No backers for Holt anniversary service

THERE is little interest being shown from any level of government for a memorial service in December to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the disappearance of then Prime Minister Harold Holt from a...

Search for missing man Tristan Davis

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Rosebud man Tristan Davis. The 25-year-old was last seen at an address on Rosemore Road in Rosebud about 11am on Saturday (7 October)...

Car under truck on Link

AN elderly man was lucky to escape serious injury when his car ran into the back of a truck under the Skye Rd bridge on Peninsula Link, Frankston, Thursday 5 October. Roadworks up ahead had slowed tr...

Drug use, struggle before home intruder’s death

A HASTINGS man died after a violent struggle at a house in Frankston while high on a cocktail of drugs, the state coroner has ruled in a finding released late last month. Judge Sara Hinchey said Adam...

A bumpy ride to the bottom

WHILE thousands of cyclists were pedalling along the level bitumen roads between Sorrento and Dromana in Sunday’s Around the Bay ride, hundreds of hardy riders were hurtling towards them from Arthurs...

Safety raised for choppers

PENINSULA Aero Club last week opened a more advanced helipad which will support airborne emergency services on the peninsula. The design caters for larger and more sophisticated helicopters which req...

Soggy koala finds solace in blanket

COAST Guard volunteers based at Hastings had an unusual passenger on Sunday – a koala rescued from a mooring off Warneet. The koala was picked up after being found shivering on the mooring abou...

No limit to the lure of the flying fox

THE thrill of the flying fox proved irresistible to 82-year-old Shirley Bolim, of Hastings, during Seniors Week activities at Camp Manyung, Mt Eliza, on Friday.     HER bravery was said to have inspi...

Litter busters’ make heavy haul at beach

PICKING up 27 kilograms of rubbish from Dromana beach was either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. Good because that’s 27kg less rubbish than there was before, but bad bec...

Council, MP fight state’s planning knock-back

“DISAPPOINTED and concerned” is how Mornington Peninsula mayor Cr Bev Colomb feels about state Planning Minister Richard Wynne’s refusal to place interim planning controls over large-scale developmen...