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BY DAVID SCHOUT MAROONDAH Council says the longawaited CCTV cameras at Ringwood railway station should be installed by June — almost a year later than promised. Not only is the project behind schedule but it appears the key stakeholders have different reasons as to why the project has stalled. In statements to the Weekly, the council said the delays were due to new testing requirements for CCTV cameras, but last week these claims were proven false. Maroondah director of city development Phil Turner initially stated the delay was out of the council’s hands. Mr Turner’s statement read: ‘‘Since the project commenced, new requirements for testing and approval of CCTV cameras were introduced. This has been a lengthy, but essential, requirement of the project which must be carried out by all authorities seeking to install CCTV cameras.’’ But when the Weekly contacted energy company SP AusNet — one of the key stakeholders the council has worked closely with to install the cameras — a spokesman said this was simply not true. He said the delays were mostly because the majority of electricity poles that the cameras would be installed on were owned by VicRoads rather than SP AusNet, which has made it harder to “find a technical solution for”. When questioned again, the council issued a

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second statement: ‘‘Since the project commenced council has been working closely with SP AusNet to meet its requirements relating to the installation of CCTV cameras on its infrastructure.’’ The long-promised cameras have, along with the introduction of protective service officers in September last year, been touted as one of the key steps to making locals feel safer around the station. Ringwood police station will receive a direct feed from the cameras with the aim of reducing the incidence of violence and anti-social behaviour and improving the perception of safety in

Ringwood. Mr Turner said the council was currently advertising for tenders, with the successful tender expected to be announced in mid-April. ‘‘Once a tender has been awarded, works will commence to install and activate the camera network. This process is anticipated to take about eight weeks.’’ The council’s website shows tenders opened on Saturday and will close on March 15. The government pledged $200,000 to the project under the Safer Suburbs scheme, with the installation due to be completed by July last year.

Verdict soon on ramshackle community house with them [NRCH committee] to sort it out,’’ Cr Lamont said. ‘‘We’re at the stage where we’re getting there — we’ll have something soon.’’ It is not known whether the council will relocate the community house to another facility. The Weekly reported in April last year that the building was in a poor state and was strug-

PATRONS of the run-down North Ringwood Community House can expect a decision on its future soon. Maroondah mayor Nora Lamont and chief executive Frank Dixon confirmed that while the item is currently confidential, the council would have an announcement shortly. ‘‘We’ve known for a long time that the facility needs upgrading and we’ve been working

gling to cater for more than 2000 members. The NRCH is the last independent community house in Maroondah. The community house is different to others in the area, being the only one to offer accredited vocational education and training as well as special interest classes such as Auslan, the language of the deaf community.

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Re: Council’s ‘no’ to Reflex action I’m truly disgusted with the new Yarra Ranges councillors immediately and unnecessarily undoing all the hard work and progressive leadership that the old council showed. I don’t understand the point in going to lengths to ‘undo’ what had already been voted in by one council if it doesn’t impact on the council’s operation. It sounds like the new councillors are marking their territory and appear to be creating a clear division in the council. I feel it’s the beginning of many ‘undoings’ that are going to see our ‘green’ council go backwards — right at a time when it is crucial that we show leadership in Earth stewardship. Progress at all costs has proven to be detrimental; we live in a part of the state that needs to be protected. What hope have we got when our own council cannot even advocate for environmental sustainability. Disgusted (via web)

Re: New laws hold anti-loggers back Mal Sissins’ over emotional breast-beating, wailing and hair-tearing over the Leadbeater possum’s supposed demise, (Your Voice, February 19) is as fanciful as the supposed effects of man-made global warming on the polar bear in the Arctic Ocean! Just

as the polar bear retreats into the tundra (as the bears did before the last mini-ice age at the end of the 18th century), the Leadbeater possum finds other habitat; just as it did when Aborigines and lightning started fires. The same sort of job-killing nonsense as Mr Sissins’s was used to stop Boral’s quarry expansion (of another mere 20 per cent) just a few years back, within Boral’s very own, 70 years’ established property’s boundaries in Montrose. All because of a non-existent threat to the Great Owl. The Great Owl was in such great danger — but it still is nesting within Boral’s quarry boundaries and the neighbouring reserve in the vast (and protected!) state forest, merely a short mouse-hunt flight away.

trolling rubbish collections, give us more choice being able to schedule our own and that they believe residents were happier with this decision. Not a day goes by, either walking or driving around my suburb, in which I am not confronted by a messy stack of rubbish. Not to mention the amount of rubbish dumped in service lanes and community areas by residents. Besides restarting the twice-yearly hard garbage collections, the council should also bring back the two free tip passes we used to get with our rates, for us to use to dispose of things that we cannot include in our hard garbage collection.

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As a non-driver I frequently walk along the picturesque Wilana and Thomas Streets in Ringwood to catch public transport. Sadly, these streets are rarely free of piles of unsightly, unhygienic rubbish dumped on the verge. Many don’t have the councilissued pink slip and sit on the roadside for weeks. I have been to the Maroondah Council kiosk at Eastland shopping centre many times to report the matter. Surely there must be a better way for the council to come up with a solution.

Re: Rubbish pile-up an eyesore I wish to extend the thoughts of Doug from Ringwood (Your Voice, February 12) on the constant piles of hard garbage strewn across nature strips. When Maroondah Council started the new policy of booking two collections a year a household rather than the scheduled collections twice yearly, I wrote to the council with my objections. They informed me that this would be a better way of con-

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BY DAVID SCHOUT PARENTS in the eastern suburbs are waiting 12 months on average to place their child in early intervention services that one local expert has described as a ‘‘messed up system’’. The service, which helps children with a disability or developmental delays before they enter school, is crippled by a waiting list that has put parents, teachers and early intervention staff under significant pressure, says Tiffany Birch, who lectures on the issue at Swinburne University. Ms Birch said children in the eastern suburbs who required services such as speech and occupational therapy were being forced to wait too long. ‘‘What we’ve found is that if a child’s learning style isn’t discovered before school it can have far-reaching implications,’’ she said. ‘‘Really good or really negative habits set in in the first five years . . . and for a lot of children intervention is happening either too late or not at all.’’ Mrs Birch, who also runs a private intervention service for parents to bypass the state system, said a lack of government funding in the past few years had

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Earlier last week, Eastern Health had announced it would be forced to close its diabetes education centre, to the disappointment and frustration of its 112 clients and neighbouring services that would be forced to shoulder the extra burden. Clients were being referred to hospitals in Ringwood, Ferntree Gully and Lilydale. The $8.4 million boost is part of a $107 million federal government funding commitment announced for Victorian hospitals last week. It comes after the state government slashed $475 million from the health budget over four years. Ms Plibersek said the federal government was ‘‘tired of the blame game’’ in health funding and was moving towards a more transparent system where people could clearly see how much money both levels of government were contributing. ‘‘In the future, funding will be tied directly to the hospitals,’’ she said. Anyone with concerns is urged to contact Diabetes Australia (9654 8777), which will provide details of additional diabetes services available in the client’s local area.

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EASTERN Golf Club’s relocation to Yering may be challenged in the Supreme Court by the underbidder for the club’s current course in Doncaster. Planning Minister Matthew Guy earlier this month approved the Yering proposal days before an appeal was due to be heard. The Age reported last week that developer Bill Boerkamp had instructed lawyers to begin proceedings in the Supreme Court to challenge Mr Guy’s decision. Mr Guy approved the $49 million project at 4.30pm on Friday, February 8, ahead of a scheduled Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing the following Monday. The VCAT case was due to be between Mr Boerkamp and Yarra Ranges Council, which approved the proposal in September last year. Mr Boerkamp will reportedly take the matter to court if Mr Guy does not reconsider his decision. A spokesman for Mr Guy said he used his ministerial powers to assist the council. Mr Boerkamp put in an unsuccessful bid for the club’s course in Doncaster. It was bought by developer Mirvac in mid-2011. Mirvac can only begin work on the site — a proposed $1 billion, 800-dwelling estate — once relocation to Yering is approved. — David Schout

BY DAVID SCHOUT TWENTY years ago, Clive Barnard and his late wife Jeanette made a decision on what should be done once their time on earth was over. The Croydon South couple agreed to donate their organs, believing it much better to help someone in need than ‘‘let the worms get inside you’’. However, Mr Barnard didn’t think this choice would be played out until much later in life. His wife suffered a fatal brain aneurism in May last year and her organs were donated. In a peculiar way, the grief Mr Barnard and his two children still feel is lessened because someone else’s life has been enriched. ‘‘It’s very gratifying and moving when you are told by donor recipients that their family member has received an organ and have been able to live a normal life,’’ he says. A strong advocate for organ donation, Mr Barnard acknowledges the

hardship involved in making what can be a ‘‘soul-searching’’ decision, but he urges everyone to sign the national register. ‘‘I respect people with religious or other beliefs; that’s their call. But I’d like to think other people can start to realise the impact donating can have on other people’s lives.’’ He encourages all families to sit down and openly discuss the idea of organ donation — something Eastern Health nurse donation specialist Erin East says is very important. ‘‘With one organ and tissue donor having the potential to transform the lives of 10 or more people, it’s a vital discussion,’’ she says. DonateLife Week ends on March 3. Its aim is to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation, increasing the number of people who share their wishes with their loved ones. Information about events and activities can be found at dontatelife.gov.au

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Packing a punch Karralyka Theatre kicks off its 2013 program with Porcelain Punch on Friday, March 15. The show features a band of gap-toothed gypsies travelling from town to town performing an old-school medicine sideshow, including a blend of satire, circus acts and a touch of burlesque. The audience can expect comedic pitches and audience participation in this high-octane, hilarious show. For tickets, phone the box office on 9879 2933 or visit karralyka.com.au

SOMETIMES, once the wheels behind good ideas start turning, they just take on a life of their own. It’s what happened when Jac Edwards, an employee at Curves women’s gym in Lilydale, began organising a fund-raiser to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. What started off as just a friendly afternoon tea quickly turned into an allday event. ‘‘After the response we got [when organising the event], we’re now running it all day,’’ the Croydon resident said, adding that more than 100 people are expected to attend. For co-organiser and work colleague, Seville’s Debbie McCabe, the day is particularly special. ‘‘My mother has been suffering from ovarian cancer for six years,’’ she said. ‘‘I just want to make other woman aware of ovarian cancer.’’ Ms Edwards and Ms McCabe have organised an activity-filled day from 6am tomorrow to 11.30am, with a second session starting at 3.30pm and finishing at 7.30pm. A dozen stalls will be open, selling products ranging from body care to stone bracelets, and photo booths will also be open. Guest speakers will include Rita Brancatini,

Chipping in: Friends Jac Edwards, front left, and Debbie McCabe, front right, are doing their bit to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Australia. Picture: Rob Carew from Live Your Passion, a not-for-profit organisation that assists women build confidence and self-esteem, and Evelyn MP Christine Fyffe. Professional masseuse Mark Lambert will also lend his expertise with neck and full body massages. All funds raised will go to Ovarian Cancer Australia. The fund-raiser is tomorrow at Curves Lilydale, 636 Industrial Park Drive. More details: 9735 4636

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Charmer suits equestrians his appealing 1.2 hectare lifestyle property will suit those with horses. The circular drive leads to a triple garage with tack room and mezzanine storage. The brick veneer house is full of character with entrance hall and lounge and dining room with polished floorboards. There’s a feature fireplace, ornate cornices and ceiling roses. The timber kitchen adjoining the family room has sliding doors to a verandah, garden and vine-draped alfresco. Features include ducted heating. Nearby is the Warburton Trail.

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lose to the village and Silvan Primary School, this near-level 0.808 hectare wholesale plant nursery has markets for its produce. This established business has sheds, greenhouses and a huge water tank. The three-bedrooms-plus-office weatherboard is infused with modern style. It has ornate ceilings, sash windows and wide verandahs. These are complemented by a designer bathroom and kitchen with island bench and walk-in pantry. Features include ducted heating, cooling and wood and gas fires.

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A touch of grandeur Restoration adds appeal to this house built in the 1890s

STEPHEN TAYLOR PROPERTY EDITOR n the early days, lush farmlands surrounded the gracious homestead ‘Wandobah’, which was built in the 1890s. Today, this grand and spacious weatherboard showcases the glorious period detail of that age on almost half an acre (1742 square metres) of garden in the heart of Mooroolbark. Preserved, restored and in full period regalia, the house has six bedrooms and two bathrooms, a grand foyer entrance, spacious living and sitting rooms and an authentic country kitchen. Decorative high ceilings with ornate lightfittings and chandeliers, sublime timber fretwork, dado panelling and detailed pressed metal

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ceilings showcase the period credentials. Four fireplaces, baltic pine floors and pedestal vanities, together with an array of period furnishings, add grandeur and character to this impeccably restored home. Relax in the entertainment areas and park in the double carport and extra parking spaces. Although 120 years old, the character house lends itself to a modern lifestyle and easy convenience. She is looking lively as she strides into her second century, with the fastidious attentionto-detail in her restoration adding to the appeal.

67-69 Manchester Road, Mooroolbark Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 2 Living areas: Grand foyer, spacious living and sitting rooms, authentic country kitchen. The rest: High ceilings, ornate lightfittings, chandeliers, timber fretwork, dado panelling, pressed metal ceilings Price: $840,000 Agent: Justin Ross Methven Real Estate Professionals Mooroolbark 9726 8888

Noble Knight Licensed Real Estate Agents, Auctioneers & Property Managers RENTAL PROPERTIES LILYDALE

Unit

1 BDR

$195

5-Mar-2013

Spacious 1 bedroom unit in a central position. The large lounge features gas heating, compact kitchen with electric cooking. There is a full sized bathroom with adjoining laundry. The well sized bedroom features a huge walk in robe. There are provisions for 1 are & a tidy fenced courtyard included.

YARRA GLEN

Unit

2 BDR

$260

12-Mar-2013

This house sized 2 bedroom unit will surely impress. To have freshly polished hardwood floors. The large lounge features gas heating, practical kitchen with electric cooking. There is a well sized laundry, which leads to a large rear courtyard with lawn. The bedrooms are both of good size, with built in robes. A single lock up garage completes this package, & the property is only around the corner from the main township.

LILYDALE

Unit

3 BDR

$255

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Never judge a book by its cover! Spacious older 2-storey art deco style townhouse. Large living areas including lounge with convective heater, dining room with air conditioner. Country style kitchen with new electric stove. There are 3 bedrooms with robes & convective heaters. The master bedroom is huge & will accommodate a king sized bed with little fuss. There is an additional storage shed & 2 toilets. Garden maintenance is inclusive of rental.

MITCHAM

Unit

2 BDR

$285

Now

This recently fully renovated 2 bedroom townhouse, will surely impress. Modern neutral tones throughout, electric convective heating to lounge & electric cooking to the open plan kitchen. Both bedrooms are well sized with built in robes, & the laundry is huge with several large robes. There is a fully fenced courtyard which has been fully landscaped with side access.

CHIRNSIDE PARK

House

3 BDR

$295

22-Feb-2013

Freshly painted 3 bedroom brick veneer home, flowing open plan kitchen/meals area, adjoining lounge with gas heating. 2 of the well sized bedrooms have built in robes, electric cooking to kitchen, gas central heating & gas hot water service. All located within a stones throw from Chirnside Park Shopping Centre, fully fenced useable allotment with a double carport. Please note that it is strictly no pets.

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House

3 BDR

$300

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Highly set 3 bedroom brick veneer home. Split system air conditioning to lounge, gas central heating, bright kitchen with electric cooking; & sunny

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meals area. All bedrooms are very well sized with built in robes, whilst the pretty in pink bathroom features a separate shower room. Located on a fantastic sized allotment with a large single garage, & glorious views of the Yarra Valley.

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House

3 BDR

$325

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Fully renovated in light & bright tones, this 3 bedroom weather board has a refreshing new lease on life. Practical hardwood polished floorboards throughout, including gas heating & new thermal Holland blinds. The kitchen features hardwood bench tops & electric cooking. The key advantage of this property is its large corner allotment. with a large expanse of flowing lawns. An opportunity not to be missed.

YARRA GLEN

House

3 BDR

$325

Now

This highly set 3 bedroom brick veneer home; offers 2 zoned living areas. There is gas central heating, wood heater; a compact kitchen with electric cooking & gas hot plates. The master features a full ensuite with built in robes, the remaining bedrooms are well sized; with one featuring built in robes. A tidy bathroom & truly massive laundry, adds practicality. Venturing through glass sliding doors, is a fantastic fully undercover entertaining deck, that overlooks fully landscaped gardens with a near level rear lawn. There is a storage shed & large drive, with vehicle provision behind gates. Overlooking views of the town & distant ranges.

CHIRNSIDE PARK

House

2 BDR

$340

Now

Substantial & impressive 2 bedroom brick veneer home with lower Storey teenagers retreat or studio. This home is certainly well appointed with modern kitchen, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum, gas central heating & taste full colour scheme throughout. The true advantages of this property are clearly outside, with the huge entertaining deck that overlooks the glorious fully landscaped gardens. There is an excellent undercover entertaining area with built in gas bbq & open log fire place. Escape from the world in the picturesque gazebo privately located at the rear of the property. There is a huge amount of storage under the house, small garden shed, not to forget the huge double garage with remote door. 3 month fixed term tenancy.

KILSYTH

House

4 BDR

$395

Now

Recently renovated character weatherboard home of 4 bedrooms. Hardwood polished floors, bright & fresh decor, gas heating & electric cooking. The property has 2 large horse paddocks as part of the package with as new fencing suitable for horses. Heaps of room for the growing family & animals. Please note that the property will be leased on 2 separate agreements, a residential Tenancy Agreement for the premise; & a pastoral & grazing licence agreement for the paddock area.

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As large as life his charming weatherboard has five bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. In the main bedroom are walk-in wardrobes and an en suite. There’s a kitchen/family room, with wood heating, and a lounge room. Features include ducted heating and evaporative cooling. Park in a double garage with internal access. Enjoy the views from the verandahs and covered entertainment areas. There’s a bore, manicured gardens and two dams with native fish.

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70 Edward Staff Road, Kinglake Price: $679,000 Agent: Noble Knight Yarra Glen 9730 1788, Marion 0419 117 643

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www.stockdaleleggo.com.au/lilydale 35 Beenak Road Wandin North Two Homes Plus Shedding on 10 acres This landmark property with a uniquely designed 4BR home. Features quality fixtures & fittings including & solar panels. A second 2BR W/B dwelling is located far enough away to be private. In addition there is a 6 stable complex, a 6 car garage, a factory sized shed large enough for at least 5 vehicles, a spring fed dam plus pumping system, mains water and more.

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with BIR’s. Plenty of space with formal lounge, ultra modern This landmark property is a generously proportioned 4BR, 2 bath For Sale kitchen, spacious uniquely designed home. The home features quality fixtures & & open meals area & family room with Price Excess of $990,000 hardwood timber floors. Sited on aInfully fenced, flat & very fittings including leadlight panels & ornate ceilings. Solar panels block & only 15Inspect mins fromByLilydale. Appointment provide enough electricity to power the house useable plus save you $$ in your pocket. A DLUG is next to the home. AA second W/B 1 Agent 3 2BRB Sharyn Manning 0412 052 946 dwelling is located far enough away to be private. In addition For Sale there is a 6 stable complex, a 6 car garage, a factory sized shed Price $400,000 Plus large enough for at least 5 vehicles, a spring fed dam plus Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Inspect pumping system, mains water and more. Agent Robert Baird 0409 841 800


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Flowing over three levels of spacious living starring zoned bedrooms, timber and brick features and sensational views is the 4 bedroom home of outstanding quality. A home office/teen retreat with ensuite plus double garage is under, timber kitchen is classy family has wood heater plus all comforts.

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‘Wandobah’ circa 1890’s

3 Honeysuckle Walk, Croydon South The leafy cul-de-sac location is sure to appeal as will the neat first home style 3 bedrooms home. Its open living with dining, tidy laminate kitchen, tiled bathroom and comfy gas heater make it a great starter home or investment property. On level 499m2 with steel double garage, it’s a little ripper!

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Plans & permits to build a double storey 3 bedrooms home with powder room, ensuite, upstairs rumpus/ retreat, balcony with views to the Dandenongs on this street front own titled vacant 269m2 block

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Duties for the caretaker - homestead manager will include taking total responsibility for the homestead and immediate grounds, gardening, building maintenance, pest control, engaging contractors, cleaning of external areas including BBQ’s, adhering to regular maintenance schedules and any other tasks required to keep the homestead and its surrounds in impeccable condition. This role will require a good level of reporting to management and a high standard of record keeping and administration. Duties for the housekeeper will include regular cleaning, ironing, and maintaining the homestead in impeccable order. Some interest in the vegetable and herb garden would be beneficial. This role is for a couple who understand this full time position will at times involve the requirement to be available and assist, seven days per week. Conversely, some weeks when the Homestead is not occupied, the role will be much less intense with fewer days required to adequately discharge the responsibilities of the role. The successful applicants will have a clear understanding that the owners are extremely private people and visitor access to the estate is restricted and subject to conditions. Both applicants will have a keen eye for detail, exercise discretion and able to maintain the privacy of the occupants. You will be offered the opportunity to permanently reside at the property; fully-furnished accommodation, home phone, electricity and all services, uniforms, and mobile.

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Honda adds 2WD to CR-V range Derek Ogden and Ewan Kennedy road test the new-generation SUV onda CR-V, the fourth generation of the compact sport utility vehicle that 17 years ago helped define the soft-roader segment, now comes in two-wheel or four-wheel-drive variants. Prices start with the base model 2WD sixspeed manual VTi at just over $27,000, while the top 4WD VTi-L five-speed automatic rounds out the range at $42,000-plus. Previously we considered the Honda CR-V was overpriced for a plain ‘meat and three veg’ taste of compact SUV living. Thanks as much as anything to a crowded market, that is a thing of the past, with the latest CR-Vs dishing up tasty features at competitive prices. Over the space of 10 days we experienced a broad span of CR-V models, spending time with the entry-level 2WD in five-speed automatic guise and the top-dog 4WD VTI-L five-speed auto with steering wheel-mounted paddle shift. The designers and engineers have worked hard on Honda’s theme of ‘bigger on the inside, smaller on the outside’. At 22mm shorter and

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30mm lower than its predecessor, the flat front makes a bold statement with its three-slat radiator grille and big Honda ‘H’. A sedan-style profile is augmented by large wheel arches spanning 17- or 18-inch wheels Inside, the cabin is designed to give a feeling of openness. With the two front seats further apart than before, there is more shoulder room. Occupants are further spoilt by a new level of cabin quietness thanks to engine and road noise being kept at bay by improved sound insulation. Noise from neither engine on offer – the 2.0-litre or 2.4-litre i-VTEC – is intrusive. Efficiency is the name of the game here with combined urban/highway fuel consumption put at 7.7 litres per 100 kilometres and 8.7 litres per 100 kilometres respectively. Ride and handling are up there with the best in class, both with comfort and stability that are almost sedan-style. The new CR-V, even in base model 2WD manual form, is accessory rich. Satellite navigation and DVD are factory fitted options.

Bold bid: The new Honda CR-V comes with more radical styling than its predecessors.

Dual cab comes to 70-Series F you want a definition of the term ‘workhorse’ look no further than Toyota’s 70-Series LandCruiser. Whether it’s carrying miners or carting hay bales in every dairy community in Australia, the 70-Series is a hardworking 4x4 that earns its keep day in day out, year in, year out. The LandCruiser 70 is an old-school 4WD that comes as either a wagon or a cab chassis, the latter range recently expanded to include the option of a dual cab. While the addition of the rear seats was primarily for the mining

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and rural sectors, we would not be surprised to see a few picked up by serious off-roaders as the family getaway vehicle. All variants are powered, and we mean powered, by a 4.5-litre V8 turbo diesel engine. Our test vehicle was the dual-cab cab chassis in top-of-the-range spec. To put the 70-Series through its paces we took it to the pastures of south-east Queensland and a disused tin mining area. Toyota will not be upgrading the

70-Series to modern safety standards, so the vehicle is likely to end production in about four years. Like the rest of the vehicle, the interior is designed for function, not for looks. The 70-Series GXL dual cab may well find a home with 4WD fanatics who like off-roading in difficult areas. They will not be disappointed. Prices start at $58,790, not including government or dealer delivery charges. — Murray Hubbard

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Ariels skipper has sights on title BY ROY WARD NETBALLER Caitlyn Strachan wanted to get the best from herself, so she moved to Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels before the start of last season. Now the 25-year-old centre court player wants to push her side to the next level and win the highly prized Victorian Netball League championship division. The VNL season starts tomorrow night. Strachan, who tied with Helen Barclay and Mwai Kumwenda for the Margaret Caldow Trophy as VNL most valuable player last season, said her side looked primed to contend for the premiership despite missing the finals last year. “We have worked extremely hard over preseason and we have a nice balance of youth and experience,” Strachan said. “The team is coming together really well and the VNL preseason competition has been highly valuable for us as it gave us the chance to trial a few new combinations.” Strachan will captain the Ariels this season, a further demonstration of how respected she is within the side, while Sophie O’Shea and Kaitlyn Black will serve as vice-captains. Strachan said she had revelled in the structured, well-designed training program which she credits with leading to her exceptional 2012 season. “I was looking for new challenges and the Ariels were provided with numerous challenges in terms of

VICTORIAN NETBALL LEAGUE 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION February 27 Geelong Cougars v Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels, SNHC Court 5 7pm March 6 VU Western Lightning v Peninsula Waves, SNHC Court 4, 7pm March 6 Southern Saints v Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels, SNHC Court 3, 8.20pm March 20 Monash University Central v Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels, SNHC Court 5, 8.20pm March 24 UB Ballarat Pride v Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels, Wendouree, 4.30pm April 3 Peninsula Waves v Southern Saints, SNHC Court 4, 7pm April 17 Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels v Boroondara Genesis, SNHC Court 1, 9.40pm April 21 Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels v City West Falcons, Waverley Netball Centre, 1pm May 1 Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels v Peninsula Waves, SNHC Court 1, 7pm May 8 Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels v VU Western Lightning, SNHC Court 2, 8.20pm

fitness and training programs; on court I thrived,” she said. “With Southern Saints, my old side, I was an experienced, mature player and I was comfortable in my environment. “I needed to take myself out of that comfort zone to get new challenges, more training and more structure. “The Ariels provided me with that extra edge.” With plenty of promising young players in the Ariels, Strachan says they’re all excited about the addition of a second Victorian side, Vic Flames, in the Australian Netball League competition which comes

May 15 Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels v Geelong Cougars, SNHC Court 2, 7pm May 22 Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels v Monash University Central, SNHC Court 2, 9.40pm May 29 Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels v UB Ballarat Pride, SNHC Court 3, 7pm June 5 Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels v North East Blaze, SNHC Court 5, 7pm June 12 City West Falcons v Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels, SNHC Court 1, 7pm June 16 Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels v Southern Saints, Knox Regional Netball Centre, 12.30pm June 26 Boroondara Genesis v Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels, SNHC Court 3, 9.40pm July 3 VU Western Lightning v Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels, SNHC Court 1, 7pm July 10 Peninsula Waves v Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels, SNHC Court 2, 8.20pm July 17 - semi finals July 24 - preliminary finals July 31 - grand final

after the VNL season and works as a feeder league for ANZ championship clubs. “Victoria is such a strong netball state that it’s hard to break into that next level,” she said. “If we can be extra competitive this year we’ll attract more interest from coaches and selectors.’’ Strachan considers her side a serious contender for the title. “There’s plenty of competition in the VNL, but I believe that this year we have the right mix of players to be extremely competitive, to win the VNL competition.”

It’s last roll of the dice for Ainslie Park, Warranwood NEWCOMERS Ainslie Park and reigning premiers Warranwood are battling for the fourth and final spot in the RDCA Lindsay Trollope Shield comp and both will chase 203 when the final day of the regular season arrives this Saturday. Warranwood (fifth place) looked in control early when it had Bayswater Park 5-54 off 34 overs. Josh Temple (63) and Ben Beech (48) then led the Sharks out of trouble to the safer waters of 203 at day’s end. Tim Hall (5-52) took the bowling honours for Warranwood. Ainslie Park captain-coach Mark Arnot (7-66) again bowled tirelessly for Ainslie Park (fourth place) to limit Wantirna South to 9-203. After sitting at 3-46, Michael McDonald (87 not out) and Andrew Jorgensen (39) combined for a fourth-wicket partnership of 65 to slowly improve the Devils’ innings. At the other end of the ladder, Norwood (ninth) let South Croydon off the hook. The Bulldogs were 4-105 off 54 overs just after tea, but Michael King (88) and Travis Degenhardt (64) combined for a fifth-wicket partnership of 100 to see South Croydon plunder 151 runs off the last 26 overs to finish on 8-256. Kieran Petri-Bruce (5-69) took the Come in spinner: Wonga Park’s Dean Letson bowls against Kilsyth on Saturday. Picture: Wayne Hawkins

bowling honours for the Vikings. South Warrandyte (10th) needs to defeat Croydon North to have any chance in avoiding relegation. Michael Crosbie (86no) batted all day to see the Hawks compile 197. Darren Wilson (4-32) and Karnel Ahmet (3-31) made the going tough for the Hawks. North Ringwood’s bowlers Michael Scott (3-19), Evan Jones (3-26) and Luke Ridgwell (3-32) kept Mooroolbark’s batsmen in check for the day to see the Barkers compile 139 in 80 overs, with Lincoln Grigg (63) top scoring. In Wilkins Cup matches, Kilsyth captain Mark Steiner plundered 137 against a hapless Wonga Park at Wonga Park as the visitors made 272 all out. Dean Letson took 6-40 for Wonga Park, which was 0-31 at stumps. Eastfield was bowled out for 107 by Montrose, which ended play on 2-94. East Ringwood is well-placed against Lilydale with the Roos ending play on 0-28 after bowling out Lilydale for 193. Croydon Ranges made 7-273 against Warrandyte, which faces a difficult chase this Saturday while St Andrews posted 251 against Templeton. — Roy Ward and Tony Smith

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Rams in tune-up for finals RINGWOOD will get a finals warm-up in its final-round match against St Kilda at Junction Oval starting this Saturday. The Rams are battling to hold onto third place on the ladder and have the Saints hot on their heels in fourth, but the Saints would need an outright win to pass Ringwood. The Rams faced a few nervous hours at the end of their match against Camberwell Magpies at Jubilee Park on Saturday with the visitors getting within reach of the Rams’ first-day total of 6-352 declared. Magpies captain Simon Hill turned on a mammoth innings for his club, posting 151 from 193 balls to anchor the Magpie chase. But some late wickets from Ian Holland (4-46 with 10 maidens) and Blair Allan (2-73) made sure the Magpies ended their innings short of the home side as they finished play on 303 all out. ■ In the Victorian Sub District Cricket Association, Croydon lost on the first innings against Coburg, but almost managed a reverse-outright win. Chasing Coburg’s 163, the Cockies were bowled out for 84 with captain-coach Hagan Shakespeare (28) the top scorer. In its second innings, Coburg made a quickfire 5-97 from 18 overs with Hamish Paterson (3-32) taking the most wickets before the Burgers set the Cockies a chase of 176 in their second innings. But neither side could effect a final result with the Cockies ending play on 7-112 with Michael Aston on 33 not out. PREMIER CRICKET LADDER: Melbourne 73 points, 1.73 per cent; Prahran 70, 1.28; Ringwood 65, 1.29; St Kilda 57, 1.32; Frankston Peninsula 54, 1.06; Melbourne Uni 53, 1.09; Richmond 51, 1.57; Fitzroy Doncaster 50, 1.16; Carlton 49, 1.03; Dandenong 47, 1.25; Geelong 45.4, 0.91; Casey-South Melbourne 41, 0.80; Footscray Edgewater 33, 0.98; Camberwell Magpies 33, 0.77; North Melbourne 32, 0.78; Hawthorn-Monash Uni 18, 0.66; Essendon 12, 0.63; Northcote 9, 0.52. — Roy Ward

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LIQUOR SPECIALS FOR TUESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY TO SUNDAY 3RD MARCH

$12.99ea Strawberries punnet 250gm

2 $ for

4

$8 per kg

Bulleit & Cola

Rekorderlig

$59.99ea

4 for $20

Cans 4.6% 24pk

Bacon Rashes

6

$

99 kg

500ml

Peters Ice Cream 2L

2

$

59 ea

$1.30 per litre

Ringwood East

Heathmont IGA

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 [ 24 ] WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

February 26, 2013

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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Corona 6pk

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