Kayak washed up

A KAYAK found washed up on Mt Martha beach last week prompted police to mount a search over the bay for its owner. The yellow and red Seak Swift kayak was spotted at the southern end of the beach on ...

Woman charged over drug haul

MORNINGTON police searched a car in Fleet St early Thursday morning and allegedly found eight grams of the drug ice, 80 ice pipes, several mobile phones and $15,000 cash. Acting Senior Sergeant Steve...

School’s unwanted additions

MORNINGTON police last week executed four search warrants resulting in six arrests and the laying of 80 graffiti-related charges. Police recently joined forces with Mornington Peninsula Shire officer...

Pop-up pops down over permit

THE Oasis Pop-Up Kitchen in Bentons Rd, Mt Martha, has been forced to close over an “issue relating to the planning permit”. The kitchen – which “popped up” three months ago in its temporary ho...

Mono’, speed, may lead to court

THE rider of a Yamaha R1 sports motorbike performed a “mono” near the Bungower Rd on-ramp on Peninsula Link, Moorooduc, by lifting the front wheel. After slowing down for the speed camera at Eramosa ...

Peninsula high on animal cruelty list

MORNINGTON Peninsula is ranked seventh for animal cruelty reports and 39th on a per capita basis among Victoria’s 79 municipalities, according to a list of hotspots released last week by RSPCA Victor...

The birds are flying into oblivion

OVER the past few decades there has been no shortage of reports about bird species being wiped out or their numbers facing rapid decline. Most often these reports involve the northern hemisphere and ...

Special day to put dementia in focus

THE Peninsula Dementia Action Group is holding an information session to mark World Alzheimer’s Day on Thursday 21 September. The event in the Village Hub dining room at The Village Glen, Rosebud, is...

Food trucks for Pt Nepean

POINT Nepean is one of 11 national parks where food trucks will be allowed for a six-month trial. The summer trial in the Quarantine precinct will be followed next year by a winter trial starting in ...

Bid for boat ramps at Western Port

A STUDY by a boating industry-backed group has recommended building four launching ramps near Tyabb and adding another at Stony Point. Mornington Peninsula Shire has “noted” the plan which seeks to e...