Racing time puts this family on track

MOTOR racing for Graeme Bell is a family affair. His three children – Sean, 26, Chris, 24 and Jess, 22 – are all keen racers who compete with him at club events throughout Victoria and New Sout...

Coast guide charts peninsula’s wild shore

AUTHOR Graham Patterson took a financial risk last year when he self-published his book Coastal guide to nature and history – Port Phillip Bay. It was the first of what he hoped would be a series of ...

Anglers caught up in animal ethics row

CATCHING a large stingray off Portsea pier last week was probably a legal – but not socially responsible – act, fishing writer Paul Pingiaro said last week. Smooth back rays are not protected a...

Lifesavers’ ‘practice’ rescue

TWO inexperienced kayakers nearly didn’t make it back alive last Thursday night after going for a paddle off Mills beach, Mornington. One of the paddlers fell from the craft and his partner did not h...

Cash for pier forecourt precinct

MORE than $800,000 will be spent to improve traffic flow, car parking, and pedestrian and boat ramp access at Mornington’s pier precinct. Shire councillors last week approved the spending of $250,000...

Peninsula’s Liberal loyalty

THE Labor Party may have won government in Victoria, but the Mornington Peninsula stayed where it has been for years: solidly behind the Liberal Party. Saturday’s poll held no election surprises on t...

A survivor’s write to survive

FEW people have had to endure the scale of tragedy and heartache suffered by Melbourne mother Susan Berg. Fewer still have come out the other side radiating the warmth and passion for life the 44-yea...