Green light for bus service’s contract

PENINSULA Transport Assist will have its Mornington Peninsula Shire bus contract renewed for a further two years following high customer satisfaction ratings and projected cost savings. Mornington Pe...

Rally, boys, on the road to beating cancer

DRIVING from Adelaide to Cairns to raise money for cancer research is all in a week’s work for Nick Bolitho and Martin Foad (aka The Whinging Poms) in this week’s Shitbox Rally. The pair left Mt Mart...

Joshua’s 24 hour MS splash

AN upsetting customer service experience made Joshua Kaiser determined to pool his swimming skills to make a difference. The former coffee shop worker became friendly with a regular customer who late...

Animal benefits to flow from axed expo’s cash

THE $80,000 saved over two years by axing the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s pet expo at Rosebud will go towards stopping uncontrolled breeding of cats and dogs and reuniting lost pets with their owner...

Bay becomes a regular stop-off for killer whales

KILLER whales, or orcas, have returned to Port Phillip. A group photographed off Point Nepean included a male known as Ripple, who has been tracked and catalogued by whale watchers since 2005. Marine...

Students ‘connect’ to find work after school

JOB ConneXions is a new pilot project to help Rosebud Secondary College VCAL students make the transition from school to work. Over the next 10 weeks mentors from local businesses will share their kn...

Port plans sink

THE state government has been told that it should rule out Hastings for the state’s next container port on economic and environment grounds. Infrastructure Victoria last week recommended that a conta...

Sports ‘empire building’ bid ends

EXPANSION plans by a company set up by Frankston Council to manage swim centres have been sunk by councillors. Councillors at the May council meeting last week voted 5-3 to instruct Peninsula Leisure...

Cricket play for AFL club hub

CRICKET could be coming to Frankston in a big way after the Saints march out of Seaford’s Linen House sporting complex. The News can reveal Cricket Victoria has been in touch with Frankston Council t...

Every day’s fine for this marathon swimmer

MARATHON swimmer Chloe McCardel was crouched in the near-empty car park near Safety Beach Yacht Club slapping on sun protection and a concoction of Vaseline and lanolin. Thursday’s cloudy skies and 1...