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COVER: Upper Ferntree Gully resident Paul Erlandsen was last week awarded a citizen’s bravery medal for selflessly helping his neighbours to safety on Black Saturday. See page 6.

BY DANIEL TRAN, DAVID SCHOUT and TARA McGRATH VICTORIA’S state-funded school suicide prevention program is set to be axed in the middle of next year in a move that has shocked one the nation’s most prominent psychiatrists. The University of Melbourne’s professor of youth mental health, Patrick McGorry, said the move to shut down the School Focused Youth Service was ‘‘irresponsible’’ and would leave a bigger vacuum in mental health. ‘‘This is just adding to the neglect,’’ Professor McGorry said. ‘‘I’m just gobsmacked that the state government would be doing this. It just beggars belief. ‘‘They seem to be cutting in the most critical areas in mental health. The state government is clearly walking away from young people here.’’ The School Focused Youth Service — set up in 1998 in response to the Kennett government’s Suicide Prevention Taskforce — is the responsibility of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Department of Human Services. The service is designed to reduce suicide through prevention and early intervention programs. A Knox Council spokeswoman said most schools in Knox had taken part in the service, which the council runs with a grant from the Victorian government. Chief executive officer of Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local (EMML) Kristen Michaels said it was essential the school-based programs continued in some form after June 2013, especially in the outer east. ‘‘Statistically, there are higher rates of mental illness in these areas,’’ she said. ‘‘We already have concerns about how young people link with mainstream youth health services. ‘‘The SFYS have been so important in capturing these kids within their school environment.’’ Ms Michaels said the funding cut would only put more pressure on the soon-to-open

Like CFA firefighters across the state, Boronia members are readying for another challenging fire season. See page 14. Neglect claim: Patrick McGorry. Melbourne Outer East headspace, which the EMML will run out of the Knox Ozone precinct. It is expected to open next month. ‘‘Headspace is only as strong as the other programs that work with it, and the SFYS provided that important link to school-based mental health programs,’’ Ms Michaels said. Education Minister Martin Dixon said his department was ‘‘developing more effective responses’’ for at-risk youths following the release of the state government’s Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry. Mr Dixon said the government was discussing the issue with the Municipal Association of Victoria, the Victorian Council of Social Services and the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria. ‘‘The material gathered in the course of these discussions will form the basis of forward planning for more effective and contemporary strategies, in a whole of government context for responding to young people at risk.’’ Knox Council’s community services director Kerry Stubbings said the council would urge

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density apartment complex that is out of character for the area — people are crammed in like sardines; some even propose ‘car stackers’ to fit the huge number of cars that need to park there. The question is also: is the height limit mandatory or discretionary? If it’s the latter, they can legally use all sorts of tactics and reasoning to go over the height, and you can bet they will try.

good idea to support a tram to Knox City that, back in 1999, had the numbers for it. It’s more achievable as it appears — only five kilometres of track would cost about $100 million, therefore making it not only a vote-catcher (a second time) but complies with cost-benefit analysis.

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Re: Fears over rail project Re: Height control move praised Why do you want to go back to horse and cart? We need Ferntree Gully to have a plan to manage development in a realistic way, not a blanket that ties hands behind backs. Think about the future of the traders, look for innovative solutions, think long-term how can we best manage this.

Where is this Rowville rail line going to come from? You people are fighting a losing battle. There is no land for a rail line and putting it underground is not financially viable. Do you expect the state government to pull a few lazy billion dollars out of their coffers to help? Leonwyz (via web)

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Re: It’s the height, not the view Height limits mean nothing without controls on density. In Boronia, where a 7.5 metre (two-storey) limit was fought for, the developers get around this by partly excavating into the ground to get three storeys in. The result is still an unacceptable high-

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I feed many types of birds in my garden: from the non-native ring-necked doves to crimson rosellas, blackbirds, thrushes, rainbow lorikeets, corellas, galahs and Indian mynahs (Weekly, November 21). I did have problems with the latter until I went out to the garden when they started intimidating the doves, waved a finger at them and told them, in no uncertain terms, not to do that! Guess what? It took me about three times of doing this and since then I have had absolutely no problems with them at all. Maybe instead of just deciding to kill them, more people should take into consideration that it is not the birds’ fault they are here and everything should be allowed a chance. It would be very interesting if those who are concerned with mynahs tried to help instead of murdering. Pam Hubbard, Knoxfield

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Big demand: Anti-male violence campaigner Danny Blay is working to counter family conflict through his No To Violence association Picture: Craig Sillitoe/The Sunday Age

ing violence — she said men ‘‘just use it as an excuse’’. Anti-violence campaigner Danny Blay agreed that family violence incidents increased at Christmas, but said his services faced the opposite demand. Mr Blay is executive officer of the No To Violence association which seeks to prevent male family violence. ‘‘Men don’t reach out at a time of crisis. But we have a big demand when they go back to work, or the kids go back to school,’’ he said. Mr Blay urged men to take a step back from the situation and consider who was being affected by their behaviour. ‘‘Think who is being

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Beware the time for violence DOMESTIC violence is the unwelcome visitor that is so out of keeping with the Christmas spirit, but which arrives as surely as scorching summer weather. Police and welfare agencies blame the increased time families spend together and excessive alcohol consumption for the seasonal spike in domestic conflict. Eastern Domestic Violence Service executive officer Maryclaire Machen said her organisation invariably saw an increase in cases around late December and into the new year. Knox police’s family violence liaison officer Sergeant Danny Keane said a number of issues often combined at Christmas time. ‘‘It can be finances, alcohol, the warmer weather. Sometimes people can’t get away because they can’t afford it, so they’re in an enclosed space.’’ He said that couples often wanted to spoil each other, but couldn’t because they were struggling to pay off the mortgage. Ms Machen believes the main reason incidents occur more regularly at that time of year is due to the extra time families spend together. But Ms Machen didn’t blame alcohol for caus-

affected [and ask] am I making people in my family scared of me?’’ Sergeant Keane said he would be making weekly visits to families that were known to police before Christmas. ‘‘We’ll visit, make phone calls, to see how things are going.’’ He urged families in Knox to be tolerant of each other during the Christmas holidays. ‘‘Respect one another. It’s a joyous occasion and we don’t want police involved.’’ EDVOS can be contacted on 9259 4200 and on public holidays on 1800 015 188. No to Violence can be reached on 1800 065 973.

KNOX Council is set to spend $5000 on a futile report into installing a lift that no one wants at its YMCA-run gymnasium and pool Knox Leisureworks. The council has revived the idea of installing a lift at Leisureworks just 12 months after it last rejected the possibility. Despite most councillors supporting a new report, expected to cost up to $5000, to investigate the idea of installing a lift within the main pool area, it appears unlikely to be installed. Cr David Cooper said new information was available about the project and the report should be commissioned. However, the council’s community services director Kerry Stubbing said the information supported the decision that a lift was not suitable for the pool. A previous report concluded that the temperature and humidity at Leisureworks, combined with high patronage, resulted in high levels of chloramines and chlorine compounds, which increase corrosion. To be viable, the lift would need to be installed within a separate shaft complete with airlock. It would cost up to $570,000 without accounting for future maintenance. Cr John Mortimore said no one from disability or seniors advisory groups had asked for a lift, and YMCA staff — who manage the pool on behalf of the council — denied there was a need for it. — Tara McGrath

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The ‘right place, wrong time’ hero of the fires BY TARA McGRATH

No looking back: Paul Erlandsen has downplayed the significance of his bravery award for actions on Black Saturday. Picture: Rob Carew

PAUL Erlandsen is the acknowledged hero who received a Bravery Medal last week for his actions on Black Saturday, but says the award truly belongs to the CFA. Mr Erlandsen, of Upper Ferntree Gully, was honoured at Government House on Friday for demonstrating considerable bravery by rescuing and assisting his neighbours on February 7, 2009. Australian bravery decorations are awarded to people who put themselves in jeopardy to protect the lives or property of others. But he is a reluctant hero, saying it was a case of ‘‘right place, wrong time’’. The Quarry Road resident came home on February 7 to look after his sick dog Suki and enjoy some fish and chips. But his plans soon changed when he saw smoke coming out of the former

CSR quarry: ‘‘I was in a bit of a panic.’’ He first checked there was no one in the quarry and then raced to the house of his neighbours, Tony and Diane, to check on them. He crossed several backyards to avoid the radiant heat to reach the elderly couple. Diane was trying to get the hoses in the yard working, but an earlier fire had already destroyed the water mains. Mr Erlandsen knew from the radiant heat that they all had to get out of there as quickly as possible. But Diane briefly collapsed from ‘‘nervous exhaustion’’ and the couple refused to leave without their 13-yearold dog Jess, who weighed about 40 kilograms. The trio managed to get moving again — with Jess in tow. They crawled under several fences to escape the flames and smoke which brought on attacks of nausea.

They were physically ill several times, but kept going and when Jess tried to give up, Mr Erlandsen grabbed her by the neck and dragged her to safety. When they finally reached safe ground, Mr Erlandsen learned his house was burning, but he was not allowed to return to it. He collected Suki and later collapsed from exhaustion. Luck played a big part, Mr Erlandsen recalled. CFA officers dumped many loads of water on fires in the area from Elvis, the firefighting helicopter, which saved several properties, including Mr Erlandsen’s home. And about 75 firefighters who were heading up to fight the fires at Kingsville were delayed and joined the fight at Upper Ferntree Gully. He said he was shocked to receive the award — ‘‘the CFA [firefighters] were the real heroes of the day’’.

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Height controls win for Gully Village

Ms Fitzgerald said there had been a ‘‘huge demand’’ for three-year-old programs in 2013 because others had shut, but there was a lack of space. One occasional care session of 15 children would run, but about 10 children were on a waiting list. Ms Fitzgerald said they would be referred to Orana. The Basin house co-ordinator Heather McTaggart said their service had been struggling with enrolments for several years. The final blow was when the state government abolished Take a Break funding. The centre dropped from four sessions to two a week because it didn’t have the subsidies to cover overheads and wages. Ms McTaggart said the ageing demographic of The Basin area contributed to lower enrolments. The centre also had only a limited amount of space to run the sessions. When funding was cut, like other centres, The Basin raised fees but Ms McTaggart said they were kept kept as low as possible. The centre would continue to offer services to young families including playgroup and a new musical therapy group.

PLANNING Minister Matthew Guy has approved interim height controls affecting Ferntree Gully Village, ending weeks of anxiety for residents and traders opposed to a planned apartment building. The announcement will strengthen Knox Council’s case at a preliminary hearing for the four-storey complex at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Friday. Knox Council asked the state government to approve 7.5-metre height controls in the village after residents and traders raised concerns over the development at 44 Station Street. The limits are expected to take effect this month. Community concern intensified because the developer bypassed the council approval and took the proposal straight to the tribunal. Mayor Karin Orpen said the announcement was a great win for the community — ‘‘I’m delighted with the outcome’’. Ferntree Gully MP Nick Wakeling said it showed the government delivering planning outcomes to meet the needs of local communities. Councillors last week unanimously voted to refuse the application for the controversial ‘mixed-use’ multi-storey development.

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INBRIEF A fire that left an Upper Ferntree Gully woman in hospital is believed to have been deliberately lit. The blaze destroyed a singlestorey property in Waters Avenue about 9pm last Thursday. The woman was rescued by CFA firefighters and taken to The Alfred hospital suffering smoke inhalation. Sergeant Wayne McDonald of Knox police said investigators had identified a person of interest who would be interviewed. Anyone with information about the fire should call Knox police on 9881 7701.

Monday. The incident happened after the officers approached the male offender about 7pm to check his ticket. The man became aggressive and allegedly grabbed the shirt of a PSO, pushing him away before fleeing. He later returned with a valid ticket but again became aggressive towards the PSOs. When he failed to respond to their calls to back away, they subdued him with capsicum spray and arrested him. A female allegedly assaulted one of the PSOs and was also arrested. The man and woman were charged with assault, and will appear in court at a later date.

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Knox police will patrol restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets, pharmacies and building sites across the municipality after an increase in commercial burglaries. Sergeant Ken Hawke of Knox crime investigation unit said the operation began last week in areas known to be targeted by burglars in the past. Sergeant Hawke said police would be checking to ensure that people known to have been active in this area of offending were complying with bail conditions and curfews.

Knox Council has given more than $250,000 in grants to community groups. The Community Development Fund grants were allocated to groups including Interchange Outer East, Upper Ferntree Gully Football Club and Women’s Health East. Mayor Karin Orpen said the fund was an important way the council helped community groups in Knox. “There are so many groups in our community helping to make life better for Knox residents, and this is our way of saying thank you, while also lending a hand to that great work. The council thought long and hard about the recipients of these grants, ensuring that all the funds allocated would go to helping build that sense of community,’’ Cr Orpen said.

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AS children across Australia pen their Christmas lists for Santa, a Bayswater North store is making sure there’s a gift under the tree for their fourlegged friends as well. Since opening Claws N Paws three weeks ago, owner Rob Thompson and his team have set up a wishing tree for Coldstream-based animal welfare organisation Animal Aid. He likens the fundraiser to the Kmart wishing tree. Each tag on the tree includes a description and photo of a cat or dog in need of a home. Customers are able to donate a gift or voucher tailored to the particular animal. Mr Thompson said gifts purchased for animals that were rehoused before Christmas would be given to another cat or dog at the Animal Aid shelter. Besides the wishing tree, the pet store is running a donation drop-off bin and an adoption wall. Mr Thompson said residents could donate tinned food, blankets, leads, toys and any other

unwanted pet goods to the store. ‘‘Some people may have had a pet that has passed away. Instead of throwing the belongings away, another cat or dog might be able to use them.’’ Mr Thompson said the adoption wall was created by a local student in partnership with Animal Aid and the animal welfare agency Blue Cross Animal Society. He said it encouraged potential pet owners to consider adopting a cat or do — ‘‘it helps promote awareness of the plight of animals in need of a home’’. Mr Thompson said the store had already received several donations under the tree and elsewhere. ‘‘So far we’ve only raised a couple of hundred dollars but I’m sure [as] December hits and the Christmas feeling spreads, we’ll get a lot more support. ‘‘If I can get it to$1000 worth of donations, that would be great.’’ Claws N Paws is at 1/210 Canterbury Road, Bayswater North. Details: 9036 1729.

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Back into the furnace It’s the start of summer and thoughts turn to the beach, cool drinks and barbecues. But during the warmer months, there is always the lurking danger of a bushfire. TARA McGRATH talks to the Fire Services Commissioner to see how the season is shaping up. t has been one wet winter, as far as recent memory tells anyway, and the city’s water storages are as healthy as they have been for a decade. But memory can be deceptive. It fails to remind us that those things to which we recently have become accustomed, like prolonged water restrictions and dry weather football, are at odds with normal. This year, weather and fire risk are returning to long-term established patterns, much like those that preceded the fires during the summer of 1997. The previous winter had been a soggy one. But that didn’t stop the flames roaring through 400 hectares of the Dandenong Ranges and killing three people. Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley says that in hindsight, that particular fire was comparatively small ‘‘but it had a very, very direct path’’. Mr Lapsley, whose focus is on the warming summer months ahead, says that in areas like the Ranges with a dense population area and ample fuel, even smaller blazes can have dire consequences. ‘‘The thing that defines fires in those areas is that they don’t have to be very big. You can have a fire of a few hundred hectares but (it) will still have an enormous impact because of how densely we live — the fire is always going to be near homes,’’ says Mr Lapsley. As people prepare to go on holidays to celebrate Christmas or the new year, they’re being urged to consider what they can do to protect themselves this summer. This year marks the introduction of several initiatives in the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds suggested by the royal commission into the Black Saturday bushfires. Despite the warnings — like sirens, text messages and community refuges — Mr Lapsley is urging residents not to be complacent. ‘‘The shared responsibility and shared obligation still has to be there. People have to take responsibility for themselves, their actions, their preparedness.’’ The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a return to a ‘normal summer’ — like those of the late ’90s before the drought. That means aboveaverage maximum temperatures and aboveaverage minimum temperatures. In turn, this means fuels like grass don’t take on overnight moisture, so the next day they will be in a drier fuel condition. ‘‘January and February will be the peak of it, but people need to be conscious of what happens in December as well,’’ says Mr Lapsley. ‘‘We’re not saying it’s absolutely doomsday, but fires will travel in the types of climates that

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Tinderbox: CFA firefighters battle a grass fire (main picture) and Boronia CFA members Scott Fischer, Tim McKern and Rob Gater prepare for another fire season.

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are being forecast — travel and do damage.’’ One of the simplest things residents can do to protect their property is look over their backyard fence if they live next to parkland. ‘‘See what’s over it — how many people dump their rubbish over the back fence, how many people put their own grass clippings over the fence — because it can be out of sight and out of mind.’’ John Schauble — manager of policy and planning for the Fire Services Commissioner and captain of the Sassafras-Ferny Creek fire brigade — says people in the suburbs can overlook the risks around them. ‘‘People have this thing of ‘I live in the suburbs, it’s not my problem’. Well, in fact it is, particularly in newer developments around Rowville and places like that because you are exposed to parcels of bush around you.’’ Mr Schauble warned that anyone within 700 metres of a substantial bush area was at risk of a December 5, 2012

bushfire or ember attack. ‘‘Because a third of the population in the outer eastern suburbs changes every five years, it’s difficult to engage people who have only just arrived, (as) opposed to people who have been there 1000 years — it’s a challenge.’’ The state’s emergencies bodies saythey have learnt from the disasters of February 2009 — Black Saturday — and are trying to minimise those risks. Mr Lapsley says an array of warning systems is being introduced: ‘‘The royal commission saw the warning systems as not reliable or sophisticated, so there’s been a lot of work to improve them — both reliability and options. Not everyone has a mobile phone, not everyone hears the siren, not everyone listens to the radio.’’ For the first time ever, if you’re in an area that’s been threatened by a fire or similar emergency and your mobile phone network is Telstra, you’ll receive a text message alert. Messages would

previously only be sent to users whose billing address was in the affected area. Now, even if you live in Mt Waverley and you’re enjoying a picnic in Sassafras, you’ll receive an alert. Mr Schauble called the technology enhancement ‘‘groundbreaking’’. Another ‘first’ for the Hills area is that three helicopters will be based at Healesville and Olinda this summer to fight fires from the air. But they’re dwarfed in size by the incredible Elvis helicopter, based at Essendon. Sirens at various CFA stations across the area have also been activated this year — a fiveminute continuous siren signifies an urgent emergency in the area and residents should seek further information about it. A 90-second siren means a fire unit is responding to an incident. On the ground, community fire refuges will also be trialled over this summer. Mr Lapsley says the office is hoping to learn from the initiatives in the Dandenongs. One refuge will be built in Mr Schauble’s home town of Ferny Creek — pure coincidence, he insists with a laugh — and all three locations for the refuges have been chosen based on existing infrastructure. The Ferny Creek refuge is at a primary school that was built after Black Saturday, so it already meets certain standards. When school finishes before Christmas the building will be upgraded. ‘‘You wouldn’t build a concrete bunker for 200 people because that’s all you could ever use it for,’’ Mr Schauble says. Although he says they’re unlikely to be used in 2013, the pilot refuges will become a template in further years. But as for now, Mr Schauble says the area is tracking well come bushfire season. ‘‘But come late January, if we haven’t had much rain, people will need to be prepared.’’


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Carols night entertaining, educational BY TARA McGRATH s the candles burn at carols by candlelight in The Basin on Saturday week, Captain Koala and Beeper will be helping spread the fire safety message to Knox residents. The carols, run by the local fire brigade, had been held at The Basin Triangle for 31 years, CFA member April Himmelreich said. Her mother, Lynda Dixon, was the first event co-ordinator. ‘‘They wanted to create something for the community to enjoy and it’s developed into this.’’ This year’s event co-ordinator is Tamara Ahern. A fire safety play, created by CFA educator, mother and children’s performer Himmelreich, will debut prior to the carols. The Captain Koala and April Show will star Captain Koala and Himmelreich, as well as Beeper, a smoke detector. It’s targeted at preschool and primary schoolaged children and Himmelreich said the whole show was full of energy, with a catchy closing song titled Beep Beep. Afterwards, parents and children can visit the characters to talk about fire safety and the

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Rams cling on in Twenty20 finals race BY ROY WARD

Ramming home: Blair Allan bowls against Frankston-Peninsula on Saturday. Picture: Sam Stiglec

RINGWOOD’S self-belief remains high despite a close loss to reigning Premier Cricket Twenty20 champions Prahran at Toorak Park on Sunday. After being bowled out for 86 in 19 overs, the Rams could have thrown in the towel against a True Blues side that included international stars David Hussey, Chris Rogers and Englishman Dimitri Mascarenhas. But instead the Rams put faith in young bowlers Michael Topp (2-15), Blair Allan (1-10) and Ian Holland (3-6) and the trio responded to have the home side 5-34. With the game in the balance, Mascarenhas came to the crease and proved too hard to dismiss, making 35 off 45 balls to take his side to victory at 6-87.

The Rams beat Frankston-Peninsula by a run on Saturday with Tom Stray (53 not out) hitting the winning runs off the final ball. The loss to the True Blues leaves the Rams in third spot, trailing secondplaced Richmond on percentage only, with two matches remaining in the Twenty20 competition. The top side gets to host the grand final against the second-placed side on December 16. Rams captain Ben Osborne said his side still believed it could reach the grand final, as long as it won its final two matches against North Melbourne (Wednesday ) and Carlton (December 12). ‘‘If we can end up winning five of our six matches then we might well sneak in there,’’ he said. ‘‘Hopefully, we win both then one of

the top two slip up so we can sneak past them.’’ Osborne said the Rams remained confident even when the odds were against them. ‘‘While we lost the game I was really happy with the belief the group has got after we lost so many tight games last year,’’ he said. ‘‘It was a fantastic effort to almost defend 86 against a full-strength Prahran. ‘‘I was really happy with the back half of that game. ‘‘We don’t have long to reflect on our sorrows because we are back on the field on Wednesday.’’ Ringwood visits North Melbourne for a Twenty20 match this Wednesday at Junction Oval at 5.15pm.

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a modest starting price for this class of just $107,500 or the high-performance Boxster S with a recommended retail price of $133,800. The standard variant uses a new-design 2.7-litre flat-six power plant with direct fuel injection in place of the manifold injection 2.9-litre of the previous model. Choosing the Porsche Boxster S puts a revised version of the well-established 3.4-litre flat-six just behind your back. Transmission options are six-speed manual and seven-speed double-clutch PDK automatic. We have just stepped out of a Boxster S automatic after a most enjoyable week of smileinducing driving. On the road, the latest Porsche Boxster is close to perfect in its balance and nimble handling. The Boxster hangs on to the road at speeds well in excess of those achievable by anything other than an ultra-expensive supercar. The new-generation Porsche Boxster provides a pure-bred machine for what is a very modest price for the class in which it operates.

he third generation Porsche Boxster, tagged the 981, takes the same styling route as its predecessors, which is no bad thing. Porsche owners over the years have shown strong resentment to any major changes in direction, so features like the air intakes in front of the rear wheels and the shape of the bonnet and headlights follow a familiar theme. At the tail there’s more change in the design, with a strong style line that runs the full width, with the tail lights following the horizontal shape of the metal. New Boxster is bigger than before and would have weighed substantially more, but more aluminium has been used than ever before with the bonnet, rear deck and door skins all benefiting from the lightweight material. The mass of the Boxster has been trimmed by 25 to 35 kilograms, depending on model. It all helps in improving straight-line performance, providing nimbleness and reducing emissions and fuel use. You can choose between a standard Boxster at

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The 2WD Honda CR-V VTi and VTi (with navigation) are powered by a 2.0-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine. Honda measures the CR-V’s combined fuel consumption figure at 7.8 litres/100km for the manual version and 7.7 litres for the automatic. The three 4WD versions – the VTi, the VTi-S and the VTi-L – are blessed with a bigger 2.4-litre powerplant. Honda’s combined fuel consumption figure for the 4WD automatic is 8.7 litres.

Honda engineers have improved front and rear suspension design and tuning and increased the car’s overall structural rigidity. Honda engineers have done a lot of work on limiting how much engine and road noise is transmitted into the cabin. For the driver, all-round visibility is excellent and the cockpit has been designed with the driver in mind. Prices start at $27,490, not including dealer or government charges. — Ian Crawford and Ewan Kennedy

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he Santa Fe is the larger of the two models in Hyundai’s SUV range. Until recently it suffered in comparison – both in terms of sales and looks – with its stunning looking smaller sibling, the ix35. With the release of the latest model, Santa Fe no longer needs to hide behind its cute little brother. As well as the new styling, the third generation Santa Fe, launched here in September, is longer and wider than its predecessor and now comes with seven seats as standard across the range. Previous Santa Fe models only offered the extra pair of seats as an option. The combination of attractive looks, functional design and flexible interior space seems sure to appeal to the typical suburban family buyer. Although larger in other dimensions, third generation Santa Fe sits lower to the ground than before, not only making it more convenient for its occupants but also improving its aerodynamics and so fuel efficiency. The lesser ground clearance means the latest

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Night game to open EFL’s new season opportunity to showcase the new lights. Hopefully, we get a big crowd as well.’’ The EFL released it season fixture on Monday with all four divisions to start on April 13. The Waters and Lions split their two matches last season and with Winterton being a former Mulgrave player. ‘‘We split our matches last year, they beat us on our ground and we beat them on their ground,’’ he said. While the Waters train under lights for much of the season, Winterton said playing under lights would be a different experience and he may seek out a night practice match in preparation for round one. Winterton said the Waters were close to signing several recruits. Rowville will make its debut in division 1 with a much-anticipated clash with Vermont at Seebeck Oval with former Hawks playing coach Kris Barlow leading the Eagles against Hawks coach Paul Mynott. The EFL has announced at

BY ROY WARD BAYSWATER Oval’s lights will open the new Eastern Football League season with a night match on April 12. The newly christened lights have been used twice by Bayswater Cricket Club after coming on line during the spring and the football club had long planned to play at least one night match with possibly more to follow. The Waters will play rivals Mulgrave in a match which will be highly anticipated with both sides aiming for finals campaigns in 2013. Waters coach Neil Winterton said he and his side were looking forward to the match and hoped to play in front of a finals-sized crowd with no AFL game in Melbourne that night. ‘‘It’s something different which we will be looking forward to,’’ he said. ‘‘We haven’t played too much night footy over the past few years, so it will be a really good

Lights up: Bayswater Oval, pictured during cricket season, will host a night match between Bayswater and Mulgrave to open the EFL division 2 season on April 12. Picture: Wayne Hawkins least three games will be played on Anzac Day, highlighted by Mooroolbark’s twilight clash with Waverley Blues. EFL football operations manager Phil Murton said clubs were asking for more rivalry matches in an attempt to grow crowds. ‘‘Apart from the constraints we put in with the seeded draw in Divisions 1, 3 and 4, clubs are

looking to maximise crowds and develop rivalries, so they are requesting more specific matchups than ever before,’’ he said. ‘‘We believe our four-division structure gives all clubs the opportunity to find a grade that suits where its aspirations are at that time.’’ The full fixtures for all four divisions are available at efl.org.au

10-man Chile makes it into cup semi-finals CHILE co-coach Victor Villella admits he didn’t give his side much hope when it was down to 10 men against Albania in the Knox All Nations Cup quarter-finals on Saturday. With the Albanians ahead 2-1 midway through the second half, the Chileans, in just their second year in the cup, had a man sent off. But instead of falling in a heap, Chile pulled together and found two goals from striker Daryl Roach to pull ahead 3-2. That goal looked enough until the Albanians found a goal in the final minutes to send the game into extra time at 3-3. The two sides looked destined for a penalty shootout until Roach popped up again with just minutes left in the second half of extra time to score the winner and send the South Americans into the final four

FINALFOUR KNOX ALL NATIONS CUP Semi-finals Scotland v Ireland, 1pm Sunday Serbia v Chile, 3pm Sunday Both matches at the Knox Regional Soccer Centre, Wantirna South.

with a 4-3 win. Villella said his side went crazy after scoring the goal, which ended the match under the golden goal rule. ‘‘Everyone was running onto the pitch, it was a great atmosphere,’’ he said. ‘‘Albania is always up there in his competition and with only 10 men I didn’t think we could do it.

‘‘The whole team played well. We had a good, even spread from everyone in the side and our striker, Daryl, scored a hat-trick.’’ While making the semi-finals is a new achievement for Chile, Villella knows the competition won’t get any easier with his side to face Serbia in the semifinals on Sunday. Reigning champions Scotland will play Ireland in the other semi-final. Villella said he gave his side every chance of getting through the final if they put in another effort like they did against Albania. ‘‘We know we have the quality in our side, all the players play at a high level. ‘‘This year, the boys have a good bond and the way they have gelled together and shown a will to win has made the difference.’’ — Roy Ward

EFL honours league stalwarts with life memberships THEY filled posts at club level, the tribunal and at the very top of the Eastern Football League. Last week, the league honoured three long-time servants with life memberships at its annual meeting in East Ringwood. Former EFL chairman Steve Jones, former tribunal chairman Bob Murray and former EFL deputy chairman and Ringwood committee member Bruce Peak were presented with life memberships for their services to the league. Jason Wade, Aaron Nummy, Dion Festini, Stuart Wynd, Jeff Hall and Marc Hardy were also given life memberships after passing 300 EFL matches during the 2012 season. Jones said he was honoured to be recognised. “I didn’t know anything about it until they invited me to the night,” said Jones, who played for Ring[ 22 ] KNOX WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

wood and coached Chirnside Park in the VAFA. “It was terrific to receive, a good honour.” Jones was chairman of the league between 2003 and 2008 and still sits on the league’s appeals board. Peak started as a Ringwood Football Club board member before joining the EFL board where he spent 15 years helping expand the league. Murray was a long-time tribunal member and tribunal chairman until the 2011 season. Jones said he felt great pride in seeing the EFL continue to grow. “I think it has just continued to grow from strength to strength,” he said. “That has been a good, consistent pattern since the early days. “In all my days it is the best-run sporting organisation I’ve ever come across.’’

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Life member: EFL chairman Graham Halbish, right, presents life membership to former league chairman Steve Jones last week.

INBRIEF Rowville wins Rowville Senior College girls basketball team opened their national schools championships campaign with a win over Caulfied Grammar on Monday night. Rowville won the match 67-60 at the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna South and will play its remaining group matches this week before the finals on Friday. Mikaela Dickson led Rowville with 15 points and Monique Lyth added 14 and Emily Rider 13 points and 12 rebounds. The tournament continues at the SBC, Knox Stadium and Kilsyth Stadium this week.

SEABL draw released KNOX Raiders will open the next South East Australian Basketball League with a visit to old rivals Bendigo Braves. The Raiders men and women will visit Bendigo Stadium on March 15. The SEABL put out its fixtures for the men’s and women’s competitions last week with no games scheduled for the Easter weekend and Queen’s Birthday weekend Knox Raiders will play Frankston in a newly-minted game to celebrate US Indendence Day on July 4. The league also hosted its annual meeting on Saturday with board member Jim Milligan not seeking reappointment and being replaced, unopposed, by Parveen Batish from Sandringham. Former Raiders chief executive Simon Brookhouse was reappointed league chairman for two more years and the league also decided to give New Zealand-born players the same status as Australian born players beginning in season 2014.


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Weather foils Waters in push for outright BY ROY WARD BAYSWATER got within three overs of an outright win in the second day of its clash against Mt Waverley at Mt Waverley Reserve on Saturday. With the game evenly poised after the first day, the Waters bowlers’ dominated the opening hour forcing the home side from 4-33 chasing 172 to 100 all out. Teenager Tim Sugumar continued his fine form with 3-24 from nine overs, including the vital

scalp of Mt Waverley star Navin Perera (32). Spinner Tim Emmett took 2-12 and first-game leg-spinner Brad Coon opened his account with 1-12. With the opportunity of the outright win available, the Waters went on the attack making 2-86 from 16 overs to set Mt Waverley 159 from the remaining 26 overs of the day. The home side was down to 6-141 with three overs remaining when the rain set in ending play. Waters captain Sean Flynn said it was too dan-

gerous to continue playing but those three overs would have ended in a result for one side or the other. ‘‘It was getting dangerous out there, our bowlers were struggling to grip the ball,’’ he said. ‘‘There is no doubt there would have been a result but we were happy to take our six points.’’ Flynn said he continued to be happy with the variety of contributions he was getting from across the team with younger players like Sugumar and Emmett standing up along with

Sporting gesture enables win in the rain BELGRAVE’S season is back on track after some dogged batting and a sporting gesture by Knoxfield. The Magpies were withing reach of victory in the second day of their FTGDCA Norm Reeves Shield clash at 7-213 chasing the Knights 216 with three overs remaining when rain arrived. The umpires asked the players to leave the field but the Knights, led by captain Scott McKenzie, said they would stay on and allow the game to reach a result. The Magpies took their opportunity with Tom Lucas and Aaron Daniel at the crease when the winning runs as they got to 7-219 at stumps. Opener Doug Oaten (55) scored some valuable runs earlier in the innings. Magpies captain Scott Vozzo said he was surprised and most thankful when the Knights offered to stay on field during what turned out to be the last over. The win brings the Magpies off bottom spot and into a tie with the Knights in second-bottom position. Vozzo said his side batted well in difficult conditions and got a much-needed win. ‘‘Takes us off the bottom to start with,’’ Vozzo said. ‘‘It will give us some confidence as well. We should have won two or three games already this season but this win takes us closer to where we want to be. ‘‘We have four or five new blokes in the side this season so it was hard to gel earlier on but now we are pulling in the same direction.’’ Vozzo praised Oaten’s scoring this season and his perserverance as an opener. ‘‘Doug has batted really well this year,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s his first year opening the batting. He hadn’t made 50 in the ones for 12 years, now he has made two this season. ‘‘In the end, he fights like a dog all day and stays around which helps a lot.’’ Vozzo said the upcoming matches against teams in the lower half of the ladder would be vital for his side in the lead-up to the Christmas break. Belgrave president John Levell also thanked the Knights for their sportsmanship. “Heartfelt congratulations to Knoxfield who could have easily come off the ground. However, I believe Trent Scholfield got together with skipper Scott McKenzie and they decided that they weren’t coming off unless the rain was ridiculous,’’ he said.

Doug in: Belgrave’s Doug Oaten made 55 in his side’s last-over win over Knoxfield. ‘‘We take our hats off to them.” At Batterham Park, Footballers surprised a few by easily accounting for The Basin which set the visitors a target of 201. New Footballers batsman Phil Muscat fired up, blasting 116 and enabling his team to pass the score at 4.30pm. Footballers ended the day 8-249, with Danny Rundle picking up three wickets. Johnson Park bowlers struggled to take a wicket against a strong Upwey Tecoma batting line-up with the Tigers hardly getting out of first gear at 2-214 in pursuit of 212. Evergreen Richard Lizza (63) and Matt Mulcahy (55) were at the crease when play ended. Eildon Park 4-226 brushed aside Knox Gardens (196) passing the Falcons for the loss of only two wickets. The Pathers are the only undefeated team in the competition. Wicketkeeper Nathan Hicks (110) combined with Nathan McNally (66) for a winning partnership of 166. For Hicks, it was his maiden century and was scored from just 107 balls. Ferntree Gully resumed at 0-32 chasing Upper Gully’s score of 117 and batting the whole day

Picture: Sam Stiglec

for 248. Josh Henry (39) and Matthew Black (63). — Roy Ward and Steve Brown

NORM REEVES SHIELD Ferntree Gully 248 (Black 63no, Henry 39; Salter 3-91) def Upper Gully 117 (Colee 41; Bradley 5-21). Footballers 9-249 (Muscat 116; Rundle 3-56) def The Basin 200 (Clarke 51no; Cranston 4-37). Eildon Park 4-226 (N Hicks 110, McNally 66) def Knox Gardens 196 (Butcher 88; Baltruschaitis 6-32). Belgrave 7-219 (Oaten 55, Hill 50; Evans 4-70) def Knoxfield 9-216 (Povah 56, Schofield 52; Daniel 4-58) Upwey Tecoma 2-214 (Lizza 63no Mulcahy 55no Hewitt 45 Jewell 34) def Johnson Park 212 (Gaunt 102 Waters 4-55). NORM REEVES SHIELD LADDER: Eildon Park 30 points, 1.90 per cent; Ferntree Gully 24, 1.76; Upwey-Tecoma 24, 1.43; Johnson Park 18, 1.00; Ferntree Gully Footballers 12, 0.86; Knox Gardens 12, 0.81; Upper Ferntree Gully 12, 0.81; Belgrave 6, 0.74; Knoxfield 6, 0.74; The Basin 6, 0.59.

other members of the side. ‘‘Sugumar bowled very well in the first innings. He didn’t have such a good second innings but Emmett did well,’’ he said. Team selections will also become more difficult in the coming weeks with several Waters coming back into the contention, including Mark Collins, Luke Turner and Rohan Ervine. The Waters host Brunswick in a two-day match starting this Saturday at 1pm.

Bulldogs bounce back with win IT wasn’t a wake-up call but a sign of some deficiencies. That was how South Croydon captain-coach Josh Stewart described his side’s reaction to its loss to North Ringwood in the RDCA Lindsay Trollope Shield last round. The Bulldogs had their first chance to respond on the first day of their clash against Norwood on Saturday and respond they did, batting out their 80 overs to make 8-234 in slow conditions at Mullum Reserve. Josh Stewart (61), David White (49) and Michael King (42 not out) all contributed for the Bulldogs, while Chris Irvine (4-60) had the best bowling figures for the Vikings. Stewart said his side had to work hard for its runs. ‘‘Last week’s loss wasn’t a wake up call because I think we are still a pretty level-headed side, but it outlined some areas to improve on,’’ he said. ‘‘The big plus for us was the way we batted. We were pretty consistent all the way through without anyone making a high score. ‘‘The highlight was our partnerships, which was something we lacked the week before. There were three or four partnerships of 50 or more.’’ Wantirna South’s Drew McKay (5-39) took four wickets in seven balls to have Warranwood in all sorts of trouble at 6-20. A seventh-wicket partnership of 112 between Todd Cordwell (79) and Luke Scott (47) resurrected the Sharks’ innings to see them finish with a respectable 181. The Devils resume next week on 1-25. Ainslie Park batted throughout the day to finish on 9-182 against Bayswater Park before weather conditions curtailed play. Mark Arnot (42) and Scott Minetti (30) got starts for the Parkers and Justin McConchie (4-18) took the bowling honours. Croydon North collapsed to a steady South Warrandyte attack to be dismissed for 119 after a last-wicket partnership of 34 between Mark Sacristani (19) and Jayden Bishop (16 not out). The Hawks are 1-39 in reply. With North Ringwood’s Luke Ridgwell (5-60) once again among the wickets, Mooroolbark found the going tough to compile 9-195. — Roy Ward and Tony White

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