Beware ‘vulnerable’ road users, police urge

MOTORISTS are warned to be on the lookout for “vulnerable road users” – such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – out and about on Mornington Peninsula roads in the warmer spring weather. The...

FaceTime causes bad time for distracted pedestrian

A MAN walking along High Street, Hastings, Thursday night 1 November, was airlifted to The Alfred hospital with serious, but not life threatening, injuries after being hit by a car. Police said the 4...

Penalties tougher for rule breakers

TOUGHER penalties for breaking road rules came into effect over the Melbourne Cup long weekend. Under new road rules as part of Operation Furlong, drivers exceeding the speed limit by 25-35kph will n...

Cup patrol nabs rule breakers

THE Melbourne Cup has been run and won – and so has the police Operation Furlong which ran over the long race weekend. In the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas, Somerville Highway Patrol polic...

Brothers top fundraisers for run with K163

BROTHERS Bradley and Lucas Banks are excited to be taking part in the annual Kids Fun Run with K163 this weekend, to help raise funds for the special care nursery at Frankston Hospital. The fun runs,...

Fixers move into Mornington

VOLUNTEERS experienced in repairing household goods are opening up a repair cafe in Mornington. Members of the Peninsula branch of Solve Disability Solutions and the Mornington Men’s Shed will hold t...

Volunteers honour garden’s milestone

MORNINGTON Botanical Rose Garden volunteers are this week celebrating a decade of delight in their floral haven. It’s a labour of love for this happy and supportive group of mainly retirees who, over...

Only one kind of butt welcome on our beaches

THE Only Butt campaign was rolled out across Rye as a pilot campaign in July with bin-size posters adorning Pt Nepean road bins with the message of The Only Butt. Now, four months later, the campaign...

Learning partnership protects threatened species

A LAND management program on the Mornington Peninsula is not only helping to control weeds and pests – it’s also imparting cultural knowledge and providing certified training for indigenous participa...

Helpers dig in for hampers, toys

Southern Peninsula Food for All with $3910 in hand is striving hard to reach a target of $55,000 for its 2018 Christmas Appeal. Last year enthusiastic helpers at Food for All provided 51 Christmas ha...