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...

Book celebrates ‘colourful gems’

A COLOURFUL hardback described by ABC gardening guru Peter Cundall as “the ultimate book on tomatoes, brimming with information based on experience” is about to be launched in Hastings. Tomato: know,...

Make supermarket giant ‘compete fairly’

THE state government is handing the German supermarket chain Kaufland an “unfair advantage over local shops by going around local government planning processes”, a rival operator has claimed. Co-owne...

Poppies honour the fallen 100 years on

THOUSANDS of Poppy Appeal volunteers all around Victoria – including from Mornington RSL sub-branch – will begin selling the iconic red poppies soon with all proceeds going to support needy current a...

‘Progress’ leave victims homeless

THE threatened felling of a large pine tree at the rear of a Rosebud property has neighbours fearing for the plight of an active magpie nest. Kerry-Anne Ledwidge, of The Broadway, who lives next door...

Call for new direction at Seawinds

FOUR of the five board members of the Seawinds Community Hub have resigned in what is being described as a “turbulent” period for the centre which opened in 2012. This follows the lodging of a petiti...

A mother’s perspective on a child with ADHD

A CRIB Point woman whose now-adult son was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at age seven has written a book about her experiences. “We had many years of behavioural issu...

Communicating at the spirit level

“SUPERNATURAL encounters” being held at Crib Point may not suit the faint-hearted. “Evenings of spiritual connection, magic, crystals and music” being run by professional medium Shirley Sienna Covent...

Residents up in arms over ‘invasion’ plans

BALNARRING residents describe an aged care home planned for their street as “an invasion”. Janet Eyles, who hosted a residents’ meeting last week, said they believed the building of an Arcare 75-bed ...

Retiring chief reflects on a life on the beat

RETIRING Mornington police senior sergeant Neil Aubert well remembers perhaps the most dangerous incident in his 46-year career. In 1989, the then senior constable was among nine Cheltenham police se...