Sergeant Westaway dies of erysipelas in England

THE sad news was received Mrs Westaway, of Somerville, last week, that her son, Sergeant Leslie W. Westaway, had died in the Canadian Hospital, England, from erysipelas, on August 14th. Sergeant West...

Alcohol ban at the Pillars

ALCOHOL will be banned at The Pillars diving rocks at Mt Martha if a push by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is successful. The shire’s amended Consumption of Liquor Local Law will go on exhibitio...

Shire team’s waste trip to China

Mornington Peninsula Shire is sending a three-person team to China to investigate “alternative waste facilities”. Cr Hugh Fraser, acting chief operating officer Niall McDonagh and waste services team...

Minor discord finale to musical bus tour

MORNINGTON Peninsula Regional Gallery echoed to the sounds of the second Victorian Music Crawl last week. It was all part of a contemporary music bus tour, Thursday to Saturday, hosted by Mornington ...

Trio charged over theft, deceptions

MORNINGTON detectives last week charged three youths following an alleged theft and series of deceptions. The trio allegedly stole a car on 21 August which they used to evade police. A credit card in...

Life and work under the ocean’s waves

A MT MARTHA doctor has for 30 years been able to combine her twin loves: scuba diving and medicine. In that time, Dr Vanessa Haller has made more than 2500 dives in idyllic locations while photograph...

Powering to help over 50s face future

NON-profit group Mentis Assist has its sights on age-friendly Mornington Peninsula as it works to provide support to older people in the community. The 30-year-old group last week received the Age Fr...

Growers urged to sign for good grape health

MORNINGTON Peninsula grape growers are being urged to sign up to a program which would provide an early alert to threats from pests and diseases. Agriculture Victoria and the Mornington Peninsula Vig...

Name change could lead to role change

MOVES to change “foreshore” to “coastal” when it comes to naming volunteer groups on the Mornington Peninsula involved with foreshore management are designed to iron out misun...

On the move but under surveillance

Police say their vehicles fitted with Stalker Mobile Radar Units can measure the speeds of vehicles travelling in both directions – even while they are moving. Somerville Highway Patrol detected a bl...