Cup patrol nabs rule breakers

THE Melbourne Cup has been run and won – and so has the police Operation Furlong which ran over the long race weekend. In the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas, Somerville Highway Patrol polic...

Nook takes visitors back to nature

By Eve Kelly THE opening of The Nature Nook at The Briars Nature Reserve, Mt Martha, on Saturday 3 November was a great success enjoyed by locals and state-wide visitors. Designed and presented by th...

Brothers top fundraisers for run with K163

BROTHERS Bradley and Lucas Banks are excited to be taking part in the annual Kids Fun Run with K163 this weekend, to help raise funds for the special care nursery at Frankston Hospital. The fun runs,...

Fixers move into Mornington

VOLUNTEERS experienced in repairing household goods are opening up a repair cafe in Mornington. Members of the Peninsula branch of Solve Disability Solutions and the Mornington Men’s Shed will hold t...

Volunteers honour garden’s milestone

MORNINGTON Botanical Rose Garden volunteers are this week celebrating a decade of delight in their floral haven. It’s a labour of love for this happy and supportive group of mainly retirees who, over...

Green wedge protection promise applauded

PREMIER Daniel Andrews’ election promise last week to establish more parks and increase protection of green wedges has been welcomed by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. The premier last week promi...

Take the ‘trail’ to find an artist

FOR the 10th year in a row artists from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula are opening their studios to the public … and, to get there, all you have to do is follow the Peninsula Studio Trail. Fo...

Only one kind of butt welcome on our beaches

THE Only Butt campaign was rolled out across Rye as a pilot campaign in July with bin-size posters adorning Pt Nepean road bins with the message of The Only Butt. Now, four months later, the campaign...

Learning partnership protects threatened species

A LAND management program on the Mornington Peninsula is not only helping to control weeds and pests – it’s also imparting cultural knowledge and providing certified training for indigenous participa...

Helpers dig in for hampers, toys

Southern Peninsula Food for All with $3910 in hand is striving hard to reach a target of $55,000 for its 2018 Christmas Appeal. Last year enthusiastic helpers at Food for All provided 51 Christmas ha...