Councillors go up the creek

By Barry Morris GOING up the creek was all part of an inspection tour for Briars ward councillors Rosie Clark and Sam Hearn. The two Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors elected last October were t...

Rallying against state’s new planning rules

PLANNING expert Michael Buxton will be at Hastings next week to outline changes to the state’s planning laws that allow three-storey houses to be built across the Mornington Peninsula and fast track ...

Ending elder abuse 

THE often-hidden scourge of elder abuse will be highlighted on Thursday (15 June) with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on the Mornington Peninsula. Members of PACE – the Peninsula Advisory Committee ...

Bullies pick on scooter rider

HASTINGS police are looking into incidences around the town of elderly users of mobility scooters being stood over and bullied by youths. Mornington Peninsula Shire mobility scooter ambassador Fran H...

Thieves break into The Hastings Club

THIEVES broke into the Hastings Club, 3am, Wednesday 31 May, after unscrewing the lock on the front door and rewiring the alarm to prevent it activating. Police said three men drove up to the club in...

Reaching out so that students reach in

ONE notable success of the Western Port Secondary College’s outreach program concerns 18-year-old Mark Pratt who left school in year 6 and never stayed for long at any secondary school.    The road t...

March represents ‘hope’ for future

HUNDREDS joined Saturday’s Reconciliation Walk to the Willum Warrain Association’s gathering place in Pound Rd, Hastings. Association president Peter Aldenhoven estimated that more than 300 Indigenou...

Flight, award for anti-porn campaigner

LAURA Pintur, 24, of Mt Eliza, has won the Victorian Young Achiever of the Year Award. She receives a $2000 flight voucher and trophy. The awards aim to acknowledge, encourage and promote the positiv...