Improving time at the beach

NEW Sunnyside Road footpath and toilet facilities at Mt Eliza will allow easier beach access with better facilities for visitors from this week. YMCA Camp Manyung, along with Mornington Peninsula Shi...

Speed blamed for double fatality

SPEED is being blamed for a tragic collision at Mt Eliza last week in which a young couple ploughed into an approaching car – killing themselves and seriously injuring the other driver. Apprentice ha...

Water plan gets $300,000 for business case

PLANS to create a Hinterland Environmental Water Scheme (HEWS) to drought and bushfire-proof the Mornington Peninsula are a step closer with a pledge by returned Flinders MP Greg Hunt to commit $300,...

Leaving the scene

A MAN allegedly reversed his ute into a parked car outside a hardware store on Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, last week. Police say the man drove off without making any attempt to contact the own...

Cases to answer

A MT ELIZA man pulled over by police during an automated number plate recognition operation in Cranbourne Road, Frankston, last week, allegedly tested positive to methyl-amphetamine. The 41-year-old,...

New book traces misery of ‘occupied’ Timor-Leste

By Hugh Fraser* THE devastation left behind when Indonesian forces finally withdrew from their 24-year occupation of Timor Leste was graphically described by Professor Clinton Fernandes at Mornington...

Turning waste into hands for children

MAKING prosthetic limbs and hands from plastic bottle tops sounds like an amazing project and is one which Eastbourne Primary School is enthusiastically supporting. Students have set themselves a goa...

Award for lawyer’s work as a volunteer

A LAWYER previously employed by the Peninsula Community Legal Centre has been awarded for her efforts as a volunteer. Claire Williams was presented with the Kath Neilsen Award for outstanding contrib...

Gas rig in bay for repairs

THE 21,000-tonne gas rig Ocean Monarch is anchored for maintenance between Cowes and Observation Point, Phillip Island. The 107-metre-long rig was towed into Western Port last Tuesday (21 May) aftern...

Grower robbed

BURGLARS cut locks to gain entry to sheds before stealing equipment valued at $10,500 from a Somerville vegetable grower over the weekend. Pivato Vegetables, of Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Somerville, lost ...