Seasoned campaigner heads biosphere group

LONG time environmental campaigner Greg Hunt has been appointed executive officer of the Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation. When announcing Mr Hunt’s appointment at the foundation’s annual ge...

Joint project a bonus for the bush

AN impenetrable thicket of weeds and scrub at Hastings that has been inhospitable to wildlife and a setting for antisocial behaviour is having a make-over. It’s all part of a collaboration between a ...

Second look at Ryman’s ‘village’ plans

RYMAN Healthcare’s second “community information day” at its Kunyung Road, Mt Eliza, site late last month was aimed at “road-testing” its final proposals before they begin negotiating local and state...

Wrong-way driver

POLICE are searching for the driver of a red Holden utility that was driven erratically on the wrong side of Dunns Road and Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington. They said the ute could have collided wi...

School zone crackdown

FOUR motorists were fined for speeding outside Mt Erin High School, Robinsons Road, Frankston South, and two for speeding past Mornington Primary School, Tanti Avenue, last week. The drivers travelli...

Giving gifts to those in need

WITH Christmas just around the corner, we’re all busy getting things ready for spending time with our families and the traditional giving of gifts that goes along with it. But spare a thought for tho...

‘Used’ jewellery social reward

REVAMPED Jewellery volunteers who support women and their families on the Mornington Peninsula, started the charity group at home some years ago to help disadvantaged women and children. They moved t...

Shore watch for jet ski ‘hoons’

JET ski hoons are increasingly being monitored from the shore. Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) says it has more officers using on-shore surveillance of jet skis which are “a growing risk to safety”. T...

Heated words for fire ‘spectators’

SIGHTSEERS – some wearing shorts, t-shirts and thongs – were an unwelcome distraction for firefighters battling a blaze near a vacant property on the corner of Forest Drive and Hearn Road, Saturday 1...

Letters lift centenarian’s big day

LETTERS of congratulation from the Queen, the Governor-General, Premier and Flinders MP Greg Hunt, were welcome acknowledgements to Mornington centenarian Toni Davis. The Village Glen resident celebr...