Wind farm hope from China

YARINGA boat harbour developer Stefan Borzecki has sold his 200-hectare French Island property to a Chinese company that may be able to realise his dream of establishing a wind farm capable of poweri...

The ‘uplifting’ bra project

A PROBLEM for women in first world countries is what to do with old bras, while many women in third world countries can only dream of getting one. That’s part of the rationale behind the Uplift Proje...

Residents call for phone tower to be on hold

CONCERNED Capel Sound residents are fighting a proposed Optus mobile phone tower on the northern side of Pt Nepean Road, opposite Violet Street. The residents prefer the tower to be 250 metres south ...

‘The best night’ for 50-year CFA veteran

IT’S hard to doubt Sorrento CFA veteran Greg Salmon when he says his 50-year medal presentation was “one of the best nights I’ve ever had”. The long-time Sorrento resident was honoured at a dinner at...

No time to waste in nurdle fight

A ST ANDREWS’ woman is on a mission to rid the beaches of tiny plastic waste particles called nurdles. Lyn Wedd said the minute pellets were washing down drains, over the beaches of Port Phillip and ...

Fee hikes put the squeeze on campers

REGULAR campers along the Rye and Sorrento foreshores are being hit with big site fee increases while campers at Rosebud are not. Many families, some who have been camping at Rye for more than 50 yea...

Time and tide running out for jet-ski hoons

THE tide is turning against jet-ski hoons who face curbs on their antics at popular bay beaches. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council wants Maritime Safety Victoria to bring in tough new laws, possibly...

Riding waves to success

THE surf’s up for Padua College student Sarsha Pancic, who was crowned the Victorian under-14 girls’ junior surfing champion in May. She will now represent Victoria at the Surf Dive and Ski Australia...

Home shows support is possible

A GROUP of Community Lifestyle Accommodation mums, dads and potential residents took a walk through the new Murray Anderson Road House at Rosebud last week. The $2.5 million supported accommodation p...