Red Hill fatal

A MAN died when his car hit a tree leaving White Hill Road, Red Hill, on the weekend. The incident occurred about 150 metres from Arthurs Seat Road, 10.50pm, Saturday 29 September. The driver, a 20-y...

New face among the gum trees

TASTY eucalyptus leaves, lots of naps, cuddles from mum – welcome to the world of Banjo, the first koala joey born at Moonlit Sanctuary, Pearcedale. Banjo arrived after months of suspense for sanctua...

Salvos’ fire loss

FIRE which damaged the Somerville Salvos store in Eramosa Road last week is believed to have started in bundles of donated goods piled up outside. The items were in a lane between the Salvos shop and...

Repeat drug-driver

A 34-YEAR-OLD Somerville woman who tested positive to methamphetamines while driving her three young children to school on Tuesday morning 18 September had to leave the car and walk her children to s...

Arrest of man who ‘shouldn’t be there’

A LITTLE girl ran into her mother’s bedroom at their home in Seaford and told her a man was in the house who “shouldn’t be there”, 4.15am, Wednesday 26 September. The woman told police she confronted...

Treehouse illustrator’s ground level classes

By Barry Morris Illustrator and children’s author Terry Denton stepped out as the new patron of environment group BERG Mt Martha last week to teach youngsters aspects of the art of drawing. On a cris...

Fountains of health

Water birds, calm on top and paddling madly underneath, appear happy and healthy in the clear water of two small lakes at Civic Reserve, Mornington. Bobbing around in small wind-driven waves, the bir...