Action stations on climate
Nov 9, 2023 - Councils unite to help communities build resilience and prepare for future impacts.
Worth the wait
Oct 30, 2023 - Anne Davie waited 31 years for her vision of a cultural centre for Phillip Island to become a reality.
Dinosaur dream takes shape Oct 13, 2023 - Designs for Bass Coast’s $18 million dinosaur trail feature gardens, sculptures, towers and playgrounds, along with virtual reality and immersive 3D animations.
The call of nature
Oct 20, 2023 - We call them nature strips but only a few of them deserve that title. Catherine Watson surveys the good, the bad and the ugly.
Story time, at last
Oct 20, 2023 - After a three-year break, the Phillip Island Festival of Stories returns next month in Bass Coast’s new cultural home, Berninneit.
We shall remember
Oct 20, 2023 - Jane Ross and Christine Grayden call for a brief pause to remember the harsh impact of world wars on so many service people and civilians.
The Naming of Cultural Centres
Oct 18, 2023 - The Shard, the Roxy, the Old Vic … and Berninneit? Ian Robinson objects.
That’s NO! from us
Oct 16, 2023 - Two out of three Bass Coast voters voted NO in the referendum. See what happened at your local polling booth.
Oct 17, 2023 - The story starts in July with a very sick wombat. That’s when a dedicated team stepped in.
Everyone is Welcome
Oct 18, 2023 - You’ll need to be quick for tickets to The Living Circle Concert, the historic first community event to take place in Berninneit.
From Caridà to Wonthaggi
Oct 14, 2023 - Sam Gatto’s memoir of his family’s migration from an Italian village to an Australian coal town was written for his descendants, but it’s also a great story for the rest of us.
‘Are we home yet?’
For Belinda Henderson, low house prices + services - not middle of nowhere + she sort of knew the place + six months pregnant = Wonthaggi.
Oct 16, 2023 - The shearwaters are home from Alaska and Phillip Island is alive with birds. Lisa Gilbert rounds up all the action.
A cook’s journal
Oct 14, 2023 - Liane Arno goes Chinese with a recipe using lettuce to wrap a spicy mixture of minced pork, ginger, lime, shallots, baby prawns and red chillis.
Oct 13, 2023 - “Some people call me adorable. Others call me a murderer.” Harry Hyper Highpurr purrs his heart out to Matt Stone
Sept 22, 2023 - $85m waterfront hotel to bring a touch of glamour back to fading seaside town.
Yes we do
Sept 21, 2023 - Bass Coast joins ranks of Victorian councils that have formally endorsed a Yes vote, but it's a close call.
Sept 22, 2023 - Post readers have their say on the Voice. Tell us what you think.
Return of El Niño bodes ill for Inverloch beach
Sept 21, 2023 - It's like the death of an old friend, writes Philip Heath, as another old banksia succumbs to the retreating coastline.
VCAT rejects Harmers subdivision
Sept 21, 2023 - Fragmentation of vegetation next to coastal reserve "unacceptable". John Old reports
The battle for Western Port
Sept 21, 2023 - Successive threats to Western Port have been stopped only by massive public opposition, writes Neil Daly.
Bikers versus orchids
Sept 22, 2023 - Mountain bike riders are cutting a swathe through The Gurdies forest, threatening some of Australia’s rarest orchids.
The last goodbye
Sept 21, 2023 - To be present at the death of a loved one is a precious and profound experience, writes Etsuko Yasunaga.
The homing instinct
Sept 22, 2023 - A lifelong Phillip Islander, Cherry McFee didn’t like to go too far from the sea. Story by Gill Heal
His master’s voice
Sept 21, 2023 - Ellen Palmer-Hubble’s soulful portrait of Bass Coast Mayor Michael Whelan and his kelpie Grouse has been selected for the 2023 Victorian Salon des Refusés Exhibition.
The mangrove challenge
Sept 21, 2023 - Grand plans for blue carbon sinks in Western Port need to tackle the low success rate of mangrove planting, writes Neil Daly.
Welcome to my world
Sept 21, 2023 - Volunteer aged care visitor Antonietta loves sharing good times with a special friend. And so do her dogs!
A cook’s journal
Sept 17, 2023 - After eating his fill of asparagus, Matt Stone’s thoughts turn to enjoying it all year round.