Rosebud inflict heavy defeat on Hastings

HASTINGS FNC – By Phil Stone, club president THIS weekend saw your Hastings Blues take on the high flying Rosebud FNC at Hastings, in what loomed as the match day of the day status. But unfortu...

Zirka Circus is coming to town!

ZIRKA Circus is visiting Australia as part of its World Tour. Their international artists are the best in their class! This is the first contemporary circus to be owned and operated in Australia by a...

Union trouble at Esso as focus shifts to gas

THE future of Esso’s Long Island Point fractionation plant at Hastings is assured as the company charges ahead to tap into Bass Strait gas that it says will supply a city of one million people for 35...

VCAT to decide retirement village

THE developers of a proposed $47 million retirement village at Somerville – knocked back by the shire in June – are appealing to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The 223-unit developm...

Call for village study follows concrete plan

PLANS to build new footpaths at Somers have led to a call for a study into protecting “the grace and appeal of coastal villages”. The $1.5 million footpath scheme residents are being asked to contrib...

New gas to boost Hastings plant

  ESSO is edging closer to extracting gas from a new field in Bass Strait, guaranteeing the long-term future of its Long Island Point fractionation plant at Hastings. The good news was delivered...