You probably wouldn’t be staying in the Miners Rest Caravan Park or Motel if you had somewhere else to go. With a major redevelopment planned for the landmark Wonthaggi site, Tom McNish finds residents face an uncertain future.
By John Eddy
Long-time resident and much-loved Island identity Cherry McFee was farewelled by the Phillip Island community recently at a large funeral at St Philips Anglican Church, Cowes. She was approaching 94.
It’s not for the faint-hearted but diver David Haintz discovers a gorgeous new world beneath the San Remo Pier.
A car ferry would see Phillip Island evolve from a “dead-end destination” into the new gateway to Bass Coast and beyond, writes Rob Easton.
The strategies are in place to protect Phillip island for future generations, writes Phil Wright. The question now is whether we have the will.
An exhibition of vintage couture in Wonthaggi originated in one woman’s passion for fashion.
Born and bred in Wonthaggi, Jill Muir loved to share her knowledge and passion for the area with visitors and newcomers to the town.
Keen city cyclist Paris Pollock and his partner sample the Phillip Island coastal bike trail and find plenty to like and a few niggles.
Sarah Roycroft looks back in wonder on her pre-retirement dreams.
Bass Coasters reflect on Wednesday’s momentous events when it became clear that the last bastion of official discrimination against LGBTI people was about to fall.
As a veteran of the campaign against desalination, John Gemmell won't fall for Peter Garrett again.
MP Melina Bath says that of the 2000 people who have contacted her on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, just 200 were in favour.
A small Japanese cottage in Wonthaggi marks the year Mark Gross got his life back on the rails.
Daniel Mulino explains why he’ll be voting against the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.
MPs are feeling the weight of community expectation as they consider a bill to enable voluntary assisted dying, writes Harriet Shing.
A sudden serious illness prompts Robyn Arianrhod to think about the contrasting approaches of three very different hospitals.
A bucket of chips. Really? Fresh from New Zealand, Megan Watson tries to navigate the local language and culture.
By Peter Brown
IT WAS placed there on the kitchen bench early in July.
Store-bought, an oblique spheroid with a dimpled umbilical on top, perfectly shaped, and evenly red, it had not a blemish.
As these last few weeks in Canberra have demonstrated, the Australian monoculture is a myth, writes Dawn Rollins.
Memories of a proud and generous gardener abound in Ant Gent’s garden.
In 2004, when Helen Zervopoulos arrived in Grantville, it was just a set of traffic lights on the way to Phillip Island.
By Bob Wheeler
A FEW months back, empty pockets and an ill-timed bus schedule forced a Waterline couple to hitch hike to their Centrelink appointment in Wonthaggi. They couldn't get a lift all the way so much of the journey was on foot. They still managed to turn up half way through their allotted time slot. Too late. They were kicked off the dole.
The council must rein in over-development that threatens what remains of Phillip Island’s precious natural environment, argue Lorna and Doug Elms.
Rinchen Wilson has experienced the harsh reality of racism in regional Victoria.
Jen Rutherford looks forward to joining the lucky people of Corinella.
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