Ringing the bell at Point Leo

Flat bottom, sharp or blunt nose, swallow tail with flyers and rounded rails near the shoulders, and lots of rocker. Descriptions can be misleading, but all those words are part of the vernacular of ...

Beach ‘repairs’ could cost $4m

IT could cost up to $4 million to prevent further erosion of the cliffs and beach at Mt Martha beach north. If not fixed, the crumbling cliffs will remain a threat to the stability of Esplanade and t...

‘Polly’s’ jumper makes its mark in the surf

JOHN Schultz knows a thing or two about football jumpers. He’s grabbed plenty as their wearers flashed past on the footy field. But he also knows they were once the best thing to keep you warm in the...

Satirist finds light relief in nature

JOHN Clarke made a name for himself as a stalker of politicians and hypocrites. He managed to pour scorn with a twinkle in his eye and a half smile, leaving his target little choice but to respond in...

Artist’s church installation

A STAINED glass window by renowned artist David Wright has been installed at St John’s Church, Flinders. The design by Wright, who has a studio and lives at Flinders, incorporates the emblem of St Jo...

MPs split over assisted dying bill

TWO of the four MPs whose electorates cover Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula voted against the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passed by the Victorian Parliament’s lower house. The upper house is...

Train fails the test of time – MP

TRAINS on the Stony Point line have set a new low when it comes to reliability, according to Hastings MP Neale Burgess. In a news release headed “Stony Point line snags some horror results” Mr Burges...

Road making plan seals outrage

A CAMPAIGN is underway to short circuit a $3 million road making scheme in Mt Martha. Signatures are being collected on a petition opposing the proposal and councillors are being lobbied in a bid to ...

AGL’s gas import plans explained

AGL Energy’s plans to use a floating gas terminal at Crib Point will be outlined later this month at Port Phillip Conservation Council’s annual general meeting. The power retailer’s community relatio...

Island not a ‘natural’ home for koalas

THE history of a koala rescued from a mooring near Warneet and its safe delivery back home to nearby Quail Island can be traced back to the 1920s. Research by Hastings historian and author Ruth Gooch...