Blow hole break-ins

POLICE would like to speak to any visitors to the Flinders blow hole and other back beach areas who saw a suspicious man loitering on Australia Day. He is believed to have broken into cars in the are...

Drunk, disorderly

TWO girls aged 17 were capsicum sprayed by police at Mothers Beach, Mornington and charged with being drunk and disorderly at 8.15pm on Australia Day, Saturday 26 January. The girls, of Mornington an...

Amity gets results

THE Australia Day Long Weekend was a busy one for police in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula, with Operation Amity focusing on speed, fatigue, impaired driving, distraction offences and seat...

New Nepean MP wary of ‘political games’

IT might have been just over two months ago but “new” MP for Nepean Chris Brayne still marvels at the emotions stirred within him on the “most intense night of my life”. The 25-year-old, of Balnarrin...

Challenging life is the chef’s choice

A YOUNG chef determined to set his own course instead of the more accepted school-followed-by-university route is reaping the rewards and kicking goals. Balnarring resident Kobi Watson, who runs his ...

Charity clashes with council over dog

Primrose’s pain: A hernia on Primrose has been operated on, and she is recovering well.  Pictures: Supplied A CHARITY helping dogs who need life saving treatment has accused Frankston Council of cutt...

Former Liberal MP rumoured to want Hunt’s seat

Former Liberal MP Julia Banks is rumoured to be considering standing against her former colleague, Flinders MP Greg Hunt in this year’s federal election. Ms Banks told The News two weeks ago that she...

Ram raider takes a turn while smashing servo

A MAN extensively damaged the United service station at Tyabb yesterday (Tuesday) by driving a utility through the front glass doors and windows. The ute did a three point turn inside the shop before...

Solution sought for sand loss

While Mornington Peninsula Shire is looking at its management plans for the entire Mt Martha coastline, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has honed in on the major troub...