Skylift gondola back to tribunal

OPPONENTS of the planned Arthurs Seat Skylift gondola plan a last-ditch appeal to the state planning tribunal to minimise the impact it will have on the precinct’s heritage landscape. They will ask t...

MPs play footy with the bay

VICTORIAN politicians are again playing political football with infrastructure – not the abandoned East West Link but the state’s future port needs and the fate of Port Phillip. And the Liberal and L...

Hard road to sanctuary

STORIES of refugee courage and perseverance are often downplayed in the current political climate. Too often refugees and asylum seekers are dubbed as “queue jumpers” or brazen economic refugees simp...

Knocked down for top sales spot

A HOBBY farm at Moorooduc topped Melbourne’s auction sales on Saturday 4 July when it was knocked down for $3.352 million. The single level 40 square home on 28 hectares at 675 Moorooduc Hwy was sold...

Horror deaths for hooked birds

CORMORANTS are reported to have died in agony after baited fish hooks were purposely left on a small fishing jetty at Devilbend reserve. The hooks had apparently been tied to the jetty, ripping out t...

Two on the move to beat arthritis

By Ian Munro* AS he pedals out of Dimboola with three days’ cycling from Melbourne behind him, Stan Proctor will be just beginning to enjoy himself, which is just as well because his destination will...

Frankston lobbies against port plans

FRANKSTON Council says its call for a container port at Hastings is based on economic benefits and concern for the environment. The mayor Cr Sandra Mayer said on Friday that the state government’s “c...

Liquor outlet raid

THE Thirsty Camel liquor outlet in Nepean Highway, Mornington, was raided by an armed man on Friday afternoon. Frankston Embona Armed Robbery Task Force detectives said “some cash” was stolen and tha...

Generous ‘Angel’ completes his 100th flight

TYABB horse breeder Peter Moran spends much of each week flying around the country picking up patients and taking them to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide hospitals. He’s part of Angel Flight, which of...

Speed limit cut for safety

NEW speed limits have been introduced on Eramosa Rd East, Somerville. They are: A permanent 40kph limit on Eramosa Rd East from east of Woodside Cl to Frankston-Flinders Rd. It was previously 60kph w...