Horses roped in to protect plovers

THE Mornington Peninsula’s plovers seem destined to be both victims and indicators of the pressures of population. The hooded plover has for years been fighting for its very existence, mainly on the ...

Alcohol ban at the Pillars

ALCOHOL will be banned at The Pillars diving rocks at Mt Martha if a push by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is successful. The shire’s amended Consumption of Liquor Local Law will go on exhibitio...

Trio charged over theft, deceptions

MORNINGTON detectives last week charged three youths following an alleged theft and series of deceptions. The trio allegedly stole a car on 21 August which they used to evade police. A credit card in...

Powering to help over 50s face future

NON-profit group Mentis Assist has its sights on age-friendly Mornington Peninsula as it works to provide support to older people in the community. The 30-year-old group last week received the Age Fr...

Growers urged to sign for good grape health

MORNINGTON Peninsula grape growers are being urged to sign up to a program which would provide an early alert to threats from pests and diseases. Agriculture Victoria and the Mornington Peninsula Vig...

On the move but under surveillance

Police say their vehicles fitted with Stalker Mobile Radar Units can measure the speeds of vehicles travelling in both directions – even while they are moving. Somerville Highway Patrol detected a bl...

Eating first meal a milestone for Emma

EMMA Coles was only able to eat her first full meal of solid foods when she was 11 years old. And that was years after she began working with Peninsula Health speech pathologist Danielle Surwald to o...

Hundreds of guns surrendered

HUNDREDS of firearms have been handed in for registration, sale or destruction in Victoria in the first month of National Firearms Amnesty. As of the end of July, 751 firearms had been surrendered in...

Drinkers made to toe red line

IT’S not obvious to patrons, but a red line on a planning permit shows just where (and sometimes when) alcohol can be consumed at outlets throughout the Mornington Peninsula. A bid to extend the red ...

Endless possibilities

CRIB Point Primary School pupils are “counting down the days” until they get to perform at next month’s Victorian State Schools’ Spectacular at Hi Sense arena. The theme for this year’s show on 16 Se...