Truffle farmer took the bait – supplier fined $4000

A ROSEBUD pest contractor was fined $4000 at Dromana Magistrates’ Court last week after pleading guilty to supplying 1080 bait to a farmer who was not authorised to use it. The court was told restric...

Smith family walked the talk in marathon

DYSTONIA sufferer Dave Smith has made good on his promise to raise money on the Brain Foundation-Dystonia Walk earlier this month. He and daughters Ebony and Lisa, right, competed in the Melbourne Ha...

Coolart’s the place for counting on birds

IT’S National Bird Week and Parks Victoria has nominated Coolart Homestead and Wetlands Reserve near Somers as among its top 10 places to watch birds. Run by BirdLife Australia, the Aussie Backyard B...

Use recycled water in green wedge – Libs

THE Liberal Nationals say they will conduct a feasibility study into a recycled water scheme to service Mornington Peninsula farmland if they win government at the Saturday 24 November election. The ...

Warning to let sleeping seals lie

STRICT regulations governing the safety of seals on bay beaches have prompted the Department of Environment, Lands, Water and Planning to warn members of the public not to get too close. Senior wildl...

Awards for Rye’s creative volunteers

RYE Community Group Alliance has been awarded the $1000 Keep Victoria Beautiful Gift Fund prize for its project: A Clean Rye Protects Marine Life – Do the Right Thing. President Mechelle Cheers said ...

Peninsula a ‘must-see’ for visitors

THE Mornington Peninsula is playing a big part in Victoria’s tourism boom. Visitors – mainly from Melbourne and other parts of the country – spent 4.8 million nights on the peninsula last year, up 20...

Peninsula Hot Springs Ride for Relief fundraising

Like nearly every family ours has felt the severe impact that mental health sickness inflicts on the sufferer and the community around them. This is a challenge we as individuals and Peninsula Hot Sp...

Motorcycle impounded in Pearcedale

Somerville Highway Patrol officers caught a motorcycle speeding at 70kmp/h over the speed limit in Pearcedale last night. Police clocked a silver 2013 Triumph Trophy motorbike allegedly travelling at...