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News, events and consultation Hall Street car park closure Reading Entertainment has closed its car park in Hall Street, Moonee Ponds after important conditions in a planning permit were not met. The conditions were aimed at making the area safe and no longer a health hazard. Council understands that the lack of parking spaces caused by the closure is going to impact traders, shoppers, visitors, residents and commuters to the area. We are working closely with Reading to have improvement works completed and the site reopened as soon as possible. More information is available at mvcc.vic.gov.au/reading

Help each other to be safe this summer Recent grass fires in East Keilor and neighbouring municipalities are a timely reminder that residents should seriously consider their emergency safety plans. Council encourages residents to also consider any relatives, friends or neighbours who may need help to prepare their safety plans. A number of free fire safety planning resources are available online at cfa.vic.gov.au or by calling the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667.

Melbourne Airport Master Plan Melbourne Airport is planning for the future. As part of this planning they are preparing a master plan which will be submitted to the Commonwealth Government for approval in 2013. The airport is updating the community about its plans and will make the draft master plan available for public comment in March 2013 for 60 business days. More information about the master plan is available at melbourneairport.com.au/masterplan

Drainage works Buckley Street: Until March Council is undertaking stormwater drainage upgrade works along the north side of Buckley Street, Essendon. A section of Buckley Street near Hoffmans Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the duration of the works. Matthews Avenue: From Monday, 21 to Friday, 28 January the northbound section of Matthews Avenue, from Keilor Road to Fullarton Road in Airport West, will be closed for stormwater drainage works. Diversions will be in place. We thank you for your patience and for following the traffic management in place. For further information please contact Council’s Contracts Engineer on 9243 8888.

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Council’s Youth Services team is running a summer holiday program with lots of different activities for young people aged 12 to 25. When: Activities run from Wednesday, 9 January until Thursday, 31 January, 3pm to 6pm Where: Moonee Valley Youth Hub, 34 Wilson Street, Moonee Ponds For more information contact Council’s Youth Services team on 9243 8888 or email youth@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Council will be reviewing the Aberfeldie Park Master Plan 2007 in order to take into account recommendations in the Community Facilities Plan and Maribyrnong River Master Plan, both adopted in 2011, plus water sensitive urban design drainage works required for the park. Provide your ideas for the park by attending a workshop: Date: Monday, 11 February, 6.30pm onwards Venue: Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Pavilion, Aberfeldie Park (entry/parking via Tilba Street) All feedback collected will feed into the development of a draft master plan which the community will be invited to comment on later in 2013. For information and updates visit mvcc.vic.gov.au/aberfeldiepark

Gain computer skills Moonee Valley Libraries, in partnership with Kangan Institute, is calling for enrolments for Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology. This nationally accredited course provides skills in using a PC, the internet, email, Microsoft Office applications and digital devices. Location: Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre, 69-79 Military Road, Avondale Heights When: Monday mornings, commencing Monday, 4 February, ending Monday, 24 June Fee: Costs vary depending on eligibility for government funded training places To register, please contact Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre on 8325 1940.

Afton Street Conservation Park Walk and work This event will include a guided tour of the park, an outline of upcoming works, recording of fauna sightings and light activities such as removal of tree guards. Please bring a water bottle and wear covered shoes, long clothing and a hat. Time: Saturday, 19 January, 9am-11am Location: Meet in the park at Afton Street car park Please note that the event will be cancelled if temperature is predicted to be over 36°C.

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The State Government is developing a new Metropolitan Planning Strategy to manage Melbourne’s growth and change over the next 30 to 40 years. The Minister for Planning has released a Discussion Paper called Melbourne, let’s talk about the future to prompt debate around the challenges and ideas for Melbourne’s future, which will eventually feed into the strategy. Council encourages residents to read the Discussion Paper and provide feedback to the State Government. More information is at planmelbourne.vic.gov.au. or follow on Twitter at @planmelbourne

Queens Park will once again come to life for our largest free community celebration, the Moonee Valley Festival. Back for its 36th year, come and join us for a fun summer day full of excitement with market stalls, roving performers, entertainment stages, business expo sites, delectable food stalls, amusement rides and community activities and displays. Date: Sunday, 24 February, 10am-5pm Location: Queens Park, Moonee Ponds Visit mvcc.vic.gov.au/mvfestival for more information or ‘join’ the event on Council’s Facebook page at facebook.com/mooneevalleycc/events

Step Off dance competition Call for crews Have you got what it takes to enter the Step Off dance crew competition? Registrations are open so register your dance crew at youth.mvcc.vic.gov.au/stepoff. Registrations close on Tuesday, 26 February at 5pm or if spots have been filled earlier. Places are limited! Categories include school, junior, varsity and open divisions. Last year saw over 450 dancers compete! For more information contact Youth Services on 9243 8888 or email youth@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Council meetings Tuesday, 22 January 6pm, Public Forum Visit mvcc.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings to find out how to participate.

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Giuliano: back to work BY EUGENE BENSON DESPITE being found guilty at his court appearance last month, Moonee Valley councillor Paul Giuliano says he’s keeping positive and looking forward to getting stuck back into ‘‘real’’ council business. Cr Giuliano was found guilty of a breach of the Local Government Act at an appearance at the Broadmeadow’s Magistrates Court on December 19. The charge followed an investigation by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate into dealings at the council. The investigation centred on a performance review and variation to the contract of former chief executive officer Rasiah Dev. It was alleged that, as a consequence, Mr Dev gained an advantage of $15,750 per year for a period of two years and ‘back pay’ to the value of $7115.92 — a total gain of $38,615.92. As a result of the investigation, Cr Giuliano was charged with one breach

of section 76D of the Local Government Act 1989 for the alleged misuse of his position to obtain an advantage for Mr Dev. The inspectorate’s investigation dealt with council procedure in 2009 while Cr Giuliano was serving as mayor. It was alleged he signed off on Mr Dev’s contract instead of it going to the full council. After being found guilty, Cr Giuliano was handed a $1000 fine, but he can continue all normal duties as a Buckley ward councillor. Cr Giuliano said he was pleased with the magistrate’s interpretation of the case. ‘‘Basically, he recognised there are so many processes in place he couldn’t understand how it came to me . . . he agreed that it was more on the officers’ side than a councillor’s. ‘‘So I want to put it behind me; I’ve got no conviction. ‘‘There was no benefit to me, but there was something I didn’t bring before council and that’s what I was found guilty of.

‘‘Having said that, in 16 years [at Moonee Valley Council] there has not been a CEO performance review brought before the council, so I was only following the process that was in place. It was incorrect procedure, but it was the culture.’’ Cr Giuliano said the looming court appearance and some health issues had made 2012 a tough year. He said there was no doubt the inspectorate’s investigation affected his primary vote at the October local government election, but he was pleased his dedicated supporters still got him home. ‘‘It’s now a chapter closed. The next thing I want to sink my teeth into is my portfolio, which is planning. As a council we still have a way to go in that area. Sport and recreation are also high on my agenda.’’

Moving on: Cr Paul Giuliano is free to continue serving on the council despite being found guilty of breaching the Local Government Act. Picture: Scott McNaughton

Level crossing removal hinges on ‘talks with developers’ THE state government aims to forge deals with private developers to build above train stations to help pay for the removal of level crossings, including one at Buckley Street, Essendon Essendon and Alphington stations have been earmarked for “urban development”, joining a list of railway land sites across Melbourne where development plans are being made. Documents released under Freedom of Information show 17 sites in Melbourne which the government’s railway land owner, VicTrack,

considers surplus to requirements. The sites include land at Jacana, Glenroy, Spotswood and Werribee. Eight others were being considered for rezoning and development. In an economic document released last month, the state government foreshadowed “encouraging development over stations to help fund the grade separation of level crossings”. The document, Securing Victoria’s Economy, also states industrial land next to train stations would be identified for “urban development”. The government has also flagged it will look at options to allow community use of vacant rail

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land around Essendon station for “integrated development”. The report specifies an opportunity to redevelop land used for car parking near the station to “ensure that it makes a positive contribution to regeneration around the station and the junction”. The report also flags the council’s advocacy for putting the Craigieburn line underground as it passes through the proposed activity centre. This would eliminate the level crossing on Buckley Street, which was ranked 18th out of the 177 Melbourne crossings in a 2008 study which prioritised crossings for grade separation.

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Council’s $6.7m dilemma Our council, though conceding the effect on its budget will be significant, says it has no plans to reduce services. It is now assessing the impact on future rates and infrastructure projects and how to find $6.7 million in a hurry. Not a pleasant start to the new year for the financial gurus.

Riding into a storm oonee Valley Council has to find $6.7million in the next 18 months to help fund a massive shortfall in a superannuation scheme used by thousands of workers in Victorian municipalities. Actuaries have calculated the funding black hole at $453million across the state, which swells to $533million with the additional burden of a contribution tax imposed by the federal government. Council workers who are part of the ‘Defined Benefits Plan’ are guaranteed a pension for life, but councils have been asked to pick up the deficit. The Municipal Association of Victoria says the shortfall, and future potential losses, could force councils to cut services and increase rates.

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It is the silly season for media statements but Safe Cycling Australia risks its own credibility by telling us that “mutual respect for all road users is high on the agenda of every committed cyclist”. Now who would believe that? Every day Moonee Valley motorists are confronted by cyclists, many of whom have no respect for the law, let alone motorists and pedestrians. RACV president Ross Herron attacked cyclists in November, but the lobby group wants us to believe that the cycling community ‘‘has taken every possible measure to bridge the divide between motorists and riders by focusing on their own behaviour and image”. To help prove its point, the group says fines for illegal riding are down. That’s only because police tread softly, softly on cyclists. And our new council, if it follows the path of its predecessor, is set to increase traffic congestion with more bike lanes.

Black hole: Moonee Valley Council has no plans to cut services to fund a $6.7million staff superannuation shortfall.

Healthy outlook Christmas surprise for patients when the 60-yearold Essendon Medical Centre closed its doors, relocating to its sister clinic, Eastbrooke Family Clinic Lincolnville in East Keilor. The Essendon Medical Centre, originally started by husband and wife team, Dr Watt and Dr Inglis, has been forced to reduce its hours because of a shortage of GPs. Positive news is that one new doctor started at the combined practice last week and another is likely

soon. Within a year, we are promised a move to a new and better centre in the area, combining both Lincolnville and Essendon clinics. Better days lie ahead as more doctors are being trained following a long overdue federal government decision to fund increases in medical training at our universities.

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43 Fisher Parade that will cascade down the banks of the Maribyrnong will come within 12 metres of the river. The state government introduced new planning rules to protect the Yarra in October, requiring enough setback to allow public open space along the water.

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Vic Uni staff axings continue BY MELISSA CUNNINGHAM ANOTHER 50-plus staff members at Victoria University will lose their jobs this year as fallout from the state government’s $40 million funding cuts continues. The axing of 59 positions was announced by VU in late December, bringing the total number of job losses to more than 450. National Tertiary Education Union president Paul Adams said TAFE teachers, academics and administrative staff were among those set to lose their jobs. Trades teachers had been targeted by the most recent cuts. Another 30 contracts for staff involved in VCE, English as a second language and literacy would not be renewed because the university could no longer afford to pay staff. ‘‘These cuts have been absorbed by the whole university,’’ Mr Adams said. ‘‘Staff not even located in the nine main areas that have been cut are still losing their jobs; it’s very distressing.’’ As reported by the Weekly, 99 TAFE teachers, 150 administration staff, 30 academics and 120 general staff had

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Doctors will see you now ESSENDON’S newest general practice family medical clinic, Vitahealth, had its official opening last Monday and already has a long list of local clients. Medical director Dr Camilla Holdstock said is was a good feeling to be opening a practice in Melbourne’s northern suburbs where there had been a shortage of female GPs for some time. Being born and bred in the area and a former St Columbus student also added to the thrill for Dr Holdstock. ‘‘We certainly want local residents on our books but will take people from right around the area. People travel a few suburbs to go to a GP they’re happy with.’’ Vitahealth is at 141 Napier Street, Essendon.

Another round: Gabriel Ayun, Paul Adams, Margarita Windisch and Dave Kerin are protesting new job cuts. Picture: Michael Copp already lost their jobs after the government slashed funding to VU in last year’s state budget. ‘‘Victoria University educates some of Victoria’s most vulnerable and lower socioeconomic students,’’ Mr Adams said. ‘‘About half our students are from a nonEnglish-speaking background. The government has talked about how it’s increased funding for apprenticeships, but it

neglected to discuss cuts to institutional funding across the west in mischievous attempts to confuse people.’’ Friends of Victoria University spokesman Iain McIntyre said that with VU forced to end teaching in areas like hospitality and tourism, many Brimbank students would have no option but to attend a private training provider.

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BY MELISSA CUNNINGHAM POLICE believe serial arsonists may be responsible for a spate of suspicious fires across Moonee Valley and Brimbank. There were at least six suspicious blazes in the Maribyrnong River valley, including Brimbank Park, last week. The Moonee Valley crime investigation unit is also investigating a grassfire at the Maribyrnong Valley Parklands near Hawthorn Court in Keilor East last Wednesday. Throughout the Maribyrnong Valley 23 fires have been lit during the past two weeks. Moonee Valley firefighters and police have intensified patrols of the area hoping to catch the firebug(s). MFB district commander Bob Undy said fire resources were being stretched. ‘‘We’ve had a least nine firefighters attending these incidents. If there was a house fire at the same time in Brimbank it would take firefighters longer to get there. The lives of resid-

ents and firefighters are constantly being put on the line.’’ On Tuesday night, a nursing home in Sterling Drive, Keilor East, came under threat as firefighters battled three deliberately lit fires in Maribyrnong Valley parklands between 8pm and 2am. Brimbank detectives are also investigating two grassfires in Brimbank Park and Orbital Drive, Kealba, early last Wednesday morning. Victoria Police’s Acting Commissioner Stephen Fontana said police believed the fires in Brimbank and Moonee Valley were linked. ‘‘Due to the number of fires, we believe there was more than one person lighting them.’’ Mr Fontana urged residents to report any suspicious behaviour. ‘‘You are our eyes and ears. We’re asking, if you do see things that don’t seem right, contact the police.’’ People caught deliberately lighting fires faced up 25 years in jail. Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. — Eugene Benson

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Hoop star slams aggro AUSTRALIAN Opals basketballer and western suburbs resident Rachel Jarry is urging people to speak up about youth violence. Ms Jarry was assaulted early last year during a night out with friends in the CBD. She reported the assault to police and her attacker was eventually sentenced to three years in youth detention. Last week, Ms Jarry joined Crime Prevention Minister Andrew McIntosh, LeadWest chief executive Anton Mayer, Crime Stoppers chief executive Samantha Hunter, Sunshine police commander Tim O’Connor and Moonee Valley mayor Narelle Sharpe to launch a campaign opposing youth violence. ‘Say Something’ encourages

people to report assaults to police or Crime Stoppers. Ms Hunter said the campaign aimed to raise awareness of the impact of youth violence on the community. ‘‘Violent crime is a matter for the entire community. Whether a violent crime is committed at a nightspot or a train station, [it] can have a lasting effect on the victim and their family and friends.’’ To report youth violence, phone local police, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit saysomething.org.au — Laura Little

It’s not on: Narelle Sharpe, Rachel Jarry and Andrew McIntosh launch the Say Something campaign.

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Council, Minister Guy at loggerheads BY EUGENE BENSON MOONEE Valley Council has written to the state government to formally state its opposition to Planning Minister Matthew Guy’s decision to appoint an advisory committee to consider Moonee Valley Racing Club’s development proposal. The racing club intends to develop six hectares of its 40-hectare site in Moonee Ponds to secure its future. The club hopes to build several 25-storey apartment towers (expected to house up to 6000 residents), a retail precinct, early-learning centre, kindergarten and 3000-square-metre park. Details of the development were presented to Moonee Valley Council in February 2011 as part of a draft master plan. Negotiations between the council and racing club reached a stalemate, which triggered the planning minister to step in. Mayor Narelle Sharpe said there were a range of concerns with the process and the terms of reference that the advisory committee had to

work under. “We have restated in our response to the minister that we don’t support the advisory committee process because we consider that there is still inadequate information provided by the racing club in relation to their proposal. “This makes it difficult for the council and the community to make an informed decision about what they want to do on the site.’’ Key points made in the council response to the planning minister include that although the minister has stated the council is to remain the responsible authority for the site, he has not explicitly stated that the council is also to remain the planning authority. The council is seeking his assurances and confirmation on this matter. The council also considers it premature to consider planning scheme amendment documents in conjunction with the proposed master plan process. If resolved, the master plan would inform what should go in an amendment. The letter to the minister also encourages him to consider heritage issues independently of the master plan proposal, as the plan should not

Moonee Valley racecourse master plan: the view looking north along the proposed main street. influence whether or not there are places on the site that warrant heritage protection.

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The Women are reclaiming their birth rights as the role of the midwife is reborn. SARAH HARRIS reports rriving in Australia as a midwife in 1985, Christine Kerr experienced a huge culture shock. In her native UK she enjoyed the status of a highly respected profession, yet here she struggled to explain what it was she did for a living. “People simply did not know what a midwife was, whereas in England the most important person when a woman is pregnant is the the midwife,” the Western Health women’s clinic nurse unit manager recalls. “At that time in Australia the field was very much obstetric-led and midwives were handmaidens. “For me it was a bit of a challenge because I came from a totally autonomous practice in England where we did the whole gamut, which included giving drugs out and examinations.” Fast forward 27 years and Kerr can happily declare “finally we have reclaimed our ground”. The culture of pregnancy and birth has undergone a quantum shift with the rise of the professional accoucheuse (female obstetrician or midwife) and the opportunity to train specifically as midwives rather than as an adjunct to nursing.

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‘People simply did not know what a midwife was . . .’ — Christine Kerr Sunshine Hospital now boasts Victoria’s largest midwifery group practice with more than 120 midwives on the roster providing about 60 per cent of all maternity care from antenatal clinics to birth and post natal. Since the introduction of the midwife group practice the number of births at Sunshine has risen from from 3513 in 2008-09 to 4588 in 2011-12. At the same time, the number of women giving birth vaginally without requiring episiotomies, receiving epidurals or experiencing post partum haemorrhaging has also risen significantly. It reflects more informed choices being made by women. Julia Pring moved from Mercy Hospital to Western Health specifically to be part of the caseload model of one-

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on-one maternity care Sunshine Hospital offers. This smaller group of midwives also works with women assessed at low risk of complication wanting to give birth at home. Since Sunshine’s pilot began in 2010 there have been 141 home births. “Every month there are more and more women wanting to birth at home,” Pring says. “It’s funny that it’s seen as abnormal. Birthing at home feels like the most natural place for a woman to have her baby. ‘‘She can have her other children around, hop into her own bed and go on with her normal life.” This emphasis on childbirth as a normal physiological process is the midwives’ mantra. “Midwives are experts of normal birth and obstetricians are experts of complications in pregnancy, so assuming everything is normal throughout pregnancy then midwives are the people to provide that care,” Pring adds. “It is really important that people know that pregnancy is not something to be cured. It is not an illness,” says midwife educator Kate Russell. “But we are not here to tell people what to do. If you want to have an elective caesar, formula-feed your baby and put it into creche at three days old, I don’t judge you. “It’s about informed consent. People put more research into their mobile phones or home insurance than they do into having a baby sometimes; you’d be amazed.” Of course, not every pregnancy has a happy ending and midwives are there for families on those occasions also. Midwife Brindie McPhee, had not long graduated when she volunteered

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to assist a family with a stillbirth. “It’s very, very sad and very hard to separate yourself from the family, but we have good support and there is always a debriefing.” As Russell puts it: “We are so blessed in what we do. We get the highest of the highs, but also the lowest of the lows. Thankfully the lows are infrequent these days.” Some people would be surprised to discover there are three male midwives on staff at Sunshine. “It has stopped a lot of conversations,” Ian Kenny laughs. However, while there are some obvious cultural sensitivities, women who baulk at having a male midwife might also want to consider the sex of

‘We are so blessed in what we do. We get the highest of the highs, but also the lowest of the lows.’ — Kate Russell their obstetrician — the majority being male. “I have birthed Muslim ladies,” Kenny reveals. “There are occasions where women don’t want a male midwife, but I find most women are more interested in having someone who knows what they are talking about and is empathetic toward what they are experiencing.’’ Kenny switched to midwifery after nearly two decades working in critical care. “I’m very glad I did it, but for reasons I didn’t expect,” he says. “When I made the decision to do ‘mid’ everyone said it’s going to be so nice for you. You are going to get to

Group practice midwife Julia Pring with new mum Ada Montgomery and baby Cory. hold babies and it is going to be beautiful to see new life instead of people dying. “And that’s all true and good, but what really got me is that in critical care you tend to do things to people.

‘‘There is not a lot of discussion, not a lot of negotiation, whereas midwifery is very much a partnership between me and the woman and her family.’’ The term midwife — which derives

from old English and means literally ‘with woman’ — doesn’t bother him in the slightest. “As a male midwife I am still ‘with woman’. My long-running joke is that if I was midhusband, I’d be taking dad down the pub for a beer.”

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Deeper meaning: Melbourne artist Geoffrey Ricardo uses figurative-based narrative surrealism and expressionism to explore contemporary issues. His work explores the human condition, ranging from satirical to the absurd, and questions the deeper motives of human nature. Until January 20 at The Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds. Visit: incineratorgallery.com

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Heritage Walk: The Essendon Historical Society conducts a free, guided Heritage Walk around the historic sites of the Union Road Precinct in Ascot Vale at 2pm this Sunday. Meet outside Union Hotel, corner 0f Union and Maribyrnong roads. Details: esshissoc.org.au

Aussie Pickers, based on the hit US show American Pickers, will follow collectors Lucas Callaghan and Adam McDonald (pictured) as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and sheds, meeting quirky characters and hearing their stories. The show’s producers are on the hunt for real Aussie characters with sheds full of stuff, yards full of junk, rooms full of bric-a-brac or any other large collection of things that they might be willing to sell a few pieces from for the show. If you and your possessions fit the bill, call Eve Neylon at Shine Australia on 9413 8622.

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Chills & thrills: Medibank Icehouse has familyfriendly festivities as part of the Summer Chills and Thrills program across two Olympic size rinks, which runs until February 3. There will be under-8s’ ‘ice fun’, an ice derby, DJ, ice games and giveaways, and free skating lessons. Anyone who skates this summer has the chance to win a $2,000 Jetset travel voucher. Visit: icehouse.com.au

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Out of fringe, into Hair This Strathmore teen is stepping into a ’60s classic, writes Robert Fedele eronica Wnuk is used to being the baby of the group. The Strathmore teenager was just 10 when she began her love affair with musical theatre at the Children’s Performing Company of Australia. Little did she know how far it would take her. After finishing school, Wnuk in 2011 went on to study full-time musical theatre in at SHOWFIT in Brunswick before making a go of it. ‘‘It was always just for fun and then this opportunity presented itself,’’ the 19 year old says. ‘‘I did a bit of performing in my teens, but it wasn’t until I got to the end of high school that I decided I wanted to do it as a career.’’ The decision has paid dividends with Wnuk already appearing on screen in series such as Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War and Angry Boys. Now she’s about to star in Hair: The Rock

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The shape of things to come: ultra-HDs Televisions are getting bigger and bigger, writes Rod Easdown elevisions started off as big boxes that only changed by getting bigger. Apart from that, the technology stayed pretty much the same for their first 45 years or so; just a big cathode ray vacuum tube in a box. In 1999, Philips unveiled Australia’s first plasma screen – a 106-centimetre flat panel that cost $29,999 in a market where expensive televisions were priced at $750 – and everything changed. And it’s all about to get a bit more complicated still. You’ve heard of high definition (HD) tellies, even full HD. Well now there’s ultra-HD. With a way higher pixel count, these screens have four times the resolution of full HD. Their definition is stunning. But so is the price. Sony is first to market (it calls the technology 4K) with a monster 213-centimetre screen priced at $24,999. It’s big because with screens smaller than 100 centimetres or so you’re unlikely to notice much of an improvement over full highdefinition, but if you want a really big screen with the sharpest picture, this is the one for you

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The diner’s choice

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French foodies’ tour de course

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hether haute cuisine or earthy peasant style, French fare has long held a place in Melburnians’ hearts. Smacking of sophistication, Gallic food never goes out of fashion because its naughty richness and classic plating add a certain je ne sais quoi to the dining experience. According to an rsvp.com.au survey of more than 500 people, French food was considered a turn-on and more romantic than an Italian meal. Truffles are counted as an aphrodisiac and are a firm, though expensive, favourite in ooh-la-la land and now in Australia. And eating a meal itself is considered a sensory experience to be savoured; in fact, lunch times in France extend to two hours to reap maximum enjoyment and relaxation. Haute cuisine is the classic take on French food, with an emphasis on elegance and elaborate presentation of the finest and most expensive ingredients. This style is seen far less often in Melbourne restaurants than in the past when people lapped up “occasion” dining

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as a reaction against basic meals that were once the eating-out norm. The 1970s saw the introduction of Nouvelle Cuisine with simpler, lighter food served in smaller portions often using seasonal ingredients. Initially heartily embraced, this cuisine style lost favour because diners felt ripped off with the big prices accompanying smaller and smaller serves. Cuisine du terroir has gained and held favour with its rustic nature and emphasis on regional specialties and traditions. It’s a style of food that suits Aussie tastes and one that chefs enjoy experimenting with, creating earthy comfort food with a distinctive French flair. Despite the liberal use of high-fat dairy products in meal preparation, there’s the ‘French paradox’ of a low chronic heart disease rate in the population; this is sometimes attributed to high consumption of red wine. This is surely a green light to go out and enjoy gorgeously rich food with a glass of red, followed by a night of amour, n’est pas?

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AGENTS’CHOICE ●

Stylish, with parks nearby uality, style and versatility come together in this contemporary townhouse with a period-inspired facade. Close to transport, Union Road shops and cafes, Walter Street Reserve and Maribyrnong River parkland, it has two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, study or third bedroom, bathroom, lounge room, living and dining area, and kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. Extras include ducted heating, alarm, single garage and a northfacing courtyard with covered deck.

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85 Walter Street, Ascot Vale Price: $580,000-$620,000 Auction: February 9 at noon Agent: Nelson Alexander Real Estate, 9370 7766

• Gas ducted heating

• Easy access to quality schools

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right northern light adds to this beautifully designed contemporary home, c2007, defined by polished floors & faultless presentation. Generous living/dining areas include a Caesar-stone kitchen before flowing to an elegantly landscaped courtyard 1112 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon PHONE 9375 9375

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f location counts, look no further than this attractive apartment in Moonee Ponds. Close to restaurants, train, tram, Ascot Vale Primary School, Moonee Valley racecourse and Puckle Street shops and cafes, the stylish dwelling will appeal to owners and investors. It has an intercom entry, two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a renovated bathroom, living and dining area, kitchen with stone benchtops, and a balcony. Extras include ducted heating and refrigerated cooling.

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4/36 Maribyrnong Road, Moonee Ponds Price: $370,000-$410,000 Auction: February 16 at 11am Agent: Barry Plant Real Estate, 9373 0000


Rooms with a view

A renovated gem

dd the finishing touches to this affordable, top-level apartment in Ascot Vale and reap the rewards for years to come. A short walk from tram, train, bus, Union Road shops and cafes and parkland, the neat dwelling will appeal to investors and owneroccupiers. Presented with pride, it has two bedrooms with built-in robes, a lounge room with heating and cooling, north-facing balcony, refurbished kitchen, bathroom with laundry facilities, and off-street parking.

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irst-time buyers will find this affordable Essendon North residence hard to resist. Close to Keilor Road shops, tram, school and freeway access, the renovated gem will also attract young families and downsizers. Ready to be enjoyed, it has two bedrooms with built-in robes, a renovated bathroom, rear lounge room with fireplace, and a kitchen and meals area. Extras include ducted heating, airconditioning, polished floorboards, deck and a garage.

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24/97-99 Epsom Road, Ascot Vale Price: $365,000 Private sale Agent: Nelson Alexander Real Estate, 9370 7766

BLAIRGOWRIE 81 William Road Serene & Secluded - Seaside Style!

Realise the dream of the perfect Blairgowrie beach house with this appealing split-level property, secreted away in an exclusive cul-de-sac. Set among 947m2 (approx.) of manicured gardens. Perfect for year-round entertaining.

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18 Salisbury Street, Essendon North Price: $605,000 Private sale Agent: Brad Teal Real Estate, 9374 2199

STRATHMORE 34 Henshall Road Primed for a Promising Future In the heart of the Strathmore School zones, this charming home is updated for today with scope to extend or improve in the future featuring inviting lounge (fireplace), sep. dining, kitchen & 3rd living area. Walk to shops, cafes, train & tram.

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Private Sale View Sat 11.00-11.30am Contact Chauntel Considine 0407 741 456 Patrick Considine 0418 534 408

1 Woodland Street / Strathmore

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Sunday 27th January at 12:00pm Sat 2.45-3.15pm, Sun 12.00-12.30pm Patrick Considine 0418 534 408

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NELSON ALEXANDER

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TEN OFFICES, ONE TEAM HOME PREVIEW ASCOT VALE BRUNSWICK CARLTON NORTH COMMERCIAL ESSENDON FITZROY KEILOR EAST NORTHCOTE PASCOE VALE PRESTON

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ASCOT VALE 85 Walter Street SENSATIONAL CONTEMPORARY TOWNHOUSE LIVING! A fantastic mix of quality and convenience, this spacious home offers 2 bedrooms (BIRs) and study/3BR, central bathroom, large separate lounge, open living/dining and well-appointed kitchen, ducted heating, alarm, plus garage and north-facing courtyard with decking. Close to public transport, Union Road shops/cafes and the river precinct. AUCTION INSPECTION GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

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Sat 9 February at 12 pm Wed 5.30-6 pm & Sat 10.30-11 am $580,000-$620,000 216 Union Rd, Ascot Vale | 9370 7766 Andrew Johnston 0407 875 367


NELSON ALEXANDER

MOONEE PONDS 7 Pattison Street

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DECO DELIGHT WITH A PARKLAND OUTLOOK! A fabulous Moonee Ponds lifestyle opposite Ormond Park, this renovated solid-brick home features two large bedrooms and study, modern bathroom, spacious lounge, stone-bench kitchen/dining. Highlights include heating/cooling, plantation shutters, high ceilings and polished hardwood floors, plus an outdoor entertaining deck and substantial backyard garden with secure off-street parking. Beautifully presented, ideally positioned and ready to move in and enjoy now and extend later!

ABERFELDIE 96 Fawkner Street

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Sat 2 February at 12 pm Thurs 5.30-6 pm & Sat 1-1.30 pm $550,000-$590,000 1019 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon | 9379 1313 Matthew Febey 0438 833 239 David Hutchinson 0413 559 093

AUCTION INSPECTION GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 9 February at 1 pm Thurs 5.30-6 pm & Sat 12.45-1.15 pm $900,000-$990,000 1019 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon | 9379 1313 Andrew Johnston 0407 875 367

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FABULOUS RIVER PRECINCT FAMILY LIVING! (Land approx 697sqm) Moments from Riverside Park, this impressively spacious 4 bedroom family home includes 2 bathrooms and study alcove, spacious formal lounge/dining, quality kitchen and adjoining meals/family area, big laundry, ducted heating/cooling, alarm, huge attic storeroom, plus a deep backyard garden, studio (with ensuite), carport and garage/workshop.

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NELSON ALEXANDER PRIVATE SALES 37 Hockey Ln, ASCOT VALE $895,000

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22 William St, KEILOR PARK $429,000

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The strength of Family. Generations of results. STRATHMORE 13 Balmanno Crescent Californian classic offers a world of future possibilities! 4BR period home includes central bathroom, separate lounge & dining, kitchen/meals, laundry/2nd bathroom, ducted heating & deep backyard (Land approx 15.2m x 42.8m – 652sqm) Forthcoming Auction Inspect By Appointment Agent Anthony Elliott 0433 171 740

MOONEE PONDS 68 Bent Street Incredible potential in a prime location! Freestanding Edwardian includes 2 bedrooms, central lounge, kitchen/ meals, bathroom and separate laundry, ducted heating, air conditioner, backyard with garage via ROW – close to trams, Queens Park, Puckle Street shops and cafes

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Unique opportunity in one of Niddrie’s favourite streets!

AUCTION Saturday 9th February at 10:30 am Inspect Saturday 10:30 - 11:00 am Agent Anthony Elliott 0433 171 740

Set on a sizeable sub-divided block, this well-presented 3BR weatherboard home is a perfect choice for both investors and first-time buyers. PRIVATE SALE Inspect By Appointment Agent Anthony Elliott 0433 171 740

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178 Spencer Street, Essendon

24 Roberts Street, Essendon

Absolute Harmony

The Hard Work Is Done

Step behind the secure entrance into a world of tranquillity set on approximately 1189sqm of land (approx). Featuring formal lounge, open plan living with kitchen, adjoining meals and family area, enclosed atrium, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and study. Extras; heating, cooling, butler’s pantry, double garage on remote and gardens for entertaining. Private Sale Open Inspect By Appointment Contact Vanessa Albioli 0403 185 362 Brad Teal 0411 753 230 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

This double fronted Californian Bungalow home plus second storey extension is sited on 723sqm approx. Floorplan comprises 4 bedrooms, e n s u ite ,B IR s , fo rm a l lo u n g ew ithg a slo gfi re , separate dining, kitchen with island bench and servery area, family room with double doors to patio and meals area. Rear garden, double garage, ROW plus carport. Private Sale Open Sat 11.00-11.30am Price $1,425,000 Contact Stuart Mitchell 0410 456 963 Marisa Foroni 0412 380 697 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

14 Butler Street, Essendon

9 Woodvale Close, Essendon

Convenient And Affordable

Quiet Court Location

In the heart of Essendon and minutes to train, shopping and zoned for Strathmore Secondary College, this renovated residence combines the best of the old and the new. Comprising 3 bedrooms with BIR’s (WIR and ensuite to master), central bathroom, formal dining, kitchen/meals and family room. Features; polished boards, ornate ceilings and alarm. Private Sale Open Inspect By Appointment Price $780,000-$840,000 Contact Lydia Wild 0419 374 186 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

Tucked away in this quiet yet central position, is this maintained home that is an ideal opportunity for families. Comprising 3 good sized bedrooms (master with ensuite), central bathroom, separate laundry, combined formal lounge and dining, kitchen overlooking living room and courtyard. Featuring heating, cooling, ample storage, double carport with direct entry. Private Sale Open Inspect By Appointment Price $790,000 Contact Joel Reynolds 0425 744 502 Brad Teal 0411 753 230 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

2/24 Nimmo Street, Essendon

47 Bent Street, Moonee Ponds

Executive Living

Period Charm

This newly constructed residence offers s u p e rio rs ty lea n dh ig hq u a lity fi x tu re sa n d fi ttin g s . C o m p ris in g m u ltip le liv in gz o n e s in c lu d in ga no ffi c ea n do p e np la nk itc h e n o v e rlo o k in gd in in ga re aa n d liv in g ro o m . Also incorporating 4 bedrooms including master bedroom with ensuite and WIR, family bathroom, powder room and separate laundry. Private Sale Open Sat 12.00-12.30pm Contact Stuart Mitchell 0410 456 963 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

This freestanding home has been renovated and extended to offer the perfect blend of old and new. Featuring master bedroom with OFP and BIRs, 2 further bedrooms, formal lounge and open plan living zone extension with kitchen and adjoining family area, renovated bathroom, 2nd toilet and laundry. Features high ceilings, lead lighting and backyard with decked area and ROW. Private Sale Open Sat 11.00-11.30am Contact Vanessa Albioli 0403 185 362 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

2 Windsor Avenue, Strathmore

12 Loch Crescent, Strathmore

Large 5BR Family Home

Contemporary Living

This double storey home is a perfect step up for a family looking to be surrounded by schools, parkland and the Napier Street shops. Incorporating formal lounge and dining rooms, kitchen overlooking meals area, rumpus room, bathroom plus 5 bedrooms with BIRs and the master downstairs with WIR and ensuite. Featuring heating/cooling, OFPs and garage. Private Sale Open Inspect By Appointment Contact Laura Crawley 0404 028 725 Noel Kenny 0419 381 655 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

Providing excellence over 2 levels with a focus on natural light and plenty of space, this home offers th efi n e s tinh ig hq u a lityliv in g .F e a tu rin gfl o o rp la n o ffe rin gfo rm a l lo u n g ero o mw ithg a sfi re p la c e , open plan living incorporating kitchen, adjoining meals area and family room, 3 bedrooms with BIRs (master bedroom with WIR and ensuite), study, central bathroom, 3 toilets and laundry. Private Sale Open Sat 10.00-10.30am Contact Vanessa Albioli 0403 185 362 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

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SYNTHETIC GRASS & ACCESSORIES  WORKBOOTS STONE DUST GAL. & PVC GRATES  RED GUM & MULCH ALL TYPES OF SANDS  TOOLS  SCORIA & PEBBLES SCREENINGS GARDEN MIX & TOP SOIL  CONCRETE SEALER MUSHROOM COMPOST  COLOUR HARDENERS LAWN SEED& FERTILISER  WHEELBARROWS GROUT

CELEBRATIONS 37 Dressmaking .................................. 37 Hairdressing................................... 37 Party Planners ................................ 37

KS Heating & Cooling

Trade Assist

        

Massage Therapy ............................ 35

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TRADES & SERVICES 31-35 Air Conditioning............................... 31 Awnings Blinds Curtains ................... 31 Bathroom Renovations..................... 31 Builders and Building Services .......... 31 Building Plans and Drafting ............... 31 Cabinetmakers ............................... 31 Carpet Layers and Services ......... 31-32 Cleaning Services ........................... 32 Computer Service and Repairs .......... 32 Concrete Products and Services ........ 32 Demolitions.................................... 32 Electrical Services........................... 32 Excavations and Earth Moving ........... 32 Fencing and Gates ........................... 32 Floor Services ................................. 32 Furniture Removals.......................... 32

FLOODED CARPETS CARPET CLEANING UPHOLSTERY CLEANING ABN 92 465 717 255 18 Years Experience FREE DEODORISING

For free quotes call now: 1300 550 901

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• Completed in 7-8 days • Your selection of items & tiles • Agreed price before work commences • Professional removal & install

Chris Beveridge 0430 572 829 - 9310 9505

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WE COME TO YOU FOR ALL YOUR COOLING NEEDS

Adept Bathrooms

CARPET STEAM & DOMESTIC CLEANING Office & Car cleaning Visit hhe.com.au or call 9379 8022

per room or seat

All work guaranteed

$25

Mob: 0418 180 020 Tel 9264 1802

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Specialising in:

• Evaporative Cooling • Add on Refrigerated Cooling • Reverse Cycle Wall Hung Split System • Reverse Cycle Split Ducted System

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Call Paul 0412 816 479

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A & H CLEANING SERVICES

Cleaning Services

A 1 Absolute

Traditional Steel Pickets

John at Kerrie Electrics on 9337 4732/ 9744 2478 / 0418 582 656

RAPID REMOVALS & STORAGE • Residential & Commercial • Boxes & Pre-packing • Rubbish Removal • Free Quotes • Free Transit Insurance • 7 days p/w

Ph: 9318 9771 or 0414 379 566 or info@rapidremovals.com.au

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All work guaranteed - Reasonable rates - Free quotes. Rewires, new Installations, Safety switches, Smoke Detectors, Sensor lights. Ceiling & Exhaust fans.

G5517556AA-dc13Nov

BARENA TEAM CLEANING

Phone Geoff Roach REC.10991 0412 434 529 or 9370 8130

● Vacant premises

G5452570AA-dc16Oct

9335 2501

Melbourne Wide

www.traditionalsteelpickets.com.au

Floor Services

● Moving in, moving out cleaning

Comm-Way Electrical

Phone James 0412 807 929G5328368

PA Cleaning Services

Switchboards, mains upgrade, safety switches, extension & renovation, TV/phone/data, LED lights, powerpoints, defect notice & faults. Free Quotes REC:

Call Vic Russo 0408 373 248 16291

ALZANI FLOORING Specialising in Parquetry Supply, Laying & Design Sanding & Polishing all timber floors

G5067353AA-dc14Aug

● Vinyl floor polish and buff

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● Houses, flats, shops etc

Garden Services A Garden & Maintenance Service • Lawn Cutting • Maintenance • Rubbish Removal • Tree Cutting • On Time

Contact Frank: 0419 347 764

G5197578AA-dc3Jul

9318 9318 3001 3001 or or 0410 0410 330 330 026 026

• Commercial • Office Cleaning • Carpet Cleaning • Window Cleaning • Vacate Cleaning 16 years experience • Mainly contract work.

Absolute

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Computer Service and Repairs

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Commercial Domestic All types of electrical work Your local sparky Fully insured Rec Mark: 0411 092 696 17874

Concrete Products and Services

G5597899AA-dc15Jan

PAVING PROFESSIONALS Call Joe on 0408 993 912 or 9331 6391

Rotary hoeing, Trenching, Post holes, Rock Breaker, Tip-truck

Phone Chris 0419 206 103 www.melbournedingo.com.au

G5599718AA-dc15Jan

For all Your Commercial & Residential Needs 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE Rod – 0400 611 016 Todd – 0418 501 701 peelconcreting@bigpond.com.au

Gardening: Expert hedging and pruning, tree lopping, garden clean ups, poisoning, rubbish removal. Landscaping: Garden Makeovers, Landscaping, natural turfs/lawns, retaining walls, tree/shrub planting, soil, mulch, stones, pebbles, lilydale/tuscan topping, weed matting, lawn repair

Inspirational Timber Flooring Sanding & Polishing Installations, Timber supplies

Free Quotes 0448 987 534

Ph: 9307 8883 or 0414 562 261 G5505637

G5452335AA-dc16Oct

FOR A FREE QUOTE

● Sanding & Polishing ● Old & New Floors ● Prompt Reliable Service

For Free Quotes ✆ Craig 0414 757 137

G5135919

Specialist in Lawn mowing

✓ Edging ✓ Pruning / Hedge Trimming ✓ Regular Maintenance ✓ Rubbish Removals ✓ Tree Lopping ✓ Gutter Cleaning ✓ Free quotes

Specialising in: ❏ Sanding, Polishing and repairs of all timber floors. Fast free quotes, Top quality workmanship at Mates Rates

A Better Fence

YESTERYEAR PICKETS Makers of quality feature fences Traditional & Capped Picket ● Ripple iron ● Woven iron ● Custom design & more

Call Joe 0498 375 094 - 7 days

G5021925

Phone 0412 488 732

BOB’S YOUR UNCLE

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Old fashioned gardening, rubbish & trees PENSIONER DISCOUNTS FREE ESTIMATES

Furniture Removals

AUTOMATIC GATES & FENCING

ALL VIC REMOVALS & STORAGE

WROUGHT IRON AUTOMATIC & MANUAL TUBULAR STEEL ACCESS CONTROLS BRICK IN-FILLS KEYPAD ENTRY SYSTEMS POOL FENCING G5097396AA-dc8May SERVICE TO ALL BRANDS

Packing, Pianos, Antiques and Billiard Tables, Local, Country & Interstate. No job too small. Unwanted goods, or rubbish taken to tip. All areas from $79p/h (min 2 hours), 24 hours/7 days

FOR A QUOTE CALL: 0412 990 429 or 9382 0547

9310 1070 - 0403 046 998

Georges Fencing

FUSSY FURNITURE REMOVALS

Cheap boxes 4 sale

Call 9379 5381 0411 136 259

G5669490AA-dc15Jan

• Lawns and Hedges • Pruning • Gardening • Gutters cleaned

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For an obligation free quote call George on...

Demolitions • Houses • Garages • Sheds • Bungalows Asbestos Removal Bob Cat, Back Hoe and 10m Tippers Phil 0425 764 814 Tony 0407 684 139 9370 3513

Williamstown Removals

Keilor Park Fencing 33 years experience. Timber and Colorbond. No job too big or too small

Contact Charlie. Free Quote!

9364 0493 or 0417 163 129

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January 15, 2013

Great value for money, covering all areas. Ask about this months special. Open 7 days. Experienced staff.  1300 367 059

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G5585702AA-dc4Dec

Miffy Excavations & Demolitions

GRASSROOTS

G d Gardening and Mowing Services G5584394AA-dc4Dec Phone: 9370 5657 Mobile: 0401 008 854

G5452591AA-dc8Jan

Mob: 0415 457 379 Ph: 9324 5844

Reliable & Experienced Removalists 2 men - from $75 per hour. Competitive prices - time starts at your door. Will beat any reasonable quote. Ph: 8390 9465 - 0413 693 216

G5471627AA-dc23Oct

• Timber Paling • Colorbond • Picket Fencing

G5458607AA-dc16Oct

S & L CONCRETING

✔ Driveways ✔ Garages ✔ Paths ✔ Sheds ✔ Paving Call Sebastian 0412 434 915 or Sandra 9370 6322

G5613923AA-dc15Jan

AMAZING GARDEN SERVICES

Top Rate Floors

Fencing and Gates

Ph: 0425 848 373

Call Paul on 0419 799 999

SANDTASTIC FLOORS

Matt 0414 640 596

G5553407AA-dc27Nov

CALL: 0468 434 243

20% discount off first service and

Sanding, Polishing & Laying All work guaranteed

Bobcat & 3.5t Excavator • Site Cuts - General Excavations • Site Clean-ups & Levelling • Removal of rubbish, soil & concrete • Rock breaker • Fully insured - Free quotes - 7 days a week

CONCRETE DESIGNS

FOR FREE QUOTES AND DESIGN AND BUY

www.absolutegarden.com.au

Kris Floors - Timber Flooring

A+ Small Digger Specialist Dingo 1050mm/Bobcat 1170mm • Mini Excavator 1m

M&E PLANT HIRE P/L • ALL TYPES OF DECORATIVE CONCRETE • RETAINING WALLS • PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE • ALL EXCAVATION AND RUBBISH REMOVAL • BOBCAT, EXCAVATOR AND 10M TIP TRUCK

FULLY INSURED

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Excavations and Earth Moving G5615978AA-dc15Jan

Affordable Paving MJ Paving (Vic) Pty Ltd • Concrete Paving • Brick Paving • Competitive Prices • Free Quote and Advice

Professional Sanding, Polishing & Staining by an Experienced Tradesman. Kris: 0404-516-347

G5671731AA-dc15Jan

Mark Duggan Electrical

★ No fix, No fee ★ We come to you!

www.dashelad.com Call Dale on: 0419 266 999

Garden and Landscaping

G5154856AA-dc29May

A1 Dash Computer Repairs

G5576485AA-dc4Dec

www.pacleaningservices.com

G5506261AA-dc6Nov

Phone: 9390 5244.

G5216851AA-dc26Jun

Upholstery, tile and grout cleaning available

G5505842AA-dc6Nov

3 bedrooms, lounge & hallway only $69

A Grade Electrician Any type of Electrical Work Ceiling Fans Inc TV & Ph points, lights, power points, safety switches etc. No job too small. Will beat any price. 10% Pensioner discount.

Furniture Removals SX6184126-H17

CARPET STEAM CLEANING

Fencing and Gates Rec 1944

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Carpet Layers and Services

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For MORE than just mowing!

x Police Checked x Insured x OH&S Compliant www.jimsmowing.net

Gardening, Mulching Rubbish Removal Landscaping Expert Pruning, Hedge Trimming Ride-on Mowing Gutters Cleared Insurance / Workcover jobs Body Corporate work

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Weekly Classifieds

• Locks opened • Locks repaired • Combinations changed • Locks supplied and fitted Pensioner discounts

Handy Person Services

Please call 0433 601 909 • 1800 lock it (562 548)

LOCKST#R

AJ PROPERTY GROUP

A DEPENDABLE LOCKSMITH

• Locks opened • Locks repaired • Combinations changed • Locks supplied and fitted Pensioner discounts

Reliable home maintenance and building • windows • doors • locks • pergolas • decking • painting • plastering • bathroom renovations Any type of home improvement or repairs Qualified Tradesman ~ Registered Builder

G5596663AA-dc15Jan

G5345748AA-dc28Aug

24 hours/7 days all suburbs

★Carpentry ★Plastering ★Glazing ★Roofing ★Leak Detection and Repairs ★Brickwork Repairs

 Hang and stop  Ornamental work  Cornicing  General plaster work  No job too small  Free quote

No job too small

ED's PLASTERING

Call Alex for a free quote on 0418 385 513

Prompt & Professional Service 30 Years Experience Free Quotes & Advice

GRIFA GROUP PAINTING PTY LTD Specialising in domestic & commercial painting ✓ Pensioner discounts ✓ Dulux accredited Phone Vincent: 0418 874 056 or 9354 1942 Email: vincent.grifa@bigpond.com.au www.grifapainting.com.au

G5666822AA-dc15Jan

G5666669

   

Need A Hand

Call Your BIG Brother 1300 445 057 G5374770AA-dc4Sep

Call John 0419 541 931 • RESIDENTIAL

• OFFICES

Retaining Walls ❖ Pergolas & Decking Sprinkler Systems ❖ Brick Edging Structure Landscaping ❖ Free Quotes

“We are different because we don’t take shortcuts.’’

Free Quote

Call Paul 0417 507 477

Qualified Painter & Decorator • No Job too small • Quality of work guaranteed • Pensioner discounts

G5119209AA-dc22May

William 0416 576 716 - 9266 0570 G5251313







Ph. 0418 365 509 Lic.No. 24572 eplumber@netspace.net.au www.evansplumbing.com.au

• CLINICS

P & O Painting

Call Robert on 0419 300 842

Phone: John Amore 0412 314 736 or 9331 0518 AH

Blocked Drains Gasfitting  Qualified Green Plumber



Evans Plumbing Pty. Ltd.Master Plumbers

Professional + Guaranteed Service

Landscaping AW LANDSCAPING & PAVING

Bathroom Renos Hotwater Systems  Sanitary Plumbing

Mark Wright 0419 106 768 9336 2663 Lic. No. 36186

G5454591AA-dc15Oct

Repairs, Remodel, Carpentry, Plastering, Painting Tiling, Window & Door Replacement, Decking. High Pressure Cleaning, of Driveways & Gutters Landscaping, Paving, Concrete, & Demolition All Handyman Work Fixed Price Quotes & Credit Card Facilities www@yourbigbrother.com.au

Punctual, Reliable, Professional & Courteous 28 Years experience Deal only with the owner of the company Your property will always be kept clean & tidy

RED ALERT SPECIALISED

30 Years Experience G5350811AA-dc28Aug

Renovating, Updating Your Home!

Lic 33952

 High Pressure Jet Drain Cleaning  Latest Pipe Location Equipment 100% Accuracy  CC TV Camera Inspections No Dig Drain Repairs & Relining Pensioner Discount. Professional & Friendly Service

Plumbing

JOHN BALL PAINTING

www.gabrielplumbing.com.au

DRAIN SERVICES

PH: Ed 0412 127 482

G5409035AA-dc25Sep

FREE QUOTES PHONE 0405 554 022

• General Plumbing • All Gas Fitting • Spouting and Roofing • Blocked Drains

Damian 0429 457 147

G5527680

All general handyman services • pergolas • decking • landscaping • plastering • roofing • guttering • welding

Lic No: 44262

G5383027AA-dc11Sep

Call Joe 0418 348 260 AH 9390 1129 G5598702AA-dc11Dec

- No Job Too Small - ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME • All Aspects Of Interior & Exterior Painting • To New & Existing Holmes • Renovations • Rental Properties For Quality & Professional Service G5546491AA-dc27Nov

SEBO HANDYPERSON

24 Hour Emergency Service Quality Plumbing, Gasfitting and Maintenance

Call Dom 0410 400 691

ALEX’S .M. PAINTING

Please ✆ Tony on 0425 705 970

Mobile 0409 00 30 70 Email est_plumbing@bigpond.com

Angelo & Joe Plastering

G5596715

✧ Painting ✧ Plastering ✧ Tiling ✧ Odd Jobs ✧ Carpentry ✧ Windows ✧ Fencing

Ph: 9379 1733

Specialising in:  New Homes  Solid Plastering & Plasterboards    Extensions   Renovations 

Painters and Decorators

Call Brian 0407 861 108

✫ RELIABLE HANDYMAN ✫

SHOWROOM: 567 KEILOR ROAD, NIDDRIE

Plasterers

0403 121 260 or 9390 2313

For all your maintenance needs

• Sales, services & installation of gas appliances • Replacement hot water units es, • Service to ducted heaters, space heaters, wall furnaces, stoves & hot plates • Also general plumbing • Carbon monoxide testing on appliances

ACE PLASTERING SERVICES

SENTINAL LOCKSMITHS

Lic No. 35250

CRAIG’S GAS & PLUMBING

SilvaKleen Pest & Weed Management

Lockouts Rekeys Lock servicing G5280328AA-dc24Jul

BMW Building Maintenance P/L

0418 578 087

G5452830

New Homes - Termite Protection Ants, Bees, Mice, Spiders etc. Ph: Tony on 9367 7092 or 0418 530 573

Please call 0433 601 909 • 1800 lock it (562 548)

Paul 0400 524 634

All hrs

G5602338AA-dc11Dec

G5339657

1300 699 698 0418 280 391

Lic: 21931.

Ted 0418 177 125 Kerry 0412 067 543

PEST & TERMITE CONTROL Call 7 days for a free quote

✔ Blocked Drains Machine Cleared ✔ Spouting & Downpipes ✔ Hot & Cold Water Service Repairs & Renewal ✔ General Plumbing & Maintenance ✔ Gasfitting ✔ Pensioner Discount

E-mail: mark@rosehillroad.net

# Water Tanks # Grey Water Systems # Blocked Sewers # Spouting/Downpipes/Stormwater # Burst Pipes # Bathroom Renovations # Domestic # Industrial # All general plumbing & maintenance # Free Quotations # All work guaranteed

G5436059AA-dc9Oct

9306 9908

A DEPENDABLE LOCKSMITH

0418 532 268 or 9357 2095

G5443596AA-dc9Oct

LOCKST#R

24 H EMER OUR G SERVI ENCY CE

BEST WEST PLUMBING

Pest Control

10 years experience Eftpos facilities available

Locksmiths

• Drain & Sewer Blockages ockages • Gas Fitting • Hot & Cold Water Systems g • Roofing & Spouting era • Colour Drain Camera & Locator • Sewer Renewals • Free Quotes

PLUMBER Small Jobs

 Leaking taps  Leaking Toilets  Hot Water Services  Barbecue Conversions Toilet Changeovers  General Plumbing & Gasfitting

G5384326AA-dc11Sep

TED'S GLASS & LEADLIGHTING

Member of MPA

Lic No 30552

Lic28780

G5351792AA-dc27Aug

G5461256AA-dc16Oct

9548 3000 or 0418 881 551

*Conditions apply

0417 543 854 or 9009 0774

G5214027AA-dc26Jun

Homes, Businesses, Offices, Insurance Work

FOR FREE QUOTES CALL DANNY

G5443622AA-dc9Oct

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

• Paving • Retaining Walls • Decking & Pergolas - Synthetic & Instant LANDSCAPE DESIGN & • Turf Mini-digger Excavation • CONSTRUCTION • Landscaping Victoria 1300 767 940 Member • Landscaping Building www.xscape.net.au Licence

M A S T E R PA I N T E R S We specialise in interior - exterior, homes, offices and factories We pride ourselves in our personal services and guarantee our work to the clients satisfaction

G5199098AA-dc7Aug

GLASS REPLACEMENT

www.earthngrass.com.au

Smoothsh bru

G5525868AA-dc13Nov

ACCESS PLUMBING

G5438014AA-dc9Oct

www.aaaglass.com.au

earthngrass@optusnet.com.au

G5669176AA-dc15Jan

Partitions

Landscape design & construction Phone Michael – 0412 587 113

Plumbing

G5461313A G5461313AA-dc16Oct

G5463675AA-dc16Oct

G5452628AA-dc16Oct

 Glass

Free Call: 1300 666 701

Fully insured.

Painters and Decorators

EARTH ‘N’ GRASS G5426797AA-dc2Oct

24 HOUR EMERGEN EMERGENCY SERVICE Specialising In  Shop fronts  Table Tops  Doors  Shower Screens  Windows  Mirrors  Splashbacks  Insurance Claims

Landscaping G5414244AA-dc25Sep

Glazing and Glaziers

Phone Darren 0419 306 484 January 15, 2013 MOONEE VALLEY WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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Weekly Classifieds Roofing Services

Rubbish Removal

Sevices WORK GUARANTEED

TONY'S TILEWORKS

 Cement & Terracotta Roof Restorations  Pressure Cleaning & Roof Painting  Guttering & Iron Roof Replacement

All WALL AND FLOOR TILING. Specialising in porcelain and tessellated tiles. Either you supply or we supply tiles.

Call Tony: 9331 2621 OR Mobile: 0412 579 384 G5519991

“The name you can trust’’

131 546

Tilers

G5217349AA-dc24Jul

Pool Spa Services and Accessories

7 DAYS A WEEK G5525554AA-dc13Nov

G5281464AA-dc24Jul

MYRUF ROOFING Tiled Roof Repairs & Restorations. Rebedding & Flexible Repointing. FREE QUOTES 0413 400 324 or 0422 073 288

G5315820AA-dc21Aug

myruf-roofing@hotmail.com

Tree Services

G5570411AA-dc15Jan

ANY TREES LOPPED

SUNBURY ROOFING PTY LTD Phone Peter on: 0419 581 436.

WE DELIVER - YOU FILL - WE REMOVE

NORTH SUBURBAN ROOF TILES INC

0414 487 770

Call Office

Call Bill 0405 353 092 or 9466 3546

9350 4140

0422 897 991

9689 6707

G5460691AA-dc16Oct

WE LOAD IT ALL FOR YOU & ITS CHEAPER THAN BIN HIRE. 7 days/Free Quotes

Reg No 8659

ALL SUBURBS  LEVELLING  UNDERPINNING

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

 RAISING  RESTUMPING WITH CONCRETE OR REDGUM STUMPS  COUNCIL PERMIT  ALL WORK GUARANTEED

JEFF 9309 8254 - 0418 998 823

PH: 9360 5357 Mobile: 0412 378 193

AARON & JOHN’S DEMOLITION & RUBBISH REMOVALS

G4963855

Refrigeration

• Demolition Specialists • Backyard Cleanups • Concrete Broken or Cut & Removed • Tree Lopping & Removal • Rental Cleanups • Deceased Estate Cleanups We Take Anything Away

Call 0434 525 311

# EVERCOOL REFRIGERATION #  Cornelious 0418 567 862 / 9331 0185

DIRECT BIN HIRE G5332359AA-dc21Aug

Repairs to Fridges, Freezers & Washing Machines. L46248 Installation of Split System AC 7 DAY S “NO CALL OUT FEES” *Conditions apply 25YRS EXPERIENCE # FOR BEST PRICE AND SERVICE

Cnr. Keilor Park Dve & Tullamarine Park Rd

2, 3 & 4 Cubic M3 Small Skips from $120 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 25 Cubic M3 Walking Bins  Bobcat Hire  Mixed & Heavy Loads Accepted Friendly & Reliable Service, Satisfaction Guaranteed

0403 215 624 or 9364 2149

ORIONS

Free Pty Ltd Measure & Quote Ph: 9314 4719 www.orions.com.au

• Glass Balustrades • Splash Backs • Wardrobe Doors

Showroom 1/180-194 Fairb at airn Sunshine West Rd,

WE SELL BOXES

Storage King Essendon 30 Hawker Street, Airport West

9338 3633 www.storageking.com.au

9366 7831 - 0417 556 963

Over 30 Years Experience Specialising In: • Floor & Wall Tiles • Old & New Homes • Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation Free Measure & Quote.

Ph- 9334 5683 or 0418 390 584 G5506921

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January 15, 2013

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G5673106AA-dc14Jan

CALL OUT FEE $0

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*Mention this ad for 20% discount on your purchases

ANTENNAS

Tilers ✔ NO RISK ✔ FULLY INSURED ✔ DIY SKIPS

Free Quotes

Chris - 0419 348 068 & 9309 9262

OFF

2, 4 or 6m3. Competitive rates & recycling rebates. Pensioner Discounts. Will load if required.

G5441051

All trees removed or Pruned All Stumps Removed Mulching & Mulch for sale! Fully insured

Storage Services

Fridges ● Freezers L011010 ● Air Conditioners ● Car Re-gassing ●

TREE & STUMPMASTERS

• Shower Screens

AARON’S TILING

& AIR CONDITIONING - DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL

8 The Narrow Access Specialists 8 Pensioner discount 8 Full insurance cover Call Greg & Elisha for a Free Quote

0408 507 145

JAMES & SONS

MEL- ASH REFRIGERATION

That Tree Feller Tree & Stump Removal

10% off all work in January

Shower Screens

G5269036AA-dc17Jul

7 D ays

G5086406AA-dc1May

$25

5% Discount by mentioning this ad

FREE SMOKE ALARM

Registered Building Practitioner

9338 2437 9338 2944

• Security Doors & Fly Screens

RUBBISH REMOVAL

NICK’S RE-BLOCKING SERVICE

5

• Aluminium Doors & Windows

AARON BICKLES MEMBER OF MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

stanton@cheapnneat.com.au

QUALITY SERVICE LOW PRICES

FACTORY DIRECT

A100 RUBBISH REMOVAL

• Full Insurance • Free quotes & advice • Registered Builders DB-L 1613 • Thousands of References • 15 Year Guarantee • Computer Levelling G5574081AA-dc8Jan

“Still the Best”

FLYSCREENS FROM

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Free Quotes Public Liability Insurance Phone 0418 107 356 - 9374 4111 AH

ANCHOR SECURITY DOORS

(PENSIONER DISCOUNT)

Tree and Stump Removal

G5386162AA-dc11Sep

Security

G5460715AA-dc16Oct

Won’t be beaten on price 20 years experience All Work Fully Guaranteed We Buy & Sell All Roof Tiles

G5340373AA-dc21Aug

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

G5216639AA-dc26Jun

t.m bin hire www.tmbinhire.com.au

 Extensions  Re-roofs  Restorations  Repairs Re-roofs from $3800 (Second hand tiles only)

GENUINE REBLOCKING & UNDERPINNING

C & D Schroeder 9337 3695 or 0415 816 882

G5520505AA-dc15Jan

ROOFING SERVICES

 17 Years Guarantee  10% Pensioner Discount  Council Permit Supplied  Computer Levelling

32 yrs exp.

• All size bins available • Bobcat Hire • Mixed & Heavy Loads • Excavation, Site Clean

DB-L-29449

David: 0425 811 882 Carlos: 0423 270 075

177646

 Free Quote  All Suburbs  Insurance  Elevation

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G5603568AA-dc15Jan

G5463664

ABN 40 640 572 030

Tel: 9309 2351

Free Quote

Master Builders 130437.

REBLOCKING & UNDERPINNING 977914

 Trees Pruned  Reshaped  Grubbed out.  All Foliage/Rubbish Removed  Fully Insured $5m  Pensioner Discount

G5397322AA-dc18Sep

Lic-27271

0419 898 181

G5034830AA-dc10Apr

WALK IN BINS - 2m3, 3m3, 4m3, 5m3, 6m3, 8m3, 12m3, 14m3, 20m3 7 Days a Week

G5269167AA-dc17Jul

G5665586AA-dc15Ja

Specialising in Metal Roofing, Re-roofs, New Roofs, Extensions

G5356025AA-dc28Aug

G5469240

SIMS BIN HIRE Building - Industrial - Domestic

G5598715AA-dc11Dec

The Cheapest but the best in Victoria. All jobs big and small welcome. Any type of level. All Suburbs. 100% guarantee. Call Alex for a free quote.

0432 774 645

G5351522AA-dc28Aug

Alex's Reblocking And Underpinning

ALL AROUND

All Work Guaranteed Call 0402 486 177 for a free quote

Free scrap metal bins available Free Cardboard and Paper bins available

Reblocking and Underpinning

Phone: 0404 626 011 or 9363 7224.

TONY’S WALL & FLOOR TILING

www.jimsroofing.com.au

• FREE QUOTES • 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE

0402 145 574

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Bombers turn up heat in race for top spot BY TEO PELLIZZERI ESSENDON-MARIBYRNONG Park kept the pressure on rival Box Hill in the race for top spot in Victorian Women’s Cricket Association premier firsts with a four-wicket win against Brunswick Park on Saturday. Batting depth and a strong all-round performance from Lou Caluzzi got the Bombers to victory, 5-155 in reply to Brunswick Park’s 153. Matches played after the Weekly went to print may have altered the ladder, but EMP took care of its end of the equation by going five points clear on top from Box Hill after Saturday’s win. Brunswick Park looked in danger of being rolled for a much lower score after winning the toss and batting first at Aberfeldie Park, slumping to 4-39. But Nicola Hancock (55) provided resistance

before falling caught-and-bowled as Caluzzi’s second wicket in innings-best figures of 3-10. The Bombers had Brunswick Park at 8-111 but the tail would wag to boost the final score, with Mikayla Haddow (2-26) the only other multiple wicket-taker for EMP. Natalie Schilov (36) top-scored in the chase but regular wickets reduced EMP from 1-54 to 5-93 and in need of a partnership to steady and reach the target. Caluzzi (21) and Taylah Lynn (21) put on 34 for the sixth wicket before Lynn and Haddow guided the chase to victory with four wickets and 24 balls to spare. The Bombers return to Aberfeldie Park this Saturday to take on Plenty Valley. In Women’s National Cricket League, Vic Spirit stumbled at the penultimate hurdle on Friday with a seven-wicket semi-final defeat to

Queensland Fire at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney. Kelly Applebee (71) and Sarah Elliott (67) resurrected the Victorian innings from 4-47 to post 209 batting first, but Queensland needed just 36.4 overs to make 3-210 in reply. EMP players Molly Strano (1-38) and Kristen Beams (1-45) flew the flag as Vic Spirit’s only wicket-takers. Vic Spirit hit back on Saturday with a fivewicket win in the third-place play-off against Western Fury. Strano took 3-43 from her 10-over spell, Emily McIntyre 2-35 and Briana Binch 1-22 as the Spirit bowled out the Fury for 207. Meg Lanning (94) then led the charge in the chase as Victoria reached 5-208 with just 40.2 overs used. NSW Breakers and Queensland Fire contested the WNCL final after the Weekly went to print.

In representative cricket, the VicSpirit Under14 and Under-16 State Championships were held at a number of venues around Melbourne last week, including Fairbairn Park in Ascot Vale. Friday’s under-16 final at Fairbairn Park would prove to be an all-country affair though, with Gippsland Pride taking out the title against Mallee Murray Heat. In under-14s, North East Knights defeated South East Sharks in the final. North West Wizards won two and lost one pool match before losing to Western Waves in its semi-final and beating Outer East Eagles in its final classification match. Top scorers for the Wizards were Jessica Karamoshou (117 at 39) followed by Erin Bult (53 at 26.50), while Amelia Ramage led wicket-taking (four at 14.75) from Bailey McDonald (three at 19.67).

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First shot of summer Keilor St Bernard’s Marco Tonelli sends the shot put skyward on Athletics Victoria’s return to Aberfeldie for senior competition for the first time this summer. For the results from round 10 of Athletics Victoria Shield go to athsvic.org/results

New year begins favourably for Aberfeldie ABERFELDIE made a perfect start to the new year in Victorian Turf Cricket Association North A1 with a 48-run win against Seddon. Spending the Christmas break fourth on the table, Aberfeldie made 158 and won easily against secondplaced Seddon which could muster only 8-110 off 40 overs in reply. The Aberfeldie win did a favour to ladder leader PEGS, which continued its control on the division with a 30-run win against East Keilor. Aberfeldie made a promising start at

Clifton Park, with Tom Godsell (26) and captain Peter Magafas (23) guiding the score to 1-81. But regular wickets prevented any of the six batsmen who made double figures from passing opener John Taylor, who had raced off the mark with 33 of the first 38 runs. Seddon constructed a 40-run stand for the third wicket, but lost two quick wickets to go from 2-58 to 4-58. Ravindra Karunaratne was responsible for the double-strike on the way to innings-best figures of 3-16.

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At East Keilor, the home side struggled to meet the run rate required as it finished at 8-156 off 40 overs in reply to PEGS’ 9-186. At Aberfeldie Park, the home team was rolled for just 94 and then shown no mercy by West Coburg, which piled on 6-231 from its 40 overs in reply. Moonee Valley bowled out Altona Roosters for 199 but did not have a single batsman pass 30 in reply, bowled out for 149. In North Division, Doutta Stars’ hopes of jumping into the top four suf-

fered a major blow, losing to Williamstown CYMS. Only Brendan Parchment (13) and Jesse Duddington (38) reached double figures as the Stars were rolled for 93 at Fearon Reserve. Williamstown CYMS made 6-195. Elsewhere, Strathmore (4-246) had too much batting power for Footscray United (9-153). In Senior Division, Airport West-St Christophers (9-178) started the new year with a defeat against Yarraville Club (8-198).

THE Victorian Premier Cricket power struggle was flipped upside down at the weekend, with the bottom four, including Essendon, winning to start the new year. Ben MacRae starred with a century as the Bombers beat North Melbourne by four wickets at Junction Oval. MacRae’s unbeaten ton guided Essendon through a mid-innings skid of 4-23 to reach 6-219 in reply to North Melbourne’s 9-217. Wins for the other three teams in the bottom four failed to give Essendon value for the victory against 14thplaced North Melbourne. North Melbourne won the toss and batted, with Eric Ghasperidis (60) holding the top order together through regular wickets before his departure at 6-145. Essendon’s bowlers shared the workload with Shane McNamara (2-17) getting the best figures next to multiple wicket-takers James Seymour (2-23), Louis Cameron (2-37) and Steven Reid (2-49). Solomon Mire (6) went early in the chase but Rory Collins (68) came in as the aggressor to drive the chase. Collins’ dismissal at 2-153 was followed by regular wickets as the Bombers reached 5-176. But MacRae took over with the bat to steer the chase through the collapse before sharing a 39-run partnership with James Dickinson (22) to guide the Bombers to within one hit of victory. Essendon takes on Carlton (fifth, 43 points) in a two-day game starting this Saturday at Windy Hill.


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Top-four race neck and neck

North West juniors in hot form

GLADSTONE Park and Buckley Park remain tied after both recorded wins on the return of North West Metropolitan Cricket Association Luscombe Shield at the weekend. Level through the Christmas break, little changed on Saturday with Gladstone Park retaining its spot in the top four from the fifth-placed Beavers on percentage only. Top trio Pascoe Vale Central (45 points), Kealba-Green Gully (43) and Sydenham-Hillside (39) remain in a close battle for the minor premiership, ahead of Gladstone Park and Buckley Park (27 each). Strathmore Heights’ 197 was not enough to challenge Gladstone Park, which blazed to 3-203 off just 32 overs. Heights had batted into a position of strength after a century stand between Sean Neilson (60) and Andrew Stephens (54) only for steady wickets to eat away at the rest of the innings. Buckley Park’s 6-207 batting first against Roxburgh ParkBroadmeadows would prove more than enough against the sixth-placed team, bowling out the Falcons for 123. Sydenham-Hillside tightened up the race for top spot by chasing down Pascoe Vale Central, 8-144 in reply to 9-143. Kealba-Green Gully (5-211) put too many on the board for Aberfeldie-St John’s (7-122) in the weekend’s other match.

BY TEO PELLIZZERI

BOWLS VICTORIA Saturday Pennant Premier: Moonee Ponds 16-80 d Altona 2-69 (M Jacobsen 14 lt B Coad 17, B Spurr 22 d B Dodd 19, A Galloway 24 d D Zitter 15, S Fordham 20 d B Foley 18). Essendon 14-73 d Brighton 4-71 (P Loe 13 lt A Wilson 20, N Wilson 23 d S Shannon 20, M Wilson 27 d J McCarron 9, A Flapper lt L Schraner 22). Div 1 Sec 1: Richmond Union 16-90 d Strathmore 2-71, Moonee Valley 6-73 lt Ivanhoe 12-88. Div 2 Sec 1: Hoppers 2-65 lt Flemington/ Kensington 16-101, Broadmeadows 18-94 d Buckley Park 0-71. Div 3 Sec 2: Keilor (3) 15-77 d Aberfeldie 3-61, Clifton Park 16-94 d Gladstone Park 2-66, Maribyrnong Park 4-67 lt Moonee Ponds (3) 14-74. MidWeek Womens & Mixed Womens Division 1 Section 1: Strathmore 16-104 d Glenroy (2) 0-24, Preston-Reservoir 4-56 lt Buckley Park 12-77. Womens Div 1 Sec 2: Kingsbury 14-69 d Maribyrong Park 2-58. Womens Div 2 Sec 2: Keilor (3) 14-63 d Essendon 2-58. Open Div 2 Sec 1: Maribyrnong Park (2) 0-43 lt Moonee Ponds 16-74.

THE future looks bright for North West Metropolitan Cricket Association as its youngest age groups started play in Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union representative cricket last week. The NWMCA’s under-12 teams won eight matches from eight in VMCU interleague last week and will push on in search of grand final berths this week. The under-12s, under-14s and under-16s have enjoyed a largely successful first week for the NWMCA with a number of promising individual performances. But the under-12s, winners of last year’s Josh Browne plate, have been the standouts as they push to go backto-back and also take home the Keith Mitchell Shield. ‘‘We have seven players coming back from the Josh Browne side that went through unbeaten,’’ coach Peter O’Neill said. ‘‘People were saying the Mitchell Shield would be a tougher standard of opposition, the batting is better. ‘‘Everyone’s contributed so far, something like nine players who have scored a knock of 30. We’ve bowled well, taken catches, the boys are playing with a lot of confidence. ‘‘A new player, Joshua Bustard, he’s had two hits of 40 retired as a firsttime rep player. Fergus O’Neill 86 runs from his first three knocks and Alexander Cesarios has been great with his bowling.’’ Josh Browne squad coach Rod Winchester said now that his team had set itself a high standard, he had asked the players to maintain it. ‘‘The expectations going into the carnival were to be competitive, develop the players while still focus on winning,’’ Winchester said. ‘‘We’ve been able to accelerate the run rate when batting, and our spinners have done a really good job tying up teams.’’

Lucky escape: NWMCA wicketkeeper Alex Hussey and bowler Dalton Pearce can’t combine on this occasion to snare a chance from Ringwood District’s Nick Johnson. Picture: Michael Copp An unlikely comeback in the team’s first match of the tournament kicked the week off. City of Moorabbin needed nine runs off three overs with four wickets in hand only to be bowled out two runs short. Charlie Winchester (2-11) bowled at the death while William Blair had earlier taken 2-15. ‘‘That was a comeback from the dead. There were three wickets and a run out in the last three overs.’’ In under-14s, the Russell Allen Shield team squared its series at two wins and two losses on Friday, leaving

itself in the box seat to make tomorrow’s quarter final. Strong batting performances stood out in both of the NWMCA’s wins, overpowering North Metro last Monday and then Western Region on Friday. In Des Nolan Cup, the NWMCA bounced back from two defeats in its opening two games to defeat Western Region on Friday. In under-16s, NWMCA’s Jim Beitzel Shield team has two wins and one loss with two matches this week to try and

win its way into Friday’s top four and semi-finals. A half century from Adam Davies resurrected the run chase last Thursday against Ringwood District, digging NWMCA out of a 5-54 hole chasing 130 for victory. Davies (51) and Ryan Blair (15) shared a 79-run match-winning stand for the sixth wicket. Earlier in the week, Rohit Murgod (63no) and Benjamin Ross (75no) shared an unbeaten 120-run stand for the fourth wicket in a 32-run win against Eastern.

VICTORIAN METROPOLITAN CRICKET UNION Under-12 Keith Mitchell Shield Game 1 – NWMCA 6-196 (S MihelakosJames 40no, J Bustard 40no, F O’Neill 40no) d North Metro 9-95 (A Cesarios 2-12, H Robertson 2-12, A Price 2-18). Game 2 - NWMCA 4-177 (A Cesarios 42no) d Eastern 9-71 (A Cesarios 3-12). Game 3 – NWMCA 5-224 (J Bustard 41no, D Brasher 40no) d Diamond Valley 105 (L D’Cruz 3-12). Game 4 – Western Region 8-123 (D Brasher 2-15, A Price 2-16) lt NWMCA 5-128 (J Bustard 32no).

Under-12 Josh Browne Plate Game 1 – NWMCA 8-140 (J Lind 40no) d City Of Moorabbin 138 (C Winchester 2-11, W Blair 2-15). Game 2 – NWMCA 5-178 (M Taylor 40no, J Deasy 40no) d Eastern 86 (H Syson 3-18). Game 3 – NWMCA 4-158 (M Taylor 40no, J Deasy 40no) d Western Region 9-84 (J Disipio 3-6). Game 4 – NWMCA 7-145 (M Kurban 30no, J Deasy 28) d Diamond Valley 5-88 (J Lind 2-4). Under-14 Russell Allen Shield Game 1 – NWMCA 8-169 (J Newman 28no)

d North Metro 127 (G Vasilakakos 2-22, A Shukla 2-25). Game 2 – Diamond Valley 9-147 (L Brock 2-6, A Cafari 2-12) d NWMCA (A Cafari 40, C Croswell 33no). Game 3 – NWMCA 7/122 (C Aitken 40) lt Eastern 8-124 (A Cafari 5-19) Game 4 – NWMCA 4/135 (A Cafari 45no, T Thomson 37) d Wester Region 8-97 (V Khosla 2-10, G Vasilakakos 2-27). Under-14 Des Nolan Cup Game 1 – NWMCA 8-108 (M Carburn 26 no) lt Eastern 3-109 (D Sullivan 2-19). Game 2 – NWMCA 6-138 (C Bibby 43no) lt

Diamond Valley 6-170 (A Boundy 2-14). Game 3 – NWMCA 5-143 (R Paligaru 45no, M Carburn 46no) d Western Region 9-85 (six bowlers, one wicket). Under-16 Jim Beitzel Shield Game 1 – NWMCA 3-191 (B Moss 75no, R Murgod 63no) d Eastern 159 (D Pearce 3-34). Game 2 – NWMCA 129 (J Kean 37) lt Ferntree Guly & District 4-131 (R Blair 2-13). Game 3 – Ringwood District 129 (N Lynch 3-12, R Blair 3-17) lt NWMCA 6-140 (A Davies 51no).

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