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Outrage as oaks poisoned BY CHAD VAN ESTROP UP to 15 historic oak trees have been accidentally poisoned in Emerald Lake Park by unsupervised council contractors. Locals fear the oaks, planted almost 120 years ago by nurseryman Carl Axel Nobelius, may be doomed — and an important part of Emerald’s history lost. But Cardinia Council — which confirmed the trees were ‘‘unfortunately affected’’ by contractors — said it hoped they could be saved. It disputed residents’ claims that 15 trees had been damaged, saying only nine oaks along the Emerald–Cockatoo trail were poisoned. The mishap occurred during a council project to remove weeds that have overrun native vegeta-

tion in the area. The trees have been ‘ring-barked’ by chainsaw cuts around their bases, with poison poured into the gashes. Council workers have covered the cuts with mushroom compost to minimise the effect of the poison but locals say leaves have already begun to fall. The oaks were planted about 1890 by Carl Axel Nobelius, who then ran what was the southern hemisphere’s largest nursery. They have been a much visited and admired part of the property, much of which became Emerald Lake Park. Local resident Alisha Visser said she would lose a part of her childhood if the trees died. ‘‘I personally think that area is the nicest spot in the park. I’ve grown up here and that was my playground.

Spotted gum: One of the oak trees accidentally poisoned by council contractors at Emerald Lake Park. ‘‘It’s a massive part of the history of Emerald just being wiped out with no repercussions.’’ Ms Visser said the council’s

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defence that a weak poison was used was ridiculous. ‘‘Whether it is true or not I don’t know. Perhaps the council are saying this to soften the blow.’’ Emerald museum co-ordinator Cris Britton said the oaks were an icon of Emerald. ‘‘They are a very important to the heritage of Emerald and they won’t ever be replaced.’’ She said a week had passed before anyone was alerted to the poisoned trees. Cardinia Shire open space coordinator Mark Reynolds said council staff had ordered arboricultural works ‘‘to help restore the trees to full health.’’ Mr Reynolds said the oak trees would be monitored and would not be removed unless safety concerns were raised.

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It’s a benchmark, forever assailant were responsible. A spokesman for the council, Paul Dunlop, said the council would ensure the new bench was securely fastened. ‘‘The seat was worth about $1000 and the plaque about $300 but the sentimental value was much higher. ‘‘It’s disappointing that people have seen fit to deface something put there as a memorial to the young man who died.’’ Senior Sergeant Trevor Vondrasek of Pakenham police said police were keen to hear from anyone with information about the whereabouts of the bench, which was unbolted from its concrete base some time after Saturday, January 19.

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Re: Casey rates rise jolts growers

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Gaming reversal bad policy

Good on you, Cr Gary Rowe. It has been ridiculous first watching Cr Wreford spout off about preserving a food bowl, then Cr Stapledon, while all the time counting the extra rate dollars Casey Council collects, at the peril of hard-working farmers. If Cr Stapledon is serious about a food bowl, then she should lower rates, and also be prepared to take a tour of farms and truly understand the predicament. Also, what is wrong with accepting some farmers may want to sell up? That is their choice as well, not that of certain councillors who want them to remain and pay high rates to grow a few lettuces.

Start handing out proper punishments and you might see some changes. Steve (via web)

I am very disappointed with the outcome of the vote in relation to the exception that was made to the council’s EGM policy. Gambling causes harm to our community, and no amount of public benefit can justify the exploitation of individuals. Part of Casey Council’s policy states it will not support gaming applications for new electronic gaming machines on existing venues on council land. [Making an exception for the Tooradin and District Sports Club] has practically meant that this part of the council’s policy is useless, as it is the only such venue on council land.

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Re: Smoking ban move given the flick On a recent visit to Melbourne — my favourite Australian city — I was extremely disappointed to find that at all the places we went to eat or drink, all the outside tables were dedicated to smokers. Is this the case everywhere in Melbourne? If so, it’s unfair. Guest (via web)

Ban all city traffic — it’s more toxic than tobacco smoke. Marcusll1 (via web)

Once housing threatens our food-producing land and food bowls, it must lead to the end of growth. The housing industry has had its boom time, but we can’t be like mindless bacteria consuming our food resources and inevitably going hungry. Victoria’s housing industry has become our dominant economic activity, but it can’t be maintained. It requires perpetual population growth and, in a finite world in the driest nation with poor quality soils, there must be a limit to growth.

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Re: Casey Hospital funds cut takes toll

Education cuts should not interfere with an expected level of education service. The federal government could make some aspects of education delivery mandatory by the states. This would limit the amount of destruction a state government could do to our education systems. Maybe some things should be controlled nationally, and not by the states?

Federal Labor MPs Anthony Byrne in the seat of Holt and Laura Smyth in La Trobe continue to prevent Victoria from getting its fair share of Australia’s health funding. This has meant a closure of beds and ambulance services from Casey. Mr Byrne and Ms Smyth, why won’t you tell Prime Minister Julia Gillard to give Casey it’s fair share of funding?

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Farmers take double hit BY CATHERINE WATSON and CHAD VAN ESTROP CARDINIA farmers whose land was rezoned into the urban growth zone in 2010 are facing a double whammy: rapidly rising rate bills and a stalled new homes market. Officedale farmer Graham Osborne, who runs beef on a 40-hectare property on the boundary of the urban growth zone, said some farmers inside the zone were receiving rate bills of well over $30,000. ‘‘The difficulty for farmers is that there has been a nominal increase in the value of their property but at the moment there is no market for it. ‘‘They can’t get someone to buy it because the development market isn’t moving, so they have to borrow to pay their rates. They’ve copped an awful whack.’’ Mr Osborne said rate increases were ‘‘a blunt tool’’ to get land for development by forcing farmers to move on. ‘‘The assumption is that ownership of land represents wealth and capacity

to pay, but we’re bulk commodity producers to international markets, not boutique producers.’’ Victorian Farmers Federation president Peter Tuohey said current rates set by many local governments placed an unfair financial burden on the farming community. He said Victorian farmers paid an average of $8500 in municipal rates compared with $1000 for residential ratepayers in regional areas. Cardinia at least recognises the predicament of farmers with a reduced farm rate. Market gardeners and graziers in the City of Clyde plan to petition Casey Council for a similar deal. One of Casey’s biggest market gardeners said growers and other farmers were being priced off their land by rate rises of up to 300 per cent. Frank Lamattina, whose family has grown vegetables at Fiveways, accused Casey Council of reaping a windfall from growers whose land was included in the expanded urban growth zone.

One farmer who has spoken with his feet is Ian Anderson who moved from Casey to Nar Nar Goon in part because of the farm rate. He said Cardinia had a ‘‘true appreciation’’ for its farming community. ‘‘There is an understanding in the Cardinia shire that it won’t be wall-towall houses’’ Mr Anderson said Cardinia’s differential system would preserve the shire’s farming community for a long time. ‘‘I think the farming community are well looked after as we don’t use a lot of council services. ‘‘I appreciate that council does have differential rates in place. ‘‘I think the City of Casey is more concerned with their urban population.’’ Municipal Association of Victoria chief executive Rob Spence, said new ministerial guidelines for differential rates would allow a council to have a farm rate but not to separate farm rates to deal with different categories of farming.

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Councils seek input on ‘hidden’ tourism gems BY CHAD VAN ESTROP IF not for the venerable Puffing Billy and Cranbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Cardinia and Casey might not rate very highly — if at all — on a potential tourist’s must-see list. But they contain hidden gems for visitors to enjoy and Cardinia Council and local tourism operators want residents’ help in unearthing and promoting them. The council is calling for community input on its draft tourism strategy, aimed at bringing more visitors — and their dollars — to an area mainly thought of as a growth corridor. And it wants Casey to join forces, the strategy stating that the municipalities share many similarities so it was ‘‘logical’’ they collaborate on strategic tourism matters. They should establish a memorandum of understanding on tourism

matters and a joint tourism advisory committee, the strategy states. ‘‘We look forward to receiving quality feedback from the public and champion future industry leaders who can work with the council on the strategy’s action plan,’’ Cardinia mayor Brett Owen said. He said the strategy’s objectives were to identify tourism strengths, opportunities to enhance existing tourism businesses and linkages to enhance the shire as a destination. The draft strategy states that apart from Puffing Billy, which attracts significant overseas and interstate visitors, tourism was not a key economic generator in the area. It identifies the ‘‘hill-top villages’’ of Emerald, Gembrook, Cockatoo and Upper Beaconsfield as providing the greatest opportunities by providing a ‘‘country experience next door to the city — a unique marketing position’’.

But it notes they require more cafes, retail and other attractions to increase visitors’ length of stay and spend. Local tourism operators have welcomed the strategy. Graeme Legge, who runs walking and bus tours from Emerald to surrounding attractions, said more needed to be done to engage visitors and show them largely unknown treasures — ‘‘some are more willing, interested and able to explore and find out what opportunities there are’’. He said walking tours from Emerald to Cockatoo and Monbulk and recreational facilities at Cardinia reservoir all needed more promotion. ‘‘There is a whole number of walking tours, churches, recreational facilities and historical sites that could well be listed and promoted.’’ Puffing Billy marketing manager Nadine Hutchins said patronage on the railway was strong last year with

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almost 268,000 passengers coming through the gates. But it was difficult to attract people to the CockatooGembrook section of the railway. ‘‘We get people coming to Emerald Lake park but struggle to get them to Gembrook. The more you’ve got in a region that people can see and do then

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INBRIEF Daylight hours only at hospital? Casey Hospital’s emergency department may be forced to close at night as hospitals continue to shut wards and slash services due to budget cuts, The Age has reported. A spokeswoman for Victorian Health Minister David Davis confirmed a number of health services, including Casey, were considering reductions in opening hours of their emergency departments. Frankston Hospital’s 10 ‘short-stay’ beds attached to its emergency departments have also been targeted for closure. Con Georgakas, an emergency doctor and past-president of the Victorian Emergency Physicians Association, said any closure compromised patient care. ‘‘If someone who needs to be assessed for a heart attack arrives at Casey at one minute to closing time, what happens to them? Or someone comes with a broken limb? Do we say, ‘Closing doors. Sorry, we can’t look after you’?’’ Victorian hospitals have already closed more than 300 beds and cancelled thousands of elective-surgery procedures after state government cuts of about $123 million a year and the loss of $107 million in Commonwealth funding this year.

Casey unveils new laws No more than two unregistered vehicles will be allowed to be kept on private property, visible

from adjoining roads under new laws adopted by Casey Council. Smoking restrictions will also come into effect on council land, particularly at children’s playgrounds and reserves. Under the new laws the number of days residents have to pay infringement notices will increase from 28 to 42. Casey mayor Amanda Stapledon said the changes to the local laws were developed to address community concerns. The changes can be found at casey.vic.gov.au/locallaws.

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US sports crashing our party While the cricket season winds down and footy ramps up, there are other sports beginning to make a dent on Melbourne’s congested sporting scene. DAVID SCHOUT looks at three traditionally American sports and their efforts to compete with the big boys.

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f you’d walked into a Melbourne pub last Monday you could’ve been forgiven for thinking that Americanisation of our culture had gone too far. Buffalo wings were being served by the dozen, while Budweiser flowed from beer taps accustomed to pouring Carlton Draught. Melburnians and American expats packed into these venues to cheer on either the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers. That was Super Bowl Monday in Australia. No. XLVII in fact, or for those not used to the American tendency to use Roman numerals for sporting events, the 47th time America’s best football teams had fought out the nation’s top prize. The popularity of the Super Bowl in Melbourne has grown exponentially in recent years and highlights a growing acceptance of American sports in the ‘sporting capital of the world’. Berwick gridiron coach Mel Martin was surprised by what he saw on Monday. ‘‘I couldn’t believe it this year,’’ he says. ‘‘We used to gather around a pub TV that was showing it, but now it seems like they [Super Bowl parties] are everywhere.’’ The former Victorian and Australian gridiron coach says the increased awareness of the sport is due to TV and video games. Gridiron is relatively new to Australia. Competitive games started in Australia in 1983 and in Victoria grew to a 14-team competition by the late ’80s. Martin, who now coaches the Berwick Miners Gridiron Club, says the current wave of interest — about 60 or 70 expressions of interest to play every pre-season — is similar to that in the ’80s. ‘‘When I first became involved in the game I couldn’t believe how popular it was. I went to the 1989 grand final [Vic Bowl] and the old Olympic Park stadium was full — it held about 6000 people.’’ However, in 1995 Gridiron Victoria decided to make the winter game a spring fixture. Martin says with this move came a lack of grounds and a 12-month hiatus. But last month, the league welcomed its ninth and 10th teams to the Victorian competition. Three of the current clubs — Berwick Miners, Croydon Rangers and Monash Warriors — are in the south-eastern suburbs. Martin says a number of factors draw Australian players to the game. ‘‘They’re attracted by the physical aspects. What I hear from players who switch from AFL or rugby backgrounds is that they just want a change.’’ He concedes gridiron will always be a niche sport. ‘‘If I’m 100 per cent honest, I’d say yes. [ 8 ] WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

Seizing the situation: Berwick Miners quarter-back Andrew Nixon looks for an outlet against the Monash Warriors in the Gridiron Victoria division 1 season. Picture: Barend van den Hoek The AFL has a massive stranglehold. Rugby union and rugby league are also developing and we’re probably the fourth code behind them.’’

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ce hockey is another sport starting to make its mark in Victoria. Until three years ago, national league games in Melbourne were played at an overused, outdated rink in Oakleigh where you’d be lucky to spot a few hundred diehard fans. Now, the two Melbourne teams — the Ice and the Mustangs — play at a plush 1000-seat Docklands stadium in front of a dedicated support base. The frenetically-paced sport has a surprisingly long history in Australia dating back to 1904, when players used field hockey sticks and a ball on the ice. It was not until this century, however, that the sport began to gain traction in Australia. In 2000, the Australian Ice Hockey League was formed and it’s grown to a nine-team competition that has lifted its profile not only in Melbourne but around the nation. Melbourne Mustangs forward Brendan McDowell says the importance of the Ice House Docklands stadium and the AIHL in planting a seed for grassroots participation can’t be overestimated. ‘‘It’s attracted a huge amount of new people to the sport, just by simply witnessing either a hockey game or training or even going for a general skate on the adjacent rink,’’ the Wantirna resident says. ‘‘The league has provided teams for people to follow and the Ice House is a world-class facility to have a skate at.’’ Like many players, McDowell, the 2012 rookie of the year nominee, was drawn to the game by his family. McDowell’s father and two uncles played the

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Slap shot: Wantirna’s Brendan McDowell playing for the Melbourne Mustangs in the 2012 AIHL season. Picture: Jack Geraghty

game, and at the age of six he hit the ice for the first time. It’s the way, he says, that many of his teammates became involved in the game, although a Disney film in the early ’90s also played a big role in attracting newcomers. ‘‘Family influence is definitely a big one throughout the hockey community, but there is also a whole range of people who started playing ice hockey after the Mighty Ducks films were released. The movies had a massive impact in Australia.’’ McDowell says that as good as the new Ice House is, more ice rinks need to be built in the suburbs if the game is to grow. ‘‘Sadly, at some point, there soon won’t be enough ice time for everyone — if only building and running an ice rink were as easy as a football oval.’’

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ike ice hockey, baseball at all levels received a much-needed injection of support after the introduction of a new national league in 2010. In 1999, the former Australian Baseball League folded after consistently losing

millions of dollars over a number of years. During that 11-year hiatus the sport struggled to move forward. Chief executive of Baseball Victoria Brett Hidson says the new league has been a godsend. ‘‘We’re now in a large growth phase,’’ he says. ‘‘The reintroduction of the ABL has lifted the sport’s profile to the point where we’re recording 10 per cent membership increases annually.’’ Hidson says areas like Waverley, Dandenong and Knox have long been strong baseball areas. ‘‘The south-eastern suburbs are the most popular for baseball in Melbourne.’’ The sport is believed to have been brought to Australia during the gold rush of the 1850s. Baseball in Australia eventually developed into a game which cricketers played in the off-season, something Hidson says is ‘‘still quite prevalent’’. He says the constant competition with more traditional sports like Australian rules and cricket is tough. ‘‘It’s difficult because those sports automatically have more exposure. ‘‘We try to attract young players by giving them a taste of the sport through primary school clinics and come-try days and hope they come back.’’ He says Baseball Victoria is keeping its dreams and aspirations within reason.‘‘It’ll be a very long time until we’re compared with larger sports like cricket. Our hope is to develop a niche in people’s psyche. ‘‘At the moment we’re working at capacity in terms of resources. For the sport to grow we need more people to enjoy it, be a part of it and put their money towards it.’’ For these three sports, the struggle to compete with Australia’s biggest and best is a long, hard road.


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New kidney, new life BY CHAD VAN ESTROP LYING in hospital as his kidneys failed, Narre Warren South resident John Quilligan could have felt sorry for himself. But if ever he did, he only had to look at the patient in the next bed — a tiny five-year-old girl. In 2011 both were patients at the Monash hospital in Clayton awaiting kidney transplants — but it was seeing the stricken child that really brought home to Mr Quilligan the importance of organ donation. ‘‘That’s when you realise these kids shouldn’t be going through this. At least at 53, I’d been overseas, run companies, I’d done the lot. ‘‘She was a five-year old kid who may have never got a crack at life.’’ Two years on, he’s happy to report that both are living healthy lives. But before his transplant Mr Quilligan had felt his life slipping away, having to undergo 12 hours of daily dialysis. ‘‘On dialysis it’s not living, I was drowning in my own fluids.’’ After a long search for a compatible

kidney Mr Quilligan’s saving grace came from within his family. ‘‘I just thought my number was up but it turned out my sister-in-law was a perfect match.’’ Mr Quilligan, who is also blind, is now encouraging Australians to register to be organ donors. ‘‘I never thought about it but when you are put into a position when your life depends on it, it changes your whole attitude.’’ Mr Quilligan now feels he has been given a second chance at life, celebrating milestones such as giving away his daughter at her wedding and seeing his granddaughter grow. ‘‘These are things I would have never got to do without the organ donation. Every morning I put my feet on the ground and thank God.’’ In 2012 more than 1000 Australias received donor organs from 354 donors, a rise of 5 per cent since 2011. The national organ donation rate has also risen 38 per cent since 2009. Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King, welcomed a steady increase in organ

donation during 2012 resulting in more lives being saved through transplantation. “There is still considerable work to be done to increase the opportunities for those whose only hope for a future is the gift of a transplant,” she said. Joanna Harrison, Communication Advisor at DonateLife, an authority which co-ordinates national organ and tissue donation, said donors needed to let their families know their intentions. ‘‘Registration is all well and good but without the discussion with your family no one may know.’’ Mr Quilligan plans to donate his organs when his time is up and he encourages other Australians to do the same. ‘‘I know it’s painful to lose a person and people think ‘I don’t know if I should’ but think of all the people you are going to save.’’ To register to be an organ donor, call 1800 777 203 or visit https:// www2.medicareaustralia.gov.au/ pext/registerAodr/Pages/Donor Registration.jsp

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Giving way: MPs look to drop bike levy BY DAN MOSS STATE PARLIAMENT EDITOR A SLUG of $66 on motorbike riders to pay for safety schemes would be abolished under a recommendation from the parliamentary Road Safety Committee. And if it is not abolished, the committee recommended closer scrutiny of the way the motorcycle safety levy is used. From May 2002 to July 2012 the levy has raised $45 million through mandatory rider contributions to the Transport Accident Commission, paid at the same time as motorbike registrations. Riders are levied $66 with the annual registration of their first motorbike with an engine capacity above 126cc. Subsequent motorbike registrations in the same year are exempt from the levy, as are farm bikes and other speciality types. Riders are the only group of road users levied for safety. Education and research projects

used $15.7 million of the collected levy and $27 million was spent on infrastructure such as installing antiskid surfaces and clearing vegetation for better visibility. The committee was told that the outcomes of the levy needed better auditing. Of the committee’s 64 recommendations, 12 were on the levy. The inquiry also found allowing riders to move to the front of traffic when cars are queuing at traffic lights, known as ‘filtering’, could “benefit” motorcyclist safety, and recommended investigation into the idea. It is legal to filter in NSW and overseas. New technologies and countermeasures have been suggested for road users to increase safety. The committee found there was no star rating system for motorbike safety gear, despite a 1998 recommendation that VicRoads look into starting one. It recommended star ratings that conform to European standards should be brought in within two years and fully operational in three years.

We just want a fair go: bikers MOTORCYCLISTS have welcomed State Parliament’s road safety committee recommendation to scrap a ‘discriminatory’ motorbike safety levy. Riders pay $66 a year on top of their registration to fund safety schemes. ‘‘If everyone is going to use the roads they should all pay the same,’’ Koo Wee Rup rider Dale Kenny said. Anything that reduced the cost of riding a motorbike was welcome, he said. If the government wanted to improve motorcyclist safety, it should cushion the ‘‘silly and dangerous’’ wire roadside barriers . ‘‘I had a friend who sustained pretty serious injuries from a crash involving roadside barriers.’’

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Ready for a Kracker of a night BY CHAD VAN ESTROP ome say wrestling is fake, but the multiple scars and contusions that cover Alex Mann’s body tell a different tale. “If it’s fake I’m sure as hell not doing it right because it hurts like crazy,” says Mann, better known — at least in Australia’s tiny pro wrestling circuit — as KrackerJak. Crashing into cages strapped with barbed wire and being hit with chairs are routine for Mann who at last count had about 43 scars criss-crossed all over his body. ‘‘Being hit with a chair is real, you just use every skill at your disposal to minimise the injury.’’ KrackerJak — also known as the Mad Bastard — will be in the main event next week at Warzone 15, grappling for the championship belt against Mike Petersen at the Berwick Performing Arts Centre. He says the action might be ‘‘predetermined’’ but the dangers are real.

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“If you don’t know how to land, the first thing you will do is put down your hand and you will break four small bones.” During his 12-year career KrackerJak has fought with casts over broken bones and most recently a moon boot over a torn achilles tendon. “I’ve wrestled through my injuries. I haven’t had more than two months off in 12 years.” He suggests the demands of wrestling far outweigh those of most other sports. In a typical month he wrestles up to six times. ‘‘Unlike a boxer, who will have his next bout in a couple of months, I’ll be back in the ring within a couple of days.’’ Despite wrestling’s ‘‘unquestionable physicality’’ KrackerJak says he took up the sport because of the lure of big thrills and spills. ‘‘It’s the most beautiful fusion of violence and art and people pay to watch it. You look down the left [of the ring] and there is a whole heap of special needs children in their

wheelchairs and you look on the right side there is a whole bunch of hardened wrestling fans. It’s really rewarding.” At the Berwick event next week he hopes to reclaim the Warzone championship which he lost in November last year. But it will be tough, given his opponent Petersen is Australia’s natural body building champion. “I have to be able to keep up with these guys because if I show weakness out there they will make a fool out of me.” KrackerJak is urging people to put aside their preconceptions, saying wrestling has something for everyone. ‘‘It really is an across the board kind of thing. You get high flying athletes, characters and big bodies. It’s a real circus.” Warzone wrestling comes to Berwick Secondary College performing arts centre, Manuka Road, on Saturday, February 23 at 7.30pm. For tickets, call 0459 362 423.

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» We mow, trim and edge all lawns » Windows expertly cleaned » Block slashing » Mulch mowing » Garden clean ups » Gutters cleaned » Pest control » Weed spraying

CASEY MOWING AND GARDENING # Mowing # Weed spraying # Hedging # Gutter cleaning # Tree prunning/removal # Garden clean ups / make-overs

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Phone 0432 490 171

"Choose the best, we'll beat the rest’’ Specialising In All Timber Fencing ★ Gates ★ Free Quotes

Tayne: 0402 339 263

Special prices on Sleepers

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Benchtop replacement specialists. Specialising in kitchens, bathrooms, laundries & wardrobe fitouts.

Ph Paul 0424 474 408 Qualified Cabinet Maker

Aff ordable Plumbing

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Maurie - 0407 594 325

Furniture Removals

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Dean: 9700 5898 or 0439 995 150 G5690437

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TOP OF THE TOWN LAWNMOWING

• Lawns mowed • Small trees removed • Weeding - Spraying • Pensioner discount • Cheap rates from $20

0430 342 441

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Glazing and Glaziers ALL GLASS ABN-41275657346

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9548 3000 or 0418 881 551

*Conditions apply

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Lic: 20982

Call 0418 576 021 or 9702 9834 Email: tiptop_handyman@hotmail.com

Economy Carpentry

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• Pergolas • Carports • Decks • Bathroom and Kitchen Renovations • Free quotes • Over 30 years experience • Pensioner discount Phone Guy: 0410 475 166 A/H 5940 0390

February 12, 2013

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 No job too small  Domestic/Commercial  Free quotes  All work fully guaranteed

METRO PAINTING & DECORATING 30 YRS EXPERIENCE

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All general plumbing maintenance and gasfitting

• no job to small • leaking taps/toilets • burst/leaking water/gas pipes • hot water repairs/replacements • blocked drains • 24/7 emergency repairs • fully insured Lic#51646

Andrew 0431 150 866 All your plumbing needs

• Roofing • Water • Blockages • Gas Fitting • Drainage • Renovations Lic No. 35221 • Hot Water Service Change Overs

ENDEAVOUR PLUMBING PTY. LTD. (Lic. 31398) Blocked Drains, All General Plumbing, Hot Water Services * Quality Workmanship Guaranteed * No Job Too Small

0411 615 815 or 9700 3539

Ph: 9794 6706 Mob: 0412 503 390 G5478269

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EASY GLIDE GARAGE DOORS 0409 000 026

Specialising in Renovation, Carpentry, Rubbish Removal, Pergolas, All types of Plumbing, Tiling, Painting

FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Prompt & Reliable Service

Mob: 0412 319 460 - AH 9548 4045

TIP TOP HANDYMAN SERVICES

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Call Adam 0415 456 563 For fast friendly & reliable service Roofing / Drainage / Blockages / H.W.S / Renovations / Maintenance and ALL your plumbing needs

BRUCE MORGAN PLUMBING

Painters and Decorators

MASTER PAINTER Oakwood Painters & Decorators

Homes, Businesses, Offices, Insurance Work

APN Plumbing

NO CALL OUT CHARGE

Call 9704 8046 or 0409 505 750

GLASS REPLACEMENT

Handy Person Services

GARAGE DOOR & REMOTES

• DOMESTIC • COMMERCIAL • AUTOMOTIVE DOUG AMOS Over 20 Years Experience 0434 499 239

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Registered

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For all your plumbing needs

Hot Water Service Replacements Hot & Cold Water Replacements Lic. 47089 Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations Burst Pipes, Sewer Blockages, Gas Installations On time every time OR discounts given For a friendly service Call Ross on 0417 128 536

G5428205AA-dc1Oct

ABACUS FLOORING ★ Sanding & Polishing ★ Dustless Machines ★ Non-Toxic Finishes Available 3yr warranty, free quotes, top quality & best price.

0412 174 686 - 9727 4744

Phone Aaron 0409 518 168

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Free Quotes

9547 3853 - 0403 133 960

“Reliable Service with Old Fashion Care” • Mowing • Ride-On Mowing • Grass Slashing • Whipper Snipping • Weed Spraying • Lowest Rates

• Over 18 years experience. • Remote controls for Sectional, Tilt & Roller Doors. • We beat written quotes on comparable products

●Kitchens ●Cabinets ●Laundries ●Vanity

G5728943AA-dc4Feb

Mon-Fri 7am - 3:30pm www.ahfencingtimber.com.au

Roller Doors and More

Plumbing

Custom Line Kitchens

All Locks Supplied, Installed & Repaired Domestic ~ Commercial ~ Automotive 7 DAYS

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24 Vesper Drive, Narre Warren 9705 6288

R E M O T E S

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Unbeatable Prices on:

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Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations

Timber Fencing Supply or Supply and Erect

on automatic openers and garage doors

Call Mick 0419 628 657

FREE QUOTES

• 9791 9877 • 0411 636 400

• Paling Fencing • Picket Fencing • Sleepers • Galvanized Steel “H & C” Sections • Hardware • Woven Fence Extensions • Posts & Poles • Gate Frames made to order

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FREE QUOTES

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• Professional with years of experience • Residential / Commercial

Call Bob 0417 503 404 or 9798 1760 Where quality work still exists

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ALL TYPES OF GATES & FENCES • Automatic & Sliding • Ballustrading • Pool & Garden Fencing

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MOWING AND GARDENING SERVICES

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Plasterers

Home Handyman & Odd Jobs Including:

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F ORREST

Call Ronny 0412 529 554

5964 3888 / 0412 990 372

MIX MAINTENANCE G5736197

9799 8049 or Mobile: 0407 633 532

• Ants • Bees • Wasps • Spiders • Mice • Rats etc

G5702901AA-dc28Jan

 Treated Pine  Demolition & Removal  Gates  Picket Fences  Retaining Walls

Termite Proofing, AEPMA member, Commercial & Domestic

G5347814AA-dc28Jan

G5278783AA-dc10Sep

“All Aspects of Wooden & Colorbond Fencing”

TOPLINE FENCING

• Painting, interior/exterior • General maintenance/renovations • Repairs to decking pergolas and existing fences • Free quote and affordable rates Call Steve: 0407 549 509 or after hours: 9702 5925

9702 2421 or 0466 538 894

Mike: 0417 354 797 - Ph/Fax: 9703 1037

Termite & Pest Control

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Complete Garden and Home Maintenance

Pest Control G5669391AA-dc14Jan

Ventures Pty Ltd

G5434495AA-dc1Oct

All aspects of fencing * Colorbond * Merbau Horizontal * Paling & Picket * Retaining Walls * Gates * Demolition & Removal of old fences

Handy Person Services G5339811AA-dc21Aug

Fencing and Gates

Call Simon 0448 668 036

 Maintenance  Water Service Renewals  Gas Fitting  Hot Water Units  Free Quotes  Pensioner Discounts  Wall Hung Split Systems  NO CALL OUT FEE


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Aluminium, Timber and UPVC Windows Free Measure and quote

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G5441962AA-dc8Oct

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Call Savas 0412 707 212 or 9795 4516

Servicing all of Greater Melbourne

Tree Services For all your tree services..

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Ph David 0403 425 592

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Rubbish Removal

Servicing Shire of Cardinia and the Berwick area

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CLASSIFIEDS G5667597AA-dc15Jan

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DIGITAL TV SPECIALISTS 3 3 3 3 3 3

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WE RESTORE YOUR ROOF AS ITS OUR OWN!

Public Notices

Ph: 9798 3074 or 0417 582 601

Windows

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$1290

Mel 95 E3, 7days

Pampering Open 10am 7 Days

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

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red17.com.au 17 Nicole Way Dandenong South

142-144 Frankston-Dandenong Rd, Dandenong 3175

Music MUSIC LESSONS Piano/Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Recorder, Singing. Any age & level. Jazz - Rock - Classical Specialty lessons for preschool children. Instrument sales available. Pianoforte Music College & Sales EXCELLENCE SINCE 1975 Narre Warren 9796 7090 Weekdays 11am - 8pm, Sat 10am - 5pm

MUSIC LESSONS PIANO - KEYBOARD - GUITAR - DRUMS - VIOLIN

All Ages & Levels Welcome!

Musical Instruments A wide range of guitars & musical instruments on display

9769 9252 The Music Centre BERWICK 65 Enterprise Ave, Berwick

G5009129AA-dc27Mar

10 Year Guarantee

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FRO

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$339

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swa7023b

9793 2988 9793 2986

APB UPHOLSTERY

G5548436AA-dc14Jan

COOLTOUCH SERVICES

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More new ladies

400mm Round Fully Installed

Refrigeration

Full Service from $80

G5735086AA-dc11Feb

Member-SAIA

• Sales & Repair • Installations • Leadlights • Timber Surrounds • Square & Round

G5674764AA-dc15Jan

Lic 45093

Unit 5, 93 Abbott Road, Hallam 9702 3544 or 0418 851 078

SWA3337BE

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Commercial, Domestic & Automotive & Leisure Upholstery Free Quotes, Large Range of Fabric, 30 Years Experience

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9755 5720

Adult Services Red Lantern

A & E UPHOLSTERY PTY LTD

Northern Light Industries Pty. Ltd.

THUMBS UP PLUMBING For any domestic plumbing Call Jarrod 0418 134 277

Upholsterers

G5685904AA-dc30Jan

Skylights

G5674885AA-dc15Jan

Plumbing

Health and Wellbeing

WITH CLASSIFIEDS PHONE

13 24 25 CL ASSIFIEDS

$99 Kickstarter

Education and Tuition TUITION In your home. Grade 1 to Year 12, most subjects and suburbs. Also online tuition from $10ph all suburbs. ✆ 9028 2060.

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Trading World For Sale

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Dry split Red Gum $280 per ton, Dry split Yellow Box $350 per ton, Split Mallee Stumps $330 per ton, Mountain Ash $250 per ton.

Free delivery in the Dandenong metro area.

Ph: 9706 4685/0419 304 555

Garage Sales NARRE WARREN 44 Halcyon Way. Saturday 16th 1pm-5pm and Sunday 17th 9am-4pm. Clothes, car parts, golf set, furniture, kids stuff and electrical goods, etc.

Narre Warren South 4 Peachblossom Court, Saturday 16th February, 8am onwards.

This position is not suitable for Dentists/Dental Technicians.

Pets and Pet Care

Mobile Dog Wash and Dog Training

All natural shampoo’s. clipping and washing service. Also home of Koo Wee K9 Bootcamp Group dog training.

Contact Carol 0412 076 095

Classifieds 13 24 25

DANDENONG NORTH Gloria Avenue. Furnished room including bills, $140 per week. Bond $200. Please call George 0415 963 861.

We Buy Houses

Call Julie 0405 678 489

G4968355AA-dc26Nov

Looking for houses to purchase in local area by private investors For a fast solution to selling your house

ROOMS AVAILABLE Single rooms. Gents only. 48 Hammond Rd/45 Hemmings St, Dandenong. Call John mobile: 0417 336 906.

To Let

Teachers, graduates and undergraduates, to coach all subjects Grade 1 to Year 12. ✆ 9016 4200.

Listing Agents Needed The Barry Plant Noble Park is awesome, and our team requires people who are enthusiastic about building a highly rewarding career for themselves in real estate with Barry Plant Noble Park – Victoria’s #1 office (Winner of 2012 Australian Achiever Award) If you would like more information about a Sales career, please contact Judith on 8710 0000 after 9am on Tuesday to secure your seat and register for Wednesday nights presentation.

CL ASSIFIEDS

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OPERATORS

Phone 9769 9025 for an interview www.pridedetailing.com.au

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BOILERMAKER

Phone Kaye on: 9701 7133

G5770834

NURSERY HAND POSITIONS Leading Victorian wholesale Nursery has three full time positions available in Narre Warren North, applicants should have an interest in or knowledge of general horticulture. Two positions will involve working with succulent plants and the other with Bonsai, positions will involve all aspects of nursery work. Hours are 7.30 am to 4 pm weekdays. Applications by email to jeno@paradisia.com.au fax to 9706 1425 or post to Paradisia Nurseries, 103 Heatherton Rd, Narre Warren North 3804. G5721378

The successful candidate will likely have relevant experience in aluminum/metal polishing, some fabrication skills and technical assembly capability. He/she will be able to demonstrate – attention to detail, ability to meet set targets and a self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment. A current forklift licence is preferred. The person will, Initially, be employed on a casual basis following which the person may be considered for long term employment. Applications must be addressed/ handed in to Cecilia Wong, Human Resources, Frontline Australasia, 55 Letcon Drive,Bangholme, Vic 3175 or emailed to cwong@frontline-aust.com.au Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Please call us at

1300 654 910

or apply online at WWW.FERMA X .COM.AU

February 12, 2013

An exciting opportunity exists to join J.J Richards & Sons Pty Ltd as a purchasing Officer / Storeman at our Dandenong site. To perform this job successfully you must have proven experience in purchasing and a background in the mechanical industry. Your key responsibilities will include data entry, purchase orders and goods receipt, inventory management, store management, standard purchasing, liaising with suppliers and ensuring that part and components are delivered in accordance with price, quantity and quality. A high level of numeracy/literacy and strong communication and negotiation skills are a requirement. The Successful candidate must be able to start ASAP. To enquire further, please contact Brian Nassar on (03) 9794-5722 or email your application to brian.nassar@jjrichards.com.au. Alternatively mail resume to J.J Richards & Sons Pty. Ltd, 50 Elliot Road Dandenong 3175.

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Attention Qualified Mechanics UP TO $34.00 P/H

And First Year Apprentice Mechanics 4 Day Working Week, 3 day weekends • All overtime paid at double time • Opportunity to join close knit effective team

To apply please send your resume to: w.cameron@catercareaustralia.com.au or fax to 03 9852 7844. G5741073

MATERIALS DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO YOU GREAT FLEXIBILITY - you choose your hours ALL AGES WELCOME (students, adults, retirees, groups, etc) NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED VEHICLE AN ADVANTAGE, but not essential

13 24 25

Purchasing Officer / Storeman

Weekend Cook / Chef An experienced Weekend Cook / Chef required on a part time basis at our Aged Care facility based in Dandenong. Duties will include adherence to food quality and safety standards, preparation of home style meals, maintain cleanliness of the kitchen area and compliance with HACCAP procedures. Essential criteria for the role includes a current food handlers certificate, demonstrated ability to manage foods costs and minimise wastage, an interest to work with the elderly, ability to work unsupervised and follow direction from your manager and client.

13 24 25

CLASSIFIEDS

Phone 1300 368 863

Dandenong Location

VACANCIES – Immediate interviews Advanced Herd Bullbars is interested to interview suitable applicants for the following vacancies to start immediately,

Detailing experience necessary. Buffing experience preferred. Driver Licence essential.

Qualified A-Grade Mobile Auto Electrician is required to join our team immediately.

G5722300

Situations Vacant ✦ ✦ ✦

Tel: 1300 133 362

AUTO ELECTRICIAN

CAREER INFORMATION NIGHT

Classifieds 13 24 25 Car Detailer Required

Deliver/collect catalogues Approx $100 - $300/wk - 2 hours daily No upfront outlay.

G5762604

LOOKING FOR A BETTER CHANCE IN REAL ESTATE?

G5733398

Light to medium fabrication. Full time permanent position. The successful applicant must be a qualified and experienced Boilermaker. Experience in stainless steel and aluminium would be an advantage. Regular overtime available. Factory located in Dandenong.

Houses and Land Wanted

HAMPTON PARK $290 per week. Neat and tidy 3BR house with carport in quiet court. Phone 9844 3185 after hours.

TUTORS WANTED

SYLVIA'S DOG GROOMING 15 yrs exp. Breed-clip, pet care in all breeds. Not a mobile service. Ph: 9700 6030 / 0411 049 774.

Shared Accomodation

NARRE WARREN Own entrance & ensuite. Smoking area covered. 1 minute walk to bus, 10 minute walk to train, minutes to Monash. $180pw. 0425 867 109

Our busy specialist practice requires an enthusiastic Dental Assistant in Dandenong. Excellent sophisticated surgery and dedicated, professional staff make this a delightful place to be. This full time position will be varied and exciting. If you have completed year 12 and decided the health profession are your chosen career path then this may be your dream job. You will bring your great organisational skills and outgoing personality each day. You will be required to undertake study towards a Cert III in Dental Assisting. Applicants holding a Cert III are welcome to respond. To apply, submit your resume with names and contact details of 2 referees by email: hrspecdent@gmail.com or facsimile to 9794 0558

Earn Easy Cash

Part time Tailor required. Experience essential. Must speak English. Ph Orya 0402 226 164 or Maria 0402 226 169.

G5770879AA-dc11Feb

PC LAPTOP Mac, wireless, internet, network, virus etc. repair, 23yrs exp. Charge $40-$120 neg. ✆ 9769 2006 or 0401 018 489.

Garage Sales NARRE WARREN SOUTH 1 Dunmera Cres, Sat 16th February, 9am-3pm. Tools, swags, household items, gun safe, freezer, new wedding dresses & more.

Dental Assistant

G5392446AA-dc18Sep

Computer Services

Hospital and Medical

Heavy lifting required. South Dandenong based company. Junior wages apply. Ph: 9768 3335 Monday - Friday after 9am. sales@centralsigns.net.au

TAILOR REQUIRED

G5428329AA-dc1Oct

THAI LADY Massage, $65 per hr. Air cond. For relaxation please ph for appointment 0413 503 748, 9am-8pm. Mon to Fri. Somerville.

Junior Truck Jockey/ Signage Installation

Full Body Massage • Relaxation & Deep Tissue • New Staff Friendly & Welcoming Shower facilities now avail Springvale South 9546 9999 Open 7 days

G5186016AA-dc19Nov

Day Dream Massage Relieve stress & tension. Mobile service available. Live life well. Call Frank: 0421 926 492.

Situations Vacant

An opportunity awaits for a Qualified Diesel Mechanic to join a busy team in Dandenong South. Variety, stability and opportunity for future advancement for the right person. JJ Richards is a family owned, nationwide company. Due to an increase in fleet numbers and positive reputation, we are looking to welcome a Qualified Diesel Mechanic to assist our current workshop staff in maintaining their south eastern based fleet. This is an afternoon shift role, consisting of a four day week between the hours of 2pm-midnight. The role cover all facets of maintenance and repairs of heavy rigid vehicles including hydraulics, servicing and welding. Suitably qualified trades people with current driver licence, excellent communication skills and a proven work ethic will be well placed for this position. Become part of a dynamic workshop with very low staff turnover, friendly team members and a three day weekend everyweek! Please send your application to: Michael.Saunders@jjrichards.com.au

G5769307AA-dc11Feb

Massage Therapy


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Weekly Classifieds Training and Career Services

Professional

*FUNDED TRAINING AVAILABLE!

Dandenong Forklift Licence & Training Centre

Certificate III in Children’s Services ^Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) Certificate IV in Community Services Work

Training and Testing available for: Forklift, Stockpicker, Dogman, Rigging, All Cranes, EWP, Hoists, All Earthmoving, Construction Induction, Spotter’s & Working At Heights. G5770894AA-dc11Feb

Certificate III in Aged Care and Certificate III in Home and Community Care Certificate IV in Disability Certificate IV in Aged Care Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Are you offering

ABN 68 060 230 391

Xmas Special: $50 off all courses. Must have coupon. Phone: (03) 9706 4881 or Email: courses@auseasytrain.com.au

AUSTRALIAN EASY TRAIN PTY LTD

Courses commencing in February 2013 Call for further details

TBM TRAINING PTY LTD First Floor, 7-9 Bakewell Street, Cranbourne VIC 3977

PH: 5995 3344 admin@tbmtraining.com.au

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No drug problems, MPNFL says BY BRAD McGRATH MPNFL boss Jeff Jones does not think the league has an illicit drugs problem but believes it would be ‘‘naive’’ to think country footballers are immune from recreational use. While the AFL Victoria Country-affiliated competition falls under the AFL’s anti-doping policy, Jones said he was unaware of any players being drug tested. Recreational drugs were part of society and ‘‘you would have to be living under a rock’’ to be unaware of them. ‘‘Under the AFL’s doping policy community footballers can also be tested by ASADA,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s probably not as regimented as the AFL or VFL. ‘‘You would have to be naive to think people in sport are not using recreational drugs. ‘‘You can see it in everyday life when you walk down the street.’’

There has not been a recorded case of an AFL Victoria Country-registered footballer testing positive for drugs. Country football manager Brett Connell agreed drugs in society were a problem and said they were actively pursuing ways to educate community level sportspeople on the perils of drug taking. He said there were no plans for drug testing to take place at a local level but it could happen. ‘‘There has been no research to suggest there would be performance-enhancing drugs in country football,’’ he said. ‘‘Without research how would we know? ‘‘There is no doubt illicit drugs in society are a massive problem and as a football community we are doing what we can.’’ Connell said AFL Victoria Country would be rolling out several anti-drug initiatives over the course of this year, including an information flyer. Jones said the MPNFL would embrace any-

thing that contributes to stamping out drugs in sport. ‘‘There are a number of courses available but we haven’t had a drug education course since I joined the MPNFL eight months ago. ‘‘We have covered it as part of our road safety and alcohol courses, though.’’ AFL Victoria, which governs competition including the VFL and TAC Cup, enforces a stringent education program before players are allowed to take the field. VFL players are regularly drug tested and Casey Scorpions’ Wade Lees received an 18-month ban for importing performanceenhancing drugs in 2010. The product was found to contain traces of steroids. AFL Vict0ria confirmed last week it would be sending trained staff to VFL clubs to make players aware of risks and subsequent sanctions. They stressed if a player had any doubt about a product or medication he should not consume it until he consulted a professional.

David Hayes’ Whisper Downs and Bill Cerchi’s Diamonds At Noon. ‘‘I’m proud of the horse. It was a big step up,’’ Childs said. ‘‘We were pretty confident that if he was ever going to step up and have a crack in town this would be it because he is in such good form. ‘‘After winning the Hanging Rock Cup you have to tackle the better horses.’’ Childs is now eyeing off the Stony

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Creek Cup on March 10 and the $200,000 Albury Gold Cup 12 days later. ‘‘I’d love to attack one or both of the Stony Creek Cup or the Albury Cup, but it’ll have to be guided by his fitness.’’ Childs bred Zlatan on his property and has endured some tough times, with the Dammel foal’s bad barrier etiquette plaguing his early runs. ‘‘I bred him with my cousin Charlie Henman — we borrowed

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doors — so the supporters will have to yell at me from the Dandenong Bypass,’’ Webster joked. ‘‘I wish the club all the best. Chris Taylor and all the players were great to me. I hope they do well — just not against us.’’ Emerging Thunder keeper Zaim Zeneli is expected to take Webster’s place in the side. The Thunder has re-signed emerging stars Bryan Bran, Iqi Jawardi, Feston Azizi and Tim Mala.

Cup of joy: Zlatan hits his stride to bring home the silverware CRANBOURNE trainer Leigh Childs will target the $70,000 Stony Creek Cup with the muchimproved Zlatan after his city success on Saturday. Childs had decided to take the lightly raced five-year-old to Caulfield after his win in the Hanging Rock Cup on Australia Day. He didn’t disappoint, with a gutsy victory in the $80,000 BMW Melbourne Handicap (2000m) over

the mare for a year and bred him ourselves and moulded him. ‘‘It was our first experience of breeding — his first win was a big thrill because you’ve had him all the way. But it has been hard. We had to re-educate him because he was a barrier rogue.’’ The 32-year-old trainer is keen to test Zlatan over a greater distance and believes he can go to 2400m.

Greens’ recruit: Goalkeeper Stuart Webster has moved from Dandenong Thunder to VPL rivals Bentleigh Greens for the coming VPL season. Picture: Lucy Di Paolo The goalkeeper, who was warmly regarded by Thunder supporters for socialising after matches, will get to face his old side early in the new season, possibly without supporters as the club is meant to play behind closed doors in the early rounds due to penalties arising from the VPL grand final. The Thunder is appealing against those penalties. ‘‘We play them in round 2, which at the moment means it will be behind closed

CLUB rugby in Victoria will monitor support staff within its clubs more closely in the aftermath of revelations that performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) have infiltrated Australian sport at the top level. The Victorian Rugby Union, governing body of community rugby in this state, wants to ensure the use of PEDs does not filter down to the club level or its representative teams. VRU community rugby manager Charlie Bamford plans to meet with club officials in the lead-up to the 2013 season to discuss a new register that will force clubs to place its medicos on a new register. ‘‘Given the recent reports that have been tabled, this will be a topic of discussion and we will be placing an emphasis on the clubs to ensure they are exercising their duty of care in these areas,’’ Bamford told the Weekly. ‘‘We will be asking them to, with the issues we’ve faced in the last week, register all their medical people so that we are across that.’’ The VRU is adamant that PEDs are not an issue at club rugby level. There are strict guidelines in place that players and clubs must adhere to when it comes to the use of banned substances. ‘‘I honestly don’t think it’s [PEDs] a problem in Victoria [rugby] at all,’’ Bamford said. ‘‘There’s always players that look for supplements to improve themselves, providing those supplements are not on any banned list. Good luck to them. We’ve had no recorded cases of that.’’ The VRU, as an offshoot of the Australian Rugby Union, performs under the guidelines of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA). The players at all local clubs have to abide by ASADA rules and could be tested for performance enhancing or illicit drugs at any time. Bamford admitted that tests on VRU players are rare, if at all. But, he reiterated, they could turn up tomorrow at a local club in preseason or in-season. ‘‘ASADA guys can turn up at change rooms, show their badges and perform tests at any time. They can select a player if they like or even do a random draw. ‘‘The clubs are aware of that; they quite understand that and it can happen. ‘‘They have to be aware that that’s the situation and they need to ensure they are monitoring their players and monitoring their medical and fitness staff to ensure these things are observed.’’ The VRU will liaise closely with its clubs to strengthen the system. They do not want PEDs to filter down to the club level. ‘‘I don’t think we have an issue,’’ Bamford said. ‘‘It’s the level where they’re at. They’re not professionals, they have jobs, they go home and they are proud and want to play as best as they can. ‘‘[Some players] might push the barrier. We would hope they don’t do those things and we’ve put out messages with the clubs to keep an eye out to make sure it’s not either condoned or enforced.’’

Popular Thunder goalie joins Greens FORMER Dandenong Thunder keeper Stuart Webster won the Football Federation Victoria treble with the Thunder last season. This year he hopes to have similar success with his new club, Bentleigh Greens. Webster signed with the Greens last week, ending his successful tenure with the Thunder, a club he said he loved and had hoped to stay with for the coming Victorian Premier League season. The Thunder conceded just 15 goals last season with Webster in goals and an experienced, grizzled defence led by Craig Elvin and captain Shane Rexhepi. Webster will join former Thunder teammates Luke Sherbon and Ross Thompson at the Greens. The Pakenham resident said he had hoped to stay with the Thunder but was unable to come to the right terms with club officials. ‘‘Bentleigh called me and were looking for a keeper, so when it didn’t work with Dandenong I spoke with Bentleigh and it all went from there,’’ he said. ‘‘Bentleigh is a club that has made some good signings and it will be a new challenge for me.’’


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Cranbourne pays price for complacency BY BRAD McGRATH and ROY WARD CRANBOURNE coach Rob Lambden has accused the DDCA turf 2 team of getting ahead of itself after a disappointing showing against Narre Warren at Casey Fields on Saturday. The home team was bowled out for 191 with a series of brash shots contributing to a below-par score before the Magpies made a strong start in their run chase. Narre Warren is 2-71 with Cranbourne paceman Te Ahu Davis claiming both wickets to finish with 2-47 from seven overs. ‘‘The boys got ahead of themselves a little bit,’’ Lambden said. ‘‘They went into the game thinking they were a little bit better than their opposition and you can’t do that. ‘‘Then when we went out to bowl, we bowled terribly.’’ Cranbourne struggled from the outset with the bat and slumped to 3-48 before Ahu Davis (48) helped his team post a respectable total. Jordan Cleland (29 ) and Matt Darvell (33) were also strong contributors for the Eagles. Cranbourne also suffered an injury blow with opening bowler Cameron Kelly forced to leave the field during his third over with a suspected groin injury. In other matches, Springvale South kept its finals chances alive with a monster first day turf 1 total against Berwick at Arch Brown Reserve on Saturday. The Bloods, in sixth place, are still

New boss for league STUART Gilchrist has been elevated to chairman of the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League. Gilchrist has served as deputy chairman to the outgoing Tony Vagg and was voted his replacement by the board of directors last week. ‘‘I am honoured to be appointed to the position of chairman and enthusiastic about being given the opportunity to lead the MPNFL into the future,’’ he said. ‘‘On behalf of the board I wish to express sincere gratitude and appreciation to Tony Vagg for his dedication to the MPNFL over the past six years in his role as chairman. I’m delighted that Tony will continue as a director of the MPNFL.’’ Steve Penny was elected deputy chairman. Chief executive officer Jeff Jones believes the MPNFL is in good hands with Gilchrist taking over the reins. “I look forward to working with Stuart and Steve and the board of directors,’’ he said. ‘‘I congratulate Tony Vagg on his contribution and valuable input to this organisation for the past six years.’’

Uphill Battle: Berwick captain Jarrod Goodes and his team face a tough run chase against Springvale South on Saturday. Picture: Sam Stiglec within reach of fourth spot but have to overtake fifth-placed Berwick and pass either Mordialloc or Heinz Southern Districts to make the finals. Bloods captain Craig Slocombe posted 102 not out and Sri Lankan import Jeevantha Kulatunga made 73 in their side’s innings. It leaves the

Wickers with plenty of work to do when play resumes this Saturday. Wickers import Ryan Hercules took 3-35 and Andrew Henry added 3-80. Slocombe is happy with his side’s total of 8-311 but knows his side would still have to

bowl well to win. ‘‘We would have taken that at the start of the day. It was a good score but as we know on that ground you never know if you have enough runs.’’ Hallam Kalora Park responded well to its change in coach, bowling out ladder-leader Dandenong West for 170 on Saturday. Matt Fielding made 72 not out for the Bulls but had few helpers. The Hawks then made 1-47 in reply to end the first day well within sight of an upset victory. The Hawks parted ways with Johan Vorster last week, ending his tenure in his first season coaching the club. Buckley Ridges posted 311 against Heinz Southern Districts after another impressive batting performance from Greg Todd (91), a quickfire effort from Daniel Watson (88 off 87 balls) and Suren Ekanayake (54). HSD opening bowler Chadwick Van Estrop led the way for his side with 5-61 from 17 overs and Justin Davies added 2-83. Mordialloc made 202 and then almost bowled out a hapless Doveton, which ended play on 9-55. Parkfield has put itself in a winning position against Coomoora with Steve Spoljaric scoring 125 in his side’s total of 294. The Roos were 0-6 at stumps. North Dandenong made 193 against Narre Warren with Craig Gunawardana (51) the top scorer while the Magpies were 1-40 at stumps.

Opening bowlers carve up Hawks Cavaliers coach thinks big CASEY-SOUTH Melbourne secured its first outright win in almost a decade in Premier Cricket on Saturday. After both teams were bowled out on the first day at Monash University Oval, leaving the Bloods with the first innings win, the Bloods’ opening bowlers Andrew Perrin and Nathan Freitag came out looking to end the Hawks’ second innings as quickly as possible. They ended up knocking over the Hawks for just 39 in 27.4 overs with Perrin taking 5-12 and Freitag 5-23. Perrin finished with 10 wickets for the match. Only Hawks batsmen Jake Marnie (10) and Vinay Tripathi (10) made it to double figures. The Bloods batsmen needed just 27 runs to win and they got them without loss in 5.3 overs to finish on 0-29 with Rohan Blandsford (15 not out) and Jolyon Leaver (14 not out). Bloods captain Jake Best admits he was shocked to see his side snare an outright win in such quick fashion. “To bowl them out for 39 was unreal,” he said. “Perrin and Freitag were also unreal. They killed them. I couldn’t believe it; it’s the first outright win we have had in a long, long time. We think it has been 10 years.” Best said his bowlers simply hit a good line and length that rattled the Hawks. The Bloods host Melbourne University at Casey Fields for a two-day match starting at noon this Saturday.

CASEY Cavaliers coach Stewart Baird is attempting a major cultural shift at the Big V basketball club. Baird, a highly qualified mentor, took over the Cavaliers head coaching role late last year, with the club set to play its fourth season in the Big V division 2 competition. Baird has had a successful stint coaching Dandenong’s Youth League team and, more recently, been part of the coaching panel at Sandringham. He said the challenge of turning the Cavaliers into a power and his close relationship with Warren Dawson, a junior coach at Casey, had prompted him to seek the role. ‘‘It was really an opportunity too good to pass up on and from a coaching perspective take control of a senior program. ‘‘I want to bring about some cultural changes and that is the sort of thing you coach for. At the start it was about getting a team on the court and getting organised. We want to move to division 1 and then ultimately to the championship division.’’ The Cavaliers have been busy over the off-season with only Chief destroyer: Andrew Perrin took five wickets to two players from last year’s men’s roster remaining. Last year’s destroy Hawthorn-Monash’s second innings. Picture: Wayne Hawkins MVP Dylan Wyman has returned and Ashley Szalek has also agreed to stay. Six players from last season’s youth league team Premier Cricket ladder: have been promoted and will be supplemented by the recruitMelbourne 73 points, 1.74 per cent; Prahran ment of several experienced heads. 70, 1.33; Ringwood 59, 1.25; St Kilda 57, 1.41; Tim Morgan has been lured back into the fold and Dean Richmond 51, 1.71; Carlton 49, 1.09; Frankston Johnson has returned after a stint at university in Queensland. Peninsula 48, 1.01; Dandenong 47; 1.32; MelSudanese recruit Paul Pouc, whose raw talent and athleticism bourne Uni 47, 1.05; Fitzroy Doncaster 44, is turning heads, has Baird excited. 1.11; Casey-South Melbourne 41, 0.82; ‘‘He’ll give us some excitement and by the end of the season Geelong 35, 0.88; Camberwell Magpies 33, he’ll be a totally different player to what he is now.’’ 0.80; Footscray Edgewater 27, 0.93; North The Cavaliers recently finalised their coaches for all Big V Melbourne 26, 0.70; Haw-Monash Uni 12, 0.63; teams. Mark Holman continues as women’s coach and Jason Essendon 12, 0.62; Northcote 9, 0.53. Suttie heads the youth league team — Roy Ward

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