Children urged to be seen, and heard

CHILDREN enrolling in Rosebud West primary schools in the next few years will benefit from a program making language development the priority. Melbourne University professor Joseph Sparling launched ...

Wheelie bin used in cigarette raid

POLICE have released images of two men who forced their way into the Tobacco Station store in Ninth Av, Rosebud, 2.37am, Tuesday 12 May. The men jemmied open the roller shutters and smashed glass pan...

Conflict call puts brakes on resort

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council’s pending decision on the controversial RACV Cape Schanck resort expansion has been thrown into disarray over potential conflict of interest. The shire’s governance...

Talk ends as reservoir land decision looms

ARGUMENTS for and against the rezoning of South East Water’s decommissioned reservoir land in Mt Eliza for housing were put to a state government planning panel meeting in Rosebud last week. The pane...

Italianate gem built by early shire boss

ONE of Mornington’s iconic properties of the 19th century is on the market for $1.6 million. Mossgiel at 28 Bath St near the base of Beleura Hill and within a short stroll of Mills Beach will be auct...

Tower Rd lights to cost $500,000

THE proposed signalised pedestrian crossing at Mt Eliza where Tower Rd and Volitans Ave join the Nepean Hwy will cost $500,000 and take about three months to construct. The News reported last week (“...

Customers scammed by skimmers

BANK customers are being warned to watch out for skimming devices being fitted to some Mornington Peninsula branch ATMs. A Bendigo Bank customer at Dromana got a shock to find her savings account “cl...

Winter Jazz Festival to bring town alive

MAIN St, Mornington, will be abuzz this Queen’s Birthday long weekend with the sights and sounds of the third Mornington Winter Jazz Festival. The four-day celebration of music, art and heritage R...

Generations get board together

THE making of six wooden paipos, or wooden Hawaiian bodyboards, is a centrepiece of a project that is sees generations swapping skills. In return for being shown how to handle timber working tools by...