Early training for seeing eye dogs

VISION Australia’s seeing eye dogs are expected to have more than 40 puppies by the end of August which may one day become a partner to someone that is blind or has low vision. Once the pups are abou...

Beach boxes under threat – Liberals

LIBERAL MP for Mornington David Morris has accused the state Labor government of having a plan that will see beach boxes “ripped off our beaches”. While last week’s run of strong winds and waves appe...

Residents call for phone tower to be on hold

CONCERNED Capel Sound residents are fighting a proposed Optus mobile phone tower on the northern side of Pt Nepean Road, opposite Violet Street. The residents prefer the tower to be 250 metres south ...

Armada readies for drink driver crackdown

A “SIGNIFICANT” increase in alcohol-related serious injuries and fatal collisions in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula over the past 12 months has triggered a police crackdown on drink driver...

Crime spree and car chase ends on flat note

TWO thieves who went on a late night crime spree from Mt Martha to Portsea last week have been arrested – with one being bitten on the arm by a police dog. Detective Senior Sergeant Eddie Logonder, o...

Recycling to stay despite shutdown

THERE will be no disruption to kerbside recycling collections for households on the Mornington Peninsula, despite a new ban on the shire’s waste recycler SKM Services last week. The ban came 48 hours...

No time to waste in nurdle fight

A ST ANDREWS’ woman is on a mission to rid the beaches of tiny plastic waste particles called nurdles. Lyn Wedd said the minute pellets were washing down drains, over the beaches of Port Phillip and ...

Calling on friends for Olivers Creek

A NEW group is being formed to open up and improve the 15-hectare Oliver’s Creek Bushland Reserve at Tyabb. Mornington Peninsula Shire has allocated $52,000 towards the upkeep and revitalisation of t...

Girl,13, latest of state’s flu victims

THE family of a Baxter girl who died from the effects of the flu on Friday 5 July is urging others to get their flu jabs without delay. Crystal-Lee Wightley, 13, died at home after being ill with a c...

Premier makes a mark with $3.2m for school

PREMIER Daniel Andrews visited Red Hill Consolidated School and chatted to staff and students before the school holidays while announcing a grant of $3.2 million allocated in the recent state budget....