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BY CATHERINE WATSON IT was a day Berwick artist Tony Purcell had feared he would never see: the announcement of the city’s $125 million civic and cultural precinct. The wind was cruel, the skies grey but the mood bright as Casey’s arts community gathered at Fountain Gate last Thursday for the announcement. The precinct will include an 800-seat theatre, art gallery, library, an exhibition space, civic centre and a community plaza, in the mould of Federation Square. It will be built on a 1.6-hectare site on the corner of Magid Drive and Princes Highway Narre Warren, near the council offices and Casey Aquatic & Recreation Centre. Mr Purcell, a life member and former president of the Berwick Arts Society, said securing such a space had been a focus of the society since it was founded in 1992. ‘‘It’s been a long time coming. It will give Casey the artistic soul that every city needs. ‘‘Once you’re involved with the arts, all your troubles fall away.’’ A leading light in the performing arts community, Susan Bergman (aka Lady Uppity Crust) said a recent survey showing that most residents valued the arts highly proved what the arts community already knew: ‘‘The arts add value to people’s lives.’’ She said the precinct would complement the city’s wonderful sports facilities. ‘‘It’s an asset for future generations and will be very well used and much loved.’’ A jubilant Cr Wayne Smith, who first stood for the council in 1993 to secure an arts centre, said Mr Purcell was the first person he had thought of inviting to the announcement. ‘‘He has written and pestered us about this for many, many years.’’ Mr Purcell had just one question about the centre: who would pay the $125 million bill? ‘‘You will, Tony,’’ Cr Smith said, slapping him on the back. In fact, the council claims it will finance the

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Centre stage: Susan Bergman, Wayne Smith, in sunglasses while recovering from eye surgery, and Tony Purcell look to Casey’s new cultural precinct at Fountain Gate. Picture: Michael Dodge during construction. She stressed it was not just a precinct for the arts community but for the whole community. ‘‘It is a civic centre where everyone will be welcome.’’ Construction is expected to start in mid2015 and be completed in 2017. The precinct is an adaptation of Casey’s Main Street project, which was shelved in 2009 after the global financial crisis made it difficult for the council to borrow. The council says it will consult with the community on the project in the next two months.

‘It will give Casey the artistic soul that every city needs. Once you’re involved with the arts, all your troubles fall away.’ — Tony Purcell precinct without an increase to rates with a combination of savings and a loan. It will also be seeking funding from the federal and state governments for one of the largest projects ever by a local government in Victoria. Mayor Amanda Stapledon said the project would contribute to the economic development of the region with at least 1000 jobs

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Casey Council last Tuesday struck another blow against the environment and ratepayers. Mayor Amanda Stapledon refused to allow me, a ratepayer in Casey since 1982, to speak against the draft budget. My two written questions were answered by her finance manager Andrew Davis. However, he may not be on top of the concepts and mechanisms to do with carbon emissions as he informed the council that the recording of greenhouse emissions is prepared for Casey by ‘‘external consultants’’. Where is the evidence of this? It is certainly not in the draft budget papers for 2013-14. How much have they been paid and what methodology was used in the modelling? Carbon emissions are an externality, a cost on the community that should be addressed in the budget papers. Further, Mr Davis suggests that funding for the projects in Cranbourne is for work over three years, but the budget papers state the costs to ratepayers are for one year. Does this mean there will be additional costs in

two years and maybe even three even though the document is headed 2013-14? Did the council make an error with the draft budget plan? John Glazebrook, Endeavour Hills

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Re: Budget win for Cranbourne What is mayor Stapledon doing about the state government using us ratepayers as clowns in slugging our annual rates with the fire levy? Surely this is not a local council charge and our rates should not be touched by this state government. Don’t let this one also go to the keeper, Cr Stapledon. Jason Cannon (via web)

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Re: Casey’s new civic centre There is still time to build the new civic centre in Cranbourne where we need investment and ongoing employment. Here in Lynbrook, Hampton Park and Cranbourne so many shop fronts are empty, with many more soon to close. This investment is needed in Cranbourne, not up north. Casey appears to again be ignoring the south, further risking areas becoming permanent ghettos. The employment from such an investment down south would set us up for many decades. Government is supposed to be for the people it represents, and people down south need an investment of this scale to ensure an economic sound future. Steve Beardon (via web)

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Award, watch for ‘nice-hearted man’ BY CATHERINE WATSON THERE’S a pupil who sticks in Kevin Mackay’s mind, one of many. This was a rough, tough kid when Dandenong North was a rough, tough place. He threw his weight around, disrupted the class and made life hard for the teacher. Dandenong North Primary School had a reputation for handling difficult pupils but nothing worked with this boy. In the end, Mr Mackay said to him: ‘‘You can’t go back into that class until you promise me you’re going to behave.’’ ‘‘Up yours,’’ the boy said, or words to that effect. So they put a desk in the corridor. You could do that with naughty children in those days. After 80 days, he was still sitting there. The teachers thought he was going to sit there forever. Then one day he came to Mr Mackay and said, ‘‘I’m ready to work’’. And he did. Years later, he rocked up to the school. Mr Mackay was still principal but the boy was now a man. He was working as a brickie and he had muscles everywhere. He rushed up and hugged

Mr Mackay. Then he told him a story. He was in Brighton one day when a semi-trailer clipped the corner and hit a woman beside him and severed her leg. He had cradled the dying woman until the ambulance came. ‘‘I did it because I remembered what you did for me,’’ he said. ‘‘I thought here’s something I can do to pay it back.’’ Today, Mr Mackay, a resident of Cranbourne, receives a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for services to education, in particular his many years as principal at Dandenong North. For all the honours he’s received, it is hearing stories like this that makes him proudest. He had already been at 13 schools, including the Langi Kal Kal Youth Training Education Centre, when he arrived at Dandenong North in 1984. Back then the school had such a bad reputation that there were only 380 pupils. ‘‘It was a pretty wild place. There were machete fights in the street, occasional assaults on teachers and we’d spend every Monday cleaning up after the vandals.’’

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These days there are about 600 pupils and the school’s results are so outstanding that it has been the subject of several studies and multiple ministerial visits. Eighty-one per cent of the pupils come from non-Anglo backgrounds and 42 per cent of families are in the bottom quarter of educational advantage, but it outperforms most schools in more affluent areas. ‘‘The teaching is fantastic because the children are so well behaved. You’ve got to have that in

place before you get to the teaching.’’ Mr Mackay said a very experienced staff was the other factor. ‘‘I’m not the only one who’s stayed here for a long time.’’ Last week one of the younger pupils wrote him a letter headed ‘‘Why Mr Mackay is a good principal’’. It ends: ‘‘Because he’s a nice-hearted man.’’ He said the little girl who wrote it gave him a watch. ‘‘I know the family doesn’t have much money. I’ll wear that watch every day!’’

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Pre-hearing date for CEO A LOCAL Government Inspectorate charge against Casey Council chief executive Mike Tyler has been set down for a contest mention in August. Mr Tyler appeared in the Dandenong Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with failing to disclose an interest. Prosecutor Daniel McCredden told the court a case conference with Mr Tyler’s defence team had failed to resolve matters. The inspectorate alleges that between July 16 and August 17, 2010, Mr Tyler failed to disclose a former council employee’s claim against him and the council alleging sexual harassment. It also alleges that between February 8 and May 3, 2011, Mr Tyler failed to disclose that the claim had been referred to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, where it was settled in a mediated hearing. Magistrate Gerard Bryant adjourned the case to August 22 for a contest mention. Mr Tyler continues as Casey CEO. — Catherine Watson

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VICTRACK says the removal of rail tracks on the old railway line from Cranbourne to Leongatha does not preclude the eventual extension of the suburban line to Clyde. VicTrack spokeswoman Anna Poulos said sections of degraded track across Narre Warren, Manks and Tooradin roads and footpaths had been removed as they were a potential risk to pedestrians. However, Ms Poulos said the removal of these sections did not preclude the possibility of the line reopening in the future to serve Cranbourne East and Clyde, major new suburbs. A spokeswoman for Public Transport Victoria said an extension of the Cranbourne line to Clyde remained part of the long-term vision for Melbourne’s rail network. ‘‘The delivery of the Melbourne Metro project and Dandenong corridor upgrades in stage two of the plan will provide a further boost to capacity and provide the foundation for further extensions into growth areas, including to Casey.’’ — Catherine Watson

ALMOST one Cranbourne train a day does not reach its destination, Metro has revealed. Metro spokeswoman Larisa Tait said there were 53 ‘‘short arrivals’’ — those that did not reach their destination — on the Cranbourne line in April and May, 25 per cent down on the same period last year. Cannons Creek commuter Keith Harkin told the Weekly homeward-bound passengers on the Cranbourne line were regularly ‘‘dumped’’ at Dandenong to wait for the next train. His train terminated at Dandenong two nights in a row recently after it was only five minutes late leaving the city, he said. A work colleague who caught earlier trains also reported similar occurrences on his trains on a regular basis. ‘‘Another popular ‘party trick’ is to offload passengers at Richmond when the inbound City Loop train is running late,’’ Mr Harkin said. ‘‘The train is re-routed to run direct to Flinders Street while hapless commuters are left to catch the following Loop train.’’ Ms Tait said Metro terminated services only when it was essential to reduce major delays. ‘‘If a delay or disruption occurs between Dandenong and Cranbourne stations, we will terminate

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FEATURESTORY At a time when the government’s new-arrivals policy is a hot topic, CHAD VAN ESTROP explores how school-aged new arrivals are learning English and more.

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n Maryam Wafajo’s former life, school was a place of arbitrary and random violence dispensed by impatient and intolerant instructors. At school in her native Pakistan teachers would routinely pepper student’s knuckles with rulers, sticks or whatever came to hand. The reasons for this violence were trivial enough: for speaking out of turn, or for a lapse in concentration, or for failing to complete homework. Sometimes the reason was not at all clear. Intolerance in the classroom was only half the story. The trip to school was along streets patrolled by radical Taliban on motorbikes warning people not to attend school. They threatened violence and kidnapping against those who defied them. At Noble Park English Language School — where Ms Wafajo is now a pupil — life is very different and truly a world apart. Noble Park is one of four schools in Victoria that offers new arrivals to the country a six-to12-month crash course in English. The school’s population is fluid and as of late last month 512 students — mainly from Afghanistan — were enrolled at four campuses. English language schools offer places to school-aged children who are migrants, refugees or asylum seekers. Eligible students have usually lived in Australia for less than six months. The schools are a pathway to mainstream education. ‘‘We are a place that assists students in their transition into a new country both in terms of cultural awareness and language proficiency,’’ says the principal at Noble Park, Enza Calabro. She says the school’s program is continually tweaked to adjust to the needs of particular groups. During a recent wave of Sudanese arrivals, Ms Calabro says a teacher was used to take students to and from school. “These students had come from a nonindustrialised country and did not know how to use a train or bus.” Born in Pakistan and of Hazara heritage, Ms Wafajo says the workload at her school back home was tiresome, with up to 14 subjects a year forced onto students as young as 14. Ms Wafajo, 18, says the punitive approach to teaching made learning difficult. “In Pakistan the teachers get angry when students ask a lot of questions,’’ she says in haltering and strongly accented English. The fear Ms Wafajo encountered at school was compounded by the anti-education messages of the Taliban. ‘‘Sometimes I would just sit at home because I was scared.’’ The persecution of Hazara people like Ms Wafajo’s family dates back to the 16th century. The Hazaras are targeted by Afghanistan’s major ethnic groups — the Sunni Muslims and the Pashtuns — on religious grounds. The plight of the Hazara people in Afghanistan has improved slightly since the ousting of the Taliban government in 2001, the United Nations

All bases covered: Dawt-Kuu is learning about emotions and emergency services this term.

Helping hand: Maryam Wafajo is thankful for the opportunities teachers like Seb Gate offer her. says. But they continue to be victimised in neighbouring Pakistan. Amnesty International has recorded 91 attacks on Hazaras in Pakistan since January 2012, resulting in more than 500 deaths. Ms Wafajo, who arrived in Australia by boat in late 2011, now has a stable education platform after 11 months at Noble Park. “I feel comfortable to ask teachers questions now. I know they will take time to give me help. ‘‘I’m so thankful to my teachers.’’ At the Blackburn English Language School in Croydon North, student first names like DawtKuu, Mawi-Mawi, Suah-Pi, and Bawi-Phir dominate. The student population at English language schools is a barometer of world conflict. Once the student body was dominated with Sudanese refugees, now, pupils from Afghanistan and Burma are the mainstay. A teacher at Blackburn, Carly Minett, has witnessed the transformation of many pupils, having taught in English language schools since 2005. “You have the opportunity to help people at a time when they are at their most vulnerable and that’s pleasing,’’ she said. Ms Minett understands the importance of providing support to new arrivals, as her grandparents struggled to adjust when they migrated to Australia from Italy in the 1930s.


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‘‘When my family first came to Australia they didn’t have much support, so it is nice to be able to help people that have chosen Australia as their home.’’ But Ms Minett said her role is not without its challenges: “You always have to decode and understand where somebody has come from and how it affects their perspective.’’ Principal at Blackburn, Robert Colla, said the turnover of students at his school is brisk. As of last month the school had no enrolments for second term next year. Mr Colla says the school focuses on bringing its 340 pupils — currently mostly Burmese — up to mainstream standards in reading, writing and awareness of Australian culture. ‘‘We are the starting point for creating an environment for students so they can go off and learn. ‘‘[English language schools] are a central focal point for newly arrived children, not just for education but for the provision of services as well.” For pupils the schools act as an interconnected support system. At Blackburn nurses specialising in refugee health visit fortnightly, welfare workers monitor student behaviour, interpreters assist with monthly parent-teacher interviews and transition officers help place graduating students into mainstream schools. At classroom level, instructions are delivered

slowly and the lines between English and other lessons are blurred. Reminders of correct tenses and sentence constructions can sporadically interrupt an algebra lesson. Teachers are qualified to teach English to nonnative speakers. Bilingual aides — particularly in the lower grades — provide an important ‘link’ between teachers and students. The importance of the teaching aides is underlined by the fact that about one-third of students have suffered some disruption, or interruption to their schooling at some stage in their lives. Class sizes are deliberately small, and simplified classroom activities mimic mainstream schooling. The primary curriculum includes units on emergency services, transport and wildlife with an emphasis on speaking and reading about what is learnt. The secondary curriculum varies dependent on a student’s proficiency. Some have to be taught how to hold a pen while others craft argumentative essays at will. Ms Wafajo says coming to Australia has given her life purpose. Propaganda against education and the fear of the ruler no longer haunt her. She is adjusting to a different culture. “In Afghanistan as soon as girls turn 18 they get married and there isn’t much opportunity to learn — it is so different here.” Ms Wafajo will graduate from Noble Park this month and hopes to study nursing. ‘‘I really like to help people and solve their problems.’’


Reforms a test for south-east taxi region BY CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS WHEELCHAIR-taxi passengers in Melbourne’s southeast are unsure if their torturous waits for cabs will end after last week’s announcement of sweeping reforms to the taxi industry. Shaunagh Stevens, of Beaconsfield, was marooned at Fountain Gate shopping centre for more than three hours waiting for a cabbie who didn’t return. She has since gotten to know a reliable cab driver who she can call directly. Otherwise she books 48 hours ahead to ensure she gets a wheelchair-accessible cab, avoiding the ‘school run’ times when they’re booked up. ‘‘If I don’t book in advance, I can’t get a cab. I’ve given up ringing on the spur of the moment. ‘‘It’s not fair, but life’s not fair.’’ Sharon Harris, of Dandenong, was refused a ride by a station wagon cab driver outside Dandenong Plaza recently. Her wheelchair folds up and its wheels can be detached into a package that would comfortably fit in a regular car’s boot. Yet she claims the driver didn’t budge from his seat to try. ‘‘I couldn’t say how many times it’s happened,’’ Ms Harris said, recounting a five-hour wait for a cab outside a post office last year. Under the state government’s response to Allan Fels’ taxi industry report, a central booking register for

wheelchair-accessible taxis will be set up to cut down on waits in the metropolitan zone, which doesn’t include Dandenong and the south-east. Instead, an incentive system that subsidises cabbies who pick up wheelchair passengers will continue in Greater Dandenong but be reviewed within a year. Disability Resources Council chairman Frank HallBentick said improvements wouldn’t happen until Dandenong was included in the central booking register. ‘‘It’s where you ring the one number and all the cabs are under the Taxi Commission’s control. One problem with local providers is they don’t take responsibility to fill the vacancies. ‘‘If we get the closest driver to do the job, this would solve 99 per cent of the jobs.’’ Dandenong Taxis’ 98-car fleet covers the southeastern ‘Dandenong zone’. Of those 98 cabs, 19 are wheelchair accessible. General manager Paul Smith said the number was enough for current demand. He had ‘‘not really’’ had many complaints from wheelchair passengers but supply could be short during certain times. He doesn’t instruct the drivers when to operate because most were owner-operators. ‘‘When the cabs are busy, we can’t make more of them. At other times, it’s just quiet. ‘‘There’ll be 98 cars out there in the middle of the day, but not on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday nights — it’s not viable to have taxis out at that time.’’

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INBRIEF Crash shuts highway The South Gippsland Highway in Cranbourne was closed in peak-hour traffic last Monday to enable a helicopter to land and pick up a patient. Ambulance Victoria said a 19-year-old man was flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with significant leg injuries after a two-vehicle collision near Huon Park Road. The smash happened about 2.30pm and traffic was disrupted for several hours. Two other men were taken to Dandenong Hospital for observation.

Richardson, Tyler front tribunal Former Casey councillor Paul Richardson squared off against the council CEO Mike Tyler in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal last week. Mr Richardson is seeking the lifting of a council ban on him asking questions at council meetings. The ban was imposed in 2011. VCAT member Genevieve Nihill adjourned the matter for a directions hearing on August 5.

63% teens drinking A new study has found 43 per cent of Casey’s under-age teens are consuming alcohol, well above the state average. Deakin University researchers surveyed 325 residents aged 13 to 15. The survey also showed 63 per cent of Casey’s 13 to 15 year olds were drinking.

Coastal issues explored Residents of the coastal villages will be able to have their say on a range of issues this month. Casey Council will hold community forums in Tooradin, Warneet, Blind Bight and Cannons Creek to consider emergency access, a coastal boardwalk, the impacts of climate change and mosquito control. The forums will be held on Saturdays from 10am-2pm at venues to be notified.

Council sponsors musicians Local country music lovers will get a taste of Casey’s best before they head off to the Tamworth Country Music Festival. For the first time, Casey Council is sponsoring a contingent from Casey, with a $5000 grant to be used for venue hire, posters and other promotional material.

Push for rail extension Casey’s conservation committee has asked Casey Council to launch a public campaign in support of extending the Cranbourne railway line to Cranbourne East and Clyde. Casey’s two longawaited stations were not mentioned in Melbourne’s latest rail strategy, which has projections for the next 20 years. Residents can back the campaign on the council’s website.

Climate on business menu The chief commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission will speak at the second Casey Cardinia business breakfast next Wednesday. Tim Flannery, a former Australian of the Year, will talk about the impact climate change will have on business in the Casey Cardinia region.

Councils lobby for jobs Cardinia and Casey councils will join forces to boost jobs with a package encouraging businesses to move to the region. They will also lobby the federal and state governments for support in attracting new jobs. Measures include new branding and a website promoting the region. [ 10 ] CASEY WEEKLY – CRANBOURNE – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE June 10, 2013

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Taste of the Third World BY CATHERINE WATSON SCHOOL work, homework, chores and playing add up to a pretty busy day for Bree, a grade 3 pupil at Cranbourne West Primary School, but she’s counting her blessings after a day of walking in other children’s shoes. ‘‘I found out how hard it is to do the chores that people in Africa do, like washing the dishes in a bucket and carrying water,’’ she said last week. ‘‘They have to do this before and after school every day.’’ Bree’s new-found knowledge — and empathy — came at the end of a session called Just Like Me, run by an overseas aid agency, which helped the pupils understand how children their age in Ghana, Uganda and India live. Parent liaison teacher Debbie Nobbs said the session,

run by International Needs Australia teacher Anita Mitchell, gave pupils a different perspective on their own lives. ‘‘She had the pupils talking about similarities and differences between their lives and the lives of children in Third World countries. ‘‘Then she explored the difference between needs and wants. I think this was the first time that some students really grasped the difference.’’ Hands-on activities, such as carrying a bucket of water on their heads, helped the pupils understand the implications of poverty. They also washed dishes in a tub of cold water while squatting on the ground and made balls out of newspaper, a plastic bag and string.

LIFELESSONS ‘‘We learned how difficult it would be to go to school in a cramped-up room and how hard it is to do school work when you only have a chalk board.’’ Shanti, grade 3 ‘‘It would be boring if we had no electricity in our homes because there would be no lights and no TV.’’ Brandon, grade 2 ‘‘Some children live in a very poor country and they don’t have taps in their houses so they have to go

down to the lake and get heaps of buckets of water for their family to drink and for cooking and washing the dishes. This means they can’t have fun because they’re too busy doing jobs.’’ Josh, grade 6 ‘‘They’re so poor and they don’t have the freedom we have. Only some of the children can go to school and that means they might not get a job and then they won’t have any money to support their family.’’ Tyson, grade 6 Bucket brigade: Shanti and Bree wash dishes the hard way.

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Name your suburb saga starts again BY CATHERINE WATSON THE saga of the suburbs now known as Cranbourne East and Clyde North continues, with residents to be surveyed for the third time on where they want to live. This time they will be asked to choose between Casey Fields (after the sports centre), Cameron (after pioneer landholder Alexander Cameron) and Jackson. No one has been able to tell the Weekly who ‘‘Jackson’’ is or was. Following a visit to the area, the Registrar of Geographic Names has recommended that the boundary of the new suburb will be Berwick-Cranbourne Road. The renamed suburb will include all Cranbourne East and part of Clyde North. The suburb name first became an issue in 2010 when residents of Cascades on Clyde, in Cranbourne East, petitioned Casey Council to change their suburb name to Clyde. Councillors rejected the petition but the

following June surveyed residents of Cranbourne East and Clyde North on whether they wanted to stick with Cranbourne East, change their address to Cranbourne, Casey Fields or Balla Balla, or nominate another name. Of the 1628 who responded, 864 favoured Casey Fields but the name was rejected because council policy was to discourage place names incorporating Casey. In April 2012, the council surveyed residents again, this time on shifting the boundary west to the future Casey Fields Boulevard. Angry residents of the Selandra Rise and Cascades on Clyde estates told the Weekly that being associated with Cranbourne would knock tens of thousands of dollars off their home values. To complicate matters, three developers asked the council to rename part of Clyde North as Berwick South. That’s one proposal the registrar quickly knocked on the head.


It’s a harp de triumph CRANBOURNE’S own Tara Minton — the ‘‘Harp Goddess’’, as she is called by the UK media — features in two very different shows in Melbourne’s Cabaret Festival. On June 29 and 30, she performs with her trio in her own show, I Dream of Joni, an exploration of the challenges and euphoria of the artistic life, told through the music of Joni Mitchell. On July 5, she appears at Ormond Hall in a celebration of the biggest-selling pop album of its time, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, released 35 years ago. Minton grew up in Cranbourne, where she learned classical piano and harp, before leaving to study music. ‘‘I was one of those lucky souls who stumble upon their calling very early in life,’’ she said. She discovered the piano at a family friend’s house when she

Harp goddess: Tara Minton. was four and was 10 when she saw a Marx Brothers movie and fell in love with the majesty and romance of the harp. She’s been living in London for the past few years and recently

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Probus meeting: Cranbourne Probus Club holds its monthly meeting at the Masonic Hall, Codrington Street, Cranbourne, at 9.30am on the third Friday of every month. Visitors welcome. Details: Margaret on 5996 7414.

Bullying seminar: Jeremy Blackman, of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, will explore ways to identify, manage and prevent bullying, including cyber-bullying. At Cranbourne library, 65 Berwick Cranbourne Road, from 6.30-8pm next Monday. No cost but bookings essential. Details: or 5990 0150.

Romance of the skies: Writer and pilot Helene Young will talk about her latest novel, Half Moon Bay at Endeavour Hills library on Thursday, June 20.. Free event. Details: cclcevents or 9700 7177.

Female friends: Women’s Friendship Cafe, Hampton Park Community House, 16-20 Stuart Avenue, 9am-12.30pm on Wednesdays. Crafts, sewing, morning tea, plus guest speaker or activity. All welcome. Details: 9799 0708 or

Farmers market: The Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick, has fresh, wholesome and nutritious food direct from the grower 8am-12.30pm on June 22. Details: John Rosenthal, 5944 4101.

Showcase market: The South East Melbourne Showcase Market for party plan and boutique businesses runs at Berwick Leisure Centre, 79 Manuka Road, Berwick, from 10am-3pm on June 30. All proceeds to Spinal Muscular Atrophy Australia.

Cranbourne, from 4.30-6.30pm every Tuesday during school term. Children and adults welcome. Cost: $5 per lesson or join the club. Details: 0408 503 226.

Thrills and spills: One of the world’s most popular thriller writers, Michael Robotham, will speak at the Cranbourne Community Theatre, Brunt Street, 2-3pm Saturday. Free event but bookings essential. Details: cclcevents or 5990 0150.

Teach English: AMES — formerly Adult Multicultural Education Services — needs volunteers over 18 to tutor recent arrivals in Australia for two hours a week. Free training and ongoing support. Details: Paula, 8791 2434.

Stay in touch: Recently retired men are invited to join in a discussion group at Cranbourne Community House. Details: 5996 2941.

Actions speak: Deaf performer, puppeteer and author Asphyxia provides insights into her childhood and relates challenges and inspirational strategies for parents, carers and teachers of children with a disability at Cranbourne library, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, 6-7pm on Monday, June 24. No cost but bookings essential at cclcevents or 5990 0150.

Community House, 49 Valepark Crescent, Cranbourne. Details: 5996 2941. Over 45s: Hallam Friends social group meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at Positano’s, Princes Highway, Hallam. Details: Gail on 9796 3475 after 6pm. Grow well again: Cranbourne GROW offers a 12-step program for people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties. Gold coin donation appreciated. Balla Balla Centre, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, 10am-noon on Thursdays. Details: GROW on 1800 558 268 or Cranbourne Chess Club: Cranbourne Community House, 49 Valepark Crescent,

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Computer courses: Hallam Community Learning Centre. Term 2 courses for beginners and seniors. Microsoft Word, internet and email. Details: 9703 1688. Seniors talk: Berwick Branch of National Seniors Australia meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Narre Warren Neighbourhood Centre, Malcolm Court, Narre Warren at 6.30pm for a 7pm meeting. New members welcome. Details: Allen, 0408 970 026. Hands up: Enjoy weekend games of 500 in Cranbourne. Details: Debbie, 0421 473 790. Social net: Enjoy social tennis at Casey Fields, Cranbourne, from 10am on Tuesdays or 7.30pm on Wednesdays. Details: Pam, 5995 2129.

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WINTHIS he multiawardwinning international sensation Slava’s Snowshow will play a limited season at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne from July 17-28. Slava’s Snowshow is a fusion of traditional and contemporary theatrical clowning arts and a beautifully crafted visual spectacle. The show creates a world of wonder and fantasy that transports the audience to a joyous dream-like place. Slava’s Snowshow is a visual masterpiece popular with children and adults alike. Book at Enter for your chance to win a double pass to the performance at 7.30pm on Wednesday, July 17. Using competition code 1, visit and follow the links. Entries close at 11.59pm on Monday and will be drawn at 10am the next day at 112 Cubitt Street, Richmond. Winners will be notified in writing and their names published at where terms and conditions are also available.


WINTHIS ollowing sold-out seasons in London, Paris, Zurich, Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna in 2012, the international Cuban sensation Ballet Revolucio´n is back for an extensive tour of Australia. Enter now for your chance to win a double pass to the performance on Wednesday, July 17 at the Arts Centre. To enter, using competition code 2, visit and follow the links. Entries close at 11.59pm next Monday and will be drawn at 10am the next day at 112 Cubitt Street, Richmond. Winners will be notified in writing and their names published at where terms and conditions are also available.


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his well-designed Porter Davis design is the ideal place to raise a family in a prestigious estate. The versatile layout offers four bedrooms with wardrobes — the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with double shower. The study and dining area have wardrobes, so

door and internal/rear walkway. The huge backyard on the 800-square-metre block is ideal for entertaining. Dual side gates allow for direct access to the oversized garage with power, lighting and remote roller door. There’s a shed and 5000-litre watertank with pump. The picturesque location is a stroll from Binowee Waters wetland reserve.

22 Adriana Circuit, Botanic Ridge Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Living areas: Formal sitting area, rumpus, family zone The rest: Study and dining area can be bedrooms Price: $495,000-$520,000 Agent: Ray White Cranbourne 5995 2003, Paul Ringeri 0412 364 893

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there is a potential six bedrooms. The central kitchen has ample cupboard/bench space, stone bench-tops, glass splashback, oversized fridge cavity and breakfast bar. The appliances are stainless steel and include a dishwasher, 900mm wall oven/range hood and hotplate. The kitchen overlooks the meals zone. Entertain in the formal sitting area with sliding door access, rumpus room at the rear with a tiled family zone spilling out into a massive paved under roof line alfresco. Features include tiled entry, feature walls, neutral paint schemes, downlights, ducted heating, Coonara-style wood heater plus multiple airconditioners. Step out to landscaping, rendered facade and a lock-up double garage with remote-controlled

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Fabulous five-bedder n a handy cul-de-sac in Cranbourne East, this five-bedroom house has easy access to schools and transport. There’s a rumpus room, three living areas and dining-meals area. The large kitchen has a wall oven, hotplates, dishwasher and double fridge space. Features include floating timber floors, ducted heating and evaporative cooling. Park in the double garage and relax in the pergola-patio area with cafe blinds. All this on a 623-square-metre block.


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2 Fetlock Lane, Cranbourne East Price: $439,500 Agent: Finning First National Real Estate 5996 1200, Frank Barrett 0418 800 912

lose to parkland, transport and a school this three-bedroom house is on a block of about 300 square metres. The main bedroom has walk-in wardrobes and an en suite. A bright living zone is at the rear and the well-appointed kitchen overlooks a cosy meals zone with door to a covered entertainment area. There’s a decked pergola, paving and landscaping. Other notable mentions are a shed, side gate and off street parking. Features include evaporative cooling and polished floorboards in the living area.


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7 The Mews, Hampton Park Price: $300,000-$325,000 Agent: Ray White Cranbourne 5995 2003, Matt Ringeri 0430 574 159

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Stepping in to easy living his fine family home on a 611-square-metre could be a sound investment. In the sought-after area of Lynbrook, the fourbedroom, two-bathroom house will impress. It has multiple living areas, central kitchen with island bench, stainless-steel appliances and gas cooking. The bedrooms are of a good size and have built-in wardrobes — the main bedroom with walk-in wardrobes and en suite. The tiled main areas of the house blend in well with the chocolate-coloured carpet and the neutral colour scheme. Features include ducted heating, ducted


refrigerated cooling and internal and rear roller door access from the double garage. Lynbrook is a sought-after area close to schools, transport, shopping and the Monash Freeway.

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5 Cusack Way, Lynbrook Price: Over $400,000 Agent: Stockdale & Leggo Cranbourne 5996 1444, Adam Conhiu 0400 760 873

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Designed and constructed by award winning builders Boutique Homes the “Studio 22” offers 4 robed bedrooms, the master suite with a FES and WIR. A hostess kitchen overlooks the meals/living zones which provide direct access to the under roof line alfresco! Extras include ducted heating, 900mm stainless steel appliances plus caesarstone bench tops throughout.




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10:00 - 10:20 43 Courtenay Avenue, Cranbourne North 10.40 - 11.00 26/224 Monahans Road, Cranbourne 3/7-9 Elizabeth Street, Cranbourne North 1/5 Hoddle Court, Cranbourne 7 The Mews, Hampton Park 11:20 - 11:40 6 Virginia Street, Cranbourne 17 Weathertop Way, Cranbourne East 5 Hamilton Drive, Cranbourne North 20 Bethune Drive, Hampton Park 22 Bethune Drive, Hampton Park 90 Yarralumla Drive, Langwarrin 36 Bates Street, Cranbourne West 14 Katherine Court, Hampton Park 4 Kent Court, Cranbourne North 11:40 - 12:00 92 Boland Drive, Lyndhurst 12:00 - 12:20 9 Damian Court, Cranbourne 8 Thomas Crescent, Cranbourne 2 Kemsley Green, Cranbourne East 101 Fountain Drive, Narre Warren 8 Roma Avenue, Cranbourne 71 Calais Circuit, Cranbourne West 1/49 Normanby Street, Cranbourne

12:40 - 1:00 2 Valma Avenue, Cranbourne 22 Gwenton Avenue, Cranbourne East 25 Bulga Wattle Circuit, Lyndhurst 2 Megan Close, Cranbourne West 79 Sladen Street, Cranbourne 8 Cob Terrrace, Clyde North 17 Courtenay Avenue, Cranbourne North 1:00 - 3:00 Lot 124 Waratah Street, Longwarry Lot 125 Waratah Street, Longwarry Lot 129 Waratah Street, Longwarry Lot 135 Waratah Street, Longwarry Lot 141 Waratah Street, Longwarry Lot 143 Waratah Street, Longwarry Lot 107 Wattle Way, Longwarry 1:20 - 1:40 75 Melington Drive, Lyndhurst 170 Blackwood Park Road, Rowville 12 Mannavue Boulevard, Cranbourne North 1 Bates Street, Cranbourne West 33 Rennison Drive, Botanic Ridge 2:00 - 2:20 14 Hunter Court, Cranbourne North 33 Banfield Place, Lyndhurst 94 Evans Road, Cranbourne West 27 Sandstone Drive, Botanic Ridge 2:40 - 3:00 27 Alysha Avenue, Lyndhurst 3:20 - 3:40 8 Bramble Close, Lyndhurst

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Hampton Park 4 Darling Court A Family Home Close to Everything! The home consists of three bedrooms, master with en-suite and walk in robe, built in robes, formal lounge room, kitchen overlooking meals area, ducted heating, double garage with rear roller access, close to Hampton Park shops, schools and public transport.

For Sale $325,000 Plus Buyers View Saturday 11.00-11.20am Contact John 0411 873 123 LJ Hooker Hampton Park 9702 8388 Shop 20, 166 Somerville Road




Hallam 6 Mace Rise Family Entertainer Offering three bedrooms, the master with ensuite and WIR, spacious formal lounge room and dining room with air-conditioner, central kitchen with stainless steel appliances and adjacent to the relaxed family zone that opens out to a third living area being a sunroom, floating timber floors and double garage.

All ready to welcome you his stunning ex-display home is on a large 560 square metres in Alarah estate. It has four large bedrooms, the main with an en suite and walk-in wardrobes. There’s an open-plan dining and family area and a huge covered alfresco area. The kitchen has stone benchtops and a walk-in pantry. Features include ducted heating, evaporative cooling and security system. There’s landscaping and internal access to the garage. The house can be sold fully furnished as displayed.


For Sale $365,000 Plus Buyers View By Appointment Contact John 0411 873 123

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33 John Russell Road, Cranbourne Price: Over $465,000 Agent: Stockdale & Leggo Cranbourne 5996 1444, Tammy Cavey 0402 789 137

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Hampton Park 130 Oaktree Drive Run to Paradise! This unique three bedroom home offers a formal lounge with coonara heater, kitchen is nearby the family meals area and has stainless steel appliances, rumpus room, large and spacious rumpus room with a split system air conditioner and an in built bar, the master with double built in robes, ducted heating and alarm system.

For Sale $295,000 Plus Buyers View 12.30-12.50pm Saturday Contact Liron 0425 776 622 LJ Hooker Hampton Park 9702 8388 Shop 20, 166 Somerville Road





Lyndhurst 56 Silverwattle Drive A Modern Touch Comprising of three bedrooms, master with en-suite, built in robes, study upon entrance, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, family meals, ducted heating, tiles and carpets, double remote garage with internal access and much more.

Great beginnings start here his clean and well-looked-after brick veneer house is only a short distance from the Endeavour Hills shopping centre. On a 670-square-metre block, the house has three bedrooms, renovated bathroom, lounge room and meals area. Features include ducted heating and split-system airconditioner. Park in the double garage. The property is in walking distance of St Paul’s Apostles North school, parkland, transport and other amenities.


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19 Lachlan Drive, Endeavour Hills Price: $345,000-plus Agent: Hall & Partners First National Endeavour Hills 9700 3000, Carina Cigna 0410 027 281

For Sale $330,000 Plus Buyers View 11.40-12.00pm Saturday Contact John 0411 873 123 LJ Hooker Hampton Park 9702 8388 Shop 20, 166 Somerville Road All information contained herein is gathered from sources we consider to be reliable. However we cannot guarantee or give any warranty about the information provided and interested parties must solely rely on their own enquiries.


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Just a grand place to be Three bathrooms and five toilets are convenient. The house has high ceilings, an indoor swimming pool, ducted heating and lowmaintenance gardens. It’s minutes from Fountain Gate shopping centre, primary/secondary school and bus stop.

n Narre Warren’s most sought after area and surrounded by all new, quality houses, this 60-square double-storey house is waiting for a new owner to add the finishing touches. Step inside to a luxurious foyer with stairway and open-plan living areas. Move on through to the stainless-steel kitchen with dishwasher, masses of cupboards, tile splashbacks, under-bench oven and gas hotplates. There’s a dining area and theatre room. Relax in five double bedrooms, sumptuous main bedroom and a second living area with sunny balcony on the top level.


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Roos find an edge over Doveton BY BRAD McGRATH

Country call-up for Narre stars

ROC recorded its first win of the Casey Cardinia League season by beating Doveton by four points at A J Robinson Oval on Saturday. Ryan Hendy was outstanding against his former team. The Roos ace dominated throughout the contest and grew an extra leg when the match was there to be won. The Roos were trailing by four, six and five points at the changes but kicked 5.1 to 3.4 in the last quarter to emerge with the points. ROC’s Matthew Clarke was the dominant forward on the ground with four majors. Matthew Rogers and Stephen Hawkins were strong contributors with three goals each. Hendy was given plenty of support by Tom Mark and Andrew Logan. Doveton will be bitterly disappointed to drop its third match for the season, although it remains in the third position on the ladder. Narre Warren kept its unbeaten streak intact with a 63-point win over Beaconsfield at Holm Park Reserve. Josh Tonna and Aaron McIver (five goals) were the Magpies’ best. Kerem Baskaya was also prominent despite kicking only two goals.

NARRE Warren star Nick Scanlon has been rewarded for his outstanding interleague campaign for the Casey Cardinia League with selection in the initial Victorian Country squad to clash with the VAFA at the Junction Oval on July 7. The prolific ball winner was named the Casey Cardinia League’s best player in their interleague victory over the Wimmera Football League three weeks ago. He is joined in the squad by Bonbeach star Shane McDonald and Seaford sensation Brayden Irving, who were both prominent in the Peninsula League’s big win over the Ovens

and Murray Football League last month. The latest accolade for Scanlon comes after he was selected in the All Australian team following a starring performance for Vic Country at the Australian Country Championships in Wagga last year. The Vic 2 team has also named an experienced line-up to take on a VAFA B team to be played at Harry Trott Oval, Albert Park, on July 7. Cranbourne star Marc Holt headlines the Vic 2 team after his match-winning performance against Wimmera. Narre Warren stars Kain Baskaya, Michael

Collins and Matthew Lee have also been named in the training squad. Doveton’s Daniel Zajac and Berwick’s Michael Harold round out the players chosen from the Casey Cardinia League. The under-19 Vic Country team will clash with an under-19 VAFA outfit with Narre Warren’s Ryan Morrison, Dromana’s Dan Geurts. Training for the Vic 1 team was to start at 11am yesterday at Princess Park 1. Vic 2 and the U19s begin training from 10.30am this Sunday at Harry Trott Oval.

Beaconsfield showed it still has some work to do to compete with the league heavyweights, but Scott Meyer, Aaron Gwozdziewski and Ethan Clasby were all prominent. Berwick continued Hampton Park’s misery with a 135-point thrashing at Robert Booth Reserve. Mitchell Johnson and Jordan Andrews booted six goals apiece.

Nathan Waite and Tim Gunn joined the goal feast for the Wickers with four each. Tom Brennan was also a starring performer. The Redbacks managed just two goals for the match but Sean Winsall and Ashleigh Allen can hold their heads high. Cranbourne threw off a strong challenge from Pakenham to win by 48 points at Toomuc

Reserve. Marc Holt was again the Eagles’ best with five majors and Michael Theodoridis (three goals) was also crucial in victory. Keysborough notched its third win of the season with an eight-point triumph over Tooradin-Dalmore at Tooradin Recreation Reserve. Tyson King booted six for the victors.

Scorps crush hapless Pies

FINALSCORES TAC Cup: Dandenong Stingrays bye Victorian Football League: Werribee 20.11 (131) d Frankston 14.8 (92); Casey Scorpions 21.15 (141) d Collingwood 7.9 (51). Casey Cardinia League: ROC 14.6 (90) d Doveton 12.14 (86); Narre Warren 18.11 (119) d Beaconsfield 7.14 (56); Berwick 24.15 (159) d Hampton Park 2.12 (24); Cranbourne 17.9 (111) d Pakenham 9.9 (63); Keysborough 16.9 (105) d Tooradin-Dalmore 14.13 (97). Nepean Football League: Sorrento 18.21 (129) d Rye 10.9 (69).

CASEY Scorpions breezed through their latest test with a 90-point demolition of Collingwood in their VFL match at Casey Fields on Saturday. The percentage-boosting win moves the Scorpions to third place, ideally positioned going into the bye. Tough midfielder Tom Couch did his Liston Medal hopes no harm with another strong display. As is often the case, every pack Couch entered, teammate James Magner was also there, the pair each gathering over 30 possessions. Collingwood was simply outclassed, which could have been expected given the talent drain from their VFL line-up because of injuries to senior players. Andrew Krakouer, Alan Didak, Adam Oxley and Kyle Martin are just a few of the VFL regulars who are expected to play in the Magpies’ clash against Melbourne at the MCG today. The Scorpions on the other hand will enter the bye safe in the knowledge that a third successive top-four finish is not beyond them. They are buoyed by the form of boom youngster Jesse Hogan, who again produced a strong marking game, finishing with two goals. Former North Melbourne rookie Ben Hughes kicked three goals for the Scorpions, as did Jake Spencer, who played forward when not rucking. More Scorpions pictures at — Brad McGrath

— Brad McGrath

THIS WEEK Victorian Football League: Northern Blues v Frankston, Preston City Oval, 2pm; Casey Scorpions bye. TAC Cup: Oakleigh Chargers v Dandenong Stingrays, Warrawee Park, 2pm. Casey Cardinia League: Doveton v ROC, AJ Robinson Oval, 2pm; Beaconsfield v Narre Warren, 2pm; Hampton Park v Berwick, Robert Booth Reserve, 2pm; Pakenham v Cranbourne, Toomuc Reserve, 2pm; Tooradin Recreation Reserve, TooradinDalmore v Keysborough, Tooradin Recreation Reserve, 2pm. Nepean League: Crib Point v Somerville, Crib Point Recreation Reserve, 2pm; Sorrento v Devon Meadows, David McFarlane Reserve, 2pm; Dromana v Frankston Bombers, Dromana Recreation Reserve, 2pm; Pearcedale v Rye, Pearcedale Recreation Reserve, 2pm; Red Hill v Rosebud, Red Hill Showgrounds, 2pm; Hastings v Tyabb, Thomas Barclay Oval, 2pm.

Jetta the Jet: Casey Scorpions’ Neville Jetta leaps for a mark against Collingwood on Saturday.

All games on Saturday unless otherwise stated.

Picture: Wayne Hawkins


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