Salon cuts to cut out exploitation

HAIR About Town will be doing their bit to end slavery as part of the annual Style for Life Day later this month. Now in its third consecutive year, the national event will see Hair About Town open i...

Final plover chick meets gruesome end

THE final two hooded plover chicks to hatch on the Mornington Peninsula in the 2014-15 breeding season died just days before they were able to fly. An autopsy done at Deakin University revealed one c...

Shire to destroy wall of ire

LIFE should return to normal in Mt Martha after the shire confirmed in writing that it would remove a wall blocking access to a road reserve by today (Tuesday). The 1.7 metre structure blocks pedestr...

Competitive insurance market yields savings

THE shire saving almost $700,000 on its insurance for this financial year occurred due to a number of factors including a more competitive insurance sector. The News reported on 30 June that the savi...

Political power on the line

VOTERS could be forgiven for thinking the state election campaign between the major parties has not ended eight months after the Andrews Labor government defeated the previous Napthine Coalition gove...

Police search for missing 90-year-old

UPDATE: Nina has been located by the police helicopter – very wet and cold but uninjured. Taken to hospital for a check up. Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 90-year-o...

Get priorities right

AUSTRALIAN of the Year Rosie Batty has urged governments to rethink their priorities and spend more to help prevent domestic violence and help victims. A poll by Essential Research released yesterday...

‘Ghost’ memorial after fatality

A “GHOST” bike has been erected in memory of cyclist Joel Hawkins, 17, who died last week after being knocked down by a car in Dromana on 17 June. The white bike is at the site of the accident on the...

Churches maintain push on refugees

A PRAYER vigil is the latest action by peninsula Christians to pressure the federal government over its asylum seeker policies. More than 50 people joined three Uniting Church ministers for a 90-minu...

Same-sex marriage views differ

THE debate around legalising same-sex marriage in Australia gathered pace last week after the United States Supreme Court ruled that nation’s Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. The...