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INBRIEF Book your tour place Friends of the Macedon Ranges Libraries has organised a ‘‘farewell tour’’ of the Dromkeen children’s literature collection. The collection, which has been housed in Riddells Creek since 1974, will be moved to the State Library by the end of the year. The morning tea and gallery tour will be at 10.30 on Thursday, September 6. It costs $10 and bookings are needed. Details: Val, 5427 2763, or Sheila at sheila@drummondagency.com.au

New candidate for Bendigo Kyneton resident Lisa Chesters is the Labor candidate for the federal seat of Bendigo. Ms Chesters is a union official with United Voices and is on the Bendigo Trades Hall Council. The incumbent member Steve Gibbons, Bendigo’s longest-serving MP, will retire from federal politics next year.

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BY ANGELA VALENTE EVERY fortnight Ann and Terry Horner load up a blue Esky, place it in the boot of their car and deliver the contents around Gisborne. Twice a month, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the couple deliver Meals on Wheels to people who need them. And they’ve been doing it for 24 years. ‘‘Australia is a society where you give back, you do volunteer,’’ Mrs Horner says. Meals on Wheels Day is being celebrated tomorrow, as it is on the last Wednesday in August each year. The annual celebration recognises the work of more than 78,000 volunteers in Australia. As long-time volunteers, the Gisborne couple have worked out a system. Mr Horner drives and stays in the car, while his wife jumps in and out knocking on doors and delivering meals. ‘‘My husband was still working when I started out.

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He started driving for me, making it easier,’’ Mrs Horner says. In the early days of volunteering, she recalls, all meals were meant to be hot and delivered five days a week. ‘‘When we started out, we had to take the meals around in Eskys and they had to be kept hot. But they don’t have to be hot any more, so we have the time to talk to people.’’ Meals are now delivered chilled between midday and 1.15pm and recipients must have a microwave. ‘‘I enjoy doing it,’’ Mrs Horner says. ‘‘Sometimes we’re the only people the recipients see all day. It’s nice; they get to know us, we get to know them.’’ The service is run by Macedon Ranges Council. To be eligible, a resident must be frail, aged or disabled. A wide range of diet and food preferences can be catered for including diabetic, low fat, low cholesterol and vegetarian. Meals include soup, main course and dessert. There are 55 volunteers who deliver meals to 50

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Free bike maintenance sessions will be held in the Macedon Ranges as part of the council’s ‘healthy and active people’ initiative. Residents can take their bicycles to be checked this Friday from 10.30am-noon at the Kyneton Mechanics Institute. Registration is needed. Details: 5422 0216 or healthycommunities @mrsc.vic.gov.au

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Everyone but Spring Street wants a park BY ANGELA VALENTE A ROMSEY group has stepped up its campaign, pushing the state government for a decision on using Crown land for an all-abilities community park. Parents started planning in 2009 to fit out a park site for community use. It wants to use the site of the former Romsey Primary School on the corner of Main Road and Palmer Street, in Romsey. But the government has made no decision to date on whether it will provide a lease for the site. The Greater Romsey All Abilities Group president Raelene Mottram said it had been waiting

for two years for the government to make a decision. ‘‘It’s difficult to keep the momentum going, keep our enthusiasm up, when you keep hitting walls like this. We’ve been waiting two years. It’s beyond a joke,’’ Ms Mottram said. ‘‘Everyone is very supportive of what we’re trying to do with getting a park going for the community. People are always asking how it’s going and I sound like a broken record. We’re still trying to get an answer.’’ The group has the support of the Macedon Ranges Council. The land has been declared surplus to government requirements. The council can’t pay for the land and is asking to enter into a

new lease. In State Parliament on August 15, Macedon MP Joanne Duncan said it was important that the matter be settled sooner rather than later. ‘‘What we need now is approval from the Minister [for Education, Martin Dixon] so the council can lease the land as was the arrangement in place some years ago when the building was used as a childcare co-operative. ‘‘The community needs certainty; they have been waiting long enough for an answer. They’re anxious to begin planning and fund-raising for the equipment and landscaping for the site.’’ The group wants to build a park for children and adults of all abilities.

‘‘There is a need for it in the community,’’ Ms Mottram said. ‘‘People who have disabilities and their families [and others] will be able to get out and enjoy some fresh air. ‘‘There is nothing like this in the whole Macedon Ranges. We want a nice place to sit with nice surroundings. We are looking at having exercise equipment there which can be utilised by anyone. ‘‘Ultimately, it will be for community gatherings, a nice park separate from the sports precinct, a quiet spot you can relax. ‘‘The building is falling into disrepair, the site is unkempt and has been vandalised. We want to turn it into a really lovely spot for our community.’’

Paintings’ sale to put tyros in the picture Jarvis. ‘‘I’ve looked at the entire collection and there’s amazing value to be gained. There are some beautiful paintings up for grabs,’’ Mr McDonald said. Each year, the fund will support one young person, post-VCE, as they embark on further study. The allocations will be made in partnership with Ettore Di Pilla’s Working Outside the Square initiative, a funding pool which helps young artists in the shire. The exhibition and sale will be held at 2pm on Sunday, September 16, at St Ambrose Hall, Templeton Street, Woodend. Entry is free. — Angela Valente

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WINNING entries of the Woodend Lions Club art prize from the past 37 years will be sold to raise funds to help local youngsters kick-start careers in the arts. Next month, the club will host an exhibition and sale of a collection of works that have graced the walls of Macedon Ranges Council buildings for almost four decades. All sale proceeds will go to the Woodend Lions’ ‘youth arts fund’. Club secretary Barry McDonald said the Lions had a commitment to young people in the community. ‘‘There are about 350 practising artists in the area making a living [from their works] and this is part of the spirit of the shire. We think it’s important to support art in the area.’’ The collection includes works by Macedon Ranges artists including Warren Curry, Richard Chamerski, Peter Eggleton, Val Jones and Sue

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Check mate: Grade 4 pupils Lydia and Hamish practise before the inter-school chess championships next week. Picture: Michael Copp

curricular activities in Australian schools. Our purpose is to instil a love of chess, of learning and of thinking that students can apply throughout their lives and I think we’re achieving that.’’ This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Chess Kids competition. ‘‘This 1000-year-old game is now also being run with a modern twist,’’ Mr Cordover said. ‘‘We use iPads to enter and track scoring and parents of participating children are also able to follow the competition live online ‘‘The scores are updated after each round, which means that parents are able to feel like they are there throughout the day, even though they can’t make it in person.’’

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PUPILS in the Macedon Ranges began to flex their mental muscles yesterday at the first round of Australia’s largest inter-school chess championships. The championships, held at Riddells Creek Primary School, will also include competitors from Braemar College, Macedon Grammar, Woodend, and Winters Flat primary schools. If successful, they will play against the top teams in Victoria at the state finals on October 22 at Monash University. Riddells Creek Primary School teacher Nick Gibson said 16 pupils from the school were competing. The school has a chess club which operates at lunch times. Former chess champion and founder of the Chess Kids competition, David Cordover, watched over the competitors yesterday. He said there had been a shift in the opinions about chess. ‘‘The appeal chess has to young, inquisitive minds and parents and teachers wanting to help their children build mental muscles from an early age is now very strong,’’ he said. ‘‘Chess has managed to shake off whatever misconceived dull or nerdy image it may have had and now takes its place as one of the most popular extra-

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School raid arrests BY ANGELA VALENTE MACEDON Ranges police have arrested two teenagers after schools in New Gisborne were damaged. On August 17, police searched houses in New Gisborne. Two males, 18 and 17, were charged with criminal damage and bailed to appear at the Kyneton Magistrates Court at a later date. Police say they are expecting to make further arrests. Macedon Ranges police service area’s Inspector Ryan Irwin said that about 2.30am on August 12, 39 windows were smashed and two doors damaged at a primary school. The damage was estimated at $6000. Similar damage was inflicted on other schools in New Gisborne. ‘‘Unfortunately, we have a very small number of people in our community who seem to think that this type of senseless behaviour is entertaining,’’ Inspector Irwin said. He thanked residents who had helped in the investigation. ■ Meanwhile, police detectives searched a Kyneton property on Thursday for firearms as part of a statewide investigation into outlaw

motorcycle gangs’ criminal activity. The Kyneton address was one of 30 properties across the state searched by Victoria Police’s Echo taskforce. A member of Victoria Police can suspend a person’s firearms licence if they believe that person is ‘unfit’ or an ‘improper person’ to hold a firearms licence. Echo taskforce detectives will continue to search properties to ensure licence holders comply with the Firearms Act regulations. The taskforce seized 109 firearms across the state. Some were registered; others were held illegally. Assistant Commissioner (crime) Steve Fontana said police made no apology for the seizures, given that many of the firearms were registered. ‘‘Outlaw motorcycle gang members brand themselves as ‘one percenters’. Victoria Police doesn’t, and we don’t believe it’s appropriate for people with this belief to have legitimate access to firearms. We’ve applied the ‘fit and proper person test’ and it’s our opinion that one percenters don’t meet that test.’’ Mr Fontana admitted the police actions could result in outlaw motorcycle gang members not registering their weapons in future.

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Stringing it all together IT’S tango time in the Macedon Ranges. The shire’s Resonance String Orchestra will perform with ARIA-nominated Cosmo Cosmolino at a Tango in the Ranges concert on Sunday, September 16. Cosmo Cosmolino is a Melbourne string and piano accordion quintet. Rhonda Franks, who has two children in the orchestra, says the group is looking forward to its biggest performance of the year. ‘‘Cosmo Cosmolino will perform separately for

part of the evening as will the Resonance Orchestra. They will also perform together, and they’re very much looking forward to it,’’ Ms Franks said. The orchestra has about 32 senior and junior players and is always looking for new members. The performance is at 3pm at the Kyneton Town Hall in Mollison Street. Adult tickets are $20 and concession is $15. For more details, visit: resonancestringorchestra.org.au

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T wasn’t a case of smashing glass ceilings so much as windscreens which catapulted Kim McAliney to the helm of Victoria’s fastest-growing local government area. “I had three windscreens broken commuting along this goat track between Sunshine and Truganina,” she recalls. “They also had 30 or 40 buses a day going down this shocking road and I joined the Wyndham transport advisory committee because I was concerned about safety. “I ended up involved in a major roads campaign, which led me to first stand for council. ‘‘I lost that first election, but I knew then I was in this for the long haul.” If McAliney is a perfect poster girl to encourage women to stand in the October local government elections it’s because she has never considered her gender an impediment. At 16, she made history by becoming the first female to join the men’s division of StJohns Ambulance because she didn’t want to have to wear a dress, as did the women nursing cadets in the then-segregated service. “There are enough challenges in life without making what you wear one of them,” she laughs of her teenage stand. For that reason she also tends to eschew the cumbersome robe of her current office as Wyndham mayor. “I respect the history and the office by wearing the chain, but let’s face it, the robe is not terribly practical or approachable.” Like McAliney, many women wind up standing for council as a logical extension of advocacy groups and community campaigns.

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Sophie Ramsay, the longest-serving of Melton shire’s three female councillors, first decided to run for office in 2001 after spending five years raising funds for an all-abilities playground. As the single mother to three girls, one of whom is disabled, and then carer to her grandmother, it could be said she had enough on her plate, but standing for council was very much Sophie’s choice.

“Everybody was a little shocked and worried,” Ramsay recalls of her decision to nominate. “They said things like: ‘Soph, you’ll get eaten alive’.” Instead, she has thrived, twice-serving as Melton’s mayor, and she makes a compelling case for other women to join her. “To me, local government isn’t a stepping stone; it’s the pinnacle, and I would love to see more women involved because women bring a lot of compassion and empathy to council. “Women with different life experiences need to be part of the debate and discussion to make well-rounded policy for the whole of the community.” That doesn’t mean it’s always a picnic. “Sure, there have been times when I’ve come home in tears and I haven’t been able to win an argument, but I just keep chipping away and usually those things I really care about get embedded in policies.” They include the introduction of a childminding rebate to make it a little easier for female councillors. The rebate can also be accessed by male councillors where the need arises. Most councils now offer reimbursement for child-minding costs, which removes some of the financial disincentive for female candidates, particularly single mums and those without much family support. That’s not to say the role doesn’t involve juggling demands of home and work, particularly in local government areas where the demographics throw up particular challenges. There have been no women on Moorabool Council since former mayor Di McAuliffe stepped down in 2008 and she believes the fact many of the shire’s residents commute long distances to work is part of the reason. “Moorabool is one of those councils where a majority of our working people actually leave the community to work,” McAuliffe observes. “You have to then make a decision: Will I have the time to contribute to this role and


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maintain a job, for example, in Melbourne? Those are the sort of choices you have to make and they’re not always easy.” She believes the remuneration — though admittedly better than during her years in office — is another factor which may influence who chooses to put their hand up to serve on council, particularly as mayor. “I couldn’t do the mayor’s job part-time,’’ she says. ‘‘That was a full-time job, but back then there was no super, no WorkCover — basically just a stipend to cover costs. “I loved what I did and I loved being in local government, but I frankly couldn’t afford to do it any more. I needed to earn a living.” “You have to be sensible to yourself,” Macedon Ranges deputy mayor Henryka Benson agrees. “There’s no point being on council if you are going to run yourself ragged. “You have to ensure there are some demarcations between work and home so you can cope. It’s important to have a balance and council-free days. ‘‘There are sometimes engagements or appointments where you just have to say, ‘I’m sorry, I just can’t attend it’.” And with a blended brood of seven children, including twins delivered halfway through the current council term, she knows what she’s talking about. “A twin pregnancy comes with a multitude of complications so I had to be very careful,” Benson says. “To put it in context, for the last six months of my pregnancy I was flat on my back on the fifth floor of the Royal Women’s. “But having said that, because of modern technology I was able to have my laptop, have wireless broadband and have my mobile so people would still be contacting me on council issues — the potholes in their street and so on. “I was still doing work on the strategic stuff, but I was literally bed-bound.”

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Melton councillor Sophie Ramsay. Picture: Martina Gemmola

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Hume Mayor Ros Spence. Picture: Darren Howe Macedon Deputy Mayor Henryka Benson with twins Roisin & Finbar. Picture: Matthew Furneaux

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But it’s not every woman who could face that situation with such equanimity. As Ros Spence, the out-going mayor of Hume, puts it: “I think there are stages in life where it would be extremely challenging to take on this role.” It really comes down then to an individual’s circumstance and the attributes required to make a good councillor, rather than their gender. “There are a lot of things you need to be able to do to be an effective councillor,” Spence says. “You need to be well-organised, you need to have a willingness to listen, you need to have a willingness to be co-operative, but ultimately what you need is a passion for the community and a desire to make positive change in the local community.” • Nominations for council candidates close at noon on September 25. August 28, 2012 WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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We can be extremely proud to call the Macedon Ranges our home. As residents of the shire, we know that the Macedon Ranges is beautiful and has the benefits of being located less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne to the south and the regional city of Bendigo to the north. Being so close to the city while enjoying a semi-rural lifestyle, we certainly enjoy the best of both worlds. The Macedon Ranges is not only a great place to live, play and retire, it’s also a great place to do business: we have a diverse local economy and a thriving business community, which council actively supports. We attract tourists from far and wide and have world-class equine facilities and quality local agriculture. From arts and cultural events, historic buildings, rural villages, cafes and restaurants, gardens and natural features, views and fresh air, to the pride of place that our residents share – our local communities are one-of-a-kind. Above all, the Macedon Ranges is a wonderful place because of its people and the fabric of our communities. Many volunteers dedicate countless hours to improving our towns and are always looking for new members. So get involved in the region, become part of your community, join a service club, sporting team or community group (I highly recommend the Country Women’s Association scones). Together, our region is what we make it.

Hume is a unique and wonderful place to visit with many different experiences on offer for the whole family. There are many things people can discover in their own backyard in the Sunbury region, including award-winning wines at historic wineries like Goona Warra and Wildwood wineries, the birthplace of The Ashes at Rupertswood Mansion or the experience of brushing shoulders with retired champion racehorses at Living Legends. Sunbury has a wonderful history and many natural wonders, from bluestone architecture to Mt Holden. There is something for the whole family to enjoy and it’s only a short drive or train ride from Melbourne’s central city. Sunbury and broader Hume City is going through an exciting period of growth and is a great place to live, work and visit. I encourage you all to come and sample our local delights.

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Aboriginal links long-held By Carole Levy THERE’S evidence to suggest that Aboriginal people have lived in the Macedon Ranges for at least 26,000 years, and today the region still has strong indigenous associations. Tribal clans, mainly the Wolwurrung (or Wurundjeri) and Dja Dja Wurrung, are known to have moved about the area’s grassy waterways to hunt, fish and gather food. The Wurundjeri people lived in the lands in and around the Yarra River and Maribyrnong watershed, with one of the most important cultural sites — Mount William — recently added to the National Heritage List. The Dja Dja Wurrung language group covered a large area of central Victoria and it’s thought the lands around Kyneton and Malmsbury were home to the Galgal Gundidji clan. Both the Wurundjeri and Dja Dja Wurrung communities are active today, with the Wurundjeri Council and Wurundjeri Elders working to manage and care for their land. Larina Strauch, secretary and researcher for the Kyneton Historical Society, says archival documents suggest the Dja Dja Wurrung clan was a peaceful one. ‘‘Diary entries tell of happy relations between early white settlers and the clan, who were friendly by nature. In fact, when the Aboriginal

people disappeared by 1865, due mostly to the ravages of European diseases, the settlers expressed sadness,” She explains. ‘‘William Thomson, Kyneton shire president from the mid-1860s for many years, tells of his boyhood experiences with the many Aboriginal people who gathered around Kyneton.’’ Thomson’s diary reads, in part: ‘‘The indigenous people were numerous around Kyneton during the early days and, as a lad, I used to be friendly with the Aboriginal youngsters. It was with them I learned to swim in the Campaspe River. Many a time I have seen the native hunters stalking an emu or a turkey.’’ When the Calder Freeway bypass was constructed at Carlsruhe, Larina Strauch recalls that more than 5000 Aboriginal artefacts were uncovered. ‘‘Items found were of mixed origin and suggest that the area was a tribal meeting ground with upwards of 600 people gathering from far and wide,’’ she says. ‘‘And Piper Street in Kyneton was the scene of corroborees well after European settlement.’’ The Macedon Ranges is rich in Aboriginal culture, and more information is available at the Kyneton Historical Society.

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Indigenous people of 1862 thought to be returning to their family in Kyneton. Picture supplied by Kyneton Historical Society.

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

120.70m

Mount Macedon 22 Wynn Avenue

Approx property boundary

The Terraces, on 2.5 acres

A superb, professionally designed and established garden homesite nestled amongst some of the very elite gardens of Mount Macedon within a 45 minute drive of the city.

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Auction - Saturday 8 September at 12noon

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Gently sloping land with NW facing aspect featuring very picturesque views, good soils and pastures. Power supply available, Macedon Ranges Planning permit No 2090353 for a dwelling.

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Reserve Price $375,000 Contact John Keating 0419 880 444

Auction - Saturday 8 September at 3pm

Malmsbury

1 Bridge Street Keldon, of Sand and Stone on 27.8 Acres

A charming 4 bedroom homestead with a self-contained manager’s cottage nestled in an absolutely stunning location overlooking Malmsbury Reservoir.

Reserve Price $880,000 View Sat 8 Sept 2.30-3pm Contact Julian Davies 0407 670 234


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Where beauty abounds Practical productivity is not the only selling point of this estate, writes Carole Levy fter exploring this 6.07-hectare property, it was easy to agree with the owner’s tonguein-cheek declaration of ‘‘If I plant a brick, I harvest a house.’’ Evidence of fecundity is everywhere: a vineyard with three wine and two table grape varieties, an olive grove with spanish and kalamata types, vegie gardens, and an orchard of at least nine fruits. And that’s just in the immediate house precinct. About 3.03 hectares of the land out back, divided into paddocks, will sustain sheep or horses with ease — and there are four sheds in support.

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But it’s not just practical productivity on the agenda. An enclosed, pitched-roof pergola at the back of the house is a temple where worship of floral beauty reigns, a place where the lady of the house shows her amazingly talented green thumb, creating an entertainment oasis in the process. Built 24 years ago by Tempo Prestige Homes for the present owners, the house is a comfortable family abode with lots of timber features and a Jetmaster fireplace to warm its heart. A tiled hallway from the entrance foyer veers left to the bedroom wing where there is four good-sized bedrooms, bathroom with spa and

timber vanity unit, separate toilet and laundry with storage. The main bedroom has a bay window, walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Bi-folds to the right of entry open to a large, carpeted lounge-dining room with an elegantlydressed bay window. The nearby family hub with wood heater and floor tiles accesses the aforementioned pergola; the kitchen is rich with timber features including loads of cupboards, and has a dishwasher, electric cooktop, wall oven and views of a rose garden from the sink. This property has its own special magic just a few minutes from Calder freeway access.

240 Bulla-Diggers Rest Road, Diggers Rest Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Living areas: Lounge-dining, family-meals The rest: fireplace, ceiling fans, spa, intercom, pergola, double garage, vineyard, orchard, olive grove, two dams, water tank, town water, 4 sheds fenced paddocks Price: $1.3 million Private sale Open for inspection: Saturday at 3pm Agent: Dunlop Real Estate Sunbury, 97442555

www.dunloprealestate.com.au Book your springtime auction today 03 9744 2555

54 Evans St, Sunbury email: sales@dunloprealestate.com.au

03 54 282 800

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Ahhh, the serenity uyers can explore this property like Bourke and Wills did Australia, and be surprised by what’s on offer. ‘Penmarric’ is brimming with heritage character and charm, surrounded by established gardens on 44.52 hectares. The bluestone homestead is enhanced by timber-clad cathedral ceilings and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a laundry, kitchen, sunroom and sitting room. Two separate bluestone buildings are nearby and have been restored into contemporary spaces with ample room to entertain. A verandah provides a haven to enjoy the

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263 Bourke Lane, Woodend Price: $1.79 million Private sale Agent: Keating Real Estate Woodend, 5427 2999

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65 Gyro Close Riddells Creek

sunshine and surrounding greenery. A tennis court, water tanks, bore, paddocks, hay and machinery sheds, and a double garage are included. With so much space buyers may feel isolated but the heart of Woodend is only seven kilometres away.

82 Boggygate Road Clarkefield

ULTIMATE RURAL LIFESTYLE WITH TOWN WATER ON 4 ½ acres APPROX.

EXECUTORS REALISATION SALE

Perfectly positioned to capture stunning views and a northerly aspect, this quality built home offers 3 brs, main with ensuite & WIR, huge study or 4th br, open plan kitchen/ dining/family, lounge plus large colourbond shed.

An uncompleted renovation project which will enable you to add your finishing flair. With potential for 3 brs, lounge, dining, kit, large pantry, extensive verandas excellent shedding and stockyards.

FOR SALE $699,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 1.30-2.00PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

Sunbury

6 Charters Avenue Gisborne

DESIGNED FOR ENTERTAINING

GREAT LOCATION – GREAT VIEWS ON ALMOST ½ ACRE

Designed for family entertainment this neat and tidy 3 br home offers spacious living areas. Feats kitchen, meals, family, lounge, s/s appliances, heating, cooling,decked entertaining, rear gate access and double carport.

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FOR SALE SAT 6TH OCTOBER @ 12.30PM INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 1.00-1.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

FOR SALE $325,000 INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

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Light filled family home featuring double glazed windows & decked verandas with stunning views. Comp 3 brs plus study/4th, central kitchen, lounge/dining, family room plus large shed with integrated double carport.

FOR SALE $499,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.30-1.00pm Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

Paula Carey 0411 407 703 Shantelle Cardwell-Smith 0421 217 582 David DiBella 0468 559 712 John Dunlop 0419 001 991

Julie Gloster 0408 323 056 Howard Jones 0409 133 407 Josie Borg 0401 076 727


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109 Willowbank Road Gisborne ROOM TO SPREAD YOUR WINGS-1600M2 APPROX Lovely five bedroom, four living family home has all the luxury features and space you crave. Come see for yourself what this home has to offer.

FOR SALE $659,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 1.00-1.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

5 Manfred Court, Sunbury

2 Greenhill Court Sunbury

SERENE AMBIANCE

PACKED WITH STUNNING FEATURES 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.

FOR SALE $479,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.30-1.00PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

55 Anderson Road Sunbury

AUCTION SAT 22ND SEPTEMBER @ 12NOON INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.30-12.00NOON Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

7 Windsor Rise Sunbury

DECISIVELY DIFFERENT

DIVINE SPACIOUS LIVING

This sandstone townhouse is within strolling distance to the township. Feats 2 brs, kitchen, meals, living, 2 toilets. s/s gas and elec appliances, dishwasher, heating and cooling. Outdoor entertaining, LU garage, internal access.

FOR SALE $319,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 10.30-11.00am Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

3/14-16 Rodney Street Gisborne

Young & spacious this exceptional family home offers, 4 brs, ens, WIR, BIRs, large kitchen, meals, family, lounge, dining, s/s app, dishwasher, heating and cooling. Covered entertaining, double garage with remote and internal access.

FOR SALE $429,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 1.30-2.00PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Lancefield

DOWNSIZE WITHOUT COMPROMISE

FOR SEEKERS OF THE UNUSUAL-5 ½ ACRES approx.

Quality 3 bedroom townhouse with 2 bathrooms, double garage, private north facing courtyard. Large lounge and separate open plan living / kitchen, only minutes to the shops and easy access to the freeway.

54 Evans Street, Sunbury 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

In a Kismet Park court location, this well maintained home features 3 brs plus study/4th , kit, meals, lounge, dining. Gas and electric appliances, dishwasher, ducted heating, cooling, covered entertaining, large carport, LU garage/ workshop and off street parking. Prior offers considered

FOR SALE $395,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.00-11.30AM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

9744 2555 5428 2800

Uniquely designed home of stone and wood finished to a high standard. Romantic and private setting in beautiful gardens with a productive olive grove. Is this what you seek?

FOR SALE $649,000 INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

Paula Carey 0411 407 703 Shantelle Cardwell-Smith 0421 217 582 David DiBella 0468 559 712 John Dunlop 0419 001 991

Julie Gloster 0408 323 056 Howard Jones 0409 133 407 Josie Borg 0401 076 727

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35 Deverell Road, Gisborne South/Sunbury

$1.6M

106 Sheedy Road Gisborne

‘CHARLTON’ (c1890) – ON 29.5 ACRES

FREEHOLD FOR SALE

Lovingly transformed original homestead that just loves to entertain. Large shedding infrastructure to house ‘boy’s toys’ or home based business. A truly special property. Colour brochure available.

Over one acre of prime Gisborne land with Motel complex showing very good returns pa. An opportunity for the smart investor to secure a great Gisborne property with many options.

Selling something special? Contact Dunlop Real Estate

240 Bulla-Diggers Rest Road, Diggers Rest

Inspect: This saturday 3:00-3:30pm

116 Emmeline Drive, Gisborne

Inspect: This saturday 11:00-11:30am

FAMILY LIVING - 15 ACRES

A HOP, SKIP & JUMP TO THE VILLAGE

This appealing home feats 4 brs, full ens, WIRs, hobby/ storeroom, modern kitchen with large family leisure, and formal lounge and dining area. Well established garden, orchard, vineyard and grazing pasture. Inspections highly recommended

The allure of the countryside awaits in this light filled 3 bedroom plus study home on over 6 acres with town water and shedding. Easy freeway access. Inspect today.

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$229,000 to $233,000

30 Station Street, Sunbury

Gisborne Fields - Only 7 Blocks left

This Modern Complex with 8 on site car parks is situated in central Sunbury town location.

These larger blocks with wide frontages allows you to build your dream home. Plans and further details from selected marketing agent.

Opportunity to purchase or Lease a high quality building with extensive renovations, new carpet, freshly painted and a new modern rendered look, along with this the property offers natural light, a professional ambiance and features a boardroom to compliment its broad size of approximately 360m2.

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40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

5428 2800


Nest amid colourful birdlife asy access from this property to Spavin Drive Lake with its abundance of bird life will appeal to lovers of feathered creatures. The house in Kismet Park estate has three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, study/fourth bedroom, bathroom, laundry, lounge-dining room, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, including a dishwasher, and an adjoining meals area. A sliding door leads to an entertainment area. Central heating, airconditioning, a double carport and garage are extras.

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etween Kyneton and Woodend is where buyers will find ‘Tylden Waters’, this property on 60.7 hectares. The brick house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and two, spacious, tiled living areas, one with a wood heater. A verandah leads to a barbecue and entertainment area. A separate barn-style studio with cathedral ceilings, huge Colorbond shed with concrete floor and three phase power, water tank, orchard and a dam are included.

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5 Manfred Court, Sunbury Price: Contact agent Auction: September 22 at noon Agent: Dunlop Real Estate Sunbury, 9744 2555

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1261 Trentham Road, Tylden Price: $990,000-$1.08million Private sale Agent: RT Edgar Macedon Ranges Woodend, 54271222

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12 Scenic Court

5428 2544 RIDDELLS CREEK

Privacy, establishment & designed for comfort. Quiet court position overlooking reserve.

House size 3 bedroom unit, with double garage and full ensuite. 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.

Land approx. 718M². Large entry foyer, 3 bedrms (extra large main), spacious lounge/ dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, family bathrm, laundry, workshop/storage & garage. Dbl glazing, solar panels, natural gas central heating, water tanks & much more. EXCLUSIVE SALE: PRICE: $389,000 VIEW: Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm

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No.8 (Lot 9)

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PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $345,000 VIEW: Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

CARLSRUHE

Morningside - Gisborne’s Most Prestigious Address. Land 1,116m² approx.

What an opportunity! Located in picturesque Carlsruhe -easy access Kyneton & Woodend. Log cabin style home, 3 bedrooms, ensuite, lounge/ dining & kitchen/meals/living. Colorbond shed, 3 dams, bore & treatment plant. A great place to start your new lifestyle! Land approx 15.98 Ha (39.5 Acres).

AUCTION: Saturday 22nd Sept at 11:00am. PRICE: E.S.R. $220,000 TO $240,000 VIEW: Saturday 2:00 - 2:30pm

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $535,000 VIEW: Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am

GISBORNE

Neat & tidy on 900m² approx. Features polished hardwood floorboards & rear northerly aspect into living areas.

GISBORNE

135 Chases Lane Affordable Acreage -Easy Access to Calder Fwy

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.

62 Fersfield Road

Unit 5/2 Larter Court

46 Frith Road Elevated Position with Views across Town. Land Approx. 998m².

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.

Well established neighbourhood within easy walking distance to all town facilities, recreation reserves & parks. Accommodation of four bedrooms, large kitchen/meals/family area, lounge/dining room, ensuite & main bathroom. Undercover outdoor living area, terraced gardens & double garage. Such a convenient in-town location!

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $368,000 VIEW: Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $405,000 VIEW: Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

21 Alcheringa Court

A Property with Views. This One Will Please the Whole Family! Great space inside & out! Large living area, rumpus room, study, large main bedroom & 3 dbl bedrms. Stylish ensuite & main bathroom. Evap. cooling, central heating, 900mm oven & gas hot plates, spa bath, dishwasher & electric/solar hot water. Alfresco area, integrated dbl garage, workshop, garden shed & chicken coup. Land Approx. 1,674M². PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $598,000 VIEW: By appointment.

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

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Unit 1/46 Goode Street Appealing on the outside stylish on the inside! Wide tree-lined street close to town centre. Spacious kitchen/meals/living rm, 2 double bedrms, bathroom, sep. WC & laundry. Under cover outdoor area, courtyard garden & single garage. Quality carpets & drapes, polished floor boards, reverse cycle heating/cooling & dishwasher. Ideal for retirees or investment. PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $365,000 VIEW: Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am

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6 Kennington Rise

FAMILY FRIENDLY DUAL OCCUPANCY

5428 2544 GISBORNE

On approx. 2241M² on the fringe of town. 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, ensuite, 4 B/rms, study & more. Outdoor entertainment incl. inground swimming pool, extensive paving, protective verandas & quality tiling. 2 sep. garages. Independence or family interaction.

GISBORNE

1 Harvard Court

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $869,000 VIEW: By Appointment

GISBORNE

Such a versatile floor plan. 6 star energy rating & a fabulous view.

Beautifully presented home offering 4 bedrms, study, quality ensuite & bathrm, spacious kitchen inc. Smeg appliances & walk-in pantry. Open living area, gas log fire, opening onto magnificent alfresco area. Natural gas central heating, evap. cooling, dbl glazing. 4 car garage inc. entertaining area, WC, sink & wood heater.

4 bedrms (2 possible master suites), home office/gym or media rm, lounge/dining, kitchen/meals/family, lovely breakfast room, scullery/laundry, 3 way bathrm & ensuite. Dbl glazing, solar hot water, high ceilings, decking & sealed driveway. Integrated dbl garage. Landscaped gardens with impressive rock walling. Land approx. 964m².

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $710,000 VIEW: By appointment.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $570,000 - $590,000 VIEW: Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

Unit 2, 54 Goode Street

GISBORNE

Walk to town & all facilities easily from this neighbourhood. 4 bedrooms plus study area, lounge, kitchen/meals/family rm, huge rumpus rm, 2 bathrms & undercover outdoor area. Established & beautifully secluded garden. A convenient treat for all the family.

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

Unit 3/3 Morrow Road

80 Frith Road Spacious family home with north facing living in a wonderful location. Land approx. 1700m².

Sensational opportunity to purchase a quality home in arguably Gisborne’s best street! High level of accommodation incl. 3 bedrms, ensuite, study, kitchen/meals/living space, sep. lounge & loads of storage. Features incl. high ceilings, ducted vacuuming, air conditioning, undercover entertaining area, gazebo & much more. Move your lifestyle to a new level in this unbeatable location!

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

6 Pindara Place

Outstanding Contemporary Residence – As New. Land 1,023M² approx.

Superior living in the heart of Gisborne!

GISBORNE

Commanding Outlook From A “Grand Design”. Land Approx. 2093m² Architectural masterpiece has achieved a perfect harmony in urban objectives. A creative floorplan allows for a large family or extended living opportunity for other family members. Views from balcony are superb & stretch across the Morningside Est towards golf course, Wombat State Forest & Mt Macedon.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $795,000 VIEW: BY APPOINTMENT

GISBORNE

82 – 88 Dalton Street

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $478,000 VIEW: Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm

GISBORNE

50 Fersfield Road

New New New! Luxury 3 bedroom home unit. House size/low maintenance.

Comfortable & Affordable Family Home Close To Township Land Approx. 945m²

Fantastic open plan living with superb kitchen. Opens onto spacious and protected rear yard. Includes full ensuite, natural gas ducted heating, quality carpets/tiles and 2.7m (9”) ceilings.

Neat BV home offering 3 double b/rms, sep. lounge, study nook, updated kitchen/meals area & sep. light (north facing) family room, Dble carport with roller doors, sep. single brick garage, under cover outdoor area, well established garden.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $395,000 VIEW: Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $382,500 VIEW: By Appointment

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Sharing the profits The Williams Landing developer is giving local groups a cash leg-up eighbourhood grants are up for grabs, thanks to developer Cedar Woods, and local community groups are being encouraged to make the most of them. The Williams Landing neighbourhood grants program delivers sums of $500, $1000 and $2000 to help not-for-profit community groups that service the local area. Cedar Woods Victorian state manager Nathan Blackburne said more than 50 sports, welfare, culture and recreation community groups had so far benefited. ‘‘The recipients have shared in more then $60,000 of funding for projects,’’ Mr Blackburne said. ‘‘Projects include help with disability, providing financial help to disadvantaged women, outfitting a vehicle for a local fire brigade, and buying art, books and stationery for community centres.’’ Applications close on October 5. For eligibility criteria and an application form, visit the Williams Landing website or the Cedar Woods sales office, or phone them.

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Williams Landing Developer: Cedar Woods Address: 52 De Havilland Circuit, Williams Landing Opening hours: Daily from 11am-5pm Phone: 9820 1777 Website: williamslanding.com.au

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Make your property search easier Domain’s FREE* app for iPad allows you to search for properties to buy, rent or share across Australia. Using the ‘Around Me’ feature, you can search for properties in your current location, seeing all the properties on an interactive map. You can even search for recently sold properties to help you keep track of prices in your area. Best of all you can sync to your Domain account, allowing you to save your shortlisted properties and have access to your Inspection Planner. To download the application, just go to the App Store® and search for Domain or visit www.domain.com.au/iPadapp

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The science of learning is fun A SPECIALIST science centre is helping teachers and students in Melbourne’s western suburbs and across Victoria discover the world around them. Based in Bacchus Marsh, Ecolinc is a Department of Education and Early Childhood Development initiative focusing on environmental science programs for teachers and students. The centre offers students from foundation to year 12 interactive curriculum programs — on-site, off-site and online. Ecolinc director Suzanne Clark says the centre is offering support for schools to access outreach programs. Support for off-site outreach includes an Ecolinc education officer who will conduct a tailored program in the teacher’s classroom. All foundation to year 10 programs follow the Australian curriculum, with VCE biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics courses and resources provided. Ecolinc’s website aims to make learning science fun and interactive, with two new online programs called Discovering Wetlands and Watching the Weather designed for years 5 to 8 students. Discovering Wetlands enables students and teachers to explore Ecolinc’s virtual wetland. It includes a teacher and student navigator, a talk with the experts, macro-invertebrate

identification application, virtual wetland tour, interactive quiz, information about wetlands through the seasons and managing wetland ecosystems. ‘‘Watching the Weather provides student and teacher resources to use in conjunction with the Ecolinc weather wall,” Suzanne says. “Resources include making weather instruments, a webcam passport, being a weather presenter, meteorology quiz, photo gallery and glossary.” Ecolinc has also received funding from the Department of Sustainability and Environment to develop an online education program based on the biodiversity of the western volcanic plains. Teachers can register to learn more about Ecolinc by attending a teacher professional learning day on: • Friday, September 14: Investigating biodiversity in the wetland (years 5-8). • Friday, November 23: Biodiversity of the western volcanic plains, online — including a visit to Mt Rothwell (years 5-8). • Friday, December 7: VCE science. For more information, visit ecolinc.vic.edu.au.

Suzanne Clarke helps Isik College student Zeliha use her iPad to study the wetlands. Picture: Shawn Smits.

Science and technology innovations centre — Bacchus Marsh

Welcome to Ecolinc’s new website, designed to provide P-12 students, teachers and community members with an integrated overview of Ecolinc’s onsite, offsite and online curriculum programs.

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Ecolinc is an established Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Science Specialist Centre focusing on the development and delivery of innovative educational programs addressing environmental sustainability.

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Beauty and history raise up the Ranges THE nine unique townships of the Macedon Ranges are full of history, art, culture, great food and wine, and surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in Victoria. Whether a long-time resident or new to the shire, the Macedon Ranges is the place to find arts or cultural events. Its shire council hosts everything from major international concerts at Hanging Rock to regional comedy, dance and theatre performances at the Kyneton Town Hall. The Kyneton Museum and Historical Society is an enviable resource to discover how people and history have shaped the region. And Hanging Rock is an idyllic spot for a Sunday barbecue and walk to the summit. It’s also home to guided nature walks, camp-outs and festivals such as the Harvest Picnic. A visit to any of the local wineries will demonstrate why so many people converge on the region, while a weekend farmers’ market at Lancefield, Riddells Creek, Woodend or Kyneton provides other reasons.

The picturesque Kerrie Valley region is worth exploring by car, or you might take a horse ride through the Mt Charlie fauna and flora reserve to discover the beautiful wildlife and plant species that abound. The council is behind many indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, from fitness and aquatic centres in Kyneton and Gisborne, and stadiums in Woodend, Riddells Creek, Macedon and Kyneton to outdoor courts, pools, sports clubs and reserves in towns across the shire. The shire’s vibrant communities have a population of 43,200 with more than 5000 businesses including thriving tourism, equine and agricultural enterprises.

Find out more, go to visitmacedonranges.com.au or mrsc.vic.gov.au

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Growth is just bananas in Sunbury SUNBURY is a city that provides its residents with a vibrant lifestyle while also keeping an eye on the future. The suburb is home to about 35,000 people but in less than a generation is expected to grow to anywhere between 80,000 and 100,000. Hume City Council is investing time and money into Sunbury’s future, steering many projects to make the community a progressive and attractive place in which to live and work. Streetscape improvements along Evans and Brooke streets are giving the city a more sophisticated face, with the next phase on Brooke Street near the station due to start in February. The Racecourse Road development is an exciting new joint council and Australand project that will create a connected community with diverse lifestyle choices. The development proposal includes 390 lots and more than 15 hectares of wetlands, parks, reserves, open space, junior and senior play areas, cycling and walking paths and small-scale neighbourhood retail centre. Grassy woodlands and yellow gum trees will be protected and drought-tolerant plantings are planned throughout the site.

Other housing developments around Sunbury are also on the rise, with the announcement of Diggers Rest’s designated new housing area expected to have positive effects for the community. The Sunbury Electrification Project, which will put Sunbury onto the metro train system and give it ‘premium station’ status (staffed from first to last train), is nearing completion. Extra suburban trains on the Sydenham line during the morning peak will carry an extra 3000 commuters into the city loop. Sunbury has recently welcomed ALDI supermarket, restaurants and shops on Gap Road, and Vineyard Road, south of McDougall Road, is earmarked for further business development, with a new Masters store expected to be an anchor for the precinct. Sunbury might be known as ‘the birthplace of The Ashes’ with a cricket bail famously being burned, but today a different fire has been ignited: a passion and commitment to seeing Sunbury grow with the whole community’s needs in mind. Sunbury smile: Goonawarra Primary School student, Matthew, perhaps reflects the mood of the city.

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Get on your bike and explore the Shire THE Macedon Ranges Healthy and Active People Initiative encourages healthy behaviours by increasing the number of adults participating in physical activity and eating healthy food. The initiative offers activities such as cooking classes, strength for health exercise, walking groups, and the popular AustCycle program which is offering a free bike maintenance session on Friday August 31 in Kyneton. AustCycle is a bike riding program for adults that equips people with the skills and confidence to cycle regularly. It caters to a range of skill levels, from those who have never ridden a bike to those who are comfortable but may not have ridden for a long time. AustCycle teacher Kevin says the program provides an easy way to get back into riding. “You can brush up on your skills, gain a bit of practice, and get your confidence up,” he explains. “Before the term 3 program begins on September 4, people are encouraged to take part in the free bike maintenance session and find out how to look after a bike and check that it’s in good condition.”

Trained and experienced AustCycle teachers, Kevin and Hubert, will demonstrate how to adjust a bicycle to suit you, provide maintenance tips and helmet checks, as well as demonstrate how to fix a flat tyre - and answer questions. With winter fading and spring on the way, now is a great time to start thinking about exercising outdoors and what better way to see the shire and get exercise at the same time than on your bike?

The session is open to everyone and will be held between 10.30am and noon on Friday, August 31 outside the Kyneton Mechanics Institute on Mollison Street. Assistance with transport or respite is available. Contact Macedon Ranges Shire Council on 5422 0216 or email healthycommunities@mrsc.vic.gov.au to register your interest.

AustCycle program participants Kev and Chrisabel

Programs and Activities Register your interest in participating today! Phone (03) 5422 0216 Strength for Health: get started in exercise by using light weights and chair-based activities to maintain your weight and health. Join in the Kyneton or Woodend programs today.

Heart Foundation Walking Groups: walking and talking while staying healthy and active. There are several walking groups across the shire, contact us to find out how you can get involved in one today.

Lifeball: an exciting team game similar to netball or basketball. It’s fun, social and friendly. Come and try Lifeball in Kyneton.

Community Gardens: Kyneton Community Learning Centre has a new herb garden and runs monthly community lunches using fresh produce and the herbs from the garden. Come along to our next community lunch on Friday 28 September from 11am.

Cooking for 1 or 2: need more skills and ideas on cooking a variety of healthy meals? In this course you’ll learn about nutrition, budgeting and weight management. Sign up for this popular course now, programs starting in Lancefield and Gisborne in October.

Live Well: a healthy living program that will help and motivate you to exercise and eat healthier, with great results. Join in the Gisborne program, starting in October.

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AustCycle: a bike riding program to give you the confidence to start riding again or for the first time. Join in the Kyneton program, starting in October.


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REDGUM FIREWOOD, SPLIT, DRY & READY TO BURN 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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Weekly Classifieds 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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MECHANIC / FORKLIFT An experienced Mechanic is required for mobile and inhouse servicing and repairs to forklift trucks and various other types of mobile plant and equipment. As a face of the business you will need to have good communication skills, a high attention to presentation, cleanliness, detail and pride in workmanship. A vehicle is supplied with this position. If you wish to become part of a small, friendly and hardworking team, apply to: Mita Forklift Services: 0412 385 297 / 9311 7977 G5338981

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

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Due to an increasing workload at our business in Kyneton we are seeking to employ experienced people in the following area's: Mechanical, Panel Beating/Quoting/Managing, Spray Painting, Tow Truck Driving & RACV Patrolmen After hours work is also available

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This position will require you to provide clear direction to Operations maintenance staff to ensure day to day works are carried out within budget, on time and in accordance with any safe operating procedures currently in place. You will assist the Works Officer to liaise with the public and action customer requests in relation to civil infrastructure and maintenance works, either through the scheduling and completion of works, or by providing suitable advice and explanation back to the customer. A Works Officer Certificate or the equivalent and/or substantial experience within the field is required as well as well-developed and demonstrated problem solving skills in a works supervision environment. For further information contact Kevin Keating, Works Officer on (03) 5421 0807. Closing Date Monday 10 September 2012 at 5pm.

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Staff Required Precast Company located in Gisborne are currently seeking experienced applicants for the following positions: ✓ Concreters ✓ Steel Fixers

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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

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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.

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We require a permanent part time Salesperson to work Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 5.30pm and alternate Saturdays 9am to 3.30pm. Experiece in curtain and window furnishings would be an advantage otherwise we are keen to train you in this specialised area. The applicant will have excellent presentation and communication skills. If you have a professional and positive attitude, enjoy working in a team environment, please semd your resume to:

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Small, boutique management consultancy in the Macedon Ranges area requires a highly organised person with accurate, fast typing skills (70-80 wpm), excellent customer service skills and telephone manner to manage their desk top publishing unit; medico-legal background an advantage.

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A reputable installation company dedicated to installations in new homes, wants you. On offer is plenty of work at competitive rates, weekly pay without the hassle of quoting or chasing your own jobs. All contractors paid weekly and on time, guaranteed.

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"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.

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Our Professional Employment and Situations Vacant columns are reserved for advertisements which carry a SPECIFIC and GENUINE offer of employment.

Situations Vacant

Modern 3 BR Townhouse, study nook, kitchen, lounge/meals, great laundry, ducted heating, cooling, courtyard & dbl garage with remote. Avail 14/9/12.

5 Yale Court

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Neat 3 BR Unit, ensuite, open plan kitchen/meals/lounge, duct heat, air cond, courtyard & dbl garage. Avail 3/9/12.

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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.

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DRIVER Exp HC Side loader Driver req for night shift. Sun-Thurs, plenty of work. Must have MSIC. Call Lance: 0433 949 654.

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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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Cold-blooded passion Reptile wrangler Adam Sapiano is rapt, and wrapped, with his career, writes Rebecca Miller s a child, Adam Sapiano loved being in touch with Australian fauna, but he never dreamed he’d work with its inhabitants up close. ‘‘Growing up, I was always an outdoors kind of kid. I spent a lot of time down the river looking for blue tongued lizards, but I never thought I’d grow up as a snake catcher,’’ Adam says. Working with reptiles daily requires special skills and courses, but for Adam it’s all been worth it. ‘‘Snake catching started as a hobby. I’ve kept venomous and nonvenomous snakes as pets for a number of years and I became a snake catcher three years ago. ‘‘At the start, I would catch snakes for people on my days off, but now it’s a full-time service.

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‘‘There’s courses available in venomous snake-handling recommended for people who want to take on that job. They’re also required to be licensed by the Department of Sustainability and Environment.’’ Adam is a wildlife controller who covers most of Melbourne’s western suburbs, but he says he’ll travel anywhere to catch a snake. ‘‘Calls generally come from someone who has found a snake in their backyard or inside the house. Once I’ve caught the snake, it’s relocated to a safe environment for the public and the snake’s sake.’’ Adam says there’s no typical week for him, but as snake catching is seasonal, once the weather warms up he can get up to six calls a day. ‘‘I have calls for tiger snakes in bedrooms, toilets, front and

backyards, roofs and on the beach. I’ve been called out at 2am to catch what ended up being a rubber snake.’’ Career highlights include catching five snakes in one day. ‘‘One of the most memorable days was catching two tiger snakes, one in Hoppers Crossing, the other in Werribee, and three copperheads in Kyneton, Woodend and Lancefield.’’ Adam says releasing snakes into their natural environment is the most rewarding aspect. ‘‘It’s good to know I’ve done my bit to help keep both the public and the snakes safe from harm.’’ Despite his hobby turning into a career, Adam spends his spare time caring for a private reptile collection. ‘‘I keep pythons, elapids (venomous snakes), monitors (goannas) and dragons.’’

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TOYOTA COROLLA Seca 1994, hatch. Power steering, cruise control, very clean, low kilometers, NUS-801. $3,000. ☎ 9748 1324.

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TOYOTA Corolla Conquest sedan ’94. Auto, 1.8l, Dec reg, C/locking, Maroon, 207,916klms. Reg NDB700. $2,800 Ph: 9974 0287.

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

DAISY DAEWOO 2002 Lanos. 101,000kms, auto, P/S, air cond, C/C, economical, exc cond, RTR276, $5,500. 0412 578 052.

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Peugeot makes styling statement Ewan Kennedy road tests French carmaker’s new compact SUV he 4008 is French carmaker Peugeot’s first entry into the booming compact SUV market. It’s part of a joint venture between Peugeot and Mitsubishi and comes from the same Japanese factory as the Mitsubishi ASX. The ASX was launched here in July 2010, nearly two years ahead of the Peugeot. Although the two vehicles are almost identical under the skin, the Peugeot 4008 and Mitsubishi ASX have their own distinctive styling. Styling is a very personal thing, but we’ve long been fans of the current Peugeot design theme, especially the wide-mouthed grille that stands out as the 4008’s dominant feature. Inside is a soft-texture fascia and lacquered piano-black centre console, which add a gentle ambience. The controls are large and well-placed with an instrument panel that’s back-lit day and night. Interior space is about par for the course with reasonable rear headroom despite the dipping roof line. The rear seat is only suitable for two adults or three pre-teen children, with borderline

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rear legroom when the front seat is well back. Boot capacity is 416 litres with a relatively high loading lip, partly the result of having a fullsized spare wheel under the floor. Storage space expands to 1193 litres with the rear seatbacks folded with the alternative of a ski hatch behind the folding armrest. Peugeot 4008 comes in two equipment levels: Active (with 2WD and AWD, manual and CVT) and Allure (AWD and CVT only). The 4008 is offered only with a 2.0-litre petrol engine. With a price range of $28,990 to $38,490, the Peugeot 4008 offers excellent value for a European SUV or, more correctly, a European-styled SUV. Overall, the Peugeot 4008 is a neat, well-built and well-engineered compact SUV that combines the best from its two source continents. It’s more at home in an urban rather than a rural environment where the combination of relatively heavy weight and small engine means that it can struggle in hilly areas. Equipment levels are high and it offers excellent value for money.

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Compact SUV with looks Derek Ogden and Ewan Kennedy review the Ford Kuga ord Australia’s new Kuga is based on the Ford Focus platform and has reached us Down Under several years after its introduction in Europe. However, it has the latest facelift and still looks bang up to date. Ford Kuga is available in two specification levels: Trend, costing $38,990 plus on-roads, and Titanium for $44,990. We reviewed a Titanium and although it carries a $6000 premium over the Trend variant we reckon the money would be well spent, not only in equipment levels but also in its upgraded styling.

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Up front, a tall trapezoidal radiator grille is cut in two by a horizontal slash of body-coloured metal extending from the vehicle’s flanks. On either side are swept-back headlamp clusters, which together with a steeply raked windscreen and a shoulder line sloping upwards to the rear, gives the Kuga the impression of a sprinter on the blocks. The Titanium’s 18-inch alloy wheels fill out flared wheel arches nicely, while the whole thing is topped off by brushed metal-style roof rails adding a touch of class. Plastic mudguards not only save weight but are more resistant to dents than metal ones and are cheaper to fix. At the rear, a skid plate under the rear bumper incorporates sporty twin exhaust pipes and fog lamps. An LED brake light is integrated into the body coloured rear spoiler. The vertically opening tailgate has twin openings. The window itself lifts at the touch of a key fob button, while the whole door can be raised by pressing the same button twice. Inside the cabin, the Kuga’s occupants are made comfortable in leather upholstered seats

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Up to date: The new Ford Kuga should hold its own in the congested compact SUV market. beneath one of the largest panoramic sunroofs on any comparably sized vehicle. The Kuga is powered by the 2.5-litre fivecylinder turbocharged petrol engine from Volvo – it’s found in the Swedish carmaker’s S40 and V50 models – producing 147kW of power at 6000rpm and 320Nm of torque between 1600 and 4000 revs.

On test, the Kuga we drove came up with fuel consumption of 8.3 litres per 100 kilometre on the motorway, while in town, almost twice that. A latecomer to Australia, this model has been around in Europe for four years, and in the case of standard equipment it shows – no sat nav or reversing camera, for example. Newer rivals offer much more for the money.

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INBRIEF Rugby League Sunbury United Tigers advanced to its fourth straight Victorian Rugby League grand final with a 33-26 win against North West Wolves in the qualifying final on Sunday. The Tigers are going for a third premiership in four years and sent the Wolves into the preliminary final (against Altona Roosters) for the right to challenge the Tigers in the grand final on Sunday, September 9.

Soccer Sunbury United earned a 1-1 draw against Hume United in FFV state league 3 north-west at the weekend but moved closer to the relegation zone due to results in other games. Relegation-zone Whittlesea United pulled out a shock 5-1 win against promotion-chasing Sporting Whittlesea to leave Sunbury just one point above the drop zone. Sunbury (17 points, negative six goal difference) is above Whittlesea United (16, -14) and Williamstown (14, -13) heading into this weekend’s vital game against Yarraville at Langama Park.

TAC Cup Calder Cannons will have to go the long way through the TAC Cup finals after a 58-point hammering at the hands of the Western Jets left the Cannons seventh at the end of the homeand-away season. The Cannons trailed by 12 points at the last change at Highgate Reserve but were left standing in the final quarter, kicking one goal to the Jets’ nine in the 18.11 (119) to 8.13 (61) result. Calder will play Oakleigh Chargers at Princes Park, Carlton, from 11.15am on Sunday in the second elimination final.

VAFA Rupertswood looks likely to be left in eighth on the Premier C table after a 67-point defeat to Fitzroy in the penultimate home-and-away round. Rupo battled to hold on to Fitzroy for three quarters but had no answers in the last as the visitors to Salesian College blew out the margin with seven unanswered goals, winning 15.14 (104) to 5.7 (37). Rupertswood (3-10) finishes the season away at Old Camberwell (sixth, 9-1-7) this Saturday.

Upper hand for Cats in top two clash IT’S advantage Macedon in its back-toback battle with Melton Central in Riddell District Netball League A grade. The Cats will take the upper hand into this weekend’s qualifying final after overpowering Central 52-36 in the final home-and-away round at MacPherson Park on Saturday. Macedon claimed the minor premiership with the win, a near-perfect 15-win, one-loss campaign from the Blues (14-2) in second. Romsey consolidated third place with a 74-17 win against Rockbank and will play Wallan in the first elimination final, the latter had the bye in the final round. Broadford will play Riddell in the second elimination final, with Broadford beating Kilmore 61-20 and Riddell downing Woodend Hesket 67-19. In the weekend’s other match, Sunbury Kangaroos defeated Diggers Rest 57-23.

Finals line-up, venues A grade finals: Saturday — qualifying final at Kilmore: Macedon v Melton Central. Sunday — elimination final 1 at Romsey: Romsey v Wallan. Sunday — elimination final 2 at Boardman Reserve: Broadford v Riddell. Go to macedonrangesweekly.com.au for more action shots from the Macedon v Melton Central clash.

Even contest: Macedon’s Kelly Nicholas and Melton Central’s Rebecca Wilson chase a loose ball.

Picture: Shawn Smits

In-form Lions poised for title run BY MICHAEL HANKIN IT mattered little in terms of final ladder position, but Sunbury will enter this season’s finals with winning form and Ballarat won’t. The Lions recorded their 13th win of the season, defeating Ballarat 13.6 (84) to 8.7 (55) at Simonds Oval on Saturday. Now Sunbury’s focus turns to a qualifying final against minor premier Redan at Eastern Oval this Saturday. A scoreless first term would eventually come back to haunt the Swans. Sunbury dominated the clearances to set up a 20-point lead at the end of the first quarter. Lions big men Pat Cariss and Adam Short regularly gave their team first use of the ball, while Ross Sleight and Cameron McCabe were also impressive for the visitors. The second quarter was played out in a similar fashion to the first, with Sunbury maintaining the advantage. Josh Crawford managed to kick the Swans’ first goal

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well into the second term, but it was to be the only Ballarat score in the first half as the Lions enjoyed a 35-point lead. The tough conditions made it hard for either side to score freely, but it still allowed Ballarat’s Sam Caldow and the Lions’ Brett Chambers to play impressive games in defence for their respective clubs. Ballarat was able to close within 17 points at one stage of the last quarter with a long bomb goal to Ash Baker, but Sunbury did enough to ensure a 29-point lead at the final siren. Immediately after, it was clear that both sides had turned their attention to the following week. Sunbury coach Rick Horwood said he was pleased with the performance and relieved his team had got through unscathed. “In the corresponding game last year we copped three injuries which really interrupted our preparation, so it was great to know that we didn’t get any injuries this time and our preparation can go ahead as scheduled,” Horwood said. Redan cruised to a 91-point win against Lake Wendouree, booting eight goals to a solitary point in the

opening term before going on to triumph 20.12 (132) to 6.5 (41). The western Lions won the minor premiership by two clear games with the result. ● Sunbury is also sending its reserves to the finals, with the team finishing fifth on the ladder with a 10-6 record. The Lions reserves will play North Ballarat in the second elimination final at Darley Park from 11.55am on Sunday. ● Sunbury’s under-18.5s will be first up on Darley Park from 9.55am on Sunday after finishing fourth with a 10-6 record. Sunbury will play Sebastopol in the second elimination final. In netball, Sunbury’s B grade team will fly the flag for the club after finishing sixth with eight wins, seven losses and a draw. The Lions will take on Lake Wendouree in the first elimination final from 12.30pm at Eastern Oval on Saturday. The Lions’ A grade team lost 42-54 against Ballarat at the weekend to finish the season ninth on the ladder with a 3-13 record. — with Ballarat Courier


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Week’s rest for Dogs after crushing win BY TEO PELLIZZERI GISBORNE will sit back and wait for the winner of this Saturday’s qualifying final between Golden Square and Sandhurst to challenge it in the second semi-final of Bendigo Football League. The minor premier ended its home-and-away campaign with a 113-point win against South Bendigo and will now have the advantage of a week off, and its second semi-final opponent coming off a six-day break. South Bendigo may also have been finals bound but was not at Gisborne’s level in the 22.21 (153) to 6.4 (40) obliteration at Gardiner Reserve that left the Bulldogs a game clear on top

of the ladder. A seven-goal-to-one opening quarter set Gisborne on track for the big win. Darren Farrugia booted five goals for the Bulldogs while the rest were shared, bags of three for Matthew Knox, Clay Illman, Jarrad Lynch and David Antonowicz. Better players for the Bulldogs were Ollie Messaoudi and Tom Waters. Kyneton was shown no mercy in its final game of the home-and-away season as Strathfieldsaye ran up the score in a 153-point thrashing. The Storm, which plays South Bendigo in this weekend’s elimination final, kicked seven goals to one in the opening term and didn’t let up in the 31.16 (202) to 7.7 (49) win. Kyneton’s Nathan Thompson and Rhys Ellis

Macedon, Sunbury prevail in thrillers WHILE the ladder didn’t move, two hard-fought games were decided by less than a goal between finals-bound opponents in Riddell District Football League at the weekend. Sunbury Kangaroos got a morale-boosting win against minor premier Diggers Rest, triumphing by three points, while Macedon and Melton Central tuned up for their respective elimination finals, with the Cats winning by four points. The results failed to alter the ladder though, with Diggers Rest and Sunbury Kangaroos to square off again at neutral venue Kilmore in the qualifying final on Saturday. Romsey celebrated Matt Davidson’s 100th goal of the season in the early stages before going on to beat Rockbank by 37 points. The reigning premier will look to avenge last week’s defeat against Melton Central when the teams square off in the first elimination final at Romsey Park on Sunday. Riddell Bombers were comfortable 63-point winners against Woodend Hesket and will take the momentum into the second elimination final against Macedon at Boardman Reserve on Sunday.

Ton of fun: Matt Davidson (right) celebrates Go to macedonrangesweekly.com.au for action after kicking his 100th goal of the season at galleries from the games between Diggers Rest and the weekend. Picture: Shawn Smits Sunbury Kangaroos, and Romsey against Rockbank.

kicked two goals each while Kris Davis was the Tigers’ best in the face of the onslaught. Kyneton (2-16) finished ninth and avoided the wooden spoon by half a game from Castlemaine (1-1-16). In reserves, reigning premier Gisborne has the week off to wait for the winner of this weekend’s qualifying final between Sandhurst and South Bendigo. Gisborne (16-1-1) finished minor premier by a game and a half from Sandhurst (15-3). In under-18s, Gisborne (14-4) will play Golden Square (13-4) this weekend for the chance to play Sandhurst (17-1) in the second semi-final. The qualifying final in under-18s starts at 9.45am on Sunday at Queen Elizabeth Oval.

In netball A grade, Gisborne finished fifth with an eight-win, one-draw, seven-loss record and will play Golden Square in this weekend’s elimination final. The Bulldogs won 51-42 against South Bendigo in the final home-and-away round. The match will be under lights at Queen Elizabeth Oval on Saturday starting at 7.10pm. Gisborne’s A reserves will be on court in the elimination final against Kangaroo Flat at 5.50pm while the Bulldogs’ 17-and-under will play Kangaroo Flat in the elimination final at 1.50pm. Kyneton made the B grade finals and will play Kangaroo Flat in the elimination final from 4.30pm at Queen Elizabeth Oval on Saturday.

SCOREBOARD RDFL ROUND 18 Diggers Rest 10.13 (73) lt Sunbury Kangaroos 12.4 (76) GOALS — Diggers Rest: B. Tuckey 4, S. Sims , S. Ruane , C. Laurie , L. Black , D. Bourne , S. Clarke 1 Sunbury Kangaroos: P. Kaufmann, K. Murphy 3, B. Sutherland, D. Ellery 2, M. Streiff , L. Fishenden 1 BEST — Diggers Rest: S. Sims, S. Clarke, B. Tuckey, L. Black, B. CATON, C. MARSHALL Sunbury Kangaroos: M. Streiff, T. Cuffe, J. Cuffe, M. Leonard, D. Gregory, J. Powell Rockbank 5.10 (40) lt Romsey 12.5 (77) GOALS — Rockbank: J. Zerafa 3, M. Stratton , R. Rich 1 Romsey: M. Davidson 5, D. Wright 2, T. Conlan , T. Thorogood , S. Burlak , J. Bray , A. Storey 1 BEST — Rockbank: R. Rich, T. Mainey, B. HALL, J. Zerafa, C. Jones, T. Corbett Romsey: B. Mitchell, D. Wright, D. Harrison, M. Davidson, P. Romeril, S. Green Woodend Hesket 10.13 (73) lt Riddell 21.10 (136) GOALS — Woodend Hesket: M.

Quinn, J. Hepburn 2, J. Crook , J. Waters , B. Toman , J. Sheppard , J. Stembridge , M. Ambler 1 Riddell: H. Ross 7, J. SILVESTER 4, B. Ruffell 3, B. Sonogan , J. Climas , M. Baird , J. Cox , B. Allen , T. Scoble , J. Nolan 1 BEST — Woodend Hesket: A. Shipard, J. Crook, M. Bourke, C. Forde, J. Waters, M. Quinn Riddell: J. SILVESTER, H. Ross, C. Casson, D. Sahlberg, L. Moss, B. Allen Melton Central 5.13 (43) lt Macedon 7.5 (47) GOALS — Melton Central: A. Fenton 3, K. Bullen , B. Longhurst 1 Macedon: M. Strickland 2, J. Mills , S. Neeson , T. Walliss , D. Goodwin , J. Davies 1 BEST — Melton Central: C. Kellett, J. Tobin, L. Harrison, M. Martin, J. Armstrong, M. Gillman Macedon: J. Davies, C. Burgess, J. Smith, D. Goodwin, J. Mills, P. Markworth Others: Kilmore 16.8 (104) d Broadford 9.8 (62), Wallan 10.13 (73) d Lancefield 10.7 (67). LADDER 1. Diggers Rest (16-2) 174% 2. Sunbury Kangaroos (15-3)

241% 3. Romsey (14-4) 205% 4. Riddell (14-4) 167% 5. Macedon (11-1-6) 136% 6. Melton Central (9-1-8) 104% 7. Wallan (9-9) 86% 8. Woodend Hesket (5-13) 68% 9. Broadford (4-14) 61% 10. Kilmore (4-14) 58% 11. Rockbank (3-15) 54% 12. Lancefield (3-15) 44% THIS WEEKEND Qualifying final, Saturday, Kilmore — Under-18.5: Riddell v Sunbury Kangaroos. Reserves: Diggers Rest v Riddell. Seniors: Diggers Rest v Sunbury Kangaroos. Elimination final 1, Sunday, Romsey Park — Under-18.5: Wallan v Broadford. Reserves: Romsey v Wallan. Seniors: Romsey v Melton Central. Elimination final 2, Sunday, Boardman Reserve, Sunbury — Under-18.5: Macedon v Kilmore. Reserves: Macedon v Sunbury Kangaroos. Seniors: Riddell v Macedon.

The Sunbury Basketball Association, “Sunbury Jets” is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the following positions: • BigV Division One Men – Head Coach • BigV Division One Women – Head Coach • BigV State Youth Championship 2 Men – Head Coach • BigV State Youth Championship 2 Women – Head Coach All applicants should forward a brief resume, detailing qualifications and experience, marked “Private and Confidential” to: Sunbury Basketball Association, P.O. Box 47, SUNBURY VICTORIA 3429 or jets@sunburybasketball.com.au. Applications for BigV position must be received by August 31st 2012.

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