Joshua’s 24 hour MS splash

AN upsetting customer service experience made Joshua Kaiser determined to pool his swimming skills to make a difference. The former coffee shop worker became friendly with a regular customer who late...

Animal benefits to flow from axed expo’s cash

THE $80,000 saved over two years by axing the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s pet expo at Rosebud will go towards stopping uncontrolled breeding of cats and dogs and reuniting lost pets with their owner...

Bay becomes a regular stop-off for killer whales

KILLER whales, or orcas, have returned to Port Phillip. A group photographed off Point Nepean included a male known as Ripple, who has been tracked and catalogued by whale watchers since 2005. Marine...

Smash and grab

OFFENDERS smashed a display case and stole distinctive jewellery and figurines from a market store on Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Tyabb, earlier this month. Police are not sure of the number of offenders wh...

Residents against retirement centre

RESIDENTS opposed to 281 retirement units being built at Bittern have voiced their concerns to planners at Mornington Peninsula Shire. About 40 residents have objected to Steller Lifestyles’ applicat...

Ceremonies mark ‘new connection’

PUPILS at Somerville Rise Primary School have been given an insight into Aboriginal culture as part of the school’s respectful relationships program. Adam McGuiness of the Bunurong community was at t...

Vehicles seized following Pearcedale warrant

Detectives from Casey Crime Investigation Unit have seized a number of vehicles following a warrant in Pearcedale last week. Officers attended a property on Pearcedale Road on 18 May to execute a sto...

‘Who gives a crap’ about environment?

A YOUTH Environmental Forum at The Briars last week gave students from schools in the region the chance to learn more about human environmental impacts and solutions. Arranged by Frankston Council, w...

Cash, tips taken in cafe break in

STAFF at Flock Cafe in Mornington arrived at work Monday morning to find shards of glass spread all over the floor after burglars had smashed their way in through a glass door overnight. Owner Amy Ca...

Health care in homes

FIVE medical clinics in the Dunkley electorate will be part of a nationwide trial of a Health Care Home program enabling people with difficult and complex health problems to remain at home rather tha...