Gunman surrenders after eight-hour siege

A SIEGE at a Rye cafe ended on Saturday afternoon with the surrender of a 69-year-old who had allegedly held two women hostage for almost eight hours. Police said the two women were released through ...

Panic as bus misses child drop-off

A ROSEBUD mother “went into panic mode” on 11 November when she feared her autistic son had been left on the school bus unattended – again. Belinda Hunt, whose son, Kaileb, 9, attends Peninsula Speci...

Taking steps to help get family moving

MAYGAN Garland is 19. She has just completed year 12 and loves fashion and writing. However, unlike many others her age Maygan has always faced challenges. “It was the happiest day of my life when I ...

Award for lifesaving roadside bravery

A MT MARTHA woman who came to the aid of a fellow motorcyclist seriously injured in a collision was honoured for her bravery at Parliament House last week. The rider lost his leg, but Pamela Boyle’s ...

Rye siege ends peacefully

Police have arrested a man following a siege in a café in Rye today. Two women aged 45 and 42 who were inside the café were released from the building shortly before the arrest and have been taken to...

Marchers move against family violence

THE White Ribbon Day march in Hastings Wednesday showed the depth of support for the campaign to end violence against women. More than 230 people made their way along High St to show their resolve to...

Towels spell out climate change message

MORE than 100 people were at Hastings foreshore on Sunday to make it clear they want the federal government to do more about climate change. Towels of all types were placed on the grass spelling out ...

Getting the dirt on your soil

ALTHOUGH humans rely on soil for food, clean water, fuel and natural fibre production, nutrient cycling, animal feed and more, it is an under-appreciated resource, says peninsula Landcare Network off...