Gas rig in bay for repairs

THE 21,000-tonne gas rig Ocean Monarch is anchored for maintenance between Cowes and Observation Point, Phillip Island. The 107-metre-long rig was towed into Western Port last Tuesday (21 May) aftern...

Grower robbed

BURGLARS cut locks to gain entry to sheds before stealing equipment valued at $10,500 from a Somerville vegetable grower over the weekend. Pivato Vegetables, of Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Somerville, lost ...

Planning strategies

RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say on planning for the Mornington Peninsula’s future. The Neighbourhood Character Study, which will affect the whole shire, and the Western Port Coastal Vil...

Shire ‘demands’ deposits for containers

A “LOUD and clear” message from the recent waste forum has prompted Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to demand that the state government “introduce a container deposit scheme as soon as practical”....

Dancer’s dream to make it in New York

MATTHEW Precht, 18, is dancing for joy after being awarded a year-long tuition scholarship in classical ballet at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. The boy from Bittern has also been invited to ...

Higher ruling sought on holy hour

PENINSULA Aero Club is blaming “a small noisy anti-airport lobby group” for making it observe a “holy hour” ban on flying. The 9.30am-10.30am restriction on Sunday take-offs and landings from the Tya...

Double fatality in Mount Eliza

Two people have died and a third has been injured following a collision in Mount Eliza late last night. Investigators believe a vehicle was travelling north on the Nepean Highway when it collided wit...

Tigers snap unbeaten streak

DIVISION ONE THE undefeated streak of Pines has come to a shock conclusion this weekend, as last year’s second division premiers Dromana secured an upset win. Playing in front of their home crowd, th...

Bulls and Hillmen continue dominance

DIVISION TWO A NINE goal haul from star recruit Marc Holt has helped Karingal continue their hot streak in the MPNFL. Taking on Pearcedale away from home, the Bulls worked hard from the get go and le...

Get set for super soccer weekend

SOCCER LOCAL derbies take centre stage this week as Frankston Pines, Skye United, Baxter and Seaford United prepare for battle. The first of two huge derby showdowns takes place on Friday night under...