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Mountain District Learning Centre, Academic Programs co-ordinator Carlie Case, front, with Opposition Minister for Higher Education and Skills Picture: MELISSA MEEHAN Steve Herbert, Labor candidate for Ferntree Gully Matt Posetti and student Tyler Knight. 117805 from $9 to $1.50 - leaving a pretty big hole in the budget. “So we are holding money back that we should be spending because we don’t know what is happening next,” Mr Markwick said. “There is so much uncertainty in the total sector.” While Mr Posetti and Mr Herbert listened to the issues raised by staff, no funding promises were made in the

lead-up to the election. They instead asked what they wanted from a government in terms of what MDLC offered. Ms Case said it was important that the government of the day recognised the complexity of student needs. “Each student is different, they may have behavioural differences, literacy and numeracy issues,” she said. “And we don’t qualify for integra-

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they’re full, so where do these kids go?” Mr Herbert said that if his party was returned to government, he would do an audit of youth demand and unemployment in the suburbs of the area. “It doesn’t make sense to send kids away who want to get into the job queue,” Mr Herbert said. “I’ve been all around the state, and they’ve given similar responses.”

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A SURGE in demand for alternative education has left Mountain District Learning Centre (MDLC) unable to accommodate those wanting to enrol. While the centre has 80 students enrolled in its VCE and VCAL courses, Academic Programs co-ordinator Carlie Case said there were 50 people still on the waiting list. And the centre is receiving more and more calls each day. During a meeting facilitated by Labor candidate for Ferntree Gully Matt Posetti and Opposition Minister for Higher Education, Steve Herbert, staff at the MDLC spoke of their plight. “We can’t meet the need that is out there,” Ms Case said. “We get calls from schools, to place kids that don’t fit into the usual school system, from youth workers working with kids who have dropped out of school - we get calls every day.” When pressed for reasons for the surge, Ms Case replied that funding cuts played a huge part. “The closure of Swinburne, Morrisons and cuts to VCAL funding has really affected us,” she said. “We’re a small centre, but we’ve reached capacity. “And we can’t expand now, because we need to save some money if the funding structure changes again.” Ms Case said those on the waiting list often had no other place to go. “They’ve taken that step to try and get an education or certificate so they can get into the workforce and now we have to say to them, you’ll need to wait for a term,” she said. “Often they won’t come back.” Board member Chris Markwick said there had been seven or eight funding structure changes to courses in the last year. They said for some courses funding from the government had changed


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Sex raid charge A 20-YEAR-OLD Lilydale man has been charged after an armed robbery at his local sex shop. The man entered Exotic Nights in Main Street, Lilydale, at 9pm on Sunday 23 March wearing a balaclava and demanded the attendant put money into a bag. He then fled on foot. Five minutes later, the same man, without the balaclava, entered the store and bought some items with the money he stole. The attendant recognised the man and called police.

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said there would be more announcements on the issue to come. “It’s something the government is aware of and something the government is really working on at the moment,” he said. “It is something that needs to be fixed.” These changes will come into effect on 1 January 2015 and form part of the Coalition Government’s transport plan to deliver more services to more people in a more timely fashion.

Drugs raid CASH and drugs were stolen from a Mount Evelyn pharmacy last week. Police believe two men, wearing gloves and masks, smashed the front door of the shop front at 1am on Tuesday 25 March. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

the number of options available out there. “We have become incorporated as Friends of the Olinda Swimming Pool. “We feel we really need that facility up there,” he said. Councillor Jason Callanan said he was concerned about how long the report had already taken. Councillors agreed that consultation occur prior to July 2014 with the broader community on future options for the Olinda Pool as recommended in Council’s Aquatic Facilities Strategy. - Melissa Meehan

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“We would like to remind council that the pool was given to them at little or no expense and we believe that very little or nothing has been spent on it, hence its condition,” Mr Faull said. “Four months ago council knew the pool had a problem, four months later they still have not received the final engineers’ report. “We believe we have been treated like second-rate citizens to be deprived of a facility that was operating prior to this,” he said. Mr Faull asked to speak with council officers to investigate

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Time to protect against disease AS A PARENT I know the importance of timely immunisations from preventable diseases not only for our children, but for ourselves and our community. Before starting school, we are reminded of the importance of ensuring young children are protected against serious contagious diseases. In the school yard, children face an increased risk of coming into contact with someone carrying an infectious disease and passing it onto others. So when we decide to immunise our children, in effect we are also protecting the lives and well being of those around us.

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Tetanus, whooping cough, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps and rubella are some of the diseases that have the potential to disable, and in severe cases, kill our children. Although these diseases are relatively rare in Victoria, they are still being brought into the state from people

travelling in and out of the country. The best defence against these illnesses is immunisation. As the days are getting cooler and the flu season is upon us, I would also urge people to be immunised against influenza. It is estimated that 2800 Australians die each year either directly from the seasonal flu, complications due to flu, or pneumonia. Pneumonia vaccinations are also important for those who over the age of 65 and who maybe at high risk. Talk to your General Practitioner who will provide further information and advice. Every year influenza causes wide-

spread illness in the community, so again, immunising yourself and your family also offers protection for the community. The vaccine provides protection from about two weeks after the injection, and lasts for about one year, so even if you were immunised against the flu last year you still need to be protected this winter by having the vaccine again. Your local General Practitioner can provide further information about immunisation programs and the suitable ages to begin vaccinating children for different diseases. Vaccination is crucial if we are to

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ensure the strong development of our children for generations to come. I strongly urge everyone to make the most of the free vaccinations on offer. The Yarra Ranges Council offer immunisation clinics throughout the year under the National Immunisation Program. For information about local immunisation sessions please visit www. yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Residents/Immunisation or contact the Immunisation Program Officer on 1300 368 333. As always, please feel free to contact my office with any State Government issues you may have on 9735 3208.

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VIEW club THE next Belgrave VIEW Club meeting is at Marybrooke Receptions, Kallista on Thursday 3 April at 11.30am. April’s speaker is Mick Rogers - a psychiatric nurse working in hospitals, jails and with asylum seekers. For more information, call Cathy 9752 1197.

Kallista market KALLISTA Community House Art and Craft Market is on Saturday 5 April from 9am to 1pm at 2 Church Street, Kallista. For site bookings or more information, call 9754 4930.

Fun run YARRA Ranges Athletics Lilydale Lake Fun Run is on Sunday 6 April from 9am. The family event includes a 2km, 5km and 10km. For prices and more information, email events@yarrarangesathletics.org.au or visit www. yarrarangesathletics.org.au.

Fun fest EMERALD Fun Fest is on Sunday 6 April from 10am. For stalls or further

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Music concert BLACK Roots African World Music Concernt with special guests Emerald Secondary College Taiko Drummers and Matthew Fagan is on Sunday 6 April, 7pm to 11pm, at Gemco Players Community Theatre - 19 Kilvington Road, Emerald. $20, for more information, call 0438 881 985.

Art sale THE Emerald Arts Society is holding a sale and exhibition of affordable art as part of the PAVE festival on 6, 12 and 13 April from 11am to 4pm at the EAS studio, corner of Anne and Church Streets, Emerald. For more information, visit www.emeraldartssociety.wordpress.com.

Rap school DANDENONG Ranges Music Council presents School of Rap at Upwey High School grounds on Monday 7 April from 10am to 2.30pm. To book, email drmc@drmc.org.au or call 9754 6566.

Poetry explored PENGUIN Club of Australia is holding an evening exploring ’what is poetry’ with local writer and member Dorothy Williams on Wednesday 9 April at Wellington Cottage, Monbulk. No charge, for more information, call Alison on 9756 6385.

Funky cakes LEARN to make a Funky Hand Bag Cake for Mother’s Day with Pam Archibald on Sunday 13 April at the Scout Hall, Turramurra Drive, Rowville. Running from 10am to 3pm, $10 for Members and $15 for non-members. To book or enquire, call Velma on 9763 8646.

Holiday programs THE HABY Goddess in Monbulk is running a school holiday program for kids of all ages. Prices start at $10 per child. For more details or book to book, call 9752 1114 or visit www. thehabygoddess.com.au.

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Winter weight MAROONDAH TOWN (take weight off naturally) Club meets Thursday evenings from 6.30pm at St Margaret’s Uniting Church, Hull Road, Mooroolbark. For more information, call Jodi on 0425 739 576.

Emerald activities THE PAVE arts program has low cost activities for school holidays. For full list of activities, visit www.pave.org.au or call 5968 3881.

No fad MONBULK Evening Take Off Weight Naturally (TOWN) Club is looking for new members. The club meets at the Open Door Church, Corner of Moxhams Road and Main Street, Monbulk, every Thursday evening from 6pm. For more information, call Conja on 9756 6287.

Volunteers needed THE Lions club of Wantirna carries out several projects in the Knox community. We would like more volunteers to help in our service towards our community. If you are interested in volunteering and would like to know more about being a member call Val on 9800 2113.

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Sick kids’ cash boost By RUSSELL BENNETT BROKEN bones and serious illnesses - the kids at the Angliss Hospital’s paediatric unit have been put through the wringer. But their journey to recovery has been given a huge boost with a $40,000 donation from Emerald Rotary and the sponsors of the iconic Kids Fun Run With Thomas. The third instalment of the event was run last November and has been

instrumental in refurbishing the new children’s paediatric short stay unit, which features a specially designed area with just kids in mind. The main refurbishment also includes four paediatric beds, four wheelchairs, toys and an interactive space where kids can feel free to just be kids. “The Rotary Club of Emerald and District organises the event and enjoys knowing the funds raised are supporting a children’s project locally,” Emer-

ald Rotary president Kristine Ash said. “We use the tag line ’Kids Running for Kids’ (and) this has never been more apt than this year. “The children running raised $10,152 through online fund-raising pages, with two of the youngest runners, Jayden Regan and Nicolas Cowdery, raising $1000 apiece.” Since its inception in 2002, the Kids Fun Run With Thomas has raised $400,000 for children’s needs in the area.

“The committee works hard for nine months of the year and it is a credit to Ken Miller’s leadership of this year’s committee that the day was such a success,” Ms Ash said. Between 400 and 600 runners between the ages of three and 12 take part each year in a race against one of their biggest childhood icons - the world famous Thomas the Tank Engine - along the Puffing Billy railway track into Gembrook Station. The great all-round family day out

also includes a jumping castle, showbags and all the fun and frivolity of the Gembrook market. The sponsors who have been with the Kids Fun Run with Thomas for most of the event’s 14 year history include Puffing Billy Tourist Railway, Mitre 10/Barry Plant Emerald, Ferntree Gully Nissan and The Jefferson Group. With their help, more than $145,000 has been donated to the Angliss Hospital for its children’s paediatric ward in the past three years.

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Cabinet question time By MELISSA MEEHAN A COMMUNITY forum, with the new State Government Cabinet, will be held in the Yarra Ranges on Monday 14 April. Residents will have a chance to attend the meeting and discuss local and statewide issues with Premier Denis Napthine and his team. Yarra Ranges Council will also brief the Cabinet on key local issues prior to a full Cabinet meeting. Following the Cabinet meeting, the Premier and ministers will attend a number of community events throughout the day in the Yarra Ranges area. “This visit will be the first for the Government’s new

Cabinet and will be a valuable opportunity for members of the community to discuss local matters with ministers and share their views on the future of their community,” Dr Napthine said. “I encourage residents to come along and participate in this important event.” The forum will focus on education, public transport and community facilities and how funding benefits local residents. “We are addressing the growth and infrastructure needs of the eastern region, including the Yarra Ranges, through projects such as the $1.4 million Mooroolbark Station car park upgrade,” Dr Napthine said.

“In education, the Coalition Government has invested over $19.5 million for upgrades and improvements for schools in the Yarra Ranges, including funding for Yarra Hills Secondary College, Wandin Yallock Primary School and Lilydale High School.” In 2013, the Coalition Government provided $650,000 to develop stage one of a new $9.8 million soccer hub in Monbulk. People interested in attending the community forum can register online at www.premier. vic.gov.au/cabinetvisits or for general inquiries phone 9651 5640.

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YEAR 11 and 12 Upwey High School students rolled up their sleeves to give blood last Wednesday to help save lives. Initiated by school captain Danielle Weisgerber, 13 students took part in the initiative after learning the benefits of giving blood. The blood drive is part of Upwey High School’s school captain initiative program where student leaders undertake an initiative to benefit the school and the wider community. “We initially had 18 students who were going to partake but that dropped to 13 after their suitability was disqualified on the day,” Danielle said. “However, each student who donated has been able to impact on someone’s life today which is something I certainly haven’t done in this capacity before. “I’m so proud of everyone and the support they have given me in organising this event.” The Australian Red Cross Blood Service said one in three Australians will

need blood or blood products in their lifetime with one blood donation saving about three lives. Danielle said she hopes to make this an annual event on the school calendar because it helps such a respected cause and builds students relationships not only with each other but the broader community. Upwey High School leadership coordinator Peter Castillo said although it is a lot of work to organise an event such as this it’s something he believes is worthwhile. “I push them (the students) to do as much of the organisation side of things as they can as it builds on their skills, capabilities and experiences which they will be able to call upon later in life,” he said. “It’s a lot of extra work for me but if they want to do it I’m happy to allow them to do it.” For more information on donating blood, call 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au.

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Donation praise By REBECCA BILLS A NEW upgraded breast -feeding and parents’ room at the Angliss Hospital has been made possible after a generous donation. Members of the Angliss Hospital Upper Ferntree Gully (UFTG) Auxiliary presented a cheque for $20,000 to the hospital at their AGM last week. UFTG Auxiliary secretary Di Mullins said it is quite exciting to be able to provide the hospital with improved facilities and services. “It really makes your role as a volunteer worthwhile as it gives you a sense of purpose with donations like this,” she said. Director of Nursing and Midwifery Jenny Dempster at the Angliss Hospital said the donation will enable the hospital to provide a space for parents, mothers and new babies with improved facilities. “What this money enables us to do is purchase more upto-date equipment to support women with breastfeeding difficulties and to be able to provide a more contemporary space that is light and bright and appropriately painted,” she said. UFTG Auxiliary president Maxine McPeake spoke on the eventful year the Auxiliary has had with a number of members leaving including the former president and secretary. “Whilst we thank all of our outgoing members and

Angliss Hospital Upper Ferntree Gully Auxiliary member Ella Gresik is acknowledged for her 20 years of contributions by Eastern Health chief executive Alan Lilly. 117750 Picture: REBECCA BILLS give thanks to their many women and new charts that Health Service of the Year,” years of service and dedica- come up that make best prac- he said. tion to our Auxiliary and the tice happen and be recorded “It was the first time hospital, we are now eagerly consistently throughout the Eastern Health has been the looking to the future,” she hospital,” she said. recipient of the title and it said. “It means that we can go shows to the community the A hospital representative around and be more time ef- confidence the government provided a demonstration of ficient with our care.” has in the services that we are how last year’s donation of Eastern Health chief ex- providing. $18,970 helped pay for a new ecutive Alan Lilly said he “It is the work that is done vital signs monitor for obstet- was grateful for the UFTG not only in the hospitals but rics. Auxiliary contributions to the in the communities that is “Because you have that hospital. done through the Auxiliaries “Last year Eastern Health that helps us become a better on-going need for change for picking up vital signs for the was named the Premier’s organisation.”

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Sign of mistrust GIVEN the many assurances from McDonald’s that it wanted its controversial Tecoma outlet to be ‘sensitive’ to the special environment, no-one involved in the VCAT hearing expected McDonald’s to push so hard for suburban-style corporate signage. There was even a push for a massive illuminated corporate logo pointing north to Sherbrooke Forest. One of the small mercies of the VCAT decision was to rein in these excesses, with the main Burwood Highway ‘blade sign’ capped at six metres. Those naïve enough to believe this limit would be observed were in for a rude shock. Careful measurements by concerned citizens recently revealed the sign to have cribbed an extra 25 per cent, stretching 7.5 metres. Everyone loves to put the boot into our council’s planning department but here their compliance officers deserve our plaudits for the way, on Wednesday 26 March they forced the builders to unceremoniously lop the sign until it conformed to VCAT requirements. The next time I read that McDonald’s wants to build a relationship with the local community, I’m afraid I’ll now take a cynical position. Karl Williams, Tecoma.

Labor must speak THE proposed disposal of Swinburne Lilydale including the University and TAFE is a terrible opportunity lost for future generations of students in the outer east. Does the Napthine Goverment have no concern for the future of our youth, how are they they going to access other education facilities without a car.

I spent many years going to Swinburne at Hawthorn after work some 30 years ago, it was not easy, today it would be hopeless with the large increase in traffic. Denis Napthine has just announced a $100million freebie to public transport users. If the state cannot afford to continue TAFE education in the outer east then it definitely cannot afford to give away $100 million to public transport users when the system is already overcrowded and unable to cope with the current usage. If elected, Labor needs to state quite clearly that it will compulsory acquire the site if it is sold off to a third party. Bruce Johnson, Silvan.

Curfew thanks I THINK the Yarra Ranges cat curfew is a fantastic idea. As a local resident I am sick of seeing and hearing stories of our amazing wildlife being destroyed by feral and domestic animals - it really is a serious problem and it’s not just feral animals. Many times I have had neighbours’ cats in my own garden chasing down our beautiful native birds. A lot of the shire of Yarra Ranges is a national park so to me it makes perfect sense that domestic cats should not be allowed to roam free within it. From what I can see those opposed say they were not informed of the council’s plans. I have been following this story for months. It has been in the newspapers and information has been online. I hope in time with the success of this program it perhaps spreads to neighboring shires as well. L. Cook, Upwey.

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Youth art gives a raw insight By REBECCA BILLS A GROUP of 56 students from 18 local schools will have their artwork simultaneously displayed as part of the VCE Creative Showcase. Celebrating the artistic excellence of talented VCE art graduates from across the Yarra Ranges, the artwork is on display at three galleries - Jarmbi Gallery at Burrinja Cultural Centre, Red Earth Gallery at Mooroolbark Community Centre and The Studio at the Upper Yarra Arts Centre. Mater Christi College student Sierra Laird completed the Year 12 art subject in Year 11 and said she is honoured to have had her work selected to be on show at Burrinja. Ms Laird said her piece ‘District’ was made with the intention to emphasise strength and beauty beneath the frightening aspects of poverty. “It’s a piece based around poverty and it’s meant to emphasise that behind every bad moment there can still be something beautiful,” she said. “A lot of people have interpreted it in different ways but my main one was that there is still beauty beyond any pain.”

Sierra Laird with her inkjet printed photograph ‘District’. 117180 Picture: REBECCA BILLS Yarra Ranges Mayor Fiona McAllister said the showcase offers great insight into the raw experiences of young people and their wonderful talents. “Each student is unique and this is reflected in the diverse range of work on display,” she said. “The showcase is thought provoking and demonstrates the creative skills and courage of a new generation of emerging artists. “I am so pleased we are able to support these new talents in our community and watch them grow into the future.” The exhibition explores a

wide range of media including photography, sculpture, digital media, textiles and painting. Cr McAllister said it is inspiring to see young adults critically examine and express their feelings and experiences through artistic practice. Ms Laird’s inkjet printed photograph titled ‘District’ alongside 27 other artworks will be on show at Jarmbi Gallery at Burrinja until 13 April. The VCE Creative Showcase will also on show at Red Earth Gallery at Mooroolbark Community Centre until 17 April and The Studio at Upper Yarra Arts Centre until 3 April.

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Next generation turning pages By REBECCA BILLS MACCLESFIELD Primary School kicked off the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge with a day of non-stop reading. From 9.30am to 3.30pm last Monday students, teachers, parents and grandparents took turns sitting in a special reading area to kick start the challenge. Principal John Chiswell said the students loved the launch and thought it was very special to read stories to one another. “We have done the challenge every year and we see it as an important way of promoting reading at home and school,” he said. “The students keep a record of how they are going and that is on display in the classroom. Then the classroom also has on display how the students of each class are going as a whole.” This year is the 10th annual Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge. It encourages all children and young people to develop a love of reading with the support of their parents, teachers, early childhood professionals, schools and classmates.

Children reading in the special reading chair, from left, Jude 5, Ronan 12, Gemma 5, Harrison 8, Lucy 7, Tilly 8, Lauren Picture: ROB CAREW 11 and Tia 10. 117696 Mr Chiswell said it is great to see the students so excited about reading and it is important as a school to show students the important link reading has with school, pleasure and recreational activities. “Making sure we capture all those elements of reading is essential and there is nothing more important than adults modelling healthy reading habits to their children,” he said. To take the challenge, children must read a set number of

books and record their efforts online. Since the challenge began in 2005, nearly 1.8 million children and young people have turned the pages of more than 30 million books. Mr Chiswell said a timelapse video of the reading challenge launch at Macclesfield Primary School is available to watch at the schools website, www.macclesfieldps.vic.edu.au. The reading challenge concludes in August.

Fashion round-up for turn-out THE women of the Inner Wheel Club of Wandin are teaming up once again with Monbulk fashion leaders to raise money for cord blood research. On Friday 11 April the club will present its annual fashion parade at the Wandin North Hall in conjunction with Jenny’s Shoppe and RJ Shoes. The parade has become an annual fashion pilgrimage for local women and other Inner Wheel club members and Wandin president Pauline Barrett said they are again expecting great support. “It’s great fun for a great cause,” she said. Secretary Anne Wettenhall said it is the 15th year of fundraising for cord blood research.

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Picture: ROB CAREW “We, along with members of Inner Wheel across Australia, will be working toward our goal of $2 million and we are only about $40,000 short of that target,” she said. Ms Wettenhall said to date Inner Wheel had given 33 research grants to scientists working on various projects using cord blood.

“There have been many success stories of stem cell transplants from this cord blood,” she said. In addition to fabulous clothes, accessories and models, there will be raffles and merchandise for sale and a delicious country-style supper. Tickets are $15. Phone 0427 031 007 to book.

Garden gurus gather at expo Kelvin’s sci-fi military mix THE 8th Tesselaar’s Gardening and Plants Expo is on this weekend with more than 50 nursery and plant growers ready to unearth gardening treasures. Set in the historic Tesselaar Gardens, home of the iconic Tulip Festival, it is a place of inspiration for all keen gardeners. Tesselaar spokesperson Wendy Barnes said it’s a great day for all gardening connoisseurs and novices to come together to share and learn. “It’s not like our Tulip Festival where we have an abundance of food and entertainment, as the focus of this expo is on the plants and the gardens,” she said. “All the exhibits are run by specialist growers which is really great as it gives people the rare opportunity to talk with the

growers of the plant.” Ms Barnes said gardening doyen and celebrity Stephen Ryan will host the weekend with other gardening gurus like David Glenn and Meryl Johnson imparting their wisdom in free talks. Roses, spring flowering bulbs, orchids, dry garden plants, clivia, ferns, perennials, annuals, carnivorous plants, heirloom vegetables, seeds, herbs and tree growers are just some of the specialists that will be available to chat to over the weekend. A range of locally made food and refreshments will be available all weekend. Ms Barnes said if the weather is nice, a picnic lunch may be a good alternative for visitors. Well-behaved pets are also

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LOCAL Ferntree Gully resident Kelvin Kwa has created a world where the Chinese and American navies battle to retrieve an important military satellite. From the depths of the Arctic Ocean, as the two forces pursue the satellite, they are hunted by a malevolent sea-monster. Mr Kwa works in IT engineering by day and tends to a busy family life with a newborn son. He has been a keen reader for many years, honing his writing skills by enthralling himself in sci-fi fiction novels. “I started developing the basis for the story about six years ago when writing was just a hobby,” he said. “It sounds a bit strange but the idea came to me in a dream when I was struggling to fight

off a terrible fever and pounding headache brought on by the flu. “From this dream I took away a base concept and developed the rest of the story from there.” Mr Kwa said he originally thought the insurmountable task of writing a novel had proved achievable over the last two years as he crafted his debut novel - Apex Predator. He said he was ecstatic with the response the novel had received to date. Using detailed action, suspense and terrifying twists to keep the reader enthralled, Mr Kwa has an underlying environmental theme that runs throughout the story. Mr Kwa said his ability to create a thrilling novel stemmed

from his parents teaching him the love of story and narrative by taking him to the movies when he was young. “I started reading at an early age, which helped me gain an appreciation for a well-written tale,” he said. “One day I realised that I was pretty good at stringing sentences together and thought I may as well give writing a novel a shot. “I have always had stories rattling around in my head and now that I have finally started bringing these out - now I can’t wait to keep going.” Apex Predator is available online via Amazon for $5.99USD in e-book format or $26.99USD as a paperback.


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When you’re on two wheels there are a whole lot of things that come into play between the way different bikes ride and tyres are crucial, he said. “Under-inflated and they react one way, overinflate them and they react another way. “If you vary from the recommendations set by the manufacturers for certain types of tyres, the bike will handle differently, even if it’s the same bike.” Even when the rider is right up with the tyre pressure, there are times when a bit more attention to detail would make life a lot safer for riders and a lot less frustrating for police. “A lot of bike riders are aware of these things, but I stopped a guy riding with a group of around 12 people at Cumberland Junction near Marysville who told me he’d stopped at a service station on the way up and checked his tyre pressures,” Leading Sen Const Rust said. “Have a look at this tyre ... see how the steel belt is showing through?” he says recalling the conversation. “He said he didn’t even look at that. “The second point of contact is often skin, which means protective clothing is vital for all riders. Wearing appropriate clothing was something the TAC and Victorian Motorcycle Advisory Group push. But, apart from the helmet, there are no legal requirements to wear sensible clothing that at best could save riders from a nasty rash, at worst skin and flesh scraped to the bone on gravel. Leading Sen Const Rust said that after nearly 30 years on the road, he can still be amazed at the sight of motorcyclists riding on a hot day in sneakers, shorts and a T-shirt - and helmet. “They may feel that their skills are good enough to keep them upright, but it only takes an oil spot on the road and you don’t have that cohesion between your tyres and the bitumen surface and you’re skating on ice,” he said. “Fall off, and if you don’t have the appropriate gear on, you will be down to skin and bone.” And what about helmet cameras? Leading Sen Const Rust says no-one really knows how having a camera stuck on the side of a helmet will effect it under the ultimate pressure. The bottom line is they’re not legal and police

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Located on a low maintenance quarter acre with a fully fenced rear yard, just a short walk from public transport & Emerald Secondary College, this neat home leaves nothing to do but move in & relax. Enter the home from the covered deck at the front overlooking the gardens, the perfect place for your morning cuppa, into the spacious lounge & dining room with heaps of natural light & a split system for extra comfort whilst the home has mains Gas Ducted Heating throughout for the ultimate in warmth & convenience. The well-appointed kitchen features gas cooking, a dishwasher & plenty of cupboard & bench space & overlooks the meals area, ideal for breakfast with the family. The three bedrooms all have built in robes & the Master bedroom has an ensuite as well. Outside there is a double carport at the rear, low maintenance gardens & a gravel drive & the home has the bonus of mains water. An ideal entry into this much sought after area or to add to your investment portfolio!

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

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This comfortable 3 BDR home is privately located just a few hundred meters walk to the centre of Gembrook. The home features 3 spacious BDRs, 2 with BIRs & the Master welcomes an abundance of natural light through a bay window & has a large WIR & ensuite effect access to the huge family bathroom with corner spa & garden atrium. The central lounge & dining room has a gas log fire as well as a split system for added comfort & the house has mains GDH throughout. Cook up a storm in the open plan kitchen & meals area with dishwasher, 900mm stove & heaps of cupboards, as well as direct access to the central courtyard, the ideal place for entertaining family & friends. Add to this a spacious laundry with adjacent powder room & a built in sauna where you can relax your weary muscles after a long day. Outside there is a sealed drive, a 5.8m x 4.9m workshop, a double lock up garage & an extremely low maintenance garden. All this just a stone´s throw from Gembrook!

Contact Tyson Bluhm on 0437 843 820 or 5968 6222 Inspection 12.30pm-1.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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This low maintenance, 3 BDR family home is only 2 year´s old, so still under the builder´s warranty & just a few minutes´ walk to the heart of Gembrook. Featuring a concrete drive, a landscaped front garden & located on a sealed road, this property leaves nothing to do but move in & enjoy life. Inside there are 3 spacious BDRs, 2 with BIRs at one end of the home & the Master at the front of the home with a stylish ensuite & WIR. The open plan kitchen/living area is the hub of the home & offers plenty of room for the family dining table & everyone to gather around. The well-appointed kitchen features S/S appliances, a DW & plenty of cupboard & bench space with a large island bench for extra practicality. This open plan living area also opens onto a large decked area, ideal for entertaining. Add to this a 2nd living area, a double lock up garage with remote opening, mains GDH & a split system for extra comfort & this neat, well presented property ticks all the boxes!

This comfortable family home features 4 huge bedrooms, 2 spacious living areas & a sensational ´Man Cave´, all on three quarters of an acre walking distance to the heart of Gembrook, the coffee shops, public transport & the Primary School. There are cathedral ceilings throughout the home & floor to ceiling windows in every room letting in heaps of natural light & offering mountain views that you can admire whilst relaxing in the lounge with the ambient gas log heater through the colder months. Alternatively the home has hydronic heating & a split system in the kitchen for added comfort & convenience. The big country kitchen has a walk in pantry & overlooks the meals area that has access to an outdoor, undercover entertaining area, ideal for gatherings all year round. Add to this a 2nd living area with wood heater, a formal dining room, a formal entry & a spacious laundry & this home offers space for the largest of families. Outside there is a circular drive with 3 entries to the property, a single lock up garage, an established vegie patch, landscaped gardens, a double garage/rumpus & a further undercover entertaining area & mains water connected!

Contact Tyson Bluhm on 0437 843 820 or 5968 6222 Inspection 11.30am - 12.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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Arguably one of the most magnificent gardens in the Hills with an elegant & stylishly renovated family home to match, the home offers zoned living with 2 spacious BDRs, 1 with a WIR & 1 with a BIR & a modern family bathroom with spa at one end of the home & a spacious Master Suite at the other end of the home with a split system, WIR & ensuite with spa. The formal lounge & dining room is superbly finished & is warmed by an ambient gas log fire, whilst the open plan living area has a reverse cycle split system & opens onto the large undercover entertaining area with elevated views. The modern kitchen is well appointed & has plenty of space for the budding Master Chef & there is also a study/home office with its own entrance, as well as a good sized laundry & ducted vacuum. Outside, the gardens will take your breath away with the colour, meandering paths & multitude of shady spots in which to relax. There is also a garden shed, large workshop & plenty of storage under the house, a double carport, plenty of parking & a fully fenced rear yard. Such an immaculate home is rare & must be seen to be appreciated!

Situated on over half an acre this spacious Storybook home features 5 BDRs, (2 with ensuites), 2 living areas, a large deck with heated spa, a double lock up garage, sealed drive, a massive studio with concrete floor & power, a double carport, a further 6 car garage/workshop & established lawns & gardens, all fully fenced. The home is abounds with character featuring high ceilings, the warmth of timber, French doors opening onto wide verandahs, & the huge family lounge room has a wood heater & a split system, whilst the home has mains GDH. The well-appointed timber kitchen has a walk in pantry & overlooks the rear yard & also downstairs there is a generous BDR with WIR & ensuite, as well as internal access to the garage. Upstairs is the parent´s retreat with a huge WIR & ensuite as well as a 2nd living area, 3 BDRs with BIRs & a family bathroom. Outside the huge studio with permit is ideal for the home based business & there is plenty of shedding & car accom, alternatively entertain on the deck whilst the family relax in the spa & the kids play in the yard. This home has it all for the larger family!

Contact Grant Day on 0417 565 745 or 5968 6222 Inspection By Appointment Only

Contact Tyson Bluhm on 0437 843 820 or 5968 6222 Inspection 12.30pm-1.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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Sport

�� Connecting people with local sport…

Track and field wins

Brayden Woolridge won gold in discus and javelin as well as secured a bronze in shot put. 117804

ONE OF the most successful track and field seasons culminated on the weekend for athletes from Yarra Ranges Athletics at the State Little Athletics Championships. Warm conditions at Lakeside Stadium welcomed the 29 club athletes who recorded some outstanding performances, untold personal bests, 16 medals and one state record. Congratulations to Georgia Laven for her efforts in the 400m/800m double and a state record in the 400m. Other dual gold medallists were Brayden Woolridge and Chelsea Thompson. Medallists were Brayden Woolridge (Gold U11 Boys Discus), Latiesha Willis (Gold U14 Girls 80m Hurdles), Emily

Noonan (Bronze U14 Girls 1500m Walk), Brayden Woolridge (Bronze U11 Boys Shot Put),Chelsea Thompson (Gold U12 Girls 200m), Nathan Hall (Silver U14 Boys Discus), Lily Peacock (Gold U12 Girls 800m), Georgia Laven (Gold U11 Girls 800m), Madeline Laven (Silver U9 Girls 800m), Molly Dixon (Bronze U15G Girls 1500m), James Laven (Bronze U14 Boys 1500m), Chelsea Thompson (Gold U12 Girls 100m), Brayden Woolridge (Gold U11 Boys Javelin), Lateisha Wills (Silver U14 Girls 100m), Georgia Laven (Gold U11 Girls 800m), Lily Peacock (Bronze U12 Girls 400m). Full results are available at www.yarrarangesathletics.org.au.

Bailey’s big push By REBECCA BILLS WORLD renowned wheelchair skater Christiaan Bailey took to the Mount Evelyn Skate Park to show off some moves with some extra special chair-skaters. After the Yarra Ranges Council’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy launch at Mount Evelyn’s Station House last Thursday, Bailey took to the skate park with some local boys to demonstrate their wheelchair skating talents. Bailey spends his time travelling on tour as a professional surfer and founded the Ocean Healing Group - a not-for-profit organisation that provides surf adventures to wheelchair-bound young people and their parents. The pro surfer and skater from Santa Cruz, California, spoke at the launch, and said after his 2006 skateboarding accident, that left him paralysed from the waist down, he had been determined to change the stigma associated with disability.

“Normally, with rural communities you find this general ambivalence to disability, so to be able to come into the community and help them change some of those perspectives and misconceptions is a phenomenal opportunity,” he said. “Our biggest goal is to empower kids in chairs to come out and break down their own personal barriers and have a go at some sports that normally they wouldn’t have access to. “With the adaptive surf and the especially the WCMX chair-skating aspect, it’s something that they can come down to their local park and do something off their own back, and it doesn’t require bureaucracies and teams.” Yarra Ranges mayor Fiona McAllister said a range of council projects were directly influenced by the Health and Wellbeing strategy and she was passionate about creating a healthy and active community for all residents. “I think we have achieved a lot,

Christiaan Bailey helps Yassin on the ramps. Yassin is 7 living in Kilsyth but born in Egypt.

Christiaan Bailey performs. Pictures: ROB CAREW

but I think there is still a lot to be achieved yet - not just around infrastructure but around attitudes and social cultures,” she said. “Having someone like Christiaan here is just the right reminder that with the right mindset amazing things can blossom.” Cr McAllister said the strategy provided an approach to ensure services and projects were delivered with a focus on active ageing,

healthy eating, place-based community planning, gender equality and social, disability and cultural inclusiveness. “This is a journey we have been on for a long time and it’s always great to see a refreshed commitment to it,” she said. “I am very passionate about inclusion, health and wellbeing as well as all the other elements this strategy talks about.”

Scott more than a match for this By DENNIS FULLER A GANG of golfers at Emerald Golf Club last Saturday played a 4BBB match play round. Also a small but talented band of members fronted up for a round of par. Ian Scott (29) blitzed the field to sashay in with +6 on his card. He stood atop the podium with the victory over B Grade and the entire field. In A Grade, Conrad Whitlock (16) starred with +4 to win easily. Dave Mackey (16) had +3 and Ben Balfour (19) and Dave Jennings (20) both carded +1. Mike Litchfield won the Stockdale and Leggo nearest the pin on the fourth, Dave Mackey the seventh, Jeff Isherwood the 12th, Steve Town the 13th and Litchfield also pocketed the cash on the pro pin 18th. Wednesday’s Overly Faded Golf (OFG) was a 4BBB par event. After all the bad language, slices and hooks there were three groups tied for the major gong - all locked on +9. These pairs were Dennis Fuller and Ken Hill, Kevin Miller and Ian Scott alongside Graeme Fergus and Peter Clowes. Two matches in the 4BBB championship took place with Ken Sumsion and Peter Glasscock accounting for Leigh Morison 2/1 while Peter Jones while Ken Hill and Peter Clowes downed Ross Martin and Steve Town 3/2. OFG pennant was played last Thursday against Centenery Park. Emerald won four matches to one with the points score of eight to two. Mick Petrie won 4/3, Leigh Morison won2/1, Con Whitlock won 3/2, Peter Clowes won 5/4 while John Piggott lost 2/3 and Bob Kennedy lost 5/6. Their next game is at Waterford Valley. The handicap pennant team hosted Wellington link. After a tight tussle it was Emerald that emerged victors eight points to six. The winners were Peter Clowes, Broc Reynolds, Peter Stevens, Ross Martin and Mike Litchfield. Dean Shannon, Steve Town and Andrew Cutting all lowered their colours to their opponents. Next week they are at home to Yarrambat and members face off for the April VGL monthly medal.

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Lakeside fun run By REBECCA BILLS AS THE cross country season is nearing, runners from around the Hills are excited about the upcoming Yarra Ranges Fun Run at Lillydale Lake. Fun run co-ordinator Michael Clarke said there is no charity partner involved in the run and it is purely a fund-raising event for the Yarra Ranges Athletics club. “The club is based at the Yarra Ranges Regional athletics facility in Mount Evelyn and fund-raising will be used to assist with improving facilities and equipment at this venue for all users including schools and the general public,” he said. Events for the whole family on the day include a two and five kilometre walk or run and a 10km run. Mr Clarke said in choosing the location to hold the run, Lillydale Lake was a “nobrainer” as it is such an iconic running venue in the area. “All courses will be well marked, and will take in the surrounding parklands of the lake including running on grassed areas and the familiar gravel trails,” he said.

“Hospital Hill has also been added into each events course.” Middle distance, crosscountry coach and club treasurer Jamie Strudley said the event preparations are going well. “At this stage it’s difficult to gauge the number of entrants there will be as usually around 50 to 60 per cent enter on the day,” he said. “We think we are going to hit our target of around 150200 athletes but it all really depends on the weather - the one thing we don’t have much control over.” Mr Strudley said this is an event where the club wants to show the wider community what the club is all about in their natural environment. The Yarra Ranges Fun Run is on Sunday 6 April with the first event starting at 9am at Lillydale Lake located on Swansea Road, Lilydale. To register and price lists, visit www.yarrarangesathletics.org.au. Race number collection will be on the morning of race day from 8am.

Janis Hosking on Avoca Meridian, Erica Hosking on Avoca Flowergirl and Amy Veenendal on Mithril Stephanie. 117806

Sisters riding high in the saddle Runners Ryan and Ricky-Lee going head to head at last year’s event. 117627

Runners from the 2013 Yarra Ranges Fun Run event. 117627

Pictures: ERIKA BEDYN

By JODIE SYMONDS CLEMATIS sisters Erica and Janis Hosking raised the bar to compete in the Pony Club Association of Victoria State Dressage Championships in Bendigo earlier this month. The girls represented the South Metro zone in grade one and grade three dressage. Eighteen-year-old Erica said she felt good in the weeks leading up to the event. “It’s interesting when you go from big competition like Nationals, to a smaller ones like Pony Clubs,” Erica said. “When I’m at competitions, I tend to doubt myself, but my coach is really supportive and says to just own the area as if it was the big stage,” she said. “I would be nowhere without my mum or dad and my horse instructor Leanne Williams.” Erica said their family were very proud of 14-year-old Janis also qualifying for the championship. “We were so proud of her. She didn’t place, but it was better for her to get in and she rode really well,” Erica said. The girls had successful contested three qualification rounds to be able to compete in the dressage championship. Erica said although it would be outstanding to one day make it to the Olympics in dressage, it wasn’t her ultimate goal. “I just want to get to the top level I can achieve,” she said.

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When there are no leaves on the roof or in the gutter there is nothing to burn so the embers just sit and then go out.

Gone are the days of spending hours of your valuable weekend time up on a ladder cleaning your gutters by hand. AllClear Leafguard will do the job for you. By keeping your gutters clear of leaves, it will stop any overflowing which causes water damage to your home and will ensure gutters last years longer.

Fire prone areas are being urged to get their gutters fitted with metal leafguards to protect against potential bush fires.

AllClear Leafguard is secured under your tile or iron roof and to the front of your guttering. When the Leafguard is in place it cannot be seen from the ground, so it does not ruin the appearance of your roof. AllClear Leafguard is designed especially for the collection of clean water for rain water tanks. The best

way to save our valuable water is to have leaf and debris free gutters to stop the overflow and flooding. The gutters are still able to be flushed and cleaned if necessary to ensure clean and hygienic tank water all year round. The problem of bushfires is always upon us and there is a pressing need for home owners to protect their properties as best they can in the event of fire. One of the ways home owners can be prepared is by ensuring their gutters are free of leaves and debris that could easily catch on fire, leading the flames to the body of your home.

The Australian made AllClear Leafguard has proved extremely successful over the years being recognised as the more superior Leafguard on the market in Victoria, NSW, SA, QLD, WA and TAS. AllClear staff have been trained in all aspects of leaf and gutter problems to help bring this amazing product to you. We are available to give obligation free quotes and good advice by calling Allclear Leafguard & Gutter on freecall 1800 426 607 local number 9813 3331.

PREVENT LEAVES BLOCKING YOUR GUTTERS THE SUPERIOR GUTTER PROTECTION Gutters cleaned prior to Installation of AllClear Leafguard

AUTUMN LEAVES SPECIAL

SAVE 15% NOW Off material only – Valid to 21st 2014 11th March, April, 2014

• Prevent the risk of ladder falls • Made from Colorbond® Steel • No unsightly appearance • Prolongs life of gutters

LEAFGUARD & GUTTER

• Keeps birds and vermin out

www.allclearleafguard.com.au

FREECALL 1800 426 607 FREECALL Local Number 1800 426 607 03 9813 3331 Call for a local representative to give a Free Quote!

• Never clean your gutters again • Protect from ember attack • Fits under tiled or iron roof

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• Local and country service G6597289AA-270214

Mail - Ferntree Gully Mail - 01st April 2014  
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