Home among the gum trees

BALNARRING conservationist Belinda Eden received some “lovely news” over the weekend. “On Saturday [we had our] first report of a koala joey,” she said. “We haven’t seen one since we’ve been here so ...

Ramp ready for launching

THE first stage the $1.6 million Hastings boat ramp upgrade has been completed despite teething problems which included the collapse of the watertight four-metre-high “coffer dam” in September. The s...

Taking a balcony bow after 100 years

ARMY veteran Alan Moore and his friends at Corowa Court, Mornington, are gearing up to celebrate his centenary on Friday 20 November. It’s an occasion to be cherished by this genial contributor who n...

Beach a hotspot for trouble

MOUNT Martha beach has become a hotspot for anti-social behaviour with 300-400 youths reportedly running amok on Melbourne Cup Eve, Monday 2 November. Detective Senior Sergeant Alex Montgomery, of So...

First-time councillor wins top job

DESPI O’Connor won a seat on Mornington Peninsula Shire Council at last month’s local government elections and last week was elected mayor. The Briars Ward councillor is among eight newcomers on the ...

Artwork leads the way to changed school life

GRADE 6 student leaders from three Hastings primary schools met online recently to share their concerns about the upcoming transition to secondary school without any of the usual rites of passage bec...

Anger over loss of jetty moorings

BOAT owners upset at being shut out of Fisherman’s jetty in Mornington harbour met as a group on Sunday (15 November) to discuss their future mooring arrangements. The boaters – members of the Mornin...

Reflecting on a life of art and antiques

ANTIQUES and collectibles have been a feature of Susanna Sandler-Mead’s life for so long that it took a while for her to remember when they first took her fancy. The recollection of buying a Shelley ...

Junior basketballers bounce back

SOUTHERN Peninsula Basketball Association players gleefully broke out of lockdown and hit the outdoor courts last week. About 250 players aged 6-17 enjoyed free sessions throughout the day at Rosebud...

Summer camping ready foreshore

SUMMER camping can’t come quickly enough for Capel Sound Foreshore manager Wayne Nicholls. He’ll be able to show off the new coastal amenity block that’s just been completed at the end of Truemans Ro...