Nature ‘heightens senses’ of Red Hill artist

RED Hill artist Jennifer Riddle has been voted by exhibition visitors as the winner of the Mercury People’s Choice Award in the 2018 Hadley’s Art Prize, with her depiction of a Red Hill garden cloake...

Surf rescue

AN experienced Pt Leo surfer paddled out to rescue a teenage girl stranded in choppy and gusty conditions last week. Hastings police Sergeant John Cannon said the girl, 18, got into trouble on her bo...

Woman flees across freeway

A WOMAN on the run after she and her male friend crashed a stolen car on the Frankston Freeway last week ran across eight lanes of traffic to escape police causing two cars to collide. Detective Seni...

Expo offers help to those in need

A FREE community expo during Anti-Poverty Week (14-20 October) offers “support and hope to anyone experiencing hardship”. The expo will raise awareness and address issues around housing affordability...

Detectives investigate Blairgowrie house fire

Police are appealing for information following a suspicious house fire in Blairgowrie this month. The blaze broke out about 5.30pm on Father’s Day, 2 September, completely destroying the Fawkner Aven...

Revamp for reserve

A PERFORMANCE space, market space, and nature-based play area, is being built at Balnarring to encourage outdoor recreation activities while residents make friends with other visitors. The first sod ...

Ex Tyabb plane crashes

THE former Russian fighter plane that crashed in Gippsland last week killing the pilot was previously owned by a member of Peninsula Aero Club, Tyabb. The single engine Yakovlev Yak-9UM fighter crash...

Neighbours assist at house fire

THE cause of a house fire at Blairgowrie, Sunday 2 September, is being investigated by police. No one was at the two-storey brick house in Fawkner Avenue when the blaze broke out at 5.30pm. However, ...

Celebrate Sustainable House Day at Mt Martha

SUSTAINABLE House Day will be celebrated at the Eco Living Display Centre at The Briars, 10am-4pm, Sunday 16 September. The day provides an opportunity for those interested in sustainability to obser...