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Books are child’s play Book Week celebrations kicked off in style at Child’s Play with staff and students donning whacky outfits from the children’s favourite stories. Karren Canny, Bec Cowen, Caitlin Lemmon, Alexis Collins, Beckk Cairns, Isabel Scherpenisse, Sarah Wilson, Krystal Murphy, Megan Prossor and Pianna Quilty get into the spirit of the week. (Rebecca Hosking) 172094_01

Win on fencing fail A Grovedale woman has won a two-year legal battle with a local company after it built a “defective” fence around her property. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal last week ordered Nitabow Holdings Pty Ltd,

trading as Belmont Fencing, to pay $9455.70 to Katrina Alford. “I’m just exhausted and drained - there are no celebrations,” Ms Alford told the Indy this week. “All that money will go to rectification.” Ms Alford said the state of the fence affected her family’s safety, particularly that of her daugh-

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ter, for the two years. “She’s particularly physically vulnerable,” she said. While relieved by the decision, she said the “protracted” legal battle took a “horrible” emotional toll. “We would like to ensure no one else suffers

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such a protracted painful period in seeking redress. I would hate anybody else to go through what we went through.” The tribunal based the decision on a Victorian Builders Association report which found a number of defects in the fence. Continued page 4

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