Wattle Club is disarray with their purpose questioned

RECENT happenings in the working of the Wattle Club make one wonder if a drastic change in the management would not be advantageous. Those who know anything of the valuable work carried on by the Clu...

Voices make international connection

It seems unlikely, but there is now a connection between Kirks Hotel in Mornington and the Royal Albert Hall, London: both venues have featured performances by the Australian Welsh Male Choir. The ch...

College’s comfort kits help ease the pain

A DONATION of 200 “comfort kits” from a class of year 12 VCAL students at Padua College, Mornington will help patients at Frankston Hospital’s emergency department. The kits contain combs, toothbrush...

Retiring chief reflects on a life on the beat

RETIRING Mornington police senior sergeant Neil Aubert well remembers perhaps the most dangerous incident in his 46-year career. In 1989, the then senior constable was among nine Cheltenham police se...

Turning right into trouble

A MT MARTHA man who collided with another car at a busy beach-side intersection blames a VicRoads’ line marker for causing it. Maurie Forbes was preparing to turn right from Bay Road into the Esplana...

Shire call to help stop the boats

Mornington Peninsula Shire has admitted it needs state government “co-operation” to carry out its unilateral decision to fence off The Pillars cliff jumping site at Mt Martha and introduce a 200-metr...

‘Dob in a dumper’ war on waste

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has “had enough of dumped waste in our reserves, foreshore, beaches, streets and parks”, according to the mayor Cr Bryan Payne. He is calling on residents to report those i...

School jumps back in time

CHARCOAL sketching, marbles, skipping ropes, wool craft and butter making were just some of the activities enjoyed by Osborne Primary School pupils as they celebrated the school’s 145th anniversary l...

Truffle farmer took the bait – supplier fined $4000

A ROSEBUD pest contractor was fined $4000 at Dromana Magistrates’ Court last week after pleading guilty to supplying 1080 bait to a farmer who was not authorised to use it. The court was told restric...

Smith family walked the talk in marathon

DYSTONIA sufferer Dave Smith has made good on his promise to raise money on the Brain Foundation-Dystonia Walk earlier this month. He and daughters Ebony and Lisa, right, competed in the Melbourne Ha...