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COVER: Maintenance worker Sam Washington is among those turning the game of quidditch, conceived by Harry Potter author JK Rowling, into reality. See page 8. Picture: Sam Stiglec

BY TARA McGRATH A PROPOSAL for a second Melbourne National Basketball League team — expected to be based at the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna South — has been rejected by the NBL. The league made the announcement last week, citing a lack of confidence in the prospective club’s capacity for long-term survival. Knox Basketball chief executive Wayne Carroll said he was keen to have a team based at the new Knox centre — ‘‘if and when the time is right’’. The State Basketball Centre officially opened earlier this year. Knox Council was the biggest contributor to the project, injecting $13 million into the Eastern Recreation Precinct which also houses the Knox Regional Soccer Centre. A group of business people and basketball supporters had gained the support of several powerful south-east Melbourne basketball associations and was ready to form a team based out of the State Basketball Centre. The group had a memorandum of understanding with Basketball Australia as the preferred second group to form a second Melbourne NBL side. The group had worked hard to gain more sponsors and financial support in the hope of forming a side for the 2013-14 season. A group spokesman told the Saturday Age the group was still confident it could answer all the financial questions asked by the NBL, and hoped they could have their ‘‘full funds’’ in place in the near future. Basketball Australia chairman Scott Derwin said the expansion was welcomed by the NBL, but only if the viability of a team could be proven. “While the proposal contained encouraging aspects — such as a strong community model — the BA board could not ultimately be confident that the club had sufficient financial arrangements in place to ensure its medium to long-term sustainability,� Derwin said. Cr David Cooper, who was instrumental in

Retail tip: A totem pole fashioned from 40-gallon drums is among the recycled retail opportunities at Knox transfer station. See page 6.

Question of viability: Wayne Carroll at the State Basketball Centre as it neared completion last year. Picture: Eddie Jim/The Age

FESTIVE TIMES This is the last edition of the Weekly for 2012. We wish all our readers a happy and safe festive season, and thank you for your ongoing support throughout the year. We look forward to returning in the new year with our first edition for 2013 on January 16. — Greg Videon, editor, east region

securing funding for the centre, said the purpose of the $32 million centre was for young people to play basketball. ‘‘The centre was never built for the purpose having a second national team,’’ Cr Cooper said.

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But Carroll said Knox Basketball — which manages the centre on behalf of the council — would happily support a second national team based at the centre. ‘‘We would love them to play here, but we want it to be viable and succeed and play here for a long time.’’ He said there had been no expectation by investors that a national team would be based there. ‘‘We’re not going to finance a team. We are reliant on others to create the team. That has always been the understanding.’’ He said negotiations were taking place for one-off events in 2013. Knox Council chief executive Graeme Emonson refused to comment.

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Now, libraries without borders BY TARA McGRATH THE state government’s grand plan for libraries of the future has been given the tick of the approval by Knox experts— but they’ve warned the ‘‘devil is in the detail’’. Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell last week released the landmark review of Victorian public libraries titled Tomorrow’s Library. It recommended the creation of a seamless network of library services across the state — effectively borderless libraries with just one library card that could be used statewide. Eastern Regional Libraries chief executive Joseph Cullen and Knox Council’s youth and cultural services manager David Blair welcomed the findings, but are wary of praise until funds are allocated. Stage two of the report will consider funding and sustainability issues to implement the plans. Mr Blair said the million dollar question was how the proposals

would be funded, and the devil would lie in the detailed proposal. Historically, councils and the state government shared equally the cost of running municipal libraries, Mr Blair said, but after deep cuts in the 2011-12 state budget, lcoal councils’ share of spending had risen to about 80 per cent of library budgets. Mr Cullen said the plan had benefits for all ratepayers. ‘‘They could go on holiday, borrow a book there and return it at home. They would have access to materials from all over.’’ But Mr Cullen said some of the practicalities of ‘borderless libraries’ would need to be thoroughly worked through, particularly the idea that a book could be returned to any library across Victoria. ‘‘Councils need to have a big think. The carrier cost could exceed the cost of an item...an $8 magazine would cost more to return to its original branch,’’ he said. Mr Blair said he had noted that at

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Little use so far of needle exchange ONLY one person has used the new needle exchange program in Ferntree Gully since it opened two weeks ago. The program officially opened on November 21 at Knox Community Health Service’s Ferntree Gully site. Last week its chief executive, Chris Potter, said it had been used only by a client accessing the diabetes service. He said the service was still in its early days and it was expected it would be used more once awareness of it had increased. Parent Sandra Foster — who has been an outspoken critic of the exchange’s location and started an online petition against the proposal — told 3AW last week she had withdrawn her child from St John the Baptist Parish Primary School following the opening of the service. She said she was also taking the health department to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal over a freedom of information request regarding a complaint she made about unethical conduct. Mr Potter said the external consultative committee would continue to meet during 2013 and representatives of Knox police, the council and schools would provide reports. — Tara McGrath

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PROBABLY only at Knox’s tip shop would a Veuve Clicquot carry bag, a fish bait holder, wetsuits and even a totem pole made from 44-gallon drums share retail space. That’s the special appeal of Knox transfer station’s recycling service in Wantirna South, which picks out the marketable and the salvageable items before they descend to landfill. The service is managed by Reworx — a nationwide company that sells discarded items — on behalf of Knox Council and the philosophy of its operations manager William Frith is to turn stock over as quickly as possible. ‘‘We sell cheap to keep stock moving over, we’re not here to generate money. ‘‘People often change the use of an item. For example we have a mosaic artist come here regularly, and it’s a goldmine for them.’’ There are also antique dealers who visit the shop daily and as Mr Frith doesn’t profess to being an art critic, he sells rejected paintings according to frame size, not quality — ‘‘as they say, art is in the eye of the beholder’’. The aim of the secondhand shop is to protect the environment and prevent items unnecessarily going to landfill.

‘‘About 80 per cent of the items we get here can be reused, so that is tonnes of stuff that is not going in the ground,’’ he said. When residents drive into the tip to dispose of their unwanted goods, workers check the items to see if any can be recycled. The shop has been operating for almost six years. Mr Frith took over the business about two months ago and said shop entries had doubled. About 25 per cent of those going through through the transfer station’s gates are only visiting the recycle shop and can number between 10 and 20 an hour. There are no guarantees with goods and everything is sold as found. There is often a bit of haggling between Mr Frith and the customers — ‘‘everyone wants a bargain’’. The best bargains at the site, Mr Frith said, were office chairs — which sold for $5 each, compared to about $70 in a shop — as well as outdoor furniture. Business has also picked up in the lead-up to Christmas. ‘‘There are some great stocking stuffers,’’ Mr Frith said. ‘‘And with the economy the way it is, there are some eclectic choices.’’

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Bandits hit stores MORE than $13,000 was stolen from two Knox Nando’s stores in June by burglars police believe are responsible for 43 breakins across Melbourne. The bandits are alleged to have stolen more than $100,000 from Nando’s and Subway franchises between March and October. Melbourne crime investigation unit’s Detective Senior Constable Andrew White said a 20-year-old Heidelberg man and a 30-year-old Thomastown man had been arrested and charged last week. But as of Tuesday this week, the men were refusing to co-operate with police or provide information about any co-offenders. In most cases, police said Nando’s franchises were the targets, but Subway outlets were hit between March and September. The group has also struck in Epping, Ringwood, Frankston, Mornington, Geelong and the CBD. Just before 3am on June 11, thieves stole $10,500 from a Nando’s safe in Boronia. At 7.50am the next day, they targeted the Wantirna Nando’s outlet and stole $3000. In each incident across the state, the burglars worked together to help one man enter

the store through a sliding door or the roof early in the morning. He would then crawl across the floor and use a crowbar to dislodge a cash box under the main counter. Detective Senior Constable White said police did not believe the offenders were connected with anyone employed by Nando’s. "They certainly appear to know what they’re doing and have a well-planned and sophisticated method. It only takes them a few seconds to get in the store, remove the cash box, and they’re out of the store within a few minutes. "With some stores they’ve got up to $15,000, and with other stores there’s been nothing in the safe. If they’re unsuccessful in one night, they will hit another restaurant and keep going until they find one with cash kept in it.’’ Nando’s stores will no longer keep cash on the premises and have upgraded their security sensors.

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Swept away by Quidditch BY TARA McGRATH t is a game that was created in a magical fantasy world, but somehow it has been translated to the sports fields of Australia. It’s believed that quidditch — a sport played in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series of books — was first played by ‘muggles’ in 2003 in the USA. A group of Knox muggles — as humans are known in the Potter series — have picked up their own broomsticks and created a quidditch team called the Manticores. The name is taken from a mythical creature described as having the body of a lion and the head of a human. The magical game appeared in the first book of the series — Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, published in 1997. Wantirna South Manticores player Kat Young said not all the team’s players were Potter devotees. ‘‘There are about two people on the team who would say they were fans. The majority of us have seen some of the movies and read some of the books, but aren’t really fans,’’ she said. In the Potter series, players fly about the field on broomsticks. These Knox muggles acknowledge the game’s origins by keeping one hand on a broomstick at all times and running with it between their legs. The 24-year-old Young picked up her broomstick after a netball injury threatened to end her career as an illustrator. ‘‘I broke my finger playing netball — it was the pointer finger on my drawing hand. I crushed the knuckle and the doctor told me if I ever broke it like that again, I wouldn’t be able to draw.’’ Young initially went along to a quidditch game to help as an illustrator for logo designs and uniforms. She was soon captivated by the magic. A full quidditch squad has 21 players, with seven on the field at once — three chasers, two beaters, a keeper and a seeker. The chasers score the goals, beaters

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‘The Snitch usually makes a point to taunt other players and pull some hilarious pranks. They’ve been known to flip over players, get in a car and drive away, climb buildings and go on bagel runs, only to return to the field and throw them at the players.’ — Kat Young try to knock opposing chasers out of play and the keeper tries to stop the opposing team from scoring. For Potter fans, the most baffling transition to playing the game in the real world would be the Golden Snitch and Seeker. In the books, the Snitch is a walnutsized golden ball that hovers, darts and flies around the pitch to avoid capture. The task of the seeker — such as Harry Potter himself — is to catch the snitch, which then ends the game. Young believes the snitch is the best part of the game for spectators. The snitch is normally played by someone nimble, perhaps a gymnast or crosscountry runner, and they have only have one rule — they must return to the field every 25 minutes. The seeker must try to snatch the tennis ball in a sock that hangs out of the snitch’s pants. ‘‘The snitch usually makes a point to taunt other players and pull some hilarious pranks. They’ve been known to flip over players, get in a car and drive away, climb buildings and go on bagel runs, only to return to the field and throw them at the players,’’ Young said. Manticores seeker Sam Washington says his main role is to ‘‘run as fast as possible’’. The 24-year-old maintenance worker and rock climber is not particularly nimble — ‘‘more lanky and unco-ordinated’’ — but his long legs seem to help when the snitch attempts to tackle him to the ground.

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Coming through: Sam Washington moves in to score as Michael Butera defends.

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When a friend first invited him along to a game, he thought it would be completely stupid. But he loves its sense of fun and inclusiveness. He struggles however to convince his friends that he’s playing a real sport — ‘‘they never believe me; they just think I’m pulling their leg.’’ Although they haven’t been able to attend a game yet, he’s sure they will love it once they do. Players have to be very fit because it is full contact and there is tackling. Training comprises running, swimming and even water polo drills. The equipment that players use is fairly basic. Their lightweight brooms are bought from $2 discount shops. The Manticores recently competed in a national quidditch competition between Australian universities, finishing fourth out of 10 teams. There are 25 quidditch teams across Australia, but in the USA there are more than 700. Quidditch players hold ‘come-andtry days’ every second Saturday in the CBD, and the Manticores hold training sessions in Wantirna every other weekend.

To get involved, contact the Victorian Quidditch Association at info.vqa@gmail.com or facebook.com/TheVQA or call Emily on 0425 866 028.

On your broom: Lisbeth Daniels, Kat Young, Sam Washington, Carlos Van Dale, Michael Butera and Katherine Hunter play for Knox-based quidditch team, the Manticores.


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one end of the living room and hang up the socks at the other. Place a bucket with lollies and a spoon in front of each team. A child from each team takes a lolly with the spoon, carries it to the sock and puts it inside. The child then runs back to his team and gives the spoon to the next child. The first team to put all the lollies in the sock wins.

Sing the Christmas carol Each guest receives a piece of paper and a pencil. They then write down four of their favourite Christmas songs. When the songs have been written down, each is assigned a number from 1-20. To start the competition, the host calls out a random number and the guest who wrote it down has to start singing the corresponding

song. The host then calls out another number and that person starts singing. The first guest who gets to sing all his/her four songs is the winner.

For adults Can you guess the song? This game is good to play right after dessert, when everybody is still at the table. Start by choosing a word from a random Christmas song. Now, the other guests must sing a Christmas song which contains the word, and thereby guess the name of the song. If nobody can guess the name, say “I challenge you” and the challenger must sing the song to confirm that the word is in the lyrics. It is not as easy as you might think, and it’s a lot of fun.

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The tavern with the lot nox Tavern, which has been serving the Knox area since December 1986, is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink after work. Test your skill on the pool table in the Lounge Bar or watch a favourite sporting event on the large TV screens. And, it goes without saying these activities go better with an ice-cold beer. Knox Tavern’s alfresco area has a pool table, TVs and an EFTPOS terminal. The tavern hosts Texas Hold ‘Em Poker games every sunday. Registration is at 1pm and games start at 2.30 — and it’s free. The tavern bistro is open daily for breakfast 9am-noon, lunch noon2.30pm and dinner 5.30pm-9pm. Enjoy the tavern’s $14.95 express lunch available from noon-3pm Monday to Friday and noon-4.30pm weekends and public holidays. Seniors’ meals are available seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Savour three courses for $13.95. Wednesday is parma night at Knox Tavern with six varieties to choose from for $14.95.

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Thursday night is steak night with scotch fillet, porterhouse and t-bones served with chips and salad or vegetables for $18.95. Knox Tavern has a Thirsty Camel drive-in bottle shop where friendly staff can assist you with your party requirements. Keg hire is available. The Pub TAB at Knox Tavern has large screens for customers’ convenience. Knox Tavern is at 1 Capital City Boulevard, Wantirna South. Phone 9800 3011, fax 9887 2544 or email info@knoxtavern.com.au.

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Tips for creating a memorable tree t’s time to put up the Christmas tree again but if you’re buying a real tree, there are a few things to keep in mind. When decorating your tree, follow these simple rules to create a stunning effect. ■ Keep your tree fresh and green. Cut the stump of the tree with a fresh cut and set it in water immediately. A fresh-cut tree will absorb lots of water right from the start so it’s important to check and refill the water level several times a day for the first week. You can cut down on frequency later. Be sure to place your Christmas tree in a stand that has a large water reservoir and keep it filled. ■ When decorating your Christmas tree, put lights on first, then garlands, then the ornaments.

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■ Work from the inside out. Start arranging Christmas tree lights on the branches near the base of the tree. Weave strings of lights along the branches ‘inside’ then move to the outer edges of the branches. ■ Placement of ornaments. Don’t hang all your ornaments on the tips of the branches. Place ornaments and other decorations ‘inside’ your tree to add depth and interest. ■ Basic ornaments for fill. Start by arranging the ‘filler’ ornaments evenly spaced around the tree. This would include basic solid colour balls that are easily found at discount stores in a wide range of colours to co-ordinate and enhance your decorating scheme. ■ Special themed, collectable ornaments. Mix one-of-a-kind special ornaments between the basic ornaments. As your collection grows, put the special ornaments closer together.


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CSR quarry revamp in Ferntree Gully looks fabulous and an asset to our community. Let’s hope we get as nice a revamp of the Norvel Road quarry site. Can anyone tell us when it will be going ahead? We hope that Knox Council realises that with any development of Ferntree Gully’s Norvel Road quarry there will have to be lights at the corner of McMahons Road and Burwood Highway. Tree Lover

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Calm Waters bowler earns his stripes BY ROY WARD BAYSWATER all-rounder Bryce Galvin stepped up when his side needed him most during the Waters’ clash with Brunswick in the Victorian Sub District Cricket Association on Saturday. After losing the toss and being forced into the field at Bayswater Oval, the Waters lost veteran wicket-taker Daryl Stranger to a calf injury during his third over. But in his place Galvin took on more responsibility, taking 5-48 bowling while bowling 18 overs in sweltering conditions. Waters captain Sean Flynn said Galvin took vital wickets against the strong Brunswick batting line-up. ‘‘Galvin was enormous for us,’’ Flynn said. ‘‘We had a bit of bad luck with Stranger hurting his calf but Bryce stood up and took over his role and took some important wickets.’’ The Waters bowled out the Wickers for 209 and were 0-29 at stumps with in-form opener

Dean Connell and teenager Tim Sugumar at the crease. ‘‘The wicket was beautiful on Saturday and with the hot weather was very good to bat on after tea,’’ Flynn said. ‘‘I think the first hour this Saturday will be pretty important. We still need to make 181 but, with Connell in good form and Sugumar looking good as well, the key will be to make good partnerships. ‘‘If we can do that we will do very well.’’ Flynn said he still hoped Stranger’s calf injury wasn’t serious and he may be able to play in the Waters’ next match, a one-day game against Preston on December 22. The Waters chase Brunswick’s total at Bayswater Oval this Saturday at 1pm. In form: Dean Connell shapes as a vital player in Bayswater’s run chase this Saturday. Picture: Sam Stiglec

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Futuristic Veloster gets a turbo boost Ewan Kennedy road tests Hyundai’s beefed-up ground breaker The Veloster SR has minimal turbo lag and a smooth push in the back. But if you’re looking for a drag racer, the Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo may not be your best bet. As this isn’t a full-blown sports coupe, Hyundai has kept the price of the Veloster SR down by restricting engine torque to the front wheels to prevent wheel spin and understeer. Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo is even more striking in appearance than the standard Veloster, as it’s even more radical in its shape. The front grille is bigger and bolder, the foglights have futuristic shaping to their surrounds, side skirts give the lowered look and the dark glass sunroof adds to the overall effect. The rear windscreen glass is directly above the back seats and created discomfort during the day in our home area of the Gold Coast. We strongly suggest looking at this aspect of the car if your plan is to regularly cart kids back there. Prices for theVeloster SR Turbo start at $31,990, not including government or dealer delivery charges.

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BY ROY WARD and IAN HARLEY BAT the overs and you get to chase the score. Johnson Park captain Andrew Devenish has challenged his batsmen to bat through their 80 overs this Saturday when the Sharks chase top team Eildon Park’s first day total of 240. The win would give the fourthplaced Sharks vital points in the leadup to Christmas while handing the Panthers their first loss of the Ferntree Gully District Cricket Association season. Devenish said 240 was a good score but with a fast outfield at Eildon Park Reserve he had confidence his batsmen could do the job. ‘‘We spoke about this after the game, if we can bat out the overs we will be more than 240 — it’s all about time and overs, ’’ he said. ‘‘We have a few matches left before Christmas so if we win two of those matches it puts us in a good position heading into the break.’’ Sharks English import Adam Dobb

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Hard toil: Johnson Park’s Steven Devenish bowls against Eildon Park on Saturday. Picture: Wayne Hawkins

Trentin Scholfield (106) also made a ton as Knoxfield laid down a challenge to The Basin. The Knights finished with a score of 240 as Scholfield was supported by Luke Flynn (44).

The Bears bowling was led by Luke Bowyer and Shane Underhill. Ferntree Gully Footballers are reeling at 5-28 after Jay ‘Sticks’ Colee snared three quick wickets. The Griffins had done all the hard

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FREE CHRISTMAS SAFETY CHECK........ ONLY AVAILABLE BETWEEN 9AM-11:30AM MONDAY TO SATURDAY. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

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INCLUDES • Engine Oil Replace • Oil Filter Replace • Inspect Air Filter • Inspect Spark Plugs • Check Transmission Fluid • Check Diff Oil • Check all Fluid Levels • Brake Fluid Check

• Front & Rear Disc/Drums Check • Tyre Condition Check • Check Flexible Hydraulic Brake Hoses • Wheel Bearings/Seat Check • Steering Arm/Rod Ends Check • Check Ball Joints Upper/Lower • Check Front & Rear Shock Absorbers • Check Front & Rear Spring Mounts * Conditions apply includes most vehicles

THE TYRE FACTORY FERNTREE GULLY 772 BURWOOD HWY, FERNTREE GULLY 9758 8100 www.fdo.com.au The above prices include fitting, balancing, new tubeless valves and GST. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. All products available while stocks last. Finance subject to approved purchases. * Conditions, fees and charges may apply, see in store for details.

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