Waste threat to carbon neutrality

LAWYERS and an internal governance team helped draw up a newspaper advertisement which appears to contradict a Mornington Peninsula Council decision to close Rye tip by 30 June, 2018. The advertiseme...

Fire alert at Crib Point

CRIB Point and Hastings CFA crews yesterday battled a grass and scrub fire off The Esplanade between Disney and Lorimer streets. Police were called to investigate the cause of the blaze. Duty officer...

Portsea pub sale

PRESS reports, Friday, have confirmed that the Portsea hotel freehold has sold for $17.1 million. The proposed sale was tipped in The News (“Overseas investor eyes on us”, 25/8/15) with owner Colonia...

Faulty power lines fuel fire fears

FIREFIGHTERS in the Main Ridge-Red Hill area are alarmed that the succession of fires starting under powerlines will continue through the next several months, into the drier high-risk fire period. Th...

Parks future open for ‘discussion’

PARKS Victoria has called for “feedback” on a “discussion paper” about development at Point Nepean National Park. The discussion paper, based on a 2010 master plan, “allows people the opportuni...

Loaded fries in Somerville

A woman will be charged after she was caught driving with a blood alcohol level over four times the legal limit in Somerville this morning. Hastings Police spotted the woman travelling through a fast...

Trio hailed heroes after Blairgowrie rescue

Three men were in the water for nearly two hours while rescuing a swimmer in rough seas off Blairgowrie surf beach on Wednesday. Police have been told the Hampton Park man entered the water, near the...

Men’s shed seeks funding go ahead

SAFETY Beach-Dromana men’s shed members can be “reasonably hopeful” their dreams of a new headquarters will be fulfilled. Although no formal approval of a grant from the Mornington Peninsula Shire ha...

Shire rings in ‘no nonsense’ New Year’s Eve

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will again take a “no entertainment – no nonsense” approach to New Year’s Eve. Working with a community-based steering committee, police, residents and businesses, the shir...