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Grave robbers A Cranbourne woman has been left heartbroken after thieves allegedly stole a memorial plaque dedicated to her late aunt at Cranbourne Cemetery. Belinda Sandham visited the cemetery last Sunday afternoon, March 4, when she made the shocking discovery. “I was a bit dumbfounded,” she said. “I was standing there shaking, just in shock. I looked around thinking has it come off somewhere? Has someone picked it up and thrown it? “I thought oh my God - someone has actually removed them.” Initially thinking maintenance work caused the turmoil, a quick scan of the cemetery led her to find other graves damaged. “I glanced around and eight others

(plaques) surrounding her were also gone,” Ms Sandham said. “From the damage to some of the other graves, you can clearly see the marks from what looks like a crow bar.” She said her aunt’s plaque had only been at the cemetery for seven years. “Quite frankly, we thought her plaque would’ve been stuck down relatively well.” “I did talk to the cemetery officials and they said they’ve never had plaques physically stolen before. “I found another - God knows how many (plaques) that was loose.” Ms Sandham believed the plaque was made of copper. She said it took her cousin some time to save up for it, as it was worth about $800. “Now we’re back to square one,” she said.

Ms Sandham reported the theft of her aunt’s plaque to Cranbourne Police, who are investigating. Cranbourne Police Senior Sergeant Melissa Rodgers said she hoped any witnesses or people with information would come forward. “Obviously it’s terrible what’s happened. You wonder why people don’t draw the line when it comes to things like that,” she said. “We’re looking at a three-week window where the plaque’s been stolen.” Sen Sgt Rodgers could not confirm if other crimes had occurred at the cemetery. She said the cemetery management believed other plaques may have been missing for years, and families had chosen not to replace them. Cranbourne Cemetery President Ron White said they were treating the matter seriously and had conducted a “very quick audit” of all


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graves at the cemetery on Monday, 5 March. “Somewhere between seven and nine plaques do seem to have been dislodged. “Whether they’ve been stolen or whether we’ll find them lying around the cemetery elsewhere, we haven’t as yet ascertained that,” he said. Mr White said it was the worst case of vandalism he had experienced in his 20 years at the cemetery. “It’s a shame that people no longer seem to respect the cemetery the way they used to,” he said. He said there was one security camera installed at the front office and the gates were kept open 24 hours a day. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Cranbourne Police on 5991 0600. 12376751-CB2-18

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… BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE News of 21st century grave robbers in the South-East surely represents a new low for humanity. How hungry, how desperate for fix, how bereft of a soul would you have to be to go lifting plaques from the dead for their scrap metal value? And what kind of a dealer would cash them in? It seems ridiculous that our cemeteries would seriously have to consider night-vision security cameras to halt this lunacy. It’s a story that would make no sense in the least affluent community in Australia - and it makes no sense here either. The old adage is that criminals don’t take up crime because they’re smart but this surely represents an entirely new low water mark of intelligence. The impact on the living - those poor relatives left behind to pick up the pieces - can scarcely be imagined. Someone out there knows something. And something must be done to make it clear that this community considers these actions to be completely beyond the pale. There is no room in heaven for those who interfere with the sleep of the dead. So if you know something about these crimes, make the police aware so we can halt this dreadful trade. And if, worse, you’re involved in it ... then hand yourself in post-haste, and get the help you clearly so desperately need. - Jason Beck


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Footy star beats jail By Brendan Rees A former AFL footballer and known SouthEast superstar who pleaded guilty to a series of drugs and weapons offences, including possessing an unregistered handgun, has been spared jail. Justin Lee Berry, 36, of Dandenong North, faced charges of trafficking methylamphetamine, ecstasy and butanediol over a threeyear period in the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 2 March. Berry was also charged with possession of a taser, knuckle dusters, a flick knife, 9mm pistol ammunition, an imitation firearm, stolen bank cards and driver licences, multiple

plastic snap lock bags containing drugs, and a stolen Yamaha motor bike valued at more than $7000. Judge Jack Vandersteen praised Berry for his engagement with drug treatment during his CISP bail program after he was arrested during a police raid at his home on 29 September last year. Berry was given a 12-month community corrections order and ordered to perform 250 hours of unpaid community work for 12 months. “While you’ve been undertaken to that program, you have attended every condition and gone over and beyond what was required of

you in terms of maintaining your rehabilitation,” Mr Vandersteen said. “Had you not pleaded guilty to the charges before the court, I would have sentenced you to nine months' imprisonment and placed you on a 12-month community corrections order,” he said. Berry was drafted by St Kilda in 2001 and played top-up games with Carlton in the VFL. He has been a superstar in Melbourne’s SouthEast, with stints at Cranbourne, Devon Meadows, and Garfield as well as Frankston’s VFL side. Berry’s lawyer, Jacqui Caust of Dandenong Legal Aid said Berry was remorseful and was motivated in keeping his appointments with his counsellor.

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Fights break out at school By Brendan Rees Students from St Peters College Cranbourne East Campus have been suspended after footage emerged of violent attacks at the school last week. The footage, which was supplied to Channel Seven, showed students punching and flinging victims to the ground while other students watched on. Principal of St Peter’s Cranbourne Chris Black said staff at the school “moved swiftly” to break up a number of altercations between students last week. “The school has acted promptly in accordance with the relevant protocols to implement appropriate disciplinary and support measures, including suspensions, the instigation of behaviour management plans and meetings with parents of the students involved,” he said. Mr Black did not confirm how many students were suspended. “Bullying or violence in all its forms is unacceptable behaviour and has no place in our school.” Mr Black said the incident would be treat-

ed with the utmost seriousness, adding the school held a special school assembly for Years 7 to 10 on Monday, 26 February. “My door is always open to any parents wanting to discuss any issues at all regarding their children’s wellbeing and education.” Mr Black said the school valued its reputation as a safe learning environment. Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said the footage was shocking and called for the return of Police in Schools Program. “All parents send their children to school to learn - and we expect them to be safe from any violence.” “Daniel Andrews has failed to deliver any genuine prevention programs and the crime continues to rise as he does nothing,” Mr Battin said. “Only the Liberal Party will return the Police in Schools Program, create positive engagement between police and young Victorians and act to stop this violence.” He said Victoria had to react as there was a massive increase in violent crimes reported in the media, which is “seen on the street and even in our homes.”




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Sally Ritter has helped thousands of children settle into foster care - just simply by packing a few essential items into a backpack. As the founder of Backpacks 4 Vic Kids in Cranbourne, Ms Ritter says having backpacks on hand to give to children as soon as they are displaced is “very comforting.” “I believe that having a few belongings, something to hold, can change the way a child sees their world.” “I want to ensure that children experiencing relocation have clean clothes, sleepwear, new undies, their own toiletries and some items to comfort them.” For her dedication to helping the community, Ms Ritter was presented with the Premier’s Volunteer Champions Leadership Award during a ceremony at Government House on Sunday, 11 February. The annual awards celebrated volunteers from across the state. “It was a really humbling experience to receive an award amongst so many nominees,” she said. “I feel truly blessed to have such an amazing team of volunteers contributing to the programs we run, without that amazing team I would not have received this award.” Ms Ritter’s project has delivered more than 3000 backpacks, raised more than $100,000, grown a volunteer support base, and made connections with local businesses and schools. She also regularly visits schools speaking about kindness, empathy, success and choosing to help others. Children are often removed from dangerous places with little more than what they’re wearing at the time, Ms Ritter explained. “Sometimes it takes days, weeks or even months for funding for that child to be made available to buy the things they desperately need.” Ms Ritter says it’s heart-warming to hear



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What is something people don't know about you? I have a lot of trouble sitting still! How long were you were with the Cranbourne Scouts? As a parent, member of the committee and then group leader - seven years. Did you still volunteer with scouts or other organisations? I am still in scouting, now District Commissioner for the Casey District How is your training going in preparation for your trip to Everest base camp in March? Long and hard! Lots of walking around the streets all packed up with our hike boots on, plenty of PT sessions and a change in diet. What is the most memorable moment in your life? So many to choose from! Hard to go past my kids and the memories we all get to make together. What event, past, present or future, would you like to witness? World peace - doesn't everyone? What is your favourite television show? Not a lot of time to watch TV at the moment but I am a closet "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" fan. What is your favourite book? Leadbelly - can't believe it was all true! What has been your most embarrassing moment? Walking out of the toilet at work with my skirt caught in my underwear. What was your first or best concert? Best concert - and can't believe I am admitting it - New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys.

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THREE … interesting history facts in the City of Casey


The twelfth meteorite that was discovered in Cranbourne was unearthed in April 1982. It was donated to the then Cranbourne Shire Council for display purposes. Currently, it is on display at the City of Casey's Narre Warren Customer Service Centre.


On 15 December 1994, the City of Casey was named in recognition of the significant contributions to the region and to Australia of Lord Richard Gavin Gardiner Casey and Lady Maie Casey who lived on the property 'Edrington' in Berwick. Lord Casey was GovernorGeneral of Australia and Lady Casey was an artist, author and aviator.


Australia's first Olympic champion, Edwin Flack, owned and operated a dairy farm in Berwick and his final resting place is in the Berwick Cemetery. In the Athens 1896 Olympic Games, the first Olympic Games of the modern era, Edwin Flack won the 800 metre and 1500 metre athletic events.

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Clyde’s close calls By Brendan Rees Local resident Annie Lamb says a crash is waiting to happen at the intersection of Clyde-Five Ways Road and Twyford Road in Clyde after seeing “many near misses”. She says traffic lights were badly-needed at the intersection. “I’ve no doubt a major accident will happen soon”. “Drivers are taking risks turning in front of traffic and driving down the gravel edge because they’re sick of waiting for a gap in traffic,” she said. Ms Lamb said the problem was only going to get worse with nearby housing developments going up rapidly. “The traffic travelling north-south has been building since the estate went in just south of this intersection”. “There’s also big trucks in the area now another estate is going in up Tuckers Road. It’s dangerous,” she said. Two crashes have occurred at the intersection in the past five years, according to VicRoads data but neither incident resulted in serious injuries. Ms Lamb said impatient drivers on Twyford Road were “just turning with the tiniest gap in traffic”. “VicRoads will continue to monitor road safety at the intersection of Clyde-Five Ways Road and Twyford Road in Clyde,” said VicRoads Manager Movement and Safety Sasha Yarwood. “Any potential improvement works will be considered as part of future funding packages,” he added. Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera said he would also monitor the intersection. “We’ve also recently undertaken an important safety review of the South Gippsland

Eight hospitalised after head-on crash A 20-year-old L-Plate driver of Lynbrook was behind the wheel of a Holden Commodore carrying three teenagers which was involved a head-on collision in Berwick on Sunday morning, 3 March. Eight people were taken to hospital after emergency services were called to the collision on Greaves Road near Domain Drive just before 1am. It’s believed the Commodore lost control and veered on to the wrong side of the road and hit a Ford sedan travelling east. The Lynbrook man was taken to hospital with leg injuries. His passengers, a 16-year -old Cranbourne West boy, a 15-year-old Dandenong North boy and a 15-year-old Narre Warren South boy have also been taken to hospital. The occupants of the other vehicle, a 41-year-old Clyde North man, 19-year-old Clyde North man, 20-year-old Narre Warren man and an 18-year-old woman from Narre Warren were all taken to hospital. Police say the exact circumstances surrounding the collision are yet to be determined.

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Annie Lamb says traffic lights are desperately needed at a busy intersection in Clyde. Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS Highway between Clyde-Fiveways Road and Ballarto Road,” he said. “We’re investing in the roads that people in

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By Brendan Rees More than 100 people came together at Shopping on Clyde for an afternoon tea fundraiser for ovarian cancer on Friday, 23 February. "One hundred per cent of the proceeds, including a $10 cover charge, donations and raffle prize money, were donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia," said TerryWhite Chemmart pharmacist Carolyn Wynen. Ms Wynen said the pharmacy was committed to working with Ovarian Cancer Australia and playing their part in the fight against ovarian cancer. "We are immensely proud to have exceeded our goal this year, with our current tally sitting at $3199.81." Ms Wynen thanked the generous support of traders, Shopping on Clyde owners Ian and Jodie Mitchell and the wonderful turnout from the community. "This is such a worthy cause and we are extremely proud to make this one of our key fundraising goals each year and to give back to the community to help make someone else's life just that little bit better," she said, Anyone interested in donating can visit: https://terrywhitechemmart.everydayhero. com/au/terrywhite-chemmart-on-clyde.

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Thanks to Cam Lucadou-Wells for his report “CEO vacancy goes out to jobs market“, (Star News, Thursday, 1 March). If Cr Wayne Smith and Cr Rosalie Crestani want to hold a public farewell, as they state, for outgoing CEO Mike Tyler then they should pay for it, not Casey ratepayers. Many of the councillors who appointed Tyler without advertising the CEO job still remain on council today, unfortunately. However, some Casey ratepayers still have a sense of history about local government that appears to have been “anaesthetised’’ by Casey Council. Before the last council election, Mike Tyler wrongly told some Four Oaks ward residents they


PICTURE STEWART CHAMBERS had no entitlement to compensation even though Casey contractors/workers had planted some London Plain trees which destroyed the integrity of their gardens and driveways. Further, Mike Tyler and Casey Council were not transparent about who received the $250,000 “bonus“ for writing a failed rate cap variation application to the Essential Services Commission two years ago; a report that was found to be unsubstantiated by the commission. In 2008 Mike Tyler was CEO when the Casey mayor and council wrongly informed Brookland Greens residents that they were not entitled to compensation following toxic gas leaks from the Stevenson’s Road Landfill in Cranbourne. John Glazebrook, Endeavour Hills.


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‘Eco’ award By Brendan Rees A devotion to making a difference on the environment has earned Cranbourne East Primary School a state award. From turning of electrical items when not is use to using email instead of paper - students are embracing ways to reduce their impact on the world. Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera presented the school with its three-star Sustainability Certification as a Resource Smart School on Wednesday, 14 February. The school met the benchmarks for energy, water and waste usage under the state's ResourceSmart Schools program. Mr Perera congratulated Cranbourne East Primary School for reducing its environmental impact through the program. "This certification recognises the great work of the dedicated teachers and staff at Cranbourne East Primary School." He said the program was fantastic in providing students a hands-on understanding of sustainability and the environment. "Embracing a culture of sustainable living in our schools is incredibly important, and I thank all students, teachers and parents for contributing towards their certification." So far the program has helped more than 1,300 Victorian schools save more than $20 million through energy, waste and water savings. Cranbourne East Primary School science and sustainability teacher Mareta Singleton said the school was honoured to receive the award and shared a common goal of becoming more sustainable every day. "We aim to develop responsible, resilient and respectful citizens who make informed decisions to reduce their impact on the environment." "Fun, hands on science lessons have been conducted with every year level throughout the year to inform and explore how we can

Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera with Cranbourne East Primary School students from left, Jorden, Blake, Ryan, Tristan and Oni with their certificates. 177621 Picture: GARY SISSONS save energy at home and at school," she said. "Posters and digital presentations about renewable energy were part of the year five and six students' lessons." Ms Singleton said one of their biggest energy savers was using email and the internet instead of printing newsletters and notices. She added: "Our lights are on automatic sensors which turn lights off when no movement is sensed as well as nightly at 7pm". Mr Perera encouraged other schools in the community to sign up for the ResourceSmart Schools program if they had not already. Schools participating in the program are awarded up to five stars for completing modules in relation to water, waste, energy, biodiversity. He said the program had prevented more than 58,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere since 2008. For more information on Sustainability Victoria's Resource Smart School Program visit:

Casey Grammar School Principal Richard Baird was recently commissioned with the school's leaders in a special service. The student leaders are: School Captain Jack Mepstead; School Captain Madellin Goring; Music Captain Lachlan Forster; Drama Captain Rowan Dunstan; Sports Captain Olivia Antonello; Social Justice Captain Shaylah Portelli-Moore; Year 12 Leader Isabella Tuturas; Year 12 Leader Emily Peterson; Year 11 Leader Tharushi Perera; Year 11 Leader Kathleen Foley; Year 11 Leader Rashawn Kassen; Year 11 Leader Lachlan Forster; Year 11 Leader Charli Steendam; Year 11 Leader Noah McCloskey; Year 11 Leader Lauren Reynolds and Year 11 Leader Leith Sladen. Pciture: CONTRIBUTED

School leaders announced By Brendan Rees Casey Grammar School's new principal Richard Baird says he was honoured to be commissioned as the school's third principal on Tuesday, 13 February. "I had the pleasure of being commissioned as well as being the part of both the Junior and senior school commissioning services," Mr Baird said. "I am confident that this group of leaders will do an outstanding job in 2018". Mr Baird was appointed to the position in June last year after an extremely competitive recruitment process which attracted applicants from Australia and overseas. Mr Baird was previously the Deputy Principal of Great Southern Grammar School in Albany Western Australia. His two sons will also attend Casey Grammar this year. "I pledged to honour our vision and mission to provide the highest professional stan-


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The park was the second-most popular Magical Parks host in Australia. Casey mayor Geoff Ablett said the game was a "great way to sneak in some exercise", noting the average distance travelled by players was 1.45 kilometres. "The only tool you need to participate in the game is a mobile device, which then allows you to enter into a digital fantasy world." Cr Ablett said Bacchus Park was chosen as a site due to its ideal size and proximity to Cranbourne families. Magical Parks is staged as part of Parks Week 2018. It is at Wilson Botanic Park and Bacchus Park between 10 and 25 March.

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Helping students stay in By Brendan Rees Teenage girls at Cranbourne East Secondary College who may be at risk of dropping out of school will be given support from mentors to stay in class. Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera announced a $20000 grant for the school's Aiming High Program this week. Mr Perera said the program would allow 80 teenage girls in years 10 and 11 with more opportunities to succeed in life. "Giving teenage girls in our local area mentors to help build their self-confidence and set goals for the future will help them stay in school," he said. "We know that keeping students in school and engaged in their education is vital to break the cycle disadvantage." Cranbourne East Secondary College Assistant Principal Annie Eastwood welcomed the funding, saying and it was great opportunity to allow students to receive support from men-

tors to build their self-confidence, set goals and improve their understanding of postschool options. "The focus of our mentoring program is on raising aspirations for our students, being able to expose them to industry and build community links and create some really positive role models," she said. "That's a critical time where they are thinking about their future pathways." The funding is part of the state government's Student Mentoring Program which helps keep disadvantaged students stay engaged in school. Twenty-one schools and organisations will also benefit from grants totalling $1 million as part of the second round of state government funding for the program. Supporting Indigenous students, students in out-of-home care, or those from low socioeconomic or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, will also be a focus of the program.

Students from Lyndhurst Secondary College have been given a life lesson when comes to future home ownership. As a part of their Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning senior certificate (VCAL), Year 12 students were given a presentation by a local real estate agent who prepared them for life after school when it came to the housing market. "I'm wanting to reach out to Casey's Secondary Colleges and make a difference" said Director of Harcourts Real Estate Cranbourne, Andrew Cassimaty, who visited the school on Thursday, 22 February. "(This) is to not just inspire students about a pathway to success but also educate them on what the Victorian College Curriculum doesn't," he said. "The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows". "There are many rules and guidelines they need to be aware of navigating through the maze of the myriad of information available to them in regards to renting and or buying their first property." Mr Cassimaty said he was surprised by how highly engaged the students were during his presentation. "At least a third of the class out of some 45 asked a variety of questions with respect to becoming a tenant, buying their first home and also a career in real estate." He believes he got more out of the session than the students did. "When you have the knowledge and wis-

Director Harcourts Cranbourne Andrew Cassimaty with Year 12 VCAL students Josh, Long and Rebekah. 177845 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS dom to empower teenagers, you can make a huge difference from a subject you are passionate about." "That was the feeling I had driving back to my office in my car. You never stop growing irrespective of how old you are". Lyndhurst Secondary College VCAL leader Sue Carroll said the presentation was a great insight for the students. "It's good for the kids to be hearing these things from other people rather than just their parents." "We invited Andrew in to give them a perspective of what would be the requirements if they did need to rent or purchase a home". Ms Carroll said it was also an opportunity for students to think about a career in real estate. "It might have given them another career opportunity or career pathway to follow."

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Pedal power comes easy They may not be old enough to have a driver’s licence yet but students of Tooradin Primary School are hitting the race track That is, in pedal-powered cars known as Human Powered Vehicle’s (HPV). Two teams of Grade Five and Grade Six students battled it out for the first race of the 2018 “grand prix” season at the Casey Fields Criterium on Saturday, 3 March. Students put their endurance skills to the test by pedalling their way around the circuit in their racing vehicles, ‘The Red Rocket’ and ‘The Flamin’ Mozzies’ against teams from across Victoria. Tooradin Primary School Wellbeing Coordinator Rachel Davis said the event offered teamwork, fitness and fun for all students. “(They) have been training since the beginning of the school year to build up their fitness and developing knowledge of race strategy in order to be ready for the first race.” “We value our HPV and Pushcart program

as a unique opportunity to develop students’ fitness, resilience and maths and science concepts, as well as crucial life skills of teamwork, confidence, environmental responsibility, and positive mind set,” Ms Davis said. She said the program helped students set personal goals and gain enormous confidence. “(Each child) worked to challenge themselves and gain strength from their achievements.” “Everyone was thrilled to compete in the different categories.” The success of each team, Ms Davis said, was built on the commitment from members of the school community, sponsors who help fund the construction of the vehicles, and the support volunteers. “We constantly thank all these volunteers for the time and effort they put in to make the races run smoothly.” “This year is looking like an amazing racing year and we look forward to the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead.”

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Mason is strapped into the vehicle for his shift by team mechanic Chris David (right). 178303

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Jade’s breakfast revolution By Narelle Coulter Jade Fraser loves breakfast so much that she is building a business around her favourite meal of the day. Jade, 38, is the founder of Tall Dark and Nutty a boutique muesli business. Sitting down to eat her own breakfast one morning last year, Jade hit upon the idea of combining traditional muesli with that other great breakfast favourite, coffee. "It just made so much sense. To me coffee and breakfast go hand in hand," said Jade, who loves coffee so much she has a cluster of little coffee beans tattooed behind her left ear. In the kitchen of her mother's Narre Warren home, Jade creates her signature dark chocolate espresso muesli - combining chocolate coated espresso beans, with oats, puffed rice, pumpkin seeds, six different nuts, shredded coconut and spice. The espresso beans, sourced from Zest in Berwick, are hand coated in the chocolate. "It's a labour of love," said Jade, laughing. She also makes a dirty chai muesli and is working on a French vanilla latte and a vegan mocha. A 300gram bag of muesli retails for $8.70. Her range also includes a spiced espresso dukkah and sweet espresso dukkah. Jade sells to individuals at the moment through Facebook and Instagram, but hopes to get her products into cafes soon. The origin of Tall Dark and Nutty goes back to Jade's own extraordinary weight loss journey which saw her lose 30.8 kilograms by changing her diet and exercising. At her heaviest she was over 100 kilograms. "I lost 12 kg through changing my diet alone," she explained. "The weight was coming off but my body look quite awful so I started training with a personal trainer. During that process I learnt what to eat. I was really quite confused by food before." Jade says she has always had an "interesting relationship with food". As a child she was an extremely fussy eater and when her mum got sick with cancer when Jade was 17 she virtually stopped eating. "I felt like everything was out of control so I stopped eating all together because I could control that," she explained. In her 20s she had a daughter who was three months premature and her mum, Fran, became sick again. "I lost touch with what food was, what it did and what its purpose was. "I lost my way." At 100.8 kilograms, Jade was boarding on using a cane to walk and her daughter was faced with the prospect of wheeling her mum around shopping centres in a chair. A doctor offered to write a prescription for diet pills, a solution Jade felt deeply uncomfortable with. When her brother urged her to take the pills because "you are just too heavy to do it on your own", something snapped and she

thought"you just watch me". Jade started replacing meals with diet shakes, walking around the school oval and using a power fit machine. Not long after, the idea for Tall Dark and Nutty was conceived. "I had detoxed off sugar and was looking for something for my own breakfast that was quick and easy. But I found whatever I could get in the supermarket was too sweet for my taste by then and I didn't feel had enough nutritional value so I started making my own muesli at home," she explained. Jade completed a business course through the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, by the end of which she had a business plan and her product was "ready to go". Tall Dark and Nutty is financed through another venture Jade launched last December Luxe Grazing. Luxe Grazing, which offers fresh, healthy grazing boards for functions and parties, says Jade has "really taken off". "When I lost the weight I really struggled at functions and events because I didn't want to eat the fried spring rolls or pies. "Luxe Grazing came to me as a way to feed a lot of people as naturally as possible." As a single mum Jade relishes being able to work from home, however she also utilises a desk at the Waterman Business Centre in Narre Warren. That's where she tackles administration and "back end stuff because at home I just wasn't doing it". "I'd decide that instead of sending a difficult email to someone I really need to vacuum the floor," she said, laughing. "Working from home is great because I want to be around for kids but so easy not to do the hard stuff. " The shared working space at Waterman Centre has also brought her into contact with other small business entrepreneurs. Jade's aim with both businesses is to "build a brand around natural eating and body confidence". In five years she would like her muesli to be available in cafes, retail stores and hotels. "I'd like it to be a thriving brand with a really good message." She also dreams of a small factory with a shop front, coffee machine and community garden. "One of the hardest things, the most frustrating things about having the vision is not having the capital to do it, that's the biggest struggle." While she works towards making that vision a reality, Jade's passion and energy is revitalised each morning when she climbs back into bed before her children wake with a bowl of muesli and cup of coffee. "I would like to create a community around breakfast, whether that's eating my muesli or not. There should be more breakfast meetings and even breakfast dates. I just think there needs to be more breakfast," she said, with another peal of laughter.

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Healthy habits are part of the culture at Outlook, and they have the certificate to prove it. As part of the Victorian Prevention and Health Promotion Achievement Program for workplaces, the Pakenham-based social enterprise organisation has just received its first level of accreditation as a workplace with a strong focus on the health and wellbeing of its staff and volunteers. It was recently recognised for its efforts by the Cancer Council with a formal certificate. Despite reaching this status, the organisation has vowed to continue its work in creating and sustaining a safe and healthy workplace, with the support of Monash Health health promotion staff. "Outlook has already introduced a number

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Nossal High School students say their school prepares them for university life.

There’s more What can make a school more than a school? Nossal High School Year 9 students in 2017, Sarina, Eamon, Hunter and Nayeer share their thoughts. "We believe Nossal is unique, with an environment which encourages learning by providing the freedom we will have when we enter university. We are challenged instead of coddled, lifted to new heights instead of relearning the same things. "Nossal provides supportive teachers and mentors who guide students to achieve their full potential and achieve success.

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LOOK AT NEW MERIDIAN MERIDIAN’S new display village adds new perspectives in Clyde North. The life you’ve always imagined, with treelined streets, parks, wetlands, cycling tracks and walking paths, can become your reality at Clyde North’s fastest growing community - Meridian. Close to the local amenities of established Berwick and Clyde North, and with easy access to Melbourne, Meridian presents the best of many worlds for new home buyers. The master-planned community is certainly an oasis for family living with future amenity enabling the perfect blend of outdoor activity, healthy lifestyles and that sought-after sense of neighbourhood belonging. Further reinforcing Meridian as a destination of choice in the South-East, some of Melbourne’s best builders have just opened their doors to a range of stunning new display homes at the brand-new display village located at 1880 Thompsons Road,

Clyde North. Leading builders Bentley Homes, Boutique Homes, Carlisle Homes, East West Homes and Homebuyers Centre are welcoming new home buyers to view the latest in design at the impressive display village, with popular home builders Porter Davis and Fairhaven Homes also opening this weekend. “The opening of the first homes in our display village mark a significant milestone at our Meridian community. With many of Melbourne’s most popular builders showcasing their latest designs and styles, there are so many exciting opportunities for new home buyers. With more builders opening their doors over the coming months the display village will eventually feature 34 fantastic homes,“ said Graham Nolan, Brown Property Marketing Manager. “We are showcasing two of our most popular designs at Meridian, the Astoria Grand, on display for the first time, and

the Amberley, both homes ideal for growing families with busy lifestyles,“ said Hans Oudemans, sales director for Carlisle Homes. The undulating 125-hectare location currently has land selling in stages 13, 14 and 15, and a few opportunities remain in stage eight with north-facing rear yards. With elevated sites creating some impressive vistas over the surrounding landscape all the way to the Dandenong Ranges, there is also a diverse range of home and land package opportunities to suit all lifestyles and family groups. Watch this impressive community grow through the bird’s-eye drone video on the website, and pop down to the Meridian display village to check out the latest in home styles and living options. For more information contact the Meridian team on 1800 463 743 or visit ●

HOME ESSENTIALS Address: 1880 Thompsons Road, Clyde North Agent: Meridian 1800 463 743 or visit



4/58 Temple Street Heyfield - $139,000 Plus SAV. 18 year-long established take away food business in the heart of Heyfield close to banks, newsagency, hotel, & post office. Ideal family business, or, retain the existing staff and pick up where the current owners leave off. Steady growth in the figures on a year to year basis. Combination of Pizza, Fish & Chips and various other take away food items. Premises offers a dining area at the rear, with a seating capacity of 50 persons. Recent fitting of LED lighting throughout premises, along with the 15 kilowatt-25 panel solar system, back into the grid. A substantial amount of the equipment recently upgraded, including the espresso- coffee machine, Bain-mare, & pizza oven. This existing business would suit a chef wishing to make their mark on the local area, & their local cuisine business. Further information on

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TAKE the stress out of scouring display homes! As part of the Berwick Waters Estate block party, the team at Romeo Homes, who know all too well that home hunting can be tiring and exhausting, have teamed up with local yoga teacher Aaron Petty to put on free yoga classes this Sunday in the alfresco of their Macquarie Attic display home. Take some time out of your day to breathe, stretch and unwind in the back yard of your next dream home with one of Berwick’s most relaxing individuals. From 11-3pm Aaron will be leading relaxed, informative classes for all levels and ages every half-hour. With mats supplied, all you need to bring

along is your body and a good attitude - the kids can join in too! Yoga is growing in popularity in Melbourne at the moment and is widely known as one of the best ways to unwind - the staff of Romeo use it to de-stress after a day at work and are now hoping to help in building awareness towards both physical and mental health in the greater community surrounding their business. If you’d like to be a part of a free yoga sesson, you can contact Julie on 0417 016 206. Or simply show up at 7 and 11 Tallrush Street, Clyde North on Sunday between 11pm-3pm. ●


WALK TO THE STATION LARGE home of about 18 squares of living space with three bedrooms, the master with two-way access bathroom, two large living areas - one ideal for your rumpus/cinema room with cool tiles and a Coonara solid-fuel heater. The bathroom and kitchen are a real pleasure in the home with top quality fixtures and fittings, stone benches, five-burner stainless-steel Belling stove with three ovens and dishwasher, a virtual chef's delight. Gas heating and air-conditioner ensures year-round comfort, outdoors there is a pergola patio area, open garage with auto door and drive through to the block, two garden sheds, new fences are a bonus, all on a block of about 681 square metres. With only a short walk to schools and transport from the handy court location this home must be top of your list to inspect. ●

HOME ESSENTIALS Address: 4 Butler Court, Cranbourne, 3977 Inspect: By appointment Price: $569,000 Agent: Frank Barrett, 0418 800 912, FINNING FIRST NATIONAL REAL ESTATE, CRANBOURNE, 5996 1200

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277 Fullers Road The stunning uninterrupted views of Wilson’s Promontory straight from your lounge room window and back balcony have to be seen to be appreciated. This beautiful 2.5 acre property currently operates successfully as Air BnB accommodation and generates a healthy income of $1,000 per week in peak season with a consistently high occupancy rate. This would appeal to the shrewd investor, but it may also be ideal as your own little private paradise to relocate to. Over 2 levels this spacious home offers 2 separate living areas, all with lovely views from wrap around balconies, as well as a modern kitchen with butlers pantry and an electric oversized stainless steel oven plus a huge Rayburn combustion stove, which comfortably and cheaply heats the whole house in winter. The 3 massive bedrooms are all well equipped with walk in and build in robes as well as direct access to private bathrooms and a powder room. A 3 KW solar system provides cheap electricity and boosts the hot water supply, and the 2 reverse cycle air conditioners combined with large double glazed windows keep the interior cool in summer and warm in winter. There is a double garage as well as a studio for entertaining. This property is surrounded by beautiful gardens featuring drought tolerant plants and fruit trees and is very centrally located to the Foster township. Just a short 2.5 hour drive from inner city Melbourne it could become your new holiday retreat or a reliable income spinner. The choice is yours but be quick - this one will not last long! Inspect by private appointment only.


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DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY CALLING all investors, this approximately 1.40 hectares (3.5 acres) of prime Beaconsfield real estate, with a development strategy already prepared by the Cardinia Shire Council directly impacting the property, will be sure to satisfy all of your investment needs. The home itself is kept immaculate, comprising of three bedrooms, plus study master with ensuite and walk-in robe, three separate living areas, massive outdoor entertainment area and pool, with the potential for substantial rental return. Only moments from the heart of Beaconsfield, and a plethora of public and private schools, shops and sporting facilities, this location is hard to beat. ●

HOME ESSENTIALS Address: 6 Glismann Road, Beaconsfield, 3807 Price: On application Description: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 garage, 1 study View: By appointment Agent: Matt Doyle, 0423 339 328, HARCOURTS, BERWICK, 9707 4222 12381240

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* Retail Shop / 2 Bed Dwelling * Land Size 223m² Dwelling * Activity Centre Zone Precinct 2A * Ample Off Street Parking * Vacant Possession * Close to Cranbourne Station

(218041) Lot 33/1 Central Parkway Way Cranbourne * 3,191m2 Mixed Used Land * Concept drawings 4 or 8 Shops with 3 Bedroom residence on 1st floor (STCA) * Next to Neighborhood Activity Centre * Busy Road Location * Possible Medical Centre (STCA)


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2.5 aCre plus bloCk, right on the beaCh! (217430) Located in the sought after Coastal Village of Cannons Creek is this massive 2.5 acre plus block just waiting to be built on. Having large frontage, this property allows for great access and the best part of all is its practically right the water. Perfect for that dream lifestyle of being able to launch your boat not even a minute from home! This property it closely situated to the local general store, parks & jetty, and is only an hour’s drive to Melbourne.

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hard to find - suit first hoMe buyers (218051) 3 bedroom character home, ideal for first homebuyers, hex bay window, color bond roof & bullnose verandah plus brick feature wall & built in fireplace & coonara plus reverse cycle s/system. The master bedroom has a two way access bathroom & WIR, we also have BIR to the other two bedrooms which are zoned at the rear of the home.There is a timber kitchen with wall oven and hotplates, timber look vinyl flooring & carpeted to the lounge & bedrooms. Double garage plus workshop area & another double carport/pergola area & access to the block behind secure gates for your boat, trailer or caravan all on approx. 650m2 block.


112/41 craig road, Junction Village (217478) Enjoy community living and independence in this 2 bedroom unit, offering separate kitchen, large lounge (gas heated + a/c), separate laundry, double shower, on a low maintenance block + carport accommodation. Unit includes new carpets and freshly painted throughout.

$569,000 cranbourne north


WalK to the station (218050) Large home approx 18sq living, 3 bedrooms master with two way access bathroom, two large living areas one ideal for your rumpus/cinema room with cool tiles & a coonara solid fuel heater. The bathroom & kitchen are a real pleasure in the home with top quality fixtures & fittings stone benches, 5 burner s/steel Belling stove with 3 ovens, & dishwasher, a virtual chefs delight. Gas heating & air conditioner, outdoors we have a pergola patio area, open garage with auto door & drive through to the block 2 garden sheds, all on a huge 681m² approx. block.


$569,000 langWarrin sth

fantastic location!!! (218019) 3 bed all with robes, master bedroom has a full ens & WIR. Ceramic tiled to family room & wet areas & kitchen which has an U/B oven & gas cooktop & 40mm Caesar stone benchtops. Gas ducted heating & A/C ensures year round comfort, outdoors is a pergola area, garden shed & palm trees + a dble carport all on a 562m² approx. block. Inspections are by appointment only.

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(218052) Situated in the quiet street next to adjoining parkland, lovely 3 bedroom home features a full ensuite to main bedroom, open plan living areas, modern kitchen with D/W, air conditioning plus ducted heating and double garage under roofline. All reasonable offers considered. Call Harry today to arrange an inspection.

(217409) 4 bed + study home, comprising 3 living areas, rumpus, home theatre room plus family & dining areas. Great kitchen with 5 burner cooker, dishwasher & WIP. Evap a/c & Coonara ensure year round comfort. We also have a 6sqr garage with internal house access, outdoor you have a gazebo heated spa area, 9.5mtr x 6mtr barn shed with 3 phase power.

(218047)Set in a quiet court location is this 3 bedroom home. One bedroom, lounge, kitchen meals area, ducted heating, split system A/C, polished floor boards. Outside there is a decked pergola area and well established gardens on a large 945m² approx. block. Possible multi-unit site (STC).Close to Merinda Park Station.

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(218041)Set on approx. 1000m² of land, is this 5 bdr home. Master with WIR/ ENS. Modern kitchen with d/w. Large family meals area. Separate lounge,Theatre room, 2 x split system A/C, ducted heating. Outside there is a DLUG with drive through access. Lge workshop with power, paved BBQ entertainment area. It also has 16 solar panels, 2x10,000 litre water tanks & established gardens.

(218040) 3 bedroom brick veneer home with BIR to bedrooms, gas, ducted heating plus s/system heating & cooling. Polished boards, wall oven & hotplate to kitchen, lounge plus kitchen meals area. Outdoors we have a fantastic pergola patio area with mains gas BBQ. 3 car carport, 2 car tandem garage plus solar boosted hot water all on a generous 572m² approx. block.

(218033) 4 bdr & 3 living areas or 3 bdr & 4 living areas! Quality Sladen Park location, large home, 20 + squares, ducted heating, coonara, & A/C. Large kitchen with W/O, cooktop & dishwasher. Outdoors we have the pool, pergola patio area & a gate leading to parkland. All on a 770m² block, with a 5 car carport that more than caters for the whole family. Call Frank Barrett for all enquiries


$699,000 tooradin

“suitable for dePendents, 5 bedrooMs” (217452) Large home set up for dependents/ relatives. 3 bthrms, master having F/ENS & WIR, main bthrm & another one, 3 bdrms & separate living area, ducted heating & s/system cooling, the kitchen has s/s appl. gas cooktop & under bench oven & d/w, with 40mm C/stone benchtops. Large entertaining area with gas log fire zoned away from the main lounge & family room. A DLUG on 1146m².

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$589,000 tooradin

10 acres lifestyle ProPerty With Main road frontage (217234) Building Permit already issued, situated on a made road in the quality producing area ofTooradin & only a minute drive to the town centre is this great lifestyle property set on approx. 10 acres surrounded by trees and wildlife.With a good size site for a home (STCA).


coastal Village lifestyle (218006)3 bed, master with retreat large WIR and ens. Powder room, huge living & dining areas downstairs. white v/wrap kitchen with s/s appliances, incinerator, d/sweeper. Heating & cooling, ducted vacuum on both levels. Alfresco area, 9m x 5m cool deck with custom blinds throughout.- 20 energy efficient solor panels(5kw), 3000l water tank, CCTV.

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Pre-kinder open day:

Grill'd Casey is celebrating its 2nd birthday on Saturday, 17 March and the restaurant team will be throwing a family-friendly event to raise funds for the Cranbourne Information and Support Service (CISS). There will be a host of complimentary activities on offer including arts and crafts, face-painting and a raffle with the chance to win a $150 Grill'd gift card. Saturday, 17 March at 11am from 11am. Grill'd Casey, Casey Central Shopping Centre at 400 Narre Warren - Cranbourne Rd, Narre Warren South.

Narre Community Learning Centre''s prekinder program prepares children for their big step into kindergarten. Session times are Monday 1-4pm, Tuesday 9.30am-12.30pm and Thursday 9.30am-12.30pm, with a possible Wednesday session to come. It is holding an open day with free face painting and balloon twisting. The open day is on 10.30am-1.30pm on Wednesday, 14 March at Narre Community Learning Centre, 1 Malcolm Court, Narre Warren. Details: 9704 7388



Cranbourne Library book sale The Friends of Cranbourne Libraries are holiding a book bargain sale. Books from 50 cents to $5. Saturday, 17 March from 8.30am-2pm at Casey complex, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road. Enter via Casey radio station doors.


Casey U3A Casey U3A classes for retirees will be held in Berwick at a range of locations and also at Selandra Community Hub, Clyde North. Only $35 to join for year. 40 plus classes. Visit the website at au for details or John 9707 2301 or 0409 515465.


Garden party Enjoy an afternoon tea while raising funds for an English language centre in East Timor. Friends of Ermera is running the fund-raiser. It considers English-language skills to be critical for the aspirations of East Timor's students. 5 Palmerston Street, Berwick on Sunday, 18 March, 2-4.30pm. Bookings by Friday, 16 March to Jean Lyon on 0431 106 667.


General meeting Narre Warren and District Family History Group Inc are holding a general meeting in March.. The guest speaker will be Penny Harris and the theme will be, 'Overseas research know your facts.' Supper will be served. Entry fee is $3. Wednesday, 14 March at 7.30pm in the meeting room of the Cranbourne Library, 1/65 Berwick Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne. Please use Casey Radio Entrance. Contact Lynne Bradley at or phone 8787 5558.


Plant sale The Growing Friends group of the Cranbourne Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Inc will be hosting an Autumn Plant Sale of Australian plants. A wide range of Australian plants in tubes and larger pots will be for sale - priced from $3. Saturday and Sunday 17 and 18 March from 10am - 4pm at Royal Botanic Garden Victoria - Cranbourne (Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne).


Twilight Car Boot Sale Warneet-Blind Bight Fire Brigade will be hosting a car-boot sale. Get in early to book your spot now to be a part of selling goods. Live entertainment, Yacht Club Display, coffe van, sausage sizzle, face-painting, Captain Koala, community education displays, fire brigade displays, jumping castle and more. Saturday 24 March at Warneet Recreation Reserve from 3pm-7pm at Rutherford Parade, Warneet. Prices: $10 per car. $15 per car and trailer. To book please call 5998 7146.


Talk from the Balcony Everyone is welcome to attend a session with guest speaker from Casey Cardinia Libraries, historian Heather Arnold on 'Anecdotes of a Local Historian.'


Berwick Mechanics Institute and Free Library located at 15 High Street Berwick on Wednesday 21 March at 5.30pm. All welcome. Ph. 9707 3519

Induction evening for volunteers at the Cranbourne Food Truck The Cranbourne Food Truck is holding an induction day. The Food Truck provides free food including hot meals, fruit, vegetables and nonperishable food parcels to the homeless, poor and disadvantaged in the Cranbourne area four nights a week. Wednesday, 21 March, at 7pm at the Cranbourne Regional Uniting Church, 41 Lesdon Ave, Cranbourne. If you are thinking of attending, please contact Chris Marsh on 0401 285 635 or via email on the foodtruck00@gmail. com.


Community group activities Narre Warren North Uniting Church welcomes everyone to attend weekly sessions with the following community groups. Uniting Images Photography Group on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm; Uniting Readers Book Club - last Monday of the month at 7.30 pm; Community Garden Tuesdays 10am - 12pm and Saturdays 9am - 12pm; Coffee and Conversation - Wednesdays 9.30am and exercise group at 12pm; Art and Craft - Wednesdays 1pm - 3.30pm; Crazy Needles Knitting and Crochet group on Thursdays 10am-4pm; Card Making - fortnightly on Thursdays at 1pm - 4pm and Dinner and Film Night on the fourth Saturday of the month at 5.30pm. The OP-shop is open Wednesday to Friday from 9am - 3pm and Saturdays 9am 1pm. All sessions held at Narre Warren North Uniting Church at 1 Main St, Narre Warren North.


Great Gatsby Gala Ball You are cordially invited to a Great Gatsby Gala Ball theme Gala Ball in support of the Dr. Hope funraising campaign. The fundraiser supports the Monash Health Clinical Cancer Trials. More than $25,000 has already been raised. If you would like to make a donation to the campaign please visit: https://mhfcreate.everydayhero. com/au/drhopedinnerdance . Bunjil Place Function Centre located at 2, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren on Saturday 14 April. Tickets: $135 per person including three course meal. Beer, wine and soft drinks also included with live band and entertainment. Book via Try Booking at http://www.


Exercise classes The Hallam Community Learning Centre are up and running again with their Hallam Sensational Movers exercise classes in Gunns Road, Hallam. Come to one or come to both. Every Monday at 11.15 am or Wednesdays


from 11am. The cost per session is $5 per person plus a small 2018 membership fee of $5. Ph. 9703-1688 for further inquiries.

Pre-school story time The Berwick Mechanics Institute and Free Library welcomes everyone to story time sessions for pre-schoolers . Every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10.30am at 15 High Street, Berwick. Contact 9707 3519 or email


Community lunch Free community lunch at Hampton Park Uniting Church. Every Thursday (during school term) 12 noon. 1 Coral Drive Hampton Park. Phone: 9799 7994


Activities for families Activity based interactive gathering for families. Free dinner Included. Hampton Park Uniting Church 1 Coral Drive Hampton Park Every Fortnight (Saturdays) starting Feb 10 - 4.30 - 6.30pm. Contact Jo 0401 191 650.


Playgroup Hampton Park Uniting Church


1 Coral Drive Hampton Park Ph: 9799 7994. Friday mornings from 9.30am - 11.30am (during school term). $3 per child or $5 a family. Morning tea included/

Basic Computer course

Australian Plants Society, Wilson Park Berwick APS encourages and educates the love of Australian plants. Meetings include talks by people engaged in the cultivation of plants and preservation of the environment. Meetings held every second Tuesday of month at 7.30pm at Visitors' Centre, Wilson Botanic Gardens. Website -


Diabetes Life Program Berwick Healthcare, a not for profit community practice is working with Diabetes Australia to run the Life program which teaches Victorians how to reduce their risk of chronic disease by making small changes to their lifestyle. The program helps Victorians to live healthier lives. Run by Diabetes Victoria and funded by the Victorian Government, the program empowers participants to change their lifestyle to help reduce their risk of developing type two diabetes, heart disease and stroke. For more information visit au or contact Berwick Healthcare, 76 Clyde Road, Berwick. Three free group programs will run in February, April and October this year with the first program starting on Monday 5 February 6.45pm-8.30pm.. For more information and timetables contact Berwick Healthcare on 9796 1500.


Book Club The Readers Corner book club are looking for new members to join up. Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month at the Cranbourne Library, 65 BerwickCranbourne Road. Contact Lillian: 5995 7790


Narre Warren Seniors Do you feel you should be working out in the gym? Maybe you feel you are passed it! But you know you should really 'Move it or Lose it'. Then come to Narre Warren Seniors on a Friday and join in our gentle exercise class with a friendly bunch of seniors. Every Friday from 1.30pm-3pm. 192-196 Centre Road, Narre Warren. Phone 9704 0015 or 0426 736 467.


A basic computer classes for Term 2 starts on the 24 April and runs every Tuesday for eight weeks. Hallam Community Learning Centre at 56 Kays Avenue, Hallam, we have a small class with a patient Tutor, manual is also included. Time: 9.15 am to 12.15 pm (includes a coffee break). Cost is $135 or $115 for concession plus a $5 membership fee. For bookings/queries call 9703 1688.

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Cranbourne U3A classes are well underway. Art and craft, computer classes, card games, fishing, cycling and table tennis groups have vacancies for new members. We are a volunteer run organization providing classes for semi -retired and retired people at minimal cost. Check our web site for more details or call Helen Bell - 0423 623 337.


Gentle yoga Do you want to fight stress, get fit and stay healthy? Join a gentle yoga exercise class at Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House. Tuesdays, 10-11am and Wednesdays, 7-8pm at 21A Bemersyde Drive, Berwick; $10 a session/$80 a term. Bookings: admin@bpnh. or 9702 1218.


Bounce into fitness with instructor Nidia at Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House. Thursdays, 7-8pm at Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House, 21a Bemersyde Drive, Berwick. $10 per session. Bookings 9702 1218 or


Indoor bowls Everyone is welcome to attend indoor full size regulation bowls. Enjoy a cuppa afterwards. Every Friday morning at 10am at Cranbourne Indoor Sports Centre, Smethurst, at Cranbourne. Phone Ron 5990 9048 or 0411 126 946. Bowls supplied. Cost $5.

Support Hampton Park Uniting Place offers many opportunities for people to make new friends and help contribute to the wellbeing of others. The range of supportive groups are also offered for people to become involved in, such as the Carers' Hub on Tuesdays which is welcoming space for carers to join together and receive support and information from professionals. The group also enjoy a two-course meal together. Hampton Park Uniting Church, 1 Coral Drive, Hampton Park. Activities can be viewed on its Facebook page. For more information contact Farrah or Jo via email on or call on 9799 7994.


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Development of a second dwelling, alterations to an existing dwelling, two lot subdivision and removal of restrictive covenant

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R K Kataria

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City of Casey Bunjil Place 2 Patrick Northeast Drive NARRE WARREN

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Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service Inc

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City of Casey Bunjil Place 2 Patrick Northeast Drive NARRE WARREN

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ADVERTISERS, in this section are qualified practitioners and offer non-sexual services.

Pakenham, Berwick

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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Public notice of application for (20) additional electronic gaming machines to be located at the Lynbrook Hotel, 1-3 Commercial Drive, Lynbrook.

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OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER We are looking for an experienced person to join a family run business based in Nar Nar Goon in a rural setting. You will need to have relevant experience in a busy fast paced office, work well under pressure and be able to multi task. Duties will include Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Bank recs, Payroll and all related returns, BAS preparation, workcover, transport industry compliance, answering phones, personnel management, serving stockfeed customers and processing payments, inventory control, assisting the Director in the day to day running of the business. Ensuring the office runs smoothly. You must be experienced in MYOB, have excellent bookkeeping knowledge and understanding of profit and loss, general journals etc. Good knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook. Some knowledge of the transport industry and/or stockfeed (specifically horse feed) will be highly regarded. Hours are Monday – Friday 8am-4.30pm. An attractive salary is on offer. If you have the relevant experience, are easy going, have a great sense of humour and enjoy working in a small but busy office then please forward your resume and cover letter to

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Public submissions are invited on an application made by The Lynbrook Tavern Pty Ltd to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) for the installation of 20 additional electronic gaming machines (EGMs).

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KRHS provides an ongoing service to manage the foot care requirements for our aging population and for those with conditions that prevent self-management.

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KOOWEERUP REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICE Expression of Interest District Nursing Service Foot Care Nurse (EN) - (24hrs per fortnight) RN DIV 1 - Midwife (32hrs per fortnight)



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NARRE WARREN 12 Salignus Crt, Saturday 10th March, 9am-2pm. Household items, clothing, jewellery, handbags, shoes & more.

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Roy’s a pet’s best friend A long-time RSPCA Victoria supporter and Bayside resident is funding an upgrade to the RSPCA Peninsula Animal Care Centre in Pearcedale. Roy Poyser is a life member of the animal welfare charity and is thrilled to be funding the much-needed upgrade to the premises, which is decades old. “The need to update RSPCA’s Pearcedale centre came at a time when I had a bit more (money) than I need at my age,” Mr Poyser, 75, said. “I have loved animals all of my life and have always been a big supporter of RSPCA Victoria. As a hard-working man from a very poor start in life, I’m thrilled to be able to do my bit towards helping more animals into new forever homes.” RSPCA Victoria CEO Dr Liz Walker said Mr Poyser’s generosity would allow RSPCA Victoria to construct a modern building for adoptions, surrenders and reclaims. “Roy has generously offered to fully fund this project, which will allow our team to assist the public and their animals in a more suitable and welcoming environment,” Dr Walker said. “It’s supporters like Roy who allow us to continue our important work to end cruelty to all animals.” Building works at the RSPCA Peninsula site will begin shortly and should be completed by September in time for the busy summer period. All RSPCA Peninsula services will continue during construction, and animals will be continually monitored for any signs of stress so that immediate action can be taken. This is the first stage of an eventual redevelopment of the Pearcedale site.

An artist’s impression of the RSPCA Peninsula redevelopment. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Roy Poyser will provide funding to upgrade the Pearcedale RSPCA centre.




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Required to drive out of the Pakenham mill for Tooradin based company. Heavy combination licence. Vic Roads printout and references required. Afternoon/Day shift, 5 days per week. Previous Applicants need not apply

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Jade's Dee-light at Casey By Hayley Wildes "I expect this year to see a club that is really galvanised." That's the message from Casey Demons coach and former Hawthorn, Western Bulldogs, and North Melbourne player Jade Rawlings. In his first season as head coach of Casey, Rawlings - who has head coaching experience with Coburg in 2008 and Richmond as AFL caretaker coach in 2009 - outlines what he expects of his players. "Any of our VFL-listed players that come in and play for us, come in with a real purpose and show a real team-first mindset and commitment to what we believe in." Rawlings said. "From there, we'll go as far as we can go - I don't set a ceiling and I'm not a great crystal baller. But one thing I do expect to see is a footy club that is united in its approach, that loves playing the game each week, respects the game and really enjoys playing together." Rawlings, who has been an assistant at Melbourne since 2011 - as backline coach and then transitioning to defensive coordinator - jumped at the opportunity to once again lead his own team. "It was 10 years ago since I was a [head coach] and I've been assistant coaching for a long time, so when the opportunity was presented to be able to head coach again it was very entertaining for me." Rawlings said. "I haven't regretted it one bit - I love my job and I really enjoy the players and staff that I work with, so it's been very enjoyable and we haven't even played a game yet." Rawlings admits a lot has changed since his last head coaching role - for the better. "I think a lot of things haven't changed, but at the same time, over 10 years a lot of things evolve and develop." Rawlings said. "I've probably got more resources at my disposal as a coach this time around than what I had at Coburg. This modern day and age of

technology, with how our young people probably behave is a bit different to what I was used to 10 years ago but all positive stuff." With preseason almost coming to a close, Rawlings reflected on his first summer at the helm. "We've had a pretty good summer - we've been able to retain a number of players from the 2017 list. There's obviously a lot of players who enjoyed their time at the club and despite there being no development league in 2018, a lot of our players have stayed." Rawlings said. "We've also been able to recruit a couple of others as well, so we're quite satisfied with what we've been able to achieve over the summer and we've given ourselves a good launching pad for the season." Casey fans will be happy to hear that Rawlings will require his players to be absolute competitors and build a defence that is steadfast. After all, spending seven years as a backline specialist with Melbourne, it's fair to say he knows a thing or two about instilling a defensive mindset. "There's a high premium on how we attack the footy and the contest side of the game." Rawlings said. "We'll have a very high emphasis on how we defend the ground as well. It's my background, it's my area of passion really - the defensive elements of the game, so it's something that I've been pretty strongly trying to impose on the group in my time at the club so far." Whilst the defence is at the forefront of Rawlings' mind, don't for a second think that the Casey's game style will be a boring one. The Demons will be looking to have that defensive energy slingshot their offence to new heights. "That's effectively why our focus is on contest and defence because there are two ways you can win the ball; at a contest or getting it back off the opposition. Then we've worked very hard on how we want to try to hit the scoreboard from those situations." Rawlings said.

Jade Rawlings is coaching the Casey Demons in 2018. Picture: MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB

Who will claim the Wookey Medal? The Alan Wookey Medal; the award given to the champion player of the Dandenong District Turf 1 season; will be held on Wednesday 14 March, only days before the second standalone grand final. DDCA reporter NICK CREELY has ran his own medal throughout the season, adopting a 3,2,1 voting system to judge who has been the standout player of the season. Last year, the News correctly tipped association legend Steven Spoljaric to win his fifth Wookey Medal after a stellar 2016/17 season, and once again, Spoljaric is a chance to claim his sixth after a brilliant debut season at his new club, Springvale South. But it’s the year for Buckley Ridges champ Daniel ‘DJ’ Watson, who has been tipped to win by just one vote from Mordialloc’s star allrounder Ian Daniel. DJ’s unbelievable season, which netted him 683 runs and 16 wickets in the home and away season; saw him claim the maximum votes on four occasions, in Round 2 (84 and 4/27), Round 5 (48 and 2/24), Round 7 (130 and 0/25) and Round 10 (73 and 3/62). But it was his consistency that stood out throughout the season, with his lowest score being just 20 in a total of 11 innings in the home and away campaign. Daniel (734 runs and 22 wickets) was equally impressive and played some massive innings, and only just fell short in his best season since joining the Bloodhounds. The Sri-Lankan star actually polled more three vote games than Watson, with his Round 1 (123 and 2/18), Round 2 (93, 22 and 2/7), Round 6 (76* and 2/19), Round 7 (171 and 0/15) and Round 11 (114 and 2/29) matches catching the eye. All-rounder Michael Davies from HSD (468 runs and 35 wickets), Spoljaric (423 runs and 26 wickets) Berwick speedster James Wilcock (152 runs and 34 wickets), Leigh Booth (533 runs and 7 wickets), Kaushalya Gajasinghe (372 runs and 31 wickets), Jarryd Straker (27 wickets), Asfan Thajudeen (278 runs and 15 wickets) and Malinga Bandara (27 wickets) rounded out the top ten in the count.

The TAC Cup girls return By Hayley Wildes

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Daniel Watson Ian Daniel Michael Davies Steven Spoljaric James Wilcock Leigh Booth Kaushalya Gajasinghe Jarryd Straker Asfan Thajudeen

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The Dandenong Stingrays and Gippsland Power kicked off their respective TAC Cup Girls seasons on the weekend. The Stingrays battled hard against the Northern Knights. Despite falling behind early, a third term in which the Stingrays scored 2.2 and held the Knights scoreless, saw Dandenong trail by just three points heading into the final term. Unfortunately for Dandenong, they were unable to keep up with their counterparts in the final term as the Knights scored three goals late in the fourth to run out 55-20 winners. Although the result didn't go their way, there were many positive signs for Dandenong. Shelley Heath and Lucy Cripps were exciting and showed their worth at TAC Cup level, whist Isabella Shannon proved dangerous around goals, scoring two majors. Meanwhile, Jordyn Allen picked up where she left off after last season, with another dominant display. With such a young and inexperienced team, the Gippsland Power went down to the Oakleigh Chargers, 8-75. Despite the one-sided score line in their loss to the Chargers, there were plenty of positives for the Power, as Coach Scott Armour explained. "We had about 11 debutants and about five playing their first serious game of football other than school football, so we had some really nervous girls." Armour said postgame. "We'll take a lot of positives out of the game - the girls saw what sort of intensity they need to bring to a TAC game and it's a big step up for some of them." Tyla Hanks and Nikia Webster were impressive for the Power, whilst Jasmine Ferguson showed plenty of promise in the ruck. Thursday, 8 March, 2018




McCalman's ton of pride By Russell Bennett WGCA PREMIER DIVISION REVIEW - ROUND 14 (DAY TWO) The talent of the Premier division was on display for all to see on Saturday, highlighted by a trio of special individual performances. Of those, Daniel McCalman's 156 shone brightest - in Merinda Park's chase of Cardinia's 280-run first innings at Donnelly Reserve. What the man more affectionately known as 'Danners' means to his club, and the sheer talent he possesses at the top of the order, cannot be overstated. And while his talent seemingly knows no bounds, neither does the strength of his character. Genuinely one of the great blokes of the association, he deserves all the plaudits that come his way and after Saturday they're coming thick and fast. On the outside, the Cobras didn't have a lot left to play for - with a finals berth out of reach, they faced a massive chase against a Bulls side desperate to keep its own impressive streak of finals appearances alive. But this Merinda Park outfit is one full of pride, and no one epitomises that more than McCalman, who finished the WGCA Premier season as its leading run-scorer with 665 at an average of 51.2. Bulls skipper Alex Nooy was particularly impressed with McCalman's knock on Saturday, which was crucial in the Cobras (262) getting within 19 runs of their target (8/280). "I couldn't believe it - he was just unreal," Nooy said of McCalman. "I said to the boys after the game that it was the best knock they'll see in Premier for a long time. It's probably one of the better ones anyone will see in West Gippsland. "As a captain or coach, that's what you tell your young players to go out and bat like." At the tea break, even some of the Bulls had

Daniel McCalman, pictured here earlier this season, has been nothing short of brilliant throughout Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS the Cobras 2017/18 campaign. 176849 their fingers crossed that McCalman would convert his innings into triple figures ... albeit in a losing effort. "Ricky Campbell said to me at the tea break that he hoped he (McCalman) made the ton, but we still won - just because he's that kind of guy. No one would ever say a bad word about him," Nooy said. McCalman's Cobras skipper Andrew Martin echoed Nooy's thoughts. "What he did on Saturday was one of the best innings I've seen," he said. "A lot of people would have put it up there with one of the best innings played in the division since it was formed. "On top of his innings, Kal Braid-Ball put in one of the best days I've seen as a paceman as well so you've got two pretty good individual performances there." Martin said no one, including the particu-

larly impressive Braid-Ball who was responsible for another of Saturday's real standout performances with 6/81 from 25 overs, looked like getting McCalman out until he finally chopped on for 156. Martin went as far as to say that after a stunning 2017/18 campaign, McCalman deserved to be spoken about in the conversation of the competition's top three batsmen. And it's a conversation well worth having. "When you grow up at a place you always have that personal connection there," he said. "When it's going well it's awesome, but it's probably when things aren't going as well like this year for us - that you try and stand out even that little bit more. You want to be able to be counted on in those hard times and I think that's where most of his (McCalman's) motivation has come from. It's easy to shine in a good team, but it's harder in a team that's strug-

gling. He's the heart and soul of what we want to be at Merinda Park." Nooy also raved about Braid-Ball's performance with the ball on Saturday, with all six of his wickets falling unassisted, either bowled or leg-before. In particular, Nooy spoke of Braid-Ball's workrate and his sheer want to always have the ball in-hand. "He came off a short run with BJ (Parrott) up to the stumps and bowled straight to a legside field," he said. "He got my votes on Saturday, that's for sure. He's been bowling without luck and beating the bat constantly. We all know what he's capable of doing and he tore it to shreds in the last quarter of the game on the weekend." The third of Saturday's standout performances came from Tooradin all-rounder Josh Lownds - fittingly one of Braid-Ball's Country Week team mates. Resuming on day two after already losing a quick wicket, the Gulls slid to 3/16 and then 4/56 with the loss of gun keeper-batsman Tom Hussey for 33. But Lownds (102 not out) and Russell Lehman (42) steadied and steered their side to victory. The Gulls ultimately finished on 239, with Lownds recording a richly-deserved ton. "It's been coming with him," said Gulls cocaptain Cal O'Hare of Lownds' knock. "He's been in good nick with the bat all year but probably just hasn't had as many opportunities as he would have liked, so I think that hundred was always coming and it's nice for him to get it just before the finals to get that confidence up. In the other games of the round, Clyde (7/147) survived an early scare to defeat a hapless Emerald by three wickets at Lineham Oval, and Pakenham proved far too strong for Upper Beaconsfield courtesy of match figures of 8/71 from former Maroon Tom Tyrrell.

Panthers up for the fight By Nick Creely and Hayley Wildes

QUIZ NUMBER 1596 1. WHICH NFL team won the 2017-18 Super Bowl? 2. HOW many gold medals did Jodie Henry win at the 2004 Olympics? 3. WHAT do jockeys Harry White and Bobby Lewis have in common? 4. WHAT was surf champion Nat Young’s real first name? 5. WHAT is a golf score one stroke under par? 6. IN what sport is the Australian national team known as ‘The Boomers’? 7. HOW many Melbourne based AFL sides have never won the flag? 8. WHO captained England during cricket’s infamous Bodyline series? 9. WHICH famous English actor opened the 2012 Olympics? 10. WHAT does a yellow card mean in soccer? 11. WHO beat Tony Mundine for the world middleweight boxing crown in 1974? 12. WHAT nationality is former tennis star Michael Stich? 13. WHAT is the current home ground of famous English soccer club Tottenham? 14. WHAT is bigger - a tennis ball or a cricket ball? 15. IN what country was former Aussie boxing champion Johnny Famechon born? 16. DID America’s Cup hero John Bertrand ever win an Olympic medal? 17. IN which sport did American Dana Vollmer set a new world record at the 2012 Olympics? 19. WHICH West German swimmer won two gold medals at the 1984 Olympics? 20. WHAT was the nick-name of early Australian cricket fast bowler Frederick Spofforth? ANSWERS: 1. Philadelphia 2. Three 3. They each rode four Melbourne Cup winners 4. Robert 5. A birdie 6. Basketball 7. None 8. Douglas Jardine 9. Daniel Craig 10. A caution 11. Carlos Monzon 12. German 13. Wembley 14. A cricket ball 15. France 16. Yes, a bronze at the 1976 Olympics 17. Swimming 18. Martin Kaymer 19. Michael Gross 20. ‘The Demon’ 32 STAR NEWS


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VIC PREMIER CRICKET ROUND 17 (DAY ONE) While Geelong may have held sway on day one of their clash with Dandenong, it provides the perfect opportunity for the Panthers to gear up ahead of the Victorian Premier Cricket finals in a few weeks. On a warm Saturday at Shepley Oval; which was always going to be tough work for the side bowling first; the Cats sliced their way to 8/312 at stumps, setting a challenge that will be welcomed with open arms by Tom Donnell and his hungry middle order. Left arm paceman Jak Jowett (2/77) struck gold early, prizing out Tom Treble (4) LBW, but it was only fleeting moments of momentum from there on in as the Cats continually built partnerships. Skipper Eamonn Vines (49); fresh off a stint with the Bushrangers; combined with an aggressive Mitch Reid (63 off 58 balls) for the second wicket, clocking up 60 runs before James Nanopoulos (4/62) gifted gun gloveman Jacques Augustin a catch to remove Reid and instil more hope. Tim Ludeman (28) provided a constant threat and hit four boundaries and was eventually removed shortly before Vines; who was gearing to bat all day; but when Luke Inglis (53) and Brenton McDonald (85) settled into the day, the runs started flowing off the bat and a big scored loomed. The pair added a smooth 111 runs, combining for 18 fours and a six, making the Panthers work relentlessly for their wickets as the sun beat down on the pitch. It was a grind that is likely to benefit them in the long run, with left arm tweaker Akshat Buch (1/66) getting a chance to bowl a whopping 31 overs and nine maidens. Nanopoulos continued his fine season with the ball with another four scalps, taking his tally up to 36 for the year, making it his most prolific individual season at Premier level. “We had a really ordinary first session, but fought back really well and that has probably kept us in the game,” Donnell said of his side’s day one performance. “I was happy with the response, and we showed some really good fight. “But it was probably the flattest wicket I can

remember at Dandy, so it did set us a good challenge, and one we will probably get in finals.” Donnell also confirmed that champion opener Brett Forsyth is still in a bit of doubt to bat on the weekend due to an injury in the field. “Yeah, he hurt his back, and he’s been a bit crook the last few days, so he didn’t field much on Saturday,” he said. “We think he should be right, but obviously with finals around the corner we won’t risk him if he’s not right.” The Panthers’ batsmen will be hoping for a strong start to the chase when play resumes at 11am next Saturday. Casey-South Melbourne, meanwhile, put up more of a fight, but are likely to finish the season with a loss against Camberwell Magpies. There were serious danger signs early when star quick Will Walker (5/39) picked up openers Joel Mitchell (4) and Michael Wallace (0) to have the Swans 2/18. Ryan Eaton (43) and Chris Benedek (44) did well after recently earning a recall, guiding the Swans out of a hole and into a competitive position. The Magpies were able to take constant wickets throughout, and eventually the Swans were prized out for 165 in the 71st over. Brendan Rose (2/25) kept his late season form surge going, picking up two early wickets, but the home steadied superbly to finish on 2/80 at stumps, half way to its target. MPCA PROVINCIAL ROUND 13 (DAY TWO) Pearcedale were unable to defend their 166 total against Mt Eliza in a hard fought contest. The Panthers had Mt Eliza in trouble early at 2/22, but a half century from Justin Grant (53) and Tim Clarke’s 32 steadied the ship. Kaine Smith (3/45) and Chris Dew (3/49) were the pick of the bowlers for Pearcedale, but it wasn’t enough as Mt Eliza claimed the points after scoring 171. Langwarrin’s bowlers needed to be great against Baxter and they were just that. Defending the small total of 135, Travis Campbell (6/38) and Leigh Paterson (4/30) were at their devastating best - disallowing the Baxter batsmen to get in any sort of rhythm. Langwarrin bowled Baxter out for 102 on their way to claiming the points. In other matches, Sorrento (9/236) were far too strong for Crib Point (149), whilst Mornington (174) were unable to defend their total against Peninsula OB (232).


By Nick Creely Springvale South beared its teeth and smashed Buckley Ridges at Carroll Reserve over the weekend, earning itself a vital week off and a grand final position. The Bloods were merciless from ball one on Saturday on a deck that has been tailored made for spin bowling, and they certainly came to the fore in a clash of the powerhouse clubs of the association. With 11 wickets falling and only 113 runs falling on day one, runs were like gold nuggets. After the Bucks batted first, just 12 runs were scored off the first hour as openers Daniel Watson and Jayson Hobbs put the feelers out, but something was always going to break as soon as spinning duo Malinga Bandara and Jarryd Straker (1/37) got in their stride and allowed the deck to do the talking. And break it did, in the form of the former Sri Lankan test leggie, who is having a stunning second half of the Turf 1 season. Bandara went berserk, spinning the ball a mile to claim astonishing figures of 7/29 off 27 overs, as the Bucks struggled to pick his varieties and keep the scoreboard ticking over. Off the back of Watson (34); who once again looked comfortable; the Bucks scratched their way to 106 in 84 overs, giving the Bloods a tricky six overs to handle. Jurgen Andersen found the late spark on day one for the Bucks, breaking through the defense of Liam Hamilton to see the Bloods 1/7 at stumps. Watson struck early in the day too, removing youngster Mitch Forsyth (4) to bring the score to 2/27, but the class of Nathan King (56) and a gritty effort by Jack Sketcher (32 not out) allowed the Bloods to move to 92, before offie Matt Goodwright picked up King. Steven Spoljaric fell surprisingly for nought only balls later, but it didn't matter, as Sketch-

Nathan King helped guide the Bloods to victory with a superb 56. 178365 Picture: ROB CAREW er and Bandara (8 not out) guided the Bloods home to victory, in dominant fashion. Buckley Ridges have another chance, and will face off with reigning premiers Mordialloc in a preliminary final on Saturday/Sunday at Park Oval, in what will be an absolute belter of a clash. Down at Ben Kavanagh Reserve, It was a case of perfect timing for Mordialloc opener Brendan Morris to notch up not only his maiden century, but his first score above fifty at Turf 1 level. The young opener has an abundance of talent, and brought his very best to the table in the Bloodhounds' crunch semi-final win against Hallam Kalora Park on Saturday and Sunday.

After winning the toss and batting, Jordan Hammond (1/66) had his tail up in a hostile opening spell, and after star opener Ian Daniel was dropped at slip in the opening moments, Hammond got the danger man only balls later after a terrific delivery caught the edge which was beautifully sharked by Ben Hillard low down at first slip. Young gun Jakob Woinarski (22) and Morris helped steer the ship superbly, with the pair adding 57 runs to shield the middle order. Eventually Leigh Booth (1/9) ended Woinarski's 82 ball resistance, but as the pitch flattened and the ball softened, the runs began to flow. Elegant keeper batsman Damith Mapa Ralage (95) and Morris carved the Hawks around the ground as the pair built a mammoth total around their 152 run partnership. Morris eventually reached what was a match turning century; full of crisp drives, brutal stroke play, all weaved together with impenetrable defense. Unluckily for Morris, he was run out for 108 and Mapa Ralage fell agonizingly close to a century after falling in the latter stages of the day, but the Bloodhounds posted what was a commanding 9/308 after declaring with two overs to spare. Will Whyte (4/67) was a bright spark with his bowling on a tough day in the field for the Hawks. Despite the best efforts of skipper Steve Gilmour (91); who fought tooth and nail for the Hawks in his best knock in the DDCA, the Bloodhounds had control of the contest as soon as they walked on the field on day two, removing the visitors for 210 in 77 overs after at one stage being 6/62. In Turf 2, Narre South and Narre North booked itself a grand final showdown, after defeating St Brigid's/St Louis and Parkmore Pirates respectively.

The big four are ready to rumble By Russell Bennett WGCA PREMIER DIVISION PREVIEW - SEMI FINALS KOOWEERUP v CARDINIA Kooweerup Recreation Reserve 1st (11 wins, 3 losses) v 4th (6 wins, 7 losses, 1 draw) Previously in 2017/18: Round 4: Cardinia 84 and 94 defeated outright by Kooweerup 1/99 and 6/80 Round 11 (one-day): Kooweerup (8/166) defeated Cardinia (165) Demons to watch: Mark Cooper (472 runs at 59, 22 wickets at 15.5) and Jess Mathers (325 runs at 40.6, 45 wickets at 10.3) Bulls to watch: Dwayne Doig (36 wickets at 19) and Kallan Braid-Ball (29 wickets at 19.9) TOORADIN v PAKENHAM Rutter Park, Tooradin 2nd (11 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws) v 3rd (10 wins, 2 losses, 2 draws) Previously in 2017/18: Round 4: Pakenham (265) defeated by Tooradin (7/313) Round 11 (one-day): Tooradin (200) defeated by Pakenham (218) Seagulls to watch: Tom Hussey (627 runs at 57) and Russell Lehman (468 runs at 58.5, 24 wickets at 16) Lions to watch: Dom Paynter (170 runs at 28.3, 26 wickets at 11.5) and Zac Chaplin (444 runs at 55.5) It’s amazing how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite how much has changed around the WGCA since the 2016/17 season, one thing has remained constant - the four powerhouses in Premier remain Kooweerup, Tooradin, Cardinia, and Pakenham. And once again they’ll feature in the semifinal stage of the top tier of the association. The similarities are uncanny. These are the same semi-final match-ups as last season, with the only difference that Tooradin is hosting Pakenham at Rutter Park. These two match-ups both took place this

Ben Parrott and Brad Reiner will both have crucial roles to play in Cardinia’s top order against the finals-hardened Kooweerup this weekend. 178048 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS season in Round 4 (two-day) and Round 11 (one-day). These clashes will feature many of the same protagonists as the stay attractions, but each side has its own breakthrough act of 2017/18. Pakenham’s Zac Chaplin has long been one of the most promising young talents rising through the ranks of the WGCA, but this season he’s established himself as one of the best batsmen in the Premier division in his own right. A dominant driver of the ball, he’s scored 444 runs so far at better than 55. Those numbers speak for themselves, and Tooradin’s bowlers will need to be seriously on their game against him. Kallan Braid-Ball, meanwhile, has taken on plenty of the bowling responsibility at Cardinia in the absence of star former all-rounder Neil Barfuss. With 29 wickets to his name at an average of better than 20, he’s not afraid to bowl long spells - in fact, he relishes it, particularly to the Premier tier’s best batsmen. And then there are the likes of Tom Hussey and Russell Lehman at Tooradin, Dom Paynter and Tom Tyrrell at Pakenham, Mark Cooper and Jess Mathers at Kooweerup, and Dwayne Doig and Alex Nooy at Cardinia. They will all have vital roles to play this weekend, just as they did this time last year. Cardinia will head into its clash against famous long-time rivals Kooweerup with confidence, with two victories over the Demons already this season. But those were in the Twenty20 Kookaburra Cup.

The Demons have had the wood over the Bulls for years now, and that needs to change and change fast - for Nooy’s men to advance to the 2017/18 decider. Every year they seem to match up in the biggest games, and for an extended period now it’s been the Demons who’ve come out on top. “This is one of the most enjoyable seasons I’ve played - it’s like playing with your best mates, so we need to just continue our momentum (this week),” Nooy said. “We’ll go about our own business, but we have so much respect for Koowee and the way they’re led. “We’ve got four or five different guys than we’ve had against them over the past couple of years, and being such a new group I won’t bring up the past. “We’ve taken this year head-on and there are a number of guys under my age, under 23. “I’ll just be telling the boys to treat this like any other home and away game. “If we can expose one end early in their innings, that’ll be handy but we’ve got 11 guys with a role to play and they’re all different.” The boys from Tooradin will also enter their clash with the Lions with plenty of confidence under the belt. A stellar performance with the bat back in Round 4 is sure to serve as a real reminder of just what they’re capable of. But they need to keep the foot down if they grab the momentum. “I think we always match up pretty well with them,” said Seagulls co-captain Cal O’Hare. “Obviously both sides have got a number of guys who play a role with both bat and ball so we’ve both got a lot of depth. I think it’ll be a close game as it always is, and hopefully we can get across the line this time as opposed to last year when they just got us. “The main thing that took the game away from us last year was Dom and Rob’s (Elston) partnership - that’s what cost us the game. “We’re not necessarily looking to change anything, but they’ll be two big wickets again.” For the Bulls and Gulls, the hope is that with a new finals series comes a new change, and a way past the champion Demons and Lions.

VIC PREMIER CRICKET ROUND 17 (DAY ONE) Dandenong v Geelong 8/312 (B.McDonald 85, M.Reid 63, J.Nanopoulos 4/62); Camberwell Magpies 2/80 v Casey-South Melbourne 165 (C.Benedek 44, W.Walker 5/39); Essendon 205 (A.Smillie 3/37) v Carlton 1/64; Fitzroy Doncaster 248 (P.Dickson 43*) v Kingston Hawthorn; Footscray 1/55 v Melbourne 192 (M.Buchanan 33, J.Sheppard 3/53); Northcote 264 (M.Phelan 117, S.Seymour 2/26) v Prahran 0/12; Monash Tigers 4/99 (W.Agar 3/31) v Melbourne University 141 (L.Scammell 39*, D.Matarazzo 4/25, M.Berryman 3/7); Ringwood 2/138 (P.Jefimenko 38, N.Walsh 32*, J.Freeman 29*) v Greenvale Kangaroos 141 (M.Topp 6/34); St Kilda 3/343 (R.Quiney 142*, D.Egan 73*, J.Manning 68) v Frankston Peninsula DDCA - TURF 1 SEMI FINALS Mordialloc 9/308 (dec) (B.Morris 108, D.Mapa Ralalage 95, W.Whyte 4/67) def Hallam Kalora Park 210 (S.Gilmour 91, C.Athukorala 5/57); Springvale South 4/107 (N.King 56) def Buckley Ridges 106 (M.Bandara 7/29) TURF 2 Parkmore Pirates 97 (R.Hendy 4/18, J.Zietsman 4/38) and 85 (N.Pulham 6/28, J.Zietsman 2/12) def by Narre North 141 (M.Brooks 65, A.Athulathmudali 3/15, N.Kumar 3/29) and 1/45; Narre South 182 (J.Thomas 44, V.Deshpande 4/51, L.Harris 2/5) and 0/68 (A.Mortaza 41*) def St Brigid's/St Louis 68 (S.Phillips 5/27, T.Phillips 3/26) WGCA - PREMIER ROUND 14 (DAY TWO) Clyde 7/147 (J.Simpson 43*, T.Rolfs 3/39) def Emerald 143 (M.Daley 52, N.Sadler 4/33, S.White 3/26); Upper Beaconsfield 130 (W.Haines 59*, T.Tyrrell 3/44) and 6/59 (T.Tyrrell 5/27) def by Pakenham 188 (S.Gramc 42, H.Sharlassian 3/44); Tooradin 239 (J.Lownds 102*, R.Lehman 42, B.Spicer 4/58, J.Mathers 4/62) def Kooweerup 122 (D.Sutton 3/24, B.Lownds 3/31); Merinda Park 262 (D.McCalman 156, K.Braid-Ball 6/81) def by Cardinia 8/280 (B.Parrott 64, B.Reiner 62, T.Wheller 52, M.Thomas 2/23) DISTRICT Officer 9/257 (L.Porter 58, J.Parnall 50, J.Bandara 6/38) def Clyde 9/277 (D.Walton 106*, S.Russell 58, J.Parnall 3/36, L.Porter 3/38); Devon Meadows 508 (K.Salerno 245, S.Clark 100, D.O'Brien 93) def Pakenham Upper Toomuc 122 (L.Plozza 50, A.Adams 4/46, L.Carroll 3/16); Carlisle Park 7/325 (J.Hameeteman 127*, D.Nutting 62, M.Henry 54) def Cranbourne Meadows 173 (A.Uppal 72, H.Straughair 4/35); NNG/Maryknoll 8/225 (H.Webb 70, M.Dodman 58, S.Hayes 55, S.Somers 3/49) def Tooradin 150 (D.Henwood 6/52) VSDCA - SOUTH/EAST ROUND 13 Elsternwick 167 (B.Erasmus 64, B.Nethersole 5/32) def by Malvern 9/195 (L.Walker 75*, R.Pathirana 51, L.Baker 3/5); Ormond 2/116 (G.Chessari 34) def Endeavour Hills 111 (R.Bird 3/16, J.Wild 3/22, J.Bartholomeusz 2/9); Bayswater 5/216 (B.Osbourne 61, T.Nightingale 51, S.Sandhu 2/28) def Box Hill 194 (P.Gloury 51, B.Allan 5/37, A.Adamson 3/40); Caulfield 6/248 (G.Rummans 115, S.Anthony 60) def Moorabbin 102 (D.Denny 3/10, A.Bodycoat 2/4); Croydon 2/133 (A.Fenton 67*) def Mt Waverley 131 (M.Sheedy 40, R.Paterson 4/19, T.McQuinn 4/26); Noble Park 106 (J.Taylor 5/40, A.Jones 2/19) def by Oakleigh 8/191 (S.Townsend 48, M.Fernando 4/33); Balwyn 7/120 (S.Duckworth 34*, D.McKenzie 4/14) def Brighton 110 (S.Duckworth 3/11, A.Young 2/19, D.Gallagner 2/21) MPCA - PROVINCIAL ROUND 13 (DAY TWO) Crib Point 149 (S.Wilson 41, C.King 6/38) def by Sorrento 9/236 (J.Falck 49, R.Wilson 48, G.Barclay 5/76); Langwarrin 135 (T.Campbell 51, Y.Maddege 4/41) and 3/58 (M.Prosser 28*, D.Brittain 3/19) def Baxter 102 (T.Campbell 6/38, L.Paterson 4/30); Mornington 174 (M.Heib 48, A.Gailitis 4/58) def by Peninsula OB 232 (D.O'Malley 50, T.La Brooy 47); Mt Eliza 171 (J.Grant 53) def Pearcedale 166 (L.House 5/23)

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Cougars to make history By Hayley Wildes The Berwick City Cougars are on the verge of creating history. Before last week, the Cougars had never won a Victorian Summer Baseball League Division Two premiership - and this week they have the chance to clinch their second in as many weeks. After their Division Two seconds clinched the premiership on Sunday, the Division Two firsts have the chance to do the same this week. Coach Dan Betreen talked about the Division Two seconds' finals run, which included a come from behind win against Preston the week prior to the premiership-clinching game against Williamstown. "We were behind near the end [against Preston], but our 'we never quit' attitude and our 'Claws Out' motto was definitely out and about and we were able to beat Preston at Preston in a really gutsy, tight game." Betreen said. The Williamstown game saw the Cougars surrender the lead late, before a final innings masterclass yielded six runs and the premiership. "To end up winning the game 11-7 in the last innings - putting together that kind of effort over nine innings of baseball was just amazing from the whole squad." Betreen said. Now the firsts have the chance to create some history of their own after clinching the first round series against the Springvale Lions on Saturday. "To really go out there and earn that win with an 8-4 win over Springvale, it was a really cool moment to finally put Springvale away late in the game and book that spot in the big dance." Betreen said. Taking on the Preston Pirates in a best-of-

three VSBL Division 2 premiership series won't be easy. The two teams have been impossible to split all season. "The Preston Pirates, they're a real good ball club." Betreen said. "We've had three encounters with them and our last encounter was a nil-all draw." Having never played in Division Two finals before this season, let alone battle it out for a premiership, the success of the 2017/18 season has been a culmination of hard work from a lot of people. "Over the last three years there has been really big foundation setting, stripping back the club and getting the environment right for the players." Betreen said. "Giving them a chance to enjoy baseball, learn baseball and really believe in Berwick Baseball." "Most of our guys are aged between 16 and 28, so we're still a very young club - the atmosphere and comradery is great and we have a lot of fun." What would it mean to Berwick Baseball to win two premierships in two weekends? "It would be amazing." Betreen said. "The club feel at the moment is infectious, it's contagious. It's an amazing feeling to be on top at the moment and if we're able to win the premiership as well, it's just going to be a really incredible end to a long and exhausting but really enjoyable season." Berwick City will take on Preston in a bestof-three series which kicks off Wednesday night at Melbourne Ballpark in Altona Meadows. Game Two is on Saturday and if necessary, Game Three will be played on Sunday both at Melbourne Ballpark.

Berwick City’s Craig Barnett fires down a pitch against Springvale.

Berwick City’s Colton Howell is a picture of concentration during his team’s match-up against Pictures: ROB CAREW Springvale. 178342

Cranbourne to compete in four finals CRANBOURNE BOWLS Cranbourne Skips Sue Hudson and Scott De Piazza are in great form and they are both set to have a busy week, playing in two semi-finals. Sue will skip her side in the ladies semi-final on Tuesday at home and then on Saturday in the Division 3 side playing away at Ferntree Gully. Scott will skip his side in the Midweek Division 3 open side at Pakenham on Tuesday and then on Saturday in the Division 8 side playing at home. It has been a long time since Cranbourne competed in four semi-finals and the club is buzzing with excitement. The good form of the ladies' Division 1 side continued with a win over Pakenham by 28 shots with all rinks up. Skip Freda Farrall won by seven shots, Joy McLisky won by 10 shots, and Sue Hudson won by 11 shots. Cranbourne 67 defeated Pakenham 39. The semi-final between Cranbourne and

Pakenham will be held at Cranbourne on Tuesday, 6 March. The Division 3 open Midweek side's skips Scott De Piazza, Ron Shields and John Forsyth are determined to take on powerhouse side Pakenham to advance to the grand final. The semi-final between Cranbourne and Pakenham will be held at Pakenham on Tuesday, 6 March. For the Division 3 side, the task is simple. "Bring on the finals, dare to dream," said club motivator Tony Collins after defeating Armadale and setting up a finals date with Ferntree Gully next Saturday. Skip Sue Hudson won by six shots, skip Peter Colthup won by three shots and Gerry Dudink won by nine shots in a hard-fought game against quality opposition. Cranbourne 74 defeated Armadale 61. The semi-final between Cranbourne and Ferntree Gully will be held at Ferntree Gully on Saturday, 11 March with winner to play in grand final on Sunday.

In Division 8, Skip Scott De Piazza and his team won by six shots while skip Rob Sorensen and his rink won by 14 shots, which completed an undefeated home and away season. Now for the finals, with the reward of a home semifinal against Dandenong Club. Cranbourne 51 defeated Blackrock 31. The semi-final between Cranbourne and Dandenong Club will be held at Cranbourne on Saturday, 11 March with the winner to play in the grand final on Sunday. Cranbourne's Division 2 outfit finished just outside the finals after a loss on Saturday to a very strong Beaumaris side. Cranbourne 66 lost to Beaumaris 102. Despite a good win against Dandenong Club, Cranbourne's Division 5 team finished just outside the finals after a great late charge to the season. Cranbourne 85 defeated Dandenong Club 73.

The sunny skies prevail BERWICK BOWLS Great weather greeted bowlers for the last round of club pennant bowls for the season. The finals begin next weekend with the promise of some particularly impressive finals clashes at various clubs around the metropolitan area. Berwick teams enjoyed some strong final round results and a couple of very close matches provided the excitement during the afternoon. PENNANT RESULTS Home Matches: Berwick 1 (84-16) defeated Pakenham 1 (65-2) Berwick 3 (64-2) defeated by Clayton 2 (83-16) Berwick 4 (74-4) were defeated by Mount Waverley 2 (77-14) Berwick 7 (75-6) defeated by Narre Warren 2 (76-12)

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Away Matches: Berwick 2 (74-2) defeated by Croydon 2 (8316) Berwick 5 (79-13) defeated Ferntree Gully3 (76-5) Berwick 6 (69-2) were defeated by Noble Park 2 (100-16) Berwick 8 (84-14) defeated Burden Park 3 (75-4)

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Cranbourne Skip Sue Hudson certainly has a big week ahead.

Tuesday Pennant 1. Berwick 46-1 defeated by Mount Waverley 1 64-15 2. Berwick 63-14 defeated Mulgrave CC 57-2 3. Berwick 61-14 defeated Heatherdale 1 52-2 4. Berwick 71-14 defeated Cranbourne RSL 63-2 5. Berwick 56-2 defeated by Keysborough 2 58-14 6. Bye


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