Big crowd at aged care info session

ABOUT 100 residents packed Balnarring Hall last week for a community information session put on by Arcare. The aged care provider is proposing a 75-bed centre in Brooksby Square. (“Residents up in ar...

Green wedge protection promise applauded

PREMIER Daniel Andrews’ election promise last week to establish more parks and increase protection of green wedges has been welcomed by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. The premier last week promi...

‘Error’ leads to Nazi classroom bungle

AN Education Department spokesperson has described as a “serious error of judgement” an incident in which Dromana Secondary College students wore and handled Nazi war memorabilia in the classroom. Th...

Police stretched in holiday crush

A LONG-SERVING officer has amplified fears the southern Mornington Peninsula is facing a desperate shortage of front-line police this holiday period. The 20-year veteran, who asked not to be named, s...

Asbestos work alarms neighbours

FEATHERS were flying in Red Hill last week when neighbours discovered asbestos sheeting was being removed from a disused chicken shed near their properties. Monique Soames said she and her neighbours...

Wonder women’s bayside fundraiser

WONDER Woman Walk organiser Helen Powell said she was “amazed and overwhelmed” by the huge turn-out of supporters, Sunday 14 October. The 60 women taking part raised more than $13,000 for the Ovarian...

Chick bludgeoned to death

CRYSTAL Ocean wildlife volunteer Georgia Naylor was horrified to find a fledgling magpie stoned to death at Martha Cove last week. The bird’s distressed parents remained nearby mourning the loss of t...

No government support for fencing at The Pillars

THE state government is still undecided about a temporary fence being built at The Pillars cliff jumping site despite a plea by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for its help in controlling summer h...

Super store could ‘destroy’ gateway

A HUGE multi-national supermarket outside the existing commercial zone in Mornington would “destroy the prominent entry gateway to [Mornington]”. The warning comes from Mornington Peninsula Shire Cou...

Roo bounces back after dip

A WATERLOGGED kangaroo rescued by two policemen in rough seas off Safety Beach on Saturday afternoon was happily “hopping around” at a cosy refuge on Monday, a carer said. Animalia wildlife rescue gr...