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Pine plantation on radar for hub has the required space to build a hub. It’s also well located to service Gisborne, including the growth areas on the south side of the town, and has good car, cycling and walking access.’’ Community backlash forced the council last year to abandon plans to build the centre on Gisborne’s Daly Reserve at a cost of $3.8 million. Friends of Daly Nature Reserve, which was formed to protect the reserve from development, said last week the hub was no longer an issue for the group. As such, the group had no comment to make on the latest proposed site, its

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would take place once the council had initial feedback from all stakeholders. ‘‘There is still a long way to go. ‘‘Even if the site proved suitable in every way we still have to negotiate with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to secure the site and then find the money to build the hub.’’ He said building the early childhood services hub would only be possible with state or federal funding. However, if given approval from all sides, the council expects construction to start in 2015 and take between six and 12 months to complete.

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A PINE plantation between Gisborne Secondary College and a public cemetery is the latest site to be singled out by Macedon Ranges Council for a proposed multimillion-dollar early years hub. The council is investigating the potential use of the 1.8-hectare block owned by the state government. Mayor Roger Jukes said the site had been shortlisted from an original list of sites in Gisborne. ‘‘Of all the sites, we prioritised this one for further investigation because it

spokeswoman Helen Radnedge said. The council will consult the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Gisborne Cemetery Trust, Gisborne Secondary College, neighbouring residents, Grant Avenue Kindergarten and service providers about its hopes for the site. Gisborne resident Tony Smith said he was pleased the council was ‘‘actively engaging at an early stage with all stakeholders who may possibly be affected by any proposed site’’. Cr Jukes said a traffic study, costings and broader consultation

Nurturing nature Friends of Holden Flora Reserve will be getting their hands dirty on Saturday as they plant trees along the reserve and Jacksons Creek. This is the group’s first tree-planting day for the year. ‘‘The aim is to create a windbreak in the wildlife corridor to hook up with the native vegetation’’, says the group’s Bianca Aquilina (pictured at the site). ‘‘We want to strengthen the natural vegetation along the creek.’’ She said the group planned to plant 250 trees with about 30 people helping out. The treeplanting is from 10am-noon, starting from the end of Stratford Close (behind Victoria University’ Sunbury campus).

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INBRIEF Lions Park upgrade Riddells Creek Lions Park committee is calling on residents to submit ideas to upgrade the park. A meeting will be held at the park from 8.30-11.30am on Saturday. There will be information from groups including Greening of Riddell, Bendigo Bank Community Bank and a CFA stall as well as a jumping-castle for children. Details: Kristie Murden, 0418 322 809

Stompin’ at town hall Older residents of the Macedon Ranges will kick up their heels to the music of the Victoria Police Show Band at the Grey Light Dance on Wednesday, May 8. The free event is at Kyneton Town Hall from 1.30-4.30pm. Afternoon tea will be provided. To book call Stephanie Harper on 5422 0258 or email sharper@mrsc.vic.gov.au by April 29.

Break-in at reservoir Western Water is warning residents that public access to its reservoirs and pump stations is prohibited. Two males have been captured on closed-circuit television footage entering Mount Macedon’s Orde Hill Reservoir, carrying fishing rods. Western Water’s Peter Donlon said: ‘‘We take the safety of our drinking water supplies extremely seriously and have stepped up surveillance in the area as a result of this incident.’’ People who witness others breaking into reservoirs or water assets in the shire are urged to record number plates of vehicles and call 1300 650 422.

Generous couple Non-profit group Challenge is looking for an elderly couple who anonymously donated $1000 at a sausage sizzle fund-raiser for the charity outside the Royal Hotel on April 30. The charity wants to thank them for their generosity. Details: 9329 8474

Social justice forum Hume Council will host a social justice conference on May 10 at the Hume Global Learning Centre in Broadmeadows. Mayor Geoff Porter says the 2013 Hume Social Justice Conference: Making a World of Difference will build on an agenda started with the adoption of the Hume Social Justice Charter in 2001. Bookings: Carmen Largiolli, 9205 3437, or email carmenla@hume.gov.au

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WHINNYING or neighing, horses speak a language that Louise Kropach understands. The horse trainer and professional development coach from Byron Bay in NSW is visiting the Macedon Ranges to share her techniques with horse lovers. At her three-day riding clinic next weekend in Riddells Creek, riders will be introduced to Ms Kropach’s training techniques. She will also host two evening lectures on horse whispering and developing natural leadership in businesses or organisations. The essence of her programs is building partnerships between horse and rider. ‘‘It’s the learning of the art of horse whispering, communicating with horses, riding and skills,’’ she says. ‘‘Horses can lick and chew to show they understand and accept your instruction.’’

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BY ANGELA VALENTE KINDERGARTENS operated by Macedon Ranges Council in Kyneton, Woodend and Macedon are undergoing upgrades. Funding for the works includes $700,000 from the state government’s early learning facility upgrade program and $479,500 from the council. Temporary teaching rooms have been set up at each centre to allow kindergarten sessions to continue during the renovations. Council community wellbeing director Karen Stevens said that upgrades would enable all council-managed kindergartens to offer 15-hour

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Council gets to work as jobless rate grows BY TARA MURRAY UNEMPLOYMENT in the Macedon Ranges remains lower than the Victorian average despite the figures showing a slight increase last year. Small Area Labour Markets Australia, which compiles data on behalf of the federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, found that unemployment increased across the shire to 3.3 per cent at the end of the December quarter — up from 2.7 per cent at the end of the previous year. There were 697 unemployed people in the shire at the end of last year. While the jobless rate has risen, it is still well below the state average of 5.5 per cent at the end of the December quarter last year. Kyneton had the highest jobless rate in the

Macedon Ranges, with 194 people or 4.1 per cent of adults without a job — from 3.6 per cent in the previous 12 months. Romsey’s unemployment rate was 3.4 per cent (up from 2.8 per cent) and the rest of the shire was 2.3 per cent (from 1.7 per cent). The number of jobless people in Sunbury fell from 3.7 per cent at the end of 2011 to 2.8 per cent at the end of the December quarter last year. This meant an additional 183 Sunbury residents joined the workforce last year. The jobless figures also fell in other Hume areas. Broadmeadows’ unemployment rate fell below 10 per cent for the first time in over five years: to 9.6 per cent in the December quarter last year, from 12.1 per cent to December the previous year. Over the same period, unemploy-

‘The overall number of unemployed people in Hume is still too high.’ Geoff Porter ment fell from 7 per cent to 5.7 per cent in Craigieburn. Hume mayor Geoff Porter said the council’s ongoing priority was to ensure a thriving and sustainable community. “The overall number of unemployed people in Hume is still too high,’’ Cr Porter said. ‘‘Council must continue to work with both the Victorian and federal governments and our business leaders to seek out and create opportunities.’’ He said the council was develop-

ing an investment attraction framework to encourage new business in Hume, to support its early engagement in the digital economy and improve local labour market supply for business through its ‘local jobs for local people’ program. Cr Porter said the council was supporting outreach job clubs to help reduce the unemployment rate. One of those is the Sunbury Job Shop set up by the Sunbury Employment and Learning Committee. “There is more to unemployment than money,’’ the mayor said. ‘‘Mental, physical and emotional pressure can affect the individual and their family. It also affects our community. Children who grow up in homes where no one is working often miss out on the opportunities that help to give them the best start in life.”

Spinning yarns for a purler of an exhibition Works judged the best will then be entered into a state competition. Craft stalls, morning and afternoon tea and lunch will also be available during the exhibition. A member of CWA for four years, Mrs Brooks says the association is looking for new members. ‘‘We [Romsey branch] have 14 members. You don’t need to be a specific age to join; you just need to be female.’’ ‘‘I like it because you’re doing it for other people, with other groups, and there’s the social aspect of it, too. I enjoy craftwork and cookery . . .’’ The exhibition, at the Romsey Mechanics Institute, is open Friday, 9.30am-4pm, and Saturday, 10am3.30pm. Entry is $2 with children under 16 admitted free. Details: Jay Brooks, 5429 6163 Knitting art: CWA members (from left) Jay Brooks, Heather Seamons, Val Jordan and Anne Barry with their creations.

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ROMSEY’S Jay Brooks has a knack for knitting. She will enter some of her best knitting and crocheting work in the Country Women’s Association of Victoria’s creative arts exhibition. The exhibition will show off the skills — sewing, cookery, beadwork, floral art, papercraft, photography, embroidery, toys, dolls and teddy bears — of other central highlands CWA group members who reside in the Macedon Ranges, Sunbury and Craigieburn. Mrs Brooks, president of the Romsey CWA branch, will showcase handmade greeting cards and preserved fruit at the annual exhibition. ‘‘It’s a competition and each piece is judged and awarded points the day before the exhibition opens,’’ she said.

   

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Compo bill soars for tradies hurt on job BY TARA MURRAY HUME tradies claimed nearly $57 million from WorkCover between 2008 and 2012 — more than any other municipality. The WorkSafe figures released on Monday show Hume tradies made 990 claims during the period for a cost of $56.9 million. While Port Phillip workers made the most claims — 1009 — the cost was $49.3 million.

Overall, in the past five years, more than 17,000 injury claims in the construction industry were reported to WorkSafe, costing almost $1 billion in treatment, wages and other expenses. Tradies and labourers made up almost 80 per cent of those injured. In the Macedon Ranges, 107 workers claimed more than $6 million. Of the municipalities in Melbourne’s north-

west, Hobsons Bay was the next highest after Hume, with 465 claims at a cost of nearly $29 million. WorkSafe inspector Steve Thornley said the high number of construction sites in Hume was the likely reason for the high number of claims. ‘‘We generally find the construction industry is over-represented though only 10 per cent of people work in the industry. ‘‘These figures have been pretty steady, though

they don’t consider the human cost, when someone doesn’t come home or is in hospital. ‘‘These injuries can affect relationships and many injuries are built up over a number of years.’’ He said businesses needed to be vigilant about safety. ‘‘Lack of supervision is the leading cause of injuries. You need to have some plans, so work sites are organised and not messy.’’

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TEENAGERS at Sunbury Youth Centre got into the spirit of Youth Week with a Manga Madness day, dressing up as their favourite character. Manga is a Japanese genre of cartoons, comic books and films. Hume teenagers made the most of the week and council-run activities such as sushi-making, origami, karaoke, anime screenings, games and competitions.

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Artwork up the garden path AN exhibition in Macedon will fuse art and gardens for Artanica, a major biennial event in the shire. With a 90-year history of promoting horticulture, the Mount Macedon and District Horticultural Society will put on the exhibition this weekend in the grounds of Lewisham at 305 Mount Macedon Road in Macedon. Co-ordinator Jan Sherry says Artanica is an opportunity for people not only to see a beautiful garden at its autumn best, but also to enjoy garden sculpture crafted by some of Victoria’s leading artists. ‘‘Visitors can acquire art direct from the artist or talk with them about commissioning their own unique piece.’’ Works on display are crafted from stone, steel, iron, bronze, copper and ceramics by artists such as Gillian Govan, Rudi Jass, Al Phemister, Yvonne George, Richard Kloester, Padma and Ashika, Dawn Robinson, David Dawson and Kathryn Portelli. There will be music, food and wine available. Entry is $10 with children under 18 free. Details: mtmacedonhort.org.au or call Jan Sherry on 0409 022 331. — Angela Valente

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Steel sculpture: Dawn Robinson with one of her abstract sculptures called Pod, made from steel, copper wires and river rocks. Picture: Paul Rovere

TWO women were killed in a collision in Bulla on Friday morning. Police believe an elderly woman was driving east on Sunbury Road when her car and two other vehicles travelling west collided about 10.30am. The elderly woman and a woman driving one of the other cars died at the scene. The occupants of the third car escaped injury. Police are investigating reports that one of the cars had been travelling on the wrong side of the road. The deaths follows a collision in Toolern Vale on April 5 that killed a 19-year-old Melton man. A 42-year-old Trentham woman driving a second car was flown to Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries. While police are still investigating the Bulla collision, both Sunbury and Macedon Ranges police are warning people to take

care when driving. Sunbury Acting Senior Sergeant Fiona Parvin said police would continue to push the message of making sure people adjust to road conditions. Officer-in-charge of Macedon Ranges highway patrol Sergeant Geoff Neil said drivers not using their headlights in bad weather was a big issue. ‘‘I’m astonished at the number of people who on days of bad weather don’t use their headlights,’’ he said. ‘‘We’ve had some foggy and misty mornings and as we’re moving into the winter period, people need to put their lights on and make sure their lights have working globes.’’ Those who fail to turn on their headlights at night or in bad weather face a $211 fine and one demerit point. Drivers who use their fog lamps in inappropriate conditions also face a $141 on-thespot fine. People with information on any of the collisions can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au

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to retrofit with LEDs will be subsidied by 75% to make this technology available to businesses at a very competitive price. This means you only pay a quarter of the normal retail cost. Replacing a 50W halogen with a 10W LED can save approximately 1.8 tonnes of greenhouse gases (or the equivalent of 7.5 cars off the road and over $330 dollars in electricity costs over the lifetime of the product.) The payback period for this investment is usually within 3-6 months of installation.

How many halogen down lights do you have in your business, and how much energy and money could you be saving? This offer ends 30 June 2013, so jump in quick!

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INSIDESTORY

Punch lines

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Being a comedian isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, writes Ben Cameron.

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‘‘I like watching my dad and the way he gets the crowd laughing and clapping, plus he teaches me a lot about comedy,’’ Tyson says. ‘‘I’ve worked on my facial expressions and timing. When I watch myself back on video I notice different things I could do better and I try to improve. ‘‘Sometimes you see people’s faces and you can get a little nervous, but I just focus on my routine. But sometimes it’s hard to make things funny.’’ Doug says his routine is a delicate balancing act between hitting the mark without breaking hearts. ‘‘I’d like to be more honest,’’ he says. ‘‘But if you’re too honest you can hurt people also. You have to have that fine line between being honest and hurting those you care about.’’

While Doug’s career began at the pub, Tina Macumber’s comic education started at Bacchus Marsh Secondary College. ‘‘I used to tell funny stories in most of my classes. I’d pretend the students were my audience,’’ she says. ‘‘The table was my stage and the teacher was a heckler who kept interrupting my performance!’’ It wasn’t until she got into hosting sporting events that people suggested she give comedy a serious go. ‘‘My older bro actually gave me the push I needed,’’ she says. ‘‘After a couple weeks of seeing comedy, I found the courage to put my name down and I haven’t looked back.’’ Also a storyteller, she says every bad experience is another potential gag for the repertoire. ‘‘The worst gig I ever did was in Bacchus Marsh. ‘‘I was asked to perform at a Relay For Life event at Maddingly Oval. There were about 80 people there, but the room was dead silent for the first eight minutes. ‘‘I got a couple of chuckles, but it was just one of those things. The same material killed it in most rooms, but noone was laughing that day. I completely bombed. But the good news is, I took that experience and turned it into material.’’ She says there is no such thing as a guaranteed laugh, and she cites respected female comedian Fiona O’Loughlin as one who has suffered the fate of silence and given her support. ‘‘You’re not going to nail every gig,’’ Macumber says, ‘‘but it doesn’t mean you’re not funny. You just need to be strong and get back out there to do it all over again. ‘‘She [O’Loughlin] said to me that that story [which bombed] was absolutely hilarious; she loved it. As shit as things may be, someone will always find it funny.’’ A keen sportswoman, Macumber says the feeling of nailing a gig is like kicking a goal or hitting the winning runs in a final to win (‘‘It’s an amazing feeling, sometimes euphoric’’), and like sport, comedy is a male-dominated industry. To alter the imbalance, she runs a comedy room in Carlton that has a strict a 50/50 gender split. ‘‘Women are the minority so I think they do

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very job has its pitfalls, but for those employed to make us laugh, setbacks can be a lot more upsetting than your standard paper cut or computer breakdown. There are the hecklers, the awkward silence when a joke fails to ignite, and even prejudice from fellow comics. Doug Chappel has experienced the lot. ‘‘The biggest hurdle in the comedy industry was the prejudice. There was a real social class thing, which I’d never experienced before,’’ he says. ‘‘Not from the audience, but from other comedians. A lot of them come from middle to upper-class backgrounds. The other comics would make me feel embarrassed and ashamed to be working-class. ‘‘Most of the comedians had come from uni so I was pretty different to everybody else. A lot of talking behind my back. There still is, but it’s like any job.’’ However, the sour notes behind the mic have been integral to sharpening his schtick, he believes. ‘‘Everyone has bad gigs ... and that’s how you become a better comic. You don’t learn anything from good gigs. Bad gigs make you look inside yourself.’’ Despite the barbs, Doug remains drawn to the sheer euphoria of making an entire room lose it with laughter. His approach is pretty simple. He spins yarns rather than distribute witty one liners with machine-gun precision. ‘‘I like to tell stories, stories about my life,’’ he says. ‘‘It makes you look inside yourself.’’ Doug admits it was never his dream to be a stand-up comic. Now an established funnyman after 16 years in the game, He caught the comedy bug by accident at the Esplanade Hotel in StKilda at an open mic night. Unemployed at the time with no real direction, his life suddenly found one the moment he walked on stage. ‘‘I didn’t have any real goals,’’ he says of that night, dressed from head to toe in a tracksuit and gold jewellery. ‘‘I just did it to impress my friends. I remember Dave O’Neill telling me I’d changed so much [since that night]. He said the first time he saw me he went and locked his car.’’ Comedy is now in the family, with Doug’s son Tyson performing stand-up and recently rehearsing for a show on ABC3. Tyson says the old man has been a great sounding board for advice, and has helped shape his routine for an older audience.

“Everyone has bad gigs ... and that’s how you become a better comic.” have to work harder in some cases,’’ she says. ‘‘If you were to go and check out a comedy night with 10 comics on the bill, most probably there would be nine males and one female. Automatically there’s a lot of pressure on that female to perform well.’’

Like Tina, Jason Carstens was the class clown who was always destined for comedy in some shape or form, but that’s where the similarities end. He likes to invent his comedy, rather than recall old stories. ‘‘Being safe is not one of my motivators,’’ he says. ‘‘I seek the spontaneous, uncontrived belly laugh.’’ He splits comedy into two categories: creative and re-recreative - and he’s definitely the former. ‘‘Re-creative is the Seinfeld type that reminds you what you did yesterday and you can yell out, ‘it’s funny because it’s true’,’’ he says. ‘‘If somebody ever yelled that out at one of my gigs I’d seriously consider giving it away. ‘‘I find that stuff easy and cheap. I like to be creative and invent silly scenarios and punchlines.’’ While he brought along 20 of his closest friends for his first-ever gig, he says the laughter of a complete stranger is the best indication of success. ‘‘Your friends or your family’s bias is not the measure. Comedy is a pure sport, like cricket. You can’t say you batted well when the papers show you made two runs. ‘‘Let the crowd be the judge. If they laugh, it’s funny; if not, re-work it or lose it. Be real, be yourself, be likeable.

Pictured opposite: Doug Chappel and his son Tyson Above: Tina Macumber and Jason Carstens

‘‘And try to stay fresh, even if your material doesn’t change much. I did it all so much I had rope burn,’’ he says. ‘‘Old rope is a term for your tried and true material. ‘‘I remember a friend reminding me that each gig is a new crowd and what is old to me was new to them. ‘‘From then on I adopted the attitude with each gig that I deliver every gag as though I had written it last night and just for them alone.’’ He says the buzz keeps him coming back. ‘‘It feels nice to know that for 10 minutes to an hour you can take people away from mundane reality and day-to-day problems,’’ he says. ‘‘While I’m up there they are mine and safe for a while. When I’m done they can go back to what I hope is now a happier place than what it was before, even fleetingly. ‘‘Laughter truly is the best medicine.’’ I

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NEWS ●

Fire danger not over just yet: CFA

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Early impressions Thirty-five artists, including Kyneton’s Sarah Gabriel (pictured), will throw open their doors for the second Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Open Studios this November. The list of artists was announced at a launch on Friday. For six days, the public will meet the artists, get a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the creative process of artists and learn about their work and inspiration. “Visiting artists in their studios is a privilege that offers great insight into the way they create their work,’’ Creative producer Jill Rivers said. ‘‘Studios are also often quite private, so it’s a special experience to meet the artists in their workplace.” Details: dmropenstudios.com.au

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HUME residents are being warned against complacency despite the fire danger period having officially ended yesterday. CFA Hume group officer Gerry Hauke said residents should still be on alert. ‘‘It’s [fire threat] not over yet. There’s a lot of dry grass and anything that hasn’t been grazed or mowed is still dangerous. ‘‘There can still be hot days in April and until we get regular rain we will be on alert.’’ The fire danger period in the Macedon Ranges ended on April 8. CFA chief officer Euan Ferguson said that although the weather was starting to cool the state was still dry, posing a risk. Mr Hauke said for the CFA, MFB, Parks Victoria and police, this summer had been the busiest since Black Saturday in fighting fires in Hume. ‘‘We had four to five significant fires over the summer. ‘‘There was the Moore Street fires in

Sunbury, there was one at St Johns Road, Bulla, and one at Westmeadows near Attwood. ‘‘There were some in the Mount Ridley Road area and several in Craigieburn.’’ The Kalkallo-Donnybrook Road fire on February 18, in which 2040 hectares was burnt, was their biggest fire. Mr Hauke said anyone with concerns about burning off should contact the council or CFA. ‘‘We have safety officers who are going round to houses in the rural areas to assess risks. We sent out 2000 letters and have already had 40 people take it [assessment offer] up.’’ Officers will be attending houses in Sunbury, Goonawarra, Wildwood, Bulla, Oaklands Junction, Yuroke, Mickleham and Kalkallo. For bookings on the CFA’s home advice service: cfa.vic.gov.au/hbas or 1800 240 667.

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Libs tight-lipped on poll mystery BY TARA MURRAY THE Liberal Party remains tight-lipped about a poll that was conducted over voters’ preferences in the federal seat of McEwen. As reported by the Weekly last week, state Northern Victoria MP Donna Petrovich is now the Liberals’ candidate for the seat, after the party’s endorsed candidate, Sunbury’s Ben Collier, stood down for family reasons. She will take on Labor MP Rob Mitchell. It was also reported that in the weeks leading up to the announcement, a mystery poll had been conducted, asking people questions about how they would vote in the federal September 14 election, with Ms Petrovich’s name included. It’s believed the automated poll, conducted by market research company ReachTEL, asked basic questions about both Mr Collier and Mr Mitchell and whether residents knew them. The final question residents were asked was whether they had heard of, and would

vote, for Ms Petrovich. When asked about the poll, a Liberal Party spokesman said last week the party didn’t discuss any matter relating to polling. ReachTEL spokesman James Stewart confirmed it conducted a poll in McEwen for a private client, but would not divulge the client’s name. Among those who were polled was Hume councillor Ann Potter, who represents Jacksons Creek ward. The other two ward councillors, Jack Ogilvie and Jack Medcraft, said they hadn’t heard anything about the poll. ‘‘Ben only decided at the end of last week [the day before the announcement] that he wasn’t standing,’’ Cr Ogilvie said. ‘‘I know him pretty well and this [the poll] is a Labor beat-up.’’ Ms Petrovich had said she would continue to sit in State Parliament until June 30, when she will resign. She has been in Parliament since 2006 and was a former Macedon Ranges councillor and mayor.

YOUR INPUT SOUGHT ON STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2013 – 2015 BY MACEDON RANGES AND NORTH WESTERN MELBOURNE MEDICARE LOCAL The Macedon Ranges and North Western Melbourne Medicare Local (ML) is responsible for the co-ordination, integration and planning of primary health care services across a diverse region that spans the Local Government Areas of the Cities of Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Melton, the Shire of Macedon Ranges and the townships of Sunbury and Bacchus Marsh. The ML undertakes its role in dealing with General Practice, Community Health and Allied Health Services across the region. This involves working with all primary health care professionals with these covering private, community and non-government service providers. The Board of the ML has undertaken a comprehensive facilitated development of its Strategic Plan for the next three years and is now seeking feedback from our Members, Stakeholders and our communities in order to assist in finalising this important document. To ensure we are on track to undertake this vital role we are looking for your views and input into our Strategic Plan which sets out our vision for the Medicare Local for the next 3 years. Our Strategic Plan can be viewed at www.mrnwm-ml.org. au. You will also find other useful information about the Medicare Local, our services, our Members, our Board and our Staff. Ross Joyce Chief Executive Officer Please respond by April 30th.

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What’s on in our Shire Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme

Have Your Say: Draft Bushland Management Plans

Notice of post-Panel changes to previously exhibited Amendment Update to Amendment C84 – Municipal Strategic Statement

Community comments are invited for the following draft bushland management plans:

The recommendations of the Interim Panel Report on Amendment C84 has resulted in a number of changes to the proposed Amendment that were recently adopted by Council on 27 March 2013. These changes are now on public exhibition to allow interested parties and the community to view the consolidated version of C84. The Panel then intends to reconvene and review the revised document focusing on the drafting of the Scheme and “would not revisit the substantive issues that were raised at the June 2012 Hearing” (Interim Panel Report page iv).

• Bushland Reserve Sandy Creek Road • Barringo Bushland Reserve • Mount Gisborne Bushland Reserve • Bushland Reserve Hobbs Road Copies of the draft plans will be available from Wednesday 27 March at Council offices and on Council’s website: mrsc.vic.gov.au

The land affected by the amendment is all land in the municipality and reflects the recommendations of the Macedon Ranges Settlement Strategy 2011, the Planning Scheme Review report 2008 and other adopted policies of Council.

Comments will be received no later than 5pm on Friday 26 April 2013. All comments are to be addressed to Paul Gray, Conservation Planner, PO Box 151, Kyneton, VIC 3444 or email pgray@mrsc.vic.gov.au

The amendment proposes to rewrite Clause 21 (Municipal Strategic Statement) and incorporate key content of Clause 22 (Local Planning Policies). Amendment C84 was considered by an independent Planning Panel in June 2012 which resulted in an Interim Panel Report dated 28 September 2012 following a six day public hearing. You may inspect the revised amendment at the offices of the planning authority Macedon Ranges Shire Council: Kyneton Municipal Office 129 Mollison Street, Kyneton

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Gisborne Administration Centre 40 Robertson Street, Gisborne

General Enquiries 5422 0333 Rates Enquiries 5422 0322 Kyneton Town Hall Box Office 1300 888 802 Mail & tenders PO Box 151 Kyneton 3444 Facsimile 5422 3623 Email mrsc@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Woodend Service Centre / Romsey Service Centre / Woodend Library, corner Community Hub High and Forest Streets, Woodend 96-100 Main Street, Romsey This can be done during office hours and is free of charge. You may also download the revised amendment from Council’s website, mrsc.vic.gov.au Any person who may be affected by the post interim panel changes to the amendment may make a written submission to the planning authority. The closing date for submissions is 10 May 2013. A submission must be in writing and addressed to Peter Johnston, Chief Executive Officer, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, PO Box 151, KYNETON VIC 3444. Written submissions become public documents as part of the amendment process in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The Panel can only examine comments related to the post panel changes and their implications and will not revisit matters already addressed at the previous Hearing.

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Real Estate Today Do Your Sums When Looking for a Home Loan Some time ago the then general manager of independent analyst Infochoice, Dennis Orrock, said: “ Home loan advice can be the same as share tips. People get ideas at backyard barbeques from others who don’t have the full picture. People don’t understand loan fees, particularly break costs, and get bamboozled by mortgage features. People need to ask what they can do that will suit them. They then must ask if they can afford all the features that go with a loan,” he continued. We at Dunlop Real Estate are expert in advising our clients on all aspects of real estate. We offer no financial advice, but suggest a common sense attitude to finance is healthy. As a general rule, when negotiating a home or investment loan, you pay for what you get. The simpler the loan structure, the cheaper the cost. If you want a loan with all the bells and whistles, then expect to pay a little more for it. It’s all a matter of carefully looking at what you need and what you can afford. Mortgages with unlimited redraw facilities, lines of credit or other fancy add-ons tend to be more expensive than the basic no-frills loan, so look closely at what’s on offer and get sound financial advice. The best deal on any loan is to make additional repayments in reduction of the debt, as interest is charged on the balance of the debt owed. If I can assist you on any sale, purchase, letting or other real estate issue, feel free to call me, John Dunlop on 9744 2555 .or call into our offices at Sunbury and Gisborne for a discussion.

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A Victorian beauty Macedon madam merely awaits a modicum of magic, writes Carole Levy rrival through wrought-iron gates to an avenue of manchurian pear trees has quite a stately feel, further heightened by the towering cypress, eucalypt, elm, maple, oak and other mature exotics flanking the long driveway of this 1.57-hectare property. The drive ends in a circle at the front of the Victorian-inspired house where cottage plantings are pretty across the width of an elevated, vineclad verandah — definitely the spot to sit with glass of wine in hand. A leadlight front door, ornate cornices, ceiling rosettes, deep skirting boards and corbelled arches are odes to Victoriana, while elaborate festoon blinds are offset by unfussy floorboards. Along the entry hall is the main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with a heat lamp. Two more bedrooms with wardrobes; and the bathroom with corner spa, heat lamp and Victorian-style capping tiles are nearby. To the left of the front door is a living hub with floorboards. The meals area sits in a deep bay window and opens to steps leading down to a concrete-paved sitting area.

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An adjoining room would make a great reading room, study or even another bedroom. The kitchen, with soft blue laminate and white cabinets, has a dual-level servery bench, pantry, microwave nook, wall oven, gas cooktop and two-drawer dishwasher. Tucked behind the kitchen, the laundry has storage and garage access and opens to a fenced dog run. With oodles of potential and a walk from shops, train, school, cafes and pub, this Macedon madam merely awaits a modicum of magic.

35 McBean Avenue, Macedon Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2, plus powder room Living areas: Family-meals, study/retreat The rest: Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, spa, ducted vacuum, water tank, town water and sewerage, chook run, dog run, vegie gardens, cubbyhouse, Colorbond shed, double garage with remotely-controlled door and internal access Price: $780,000-$820,000 Private sale Agent: Gisborne Real Estate, 5428 8895

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Wow factor to win hearts hether it be the swim spa or pergola with outdoor kitchen, this 3000-square-metre four-bedroom property is sure to ‘wow’ buyers. The backyard has a vegie garden and chicken coop, while out front is a workshop/shed and double carport. Inside, the splitlevel house has plenty of features: polished floorboards, built-in chalk board, evaporative cooling, ducted natural-gas heating and a wood heater. There’s a sitting room, family-dining space, lounge room and multi-purpose area (ideal for a gym or studio).

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48 Forest Road, Newham Price: Contact agent Auction: Saturday at 11.30am Agent: Stockdale & Leggo Woodend, 5427 2277

Lot 8 Green Gully Close Gisborne

48 Forest Road Newham This delightful family home situated on app 5 acres offers 3 bms, main with ensuite & WIRs, others with BIRs, light-filled openplan modern kitchen/dining/living room boasts sweeping views to Mt Macedon & the Jim Jim. Features: front & rear verandahs, double garage with remote, massive shed, large water tank & three secure paddocks. The property, located in a tranquil surrounds is only minutes from the Newham General Store, Woodend & Kyneton.

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One of the few remaining allotments of app 1,335sqm, offers the astute purchaser the chance to build a fabulous home in Gisborne’s most prestigious estate, Morningside. Situated amid modern, architecturally designed homes, it has established trees & in a quiet court with parklands close by. The property, a stone’s throw from Gisborne Golf Course, is close to Village shops, cafes & schools. All services: town water, natural gas, underground power, sewer & telephone available as are plans for a stunning home of app 49sqs!

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Inspect 5-5:30pm Wednesday 11-11:30am Saturday Agent

Enjoy wide open spaces

www.stockdaleleggo.com.au/woodend

Ideal Rural Escape

Francis Lyford-Pike 0417 388 452

Web ID 267269

For Sale Price

$300,000

Inspect Contact Agent Agent

Francis Lyford-Pike 0417 388 452

Web ID 274129


Converted old general store t’s not often buyers can purchase a property that was once a general store and post office, so here’s the chance. Converted into a charming house, the circa 1900 building on 0.6 hectares has plenty of room for a large family. There are three spacious bedrooms, a study/fourth bedroom, large lounge-dining area and country-style kitchen with a breakfast bar. Inclusions are a fireplace, wood heater, split-system unit, high ceilings, baltic floorboards, verandah, shed and vegie patch.

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1299 Rochford Road, Newham Price: Contact agent Auction: April 27 at 3pm Agent: RT Edgar Macedon Ranges, 5427 1222

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1 Darwin Street, Sunbury Price: $299,000 Private sale Agent: Dunlop Real Estate Sunbury, 9744 2555

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54 Evans Street, Sunbury 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

6 Mill Street Gisborne

8 McKim Road Gisborne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED - CLOSING 19TH APRIL 2013

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED - CLOSING 19th APRIL, 2013

LOT 20 2.184ha approx | LOT 21 2.188ha approx LOT 22 2.210ha approx All Lots are over 5 acres and less than a km to town centre. For further details please contact our office.

1.991ha approx - 3 ROAD FRONTAGES McKim Road-Morrow Road-Wallaby Run Zoned Residential 1 | Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme Development Plan Overlay Schedule 4 applies For further details please contact our office

MORTGAGEE SALE

CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

32 Flinders Street Sunbury

9744 2555 5428 2800

MORTGAGEE SALE

CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Romsey

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!

COUNTRY CHARMER

Tastefully renovated 4 bedroom home with a rumpus room, large kitchen, meals, family, lounge, 2nd bathroom & laundry. s/s appliances, dishwasher, heating, cooling, timber floors, ceiling fans and lock up garage.

FOR SALE $359,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 1.00-1.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

A young 4 bedroom family home set on a large 1600m² allotment with side gate access to a 2nd garage/workshop. Features ensuite, WIR, BIRs, 2 living areas, s/s appliances, dishwasher, heating, cooling, decked entertaining, double

FOR SALE $429,000 INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Darraweit Guim RURAL OUTLOOK A large acreage allotment of over 100 acres offering a country lifestyle within 45mins of the CBD and Melbourne Airport. Features a fully fenced 2 road frontage boundary, 3 phase power and a dam. Planning Permit not required.

Sunbury WHY KEEP SEARCHING?

FOR SALE $450,000 INSPECT PLANS AT OFFICE CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Great location and walking distance to shops, consisting of 3 bedrooms with BIRs, kitchen, meals, dining, lounge, under cover outdoor area and low maintenance back yard. This home is great for investors and first home owners.

To see our full range of properties for sale go to:

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Leaders in Real Estate Excellence

FOR SALE $299,000 INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Paula Carey 0411 407 703 Shantelle Cardwell-Smith 0421 217 582 John Dunlop 0419 001 991 Andrew Bearman 0487 264 325

Julie Gloster 0408 323 056 Howard Jones 0409 133 407 Josie Borg 0401 076 727 Michael Garvey 0412 298 258


54 Evans Street, Sunbury 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

9744 2555 5428 2800

39 Carnoustie Drive Sunbury GREAT OPPORTUNITY – GREAT VALUE FOR SALE $319,500 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.30-1.00PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

3 bedrooms, ensuite, plus extra large rumpus room, modern kitchen, meals, air conditioning, outdoor living area, double garage and electric doors. Easy access, inspection highly recommended.

18/31 Timins Street Sunbury BEST UNIT, BEST VALUE Comprising of 2 bedrooms, BIRs, kitchen, meals area, lounge, laundry, bathroom and fenced court yard. Reverse cycle air conditioning, electric appliances. All in all, the perfect unit for the conscientious buyer.

10/114-126 Evans Street Sunbury INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE Become a Landlord with the security of a 5 year lease and 5 year option. Great retail tenant with current rental $43,680 per annum plus outgoings. Excellent car parking and in a high profile complex, neighbouring Target, Subway and Pumpkin Patch just to name a few. Prior offers considered

7 Gilchrist Crescent Sunbury

4 Sorrent Court Gisborne

LOCATION PLUS Fab location within strolling distance to the township. Rear views and gate access to the local football ground. Feats 3 brs, BIRs, large kitchen, meals, lounge, bathroom, 2nd toilet & laundry, decked ent, LU garage & workshop/storage area.

FIVE BEDROOM HOME ¾ ACRE approx. FOR SALE $349,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.15-11.45AM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

36 Grant Avenue Gisborne

FOR SALE $795,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.30-12.00NOON Photo ID Required CONTACT GISBORNE Office 5428 2800

Ideal family living on large block in township location. Featuring 5 large bedrooms, separate study, lounge room, open plan kitchen/meals and family, plus separate play/study area and covered alfresco area.

18 Russell Avenue Woodend

SURE TO IMPRESS IN A BRILLIANT LOCATION Live a low maintenance lifestyle in this renovated 3 bedroom home. Offering open plan kitchen/dining/family/lounge area, undercover decked entertainment, natural gas ducted heating, split system and double carport.

FOR SALE $219,500 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.00-11.30AM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

AUCTION THURSDAY 9TH MAY @2.00PM INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

TOO GOOD TO MISS! FOR SALE $399,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.00-12.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

To see our full range of properties for sale go to:

www.dunloprealestate.com.au

FOR SALE $320,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 2.30-3.00PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

Need a new project to add to your investment portfolio, or showcase your creative flair, then this 3 br home awaits you! Large allotment close to Woodend village, schools & rail. The possibilities are endless. Currently tenanted.

Leaders in Real Estate Excellence

Paula Carey 0411 407 703 Shantelle Cardwell-Smith 0421 217 582 John Dunlop 0419 001 991 Andrew Bearman 0487 264 325 APRIL 16, 2013

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Julie Gloster 0408 323 056 Howard Jones 0409 133 407 Josie Borg 0401 076 727 Michael Garvey 0412 298 258

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REAL ESTATE GISBORNE

4 Jackson Court

Family Residence - Space & More Space. Terraced Gardens, Court Location. Land 1,650 m² (approx.)

5428 2544 WOODEND

9 Shannon Court

Real country living within minutes of township. Land approx. 1.6 Ha (4 Acres).

Enjoy the space & open plan living. Home comprises 4 bedrooms plus study, ensuite & main bathroom. Modern kitchen – plenty of bench area & dishwasher. Double garage – remote control door, outside entertainment area, rain water tanks. Landscaped garden, stone retaining walls, view to Mt. Macedon.

The whole family will love this property – established gardens, beautiful views, solar heated in-ground swimming pool, paddocks for horses & even a chicken run! The ranch style brick veneer home is spacious and offers 3 bedrooms & study or 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas, well appointed kitchen, ensuite & main bathroom. A large American style barn provides ample storage. A great lifestyle property.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $599,000 VIEW: Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $659,000 VIEW: Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am

RIDDELLS CREEK

12 Gap Road

“Spread Your Wings” on 4,000m² (approx. 1 Acre). Meticulously maintained. Easy walk to shops, schools and station.

RIDDELLS CREEK

2 Price Drive

Family residence in elevated location overlooking rolling lawns and shade trees. Land 6,616m² approx. (1½ Acres).

Country style home with long rear verandah overlooking a rolling lawn, established trees and shrubs. Functional design with 3 bedrooms (ensuite), study and two living areas. Updates to bathroom and kitchen. Includes natural gas ducted heating, gas log fire and ducted cooling. Carport and large garage / workshop. A great family home!

Enjoy this rustic location with an established home offering 3 bedrms & study (or 4th bedrm). Main bedroom away from others, formal sitting room, large family room incl built in cabinets & direct access to undercover outdoor living area. Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, island bench & pantry. Sunroom & dbl garage. Reverse cycle air con, slow combustion heater. Private gardens, storage & shedding.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $575,000 VIEW: Saturday 11.00am - 11.30am

AUCTION: Saturday 18th May 2013 at 2.00pm VIEW: Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

www.huntrealestate.com.au

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

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REAL ESTATE MACEDON

25 Walgood Grove

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

5428 2544 NEW GISBORNE

Lots 6 & 7 Meek Street

Receivers Realisation Sale. Industrial Land 1946m² to 2080m².

A ‘world away’ from hustle & bustle – yet so convenient to schools, station & fwy. Unusual architect design, 3 levels of open plan living & expansive decking overlooking private surrounds. Features extensive use of timber & brick, cathedral ceilings & bluestone fireplace. An opportunity to treat yourself to something special.

Generous frontages up to 40.25m. Services Include:Town water, electricity, sewer, telephone. Direct access to fwy, city 40 minutes & airport 25 minutes approx. Zoning - Industrial 1. Exceptional Value!

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: P.O.A. VIEW: By appointment.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $235,000 + GST EACH

GISBORNE

52 Prince Street

NEW GISBORNE

13 Carbine Court

“Pretty As A Picture”. Quiet Court Location. School & Station Nearby. Quality 3 bedroom home with high ceilings & many traditional features. Covered Alfresco area & landscaped gardens. Double integrated garage. Absolutely ideal first home, retirement home or investment. Be quick as it is priced for a quick sale!

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $398,000

GISBORNE Magnificent development site/home site in the centre of town. Land approx. 1104M² Central old town location & easy walk to everything.This land is ready for your new in-town residence or consider the potential for town house development (STCA). Beautiful, wide tree lined street & with all services available - this is prime real estate.

Unit 5/92 Hamilton Street Spacious home unit. Great value on offer in convenient and quiet location. Comprises 2 bedrooms each with built-inrobes, lounge with adjoining study area, kitchen/meals, bathroom, separate w.c. and laundry. Single garage and space for 2nd car. Handy yard space. Fresh and well presented.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $279,000 VIEW: By appointment.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $398,000

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

www.huntrealestate.com.au

Wilma Grumont 0409 138 472 / Trevor Hunt 0418 550 832 / Brian Hunt 0418 320 412 APRIL 16, 2013

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REAL ESTATE GISBORNE

Unit 4/92 Hamilton Street

A lovely unit in a beautiful garden setting. Quiet and relaxing environment. Value plus opportunity. Well maintained home unit – walk to town centre.Two spacious bedrooms, built in robes, comfortable sitting room/dining area and kitchen/meals area. Sunroom and garden a botanic bliss. Garage and guest car park. PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $290,000 VIEW: Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm

5428 2544 GISBORNE

Unit 2/3 Hamilton Street

Quaint Single Bedroom Unit. Central Township Location. An easy walk to all township shops/facilities, bowling club and the local footy. Comprises lounge/dining, kitchen, bedroom, combined bathroom, laundry and separate toilet. Rear garden. Part of an attractive development. Convenience plus at an affordable price.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $235,000 VIEW: Saturday 10.30 - 11.00am

GISBORNE

40 Calthorpe Street

GISBORNE

5 Penelope Court

Cottage Style Weatherboard Home In Private ‘Old Town’ Position. Land Approx. 2,020m².

Style, Function and Form! Land approx 1,201m²

Love the location and be charmed by the interior of the home and maturity of the garden. Accommodation offers three bedrooms, kitchen/meals, separate sitting room and large study/hobby room, family bathroom and laundry. Features include polished floor boards, decorative cornices and open fire places.Triple garage and separate utility/storage shed. Within walking distance of all township amenities.

Fantastic allotment size allows for expansive Gisborne living! Quality home comprises 4 bedrms, study, lounge/dining, kitchen/meals/living & home theatre rm. Entertaining is a breeze with an impressive undercover area. Features a shed for storage or workshop, water tank, established gardens & easy walk to town! An outstanding place to call home & all you need to do is simply move in!

PRIVATE: PRICE: $598,000 VIEW: Saturday 1.30pm - 2.00pm

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $620,000 VIEW: Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

www.huntrealestate.com.au

Wilma Grumont 0409 138 472 / Trevor Hunt 0418 550 832 / Brian Hunt 0418 320 412 22 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY

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Selling since 1961

L.J. Whorlow NEW GISBORNE

163 STATION ROAD

A MODERN MASTERPIECE! For Sale $550,000 - $585,000

A4 B2 C2

W ep u ty o ufi rst

SUNBURY

13 MAYFIN COURT

A FAMILY FAVOURITE! For Sale $550,000 - $590,000

A5 B2 C2

A highly desired location with beautiful Elm tree lined streets, New Gisborne is the in vogue country village to settle the family. An impressive home with a generous floor plan has been designed with family in mind and consists of 4brs, BIR’s, master with WIR & ensuite, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and caesarstone bench tops. A huge open plan meals and family area, tiled for easy living is perfect for entertaining family and friends. Additionally there is cozy lounge or ultimate TV room, children’s rumpus/toy room, stylish main bathroom and laundry. Paved alfresco area, double garage with remote & spacious backyard. A must to inspect! Inspect: Saturday 2.00-2.30pm, ID required at open for inspection

Move quickly to secure this very warm and inviting executive residence offering 5brs, full ensuite with spa & WIR. Formal lounge with cosy wood fireplace, spacious family room + rumpus room for the kids. Gas ducted heating, 3 split system units plus Tasmanian oak timber flooring & quality fittings throughout. A very modern kitchen with quality appliances including dishwasher, granite bench tops & butler’s pantry. Double integrated garage with workshop, est gardens, sensational outdoor entertaining with bbq & sink plus a low maintenance yard. All located on a 800m2 block and within walking distance to the picturesque Spavin Lake. Inspect today! Inspect: Saturday & Sunday 12.00-12.30pm ID required at open for inspection

SUNBURY

24 NOTTINGHILL RISE

SUNBURY

A FAMILY FAVOURITE THAT TICKS ALL THE BOXES! For Sale $650,000 - $695,000

A4 B5 C5 E

VERY IMPRESSIVE FAMILY HOME! For Sale $790,000 - $830,000

3 COBBLESTONE LANE

A4 B2 C6

A magnificent Porter Davis residence located in the sought after Jackson’s Hill Estate and offering endless quality and elegance throughout. Boasting 4brs + study, master with parent’s retreat, WIR, ensuite & BIR’s. Formal lounge, spacious family room and meals area plus a separate rumpus room, ducted heating & evaporative cooling. Impressive kitchen with butler’s pantry & quality s/s appliances including two electric ovens, gas hotplates and dishwasher. A very private alfresco area complete with decking, café blinds and a tranquil water feature. Established low maintenance gardens, 1425m2 block, double garage & powered 6x12 workshop. Inspect: Saturday & Sunday 1.00-1.30pm, ID required at open for inspection

A great opportunity to purchase this beautiful Domaine family home on a 1 acre allotment in the popular “Rolling Meadows Estate”. 4brs, full ensuite & WIR’s, BIR’s, formal lounge room, open plan kitchen, meals & family areas, kitchen with gas & electric appliances plus separate rumpus room is sure to accommodate the growing family. Step outside and enjoy the fabulous undercover entertaining area overlooking the enormous backyard. Fantastic 12x9 machinery shed with mezzanine flooring. Extra features include ducted heating, 2 split systems, wood heating, double remote garage with internal access, ample off street parking for the caravan, boat etc. Inspect: Saturday 2.00-2.30pm, ID required at open for inspection

RIDDELLS CREEK

RIDDELLS CREEK

IN TOWN CONVIENIENCE! For Sale $295,000 - $325,000

8/3-5 STEPHENS STREET

A2 B1 C1

77 RACECOURSE ROAD

RENOVATED, SPACIOUS AND READY TO ENJOY! For Sale $470,000 - $490,000

A4 B2 C2

Ideally situated within an easy stroll to the train station, super market, restaurants & cafes, this charming sandstone residence is sure to impress. With a generous and open floor plan consisting of lounge, main bathroom, laundry, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances including dishwasher. There is a sunny meals area with access to a private courtyard, perfect for bbq’s and entertaining. There is ample off street parking with a single garage and extra parking space. A rare opportunity to secure a private and well presented unit, in a superior location. An ideal investment or downsizing opportunity. Inspect: Saturday 3.00-3.30pm, ID required at open for inspection

Ideally situated within an easy stroll to shops, cafes, restaurants, train station & primary school, this stylish renovated family home is sure to impress. A generous floorplan boasts 4brs, master with ensuite & WIR, BIR’s, formal lounge with cathedral ceilings, brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, meals area, modern bathroom & rumpus/games room. Polished hardwood floors, ducted heating, square set plaster & huge formal entry. Outdoors there is plenty of space for a young active family as well as ample off street parking & double garage. There is a paved entertaining area that is ready for your personal touch, poly water tank & garden shed. Inspect: Saturday 1.00-1.30pm, ID required at open for inspection

RIDDELLS CREEK

RIDDELLS CREEK

“TIMELESS ELEGANCE” ON APPROX 1400M2! For Sale $400,000 - $430,000

38 RACECOURSE ROAD

A3 B2 C1

A property reminiscent of a time gone by, a time when the world seemed much less complicated, a time when homes were built with pride and craftsmanship. Ideally situated within a short stroll to train station, restaurants, cafes and primary school, is sure to generate plenty of interest. The spacious floor plan offers 3 large brs, BIR’s, ensuite & WIR, formal lounge with fire place and mantel piece, timber kitchen and meals, main bathroom and laundry. Internal features include 10ft ceilings, ornate cornice and ceiling roses & original Baltic pine floors. Outdoors boast a generous 1400m2 allotment, single lock up garage & beautiful established trees & gardens. Inspect: Saturday 12.00-12.30pm, ID required at open for inspection

46 Evans Street Sunbury

13 BARCLAY PLACE

EXCLUSIVE LOCATION WITH IN-GROUND POOL! For Sale $530,000 - $570,000

A3 B2 C5 E

Prepared to be intrigued……..Situated in a highly sought after serene court location, this spacious and inviting home has so much to offer a young active family. Boasting 3brs, ensuite & WIR, 4th br/study, formal lounge, dining, family meals area and a large rumpus room with wood fire. The updated kitchen is perfect for entertaining with access to the pergola area overlooking the solar heated inground pool. There is additional accommodation in the way of a granny flat under the continuing roofline consisting of kitchen, lounge, bathroom and two large bedrooms which is currently being utilized as a home office. There is ample car accommodation with a huge 5 car garage and a leveled area big enough to cater for whopping shed/workshop if so desired.

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Wallace 97/145 Westcotts Road

Only approximately one hour Melbourne CBD via Western Highway, 15 minutes Ballarat

The Wellwood Walnuts Farm Certified organic orchard and gracious 80 square architect designed residence On 61.6ha (152 acres) An exceptional inner country rural lifestyle opportunity featuring a 20 year old, approximately 80 square 6 bedroom residence with outstanding living spaces and outdoor entertaining areas including pool, and totally secluded within extensive sweeping lawns and exotic and native trees. Wellwood Walnuts is a unique irrigated certified organic walnut orchard of about 2500 trees (average age 15 years) planted in rich red volcanic soils, with a managers residence, machinery and production sheds, excellent water supply including 52ML licensed bore, dams and mains supply, plus 550m frontage to West Moorabool River. For sale with three purchase options. 1. For sale on a WIWO basis including all plant, equipment and intellectual property etc. at $2.5m, alternatively 2. Wellwood Orchard on 51 Ha (126 Acres) at $1.4m, or 3. Wellwood residence on 10 Ha (25 Acres) at $1.1m plus GST. Colour brochure and detailed information memorandum available on request. Trading figures available upon inspection. For product information visit wellwood.com.au Agents in conjunction: Charles Stewart & Co, 101 Yarra Street, Geelong, Brian Wood 0427 131 000, Anthony McDonald 0418 593 597 Keatings Real Estate, John Keating 0419 880 444

Woodend 85 High Street Only 70kms (45 minutes) Melbourne CBD via CityLink and Calder Freeway

The Mechanics Institute – circa 1893 Freehold land and building with vacant possession An historic and most imposing two storey solid brick building of approximately 580m2 (62 squares) with 18 metres street frontage in prime location in the heart of the vibrant Woodend shopping centre. The original gracious façade designed by Italian architect Louis Boldini (of Clyde School/Braemar College fame) is in excellent condition and features a 25 year old rear extension including an upstairs 3/4 bedroom residence plus a detached garage and carport with laneway access off Collier Street. Presently used as professional offices, and with the opportunity to have three separate entrances from High Street, the property is ideally suitable for a variety of other commercial or tourism orientated enterprises, eg: art gallery, antique or craft shops, cottage industries, tea rooms or restaurant etc. With Woodend’s location in the centre of the very attractive and fast growing Macedon Ranges, it is a very popular commuter town and Melbourne day tripper destination and is the gateway to the famous Hanging Rock and en-route to Victoria’s historic gold mining region. A rare freehold purchase/investment opportunity.

Auction Thursday 9 May at 2pm Reserve Price $1,350,000 Zoning BZ1 (Business Zone 1) Land Size Approx 18m x 30m (540m2 or 5,800sqft) Inspections by appointment Contact John Keating 0419 880 444

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Auction Saturday 27 April at 11am

Cobaw 181 Whitebridge Road Whitebridge Stud - Horse Loversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Paradise on 15Ha (37 Acres) Wonderful elevated position with north facing 3/4 bedroom home with great infrastucture for horses in a terrific private location.

Price $690,000 View Sat 20 Apr 12.30-1pm Contact Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

Macedon

86-88 Honour Avenue Mountside Nursery Freehold on a Magnificent 1½ Acre Site An outstanding offering of 6070m2 on renowned Honour Avenue which is noted for its fabulous display of autumn colour. Includes a modest late 1960s 16 sqr bv residence.

Price $750,000 View By appointment John Keating 0419 880 444 Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

Reserve Price $700,000 View By appointment Bellbird Cottage - A Character of The Mount on 8.2 Acres Contact Julian Davies Delightful two bedroom bluestone cottage exuding rustic charm and personality, 0407 670 234 enjoying a magnificent setting that offers elevated vistas to Mt Towrong & Mt Gisborne.

Mount Macedon 950 Mount Macedon Road

New Gisborne 181 Station Road Presentation Plus Position Beautifully presented four bedroom, two bathroom modern three year old home located within easy access to station, freeway, primary schools and buses to secondary schools.

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Servicing All Macedon Ranges OPEN SATURDAY 12-12.30PM

GISBORNE

UNIT 4, 2 – 6 MELBOURNE ROAD

So very private with FOUR yes FOUR bedrooms! Main BR DOWNSTAIRS. Perfect for “lock up and go” or busy families, investors, a wide range of buyers! In the throb of township so enjoy the local facilities all within easy walking! Cosmopolitan living in Country Environment!

$389,000

GISBORNE

149 AITKEN STREET

On huge 1165M2 within easy walk town, single level stylish newer home has perfect design for today’s living. 4BR, quality open plan kitchen, meals and living. Sep lounge. Double garage, landscaped, beautiful fencing. It’s all done, just move in!

$499,000

OPEN SATURDAY 11-1 1.30AM

JUST LISTED

GISBORNE

RIDDELLS CREEK

5A MOORES ROAD

App. 3000SQM with impressive driveway. 4 BR + study, sep living rooms - lounge, family, dining, rumpus. Outstanding outdoor living with swim spa, superb outlooks with continental garden. Contemporary elegance with smooth rustic character. Magnificent family lifestyle opportunity.

$670,000 - $690,000

MACEDON

35 MCBEAN AVENUE

In a private setting at the end of a sweeping driveway on 1.576 HA (app 4 acres) this 4BR (3+ study) oozes classic character and high quality throughout. Open plan living, beautiful flooboards, LUG, shedding. Walk to school. Country Elegance on township acreage!

$799,000 - $839,000

OPEN SATURDAY 2 - 2.30PM

JUST LISTED

3 ALCHERINGA COURT RIDDELLS CREEK

Huge 1543SQM with an approx 30sq luxury 4BR home. Nth facing living rooms, 6.5 star energy rating. Sep formal lounge, enormous family/dining room, study or sitting room. Exquisite kitchen - just pristine! In a very desirable prestigious neighbourhood!

$699,000 - $725,000

17 EGAN COURT

Undeniably superior landscaped dream home! High ceilings, big rooms. 4BR plus study. Beautiful jarrah kitchen with granite - theme continued throughout all wet areas. Central living/dining room, rumpus/billiards. Outdoor living, shedding, superb location. So much more and everything to impress!

$570,000 - $595,000

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RIDDELLS CREEK

16 MERRIFIELD STREET MACEDON

Simply lovely! 878 sqm fully fenced, with minimalist landscaping and renovated! Shed/garage, carport, outdoor entertaining. 3BR, 2-way bathroom, French doors. Ideal for honeymooners, small family, retirees or investors. Growth area with walk to train and shops.

$379,000

7/38 Brantome Street Gisborne info@gisborne-realestate.com.au 28 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY

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45 NURSERY ROAD

“Belle Vue” - view the ever changing face of Mt Macedon from your 3404 M2 (¾ A) township cnr block. Privacy assured - 5BR (or 4 + study), 3 living rooms, pretty gardens, pony paddock, shedding. All services.

5428 8895 www.gisborne-realestate.com.au www.macedonrangesrealestate.com.au

$639,000 Janis Paul Robert Wilson Jim Paul

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0418 382 729 - AH 5428 1811

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

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FREE QUOTES & FAUX BRICK AVAILABLE

Tel:(03) 5427 0443 Mobile: 0418 553 659

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MORE than just mowing!

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M & P Smith Property Maintenance ● Lawns mowed, ride on service ● Leaves vacuumed and removed ● Horse paddocks Chain harrowed ● Paddocks poisoned for capeweed (fully licenced for poisioning) ● Rotary hoeing ● Rubbish Removed

Floor Services

Call 0409 250 445

TIMBER FLOORING

13 Wright Street, Sunshine, Vic, 3020. Tel: 9312 5166 - Mob: 0422 314 306 *Massive Showroom Supplies & Installations:

Phone 0412 488 732

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Glazing and Glaziers

Macedon Ranges Glass Servicing Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges since 1970

• Fast Glass Replacement • Mirrors • Shower Screens • Splashbacks • Double Glazing Into Your Existing Timber Windows

6 Ladd Road New Gisborne

5428 2899

www.macedonrangesglass.com.au

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Gardening, Rubbish Removal, Mulching Gutters Cleaned, Landscaping, Expert Pruning, Hedge Trimming, Ride-On Mowing, Clean Ups, Body Corporates, Free Quotes Insurance/ Work Cover work provided Police Checked, Insured & OH&S Compliant

Rural and Farm Fencing Specialists # For all your fencing needs #

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

Phone David Aldridge 0407 871 618 or AH 5422 3210

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Pensioner /Seniors Discounts

Call David For a Free Quote 0412 144 004

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Furniture Removals

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Removals - House Clearance

• Site Cleans • Soil Removals • Driveway • Nature Strip & Other Various Excavations Fully Insured Call Steve 0409 968 889 or email steve@persaudhomes.com.au

GISBORNE TAXI-TRUCK & COURIER SERVICE

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CONCRETING & EXCAVATION P/L

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Opal Blinds

• Dam sinking • House and factory excavations • Clearing etc • Laser levelling.

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Installation Specialist QUICK SMART

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SPLIT SYSTEMS

Rec 1944 A Grade Electrician Any type of Electrical Work Ceiling Fans Inc TV & Ph points, lights, power points, safety switches etc. No job too small. Will beat any price. 10% Pensioner discount.

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WE COME TO YOU FOR ALL YOUR COOLING NEEDS

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Specialising in:

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

Leon Dupuy Dozer Hire Pty Ltd With over 40 years experience

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FREE Quote

Phone Darren 0488 926 648

ROLLER DOORS - SECTIONAL DOORS CUSTOM MADE - AUTOMATED OPERATORS since SERVICE & REPAIRS - WARRANTY

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Contact Trevor on: 0417 997 060

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No Obligation,

GARAGE DOORS DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER

Mini Digger, Bobcat, Tipper

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Air Conditioning

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DMZ EXCAVATIONS & MINI DIGGER

Rowland Concreting • Exposed Aggregate • Colour • Plain • Slate • Stencil • Resealing • Shed Slabs • And all Aspects of Landscaping

Garages Garage Doors and Carports

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Trades & Services

Excavations and Earth Moving

Furniture - Piano’s - Pool Tables

0403 745 671 Small & Large Trucks available

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VIC / Interstate

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Plumbing

Rubbish Removal Macedon Ranges MINI SKIPS

Westsub Heating & Cooling

3M, 4M, 6M, 8M and Walk In Bins Available Gisborne based, servicing the Macedon Ranges

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" A local providing for locals ''

✆ Glen 0450 1020 30 - 5428 4238

Landscaping

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RING-A-BIN

CD & MC Muir Pty Ltd Craig Muir

for all your Natural and LP Gas appliance repairs N Central Heaters N Cookers N Space Heaters N Hot Plates N Hot Water Units N Wall Ovens Licensed Natural Gas Conversion Specialist

Lic. No. 24391

Reblocking and Underpinning

EXPERT

SIMS SEPTIC TANK & GREASE TRAP CLEANING

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REBLOCKING & UNDERPINNING

Specialising in  Bluestone & Castlemaine rock  House Retaining walls  Drystone  All types of paving  Feature Walls  Slate/Brick Paving Qualified  20 years Exp.

Ph: 03 5427 4778 or 0429 162 589 www.cdunnstone.com.au

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Stonelayer And Paver

• Computer Levelling • Council permits supplied RBP - 24841 • Stumps for new extension 15 Year • Engineers plans and soil test supplied Guarantee Free Quote and advice

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Over 20 years experience in pest control

9309 0700 - 0411 174 000

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DK & EM Murray Over 60 years experience in Macedon Ranges • Largest Modern Rig • No Water No Charge G5435505AA-dc2Oct Free site inspection

• Travel Tower • Stump Grinder • Mulcher • Mulch For Sale

• Fully Insured ($20m) • Electrically Certified • Trained Staff • Qualified Arborist

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Plumbing

5428 1798 or 5345 2175 0428 518 159 or 0428 452 175

Windows Suppliers & installers of: • Domestic Aluminium Windows • Commercial Aluminium Windows • Automatic Doors & Gates • Alucobond Panelling

52 Barry Road, New Gisborne

5428 3477

S&L DRAINAGE & PLUMBING P/L

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All types of Septic Tanks & treatment plants installations available. Sewer Machine & Block Drains Cleaned

0408 554 284 LIC 28673

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Showroom at 18 Quinn Drive, Keilor Park

Ph Jack 0423 689 364

WATER BORING

TREE LOPPING & REMOVAL

Roller Shutters

5429 5646

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The original provider servicing Macedon Ranges and surrounding areas

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Qualified Tradesman • Renovations • Patchups • New homes • Small & large jobs welcome

Water Tanks and Water Bores

NO JOB TO SMALL

Tree Services

Phone 0412 929 382

9744 4144

Specialists in wall & floor tiling

» No job too big or too small » Servicing all country areas

• Aluminium • Electric or manual • Repairs • Prompt Service FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE PH: 9336 0005 Jordan 0413 708 238

Reg 40753907

JACK CHAMBERLAIN PLASTERING

41 O’Shanassy St, Sunbury

Call Jason 0431 856 496

OZTEC WINDOW SHUTTERS

0408 910 246 or 5428 8332

SUNBURY CITY ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS • TV and Sound System repair and Inc Home Entertainment Set Up • Microwave, Vac, Dryer and Small Appliance Repairs • Digital TV antennas and outlets supplied, installed and repaired • Safety test & tagging • Electronics & componentry

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Tilers

• waterproofing • renovations • new homes • commercial • domestic • small jobs

Rendering Plasterers

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TILING

Contact Simon:

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FOR A LOCAL TECH www.adcablingservices.com.au

Phone 5422 2952 Mobile 0407 506 644

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Ph: 0416 033 003 or 9338 3668 (AH)



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Antennas Specials From $99

Septic Tanks

“A View To Reality”

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2M, 3M, 4M, 6M & 9M Walk in bins available

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Digital TV Antennas

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Service, maintenance & repairs of all types of evaporative, refrigerated & heating systems. Professional on Brivis, Stadt, Bonaire, Breezair & Cool Breeze Phone Lance 0425 734 271 G5879013

Tree Services

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Weekly Classifieds

PM TREE LOPPING TREE Free stump removal with any tree removal FREE QUOTES 20 years experience Complete Tree Service Travel Tower Mulcher & Stump Muncher also Kanga Fully insured - Pensioner discount Competitive - Professional - Prompt

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1939-2013 Passed away peacefully on 10th April 2013 aged 73, in Woodend, where she had moved from England to be with her daughters. A gentle, kind person loved by all who knew her. A much loved Mum and Mother-in-law to Cath, Carlos, Ros and Gareth and devoted Nanna to Christina, Daniel, Lucy and Rebecca. We love you Mum X X X PRIVATE CREMATION

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Public Notices Business Services

CLASSIFIEDS DEADLINES

Lindy’s BAS Bookkeeping Services

For Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Weekly are as follows: Proof deadline: All Classifieds:

Health and Wellbeing

Friday 5.00pm Monday 10.00am

Phone 13 24 25

• All bookkeeping and payroll services • Registered BAS agent • Monthly financial reporting

Ph 0417 273 096

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

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NATURAL PLUS

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL ADVERTISERS

Sunday 21st April 2013 at 10am Hastings Rd, Greendale 3341

ESSENDON DRAPERY HOMEWARES ARE RETIRING AFTER 35 YEARS

A/C R.J. ALLEN WHO ARE RELOCATING

COMPLETE DISPERSAL OF A WORKING BUSINESS ~ ALL TOOLS ~ STOCK ~ 100s OF METRES MATERIAL & ASSORTED FITTING, ETC. ~ VINTAGE / COLLECTABLE STUFF YOU CAN’T BUY ANY MORE WORKSHOP Exquisite Designer fabrics etc. & home wares, Pfaff holl blind zig zag mach, Blind stitcher Union Lewis, Over locker H & S, Singer pleat stitcher, Foam cutter, Button hole maker, Compressor, Iron station, Bag blind sealer, Ped drill, Elec Pwr hack saws, Cut off wheels, Planes, Clamps, Vices, Work benches, Cutting & blind tables, Desk, Air hose, Staplers, Levels, Files, Drill & bits, Bat drills, Hole punches, Plyers, Hammers, Spanners, Heaps of all types hand tools, Store packs stackable, Trolleys, Readymade drapes & blinds, Display stand & samples, Holland blind fabric, Fringe braid, Tassles, Hooks, Eyes, Line / Link brackets chain, Rollers, Turk head, Twist fringe, Brass chrome assort caps, Splines, Hooks, French cord, Piping, Cotton yarn, Metres of materials & accessories for the trade & home maker. New stock, Vases, Plates, Model cars, Kids toys, Homewares, plus office, household, white goods, etc., some antique furniture..... Too Much to mention!! 35 years of curtain, blind & cushion making and throwing nothing away. See our website for photos INSPECTION DAY OF SALE FROM 8.30am... STRICTLY PAYMENT AND REMOVAL ON DAY OF SALE ONLY… STRICTLY PAYMENT BY CASH, EFTPOS OR CC (CC FEE 1.5%) ONLY, CHEQUES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED… 15% BP APPLIES TO ALL SALES… M.E. Auctions Pty Ltd Clearing Sale Specialists Ph: 0418 509 134 PO Box 1280, Kyneton www.martinevansauctions.com G5937523

MACK TRUCK ~ WORKSHOP ~ MOTOR BIKE ~ CAMPING GEAR ~ COLLECTABLES ~ GARDEN ORNAMENTS ~ FURNITURE

MURRAY RIVER REDGUM

Fire Wood-Red Gum Top quality, clean, split, dry. 2 metre min. Free delivery, 7 days.

12m split . . 6m split . . 3m split . .

0409 210 565 or 0428 359 214

Trading World

142-144 Frankston-Dandenong Rd, Dandenong 3175

Equestrian and Equipment FARRIERPrompt, professional and reliable, great rates and friendly service. Call Kaz anytime on 0409 333 597.

Classifieds 13 24 25

$130 pcm $135 pcm $140 pcm

Early Bird Special 20m split . . 20m unsplit . .

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$125pcm $120pcm

Free Delivery All Areas

O'CALLAGHAN BROTHERS FIREWOOD SUPPLIES 28 Sauer Road, New Gisborne. Split Red Gum and Box Firewood. Semi loads available. Pick up or delivered free all areas.

Public weighbridge. 0488 957 090 or (03) 5428 1955 Open 7 Days/Public Holidays G5944482

Phone Peter on

LOCAL FIREWOOD $100pcm

Phone: 0439 314 347

Review the latest property trends

1984 Mack tray & ramps GMV 24340 in work, Xelend con bucket XPC200, 1800 sorting sieve, 1800 mud bucket, 600 Digger, GP 11000, 4 ton alum ramps, Tandem trailer 12 x 6, Water tank tool box, Slide on Camper, Stock crate, Hyd telescopic hoist, Robin wacker plate 200lt dist fuel cart, Truck tool boxes, Lge qty filters, Cattle grid, Pallet racking, 2200 kva genie, Lifting beam jib, Kanga jack hammer, 12V Flash light, Slings & dogs & chains, CB radios, Ignit switches, Suzuki DRZ motorbike like new, Honda CB900 F2 motorbike (very sort after) XL125, Atomik motorbike, Suzuki PW50, Ped drill, Engine lifter crane, Blow heater, Pot belly, 900amp jumper pack, Tidy stacker packs, Vice, Spray gun, Chainsaw, Clamps, Alum chg plate, Port Gronings welder, Angle grinder, Drills, Jigsaw, Dyno link, Rotar hammer drill, Welding rods, Steel and plate oddments, D/E grinder, Oxy H/G, Trowels, Trolley jacks, Stands, Jerry cans, Shovels, Nuts & bolts, Screws….. all workshop sundries! GARDEN – COLLECTABLES – CAMPING – Steel wheel Mitchell seeder, Steel wheel Spring tine harrow, HV McKay steel wheel seeder, Twin furrow horse drawn plough, Barrels, Wagon wheels, Pots, Planters, Plants, Conc seat, Fence wire, Star pickets, Timber kayak, Timber power poles x 2, Old grog fridge, Rabbit traps, Old oil bottles, Timber vanity unit, Jacobean lounge suite, Ant wardrobe, Hoover polisher, Crystal side board, Loads of kids Lego and quality toys, Swags, Tents, Fishing gear, Chairs, Camp cooking stuff, Slide on Camp tent setup…… Much too much to itemize and all quality stuff! See our website for photos INSPECTION DAY OF SALE FROM 8.30am... STRICTLY PAYMENT AND REMOVAL ON DAY OF SALE ONLY… STRICTLY PAYMENT BY CASH, EFTPOS OR CC (CC FEE 1.5%) ONLY, CHEQUES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED… 15% BP APPLIES TO ALL SALES… M.E. Auctions Pty Ltd Clearing Sale Specialists Ph: 0418 509 134 PO Box 1280, Kyneton www.martinevansauctions.com G5940232

For Sale

Split and Free delivery. Tree Lopping Services Available.

G5875604AA-dc18Mar

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Auctions and Clearing Sales UNRESERVED AUCTION

03 5423 7103 G5710520

SPLIT REDGUM FIREWOOD 2tonne - $630 3tonne - $930 4tonne - $1200 6tonne - $1740

CLASSIFIEDS

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“All prices include delivery”

 Manny 0418 570 249 www.woodbloke.com

That Nursery on Lancefield Road

REDGUM FIREWOOD, SPLIT, DRY & READY TO BURN

Credit cards & Paypal Accepted in online store

FYI: 1 cubic meter is approx 600kgs, which is more than half a tonne - so compare our prices – you’ll be glad you did!!!

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INBRIEF BNL netball Sunbury was restricted in attack as Melton welcomed the new-look Lions to the Ballarat Netball League with an 11-goal defeat on Saturday. The Bloods won 40-29 at Clarke Oval. In other matches, Bacchus Marsh d Melton South 50-34 and Darley d Sebastopol 42-21.

Basketball Sunbury Jets suffered on Sunday as both its Big V division one men and women fell to heavy defeats. The men lost 60-75 to Whittlesea Pacers and the women were outplayed start to finish in a 50-95 defeat against Whittlesea. Sunbury’s men host Melbourne Uni at Boardman Stadium from 8pm this Saturday while the women are away at Camberwell on Sunday.

Soccer Sunbury United is on the board in FFV state league 3 north-west after beating Altona City 1-0 on Saturday. United (1-1) will return to Langama Park this Saturday with a 3pm kick-off against Sporting Whittlesea.

EDFL East Sunbury was given a tough welcome to Essendon District Football League seniors by Keilor Park in a 186-point hiding on Saturday. East Sunbury was unable to kick a goal in its first match at senior level, losing 0.3 (3) to the Devils 27.27 (189). Sunbury plays EDFL Division 2 premiership favourite Hillside at Hillside Reserve this Saturday.

VWFL Sunbury Lions snared a three-point win to open its North West Division 1 campaign on Sunday. The Lions beat Altona Vikings 5.7 (37) to 5.3 (34) at Grant Reserve. Sunbury hosts Bendigo at Clarke Oval this Sunday from noon.

MCDFL Trentham heads to Hedges Oval in Maryborough to take on Royal Park in its season opener from 2.35pm this Saturday. .

TAC Cup Action returns for metro teams this Saturday with Calder Cannons hosting Sandringham Dragons at Highgate Reserve in Craigieburn at 4pm.

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Frankly, Bombers stunned BY TEO PELLIZZERI A THIRD-term purple patch from Box Hill’s Amos Frank left Essendon stunned as the Hawks held on to win by 11 points in VFL on Saturday. A huge crowd filled Windy Hill for Essendon’s VFL home-opener but a promising first half was overturned in the third term as Box Hill won 12.12.84 to 10.13.73. Essendon threatened a final-quarter comeback but could get no closer than four points as Box Hill clung to victory. Essendon had its season squared with one win and one loss while Box Hill joined the Bombers on the same win-loss record with its first win. The teams had swapped the lead during the third quarter but it was the Frank show in timeon as he played a pivotal role in setting up the Hawks’ match-winning lead. The small forward snapped a tricky chance from the pocket and followed it up with another snap from the corridor a minute later to make Box Hill’s lead 11 points. He then pressured an Essendon clearance to force a mis-kick straight to Tom Gordon, who capitalised by converting a 40m set shot. Straight from the centre restart Luke Andrews hit Gordon on the chest, and his 35m set shot put Box Hill up by 24. It could have been worse for Essendon had time not expired as Brandon Wood was running in to an open goal. The margin was back to four points when Josh Toy goaled on the turn at the 20-minute mark of the last quarter and Essendon looked like pulling off a great escape. But a push in the back free-kick for Gordon a the top of the goal square two minutes later was the steadier for Box Hill, re-establishing a 10-point margin. Box Hill held on in the last seven minutes with Essendon unable to kick another goal. Essendon coach Hayden Skipworth and his assistants tried everything to stop Box Hill’s dominant end to the third term. ‘‘It was hard to come back from that,’’ Skipworth said. ‘‘We tried numerous things but were

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getting beaten around all stoppages. Unfortunately they were just playing excellent footy and we couldn’t stop their run.’’ Essendon 10.13 (73) lt Box Hill Hawks 12.12 (84) Goals – Essendon: Dell’Olio 3, Hams 2, Toy, Duscher, Hunter, Ashby, Gumbleton. Box Hill: Gordon 4, Frank, Spangher, Savage 2,

Langford, Wood Best – Essendon: Pears, Daniher, Gumbleton, Sikora, Gleeson, O’Brien. Box Hill: Litherland, Cheney, Lake, Osborne, Savage, Mirra. THIS WEEKEND: Essendon v Casey Scorpions, Windy Hill, 1pm Saturday MORE VFL: Join our social networks for more VFL coverage: facebook.com/weeklyreviewsport & twitter.com/twrsport

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Sunbury fends off new team on block BY DANIEL PAPROTH THERE was plenty of celebration at Eric Boardman Reserve on Saturday as Sunbury Kangaroos ruined a defiant Rupertswood’s first Riddell District Football League match with a 34-point win. In front of a large, parochial white-and-blue crowd the Kangaroos unfurled their 2012 premiership flag before the game and then capped off the afternoon by beating their new cross-town rivals. But Rupertswood, which crossed from the Victorian Amateur Football League’s Premier C

grade at the end of last season, was far from disgraced. It was not until the final quarter that Sunbury put the result beyond doubt. Kicking with a slight two-to-three goal breeze in the first quarter it was Rupo that led at quarter time by six points. They found plenty of space on the outer wing but it was generally the premiers who looked the more composed. Sunbury’s forward line functioned well throughout the day. Led by Chris Meacham, who pulled on the boots with several key players still missing, the Kangaroos had nine goalkickers. They were certainly the more polished of the two sides, and it showed. In the third quarter,

Central on a roll

was a fantastic win. When the pressure was on we kicked away and then kicked away again when they came back at us,” he said. Meacham expected his side, currently missing several premiership players, would be back to full strength by round three. Rupo coach Dave Barry said the loss was a learning curve for his players. “We butchered the ball a lot and they wanted to win more than us. “At the end of the day they are the reigning premiers and it gives us an indication of where we’re at and what we need to do to get to that level.”

SCOREBOARD Melton Central 16.9 (105) d Rockbank 11.10 (76) Melton Central - goals: A. Fenton 7, J. Bamford 4, J. Scott 2, S. Frederickson, S. Matthews, M. O’Brien. Best: C. Carassellos, A. Fenton, J. Bamford, A. Hunter, S. Batten, K. Bullen. Rockbank - goals: C. Sargent, M. Krul, M. Stevens 2, S. Wilson, M. Reiffel, D. Niki, M. Stratton, R. Rich. Best: R. Rich, S. Hanning, T. Mainey, S. Wilson, J. Armistead, C. Sargent.

BY DANIEL PAPROTH MELTON Central has staked its claims for the Riddell District Football League season with two comfortable wins in its opening two games. The Blues beat Rockbank by 29 points at McPherson Park on Saturday, a week after beating Wallan by 52 points in the season opener — scheduled as round eight in a fixture irregularity. After an even opening term Melton Central broke the game open with a dominant second quarter, booting six goals as the Rams registered just two behinds. Rockbank outscored the Blues in the second half but Melton kept in touch and the damage had already been done. The Rams were powerless to stop a rampaging Adam Fenton, who slammed home seven goals – he has 13 from just two games. At Riddells Creek Reserve it was the Bombers who showed up the minor premiers from last season, Diggers Rest, winning by five points. After going goalless in the opening term Riddell kicked seven goals in the second quarter to turn a seven-point deficit into a 28-point lead. The Burras hit back with six of their own in the third quarter to close the gap to five points and set up a tantalising final term. In a see-sawing halfhour both teams kicked three goals and a behind to give Riddell a winning start to the season. At Tony Clarke Reserve Macedon scored an easy win over WoodendHesket, running out 41-point winners in a low-scoring contest. The hapless Hawks could manage only a solitary goal to three-quarter time.

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with Rupo kicking with the slight wind, they stayed in touch and answered every time Rupo pushed forward. Turnovers and skill errors proved costly for Rupo, which fumbled the ball, dropped marks and was unable to maintain pressure on its opposition. Still, they got back within a goal at the start of the final quarter and kicked four for the term. But in allowing Sunbury easy paths to seven goals the dam eventually broke and the margin got progressively bigger. Meacham was corkied in the calf early in the contest but was in high spirits after the game. “It

Riddell 12.13 (85) d Diggers Rest 12.8 (80) Riddell - goals: R. Elliott 4, H. Ross, B. Ruffell, P. Robertson, R. Hurst, E. Foreman, P. Sahlberg, J. Silvester, J. Nolan. Best: M. Darby, P. Sahlberg, P. Robertson, D. Sahlberg, J. Taylor, E. Foreman. Diggers Rest - goals: B. Tuckey 4, L. Rust, S. Clarke 2, S. Sims, T. Gleeson, J. Heritage, B. Cunningham. Best: J. Ryan, B. Caton, T. Gleeson, N. Pinder, S. Fogarty, A. Richardson. Macedon 10.10 (70) d WoodendHesket 5.9 (39) Macedon - goals: A. Meldrum 3, J. Clough, A. Fleming 2, S. Neeson, A. Cusworth, D. Goodwin. Best: J. Davies, J. Clough, N. Arnold, T. Dettmann, T. Lyon, M. Goodwin. Woodend-Hesket - goals: E. Gove 2, D. Martin, R. Cerminara, M. Sawyer. Best: J. Sheppard, G. Taylor, A. Shipard, C. Forde, J. Waters, J. Milverton. Sunbury Kangaroos 20.15 (135) d Rupertswood 15.11 (101) Sunbury Kangaroos – goals: L. Brennan 4, M. Wilson, T. Podolczak, B. Brennan 2, M. Gaunt, N. Egan, C. Kendall, B. BaconDudderidge, D. Morrice. Best: M. Gaunt, D. Morrice, T. Podolczak, B. Slater, L. Brennan, B. Bacon-Dudderidge. Rupertswood – goals: J. Pretty 5, R. Pretty, J. King, R. Hatty 3, C. Meacham 2, J. Young , R. Johnson, A. Leonard, L. Dowson. Best: J. Cuffe, A. Leonard, D. McGovern, L. Dowson, J. Pretty, J. King. Wallan 20.16 (136) d Kilmore 10.9 (69)

First hands: Rupertswood’s Caine Schofield-Lane leads up to the ball. For more action shots go to sunburyweekly.com.au Picture: Darren Howe

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Roos are a smash hit BY DANIEL PAPROTH THERE was more glory for Sunbury Kangaroos on the netball courts, with all three teams victorious over Rupertswood on Saturday. The A Grade team kicked its season off with a massive 50-19 win, while the B and C Grade sides won by five and 13 points respectively. The Kangaroos won just five matches in A Grade last season and finished seventh, missing finals by one spot. This season they have welcomed a wealth of new players to the team and comfortably beat Rupertswood, playing in the RDFNL for the first team. Coach Melanie Watts said the wins were promising given the new players. “The girls played really well yesterday. We have a lot of new faces in the team and they worked quite well together. It’s a strong, versatile side. To go out and play the way they did today was brilliant. “We’ll take each week as it comes and hopefully finish in the top six. You don’t know what happens from there because finals do strange things to people. It was a very, very good day for Sunbury netball.” In other matches, Melton Central destroyed Rockbank 72-10, Riddells Creek comfortably beat Diggers Rest 70-33 and Macedon smashed Woodend-Hesket 68-23. Lancefield had a narrow 41-38 win over Broadford a week earlier. Next round football and netball fixtures: Diggers Rest v Sunbury Kangaroos, Woodend-Hesket v Melton Central, Rockbank v Lancefield, Kilmore v Broadford, Romsey v Wallan, Rupertswood v Macedon.


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Lions shake off Bloods BY PAT NOLAN

Full bore: Sunbury’s Andrew Duhau runs down Melton’s Jake Gleeson.

Picture: Shawn Smits

SCOREBOARD

PREMIERS Sunbury did not exactly take off with the same speed that saw it claim last year’s Ballarat Football League title but still managed to show glimpses of dominance in its win over Melton. The Lions hosted the Bloods at Clarke Oval on Saturday afternoon and set up their 64-point win with a third-quarter blitz. After a slow first quarter where both sides failed to capitalise on opportunities, Sunbury soon kicked into gear and sent out a message that they will once again be a force to be reckoned with this year. The Eastern Lions eventually ran out 18.16 (124) to 8.12 (60) winners. Despite the lop-sided scoreboard, Melton showed definite signs of improvement and looked like going down by an honourable margin before conceding the final four goals of the match. Sunbury coach Rick Horwood was pleased by a number of individual efforts from players in all areas of the ground. Brett Chambers and Niall McGovern were stoic in defence, Pat Cariss was expectedly dominant in the ruck before moving forward and small

Sunbury Lions 18.16 (124) d Melton 8.12 (60) Sunbury Lions – goals: X. Linton 4, M. Medcraft, R. Wood 3, J. Lobb 2, S. Clarke, P. Cariss, J. Fedoruk, C. McCabe, A. Duhau , J. Rizk. Best: B. Chambers, N. McGovern, M. Coleman, A. Duhau, X. Linton, A. Short. Melton – goals: M. Notman 2, P. Davis, J. Gleeson, H. Abela, D. Haby, B. Kight, J. Miller. Best: N. Gale, A. Hill, C. Webber, B. Thomas, B. Notman, T. Manolis. RESULTS: Sebastopol 11.3 (69) lt Darley 26.11 (167); Melton South 15.14 (104) d Bacchus Marsh 11.15 (81).

forwards Xavier Linton and Matthew Medcraft popped up to boot seven goals between them. After Horwood gave his side an oldfashioned spray at quarter-time, the Lions soon kicked into gear, stinging Melton with a number of fast counter attacks and swift ball movement. ‘‘We rate ourselves as a very disciplined side but we were very flat and very undisciplined in that first quarter,’’ said Horwood. "Everyone lifts when they are taking on the premier. It’s probably something they used pregame. But the cream rose to the top in that third quarter."

For Melton, there were early signs the Bloods might be on track this year to win more than the three matches they did in 2012. Without doubt the performance of the day was from 20-year-old defender Nick Gale, who was given the monumental task of lining up on powerhouse forward Simon Clarke. Often left isolated in a one-out position, Gale kept Clarke on a tight leash, restricting him to just one goal. Off season recruit Matthew Notman also showed he is set to bring good value throughout the season, and the highly influential Dillon Sharp went off with an ankle injury at the half. However, Melton coach Bob Heaney said it was a lack of depth that hurt his side in the end. ‘‘We’ve still got to get to the stage where we can improve to a consistent effort over four quarters. Sunbury turns its attention to Darley next week, while Melton has a chance to regroup with a second round bye. MORE REPORTS: Join our social networks to read other Ballarat Football League match reports — facebook.com/weeklyreviewsport & twitter.com/twrsport — Ballarat Courier

South Bendigo collars Bulldogs BY ADAM BOURKE SOUTH Bendigo scored one of its best home and away wins in modern times when it defeated Gisborne by 38 points at Gardiner Reserve on Saturday. Gisborne, widely regarded as Bendigo Football League flag favourite, were stunned by an impressive South Bendigo outfit, 17.20 (122) to 12.12 (84). The Bloods led by 21 points at the main break before holding off a determined Gisborne fightback in the third term. The Bulldogs threw everything at South Bendigo but the Bloods held firm and ran away with the game in the final quarter. On top of the defeat the Bulldogs lost star ruckman Tom Waters (ankle), Tylah Greetham (ankle) and Heath Simpson (concussion) to injuries. “There’s no excuses for us. We just weren’t good enough,’’ Gisborne coach Kevin Fitzgerald said. “South Bendigo deserved the win.

SCOREBOARD BENDIGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE – ROUND 2 Gisborne 12.12 (84) lt South Bendigo 17.20 (122) Gisborne – goals: D. Farrugia 5, P. Fitzgerald, M. Knox 2, B. Sonogan, C. Summerfield, H. Simpson. Best: H. Govan, O. Messaoudi, S. Comerford, T. Waters, D. Weaver, P. Fitzgerald. South Bendigo – goals: J. Maddern 7, J. Keely 3, R. Barrack, J. Wilson 2, A. Connaughton, G. Scholtes, M. Tonkin. Best: A. Connaughton, J. Wilson, R. Barrack, J. Maddern, D. Nalder, B. Haines

They worked much harder than we did.” Another major talking point of the game was a walk-off by South Bendigo forward David Kruse. Kruse left the ground and refused to return after a verbal confrontation with a Gisborne player in the final quarter. The forward is one of four indigenous players the Bloods recruited

from the Northern Territory this season. Gisborne club president Graeme Love said his club was doing everything it could to clear up the incident. “We’ve spoken to South Bendigo and both clubs agreed to talk to their respective players,’’ Love said. BFNL chief executive Steven Oliver said the league wouldn’t get involved unless an official complaint was filed by South Bendigo. “At this stage it’s all rumour and innuendo,’’ Oliver said. “Should South Bendigo lodge a complaint then the league will investigate.” Gisborne heads to Bendigo this weekend for the grand final re-match against Golden Square, who were beaten by Strathfieldsaye at the weekend. In Reserves, Kyneton was defeated 3.3 (21) to 16.19 (115) by Sandhurst. In Netball, Gisborne opened the season with a 43-29 win against South Bendigo. — Bendigo Advertiser

Out of reach Rupertswood’s Brooke Hughes stays a step ahead of Sunbury Kangaroos’ Narelle Montgomery. For more shots from Darren Howe’s gallery go to sunburyweekly.com.au

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