Toxic foam killing coast plants

TOXIC foam produced in large amounts during strong winds in May killed coastal vegetation at Mt Eliza like it had been sprayed with weedkiller. The foam is generated when a high tide coincides with a...

Whales arrive, and leave, in record numbers

IT has been a record year for whale sightings in and around Western Port. Nearly 80 sightings of mostly humpback whales have been reported in the bay, from near Crib Point, Phillip Island and Sea Roc...

MP on the road for charity

FLINDERS MP and Environment Minister Greg Hunt is scheduled to begin his fourth 500 kilometre walk around his electorate next week – this time hoping to raise at least $25,000 for autism research. Al...

Police hope to bag robber

THE crime may be old, but Frankston police hope public assistance will help them find a man who held up the Blairgowrie Pharmacy with a handgun at 9.05am on 5 May 2012. The thief, who escaped with ca...

Riders protest new anti-association laws

MOTORCYCLISTS from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula joined about 300 riders outside Parliament House on Saturday last week to protest anti-association laws being introduced by state governments...

Eddie scores another goal

MORNINGTON student Eddie Swan scored plenty of goals on the basketball court and now he has scored them academically at an American university. The 19-year-old former Padua College student has been o...

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...