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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Election: booth-by-booth

Independent Helen Haines won the seat of Indi in Saturday’s Federal Election, which saw Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison returned to Government. Dr Haines won by a slim margin, ahead of Steve Martin (Liberal), who won more first preference votes. Preferences were required by Dr Haines to succeed in her campaign to succeed Cathy McGowan

Sport

AFL Outer East results

DIV. 2 SENIORSResults. Round 5. Saturday, May 18. Powelltown 18.13 (121) d Alexandra 14.8 (92). Kinglake 21.23 (149) d Thornton-Eildon 5.5 (35). Yarra junction 27.15 (177) d Seville 13.11 (89). Yarra Glen 19.15 (129) d Yea 4.5 (29). Gembrook-Cockatoo: Bye.Ladder. 1. Kinglake, 287.63, 20. 2. Yarra Junction, 195.37, 16. 3. Yarra Glen, 174.49, 16. 4.

Politics

9.45pm Update

9.45pm update The ABC says independent Imdi candidate Helen Haines is currently leading the vote count with 51.5 per cent of votes, with 65.2 per cent of votes counted. The ABC says this represents a 4.1 per cent swing against the independent. Liberal candidate Steve Martin currently has 48.5 per cent of the vote. First

Politics

9.15pm Update

A busy day in Indi as counting continues tonight at local polling booths. 9.15pm update The ABC says independent Imdi candidate Helen Haines is currently leading the vote count with 51.2 per cent of votes, with 44.9 per cent of votes counted. The ABC says this represents a 4.3 per cent swing against the independent.

Politics

8pm Update: Haines ahead

8pm update The ABC says independent Imdi candidate Helen Haines is currently leading the vote count with 50.8 per cent of votes, with 27.2 per cent of votes counted. The ABC says this represents a 4.2 per cent swing against the independent. Liberal candidate Steve Martin currently has 49.2 per cent of the vote.

Politics

Odds change for Indi

The TAB this morning (Fri.) released its latest odds for betting on the candidates for the seat of Indi, for tomorrow’s Federal election. $1.47 Liberal (in from $1.55) – candidate Steve Martin $2.50 Independent (out from $2.35) – candidate Helen Haines $16 Nationals – candidate Mark Byatt $34 Labor – candidate Eric Kerr Federally, Labor

Politics

Vale Bob Hawke

Prime Minister Bob Hawke and McEwen MHR Peter Cleland posed for my photograph in August 1985, when I was owner-editor of The Yea Chronicle (1984-1993). As PM (1983-1991), Bob Hawke did not normally do “product placement”, but we had enjoyed a few laughs at a press conference in the morning, and at an electorate function

Sport

AFL Outer East Div. 2 Netball Results

A-Grade. Results. Round 4. Saturday, May 11. Yarra Junction: Bye. Yea 55 d Alexandra 42. Kinglake 38 d Yarra Glen 31. Powelltown 59 d Gembrook-Cockatoo 20. Seville: Bye. B-Grade. Results. Round 4. Saturday, May 11. Seville v Thornton-Eildon. Alexandra 56 d Yea 41. Yarra Glen 36 d Kinglake 34. Powelltown 42 d Gembrook-Cockatoo 22. Yarra

Sport

AFL Outer East Div. 2 Footy Scores

AFL OUTER EAST DIVISION 2 SCORES AT A GLANCE DIV. 2 SENIORS Results. Round 4. Saturday, May 11. Alexandra 17.11 (113) d Yea 10.6 (66). Kinglake 13.7 (85) d Yarra Glen 9.9 (63). Gembrook-Cockatoo 11.17 (83) d Powell-town 10.9 (69). Seville 22.12 (144) d Thorn-ton-Eildon 4.8 (12). Yarra Junction: Bye. Ladder. 1. Kinglake, 257.23, 16.

Politics

National paper swipes at Haines

Gerard Henderson, The Australian’s columnist, had a fair spray for Indi independent candidate Helen Haines, ahead of her national TV appearance on Q&A on Monday (May 13): “Turn it up. Helen Haines is not the “Independent for Indi”. That’s just fake news. Rather she is one of seven candidates contesting the seat of Indi which

Council News

‘This Girl Can’: Cr Bisset

As part of the State Government’s ‘This Girl Can’ initiative, Murrindindi Shire Council has been working with local sport and recreation organisations to roll out a program of activities that encourage women and girls to get active. Youth, Recreation and Community Planning Portfolio Councillor, Charlie Bisset said Council was pleased to receive $12,000 funding from

Politics

What type of MP would you be?

The Local Paper this week conducted a snap poll of the seven Indi candidates, to gain an indication of what type of responsive representative they might be to the local area. “What personal visits have [you] made to people in the Murrindindi area (includes Alexandra, Yea, Kinglake and Marysville) in the month since April 10

Politics

So where the bloody hell are you?

The Local Paper has today sent this email to each of the Federal candidates for the seat of Indi: We are preparing an editorial report for The Local Paper, prior to the Federal Election on Saturday, May 18. We plan to publish our report in our May 15 issue. To give a snapshot of what

Police News

Farm thefts alleged

Police have charged one man following an ongoing investigation into a series of alleged sheep thefts in Victoria’s north east. Detectives from the Eastern Region Crime Squad, with assistance from Victoria Police’s Agricultural Liaison Officers (AGLOs), executed warrants at properties in Clonbinane and Fosterville yesterday. The warrant was executed in relation to the alleged theft

Sport

4 wins for Yea netballers

Yea Tigers enjoyed wins in all grades of netball, at home, on Saturday. A-GRADE YEA ………………………………………. 20, 43, 57, 74 YARRA JUNCTION …………………. 6, 15, 25, 39 Yea. Goals: Melissa Martinov 44, Nikki Watts 29. Best: Rachael Hickey, Melissa Martinov, Amy Taylor. Team: GS GA Melissa Martinov, GS GA Nikki Watts, WA C Chelsea Spagnolo,

Sport

Local footy scoreboard

Three Murrindindi senior football teams – Alexandra, Thonton-Eildon and Yea – all suffered significant losses in last Saturday’s Round 3 competition of AFL Outer East Division 2. Kinglake – featured for its strength in major media during the previous week – had a bye. On-field competition might be closer this coming Saturday (May 11) when

Death Notice

Sad news: Emma Koci

KOCI, Emma 25.02.1924 – 01.05.2019 Beloved wife of Jaroslav (dec.) Loved mother of Karl and Maria. Loving Oma of Kara, Kirsten and Chris and Hamish. Loving Great Oma of Maya, Ayden and Harvey. Remembered with Love. KOCI. The Funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs Emma Koci will be held in the Murrindindi Chapel, 21

Council News

Craig Lloyd: answers questions about possible conflict

Kinglake projects: conflict of interest?

Some Kinglake residents are critical that the same streetscape planner employed by the Kinglake Village consortium, has also been employed by Murrindindi Shire Council. Posts this week on a Kinglake social media forum questioned if there was a conflict of interest in the planner working on a private development alongside a Council project.. Residents commented

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Ourselves

Confirmed: 35,183 ‘reads’ weekly

The Local Paper continues as Murrindindi’s leading local media outlet. In print and online, The Local Paper has 26,305 ‘reads’ per week. This comprises 17,485 website hits per week, and 8820 verified weekly print readership. (Not included in these figures (above) are a further 8858 Local Paper reads at the MelbourneObserver.com.au website.) This is a

Council News

17 months on: are we any closer?

Today is May 1: it marks Month 17 since Murrindindi Shire CEO Craig Lloyd started with the Council. Is the Murrindindi Council any closer to having a new advertising procurement practice that is fair, and open to public scrutiny? It is 6½-YEARS since Murrindindi Shire Council last put its advertising procurement out to tender. The

Politics

Ballot paper order decided

The order of names on the ballot paper for the Federal electorate of Indi was decided at a draw held by the Australian Electoral Commission. The poll is scheduled for Saturday week, May 18. • Helen Robinson, The Greens (Vic.)• Jason Peter Whalley, Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party• Helen Haines, Independent• Steve Martin, Liberal• Mark Byatt,

Council News

New Visitor Guide on its way

Murrindindi Council has consulted with local business tourism associations about the idea of creating a Visitor Guide, Cr Jackie Ashe told the April 24 Shire meeting. “In part, this replaces our What’s On, the bi-annual printed events brochure. “We expect these will be delivered in late July or early August. “New designs for the Yea

Council News

Red tape findings by year’s end

Findings about red tape delays are due to be announced in eight months’ time. Cr Margaret Rae told the April meeting of Murrindindi Council that the State Government is conducting a Red Tape Review of the building and planning approvals processes in order to streamline Local and State Government planning systems by removing delays and

Council News

Dry season finance sought

Murrindindi Shire CEO Craig Lloyd is approaching State Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes about financial support for local farmers affected by the dry season. An urgent item of business was brought forward to the April 24 meeting of Council by Mayor Cr Sandice McAulay. Councillors voted unanimously “in recognition of dry conditions across the Murrindindi Shire

Death Notice

Sad news: Reg Kenealy

KENEALY, – Reg 06.07.1929 – 25.04.2019 Beloved husband of Mary for almost 60 years. Loved and loving father of Anthony, Kevin, Damian and Helen and Mary-Louise and Brenden. Loving Pa of Daniel, Trent and Ethan. A Gentle Man and a Gentleman. KENEALY . The Funeral Service celebrating Reg’s life will be held on Thursday May

Police News

Whittlesea man arrested

Police have arrested a 20-year-old man from Whittlesea after a police divisional van was rammed in North Melbourne this morning (Sunday, April 28). A silver Holden Commodore was reported stolen overnight from a Glenroy address. The vehicle was sighted by police at the end of Pampas St in North Melbourne about 3.20am. The driver of

Sport

NFNL Scoreboard

MEADOWS GREYHOUNDS DIVISION 1 SENIORS BUNDOORA v. LOWER PLENTY Bundoora 4.4, 10.6, 11.10, 16.17 (113)Lower Plenty 0.4, 2.5, 4.6, 6.7 (43) GOALSBundoora: T. Hughes 3, N. Thomas 3, J. Lord 2, D. Marshall 2, D. Mitchell 2, B. Moorcroft 1, M. Dennis 1, B. Carlyon 1, G. Moorcroft 1Lower Plenty: B. Paterson 2, C. Porter 2, C.

Sport

AFL Outer East scoreboard

AFL OUTER EAST FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD DIVISION 2 SENIORSResults. Round 2. Thursday, April 25. Kinglake 35.20 (230) d Yea 4.5 (29). Saturday, April 27. Alexandra 19.17 (131) d Thornton-Eildon 6.10 (46). Seville 10.12 (72) d Powell-town 7.11 (53). Yarra Junction 19.9 (123) d Gembrook-Cockatoo 11.12 (78). Yarra Glen: Bye. Ladder. 1. Kinglake, 337.50, 8. 2. Seville,

Police News

Man dies: detectives probe Kinglake West fire

Arson Squad detectives are investigating a fatal fire which occurred in Kinglake West on Friday night (Apr. 26) Investigators have been told a shed caught fire on Watsons Rd about 8.25pm. A 26-year-old Kinglake West man sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined

Council News

Council ‘talks up’ budget

Murrindindi Council is talking up its proposed 2019-20 budget, and says more than 50 public submissions have been received. “In September last year we trialled a new budget process and invited the community to provide ideas on what we should prioritise. We were thrilled to receive more than 50 submissions. While we weren’t able to

Council News

Council’s shared services strategy

Municipalities from around the region are considering sharing services, according to a media statement issued by Murrindindi Shire Council: Murrindindi Shire Council, at its April 26 meeting, endorsed a proposal to work more collaboratively with several other councils from around the Hume region. The proposal seeks funding from the Victorian Government to implement a transformational

Emergency Services

‘Copter to KLW fire

An air ambulance has been sent to a fire at Watsons Rd, Kinglake West. Firefighters are also on the scene, Friday night (8.50pm, Friday)> Crime Watch Victoria says: “Ambulance paramedics are also on scene treating at least one person for burns. Ambulance Victoria has dispatched an air ambulance to the scene to assist with urgent

Sport

Kinglake v Yea. Final scores

SENIORS KINGLAKE ….. 5.5, 14.11, 26.15, 35.20 (230) YEA ……………… 1.1, 1.5, 3.5, 4.5 (29) Kinglake. Goalkickers: C. Horman 8, A. Fairchild 7, B. Robinson 6, E. Robinson 4, M. McAllister 3, R. King 3, L. Adams 2, J. Crowe, W. Graf. Best Players: J. Butterworth, B. Robinson, L. Adams, K. Douglas, R. King, C.

Sport

K’lake 230-29 wins over Yea

AFL Outer East reports on social media that Kinglake 230 defeated Yea 29 in the ANZAC Day (Thurs.) match on the Mountain. Whilst the League has a full focus on its new Premier League. Division 2 detailed scores were not available early Friday.

Politics

Did AEC forget parts of Indi?

The southern part of the Indi electorate seems to have been almost forgotten as far as early voting centres is concerned. The Australian Electoral Commission has released a list of Early Voting Centres for Indi. Those locations include Albury, Benalla, Bright, Mansfield, Wangaratta and Wodonga. Early voting starts on Monday (April 29). The southern section

Community News

Lest We Forget

ANZAC Day observances have been well attended in fine weather today (Thurs., Apr. 25) throughout the North-East.

Politics

Ballot paper order revealed

The list of candidates for the Indi electorate in the May 18 Federal Election have been announced today (Wed.) by the Australian Electoral Commission. The names will appear in this order on the ballot paper: ROBINSON, Helen. The Greens (VIC) WHALLEY, Jason Peter. Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party HAINES, Helen. Independent MARTIN, Stev.e Liberal BYATT, Mark.

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Council News

Dindi should buy Carters site

OPINION: Murrindindi Shire Council has a rare opportunity to almost double the size of the Yea Shire Hall, after the Carters Milk Bar deal fell through with the Yea and District Historical Society. The Council could provide for future expansion of the Shire Hall, by acquiring the historic milk bar site alongside. A price of

Local History

Carter’s store deal off

The Local Paper understands that the Yea and District Historical Society’s bid to purchase the Carter’s Milk Bar site is off. The Society wanted to raise $300,000 to purchase the historic property, but failed to raise the necessary cash by the April 12 deadline. The Society had planned to run a museum/heritage centre on the

Police News

Cars dumped at Leahys Rd

Mitchell Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for information after locating several stolen vehicles in dense bushland on a property at Tallarook. A Victoria Police statement said that four late-model stolen four wheel drive vehicles were located on the Leahys Rd property on Saturday morning (Apr. 20) by a neighbour who contacted police. The vehicles

Police News

Have you seen Edward?

Police are continuing to appeal for public assistance to help locate missing Don Valley man Edward Fitzpatrick. The 42-year-old left Maroondah Hospital at 1.10pm on Tuesday, April 9, and was last sighted a short time later near Ringwood East Railway Station. He has not been seen or made contact with family since. He is described

Council News

Peter 2020 pays Paul 2019

Murrindindi Council’s forecast position for the financial year has improved by $2.47 million. The Council says it is moving from a predicted deficit of $233,376 to a surplus of $2.24 million. “This is predominately due to the Federal Government announcement that 50 per cent of the 2019/20 Financial Assistance Grant will be paid in June

Council News

Kinglake RAC leases go on

Murrindindi Shire Council wants to extend leases with the current tenants at the former Kinglake Rebuilding and Advisory Centre for a further two years, until June 30, 2021. “This is to enable sufficient time for the tenants, including Parks Victoria, to relocate and to allow options for the potential future community use of the facility

Council News

Rates up 2.5%

Murrindindi Council wants to increase rates by 2.5 per cent, the absolute maximum allowable under the State Government’s Fair Go Rates System. The rates increase is part of the 2019-20 draft budgetdue to be presented at the Council meeting at Alexandra on June 26. The Council plans on a slight budget surplus, and no new

Council News

Cash for local groups

More money is being distributed to community groups in the Murrindindi region. Flowerdale Community House is likely to receive $5000, after Councillors assess the recommendations of the Grants and Contributions Panel. Highlands Community Hall has been recommended to receive $1761.45. The Mothers Day Foundation is likely to receive $2000 of municipal funds for a scholarship

Council News

Marysville plan likely to be refused

The construction of eight dwellings is proposed for a property at 102 Falls Rd, Marysville. Murrindindi Shire Councillors will consider the proposal at their meeting to be held at the Alexandra chambers at 6pm on Wednesday (Apr. 24). Jackson & Fapio Pty Ltd are making the application, but Shire officers are recommending that a permit

Council News

Plans to develop on ‘Connie’ at Yea: 12-lots proposed

A proposal for a12-lot residential subdivision at 6 Smith St, Yea, will be considered at Murrindindi Shire Council’s meeting on Wednesday night (Apr. 24). An officer’s report recommends that Councillors vote to approve the proposal, despite objections. A total of 14 individual objections were initially received in relation to the application proposal. The proposal is

Local People

$18,175,467 raised for Good Friday Appeal

The 2019 total for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal is $18,175, 467. The total was announced at 11.30pm Friday (Apr. 19)> Country Board totals, as at 11pm Friday, were announced. Murrindindi Shire district totals were: Alexandra: $14,937Eildon: $7830Kinglake: $3768Marysville: $5000Ruffy: $2701Yea: $33,000 The aggregate total for Murrindindi Shire locations was $67,536. The population

Sport

Whittlesea-Diamond Creek thriller

The Eagles scored a three-point victory in a thriller against Diamond Creek at the Showgrounds in NFNL Division Two Round Two on Saturday (Apr. 13). Whittlesea 12.15 (87) defeated Diamond Creek 12.12 (84). Whittlesea Reserves 16.17 (113) defeated Diamond Creek 3.4 (22). In the Under 19 Grading, Whittlesea took a one-point victoryover the Creekers: 5.4

Sport

Tigers struggle against Seville

Yea Tigers Seniors and Reserves struggled against Seville at The Rec on Saturday. The only Round 1 scoreboard joy for the club was a comprehensive A-Grade netball win. SENIORS SEVILLE ……….. 3.8, 11.12, 15.16, 24.25 (169) YEA ……………………………. 1.0, 3.3, 4.7, 4.7 (31) Seville. Goalkickers: P. Rattray 9, N. O’Keefe 5, C. Glass 4, J.

Sport

Lakers start season with win

Kinglake’s journey to ‘Puffing Billy’ country on Saturday was rewarded with an impressive Seniors’ 27-point win over Gembrook-Cockatoo. The AFL Outer East Division Two Round 1 fixture saw the Lakers Reserves humbled by a 95-point defeat. Kinglake netballers enjoyed a 70-14 victory in A-Grade, a 65-21 win in B-Grade, a 28-19 success in C-Grade, but

Community News

Election called for May 18

The Federal Election has been called for Saturday, May 18. Prime Minister Scott Morrison this morning visited Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove to request the election.

Community News

Easter-ANZAC publishing arrangements

The Local Paper has grown into one of Victoria’s biggest weekly local publications. It is a free newspaper, funded entirely by advertisers. The newspaper is consistently more than 100 pages, and is also free online. Our business is governed by strict commercial principles. To meet our financial responsibilities, we must sell sufficient advertising space each

Sport

Saturday Sport Round-Up

Take a sneak peek of the NFNL, AFL Outer East, Goulburn Valley, Kyabram District and Riddell District results from Saturday (April 6). Full sports coverage in Wednesday’s Local Paper.

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