Maritime centre left off foreshore plan

WESTERN Port Oberon Association president Max Bryant says he is disappointed his group’s push for a maritime centre is not included in the draft Hastings Foreshore Precinct Plan. Mr Bryant said he wa...

Advice online to avoid child drownings

SWIMMING coach and water safety expert Laurie Lawrence launched the Kids Alive – Do the Five water safety app with Flinders MP Greg Hunt at Pelican Park, Hastings. “Children need constant and active ...

Reading results from Book Week

WITCHES, princesses, super heroes and even a duck brought Hastings’ second annual Book Day to life, Tuesday 29 August. Shop fronts were decorated to represent favourite books and traders dressed as b...

Pound opens with adoption time trial

THE new community animal shelter and pound on Watt Rd, Mornington, includes an updated cattery with separate spaces for 34 cats, and two quarantine rooms said to be industry best practice. Mornington...

Carnage in wild ride wake

A SPEEDING driver who sideswiped several cars in a wild ride along Nepean Highway from Blairgowrie to Edithvale was later grappled with by members of the public and held until police arrived, Friday ...

Numbers count for injured wildlife

A MOTORIST who stopped to help after a kangaroo collided with a car on Mornington-Flinders Rd early Friday morning realised he didn’t know who to call to help the animal in its agony. Wally Sutton an...

Burglary links

A SERIES of overnight burglaries in Mornington and Mt Martha last week may have been committed by the same offenders, police say. They occurred 27-29 August. In the first incident a passer-by may hav...

‘Smashed’ pylon debuts

A NEW sculpture has been installed near the Skye Rd alongside Peninsula Link to replace the large ram’s head Rex Australis. Iconoclast — a mock electricity pylon smashed by what looks like a meteor —...

Cerberus staff picket over pay rates

ABOUT 40 cooks and catering staff formed a picket line outside HMAS Cerberus yesterday (Monday 28 August) to protest over what they claim is substandard pay. The full and part-time staff, engaged by ...

Police praised by ‘evicted’ church group

POLICE carried six members of the Love Makes A Way refugee advocacy group out of the Hastings office of Flinders MP Greg Hunt after a four-hour sit-in. No charges were laid against members of the gro...