Mass donations help for war victims

IT IS hard to imagine a greater contrast – the beautiful seaside town of Mornington, with its thriving lifestyle – and war-torn and starving South Sudan where just staying alive is the main con...

Sports ‘in the swim’

A COMPANY set up by Frankston Council to manage swim centres has been negotiating with Mornington Peninsula Shire council to take over management of peninsula sports centres. Peninsula Leisure Pty Lt...

Schools’ budget pain and gain claims

SECONDARY schools in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula are set to be shortchanged by millions of dollars in federal funding over the next two years, according to figures released by the Victo...

Have a say on shire alcohol policy

THE need for a considered and comprehensive approach to alcohol management is underscored by statistics showing Mornington Peninsula residents are more at risk than elsewhere in the state. The draft ...

Morning tea with magic

MORE than 40 Mornington Peninsula business women got together on Thursday 11 May for the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event in Dromana’s Green Room, raising $3236 for the Cancer Council. Magician ...

Thieves use stolen trailer to haul loot

BURGLARS used a Tootgarook family’s trailer to steal a range of household and sporting items after first turning off the power and immobilising the house’s alarm, possibly Sunday night, 30 April. The...

Rays killed despite anti-cruelty laws

DIVERS are continuing to uncover acts of cruelty to fish caught from piers in Port Phillip and Western Port. The killing of a “resident” smooth ray on Rye pier on 2 April resulted in a 25,000-signatu...

Medals stolen Anzac Day eve

A CAPEL Sound WWII navy veteran had his 12 service medals stolen the day before Anzac Day. Ron Bergman, 89, couldn’t believe it when he discovered his seven Australian service medals and replicas of ...

For better, for worse for drink drivers

Task Force Razon members caught a husband and wife allegedly drink driving less than two hours apart in Mornington over the weekend. Police attention was first drawn to the vehicle after watching it ...