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...

Cutbacks clue to port’s future

THE activities of the Port of Hastings Development Authority have been drastically scaled back following the election of the Labor state government. Staff numbers have been slashed from about 100 (in...

Protest graffiti on old chairlift station

THE derelict bottom station of the old Arthurs Seat chairlift has been daubed with graffiti: “No vandalism in our park”. The graffiti appeared on Thursday morning and is believed to have been done ov...

Stars to shine at Peninsula Short Film Fest

CELEBRITIES including Actors Lachy Hulme, Michala Banas, Nadine Garner, Samuel Johnson, along with The Water Diviner Producer Andrew Mason and KIIS FMs Jane Hall will be head to Rosebud this February...

Wyuna heads to Docklands

AFTER 18 months of refurbishment, the former pilot cutter MV Wyuna is gearing to depart Beauty Point, Tasmania for Victoria – but not to Hastings as originally planned. The 1953 vessel will, for the ...

‘Tourist’ threat to summit

THE summit of Arthurs Seat is in danger of being turned into another Mt Dandenong “car park and tourist cafe” unless great care is taken to avoid past development errors, according to Mornington Peni...

Gatto’s mate gets ready to collect

A DEBT collection firm with links to underworld identity Mick Gatto is setting up shop in Hastings. Gatto Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd, a debt purchasing company which buys debts then pursues creditor...

Uber’s night moves hurt taxi drivers

NIGHT-TIME taxis patronage across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula has dived after the launch of Uber’s ridesharing service in late December, according to frustrated cabbies. US based Uber, bac...