Shire off line in train talks

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire wants Hastings, not Baxter, to be the end of the line when it comes to an electrified railway. The Labor state government has started a study to assess the cost benefits of...

Sport loses one of its biggest fans

OBITUARY Andrew Kelly 9/3/1970 – 5/5/2018 Journalist, sporting commentator ANDREW Kelly had a few names. As a sports writer he chose his pseudonyms to suit his subject – Toe Punt for footy and ...

Labor and city lose life-long supporter

OBITUARY Rogan John Ward 25/7/1943 – 3/4/2018 Real estate agent THERE’S no doubt Rogan Ward liked to talk. He was also an accomplished musician. A man who travelled through life to the beat of ...

‘Breakwater’ studies underway

STUDIES are underway into what effect a breakwater near the Olivers Hill, Frankston boat ramp will have on surrounding beaches. Previous studies linked to a marina stretching hundreds of metres into ...

Parties unite over power

THE Port of Hastings is being seen as an integral link in supplying liquid hydrogen to Japan. The hydrogen, produced from brown coal in the Latrobe Valley, will go overseas while the CO2 released in ...

Plover catches eye of artist

THE endangered hooded plover has appeared larger than life in Frankston. The wall mural was painted by Jimmy Beatie for last month’s The Big Picture Festival of street art. The appearance of the mura...

Call for seal safety on the beach

THERE is no doubting the attraction of a seal resting or sunning itself on beaches around the bayside area. But the animals are unaware of the excitement and interest they cause and can suffer as a r...

Chef caters for tastes around the world

A STROLL along the beach has often been credited with providing food for thought. The lapping of the water and a sunset can be inspiring. The beach is a place often sought out by Joel Mielle, but in ...

‘Sensation’ as kings return to the bay

LARGE numbers of baby King George whiting have been recorded in fisheries surveys of Port Phillip for the second consecutive year. Victorian Fisheries Authority ceo Travis Dowling said anglers could ...