Trio hailed heroes after Blairgowrie rescue

Three men were in the water for nearly two hours while rescuing a swimmer in rough seas off Blairgowrie surf beach on Wednesday. Police have been told the Hampton Park man entered the water, near the...

Terms & Conditions – Silvers Circus – Ended

Silvers Circus Family pass giveaway Tickets valid for Saturday January 9th, 2016 – 11am show at Bata Show Grounds, 1158 Nepean Highway, Mornington Terms and Conditions These terms and condition...

Search for missing girl Melinda Kaiser-Andrews

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 15-year-old, Melinda Kaiser-Andrews from Woodend. Investigators believe Melinda may frequent the Hastings area and may be in the comp...

Govt rules in councils

ANALYSIS THE state government’s recent move to tighten rules to control councillors and council staff raises some interesting issues, the basic one being: how much control should one level of governm...

Family day lead-in for Auskick season

A SOMERVILLE Auskick Access All Abilities Family Day in March will feature live bands, rides, market stalls, free kids’ activities and dance performances. The free day will be held 10am-9pm on the La...

The Bard on stage at homestead

ONE of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will be staged at Coolart Homestead and Wetlands, 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 January. It is being put on by OZACT as o...

A Christmas to savour

GRATEFUL families and many smiling young faces brought Hastings hall to life last week as part of the Western Port Christmas Giving Program. Four hundred food hampers – weighing in at seven tonnes – ...

Anger over dumped files

FILES containing sensitive personal details of 37 men and women have been found dumped on a nature strip at Somerville. The details were provided to a gymnasium on handwritten “athlete’s personal pro...

Traders count cost of Saturday siege

RYE traders are counting their losses in the wake of a siege on Saturday 5 December when a man held two women hostage for almost eight hours. Police closed Point Nepean Rd between Weeroona and Weir s...

Men’s shed seeks funding go ahead

SAFETY Beach-Dromana men’s shed members can be “reasonably hopeful” their dreams of a new headquarters will be fulfilled. Although no formal approval of a grant from the Mornington Peninsula Shire ha...