Beware: four lane highway ahead
February 22, 2019 - What started off as an attempt to untangle Phillip Island’s notorious holiday traffic congestion seems to be morphing into a monster highway bisecting the island, councillor warns.
First steps for $19.6m coastal park and walk
February 22, 2019 - Consultation will start within a few months on the boundary of the $19.6 million Bass Coast Coastal Park and George Bass Coastal Walk.
Why I run
February 22, 2019 - When Allison Jones’s best friend asked her why she ran, she found that even writing about it made her happy.
At home on the hill
February 22, 2019 - Pamela Rothfield’s history of the first 73 occupants of the Phillip Island cemetery provides a moving snapshot of a fledgling society: the vulnerability of babies, children and pregnant women, the prevalence of depression, the high rate of death by accident.
Lost and found
February 22, 2019 - The house may hide but it does not steal, writes Luciano Prisco. Cartoon by Natasha Williams-Novak.
My first bushfire
February 8, 2019 - Like hundreds of other Bass Coasters, Anne Heath Mennell watched anxiously as the Grantville fire threatened for days. She realised how short a step it is from normal to disaster.
50 years of exits and entrances
February 8, 2019 - As the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group begins its second half century, Gill Heal reflects that the group has changed many lives, on and off the stage
The Campbells of Kernot
February 8, 2019 - Bruce Campbell believes he has grown up in the luckiest family, in the luckiest district, in the luckiest country in the world. His grand-daughter Merryn Chapman recounted his story at Kernot’s Australia Day breakfast.
In a class of his own
February 8, 2019 - Like many former art teachers, Arthur Nilsson is relishing the time to practise his craft. Liane Arno reports
The triangle revisited
February 22, 2019 - On a visit to Cowes Jetty, Tim Shannon finds plenty to enjoy in our new “she’ll be right” triangle.
Buckley signs off
February 22, 2019 - At his first meeting with a hostile new council in 2016, Paul Buckley confronted rumours of personal corruption, affairs and big staff bonuses. The departing council CEO recalls some challenging times in an extended interview with Post editor Catherine Watson.
Riding a wave of goodwill
February 22, 2019 - The skies were black and the wind icy as Etsuko Yasunaga joined a team of volunteers on Inverloch beach to share the joys of surfing with those who usually miss out.
Time and tide
February 8, 2019 - Rock walls, groynes, mangroves …Cr Geoff Ellis asks whether anything can save our crumbling coastline, and what we should do about it.
February 8, 2019 - When a young Bill Robertson arrived in Wonthaggi in 1958 he wasn’t too keen about living in the sticks. But then he fell in love– first with Barbara Dakers and then with the community. So much so that within 10 years he was mayor.
The forgotten people
February 8, 2019 - Australia Day rightfully celebrates European settlement and multiculturalism, writes Marg Lyn, but it ignores our first people.
It does not compute
February 8, 2019 - By the time you learn how to do something on your computer or mobile phone, it’s already out of date. Chris Day decides he’s had enough of the digital revolution.