Race on to change a family’s life

A SURVEY conducted last year by the Australian Bureau of Statistics found 63.4 per cent of adults overweight or obese. That’s 11.2 million people. The prevalence of overweight and obese people is ris...

Hidden haul

A MAN entered the Fujiua House Japanese restaurant, Southland, before it opened Sunday 28 February, and stole two days’ takings valued at $5000-$6000 hidden in a cupboard. The elderly female owner ha...

Parks checking on port risks

USERS of Port Phillip and Western Port are being asked to tell Parks Victoria about any risks they know about in either bay. The feedback may be added to the safety and environment management plan (S...

Sky rail dissent rises

ELEVATED rail along the Frankston line is shaping up as a political minefield for the Labor state government early in its first term in power. Community groups are marshalling opposition to any sugge...

Chinese artists great on paper

ASPENDALE Primary School pupils gained an insight into paper art from Chinese master Jie Zhang, his wife Ying Wang, and Chinese artist Ning Cui, when they visited Melbourne as part of Chinese New Yea...

A females first for lifesavers

EDITHVALE Life Saving Club has scored another first in its mission to integrate refugees and new arrivals into Australian life. The club has welcomed the first female Afghan lifesaver in Victoria to ...

Councillors face renewed scrutiny

NEW laws introduced by the Labor state government to strengthen council governance and crack down on councillors doing the wrong thing are now in force. Under amendments to the Local Government Act p...

River bridge works begin

KINGSTON Council will begin major works this month on a $750,000 to upgrade the Wells Rd Bridge over Patterson River. The project includes strengthening of the substructure underneath the bridge, rep...