Stay clear of seals in summer

BEACHGOERS are reminded to keep their distance from seals resting on beaches in Western Port and Port Phillip bays beaches. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning manager program manager...

Servo attendant bashed, robbed

A DROMANA service station attendant was bashed by thieves who then helped themselves to a “significant quantity” of cigarettes, early Friday 2 December. The 35-year-old man was outside the closed 7-E...

Brigade celebrates its first 100 years

ONE hundred years ago this month – on 11 December 1916 – a group of Mornington residents met at the Mechanics Institute in Main St to discuss forming a fire brigade. At that time, Mornington was a sm...

Peninsula’s ‘style’ for pampered pets

THE Mornington Peninsula has long been marketed to those seeking a pampering, resort-style holiday experience, and now it seems many want the same for their pets. It’s no secret that the pet industry...

CEO casts doubt on council cost comparisons

Mornington Peninsula Shire CEO Carl Cowie is questioning the veracity of figures which show shire councillor expenses far exceed those at neighbouring councils. A ratepayer at last Monday evening’s p...

Spotlight on elder abuse

MCCRAE Yacht Club hosted a state government campaign focusing on elder abuse and family violence, Friday 2 December. Prevention of Family Violence Minister Fiona Richardson announced that $1 million ...

Shire loses way with path charge

SOMERS residents are celebrating their win against Mornington Peninsula Shire’s plan to make property owners pay for more than five kilometres of concrete paths through their town. The landmark decis...

Bequest a boon for BERG work

BERG Mt Martha president Graham Hubbard is applauding the funding successes achieved by the conservation group’s philanthropy members Bronwyn Street and Bev Fryer. Their aim is to generate money from...

Upgrade to ease response times

MORNINGTON’S Main St ambulance station will get a $1.4 million upgrade and a new “super response centre” will be built under a $500 million plan to improve the Mornington Peninsula’s ambulance respon...