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‘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 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.“

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. 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

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.

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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By Derek Schlennstedt The Liminality Celtic Trio and the Tecoma Uniting Church are delighted to present their annual family Tecoma Christmas concert. Attendees can relax and unwind during an evening of classical Celtic Christmas tunes and carols, hosted by local group Liminality at the Tecoma Uniting Church on 22 December, from 7.30pm. Liminality is internationally renowned harpist Cath Connelly, virtuoso violinist Greg Hunt, and Melbourne-based pianist, vocalist and local media personality Jules Vines. Their music is described as deeply grounded in the Celtic and European traditions, and dwelling on the Celtic threshold. This year’s concert, while similar to previous year’s, will feature special guest Cyril Moran and eight specialist solo youth performers namely, Marita Murphy, Hilary Green, Molly Konrad, Oscar Kempster, Erika Brigham, Milo Hymns, Jack Doyle and Myra Incoll. All youth performers are local musicians making their first foray into the world of musical performance. Vocalist and pianist Jules Vines said the elves will be leading the second half of the show, with

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gift giving and sing-alongs. “This year we have some of last year’s favourites and also newcomer performers who are excited to take part in their first ticketed concert.” “The young musicians will be playing the part of Santa’s elves and giving out gifts, for all the under 10 kids who are entitled to free entry in the audience. With something for ’Everyone to take home’ the concert also celebrates the unveiling of the trio’s new album, Brigid’s Mantle, which will be available to purchase on the night. “The album includes some of our most requested music, from Leonard Cohen to Robbie Burns and original writings about the Murray River,” Ms Vines said,

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“Liminality albums always include an original work that each of us has written, but we’ve done a stage show this year at the National Celtic Folk Festival and we have excerpts from that show on the album as well.” While Christmas is a taxing time for many, the Liminality concert promises a relaxing evening. “It’s a beautiful, some would say ’old fashioned’ way to prepare for Christmas and allows everyone to take a breather for what is usually a pretty full-on time for people. Children feature alongside some of Melbourne’s best Celtic artists. They lead the carols and provide musical entertainment second to none. “We’re looking forward to an awesome night. We love the Tecoma audience. They’re always very warm and friendly and it’s just the loveliest way to prepare for Christmas.” Tickets are $25. Supper and drinks are available for a gold-coin donation. CDs will be available on the night for $20 with $5 from every CD donated to the CFA. Doors open at 7.30pm on 22 December at the Tecoma Uniting Church. Bookings, especially for children under 10, although free are essential. Bookings can be made by going to www.trybooking.com/BGZDP.

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Premier apologises for ‘sinister truth’ By Derek Schlennstedt There was a deep seated silence at the Victorian Parliament on November 27 as Premier Daniel Andrews apologised to the people who had suffered sexual abuse as children while involved with Puffing Billy railway. Victims clutched the hands of loved ones as they were told that a 'village of people' had failed to protect them. Mr Andrews apologised in the Victorian parliament to people abused by convicted and deceased sex offender Robert Whitehead. Mr Whitehead had who used his position at Puffing Billy to abuse children for decades, while the tourist attraction's management board repeatedly failed to report complaints to police. Speaking at Parliament Premier Andrews said for generations the railway has been a place for "memories bathed in sunshine", but beneath it lied "a much darker, much more sinister truth". "Instead of being a place where childhoods were enjoyed, Puffing Billy became a place where childhoods were destroyed ... as a collective, we shamefully diverted our gaze," the Premier said. "People knew. People knew and they did nothing. Some of our most trusted institutions and individuals not only failed to speak up, they even tried to cover it up. "Allegations were ignored, complaints were supressed, and records were destroyed ... . They chose to protect the most guilty over protecting our most innocent." "If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village as well to utterly fail a child." Those failures were marked in an ombudsman report by Deborah Glass which was tabled last year and centred on Mr Whitehead,

A new kind of Christmas is sweeping through Belgrave. The Belgrave Traders Association has launched an ambitious augmented reality app that celebrates a Belgrave Christmas. The app has transformed Belgrave Main Street and brought to life an enchanting cast of local Australian wildlife characters. Aptly called ‘Hidden Stories’, the augmented reality app is described as a multi-dimensional journey similar to Pokemon Go, but was aimed at getting people back to the centre of Belgrave and into local shops. According to Belgrave Traders Association Treasurer, Steve Crombie, the app lets visitors take a walk down the Main Street while discovering the cheeky 3D Christmas critters and lo-

Last month a couple unknown offenders attended a location in Clematis and stole multiple wooden sleepers. Police believe the males pictured below can assist with their enquiries. If you recognise these men please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

CFA Water bomb 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. Mr Wayne Clarke was among Whitehead's victims to receive a formal apology from the Victorian government and said it was a “dream come true”. who was a volunteer at Puffing Billy from 1961 until 1990. He was first convicted and jailed in 1959 for child sex abuse and when released, was re-employed as a rail worker and volunteered with Puffing Billy before going on to assault six children between the 1960s and 1980s. He died in jail in 2015 after pleading guilty to 24 charges. As part of the ombudsman report nine recommendations were made, including an official apology. For many this apology has brought relief and closure. Mr Wayne Clarke was among Whitehead's victims to receive a formal apology from the Victorian government and said it was a "dream come true".

"After 44 years, and after I unfortunately had my experience with whitehead at Taradale train station it means a lot," Mr Clarke told the Mail on the steps of parliament following the apology." "It's the end of the whole 44 years for me now, so hopefully I can get on with my life and enjoy the rest of it." In a final statement at Parliament Daniel Andrews said while there was no way the state could restore all that had been stolen, it could end the culture of secrecy. "On behalf of the parliament, the government, and the people of Victoria, for every childhood that was stolen, for every future that was compromised, for every family that was betrayed and for every life that was destroyed, we are sorry," he said.

Belgrave Christmas crosses digital divide By Derek Schlennstedt

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cally made Christmas decorations. “Hidden stories is a beautiful Christmas digital 3D experience that were inviting all to come to Belgrave and experience.” “This Christmas AR trail is related to the natural habitat surrounding Belgrave and it’s a Belgrave Christmas ... it’s about celebrating where we live and what makes a hills Christmas,” Mr Crombie said. The game follows the story of animals that inhabit the hills and how they celebrate and prepare for Christmas. Bill Atta, chief product officer at Dreemer described the AR experience as “where the digital world and physical world meet.” In a sense it’s walking through town going to different activation points scanning a trigger and having a 3d interactive experience with 3d models and animations of these ani-

mals decorating the town. There will be a map in the app that shows where all the activation points are in the street. As you get near you’ll be able to tap on that activation point and engage with that experience. “It really is a retelling of the Christmas party,” Mr Atta said. “There’s our heroic figure of Santa checking on the animals. There is tinsel being thrown over statues, dancing cockatoos and galah in the arcade, there’s a wombat that parachutes from the main street loaded with presents for her young, a koala trying to post a letter to Santa and the platypus art down by the train platform is used as the welcome party.” The app called ’Belgrave AR’ was launched on December 1 and can be downloaded at Google Play or the App store.

Missing 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.

Tennis club trashed Between Midday and 3pm on 27 November a number offenders gained access to the Upwey Tecoma Tennis club clubrooms. It's understood the offenders have caused a large amount of damage to the clubrooms and smashed a window to gain access. Anyone with information or who may have seen suspicious activity on Wednesday 27 November is urged to contact Belgrave Police on 9754 6677.

Training for fireys 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. As part of the week-long activities students learned the theory behind fire behaviour, suppression tactics, emergency management procedures, safety and survival techniques, and planned burning.

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Christmas a time for care planning to bring a pet into the family. What sort of pet will best suit your living space? Is the environment prepared, suitable and safe?

For example dogs need to have play space that is well fenced and cats should have an external enclosure or run to keep them safe. The health and wellbeing of a pet is very important and includes being able to provide a healthy diet, worming, regular veterinary checks, boarding, bedding and toys. Above all a pet needs your dedication and time investment with regular exercise, socialisation, training and grooming. Adopting a pet from Animal Aid has many benefits. Each and every animal is health and temperament checked, desexed and microchipped. In some instances, an animal in our care will require surgery in preparation for it to be

ready for adoption. Team members work closely with each animal so they get to know their personalities and behaviours. This knowledge enables them to match a person /family with the ideal pet to suit their personal circumstances and home environment. So if you are considering bringing a fur friend into your home then please consider making adoption your first option. On behalf of the Animal Aid team I would like to wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season. If you would like to support Animal Aid please visit animalaid.org.au or call 03 8756 1300.

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The Emerald padlock and key recycling initiative will continue until December 22. Money raised from key recycling will go to Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater Nursery. Old keys and padlocks can be left in collection containers at the following collection locations. Upwey and Monbulk Community Hubs, Emerald Library, Emerald Produce, Emerald Mitre 10, Emerald Community House, Selby Community House, Sherbrooke Childcare and Family Centre

Dig a bit deeper at a Diggers gardening workshop at Coudehill on 6 December. The Diggers Club runs workshops each weekend at their three Victorian garden sites. Spring sessions include Starting Your Spring Veggie Patch, Slow Flowers with The UK's Land Gardeners, A Fork to Fork Experience with Paul West and Back to Basics Gardening Essentials with Diggers Club experts.

The Dandenong Ranges Orchestra end of year concert will be held at the Tecoma Uniting Church 1566 Burwood Highway on Sunday December 8 at 2pm. Conducted by Alexander Vengerovski, "Classics At Christmas" will include works by Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Grieg and Offenbach. Tickets are vailable online at TryBooking or at the door. Contact 0401 325 156 or musicofthedro@ gmail.com for more information.

speaker along with a delicious lunch. At meetings the group conducts raffles and all monies collected goes toward The Smith Family Children's Education Charity that helps disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school so that they can create a better future for themselves. Ladies who would like more information about VIEW can go to view@ thesmith family.com.au or ladies who wish to know more about the Club can phone Jill on 9755 1618

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Head to the Friends of George Tindale Memorial Garden for new monthly plant sales. Held the second Saturday each month from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Smaller in size, the Friends of Tindale Gardens sales will focus on seasonal plants, propagated from their collection and donated from the Friends' gardens.

The holiday season is a great time to adopt a pet. If you're taking a break over the Christmas period you will have more time to settle your pet into their new home, to build your relationship and enjoy having your newly extended family spending time together. Animal Aid has plenty of delightful animals in need of a second chance and loving home this Christmas. Preparing for a pet requires forward planning as well as a commitment to care for the animal for its whole of life. We all love a surprise but in the case of bringing a pet into the family, discussion and planning are vital. There are a number of considerations when

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Singers, musicians and anyone who can hold a tune are invited to join in a Carol ceremony at 7pm on 15 December at Emerald Uniting Church. Call Pastor Toni Vaka on 0401 482 316 with queries.

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Belgrave VIEW Belgrave VIEW meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Monbulk Bowls Club, Moores Road Monbulk. The group welcomes guests and new members at these meetings, which usually have an interesting guest

Life Activities Knox After exploring the Western district paint silos, Life Activities Knox will be going to Echuca next. But, in the meantime, anyone is welcome to join in on any three activities before the groups asks you to join. It's only $25 per person, per year. There are four newsletters each year, full of detailed activities. Ring Carol on 97272726 for a copy of the newsletter.

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The world, by marathon By Derek Schlennstedt Over the past seven years, Louise Edwards from Upper Ferntree Gully has competed in over 15 marathons from all around the world. The Ferny Creek Cub scouts leader has covered thousands of kilometres in organised events across six continents, overcoming the extreme heat of the outback and bitter cold of the Himalayas. On 13 December, Louise will compete in her most challenging marathon to date - the Antarctica ice marathon. Once completed she will join a select group of women who have completed 7 Marathons on 7 Continents. While a marathon can be taxing enough, there are extra challenges to doing one in a place like Antarctica, the least of which is the need for very specific clothing. "In extreme cold its extremely important to regulate body temperature," she said. "You don't want to overheat, but you don't want to get to cold and if you start to sweat too much it will freeze and you can get into a lot of trouble then." "You have to wear a thermal layer, a middle layer and an outer shell, so you can take a layer off or put one on depending on the temperature." "If it's windy you get wind chill and in terms of your hands you have to take three pairs of gloves - a thermal inner glove, a mid-layer glove and then an outer mitten and same with your feet." Speaking to the Mail, Ms Edwards said a desire to travel the world and run marathons lured her into the world of marathon running. "It's been a love of travel and then being able to combine that with the running and the marathons." "Marathons are a little bit different but it's just been that combination really, and then the

added incentive of coupling up with the charity that I'm supporting." That charity raises money for a medical centre in Nepal. In 2012 Louise and her friend Cathy competed in the world's highest race the Everest Marathon - running and raising funds for Sanjiwani Public Health Mission, a community based medical clinic in the village of Ghandruk, Nepal. Villagers in Nepal face everyday challenges brought upon by the remoteness and harshness of their environment. Sanjiwani Clinic provides medical treatment for a community who would otherwise be forced to travel long distances to obtain health and medical services. Louise talks about villagers in Nepal facing everyday challenges due to the remoteness and harshness of their Nepalese environment. "Sanjiwani Clinic provides medical and dental treatment for the community who would otherwise be forced to travel long distances, often days, to obtain basic health and medical services." "Funds raised and donations keep the clinic operating. We employ local trained medical staff who provide a much needed health service, operate the only laboratory service in the district and run a number of health education programs to improve community health," she said. To donate visit https://www.givenow.com. au/sanjiwaniicemarathon Ms Edwards will compete in the Antarctic Ice Marathon on 13 December and while there will be no cheering crowds or penguins (it's too far south) to support her, she will have the love and support from the 6000 strong community in Nepal and hopefully the scouting community in Ferny Creek.

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The art of culture By Romy Stephens A cultural group at Yarra Hills Secondary College's Mount Evelyn campus have recently finished a 10-month Indigenous mural project. Students involved presented their completed artwork at a school assembly on 28 November. Year 9 student Nathan Murray said the project was a big team effort between teachers and students. "We began the planning of the mural in term one this year," he said.

"We brainstormed ideas, sketched and drew up our ideas, prepped the board and sketched our designs onto the board, and then we began tiling." The mural aimed to express the cultural significance of Bunjil the Eagle and the Rainbow Serpent. It also featured a meeting place, kangaroo tracks a boomerang and each of the students' hands. The school's creative art therapist, Kirsten Sampson, said the project has helped provide recognition of the Indigenous community

at the school. She said it also helped bring students together. "It's been lovely because I think they've got to know each other. They're all different year levels so that's been great," she said. "They've got something they're very proud of and it looks fantastic. "It's been their work and all their ideas." Yarra Hills Secondary College's Mooroolbark campus also has a group of Burmese students working on a similar mural to present to the college.

Grade six Macclesfield student Clara Woods has presented a moving exhibition at her school highlighting the problem of inequality in Australia and the world. Her grade has been working on the theme "Sharing the planet" - an inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution. Speaking to the Mail Clara began a website that discusses the topic and said she was prompted to tackle the issue after her friend began identifying as trans and she recognised the adversity her friend faced following the decision . "I do have one friend their, who is Trans, and she's had a hard time from people around her and I'm not sure, but it did change my mind to whether I wanted to approach this topic." "I think we should all be equal no matter where we come from, what gender we are and who we are." "We need to change lives stand up and spread our voices, and let people know how we feel." You can see how Clara has spread her voice by visiting her website at https://cswooc.wixsite.com/genderequality

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A swim-pressive summer By Derek Schlennstedt Olinda Community Pool officially opened for the 2019-20 Summer Season on 30 November, unveiling their new Toddler Pool and splash zone. The pool has been under construction since early this year after Member for Monbulk James Merlino announced in October 2018 that the Olinda Community Pool Association would receive $174,050 as part of the Pick My Project initiative. That funding has gone toward upgrade the toddler pool, buying the shade sails, and building a splash zone for water play, including jets and fountains. Olinda Community Pool Former President, James Edge said the pool is virtually unrecognisable, and prior to the construction the toddler pool had remained unchanged for decades. "We have really upgraded the area surrounding the existing toddler pool to include really fun features aimed at our youngest visi-

tors and their families," Mr Edge said. "There's now water spray features, some interactive tactile based play areas, plus a new and improve shade sail, and seating area for parents and and the biggest feature is a new iconic water slide." "What's been built is this big wooden structure - not unlike a tepee - and the kids can climb up inside it and then come out the other side in a water slide ... It's really amazing, and really going to change the whole vibe of the place." Mr Edge paid particular tribute to Director of RB Landscapes and local resident Richard Bellemo, who designed the area, as well as current Olinda Community Pool President Duncan Brown. "There's a lot of thanks that need to be given to the project's biggest contributor Duncan brown who is the president of the Olinda Community Pool association and of course Richard who designed it. " "We had huge support from all the contrac-

Olinda Community Pool officially opened for the 2019-20 Summer Season on 30 November, unveiling their new Toddler Pool and splash zone. tors involved and they've all added more than they needed to." "It truly has been a community effort in terms of all the organisations and individuals who combined to ensure that the pool would

be ready by December 1, and it's turned out to be a fantastic success." The pool is currently offering early bird family passes which are only in the first two weeks of the season.

The forecast is clear - warm, dry season is on its way pole," he said. "This really refers to having cooler than normal waters off Indonesia and that tends to reduce the amount of moisture coming into the atmosphere. "It also tends to park big high-pressure systems over Victoria and reduce the fronts that come through and reduce the cloudiness over the summer period. "The other big influence we're looking at is a negative southern annular mode or SAM. "That tends to push weather systems a bit further north during the summer well at least until December or rather through until January." Dr Watkins said the outlook was an im-

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Mu ‘Dot’ ssing un t and that ies as oppos be re-pu villeAunty 37 Dot, who passed away at Healesville Aunty r r in rposed "We're Peter of ity is 57 ber in 19 Dot not knock ed to being for the d in repurposin s AMIndige in mo 59 Hospital on Thursday 19 September aged 89. demolished d iS tow of the 30 an was bo g a buildi ing down a e: model on nous urn . 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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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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 conditions 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 firefight-

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They’re pick of the crop 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.

Christmas hampers are available in Rayners Orchard's cafe.

Stone fruit at Rayners Orchard. 148033 Picture: KATH GANNAWAY The hampers are full of locally-made produce, jams, chutneys, sauces, dried fruit, nuts and organic soaps. The orchard is located at 60 Schoolhouse Road in Woori Yallock and is open 9am to 5pm over summer (closed Christmas day). For more information, phone 5964 7654.

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Staying healthy in season Christmas is almost here and the Natural Healing Centre in Ferny Creek can assist with staying in balance this season. The centre can help patients get gut ready for that extra glass of wine and those sugary deserts. The centre's team can assist with things such as weight loss, food and environmental intolerances, migraines, back pain, and irritable bowel syndrome. The team of naturopaths, acupuncturist and osteopath specialise in improving the body's immune system, digestive and musculoskeletal health. According to the centre, the end of winter can leave many people deficient in Vitamin D and Zinc, causing coughs and colds to linger for weeks. The Natural Healing Centre uses a system called NAET, which offers relief to those suffering chronic sinus, streaming nose and eyes, headaches, gut issues and more. The NAET system uses traditional Chinese medicine principles of acupressure points while holding the substance of intolerance. The small intestine is where the body absorbs goodness such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids (protein foods), antioxidants and essential oils (such as plant oils and fish oils) from everyday food. Therefore, keeping the small intestine in good health is essential for the bodies overall health and wellbeing. A large range of treatment options are available at the Natural Healing Centre such as homeopathic medicines, herbal supplements, practitioner only vitamins and minerals, lymphatic drainage, spinal manipulation, bowen therapy, remedial massage, acupressure and cranio-sacral therapy. Naturopath Ashleigh Mythen is offering a

The Natural Healing Centre team. From back left, Paul Turner (osteopath/craniosacral therapist), Angelina, Dr Nerida James, Ashleigh Mythen (naturopath) and Robyn (clinic manager). $20 discount to all new patients during December. The clinic's Andrew Moulton (TCM Practitioner) is moving on and the centre said it wished him all the best in the new year.

For anyone interested in joining the team as an acupuncturist /TCM practitioner contact Angelina (clinic manager) at the NHC. The practitioners and staff from the Natural Healing Centre said they would like to wish

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“We would like to encourage anyone in the area who has an interest in photography to come to one of our meetings. Members are happy to share their expertise and knowledge and it’s a great place to meet people with the same interest.” At the presentation director Shane Miller from the Dandenong Ranges Community Bank Group congratulated the winners on their outstanding photos. “These calendars are given to all of our shareholders and our customers. Customers can come into one of our branches located in Upwey, Belgrave or Cockatoo. Every year starting in November, customers come in asking when it will be available,” Mr Miller said. “It’s a hot item which is sought after - so I’m sure this year will not be any different and everyone will be pleased to receive one. The winning photos will also be shared on the Dandenong Ranges Community Bank (DRCBG) Facebook page so we invite you to take a look.” ●

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This once loved home with all the classic features (open ire place, high ceilings and large loor to ceiling windows) now needs love and restoration! The 2 bedroom 1 Bathroom cottage sits hidden within the grounds of this property ripe for renovation and includes a single lockup garage.Perfect for the irst home buyer entering the market or the aspiring renovator sitting on 2,487m2 (approx.) this property is a hidden gem in the hills. The original home is nestled up high on the block surrounded by established European plantings, in a beautiful private setting. Opportunities like these don’t come along often, so call today for further information.

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“Surrey” a hills weatherboard cottage, sits privately beyond an established garden off Cards Lane. The character features incl leadlight windows & doors, Baltic Pine timber loors, panelled walls & ceilings, original ireplaces plus all the comforts of today (GDH, instantaneous hot water & NBN to kerb). At the front of the home is a library room with lge windows framing the garden plus a lounge room with a Jotul ireplace & reclaimed French doors leading to the front verandah. The heart of the home is the country style kitchen featuring s/s appliances & original ireplace, room for a dining table & with leadlight feature doors & windows overlooking the rear yard. A study with its own ireplace adds to the hills country charm. The 3 bedrooms are serviced by 2 bathrooms. The master offers BIR’s, ENS with pressed metal ceilings & timber loors.

Situated in the Ridge Rd precinct, on close to ¾ acre of land (3152m2 approx), this character mid-century weatherboard & stone residence offers it all! The circular drive provides dual access with the sealed driveway leading to the veranda & paved entrance. A lge shed provides ample car accom plus a lge rear fenced yard extends from the covered outdoor entertaining area. The loor plan lows off the light illed foyer offering 2 living zones, the main with an original wall of stone & OFP. Polished timber loors, with garden views framed by loor to ceiling sash windows. The 2nd living zone connects to the kitchen, with relaxed indoor-outdoor living & access to the lge covered deck. The kitchen offers s/s appliances & DW. The master bedroom is cedar lined with corner sash windows & ENS, while new carpets adorn all 3 bedrooms.

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Summer twilight series By Derek Schlennstedt Nestled in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, Cloudehill Gardens is excited to announce their summer Twilight Events Series. Grab your picnic rug, fold-up chair and stroll amongst a maze of gardens in the soft evening light. Take in the summer flowering borders at their most floriferous and enjoy music and theatre in the intimate surrounds of Cloudehill's magnificent Green Theatre. On December 13, the multi-award-winning ensemble, The Idea of North will bring their beautifully distinct sound and style for a festive performance of Christmas carols and more. Crossing many musical genres including jazz, folk, pop, comedy and gospel, they regularly sell out their live performances and in the true festive spirit, proceeds from the night will be donated to the Hush Foundation for their game-changing work in Children's Hospitals around Australia. On Australia Day weekend, January 25, Cloudehill will host Australia's most talented young opera singers accompanied by Sharolyn Kimmorley AM, presenting a program of treasured arias from the classics. The 2020 recital will present the cream of Australia's emerging artists as they embark upon their Melba Opera Trust professional development program. As it happens, Cloudehill's newly constructed sound shell is especially designed for opera singers, come along and see how brilliantly it works. One of Victoria's most innovative chamber groups, the Evergreen Ensemble will present 'Tree of Strings', at Cloudehill on February 22. The Twilight Event Series will close with a grand finale of Shakespeare during the long weekend in March. Explore the programme for this year and book by going to http://www.cloudehill.com. au/twilight-events2019-2020.html

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‘Super six’ lead Reeves By Richard Millott Six teams are level at the top of Norm Reeves Shield, separated only on percentage, after an action-packed Round 5 in the Ferntree Gully and District Cricket Association on Saturday. Knoxfield jumped from third on the ladder to top spot after a dominant display with the ball against the undefeated Lysterfield. Set a mammoth 341 last week, the Beavers were in early trouble as Josh Lindner ran rampant against the top order. The young tear-away ended the day with figures of 6/36 from his consecutive 20 overs as the match was ended just prior to tea, Lysterfield dismissed for 92. The Knights gained 0.39 per cent from the result to jump ahead, while the result has seen Lysterfield drop from second to sixth place ahead of the local derby next week against Eildon Park. Belgrave suffered its first blemish of the campaign against reigning premiers, The Basin. Belgrave set 205 last week, which was championed from the Bears' opening pairing as Scott Vozzo (36) and Blake Walter went after the target. Walter was boundary-happy, hitting 12 fours and a six as part of his 74 to take the Bears to 7/207 with 10 overs to spare. The Bears now sit third behind the Pies, having closed the percentage gap. Eildon Park saw off Ferntree Gully Footballers, dismissing the visitors for 201 to win by over 100 runs. The 313 target set by the Panthers last week proved too much despite the efforts of Lachlan Storey (41), Radhik Gooneratne (36) and Nick Bogar (32).

Jarrod Hicks took 5/57 from 21.5 overs, combining well with Zac Clark who snared 3/50. The Panthers have hit form over the past month to sit inside the top four prior to summer. Knox Gardens claimed the points against Upper Ferntree Gully at Kings Park, while Upwey opened its account for the season after defeating Johnson Park.

In Decoite Shield, St Johns Tecoma shored up its spot in second place following a comprehensive win against Olinda. Chasing 321 from last week, the Bloods were soundly defeated as Tafadzwa Kamungozi shone brightest with 42. For the Saints, Aaron Grenda claimed 4/39 from the top of the bowling sheet to help dismiss the visitors for 174. Ferntree Gully remain clear of the pack in

Decoite Shield after a successful chase against Rowville. Set 139 to claim the points, the Blues held wickets in hand while ticking the required runs, with Josh Henry (69) and Daniel Salan (56) notching half-centuries to help bank the points. In other games, Monbulk secured a tough win against Knox Gardens while South Belgrave entered the top four after a successful chase against Mountain Gate.

Sunny weather brings out the best in athletes By Jamie Strudley Yarra Ranges Athletics (YRA) athletes were in full flight in sunny conditions on Saturday. The club's little athletics competition was a busy morning of running, jumping and throwing as athletes continued to strive for personal bests. The senior team competed at Casey Fields and Meadowglen with many outstanding performances. Results from the day were: Women 100m: Tiara Willis 14.31. 200m: Ashleigh Rooke 28.90 (-1.5); Sarah Rollo 28.66 (-2.9); Kathi Hewitson 34.15 (-0.3). 800m: Indigo Linde 2:17.0h; Georgia Brock 2:45.9h; Sarah Rollo 2:40.1h; Erika Bedyn 3:41.7h. 5000m: Olivia Twining 19:34.3h; Georgia Brock 19:47.2h; Bonnie Morris 21:26.0h; Erika Bedyn 25:29.1h. 4x200m: Yarra Ranges (Georgia Brock, Ashleigh Rooke, Kathi Hewitson, Sarah Rollo) 2:05.21. Triple Jump: Olivia Twining 9.09m; Ashleigh Rooke 8.43m. High Jump: Matisse Gardiner 1.50m. Discus: Hayley Wilkins 18.98m; Meg Sparkes 23.06m. Javelin: Hayley Wilkins 25.52m; Meg Sparkes 18.23m. Hammer: Sarah Ebbels 31.54m; Erika Bedyn 17.62m; Anne-Marie Ebbels 22.14m. Shot Put: Ashleigh Rooke 8.15m; Sarah Ebbels 6.89m; Erika Bedyn 6.03m; Anne-Marie Ebbels 6.58m. Men 200m: Camden Hewitson 25.75 (-3.7); Hayden Rooke 25.66 (-3.6); Craig Hewitson 28.58 (-4.3). 800m: Camden Hewitson 2:06.7h; Noah Wright 2:08.2h; Craig Hewitson 2:23.9h; Brayden Woolridge 2:41.1h. 5000m: Bryan Ackerly 21:46.4h. 400m Hurdles: Hayden Rooke 62.45. 4x200m: Yarra Ranges (Camden Hewit-

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Men 400m: Camden Hewitson 54.02; Craig Hewitson 59.20. 1500m: Harry Norman 4:13.71; Angus Norman 4:27.87; James Anderson 4:28.37. The following teams qualified for the Little Athletics Victoria State Relay Championships: Under 09 Mixed 4x100m, Under 10 Boys 4x100m, Under 10 Girls 4x100m, Under 10 Girls 4x200m, Under 10 Mixed 4x100m,Under 11 Girls Medley, Under 11 Mixed 4x100m. Meanwhile, Georgia Laven (1500m), Maddie Laven (2000m Steeplechase) and Kiara Flavel (800m) will compete at the Australian All

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Monbulk is unstoppable By Eric Markham Monbulk Bowls Club's top two teams continued their stellar start to the year with both claiming impressive wins on Saturday. Monbulk 1 started strongly against Mooroolbark at home and had the visitors on the back foot. Andrew Bell's rink with Terry Wright (1), Josh Engwerda (2) and Jenny Holmes (3) won the first eleven ends and led by 24 shots to zero. The Mooroolbark rink improved in the back half of the game, but the Monbulk rink went on to win 33 to 12. Richard Cookson's rink took control early and continued to dominate, in the end winning 30 to 10. Eric Markham's rink had control of the game early but the Mooroolbark skip played some unbelievable bowls to storm home and claim a 23 to 19 victory. Brian Smith's rink trailed early but after some consistent bowls, grabbed the lead and eventually sealed a five-shot victory. An overall 102 to 60 win saw Monbulk retain second spot on the ladder. Monbulk 2, who is in top spot on the ladder, travelled to Ringwood. Case Broekhof's rink started well and went on to win 27 to 11. Graeme Goller's rink got off to a slow start but then won a number of multiples and ended up claiming a huge 36 to 9 victory. Norma Clerke's rink only lost five ends for the day and picked up a number of multiples to win 35 to 9.

Eric Furby's rink struggled against some good opposition bowling winning only five ends to lose 24 to 8. Monbulk claimed overall victory by 53 shots, 106 to 53. Monbulk 3 played away at Blackburn North and came away with the major points. Peter Hiscox's rink dominated the game after a slow start winning a number of multiples to win 35 to 11. Alan Brooke's rink struggled to get into the game, winning only seven ends and going down by 19 shots. Overall, Monbulk 3 just got over the line, 43 to 38. On Tuesday, Monbulk 1 played Heathmont at home and a win saw the side enter the top four. Richard Cookson's rink controlled the game from the start and eventually won 25 to 12. Eric Markham's rink led throughout the contest and, by not giving away any clangers, won 22 to 14. Andrew Bell's rink had a battle on their hands and went down by five shots. Monbulk won the overall board 64 to 48. Monbulk 2 played Bennettswood at home and won across all rinks, while Monbulk 3 found the grass green heavy going at Heatherdale, in the end losing 72 to 45.

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Monbulk Cricket Club Seniors Decoite: Knox Gardens 10/124 (S.Fisher 37, R.Metherall 37, B.Taeuber 4/25, D.Maher 3/32, C.Broekhof 3/46) defeated by Monbulk 10/138 (J.Fraser 12, S.Cosstick 34, U.Ravindu 32, J.McCowan 8/40). Div 4: Monbulk 10/212 (T.Taylor 94, M.Bond 4/59, T.Brady 3/65) defeated UFTG 10/105 (D.Goldberg 3/36, C.Haworth-Hooker 4/20). Div 5: Monbulk 8/208 (B.Trinnick 95) v Knoxfield 7/210 (A.Anderson 44, T.Degeest 41, J.Scanlan 42). Div 8: Monbulk 10/106 (B.Hooker 48, T.Black 3/10) defeated by FTG 10/160 (A.Cooling 44,

S.Farmer 3/24). Juniors Super 7s: Monbulk 4/106 (E.Dawson 25*, O.Watson 14) defeated Mountain Gate (2/64). Fast 9s: Monbulk 4/120 (J.Beer 18*) defeated The Basin Red 7/62 (J.Beer 2/8). Under 12s: Eildon Park 6/76 (G.Hourigan 2/12) defeated Monbulk 7/52. Under 13s: Knox Gardens 1/100) defeated Monbulk 6/85 (C.Hooper 19, J.Abraham 24). Under 14s: Monbulk 8/192 (W.Tyquin 30, T.Mackay 50*) defeated Mountain Gate 6/170. Under 16s: Bye.

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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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