Union calls out firefighters on response times

FIRE fighting response times by several CFA brigades near Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula are not up to scratch, the Inquiry into Bushfire Preparedness at state parliament was told last wee...

Challenge bringing brumbies to town

BRUMBIES were in the news for all the wrong reasons last week as government and conservation bodies discussed their removal from Victorian and NSW alpine regions. Later this year many of the former w...

Danger at sea for older boaters

OLDER boaters are much more likely to find themselves in trouble when out on the water than youngsters, according to Maritime Safety Victoria’s latest incident statistics. Figures for 2015-16 show th...

Doctors at schools

STUDENTS at six secondary colleges around Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula are among 70,000 being given access to doctors and health care while at school. Carrum Downs, McClelland, Monterey,...

Solving a kayaker’s obstacles on the Murray

PAUL Lucas has done a bit of yachting, but travelling thousands of kilometres down the Murray River was never on his radar. But for 89 days from 1 March that’s exactly what he did. Steering a tinny p...

Dolphins seek way ahead

THE administrator tasked with sorting through Frankston Football Club’s finances says it is too early to determine the way ahead for the Dolphins. Worrells Solvency and Forensic Accountants managing ...

Heritage awards focus on trade skills

ENTRIES in this year’s Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards focused on professional and trade heritage skills. The awards – a partnership between Mornington Peninsula Shire and the National Trust – d...

Cafe a cut above the rest

AWAITING the judges’ nod was not as nerve wracking this year as last year for Mornington restaurateur Jill Henderson at the Restaurant and Catering Association’s 2016 Awards for Excellence presentati...

Tough new laws for carjacking, home invasions

CARJACKINGS and home invasions were the focus of new legislation introduced into state parliament last week. The Crimes Act 1958 will be amended to create new offences of carjacking, aggravated carja...

Mrs Orsino dies after long illness

THE many friends of Mr and Mrs G. Shepherd, of Somerville will regret to hear of the death of their eldest daughter, Mrs Orsino, which occurred at Somerville on Monday last. The deceased has been in ...