Foreign citizenship results in disqualification

Compiled by Brodie Cowburn TO THE VICTORIAN MOTHERS OF SOLDIERS. You who have already done so much for Australia by giving your sons, brothers or husbands to fight for Liberty, have now a great oppor...

Sailors saved with ship-to-shore call

A STRONG south-easterly wind was the last thing two Hobie cat sailors needed after losing their mast about two kilometres off Mornington last week. Their craft was rapidly heading out to sea when Vol...

After 60 years Girl Guides still going strong

ANYONE travelling along Jetty Rd, Rosebud will be familiar with the Girl Guide hall opposite Rosebud Primary School. For the past 60 years this multi-functional community landmark has been used and a...

‘Smart’ ways to ease shark threat

BEACHGOERS are being urged to be “shark-smart” over summer. Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said sharks were a natural part of a healthy marine environment and, while the risk of an ...

Weekly recycling

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will collect household recycling bins weekly from Monday 18 December until Friday 2 February. The change from the usual fortnightly recycling service aims to help residents...

Wet, wild setting for Adani protest

“PEOPLE power” came to Rye beach Sunday 3 December on a weekend where heavy rain caused events to be cancelled and residents to stay indoors. But the unusual cold winds and driving rain couldn’t stop...

Diving deep for the record

SCUBA divers have taken the plunge near Rye pier to set a record for the longest chain of divers in one session. Despite overcast conditions and a stiff southerly wind on Saturday 2 December, the 360...

Man charged following carjacking in Rye

Mornington Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a 38-year-old man following an aggravated carjacking in Rye on 9 October. The alleged carjacking occurred on Ozone Street where a man armed...

Shops issue passport challenge

OP SHOPS at Red Hill, Balnarring and Flinders have united for a fun event in the lead-up to Christmas – with a hamper of delicious local produce to go to a lucky winner. On Friday 15 and Saturday 16 ...

Oarsome news for paddlers at Devilbend

KAYAKERS and canoeists can now legally use Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Tuerong, near Moorooduc. Parks Victoria has introduced rules allowing paddlers on a 47-hectare section of the former res...