Rock delay to Esplanade opening

ROADWORKS to repair a landslide on the Esplanade between Mt Martha and Safety Beach are unlikely to be finished until February. VicRoads originally announced the road would reopen in time for Christm...

Cameras record glassing drama

SECURITY cameras outside a shop in High St, Hastings, caught this dramatic image of the aftermath of a serious assault in Hastings. The victim, on the right, can be seen leaving a trail of blood on t...

Limited Lions call it a day

THE Lions Club of Western Port has disbanded after 44 years. The club was down to seven members, well short of the 40 on the books almost 16 years ago when current pre­si­dent Bert Harrison joined. A...

Power surge could see big compo bill

UNITED Energy could face claims of hundreds of thousands of dollars following a massive power surge from a Mornington electricity substation on Wednesday morning. Up to 10,000 properties in Morningto...

Girl foils ‘abductor’

HASTINGS police are searching for a man aged in his late 30s who is alleged to have grabbed an 11-year-old girl by the arm as she was walking to school. The girl told police she was in William St at ...

Archaeologist eyes past and future

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has its first Aboriginal cultural heritage adviser – Adam Edwards Magennis. Mr Magennis, 37, a Boonwurrung man, has just become a qualified archaeologist after studying for...

Police swoop on drug lab

HASTINGS police have uncovered an amphetamine laboratory allegedly ope­rating in a factory in Marine Parade. A private house in Hastings was also raided as part of an ongoing investigation into amphe...

Beach no-smoking ban flagged

SMOKING has been banned within 50 metres of lifesavers’ flags at Point Leo. The statewide ban came into effect this week along with a $140 penalty. Smoking is now banned over summer at all patrolled ...

Shire hope for quarry money lode

MT Martha residents have started a campaign to stop the former quarry in the town being sold for commercial development. They fear Mornington Peninsula Shire is about to start moves to rezone and sel...

Labor dumps port

THE Victorian Labor Party has rejected more than six years of planning for an expanded Port of Hastings. Last week it released a jobs and investment strategy dumping its support of Hastings in favour...