Slow down plea

WHILE most people know to slow down when they see an emergency vehicle ahead with red and blue lights flashing, or an alarm sounding, few know that it is actually breaking the law to pass at more tha...

Fast food thieves take off with the lot

TWO men with their faces covered threatened staff at the Hungry Jacks restaurant in Nepean Highway, Mornington, last week before stealing cash from the till and safe. Detective Sergeant Peter Drake, ...

Retirement, health village ‘over the top’

MORNINGTON MP David Morris says Ryman Healthcare’s plans for a multi-million dollar retirement village and nursing home at Moondah Estate, Mt Eliza, would be a “gross overdevelopment of the site, eve...

Posters shaped wartime thinking

AN exhibition giving an insight into the powers of harnessing wartime public perception through advertising, graphics and information – whether true or false – is at the Mornington Peninsula Regional...

ANZAC Day – a day to remember

CROWDS flocked to Anzac Day commemorations at Mornington Peninsula towns last week. Organisers were thrilled with the huge turn-out of young people which they hope will ensure the future of the natio...

Experts unite in two-year plan to find ulcer cause

SCIENTISTS and health experts have joined forces in the battle to stop the spread of the debilitating Buruli ulcer. The federal government last week announced a $1.5 million two-year research study i...

CEO’s trip top draw on gift list

THE entry made by CEO Carl Cowie on Mornington Peninsula Shire’s gifts register is by far the most valuable yet recorded. Mr Cowie’s estimated value of a Mediterranean cruise undertaken by he and his...

Scouts thrilled by mayor’s award

1st Tootgarook Scouts were last week awarded a mayoral commendation for their efforts on Clean Up Australia Day and in winning the Clean-Up Australia Day photograph competition. The 24 children in th...

Moves to reopen quarry

HILLVIEW Quarries has restarted its efforts to reopen the old Pioneer quarry in Boundary Road, Dromana. It has asked the state Planning Minister Richard Wynne to give the go ahead for an environmenta...

Party house clampdown

LAWS to tame behaviour at rowdy party houses on the Mornington Peninsula may be a Victorian first. The clampdown comes after the shire last week adopted a Short Stay Rental Accommodation Local Law. T...