Christians protest in Greg Hunt’s ‘den’

CHRISTIAN leaders have occupied the Hastings office of Flinders Liberal MP Greg Hunt and are refusing to leave until the Federal Environment Minister gives a commitment “to release all children” from...

Woman passing fake money

POLICE are asking Mornington Peninsula traders and shoppers to watch out for counterfeit $50 and $100 notes. They say a woman tried to pass a fake $50 note at the Australia Post shop in Rosebud Plaza...

Shire aims for 5.9% rate rise

SHIRE rates will rise 5.9 per cent for 2015-16, councillors have decided in the budget document now available at shire offices, libraries and online. Further budget submissions can be made on 11 June...

Families most likely to abuse elderly

THE startling and growing problem of seniors’ abuse is the focus of a forum in Hastings next week. Discussion will centre on protection of seniors’ rights and their money, will and powers of attorney...

Determined, Luke beats the odds after accident

IT was just an early morning bike ride to start the day on Friday 6 March. But when Luke Matthews’ was hit by a concrete truck as he was riding along Beleura Hill Rd, Mornington, a frantic battle for...

Line here to stay: Metro

METRO Trains has denied the troubled Stony Point rail line will be shut down permanently and may bring back diesel trains until a boom gates problem is fixed. Passenger train services have been suspe...

Landmark trees get the chop

THEY’VE chopped down the trees of my childhood in Mornington. Fifty old pine trees were removed from CB Wilson Reserve near the Fishies Beach end of Wilsons Rd a couple of weeks ago. They had t...

Time and space have no end for Star Wars fans

IT may have started as a pure flight of fancy, and has developed into one of the most successful marketing and branding exercises the world has known, but there seems no end to epic that is Star Wars...

Labor minister opens $1m expanded kinder

AN expanded Bentons Square Kindergarten was officially opened last Wednesday by the state government’s Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos as Labor and Liberal politicians put asid...

Yoga school to be wound up

THE final winding up of the financial affairs of the organisation behind the Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga, Mt Eliza, could depend on “litigation flowing” from allegations against its former sp...