New lease for beach boat hire

THE boat hire business at Scout Beach, Mornington, has been granted a new nine-year lease along with a 300 per cent rent hike. The lease to Mornington Boat Hire and Bait and Tackle run by Paul Pingia...

Volunteers feel fleeced over sheep loss

THERE’S no sign of the heritage sheep that once graced The Briars Park, Mt Martha. They vanished – and some of the volunteers who paid for them and felt responsible for them – say they have bee...

World first for Arthurs Seat loo

A TOILET at Arthur’s Seat has won the World’s Most Accessible Toilet award. Opened in January, the toilet is designed to meet the needs of tourists with disabilities, those with mobility limitations,...

Car thefts: teens charged

SIX youths aged 15-17 have been charged with theft of motor cars, aggravated burglary and evading police after allegedly stealing three high-end cars, including a $252,000 Aston Martin, from Red Hill...

Arrests after Rosebud man blinded in assault

TWO Wonthaggi men have been charged over an alleged assault on a 26-year-old Rosebud man which left him sightless in one eye. Elliott Harvey underwent two operations and has not been able to work sin...

Campaigners rally for war on waste

JOINING the Red Hill-based Plastic Bag Free Peninsula group in May was the catalyst for Gwen Giudici’s journey towards wanting to reduce waste in general. “At the meeting I was introduced to Boomeran...

Recipe for contest success

IT may be long running, but the waiting for the outcome of the international Bocuse d’Or World Cooking Contest is like a slow-prepared or slow-cooked meal: well worthwhile. Head chef of the Georgie B...

Somerville supermarket armed robbery

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Somerville supermarket last night. At about 6.40pm four men entered the Frankston-Flinders Road business and threatened staff with wooden stakes while d...

A garden that will keep on giving

GOOD things will soon be growing at Westernport Mission Centre’s community garden in Hastings. The collaborative project to promote healthy communities opened last week. The money came from a place-b...