Police target jet-ski hoons

WATER police have been patrolling the mouth of the Patterson River at Carrum on a daily basis over the summer holiday period in a major crackdown on jet-ski activity and boating safety. Jet-skiers ha...

Many hands make beach access easier

HOW easy is it on a hot day to go for a swim or lie on a surfboard? Not very, if you happen to have a physical disability. On Saturday 18 January, close to 300 people at Pt Leo Beach were given an in...

Defenders under siege

SAVAGE funding cuts to a not-for-profit community legal centre could leave Kingston vulnerable to overdevelopment, according to community groups that have used its services. Prime Minister Tony Abbot...

‘Wedge tactics’ divide council

KINGSTON’S green wedge is in danger of being “carved up” for residential development, with an elite Melbourne private school among those set to profit, according to environmental activists. Defenders...

Serpents stalk Aspendale Gardens

SOARING temperatures have some Aspendale Gardens residents worrying that snakes will invade their homes and gardens this summer. The open Smyth’s Drain near Bowen Rd in the Royal Palms housing estate...

No go for home zone plan

NEW residential planning zones are set to go back on Kingston council’s agenda next month after the state government failed to endorse council’s inital Neighbour Residential Zone draft plan. Followin...

KRA ‘a Labor of love’

UPDATE 24/6/15: Lorraine Wreford subsequently issued the following statement on 31 May 2015 via her Facebook page. Read more here. “Some remarks attributed to me publicly have been taken as ref...

Remembering Charlie’s war

CHARLIE Scales’ first attempt to join the army was not a success. In 1939, aged just 16 and a trainee storeman at Coles in Albury, NSW, he had effectively run away from home to join the militia. “Poo...