Warm weather warning

A MORNINGTON Peninsula snake catcher is urging people to be cautious of snakes coming out of hibernation, but to resist the urge to kill the legally protected reptiles. Mornington-based, registered s...

Rip safety watch

BOATERS are being urged to wear lifejackets and carry safety equipment this summer – especially near Port Phillip Heads. The area will be under the watchful eyes of the Water Police, who will be patr...

Navy enlists dogs for help

NAVY personnel at HMAS Cerberus have raised $31,306 to train dogs to help veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. A cheque was presented to Defence Bank’s managing director and CEO Jon Lin...

Liberals choose ‘issues’ candidate for Nepean

RUSSELL Joseph has been selected as the Liberal Party’s candidate for the seat of Nepean at the November 2018 state election. Mr Joseph is the electorate officer for Martin Dixon, a former education ...

Rosebud West written into history

A BOOK exploring the rich history of Rosebud West and its people, from the early beginnings in the 1930s to more recent times, was launched on Saturday. Stories of Rosebud West, funded under the Rose...

Rain didn’t ease summer fire risk

FIRE danger periods for the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston and Kingston CFA districts will begin 1am, Monday 19 December. During this time fires cannot be lit in the open air without a written permi...

Parks calls for comment on latest Pt Nepean plan

PARKS Victoria is calling for feedback on a revised master plan for the future of Point Nepean National Park. The plan, based on a draft released in 2010, is expected to consider a wide range of opti...

Signs designed to be noticed

PROTESTERS fighting to protect Mt Eliza’s decommissioned Kunyung Rd reservoir from development are calling on South East Water to bow to the community’s wishes when deciding the future of the site. O...

Winery can expand – shire

THE expansion of a winery at Merricks North has been given the go ahead despite conflicting with state regulations about overdevelopment in green wedge areas. A 7-4 majority of councillors at a publi...

Beware when bluebottles sail to shore

VISITORS to the peninsula’s bay and ocean beaches may have noticed the prevalence of bluebottle jellyfish. The common bluebottle, Physalia utriculus, is smaller and less venomous than its Atlantic co...