Whales set a record as rig parks in bay

WHALE watchers, tourism operators and environmentalists are marvelling the record number of whale sightings this year in Western Port. Sightings of more than 110 humpbacks, one southern right and fou...

New cameras aimed at crime

CRIME investigators have been hampered in their gathering of evidence by the lack of CCTV cameras in Main St, Mornington. The absence of publicly-owned cameras operating in the street was only reveal...

State praised for helping ‘bridge the gap’

THE state government is pouring money into Rosebud to both make it a “destination” and to bridge the gap between the infrastructure of Melbourne’s inner and outer suburbs. In a statement issued last ...

Zen approach brings tearful return

ONLINE shaming of shoplifters is the way to go for small retailers upset by frequent stock losses. That’s the message gleaned by Zen Living proprietor Annie Zaicz who, fed up with almost-weekly shopl...

Avenue of honour rotunda completed

AT last, the building phase of the avenue of honour rotunda in Mornington has been completed. Heritage Support Committee chair of Mornington RSL Colin Fisher said landscaping would be carried out “in...

Students attacked at bus stops

THREE Mornington Secondary College students have been assaulted at bus stops near the corner of Barkly and Main streets, Mornington. Police are investigating the two unprovoked attacks last Tuesday a...

Roundabout a waste, says resident

THE $1 million being spent on roundabouts on Wooralla Drive at the St Kilda and Brighton streets intersections, Mt Eliza, is a waste of money, a resident claims. “It seems like there’s no shortage of...

Mt Martha bathing boxes hit by vandals

GANGS of youths drinking and carousing on Mt Martha beach broke into and damaged 33 bathing boxes overnight, 21 September. Planks and panels from the boxes were stripped off to fuel bonfires and beac...

New freeway signs – at long last

ALMOST three years after opening in January 2013, Peninsula Link freeway will get directional and tourism signs that were omitted from the original brief for the $850 million road. The signs come cou...

Tug-of-war over reef and coal

ANTI-coal activists have rallied outside the Hastings office of local MP and environment minister Greg Hunt for the third time this month. Last Wednesday morning, members of national lobby group GetU...