Rent stress resides in ‘affordable’ suburbs

RYE, Rosebud and Hastings are just three out of seven Melbourne suburbs where single parents on a low income can avoid what are described as “severely unaffordable” rents. The latest rental affordabi...

A ‘bonanza’ of books to go

THIRTY tables of used books on a variety of subjects make up the main attraction at this year’s Book Bonanza being run by Mt Eliza Rotary Club. The donated books range from the 1880s and include Shak...

Reconciliation comes to life

THE Warringinee group of the Mornington Peninsula, which supports cultural diversity and promotes understanding of issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, will make a presentation at th...

Call for witnesses to boy’s death

FIVE weeks on, WorkSafe Victoria is still investigating a Rye Easter carnival tragedy in which a six-year-old boy was killed. Eugene Mahauariki, of Dromana, died when he fell from the Cha Cha ride, 5...

Pet expo faces the axe after 10 years

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors are likely to drop the Peninsula Pet Expo which has been running for the past decade. A report to councillors says the free expo at Rosebud – originally known a...

Start for Rosebud men’s shed

A DREAM held by many local Rosebud residents to have a community men’s shed is closer to becoming a reality with the turning of the first sod ceremony, Tuesday 9 May. Earthworks were due to start las...

Three charged following Mornington assault

Detectives from Mornington Peninsula Crime Investigation Unit have charged three men following an alleged assault in Mornington last weekend. A 26-year-old Mornington man and two 24-year-old men from...

Plea for return of ‘my scooter’

A HASTINGS woman is desperate for the return of a $2000 mobility scooter stolen from outside her bedroom window in Edward St. Ms Kathleen Poulson’s red Invacare Auriga mobility scooter went missing o...

Council snubs MP over club’s ‘ridiculous’ rent

HASTINGS MP Neale Burgess says he is outraged “at the incredibly harsh decision of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to increase rent tenfold for the local Hastings Club”. Mr Burgess has joined ...

Agent backs new laws on quoting

A BALNARRING real estate agent is happy about changes to the Underquoting Act which came into effect last week. “We’ve been pushing for the changes since 2008,” Coast Real Estate agent David Wright s...