Frances Bruce – Hastings’ latest centenarian

FRANCES Josephine Wattis was born in Ballarat on 30 November, 1916 to Charles and Patricia. Those were the days prior to the SEC and each town generated its own electricity. Charles Wattis was an ele...

Tree changers move away from island home

Moving house is seen by psychologists as being one of the most stressful of undertakings and the same probably applies to koalas. Monitoring stress in people is not too hard – just listen. But when i...

Christmas carols

HASTINGS foreshore will come alive to the sound of Christmas carols on Friday 9 December. Churches and Mornington Peninsula Shire will hold Carols by Candlelight from 6pm when Santa arrives. Children...

Educate to protect the environment

IF there was just one thing that Greg Hunt the retiring executive officer of the South East Council Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA), could proclaim as the best way to protect the environment for fut...

Time called on a mechanical career

IT was 1968 and the Premier of Victoria was Henry Bolte, John Gorton was Prime Minister, Lionel Rose was world bantamweight champion, The Seekers were Australians of the Year and Rain Lover won the M...

Warriors’ support

MONEY raised through Reclink Australia’s 2017 Great Peninsula Paddle on Australia Day (26 January) will be used to re-establish the Westernport Warriors Football Team. Players from the Hastings and S...

Powering to the top

A lone cyclist tackles the road’s sweeping bends as paying customers in the Eagle cable car take 15 minutes to get to the top of Arthurs Seat. The $16 million direct link to the 300 metre summit open...