BERG broadens its outlook

By Barry Morris Environment group BERG Mt Martha has celebrated 21 years protecting and enhancing the Balcombe Estuary by announcing it is expanding its activities around the bayside village. Speakin...

Nurse’s 45 years with health group

ALTHOUGH coronary care nurse Aida Singer turns 75 in January, she has no plans to retire. Ms Singer has just clocked up 45 years’ service with Peninsula Health and last week received a Service Milest...

Slowing down for summer

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire along with Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation and Victoria Police have again launched a summer road safety campaign for pedestrians. The nation-wide campaign now involves 39 m...

Heavy rain wipes out bay beaches

HEAVY rain and un-summery weather late last week was expected to further degrade water quality at peninsula beaches “for at least the next few days”, the Environment Protection Authority says. “There...

Ram raid fails

OFFENDERS used a Holden utility to ram their way through the front glass doors and into the K-Mart store in Victoria Street, Hastings, early Sunday 9 December. Somerville CIU detectives said two men ...

Plans for new boat ramps

TWO sites are being considered for a new boat ramp in Western Port: Yaringa Road, Somerville or Stony Point. Shane Murphy, executive director of the Mornington Peninsula Marine Alliance, said a feasi...

Seasoned campaigner heads biosphere group

LONG time environmental campaigner Greg Hunt has been appointed executive officer of the Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation. When announcing Mr Hunt’s appointment at the foundation’s annual ge...

Young golfers fire in Dunes Medal

YOUNG up-and-coming golfers have once again come to the fore in The Dunes Medal with Blake Collyer, 21 and Grace Kim, 17 claiming this year’s honours on Friday 30 November. More than 160 competitors ...

BMX riders land v-plates at state champs

FRANKSTON BMX club members made their way to the Victorian State BMX Championships in Warrnambool on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. With more than 400 competitors from across Australia competing...

Wrong-way driver

POLICE are searching for the driver of a red Holden utility that was driven erratically on the wrong side of Dunns Road and Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington. They said the ute could have collided wi...