Racehorse drowns after throwing rider

A RACEHORSE which threw its rider during a workout at Balnarring beach last week later panicked and swam out to sea and drowned. Regular beach walker Marnee Fraser, who witnessed the incident, said s...

Triathlon stalled at the start

THE staging of the Sufferfest Triathlon at Mt Martha in March is “up in the air” while Mornington Peninsula Shire Council reviews its events policy. Community consultation on the proposed policy clos...

Tow-aways, permits ideas for The Pillars

TOW-away zones and permit-only parking areas are among options suggested by police to control crowds at The Pillars cliff jumping site at Mt Martha. The tougher measures aimed directly at motorists c...

Hot cars a deadly risk

DESPITE publicity and the pleas for parents to use common sense, every year in Australia more than 5000 children are rescued after being left alone in hot cars. In the year to the end of August, Ambu...

Fence no barrier to The Pillars

THE “temporary” fence designed to block access to The Pillars cliff jumping site at Mt Martha has effectively divided the community. Dubbed an eyesore and ineffective, the fence also sits on a narrow...

Call for govt to control jet skis

IT is the height of the summer holidays and the roar of jet skis is the background noise at many Mornington Peninsula beaches. Rye and Safety Beach are two of the main launching places for what are o...

On the wrong track in Hastings

A man will be without his licence and his car after he was detected drink driving in Hastings early this morning. Hasting police spotted the man as he was attempting to drive his ute off Reid Parade ...

School apology for course ‘error’

A SYLLABUS mix-up at Peninsula Grammar School, Mt Eliza had the community buzzing on Friday. Principal Stuart Johnston said he “unreservedly apologised to students and their families” over the error,...

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...