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OUR COVER: Patch the clown has fun at the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival. Story: 6 Picture: Cathy Jackson

Hub off: Tony Smith (front) and other Gisborne residents are opposed to the building plans for Daly Reserve. Picture: Matthew Furneaux

Give hub the shove: residents GISBORNE residents have vowed to fight Macedon Ranges Council’s plans to build a $4 million early-years hub on Daly Reserve. About 50 residents packed into a lounge room in a Howey Street home last Thursday, collectively opposed to the council plans. The building will combine a three and fouryear-old kindergarten with a maternal child health centre and consulting rooms for visiting specialist children’s services. The Weekly reported last week the council’s preferred location was at 63 Howey Street. The council agreed it would support development of the hub at Daly Reserve. It will seek $1.5 million from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. A group called Preserve the Reserve has been formed in a bid to protect the reserve from development. Member Tony Smith said the group was not

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ment’ and the council holds the title. The council will complete traffic and vegetation studies for the reserve. Ms Stevens said it was not feasible to carry out consultation, traffic and vegetation studies for multiple sites to determine a preferred location. ‘‘The [Daly Reserve] site was shortlisted with five others as a potential site in the feasibility study. It was then assessed to be the preferred site based on requirements for the proposed hub, including space requirements and community access.’’ She said that following consultation and traffic and vegetation reports, the council would make a final decision next year about whether the hub should proceed at the Daly Reserve. The council will hold an information session from 5-7pm on Tuesday, September 25, at its Gisborne offices, 40 Robertson Street. Submissions will be received by the council until October 31. More details: mrsc.vic.gov.au

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against an early-years hub but disagreed with its proposed location. ‘‘We know a hub has to exist in a growing community,’’ he said. ‘‘There was a community expectation and collective belief that the land would never be built on.’’ The council last month sought funding from the department but was told money would not be provided this year. It will reapply next year. Council community well-being director Karen Stevens said community consultation and the design process would continue as planned. ‘‘This simply means that we need to advance further in our design and planning than was originally anticipated before external funding can be sought.’’ The council has allocated $100,000 from its 2012-13 budget for designing and planning the hub. It will contribute a further $1.9 million towards the cost of the hub from its 2012-14 budget. Daly Reserve is zoned ‘local govern-

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INBRIEF Report swooping birds The Department of Sustainability and Environment has launched a ‘magpie map’ to enable residents to report the location of swooping birds. Last year, there were hundreds of reports of swooping birds across Victoria. They included magpies, Australian plovers and magpie larks. Walkers, joggers, cyclists and children on their way to school are often targeted by swooping birds. More details: dse.vic.gov.au/ swoop

Noted author visits Woodend Author of The People Smuggler, Robin de Crespigny, will speak at the Victoria Hotel in Woodend on Thursday. She says the book tells of an Iraqi refugee who became a people smuggler to save his family and came to be seen not as a criminal, as the government had hoped, but as the ‘Oskar Schindler of Asia’. Bookings for the talk are needed. Details: Miranda Bain at miranda@hotkey.net.au

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New greens for golf club The Trentham Golf Club has opened four new greens on its 4th, 7th, 9th and 17th holes. It’s the final stage of the club’s long-term redevelopment program. President Geoff Varley says the club has spent more than $500,000 to improve the course. ‘‘We are getting a huge response from golfers now about the ‘playability’ of the course. The club has a great future and the latest course improvements will only add to that outcome.’’

Man killed as storm batters shire BY ANGELA VALENTE MACEDON Ranges residents are being warned to prepare early ahead of more possible wild weather this month. State emergency services were kept busy last week as severe storms and destructive winds swept through the Macedon Ranges on Tuesday and Wednesday. A Mount Macedon man in his 70s died on Wednesday night after his car was hit by a tree brought down by fierce winds. The man was driving along Mount Macedon Road near McBean Avenue about 10.30 when the incident occurred. He died at the scene. The Victorian SES received more than 3100 calls for help on Tuesday and Wednesday. Its Woodend branch received 60 calls in two days. Unit controller Luke Dam said crews attended many more incidents on the way to other jobs. ‘‘We saw many trees on roads, all huge trees, predominantly in the area

Fallen trees: Wild winds brought trees down on Mount Macedon Road in Mount Macedon and Melbourne Road in Gisborne. Pictures: Matthew Furneaux between Newham to Romsey. Once it hit daylight, from 5 o’clock on Wednesday, we were starting to see trees on cars, trees on roofs — all the stuff people don’t see until they wake up.’’ On Tuesday evening, about eight volunteers from Woodend rescued a calf from a pit of mud.

‘‘A cow had just given birth and while chasing her calf it got stuck in the mud. It was stuck for about three hours before we were called,’’ Mr Dam said. ‘‘We used a motorised steel winch on the 4WD and pulled the cow from the mud. It took us about two hours.

‘‘It’s not something we go to all the time. We came away from this one with a good, but different, feeling.’’ Call 132 500 if you require SES assistance. In a life-threatening emergency, call triple-O.

Time’s up for Ranges’ worst weeds JESS Benjamin and Michael Keaney (pictured) are helping Macedon Ranges residents eradicate gorse and blackberry weeds from their land. Ashbourne Landcare and the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network (UCLN) have received a grant which will help support landowners wipe out weeds. Residents can attend a community planning session in Tylden on Sunday to plot areas of infestations of blackberry and gorse and build an action plan for each property. ‘‘Gorse and blackberry are classified as weeds of national significance and regarded as two of the worst weeds in Australia because they are so invasive and can do so much environmental damage,’’ said Mr Keaney, the weed action group project

manager at UCLN. ‘‘There’s so much knowledge among our landholders and lots of differing views and ideas for weed control. Getting together as a group means experience and ideas can be shared.’’ UCLN supports 13 Landcare groups spanning five shires, including Macedon Ranges. Funding for the weed eradication project has been provided by the Victorian Gorse Taskforce, Victorian Blackberry Taskforce, North Central Catchment Management Authority and Macedon Ranges Council. The community session at the Tylden Hall will run from 2.30-5pm. Registration is required. More details: keaneymj@gmail.com or call 0418 343 605

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Burglars find homes, cars easy pickings BY ANGELA VALENTE BURGLARIES and theft of vehicles are growing in the Macedon Ranges, the latest police data shows. The figures, released last week, show 127 reported residential burglaries in the the 12 months to June, up 22 per cent from the previous year. Theft of vehicles also increased, with 64 stolen in the year to June compared with 38 the year before. Police inspector Ryan Irwin said large percentages of burglaries and stolen vehicles were in rural and semi-rural areas where properties were isolated. Reporting suspicious behaviour to police or Crime Stoppers was critical to help police solve crimes. ‘‘In recent times, thieves have targeted motorcycles, farm bikes and quad bikes from sheds and garages on rural properties,’’ he said. ‘‘Power tools and farm equipment are also popular with thieves.’’ Inspector Irwin called on residents to help

police curb the trend by maximising security. ‘‘Residents are urged to record the make, model and serial numbers of all tools and motorcycles. Taking photographs of all valuables can also greatly assist investigations.’’ Overall, crime in the Macedon Ranges was down 5.1 per cent, to 1485 offences compared with 1565 the previous year. Crimes against people, including assaults, were down from 285 to 187, while crimes against property fell from 979 cases to 948. ‘‘It’s very pleasing to see significant reductions in crimes against the person and we are committed to achieving further reductions through our strategies addressing family violence and by continuing to work closely with the liquor industry,’’ Inspector Irwin said. In the 12 months to March, there were six fatalities on roads in the Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander shires, two more than the previous year. The number of injuries was down by 36 per cent, from 299 to 189, in the year to March. ‘‘There seems to be a noticeable shift in the driving behaviour of all motorists,’’ Inspector Irwin said.

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Sun shines over festival BY ANGELA VALENTE IT was a celebration of 40 bloomin’ years for a crowd of about 5000 people who gathered for the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival grand parade. It was nothing but sunshine for the Sunday parade, which marked the end of the two-week festival. Organisers say it was the biggest turnout in the festival’s history. ‘‘It was just fabulous. I think it’s the biggest we’ve ever had, but I’ve only seen 30 years. It just grows and grows,’’ secretary Marg Dearicott said. ‘‘We really enjoyed the day; we really felt the spring spirit.’’ The parade included floats, walkers, bands and carriages. Kings and queens from the past 30 years, who act as festival ambassadors, also took part in the parade. Mrs Dearicott said events throughout the festival were well attended. Events included open gardens, art exhibitions, one-act plays, antique fair, ferret racing, buskers, scarecrows and alpaca fiesta. ‘‘For some people the parade is the thing. We had lots of great events and we’re really pleased with the mixture of art in the festival,’’ she said. ‘‘There were a range of exhibitions, from art, photography and performance. ‘‘It’s been a celebration of the broad town culture.’’

Reaching wide audiences through advertising in newspapers, television and on the web contributed to the success of the festival, Mrs Dearicott said. ‘‘We had so many visitors from everywhere, Melbourne, and throughout the region. We’ve really had wonderful publicity which makes a huge contribution.’’ For more pictures, see our online gallery at macedonrangesweekly.com.au

All a-bloom: Henry-Lee Roberts, 4, and Adrian Perry, above left, get into the spirit of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival. Pictures: Cathy Jackson

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Pens down for a day SEVEN schools in the Macedon Ranges closed on Wednesday as up to 40,000 Australian Education Union (AEU) members walked out in the state’s biggest teachers’ strike. Romsey, Riddells Creek, Gisborne, Lancefield, Tylden, Mt Macedon and Malmsbury primary schools were among about 200 other schools which closed for the day on Wednesday. It was the first time many schools had closed for strike action. Support staff joined teachers for the first time in the state’s history, adding pressure on a government that promised to make Victoria’s teachers the best paid in the country. Teachers want a 30 per cent pay rise over three years and better job security, but the government is offering only 2.5 per cent yearly rise and demanding productivity gains. Gisborne Secondary College, Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School and Macedon, and Woodend and Newham primary schools also supported the action but did not fully close. More than 200 staff in the Macedon Ranges stopped work for the day to attend a state protest rally at Rod Laver Arena. Romsey Primary School leading teacher Joanne Emond said 27 staff attended the rally.

‘‘For the first time Romsey Primary School was closed. The principal, teaching and emergency staff stopped work to attend the rally in Melbourne.’’ AEU branch president Mary Bluett said the industrial action was putting Premier Ted Baillieu on notice. ‘‘He and his government have broken every promise they made in relation to public education. ‘‘We don’t leave our kids easily. We would much rather have the certainty of an outcome rather than the ongoing industrial action we’re forced to take.’’ She said members would continue bans over the coming months in the lead-up to further action planned on February 14 if no agreement was reached before the end of the school year. Minister for the Teaching Profession Peter Hall has labelled the strike as a ‘‘disruption’’ to Victorian families. ‘‘Despite significant increases in teacher wages over the last 10 years, student outcomes in our schools have been going backwards,’’ he said in a statement. ‘‘Our offer would give all teachers a pay rise of 2.5 per cent and for the best 70 per cent of our teachers, a substantial bonus each year.’’

Mobile art: Patrick O’Sullivan will be working with a group on an art installation. Picture: Matthew Furneaux

Project peddles artistic learning A GROUP of young people will use the floor and walls of the former Kyneton outdoor pool as a canvas for an art installation. Macedon Ranges Council and Kyneton Community Learning Centre have teamed up with the group to deliver a project as part of a learning program. The youth group will create a series of visuals

which will represent its understanding of ‘‘active transport’’. The installation can be viewed from 10.30am to 3pm this Saturday. There will be bike demonstrations and maintenance workshops. Details: mrsc.vic.gov.au

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Down on the farm, a lesson in nature PUPILS from a Melbourne school last week stepped out onto a farm for the first time to help plant 400 trees. Grades 5 and 6 children from Holy Child Primary School in Dallas helped nurture indigenous seedlings for farmer Gerard Noonan, who lives in Malmsbury. On Thursday, they travelled to Malmsbury, and helped Mr Noonan plant 400 trees. They will help create windbreaks, shelter belts and combat soil erosion. It’s part of a scheme by TreeProject, a not-for-profit organisation that helps bring together rural and urban communities and restore native vegetation on farmland. Teacher Paul Gleeson, a member of the organisation for more than 12 years, sees the benefits to pupils and landowners. ‘‘I bring the seedlings in so the kids can help divide them up. They see them as the trees are growing,’’ he said. ‘‘Many of our kids are migrants from Iraq and Vietnam, so the experience of going to a farm and seeing the rural part of Australia is a special

Growing hopes: Mario (front) and other Holy Child Primary School pupils plant trees at Malmsbury. Picture: Matthew Furneaux shelter. ‘‘By improving my land, young stock now have shelter and protection from bad weather, plus more bird life has come onto the property. ‘‘The kids are able to plant 400 trees in about an hour. If it was just me, it would take a few days.’’ — Angela Valente and Stephanie Zevenbergen Details: treeproject.asn.au

MACEDON Ranges Health community health nurse Louise Beer wants more women to have regular Pap tests to detect cervical cancer. The Well Women’s Clinic, a branch of Macedon Ranges Health, has received a $2500 grant from PapScreen Victoria to extend Pap test services until the end of next month. Ms Beer said less than 70 per cent of women in the shire were having regular Pap tests. She hoped the grant would enable her service to reach women within the Macedon Ranges who had found it difficult to commit to a test. ‘‘It’s vitally important to be vigilant when it comes to cervical screening. ‘‘However, many women within the community still aren’t having Pap

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tests every two years as they should be. The reasons vary from lack of transport and childcare, to a limited understanding of why the test is needed, or more sensitive cultural issues.’’ PapScreen Victoria programs manager Hiranthi Perera said about 90 per cent of women who developed cervical cancer never had a Pap test or didn’t test regularly. ‘‘This is concerning when onethird of Victorian women are still not having regular Pap tests,’’ she said. ‘‘By funding Pap test providers to expand their services, women living in remote areas or those struggling to fund the time to have a Pap test have more options and will be more likely to make an appointment,’’ Ms Perera said.

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Rain, hail or snow, Joan’s at her post BY TARA MURRAY JOAN Houston had an unusual start to her career as a lollipop lady in Sunbury. ‘‘I didn’t apply for the job. They [a council official] rang me up and asked me if I wanted the job,’’ she told the Weekly last week. ‘‘My first shift was filling in on Gap Road. My boss said he would be there at 3.20pm, to show me what to do. ‘‘I turned up at 3pm and the children [from a nearby school] started coming out. ‘‘I asked them what was happening and they said they finished early on Wednesdays. ‘‘I got them across the road and when my boss showed up, he said I knew everything I needed to know. ‘‘I was only going to do the job for two years.’’ But Ms Houston later decided to stay on. Last week, she was awarded a certificate for 35 years’ service as a lollipop lady by Hume Council. Now working outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School, she has spent

most of her time at crossings on Macedon Street. ‘‘I did some relieving at Gap Road and and then worked at a crossing on Macedon Street outside where the community centre is now. When that closed I moved to outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel. ‘‘The biggest change has been the amount of traffic coming in and out of Sunbury.’’ She said motorists had come to know her and ‘‘give me a good go to get the students across the road. I give the traffic a good go, too.’’ Working outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel holds special significance for Ms Houston, as she was a pupil there. ‘‘It seems funny going to the school and now working outside the same school.’’ She said the best thing about her job was watching the pupils growing up. ‘‘You see them cross the road for seven years, you get to know them. ‘‘I now see children whose parents used to use the crossing when they were students.’’ She said the worse thing was the weather. ‘‘I’ve had snow, dust and hailstorms with hail

Flagging a milestone: Joan Houston is celebrating 35 years as a lollipop lady. stones the size of golf balls. Lightning is the worse thing and I don’t like it, but just have to keep going.’’ Ms Houston said she didn’t know how long

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she would continue with her job. ‘‘When I received my certificate on Wednesday, everyone said see you in another five years. ‘‘I’m just taking it year by year.’’

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This is a lovely medium-bodied wine with subtle tannins that build as you swallow and leave notes of dried flowers and raspberry. For supplies, contact bobby@caillardwine.com. 2009 Pizzini Nebbiolo, King Valley, Victoria, $50 Nebbiolo is a grape with potential for immense tannins and acidity. It famously makes the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco in Italy. Here, the Pizzini family makes a wine with a savoury nose. There is fruit, but also seasoned wood, dried rose petals and a note hinting at prosciutto. I love that. In your mouth, there is generous but not jammy fruit. It is silken, then as the wine is swallowed, the tannins start to emerge. This is a fantastic expression of nebbiolo. It has immediate charm, intriguing perfume and very good length. The key to this wine’s quality is its balance. Very classy. For supplies, contact orders@pizzini.com.au.

2008 Parker First Growth, Coonawarra, SA, $110 Cabernet sauvignon has its detractors, but pay little attention to them. Good cabernet sauvignon should never be out of favour. And this is very good indeed. The wine has terrific palate weight. There is obvious fruit, yet it is savoury and complex. Notes of dark fruit, earth and baking spice emerge with each sip. This wine has terrific structure and good acidity that gives it incredible length and is evidence of its potential for long ageing. While it is far too young to declare greatness, this wine will happily evolve during the next decade to deliver something quite delicious. Available at Dan Murphy’s.

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Alcohol is relatively cheap and the drug of choice for teenagers. But apart from tougher laws how do we stop binge drinking among young people? Andria Cozza reports.

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IS body was found covered in mud. His jacket was about a metre away from where he lay on sodden grass. At 15, Leigh Clark died a most lonely death. On a Friday night in August, 13 years ago, his parents, Melton couple Bruce and Lorraine, called police, concerned that their son hadn’t returned home. What happened next has tormented them ever since. “He was meeting some friends at McDonald’s, where they were due to walk to a local alcohol-free disco,” Bruce Clark recalls. Due to bad weather, his friends didn’t turn up and Leigh met some other friends who planned to drink alcohol before the underage event. One of the group had convinced his mother to buy imitation vodka essence a few hours prior. Three 375ml bottles of Hoyt’s Vodka Essence, costing $5.50 each, were shared among the teenagers, the youngest aged 12. In the coroner’s report, Leigh was said to be drinking from one of the bottles. Some witnesses said they saw him drink the vodka essence mixed only with soft drink. One said they saw him drink it ‘neat’. One bottle of the essence had about 70 per cent alcohol concentration. The teenagers left the house where they had started to drink the essence and returned to McDonald’s. Leigh collapsed on a table and the group was asked to leave. “I was told he had real trouble holding himself up. Leigh said he was feeling crook and said he would walk home,” says Clark. It wasn’t until noon on the Sunday that Leigh was found only 300 metres from where he left the group. “He collapsed in a muddy paddock ... I was walking the streets until 3am. He was eventually found by a couple of schoolmates taking a short cut across the paddock.’’ Aside from the trauma the Clarks faced, the coroner’s report stated Leigh died from hypothermia. The finding caused his family added stress. “Experts told us they were convinced he died from alcohol poisoning, but the coroner dismissed the opinions”. Clark is adamant it was alcohol poisoning. Leigh drank the equivalent of 22 standard drinks in half an hour, which Clark describes as “impossible”. After his son’s death, Clark began campaigning to have the sale of 375ml vodka essence banned and for legislation to prohibit parents supplying to teenagers — that would bring Victoria in line with other states. He succeeded on both counts. Under Victorian law, since November it has been illegal to supply alcohol to anyone under 18 in a home, unless the provider has the parent’s permission.

“Leigh was a character, very outgoing. I still remember a time ... he was only a little tacker, around three years old. We stopped for a sandwich on our way to Queensland and he joined a family that was playing cricket. He just starting batting.” Today, Clark continues to campaign on a local and national level. “I made a decision to speak about it. The message has to be heard and it’s up to the parents. Many parents don’t know what’s really going on. “The government has a role, industry has a role, schools and kids themselves, but it is largely parents.” The issue became a reality for Moorabool mother Sally, who asked that her real name not be used, when one of her children was admitted to hospital for binge drinking. ‘‘It was really frightening, but our child felt comfortable enough to call us. Many parents don’t have that luxury; a lot of kids keep things from their parents. ‘‘But the next morning, we were very clear with what could have happened. We said: ‘You could have been raped, you could have been badly hurt.’ It was a wake-up call.’’ The incident had a significant impact, says the mother, adding that it’s important parents keep communication flowing with their teenagers. ‘‘Our teenager was bullied and was forced to drink and ‘write themselves off’’. Sally says peer pressure is ‘‘incredible’’ for young people, highlighting the importance of parents making themselves accountable. ‘‘When my kids would tell me their friends’ parents would be around during a party, I had no problems calling the parents and checking.’’ Sally says she’s aware drinking is one of the ways in which teenagers experiment and push boundaries. ‘‘But it’s a parent’s role to talk to your kids about what can happen. I know that for a lot of teenagers drinking is about masking their insecurities. And I know one of my children started drinking because she felt like she needed to fit in.’’ Sally says parents need to be vigilant in raising teenagers. ‘‘Someone could say to my child, ‘Try some Ice (methamphetamine)’, and the next day we could have an Ice addict.’’ She says children as young as 12 are increasingly looking for thrills, at any cost. ‘‘There’s no more milestones for teenagers; everything is so accessible. What do you do for a thrill when you have it all? ‘‘Children used to wait and save. They would wait until they turned 18, until they could drink, but now they can get drunk at 16. The idea of having to wait is a concept they’re not familiar with.’’ Sally is grateful for the unifying influence of sports clubs in Bacchus Marsh and their efforts to discourage teenage drinking.

President of the Bacchus Marsh Football Club Pat Mullen says a no-drinking policy for junior games is an important part of the club’s philosophy. Turning Point drug and alcohol centre’s addiction medicine specialist Dr Matthew Frei says teenagers tend to drink in patterns and often in settings that put them at risk. ‘‘It’s a period of life when they’re taking risks and finding out about themselves and how far they can extend themselves.’’ Frei says that alcohol impairs teenagers’ judgment, causing them to behave impulsively, and disrupts motor skills. But he says that while the evidence of binge drinking is increasing, drinking excessively is almost accepted as a social norm. ‘‘It’s almost a rite of passage for teenagers — an expected pattern of behaviour. ‘‘In the teenage years, there’s an important amount of brain development with substantial neurological changes. There’s a growing body of evidence that alcohol adversely affects the brain.’’ Frei agrees that drinking alcohol is a part of Australian culture and has a great deal to do with socialising. ‘‘It’s socially accepted. Alcohol is considered an essential drug in celebratory interaction.’’ But he says teenagers can be difficult to engage in discussing alcohol’s potential harm. ‘‘We know young people who observe their parents drinking will imitate their behaviour. We formulate most of what we do from our parents. ‘‘But it can be hard for adults because they think they can do what they like because they are in fact, adults, and their children are still children. ‘‘Parents need to reflect on the effect that their drinking has on others.’’ Frei says he knows that talking about regulation and limiting an individual’s right to choose aren’t the most popular dinner party topics. ‘‘They are the sorts of discussion that are difficult to have. No one likes to talk about regulation. ‘‘However, alcohol is widely available and socially acceptable, relatively affordable, which makes it the most popular drug for young people. ‘‘We need to think of innovative ways to get through to teenagers. A 14-year-old is not interested in hearing about the harm of alcohol. ‘‘What about telling them that it makes you less sexy, that it makes you fat? That it really doesn’t have much going for it?’’ For more advice and information on Teen Drinking Law visit vichealth.vic.gov.au/teendrinkinglaw

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Razzle dazzle under the big top Big top dreams make for big laughs in this fun sequel, says Jan Fisher oll up, roll up, for the greatest show in town, or at the very least, the surprisingly decent sequel that is Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. All the team are back – Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer), Marty the zebra (Chris Rock) and Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) – and they’re still trying to get back to New York. Their gang of sidekicks – the penguins, lemurs, and King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen) – are still stealing almost every scene they are in. So far, it’s business as usual. But unlike Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, where it was more of the tame-animals-meetswild-animals theme of the first movie, this latest offering indulgently sets itself in sophisticated Europe, and the results are sublime. With the misguided help of the penguins, the gang of four recklessly buy a circus as a front to travel incognito. Unfortunately the circus is remarkably bad, and since their return to the US relies on them being picked up for a tour, but

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (G) Three stars Opening: September 13 Rated: PG only if they’re remarkably good, they need a change of luck, pronto. Cue frankly hilarious scenes of them transforming a tiger with performance anxiety, several super cranky performing dogs, an endearingly stupid seal (Martin Short), and King Julien’s love story with the circus’ bear. All this is set against a back story of the gang being pursued by the ruthless, and creepy, animal control officer Captain Chantel DuBois (Frances McDormand) who is determined to have Alex’s head as a trophy. Her relentless campaign is one of the best, and most disturbing, elements of the movie. She also has a wicked way with a dart gun, kick-arse scooter-driving skills and a lipstick fetish. Toss in a couple of chase scenes, most featuring

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the maniac Captain DuBois, and the whole thing culminates in a circus performance that well earns the 3D entry cost.

Add it all up, and there is a lot going on with Madagascar 3, and pretty much all of it is good. It’s a sequel worth watching.


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Charity need strikes a chord BY TARA MURRAY

TYLDEN HALL COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT  NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

he Sunbury Big Band is looking to ‘‘give back’’ to the community with its new upcoming concert series. The band has been on the hunt for a venue to perform regularly and will hold concerts at the Rupertswood Mansion with all money raised to go to Sunbury Foodbank provider CareWorks. Musical director Shaun Evans said band members were thrilled to donate money to such a worthy cause. Entry to the concert will be a gold coin donation. ‘‘We have been discussing the possibility of raising money for local groups and were all moved by the recent Weekly article about the demand on the CareWorks food bank and the expected shortfall leading up to the Christmas season,’’ Mr Evans said. ‘‘We decided that would be a good place to donate the money to. ‘‘Julie [Jewell from CareWorks] was surprised at the offer, as they don’t get a lot of donations from community groups.’’ Mr Evans said the band had performed for four years and was looking to expand.

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The Annual General Meeting for the Tylden Hall Committee of Management will be held at 7pm on Monday 17 September at the Tylden Hall, TyldenWoodend Road, Tylden. The purpose of this meeting is to nominate and elect Committee of Management members to oversee the operations of the Hall and assist Council in future planning and development. All current positions will be declared open and nominations are currently being accepted. To submit a nomination or for further information, contact Merl Weilens on 0488 488 358.

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Tuned up: Shaun Evans (front) with other band members. It performs a mix of Big Band swing numbers, rock‘n’roll oldies and current music. ‘‘We usually play every six weeks in Gisborne, but we’re interested in playing more gigs regularly.

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‘‘We are also looking for new members,’’ Mr Evans said. The band will perform at the Ashes Bar at Rupertswood Mansion from 6.30 on Friday nights.

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Residents are encouraged to register their details to attend a Detox Your Home event in Woodend where they can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals such as old cleaning products, leftover paint, dead batteries and weed killer stored around the home. The free event will be held on Saturday 27 October, 8am-11am. The drop-off site address is provided upon registration. Register online at www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au/detoxyourhome or call 1800 353 233. The following items may be disposed of: > leftover paints > brake fluids, fuels and coolants > old batteries > poisonous household and garden products > BBQ gas cylinders > solvents and glues > insecticides and pesticides > photographic chemicals > kitchen and bathroom cleaners > fire extinguishers. The following is not accepted: > chemicals used for commercial and industrial purposes > containers over 20 litres or 20 kilograms, or empty chemical containers > farm chemicals > waste asbestos, ammunition and flares. For a full list of accepted products and further information contact Macedon Ranges Shire Council on (03) 5422 0333, Sustainability Victoria’s Infoline on 1800 35 32 33 or visit www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au

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The children’s menu includes a main meal, dessert and bottomless soft drink for $11, while the movie meal-deal may appeal to the whole family. Special seniors’ meals are also available. Families, large and small, are catered for with plenty of space for functions, and staff will even sing Happy Birthday to the special person. In the past 12 years Kevin has operated two local businesses and has employed young people with mental disabilities to work as kitchen hands and do light food preparation. ‘‘I work in a challenging and rewarding environment. It’s all about giving the young people work and life skills and helping the community.’’ The family-friendly business continues to support local sporting clubs and community projects in Sunbury. The Station Family Bistro, at 3/41 Horne Street, Sunbury, opens for brunch, lunch and dinner from 10am-late daily. Inquiries: 9744 5200

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Spring is Sprung and Sellers are Out Regarded by many as the prime time to sell a home, spring is here and prospective sellers will already be in preparation mode. But what exactly can they expect from the traditional selling season? Will it be all doom and gloom, or are things looking up? Confidence in the Victorian real estate market is gradually growing. Quiet areas still exist, but vendor’s prospects for spring are quite optimistic. Statistics published show modest price growth in the market over the June quarter and clearance rates for weekend auctions have picked up recently. The senior economist at Australian Property Managers recently commented that clearance rates are averaging above 60 per cent. At Dunlop Real Estate we have had 100% success in 2012. Leading indicators are quite positive, particularly compared to last spring where the market really did run out of puff. Of course, the key disclaimer to all of this is how the economy is performing and we've just started to see some more positive signs from the economy as well. Preparation for a spring sale should include tidying up the garden, planting spring blooming annuals in the garden, completing any necessary repairs or painting so that the property you are offering is in tip top shape. A marketing sales strategy should be designed to suit your property to achieve the maximum result. If you would like to discuss this, or any other real estate matter, feel free to call me, John Dunlop on 9744 2555 or call into our friendly office at Sunbury and Gisborne to talk to me.

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Ample space to spread out n 23.3 hectares (65 acres) this property has plenty of privacy, and it’s only 15 minutes to Kyneton. The four-year-old house has five double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes; the main also has an en suite with spa. Two open-plan living areas with wood heaters include a family-meals space with polished floorboards and a carpeted lounge room with bay window. Timber cupboards, stainless-steel appliances

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54 Evans Street, Sunbury 9744 2555 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne 5428 2800

‘ST MARTIN’S LODGE‘ 130 Burke & Wills Track Lancefield Secluded at the end of a sweeping driveway set on appox 109 acres only minutes north of the Lancefield town centre. This timeless ‘ Harkaway Home ‘ which are known for their traditional farmhouse design, full wraparound generous wide verandahs, formal and informal living areas, full length timber windows and high ceilings. Providing 5 bedroom accommodation, 2 bathrooms (ensuite to main bedroom) slab floor and combustion heating, timber kitchen featuring Rayburn cooker and picturesque views over a lake sized dam, rolling lawn and mature gardens.The land is divided into 9 paddocks with electric fencing, plentiful water from domestic and stock bore and dam. Colorbond 3 bay shed with concrete floor and power, cattle yards and horse shelters. Ideal for equine pusuits, run some cattle and fat lambs, enjoy the open space here ...... whatever your heart desires.

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Timber adds its own charm Pine has been liberally used at this Woodend property, writes Carole Levy ts combo of brick veneer, timber and concrete block building materials may sound a bit higgledy-piggledy but with this house it works because it reflects the home’s quirky character with bits and pieces added on over the years. Originally built in an era that worshipped all things pine, the house certainly has loads of that timber throughout. Found in internal doors, ceilings, dado walls and floorboards, the pine layered in the kitchen is an early rendition of the farmhouse style that has an essentially timeless charm. A slate-tiled entry hall leads into family-meals (with bay window) and kitchen area.

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genuine parents’ retreat. Large and plushly carpeted, it has a timber-lined pitched ceiling with exposed beams, clerestory windows, access to a small balcony, a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with a spa. The covered deck out back (actually the side) is big enough to cater for family gatherings and integrates well with both living zones. The backyard has loads of potential to create an interesting garden; there’s a sleeper retaining wall, behind which is lawn centred by a tall eucalypt. Steps lead up to a garden shed, and an existing pergola, with a little imagination, could become more of a focus.

1 Maureen Place, Woodend Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Living areas: Study, lounge, family-meals The rest: Ducted heating, panel heater, spa, natural gas, town water, pergola, covered deck, storage room, water tanks, garden shed, double carport Price: $395,000 Private sale Agent: Joan Gladman Real Estate Woodend, 5427 4307

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Auction Saturday 6 October at 11am Reserve Price $745,000 View Sat 15 Sep 11-11.30am Sat 22 Sep 1-1.30pm A stunning minimalist architect-designed concept-home enjoying an absolutely Contact Julian Davies sensational outlook to Mount Macedon situated on 4.18 acres high above Jackson’s Creek. 0407 670 234

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115 Outlook Lane Sleek, cutting-edge architecture. Panoramic country views

Auction Saturday 6 October at 3pm Reserve price $620,000 View Sat 15 Sep 3-3.30pm Sat 22 Sep 11-11.30am Captivating three bedroom period style weatherboard home with all the modern Contact Julian Davies comforts complimented by a leisurely front lawn, only minutes from central Woodend. 0407 670 234

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43 Tweddle Lane ‘Bramlea Cottage’ on approximately an acre

Auction Saturday 6 October at 12.30pm Reserve Price $695,000 View Sat 15 Sep 1-1.30pm Sat 22 Sep 11-11.30am Stylish 4 bedroom weatherboard home with a very versatile floorplan, wonderfully Contact Sandi Mueller private location with stunning views and a beautifully landscaped mature garden. 0408 392 347

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350 Mumfords Road The Cottage on 4.5 acres - A Contemporary Charmer Delightful two bedroom weatherboard cottage, privately sited in a much sought after location with a gorgeous outlook and peaceful surrounds.

Reserve Price $415,000 View Sat 15 Sep 1.30-2pm Sat 22 Sep 11.30-12noon Contact Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347


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82 Boggygate Road Clarkefield 40 ACRES PLUS A GREAT LIFESTYLE - EXECUTORS REALISATION SALE Incomplete home renovators project which will enable you to add your finishing touches. With potential for 3 brs, lounge, dining, kitchen, large pantry, extensive verandas overlooking Macedon Ranges. Excellent shedding and stock yards.

ESR $550,000-$600,000

AUCTION SAT 6TH OCTOBER @ 12.30PM INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 3.00-3.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

5 Manfred Court, Sunbury

2/49 Dyson Drive Sunbury

SERENE AMBIANCE

DUAL OCCUPANCY LIVING Downsize with this impeccably presented dual occ 2 br plus study/3rd villa unit. Spacious open plan, light filled living. gas and elec apps, heating, cooling, ent area, generous rear yard, room for caravan and lock up garage-remote.

FOR SALE $329,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.30-12.00noon Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

18 Possumtail Run Sunbury

AUCTION SAT 22ND SEPTEMBER @ 12NOON INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.30-1.00PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Lancefield

WHEN VALUE AND LOCATION COMBINE

CUTE COUNTRY COTTAGE

Surrounded by quality homes in a prestigious location. Comprising 4 bedrooms plus study, WIRs, BIRs, ensuite, large kitchen and meals leading to the great decking with views. Family room, double garage plus heating and cooling.

FOR SALE $420,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.30-12.00NOON Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

2 Greenhill Court Sunbury

Just a short walk to town centre and primary school is this sweet 2 bedroom cottage full of character & style. Ideal rent stopper or weekend getaway.

FOR SALE $199,000 INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

New Gisborne

PACKED WITH STUNNING FEATURES

EXPECT TO BE IMPRESSED

This superbly presented property Feats 4 brs, ens, WIR, BIRs, deluxe kitchen, meals, family, formal lounge. Heated outdoor spa, w/shop & storage area, dble enclosed carport, remote, rear yard access & space for caravan/boat.

54 Evans Street, Sunbury 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

This well maintained home features 3 brs plus study/4th , kit, meals, lounge, dining. Gas and electric apps, dishwasher, ducted heating, cooling, covered ent, large carport, LU gge/ workshop and off street parking. Prior offers considered

FOR SALE $479,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 2.30-3.00PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

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Impeccably presented value packed family home on 850m2 approx. Offering 3 brs, ens & WIR, open plan kitchen/dining/ family, formal lounge, alfresco, dbl grg and private backyard. Short walk to train station, schools & easy freeway access.

FOR SALE $485,000 INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

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5428 2544 195 Dalrymple Road Fabulous acreage within minutes to Sunbury, Gisborne and easy commute to Melbourne CBD. Large, comfortable home, great rural facilities, extensive views. Land approx. 11.31 Ha (approx. 28 Acres). Passive brick veneer offers character and generous family living. Large open plan spaces, four bedrooms, study, parents retreat, kitchen, bathroom, ensuite and store room. Integrated games room or studio/home office. Vaulted ceilings, brick central chimney with open fire place, well equipped kitchen, new carpets and much more. Outside offers a plentiful water supply to house and all paddocks, brick stables, machinery shed, store shed, tack room, horse shelters, designated ménage and more. Established low maintenance garden, specimen and fruit trees, windbreaks and the list goes on. Only an inspection will reveal all! AUCTION: Sat 6th of Oct at 11.00am VIEW: Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm

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Unit 5/92 Hamilton Street

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Spacious home unit. Great value on offer in convenient and quiet location.

Riddells Creek/Cherokee. Immaculate Country Residence. Mountain Environment. Land 4 Ha approx (10 acres).

Comprises 2 bedrooms each with built-inrobes, lounge with adjoining study area, kitchen/meals, bathroom, separate w.c. and laundry. Single garage and space for 2nd car. Handy yard space. Fresh and well presented.

4 bedrms, ensuite, study/gym, cosy lounge with open fire place, family rm, games rm & kitchenette. Alfresco & spa in terraced garden. 2 sheds, 5 paddocks, grazing land & timber belts. Approx. 8.5km Gisborne Station.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $299,000 VIEW: Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm

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Morningside - Gisborne’s Most Prestigious Address. Land 1,116m² approx. Construct your new home in a rustic, rural environment. Undulating countryside, views to Mount Macedon and walking distance to town centre. Feature stone wall, quiet court, overlooking parkland reserve with winding walkways. Concept plans of proposed dwelling available for inspection. AUCTION: Saturday 22nd Sept at 11:00am. PRICE: E.S.R. $220,000 TO $240,000 VIEW: Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

770 Gap Road

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $699,000 VIEW: Saturday 2.00pm - 2.30pm

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62 Fersfield Road Neat & tidy on 900m² approx. Features polished hardwood floorboards & rear northerly aspect into living areas. Comprising 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining room & kitchen/meals. Bright & airy. Includes double carport & steel garage/workshop with concrete floor & power. Recently replaced paling fences. Great value. PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $369,000 VIEW: Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

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5428 2544 RIDDELLS CREEK

Unit 5/2 Larter Court

Best Value In Gisborne? Land size 710m²

House size 3 bedroom unit, with dbl garage & ensuite.

Comprises 3 B/Rms, lounge, kitchen/family room, bathroom & laundry. Great floor plan. Double carport & steel garage. Great first home or investment. Be quick for this one. Comfortable & livable but ready for a little T.L.C

Approximately 12 months young. Bright open plan living. Gas ducted heating/ducted cooling, 2.7m ceilings, large well equipped kitchen, auto garage door. 2 protected courtyards. Lots of space, minimum work.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: 339,000 VIEW: Saturday 10.00 - 10.30 am

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $345,000 VIEW: By appointment.

Unit 2/54 Goode Street

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

eautiful, established gardens and an unusual layout make this property stand out from the rest. Two timber dwellings built on different levels are joined by a covered walkway. The main house has two bedrooms, a bathroom, living area and kitchen, while the adjoining residence has one bedroom and bathroom, living area and kitchenette. Cathedral ceilings, a split-system unit, pot-belly stove, water tanks, vegie gardens, fruit trees, garden shed, workshop and two double carports are included.

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Two dwellings in a leafy setting

his property ticks two important boxes for families; it provides a quieter life and plenty of room for the kids to run around. On about 0.4 hectares (1 acre), the renovated house has four bedrooms — the main with walk-through wardrobe and ensuite, a bathroom, laundry, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, multiple living areas — one with Coonara and bar. New carpets, ducted heating, cooling, verandah, garage with power, two stables, horse paddock and established gardens are extras.

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135 Chases Lane

Superior living in the heart of Gisborne!

Affordable Acreage - Easy Access to Calder Fwy.

Sensational opportunity to purchase a quality home in arguably Gisborne’s best street! 3 bedrms, ensuite, study, kitchen/meals/living space, sep. lounge & loads of storage. Incl. high ceilings, ducted vacuuming, air con, undercover entertaining area & gazebo.

What an opportunity! Located in picturesque Carlsruhe - easy access Kyneton & Woodend. Log cabin style home, 3 bedrms, ensuite, lounge/ dining & kitchen/meals/living. Colourbond shed, 3 dams, bore & treatment plant. Land approx 15.98 Ha (39.5 Acres).

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $549,000 VIEW: 2.00 - 2.30pm

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $535,000 VIEW: Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

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On your blocks, get set... Asset 1 offers blocks with complimentary front landscaping and fencing uilding a house on the right block is important but so are the surroundings, and that’s something The Heartlands in Tarneit prides itself on. Developed by Asset1, the estate has a wetlands precinct that’s well under way, with all construction and landscaping works to be finished by mid next year. ‘‘The wetlands precinct will become one of the community’s major social destinations thanks to the array of walking and cycling paths, lookout points, boardwalks and ponds,’’ says sales director Mark Adams. ‘‘With all wetland groundworks to be completed by summer 2013 and tree planting to commence shortly after, residents will soon have a substantial natural amenity with breathtaking views at their fingertips.’’ The Heartlands offers a tranquil lifestyle designed close to services and all within 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. A $2 million residents-only recreational facility adds further appeal for those who

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View the everchanging Mt Macedon. Spectacular prestigious Mt Gisborne location, impressive 3BR ,sep 11 lovely acres!4BR BV country home with SC granny flat, massive shedding,2 dams, bore, “A” Frame studio/ rumpus, open plan living style.Great outdoor area, easy gardens, single level, with DLUG. games/storage. Welll planned and equipped farm. Lifestyle and Location.

$579,000

$659,000 LOOK TO THE FUTURE

OPEN 11.00-11.30am

RIDDELLS CREEK

1 CANDLEBARK COURT GISBORNE

274 MCGEORGE ROAD

Cornerstone to magnificent lifestyle - Charming 4BR, 2 living, superb outdoor entertaining. DLUG, rear access Approx 20 acres utterly sensational land. Rural living Zone on fringe of township. Sealed road, easy access. garage and block great for caravans etc.Convenient township location. Uninterrupted perfect views of Macedon Ranges. Level, fenced,power at gate.

$479,000

$699,000 JUST LISTED

OPEN 1.00-1.30pm

GISBORNE

12 THE BOULEVARD NEW GISBORNE

255A STATION ROAD

Massive! 5BR,3 bath,sep Living/dining, sep kitchen/dining, sep billiards, sep rumpus. DLUG, pool. Amazing way Perfect, lightfilled and better than new WB residence 2.7 ceilings,3BR, 2bathrooms, french doors, outdoor below replacement cost! Easy location, so huge, so impressive! living, formal and informal living, walk to station, double carport, own title.

$449,000

$429,000

OPEN 2.00-2.30pm

MOUNT MACEDON

31 RYANS PARADE GISBORNE

14 THE BOOMERANG

Beautiful country home set in established park-like gardens, 4BR (3+ multi-purpose).Updated kitchen, 2 living Two street frontages. Prestige smooth edged Wallaby Run Estate, 650SQM.Surround views Gisborne and rooms,wood heating and gas ducted (LP),DLUG,2carprts,workshops. approx 850M from Coles and Swim Centre.

$650,000 7/38 Brantome Street Gisborne info@gisborne-realestate.com.au [ R16 ]

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September 11, 2012

$319,000

5428 8895 www.gisborne-realestate.com.au www.macedonrangesrealestate.com.au

Janis Paul Robert Wilson Jim Paul

0417 560 897 0432 689 763 0418 283 904


woodend wine store

wine&dine Advertising feature

Woodend tasting treat for wine and beer lovers hile always a wonderful village to explore, Woodend puts on extra sparkle on the second Saturday afternoon in October when Woodend Wine Store hosts a grand tasting at The Bentinck. Wine store owner Caroline Bailey says the event will be a treat for wine and beer lovers. ‘‘We want to give people the chance to taste a great selection of more than 100 different boutique wines and some craft beers. They can also meet and chat with winemakers and distributors of the labels on my shelves,’’ she says. ‘‘And with the bar open, live music and free afternoon tea, visitors can expect a relaxed, sociable day.’’ The event runs from 1-5pm on October 13, with $20 entry tickets going in a draw to win a mixed dozen and other smaller door prizes. Orders will be taken on the day for a minimum halfdozen lot, with a 20 per cent discount. The store’s concept is based around good boutique labels, mainly from Australia, but with a splash of international flavour. Australian craft beer and a good selection of European and English beers are available, along with sparkling, fortifieds and specialist spirits such as Saffron Gin. Before Ms Bailey got her wine science degree and subsequent 12 years work as a cellarhand and assistant

winemaker around Australia and New Zealand (Bass Phillip, Chandon and Grant Burge credentials among them), she had a wine epiphany. ‘‘I blame the Jimmy Watsons Wine Bar for my fall into this industry. It was here that I was given a taste from a dark-brown bottle caked in cellar mud of a 1963 Birks Wendouree Shiraz from the Clare Valley. It was then I knew I wanted to learn everything about wine.’’ These days, some of her favourite wines include BK Wines from the Adelaide Hills, Sisters Run from the Barossa Valley and KT from Clare Valley, all of which she stocks. The store has tastings every Friday from 4.30pm, an always popular event that attracts up to 40 people sampling at least three wines. And a wine catering and matching service is available.

• Mixed dozens • Corporate orders • Rare Wines Mon - Thurs and Saturday 10am to 7pm, Friday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm. 42e Anslow Street, Woodend. 03 5427 2228

Woodend Wine Store A Wine Lovers Experience

Caroline Bailey has her shelves stocked with sought-after boutique wines.

Woodend Wine Store is at 42e Anslow Street, Woodend. Inquiries: 5427 2228

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We stock over 300 boutique Australian wines, beers and spirits plus a range of internationals.

Where good food and good friends meet...

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Open 7 days Lunch & Dinner Open fires

Function rooms Bookings Ph 54285391

Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Eat In • Take Away • Delivery FULLY LICENSED

Open from 11.30am

LUNCH

&

DINNER - 7 DAYS

Lunch: 11.30 – 3.00 Dinner: 5.00 – According to Patronage

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Beer garden

cafe • bar • restaurant

FULLY LICENSED

9744 3816

73 Evans St, Sunbury

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Sat & Sun Lunch & Dinner Mon-Fri

ALL MAJOR CARDS ACCEPTED

Home Deliveries 7 Nights a week

93 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury Station Street, Clarkefield, Victoria, Australia Phone: (03) 5428 5391 Fax: (03) 5428 5512 G5178051AC-a14Aug©FCNVIC

Bookings or orders phone:

9744 2322

HOME DELIVERY 7 DAYS A WEEK “Supplying the Sunbury Community with great food & pizzas for the past 20 years” Open 7 Days Mon-Fri 11-late Sat-Sun 9am-late September 11, 2012 WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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Meet the Man Behind the Book Local Masterchef “Vic Scerri” will be available to personally Meet & Greet this Weekend Book Signings This Saturday 15th September from 11am

PERFECT GIFT IDEA

Collins Booksellers Sunbury

9744 1533

27 Evans Street, Sunbury

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Get your copy early or pickup a copy this Saturday

Evans Street Clinic 81 Evans Street, Sunbury

(03) 9744 3311

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Most women diagnosed with cervical cancer haven’t had regular Pap tests. They are essential for every woman – even if you’ve had the cervical cancer vaccine. If you’re overdue, call the clinic below and book a Pap test today.

Sunday Lunch with

Live Acoustic Music & A la Carte Menu

Pap tests. A little awkward for a lot of peace of mind.

For more information phone 13 11 20 or visit papscreen.org.au

9740 7766 790 Sunbury Road, Sunbury

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Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Eat In • Take Away • Delivery FULLY LICENSED

CATERING AVAILABLE

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DINNER - 7 DAYS

Lunch: 11.30 – 3.00 Dinner: 5.00 – According to patronage ALL MAJOR CARDS ACCEPTED

93 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury

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EMBRACE HEALTH CHINESE MEDICINE CLINIC Dr Billie Ariston Adv. Dip. TCM (Acu & Herbs) M. App. Sci. (Herbs)

Ph: 0417 056 408

1 Barkly St, Sunbury Vic 3429

Home Deliveries 7 Nights a week

Bookings or orders phone:

www.goonawarra.com.au

ABN 66 313 136 482

Open from 11.30am

LUNCH

• Weddings • Conferences • Special Events

Wednesday’s: 7 Ardoch Street, Essendon 3040

drbillie@embracehealth.net.au

September 11, 2012

www.embracehealth.net.au

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2.5, 5 & 12 Tonne Excavators Post Hole Digger with 350, 450 & 600 augers Laser Level Building Sites Driveways & Footings

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Weekly Classifieds Plumbing

Phone 131198 ROSS 0409 990 956

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*Solid Timbers *Floating Floors *Laminates *Bamboo *Decking

Sanding & Polishing (New & Old Floors) Experienced in Installations All jobs satisfaction guaranteed *Free Quotes *Good Prices

Heating

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WESTBOURNE PLUMBING

Phone 03 5426 1733 or Eddie 0418 323 549 or Matt 0408 323 399 Lic 14916

Kelvinside Developments Pty. Ltd. ABN 62 123 681 363

Specialising in:

✫Painting & Decorating ✫Concrete & Bricks ✫Renovations ✫Bathrooms ✫Maintenance



Free quotes: Anthony - 0410 101325

Garden Services

50% DISCOUNT or cover $100 excess Windows... Doors... Shop Fronts...

Termite Treatments Possums  Bees & Wasps  Termite Control  Rats & Mice Termite Pre-treatment  Ants & Spiders  Weed Control Phone: 0400 606 676 G5190349AA-dc19Jun

Servicing Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges since 1970

Domestic/Commercial/Insurance Prompt and Reliable All aspects of Plastering All small and large jobs. No Obligation Free Quotes

0408 910 246 or 5428 8332

www.macedonrangesglass.com.au [ 20 ] WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

Call and save

You will save

☎ 9333 0663 or 0411 285 341

9850 9855

TREE LOPPING & REMOVAL

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All Roofing Repairs

TILED ROOF REPAIRS

• Re-Bedding • Re-Pointing • Free Quotes

Call Mat 0425 794 336

Black Forest Roofing

PTY LTD

• Travel Tower • Stump Grinder • Mulcher • Mulch For Sale

• Fully Insured ($20m) • Electrically Certified • Trained Staff • Qualified Arborist

9744 3033 ~ 0488 393 799

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★ Cheap Rates ★ Pensioner Discount ★ We Load For You ★ Free Quotes

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Tree Services

Free advice and quotes

# Commercial # Residential # Industrial # Backhoe Hire # Trenching # All General Plumbing

0408 554 284 LIC 28673

SAME DAY MEASURE, MAKE & INSTALL NEW SCREENS & SPECIALIST REPAIRS NO FIX – NO PAY Established 19 years BULLEEN

0404 079 375 AH: 5427 2839

S&L DRAINAGE & PLUMBING P/L

5428 2899

MOBILE SERVICE

9384 1823

Qualified Tradesman Servicing The Macedon Ranges Since 1984

Plumbing A GRADE

6 Ladd Road New Gisborne

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Homes, Businesses, Offices, Insurance Work

Computer Levelling, Council Permits Supplied 15 Years Guarantee, Fully Insured, Free Quotes, DBL- 26586

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Over 20 years experience in pest control

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Phone 5422 2952 Mobile 0407 506 644

BRUNSWICK

Pest Control

Glazing and Glaziers GLASS REPLACEMENT

“We won’t be beaten on price’’ 7 days a week ~ All areas All drains unblocked

GENUINE REBLOCKING & UNDERPINNING Call Bill 0405 353 092 or 9466 3546

M & P Smith Property Maintenance

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SIMS SEPTIC TANK & GREASE TRAP CLEANING

Contact Simon:

0412 326 775 - 5428 3045 ● Lawns mowed, ride on service ● Leaves vacuumed and removed ● Horse paddocks Chain harrowed ● Paddocks poisoned for capeweed (fully licenced for poisioning) ● Rotary hoeing ● Rubbish Removed

Septic Tanks

9309 0700 - 0411 174 000

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& UNDERPINNING

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0426 136 699 or 0417 034 214

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MORE than just mowing!

• Fast Glass Replacement • Mirrors • Shower Screens • Splashbacks • Double Glazing Into Your Existing Timber Windows

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VIC / Interstate

Macedon Ranges Glass

Macedon Ranges / Sunbury based / Gisborne 7 days a week Support your local business

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2M, 3M, 4M, 6M & 9M Walk in bins available

Plumbers, Drainers & Gasfitters

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furniture - white goods - removals

Call 0409 250 445

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Lic. No. 24391

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Gardening, Rubbish Removal, Gutters Cleaned, Landscaping, Expert Pruning, Mulching, Ride-On Mowing, Clean Ups FREE QUOTES, INSURED, & POLICE CHECKED

for all your Natural and LP Gas appliance repairs N Central Heaters N Cookers N Space Heaters N Hot Plates N Hot Water Units N Wall Ovens

We come to you for all your heating needs • Super fast changeover heaters and hot water systems • All Areas - Metro and Country

All makes and models

9336 0375

For ALL Your Gardening Needs

" A local providing for locals ''

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THE GAS CHIEF Ph: 5367 7756 or 0438 536 150

CITY WEST REMOVALS AND SELF STORAGE

• Local Professionals • Small & Large Trucks • 2 Men • Fast & Reliable • Door to door per hour rate

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Furniture Removals

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Rubbish Removal Macedon Ranges MINI SKIPS

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13 Wright Street, Sunshine, Vic, 3020. Tel: 9312 5166 - Mob: 0422 314 306 *Massive Showroom Supplies & Installations:

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Floor Services

5429 5646

JEFF 9744 1401 - 0418 998 823

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Adult Services SWA6646B

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SPECIALIST TREE SERVICES PTY LTD For a completely professional tree service including: Consultancy Fully insured Tree reports Qualified Arborists Remedial works Confined space removals Competitive prices

Ph: John Testro

Classifieds

That Tree Feller 13 24 25 Tree & Stump Removal 8 The Narrow Access Specialists 8 Pensioner discount 8 Full insurance cover Call Greg & Elisha for a Free Quote

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TV and Home Entertainment Services FREE QUOTE

WATER BORING DK & EM Murray

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General Adult Services

PH - 1300 ESCORT 24hrs/7 days

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12m split . . 6m split . . 3m split . .

Friday 5pm Monday 10am

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8.30am-5.00pm, Monday - Friday. All major credit cards accepted.

The Competition and Consumer Act provides that advertised prices for goods and services which attract GST should be GST inclusive. Prices should not be quoted as being 'excluding GST' or 'plus GST' or by the use of words or phrases conveying similar meaning. Readers are entitled to expect that the advertised prices are the actual prices at which they can purchase the particular goods and services. Metro Media Publishing will not knowingly accept for publication any advertisement which may be in breach of the Competition and Consumer Act or any other relevant law.

Health and Wellbeing FA L C O N R E L A X A T I O N Remedial, sports, massage. Kings Park area. Phone 9366 1243, mobile 0432 084 715.

Discreet Rear Parking (via lane way) CREDIT CARD & EFTPOS WELCOME Ladies Warmly Welcomed Mel ref P43 B1 / Tram 57 Stop 22 77 Race Course Road, North Melbourne

9326 8388

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Auctions and Clearing Sales

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LOCAL FIREWOOD $100pcm

Mushroom Compost

Split and Free delivery. Also lawn mowing service available.

Buy direct from Mushroom Farm. Bags approx 25kg. $2.20 per bag. Delivery can be arranged. Please phone 5428 2336.

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Family and friends are invited to celebrate with Len on Sunday 16th September at the .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

REDGUM

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Phone: 0439 314 347

O'CALLAGHAN BROTHERS FIREWOOD SUPPLIES 28 Sauer Road, New Gisborne. Split Red Gum and Box Firewood. Also Railway Sleepers. Pick up or delivered free all areas.

Public weighbridge. 0488 957 090 or (03) 5428 1955 Open 7 Days/Public Holidays. G5029680

SPLIT REDGUM FIREWOOD Sold by weight, 1.5t $480 del - pay for what you get!

Manny 0418 570 249 email: woodbloke@bigpond.com For further information on pricing

www.woodbloke.com Credit cards & Paypal Accepted in online store

Sunday 16th September, 10am D J Bourne, 74 Mt Aitken Road, Sunbury/Diggers Rest MEL: 381 D6 – Property Sold Tractors: J.C.B. 3CX Backhoe/loader 4 in 1 bucket, 3 buckets, Nuffield diesel tractor 3pl, remotes Vehicles: Mitsubishi mid 80’s tandem tipper (no reg), Yamaha 4 wheel ATV motorbike, 4 motorbikes, KLX350, KLX 200, XR200, Go cart Plant/Equipment: 10,000 litre poly tank with pump & sprays suit truck, 1 x 14’ x 16’ twin disc plough, 6’ Behrends slasher, (as new), Behrends 3pl grader blade, Camper trailer, spray unit with 10’ boom, portable engine driven saw bench, firefighting unit, Allen finger mower,2 fuel tanks, Sunbeam wool press, Twin stand petrol shearing plant (vintage) Workshop equipment: 3 Phase ped drill, 3 phase ped grinder, docking saw, pressure washer, 3pl super spreader (as new) 2 trailers, workshop equipment too numerous to mention Miscellaneous: Quantity steel shelving, lge quant assorted timber, timber racks, poles plumbing pipes, PVC steel beams, chain mesh, some furniture, AGA stove (old) gas Coonara , Dosko Stump grinder on H.D. trailer

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FYI: 1 cubic meter is approx 600kgs, which is more than half a tonne - so compare our prices – you’ll be glad you did!!! Sunbury, Clarkefield, Romsey - $155/cbm (min 3m) Lancefield, New Gisborne, Gisborne & Macedon $165/cbm (min 3m) Woodend - $180/cbm (min 3m) 6m special for all areas listed above – $900 ***all prices include delivery to your door*** Pick Ups welcome - $160/cbm For on time delivery of clean hand loaded wood

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Nominations must reach the Secretary of Sunbury Basketball Association, PO Box 47,

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Sunbury Basketball Association Annual General Meeting

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The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on October 8th, 2012 at 7:30pm at the Sunbury Bowling Club. Items of business are hereby called and are to be forwarded to the Secretary by 21 September 2012. I hereby call for nominations for the following Officers’ positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary and Assistant Secretary.

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Terms & conditions of sale: No GST, number system will operate, ID required, strictly cash or cheque on day of sale, no EFTPOS facilities, light refreshments available. Internet: www.alpa.net.au ID: 614 McGrath Rodwells Livestock 03 5422 1980 Charlie Watson 0419 883 461 G5369723AA-dc11Sep

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Weekly Classifieds Situations Vacant

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Carpentry Apprentice 1st Year Carpentry Apprentice required for immediate start in Macedon Ranges area. Driver Licence required. Please send resume with references to: Green Ridge Homes 410 Red Gap Road, Lancefield, 3435. Applications close 28th September 2012 G5361519

"genuine employment?''

ADVERTISERS PLEASENOTE Much hardship and difficulty is caused to job-seekers by misleading advertising placed in employment columns. Our Professional Employment and Situations Vacant columns are reserved for advertisements which carry a SPECIFIC and GENUINE offer of employment.

www.mrsc.vic.gov.au Located within an hours drive north from Melbourne’s CBD, Macedon Ranges Shire is renowned for its semi-rural lifestyle, its pristine landscapes and forest, unique features such as Hanging Rock and the character and heritage of local towns including Malmsbury in the north and Gisborne and Macedon in the south.

FINANCE ADMINISTRATION OFFICER PERMANENT FULL TIME $49,939 - $53,499 PLUS SUPER POSITION NO: P/JA/410 This position requires a person with experience in accounts payable or purchasing with a keen eye for detail, good time management skills, the ability to meet fortnightly payment deadlines and work well within a team environment. For further information contact Trevor McKerrow, Team Leader Purchasing & Accounts Payable on (03) 5422 0372. Closing Date Monday 24 September 2012 at 5.00pm.

All employment advertisements must state clearly the type of job offered and remuneration offered. (i.e. salary package, retainer plus commission or commission only). "Commission only'' jobs are only accepted in these columns PROVIDED that this is clearly stated in the ad AND the employer is paying Workcover and Superannuation. If not, then these advertisements MUST be placed in an alternate classification such as Self Employment Opportunities. Placing misleading advertisements is an offence against the Competition and Consumer Act and all advertisements are subject to the publisher's approval. For further advice contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on 9290 1800. Whilst Metro Media Publishing make every attempt to screen job advertisements, WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILIT Y FOR ADVERTISERS WHO FAIL TO C O M P LY W I T H T H E S E REGULATIONS.

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An opportunity exists to join this progressive company working in the building industry. If you are not afraid of physical work and want the opportunity to develop a career more than just having a job then this may be the right opportunity for you. MR Licence required Applications in writing to: The Manager 78 Pipe Rd Laverton North 3026 OR bwelch@aimfencing.com.au G5388559

FOOD PROCESSORS, SKILLED BONERS & SLICERS REQUIRED Our client, Diamond Valley Pork (DVP) is a meat processing facility, located in Laverton North. They are currently seeking general labourers & experienced Boners, Slicers & High End knife skilled (Butchers) candidates that are reliable and have a strong work ethic. DVP are offering long term employment, stability, competitive hourly rates. ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE PREPARED TO ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION Full training provided - Eligibility criteria applies To apply please call 8398 1721 or email rcain@miss.vic.edu.au

Training and Career Services BOAT And PWC Licence training and testing during or after hours by AATAA. www.aataa.com.au Phone: 0418 699 973.

Casual part time position available to join a dynamic friendly team. The applicant will have the following attributes: • Excellent communication skills • Enjoy helping people • Well presented • Intermediate computer skills • Self motivated • Show initiative • Ability to learn

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Email résumés to: reception@rtedgarmacedonranges.com.au or hand deliver to our office at: 124 High Street, Woodend.

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REGISTER NOW FOR OUR INTRODUCTORY PHARMACY ASSISTANT COURSE This two week course includes: • Basic prescription procedures • Customer service and sales training • Product training including cough and cold, vitamins, cosmetics, wound care and more... • Attendees are registered on our job database.

Romsey Land Rover Service Centre has an opportunity for an experienced Motor Mechanic to join our close knit friendly team. The business is very well established with an excellent reputation across Victoria. We specialise in the servicing of Land Rover vehicles and repairing all other makes.

Training is held in Hawthorn in our stateof-the-art ‘virtual pharmacy’ environment and is only $595.

For further information www.guild.org.au/vic or call 03 9810 9988

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For further information please telephone:

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SACRED HEART COLLEGE, KYNETON Catholic Co-Educational Secondary College, conducted by the Sisters of Mercy. Enrolment: 800 “A Vibrant Learning Environment Where Students Thrive” Sacred Heart College invites applications for the position of:

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We currently have vacancies for cleaning staff to work across multiple positions in Melbourne & surrounding suburbs, including Brooklyn, Deer Park, Maribyrnong & Point Cook. Locations include shopping centres, office buildings, serviced apartments & domestic sites. No Exp required. FULL TRAINING PROVIDED. You must be able to attend Information Session and be an Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident. To apply, please call 8398 1722 or email your CV to aliddington@miss.vic.edu.au

www.therightcv.com

Situations Vacant

A copy of the relevant position description can be obtained from our website www.mrsc.vic.gov.au. All applicants must address the selection criteria and quote the relevant position number. Applications should be emailed to jobs@mrsc.vic.gov.au or written applications addressed to Macedon Ranges Shire Council, PO Box 151, Kyneton, Vic, 3444. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia.

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APPRENTICE GARDNER A wonderful opportunity exists for a physically capable person who has a keen interest in Horticulture to complete a Certificate 3 in Horticulture – Parks and Gardens. The successful applicant must have a Driving Licence and a love of the outdoors. Also required is a Working with Children Check and Police Check. The position is available only for the duration of the Apprenticeship, which is 3 years. Please email your application, which should include the names and contact phone numbers of 3 referees, to: meames@shckyneton.catholic.edu.au (Enquiries please call Property Manager, Martin Eames, on 0417-516-542) Closing date for applications: Tuesday 18 September 2012 Mercy Education Ltd ACN154531870

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To Let SUNBURY 3BR unit, WIR and ensuite to master, S/S appliances inc d/washer, ducted heat/cool, remote controlled single garage. Avail now. $280pw. Phone 0419 594 335.

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CAREERS

A lifetime’s learning aids our miners This science ‘geek’ has followed numerous career paths, writes Rebecca Miller s a child, Dennis Franklin dreamed of being a marine biologist or a lawyer. He says he’s always been a science geek with a heightened sense of justice. Achieving big things was always on his professional agenda. ‘‘I’ve had a strange career pathway,’’ Mr Franklin, of Gisborne, says. ‘‘I started in the navy then after 10 years went back to university to study a doctorate in geology. After that I worked in oil and gas exploration and later in the information technology industry. ‘‘Now I’m a mining consultant. I help mining companies — mostly overseas, South African gold miners and Canadian miners — adopt new technology that will make their operations more effect-

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ive.’’ Mr Franklin says his career highlights, although not linked to mining, have shaped the person he is today and expanded his knowledge. ‘‘I did scientific research in Antarctica. My seven-month stint at Davis Station working in the field was a life-changing experience. ‘‘It’s impossible not to be affected by Antarctica with its thousand shades of blue, its silence and, in those days, lack of digital distractions. It was easy to live in the moment and appreciate the sublime. ‘‘Mostly, my work involves finding and chasing leads for new customers and jobs, but when I’m on an assignment it’s pretty full-on. I run workshops, write reports and

read a lot about new developments in the mining sector.’’ He says there are many ‘good bits’ to his career. ‘‘It’s a great feeling to be able to tell a customer how much money they can save by doing things differently.’’ His skills also stretch to musical talents, something he enjoys in his spare time. ‘‘I’m teaching myself to play the ukulele; it’s great fun to have some music in your life. I also enjoy pottering in my vegetable garden, and I keep some chickens.’’ The next step in his career involves another new challenge unrelated to geology or mining. ‘‘I’m hoping to get elected to the Macedon Ranges Shire Council in October so I can give more back to the community.’’

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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1968, red, man, clutch system not working, motors working, unreg. V792973P. $350. ☎ SOLD

Cars New and Used DAEWOO LANOS 1999, 3 door hatch. Air cond, CD, 5 speed manual, tinted windows. Int and ext excel condition. Drives excellent. Reg until 21/1/13 WFS-099. $2,200ono. Phone 0401 666 813.

LOTUS UPTOWN 2009, 19’6". Shower, toilet, frontload washing machine, electric or gas hot water, Ibis air conditioning and heating, queen bed, cafe style with fold up table. 16" wheels. Brand new condition. S83-790. $52,000. Call Noel 0427 031 757.

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MOTORING ●

BMW 118d makes for dream touring Ewan Kennedy road tests the German marque’s little convertible BMW convertible: sun up, top down, wandering along quiet scenic roads in the last days of winter in south-east Queensland. Life doesn’t come much better than this. So we decided to make a weekend of it and dawdled up to Noosa. After driving for more than 500 kilometres the little 118d convertible was still showing about a third of a tank of diesel left. The efficiency of all current BMW diesels is extremely impressive. Fit a little 2.0-litre diesel engine unit into a lightish car and fuel consumption in the low fives is there for the asking. On our holiday trip the fuel consumption was in the mid five litres per hundred kilometres range. With the roof closed, therefore making for better aerodynamics, it would be easy to get the fuel consumption down into the high fours. The second generation of BMW’s 1 Series was released in Australia in October 2011 in hatchback form. But the convertible in which we have just spent a most enjoyable week is carried over

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from the previous generation. Exterior changes to the shape of the new-gen 1 Series hatchbacks are relatively minor. Having a soft-top rather than a folding hardtop in the modern manner means the little Bimmer looks like a ‘proper’ convertible. A hardtop with the roof raised looks like just another coupe. The 1 Series is the smallest in the BMW range and in convertible format, interior space is further compromised by the need to provide space into which the roof can be lowered. All these apparent handicaps are soon forgotten when we threw ‘our’ BMW 118d at hard corners on demanding roads in quiet hilly areas. Superb balance is immediately obvious, as are responsive steering and huge amounts of cornering grip. Those who put sheer driving pleasure ahead of all else will simply love every moment they spend behind the wheel. Prices start at $53,200, not including government or dealer delivery charges.

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SPORT ●

Roosters cling on to earn right to crow BY TEO PELLIZZERI SUNBURY United Tigers were foiled in their attempts to win back-to-back Victorian Rugby League first grade titles by Altona Roosters in a threepoint defeat in the grand final on Sunday. The Roosters proved themselves to be comeback kings for the second week running after coming from 6-18 down at half-time to win 25-22. A run of second-half tries from Altona turned the game on its head before a late Sunbury try could not be followed by a go-ahead score in the dying stages. It means the Roosters once again have the upper hand in the long-time rivalry between the two teams, having also edged out Sunbury United in the 2010 grand final. Altona’s Aiden Hema was man of the match. There was some joy for the Tigers during the weekend, with its under11s winning the premiership at Sunbury on Saturday. The under-11s defeated Craigieburn Phoenix 44-4 with Peter Halapio scoring four tries. Sunbury’s under-12s lost their grand final 34-10 against South East Titans. See more from Michael Copp’s gallery of the senior grand final at sunburyweekly.com.au

Late hope: Sunbury’s bench (right) celebrates a late try while Sunbury’s Zach Moi Moi (below) shrugs the tackle of Altona’s Ben James and Altona’s Kody Faletaupule (below right) crosses for a Roosters try. Pictures: Michael Copp

O’Rourke in team of year GISBORNE junior Jonathan O’Rourke was rewarded for a stellar year in the TAC Cup by being named on Sunday on the centre line in the ‘team of the year’. O’Rourke, Aberfeldie’s Joe Daniher and Maribyrnong Park’s Rory Atkins were named in the allstar team. Cannons coach Martin Allison was named its coach. Gippsland Power’s Nick Graham won the Morrish Medal as league best-and-fairest, with Andrew Gallucci the only Cannon in double-figure votes (10).

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Spirited Lions roar into grand final with big win BY GAV McGRATH SUNBURY stamped itself as the team to beat for the Ballarat Football League premiership race with a 70-point demolition of finals rival East Point on Saturday at Darley Park. After an even first term, where the two teams were tied on 3.5 apiece, the Lions comprehensively outplayed Kangaroos with 16 goals to five after half-time. Sunbury advances to the grand final at Eastern Oval on Saturday, September 22 and will have this weekend off. Sunbury coach Rick Horwood described the performance as “an emphatic statement” about Sunbury’s intentions after finals disappointment in previous years. “With what happened last year (grand final defeat by just two points) the players have given themselves a great opportunity to go one step further,” Horwood said. “They’ve done the work to get there, now they can sit back and find out who their opponent is.” East Point threw up the challenge to Sunbury early in the match and was breaking even, at least, in the centre clearances in the first term.

BFL SCORES Second semi-final Sunbury 19.16 (130) d East Point 8.13 (61) GOALS — Sunbury: S. Clarke 6, R. Sleight 5, P. Cariss, M. Medcraft 2, J. Cheep, C. McCabe, J. Lobb, J. Sullivan. East Point: B. Phillips, D. Jordan 2, R. Monument, S. Webb, D. Tung, M. Bilton. BEST — Sunbury: A. O’Connor, A. Short, B. Chambers, J. Cheep, N. McGovern, J. Lobb. East Point: A. Bartlett, T. Boyle, J. Romeril, J. Blood, B. Phillips, D. Tung First semi-final Redan 13.13 (91) d North Ballarat 12.10 (82) GOALS — Redan: D. Chester 3, M. Phelps, B. Riordan, T. Lamb 2, D. Watchorn, G. Bell, A. Barker, N. Horbury. North Ballarat: S. Lyle 3, M. Todd, M. Williams, T. George 2, J. Hicks, A. George, J. Graham BEST — Redan: R. Waight, J. Edwards, P. Britt, N. Horbury, B. Peace, B. Riordan. North Ballarat: M. Todd, S. Howard, R. Luke, J. McDermott, J. Hicks, J. McNamara. THIS WEEKEND: Preliminary final — East Point v Redan, Eastern Oval, 2.15pm Saturday

Disaster struck when prime mover Jason Delaney suffered an ankle near quarter-time, however. Thereafter, the Lions controlled the middle of the ground, winning clearance after clearance.

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Jay Cheep, Jamie Lobb and Ross Sleight took turns in driving the Lions forward. Sunbury kicked seven goals to one in the second term, and six to three in the third. The Lions even had the luxury of moving Sleight and ruckman Pat Cariss forward. Sleight finished with five goals, Cariss with two. However, the dominant forward was Simon Clarke, who kicked six goals and had a hand in several others. Go to sunburyweekly.com.au for an action gallery form Sunbury’s dominant second semi-final win Sunbury’s nemesis Redan remains alive after overunning North Ballarat by nine points in Sunday’s first semifinal. Redan trailed by 11 points at the last change but rallied with five goals to North City’s two to win 13.13 (91) to 12.10 (82) and advance to this Saturday’s preliminary final against East Point. In under-18.5, Sunbury was stripped of its first semi-final berth and replaced by Sebastopol due to fielding an ineligible player. The Lions had defeated Sebastopol 8.9 (57) to 6.10 (46) in the second elimination final at Darley on September 2. Bacchus Marsh beat Sebastopol by 12 points in Saturday’s first semi-final. In netball A grade, Melton advanced to the grand final with a 42-39 upset of Lake Wendouree. East Point defeated Bacchus Marsh 61-46 on Sunday to set up a Lake Wendouree v East Point preliminary final this weekend. — with Ballarat Courier

Leading man: Sunbury’s dominant forward Simon Clarke (right) takes a grab while (below) Ryan Monzell wraps up East Point’s Paul Koderenko and (below right) Sunbury players rally around Simon Clarke (7) to celebrate a goal. Pictures: Michael Copp


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Loss forces Gisborne into do-or-die final BY ADAM BOURKE GISBORNE is heading to the preliminary final for the second straight season in the Bendigo Football League after Golden Square seized a grand final place by 36 points on Saturday night. Dominant key forward Grant Weeks proved the difference under lights at the Queen Elizabeth Oval as his seven-goal haul led the 17.15 (117) to 12.9 (81) result in the second semi-final. Gisborne now faces a rampant Strathfieldsaye Storm in the preliminary final. Eaglehawk ended the Bulldogs’ campaign at the same stage last season. “Golden Square didn’t allow us to play our game,’’ Gisborne coach Luke Saunders said.

“We were disappointing and Square were too good. They are a very good football side.” Saunders said key defenders Heath Simpson and Anthony Belcher lacked support in their battles with Weeks and forward foil Matt O’Toole respectively. “Weeks is a superstar, but when we allow Square to bring the ball in that like it puts even more pressure on Simpson,’’ Saunders said. Gisborne had issues forward of centre, with Darren Farrugia (five goals) the only player to threaten Square’s defence. Saunders is expecting his side to bounce back against the Storm. “We’re a proud group . . . we’ve got to get our mind back on the job,’’ he said.

“A week is a long time in football.” Chasing a fourth straight flag, Golden Square overcame the late withdrawal of star midfielders Simon Rosa and Luke Hammond to outplay its arch-rival. “When we found out Simon and Hammo weren’t playing the guys didn’t drop their bundle and everyone stepped up,’’ an elated Square coach Mark Lloyd said. “Our young guys played really well . . . it was a very pleasing win considering Gisborne have been the best side all year and they were primed to play well after having the week off. It was probably the best four-quarter performance we’ve had all year.” Strathfieldsaye led start to finish against Sand-

hurst to win by 39 points in the first semi-final. Gisborne’s reserves will also play in the preliminary final after losing 7.8 (50) to 12.13 (85) against Sandhurst in the second semi-final, while the under-18s were knocked out in the first semifinal by Kangaroo Flat, 9.17 (71) to 7.9 (51). In netball A grade, Gisborne’s dream finals run continued with a 32-31 win in the first semi-final against Kangaroo Flat. The Bulldogs will now play in the preliminary final against Sandhurst. Gisborne’s 17-and-unders also advanced to the preliminary final with a 41-37 win against Castlemaine, setting up a showdown with Kangaroo Flat. — with Bendigo Advertiser

Cats make it an even dozen BY TEO PELLIZZERI MACEDON continues to sweep through its opponents in Riddell District Netball League A grade and advanced to the grand final a 43-38 win against Romsey at the weekend. The Redbacks will now square off with arch rival Melton Central in the preliminary final for the second straight year after the Blues knocked out Riddell Bombers on Sunday. Macedon’s one and only loss of the season, to Melton Central, was in late May and the Cats have won 12 straight since, two of them against the Blues. ‘‘I’ve got a lot of players to change if we need too, there’s a lot more flexibility this year,’’ Cats coach Melissa Climas said. ‘‘There are a couple of players finishing up this year, it means a lot to be back in the grand final.’’ Kelly Nicholas, back on court after having a baby, has been one key player in Macedon’s winning streak. ‘‘She’s very versatile, we’ve had her in centre, wing attack, goal attack, she’s very athletic,’’ Climas said. Melton Central proved too good for the Bombers indoors at Riddells Creek on Sunday, winning 52-46 to eliminate the Bombers. Romsey and Melton Central meet in a re-match of last year’s preliminary final. The match at Tony Clarke Reserve in Macedon starts at 12.30pm on Saturday.

The Janine Ryan Medal count is tomorrow night along with the presentation of all other netball individual awards and teams of the year. Follow @RDFNL and Weekly journalist Teo Pellizzeri @teotalk on Twitter for updates live from the count andgo to macedonranges weekly.com.au for reports on the winners.

See action galleries from both netball semifinals at macedonrangesweekly.com.au

RDNL RESULTS A grade: First semi — Melton Central 52 d Romsey 46. Second semi — Romsey 38 lt Macedon 43 B grade: First semi — Romsey 31 d Riddell 23. Second semi — Sunbury Kangaroos 18 lt Macedon 32 C grade: First semi — Broadford 29 lt Macedon 30. Second semi — Riddell 22 d Sunbury Kangaroos 18 Preliminary finals Saturday — Tony Clarke Reserve C grade, 10.30am — Sunbury Kangaroos v Macedon B grade, 11.30am — Sunbury Kangaroos v Romsey A grade, 12.30pm — Romsey v Melton Central

Out of reach: Macedon’s Hayley Mackie grabs at a loose ball.

Pictures: Shawn Smits

Difference maker: Macedon’s Kelly Nicholas takes the ball ahead of Romsey’s Prue Stanley.

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Burras turn game around BY TEO PELLIZZERI DIGGERS Rest will live to fight another day after avoiding a straight sets exit from Riddell District Football League finals and eliminating Riddell by 15 points at the weekend. The Burras were hit hard by Riddell early but overturned a 23-point quarter-time deficit to win 15.4 (94) to 11.13 (79) at Riddells Creek Reserve. Jack Sheahan’s bag of five goals led the scoring as the Diggers Rest midfield responded to the slow start where coach Jamie Elliott said Riddell’s on-ballers dominated. But there was no quarter-time spray in the huddle for the Burras in spite of the 1.0 to 4.5 scoreline. ‘‘It was more about what we had to do to turn it around, our on-ballers never touched it,’’ Elliott said. ‘‘Riddell ran hard, once we got our hands on the ball things started turning around. ‘‘We took our chances when we got

the ball into the forward line quickly. Jack was an important part of that.’’ A stint in the ruck for key player Brent Tuckey contributed to his being named as the Burras’ best. ‘‘To beat Riddell is a really good performance, they’re well coached and our boys stood up when the time came.’’ Jarrod Silvester kicked four goals for the Bombers while Rhys Lowry, Matt Sammut and Xavier Codd were better players for the Bombers. Bowen Medal night is tomorrow with the league’s top individual awards and team of the year to be announced. Follow @RDFNL and Weekly journalist Teo Pellizzeri @teotalk on Twitter for updates live from the count andgo to macedon rangesweekly.com.au for reports on the winners. Go to macedonrangesweekly .com.au for action galleries from both RDFL semi-finals

Plucked: Diggers Rest’s Steve Ruane marks over the back of Riddell’s Glenn Robertson.

Pictures: Shawn Smits

RDFL FIRST SEMI-FINAL Seniors — Diggers Rest 15.4 (94) d Riddell 11.13 (79) GOALS — Diggers Rest: J. Sheahan 5, B. Tuckey 2, S. Sims, C. Woods, J. Piccolo, J. Heritage, S. Clarke, C. Laurie, C. Marshall, T. Evans Riddell: J. Silvester 4, A. McCabe 2, D. Sahlberg, H. Ross, P. Robertson, B. Allen, J. Nolan BEST — Diggers Rest: B. Tuckey, T. Evans, J. Heritage, S. Sims, J. Ryan, J. Sheahan Riddell: R. Lowry, M. Sammut, X. Codd, A. McCabe, J. Silvester, R. Henry Reserves — Diggers Rest 23.17 (155) d Sunbury Kangaroos 10.4 (64)

Clearing kick: Diggers Rest’s Craig Marshall’s kick beats Riddell’s Jarrod Silvester.

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GOALS — Diggers Rest: C. Payne 6, D. McKay 5, R. Hannan, D. Bourne 3, P. Crimmins 2, R. Peters, R. Berry, J. Sheahan, N. Pinder Sunbury Kangaroos: D. Tate 3, A. Salm, J. Pretty 2, C. Richards, S. Boyd, N. Hole BEST — Diggers Rest: J. Sheahan, C. Payne, M. Hewat, B. Cunningham, D. McKay, M. Walker Sunbury Kangaroos: J. Pretty, D. Tate, W. Meacham, L. Smith, N. Brien, S. Davis Under-18.5 — Riddell 16.17 (113) d Kilmore 9.9 (63) GOALS — Riddell: M. Darby 4, L. Mosele 3, L. Castle, T. Rowsell 2, T. Keaney, H. Castle,

J. Barton, B. Taylor, J. Barclay Kilmore: J. Cosaitis 3, L. Chapman, T. Gough, D. Cook, L. Crowley, L. Gough, M. McCulloch BEST — Riddell: M. Darby, D. Campbell, J. Benton, L. Mosele, T. Hodgson, J. Barton Kilmore: L. Crowley, K. Densworth, L. Murray, H. McLean, J. Cosaitis, M. Marrett PRELIMINARY FINALS Saturday, Tony Clarke Reserve, Macedon Under-18.5: Sunbury Kangaroos v Riddell, 9.40am Reserves: Romsey v Diggers Rest, noon Seniors: Romsey v Diggers Rest, 2.30pm


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Kangaroos keep Romsey at bay, hop into grand final BY TEO PELLIZZERI

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SUNBURY Kangaroos are heading back to Lancefield Park and Riddell District Football League grand final day after leading start to finish and beating Romsey by 27 points at the weekend. The Kangaroos broke away in the final quarter at a windswept Kyneton Showgrounds on Saturday to win the second semi-final 9.10 (64) to 4.13 (37). Romsey was within 16 points at the last change but could not kick a goal in the last quarter, managing four points while the Roos booted 2.3. Ryan Hatty, Phillip Kaufmann and Chris Meacham kicked two goals each for the Kangaroos while Matt Davidson was Romsey’s only multiple goalkicker with three. Romsey will play in this Saturday’s preliminary final against Diggers Rest at Macedon. Go to sunburyweekly.com.au for action galleries from both RDFL semi-finals

Taken down: Romsey duo Ash McNaughton (top) and Blake Henderson (left) take down Sunbury Kangaroos’ Tierone Cuffe (right). Picture: Shawn Smits

Second semi-finals Seniors — Sunbury Kangaroos 9.10 (64) d Romsey 4.13 (37) GOALS — Sunbury Kangaroos: P. Kaufmann, C. Meacham, R. Hatty 2, M. Streiff, D. Ellery, J. King Romsey: M. Davidson 3, N. Davidson BEST — Sunbury Kangaroos: D. Gregory, J. Powell, J. Cuffe, M. Streiff, K. Murphy, L. Walker Romsey: J. Lever, W. Kairns, N. Blair, B. Mitchell, B. Henderson, M. Brewer Reserves — Riddell 15.13 (103) d Romsey 6.4 (40) GOALS — Riddell: M. Allen 5, A. Power 3, M. Vandenberg, M. Sammut 2, D. Besanko, L. Rath, T. Marinier Romsey: B. Thorogood 2, T. Thorogood, D. Harwood, D. Devlin, B. Mueller BEST — Riddell: D. Jurczyluc, K. North, M. Allen, G. Purcell, D. Coventry, C. Jurczyluc Romsey: M. Robertson, N. Stephens, T. Thorogood, A. Pendlebury, N. Wilson, M. Young Under-18.5 — Sunbury Kangaroos 10.6 (66) lt Wallan 13.8 (86) GOALS — Sunbury Kangaroos: D. Pollard 3, J. Scaramuzzino, S. Puxley, R. Pretty 2, K. Pepper Wallan: R. Frost 6, B. Carlisle, J. Barber 2, B. Harris, M. Hill, A. Tomsky BEST — Sunbury Kangaroos: D. Pollard, K. Pepper, J. Scaramuzzino, D. Cuffe, M. Haifa, C. Lever Wallan: R. Frost, L. Bird, T. Webb, J. Wright, M. George, J. Barber

United finds its moxie, gains a breather BY TEO PELLIZZERI A BIG form swing has Sunbury United back in control of its destiny in the battle against relegation from FFV state league 3 north-west after a 5-1 win against Geelong on Saturday. A week after being beaten 5-0 at home by Yarraville, the mood at Langama Park was far brighter as Sunbury won its match in catch-up round with a runaway second half. With four teams still a realistic chance of finishing in the bottom two, Sunbury now has a two-point advantage on the drop zone with two games to go. Geelong (22 points, -21 goal difference) is ninth on the table ahead of Sunbury (20, -7) and relegation-zone teams Williamstown (18, -7) and Whittlesea United (16, -21). All teams have now played the same number of games, bar Hume United and Yarraville, which are further up the table on 23 points each with a game in hand. Sunbury scored first on Saturday via Fabian Sirgiovanni but was punished late in the first half from a free kick. But a strike from outside the penalty area early in the second half from James Agius put the game back on Sunbury’s terms and the confidence

Feeling good: Sunbury United players (from left) James Agius, Sean O’Callaghan, Fabian Sirgiovanni and Joel Schembri celebrate after the opening goal on Saturday. Picture: Ari Hatzis flowed. A straight red card for a Geelong player 10 minutes later gave Sunbury the numerical

advantage and the team went about repairing its goal difference. Jake McIntyre, Joel Schembri

and Jason Moody all found the net to round out the emphatic win. Sunbury coach Greg Czapnik said Agius’ goal was a decisive team-lifting moment in the match. ‘‘The way the players reacted . . . the body language was amazing. ‘‘It’s a confidence game and we’ve been down on that. ‘‘Last week was devastation . . . against Yarraville we were just listless. ‘‘The pressure and stress has been on the club all year. Sunbury’s got expectations of success and unfortunately we haven’t delivered this year. ‘‘The whole thing this week is going to be confidence. That’s what these guys are capable of when they go out there and play: some fantastic football, ball retention and pressure on the opposition. ‘‘We need to keep that momentum going and not leave (survival) down to other results.’’ Sunbury plays Sporting Whittlesea (third, 32 points) away this weekend and finishes its season at home on September 22 against Whittlesea United (12th, 16). Go to sunburyweekly.com.au for an action gallery from Sunbury United’s win against Geelong

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