Land plan puzzle

MYSTERY surrounds a Mentone Grammar push to rezone land that could open up the school’s playing fields in Keysborough to residential development. The News understands the elite private school wrote t...

Zone plans fast tracked

KINGSTON councillors have opted to accept an invitation by Planning Minister Matthew Guy to engage with a “special fast-track” panel to consider council and community feedback on proposed new residen...

Here’s cheers, bro

MORDIALLOC now has its own beer. The 2 Brothers Brewery has brewed a limited edition Mordi Lager to be sold exclusively at next month’s Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival for the first time. Th...

A magical night with a reborn Roach

RESPECTED and admired Aboriginal singer–songwriter Archie Roach shared both poignant and light-hearted stories of growing up in the Australian outback and memories of life with his large family with ...

Call to arms to monitor plastic threat

A NEW wave of micro-sized plastic pollutant is finding its way into Port Phillip in ever-increasing volumes, sparking growing concern among environmental watchdogs who warn urgent monitoring and rese...

Hall’s well for pop-up bar

SUMMER means live music will pop up again at Kingston City Hall. The hall hosted legendary gigs by the likes of INXS and AC/DC in its heyday as a music venue. Residents are invited to enjoy a bar fil...

Student wins place at UN table

MORDIALLOC resident Laura John has been chosen as Australia’s sole United Nations youth representative this year. The 24-year-old Monash University arts/law student is excited about the prospect of a...

Pollies back in the frame

POLITICAL debate is set to intensify in Kingston in this state election year and Kingston councillors have kicked the year off by indulging in some political posturing of their own. Councillors voted...

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...