Trio rescued from bay

THREE men off Carrum were lucky a boat was passing when their five-metre Devil Cat sank one kilometre from shore, Sunday 10 March. Water was flooding both hulls and the boat was almost under when the...

Labor powers up for Baxter train

Labor candidate for Flinders, Joshua Sinclair, has moved quickly to climb aboard the electrification of the rail line to Baxter project. With the results of a $3 million federal government-financed b...

Busy big dry for Rye firefighters

IT’S been an “extraordinarily busy” start to 2019 for members of the Rye CFA – and especially the 16 firefighters who have spent more than 650 hours fighting fires and saving homes outside the Rye ar...

Helping hands and warm hearts

“IT was good to see people still have good hearts.” Elderly Rosebud resident Maureen Baldwin was speaking after strangers came to the aid of her husband Ron after he fell and cut his head last week. ...

Triathletes steered away from course of trouble

SAFETY Beach will be the scene of frenetic athletic activity when the Sufferfest Triathlon takes over the foreshore on the weekend of 23-24 March.  Organisers hope the new location will be more ...

Hunt a GetUp! ‘target’ in federal poll

The left-wing lobby group GetUp! Has selected Flinders Liberal MP Greg Hunt as one of its main “targets” in the May federal election. The group says Mr Hunt’s “repeated attempts to block urgent actio...

Shire calls for drought aid

THE state government has been called on to declare the Mornington Peninsula “drought affected” to quickly help businesses hit hard by water shortages. The drastic move aims to gain easier access to c...

Love leads the way to showring success

BITTERN’S Patrice Hunder is writing her own chapter in the book of animal husbandry.  There are no grand stud farms, DNA manipulation or special breeding techniques for this amateur cattle breed...

Farmer’s plea for security

FARMER Eddie Matt is leading the push by Mornington Peninsula farmers for easier access to Class A treated water going into the sea from the South East Outfall near Gunnamatta. His irrigated grazing ...