Hero father saves woman from knife attacker

Hero father saves woman from knife attacker The alleged attacker wheeled out of the Doveton house on a stretcher. Photo: Channel 7
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Police on Waratah Street in Doveton after the Saturday morning siege. Photo: Paul Jeffers

Residents on Waratah Street, Doveton, after the siege. Photo: Paul Jeffers

Heavily armed police surround a black sedan in Doveton. Photo: Courtesy of Nine News

Heavily armed police surround a black sedan in Doveton. Photo: Courtesy of Nine News

TweetFacebookA Melbourne father has saved an injured woman from a knife-wielding attacker outside his suburban home before heavily armed police swooped on his property.

The drama unfolded about 6.30am on Saturday, when a man stabbed another man and two women at a house on Lacebark Street in Doveton.

The male victim was left in a critical condition with life threatening injuries to his upper and lower body.

It is believed one of the injured women managed to escape and fled to nearby Waratah Street,but the attacker followed.

Resident Ina Maramota was inside his home with his partner and their six children when they heard the alleged attacker threatening the woman in the middle of the street.

Mr Maramota ventured outside, armed with a large stick, to confront the attacker andhelp the injuredwoman.

“I had a big stick – I was pushing him away with thestick,” Mr Maramota told Channel 7.

“Then I grabbed her – she was behind me – and I was using the stick at the same time.”

Mr Maramota managed to ward off the attacker by pushing him in the chest with the stick and help the womanto safety inside his home.

He and his family, and the injured woman, barricaded themselves inside, while the attacker demanded to be let in.

Heavily armed police soon descendedon the suburband surrounded theproperty.

The family was huddled inside when they reportedly heard rocks being thrown against the back window.

Channel 7 has reported the rocks were thrown by police, who got the family’s attention, before helping them slip out the back door and climb over the fence to safety.

By that stage, it is understood, the alleged attacker had managed to get inside.

After a short stand off, police stormed the property, Tasering the alleged attacker and arresting him.

He was eventually carried out by ambulance paramedics, tied to a stretcher.He was taken to Dandenong Hospital in a stable condition.

“He has been taken to hospital for assessment before being interviewed,” a police spokeswoman said.

The man stabbed at Lacebark Street property has been taken to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition, with both upper and lower body injuries.

A woman stabbed at the property was also taken to The Alfred in a serious condition.

The second woman has been taken by ambulance to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition.

“The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined but all parties are believed to be known to each other,” the police spokeswoman said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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St Kilda v GWS: Fast-finishing Saints stun GiantsPhotos

St Kilda v GWS: Fast-finishing Saints stun Giants | Photos Billy Longer of the Saints and Shane Mumford of the Giants compete in the ruck during the round seven AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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Aidan Corr of the Giants, Adam Tomlinson of the Giants, Nick Riewoldt of the Saints and Josh Bruce of the Saints compete for the ball during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 05, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Nathan Wright of the Saints and Zac Williams of the Giants compete for the ball during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 05, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Jarryn Geary, Jack Billings and Nick Riewoldt of the Saints sing the song after winning the round seven AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Tim Taranto of the Giants and Jack Steele of the Saints compete for the ball during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 05, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Stephen Coniglio of the Giants kicks the ball during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 05, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Nathan Wright of the Saints kicks the ball during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 05, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Jack Steven of the Saints is tackled by Josh Kelly of the Giants during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 05, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Stephen Coniglio of the Giants celebrates a goal during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 05, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Dylan Shiel of the Giants and Jack Steven of the Saints compete for the ball during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 05, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Jonathon Patton of the Giants is tackled by Jarryn Geary of the Saints during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 05, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Phil Davis of the Giants in action during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 05, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Tim Taranto of the Giants is tackled by Jack Sinclair of the Saints during the 2017 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 05, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The Giants look dejected after losing the round seven AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Devon Smith of the Giants is tackled by Dylan Roberton of the Saints during the round seven AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Dylan Shiel of the Giants looks dejected after losing the round seven AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Jack Steven of the Saints handballs whilst being tackled by Shane Mumford of the Giants during the round seven AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)Restrictions

Jack Steele of the Saints handballs during the round seven AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Jack Steele of the Saints high fives fans after winning the round seven AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)Restrictions

Shane Mumford of the Giants compete in the ruck against Sam Gilbert of the Saints during the round seven AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)Restrictions

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Steve Johnson of the Giants handballs whilst being tackled Jarryn Geary of the Saints during the round seven AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)Restrictions

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

St Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

TweetFacebookSt Kilda have returned to Friday night footy in style, stunning Greater Western Sydney with a 23-point upset win at Etihad Stadium.

The Saints trailed by a goal at three-quarter time but exploded in the final term, booting six goals to one.

Jack Steven (29 disposals, two goals) was dominant in the midfield, half-back Dylan Roberton continued his stellar season and young forward Blake Acres sparked the Saints’ fourth-quarter run with consecutive goals.

With a crowd of 21,160 in attendance, it was the Saints’ best win for the year, and one that showed they belonged on the Friday night stage after a year-long absence.

There was little separating the two sides during a fast-paced start but problems soon emerged for the Giants, with defender Adam Kennedy suffering a game-ending knee injury midway through the first quarter.

Jack Steven and Koby Stevens epitomised St Kilda’s fanatical tackling with this attack on Josh Kelly Photo: Quinn Rooney

The 24-year-old appeared to be in immense discomfort after landing awkwardly during a marking contest and was on crutches in the rooms.

The Giants were soon reduced to two players on the interchange bench when Nathan Wilson’s head was slammed into the turf in an aggressive Koby Stevens tackle.

The tackle was deemed fair at the time – Stevens won a holding-the-ball free kick as a result of it – but the incident is bound to be scrutinised by the match review panel.

It was a miserable night for Giant Adam Kennedy who appeared to seriously injure his knee Photo: Quinn Rooney

Wilson went to the rooms for concussion tests but returned after halftime and was immediately in the thick of the action, setting up a Rory Lobb goal to extend the Giants’ narrow lead.

The plucky Saints refused to go away but struggled to convert their chances, with back-to-back turnovers from Giants veteran Heath Shaw going unpunished.

St Kilda levelled the scores late in the third term before Devon Smith’s 60m bomb kept the Giants ahead at the final break.

But the final term belonged to St Kilda, with Acres booting two majors in as many minutes on the back of Steven’s outstanding midfield work.

Steven capped off a best-on-ground performance with his second goal to put the icing on the cake as the Saints moved in to the top eight.

It was a rough comedown for GWS after their thrilling Friday night victory over the Western Bulldogs last week.

Stephen Coniglio, Tom Scully and Callan Ward were all impressive but the Giants couldn’t overcome the Saints’ fanatical pressure.

Goals:St Kilda: J Gresham 3 B Acres 2 J Billings 2 J Steven 2 N Wright 2 D Minchington D Roberton J Bruce J Newnes T Membrey.GWS: J Cameron 2 T Scully 2 D Shiel D Smith J Hopper J Patton N Wilson R Lobb S Coniglio T Taranto.

Umpires:Brett Rosebury, Brendan Hosking, Andrew Stephens.


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Newcastle Rugby League: Central overcome dogged Maitland to help repay club’s investment

BIG BLOW: Steve Gordon playing for Western Suburbs. Now at Central Newcastle, Gordon injured his shoulder in a 28-22 win over Maitland on Saturday. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers CENTRAL Charlestown coach Craig Miller wanted a good start to the Newcastle Rugby League season to repay the faith the club had shown in the off-season.
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OnSaturday, the Butcher Boys held out a fast-finishing Maitland 28-22 at Coronation Oval to make it three-straight wins to sit top of the table.

“The club is going great and I couldn’t be prouder today,” said Miller who took over the reins this season. “We spoke about the importance of getting some credibility at the start of the season. The club put its neck out a little bit and recruited well. It was important that we paid the club back and for the playing group to get some confidence. We have a pretty good squad and are entitled to set some lofty goals.”

Central set up the win in the first half, leading 24-10 at the break.

“Coronation Oval is as hard as a rock and down hill,” Miller said. “We ran down hill in the first half and had the wind behind us which was a pretty big advantage. We knew Maitland would come back. Maitland never stopped coming at us. We hung in there and probably did the little things a bit better than they did and our kicking game was strong. I know Maitland are one (win) and three (losses) but the way Tilse and Dorn are playing, they will win their fair share.”

Teenage fullback Jake Maizen was the hero for the visitors with a hat-trick.

“He ran 50 or 60 metres for a couple of them,” Miller said. “He has scored five or six tries in the first three rounds and for a kid in his first year of first grade, I think he has something a little special. He has real speed and is very much out of the James Tedesco mould the way he plays.”

The only down side for Central was a shoulder injury to Steve Gordon.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Cessnock broke their duck with a hard-fought 24-16 win over Kurri Kurri in coalfields derby at Cessnock Sportsground.

The Goannas led 14-0 at half-time.

In Sunday’s game Western Suburbs are at home to Lakes United.


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Rugby League: Newcastle Knights score in extra-time to snatch thrilling comeback win over Manly Sea Eagles in Harold Matthews Cup final

CHAMPIONS: Knights under-16s players and coaching staff celebrate after beating Manly to win the Harold Matthews Cup final at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday. Picture: Newcastle Knights COACH MarkMorrissey is confident the Knights have the core of a future NRL team if they can keep the triumphant Harold Matthews side together.
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The Knights produced a stunning comeback to beat Manly 26-20 in extra time in the final of the under-16s competition at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday.

“They are a great bunch of kids with a great work ethic,” Morrissey said. “Hopefully we can shore them up and keep them at the club. There is certainly some future first graders among them.”

In scenes reminiscent of the Knights’ famous win over Manly in the 1997 NRL grand final, Newcastle came back from the dead to win an incredible finale.

They trailed 20-16 with seconds remaining when winger Patrick Achurch dived over in the left corner to send the game into extra time.

Captain and lock Jaron Purcell did the rest, crashing over from close range in the dying moments in the first period of extra time. From there they hung on.

“With 10 seconds to go I thought the match was gone,” Morrissey said.“Then we scored in the corner to tie it up. Talk about riding your emotions. Wejust didn’t give up. We had a sign on the wall in the dressing sheds which read“nevergive up” and we fought right to the end.”

The win secured the Knights the minor-major premiership double.It is the fourth time the club haswon the under-16s competition. They were beaten in the grand final last season.

Purcell, five-eighth Max Buderus, hooker Mitchell Black, second-rower Riley Meyn and prop Tian Ma’anaima were outstanding for the Knights who completed the season undefeated.

“To be undefeated premiers in 2017 is an amazing feeling,” Purcell said.”We have players from Newcastle, Maitland, the Hunter Valley and the Central Coast …to pull a team of 16-year-old boys from country areas to win a NSW State competition is amazing.A special thank you to our parents and staff for the time, effort and support they put in to help us achieve our goals this season.”

Buderus set up the Knights’ first try just before half-time,jabbing through a grubber for Meyn.

Until that point the Knights had been out-played by animpressive Manly outfit who led 10-0 early.

Although the Sea Eagles scored again early in the second half, the Red and Blues started to find their groove.

Imposing prop Christian Ma’anaima charged overin the 36th minute.Buderus converted to cut the margin to 14-10.

Soon after Meyn got his second try following an excellent run to put the Knights in front.

But Albert Hopoate scored for Manly against the run of play with just nine minutes left on the clock.

The Knights needed a hero andAchurch delivered in the final seconds.

Knights 26 (Meyn 2, Ma’anaima, Achurch, Purcell triesBuderus 3/5 conversions) btSea Eagles 20

Knights: 1Bradman Best, 2Maile J Townsend, 3Darcy Heaney, 4Cooper Jenkins, 5Patrick Achurch, 6Max Buderus, 7Kobe Davies, 16Ben Olsen, 9Mitch Black, 10Christian Ma’anaima, 11Riley Meyn, 12Harry Croker, 13Jaron Purcell. Interchange: 8Thomas Affleck, 14Ryan Potts, 15Tyler Doney, 17Sione Tuitupou Kutu.


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Surfer rescued after 32 hours at sea had prepared himself to die

Matthew Bryce was found clinging to his board after being swept 26 kilometres from Scotland into the Irish SeaA surfer who was rescued after 32 hours adrift at sea said he had prepared himself to die.
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Matthew Bryce was found clinging to his board after being swept 26 kilometres from Scotland into the Irish Sea near the Northern Island border.

He described the moment he was spotted by a helicopter as “the most beautiful sight I had ever seen.”

“The wind and water was just relentless,” he told the BBC from his hospital bed.

“It got to the point where my paddling was ineffective, but I was doing it to keep myself warm.”

A highly emotional Bryce who is being treated for hypothermia said: “I knew I had maybe three hours and I was pretty certain that I was going to die with that sunset.

“So I was watching the sunset and I’d pretty much made peace with it all and then a helicopter flew right over.”

Bryce jumped off his surfboard and lifted the board up.

“I started waving the board in the water and they flew right over, I thought they’d missed me.”

“But then they turned round and when I saw them turn it was indescribable. I can’t describe it at all,” he said tearfully.

“These guys were the most beautiful sight I had ever seen. I owe them my life.”

Bryce told BBC how a morning surf last Sunday turned into a hellish 23 hours.

He said he had driven to Westport car park in the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland on Sunday morning. He waxed his surfboard and then headed out about 11am to “catch some waves”.

But he began to panic as tides and winds carried him out to sea.

“It got to the point where my paddling was ineffective, but I was doing it to keep myself warm.

“It was incredibly lonely and quiet because there was just nothing, just waves. I hadn’t seen any helicopters.

“I was thinking I was going to die, I was almost convinced. I didn’t think I would see sunrise.”

Rescuers have since recovered his surfboard but he said he was not planning to use it again.

“I think we’ll find a good use for it, maybe as starter fuel,” he said.

Asked if he was finished with surfing, he added: “I think so, I couldn’t do that again.”

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Law and order breaking down in Philippines: UN investigator

A top United Nations’ human rights investigator has warned that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs would only unleash more problems including rampant killings, vigilante crimes and an overall breakdown in law and order.
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“The war on drugs does not work,” Agnes Callamard, the UN’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, told a human rights conference in Manila.

“Badly thought-out, ill-conceived drug policies not only fail to address substantively drug dependency, drug-related criminality and the drug trade, they add more problems, as has been well documented around the world,” she said.

The comments came after US President Donald Trump provoked an avalanche of criticism for inviting Mr Duterte, a foul-mouthed firebrand former provincial mayor, to the White House, and praised his efforts to rid the country of drugs.

Two US legislators on Friday introduced legislation in the US Senate seeking to restrict the exportation of arms by the US to the Philippines, as the death toll under the crackdown almost reaches 8000, including children as young as five.

Republican Senator Marco Rubio, chairman of the US foreign relations sub-committee, said the war on drugs is “deeply alarming”.

“This is not the right way to conduct an anti-drug campaign, and our legislation reflects our sincere desire to work with the Philippines to support human rights, expose narcotics networks emanating from mainland China and other countries, and use a public health approach to responsibly counter the danger drugs pose to our society,” he said.

Mr Duterte’s officials scoffed at the bill which would require the US State Department to report on the human rights situation in the Philippines before it could be passed.

“We have plenty of arms,” said the President’s chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo.

In his latest comments, Mr Duterte declared it will take him three years to stabilise the Philippines which has one of Asia’s highest rates of drug use.

He promised to step-up the drugs war and efforts to curb criminality and corruption.

Ms Callamard’s comments angered Mr Duterte, whose spokesman Ernesto Abella said she had failed to notify the government of her visit to Manila in a “clear signal” she was not interested in an objective view.

But Ms Callamard said she had informed Manila of her trip in advance and was participating in an academic human rights forum in her private capacity.

She praised Filipinos who have spoken out against the killings.

“I have followed the testimonies of the relatives of victims, I have seen the brave work of civil society actors, lawyers, human rights defenders, academics, senators,” she said.

Mr Duterte was elected promising to wipe out illegal drugs within months, declaring among other outlandish statements that fish in Manila Bay would grow fat from the bodies of drug users and pushers.

A complaint has been filed in the International Criminal Court at The Hague citing Mr Duterte and 11 of his officials for crimes against humanity.

The court has yet to decide if it would accept the case.


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Australia crushes New Zealand 30-12 in final Anzac Test

Australia crushes New Zealand 30-12 in final Anzac Test Josh Dugan of Australia celebrates scoring a try during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
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Referee Matt Cecchin gestures during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Kanagroos supporters cheer during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Australians celebrate winning the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Valentine Holmes of Australia fails to ground the ball properly during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man of the match Matt Gillett of Australia is pictured with his daughter during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

The Kiwis perform the Haka during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Team mates celebrate the try of Jake Trbojevic of Australia during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Josh Dugan, Tyson Frizell and Johnathan Thurston of the Kangaroos celebrate Tyson Frizell scoring a try as Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Kiwis looks dejected during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

An area of chairs is set aside as a tribute to domestic violence against women during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

The Kiwis perform the Haka before kick-off in the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Adam Blair of the Kiwis is tackled during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Adam Blair of the Kiwis is tackled during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Team mates celebrate the try of Jake Trbojevic of Australia during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga congratulates man of the match Matt Gillett after the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

The Kiwis perform the Haka before kick-off in the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Kangaroos celebrate with the trophy after victory during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Australians celebrate winning the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Australians celebrate winning the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jake Trbojevic of Australia scores a try during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Australians celebrate winning the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Kodi Nikorima of the Kiwis in action during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

James Maloney watches on from the sideline during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Andrew Fifita of Australia is tackled during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Martin Taupau of the Kiwis looks dejected after a Kangaroos try during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Simon Mannering of the Kiwis looks dejected after a Kangaroos try during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Boyd Cordner of Australia is tackled during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Andrew Fifita of Australia celebrates a try that was later disallowed during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jesse Bromwich of the Kiwis runs out to the field before the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Sam Thaiday of Australia in action during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Dean Whare of the Kiwis makes a line break during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Dean Whare of the Kiwis makes a line break during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Johnathan Thurston of Australia passes during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Kodi Nikorima of the Kiwis watches on during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Kodi Nikorima of the Kiwis watches on during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Josh Dugan of the Kangaroos receives attention for an injury during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Josh Dugan of the Kangaroos receives attention for an injury during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Josh Dugan of the Kangaroos receives attention for an injury during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Andrew Fifita of the Kangaroos is tackled by Simon Mannering of the Kiwis during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Simon Mannering of the Kiwis is tackled during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Simon Mannering of the Kiwis in action during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Jordan Rapana of the Kiwis looks dejected after havign a try disallowed during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Kieran Foran of the Kiwis in action during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Kieran Foran of the Kiwis in action during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Tyson Frizell of the Kangaroos celebrates scoring a try as Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Kiwis looks dejected during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Tyson Frizell of the Kangaroos celebrates scoring a try as Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Kiwis looks dejected during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak of the Kiwis walks out before the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Trent Merrin of Australia runs the ball during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Johnathan Thurston and Will Chambers of the Kangaroos celebrate Will Chambers scoring a try during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at GIO Stadium on May 5, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

TweetFacebookAustralia have sounded a pre-World Cup warning to rival nations with a comprehensive 30-12 defeat over New Zealand in the final Anzac Test on Friday night.

However the win — on a night skipper Cameron Smith celebrated his 50th Test — was soured by a possible fractured cheekbone to Josh Dugan that could rule him out of State of Origin.

The St George Illawarra star came from the GIO Stadium field midway through the second half after clashing heads with Kiwis prop and clubmate Russell Packer and failed to return.

His injury was the only low point on a dominant night for the world No.1 nation, which raced to a 30-0 lead before taking their foot off the pedal and allowing the Kiwis two consolation tries.

Almost one year after breaking a three-game losing streak against the Kiwis in Newcastle, a crowd of 18,535 watched the home side make it five straight wins against the world No.2.

Johnathan Thurston showed no lingering effects of a calf issue by setting up two tries, while second-rowers Boyd Cordner and Matt Gillett also turned in strong defensive efforts.

Blake Ferguson continued his Four Nations form with a game-high 214 metres.

Up 24-0 at the break, the Kangaroos appeared on their way to a record victory when Jake Trbojevic took a no-look pass from Cooper Cronk soon after resumption.

But the Dugan exit coincided with a mini fightback from the visitors, who scored the final two tries through Simon Mannering and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

On a night they fielded arguably their strongest side in recent memory following the anticipated return of Kieran Foran, the Kiwis disappointed.

They have now won just one of their past eight Tests.

Dugan opened the scoring in spectacular fashion when he soared to take Thurston’s cross-field kick, and Ferguson doubled the advantage with a 90-metre intercept soon after.

The visitors twice had opportunities to steal momentum, but Tuivasa-Sheck was held up over the line and Shaun Johnson’s bat-on was ruled forward in the same set.

The failures opened the floodgates in defence, with Will Chambers scooting through untouched following Sam Thaiday’s 30-metre break, and Tyson Frizell completing the four-try halftime lead.

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Photos from across Australia: April 30 to May 6, 2017

The week in pictures: May 6, 2017 NEWCASTLE: A foggy start to May failed to deter surfers. Picture: Dave Anderson
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BENDIGO: Sisters Isabelle Smith and Hannah Smith competed in the Trans-Tasman Oceania Inline Hockey Championships in NZ. Their under-14 junior women team won gold against NZ.

BATHURST: Bathurst RC Model Sports club members Michael Cluderay, Peter Kazanis and club secretary Mitchell Finn with their radio controlled models. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

BENDIGO: NDIS Rollout for Loddon celebration. Jordana Sayle with her mother Annette Sayle. Picture: DARREN HOWE

BENDIGO: Band Tusk, which will be appearing at Groovin The Moo. Picture: DARREN HOWE

BENDIGO: Premier Daniel Andrews visits Kaliana School. Picture: DARREN HOWE

BALLARAT: The Lost Ones Basement Bar, owner Tara Poole. Photo: Kate Healy

BENDIGO: Bendigo Health will host a day to celebrate being healthy and active at any age. Judy Foster, Leah Callipari and Mabel Nicholls. Picture: DARREN HOWE

BENDIGO: Premier Daniel Andrews visits Kaliana School. Picture: DARREN HOWE

BALLARAT: The newly redeveloped Marty Busch Reserve in Sebasotpol. Photo: Luke Parker

BENDIGO: Melbourne’s Jessica Viscarde and Ryan Ward enjoy autumn in Bendigo. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

BALLARAT: Japanese Day at St Columbas Primary School. Photo: Kate Healy

BENDIGO: Jeanine Kolasa, whose Glitch exhibition opened on Thursday. Picture: DARREN HOWE

TAREE: Matthew Cloak with Jemma before they take off on the annual Mutts on the Manning fundraising walk for animal welfare. Photo: Janine Watson

BENDIGO: Jida Gulpilil. Ambulance Victoria will launch its first comprehensive plan to engage and partner with the community. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

BENDIGO: American TV show House Hunters is filming in Bendigo. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

NARROMINE: Celebrating 40 years of Garden Club are Sisters Janet Coote, Bona Martin, Beryl Smith, Mary Mowell and Trish Fisher. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

BENDIGO: White Hill Primary School students make shadow sculptures as part of a learning workshop with student-teachers. Picture: DARREN HOWE

NYNGAN: Matilda Bright won best dressed tiny tot at the Anzac Races. Photo: GRACE RYAN

NEWCASTLE: A huge crowd at the Supercars community day.

FORBES: Parkes Shire Council staff member Ben Coultas observing drivers for compliance with seatbelt and mobile phone legislation.

BLAYNEY: Raymond Hawkins is bringing a 55 voice gospel choir, led by Tony Backhouse and featuring singers from New Zealand and Australia, to Millthorpe. Photo: Mark Logan.

ORANGE: English backpacker Daniel Baxter is one of the men who will be running the Freak Out at the Orange Show. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

NEWCASTLE: TK Maxx opens in Kotara. Picture: Marina Neil

MAITLAND: Greta teen Jimmy Jones with his mum, Natalie, beside the accident scene on the New England Highway. Picture: Simone De Peak

LITHGOW: Kasey Mill, Joshua Grant and Ursula Saunders with Shaggy, their prize ram and one of their ewes. Picture: KIRSTY HORTON

BOOROWA: Felicity Corcoran with some of the gear purchased by the Boorowa Hospital Auxiliary last year. The Auxiliary hopes to continue purchasing new equipment this year.

PORT STEPHENS: More than 350 dozen oysters were stolen from Richard Farley’s business on the Karuah River on Saturday in the latest targeted attack on farmers. Picture: Marina Neil.

PORT MACQUARIE: University students Fran Dorczak, Alexis Nicholson and Kerryn McCauley are concerned over proposed fee hikes Photo: Ivan Sajko

OBERON: Oberon RSL Sub Branch president Bill Wilcox and secretary Neville Stapleton are looking to recruit new members.

NEWCASTLE: Knights duo Nathan Ross and Pauli Pauli will make their representative debut against Country on Sunday.

NEWCASTLE: Dr Virginia Turner, with one-year-old daughter, Mabel as the John Hunter Hospital opens its PICU. Picture: Simone De Peak.

LAKE MACQUARIE: Kelvin and Marion Gillespie’s home is one of an untold number in the Hunter damaged by expanding road mix. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

KEMPSEY: Quaden Bayles who has dwarfism with his mother Yarraka Photo: Lachlan Leeming.

GRETA: Greta six-year-old Harry Preece has booked his place in the Australian junior team for a tour of America in July. Picture: Harry Preece Golf_Facebook

DUBBO: Murray Mandel said he wanted to reach out to as many people as possible about Lifeline. Photo: ORLANDER RUMING

DUBBO: Tracy Hanna with the cheque for $10,000 she was given by the organisers of the Titan Macquarie Mud Run. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

CESSNOCK: Paul, Lorraine and Craig Thompson at the ceremony on Tuesday. Picture: Sage Swinton

TAREE: Emergency services help the woman as she remains trapped in the overturned RTV. Photo: NSW Police

PORT STEPHENS: Olympic shooter Michael Diamond leaves court after he was banned from holding a gun licence for 10 years.

MANDURAH: Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott answers question from Mandurah Catholic College Students and gave his opinion on’Gonski 2.0′ education funding plan. Photo: Marta Pascual Juanola.

CESSNOCK: A kangaroo joins the race in the last.

BATHURST: Bathurst Tenpin Bowling’s Dwayne Price, Dan Simms, Pikachu and Zing’s Cassandra Healey are hosting events to help fundraise for the Starlight Foundation. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

NYNGAN: The under 25s most fashionable finalists at the Nyngan Anzac Day Races. Photo: GRACE RYAN

NYNGAN: Jade Kirk, Alli Jenkins, Katie Elrick and Emily Morel at the Anzac Races. Photo: GRACE RYAN

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Death cap mushrooms found in Launceston

World’s deadliest mushrooms found near child’s playground TweetFacebookAmanita phalloides were found under an oak tree near the children’s playground at City Park in Launceston.
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The deadly mushrooms havebeen sprouting in Victoria and Canberra lately, prompting health warnings, and have also been found in other parts of Australia.

UTAS mycologist Dr Genevieve Gates

UTAS mycologistDrGenevieveGates identified the death cap mushrooms growing at City Park from photographs, and warned people not to pick or eat any wild mushrooms.

“We have a lot of species we don’t know the names of anddon’t know if they’re poisonous or not.We strongly recommend that people collect their fungi in the supermarket. People shouldn’t even handle ‘death caps’.”

DEADLY: Amanita phalloides, commonly known as the death cap mushroom, has been discovered at City Park. Picture: Paul Scambler

City of Launceston general manager Robert Dobrzynski said the council had advised parks staff to be on the lookout for this species and to catalogue, report and eradicate them.

“We remind people that they shouldn’t eat anything they are unsure about from parks and reserves, especially mushrooms,” he said.

“This species is commonly found growing near established oak trees, and people with oak trees on their properties may wish to check them.”

A document from the Australian National Botanical Gardens said if people ate the mushrooms, they needed to go to hospital immediately.

“The poisons in one cap are enough to kill a healthy adult and less will be enough to kill a small child.”

The document described young caps as close to hemispherical in shape that flatten as they expand.

“When fully open they are gently curved and smooth. The colour is usually yellowish-green, but may sometimes be olive to light brown.”


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The symbiotic story of coffee and real estate in Melbourne

Not all of Melbourne is out of reachThe banh mi indexProperty prices soar in once-affordable Melbourne suburbs
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On a previously sleepy corner of Koornang Road in Carnegie, locals are getting used to something new: queuing for their coffee. Then again, until Left Field cafe opened a year ago, they didn’t have a neighbourhood cafe at all. Head chef and co-owner Ryan Lording says wait times now vary from 10 minutes during the week to 1.5 hours on weekends. “It’s ridiculous. I’ve been cooking for 10 years and I haven’t seen anything like it.”

Left Field embodies a new wave of Melbourne cafes. Offering the quality food, serious coffee and smart design you’d expect from established cafe scenes in Fitzroy, St Kilda and Armadale, these savvy businesses are popping up in far-flung locations. Are they harbingers of booming real estate markets or do they influence real estate prices themselves?

In the US, authors of Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries call it the Starbucks Effect: property prices increase at a higher rate the closer you are to an outlet. While they believe the cafes are pushing prices higher, plenty of other property experts say it’s simply gentrification at work.

Here in Melbourne, Dave Sharry, 46, is behind many successful bars and cafes with business partner Richie Ludbrook, including Riverland, Pilgrim and the Wye River General Store and Cafe. Their latest, Bang Bang at the Rifle Club, in Elsternwick, opened in February. Next to a park and built on VicTrack-owned land to a Six Degrees design, it’s been a huge hit with locals. “We spent a lot of time there just trying to get a sense of the type of people that were there,” says Sharry, who took a similar punt opening Wall Two 80 cafe 20 years ago. He perceived then that younger people being priced out of St Kilda were moving to the conservative, eastern European suburb of Balaclava in droves. He was right.

Today in Elsternwick he sees an interesting mix of established businesses and senses that newer apartments and other residential developments are beginning to change the area. “That was encouraging,” he says, “and reaffirmed that it was a good place to do something.”

Local Elsternwick Biggin & Scott agent Bill Stavrakis says businesses like Bang Bang “absolutely” drive house prices up. “I think there is a very real improvement in the perception of the area when you get quality operators like that.” Stavrakis estimates it’s worth about the same as an agent who can negotiate well – about 10 per cent.

In West Footscray, former cleaning business operator Leigh McCrabb opened his off-the-beaten-track cafe Brother Nancy after moving from neighbouring Footscray five years ago. “It was a pretty risky move ??? just because I am in the middle of nowhere, but we hit the ground running and 2?? years in, we’re still growing. It’s great.”

McCrabb says the great food by chef Jordi Boyer and social media bring new faces into the cafe every Saturday. “And a lot of them are young partners with [their] parents looking for property in the area,” he says. “And they all come in with real estate brochures.” McCrabb has developed a close relationship with agents in the surrounding area and says many of their customers are shared. Now he’s looking to open a second cafe in the coffee deserts of Sunshine or Braybrook. “It’s another big risk but if you have a formula – numbers don’t lie.”

Similarly, Rosanna locals Vanessa and Paul Parrella opened their pioneering cafe Miss Marie in 2011. In November last year they opened a second business, The A Team Kitchen, in nearby Watsonia, based squarely on their observations of the local real estate market. “The generation or the demographic that understand the cafe culture are having to move further from Melbourne,” Vanessa says.

Dr Andrew Wilson, Domain Group chief economist, says pioneering coffee shops like these mark the tide of property affordability. “I think [cafes] are a very interesting indicator, other than price signals, for the gentrification of a suburb and where demand is rising. As prices grow you get a different demographic ??? that’s more inclined to discretionary spending. And a key indicator with discretionary spending is eating out.”

It’s the end of another busy day rattling the pans at Left Field in Carnegie, and 31-year-old Ryan Lording, who lives in nearby Mulgrave, is pleased he doesn’t have that far to drive home. He and his partners own three other cafes: Prahran’s Tall Timber, Richmond’s Touchwood, and Armadale’s Coin Laundry. The long commute home was always a tiring way to finish.

Plans are underway, he says, to open two more cafes in the next 12 months. “It’s just a matter of finding the right suburb and the right location.” And where might that be? “I’ll keep that card close to my chest, just for now.” 11 Little Wellington Street, Collingwood

11 Little Wellington Street, Collingwood Photo: Nelson Alexander

$2 million-$2.2 million 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car space

This three-level, three-bedroom converted warehouse in a suburb renowned for its cafe culture is perfect for professional couples, families with older children or empty-nesters, says Nelson Alexander’s Rick Daniel. “It’s right in the heart of Collingwood, one block away from Smith Street, which is by far becoming one of the most sought-after lifestyle strips in the inner north, with plenty of hatted-restaurants and great cafes.” The former tool factory was converted by an owner-builder four years ago, designed by architect Robert Busselmann and with an award-winning kitchen and bathroom by Patricia La Torre Interiors. Enter via the impressive, high-ceilinged gallery space (zoned mixed use, it could be turned into an office) then head upstairs to the master bedroom, en suite and living room. On the top-level, bi-fold doors connect the open-plan kitchen and living area to a north-facing terrace with rooftop views. “With custom lighting throughout it’s an extremely impressive property in the evening, too,” says Daniel. Other features include garage, hydronic heating, air conditioning and a mix of polished eucalypt and concrete floors. Collingwood terraces are typically 100-150 square metres, says Daniel, whereas this property boasts almost 350. “So, you’ve got a whole lot of floor area, which is unique for the area.”

Auction: 11am, 13 MayInspect: May 10, 6pm-6.30pm; May 13, 10.30am-11amAgent:Nelson Alexander, Rick Daniel 0409 737 985


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