Plane ‘too close for comfort’

A NEAR-miss between a light plane attempting to land at Tyabb airfield and a car on the Mornington-Tyabb Rd is being investigated by Peninsula Aero Club. The incident on Saturday night last week was ...

Cars torched in early morning blaze

THE proprietor of a Hastings car yard burgled and torched early on Saturday morning says he has “no idea” who is behind the attack. Gerry Marciny, who has owned Longbeach Autos in Marine Pde for four...

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...

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...

Anger over stingray catch

THE attempted killing of a large, resident stingray near Portsea pier has angered Portsea beachgoers who want significant species, such as this, protected. Jackie Younger, a coordinator at the Baypla...

Church orders men’s shed to leave camp

  THE Safety Beach-Dromana Men’s Shed is in a pickle: it has to find a new home by the end of December. Based at the Don Bosco Camp at Safety Beach for the past two years, the men’s shed has pro...

Staff training kicks in after ferry drama

A MAN reportedly “died twice” on the Sorrento-Queenscliff ferry last Friday afternoon before being revived by crew members using a defibrillator. He was breathing when taken by air ambulance to the A...

Warm welcome for 125 years of rail service

THE 10.37 train to Hastings last Wednesday carried more than passengers – it brought with it the welcome legacy of 125 years of rail travel to the town. And what a celebration it heralded. On the pla...

Tug of war over bike law

DRAMATIC scenes followed the attempted arrest by police of a 14-year-old Hastings boy on Sunday for riding an unregistered “monkey bike” along a public road. As Beau Howroyd was being marched towards...