Police investigate Peninsula Link collision

Somerville Highway Patrol are appealing for witnesses after a car collided into a tow truck on Peninsula Link on Monday. Officers have been told that a Holden Commodore sedan was travelling southboun...

New ferry for French Island service

A BRAND new vessel, purpose built to operate the French Island Ferry service, has arrived in Westernport Bay this week and has begun daily operation. The new MV Naturaliste is an impressive 95 passen...

Hotel’s revamp ‘too big to handle alone’

CONTINENTAL Hotel proprietor Julian Gerner has put the historic Sorrento pub back on the market after “coming to the conclusion that [its redevelopment] is too big a project to handle alone”. He now ...

New laws flagged for ‘party houses’

OWNERS of so-called “party houses” on the Mornington Peninsula will be in for a tougher time if a new local law gets the nod. The proposal, which the shire says is the first of its kind in the state,...

Police investigate Bittern aggravated burglary

Police are searching for a number of people following an aggravated burglary in Bittern this morning. It is believed three males attended a premises on Stony Point Road just after 3.30am and accessed...

Foot found on beach

HUMAN remains found washed up on the beach at Fingal are thought to be those of a 78-year-old fisherman who was swept off rocks at Blairgowrie, Sunday 29 October. A woman walking along Gunnamatta bea...

Ansett land sale raises concerns

THE sale of the final parcel of land held by the trustees of the late Sir Reginald Ansett estate in Mt Eliza next month is being described by the selling agents as having potential for “redevelopment...

Bay rays win protection

A CAMPAIGN to save stingrays in Port Phillip Bay has made authorities act to increase protection for the animals dubbed “the puppies of the sea” by environmentalists. The Labor state government annou...

Eye-say! New machine a ‘game changer’

EYE emergencies can now be treated on the southern peninsula, thanks to the installation of an eyeConnect device at Rosebud Hospital. Described as “world-class healthcare on your doorstep” by Peninsu...