Artists rally to save iconic site

PRESSURE is mounting to stop demolition of the iconic building that once housed Manyung Gallery in Mt Eliza. More than 400 people signed a petition in just three days to prevent the loss of the build...

Owners defend designs

HOMEOWNERS in Mt Eliza’s prestigious Ranelagh Estate have defended their rights to embrace modern architecture in the wake of claims that new developments are changing the character of the 1920s “gar...

Homeless man violently robbed

A HOMELESS man was assaulted and robbed at the Frankston boat launching ramp car park, 10.30pm, Friday 8 March. Police said a group of Pacific Islander youths approached the 34-year-old and demanded ...

Laser idea to deter ducks

MORNINGTON Peninsula horticulturalist Lisa Brassington knows that crops and ducks sometimes don’t mix, but the crafty inventor has come up with a simple solution to the problem that leaves both unhar...

Stadium stoush blows up

A BITTER argument over lease terms that endangers a multi-million dollar upgrade to the Frankston Basketball Stadium has erupted publicly while building contractors on site wait to begin work. A meet...

Director resigns, trustees intervene

THE director of McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park has resigned and the trustees of McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park will meet artists previously told to vacate premises to review leases at S...

Considering the constitution

TWO Frankston High School students were among 120 Victorian Year 11 and 12 students who participated in the 22nd National Schools Constitutional Convention, held at the Museum of Australian Democracy...

Hastings the most costly port option

THE latest “discussion paper” released by Infrastructure Victoria estimates building a container port at Hastings will cost more than double that of developing a new port at Bay West, inside Port Phi...

Police search for Tiara Howard

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 12-year-old Tiara Howard. Tiara was last seen at an address in Taketa Crescent, Frankston on 14 March at 11.30pm. Police hold concern...