Wine, tractors lost in fire

DINERS were evacuated on Sunday when fire swept through a shed near the restaurant at the Ten Minutes by Tractor winery in Mornington-Flinders Road, Main Ridge. Sheds and a storage area at the winery...

Car hits shop

A SHOP in Hastings High Street was badly damaged after a car drove through its front door on Friday afternoon (23 February). A woman driver, understood to be aged in her late 70s, accidentally mounte...

Speaker goes home

DETECTIVES were able to return a portable speaker after it was stolen from one of two youths walking home from Mt Erin College, 9pm, Wednesday 21 February. Detective Senior Constable Shaun Rampal, of...

Sweet reward from backing bees

SMALL hives and “bee hotels” could lead to backyards blooming with indigenous plants as well as helping save the threatened flying insects. Housing for native bees may be offered as a sweetener if Mo...

Rosie Batty to talk on women’s day

ROSIE Batty will speak as part of International Women’s Day at the Southern Women’s Action Network, 9.30am, Sunday 4 March. Her talk – expected to be one of her final public engagements as CEO of the...

Liberals back on beat at police station

HASTINGS Liberal MP Neale Burgess has not given up on his efforts to have Somerville police station open its doors to the public. With a state election in November, Mr Burgess last week returned to t...

Doctors cleared for clinic move

BALNARRING residents appear to have won their “battle” to keep their village’s medical practice after fears they would lose doctors unwilling to move into new premises on the same site. Balnarring Me...

Rock climbing talent on the up

FRANKSTON and the Mornington Peninsula have quietly seen a rise in junior rock climbing talent. A Carrum Downs indoor climbing gym at Bayside Rock Climbing has become a base camp for state and nation...

Greening wins FFA Cup tie in extra time

SOCCER GOALSCORING legend David Greening led Somerville Eagles to a nailbiting FFA Cup upset over Balmoral at Somerville Secondary College on Saturday. The man dubbed “The Green Machine” scored in th...

Knights facing an outright loss

SUB-DISTRICT By Mr & Mrs IT Gully BALLAM Park is staring down the barrel of an outright defeat against Tootgarook in MPCA Sub District cricket. The Knights batted first and lost their first six b...