Anglers resist shire’s line on foreshore

SUPPOSED “contradictions” in the Hastings Foreshore Precinct Plan were highlighted in the Tuesday 12 September Talking Fishing show on Channel 31. Much of the show was dedicated to discussing concern...

Man dies in Baxter shooting

A 45-YEAR-OLD man arrested at the scene of a shooting fatality at Baxter on Saturday has been released pending further inquiries. He is believed to be known to the dead man. Homicide squad detectives...

Pensioner’s cash loss

A Safety Beach pensioner in her mid-80s is hoping someone will hand in a white CBA envelope containing $900 which she lost at the Dromana Hub shopping centre on Wednesday morning 13 September. Leadin...

Seawall work to start

WORKS to protect the ageing seawall at Mt Martha’s Craigie beach will begin this month. The 240-metre rock revetment will be built by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), ...

Suicide rising for older men

WHILE men aged over 85 have one of the highest suicide rates in Australia they are often overlooked in the fight against suicide. This lack of attention and help is due to “ageism” and a lack of comm...

Isolation a problem at parks, villages

A SURVEY aimed at gaining a greater understanding of the caravan park and residential villages’ population on the Mornington Peninsula found that 63 per cent are aged over 70, most are single women, ...

Safety concerns end road chases

POLICE pursuits in Mornington and Mt Eliza last week were aborted over concerns for public safety. In one instance, police chased an unidentified car with stolen number plates driving west along Nepe...

Interstate chase snares pair

A MAN and a woman on the run following a home invasion in Langwarrin and liquor store robberies in Carrum Downs, Rye, Cranbourne, Berwick and Clyde were arrested in rural New South Wales last week af...

Poor health led to couple’s death: coroner

A CORONER’S report into the deaths of an elderly Rosebud couple late last year has described the tragic circumstances as a “common theme”. Judge Sara Hinchey was commenting on the death of Nancy May ...

Dromana bike haul

TOP brand off-road cycles and clothing valued at more than $200,000 were stolen from a Dromana shop over the weekend. It is believed an offender broke into Chain Brain Bicycle Workshop, Boundary Rd, ...