State ‘no’ to fence for the Pillars

THE failure of a plan to fence off the Pillars cliff jumping spot at Mt Martha is likely to see increasing numbers of visitors to the natural attraction. Although dedicated through various policies t...

The birds are flying into oblivion

OVER the past few decades there has been no shortage of reports about bird species being wiped out or their numbers facing rapid decline. Most often these reports involve the northern hemisphere and ...

Triggers’ escape a Dimension dilemma

FLEDGLING surfboard makers Paul and Phil Trigger thought they had a great idea when it came to naming and identifying their surfboards: “Let’s start with the First Dimension”. This was in the late 19...

AGL chooses Crib Point for gas terminal

ENERGY supplier AGL confirmed last week that it wants to have a floating gas terminal at Crib Point. The company says the Western Port site will “increase energy security and supply for customers in ...

State takes over port control

THE state government has this week taken over the management of the Port of Hastings through the Victorian Channels Authority. The port was run under contract until 30 June by Patrick Ports Hastings,...

Market call for auction man

AUCTIONEER Andy Reid will be wielding his hammer and hoping his voice will draw a crowd of football fans when he steps up at Mornington’s Wednesday market on 28 June. For 20 minutes from midday Mr Re...

National plan to track marine pollution

A NEW database will provide the public with details about sewage being poured into the ocean, estuaries and rivers. The database developed by the Clean Ocean Foundation, which successfully campaigned...