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Speeding fines top $1million BY STEPHANIE ZEVENBERGEN SPEEDING motorists have clocked up more than $1million in traffic fines in Hume in three months, leaving police ‘‘appalled’’ by the risktaking behaviour. The latest state government figures show that 4616 infringements were issued from July to September 2012 on Hume’s roads, with fines totalling $1.17million. Infringements were for speeding and red light camera offences at different intersections and along the Hume Highway in Craigieburn. The intersection of Barry Road and King Street in Dallas was among the state’s top 50 for the highest amount of infringements. In the three-month period there were 1195 infringements and a total of $293,243 in fines.

The second highest in Hume was the intersection of Terminal Drive and Centre Road at Melbourne Airport which drew 674 infringements, totalling $239,712. Hume’s Acting Inspector Ian Jones said the figures showed people were not getting the message about excessive speed. ‘‘That amount is appalling. We’ve got 4600 people who are putting themselves at risk. ‘‘Regardless of the dollar value of the infringements, we’ve got 4600 infringements so that’s at least 50 per day,’’ he said. ‘‘Each day 50 people are putting themselves at risk in our area alone.’’ Acting Inspector Jones said figures suggested motorists were speeding to avoid red lights, which was a cause for concern. ‘‘If they’re speeding up to approach an

intersection that’s concerning, they should be slowing down,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s dangerous because they’re unaware of what could be coming, they’re increasing their risk of a fatality.’’ Comparatively, in July-September 2011, there were 3737 infringement notices issued ($969,142) . This is despite speed cameras along the Hume Highway not being in operation. Acting Inspector Jones said motorists needed greater road safety education. ‘‘I think it’s a process we’ve got to do, it’s driver awareness and training,’’ he said. ‘‘If we get the message across, even to one person, and that saves a life, then we’re doing our job. But we’d like to get that message through to the whole community.’’

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True blue fun Stuart and Nicole Hodgson with sons Oliver and Edward, are just one of many Hume families set to celebrate Australia Day at the Highlands Hotel this weekend. The Craigieburn hotel will offer free family activities to get into the spirit while community activities will include face painting, a balloon artist, jumping castle, fairy floss and cake stall. There will also be a cheese and wine tasting stall and live entertainment. Residents are encouraged to use the new $1.3 million Golden Sun Moth Park nearby which includes two playgrounds — one dedicated to children aged 1-4 years and another for ages five and up. The park’s playground features an installation of the Golden Sun Moth allowing residents to learn more about the area’s local species. The event is on from 10am-3pm Saturday.

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Losing weight, gaining life BY STEPHANIE ZEVENBERGEN GREENVALE resident Robert Baker will be among those celebrating Craigieburn Health Service’s weightloss program PRIME this week. Prior to joining the program, Mr Baker was severely overweight, tipping the scales at 214 kilograms in May 2009. In celebration of Healthy Weight Week, Mr Baker will reflect and talk to residents about how the Proactive Intervention and Medical assessment of Elderly elective surgery patients program helped him. The PRIME Clinic run by Northern Health is three years old and assesses patients who could be ‘at risk’ of surgical complications. Mr Baker’s life-changing decision followed a gastric sleeve operation in 2009. ‘‘I was so much overweight there

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Travel, office don’t come cheap BY STEPHANIE ZEVENBERGEN CALWELL MP Maria Vamvakinou spent a total of $133,192.83 on travel, office costs and telecommunications in the six months to June in 2012. The figures from the Department of Finance and Deregulation show Ms Vamvakinou spent $59,512.38 of taxpayer funds on ‘office facilities’, including ‘property operating expenses’, equipment repairs and maintenance of telecommunications. Ms Vamvakinou also spent $26,769.84 on travel allowances, which included $7,364.54 on international travel and $13,586.30 on domestic fares. Out of seven MPs in Melbourne’s north-west, Ms Vamvakinou came in sixth for spending, following Lalor MP Julia Gillard at $575,259.30, Brendan O’Connor, Bill Shorten, Nicola Roxon and Kelvin Thompson. McEwen MP Rob Mitchell spent

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the least at $101,439.26. Ms Vamvakinou said the bulk of money spent on overseas travel was for a trip to Turkey where she spoke at several events. ‘‘The trip was the result of an invitation from the Turkish parliament for members of the Australian

Turkey Parliamentary Friendship Group, of which I am the chairperson,’’ she said. ‘‘I led a delegation of parliamentarians which visited Turkey for official meetings, including participation in official proceedings on ANZAC Day.

‘‘We visited Istanbul, where I was a keynote speaker at the Australia Gallipoli symposium. ‘‘Overall, the trip was very productive and informative and a useful part of Australia’s ongoing commitment to strengthening our level of bilateralism with Turkey, its government and its people.’’ Ms Vamvakinou also travelled to France and Greece from April 17 to May 3. She claimed a total of 38,161.60 on printing costs, a dramatic decrease from $69,016.37 in the six months to June in 2011.

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INBRIEF Hoon flees police, loses car An unlicensed driver had his car impounded after a police pursuit from Campbellfield to Coolaroo last week. The driver did a burnout before fleeing when police were called to ‘hooning’ cars in Campbellfield. After a short pursuit the driver was cornered in a shopping centre car park in Coolaroo. The 18-year-old male driver was arrested along with an 18-year-old Glenroy woman. His car was impounded for 30 days. The Fawkner man has been released and is expected to be charged on summons with dangerous driving, conduct endangering life, evading police and other traffic-related offences.

Fewer workplace injuries Workplace injuries reached 1499 in Hume in 2012, down from 1508 the previous year. Incidents are given injury status when a person is off work for 10 days or more or their treatment costs exceed $629. Last year, 18 people died in Victorian workplaces – seven fewer than the 25 fatalities of 2011.

Throw a fish on the ‘barbie’ Australia Day will be celebrated in Craigieburn from 8am-4pm on Saturday at Bunnings Warehouse. A ‘Great Aussie Community BBQ’ will be run by the Craigieburn Angling Club to raise funds for the club.

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Sausages should sizzle, not you BY STEPHANIE ZEVENBERGEN CRAIGIEBURN CFA is warning residents to check gas barbecues and avoid using illegal fireworks on Australia Day. Senior station officer Paul Elso said Australia Day was often a busy one for the Craigieburn CFA and he urged residents to ensure gas barbecues were in good working order. ‘‘It’s often on days like Australia Day and Melbourne Cup Day that we’re surprisingly busy,’’ he said. ‘‘It has a lot to do with gas barbecues. The message is to check them beforehand, check the hoses and that they’re in good working order, and make sure there are no leaks. If everyone did that we’d have a lot less call-outs.’’ Fireworks also cause problems, especially grass fires. ‘‘On New Year’s Eve just gone we had a couple of call-outs to grass fires that were caused by illegal fireworks,’’ he said. CFA chief officer Euan Ferguson urged

people to enjoy the national holiday safely. ‘‘CFA and MFB are often called to attend barbecue-related incidents on holidays such as this, which can result in serious injury or even death if a barbecue hose has perished or the connections are loose or the cylinder has been damaged,’’ he said. ‘‘Most accidents could be avoided if a little more care was taken with the use and maintenance of gas barbecues. People need to be sensible and recognise the risks, especially given the recent warm weather and dry conditions.’’ MFB chief officer Shane Wright said:‘‘We know Australia Day can be a time when people over-indulge, and this can have potentially devastating effects on what should be an enjoyable day,” he said. People caught with illegal fireworks can face severe penalties, including jail.” For tips on how to check barbecues for leaks and other safety ideas, visit: cfa.vic.gov.au

GLENROY RSL SUB BRANCH INC. NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Glenroy RSL Sub Branch Inc. Will be held in the Club rooms on SATURDAY The 23rd March 2013 at 10.00 am SHARP! AGM AGENDA: ( 1 ) Reports - Notice of Motion Any business of which notice shall have been given in writing to the Secretary fourteen clear days, before the Annual General Meeting. Elections of the Glenroy RSL Sub Branch will be held on the 8th & 9th of March 2013 and voting will take place at these following times: Friday 8th March 2013 10.00am to 2.00pm 4.00pm to 6.30pm Saturday 9th March 2013

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Blood, guts and gore blimey It seems society has moved on from simpler times when people played Monopoly and Connect Four to be entertained. Nowadays we need a more realistic approach, where we run, chase and shoot. STEPHANIE ZEVENBERGEN learns more about present-day adrenaline-seeking games.

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ou would be forgiven for driving past the old ‘Hard Yakka’ building, hidden in a quiet residential pocket of Broadmeadows, and thinking nothing of it. But dare to go inside and you’ll be introduced to a world of ‘real-life’ zombies who seek to annihilate anyone who gets in their way. And it’s your job to destroy them. Residing in the building is the genius creation of Patient 0: a real-life, multiplayer, first-person shooter, role-playing game. The warehouse rooms are ‘‘gored up’’ with blood-spattered walls and prosthetic bodies, waiting for eager ‘shooters’ to have some fun. The concept was dreamed up over after-work beers and pizzas by three friends last March. By October 31 their dream had become a reality, and so had their company IRL Shooter (In Real Life). One of the creators, David Leadbetter, says the game of ‘glorified laser tag’ has people from across Melbourne, Australia and even overseas, intrigued. It’s a simple concept. You’re in a team of six shooters and have a mission to complete in just over an hour. The obstacle is the zombies who will get in the way as players progress through three massive warehouse-style rooms. The shooters need to do just that: shoot the zombies with their laser guns to eradicate them. More than 100 professional actors have been hired in these flesh-eating zombie roles, to scare, obstruct and thrill whoever comes into contact with them. ‘‘The players take a very definite path and then there’s all these hidden doors for our zombie cast to move through,’’ Leadbetter says. ‘‘A lot of the actors are physically trained and theatre-trained or they are circus performers. ‘‘One of them does this incredible ‘crab walk’, very exorcist like, so that’s really creepy. ‘‘They’re very physical. They absolutely destroy their costumes.’’ While it sounds scary and confronting, the whole operation is extremely safe. The entire warehouse is covered with CCTV cameras, so staff can watch the moves of all players, ensuring safe and sensible conduct throughout the course of the game. ‘‘We can follow the teams as they progress through the course, so we can see what they’re doing, so that’s for their safety and security and also for our cast, ’’ Leadbetter says.

Colour of war: Daniel Cumming, owner of Paintball Games at his bush field outside of Ballan. ‘‘Because of the cameras we can play with them a little bit. If a team is going too fast we’ll probably throw more zombies at them to slow them down, or if they’re too slow we’ll make it easier for them to go through.’’ With zombies in costume and painted in dramatic make-up, there’s bound to be a few scares along the way. Leadbetter says some players even ask to be taken out of the game because the scare factor is too high. ‘‘When it’s filled with smoke and the cast are hiding behind the curtains or the rubber doors, the players come in and then somebody will burst out behind them. We get some good scares. ‘‘The first game we play with ‘babies’ is ‘peeka-boo’. They get that shock and then they laugh. ‘‘It’s natural and it’s inherent for us as humans to have controlled scares, because we scream and then we laugh. ‘‘Really that’s what we’re providing, a grown-

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up version of that.’’ Leadbetter says players vary in age and sex and are not just the stereotypical ‘nerd’. But over in Ballan, Daniel Cumming, the owner of Paintball Games, admits 80 per cent of his customers are nerds. ‘‘When we started operation in 1993 we were constantly fighting the perception that we were ‘right-wing military nuts’ wanting to overthrow the government,’’ he says. ‘‘We’re running around the bush dressed in camouflage, playing military-style games. In actual fact, we’re a pack of nerds running around playing games, shooting at each other with round little balls that break paint on us.’’ At the 36-hectare property, with a backdrop of beautiful bush, paintballers have a range of scenarios to choose from for their game. Like shooting zombies, it’s a similar concept when it comes to paintballing: attack and defend. Groups can range from four players to 150

and paintballers are split into two groups, with the main aim of the game to capture the flag of the other team. The other aim is not to get shot. Once you’re shot, you’re out of that game and are escorted to a waiting area until the next games starts. Each game goes for about 15 minutes and a session will last up to three hours. A referee watches all games closely to ensure fairness and safety. Cumming says the game definitely attracts the thrill-seekers and adrenalin junkies. ‘‘This, to be quite honest, is as close to cowboys and indians as you’ll get. And it’s as simple as that. ‘‘By nature we’re hunters and gatherers. We can’t just switch off 100 generations of hunting skills. We need to get out and have that little bit of thrill. ‘‘It’s the same thing when people ask ‘what’s the mystique about all these first person shooting games?’ It’s that fantasy. ‘‘Here they can come out and hunt and nobody gets hurt, no animals get killed and they have the opportunity to just have fun.’’ One of the biggest concerns players have, according to Cumming, is fear of the pain that will be caused by the tiny paintball when it hits. ‘‘The minimum shooting distance is six to eight metres. If you shoot within that distance it will sting. ‘‘But what happens is, people find it doesn’t hurt as much as everybody says, so they become more confident and daring. ‘‘Bucks parties are the worst. By the end of the day half of them have lost their fear of the gun, so all they want to do is shoot each other from one to two metres away and that’s like hitting each other with sticks. ‘‘From that close you’re going to hurt each other.’’ And while there haven’t been any major injuries in the time that Cumming has operated the site, he says a certain amount of confidence grows in players as they progress through a day of paintballing. ‘‘They’ll start feeling more adventurous, so we’ll give them the option of playing ‘attack and defend’. So one team has to protect their fort, the others eliminate opponents and take the flag. ‘‘Some people get more aggressive as they go on because they find out it doesn’t hurt as much as everyone says, so they want to get closer and play tighter.’’

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Wings under their feet Why the students are dancing for joy at Twinkle Toes ver since she was four, Jill Petrie has loved to dance. Now the principal of 10 years at Twinkle Toes Dance School is passing on her vast experience to her students. ‘‘I’ve been lucky enough to take part in rock eisteddfods and the AFL grand final pre-game entertainment and have performed in London and the USA,’’ says Jill. ‘‘But before that, I obtained my dance diploma through TAAD and qualified as a cheerleading coach. Then I got my first dance teaching job with Debra Balmforth Dance Dynamics, the start of a 15-year teaching career.’’ Jill began her school in Merlynston (she’s about to open two more in Whittlesea and Epping) with 10 students. She now has 100 students taught by a team of four teachers. The styles include jazz, tap, ballet, hiphop, cheerleading and musical dance. Jill has plans to expand Twinkle Toes and to focus on keeping up with new dance trends. ‘‘The musical dance classes I offer are similar to television’s Glee. I want all my stu-

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eaving Melbourne for Broome in winter was a sheer delight for two reasons: one, we were leaving rain for sun and, two, we were about to visit a place rich in natural beauty and history. Being up north, Broome has wet and dry seasons and unless you like humidity, travelling there between May and October is the way to go. We arrived at our hotel in Broome’s popular Cable Beach district and couldn’t have been happier with our accommodation, which had plenty of character, including a thatched roof and an outdoor shower. Not that we spent much time inside as Broome has plenty to see and do. The Broome Visitor Centre is a great place to start for ideas on where to go. A camel ride on Cable Beach — watch out for nudists in your path —

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is fun especially if it’s done around sunset when the ‘Staircase to the moon’— a beautiful spectacle of the moon rising over Roebuck Bay — occurs. Speaking of Roebuck Bay, I’d recommend a trike tour run by a local who fills travellers in on the history of the area, and if you’re lucky he’ll pull a mono while you’re on the back. My tip: hang on! Or hire a scooter — as we also did — and cruise around seeing the sights at your own pace. There’s no denying Broome is a hot place whenever you go, so a trip to

Matsos Brewery is sure to quench your thirst. Try their mango beer for a refreshing drink. Of course, what Broome is most famous for is its pearls. For anyone who loves the glamorous gemstones, a visit to the many jewellery stores and Willie Creek Pearl Farm and museum is a must. A bus takes tourists out to the pearl farm where a tour is conducted and travellers get to taste oyster meat and buy pearl jewellery. Remember, when buying pearls, there are two types: freshwater, which are very common and often of irregular shape (but an affordable alternative) and cultured pearls, which are rarer and of a higher quality with a brighter lustre. And for a relaxing night out after a busy day sight-seeing, visit Sun Picture Theatre for a movie under the stars.

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The bargains won’t last at these prices!

450mm wide

RAW $99

STAINED $189

RAW $49 STAINED $99

TALLBOY + BED SIDE

RAW $148

$199 PINE DOOR PANTRY CUPBOARDS 1800 HIGH/400MM DEEP AVAILABLE FULL SHELF, 1/2 SHELF, 1/2 HANGING, FULL HANGING 450MM (wide) $109 600MM (wide) $129 900MM (wide) $169 1200MM (wide)$189

READY TO PAINT OR STAIN

Sale ends SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2013, or while stocks last

Cnr Jesica Rd - Opposite Ford Factory Melways Map 7 F1. Open 9.00am to 5.30pm Mon – Sat. Closed Sunday & Public Holidays

• PINE • BEDDING • LOUNGES • DINING

*PICS FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES.

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1926 -1928 HUME HWY, CAMPBELLFIELD ✆ 9357 6778

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