Diving for record

AN attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of scuba divers in the world will bring hundreds of divers to Rye next weekend. The Dive Industry of Victoria Association is out to...

Award for slain jeweller

AN “emotional and proud” Bridget O’Toole found it hard to describe her feelings after accepting the Star of Courage medal on behalf of her murdered husband, Hastings jeweller Dermot O’Toole. The hono...

Rooftop protest for refugees

WHILE the federal government repeatedly refuses New Zealand’s offer to provide a home for 150 Manus Island refugees, activists have staged a protest over the Hastings office of Flinders Liberal MP Gr...

Charges laid regarding Peninsula Link collision

Somerville Highway Patrol police have charged a 39-year-old Frankston North man following a collision on Peninsula Link. It’s alleged a Holden commodore struck a 30-year-old tow truck driver, w...

Towie loses arm

A TOW TRUCK driver winching aboard a broken down car on Peninsula Link had his arm ripped off when his rig was struck by a speeding motorist, 3.30pm, Tuesday 14 November. The 30-year-old Hampton Park...

Plea for witnesses to car chase

POLICE are appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage of a pursuit involving a stolen Nissan Navara which ended in drama at Benton Square shopping centre, Monday 13 November. The police Air Wing he...

Boys hit pay dirt with a message

“TREASURE” valued at more than $2600 was found buried in a Mt Eliza backyard last week. Two young boys and their uncle came across the booty as they dug a hole for a tree to fill a gap in the hedge. ...

Bay search for missing kayaker

THE police air wing, water police and emergency services crews were late last week continuing to search for a missing kayaker off Mt Eliza. Kylie Phillips, 44, of Mt Eliza, was last seen at the Canad...

Plea for respect and mateship

EXAMS are over and six years of secondary college are completed, so now it’s time to unwind. Mornington Peninsula Shire is preparing to welcome scores of young people during Schoolies Week when they ...

Stop waste going to ground

By Hugh Fraser* WASTE was offensive and stuck in the ground to be forgotten until typhoid and cholera reared their ugly heads. It still is. In medieval times it dropped down from a hole in a plank in...