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Finding a home no safe bet FAMILIES in the outer eastern suburbs are being forced to live in unsound and dangerous places while they wait years for public housing, a local welfare manager says. Mark Dixon, general manager of homelessness services at UnitingCare Harrison, says the issue of public housing waiting lists is only intensifying. ‘‘There are lots of families looking for public housing and some of them have been waiting for a substantial number of years,’’ he said. ‘‘In the waiting process a lot are being forced to live in unregistered and unsafe rooming houses. What we’re concerned about is that many of these places house people exiting prison, mental institutes, et cetera, and people can leave them more damaged than when they entered.’’ The comments came as the state government

revealed the eastern metropolitan region public housing waiting list had risen by 1.1 per cent (49 applicants) in the December quarter. Public housing allows low income families to live in publicly funded housing where rent is usually a fixed part of your income. Mr Dixon said the number of applicants at the Ringwood housing office — 2113 — was likely to be much higher in reality. ‘‘While waiting for housing, many people turn to family members, cars, tents, just wherever they can. And they become transient. ‘‘The problem is when they do this many don’t tell the department their new address and thus can’t be put on the waiting lists. So we suspect [the number] is bigger than the waiting lists indicate.’’ Mr Dixon said recent federal government cuts to single-parent allowances contributed to the overall struggle. ‘‘When income goes down

and mean rental price goes up, people struggle. ‘‘People are cutting back on food, clothing or entertainment just to get a head start.’’ He would not comment on Families Minister Jenny Macklin’s comment earlier this year that she could live on $35 a day. ‘‘All I’ll say is that anyone on Newstart allowance has to be a fantastic financial administrator and has to manage their dollars day to day.’’ Mr Dixon said public housing was a ‘‘crucial issue’’ and one that UnitingCare, which helps those looking for affordable housing, would continue to lobby for. Private rental in the eastern suburbs has risen by 94.3 per cent over the past 12 years. The number of affordable private rental houses has decreased by 67 per cent over the past five years. There are now 37,130 families on public housing waiting lists in Victoria.

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Cooper, 5, and Ethan, 8, were happy to dig into some of the fresh fruit and vegetables that will be available at the Mt Evelyn affordable fruit market this Friday from 9.30am-1.30pm. It will be the first market of 2013, after a successful launch last year. It’s on at the Mt Evelyn Scout Hall and will offer locals fresh foods at a third of the supermarket price — well worth the trip outside of Maroondah.

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I’m always up for a chat, says mayor BY DAVID SCHOUT MAROONDAH mayor Nora Lamont has thrown open the door to her office and wants you to come in for a chat. On the third Friday of each month, starting February 15, Cr Lamont will give residents the opportunity to attend a one-onone meeting with her, allowing people an avenue to voice their ideas, questions and frustrations. Cr Lamont said it was part of her plan to make the council more accessible. ‘‘I said when I was sworn in [as mayor in November] I wanted people to have more access to us. ‘‘I want us as a council to be more visible and for people to be able to approach us and say, ‘What’s going on with this’ or ‘Why can’t council look at this’.’’ Cr Lamont said the 15-20 minute meetings would take the direction locals wanted. ‘‘I don’t have any rules or boundaries on what people want to talk about.

Come on in: Nora Lamont has asked anyone wanting to discuss local issues to book an appointment with her. Picture: Rob Carew ‘‘That would be pointless.’’ To book your meeting with Maroondah mayor Nora Lamont contact the councillor support officer on 9298 4462 or email maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au Bookings are essential.

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MAROONDAH Council will meet with Ringwood’s Maidstone Street residents to address their concerns about a proposed new Salvation Army centre. The Weekly reported on January 22 that residents near Tintern private school’s Southwood Boys Grammar — which is set to be taken over by the Salvation Army at the end of 2013 — were concerned about the impact the training centre would have on their street. After receiving 19 objections to the application, the council decided it would hold a public meeting to directly speak with those concerned. Salvation Army manager of projects David Sinden said he did not expect there to be any issues with the application. ‘‘Some people have said they’re worried about the traffic the new centre will bring . . . our consultants have shown there will be less traffic than there is currently,’’ he said. ‘‘It’ll be the army equivalent of a monastery, a quiet place for study and reflection.’’ Mr Sinden said the idea that the centre would be used for other purposes was ‘‘fanciful’’. He also said work being undertaken on the site — also queried by residents — had nothing to do with the application before the council.

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mother of invention BY DAVID SCHOUT GOING out and spending time together as a family should be one of life’s joys, but for the Di Giandomenicos this simple pleasure became all too hard. Don and Angela’s daughter Jess, 27, has cerebral palsy and things others take for granted — such as accessibility to toilets — often presented a challenge outside the comforts of the family home. ‘‘When we went out, we’d have to go inside a disabled toilet and put a towel on the floor. It was pretty difficult,’’ Mr Di Giandomenico said. ‘‘This was ongoing for years and sometimes it was just easier to stay home. ‘‘It just became too difficult and undignified.’’ Frustrated with the lack of access, Mr Di Giandomenico pulled out a piece of paper in 2008 and began designing a mobile toilet and restroom specifically for people with a disability. The inspiration to help Jess, and his background working with Maroondah Council in parks and sportsfield projects, led to a completely novel idea materialising.

On last month’s Australia Day, Jess cut the tape for Australia’s first ‘Marveloo’, which is a toilet, change table and ceiling hoist inside a caravan-type arrangement. The extra space makes life much easier for people with disabilities and their carers. Mr Di Giandomenico described the launch as ‘‘humbling’’ and hoped to see the Marveloo marketed and used more widely. Maroondah mayor and chairwoman of the council’s disability advisory committee, Nora Lamont, echoed his thoughts. ‘‘For Jess to be able to come to events now is just great,’’ she said. ‘‘They can do things as a family much more easily,’’ she said. ‘‘I was a bit overwhelmed to be part of a council that is at the cutting edge. We’re all about accessibility and that’s what we’ve given here.’’ Maroondah Council is now working with other councils so that more Marveloos can be developed for use at community events across the state. The Marveloo will be available for use at all of Maroondah Council’s outdoor events in the future.

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budget cuts to education made by the state government. Mr Merlino believes parents are now beginning to bear the brunt of savage cuts made over the past two years by the government. “Local families have made it clear to me that they are struggling to deal with the $555 million ripped out of education.’’ Mr Merlino said the cuts meant parents were missing out on assistance with uniforms, schoolbooks and excursions .

Eastern Health has been forced to close 26 beds in the wake of an $8 million funding cut by the federal government. The cuts have led to the closure of surgical and palliative care beds, the cancellation of 140 non-urgent joint and replacement surgeries, and the suspension of weight loss operations. Lilydale’s palliative care and outpatient clinic has also been permanently closed and Eastern Health has been forced into suspending the Kool Kids Positive Parents mental health program.

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New levy for fire services The state government has announced a fairer and more equitable property-based levy to fund the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB) and the Country Fire Authority (CFA). More than $50 million has been set aside, including $20 million this financial year to assist the state’s transition into the new property-based levy, which begins June 1. Previously, the fire services were funded largely by contributions made through the insurance industry and government. The new reforms are expected to save more than $100 million every year.

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Pavilion revamp under way Reconstruction of Cheong Park Pavilion is under way. The federal government contributed $250,000 of the cost, while Maroondah Council put in $90,000. The renovations include improved disability access, new social areas and increased toilet facilities. The pavilion is expected to reopen to the public in April.

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Texting drivers: r u crazy? It’s inter-connected oblivion. More and more people are being caught using their mobile phones or texting while driving. It costs them a $282 fine. Sometimes it costs them — and others — their lives. CHAD VAN ESTROP reports. ichard Lee’s job is measuring people for their new wheelchairs. Some of them come to him after diving accidents or falls and others as a result of car crashes. And a few of that last group come to him because the person who caused the crash that crippled them was talking on a mobile phone or texting at the time. Mr Lee can put himself in their place. Ten years ago he was in a line of slow-moving traffic on a curve on Templestowe Road, Bulleen. A four-wheel-drive coming in the other direction failed to take the curve and ploughed into him. Its driver wasn’t looking, too busy chatting on his phone. He turned Mr Lee into a paraplegic. So he can honestly tell those clients he knows exactly how they feel. But recently a man came shopping for a wheelchair and left Mr Lee lost for words. He admitted that he had been driving while using his phone, oblivious and distracted, and it cost him the use of his legs. ‘‘He’s the only one I ever had who admitted to that,’’ says Mr Lee. ‘‘And you have to bite your tongue really. You might pass a comment like ‘Well, that was a bit foolish, wasn’t it’ — huge understatement. But really, what can you say?’’ Mr Lee is not usually so backward in coming forward. When he pulls up beside other drivers and sees them chatting on their mobiles — or, worse, texting — he winds down his window and gives them a spray. If they don’t get the message he points to his wheelchair on the seat beside him. Not that it does much good, he admits. Every week more than 1100 drivers are pulled up by police and charged with illegal phone use. During the most-recent police safety blitz — Summer Stay, which ran from mid-November to January 7 — 6077 motorists were charged with mobile phone offences. They face a $282 fine and loss of three demerit points. And worse. Some face a meeting with someone like Mr Lee, to be measured for a new seat of wheels: ‘‘Unfortunately, it appears mobiles are increasingly going to become a much more common cause of serious injury on our roads,’’ he says. ‘‘And, of course, death.’’ For years, a series of studies has shown the dangers of mixing mobile phones and cars. A British study in 2002 found using a hand-held mobile while driving was more dangerous than driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08. It said reaction time was 30 per cent slower than someone with that level of alcohol and twice as slow as a sober driver. In 2009, a Virginia Tech study in the US showed that dialling a mobile while driving increased the risk of a crash by almost three times. Simply talking on the phone made the risk of a crash 1.3 times as high. In heavy vehicles the risks multiply. A truck driver dialling a number is six times more likely

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You’re nicked: Allen Inderswisch of the Cardinia highway patrol is on the lookout for phone-distracted drivers.

Campaigner: Richard Lee was turned into a paraplegic when a driver talking on a mobile phone ploughed into his car. Picture: Craig Sillitoe/The Age to cause a crash as an undistracted driver and reaching for the phone makes it seven times more likely. Text messaging while driving is far worse. It increases the risk of a crash by 23.2 times, the study found. A simulator study by the Monash University Accident Research Centre found texting drivers spent 400 per cent more driving time with their eyes off the road. ‘‘You cannot read or write an SMS without taking your eyes off the road,’’ Transport Accident Commission road safety manager Samantha Cockfield told The Age in 2011. ‘‘In a 100km/h zone, in four seconds with your eyes off the road you’ve travelled about 200 metres. That’s a long way to travel without actually having anybody in real control of the wheel.’’ Yet today the potential for drivers to be

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distracted by such devices is at an all-time high, with social media, emails, texts and GPS technology all available on smartphones. TAC communications adviser Emily Bogue says increased technology and an “it won’t happen to me’’ mentality was fuelling the problem of driver distraction. The latest available police statistics show that 55,222 drivers — an average of 151 a day — were nabbed for mobile phone offences in 2011. But much of the problem seems to be attitudinal. A TAC survey in 2010 found 43 per cent of drivers said they believed driving with a handheld mobile was ‘‘extremely dangerous’’ and another 42 per cent said it was moderately dangerous — yet, despite knowing the dangers, one in five drivers admitted making calls while driving; 34 per cent said they would take a call; 32 per cent said they would read an SMS; and 18 per cent said they would write one. Inspector David Griffin of Victoria Police highway patrol says drivers have an “automatic reaction’’ to reach for their phones while driving and often disregard the dangers. “There seems to be this preparedness by drivers, particularly younger drivers, to take the risk. “People don’t seem to understand the risks associated with using a mobile while driving — or if they do understand they are willing to take a chance they might not get caught.” And even after being caught and fined many don’t seem to learn. Inspector Griffin says he is

surprised by how many reoffend. “We detect a lot of people who have had tickets for using their phones in the past.” In Cardinia, highway patrol officers booked 446 drivers last year for mobile phone offences. ‘‘People don’t like to be out of communication and as a result they are reluctant to pull over and take calls,’’ says Sergeant Allen Inderwisch of Cardinia police. ‘‘They see every call or text as the most important one they will receive.’’ Sergeant Inderwisch says he regularly sees drivers pulling out of car parks and driveways talking on the phone. ‘‘We can’t understand why people don’t just take that extra few minutes and take the call while stationary.’’ Inspector Griffin says Chief Commissioner Ken Lay has urged all sections of the force to increase the focus on road safety enforcement. “More than ever before we are seeing police from other areas focus on road policing. ‘‘There is an expectation for other police [outside highway patrol] to deal with road policing matters.’’ This meant phone users were more likely to be detected: ‘‘We have hopefully moved from the possibility to the probability of being caught.” While it is illegal in all Australian states and territories to use a hand-held phone while driving, many people don’t realise that in Victoria that extends to using the phone while the vehicle is stationary but not parked, such as at traffic lights, says Inspector Griffin. But he is also cynical about the selfishness and thoughtlessness of many drivers, saying that increasing the $282 fine would not necessarily change driver behaviour. “There is no evidence to suggest that if the penalty was $1000 people would do anything different.” While it is difficult to quantify the contribution of mobile phone use to the road toll, Inspector Griffin suggests that anecdotal evidence shows that distracted drivers might be as responsible for as much as 25 per cent of deaths on the road. Road Trauma Support Services Victoria, a Blackburn-based not for profit organisation, provides support and counselling for bereaved family members, witnesses, drivers and emergency service personnel who attend crashes, and also runs seminars and education for those convicted of traffic offences. General manager Cameron Sinclair has no doubt that there are people on both sides of that client-base because of mobile phones. ‘‘We don’t take a policing role but are concerned at any type of behaviour, whether it’s speed, alcohol or distraction through technology that puts passengers, drivers or anyone else at risk,’’ he says. ‘‘I have a five-year-old son and I’d hate to think that he is being put in danger — not to mention myself — by these people.’’


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STEPHEN TAYLOR PROPERTY EDITOR Federation-style neutral palette, zoned bedrooms, an ideal mix of indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces and prime location put this family home at the top of the list. Less than four years old, it’s very comfortable with ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum and alarm. You’ll relax in open-plan living areas and a spacious kitchen with quality appliances. All the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. In the main bedroom are a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with dual sinks and semi-frameless shower screen. The family bathroom is down the hallway with the other bedrooms.

27 Heritage Drive, Lilydale Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Living areas: Formal lounge, dining and rumpus The rest: Meals area, storage areas, deck Price: $570,000-plus Agent: Stockdale & Leggo Lilydale 9735 3999, Max Manning 0419 777 595

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Beauty in a quiet spot deal for first-home buyers, retirees or investors, this brick veneer is in a quiet court in the Como estate. On an 862-square-metre block, the house has broad appeal. It has three double bedrooms, bathroom, lounge room and meals area, and a separate sunroom. The kitchen has gas cooking and dishwasher. Features include gas heating and airconditioning. Park in the double carport and enjoy landscaped gardens. The property is close to Mt Lilydale College. The elderly owners are retiring to Warburton.

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Audi makes a powerful statement New S7 aces the look-at-me test, writes Ewan Kennedy tyle was the number one talking point during time with the big Audi S7 four-door coupe. We were able to display it at two totally different venues, and it came as no surprise when the bold shape of the hot version of the Audi A7 passed the look-at-me tests with flying colours. High school formals are major social occasions where showing your ownership of the latest and greatest is important to many people. The new Audi S7 chauffeured by my partner Julie transported her nephew in fine style. Julie’s car, the just launched Audi S7 coupe, appeared near the top of the list of star automotive attractions. The first time around we only had the Audi for that single evening but have just been able to spend a week in it for further evaluation. Again we found it to be a real star in the styling stakes. We took it for an evening cruise to one of our favourite cafes. The number of people who stopped and looked over the Audi coupe would have made its designers extremely pleased.

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Big and bold: With a touch of elegant aggression, Audi’s new S7 works brilliantly.

LDV vans hit Australian shores F you’ve ever travelled in the UK any time in the past 20 years you will have noticed dozens, if not hundreds of vans with LDV badges. Purpose built by Leyland and DAF, the vans had a reputation as honest, though not particularly interesting vehicles. LDV got into serious financial strife in the early years of the 21st century and in 2005 the rights to build LDVs were sold to Chinese giant SAIC. Now LDV vans are being imported to Australia from a Chinese factory.

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Opener’s ton gives Rams the edge BY ROY WARD RINGWOOD star opening batsman David King made his second century in as many weeks as the Rams battled to a slight advantage after the first day of a clash against Dandenong at Shepley Oval on Saturday. The Rams posted 237 with King (106) batting for 75 overs and leading his side out of trouble after they had fallen to 7-156 midway through the day. King teamed with tail-enders Pat Ashton (16) and Blair Allan (25) to get the visitors past 200

before they were bowled out by the Panthers attack, featuring Test ace James Pattinson and Victorian paceman Darren Pattinson. The Rams were equally pleased to snare the prized wicket of Panthers opener Tom Donnell with the second-last ball of the day as all-rounder Ian Holland rattled his stumps to leave the Panthers 1-30 at stumps. Rams captain Ben Osborne said Donnell’s wicket could prove vital heading into the second day of play. “Getting Donnell out was a massive wicket. He is one of the form batsmen in the competition and it gives us extra

confidence heading into next week.” Osborne also left no doubt how highly he rates King, whose marathon innings followed a century in the Rams’ run chase of 366 in the previous round. “That was a super knock from David,” Osborne said. “He was backing up his ton from last week and facing two blokes who have played Test cricket — it just shows what he can do. “I can’t speak highly enough of him. It’s fantastic how he stays in his game and other toporder bats could learn from him in that respect. “That is his strength, doesn’t blast the ball

around, he builds an innings and bats for time.” Osborne said the Rams, who also dropped a close shout of Panthers opener Charith Cooray (15 not out), could get the remaining wickets next week. “If we can create two chances in 11 overs we should be able to create nine more next week. ‘‘We have an adage here that if we make 200 then we can defend it, so hopefully those other 37 runs are just a bonus.” The match resumes at Shepley Oval, Dandenong this Saturday at noon.

Gritty win pulls Norseman out of the woods NORWOOD pulled itself clear of the relegation battle with a fighting 31-run win over top team North Ringwood in the RDCA Lindsay Trollope Shield on Saturday. Defending its first-day total of 174, the game was in the balance at tea with the Bulls on 3-77. But the pairing of English import Dave Hester and evergreen Bruce Sansom (6-43) helped the Norsemen engineer a Bulls’ collapse as the top team lost 6-19 to be nine down and staring at defeat. Yet the yips hit the young Norsemen side, who struggled to take the final wicket with run-out, stumping and catching chances all missed as the final pair of Bulls coach Jeton Rexhepi (38) and Luke Ridgwell (19 not out) put on 45 runs. Rexhepi was finally dismissed with the Bulls on 143. Norsemen captain Ben Sansom said his side was relieved to get over the line and win the Malcolm Moore-Jay Sansom Cup, which the two sides play for each season. ‘‘We haven’t been able to win those close games and that is the difference in the competition this year,’’ he said. ‘‘The sides who have won those close games are in the top four; the sides who haven’t are in the bottom six. ‘‘There is not much between the sides. It’s just a matter about how you perform on the day. Hopefully, this win gives us some confidence heading into the next few weeks.’’ Sansom said the Norsemen’s bowling tactics had made the difference. Hester attacked from one end and Bruce Sansom bowled tightly to a defensive field at the other. Sansom was also proud his side could win the trophy, which features the name of his uncle. ‘‘We have been close rivals and those two men are legends of their respective clubs so it’s always better when you can bring home the cup.’’ Croydon North resumed at 0-40 in reply to Bayswater Park’s 172. The Knights then lost wickets at regular intervals to be all out for 158. Chris Noy (54) top-scored and Josh Temple (4-36) did the damage with the ball. Batting a second time, Bayswater Park compiled 1-85 with Marcus Adams (48no) top scoring. Protecting 7-241, Ainslie Park got off to a

LINDSAY TROLLOPE SHIELD: North Ringwood 64 points, 1.42 per cent; South Croydon 48, 1.38; Wantirna South 44, 1.34; Ainslie Park 40, 1.03; Mooroolbark 36, 0.86; Bayswater Park 32, 0.97; Warranwood 24, 1.07; Norwood 24, 0.81; Croydon North 24, 0.74; South Warrandyte Hawks 16, 0.71.

RINGWOOD Hawks coach Ken Harrington believes he has found the ideal replacement for departed grand final most valuable player Skyler Bowlin. Harrington and the Hawks have signed Stony Brook University graduate Bryan Dougher, pronounced Doo-er, a scorer who poured in 1609 career points and 337 threepointers in his four seasons with the New York school. Dougher wasn’t sure he would continue playing after college until he received an unexpected email from Harrington, who needed a scorer-playmaker for his team’s Big V state championship men’s title defence. “Coach’s email was exactly what I was looking for and it could not have come at a better time,” Dougher said. “I still have the burning desire to compete and play at a high level; I can’t wait to get started.” Harrington said Dougher was a scoring point guard who also had a level head, something he was desperate to find in his import. “Bryan is a quiet, level-headed guy, he doesn’t make predictions or like to talk about himself but he is going to be a very big part of any success we have,” Harrington said. “He has lethal perimeter shot, he is a good defender and has great leadership qualities. ‘‘All of these attributes are what we will need to challenge again.” The Hawks will also have to defend their Big V state championship men’s title without star forward Adrien Sturt. The former Melbourne Tigers NBL player was a major playmaker for the Hawks in the Big V play-offs last season, making several big shots and providing key points and rebounds. But the 6-11 sweet-shooting big man spends most of his year playing professionally in England and this year he is unable to return to Melbourne to play with the Hawks. Sturt missed much of the first half of last season as his season in England went longer than expected.

— Roy Ward and Tony Smith

— Roy Ward

Top-scorer: Croydon North’s Chris Noy top-scored for his side against Bayswater Park on Saturday. dream start against South Warrandyte, with Mark Arnot (5-77 off 32 overs), taking two wickets in the first over. Steve Lindsay (39), Michael Crosbie (35) and David Hill (32) all got starts for the Hawks, but no one could continue to the score that counted and South Warrandyte fell 51 runs short to finish all out for 190. Mooroolbark was in trouble early at 4-60, chasing Wantirna South’s 8-295. Brendon Ricci (109) then combined with John O’Donnell for a fifth-wicket partnership of 72 and with Matt Whittaker (38) for a sixth-wicket partnership of 96. When Ricci’s runner was run out with the score on 226 the Barkers’ hopes faded and, despite Daniel Dimitriou’s late rally of 35no, they were all out for 279 in the last over.

Hawks find scorer to replace MVP

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Drew McKay (6-70) once again bowled tirelessly to take bowling honours. Warranwood got the start it wanted when Andy Wu (52) contributed at the top of the order. Despite losing 4-41 to sit at 4-106 at tea, the Sharks’ batsmen reached South Croydon’s score of 179 in the 72nd over to finish at 5-181.

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82-94 Railway Avenue Ph: 9870 8893

120 Canterbury Road Ph: 9729 4859

Trading Hours: RINGWOOD EAST Mon to Fri 7:30am to 8:30pm, Sat 7:30am to 8pm, Sun 8am to 7pm HEATHMONT Mon to Fri 7:30am to 8:30pm, Sat 7:30am to 8pm, Sun 8am to 8pm Email: paulsiga@bigpond.com February 5, 2013

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70c per 100ml

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All prices were correct at time of printing. We reserve the right to limit items on sale. Items on sale until sold out. NO RAINCHECKS. Not in conjunction with any other offer.

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Becks

5% PENSIONER DISCOUNT EVERY TUESDAY

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Maroondah Weekly 05-02-2013

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