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BY CHAD VAN ESTROP CARDINIA councillor Jodie Owen wants a halt to new packaged liquor outlets in Pakenham in a bid to combat alcohol-fuelled violence. Cr Owen has called on the council to fast track a policy to limit the approval of new bottle shop outlets. She told the Weekly that the high number of liquor outlets in Pakenham had a direct connection with increased levels of violence, particularly domestic violence. ‘‘It’s been proven that a cause of domestic violence is stress and alcohol.’’ Cr Owen, a former welfare worker, said constraints needed to be placed on the sale of alcohol across the shire. ‘‘As we grow we need a policy in place to prevent liquor being used in the wrong way.’’ She said the council needed to limit the number of new bottle shops, particularly in areas with a pre-existing outlets. ‘‘There is absolutely no policy [on packaged liquor]. We have just been giving permits based on planning requirements.’’ Cr Owen said she became concerned after a bottle shop was approved for Debra Avenue at a town planning meeting earlier this month. She hoped the policy would eventually lower the density of bottle shops in some areas such as Lakeside and Main Street in Pakenham. ‘‘It really mounts up but I don’t think it’s anyone’s fault. No one has taken a step back and looked at it. ‘‘The council has a big say in what happens in the relation to the planning of our city and I think we just need to be a little bit smarter and more efficient.’’ More licensed venues would be preferable over packaged liquor outlets, she said. ‘‘At least in any licensed venue there is responsible serving of alcohol. If five people walk into a packaged liquor shop, they can buy a considerable amount of alcohol and go drink it wherever.’’ Cr Owen said too many liquor stores in

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Last drinks: Cardinia Shire needs a policy to limit the number of bottle shops, says councillor Jodie Owen. Picture: Daryl Gordon

Pakenham also encouraged binge drinking among young people. ‘‘It’s just everywhere. It’s perfect for the kids.’’ Cardinia could learn from Casey which had implemented a policy on packaged liquor with some success. ‘‘As a new and emerging shire we have to look our neighbouring councils to know what works and what doesn’t work.’’ A spokesman for Southern Independent,

which operates the Duncan’s Liquor outlets, said over the past 20 years the alcohol industry had been deregulated to the point where Victoria now had too many liquor licences. ‘‘In the past you had to establish a need for a liquor licence. Now it is just opened slather,’’ he said. However, he did not believe licensed premises such a hotels provided a safer alternative to bottle shops.

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Re: Outrage as Emerald oaks poisoned A Current Affair or Today Tonight would have a field day with this. Without knowing all the details I will reserve judgment, but come on, seriously? Matt Hall06 (via web)

Re: Growth hub’s infrastructure worry While the article emphasises the number of babies born in Casey, the real source of their population growth is through our high immigration rates Our immigration is set at 210,000, but there are uncapped temporary visas which often morph into permanent residency. There is the liberal flow of New Zealanders coming here, and chain-migration of family reunions. While the immigration focus remains on humanitarian intakes and asylum seekers, they only comprise of about 5 per cent of our total immigration number — about one quarter will end up in Melbourne. The ‘skills-shortages’ immigration is not targeted to where the skills are needed, and is contradictory, while young Victorians have suffered from drastic cuts to TAFE courses — and fierce competition for entry level jobs. VivKay (via web)

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last year, 11 babies were born in Casey and six new families moved in.’’ Modern humans have been on the planet for 200,000 years, but our rates of population growth will stop us living on an inhabitable planet before another 200,000. Australia does not have high fertility rates compared to other nations but, with our growth rates of immigration, our population growth is burgeoning and outstripping infrastructure and services. We need another economic model, and federal Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Minister Tony Burke is not only bending to logging and mining industries, but is also failing to address this important population portfolio. M Ginseng (via web)

Re: Casey Hospital daylight hours? Yes, it will happen, but not only will it give poor service to our community , it will add an extra strain on emergency departments of nearby hospitals, and extra travel time for ambulances. As well, the emergency department is used by the rest of Casey Hospital to stabilise any ward patients who become critically ill. This I know as my mother

suffered a heart attack while in ward C last year and needed to go to Casey’s emergency department for treatment before being transferred to Dandenong Hospital. So, get on the phone, fax and Facebook and complain. Grumppyman007 (via web)

Re: Nightly closure ‘on the cards’ The reduction of Casey emergency hours is just the thin edge of the wedge. Eventually, the department will degenerate into a ‘walk in centre’ that will mirror those in the UK. These developments in health funding echo back to the times of the last Liberal government which wrenched as much money from health and education as it could as those that needed it most didn’t vote Liberal. Using data from government sites I have calculated that Casey emergency department has between 40-50 presentations between 8pm and 8am. Where will they now go? Dandenong Hospital emergency, which is just coping now or Frankston Hospital which is in meltdown? If Casey ceases as an emergency department then 48,000-plus patients will need somewhere else to go. Ivan James, Berwick (via web)

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Boathouse plan rocks Lakeside residents BY CHAD VAN ESTROP LAKESIDE residents fear their ‘‘last jewel in the crown’’ — the final remaining piece of recreational land in the estate — will be lost if plans to build a boathouse there are approved. The Lakeside Sailing Club, in a joint venture with Pakenham Scouts, plans to build a $1 million multipurpose centre on the corner of Cormorant Parade and Blackwood Drive. The club says the centre is needed to store members’ yachts but residents say the building will be an eyesore. Cormorant Parade resident Bill Lehne whose house faces the proposed site said the land was the “last jewel in the crown” of the Lakeside estate. “It’s a great parcel of parkland, families come out and have picnics and children play games. If a boathouse is built it might take people away from the area and that would be a shame.”

Mr Lehne said he was also concerned the club and the Scouts would hire out the centre to pay back borrowed money. “These clubs have no money; how will they pay for it? They will have to use it for birthdays and weddings.” Fellow Cormorant Parade resident David Phillips questioned the need for boats to be stored at the lake. “After the club finishes sailing they take everything with them and that’s the beauty of the current arrangement.” Mr Phillips dismissed assurances from the club that the site would fit the surrounding landscape. ‘‘If they have room to fit 10 or so boats it can’t be that small. To plonk it in the middle of this area is just ridiculous.’’ Members of the sailing club say they are stunned by community’s criticism of their plans. Club vice-commodore Mike Wild said he was unsure where ‘‘misinformation’’ about the site had come from. ‘‘As a res-

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ident myself I don’t want an eyesore at the end of the lake, but we need somewhere to put our boats.’’ He said preliminary plans for the centre were leaked to the public and had created undue criticism of the proposal. “They were genuine plans but I have no idea how they came into the public forum.” Mr Wild said an initial plan for a double-storey centre tabled in June last year had been retracted after concerns about its size and the number of parking spaces. “We reviewed those plans and made things much smaller so the building would fit the area.” Mr Wild said the club had not put forward formal plans to the council and was “still deciding” on the final make-up of the centre. He said the planned centre would also be used as a water training centre by Chisholm TAFE and Pakenham Scouts.

Scuttle it: David Phillips and Bill Lehne on the site of the proposed boatshed for the Lakeside Sailing Club. Picture: Chad Van Estrop.

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WHO says generation Y is too preoccupied with technology and the internet to be concerned with the world beyond its bedroom door? Pakenham teenager Soreti Kadir, 18, works pretty much full-time to challenge such stereotypes. Last year during the 40-hour famine fund-raiser, Miss Kadir went without food — and furniture — to raise almost $300 for children in developing countries. As well as going hungry, she slept and sat on the floor at home and at school. Last month she visited Salima, a village in Africa’s central Malawi, to work with families who will be the focus of this year’s 40-hour famine. Now a World Vision Youth Ambassador for Victoria and Tasmania, Miss Kadir will encourage school-aged children to become involved in

advocacy work. The reason Miss Kadir works to promote social justice is simple, she says: to give others the same opportunities she has enjoyed since she came from Ethiopia to Australia as a one year old. ‘‘I feel like I have always been drawn to this kind of work because I was born in a developing country myself.’’ During a holiday to Ethiopia in 2010 Miss Kadir saw children begging for food and felt she needed to do something to help them and others in a similar position. ‘‘When you know, you can’t stop yourself from caring. I can’t sit around and not do anything.’’ In Malawi this month she met Peter, a six year old whose greatest wish was to eat a proper meal. ‘‘The simplicity of their wants and needs and the strength of their character is something remarkable,’’ she said. ‘‘There’s no such thing as throwing

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wedish pop group Abba last performed in Melbourne 36 years ago — the last of three concerts at the Sidney Myer music bowl with almost 15,000 fans per show and almost as many outside the fence. But, in more ways than one, they never went away Nor did the fans. Take Trish England for instance, dancing and grooving to all the hits — Ring Ring, MamaMia, SOS, Fernando, Waterloo — here at, um, the Grand in Cathies Lane, Wantirna South. Well maybe it’s not exactly Abba, but for Trish and nine dedicated friends who’ve travelled from Wonthaggi, near enough is better than good enough. As the self-described Abba Groupies, they’re at their 36th consecutive performance by the Swedish quartet’s tribute band Babba. No Babba show is complete, it seems, without the Groupies. Not only do they pile into a bus and pursue the act to every Victorian gig, they synchronise their dancing and even their dress to what’s happening on stage. When Babba has a costume change, so do the Groupies — into identical outfits. Plastic musical instruments are also part of their routine and it goes without saying that there’s an even distribution of blondes and brunettes. Babba, one of the most successful of a number of Abba tribute groups, has the illusion down pat: the trademark hip-hugging sequined jumpsuits, the beards, the slick choreography, the soothing harmonies, even the effervescent Scandinavian accents. ‘‘If you close your eyes, you would think they were Abba,’’ enthuses Ms England. The respect is mutual: band member Michael Ingvarson, who plays Benny Andersson, says they keep a close eye on the Groupies. ‘‘It’s a sign we do a good job and they enjoy it and keep coming back. A lot of people over the years keep coming back.’’ The two pieces of mutual affection might illustrate why the phenomenon of tribute bands seems to be growing stronger and stronger, in Australia and overseas. It might not be the real thing but it’s close — and familiarity breeds content. There have been tribute acts since . . . well, since Elvis was in the building. In fact, Elvis tribute artists, or impersonators, are still probably the largest class of such acts. Possibly the first tribute bands — as opposed to impersonators — were those paying [ 8 ] WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

Substitutes: Babba does their thing, like a certain Swedish supergroup. Below, Acca Dacca’s James Mcintyre channels Angus Young. homage to the Beatles, such as the (unimaginatively named) Buggs. The idea, of course, is to replicate, as closely as possible the look and sound of the originals, although the names are often appalling puns — the Fab Faux, ReGenesis and Fred Zeppelin. Most of the great names of rock over the past half century now have tribute bands or performers: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Queen, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Madonna, Oasis . . . the list goes on. But the tributes — and fans — spill into a range of genres and not all of them pop or rock. At the Cardinia Cultural Centre over the next few months, for instance, there’s an Englebert Humperdink tribute and others to Liza Minelli and Shirley Bassey, Doris Day and ‘the Queens of Croon’ such as Patti Page. That’s on top of the Ultimate Bee Gees and Ultimate Rock and Roll Show with ersatz Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash as well as Time Warp, a tribute to the Rocky Horror Show. And, while imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, some acts add a twist to the tribute: Gabba performs Abba songs but in the style of the Ramones; there’s Mini Kiss, a band made up of little people; and a range of distaff versions, such as the all-female AC/ DShe, Aerochix, the Iron Maidens and Lez Zeppelin. Australia has long been an epicentre February 26, 2013

of tribute. In 1997 the Sunday Times in London called Australia "the main cradle of the tribute band’’. Journalist Tony Barrell claimed it was because ‘‘starved of big names, owing to their reluctance to put Oz on their tour itineraries, Australians were quite unembarrassed about creating homegrown versions’’. These days one of the original Abba knock-offs, Bjorn Again, and acts like The Australian Pink Floyd Show now regularly perform in the UK. Babba had its start in 1994, partly, band members admit, because of their physical resemblance to Agnetha, Frida, Bjorn and Benny — but also to cash in on the wave of nostalgia sparked by the release of Muriel’s

Wedding and, earlier, the greatest hits record Abba Gold. So before hitting the stage at the Grand, Michael Ingvarson pencils on a beard and straightens his hair to mimic Benny and he and James Macdonald, as Bjorn Ulvaeus, slip into those Evel Knievel-like jumpsuits. Jacqueline Hamilton is a slim, tall brunette image of Frida Lyngstad and Kelly Wild her blond match as Agnetha Faltskog. But that’s not all. They seamlessly segue from Oz to Swedish accents. “We just slip into the characters when we go on stage,’’ says Ingvarson. ‘‘It wouldn’t make sense to go out there and speak in an Australian accent. ‘‘It’s not just a band, it’s reliving the Abba experience. We’re always refining our performance and trying to make it more like Abba. They were such great singers.’’ There’s clearly a hunger for what they provide. About 450 fans flocked to Babba’s first show at the Central Hotel, Richmond, in December 1994. “Our manager advertised the first show almost like we were an international act,” Ingvarson says. “By the third year we were doing 180 shows a year.” Now the four have more than 2500 shows under their sequined belts and performed at the closing ceremony of the Masters Games in 2002 in front of 45,000 people. It’s probably a 180-degree turn from Abba to AC/DC, but the latter’s trib-

ute band, Acca Dacca, is another of Australia’s most popular substitute gigs. And lead singer Larry Attard was probably destined to front it. In 1975 his band Snake supported AC/DC at two shows in Sydney and after the death of Bon Scott in 1980, the band’s Malcolm and Angus Young were spotted at a Snake gig, checking him out as a replacement. He was called in to Albert Studios in Sydney, but the job went to Brian Johnson — so that’s who Attard now plays in Acca Dacca. And loves it. ‘‘No one can play AC/DC songs like they can, but Acca Dacca come damn close,’’ he says. ‘‘People actually want to come and see us and the elation on their face afterwards is great. It may be the AC/DC factor, who knows? ‘‘We don’t really have to do very much extra. I am in a black shirt and cloth cap and the rest are in jeans and T-shirts.’’ Attard says keeping Acca Dacca’s performances simple was vital. ‘‘We just play meat and potatoes rock ’n’ roll really. We don’t let our crowds down. We get out there and play it like AC/DC would.’’ In 2008 Angus Young paid Acca Dacca the ultimate compliment when he told German TV: ‘‘If you can’t see us, see Acca Dacca.’’ Attard is incredibly proud of that. ‘‘He was virtually saying that AC/DC can’t play everywhere, so if you get a chance go see Acca Dacca.’’ While AC/DC can’t play everywhere, the artists Joe Piastrino pays musical tribute to, for the most part, can’t play anywhere. He started off as an Elvis impersonator but decided there were so many of that original rock and roll ilk. Piastrino’s repertoire includes Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Drifters and most notably Roy Orbison. His first Orbison tribute was in 2006 and now includes many of the trademarks Orbison was known for — the dark glasses, slick, straight hair, tassels and dark jackets. ‘‘If you are going to be impersonating him you have to be as close as you possibly can. I don’t do Roy without the costume, it just doesn’t work.” But it’s the music, the singing that transports the fans. “When you hit those high notes on the head it’s a real buzz.” Piastrino says the emotion he is able to evoke from his crowds has ‘‘blown me away’’. ‘‘We’ve had ladies crying and men coming up to me saying that my song brought back memories. And that’s what it is all about.’’


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Casey police arrested a 20-year-old Narre Warren man and a 16-year-old Berwick youth on Friday night after 20 suspicious fires were lit in Narre Warren, Harkaway, Cranbourne and Berwick in the space of half an hour. The small shrub and grass fires occurred from 9-9.30pm at areas including Hessel Road, Narre Warren North; Wintersun Road, Berwick; King Road and Rowallan Avenue, Harkaway; and Hotham Street, Cranbourne. There were no injuries or property damage reported. Police intercepted a vehicle in Rowallan Avenue and arrested the man and youth. They were interviewed and released pending further inquiries. Anyone with information about the fires is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Pakenham residents have the opportunity to shape their community through the Lakeside Community Development forum. The group meets bimonthly and provides an open forum for residents, council, the CFA and police to discuss pressing community matters. Forum chairwoman Clair Tomlinson called for more members and urged Lakeside residents to attend meetings. For more information, email Ms Tomlinson on lakesidecommunity@ymail .com or like ‘Cardinia Lakeside Community’ on Facebook.

Mercenary case adjourned again Tynong North resident Gerard Little must await the results of an Australian Federal Police forensic computer report before his case can progress through the Brisbane courts. Little was last year charged with planning an incursion into a foreign land — it is alleged he wanted to make his way into West Papua to fight against the Indonesian government. The 45-year-old Victorian grandfather has been accused of attempting to get to West Papua to fight as a mercenary.

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Blazes deemed suspicious The cause of four fires in parkland in Pakenham this month have been deemed suspicious. The fires began just after 2.30pm on February 18 opposite Beaconhills College and burnt for three hours. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Buddhists open the door to harmony MEMBERS of a Sri Lankan Buddhist group have an open invitation for their neighbours in Narre Warren North: please, come see what we are about. They feel that if residents could just see what goes on at 160 Hallam North Road, peace and calmness would return to the neighbourhood. ‘‘Mostly it’s fear of the unknown,’’ Ranjith Soysa told the Weekly. ‘‘The people around here may consider us a threat. I don’t know.’’ Casey Council is investigating complaints that the group, Mahamevnawa Bhavana Asapuw, is using the 1.8-hectare site as a place of worship despite the council last year rejecting its application to do so. A total of 255 residents recently signed a petition objecting to Buddhist and Hindu groups buying up houses in Narre Warren North and Endeavour Hills to use as places of worship. Kathryn Caldwell, who lives nearby, said the petition emphasised residents’ desire to retain the lifestyle characteristics of the area, which is

zoned low-density residential. ‘‘We have a right to expect that landscape and lifestyle to be retained and not turned into an area of temples, car parks, noise, lights, statues, signs and traffic.’’ Members of the group were initially reluctant to become involved in any debate — following the Buddhist tenets of compassion and passivity — but agreed to speak to the Weekly last week to correct what they regard as misunderstandings. Endeavour Hills resident Gyan De Mel said the Narre Warren North property was neither a place of worship nor a temple but a residence for three or four monks. ‘‘In Christian terms, it is the vicarage, not the church.’’ He said about 18 volunteers were rostered to attend to the needs of the monks, bringing two meals a day. ‘‘In return they give us teaching and some counselling. The rest of the time the monks are meditating.’’ Shiroman Wickramasuriya said there were no large gatherings on site. He showed the Weekly a copy of a monthly Sri Lankan newspaper which listed all the group’s

Test of faith: Monks Reverend Gintota Wimala Thero and Reverend Hunumalle Thilakansa Thero at their home in Narre Warren North with Shiroman Wickramasuriya, Ranjith Soysa and Gyan De Mel. public meetings. All the meetings were held in large halls or community centres and the Narre Warren North property was not mentioned. Mr De Mel said the group had originally wanted to provide a meditation centre for all the community, not just their own members, but dropped the plan after the council decision. ‘‘We felt we got a fair hearing. ‘‘We are a new community here.

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‘‘We have to be considerate of other people’s feelings and needs.’’ The consideration is not always reciprocated. Mr De Mel said members were particularly hurt when one local newspaper ran a headline ‘Buzz off Buddha’’after the council decision last year. He said they did not react. ‘‘Wherever possible we try to spread compassion and understanding. We have a saying: ‘Truth prevails’.’’

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G5469301AA-dc22Oct

********SUPER SPECIAL********

 Sales  Service  Repairs We will beat any genuine quote Free Quotes on all garage doors & remotes

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

G5131417AA-dc21May

G5434495AA-dc1Oct

Roller Doors and More 0412 174 686 - 9727 4744

G5278783AA-dc10Sep

CASEY MOWING AND GARDENING

Specialising In All Timber Fencing ★ Gates ★ Free Quotes

Call Ronny 0412 529 554

Phone 0432 490 171

G5581099

G5318580AA-dc24Sep

• 9791 9877 • 0411 636 400

Painting ● Gates & Doors Re-hung ● Tiling ● Decking & Patio Repairs ● Free Quotes

DS FAST PLASTERER

Custom Line Kitchens

Free quote Kum 0405 985 960

G5298709

Plasterer & Painter

●Kitchens ●Cabinets ●Laundries ●Vanity

Free Quotes

★ Small

Jobs Only ★ Free quotes Friendly and Reliable Service

Phone Aaron 0409 518 168

Keith: 0432 480 865

G5819226

G5801773

Plumbing

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

Ph Paul 0424 474 408 Qualified Cabinet Maker

G5787661

9547 3853 - 0403 133 960

M&M Lawn Mowing

G5584969

• Mowing • Ride-On Mowing • Grass Slashing • Whipper Snipping • Weed Spraying • Lowest Rates

24 Vesper Drive, Narre Warren 9705 6288 Mon-Fri 7am - 3:30pm www.ahfencingtimber.com.au

Maurie - 0407 594 325

G5671506AA-dc5Feb

“Reliable Service with Old Fashion Care”

A H FENCING & TIMBER PTY LTD

G5359801AA-dc28Aug

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

APN Plumbing

Lic. 48953

Call Adam 0415 456 563 For fast friendly & reliable service Roofing / Drainage / Blockages / H.W.S / Renovations / Maintenance and ALL your plumbing needs NO CALL OUT CHARGE

Painters and Decorators G5796010AA-dc18Feb

TOP OF THE TOWN LAWNMOWING

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

0430 342 441 Registered

A & A BOB BROTHERS PAINTING 30 Years Experience Low Price Interior/Exterior 10 Year Guarantee Immediate Start Pensioner Discount 0412 122 270 Free Quotes 9795 3274 G5382570

All your plumbing needs

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

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G5448705AA-dc9Oct

Floor Services

Dean: 9700 5898 or 0439 995 150 G5690437

5964 3888 / 0412 990 372

Plasterers

G5347814AA-dc28Jan

Special prices on Sleepers

ABACUS FLOORING

Termite Proofing, AEPMA member, Commercial & Domestic

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

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

Unbeatable Prices on:

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

Termite & Pest Control

✧ New Homes ✧ Domestic ✧ Commercial ✧ Extension ✧ Renovation & Small jobs ✧ Cornice ✧ Insulation

Locksmiths K.C. LOCKSMITH

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

Pest Control

Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations G5088256AA-dc30Apr

FREE QUOTES

HANDYMAN SERVICES

G5454591AA-dc15Oct

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

G5543471AA-dc27Nov

"Choose the best, we'll beat the rest’’

Where quality work still exists

Kitchens

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

G5452970AA-dc16Oct

Call Bob 0417 503 404 or 9798 1760

G5738693

G5736197

G5796903

- PAINTER -

• Professional with years of experience • Residential / Commercial

Call Mick 0419 628 657

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

Phone 0438 509 396

G5478269

G5378956AA-dc10Sep

• 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

FREE QUOTES

Ph: 9794 6706 Mob: 0412 503 390

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

9702 2421 or 0466 538 894 15 Years limited Guarantee

30 YRS EXPERIENCE

Home Handyman & Odd Jobs Including:

Complete Garden and Home Maintenance

Andrew Knight Fencing

Economy Carpentry

METRO PAINTING & DECORATING

Lic: 20982

MIX MAINTENANCE

Garden Services

9799 8049 or Mobile: 0407 633 532

LOCK UP QUALITY GATES

Handy Person Services

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R E M O T E S

“All Aspects of Wooden & Colorbond Fencing”

★ Champion Fencing ★

Mob: 0412 319 460 - AH 9548 4045

G5351792AA-dc27Aug

Email: tiptop_handyman@hotmail.com

on automatic openers and garage doors

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

 Treated Pine  Demolition & Removal  Gates  Picket Fences  Retaining Walls

*Conditions apply

Call 0418 576 021 or 9702 9834

GARAGE DOOR & REMOTES

EASY GLIDE GARAGE DOORS 0409 000 026

TOPLINE FENCING

9548 3000 or 0418 881 551

G5615365AA-dc15Jan

For All Your Paling, Picket & Colorbond Fencing Needs Removal Of Old Fencing Gates Made To Size, Free Quotes Call 0417 310 566 G5269116AA-dc16Jul

“Honest & Reliable”

Homes, Businesses, Offices, Insurance Work

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

Garages Garage Doors and Carports

Ventures Pty Ltd

MASTER PAINTER Oakwood Painters & Decorators

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

Please call: 0438 809 223 TIP TOP HANDYMAN SERVICES

A SAWED FENCER

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

Call 9704 8046 or 0409 505 750

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

Local, country & interstate. Free quotes.

Fencing and Gates

All aspects of fencing

CALL MICHAEL - 9794 0964 - 0421 104 586

G5339811AA-dc21Aug

G5479118AA-dc22Oct

All Earthworks/Post Holes/Rubbish Removal. Excavator 680mm wide / bobcat + 5m tipper. Fully Insured, 17 yrs experience, free quotes. Richard 0431 464 377 or 5968 9991

GLASS REPLACEMENT SPECIALISTS GLASS AND MIRRORS CUT TO SIZE• GLASS SPLASHBACKS

ABN-41275657346

G5558068AA-dc27Nov

JUNIOR EXCAVATIONS

A.A.UNIK PAINTING SERVICE • All Types of Domestic / Industrial • New Home / and repaint / Plaster repair • Public Liability Insurance • Quality Work Guaranteed • Competitive Rates & Free Quotes

ALL GLASS

MCCL TRANSPORT REMOVAL Pty Ltd

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Painters and Decorators

G5728943AA-dc4Feb

Bobcat Excavator

Glazing and Glaziers

G5428205AA-dc1Oct

Furniture Removals

G5164198AA-dc4Sep

Excavations and Earth Moving

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$1290

WE RESTORE YOUR ROOF AS ITS OUR OWN!

G5441962AA-dc8Oct

Call Savas 0412 707 212 or 9795 4516

G5464024AA-dc15Oct

# Flexible Pointing # Respraying

1300 440 651

G5182526AA-dc25Jun

# Qualified Roof Tiler

TV and Home Entertainment Services

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Ph David 0403 425 592

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G5667597AA-dc15Jan

Incorporating Koowerup Bin Hire

February 26, 2013

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G5156138AA-dc29May

Rubbish Removal

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SENSUAL Pampering Open 10am 7 Days

9708 5555 swa3420b

G5448240

BLACK OPAL

G5103033AA-dc14Jan

• High Pressure Cleaning • Rebedding • Flexable Pointing • Resealing/Painting • Tile Replacement • Storm Damage

G5677129AA-dc15Jan

Next Generation Roof Restoration

AAA AERIAL

142-144 Frankston-Dandenong Rd, Dandenong 3175

Music CLASSICAL GUITAR Lessons. Expert tuition by experience teacher. All levels/ages. Berwick area. ☎ Werner 0402 570 415.

• Trees & Stumps Removed • 20 Years Experience • Free Quotes.

# Pensioner Discount # No job too small

9700 1899 - 0439 931 138 - 5940 9663

G5671537AA-dc14Jan

Mick 0418 131 374

New Ridge Roof Restoration # Rebedding & Pointing # Pressure Cleaning

9793 5289

26 Rhur St, Dandenong. Open 7 days

For a free quote call

• 10 Years Guarantee • Free Quotes

For all your roofing needs

80

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Busty 20’s Blonde Will visit you. Available till late. 9775 3210. swa224e Cougar Ladies The best of 30's, 40's & 50yo. We're eager to please & a total tease Ph: 9495 2738 swa4281be

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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

PRINCESS CHINESE Medical Centre. Acupuncture, deep tissue massage & waxing. Appointment only. Ph: 0405 271 745.

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

RELAXATION MASSAGE 28 Heyington Cr, Noble Park Nth. Shower available. 7 days, 10-7. Phone 0430 042 882.

Full Body Massage

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All Ages & Levels Welcome!

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

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MUSIC LESSONS

Health and Wellbeing

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CLASSIFIEDS FOR RESULTS!

Red Lantern Full Service from $80

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

G5186016AA-dc19Nov

Roofing Services

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.

G5674885AA-dc15Jan

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G5009129AA-dc27Mar

0410 508 766

Adult Services G5548436AA-dc14Jan

9755 5720

Adult Phone Talk ALL FETISH! Anything goes! from 99c/min 1300 700 904 1902 226 323 Chat now! $5.45/min pay/mob extra

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Tree Services

Repairs & service of refrigeration ★ Air conditioning ★ Washing machine ★ Work guaranteed ★ Pensioner discount

9794 7913

General

G5670830

COOLTOUCH SERVICES AU-30413 Domestic & Commercial

M

Servicing all of Greater Melbourne

Call Matt 0419 561 093

Refrigeration

G5675971AA-dc21Jan

Aluminium, Timber and UPVC Windows Free Measure and quote

Quality floor and wall tiling service. Bathroom renovations and waterproofing ★★★ Free Quote ★★★

*You will give our quality the thumbs up*

G5710431

Ph: 9798 3074 or 0417 582 601

Window Replacement Service

Friday 5.00pm Monday 10.00am

Phone 13 24 25

WINDOWS 1 Superb Tiling

Proof deadline: All Classifieds:

8.30am-5.00pm, Monday - Friday. All major credit cards accepted.

Windows

Tilers

G5452317AA-dc16Oct

Lic 45093

G5677057AA-dc15Jan

Ph: 5978 6716 0417 125 316

G5758026

 30 years experience i  A full recover service  Lounge suites made to order  Free quotes  Free pick-up & delivery

$339 10 Year Guarantee

For Casey Weekly Berwick, Pakenham Weekly

APB UPHOLSTERY

G5674764AA-dc15Jan

G5720875AA-dc29Jan

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

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

For any domestic plumbing Call Jarrod 0418 134 277

FRO

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

Member-SAIA

THUMBS UP PLUMBING

CLASSIFIEDS DEADLINES

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

0411 615 815 or 9700 3539

Call Simon 0448 668 036

A & E UPHOLSTERY PTY LTD

Northern Light Industries Pty. Ltd.

Education and Tuition swa7023b

More new ladies

9793 2988 9793 2986

G5685904AA-dc30Jan

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

Public Notices

G5736329AA-dc25Feb

ENDEAVOUR PLUMBING PTY. LTD.

Upholsterers

G5350108AA-dc27Aug

Skylights G5702901AA-dc28Jan

Plumbing

red17.com.au 17 Nicole Way Dandenong South

Mel 95 E3, 7days

Academy Plus Education Top tutors for Primary, Secondary and VCE / IB subjects. Phone 1300 360 883 or 0401 305 399

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

Phone:

13 24 25

Fax: (03) 9238 7676

CL ASSIFIEDS


13 24 25

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Situations Vacant THE SHOTTON GROUP

✭ Dancers Required ✭

Garage Sales SPRINGVALE SOUTH 17 Treeby Court, Sat 2nd March and Sun 3rd March, 8am-6pm. Florist stock, christmas decorations, electrical goods and much more.

DRIVER

For Sale

G5293376AA-dc30Jul

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 HALLAM 7 George Ave, Sat 2th March, 8am-4pm. Household items, bric-a-brac, furniture, clothing water containers and more!

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

Mobile Dog Wash and Dog Training

G5392446AA-dc18Sep

FIRE WOOD

Excellent opportunities now exist to join a great team of entertainers at Club Shoop. Experience is not essential as training is provided. For more information call Dem on: 0402 267 911.

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

Contact Carol 0412 076 095

Metro. MR or HR Licence required. Local furniture delivery to stores. Must be fit, hands on position. Lifting involved exp req. Metro knowledge essential. ☎ 0419 875 516 or Email resume eastcoastfurniture01@bigpond.com

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

★ Labourer Required ★

For timber window company. Only applicants with experience need apply. Phone 9794 6289.

TAILOR REQUIRED DANDENONG Male to share 3BR house. Close to transport, schools and shops. $130 per week including bills. ✆ 0470 657 082.

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

DANDENONG 1 bedroom, $130 per week incl bills + $100 bond, student or employed person preferred. Call David 0431 726 904

To Let Cranbourne / Narre Warren Area 3-4 Bedroom Cranbourne, 2 Bedroom Narre Waren from $285pw. ✆ Ph: 5995 5454. www.needaloan.net.au

Business Franchise for Sale or Lease Workshop For Sale Fully equipped workshop for sale with guaranteed work, dandenong area. Call to discuss 9794 7171

Houses and Land Wanted We Buy Houses Looking for houses to purchase in local area by private investors For a fast solution to selling your house

Call Julie 0405 678 489

Call: 1300 133 362

FITTER AND TURNER Looking for an experienced fitter and turner to fit into their growing production team. This person will have at least 5 years of industrial experience. Key skills expected are 1. Working well within a team contributing towards the business goals. 2. Hands on experience in all conventional machines. 3. Basic knowledge in electrical and automation fittings including pneumatics and hydraulics. 4. Trouble shooting skills in the relevant area of expertise.

G5812914

Process Worker 2 full time Process Worker positions available. Junior wages apply for 1 position. john@coatplus.com

PRESS BRAKE OPERATOR

G5820358

Cleaners & Housekeepers • Nice family homes • Same day payment • School hours • House proud mums encouraged to apply

9212 8014

www.cherubsinthehome.com.au

WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR AND STOREMAN

If you believe you have what it takes and would like to be a part of a new start for this business from day one, forward your resume to:

ibsvicsales@ibsauto.com.au

Contact us today on 03 5995 3344 www.tbmtraining.com.au Email: admin@tbmtraining.com.au Courses include Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Certificate III in Business Administration, Certificate IV in Business Administration, Certificate IV in Front Line Management and Diploma of Management People from diverse background and with a disability are encouraged to apply.. ^Course prerequisites may apply. *Eligibility criteria apply. Funded by the Victorian and Commonwealth Government TOID 21209

Please email your resume to philp@prsm.com.au Contact: Philip Biswas 0447 506 088.

Marriage Celebrants

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BRUCE SHAND JP. Celebrant Caring Weddings, Namings and Renewals. All areas 9879 6726. www.bruceshand.com.au

The best way to review the property market

1300 654 910

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

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Motoring

ABN 68 060 230 391

Dandenong Forklift Licence & Training Centre

Boats Marine SAVAGE CRAFT Mercury 25hb. 13’ long, 5 person. 9 months rego. B A - 2 2 1. G o o d c o n d i t i o n . $2,500ono Phone 0422 396 022

Training and Testing available for: Forklift, Stockpicker, Dogman, Rigging, All Cranes, EWP, Hoists, All Earthmoving, Construction Induction, Spotter’s & Working At Heights. Xmas Special: $50 off all courses. Must have coupon.

Cars New and Used HONDA ACCORD 2006, 2 ltr, 4 cylinder, IVTEC engine, auto. Reg till Sept 2013, RWC, 40,000kms. Well looked after, drives beautifully. UIC 464. $13,500. 9706 1621

Phone: (03) 9706 4881 or Email: courses@auseasytrain.com.au

AUSTRALIAN EASY TRAIN PTY LTD

Situations Vacant

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

Please call us at

ABN 95 101 144 843

Celebrations

G5813388

Training and Career Services

Three Storeman to pick and pack customer orders, IBS interstate orders and unloading overseas stock orders as well as regular warehouse duties of which requires some heavy lifting.

Immediate start Secure employment future Opportunity for advancement

*Government Funding available for eligible individuals l

Looking for an experienced Press brake operator to fit into their growing production team. This person will have at least 5 years of industrial experience. This role will fit into our folding team which is a key part of the business. The press brakes we operate are Darley and Gasparini with delem controls. The selected individual will have good skills in interpreting drawings. They will also be expected to assist with programming and development of any new products as required. Basic knowledge in sheet metal development will be an advantage. The Shotton group is a growing organization engaged in all aspects of sheet metal for a variety of market segments. An attractive salary will be negotiated with the right candidate depending on skills and experience. The successful candidate will be required to work general shift hours of 7.00 to 3.30 with some overtime from time to time.

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IBS Auto Solutions a leading National Wholesale Distributor of Automotive brake, clutch and suspension components is moving the state distribution to Dandenong South.

Forklift Licence is essential. The right person would have current experience, a cando attitude and the ability to work independently and with other staff.

Become a qualified Industry Professional

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Up to $350/wk dependent on hours. Supervisor roles vacant to assist in training / recruitment.

We are looking to employ a warehouse supervisor to manage and organise the daily operation of our busy warehouse and assist his warehouse staff.

G4968355AA-dc26Nov

Shared Accomodation

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

Distributors & Supervisors!

G5814306AA-dc25Feb

Situations Vacant

Situations Vacant

G5759137AB-dc18Feb

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

Resume Services COMPETITIVE RATES All typing and resumes. High quality. Extensive experience. Please call Maureen 9700 7947/0430 430 620

Sheet metal company requires sheet metal fabricator for the general shift. You will fit in a team of highly skilled fabricators working for a growing sheet metal based business. The role will require you to perform tasks including MIG and TIG welding on stainless steel and Aluminum. Other technical aspects required to cover are spot welding, rolling, and good knowledge in polishing will be added advantage. Eye for detail working on high precision projects and continuous improvement mindset will be a key attribute for the selection criteria.

Car and Truck Hire RENT & buy from $10 per day. Bad credit & pensioners welcome. From no deposit. No application refused. Credit Lic Reg No: 7 E 2 9 6 7 9 8 1. P l e a s e p h o n e 03 9794 7171 or 0433 929 970.

Motor Homes DUCATL Motor home, 2005, one owner, 2.8 diesel. 49,500kms, excel cond. $38,700. TVV-403 exp 12/2013. Ph 9013 6214

CLASSIFIEDS

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Motorcycles and Scooters

All motorcycle mechanical & electrical repairs Road Worthy Certificates 03 8794 8087 7,1 Vesper Drive Narre Warren Vic 3805 Visit our website for a full list of our quality services www.whinnermotorcycles.com.au

February 26, 2013 WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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Trading World

TBM Training Pty Ltd

FIRST CLASS SHEET METAL TRADESPERSON

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RESULTS GUARANTEED! PERSONAL TRAINING Male or Female Trainer - Qualified and Experienced Active Health & Fitness, Berwick 8786 8045 www.personaltrainerberwick.com.au

Computer Services

Training and Career Services

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SPORT ●

After years, Eagles are now in the mix ENDEAVOUR Hills has waited more than a decade to make the Victorian Sub District Cricket Association first XI finals, so waiting one more week won’t be too hard. The Eagles have all but secured a place in the top six after a 79-run win over Preston at Preston City Oval on Saturday. After making 232 on the first day, the Eagles set out to knock over the Bull Ants, which is exactly what they did, taking consistent wickets throughout the innings to bowl out the home side for 153 from 54.1 overs. Eagles bowler Chris Pereira took 4-49. The Eagles then batted out the final 19 overs of the match and finished on 3-59. Eagles captain-coach Matt Hutchinson said his team was excited about the prospect of making finals but still hadn’t cemented its place in the post-season. A win over Noble Park at Syd Pargeter Reserve

in the season-ending one-day match this Saturday will assure the Eagles of making the finals. ‘‘The club has been in VSDCA for about 15-16 years and hasn’t played finals in the ones,’’ Hutchinson said. ‘‘We aren’t completely in yet but we would have to lose and then have four other results go against us.’’ Hutchinson said his side had put on a determined display against Preston. Some tweets from Preston players during the week predicted they would make plenty of runs against the Eagles. ‘‘They chirped it up a bit during the week saying they would get 300 against us, so we used it as ammo.’’ The Eagles’ thirds have also secured a place in the finals and the fourth side looks likely to finish on top of its competition. ‘‘There is a good buzz around the joint at the moment,’’ Hutchinson said. ‘‘To hopefully have three sides in the finals is a pretty good effort.’’ — Roy Ward

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Shield success Narre Warren product Clive Rose has hit the big time. The Casey-South Melbourne star made his Sheffield Shield debut for Victoria against Queensland last week. For a full report, turn to page 23.


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No standouts, but Rays still solid BY BRAD McGRATH DANDENONG Stingrays will again be vertically challenged but the TAC Cup club expects to be more even across the board. Although the Stingrays will not have a standout talent like Lachie Whitfield or Tom Scully, the coaching panel remains confident the team will have the cattle to be among the competition pace-setters. The Stingrays finalised their squad on Thursday afternoon with the 59-strong outfit attending a club camp at Mt Eliza’s Camp Manyung. ‘‘Our testing is pretty good,’’ area manager Mark Wheeler said. ‘‘We’re probably a bit more even in our list — we don’t have the superstar standouts that we’ve had in the past. ‘‘As for the depth of our list we probably go a little bit deeper.’’ The squad has been put through a rigorous fitness campaign over the summer with the coaching staff excited by the high levels of fitness. Wheeler said the Stingrays were already excited about future crops coming through, with the bottomaged players impressing over the summer. Tom Lamb, Alex Harnett and Daniel Capiron are three 17 year olds who were late additions to the squad. ‘‘The 17 year olds are outstanding — we’ve definitely got a good crop coming through,’’ he said. ‘‘We’re aiming to play four to six 16-year-olds this year.’’ The squad includes Zac Jones and Ryan Bastinac, the brother of Melbourne star Nathan and North Melbourne up and comer Ryan. The Stingrays kick off their preseason campaign on Sunday against Sandringham Dragons at Trevor Barker Oval. They clash with Gippsland Power at Pakenham on March 17.

Tug of war: Dandenong Stingrays players show the pain during a training session at Sunnyside Beach in Mt Eliza on Saturday. The Squad: Dylan Barfoot (Cranbourne), Jordan Bastinac (Berwick), Nicholas Battle (Doveton), Daniel Capiron, Trent Castledine, Brody Connelly (Berwick), Sam Crawford (Mornington), Daniel Dickinson (Somerville), Brady Egan (Rye), Rourke Fischer (Seaford), Nathan Foote (Narre Warren), James Freeman (Mt Eliza), Jake Gains (Berwick), Nathan Gardiner (Cranbourne), Dale Gawley (Narre Warren), Ben Giobbi (Narre Warren), Caleb Gray (Crib Pt), Kyle Gray (Edithvale-Aspendale), James Hammond (Mt Eliza), James Harmes (Devon Meadows), Alex Harnett

(Frankston YCW), Billy Hartung (Mornington), Jack Holden (EdithvaleAspendale), Matt Homfray (Narre Warren), Troy Jacobsen (Somerville), Emmanuel Jakwot (St John’s OC), Chris Johnson (Narre Warren), Zak Joens (Mt Eliza), Taylor Joyce (Beaconsfield), Daylan Kempster (Keilor Park), Tom Lamb (EdithvaleAspendale), Jack Lonie (Seaford), Ryan Marks-Logan (Frankston Bombers), Clayton McCartney (Cranbourne), Nicholas McPherson (Beaconsfield), Corey Micari (Frankston YCW), Daniel Moloney (St Bedes Mentone), Joel Monger (Mt Eliza), Blake Mullane (Mt Eliza),

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Joshua Newman (Mornington), Joel O’Sullivan (Mornington), Agape Patolo (Noble Park), Aaron Pawel (Seaford), Blake Pearson (Doveton), Josh Pickess (Frankston YCW), Matt Rennie (Rowville), Hayden Rigg (Mt Eliza), Luke Rowe (Somerville), Angus Scott (Edithvale-Aspendale), Jack Soroczynski (Narre Warren), Trae Tohiariki (Seaford), Jayden Tomkins (Sorrento), Joseph West (Berwick), Jack Wheeler (Noble Park), Mitch White (Seaford), Tyle Williams (Dromana), Aaron Wilson (Narre Warren), Jake Wilson (Berwick), Niall Young (Somerville).

Cougars push the leaders BERWICK City Cougars went down in a thriller but showed they are a serious Summer League Baseball Division 2 threat after pushing ladder leader Newport at Berwick on Sunday. The Cougars lost 15-13 in an entertaining affair with the lead changing regularly until Newport nudged ahead in the eighth inning. Cougars coach Wayne Porter said it was a game of inches and his team had failed to seize the initiative when it was up for grabs. ‘‘We missed a couple of double plays and that probably cost eight runs or something,’’ he said. ‘‘We take a couple of catches or glove a groundball and it could have been different.’’ The Cougars were missing key in-fielders Shaun Fahy and Jack Speirs for the crunch game with Porter forced to throw his line-up around. The lack of familiarity in several positions was telling as the game dragged on until 7.15pm. The two heavyweights traded blow after blow with Matt Kennedy hitting his first home run since 2010 and Ricky Wheeler continuing his outstanding season. Porter said evenness of the match showed his team could compete with Newport who have dropped just three matches for the season. ‘‘I can’t complain about scoring 13 home runs against the top team but we can’t give up 15,’’ he said. — Brad McGrath

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Seasoned hands add heft to Roos’ plans ROC has swooped on the services of Rowville forward Aaron Unsworth. The Kangaroos have also lured Doveton favourite son Ryan Hendy, who joins the club as an assistant coach. Kangaroos coach Steve Coates was desperate to secure some experience to complement his talented younger brigade and the second-year mentor believes he has succeeded. ‘‘We had a really young team last year and we got a lot of games into our young kids,’’ he said. ‘‘We wanted to bring in a couple of experienced players and we’re very excited to have them. ‘‘Hopefully, we’ll have Greg Tivendale as well — he didn’t play at all last year. He was going to play at the [ 22 ] WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

end of last year but then he did his calf.’’ Hendy’s defection shocked many in the MPNFL Casey Cardinia League, with the Kangaroos using a coaching position as bait. ‘‘He’ll look after the forwards for us this year,’’ Coates said. ‘‘He’s been a one-club player but he wants to have a crack at coaching. ‘‘He’s had a massive preseason and was really good in the scratch match.’’ Coates is resigned to losing youngster Brent Hillard, who has been impressive with VFL team Casey Scorpions over the preseason. ‘‘If our young blokes want to have a crack at the higher level we always encourage it,’’ he said.

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Meanwhile, Hampton Park has begun the long road to redemption with Tim Schwab and Jamie Arphreny returning to the Redbacks from Koo Wee Rup. Former Frankston YCW and Frankston Dolphins player Darren Mizzi and Berwick’s Jamie Roninella have also joined the club. ‘‘We’re training pretty good and training hard,’’ coach John Holden said. ‘‘We knew last year would be tough on-field — it was about getting the club on a good financial footing, which they are, and they’re flying now.’’ Holden expects the Redbacks to improve dramatically on their bleak results from last season. — Brad McGrath

WEST Gippsland Cricket Association has been relegated to division 3 of Melbourne Country Week. The WGCA lost all four of its matches in the week-long tournament, finishing on the bottom of the eight-team division 2. The losses came against Ferntree Gully Cricket Association, Bairnsdale Cricket Association, Benalla and District Cricket Association and Warrnambool and District Cricket Association. The highlight of the week for the WGCA was Chris Smith making an unbeaten 95 in the match against Benalla on Wednesday.


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Narre Warren all-rounder shines for state BY BRAD McGRATH

second innings but was economical and showed he was not out of his depth at state level. The initiation into first class cricket went seamlessly for Rose but he believes he still has a lot to improve. ‘‘I love the intensity of the game — when you play for Casey it’s only two Saturdays — and with four days in a row they really test how fit you are,’’ he said. ‘‘By the fourth day I was pretty tired by the end of it.’’ Rose is a member of the Melbourne Stars Twenty20 squad which was captained by Shane Warne this season. During a net session on December 31, Rose copped a blow to his hand

which resulted in a fracture, meaning he missed matches for more than three weeks. ‘‘I could bowl but couldn’t field — I played my first game back against England Lions and then played a one-dayer and got told on the Saturday night I was in the Shield team,’’ he said. Rose, 23, said he had entertained the idea of an interstate switch but now is glad that he remained in Victoria. ‘‘I put the feelers out and didn’t get a contract — I wanted to play cricket professionally and thought I’d put my hand up and see if anyone was interested in me,’’ he said. ‘‘One state was sort of interested but then they didn’t have enough room on their list.’’

Swans hold on to faint hope

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CLIVE Rose considered a switch to another state over the cricket off-season. The Casey-South Melbourne star missed out on a Victorian contract and put the feelers out to see if a rival state was interested. The reigning Ryder Medallist had a bit of interest shown in him by a few state teams but ultimately he was not given a contract. The Narre Warren all-rounder then decided to stick it out with Casey-South Melbourne and continue to work on his game. It all paid off for the likeable Rose on Monday

when he made his Sheffield Shield debut for the Bushrangers in their victory over Queensland. ‘‘You don’t really get a baggy cap for playing for Victoria in the one-dayers and it’s not really considered first class until you play the fourdayers so it was a huge buzz,’’ he said. Rose snared 3-52 in the Queenslanders’ first innings including the prized wicket of James Hopes, who had helped the visitors recover after a batting collapse. He then contributed a composed 21 from 39 balls as the Bushrangers knocked up 9-536 to take control of the top-of-the-table clash. Rose failed to take a wicket in the Bulls’

A word or two Cranbourne is in the box seat to secure maximum points in a DDCA turf 2 clash against Heinz Southern Districts. The visitors dismissed HSD for a meagre 69, with Akaati Pupuke (6-20) the chief destroyer. In reply, Cranbourne is 2-178 with Ben Maroney on 111 not out and Matt Darvell on 49 not out. HSD batsman Canute Jacob is pictured having words with Cranbourne opponents during the high-voltage clash. The DDCA is expected to look into the incident.

Wickets tumble as HSD keeps its hopes alive A TOTAL of 21 wickets fell on a crazy first day of Heinz Southern Districts’ must-win clash with Parkfield on Saturday. At stumps the only thing left standing was HSD’s DDCA turf 1 finals hopes. After Parkfield sent HSD in to bat at Parkfield Reserve, the visitors were in deep trouble at 5-39. Only a dogged eighth-wicket partnership of 45 from Rob Davies (28) and Paul Stockdale (19) gave the visitors’ innings any respectability, bowled out for 92 in 42 overs. In reply, the Parkers looked to chase down the runs and finish their season with a win, getting to 0-30. But the HSD bowlers had other ideas and Stockdale’s leg-spinners proved unstoppable as he took 6-31 from 9.5 overs with the home side all out for 87 from 29 overs. Justin Davies claimed 3-35 for HSD.

The result leaves the fourth-placed HSD with every chance of keeping its spot in the top four and going through to the finals although in the unlikely event of an outright victory for Springvale South or Berwick, its place could come under threat. HSD captain Trevor Davies said his side was excited to take first innings points although he was still concerned one of the teams below HSD could get an outright win and pass his side. ‘‘We were ecstatic after the game but we still have a big job ahead,’’ Davies said. ‘‘We have given ourselves a glimpse of finals. This is pretty big considering where we have been as a club and this being just our second season in turf 1.’’ Davies praised his bowlers for their persistence and Stockdale for making the most of the low-playing pitch. ‘‘Paul has a lot of variety and he

used the pitch to his advantage. He got a few of his wickets with bowled or leg before wicket; Justin Davies also bowled extremely well.’’ The HSD captain said he wanted his side to focus on its performance on the second day, with HSD to resume at 1-12 in its second innings. ‘‘We have to take this opportunity in our stride and make the most of it. ‘‘We realise we have a big job ahead. We won’t be thinking about finals until 5pm or 6pm on Saturday. Hopefully, then we will have plenty to think about.’’ In other matches, Springvale South has a battle on its hands against Coomoora. The Roos made 187 from 65.4 overs and then took two late wickets to leave the Bloods on 2-29 at stumps. Lance Baptist made 65 for the Roos and Rob Johnson (2-3) took both late wickets. Berwick has a big chase ahead in its

clash against the lowly North Dandenong, which posted 264 at Lois Twohig Reserve. Matthew Crosby took 3-59 for the Bears. Second-placed Dandenong West and third-placed Buckley Ridges are locked together after the first day of their clash at Park Oval. The Bulls batted first and made 215 from 79 overs. That total is well within the Ridges’ capabilities, although the Bulls have bowled and fielded well for much of the season. Bulls captain-coach Justin Stanton made 50 to lead his side and wicketkeeper Adam Mason added an unbeaten 34. Chathura Athukorala took 4-30 as ladder-leader Mordialloc bowled out Narre Warren for 188 with Nathan King making 37. Play resumes this Saturday and the finals begin the following Saturday. — Roy Ward

CASEY-SOUTH Melbourne still has a mathematical chance of playing Premier Cricket finals, despite capitulating to Melbourne University at Casey Fields on Saturday. The Students hit up 8-289 to eclipse the 203 they had been set the previous week and almost guarantee the Swans would not play finals in 2013. But Swans star Clive Rose said his team would continue to believe it could play finals over the last fortnight of the regular season. The Swans would need to have a resounding outright victory over Footscray-Edgewater and then pray results fall their way. ‘‘We probably had to win yesterday to keep our finals hopes alive,’’ Rose said. ‘‘I guess it’s very unlikely [we will play finals] — we would need to win outright and then hope some of the teams above us lose.’’ The Students resumed their innings at 2-31. For the first few hours of play the match hung in the balance before they reached 5-109. A 68-run partnership between Jarrod Martignago (42) and Mark Simpson, who survived several dropped catches, consolidated their position. The pick of the Swans bowlers was Ash Perera, who snared 2-9 off nine overs. Damien Wright (0-21) was also economical. ‘‘We had them at 4-100 or something like that but early on we dropped about three or four catches that cost us,’’ Rose said. The Students’ declaration forced the Swans to bat for 24 overs, finishing the day at 2-68. Joel Leaver contributed 29 not out. Elsewhere, Casey-South Melbourne’s 2nd XI defeated Melbourne Uni by 49 runs, with Daniel Doyle snaring 5-29. The Swans third XI made 240 and then dismissed the Students for 225 with Chris Benedek snaring 5-44. The fourth XI was soundly beaten by the Students. — Brad McGrath

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