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Success, in the bag The volunteers propelling Kyneton’s Boomerang Bags initiative are celebrating after hand-making 2000 bags in less than a year. And they’re inviting the entire community to join the party and the production line. Co-ordinator Sandra Dykmans said everyone – including children – is invited to join the team for coffee and cake on February 19 from 10-11am, and lend a hand if they could. She said the Kyneton branch of the international Boomerang Bags initiative, which is jointly supported by the Kyneton Community & Learning Centre and Kyneton Transition Hub, was a great success in the town. “We’re seeing a lot of the bags being used,” Ms Dykmans said. The bags are handmade from recycled and donated fabrics and are placed in local stores for the community to use as an alternative to plastic bags. Attendees to the project’s celebration can have a go at cutting fabric, screen printing and using the sewing machines. The celebration and workshop will be held at 34 Mollison Street, Kyneton. For more information visit www. kynetonclc.org.au/kyneton-boomerangbags SANDRA DYKMANS AND DAUGHTER CHLOE
Recycle rescued for now By Serena Seyfort Macedon Ranges residents can continue to put out their recycling bins after recycling giant Visy agreed to delay halting its agreement with the area’s waste contractor. But the service’s continuation in the short term could come at a higher cost to Macedon Ranges council. This week the council will meet local waste collector Wheelie Waste to discuss cost and
current and future options for dealing with the shire’s recycling. The council is one of 11 western Victorian councils left in limbo since Visy announced it would no longer accept recyclable material from Wheelie Waste as of February 10. On Friday, it was agreed the deadline would be extended for the Macedon Ranges – just one day before the suspension was to come into effect. The council has said residents should
continue to put out their recycling bins for curbside collection. When the impending suspension was announced on January 31, the council reassured residents that their recyclable materials would not go to landfill. Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the council was working hard to find a solution with the industry and state government. “Our community works hard to minimise waste and it’s important that they continue to
be conscientious and recycle,” Cr Anderson said. Visy’s plans to suspend taking recycling from the area comes after the Chinese government recently banned the importation of recycled materials, leaving the recycling giant without a destination for waste. Mount Alexander, Greater Shepparton, Horsham and Ararat are among the other Victorian councils left scrambling for long-term recycling solutions.
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School parking under scrutiny By Serena Seyfort Macedon Ranges council has warned drivers could be fined for parking on nature strips in and around Gisborne Primary School. Amid concern about the safety of pedestrians, the school contacted the council in relation to parking problems, particularly around Howey and Aitkin streets. The council’s assets and operations director Dale Thornton said: “Public safety is of paramount importance, especially
for pedestrians in and around schools.” He said cars parked on nature strips and footpaths could make pedestrians less visible to oncoming cars, restrict access for wheelchairs and prams, could prevent emergency services accessing water, gas, telecommunications pipes and could cause major damage to public infrastructure. But residents say they are parking on the nature strip to avoid incidents with passing traffic. One resident took to Facebook to ask
Parking fully or partially on nature strips or footpaths - Dale Thornton is illegal
drivers to be careful driving past parked cars in the area, saying they had already had a car lose a mirror in an incident. The resident said having to park cars “fully on the road” would “only make it harder
for the buses and school traffic to get past”. The council said it understood their concerns, but it was legally required to enforce Victorian road rules. “We understand that people sometimes use the nature strip because they feel it is safer than parking on the road, especially in narrow streets,” Mr Thornton said. “However, the reality is that parking fully or partially on nature strips or footpaths is illegal under state law, regardless of the intention.”
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Residents are being asked to nominate what they feel are Macedon Ranges’ significant landscapes and views, as the council works to further protect the natural environment. Macedon Ranges council’s new Landscape Assessment Study seeks to identify areas of visual, cultural and historical significance that may require further protection, and areas where guidelines may be needed for new development. The information gathered will be used to establish new recommendations for the area’s management and subsequent amendments to the planning scheme. Residents opinions are also being sought on a Biodiversity Strategy that aims to introduce better protection for the Macedon Ranges’ native plants and animals. Mayor Jennifer Anderson has encouraged the community to get involved with the two projects. “We can all contribute to improving biodiversity and caring for our scenic landscapes so it’s important that we work together to establish a shared vision,” Cr Anderson said. Both projects will help to implement recommendations made by the Macedon Ranges Protection Advisory Committee. Drop-in feedback sessions will be held on Thursday, February 15, from 5-7pm at Kyneton Mechanics Institute, 81 Mollison Street, and on Wednesday, February 21, from 6-8pm at Lancefield Neighbourhood House, 78 High Street. Feedback can also be given online at mrsc.vic.gov.au/yoursay
Wildlife and environment enthusiasts can get on board a new project to help protect threatened species in the Macedon Ranges. The two-year project will measure the population health of three of the region’s highest priority species – the greater glider, powerful owl and brush-tailed phascogale. The project will include a series of spotlight and camera surveys on public and private land to determine the presence of the animals. The $70,000 project is a partnership between Macedon Ranges council and Upper Campaspe Landcare Network, which is being sponsored by two grants from the Victorian government. Landcare groups, landowners and the community can take part in the surveys. Mayor Jennifer Anderson has encouraged the community to get involved. “You can help us determine whether these species still exist in various locations and if so, how many still occur and whether populations are secure,” Cr Anderson said. Landowners can contact 5421 9674 if they are interested in having camera traps placed on their property. The project will be launched at Newham Mechanics Institute on Saturday, March 10, where experts will share their knowledge about the species. Bookings are required: mrsc.vic.gov.au/ environment-events or 5421 9660. Serena Seyfort
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School has upbeat vibe Students at Sunbury and Macedon Specialist School are taking part in a new music-therapy program thanks to help from a local business. The school has introduced the international Drumbeat program, which incorporates hand drumming in behavioural therapy lessons, teaching students about social and emotional skills and values. The programs’ methods have been found to reduce anxiety and stress in participants, and increase their sense of belonging and self-esteem. Principal Joanne Nolan said the school was already thrilled with the drum program. “It is creating a very positive impact on the kids,” Ms Nolan said.
“They are really enjoying the program so far and it is already enabling profound social and behavioural change.” Sunbury and Macedon Specialist School has been able to introduce the program through a sponsorship of more than $5500 from the Sunbury Specsavers store. Store owner and optometrist Brendan Myers said he felt it was important to give back to the community. “Being able to invest in a school that provides such a great service to so many local kids, and pay for a program that is helping them even further, is truly a privilege,” he said. Serena Seyfort
Hume parents and guardians can tour Sunbury’s children’s service centres and meet the educators on Thursday, February 22 from 5.30-7pm. The citywide open night will include 28 council centres across Hume and four privately-run centres. Registrations for preschool enrolments open on March 1. More information: bit.ly/2EaZQmk
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Residents rally to buy back pub By Serena Seyfort Romsey residents are banding together in an attempt to revive the town’s boarded-up pub. Two representatives of the community are this week meeting with pub owner and long-term hotelier Jim Hogan to discuss the sale of the historic watering hole. In October last year Mr Hogan told Star Weekly the pub was closed for business and the property was on the market. At the time, he said he had “received many offers already from a variety of different
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business operators/developers”, but the property has not changed hands in the months since. Residents last month called a community meeting in Romsey to discuss reopening the
pub. At the meeting, a representative of Mr Hogan, Debra Lawry, said the owner wanted to put auction boards up in coming weeks. She refuted rumours that Mr Hogan was trying to reopen the pub with gaming machines. In 2008, he unsuccessfully fought to introduce gaming machines at the venue. Locals have been floating the idea of the community owning the business since the pub closed. A working group of seven was formed at the meeting to progress the idea of community ownership.
Group member Sandra Chestnutt told Star Weekly a lot of people liked the idea of the community running the historic venue. “It would be a wonderful thing for the community to buy the pub,” Ms Chestnutt said. “And other communities have shown that you can do it.” Romsey Football Netball Club life member Alan Ede also addressed the meeting, suggesting the club may be willing to take on a licence for the pub. He offered to speak to Mr Hogan on behalf of the club.
A market for fresh food Fresh, locally grown and made foods can be bought directly from their producers every weekend at farmer’s markets across the Macedon Ranges. Producers congregate in the towns to directly sell their vegetables, fruit, honey, eggs, wines, cakes, breads, preserves, herbs, poultry and meats. Run by the Lancefield Neighbourhood House, the Lancefield and District Farmer’s Market has been taking place since 2003, and has grown to offer goods from about 65 different stalls. Woodend’s Catherine Speirs is a regular vendor at the market, selling cakes that she makes using eggs and edible flowers from her own farm. Ms Speirs creates 100 per cent gluten-free treats, which she offers at her Woodend store Belle Patisserie as well as on the local market circuit.
Lancefield market manager Meggs Hannes said purchasing produce at the market was a great way for people to reduce their carbon footprints, because it saved the energy used on food transportation. The Lancefield and District Farmer’s Market is held on the fourth Saturday of the month, from 9am-1pm on High Street, Lancefield. Other accredited farmer’s markets in the area are held in Woodend on the first Saturday of every month, in Kyneton on the second Saturday of every month, and in Riddells Creek on the third Saturday of the month. For more details visit vfma.org.au Serena Seyfort Catherine Speirs sells cakes at the Lancefield, Woodend and Kyneton farmer’s markets. (Shawn Smits)
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How would you spend Council’s budget? Tell us how you think Council should spend its budget for the upcoming 2018/19 financial year. Let us know your priorities and how you think we should spend our budget by using the new interactive online tool we are trialling, Budget Allocator. Your responses will form part of a summary for Council to help it set its budget priorities for the coming year. Submissions close Wednesday 7 March. To find out more, visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/yoursay or call 5422 0333.
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The small, rural community of Bolinda is a big but welcome change for the primary school’s new principal. Greg Clement has made a tree change to take on the role, having come from a teaching position at “a much larger school” in Frankston. The now-Sunbury resident has taken over leadership of the 35-student school from former principal Stuart Telford. Mr Clement said while the environment was very different to where he had previously worked, he was already loving the small community-feel. “The kids are all so close here,” Mr Clement said. “They treat each other like a little family, which is great.” Mr Clement teaches one of the school’s two
Attend one of our drop-in sessions and share your thoughts: • Thursday 15 February, 5pm–7pm, Room 3 at Kyneton Mechanics Institute, 81 Mollison Street • Wednesday 21 February, 6pm–8pm, Lancefield Neighbourhood House, 78 High Street You can also have your say by pinpointing important natural features on an interactive map, available at mrsc.vic.gov.au/yoursay Submissions close Monday 12 March.
Events Learn how to manage your time effectively Aimed at local business owners, this workshop will provide participants with tools to increase efficiency. When: Tuesday 20 February, 10am–1pm or 12pm–3pm Where: Dromkeen Homestead, 1012 Kilmore Road, Riddells Creek Cost: $25 member (MRBC, RRBATA or Business Kyneton), $35 non-member Details: Call 5421 9616 or visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/business-events Don’t miss the dance flash mob at Hanging Rock Put your dance moves into practice at our mass community performance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Joan Lindsay’s novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock. When: Saturday 24 February, 3pm Where: Hanging Rock Reserve, East Paddock, Straws Lane, Woodend Cost: $5 Details: Call 5422 0333 or visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/toomanymirandas Need help managing your event or festival? Come along to our workshop to find out more about making your event more appealing and financially sustainable. When: Monday 26 February, 6pm–9pm Where: Gisborne Administration Centre, 40 Robertson Street Gisborne Cost: $25 per event (maximum of 2 people per event or festival) Book: Call 5421 9616 or visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/business-events
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MY PLACE Julie McLaren has been honoured with a Macedon Ranges council Community Achievement Award for her immense contribution maintaining Kyneton’s country community feel. She speaks with Serena Seyfort. How did you find yourself living in the Macedon Ranges?
I’m very proud of have been the produce-swap at Kyneton Community Market, and Kyneton Community Garden, which is located at Kyneton Secondary College. I also got involved with Kyneton Community Learning Centre (KCLC), and I was on the steering group that formed the weekly community lunch, which is all about building community and resilience and connections. I began co-ordinating the Boomerang Bags project last year, but then in August I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was also president of the KCLC board last year before that news. I’ve been involved with Kyneton Connections, and I’m on the Kyneton Agricultural Show committee. In terms of supporting the wider community, I’m on the Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry. I am called out for emergency responses. I was there after the Lancefield fires, and I was down in Bourke Street after that horrific incident last year.
My son and I moved to Kyneton 10 years ago now. Something dawned on me after 30 years of living in the city – that I was really a country girl! What do you like about Kyneton? It’s just such a friendly, welcoming place. People say you have to live in a place for a long time before you really belong. But after just six months here, every time I went down to town I’d see someone I knew, so it felt like home very quickly. Tell us about all your involvement with the community. The first group I became part of was the school council at Kyneton Primary School, then I went to Kyneton Secondary College council, as my son moved through school. For his last two years I was president of Kyneton secondary’s council. But most of my community involvement started from Kyneton Transition Hub, the local sustainability group. We launched the group in 2011 in Kyneton because this town is such a community. We chose a model that says the real way forward for sustainability is building strong communities that support sustainability and regeneration. A couple of achievements from the hub which
You’re so involved with the community – has it been supportive since you’ve become unwell?
(Marco De Luca)
Oh yes. I’m being treated in Bendigo and all these different friends and community members have been taking me to my appointments. It’s just been incredible – people dropping round food, helping in all sorts of ways. People from the community garden are helping tidy up my garden. And that’s just a sample of what the community’s like.
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Price: $1.395 million
Price: $900,000 – $990,000
Auction: March 3 at 11am
Built by renowned Fasham Johnson c1989, this north-facing residence on about 41.7 hectares known as Stanton Hill is a Macedon Ranges gem. Designed to admit maximum light, the timeless house has, along with two studies, four fitted bedrooms. The main, at one end, has a walk-in robe and en suite. Expansive living areas include lounge-dining and family-meals rooms, while the kitchen is well-equipped and well-designed. Gently undulating land with red volcanic and grey loam soils has good pastures, eight paddocks with troughs, four dams, a pretty spring-fed lake, a bore, windmill, machinery and hay sheds and cattle yards. Beautiful private gardens include sweeping lawns, a rose arbour and pinoak, robina, Manchurian pear and crab apple trees.
Sparkling new and with a charming facade that speaks of yesteryear, this house, with on-point decor, will prove a temptation for many house hunters. It’s in a great spot on a tree-lined street and within a few minutes’ walk of shops and two primary schools. As well as a study, there are four spacious fitted bedrooms, the main with sleek dual-basin en suite with Caesarstone bench and giant shower. Two more bathrooms serve minor bedrooms. Large living areas include a separate theatre room and family-meals space. The swish kitchen has a walk-in pantry, Caesarstone-topped island bench, herringbone-laid splashback tiles and shiny mod-cons. A double garage has a room set up as an industrial-style kitchen easily convertible to studio with plumbing and split-system. Other features include an alfresco area, recycled red-brick path, lawn and gardens.
GISBORNE 6 Sansom Street, 3437
LANCEFIELD 44 High Street, 3435
Kennedy & Hunt: 5428 2544
Chess Property Consultants: 5429 5544
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On a corner block and within a 10-minute drive of the main shopping precinct, this revamped beauty is ready to welcome downsizer or a family looking for a place that’s smartly finished in all aspects. It has three large fitted bedrooms, plus a spacious study or fourth bedroom. The big main bedroom has a ceiling fan, two built-in robes and a gleaming en suite, while the refreshed main bathroom is also all a-gleam. Entry is into a newly carpeted lounge-dining room that connects to both kitchen and slate-floored family-meals area. The new kitchen has plenty of white cupboards and new stainless-steel appliances, including dishwasher. Heating and cooling, plus good storage throughout are features. A covered alfresco area and a paved area open to the sun looks out to a manicured yard with verdant lawn and attractive plantings. There’s also a single garage.
Step out into Lancefield’s main street from the front door of this c1894 charmer with era features and quirky charm. Baltic floorboards with a rich patina, wide cornices on high ceilings, some boarded and strapped walls, french doors, dado panelling and fireplace define the look. Three bedrooms are along a traditional arched entry hall, as is a lounge room with wood heater set in tapestry brick surround. There’s also gas ducted heating. The bathroom has a clawfoot tub and needs a bit of TLC. The rustic kitchen has an old cooker set in a chimney breast as well as a modern five-burner cooker. An atmospheric family-dining room at the back has french doors to an elevated deck. An artist’s studio/ workshop nestles within the gardens. Whether as a home or business opportunity, this one is a unique offering.
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COBAW 7 Saunders Road (corner Bolgers Lane), 3442 Chess Property Consultants: 5429 5544
Price: $1.5 million
Five minutes down the road from Newham General Store’s foodie treats, this magnificent country spread of about 29 hectares offers a stylish contemporary residence, magnificent park-like gardens, and a fab double-storey two-bedroom cottage on the edge of a huge ornamental lake with jetty and numerous leafy islands. Yes … it’s rather wow. The main residence, built from sandstone-look concrete blocks, has no less than six french doors opening to deep front and side verandahs, plus two more sets to a large paved courtyard around which the house wraps. This wonderful indoor-outdoor
integration embodies the cleverness of layout and underpins the high liveability values. Entry is to a large living hub with large-format grey floor tiles (and those french doors). The kitchen centres dining and lounge rooms, the latter with wood heater and recessed timber shelves. The streamlined cooks’ domain has plenty of storage including pot drawers, a walk-in pantry, St George underbench oven, glass splashback, a dishwasher and five-burner gas cooktop. Soft-aubergine laminate on benches matches a nearby highlight wall.
A large cavity sliding door opens to a broad hallway where timber shelves flank double cavity-door entry to a sitting room with study desk. The hall then ducks left and right to three grey-carpeted bedrooms and large main bathroom/laundry combo. Two of the bedrooms have their own access to a single en suite where timber louvres put on a designer show and the shower is a walk-in. A meander along a walkway (and there’s a second driveway) to the cottage is a delightful one, with countless exotic trees, box hedging, stone steps and pretty plantings accompanying each step. An
idyllic B&B or guest retreat, the cottage has vine-clad verandahs, a tri-zone living hub with wood heater, and a fully equipped open-plan kitchen with island bench. As well as smart bathroom (amazing water views) and laundry, there are two bedrooms – one downstairs, another a roomy loft. The property also has two well-fenced paddocks, three dams, water tanks, and a huge timber-clad shed with concrete floor, power and loft storage. Woodend and Kyneton are both 15 minutes away at most. Carole Levy
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47 Goode Street Gisborne The charming old-world façade captures your attention while the modern spacious interior design meets all your current living requirements. Comprising of master bedroom with large ensuite and fitted WIR and additional 3 bedrooms all with BIR’s, generous theatre room, office/study, 3 bathrooms and vast central room including the kitchen, meals and family rooms overlooking the alfresco area. Recent professional landscaping includes more old-world charm with the recycled red brick entrance pathway and railway sleeper tiered, retaining walls. This exceptional location will appeal to a wide audience so don’t miss this unique opportunity to purchase within walking distance to all town amenities. ** Rooms have been virtually staged. **
AUCTION Saturday 3rd March at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Saturday 11.00-11.30am | PRICE Price Range $900,000 - $990,000 Helen Sankey 0438 563 519 | Rhys Nuttall 0438 383 221
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66 Cornish Road Riddells Creek Quaint clinker brick, Cape Cod style home set on an established 4 acres approx. with horse infrastructure; a wonderful lifestyle property or hobby farm, right in the heart of Riddells Creek. Three separate paddocks, a large dam, 60mt x 60mt horse arena, 12mt x 6mt shed approx., remote-control security entrance, chicken shed, dog run and an 8-seater, covered spa with electric heating are all included. The house offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/meals area and 2 separate living rooms. OFP in lounge, large wood heater in the kitchen/meals area and 3 split system units. A rare opportunity, at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and only 1-minute drive from the town centre with all required amenities included. Only 45-minute train ride in to Melbourne and 30 min drive to Melbourne Airport. Subdivision potential STCA.
FOR SALE VIEW Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm | PRICE $975,000-$1,072,500 Rhys Nuttall 0438 383 221 | Helen Sankey 0438 563 519
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Nardoo We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow… and then we return home. The most magical estate in the Macedon Ranges. Steeped in history, ‘Nardoo’ offers gently undulating land, set against the backdrop of the Macedon Ranges with views of the Melbourne skyline.
This rare opportunity will be offered for private sale as one property (a total of 408 acres / 165 ha on 3 titles) or can also be purchased separately as three individual lots – Lot 3 – ‘Nardoo’, 1361 Kilmore Road, Riddells Creek 187 acres (approx), 3 houses, stable complexes, tennis court, 3 hole golf course, shearing shed, day yards, picturesque lake & jetty, gardens Lot 2 – ‘Tipperary’, 49 Mount Eliza Road, Kerrie 120 acres (approx), spring & bore with storage tanks, 1 storage dam, 1 other dam, creek, 2 road crossovers, tree lined driveway Lot 1 – ‘Killarney’, 145 Mount Eliza Road, Kerrie 101 acres (approx), 1 storage dam, creek, 2 road crossovers Life and vibrancy exude from this stunning property, with features including: • A custom built Alistair Knox designed homestead, further substantial home, cottage, artists studios, managers residence, office, and workshop • Mature gardens including orchard, vegetable garden & ornamental sculptures, once part of the Victorian Open Garden Scheme • Tennis court, 3 hole golf course • Main Creek and Charlies Creek flow through the property • Spectacular views in all directions including views of Melbourne skyline & Macedon Ranges • State-of-the-art fencing, extensive shedding, stables, horse and cattle yards, paddocks, further outbuildings plus loading ramps • Volcanic rich soil, 400-year-old trees • Productive pastures comprising mixed grasses including rye, phalaris and clover • Multiple dams, storage tanks and bore • Thoroughbred grazing paddocks and an abundant supply of water compliment this most magnificent, luxurious estate.
For further information on this unique opportunity – Contact Jason Kennedy on 0417 383 235 Kennedy & Hunt Real Estate 14 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES STAR WEEKLY \ FEBRUARY 13, 2018
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One of the smallest of the “little things” that we so often overlook is the front door and the front door mat. Cobwebs are not attractive and a tattered front door mat is very unappealing. Clean the front door and if necessary a coat of paint. A beautiful front door mat that starts a conversation is a good idea. First impressions are so important. T ke care of the “little things” and the “big things” will Ta take care of themselves! Please be careful in the heat, remember to never leave your children or pets in the car and please keep an eye on your elderly friends and neighbours. The heat can be deadly. • Column supplied by Liz Dormontt. Liz is a director of Chess Property Consultants, based in Romsey. To contact Liz, phone 5429 5544 or check out their website at www.chessproperty.com.au
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Victorian Splendour Set in a beautiful tree lined Av A enue, in sort after area, a lovingly restored Victorian Cottage Circa 1920. Featuring double hung windows, freshly painted, new roof, decking area, large block, SLUG and attached shedding. The extension to the rear of the building adds further amenities, in theme with the original character of the home. Baltic pine floor boards combine with new polished pine boards. The honey tones of the boards contrast with the neutral interior and lining boards throughout. The kitchen and bathroom have been refitted to a more modern theme. The bathroom boasts open shower and free standing bath, which is drenched in natural light. Separate toilet, Laundry has plenty of space and cupboards and suited too under bench washer. Main Bedroom has double built in Robes, and Glass Sliding door access to the decking at the rear of the property. The remaining 3 Bedrooms (2) have built in robes and the third could be used as a Study. A double sided Open Fire Place is a central feature dividing the kitchen/meals from the family room. There is a separate sitting room as well to balance out a wonderful home situated within easy walking distance to the central shopping hub and public transport. JAMES SHALDERS 0412 136 578 Licensed Sales Agent
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Kyneton’s women’s team last season. (Supplied)
Kyneton is hoping to build on its most successful women’s football league season, with even further development this year. The Tigers, who will enter their third season with a senior team, finished fifth in the MBCM Northern Country Women’s League last season. Senior women’s football director Natalie Korinfsky said they would also field a youth girls team this year. “We’re looking good for numbers for both teams, but we would like a few extra numbers,” she said. “We’re looking for both experienced players and beginners.”
This year, the Tigers women’s side will play in a new AFL Central Victoria Senior Women’s Football League – their third competition in as many years. Korinfsky said they hoped the move to a more localised league would attract more players because there would be less travel time. Some matches last season, the Tigers had to travel more than two hours to get to games. Their opponents this year are set to include Bendigo Thunder, Kangaroo Flat, North Bendigo and Strathfieldsaye. Korinfsky said with the move to a more local league, it would allow the women’s side to more closely align
Gisborne gets intense By Tara Murray Gisborne is hitting form at the right time in Central Highlands Bowls top grade, knocking off a fellow finals contender for the second time in three weeks. After impressively winning against Kyneton Golf in round 10 and getting the job done against the bottom side last week, Gisborne had a challenge on its hand against Bacchus Marsh Gold. The two sides entered the round in the top two spots, but such is the closeness of the top four a loss could have seen either side fall two or three spots. Gisborne president Ian Ball said it was only in the final few ends that his club managed to take control of the match. Gisborne eventually won 105 (16)-94 (2). “We only got on top in the last four or five ends,” he said. “In my opinion, there’s nothing between the top four teams – it’s just performances on the day. I think the home ground advantage helped a little.” Sam Boslem’s rink was the big winner on the day, 35-19, while Graham Quaife and Darren Fletcher also had wins. Glenn Arthur led the winning rink for Gold. Ball said getting the win was important in trying to get a top two finish and secure a double finals chance. Gisborne is five points clear of second-placed Kyneton Golf. Bacchus Marsh Gold has slipped to fourth after the loss. Ball said there had been a renewed focus from his club in the back half of the season and it was showing on the green. He said that, and having stable line-ups, had been a key. “The level of intensity in the players has come up,” he said. “They are putting more time and effort on the green coming up to finals time. “We’re fortunate that our second side is up there and everyone is pushing each other. Both the second and first sides are settled, which helps. “We’re bumping along nicely at the right time. We’re not over confident, as any team can beat anyone on their day.” Gisborne will face Lancefield and Trentham in its final matches before finals. Both sides are outside the top four, but Ball said they were still wary. Two of Gisborne’s four sides look set to make finals, with the thirds and fourths outside their top fours. Ball said that even though those sides had not been having results go their way, there was plenty of good signs. “Our third division side is struggling a bit, but there’s a lot of new bowlers in that team,” he said. “We’re giving them a go and they’re enjoying it. We’ve got a lot of new members across the club.” Kyneton, Kyneton Gold and Lancefield were the other winners at the weekend.
with the men’s side which plays in the Bendigo Football League. Korinfsky, who was co-captain of the women’s team last season, said they would look to have a few development days in the lead-up to the season. The club is also looking for a senior women’s coach. Ben Muir, who coached the side last year, has stood down. This year the coaching role will be a paid position. For more information on playing or the coaching role, go to https://www.facebook. com/KynetonSeniorWomensFootball/ Tara Murray
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Ashfield and East Sunbury continue to maintain their spots in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association B-grade competition. Ashfield defeated Kyneton, while East Sunbury was too good for Macedon to keep the two sides third and fourth respectively. Eynesbury, which defeated Riddell, sits just outside the top four. Wallan and St Anthonys were the other winners on Saturday.
Sunbury Jets will kick off their title defence against Hume City Broncos in Big V women’s state championship division. The two sides, which have won the past two titles between them, will start their season on March 17 at Boardman Stadium. The Jets’ men’s side start their season with back-to-back matches, facing Warrandyte Vernon on March 17 and Chelsea Gulls the following day.
Monegeetta’s Kara Tessari has won a second straight national championship as part of the Victorian under-20 basketball team. The Victorian team made it eight straight under-20 national girls titles, with a 72-62 win against Basketball Queensland on Sunday. Tessari, who was part of the starting five, scored nine points and had three rebounds and two assists in the grand final.
Gisborne proved no match for Geelong in the resumption of the Cricket Victoria Women’s Community Cricket north-west one day competition. Geelong put on a massive 8-237 from 38 overs, with the Dragons sharing the wickets around. In reply, the Dragons were bowled out for just 36. Extras was the highest score with 14.
Golfers were out in force for the Romsey Golf Club’s Flatstick Roofing Summer Cup. Golfers faced nearly perfect conditions on Wednesday for round one with Darlene Baker winning from Beryl Cole and Pam Drummond in the women’s competition. Bruce Robb won the men’s competition. In round two of the competition, Baker made it two from two in the women’s competition, while Chris VanDerVliet won the men’s competition. FOR MORE SPORT, VISIT Web: starweekly.com.au Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Star Weekly @starweeklysport @star_weekly Gisborne’s Glenn Johnston in action on Saturday. (Damian Visentini) 19 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES STAR WEEKLY \ FEBRUARY 13, 2018
Undermanned Kangaroos look to strengthen midfield The Sunbury Kangaroos have had a less than ideal pre-season, but the Riddell District Football League side is confident they’ll still be in the mix in 2018. The Kangaroos have lost a big chunk of their senior group from last season, leaving the side behind the eight-ball heading into the second part of the pre-season. New Kangaroos coach Anthony Leydin said it wasn’t the ideal situation coming into a new club, but it definitely wasn’t all doom and gloom. “We knew early in the piece there would be some changes,” he said. “It picked up later on and there’s a fair chunk of our senior side gone.
“There’s about a dozen or so. Some got better offers and others wanted a change of scenery.” Among the outs for the Kangaroos, who finished sixth last season, are David House, Phil Lobb, Mitch Farmer, Ryan Pretty, Dylan Wright, Kayne Murphy, Darragh McGovern and Chris Petroro. Despite the situation, Leydin said it wasn’t something that he was daunted by and he was looking forward to the challenge. At Leydin’s last coaching role at Tullamarine, he took a side which lost a big chunk of its list to an Essendon District Football League division 1 preliminary final, before making the grand final the season after. “I’m not conceding anything and I’m not
daunted by the challenge,” he said. “I’ve been in similar situations. It would be nice to have a full list. It’s a challenge but the group has been fantastic.” Leydin said they were still talking to potential players and were looking to add some top quality midfielders to add to the squad. They are also looking for an assistant coach. “We are playing catch-up,” he said. “We’re looking for either a playing or non-playing assistant coach that can also help stretch our network. “If we could get three to four young midfielders we think we’ll be fine. We think we’ve got a good defence and forward line and some good midfielders, but need a bit more
depth in the middle. We can make some really attractive offers to players who tick the right boxes.” Leydin said that some reserves players would also have the opportunity to step up and try and gain senior spots. The Kangaroos reserves won the grand final, their third in four years. “So far I can’t be critical of their endeavours and commitment. Blokes are putting their heads down and rising to the challenge.” Anyone interested in the coaching role or playing for the Kangaroos can contact president Al Walters on 0400 408 019 or vice president email@example.com or 0423 402 606. Tara Murray
Battle on as finals loom By Tara Murray It was one of the more interesting weekends of the Gisborne and District Cricket Association McIntyre Cup season with a couple of upsets, an undefeated run that came to an end and an outright win. With the race for finals and the battle to avoid relegation heating up, every result is vital in the run home. Rupertswood had its best win of the season, knocking off Gisborne. After the bowlers did the job on day one, restricting the Dragons to 162, Rupo’s batsmen shared the job around. All of Rupo’s top order made a start and they looked to be in control at 3-137. There was soon a few nerves for Rupo when they lost 5-28 to see them needing eight runs with two wickets in hand. They got the job done and the final wicket partnership of 64 took Rupo’s score to 229. Josh Smith top-scored with 48 not out for the Sharks and Jakson Knight took five wickets for the Dragons. Coming off its worst performance of the year, Woodend knocked off the previously undefeated Riddell. Woodend resumed at 2-12, needing 168 for victory. The runs kept ticking over for Woodend, but the wickets were also falling and Woodend needed 20 runs with two wickets in hand. Nathan Dugdale-Walker and Jamie Pettigrew guided their team past the target and Woodend was eventually all out for 183. Riddell was 0-48 in its second innings, with Cam Moran hitting a quick-fire 38 which included three fours and three sixes. And Bacchus Marsh, which has looked on track for outright wins several times this season, finally came away with the full points against Sunbury. The Bulls needed just eight runs on day two to get first innings points and they did that with ease before declaring at 5-182 with a lead of 77. Peter Lalor finished 101 not out. Sunbury was all out for 115 and Heath Boffey top-scored with 35. The Bulls made the winning runs one wicket down, finishing 1-40. The win and Riddell’s loss means the Bulls sit nearly 14 points clear on top, ahead of a top-two clash, while Sunbury slipped to sixth. In other matches, Sunbury United held out against Diggers Rest Bulla to avoid an outright loss. Having already conceded first innings points on day one, United put in a better performance with the bat. United made 264 in its second innings. Ryan Billinghurst made 63. Romsey kept the pressure on the top-four sides with a strong win against Lancefield. Resuming at 4-77 in reply to Lancefield’s 140, Romsey made 7-259 and skipper Ben Way made his second straight century and fourth of the season. Romsey sent Lancefield back in as it hunted an outright win. The Tigers held strong, finishing 9-133. The Tigers are on the bottom of the ladder with two rounds remaining.
Elise Cowan was part of the standout rink for Sunbury. (Shawn Smits)
Sunbury plays out a thriller For the second time this season, Sunbury and Essendon (2) weren’t able to be separated in Bowls Victoria pennant division 1, section 1. The two teams played a 79 (9) draw in round six and on Saturday it was yet again an even contest as the result came down to the final bowl. In the end, the teams had to settle for a 72 (9)-72 (9) draw. Carla Krizanic’s rink of Elise Cowan, Lachie Morison and Paul Cullis was the standout for Sunbury with a big win, while Todd Trewarne’s rink got up by one shot. Marc Bullows and Mark Cowan’s rinks both suffered big losses. Sunbury’s David Glennon said it was rare to get one draw in a season, let alone two and both against the same side. The result all but ends Sunbury’s top-two spot. While Sunbury could still mathematically make the top two, Glennon said it would be unlikely with three rounds remaining. Sunbury remains in third spot and is 24 points clear of fourth and 33 clear of fifth-placed Essendon. Glennon said the focus between now and the finals was to ensure they maintained their spot. Three of Sunbury’s six sides won and all should avoid relegation this season. This week the top side faces bottom side Darebin City. Jayden Swallow made some handy runs at the top of the order for Rupertswood on Saturday. (Damian Visentini)
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