Providing paddle power to every one

IT’S now common at bayside beaches to see someone standing on a surfboard with a long, single-bladed paddle. The paddlers seem to effortlessly glide past, often silhouetted against a setting sun and ...

New release recorded in the past

MENTION Steve Warner to parents in Mornington or Mt Martha and you’ll more than likely get the response, “oh, yes, he taught our kids how to play guitar”. Actually, you can substitute drums and sever...

Public displays of hope and change

TWO public demonstrations are being held at Hastings this week. On Wednesday – White Ribbon Day – a march will be held as part of the national campaign to stop violence by men against women. The orga...

This therapy is all about going fishing

THERE’S something about fishing. Rain, hail and shine, anglers are always out there casting a line. Sheltering from the weather or running to see what’s happening when someone’s reeling in something ...

Muslims condemn Paris terror

THE Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, which has a mosque in Langwarrin, has condemned the “barbaric” terrorist attacks in Paris responsible for the deaths of 129 people. The death toll is expected to ris...

Restoration could see The Pride sail into history

A PIECE of Hastings history left town when The Pride, a six metre couta boat, was placed on the back of a truck and taken to Sorrento. However, owner Tim Mirabella hopes the boat’s future will includ...

Annual visitors flock to Flinders

JUST as many families pride themselves on an annual visit to a favourite holiday spot so it is for thousands of birds that regard Western Port as one of their homes. The large bay and its islands inc...

Follow the trail to find an artist

ARTISTS across the Mornington Peninsula are showing themselves as well as their works over the next two weekends. While it’s usually a display of their works, 19 artists are on the map for this year’...

Shortfall in cliff path repair money

THE state government has provided just one third of the money needed to fix a track down a steep cliff in Mornington. Barriers to prevent anyone using the track have been torn down and hundreds of wa...

MP’s office a drawcard for protests

COMMENT THE Hastings office of Flinders MP Greg Hunt was again “occupied” and under siege on Friday by environmentalists concerned by the federal government’s pro-coal policies. As Environment Minist...