Dolphin deaths lead to tighter rules for fishing

NEW restrictions have been imposed on the fishing industry following the deaths of eight dolphins and four fur seals during two offshore trips by the factory trawler, Geelong Star. The Australian Fis...

Motocross track talks between council, club

THE Frankston City Motorcycle Track remains closed after a motocross rider’s death at the venue last month. Frankston Council ordered the Frankston Motorcycle Club to close the Seaford venue after a ...

Expo gives students inside view of jobs

JOBS and careers of all sorts were the focus of last week’s Frankston Mornington Peninsula Careers and Jobs Expo at Mornington Racecourse. The event was designed to help the students and school leave...

Before the clearing

AN exhibition by Simon Normand at the Merricks general store explores the Mornington Peninsula as it was before World War I. The artist presents a series of panoramic photographs of places that “show...

Barber stays at the cutting edge

RYE barber Jeff Glaum didn’t plan on staying “too long” when he bought the Pt Nepean Rd hairdressing business in 1980, but last week was celebrating his 35th year of wielding the scissors and clipper...

Underground hot-water pool awaits drill rigs

IMAGINE a chilly May day such as the peninsula has been enduring, a decade or two into the future. The rain is, as now, hammering on roof and windows: the wind is keening through the trees. But you a...

Gallipoli trip ‘honour’ for Anzac’s nephew

DROMANA Secondary College student Kobi Watson had “the most amazing time” at the Gallipoli centenary commemorations in Turkey last month. The Year 9 student was the only Mornington Peninsula student ...

Radio breaks blamed for near miss

A BREAKDOWN in radio communications has been blamed for a near head-on collision in January by two planes taking off from Tyabb airfield. Each plane had to veer away just after taking off from opposi...

ACE volunteers still there after decade

VOLUNTEERS at Peninsula Health’s Assistance and Care in Emergency program (ACE) are celebrating a decade of providing support to patients and families during what is always a difficult time – a trip ...

Eagles show strength against Sharks

NEPEAN LEAGUE SOMERVILLE announced itself as a genuine premiership threat on Saturday when it held on to beat Sorrento in Nepean Division. The win saw the Eagles replace Sorrento in the top five, whi...