Thursday, July 28, 2011

Update on Church Road trench collapse injury

The incidents include a 20-year-old man who suffered burns to his body, and a 25-year-old man who suffered a punctured lung after a trench collapsed on him in Templestowe.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Yarra trail rides high on Cadel Evans win

The bridge will be built to service the Capital City bike trail and the Yarra bike trail, which runs for about 35 kilometres from the city along the river to Templestowe and is used by thousands of Melburnians each day.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Former Opes Prime directors jailed

Former Opes Prime boss Laurie Emini and fellow director Anthony Blumberg have been jailed after the security and lending firm's 2008 collapse left creditors owed more than $630 million.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Templestowe District Medical Centre (Templestowe Doctor)

I decided to search for my local doctor using the internet and to my surprise I found the practice didn’t have a web site.

My doctor is at Templestowe District Medical Centre is located at 40 Anderson Street, Templestowe, near the Templestowe Village shops. The contact number is 9846 4000.

One of the problems when businesses don’t have a web presence is you end up getting their details in a whole range of online directories. Many of these directories seem to have picked up the contact details from some list and you can never be quite certain if the details are up to date. I’ve found by having a web presence the business is often listed first so the business gets to represent itself in the way it wants, rather than some directory which has been set up primarily to generate income from Google advertising.

All it takes is a single web page with summary information including contact details and the internet is a great way for customers to find the business they use.

For example how many times have you gone to fill out a form which asks for the doctor’s name and you can’t remember and have to list the practice name. I know I certainly have. If I had to list my doctor’s last name I honestly wouldn’t know. That’s where a simple web page with a list of the doctors would help.


Kelvin Eldridge

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) now open in Doncaster Road Doncaster.

I noticed a Bank of Queensland ATM and I thought, "that's handy". When I looked up to my surprise I saw a branch of the Bank of Queensland.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Templestowe local search now extended to included surrounding postcode areas

The JustLocal search for Templestowe (postcode 3106) has now been modified to include not only the businesses in Templestowe, but also the businesses we’ve identified with web sites in Lower Plenty, Montmorency, Eltham, Templestowe Lower, Doncaster, Doncaster East and Warrandyte. All these areas are adjacent to Templestowe based on the postcode.


The aim of JustLocal is to encourage people to shop in their own area first and then the surrounding area. Previously to find businesses in the surrounding area a person in Templestowe would need visit and search seven postcode areas which I don’t think anyone would be bothered doing. By amalgamating all the businesses I’ve identified residents and businesses of Templestowe can now search the sites of close to a thousand businesses. I don’t believe there is anything else like this available.


You can use the Templestowe search engine by going to and selecting search in the menu at the top.


Kelvin Eldridge

Melbourne Photographer - Des Pitfield (Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Templestowe, Nunawading)

I thought I'd share my portrait photo journey with others. I don't know about you but I'm not generally happy with photographs of myself, but I am very happy with the latest photograph you'll now see on my web site taken by Des Pitfield.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Witnesses sought for suspicious Templestowe car fire

Sen-Constable Downes said the cars belonged to the same family and were parked in their Porter St driveway. ... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Volunteer Louise Cameron

Templestowe volunteer Louise Cameron, who has been with the program for eight years, said the difference it made was remarkable.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Sports physiotherapist Tristan King

MORE Manningham residents are hurt playing Australian Rules football than any other single sport.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Man lucky to be alive after Templestowe trench collapse in Church Road

PARAMEDICS say a 25-year-old man who was in a trench collapse in Templestowe is lucky to be alive.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Opes Prime boss Laurie Emini had now plunged into "impoverishment and bankruptcy"

Robert Richter, QC, said Emini had lost a $30 million fortune in the collapse of the broking firm, and his wife now worked as a hospital cleaner, trying to meet mortgage payments on a "modest" $850,000 home in Templestowe.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

former OPSL directors Lirim (Laurie) Emini, of Templestowe

Dressed in dark suits, former OPSL directors Lirim (Laurie) Emini, of Templestowe, and Anthony Blumberg, of Cheltenham, appeared in the Victorian Supreme Court today where they admitted the charges against them.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Monday, July 18, 2011

Ben Last was doodling imaginary cars in textbooks at the back of a Doncaster Secondary College

The 26-year-old, who grew up in Doncaster and Templestowe and now lives in Fitzroy, led the design team on the “top-secret project”, working with designers and engineers in Brazil, Thailand and the US.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bike fanatic Lee Papaioannou's customised "low rider" bike

TEMPLESTOWE engineer Lee Papaioannou’s shiny new “low-rider” bicycle is a triumph of form over function.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Alert: Apple iPhone, iPad, Touch PDF exploit

I just read the following article about how Apple is rushing to patch and exploit which malware writers can use and deliver via a PDF, either via a site or email, and moments later received a suspicious email, which was an obvious fake using Google as the sender.

That was a gentle prod and I felt I should let my customers know about the exploit.

If you're using an iOS device, until Apple has patched their software and you have installed the update, you should take extreme care opening PDFs from people or sites you don't know.

Because it requires quite an effort to update iOS devices, I've seen quite a few devices which aren't being updated. The effort is the updates don't go direct to the device but via a computer. Devices such as the Touch or even and iPhone can go for months without being connected to a computer and updated.

I've found in the past with the iTunes gift voucher malware, a large percentage and a very large number of Apple users (significantly greater than the market share for the devices) took action as a result of the email malware.

Because Apple products feel more like a device than a computer a false sense of security can be created.

Take extreme care with PDFs if you are using an iOS device from Apple. that is an iPad, iPhone or Touch device.

Kelvin Eldridge

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

DOMINIC Chambers has nothing but enthusiasm up his sleeve

The Templestowe magician, 18, is doing his first solo show, The New Kid, as part of the 2011 Melbourne Magic Festival this week.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kristopher Hinz

During the 2008 Commonwealth Bank Series, I spent most of my time either in the Northern wards of the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne’s Central Business District, or in my wheelchair in our suburban home in Templestowe.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge

The Grimbos family only had 40 days with their little angel Portia

Templestowe’s Anita and John Grimbos found out when Ms Grimbos was 35 weeks’ pregnant - after a routine ultrasound - that Portia had hypoplastic left heart syndrome.... Read More

- Kelvin Eldridge