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pre-built three-piece outdoor kitchen design, with either a stone top or stainless steel top. Both designs feature a barbecue, double door beverage cooler module, and a sink and bench module. However, for those who want to tailor their outdoor kitchen to their space, there is the option of choosing individual modules to create something truly personal. For those wanting to find out more about how they can transform their outdoor space this summer, head in-store to Harvey Norman Chirnside Park. Harvey Norman Chirnside Park is at 286 Maroondah Highway, Chirnside Park, and can be contacted on 9722 4400.


The season of warm nights, sunny days and blue-sky lounging is on its way. To help make the most of the Australian outdoor living experience this summer, Harvey Norman has put together an inspired collection of outdoor furniture and barbecues. Each piece can help transform an outdoor area into a beautiful and functional space, ready for backyard lunches and sunset drinks with family and friends. The outdoor furniture range offers anything from laid-back, coastal themed couches to classically modern-designed dining sets. Customers can create a space that

channels a five-star resort, coastal haven or country getaway. Meanwhile, there are plenty of barbecue options that can complement an outdoor space. The humble Aussie barbie has come a long way since the early 1900s. Starting out as a mere brick pit in the backyard, today it’s easy to have a state-of-the-art cooking setup in a personal al fresco area. Ideal for soaking in the Australian outdoor living experience, outdoor kitchens have transformed the way we eat and entertain. Harvey Norman offers the opportunity for customers to design their own outdoor kitchen. For the backyard chef who likes to get straight to the point, there is a


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council states has significantly reduced the project costs to establish the community asset. Boral's general manager of quarries, Peter Head, said Boral had a long association with the local area, with the Coldstream Quarry providing hard rock aggregates used on local projects and projects throughout Melbourne's east, south-east and CBD. "The Coldstream Melba Connect Project is a great locally driven initiative and we are

proud to have been involved, providing financial back-up and support, as part of our commitment and contribution to the local community," Mr Head said. "Having been an integral part of the local community for more than 50 years, Boral is continuing to work with the council and other local representatives to further improve cultural and community facilities in the region." 12420988-FA46-19

way through town. Mr Voller's work was selected as part of the Coldstream Public Sculpture Project, where artists were encouraged to submit their vision for sculpture works to line the pathway. Boral Australia provided $50,000 for the community to commission an artist to develop the artwork. Boral Quarries also provided new crushed rock material which lines the pathway, which


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A three-dimensional, interactive photographic sculpture was officially unveiled to the Coldstream community on Wednesday 27 November. Photographer James Voller created and installed his artwork, Future's Past, at the Coldstream Melba Connect Project site - a path soon to connect Melba Estate, the former home of Dame Nellie Melba with the Coldstream shopping precinct. Mr Voller said the work creates an illusion of an early European shelter on the nature strip at the north end of town. "The work places an image of a hut from the Yarra Valley, prior to Coldstream's settlement onto the site," he said. "The photograph has been printed into glass, cut out and placed onto a steel frame, creating a three-dimensional work. "When you're walking past, it looks like two abstract shards. But when you stand at the correct point, they align to form an image of one of the first houses that was built here in the Yarra Valley." Mr Voller recommends visitors to come along as the sun is rising or setting as the light hits the glass and shines through. "It completely illuminates and glows. It looks like it is lit," he said. Ryrie Ward Councillor Fiona McAllister said the work, which is now visible from the Maroondah Highway, will continue to be an attraction for tourists and residents walking through the town. "The Coldstream Melba Connect Project will connect two of the main areas in town, giving residents and visitors the opportunity to wander through Coldstream and see more of what it has to offer," Cr McAllister said. "Mr Voller sculpture is a striking piece of public artwork, one that is sure to catch the attention of visitors and add to the unique experience of coming to the Yarra Valley. "I'm thrilled that this artwork has been finished, right in time for one of our peak tourist seasons, and I encourage visitors and residents to take a moment to visit the artwork on their


Residents secure habitat Landowners across the Yarra Ranges are taking legal steps to permanently protect endangered species by placing conservation covenants on their properties. Conservation covenants are tied to title, protecting habitat even after the property changes hands. Trust for Nature has partnered with more than 1400 landholders across Victoria to put covenants on properties, with 48 of those in the Yarra Ranges. Ben Cullen from Trust for Nature said they are working to link habitat for native animals such as the threatened Helmeted Honeyeater and Leadbeater's Possum. "We have a cluster of neighbouring properties adjacent to the Yellingbo Reserve that are protected by conservation covenants," he said. "The covenants make a real difference because they mean that as urban pressures increase in the area we don't lose special environments that are critical to the survival of threatened species." According to Trust for Nature, landowners with covenants can still keep animals, maintain their home, garden and lifestyle while protecting important areas.

"Many landholders we work with don't know a lot about conservation, and that doesn't matter at all," Ben said. "They move to this area for its amazing natural beauty. It's a lifestyle choice for many - the landholders happen to also be critical in saving the Helmeted Honeyeater and Leadbeater's Possums from extinction. "That's an incredible legacy and something they can be really proud of." Yellingbo residents Gaye Gadsden and David Carr put a covenant on two-thirds of their property last year. "I really love wildlife and we've just got tens of thousands of creatures that we share this property with and I don't want to see their home compromised," Gaye said. "We're only caretakers here for at best a couple of decades and beyond that I want to make sure all of those other creatures that we share this place with, home remains." Trust for Nature is a not-for-profit organisation and one of Australia's oldest conservation organisations. It was established by an Act of the Victorian Parliament in 1972 to protect habitat on private land.

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tion it owes to its citizens. At this point Julian Assange is languishing in Belmarsh, a high security prison in London. The rape case against him in Sweden has been dropped but he now faces an extradition hearing in February. Reported to be very unwell, he is denied the use of a computer with the capability of working on his case.

Leaked documents to LA Reppublica show that in the time he was in the Ecuadorian Embassy he was under constant and pervasive surveillance with conversations and meetings with lawyers and doctors recorded by the embassy's Spanish security company and passed to US intelligence. Julian Assange's crime, of course, was to reveal US war crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo, information which was with-


OPINION When we are citizens either through birth or naturalization, we assume that should we by misadventure, accident or otherwise find ourselves in circumstances where we need help, that our government will provide help through consular intervention etc. This can be seen as part of the social contract we enjoy with our government. It seems lately that our government is tardy or downright reluctant to accept this obliga-


held from us by a mostly politicised mainstream media. But Julian Assange, who faces a sentence of 175 years in prison, should expect to have his government give him the assistance he has a right to expect. The government must not kowtow to any pressure from its powerful friend but act promptly on his behalf before a tragedy occurs. - Maria Millers, Emerald.


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Spirits of success By Jed Lanyon Healesville's own Four Pillars Gin is celebrating being awarded the 2019 International Gin Producer of the Year at the 50th Annual International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London. Four Pillars is the first Australian distillery to earn the accolade that is considered by some as the Oscars of the international drinks industry. Co-founder and Distiller Cameron Mackenzie accepted the award at The Guildhall and said, "To win this award, on the eve of our sixth birthday is really, truly, bloody incredible," Mackenzie said. "When we started making test batches of gin back in 2012 we never in our maddest, wildest dreams thought this could happen so quickly. To say that I am in a state of disbelief would be vastly understating the true state of my disbelief. "This award is a tribute to every single person who has helped us make, sell, create, drink or buy one of our gins. This is reward for all of them. This award is not for a single one of our gins but for the whole of our gin business and that's what makes it so incredibly special. "The previous two winners of this award are Hernö from Sweden in 2017 and Kyoto Distillery in Japan last year so we couldn't be in better company. They are two of the greatest distilleries and two of our best mates in the world of gin." Back home, the Four Pillars team received the news on the morning of Friday 29 November and celebrated in true fashion by popping the champagne while blaring Queen's We Are The Champions every hour on the hour. The IWSC Award for International Gin Producer of the Year recognises Four Pillars Gin's leading role in the world of gin up to and including 2019, creating some of the most

The CFA took to the skies for an Aviation Day in Lilydale, showcasing a number of CFA aircraft-related procedures. During the event water bombing aircraft was loaded, set up and took off to perform a real water drop, as well as an assessment of Air Observers and Air Attack Supervisors. The aircraft was loaded around 9.30am before aircraft operations took place at a Lilydale property around 12pm, giving onlookers an insight into all aspects of CFA aviation. The planned aircraft activity was only a drill and not related to a real fire incident.

A good deed An honest member of the public has handed in an amount of cash to the Lilydale Police Station on 5 August in hopes that it would find its way back to the owner. If you think this money could be yours or have information that could assist, please contact Lilydale Police on 9739 2300.


The Four Pillars Gin team celebrating their achievement. awarded gins in the world and leading the way for craft spirits producers, all anchored by its home in Healesville. Four Pillars Gin was established in 2013 in the Yarra Valley on the outskirts of Melbourne and has become one of the world's benchmark distilleries, Australia's No.1 craft spirit and a leading light in the Australian gin revolution. Four Pillars was founded by Mr Mackenzie alongside drinks industry veteran Stuart Gregor and creative brand strategist Matt Jones in 2013 and the business took on Lion (a subsidiary of Kirin) as a 50 per cent shareholder in April 2019. The three founders remain at the helm of the business and Four Pillars is today distributed in more than 30 markets across the world, producing around 600,000 bottles annually.

Australia is in the middle of a gin boom which has seen consumption of locally-produced gin grow by 33 per cent in 2018 and likely a similar number in 2019. There is estimated to be around 180 distilleries in Australia producing gin today, in 2013 there were fewer than 15.

Garden open for wellness By Jed Lanyon Healesville Hospital's wellness garden is officially open following a ceremony on Wednesday 27 November to celebrate the occasion. Patients, hospital staff, Eastern Health representatives and those who helped make the garden possible were on hand to witness the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the space and a smoking ceremony performed by Indigenous Elder Aunty Joy Murphy. The new wellness garden was the design of Healesville resident Jon Coe, who came up with the idea for a wellness garden during an overnight stay at the hospital as a patient last year. The garden features orchids and rhododendrons donated from family members of former patients who have passed away. Calming sensory elements such as wind chimes and water fountains can be found throughout the garden and therapy dog Ruby is a regular visitor, who loves making patients feel welcome.

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One of the centrepieces of the garden is a large orange tree which is beginning to see its fruit take shape and grow. The project has been funded entirely through donations and has raised over $90,000 through the community.

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Azalia AbrahamHanton. The 13-year-old was last seen in Mooroolbark about 1.30am. She is described as 160cm tall with a slim build, black curly hair and a nose ring. It is unknown what she was wearing but will have white sneakers on and is known to frequent the Chirnside, Boronia, Lilydale, Mooroolbark, Croydon and Ringwood areas. Police and family have concerns for her welfare due to her age. Anyone who sees Azalia is urged to contact Mooroolbark Police Station on 9725 9999.

Above average rain in November Healesville received quite good rainfall last month despite records being lower than the same time last year. Healesville's Alma Mitchell recorded a total November rainfall of 117.7mm. Her recording for November rainfall last year was 131.2mm. Both results were higher than the 67.2mm she recorded in November 2017. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the average rainfall for Healesville in November - recorded at Badgers Creek Sanctuary - is 90.2 mm. Healesville 2019 monthly rainfall: January - 9.2mm February - 35.2mm March - 58.0mm April - 42.1mm May - 146.2 June - 101.1mm July - 86.3 August - 133.1mm September - 109.9mm October - 69.0mm. November - 117.7mm

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Call will hurt timber jobs greenhouse gasses) when conducted with due care and at intensity and frequency that does not exceed the rate of regrowth." Annually, Victoria's timber industry has access to just four in 10,000 trees in the forest estate. We have systems in place to restore our forests without damaging our lush environment,

which has been prospering for generations. We all use native timber, sourced from our mills, in everyday life. From flooring to stairs, windows and furniture, even building our homes. Local schools, businesses and councils rely on timber as they build and refurbish. The transition to plantations must be put in place over 40 to 50 years to have sawlog available for our local sawmills. There is simply not enough plantation timber in the ground to meet demand and will not produce the same quality timber as natives. The shutdown of the sustainable timber industry will force Victoria to import timber from countries that do not share our worldclass environmental regulation. Exporters such as Indonesia face deforestation, resulting in habitat loss for their native

orangutan, Javan rhinos and Sumatran tigers. Why import timber from other countries when Victoria has some of the best quality timber and regulations in the world? Furthermore, timber workers play a critical role fighting bushfires. They use their own machinery to construct fire breaks and access for CFA trucks. They have extensive knowledge on forest terrain. Removing the incredible work these men and women do places communities at further risk of bushfires occurring closer to home and burning out of control. It is a slap in the face to members of the timber industry who work tirelessly in this difficult trade and who have done so for generations. It removes the recognition these men and women deserve for their crucial role in our community.

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Yering Primary School is hosting their annual Open Day which will coincide with the school's 150th anniversary celebrations. Sunday 8 December 11am-3pm. Enjoy school tours, a photo display and old style games.

The annual handmade night market will take place again at the Waterwheel Visitor Information Centre, Warburton on Friday 6 December from 5pm. Inquiries: 5966 9600.

HICCI are hosting a community dinner every Tuesday at 5.30pm, featuring a free two course meal at the Darron Honey Centre, rear of Healesville Uniting Church. Everyone welcome.

and develop new friendships. The Over 50's Friendship Group is a place to share knowledge, enjoy card and board games and to have a chat. Group meets every Monday at the Yarraburn Senior Citizens Centre at 1.30pm.

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A five week workshop will take place for women wanting to understand and heal from the effects of trauma. The workshops will take place in February and places are limited. Inquiries: 0408 673 820.

The Men's Probus Club of Healesville meet every Third Thursday of the month at 9.30am at St Brigid's Church Hall. Enjoy fellowship and interesting guest speakers with like minded people. Inquiries: 0409 930 750.

The Valley Ladies of Healesville Probus Club meets every third Monday of the month at 11am in the seniors club rooms at River Street, Healesville. Probus clubs are for semi or retired people looking to keep their minds active and expand their interests. Inquiries: 5962 1890.

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The next Yarra Valley VIEW Club lunch will take place at the Yering Meadows Golf Club at noon on Tuesday 10 December. Inquiries: 0419 007 728.

A new community group for older people in the Yarra Valley has been created with the purpose of enabling people to get together

Healesville Girl Guides now meet at the Healesville Scout Hall on Tuesday nights from 6pm. Girls aged 5+ are welcome.

The recent announcement to shutdown Victoria's sustainable native timber industry within 10 years has many in our community reeling. This impacts the 21,000 men and women employed by the industry across Victoria, and it's no wonder, with the detrimental effect it will have on timber workers livelihoods, families and the community. Timber mills have supplied work for local families for over five generations. Shutting down the industry will cut thousands of jobs from harvesters, haulage and mill operations with flow on impacts to many other businesses including fuel suppliers, engineers and mechanics. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2019 reports, "Selective logging can maintain and enhance forest productivity and achieve co-benefits (the reduction of

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Fire Danger Period nears By Romy Stephens Yarra Ranges residents have just over two weeks left to prepare properties before the Fire Danger Period comes into effect at 1am on 16 December. From this date, residents cannot light a fire in the open air without a permit from the CFA or compliance with certain requirements. Yarra Ranges Mayor, Richard Higgins, encouraged residents to continue clearing their properties. "The Fire Danger Period officially marks the start of the fire season in Yarra Ranges, but we know from recent events that the risk of fire

doesn't wait," he said. "Fallen tree debris, grass, twigs and excess vegetation can dry out and become very flammable in the event of a bush or grass fire, so it's important to clear up what you can before the fire season begins properly. "Check the Council website for details about burning off in your area before the Fire Danger Period and remember that burning off isn't the only way you can prepare; use a fortnightly green waste bin or take excess green waste to the tip." Despite the Fire Danger Period commencing in a couple of weeks, the eastern suburbs have already experienced severe fire condi-

tions over the past month. On 21 November a Watch and Act notice was issued for a bushfire on Rankins Road, Monbulk with two aircraft called in to battle the blaze. Forest Fire Management Victoria's regional manager, Dan White, said the state's firefighting agencies are "into firefighting mode now." "We're not quite into summer yet but already the conditions have shown that there are fires around," he said. "We've had quite a strong supporting role in NSW from all the agencies in Victoria for the last few weeks. "Then just last week we had a band of light-

ning across the state which started a number of fires in the north and the east of the state." The CFA has not officially declared the Fire Danger Period for the Yarra Ranges but is expected to by next week. Before the Fire Danger Period commences residents conducting burn-offs on private property still need to check weather conditions, monitor the wind, follow local Council laws and register burn-offs. To register a burn-off call 1800 668 511 or email For more information about the Fire Danger Period visit

Forest firefighter recruits begin intensive season training By Romy Stephens New firefighters were out in force at Yellingbo on 27 November as part of a week-long intensive training camp. The training, run by Forest Fire Management Victoria, saw 31 new firefighters take part in practical and theoretical activities at Lyrebird Reserve. Students attended from Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Ranges and Melbourne's outer suburbs. FFMVic regional manager Dan White said there was a near equal split in the number of women and men involved. "Traditionally firefighting's been a very male dominated area," he said. "Within Forest Fire Management we've been working really hard over the last few years to open up those training pathways for females." As part of the week-long activities students learned the theory behind fire behaviour, sup-


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of how fire behaves on a small scale. "The critical thing for us is around safety. Firefighting is a very dangerous job, we operate in very remote, rugged terrain a lot of the time," Dan said. "We need to make sure the crews are safe and the systems they use are safe. "They're working in dangerous, hot, smoky conditions. They're working around machinery, often working with aircraft operating overhead and so having safe systems that work is really important for us." Representatives from the Wurundjeri Tribe Council also participated to help foster the relationship between FFMVic and local traditional owner groups. Selected students will also return to Yellingbo over the next two weeks for 4WD and chainsaw training. After completing the training, new recruits will receive a firefighter accreditation and as a result, can be deployed locally and interstate.

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In a Field of their own By Jed Lanyon When Lawrie and Mollie Field first moved to Healesville from central New South Wales in 1969, they drove straight past the town without realising that it was their new home. "I had to ask Mollie, 'where's the bloody town?'" Lawrie said. "Well there was nothing here then, back in the1960's," Mollie said. "We drove down through the Black Spur, came through here, went right up the other end and turned around and came back. I thought, this must be it," Lawrie said. The pair met while both working for Telecom (now Telstra), Lawrie as a telephone technician and Mollie as a telephonist. Today, Lawrie and Mollie celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on Tuesday 19 November and have notched up their 50th year volunteering for St Brigid's Church. Lawrie only recently retired from his role of counting the weekly contributions, while Mollie is still a sacristan, preparing the altar with flowers and vestments. "I look after the church and keep it up to scratch," she said. "It's just natural. When you're a part of the church you just do it." The pair place great importance on the value of community involvement. "There's nothing to do if you're not involved in anything," Mollie said. Mollie and Lawrie spent their 59th anniversary sharing afternoon tea. "By the time we got through that, we were ready for bed really," Lawrie joked. The couple are currently living in separate spaces as Lawrie's health has required him to be moved in to Holmwood Aged Care, while Mollie remains at their old Healesville property of 50 years.

Mollie and Lawrie Field. 201227 The couple admits that the transition from living together happily to now being separated three kilometres across town has proven to be difficult. "It's been eight months since he moved to Holmwood ... It's been very hard," Mollie said. "There's no one to come home to anymore.

Picture: ROB CAREW It's like ... We're not divorced, but we have parted." "It's unfortunate, but that's the way it is," Lawrie said. Mollie said she visits Lawrie every afternoon, staying until the evening and Lawrie is able to come home every Sunday for lunch.

"I've never missed a day," she said. Their son in law, Gary Lucas, said he aspires to be like Mollie and Lawrie at their age. "They welcomed me into the family and were very supportive," he said. "They are admired and respected by a lot of people in this community."

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Rochford to welcome Internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter James Blunt will make his much-anticipated return to Australia at next year's A Day on the Green at Rochford Wines. The multi-platinum British artist will team up with special guest and old friend Jason Mraz in November to bring a series of Australian shows. The tour comes off the back of James' recently released and critically acclaimed sixth album, Once Upon A Mind. James first hit the big stage 15 years ago after his debut album Back to Bedlam brought the global sensation You're Beautiful to the world's ears. Since then, the chart-topping superstar has amassed more than 67 million streams in Australia and sold 23 million albums worldwide. He has also earned five Grammy Award nominations, two BRIT Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards. James recently returned with his new deeply personal album debuting at number five in Australia on the ARIA chart.

He said his new material goes back to where it all began. "I'm back where I started," James said. "Writing songs for me and the people around me. And I'm free again." Jason Mraz's soulful folk-pop sound has led to seven million album sales, two Grammy Awards and honours at the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His hits include the record-breaking I'm Yours, I Won't Give Up, Love Is Still The Answer and The Remedy (I Won't Worry). Currently recording new music for release in 2020, the San Diego singer-songwriter, has just released Christmas Valentine, a holiday duet with Ingrid Michaelson. Australian artist Olympia will also make her A Day on the Green debut during this tour. The trio will take to the stage at Rochford Wines on 15 November. Tickets go on sale 3 December at 10am. For more information, visit

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DIY to the rescue By Michael Doran For some time, Parks Victoria have said the Badger Weir Picnic Ground is scheduled to reopen to the public in March and the dedicated members of the Badger Creek Community Planning Group (BCCPG) are taking matters into their own hands to try to make that happen. A group of 20 are spending Saturday 23 March putting the finishing touches to the Picnic Ground area in readiness to reopen and Doris Pozzi from the BCCPG said that they are responding to a request from Parks Victoria to lend a hand. "They asked us to organise a group of 20 to help with the last stages of getting the park ready," she said. "Parks Victoria (PV) have done all of the big infrastructure work and we are mulching the garden beds, doing some pruning and cleaning up because that is not part of their budget allocation." "We formed a relationship with PV and when their local person came out and talked to our group we found out why it was taking longer than we thought it would. One of the reasons was because they wanted to get more money to make some improvements that were not part of the repair work funding." Doris said the community is incredibly enthusiastic to get this done and when the group posted that the park was opening in early 2019 their facebook page had 2000 likes, shares and comments, a clear indicator of the affection the community has for the park. "There is something a bit special about this park and its closure has been a huge issue for a lot of people, many have been quite upset about it," she said. "I think it made it hard for local people to have a place to take their kids and go for picnics and evening walks as this place is visited constantly in the summer. "For everybody, the degree of contact with the park very high and it's not like a day trip to the botanical gardens. It's almost like an extension of their backyard and for most that's how they see it, they expect to come here whenever they want to." According to Doris, the closure would have been smoother if Parks Victoria had under-

Doris Pozzi on the left with Lucy, Ros, Kevin, Marion and Arthur at Badger Weir Park. 191673 stood the depth of feeling locals have for the park. "Really, all they needed to do was just com-

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The Dandenong Ranges has been selected as the first battleground in a CSIRO-led fight to save rainforests across Australia from a devastating weed known as Wandering Trad. Local community groups have been battling this invasion for many years and it was an excited group that gathered in Emerald on Friday 23 March to hear the good news. The CSIRO has been involved in research on Wandering Trad biocontrol since 2014 and field biologist Dr Ben Gooden is coordinating the rollout of the biocontrol program across Australia. He said that highly targeted and tested biocontrol agents are a more environmentally sustainable option than other available tools. "Currently, the only tools available to the community and local councils against the weed are hand-pulling and chemical herbicides, which only bring short-term control and have the unintended consequence of killing native plants and disrupting complex rainforest ecosystems." Speaking at the announcement, Member for La Trobe, Jason Wood, said that without the work of the community groups getting to this point would not have been possible. "It's great to come along and be involved in the announcement considering how many years it has taken us to get here," he said. "For me this is one of those days I didn't think would ever come." "Over the last five or six years I have pushed the federal government to put in over $6m supporting environment groups for weed control in the area and that's made a huge difference, but it needs science to come in and support that." "The scientists at the CSIRO are so passionate and their tenacity is amazing," he said. "Their attitude is that if you give us the funding we will dedicate our heart and souls to find the solution." Bill Incoll is a committee member of the Community Weed Alliance of the Dandenongs and said he had been looking forward to this day for years.



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"It might seem like leaving a campfire unattended or operating machinery on a total fire ban day is not a huge issue," he said. "The reality is the majority of fires are caused through reckless actions like these. "This careless behaviour has the same potential consequences as that caused by arson, easily leading to the destruction of life and property. "We will be adopting a hard-line approach to any deliberately or recklessly caused bushfires. "Operation Safeguard includes police having a high visible presence, particularly in fireprone areas on days of elevated fire danger.


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The pick of the season Rayner's Orchard offers the opportunity to learn about everyday life on an orchard, how fruit grows and the chance for visitors to pick and taste fruit. They also run fruit tasting tours and workshops that teach people how to preserve fruit without chemicals or additives. Located in the gorgeous Yarra Valley, Rayner's offers customers over 450 varieties of fruit. The farm shop features preserves, fresh fruit, sauces, preserving equipment and fruit leathers. Also available is a function room and cafe which serves farm style meals. As owner Len Rayner explained, Rayners Orchard has a welcoming family feel and staff share their knowledge with guests from all over the world. "We have one of the largest fruiting plant nurseries in Melbourne," Len said. "We want to encourage visitors to experience the joys of tree-ripened fruit and to educate visitors about everyday farming life, including farming methods and practices, as well as picking, storing and eating a wide variety of fruit." Rayners Orchard fruit products are free from anything artificial and staff use sustainable farming practices. "We have 40 years of farming experience and our staff include local people as well as three generations from our family," Len said. "They all strive to deliver our customers an experience to be remembered." Rayners Orchard will run its annual Fruits of the Yarra Valley Festival on the 15th and 16th of February next year. The Orchard also has Christmas hampers available in its cafe.

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Rayners Orchard offers visitors the chance to pick their own fruit. The hampers are full of locally-made produce, jams, chutneys, sauces, dried fruit, nuts and organic soaps. The orchard is located at 60 Schoolhouse

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For a stress-free Christmas Avoid the pre-Christmas madness of the bigger shopping centres and enjoy the Christmas shopping experience locally in a friendly stressfree environment at Cortella Homewares in Yarra Junction. The staff at Cortella Homewares have been busy stocking the store with everything Christmas, including ornaments, lanterns, crafts, lights, baubles, tinsel, toys, candles, gifts and more. On the gift front, they have something for everyone in the family with a great selection of giftware including stunning LED Laterns, decorative homewares, wooden decorations, toys, kids novelties, arts and crafts, ladies’, men’s and baby gifts. They also have Australian made triple scented soy candles and diffusers in limited

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IBAC hears ‘takeover’ plot By Cam Lucadou-Wells Casey councillor Sam Aziz was recorded saying that “we have taken over Casey” and had plans to do the same at Yarra Ranges Council, according to a covertly taped conversation revealed in an IBAC hearing into councillor corruption claims. “Basically, Yarra Ranges we want to take it over it over the same way we’ve taken over Casey,“ Cr Aziz told property developer John Woodman’s lobbyist Lorraine Wreford in a central Melbourne cafe on 1 February. Fellow councillor Amanda Stapledon intended to meet with property developer John Woodman to discuss the plan, he told Ms Wreford. “And there’s another businessman we are working with closely to make that happen.” With six out of nine councillors set to retire before the next election, “we only really need to get two elected to get a majority,” Cr Aziz said. At the IBAC Operation Sandon hearing on 27 November, Ms Wreford said that she thought Cr Aziz at the time was just “big-noting himself”. “He might have thought he had taken over the City of Casey but I don’t think other people thought that was the case.” She said that at times she thought Cr Aziz, who was going through a divorce, had been drinking during his text messages to her. He was “mentally unstable” - at times his “normal intelligent self”, at other times threatening to suicide. “He was up and down like a yo-yo and saying all sorts of almost hysterical things to me at times.” Yarra Ranges Council released a statement on the stunning revelation on Thursday 28 November. “Yarra Ranges Council is aware of IBAC’s

Casey councillor Sam Aziz and former Casey mayor and MP Lorraine Wreford at the Little Billy cafe in William Street on 1 February of 2019. investigation into the City of Casey (as part of Operation Sandon). Yesterday’s comments mentioning Yarra Ranges Council came as a surprise. “Council has no involvement with the IBAC investigation, and will not be making any further comments due to the ongoing investigations.“ The Yarra Ranges takeover claim was not the only bombshell to come from the recorded cafe sitting in Melbourne.

Cr Aziz was also heard to pledge support for Mr Woodman’s intention to sue Casey Council. “Whatever I can do to help him,” Cr Aziz told Ms Wreford. At the time, Mr Woodman was considering a defamation suit against the council over media allegations that he’d bullied council staff. Cr Aziz appeared to offer to get hold of council documents if Mr Woodman was unable to subpoena them.

During the cafe meeting, Cr Aziz was being delivered cash by Ms Wreford, purportedly part of a monthly $25,000 fee as a Smart Cities consultant with Mr Woodman. Ms Wreford conceded the monthly $2000-cash-delivered component couriered to him looked “corrupt”. She later agreed with Counsel assisting Michael Tovey, that Cr Aziz seemed to see Mr Woodman as a “bottomless ATM”.

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form and shape, he worked intuitively, combining rhythm, movement, weight, volume, proportion, tension, balance and texture in a dynamic dialogue to create a unique body of abstract sculpture. TarraWarra Museum of Art director Victoria Lynn said, "TarraWarra Museum of Art holds several key works by Robert Klippel and a key curatorial platform is to provide opportunities


The TarraWarra Museum of Art recently opened its new exhibition ASSEMBLED, which features the life works of renowned Australian sculptor Robert Klippel. Over 100 works from Klippel's six decade long career will be on display From 23 November until 16 February. Exhibition curator Kirsty Grant told the Mail, "He's really one of the most important 20th century Australian sculptors ... What I've focused on for this exhibition is, as the name suggests, the assemblages, where an artist finds all kinds of objects and brings them together to make something new." Ms Grant said that Klippel was always inspired to create something that he had never seen before. But it's not just Klippel's sculptures on display for TarraWarra visitors as they can also take the opportunity to view the inspiration for Klippel's work through drawings and sketchbooks. "The things that he looked at, he often drew in his sketchbooks and we've got a number of them in for the show. "There's one great sketchbook there that's really interesting. You can see when he has been to museums and he was looking at paintings or a sculpture by Picasso. "Rather than drawing the whole object, he breaks it down into its component parts. You can see him thinking about things in three dimensions and the elements that go together to create a bigger form." Ms Grant said that Klippel always wanted to create abstract art and often numbered his sculptures as opposed to naming them so as to leave the interpretation up to the viewer. The 'assemblage' works include his socalled 'junk sculptures' of the 1960s and 70s

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ACRES OF PARADISE... AND WITHIN REACH NESTLED in the foothills of the nearby Yarra State Forest, this magnificent eight acres of vacant land offers fantastic views and is bathed in sunshine. Located less than 10 minutes’ drive from schools, shops, transport and all the local amenities, this property offers peace, seclusion and convenience. With a current planning permit in place, the property comes with stamped plans, soil test, bushfire management plans and much more all helping to take the stress out of building your new home (STCA). The property is fully fenced and offers a dam and vehicle access via an existing gate. Ideal for a permanent home, holiday home or just to enjoy the surrounds and your interests be they bush walking, mountain or motor bike riding, horse riding, deer hunting; the options are unlimited! Come for a walk over the property... you won’t want to leave. ●

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The moment you enter through your gates here you are immersed into your own world of privacy! Over an acre of land sectioned into garden surrounding the house and also a separate paddock. Big open plan living with a kitchen that overlooks it all and is truly the heart of the home. Hardwood looring throughout as well as decorative wood additions really give this lifestyle a true rustic feel. The private garden consists of many edible plants and fruit trees.

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8 acres of paradise awaits you Nestled in the foothills of the nearby Yarra State Forest this magniicent 8 acres of vacant land offers fantastic views and is bathed in sunshine. Located less than 10 minutes’ drive from schools, shops, transport and all the local amenities this property offers peace, seclusion and convenience. With a current planning permit in place the property comes with stamped plans, soil test, bushire management plans and much more all helping to take the stress out of building your new home (STCA). The property is fully fenced and offers a dam and vehicle access via an existing gate. Ideal for a permanent home, holiday home or just to enjoy the surrounds and your interests be they bush walking, mountain or motor bike riding, horse riding, deer hunting; the options are unlimited! Come for a walk over the property…you won’t want to leave. Auction 14th December @ 12:30pm.

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Views, privacy and the pick of the crop!

This property is certainly rare & unique, situated on approx. 1 acre with 2 separate titles of approx. 1/2 acre each the potential is enormous. Prominent highway position with easy wide access for large vehicles. Lot 1- $520,000 - $570,000, zoned GWZ5 consists of a well-established, mechanical repairs workshop, well itted out with hoists and loads of extra workshop space. Lot 2 - $300,000$330,000 zoned GWZ5 consists of vacant land of approx. 1/2 an acre. Sites of this size & location hard to ind & especially with the added bonus of 2 separate titles.

Immaculate and loved is this beautiful, sunny and well-appointed unit with all that you could need. With 3 excellent sized bedrooms, the master boasting a walk in robe and full ensuite, a lovely open plan kitchen, meals area with a view and a bright and light spacious living zone, this has to be one of the nicest units around. The property also provides gas ducted heating, split system heating/cooling, a single lock up garage – and a short stroll to the Gladysdale Bakehouse.

Contact: Samantha Price 0438 795 190 Inspection: Sat 12:30-1:00pm (Photo ID Required)

Contact: David Carroll 0419 539 320

4 Carters Lane Seville

$875,000 - $960,000

A Dream Lifestyle Property Set on a 3/4 acre sunny block the property boasts ample parking and fantastic shedding. The weatherboard home offers 4 robed bedrooms, master with walk in robe and spa ensuite and 4 spacious separate living zones including a rumpus room. The character kitchen boasts custom made barn doors on the pantry, 900mm Falcon gas cooker, dishwasher, Caesar stone benchtops and much more. Many features include timber loors, high ceilings, decorative cornices & ceiling roses. There’s gas ducted heating throughout the home plus a wood heater and two air conditioners. Outside offers covered entertaining deck, studio/cottage with bathroom/laundry, spacious kitchen, wood heater and r/c air conditioner, a 14 x 8.5m shed with mezzanine loor, 4 roller doors and man cave with wood heater. All serviced by a bitumen driveway offering loads of parking for cars, boats & caravans.

Contact: David Carroll 0419 539 320 Inspection: Sat 1:00-1:30pm (Photo ID Required)

Michael Robinson 0418 505 635 34 years

Peter Robinson 0419 543 341 35 years

Sam Price 0438 795 190 9 years

Tony Fanfulla 0419 870 513 18 years

5967 1277

2457 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction

David Carroll 0419 539 320 15 years

Rebecca Doolan 0401 832 068 4 years

Leah Bannerman 0448 924 266 4 years

Clare Morse Marketing Manager 14 years

5966 2530

3407 Warburton Hwy, Warburton

Jenni Milne Licensed Agent 19 years

Carly James Property Manager

Michelle Karanikich Property Manager

Nicky McDonald Property Management

Julianne Spendlove Administration

5964 2277 569 Warburton Hwy, Seville

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DREAM LIFESTYLE PROPERTY IT’S unlikely a rarer offering could be available in the Yarra Valley. This remarkable property ticks all the boxes of the extended family with a beautifully renovated four bedroom character home and lovely studio/cottage. Set on a gently north sloping threequarter acre sunny block the property boasts ample parking and fantastic shedding. The weatherboard home has been extended and remodelled with period styling over the past 20 years and offers four robed bedrooms, master with walk-in robe and spa ensuite, four spacious separate living zones including a warm and private front lounge room, rumpus room which opens out through five panel concertina doors to a covered entertainer’s deck with glass balustrade,

ceiling fan and even chandeliers. The five-year-old kitchen boasts a character and style direct from a farmhouse magazine; it even has custom made barn doors on the pantry. Extremely functional and with the kitchen table in the middle your family dinners will be surrounded by the feel of yesteryear. Boasting a 900mmm Falcon gas cooker, semi integrated dishwasher, Caesar stone benchtops, butlers sink, plumbing to the fridge and so much more. This kitchen is one for the connoisseurs with a level of detail that is unimaginable. Timber floors flow throughout the home which offers high ceilings, decorative cornices and architraves, picture rails and ceiling roses; just stunning. The main bathroom offers a claw foot bath, custom vanity and pressed metal walls

and there’s a powder room conveniently located in the centre of the home for guests. There’s gas ducted heating throughout the home plus a wood heater and heat transfer kit and two air conditioners, two hot water services, one electric, one gas; everything has been thought of. Outside has the same level of planning with a fantastic studio/cottage offering two decks with views, bathroom/laundry, spacious kitchen, wood heater and r/c air conditioner. There’s also an awesome four-bay 14 x 8.5m shed, with 4.5m walls, mezzanine floor, loads of shelving and cupboards, four roller doors (two remote) and even a man cave with wood heater. In addition there’s another garage fitted out with walls and carpet ideal for kids, plus a cubby house. All serviced by a bitumen

driveway offering loads of parking for cars, boats, caravans etc. Then there’s the ultimate commercial playground for the kids. Complete with slides & climbers plus a double swing. With even more on offer the list is unending. Chicken coop, raised garden beds for veggies, multiple garden & house water tanks, and the most magnificent Oak tree throwing summer shade on the whole family. Plenty of low maintenance gardens, fruit trees and a spongy lush lawn to enjoy. This property has been developed by the owners for their family for over two decades and one lucky family will have the opportunity to take over and enjoy the ensuing decades. This is not a property to be missed, one certainly out of the box. ●

HOME ESSENTIALS Address: 4 Carters Lane, SEVILLE, VIC 3139 Description: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 garage Price: $875,000 - $960,000 Inspect: Saturday 1 -1.30pm Contact: David Carroll 0419 539 320, BELL REAL ESTATE 16



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5962 3030

Mark Gunther 189 Maroondah Highway, Healesville





Healesville 16 Dowd Road

Healesville 39 Mt Riddell Road

Peaceful Retreat with Views Walking into this home set on 1 acre (approx), you are greeted by breathtaking views. Natural light ills the living room, while high ceilings give a sense of space. The Master boasts WIRs & ensuite & balcony. Adjoining the deck is a 2nd bedroom/ofice & downstairs a 3rd bedroom with small bathroom. Other features are 5KW solar system, commercial kitchen & Coonara.

Ready, Set, Build!

3A 2B 2C $690,000 - $720,000

With outstanding views, we are proud to offer this fantastic block of land of approx. 6300m2. With a house site having already been established, along with power, water, gas & phone, all you have to do is start planning to build you dream home (STCA). Recently having all the pine trees removed & new fencing completed, all the hard work has been done.

Inspect By Appointment or OFI Agent Gary Lucas 0407 595 113

$390,000 - $430,000 Inspect By Appointment Only Agent Gary Lucas 0407 595 113 Dean Morris 0406 832 093



Yarra Junction 5/20 Hoddle Street

2A 1B 1C

Located in a group of 6 units, only a short walk to the main street is this 2-bedroom unit. Featuring an open plan living area & offering a single lock up garage with rear access to a backyard, ideal for those who like gardening. Both bedrooms are of a good size & come with BIRs. The property is currently leased at $290pw on a mth to mth basis.

FOR SALE $395,000 Inspect By Appointment or OFI Agent Mark Gunther 03 5962 3030


FOR SALE Healesville 6 Eli Bates Court Versatile Family Entertainer! Privately located, is this 4-bedroom family home on 4009 m2 (approx.) of beautiful park like gardens. Comprising a formal lounge & dining area, family room plus designated dining & meals areas that adjoins the central kitchen. Other features include a rumpus room on the upper level, master with ensuite, undercover entertaining area & a double lock up garage.

4A 2B 6C $920,000 - $990,000 Inspect By Appointment or OFI Agent Gary Lucas 0407 595 113

Badger Creek 115 Badger Creek Road

3A 1B 2C

This cosy 3-bedroom home is situated on 645m2 (approx) & is located a short drive to Healesville township & within walking distance to Badger Creek primary school & public transport. This is a fantastic opportunity for a irst home buyer looking to get into the market & make some improvements or an ideal investment property.


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$440,000 - $480,000 Inspect By Appointment or OFI Agent Dean Morris 0406 832 093




Yarra Valley 5 Boronia Road, Warburton


6 Wonga Road, Millgrove


NEW LISTING Lovely property with B&B potential (STCA) • • • • • •


Meals/kitchen area with north facing aspect Separate bungalow/studio with bedroom & shower Carports to accommodate 3 cars Seasonal creek, established ferns & mature trees Only a short drive to Warburton township For more information SMS 5BOR to 0488 824 379.


NEW LISTING Yarra River Close By!


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INSPECT See website for available times LAND 2218m2 (approx.) FOR Sale $420,000-$460,000


3 bedrooms plus study Freshly painted with some new loor coverings Mains and tank water plus solar panels Loads of shedding, workshop & a double carport Close to shops, transport, schools & the Yarra River For more information SMS 6WON to 0488 824 379



INSPECT See website for available times LAND 852m2 (approx.) FOR SALE $430,000-$470,000

19 Wonga Road, Millgrove


NEW LISTING Loads of features and a fabulous block! • • • • • •


Character weatherboard home Separate meals area with access to back deck Polished boards, wood heater & air-conditioner Good sized bedrooms with built in robes Close to shops, transport, schools & the Yarra River For more information SMS 19WON to 0488 824 379



INSPECT See website for available times LAND 832m2 (approx.) FOR SALE $430,000-$470,000

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8 Milners Road, Yarra Junction

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By donating some of the Christmas items below:

Chips , Lolly bags, Christmas Stockings, Icy Poles. Stagg meat in a tin, Christmas Pudding, Custard, Christmas ham, Gravy, Lions Fruit Cake, Sponge Cake, Canned Fruit, Shortbread, Nuts, Dried Fruit or any Homemade Goodies. However, anything you donate will be enjoyed by a family in need this Christmas!

NEW lISTING Sit Down, Relax & Enjoy the Mountain Views • • • • • •


Master bedroom complete with ensuite Open plan living, polished loors & wood heating Quality appliances, ducted air conditioning & heating Verandah with views to mountain ranges & reserve land Garden shed, carport area & good size solar system For more information SMS 8MIL to 0488 824 379


INSPECT See website for available times LAND 692m2 (approx.) FOR SALE $495,000-$540,000

12 Redclifs Avenue, Warburton


7 Crestwood Place, Yarra Junction


NEW LISTING Best Views in Town


• Modern kitchen with Gaggenau cooktop & oven • 4 bedroom, or 3 plus oice with incredible views from every room • Space underneath to create a separate apartment • Large deck with spectacular views • For more info SMS 12RED to 0488 824 379


Ashleigh Hall

Chris Lord


Sales Manager


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INSPECT See website for available times LAND 1499m (approx.) FoR SALE $530,000-$570,000

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As New and Close to Town


MarcBarton-Johnson Andrew McMath Sales Agent

Licenced Estate Agent


Quality brick veneer home, 3 years young Polished loorboards & gas ducted heating Access to back deck from family/meals area Master bedroom with ensuite & walk in robe Single lock up garage For more information SMS 7C to 0488 824 379

Wendy Adams Melinda Darwall Kristen Johnson

Lyndal Hall Licenced Estate Agent

Licenced Estate Agent

Licenced Estate Agent


5967 1800 | Warburton - 5966 2800

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INSPECT See website for available times LAND 562m2 (approx) FOR SALE $540,000-$570,000

Cassie Crowe

Alise Hatt

Jean Ting

Charlene Love

Licenced Estate Agent

Sales Agent

Sales Assistant


Just listed.

54 Middleton Drive, Woori Yallock Stylishly presented inside and out, this loved brick veneer home has oorboards, an appealing modern dĂŠcor and a great outdoor entertaining area. Natural gas ducted heating, wood heater and cooler provide for your comfort. The kitchen, with timber benchtops, dishwasher and breakfast bar overlooks the almost at fenced backyard.

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CONTACT Jenny Webb 0419 892 371 Barry Plant Woori Yallock 5964 7344

2/83-87 Maroondah Highway, Healesville Situated at the front of the unit complex, this lovely three bedroom brick veneer townhouse offers open plan living, natural gas ducted heating and a split system heating and cooling. Entertain your guests and family while preparing meals in the modern style kitchen which has an island bench, dishwasher, gas hotplates and electric wall oven. There is a sliding door from the lounge to the courtyard outside, a good spot for your outdoor setting, and inside there is also space for a dining table. The main bedroom has a walk through robe and ensuite, and there is a separate main bathroom. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have built in robes, and there is internal access to the double garage. This could be a great opportunity for downsizers, investors, or rst home buyers.

Just listed.

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Private Sale. PRICE GUIDE $480,000 - $520,000 INSPECT By appointment

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CONTACT Jenny Webb 0419 892 371 Barry Plant Healesville 5962 1700

Just listed.

7 View Street, Woori Yallock This conveniently situated four bedroom home with great views has a modern stylish feel with a newly renovated bathroom and a generous kitchen with island bench and dishwasher. Features include covered deck, natural gas ducted heating, a reverse cycle split system, two coolers, fenced backyard and parking available beside house.

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Private Sale. PRICE GUIDE $575,000 INSPECT By appointment

B CONTACT Jenny Webb 0419 892 371 Barry Plant Woori Yallock 5964 7344

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Bloods hold on in thriller By Anthony Sequeira Fine conditions greeted cricketers across the Yarra Valley for the final day of spring on Saturday. Despite a gallant fight from Gruyere, Healesville managed to hold on to a muchneeded win at Queens Park. Gruyere began its chase of 225 from the week prior by negotiating Ash Hamers' hattrick ball safely. The side then turned its eyes to the 146 further runs required for victory. Hamer may have been unable to claim his hat trick, but he soon took the early wicket of Rowan Prouse. When Healesville's Jordan Poynton had Colin Pendry run out, Gruyere was staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. Matt Tilney then paired with Ryan Gibson for Gruyere at the crease and the pair went

about resurrecting the innings with a partnership that took their side to 169. The ever-dangerous Jordan Poynton would not allow the game to slip from Healesvilles grasp, however, as he blew away to end the Gruyere fight at 196. The win sees Healesville (third place) keep right up with the pack when it comes to ladder positions, while Gruyere will take plenty from the hard-fought battle. Yarra Junction continued its chase of 192 for victory against Wandin. The Eagles were watchful early with a 26 run partnership to start proceedings, however, regular wickets then reduced them to 5/64. Andrew Cowan and Nick Bark (31) went about bringing Yarra Junction back into the game and when Bark was dismissed their side only needed a further 60 runs. However, the game turned again at the hands of Wandin's Stuart Thompson (6/55)

who took two of the final three wickets to leave Yarra Junction all out for 163. In Finger Trophy, Coldstream was wrapped up early by Healesville in its chase of 145. After bring 2/44 overnight, Coldstream lost another wicket without adding to its overnight score before Daniel Pezzimenti and Daniel Vaux extended the side to 3/58. From there, however, the innings belonged to Healesville's Scott Fawdry as he bowled 14 sizzling overs to take 5/12 and help leave Coldstream all out for 68. Yarra Junction was set a target of 215 by Wandin last week and looked determined to chase it down from the start. The Eagles' young gun Riley Foley (22) was steady as too was Tyson Gaskett (42) and Matt Robinson (34). But it was Josh Nightingale who stole the spotlight with 20 boundaries conjuring up an impressive 110 not out display and helping

lead Yarra Junction to victory. In Raft Gold, Launching place took on Woori Yallock in a top of the table clash. Batting first, Woori lost Michael Dwyer early, but were bolstered by Paul Broussard and youngster Corey Winter-Annette. After slow bowler Clint Sharman broke the partnership of Broussard and Winter-Annette, Woori didn't have any further significant partnerships but kept the run rate high and finished at 6/198. In reply, Launching Place couldn't establish a strong start to the chase and a total of 116 saw Woori Yallock claim a convincing win. In One Day Grade, a valiant Launching Place 2s, led by 50 from Dustin Van Eijkm couldn't chase down Healesville's 156. Meanwhile, Hoddles Creek continued its blitz of One Day Grade as the side trounced second-placed Poweltown and Coldstream held off Launching Place 3s.

Community Christmas celebration for social golfers sport club grants open By Karl Hradsky

Community sports clubs are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of VicHealth's Active Club Grants, with funding of up to $3000 and $10,000 available. The second round of grants will help clubs create more opportunities for women and girls and social or modified sport options. In total, VicHealth will provide $500,000 to sports clubs across the state. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said clubs throughout the region should apply. "We want everyone to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, regardless of their age, gender or ability," she said. "I encourage all of our hardworking clubs in the Eastern Victoria region to take this opportunity to apply for a grant so we can support you to deliver new opportunities to get more people active." Numerous clubs throughout the Yarra Ranges have already received grants from VicHealth's first round of grants. Local clubs that received grants during Round One included Chirnside Park Cricket Club, Ferntree Gully Tennis Club, Lilydale Lions Roller Hockey Club, Lysterfield District Trail Riders, South Belgrave Junior Football Club, St Johns Tecoma Cricket Club, Heathergene Calisthenics, Warburton Tennis Club, Ferntree Gully Cricket Association and Lilydale Ejays Softball Club. VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro Demaio said the grants will help build momentum for women's participation in sport. "In recent years there's been a welcome growth in women's sport, but joining a sports club remains a daunting task for many women," she said. "A lack of opportunities, time and self-confidence are some of the reasons for this, which means many women and girls find it hard to get involved. "Building on the success of our This Girl Can - Victoria campaign, we're encouraging community sports clubs to offer new programs, teams and activities that make sport more welcoming for women and girls." Clubs can apply for Active Club Grants through the VicHealth website before 12pm on 24 February next year. For more information and to apply, visit

The Healesville Social Golf Club enjoyed its Christmas function on Sunday, after a pleasant round of golf with extra prizes on the course. Playing stableford, Greg Hay (26) received first prize with 40 points. Second was Wayne Fenner (18) scoring 37


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Karl Hradsky hit an Eagle on the 12th hole (265-metre par 4) and the team of Wayne Fenner and Vince Gillett defeated Greg Hay and Peter Monk in their doubles match play semi final. The Healesville Social Golf club welcomes any golfers on a Sunday morning at the RACV Country Club in Healesville. Play kicks off at 7am.

Community Cup winners, Upper Yarra U3A.

Yarra Junction bowlers face aerial assault By Ian MacGregor Yarra Junction Bowling Club players withstood an aerial attack from a pair of masked lapwings during their midweek pennant match against Mooroolbark last week. Two of the lapwings' chicks had strayed onto the bowling green before they were carefully removed to a safe place and play commenced.


points and third went to Tom Carroll (14) on 36 points. Nearest the pins were on all the par 3 holes. They were hit by Laurie Tormey, Greg Hay, Travis Carroll, Vince Gillett and two to Tom Carroll. Allan Larkins won the prize for best score on the first nine holes while Tom Carroll won the prize for best score on the back nine holes.

However, eyes were still cast skywards as light rain fell throughout the morning. After lunch, the heavens opened and the points were shared after play was washed out. Yarra Junction 2 traveled to Mount Waverley and escaped the worst of the weather, but an undermanned team was defeated on a difficult green in windy conditions. On Saturday, second placed Yarra Junction

1 hosted third placed Box Hill RSL 3 under sunny skies. A very close tussle developed and although Yarra Junction won three rinks to one, Box Hill RSL won by one shot. The inaugural Yarra Junction Bowling Club Community Cup has concluded and the team representing Upper Yarra U3A defeated Yarra Valley Soccer Club in a close final.


Warburton get the win By Garry Lewis The Warburton Bowls Club's Tuesday midweek side played Vermont South 2 at home, following a break, to record a solid 72 to 44 victory. Rink scores were as follows: G.Walsh 28/11; S.Lord 16/17 and R.McKail 28/16. They play Yarra Glen 1 away this week. On Saturday, Warburton 1 played Armadale 1 away and went down overall in a thriller, 76 to 78. Rink scores were as follows: P.Woods 17/26; B.Woods 13/28; J.Brookes 23/12 and J.Van Der Zweep 23/12. They play Cheltenham 1 at home this week. Warburton 2 travelled away to play Cockatoo 1 and struggled in the second half to go down, 71 to 80. Rink scores were as follows: P.Summers 17/20; S.Freestone 8/22; D.Ockwell 28/15 and N.Whelan 18/23. They play Upwey-Tecoma 2 at home this week. Warburton 3 played West Coburg 3 at home and recorded its first team victory, 54 to 38. Rink scores were as follows: R.Bartlett 17/21 and N.Donohue 37/17. They play Eastwood Golf 3 away this week. The Wednesday Night Barefoot Bowls Triples Competition continued. Results were as follows: Burra Boys 17 d G Force 8; Thomos 25 d 50 Shades of Green 6; Nutters 40 d Time Warp 2; Pensioners 17 d Saint Dogs 11; Wrong Bias 32 d The Wrangers 4; Moonshiners 18 d Magnum Boys 8; Bolters 37 d Sheep Assist 1 and Zinga's Wankas 16 d

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Warburton golfers in the bag By Ron Hottes

Matt O’Brien, Barry Ward, Paul Caneva (Triples Tournament organiser) and Dylan Fisher. The Ormsbys 8. The Tradge Woods Invitational Triples Tournament was held at the Warburton Bowls Club on Friday with several top players from Metropolitan and Regional Clubs around Victoria playing. The club said it was thankful for the sponsors and their continued support of the event, including the Woods Family. The overall winner was the team of Dylan Fisher (Australian Team Representative), Matt O'Brien and Barry Ward.

Warburton Golf Club's playoff for this year's 'M-McGrann bag' saw nine monthly winners play a stroke round, on 27 November, to find an overall winner The bag was won, in emphatic fashion, by Peter Fox with a nett 63. The next best stroke score, a nett 68, was by Paul Kennedy. This also meant Peter (+5) won the par comp on the day and Paul (+1) was runner-up on countback. Balls went to -1. Nearest the pins went to Ross Machar (3rd), Foxy (7th), Andrew McMath (9th), Ray Gilmore (12th) and Trevor Porter (15th). In pleasant weather conditions, a healthy field contested last week's Thursday twilight competition. The most successful competitor was Roger Mataele with 24 points - something he can do frequently. The runner-up prize went to Jaqui Hall with 20 points, showing that her comeback to regular competitive play is well on track.

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Balls extended to 17 only. Nearest the pins winners were Ms Nursey (and Bagel) on the 10th, Peter Fox (12th) and to Roger Mataele (15th). The club's stroke and final round of Club Championships showcased a better-than-predicted spring day on 30 November. Andrew 'Willo' Williams claimed the AGrade voucher with a stunning nett 64. This meant Andrew shot a 67 off-the-stick and also grabbed his ninth Open Championship title. The runner-up was Tim McKail who also had a nett 64 but lost on countback, while Tommy Marr won the B-Grade voucher with a nett 68. If players had a nett 71 or lower, they could claim a ball. Nearest the pins were won by Ken White (3rd), Danny Fox (5th), Geoff Fall (9th), Ms Nursey (and Bagel) on the 12th and Tim McKail (15th. Championship winners were Andrew (Open), Harrison Baxter (B-Grade), Peter Bell (C-Grade), Kim Kennedy (ladies) and Liam Kay (juniors).

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CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7603 - SOLUTIONS Across - 7, Devil of a time. 8, Brid-l-e. 9, Fr-ida-y. 10, Touched. 12, S-kids. 15, Stony. 16, Saw-dust. 18, Gate-au. 20, Red-den. 22, Dispense with Down - 1, Re-armo-st. 2, Mind. 3, Po-were-d. 4, Ga-ff-e. 5, Mi-mick-ed. 6, (mi)le-na. 11, Con-dense. 13, Des-cents. 14, Fair-est. 17, Cur-ed 19, Aid-a. 21, Down.




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DOWN 1. Roma is straggling among the others, right at the back (8). 2. Take care of your brain (4). 3. In case, were driven by (7). 4. Mistake the fellows take an age about correcting (5). 5. Copied the note and appended two names to it (8). 6. She has an upset aftyer half a mile (4). 11. Shorten it, do, stupid! (8). 13. Drops the man and the money (8). 14. pale at the outset, but most beautiful (7). 17. The dog and the man were made well (5). 19. Given a hand with a musical entertainment (4). 21. Written in blue (4).

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Clues you don’t need? (8,4).

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ACROSS 7. How long the exorcism took? (5,2,1,4). 8, Left the wife out and you get offended (6). 9. When miss Cook comes round? (6). 10. Mad to have laid a finger on (7). 12. When one slips on the snow, teases one (5). 15. Very poor, as bad land is (5). 16. Realised the cleaner wasn’t very good at the carpenter’s (7). 18. Get a different, a horse-shoe shape, cake (6). 20. Appear discomfitted by the “Left home?” (6). 22. Work alongside at the chemist’s, but find you don’t need? (8,4). DOWN 1. Roma is straggling among the others, right at the back



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DOWN ACROSS Cryptic 1. NO. Bird (8) 7. Marksman (12) PUZZLE CRYPTIC 7603


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DOWN Bird (8) Smile (4) Foolish (7) Compel (5) Ocean (8) Boast (4) Puerile (8) Punish (8) Right (7) Long (5) Curb (4) Acid (4)


ACROSS 1. Marksman (12) 2. Gun (6) 3. Modify (6) 4. Famous inventor (7) 5. Funnel (5) 6. Mark (5) 11. Hide (7) 13. Crib (6) 14. Turn (6) 17. Teacher (12) 19. 21.

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 7603 - SOLUTIONS Across - 7, Sharpshooter. 8, Cannon. 9, Change. 10, Marconi. 12, Stack. 15, Stain. 16, Conceal. 18, Cradle. 20, Rotate. 22, Instructress. Down - 1, Pheasant. 2, Grin. 3, Asinine. 4, Force. 5, Atlantic. 6, Brag. 11, Childish. 13, Chastise. 14, Correct. 17, Yearn. 19, Rein. 21, Tart.

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