Giant spider crabs time their run for safety

HUNDREDS of thousands of giant spider crabs are about to begin their annual migration into the sandy shallows at Rye and Blairgowrie. The armada of orange crabs arrives as the bay’s waters begin to c...

Peninsula belted by storms

The Mornington Peninsula has suffered a deluge of rain and damaging winds today as a cold front moved across Victoria. A deep low pressure system will move to the south of Tasmania and direct a serie...

Woman sought over deceptions

POLICE are searching for a woman following a series of deceptions at Hastings on Saturday 16 December. At about 2.50pm, the woman used an allegedly stolen credit card to buy several bottles of alcoho...

Hoons’ cars impounded

A MORNINGTON man was charged with reckless conduct endangering life, travelling at a dangerous speed and failing to stop when directed to do so by police after his Holden utility was clocked at 210kp...

Budding ideas for the future

PUPILS from Benton Junior College took a creative approach when submitting their ideas for the future of The Briars. The grade 4 pupils took their pens, and in some cases paintbrushes, to detail what...

Rethink on pier wave screens

A REDESIGNED wave protection system along the seaward side of Mornington pier will – hopefully, this time – better protect it from storm damage. Workmen were last week drilling 120 holes for supports...

Awards honour coastal endeavours

AN enthusiastic environmentalist who has devoted countless hours to weeding, planting and caring for indigenous species on the Somers foreshore has received a well-deserved pat on the back. South Sea...

Peninsula group takes the lead with senior’s rights

EFFORTS to shape an “age-friendly” Mornington Peninsula have seen the former chair of the Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders Jeanette Lane being asked to spread the word to other parts of Victor...

Electoral ground moves for MPs

PROPOSED changes to the boundaries of Victorian federal electorates almost halve the seat of Flinders held by Liberal Greg Hunt, while the neighbouring seat of Dunkley held by Liberal MP Chris Crewth...

Plover catches eye of artist

THE endangered hooded plover has appeared larger than life in Frankston. The wall mural was painted by Jimmy Beatie for last month’s The Big Picture Festival of street art. The appearance of the mura...