Records of foreshore’s ebbs and flows are no fluke

FLUKER posts have given Western Port residents and visitors a novel way to monitor and appreciate their natural environment. The posts were installed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and...

Hunt stands firm on official asylum seeker line

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt last Friday defended the federal government’s policy of returning 267 asylum seekers, including 39 children and 33 babies, to the Nauru detention centre after they have received...

Ambassador on market

THE Ambassador Hotel function centre in Frankston is being demolished but the site is back on the market after a sale at auction late last year fell through. Winning bidder Harry Matsoukas said he wa...

Grants available

SPORTING and active recreation clubs in Mornington are being encouraged to apply for funding in VicHealth’s active club grants program. “This funding is vital to helping many more Victorians get the ...

Gallery volunteers reluctantly call ‘time’

AN established Flinders art gallery will close on Valentine’s Day (Sunday), with staff citing a shortage of new volunteers and reluctance by customers to spend on art works. The Studio @ Flinders gal...

Pledge of faith to country and religion

CHILDREN brought up within the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are being taught to be loyal to Australia. “We will prove it with our actions and deeds that our youth are the best citizens of Australia and...

Students back on the bus

STUDENTS and trainees left stranded when the federal government cut funding for the PenBus service are now back on the road. The state government has announced a dedicated bus service between Rosebud...

Blip in Bauer’s preselection bid

DUNKLEY preselection hopeful Donna Bauer has fallen foul of Liberal Party guidelines in her bid to win the party’s nomination as its candidate at the next federal election. The former Carrum state MP...

School’s first day triple treat

THAT first day at school … It’s often a mixture of angst, excitement and anticipation – coupled with an organisational challenge for parents. Well, just imagine increasing the stakes threefold! That ...

Park opens to swings and roundabouts

THE new park at Red Hill opened with a ribbon cutting, speeches and a barbecue, but it was the enjoyment on the faces of children using the playground equipment that proved the worth of the efforts o...