Diver rescued

A SCUBA diver was lucky not to be washed out through The Rip in strong currents last week. The 51-year-old, of Springvale, was diving alone north of Rye pier when he got into trouble, 3.20pm, Thursda...

‘Bag ladies’ praised for pollution fight

THE campaign to rid the Mornington Peninsula of plastic bags is being made easier by the work of volunteers who make Boomerang bags. The workers were eager participants at a presentation at La Casa N...

Man, 40, charged over burglary

A CAPEL Sound man has been charged with aggravated burglary after a raid on a Carrum Downs house, 9.20am, Friday 8 December. The offender is alleged to have smashed a side window at the Shearwater Dr...

Hoarding art to push graffiti aside

A GROUP of artists from the southern peninsula has made their colourful mark on the royal blue hoarding surrounding a development block at 2217-23 Point Nepean Rd, Rye. Their handiwork has come about...

Rain puts damper on retirement

A MORNINGTON man who was forced to drain 2500 litres of water from his flooded backyard after heavy rain blames shoddy workmanship by the builder and is puzzled Mornington Peninsula Shire Council app...

Tow truck smashes into police van

A MAN will face Frankston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Wednesday) over an incident in which the Hastings police divisional van was “totalled” after allegedly being rammed by a tow truck at Bittern, 1...

Signs for safer summer roads

THE Holiday Time road safety campaign is about to turn heads in high-pedestrian-activity areas. The program run by Mornington Peninsula Shire in conjunction with Little Blue Dinosaur Foundation and V...

Imam criticises ‘failure’ of Muslim leaders

A RELIGIOUS leader of a Muslim community based in Langwarrin has accused other leaders of having “failed their people”. “Muslim scholars have failed their followers, hijacking a religion which litera...

CFA declares fire bans for summer

FIRE restrictions come into force on the Mornington Peninsula and in Frankston on Monday 18 December. This means fires cannot be lit in the open air without a written permit from the CFA or Morningto...

Sailors saved with ship-to-shore call

A STRONG south-easterly wind was the last thing two Hobie cat sailors needed after losing their mast about two kilometres off Mornington last week. Their craft was rapidly heading out to sea when Vol...