Shore watch for jet ski ‘hoons’

JET ski hoons are increasingly being monitored from the shore. Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) says it has more officers using on-shore surveillance of jet skis which are “a growing risk to safety”. T...

Heated words for fire ‘spectators’

SIGHTSEERS – some wearing shorts, t-shirts and thongs – were an unwelcome distraction for firefighters battling a blaze near a vacant property on the corner of Forest Drive and Hearn Road, Saturday 1...

Letters lift centenarian’s big day

LETTERS of congratulation from the Queen, the Governor-General, Premier and Flinders MP Greg Hunt, were welcome acknowledgements to Mornington centenarian Toni Davis. The Village Glen resident celebr...

Animal cruelty reports on rise

FRANKSTON has come fourth on an RSPCA Victoria list showing the number of cruelty to animals reports during 2017 and 2018. The Mornington Peninsula was ninth on the list which was topped by Geelong. ...

‘Top’ seal makes four-day stopover

WHILE it’s not uncommon to find a seal on Mornington Peninsula beaches or rocky outcrops, this one that came ashore at Dromana was a bit of a mystery for onlookers. It looked different to the Austral...

Shipbuilder setting sail for Yaringa

LONG-TIME Mornington boat builder Hart Marine is about to cast off and set sail for Yaringa Boat Harbour in Western Port. Owner Mal Hart says his business has outgrown its Yuilles Road, Mornington ba...

Fishing ‘now in the best hands’

THE Futurefish Foundation has applauded the state government’s move to create a fishing and boating department – and again criticised Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for daring to suggest it was i...

Young Labor puts pressure on Flinders

NEW Nepean MP Chris Brayne received a congratulatory handshake from defeated independent Simon Mulvany after the declaration of the poll at the Australian Electoral Commission offices at Dromana in l...

Extra hurdle for AGL’s gas plan

POWER company AGL is now being called on by both the state and federal governments to provide further details about likely impacts of the floating gas import terminal it wants to operate at Crib Poin...

Fixers get toy Ted back on track

THERE was not much of Beth Young’s cycling teddy bear being thrown on the tip, but the mechanical toy is now up and rolling thanks to the volunteer “fixers” at the Mornington repair Cafe. Ms Young, 9...