Cruel end for ‘puppies’ of the sea

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to stop the mostly hidden killing and maiming of a group of fish known as smooth rays. The rays are rarely sought after for food but are often killed so they won’t waste ...

Speed cut for safety’s sake

THE speed limit on Melbourne Rd between Iolanda St, Rye, and Heather Av, Sorrento, was cut from 80kph to 70kph on Wednesday 5 April. Temporary electronic signs will be displayed on Melbourne Rd to al...

Age no barrier to this Oxfam walker

MAXIM Wood, 79, of Blairgowrie was the oldest person to participate in this year’s 100 kilometre Oxfam Trailwalker fundraising event. The event saw teams of four walking and running for 48 hours or l...

Girl’s bid to help parrots survive

SIX-year-old Abigail Court has become something of an orange-bellied parrot expert since learning of how close they are to extinction. The youngster was taken to Moonlit Sanctuary, Pearcedale, by her...

Defender of the bay dies hiking in hills

TRIBUTES for satirist John Clarke flowed from far and wide on Monday as news spread of his death the previous day while hiking in the Grampians National Park. The location of his passing indicated hi...

Warrant to arrest Shane I’Anson

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Shane I’Anson wanted on warrant. The 40-year-old is wanted in relation to numerous offences including theft, burglary and trespass. He is des...

Woman charged following Main Ridge collision

Police have charged a woman following an alleged hit run collision in Main Ridge last week. It is believed a car travelling east on Shands Road collided with a cyclist on Friday 7 April about 6pm. Th...

No irregularities in council poll ‑ VEC

THERE was no suggestion the high number of votes not counted in the recent Mornington Peninsula Shire elections had influenced the outcome, a Victorian Electoral Commission spokesman said last week. ...

Jockey dies during morning track work

A JOCKEY was found dead during morning track work at a Tuerong horse stud last week. Brian Mason, 50, was on a three-year-old filly at Denistoun Park, Balnarring Rd, when he appears to have suffered ...

Death of Peninsula Grammar head

FORMER Peninsula Grammar headmaster Harry Alexander Macdonald, passed away on 3 April at the age of 86. Mr Macdonald was the second headmaster at Peninsula and led the school for almost 20 years (197...