Slow down plea

WHILE most people know to slow down when they see an emergency vehicle ahead with red and blue lights flashing, or an alarm sounding, few know that it is actually breaking the law to pass at more tha...

Fast food thieves take off with the lot

TWO men with their faces covered threatened staff at the Hungry Jacks restaurant in Nepean Highway, Mornington, last week before stealing cash from the till and safe. Detective Sergeant Peter Drake, ...

Retirement, health village ‘over the top’

MORNINGTON MP David Morris says Ryman Healthcare’s plans for a multi-million dollar retirement village and nursing home at Moondah Estate, Mt Eliza, would be a “gross overdevelopment of the site, eve...

Experts unite in two-year plan to find ulcer cause

SCIENTISTS and health experts have joined forces in the battle to stop the spread of the debilitating Buruli ulcer. The federal government last week announced a $1.5 million two-year research study i...

Scouts thrilled by mayor’s award

1st Tootgarook Scouts were last week awarded a mayoral commendation for their efforts on Clean Up Australia Day and in winning the Clean-Up Australia Day photograph competition. The 24 children in th...

Trainer’s house lost in blaze

CFA crews fought for an hour to save the house of Somerville horse trainer Kane Harris when it was engulfed by fire, Tuesday 17 April. A faulty clothes dryer is being blamed for starting the blaze at...

Tennis club aces skate park plan

MT MARTHA Tennis Club has effectively won its match against plans for a skateboard park adjacent to its courts at the corner of Kilburn Grove and the Esplanade. The club was able to claim the higher ...

Cover up or clear out, parent’s call to nudists

A MT ELIZA beachgoer has had enough of nudists on family beaches away from designated “clothes-optional” areas. Craig Ferris wants Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to draw a line in the sand and fi...

Delays to fix crumbling cliffs

ROCKS will not be brought in to prevent further crumbling of cliffs at Mt Martha Beach North until after winter. Although five beach boxes have been already been demolished others may need to be remo...

Appeal’s record result

THE second Rosebud Hospital Summer Appeal raised $63,000 for the emergency department – some of it from the efforts of volunteers who braved the wind and rain while doing intersection collections at ...