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INSIDE OUR COVER: Calder Cannons and Rupertswood defender Sean Gregory has set his sights on the AFL. Story: page 8-9 Picture: Darren Howe

Cup hope: Mick Sell is banking on a maiden filly to take the crown tomorrow.

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BY ANGELA VALENTE LOCAL trainer Mick Sell has his eyes set firmly on tomorrow’s $100,000 NMIT Kyneton Cup. Operating stables alongside his wife Mel, the Kyneton thoroughbred trainer expects to bring two horses to the track for the town’s biggest race of the year and its major drawcard. He’s gearing up for a win with maiden filly Parfume de Belle. Sell’s name is cemented on his home turf. Whiskey Four, trained by Sell, galloped home for a maiden win at last year’s Kyneton Cup. He took five horses to the Hanging Rock Cup, held at Kyneton this year, and had five wins — a feat never before achieved by any local trainer in Kyneton. He won the cup with Enchanting Waters. But Sell was dealt a blow in July when Woodend veterinarians detected that one of his


positive. ‘‘We’ve got 2300 people in prepaid hospitality packages, which is terrific. Most of the bookings are local, then second is Melbourne. We do have bookings from as far as Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand. ‘‘We’ve got people coming from every state in Australia who are mainly coming for Melbourne Cup week and building Kyneton into the schedule. We’re very happy with the take-up so far.’’ Deliveries, including chairs, fencing and marquees, began two weeks ago. The nine-race program includes the $100,000 cup crafted by Kyneton’s Flynn Silver. The first event starts at 12.30pm and the last at 5.10pm. There will be free buses to and from the Kyneton railway station coordinating with Melbourne and Bendigo train times. Racegoers should expect a top of 21 degrees tomorrow. Gates open at 10am. Details:



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Hub details on the way SUBMISSIONS have closed on the Macedon Ranges Council proposal for an early-years hub in Gisborne. Details on the submissions, including how many were received, will be made public after the new council is briefed. A report outlining feedback from the community consultation process is expected at a November 28 council meeting to be held in Romsey. The council plans a $4 million early-years hub on Daly Reserve. It includes a three- and four-yearold kindergarten with maternal child health centre and consulting rooms that would offer children’s services from visiting specialists. Preserve Daly Nature Reserve has been formed to protect the reserve from development. The group says that Ulick Lord Daly donated the land as a permanent nature reserve to the ratepayers of Gisborne. They say the council has no right to develop the land. Council’s community wellbeing director Karen Stevens said community views, including views on history and legacy, were welcomed. ‘‘There is indeed a history to the reserve that will be considered as part of the consultation process. ‘‘However, this legacy need not be compromised, with only 10 per cent of the reserve proposed to be used for the facility. ‘‘The facility will also serve the children and families of Gisborne, which is very much a community purpose.’’

Parents to feel pinch of travel costs and 4000 government school students over six years. Candlebark School in Romsey relies on bus runs and is among the schools that will take a hit under the changes. Principal John Marsden said last week it could cost the school about $80,000 a year and therefore it would have to increase education fees. ‘‘Every student catches a bus to school, except for one family. We operate on a low budget and to see that money taken away is a staggering cost to be hit with, especially with no warning. It would be a hefty increase to put onto families.’’

BY ANGELA VALENTE PARENTS of students in the Macedon Ranges could be forced to pay increased education fees as cuts to the state government travel assistance takes hold. Last Wednesday, the state government announced changes to the subsidised transport for school students, which will take place over the next six years. About 36,000 private school students and 11,000 government school students receive the allowance. Under the new policy, the numbers would be 5000 private school students

The new boundaries that determine eligibility will be introduced next year and match the urban growth boundary and access to public transport. It will also be means-tested. The changes will affect students starting primary or secondary school next year. It will be available to students whose families receive the education maintenance allowance or hold a health care or pensioner concession card. Education Minister Martin Dixon said the boundaries had not changed in 30 years and changes were overdue. ‘‘While parents have the primary

responsibility of transporting their children to and from school, the conveyance allowance is about providing targeted additional support to families in most need,’’ he said. ‘‘These changes mean the conveyance allowance will more accurately reflect public transport availability and a family’s financial situation.’’ The conveyance allowance assists families in regional areas with the cost of transport to government, Catholic and independent schools. Families are eligible if they live 4.8 kilometres away from their nearest denominational school.

Rolling out the barrels for a toast to top drops WINE lovers will begin the annual pilgrimage to the cellar doors of the Macedon Ranges as part of the Budburst Wine and Food Festival. Winemakers will open their doors for one weekend later this month for the festival, which has been running for more than two decades. It’s also a celebration of the start of the new vintage. Event organiser Marilyn Frederikson says the festival showcases about 20 wineries. ‘‘Many wineries taking part don’t open their cellar doors and often this is the only chance that people get to visit the vineyards and try their wines,’’ she said. ‘‘There will be music, food and great tastings of great wines. Every year there’s new and limited-edition wines released as part of the festival.’’ Last year’s festival attracted about

1800 visitors. The Macedon Ranges is home to some of the region’s oldest vineyards, including two winners from this year’s Federation Square wine awards: Granite Hills and Chanters Ridge. Known for its outstanding pinot noir, Curly Flat Winery is among the vineyards taking part in this year’s festival. In 1991, first vines were planted at Lancefield property, but after some initial hiccups they were replanted a year later. With additional plantings, the vineyard has grown to 14 hectares, with most of the area planted with pinot noir, then chardonnay and a small area of pinot gris. For the past 10 years, all fruit processing and winemaking, including bottling, has been done on site. It is owned and operated by Jenifer Kolkka and Phillip Moraghan. Mr Moraghan said the festival

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Mayor Porter ‘over the moon’ BY STEPHANIE ZEVENBERGEN AFTER two years of women holding the casting vote, the newly elected Hume Council has promoted incumbent Geoff Porter to lead it for the next year. On Thursday night the Meadow Valley ward councillor received unanimous support from councillors at a meeting to elect the mayor. Cr Porter said he was “over the moon” to receive the city’s top honour for a second time. He succeeds two female mayors, Helen Patsikatheodorou, who occupied the post last year and outgoing mayor Ros Spence. All 11 councillors were also sworn in on the night, following last week’s election. First-time councillor Casey Nunn, who represents Aitken ward, was elected unopposed to the deputy mayoral post. Cr Porter, who previously served as mayor in 2010, said he was honoured to receive the top job and looked forward to the many challenges ahead. ‘‘I’m over the moon, very excited and thrilled,’’ he said. ‘‘I want to make sure this great community gets the services and amenities it deserves. I want to ensure we protect and

Back home: Geoff Porter, the mayor in 2010, has won the unanimous backing of councillors to occupy the top post again. enhance our open spaces and deliver recreational facilities that our people really want and for the community to enjoy.’’ Cr Porter said he looked forward to work-



ing with Cr Nunn as deputy mayor. ‘‘I think it’s great to have a fresh face and new energy,’’ he said. ‘‘And she should be a great representative for the Aitken ward and for Hume.’’ Cr Nunn, who is team leader of the Craigieburn Emergency Response Team, said she was thrilled to be elected deputy. ‘‘I just really want to help build the council to be a really co-operative team. ‘‘I want to ensure people that council is on their side and they know that we’re here working relentlessly to improve their lives.’’ Cr Porter said that in his year as mayor, he would oversee a number of major projects including completion of the $13 million Broadmeadows Leisure Centre redevelopment, construction of the $4.6 million Broadmeadows Community Hub and the opening of the $5.75 million redevelopment of Sunbury’s Boardman Stadium. Cr Porter said it was paramount that the council worked as one over the next year. ‘‘Coming together as one group of councillors, we have an obligation to work closely together for the benefit of Hume and I know that this partnership can deliver and meet the expectations of our residents. We must work together with honour and compassion.’’




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Time marches on, but tradition stays BY TARA MURRAY


WHEN Remembrance Day comes around, among the many memories that flood back to Max Hawkins are that his father served in both world wars. ‘‘My dad Frank was in the Royal Australian Navy in World War I and in the army in World War II,’’ says Mr Hawkins. The 73-year-old, a former secretary of the Sunbury RSL, is among RSL members selling poppies in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges. Mr Hawkins joined the RAAF in 1956 and served for 24 years. He never fought in any war. ‘‘I was posted to No.1 Operational Conversion Unit in Amberley, Queensland, to train on the equipment we had in Vietnam to support Canberra bombers. ‘‘Owing to my youngest daughter Alison Maree being born with congenital hip dysplasia, my attachment to 2 Squadron Phang Rang was cancelled. ‘‘I spent five years at the Woomera rocket range with No.1 Air Trials Unit ground crew supplying Canberra with Meteor and Jindivic radio-controlled aircraft to test Bloodhound surface-to-air missiles. ‘‘I was with the ground crew that supported

Lest we forget: Max Hawkins sells poppies in front of the cenotaph at the Sunbury RSL. Picture: Ari Hatzis

the F111 bomber flights from the US to Australia in May to November 1973.’’ A highlight of Mr Hawkins’ career was helping the people of Darwin in the aftermath of Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Day 1974. He retired from the RAAF in 1981 and has been a member of the RSL since then. He moved to Sunbury in 1986 ‘‘I was secretary of the Sunbury RSL for two years and, like a lot of other members, I love to

give a hand in selling poppies and Anzac badges. ‘‘The public of Sunbury are very gracious in their support of the RSL and we thank you one and all. ‘‘Remembrance Day, as it’s now called, was known as Armistice Day and marked the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918, which signalled the end of WWI. ‘‘Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance

Remembrance Day services on Sunday: ■ Gisborne: 10.45am, at the Cenotaph in Hamilton Street. Details: 5428 2233. ■ Romsey: 11am, flag-raising service at the monument in Main Street. A service at the Romsey Recreation Reserve in Park Lane. Details: 5429 3276. ■ Lancefield: 11am, flag-raising service at the monument in High Street. Details: 5429 3276. ■ Woodend: 10.30am, service at the Cenotaph in front of RSL building, Anslow Street. Details: 5427 1162. ■ Kyneton: 10.45am, service at the Cenotaph, corner of High and Mollison streets. Details: 5422 1271. ■ Sunbury: 10.45am, service at the Cenotaph followed by morning tea at the RSL, Stawell Street. Details: 9740 4401.

Day after WWII. It now includes all other theatres of war, such as Korea,Vietnam and Afghanistan. ‘‘It’s also great to see schools and children getting involved with Remembrance Day. ‘‘We also need to see younger people becoming involved with the RSL as all our WWI veterans have passed away and the ranks of WWII guys are thinning.’’


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Compassion without borders BY ANGELA VALENTE AS AN international aid worker with Oxfam, Louise Mooney has seen things most people haven’t. The Bullengarook resident has returned home from a placement in Niger in West Africa where she worked on the organisation’s humanitarian response. Niger has been affected by a severe food crisis this year, putting about 18 million people at risk. Flooding had devastated many families that were still struggling as a result of the food crisis. Although Ms Mooney is not part of the frontline response team, her role is to ensure the aid response is effective in helping people get back on their feet. ‘‘We work with the local community organisations where we help plan the next phase of response,’’ she said. ‘‘We’ve been talking about planning the next round of crops. People are nomadic in terms of living with their animals; they move to find pastures. ‘‘At the height of the crisis, they had to sell their animals to buy food and we are supporting them in bringing them animals and getting



them back to their normal lives.’’ Ms Mooney by nature is an optimist. ‘‘[But] it does still shock me,’’ she admits. ‘‘Becoming a mum, it’s the children’s stories that really get to me. Grandmothers in Cambodia have lived through so much. They have lost most of their families and tend to look after their grandchildren. They have incredible stories.’’ Ms Mooney has spent 13 years in the international aid sector and travels about three times a year. She has helped implement and ensure the success of Oxfam programs in Cambodia, South Africa, Laos and China. ‘‘We have a very blessed lifestyle, especially living in the Macedon Ranges on a rural property. But for me, it’s not about us feeling guilty about our lifestyle — this is what we should all have and we’re doing what we can to help out where we can without feeling guilty about what we have.’’












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At camp, it’s high noon for While most teenage footballers enjoy an off-season break, a select few have kept up their fitness and intensity in a bid to make the big time. TARA MURRAY looks at what it takes to make the AFL grade. Time to shine: Sean Gregory hopes his size and agility will impress AFL recruiters. Picture: Scott McNaughton


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T’S the middle of September and the football season is over for the Calder Cannons, but a group of about 12 players continues to train three times a week at Highgate Reserve in Craigieburn. Long, tough sessions under the watchful eye of strength and conditioning coach Steve Forcone are the order of the day. For these players, it’s all about ensuring they’re in top condition for the first week of October and a shot of AFL fame in pre-draft try-outs, including the NAB AFL draft combine (formerly the draft camp), state screening sessions and the AFL ‘DraftStar’ camp. Star at one of these and your stocks rise, along with the chances of being drafted to an AFL club on November 22. Cannon midfielder Jonathan O’Rourke, who hails from the Gisborne Rookies, has been selected to take part in the draft combine. Widely touted as a top 10 pick at next month’s AFL draft, the 18-year-old has been joining his 11 teammates three times a week to prepare for the physical grilling at the camp. ‘‘I’m just trying to go there and have a consistent base in all the testing,’’ O’Rourke says. ‘‘We do gym stuff on the outside, but pretty much we’re doing three nights here and having a rest in between.’’ One of those teammates, Matthew Dick, a promising defender recruited from the Macedon Cats, admits the training has been tough. ‘‘We were expecting to play a little longer and go deep into finals,’’ says Dick. ‘‘We had two weeks off and then started training for the draft, which has been pretty tough so far. The Cannons players aren’t alone. Around Melbourne, draft prospects from TAC Cup teams are also working hard, including a group of Western Jets players, among them Jake McKenzie. Originally from the Altona Vikings, McKenzie has seen his older brother Trent, a Gold Coast Suns player, go through it all before him ‘‘Hopefully, all the hard work will pay off,’’ McKenzie says of his combine selection. ‘‘I’m doing two running, three weights and three swimming sessions a week; it’s full-on. I reckon I’m fitter now than I was preseason.’’ Jets strength and conditioning coach Mathew Pell says this is the time for the players to shine. ‘‘Obviously there was a large drop-off by the time we had finished the season,’’ he says. ‘‘We tried to adjust their physical preparation and keep that level of fitness and intensity up to meet the expectation at the national combine. We had to challenge them with their energy system training and some interval-based training.’’ Pell says many people don’t realise the work the players put in before the draft. ‘‘These guys are walking into some pretty big contracts if they are drafted. They have to be doing everything in their physical power to put their hand up. The normal person going through at this particular age group just simply drops off in their training [at the end of the season] and has


a good rest without addressing the long-term needs. If they don’t shine now, then realistically they’ve missed the boat to play AFL.’’ Hitting the track isn’t the only thing on the minds of the players, particularly those studying for exams: they include Cannons and Macedon Cats star Lachie Plowman. ‘‘During the year I found out I would be going

‘If they don’t shine now, then realistically they have missed the boat to play AFL.’ — Mathew Pell to the draft combine which is pretty cool,’’ says Plowman, an athletic backman tipped as a high draft pick. ‘‘It’s hard to fit in school and training. ‘‘At the start of the school year, I’ve had to concentrate on school, and training had to fit around that. As school’s finishing up, I’ve been able to do a bit more fitness stuff and study at the same time.’’ The national draft combine at Etihad Stadium has the best 120 footballers invited to spend four days in the one place. They stay together as a group and concentrate on one thing: football. First off, they’re measured, weighed, medically tested and interviewed by the media and club recruiters before they even take the field. Then the real testing begins; jumping, sprints, agility tests, ball skills, goal kicking, endurance running and the dreaded beep test. Western Jets and Spotswood spearhead Spencer White has a point to prove at the combine, after originally missing out on selection. ‘‘I was pretty disappointed not to get in,’’ he says after day two of the combine, ‘‘ so I wanted to prove that I belong here by getting a good result. I was hoping to go all right on the jumps but didn’t know how I would go.’’ White, who has been likened to Hawthorn superstar Lance Franklin, topped the list for the running vertical jump with a leap of 100cm, only two centimetres short of the record held by AFL stars Nic Naitanui and Jared Brennan. He also finished third in the standing vertical jump. Cannons best and fairest winner Rory Atkins is another to take part in the combine. After the first two days, Atkins, a gun midfielder from Maribyrnong Park, was disappointed with his results. ‘‘It’s good to finally get to this stage of the year and get together with the top 120 blokes from around Australia. So far I’ve been middle of the road with everything: not too good, but not too bad. I’ve had a couple of meetings with teams while I’m here . . .’’ Putting the disappointment of the first two days behind him, Atkins was equal-first in the kicking test with 29/30. Cannons and Rupertswood defender Sean Gregory wasn’t selected for the combine, but being part of the state screening is as important.

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Hard yards: Jonathon O’Rourke is put through his paces at the NAB AFL draft combine at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Marco De Luca

In the running: Promising defender Matthew Dick shows his speed to potential recruiters. Picture: Marco De Luca

Rising star: Calder Cannons and Macedon Cats star Lachie Plowman. State screening gives 115 players a chance to test in front of clubs for one day, doing the same tests as those at the combine. ‘‘It feels pretty good and I’ll do my best and hopefully the recruiters know me,’’ says Gregory. ‘‘Probably the sprinting and agility are my best two events, so I’m hoping to go well in them. ‘‘My manager has been speaking to most clubs and has had some positive feedback.’’ Most players recruited this year will come from either the combine or state screening. For those who haven’t come through the traditional under-18 competitions, there’s another alternative – the DraftStar combine. In its second year, it includes a mix of players invited from the TAC Cup and others from other leagues who choose to attend. It runs like state screening. According to Pell, who ran the DraftStar, many of the players were more determined as they saw

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it as their last opportunity. He says players were recording times just as good as those at the national combine. ‘‘These are the guys who are putting their hands up, playing for, in some cases, local level football or at a state level. ‘‘They have put their best foot forward and this is a secondary way for them to get noticed. Cannons midfielder Darcy Bailey, son of former Melbourne coach Dean, says going to DraftStar is a bit of an unknown. ‘‘I’m very lucky to get given an opportunity to test well at DraftStar. ‘‘From all reports it’s similar to the state screening and national. It’s all the same tests, and I’m really looking forward to it. Hopefully I’ll do pretty well.’’ With the testing over, the players have done all they can. Now it’s waiting game to see whether their dreams will come true. November 6, 2012 WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE



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SUNBURY and Macedon Ranges residents are being warned to beware of snakes following a number of sightings in recent weeks. Sunbury snake catcher Peter Elliott says it’s been perfect weather for snakes to come out of hibernation. ‘‘We usually start to get call-outs at this time of year as the snakes come out, seeking warmth. ‘‘In the past couple of weeks, we’ve probably had 10 to 15 call-outs, which is a lot for this time of year. ‘‘We usually get call-outs and the snakes have gone by the time we get there.’’ Mr Elliott said he found a snake at a swimming pool and removed another from a park in Jacksons Hill. He said most of the snakes found in Sunbury were brown snakes, though tiger snakes were sometimes spotted around Jacksons Hill because of the surrounding creeks. A number of sightings of tiger snakes have been reported in the Macedon Ranges, including in Darraweit Guim. Mr Elliott has advice for people: ‘‘If you see a snake, the best thing is to leave it alone. If they think you’re a threat they will get angry. If you have concerns about the snake and if it’s in the way, call someone to remove it.’’


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A NEW application to subdivide the heritagelisted Emu Bottom Homestead will go before Hume Council before the end of the year. The owners of the homestead (pictured), which was built in 1835, have submitted an application to the council to have the property subdivided into three parts: the homestead and two one-hectare blocks. Owner Hedley Elliott said he had been trying to subdivide the 26-hectare property for the past eight years. In 2008, the council issued a permit for the property to be subdivided into six lots: five onehectare blocks and the homestead. In 2009, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal overturned the decision, issuing a permit for only three one-hectare blocks and the homestead. Mr Elliott, who bought the property with his wife Janet in 1968, said the new subdivision plans were in addition to those approved by VCAT. ‘‘The neighbours don’t like the idea of the bigger blocks and neither do we. If we could, we would subdivide them into 700-square-metre blocks and everyone would be happy.’’ He said the subdivision was needed to ensure

New hopes: Emu Bottom Homestead owners have lodged new plans to subdivide the property. Picture: Wayne Taylor/The Sunday Age

ongoing maintenance of the property. ‘‘We will put 10 per cent of any sale money into a trust account for ongoing heritage maintenance such as painting and guttering.’’ Heritage Victoria must issue a permit for the land to be subdivided and is now considering its position. The National Trust has advised it will write to Heritage Victoria strongly opposing the subdivision, arguing any land loss would damage the property’s cultural significance. Sunbury resident Trevor Dance, who was

among a group of residents who took the case to VCAT in 2009, said nothing had changed and the property needed to be kept in its current form to preserve the wetlands. ‘‘The new application is woeful, with a number of errors and some of the data they are using is five years old.’’ Hume sustainability director Kelvin Walsh said the additional lots were located in a different part of the property than those listed in the 2008 application. He said the matter was expected to go before the council in December.

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Dole line a tad shorter in region’s workforce tally BY TARA MURRAY AND MATILDA MAROZZI THE Macedon Ranges and Sunbury have a jobless rate that is lower than the state average, new census figures show. The census 2011 data, released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, shows 3.6 per cent of Macedon Ranges residents over the age of 15 and 4.4 per cent in Sunbury were unemployed last year compared with the state average of 5.4 per cent. Hume’s jobless rate was 6.8 per cent. In Sunbury, 60.9 per cent of workers had full-time jobs and 29 per cent part-time. The Macedon Ranges had 57 per cent full-time workers and 33 per cent part-time. The data show both Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges were above the state average when it came to the number of people using a car to get to

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work. In Sunbury, 73.2 per cent of residents used cars, while the figure in the Macedon Ranges was 68 per cent. The state average was 66.2 per cent. Only 8.3 per cent of Sunbury residents and 7 per cent of Macedon Ranges residents used public transport to get to work, compared with the state average of 11 per cent. Retail, construction and health care and ‘social assistance’ are the biggest industries for Sunbury and Macedon Ranges residents. In Sunbury, 11 per cent worked in retail and 10 per cent in construction and healthcare and social assistance fields. Ten per cent of Sunbury residents also worked in transport, postal and warehousing industries. The most popular jobs were clerical and administrative roles, followed by technicians and trades. In the Macedon Ranges, 11 per cent of residents worked in construction,

Domenic Isola said Hume and surrounding areas had experienced significant changes and challenges, particularly in the manufacturing sector and in the economic climate. Mr Isola said there was good news that unemployment in Sunbury and Craigieburn had fallen. ‘‘These figures can be attributed to many things, including the spreading of jobs across various sectors.’’

He said: ‘‘While the [unemployment] figure [in some other Hume suburbs] is higher than the average, other census data is showing that jobs are spreading out across more sectors than previously, which is good for Hume. ‘‘Based on the census, there were 7252 jobs created in Hume City between 2006 and 2011, or about 1450 per annum. Of these, about 53 per cent were full-time positions.’’



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The Apex of marketing BY TARA MURRAY

Thank you I thank the Macedon Ranges community for its support to me as a councillor. I have formed many special relationships with people during my three terms on the council. Being on many council committees gave me the opportunity to get to know a number of staff and residents who contribute to improving community life. Thank you to shire CEO Peter Johnston and the executive team, who work closely with councillors in a supportive role and carry out the directives of the council no matter what they think of their decisions. I have thoroughly enjoyed my role as a councillor and mayor. I wish to share my view of local government as a “not-for-profit” organisation that raises funds to provide services and infrastructure for its community, which, in my time on the council, has exceeded community expectation in providing such things as the Kyneton Aquatic Centre. There have been a number of new and

expanded services and also improved efficiencies in many services delivered to the community. Helen Relph (who has retired as a councillor), Gisborne

Learning curve Although I’ve not been elected to the council on this occasion, I would like to thank everyone who expressed hope and faith in me and voted for me. The run-up to these elections has been a big learning curve that I have greatly enjoyed and one I did not expect. I was heartened to see that after six tries Russell Mowatt succeeded in South ward. Although I have lived in the Macedon Ranges a long time, there were many groups and activities of which I was not aware. Just because I am not in the council does not mean that I can’t be a voice for you, and through my yoga school I will be working to improve your lives in a very personal oneon-one way. Jahne Hope-Williams, Woodend

SUNBURY’S Apex Club plans to turn Sunbury into a market mecca. The club, which was re-formed in March this year after a 10-year hiatus, has announced plans for a big monthly market as its first major project. Club member Andrew Mason says: ‘‘We want to create something new for the town, make it a market destination where people will come to get a variety of quality merchandise, produce and local products.’’ The first market will be held on a Sunday in February at the Sunbury Central car park. ‘‘We [the town] have SunFest Festival, which runs once a year,’’ Mr Mason said. ‘‘We want to get something going that’s more regular. We want to give local people the first opportunity to be involved.’’ Mr Mason said a number of businesses supported the market plan. ‘‘Businesses at Sunbury Central are behind it. Kevin Rudge from The Station restaurant suggested the idea and the Sunbury Business Association also supports it. We will speak to other businesses in the town to see if they want to be involved too.’’ The club’s market would be different from other smaller markets in Sunbury. ‘‘We won’t be competing against them as they’re a different style of mar-

To market: Apex members, from left, Andrew Mason, Andrew Free and Ben Collier, and Kevin Rudge, of The Station, at the Sunbury Central car park. Picture: Ari Hatzis ket, run on different days.’’ The money raised by the club from the market will go towards local projects. Details: 0478 414 450

New public transport timetables start on 18 November. Metro services will commence on the Sunbury line on Sunday 18 November. Trains will depart from Sunbury every 12 minutes in the weekday morning peak period. During the evening peak, there’ll be a train every 12-14 minutes, and trains will run later into the night. The following local bus timetables will also change, to provide better connections with trains: 481 (Sunbury – Mt Lion) 483 (Sunbury – Moonee Ponds) 485 (Sunbury – Wilsons Lane) 486 (Sunbury – Rolling Meadows) 487 (Sunbury – Killara Heights) 488 (Sunbury – Jacksons Hill) 489 (Sunbury – Canterbury Hills) Timetables are now available for download at or call 1800 800 007 6am – midnight.

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Coming up roses Two Mount Macedon treasures will be on show as part of Open Gardens Australia’s 25th anniversary celebrations. The grand garden of Hascombe is one of the original gardens that opened as part of the first season of the garden scheme. Exotic trees, shrubs and cool-climate plants complement native forest in the 12-hectare garden. Alongside Hascombe, Bolobek, established a century ago by the Syme family, will also be open. People can see the gardens between 10am and 4.30pm on November 25. Entry is $10. Details:

Sunbury Farmers Market is on this Saturday at the Gatehouse Cafe at Rupertswood Mansion. There will be more than 40 stalls. Items available include artisan breads, deli-style

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Real Estate Today Buying Real Estate Buyers looking for a good property deal to invest in might need to consider looking outside the Melbourne metropolitan area. In a report prepared by Residex and compiled by its chief executive officer John Edwards, he said the cheaper properties were often inaccurately linked to "bad areas”. "Within Melbourne, you won't find much out there for $350,000 or less,” he said. “Those properties are the ones that will generally be run-down or very small. A lot of the time it's the Victorian regional areas that have the lowcost, value properties that have decent capital growth and a good rental return.” Only two of Victoria’s 29 "best-performing” locations with median property prices under $350,000 were in the Melbourne metropolitan area, the national report found. The regional country towns were Victoria’s best performers for capital growth and rental return for units. Of the 200 areas featured in the report, 24 have had an annual price growth of 10 per cent and a further 57 had a rental return above 6 per cent. Australian Property Investor's Lauren Cross said the list featured areas likely to see economic growth in the near future. "The list features locations where there's likely to be a balance between rental return and capital growth. "For the moment, it's still possible to snap up a bargain in these areas but the long-term forecast is positive. As with all investment decisions, careful research is important. A low price and high rent aren't always indicators of a smart buy.”If you have any questions in respect of these hints, or about any sale, purchase, letting or other real estate matter do not hesitate to call me John Dunlop on 9744 2555 or call in to our friendly offices at Sunbury and Gisborne for a talk.

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The best of both worlds! Spacious, contemporary style. Private, established & low maintenance garden. Land approx. 757m².

Character Filled Country Living In Beautiful Bushland Setting. Only Minutes To Village Amenities. Land approx. 6,189m².

Privately sited, within easy walking distance to town, this property offers stylish easy living & secluded outdoor entertaining. Interior offers modern finishes, peaceful colour schemes & quality fittings. Wide entry foyer, 3 bedrms, open plan kitchen/ meals/living, study alcove, 3 bathrms, European style laundry, dbl garage. If you want to scale back on outdoor work & still have a fabulous home, this property is ideal!

A ‘world away’ from hustle & bustle – yet so convenient to schools, train station & commuter links. Unusual design, the home offers 3 levels of open plan living & expansive decking overlooking the private native surrounds. Extensive use of timber & brick within the décor reflect a calming rural atmosphere. An opportunity to treat yourself to something special within easy reach of all conveniences.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $516,000 VIEW: By appointment.

AUCTION: Saturday 1st December 2012 at 1.00pm VIEW: Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am


6 William Court

‘Mulbarton Estate’ - on approx. 1,036m². A Fabulous Modern Home With Good Old Fashioned Values & Exceptional views


31 Chessy Park Drive


Built to the highest standard featuring superbly appointed kitchen, wide hallway, high ceilings & beautiful outlook over the gardens of Mulgutherie Homestead. Includes 2 living areas, 4 huge bedrooms, full ensuite & covered decking. Gas ducted heating/cooling & gas pebble fire. Court location - ready to go!

Here is your opportunity to secure a larger property of which Chessy Park has precious few! Versatile home will impress you with 3 living spaces, ducted heating/ cooling, timber kitchen, high ceilings & decorative cornice. Outside a fabulous undercover entertaining awaits, with a great big backyard. Easy side access allows room for a caravan, trailer or boat. Looking for more room? The wait is over!

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $648,000 VIEW: Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am

AUCTION: Saturday 1st December 2012 at 11.00am PRICE: E.S.R. $600,000 - $640,000. VIEW: Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

Wilma Grumont 0409 138 472 / Trevor Hunt 0418 550 832 / David Oliver 0403 023 706 / Brian Hunt 0418 320 412 20 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY


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5428 2544


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED - CLOSING 29th NOV MEEK STREET (FORMERLY SAUER ROAD) • Lot 2 - 9400m2 (Subdivision Potential STCA) • Lot 3 - 3037m2 • Lot 8 - 2080m2 Services: Town water, electricity, sewer, telephone, direct access to freeway, city 40 minutes and airport 25 minutes approx.


Unit 4/2-6 Melbourne Road


4 Bedroom Townhouse in Central Township Location

“Willow Cottage”. Modern, Low Maintenance, Freestanding Cottage. Close to Station.

Turn the corner & you’re at the shops! Private position. 4 large bedrooms (master b/rm with ensuite on ground floor), large lounge/dining, full size kitchen with adjoining meals/family area. Ducted cooling, repainted internally, new carpets, double carport. Easy low maintenance living on a grand scale. Suit family.

Peaceful & private location. Bright & airy with 2 bedrms (ensuite), study, full size kitchen with adjoining open plan living overlooking sunny pergola/bbq area & garden. Land approx. 349m². All the benefits of a house with the ease of a unit.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $410,000 - $430,000 VIEW: Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm


69 Brougham Road

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

18 Zeal Street

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $428,000 VIEW: Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm


42 The Boulevard

“Owl House” - on approx. 1,863m². Great Family Value In Prized Location.

Four bedrooms, big shed, great price! Land approx 842m²

Set within a setting of mature deciduous trees. Comprises 3 bedrms, study, 2 large living areas, spacious formal dining & sunroom/ conservatory. New quality kitchen with Caesar stone bench tops & luxury ensuite. Natural gas available. A little bit quirky with great space & accommodation.

Positioned on the high side of the street with a lovely outlook this home offers four bedrooms, ensuite, good sized lounge and a second living space comprising kitchen/ meals/living. Outside there is a wonderful undercover entertaining area and a quality shed that has a concrete floor and power connected. Affordably priced and ready to go!

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $450,000 - $480,000 VIEW: Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $428,000 VIEW: Saturday 9.00 - 9.30am

Wilma Grumont 0409 138 472 / Trevor Hunt 0418 550 832 / David Oliver 0403 023 706 / Brian Hunt 0418 320 412 NOVEMBER 6, 2012




Tinker in the tool shed

hen a shed for big boys’ toys is on the priority list, this property won’t disappoint. The large workshop at the back has a concrete floor and a power connection. A large pergola is another backyard bonus. There are four bedrooms, the main with an en suite. And there is a good-sized lounge room and livingdining area. Established gardens and a double garage are among the notable mentions. Sankey Reserve and the Calder Freeway are within arm’s reach.

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charming weekender or a permanent live-in, this original schoolhouse on one hectare of undulating land is surrounded by century-old trees. Built in 1913, the building has huge potential to extend, or keep as is. The large main room has a high ceiling and open fireplace. Features include split heating and cooling. A terraced kitchen garden is full of herbs. A variety of heirloom fruit trees, 18 fig trees and olive grove are watered by a bore. In the Heathcote shiraz wine region, this is a beautiful property.


42 The Boulevard, Gisborne Price: $428,000 Private sale Agent: Hunt Real Estate Gisborne, 5428 2544

REAL ESTATE 10 Hyperno Court


Dressed to impress this townhouse has the lot. 3 bedrms, 2 bathrms, open plan living that opens on to a show stopping balcony & 2 car spaces. Located right in the heart of town this property is ‘leaps and bounds’ ahead of other offerings in the market today! Take the time to inspect - you’ll love it! PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $379,000 VIEW: Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

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10 Matheson Road, Mia Mia Price: $300,000-$330,000 Private sale Agent: RT Edgar Macedon Ranges, Woodend, 5427 1222

13 McKernan Place 4 bedrms, study, lounge, large kitchen/meals/ living area, ensuite, bathrm, laundry & dbl garage. Incl. evap. cooling, natural gas central heating, s/s appliances & timber laminate flooring. Nth facing rear garden. Close to town. Land approx. 852m².

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $598,000 VIEW: Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am


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Modern family home in a newly established area.

4 large bedrms, full ensuite, 3 living areas & fantastic pergola. Natural gas ducted heating & wood heater. Convenient to station & schools. Quiet location adjacent reserve.

Unit 8 /1-5 Rodney Street

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5428 2544

Luxury Home on 1,230m². Space for Parents, Kids, Cars, Boats & Friends!


Your daily getaway



PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $482,500 VIEW: By appointment.


3 Dalray Crescent Quality home in family friendly Chessy Park! 3 bedrms, study/4th bedrm, formal lounge/ dining & open plan kitchen/meals/living area. Incl. solar power, ducted heating, split system air con & wood heater. Features pergola overlooking gardens, an oversized garage, plus a single carport. Land approx 900m². PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $539,000 VIEW: Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

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Extremely impressive 3BR plus study. Bold high pitched roof design. Two living rooms, double garage. Exquisite 1128SQM with best views of Mt Macedon. Impeccable.

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Lifestyle and income! Freehold. hallowed B & B - vendors retiring. An unparalleled opportunity for buyer to Misty Vale – 10 acres with family residence of 3BR, lounge, rumpus, outdoor living and horse facilities of 8 paddocks, massive dam with jetty, 4 horse boxes, hayshed. Magnificent location to town and Calder Freeway. simply take over and continue this iconic B & B operation. Superior 27 Acres, 1930s character home plus 3 charming cottages. Prime real estate.



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Auction Saturday 17 November at 11am

Woodend 52 Washington Lane

Good Value Permanent Living or Excellent Investment Opportunity Very homely 3 bedroom brick and cedar residence. Features blackwood kitchen, heating/cooling, established garden and beautiful views to Mount Macedon.

Auction Saturday 17 November at 2pm Reserve Price $495,000 View By appointment John Keating 0419 880 444 Beautifully restored and maintained Edwardian four bedroom residence within a mature garden setting and located in one of Woodend’s most sought after inner township location. Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347


1 Jefferys Street Oak Cottage - circa 1910

Reserve price $345,000 View By appointment John Keating 0419 880 444 Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

Auction Saturday 17 November at 12.30pm


54 East Street (Cnr of Russell Avenue) Terrific Investment or First Home Buyer Opportunity in a Great Location Comfortable three bedroom home in need of updating, features open plan lounge/ dining and kitchen/meals areas. Set on approx. 885m2 with four car garage/shed.

Reserve Price $325,000 View By appointment Contact Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

Auction Saturday 1 December at 3pm

Woodend - Tylden 520 Chanters Lane “South Berembong” - 65 Ha (161 acres) Executors Realisation Sale Excellent small farm with existing three bedroom brick veneer residence in a beautiful established setting with stunning picturesque views over spring fed “Lake Berembong” (approx 7 acres surface area) to Mount Macedon. Good balance of red volcanic and grey loam soils. Perfect site to develop a new dream contemporary home.



NOVEMBER 6, 2012

Reserve Price $1,375,000 View Sat 10 November 12-12.30pm Sat 24 November 11-11.30am Contact John Keating 0419 880 444


Crown Allotment L, Fiddlers Green Road The Groundwork is Done - Just Build Your Dream House! An exceptional and diligently prepared 3.5 acre homesite in the country adjacent to the renowned ‘Sunbury Lodge’ with northern views to the historic ‘Windmill Farm’ and beautiful countryside only a few minutes’ drive from Kyneton town centre.

Price $445,000 View By appointment Contact Julian Davies 0407 670 234

Auction Saturday 24 November at 1pm


Estimated Selling Price $690,000 to $725,000 View Sat 10 Nov 1-1.30pm or by appointment Elegant three bedroom Victorian residence in sought after “Old Kyneton”. Contact Sandi Mueller Same family ownership for over 50 years. Just a short stroll to cosmopolitan 0408 392 347 Piper Street, Campaspe River walk and main shopping precinct.

38 Wedge Street Hutton circa 1880 - One of Kyneton’s Finest on 1349m2

Kyneton 14 Stevensons Rise (Bluestone Rise Estate)

Price View

As New and Neat as a Pin on 560m2

Immaculate one year old 18sq four bedroom, two bathroom brick veneer residence in a quiet court location with ducted gas heating, ducted vacuum system and integrated two car automated garage.

$427,500 Sat 10 Nov 2-2.30pm or by appointment Contact Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

Auction Saturday 1 December at 11am

Romsey 142 Ochiltrees Road (Cnr Crooked Road) “Ochiltrees” on 25 Ha (62.3 Acres) An impeccably presented and gracious residence of approx 70sqs plus verandah’s with numerous outstanding features including 11 main rooms, four bathrooms, quality appliances, beautiful timber floors, 4m ceilings and heritage style. Other features include rich red volcanic soil, excellent pastures and water supply, panoramic views and only 3km to town centre.

Reserve Price $1,950,000 View Sat 10 Nov 3-3.30pm Sat 17 Nov 4.30-5pm or by appointment Contact John Keating 0419 880 444

Mount Macedon 22 Wynn Avenue ‘The Terraces’ on 2.5 acres A superb, professionally designed and established garden homesite nestled amongst some of the very elite gardens of Mount Macedon within a 45 minute drive of the city.

NOVEMBER 6, 2012


Price Reduced $645,000 View By appointment Contact Julian Davies 0407 670 234




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Land Across the North West

Buying made easy Explore a display centre and meet builders and a financial provider



Central living: Featherbrook estate has everything a family could need.

Featherbrook Developer: Central Equity Land Address: 275 Sneydes Road, Point Cook Opening hours: 10am-5pm, Mondays-Fridays, and 11am-5pm, Saturdays-Sundays. Phone: 1800PT COOK (1800 78 2665) Website:


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rospective homebuyers can view home sites at Featherbrook estate in Point Cook during a ‘Super Saturday’ land sale on November 24. ‘‘There will be free gourmet food by ‘Flying Woks’, coffee and the opportunity to win prizes, including a $5000 holiday or new home owner’s pack,’’ Central Equity Land sales manager Jeremy Vile says. ‘‘Visitors can explore the new display centre, meet builders and speak with a financial provider.’’ A key attraction of Featherbrook estate is its established village, with a medical centre, pharmacy, cafe, and the Brook Bistro. The village also has a community centre housing child and maternal healthcare services, kindergarten rooms, a play area with equipment and a sandpit, IT and hospitality training facilities. And a prep to year 9 school and retail precinct are on the cards. ‘Super Saturday’ is from 10am to 5pm. For more details about Featherbrook estate, call the sales office or visit the website.


HIGHFIELDS LAND RELEASE NOW SELLING With land now on sale from a very affordable price of $195,000*, this is your opportunity to secure your ideal block in The Highfields Release, one of only a few remaining land releases at Jacksons Hill.

• 14 spacious lots ranging in size from 453m2 to 876m2

All lots offer the chance to build a home with stunning views across Sunbury’s vineyards and surrounding rural landscape.

• Close to Sunbury’s largest adventure playground, Sheoak Reserve and the future neighbourhood centre

Make sure you secure your block of land in Sunbury’s highly sought after Jacksons Hill community, call 131 852 today.

• Existing schools, shops and sports facilities all nearby


• Established community with landscaped streets and mature trees

Call 131 852 or visit

*Subject to availability and approvals

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Pergolas Plus Outdoor Living builds quality steel structures for the domestic market. The Company offers a comprehensive package that includes custom designs, quality Australian branded materials and employs its own installers. To be a strong contender for this role, you will ideally have experience in the Building Industry and have a demonstrated record of sales achievement and a current Drivers Licence. You will have excellent negotiation and communication skills. Computer skills are necessary, as is the ability to use the information tools provided for job costing. You will understand contemporary Marketing methods and have the ability to help manage a generous marketing budget. Pergolas Plus Outdoor Living offers a Base Salary plus Commission, a fully maintained Company car, fuel card, uniforms and phone. For further information call our office on 8746 9866. Please send applications to or post to PO Box 2300 Sunbury, 3429, prior to Monday, 19th November 2012.



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Tricks of the trade Melton South’s Peter Brown has a magical career, writes Rebecca Miller chance encounter with a puppeteer and the influence of ‘magic’ on TV persuaded Peter Brown to become a magician. ‘‘As a child I wanted to be a teacher,’’ Peter says. ‘‘But this changed when one day at primary school a puppeteer performed for us. After the show he spoke to me about his job and our conversation has stuck in my mind ever since.’’ He was wooed by magic again in high school. ‘‘In year 10 I saw a magician on TV and loved him. That week I went to a magic shop to buy the trick he had performed. The shop assistant, also a magician, didn’t want to sell it to me because it was too difficult for a first trick. Of course, I ended up buying it.’’ Peter’s love of magic grew from


adult’s birthday parties and a bar mitzvah. Or there could be a corporate or community event.’’ Peter also teaches magic to adults: ‘‘They get a real buzz out of it — proving magic is not something just kids enjoy.’’ Over the years Peter’s had several highlights, and celebrity meetings. ‘‘I’ve met famous people and stolen an ex prime minister’s watch . . . and gave it back of course, worked for the charity Challenge (supporting children with cancer) at sleepovers and camps, travelled to resorts on Hamilton Island and Cable Beach and even Phuket for a corporate gig.’’ His advice to aspiring magicians: ‘‘Do what you enjoy and have a passion for, that way it’s easier being exceptional in your chosen career.’’

there and he practised it whenever he could. ‘‘I just made magic because I loved it and wasn’t thinking of making a career from entertaining people.’’ After finishing high school, he worked as an apprentice at a government printing office. ‘‘It was the perfect job, long print runs watching ink and water levels while practising slight-of-hand card and coin tricks.’’ Now he works as a professional magician and comedian and has shared tricks for the past 23 years at kindergartens, schools, birthday and cocktail parties and corporate gigs. He says there’s no typical week — each one bringing new gigs and audiences with multiple shows in a day. ‘‘Weekends are the busiest times. I might perform six children’s and two

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Classifieds 13 24 25 Cars New and Used HONDA ACCORD 1997 VTIS. Only 114,000kms. Full Honda service history, 4 cylinder, auto, 2 airbags, ABS, air cond, cruise control, leather, s/roof, excel cond. 7 months reg. RWC. $6,290 RegOHM-283. Phone 0412 217 087.

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Midsized SUV heads fightback The new CR-V leads the way for Honda’s year ahead, writes Alistair Kennedy part from the opportunity to preview all the latest and greatest in the automotive world, the annual Australian International Motor Showprovides the motoring media with a great chance to meet up with the top executives of the local car industry. The day after this year’s AIMS media day in Sydney we were able to sit down with the CEO of Honda Australia, Satoshi Matsuzawa, to discuss Honda’s plans for the next 12 months. The most important item on the Honda agenda is the imminent launch of the fourth generation CR-V. This midsized SUV has been one of the mainstays of the Honda range ever since its release here in 1997. Along with the Toyota RAV4, CR-V was one of the trailblazers in what was then a new class of vehicles – one that has since grown dramatically as more and more buyers appreciate their practical benefits. Where CR-V has lagged behind many of its competitors is in offering the option of a twowheel drive variant. Ever since the tariff anomaly


Trailblazer: The new Honda CR-V is due here shortly.

which, illogically, favoured the importation of 4WD vehicles over 2WDs was dropped in January 2010, Honda’s rivals have progressively added 2WDs to their SUV range. Most buyers in this segment are urban-based and appreciate the lower price and running costs by deleting a feature most didn’t need or want in the first place. The lack of a 2WD variant, together with an ageing model and, more recently, production delays because of the Thailand floods, have seen CR-V’s sales numbers drop significantly in the past couple of years from its heyday when it was consistently among the top three or four sellers in the market segment. The upcoming fourthgeneration CR-V will help correct this situation and will become the first to be offered with the choice of two or four-wheel drive. Next cab off the Honda rank, in the first quarter next year, will be a hybrid version of the company’s popular Jazz hatch. The first half of next year will also see the upgrade of another Honda staple, with the arrival of the ninth-generation Accord.

Enduring love for Corolla A stylish Corolla is on the way, writes Ewan Kennedy ustralians love Corollas and have done so for 46 years. Ours was the first market outside Japan to receive the car, Corollas were built here in Melbourne for many years and on average, Australians buy almost 10 times more Corollas than the global average for the car. I had the privilege of speaking briefly to Toyota president Akio Toyoda in Tokyo in 2011 during a visit to review and test-drive the new Toyota 86. The launch of that exciting sports coupe showed that a revolution was under way in Toyota. The new Corolla, though obviously not in the same league for excitement as the 86, moves the car upwards in its styling and driving dynamics. This car is bang up to date in sleek lines and in the way the lights and grille work blend together. It is powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine based on the one used in the outgoing model. It has significant changes to improve power and torque characteristic and reduce consumption. At this stage, the Corolla is being sold only as a five-door hatchback; sedans won’t be seen until this time next year. In the meantime, the existing sedans will remain on sale. Four grades are being offered, starting with the Corolla Ascent with a price tag of $19,990 before on-road costs. The most expensive new Corolla, the equipmentpacked Levin ZR with automatic transmission, is priced at $30,490 plus on-roads.


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Muzzle the guzzle BMW — running on the smell of an oily rag, report DEREK OGDEN and EWAN KENNEDY. unning on ‘the smell of an oily rag’, once an attempt at automotive humour, is no longer a joke when talking about diesel-powered cars. The new BMW 318d, for example, a dieselfuelled sedan, takes up the fuel economy battle to the hybrids. Putting the BMW 318d in the ring with such petrol/electric hybrids is a four-cylinder twinpower turbo-diesel engine that weighs in with a peak power output of 105kW and maximum 320Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is just 4.5 litres per 100km on the combined urban/ highway cycle. During our week with the new BMW 3 Series entry-level model we managed to get fuel consumption down to just 3.6 litres per 100km on the motorway and 6.1 in town, which goes a long way to matching petrol/electric hybrids. But diesels create more CO2 than petrol/electric hybrids. As an example the BMW 318d has a Green Vehicle Guide rating of 118 grams a kilometre, compared with the Toyota Prius at 89


grams. Helping to achieve such low fuel consumption figures in the BMW 318d sedan is an eight-speed automatic transmission. All 3 Series models also now feature auto start/stop, as standard, automatically cutting the engine at traffic lights or in stationary traffic to save fuel. Further fuel-saving measures include brake energy regeneration that has power for the vehicle electrical system being generated only during braking and overrun. The fitment of electric power steering, which only draws power when assistance is required in cornering, also helps reduce fuel usage. Performance, on the other hand, takes a hit with acceleration from zero to 100 km/h taking 9.3 seconds. The petrol-driven 320i hits the same speed a couple of seconds quicker. Drivers and passengers have the benefit of the new Driving Experience Control, which in the BMW 318d sets the tone with three driving modes — Comfort, Sport, and Eco Pro — working on powertrain, steering, throttle and

Nifty: Small, fun and economical, the BMW turbo-diesel is excellent. dynamic stability control settings. Eco Pro, as well as altering throttle response and transmission shift points, keeps cabin heating and air-conditioning, optional heated seats and the exterior mirrors working at optimum efficiency, cutting fuel consumption by as much as 20 per cent. A fourth setting, Sport+, is available if the car is specified with Sport Line, Adaptive M Suspen-

sion or Variable Sports Steering option. At $56,400, the entry-level 318d limbos under the luxury car tax threshold bar with little to spare but can be tipped over into the higher bracket by a long list of cost options. While there’s a premium price to pay over the likes of the Prius and Civic, on running costs, the 318d takes the fuel sippers on in a fiscal fistfight. It’s close.

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November 6, 2012


INBRIEF RDFL The Riddell league’s commitment to interleague will step up a gear next season with a match against the Kyabram District Football League announced for next season. The KDFL lost to Picola South East in last year’s VCFL country championships, now to be known as the AFL Country Victoria Interleague championships. The venue for the match is still to be determined. While Kyabram may sit some way away from the league’s Sunbury headquarters, the leagues have a reasonably close geographic relationship with clubs such as Avenel, Nagambie, Longwood and Violet Town near the RDFL’s easternmost teams such as Kilmore and Broadford. The RDFL under18s and netballers will play against the Ballarat Netball League prior to the championships. Coaching positions for the interleague season are now open, for senior and under-18 football and senior netball. Applications close November 23. See the RDFL website for more details.

Soccer Football Federation Victoria will need a new CEO next year after announcing last week that incumbent Mark Rendell would stand down before the Christmas break. Rendell, recruited from Bowls Australia in 2007, leaves with state league football set to undergo a major restructure and fall in line with Football Federation Australia guidelines. FFV president Nick Monteleone said it would seek to appoint an acting CEO until a full-time replacement for Rendell was found.


Swarming: Riddells Creek Primary School sent a bigger than normal team to Lakeside Stadium.

Jessie does her school proud BY TEO PELLIZZERI RIDDELLS Creek Primary School sported a bumper team of students to compete in this year’s School Sport Victoria track and field primary state finals held at Lakeside Stadium at Albert Park recently. The team of 13 was an unprecedented number for the school and a source of pride for both the students and team co-ordinators. ‘‘Parents, students and staff have been giving up lunchtimes and after school to train the teams,’’ PE and sport teacher Claire Davis said. ‘‘This is the largest number of students the school has sent in over 10 years, and is the

highest number of students from the Macedon Ranges district. ‘‘Our whole school community is behind the team and we wish them all the best on their quest for success at the state championships. ‘‘Our relay teams are only two seconds off the pace from last year’s finalists, so we are confident we can train hard and perform our best time on the day.’’ Jessie Andrews was the only competitor from the school to finish on the podium after running second in the 12-13-year-old girls’ 200m run. Jessie’s time of 27.73 was only narrowly behind the winner on 27.33. She was also picked in the School Sport Victoria track and field team to compete in Adelaide later this month.

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Riddells Creek Primary School — SSV Track & Field Results ■ Angus Worne: boys 9-10 100m, ninth, 14.74 ■ Bridget Mouat: girls 9-10 80m hurdle, ninth, 16.17 ■ Shannon Horton: girls 11yo high jump, 12th, 1.25m ■ Jessie Andrews: girls 12-13 200m, second, 27.73 ■ Girls 9-10 4x100m relay (Morgan Conley, Laila O’Donnell, Bridget Mouat, Jordyn Stewart replacing Bridget Allen) — DQ, DNF ■ Boys 9-10 4x100m relay (Angus Worne, Connor Flynn, Harrison Jeffery, Jesse Horton) — 11th, 1:01.41 ■ Girls 12-13 4x100m relay (Jessie Andrews, Grace Abela, Alysha Sullivan, Samathan Allen) — 17th, 1:00.01

Footy will continue through summer with AFL 9s returning to the park at two venues in the west of Melbourne. All teams that register a team in the summer season go into the draw to play in a side to be led by Hawthorn great Robert Dipierdomenico against the SEN All Stars at Kevin Bartlett Oval. The game is played between two teams of nine players, with the option of interchange players. AFL Victoria general manager Grant Williams says AFL 9s is quickly growing in popularity. “Nationally, numbers have grown rapidly in AFL 9s over the past year, with nearly 13,000 people now playing the game. AFL 9s enables people of all ages and ability levels to take part in male, female or mixed competitions that fit around their busy lives and provide a social and fitness outlet,” Williams said. The Keilor Park-based competition starts on Monday, November 12. For more details, contact the Essendon District Football League on 9338 4854. A Point Cook Reserve-based competition also starts on the same date. For details, contact the Western Region Football League on 9315 5400.

Bulldogs will bite back, says new coach NEW Gisborne coach Kevin Fitzgerald is confident the Bulldogs will respond positively to their agonising Bendigo Football League grand final defeat. The Bulldogs have appointed Fitzgerald as their new coach for 2013. For the past two seasons, he has been an assistant coach at Gisborne to Luke Saunders, who has stood down for health reasons. Fitzgerald takes over a Bulldogs side that lost this year’s epic BFL grand final to Golden Square by three points in a match that wasn’t

decided until a 50-metre kick after the siren from Gisborne veteran Rod Sharp landed on the goal line. “The loss stings, but there’s no doubt they are a really positive group and want to make amends,” Fitzgerald said yesterday. “You don’t get over a loss like that easily and it shows just how hard grand finals are to win. “But next year we start level with all the other clubs and it’s going to be up to us to make the running.” As well as his two years as an assistant coach

Bowls Victoria Tuesday women’s and mixed results. Premier Women: Sunbury 0-25 lt Lalor 16-80 (M Young 11 lt B Edwards 24 L Dickinson 6 lt G Edwards 33 E Favelli 8 lt C Odgers 23). Open Div 1 Sec 1: Hoppers (2) 14-70 d Sunbury (2) 2-61. Open Div 1 Sec 2: Melton (2) 16-84 d Sunbury (3) 0-40. Open Div 2 Sec 1: Sunbury (4) 2-47 lt Altona North 14-68.

at Gisborne, Fitzgerald has previously coached Lancefield and Romsey, while he also has experience with VFL club Box Hill. He coached Lancefield to a premiership in 2009 and hopes to build on the platform set by Saunders over the past two years. “Luke set about addressing the culture of the club and really turned it around,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s my job now to keep that culture going. I’m quite confident that the players have bought into that culture and really want to keep it going.” — Luke West/Bendigo Advertiser

W-LEAGUE The worst fears have been realised for reigning Victorian Women’s Premier League gold medallist Louisa Bisby and W-League young player of the year Ashley Brown after both were diagnosed with torn knee ligaments last week. Both players were injured in Melbourne Victory’s 1-0 loss to Brisbane Roar last Saturday week at the Veneto Club in Bulleen and were diagnosed last week with anterior cruciate ligament tears. Bisby, 33, won one cap for the Matildas in 2007 and was captain of the Melbourne Victory in its first two matches. Brown, 17, won her first caps for the national team this year.


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