End of line for station

THE derelict lower station of the old Arthurs Seat chairlift is no more. A Parks Victoria contractor operating a tracked excavator flattened the building, which contained a kiosk and storage sheds, i...

‘Higher power’ leads to anthology for Luke

MORNINGTON poet Theresa O’Dea’s book Someone’s Child is a poetry anthology on grief and loss. It has been written to raise funds for the Luke Batty Foundation and the Forgetmenot Foundation. It will ...

Asian tourists lift visitor numbers

MORE international tourists visited the Mornington Peninsula over sum­mer than last season with a large per­centage using the region as a “gate­way” to Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road. Penins...

Ashram disenchanted find solace online

LIKE ripples from a pebble tossed into a still pond, revelations of sexual impropriety at the Mt Eliza-based Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga have been echoing around the world. The ripples have l...

Riders take to the road in memory of Luke

AUSTRALIAN of the Year Rosie Batty is taking time out from official duties for a motorbike ride. The inaugural Luke Batty Memorial Ride was held last year three weeks after 11-year-old Luke was kille...

Food trucks move to VCAT

THE shire council has been embarrassed by revelations it could have stopped the controversial Rye food truck park. Food truck traders under the banner of Australian Mobile Food Vendors Group set up o...

Dredging returns to southern Port Phillip

PORT of Melbourne Corporation will dredge the South Channel of Port Phillip for a week from 19 February as part of its “maintenance dredging” program. The port authority stated the work was needed to...

Gatto collector was ‘bodyguard to the stars’

WESTERN Port’s latest business tenant is a man with a colourful and celebrity studded past. Anthony Swords, managing director of Gatto Corporate Solutions, has leased office space at 12 High St, Hast...

Heroin ring smashed by police raid

PRE-DAWN raids by police in Frankston and Seaford last week resulted in five people being arrested and charged in relation to a “significant” heroin trafficking enterprise. They have been charged wit...