Wildlife in the garden

Wildlife carers say the deaths of hundreds of possums earlier this month could have been avoided if suburban gardens were made more wildlife friendly. The aftermath of successive days of high tempera...

Fire crew mops up ‘almighty mess’

DIRTY dogs don’t come cheap if the mess caused by one large canine in Mornington is any example. Empire Walk retailer Lindy Clark was so appalled by the large, smelly dump outside her shop that she c...

Gumtree sale gone wrong

A 24 YEAR old Frankston man was arrested in Hastings on 11 March after a series of alleged car thefts. Frankston Crime Investigation Unit Detective Sergeant Luke Holmes said the man had been “prolifi...

Drug busts on the nightshift

SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol nightshift had a busy time Wednesday 13 March pulling over five drivers with drugs in their systems. One had his car impounded. Leading Senior Constable Greg Wolfe said thos...

Trio rescued from bay

THREE men off Carrum were lucky a boat was passing when their five-metre Devil Cat sank one kilometre from shore, Sunday 10 March. Water was flooding both hulls and the boat was almost under when the...

Labor powers up for Baxter train

Labor candidate for Flinders, Joshua Sinclair, has moved quickly to climb aboard the electrification of the rail line to Baxter project. With the results of a $3 million federal government-financed b...

Triathletes steered away from course of trouble

SAFETY Beach will be the scene of frenetic athletic activity when the Sufferfest Triathlon takes over the foreshore on the weekend of 23-24 March.  Organisers hope the new location will be more ...

All quiet on Baxter line’s business case

FRANKSTON MP Paul Edbrooke has remained tight lipped on the progress of a business case investigating the extension of the Frankston line to Baxter. Mr Edbrooke did not answer questions from The News...

Positive signs in Mt Martha clean-up

Clean-Up Australia Day volunteers at Mt Martha are happy to report “significantly less rubbish” being found than in previous years. Registrar Jan Jones, a member of Mt Martha Yacht Club and Balcombe ...

Deposit scheme to ease waste

WITH no end in sight to the recycling crisis Mornington Peninsula Shire has backed the Municipal Association of Victoria’s plan for a “well-designed container deposit scheme”. This would go part way ...