Call to curb kangaroo culls

A Mt MARTHA-based animal rights group has protested to the state government over what it calls “unethical” kangaroo culls at a Cape Schanck property. Australian Wildlife Protection Council secretary ...

Search for missing fisherman

Police are currently searching for a fisherman who failed to return home after a trip to Blairgowrie yesterday. Investigators have been told the 78-year-old from Wantirna left to go fishing off rocks...

More tests for chemicals at Navy base

WESTERN Port residents are awaiting the results of the second stage of a detailed environmental investigation into the presence of carcinogenic chemicals in surface water at HMAS Cerberus, Crib Point...

Road making plan seals outrage

A CAMPAIGN is underway to short circuit a $3 million road making scheme in Mt Martha. Signatures are being collected on a petition opposing the proposal and councillors are being lobbied in a bid to ...

Cloth alternative to plastic

THE state government’s ban on single use plastic bags – and commitments by the big supermarkets to phase them out over the next few months – has highlighted the merit of alternatives, such as the fre...

Body located in Tyabb

Homicide Squad detectives are investigating following the discovery of a body on a property in Tyabb last night. The body was located on a vacant rural property on Dandenong-Hastings Road just after ...

AGL’s gas import plans explained

AGL Energy’s plans to use a floating gas terminal at Crib Point will be outlined later this month at Port Phillip Conservation Council’s annual general meeting. The power retailer’s community relatio...

Shire proceeds with club rent rise

DESPITE strong opposition, Mornington Peninsula Shire is determined to force a massive increase in the rent it receives from the Hastings Cricket and Football Social Club. Councillors last week decid...

Sand loss threatens Lord Mayor’s Camp beach

LONG-time Portsea visitor Tony Clemenger warns that immediate action is needed to protect Portsea front beach near the Portsea camp, which began as the Lord Mayor’s Camp for Country Children in 1946....

Councillor pays for study tour

AFTER “acrimonious debate” Mornington Peninsula Shire last week knocked back a request for Cr Simon Brooks to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties UN conference at Bonn in November from his stud...