaker, Musica. Race 12: Cosmic Rush, Challis Miss, Ghostly Thoughts. GOLF WARBURTON Thursday twilight stableford: Winner: R. Logan (20 points) on a countback from G. Handasyde (20). Balls down to 18. NTP: 1st R. Hendy, 3rd P. Munro, 9th P. Kennedy. TENNIS HEALESVILLE - SEMI-FINALS Girls singles/doubles section eight: Healesville 5/35 d Wantirna 1/21. Seniors open section five: Currawong 4/33 d Healesville 0/21.


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Turbocharged evening

Coldstream players observe a minute’s silence. 116868 Picture: KATH GANNAWAY


Silvan and Coldstream made the most of playing to Picture: KATH GANNAWAY a huge crowd. 116868

THERE was only standing room at the Josh Matthews Memorial football practice match between Coldstream and Silvan on Wednesday 12 March. The biggest crowd in years gathered at the Coldstream oval for the ‘Turbo-charged’ evening match that raised $4500 for the Asthma Foundation. Coldstream player Josh, nicknamed Turbo, died last year from a sudden and unexpected asthma attack. He was 17. Both teams lined up for a minute’s silence before the games which

were played in two-quarter blocks of Under 19, Reserves and Seniors. Players Jarrod Healy and John Rafferty paid tribute to the former Under 19 captain, saying Josh had strived to be the best he could and wanted the best for his club since the day he pulled on the blue and white jumper in the Under 12s. “His attitude didn’t only make him a better player, a better person, but it made being around the club a better place,” Jarrod said. Organiser Stacey Adams thanked everyone who contributed, saying it was a great success and a great tribute to Josh.

Commanding Time, ridden by Luke Currie, comes in ahead of Hvasstan to win the Pictures: Bret Tholburt of Slickpix $60,000, 2014 Yarra Valley Cup. 116864

It’s a win, to be sure By KATH GANNAWAY LUKE Currie rode Commanding Time to a win in the Yarra Valley Jack Hirsch memorial Cup at Yarra Glen on Sunday. The race was dedicated to Jack Hirsch, who had been a respected member of the Yarra Glen community for more than 25 years and a successful breed-

er of thoroughbred horses at his Dixons Creek farm. Mr Hirsch died in August last year. Yarra Valley Racing Chief Executive Brett Shambrook said the club was very happy with the day, which was part of a vision to see the club back in its full glory as a fantastic racing and events venue.

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“We had a great crowd here today and are happy with the numbers,” he said. The cup was part of the Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations which included special guest NRL Melbourne Storm champion Billy Slater. For more photos of the Yarra Valley Cup meeting, visit



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2.0 LTR, AUTO, Full Leather, Moon Roof, Alloys, Full Elec, Cruise, Reg until Jan 2015. Reg ZOK-894 $28,990 driveaway

2010 Ford Territory Ghia

2011 Nissan Patrol

All Wheel Drive, One Owner, Full Leather, Alloys, Side Steps, 85000klms, Tow Bar, Rev Camera, Roof DvD. Reg XMG-302 $28,990 driveaway

Cab Chassis, 3.0 Diesel Manual, Steel Tray, Bull Bar, Elect Brakes, 74000klms, One Owner, Air Cond, Pwr Steer. Reg YIW-220 $38,888 driveaway

Demo, Black, 2.4 ltr Auto, Alloys, Elec Seats, Cruise, Climate Control, Rev Camera. Reg ZST-107 $27,490 driveaway


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